25 best new Netflix movies coming in June 2019

Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) and Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) in Sony Pictures Animation's SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.
Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) and Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) in Sony Pictures Animation's SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE. /
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3. Beats

Release Year: 2019

Directed By: Chris Robinson

Starring: Anthony Anderson, Khalil Everage, Uzo Aduba, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Paul Walter Hauser, Evan J. Simpson, Dreezy, Skye Sparks, Ashley Jackson, Ariana Burks, Jeremy Phillips, Ahmad N. Ferguson, Brezzy Byrd, Megan Sousa

Release Date: Wednesday, June 19

Some of the biggest Netflix original movies of the past couple years have been thrillers like Bird Box or chillers like The Perfection, with romantic comedies sweeping binge-watchers off their feet, too. It’s been tougher for other kinds of films to rise to the top and find similar breakout success on the streaming giant. This June, coming-of-age drama Beats will attempt to cut through the month’s buzzier titles and be one of June’s best watches.

Beats stars Anthony Anderson as a high school security guard who bonds with a “borderline agoraphobic” teenager (Khalil Everage) over their shared passion for hip-hop music. The music prodigy and his new unlikely friend help each other free themselves of the demons from their pasts and lift each other up as they break into the music scene. The film will be the feature debut of Everage and also stars Orange Is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba.

Beats comes from director Chris Robinson, who also directed the film ATL as well as many music videos for artists such as Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Monica, Mary J. Blige and other popular stars. The film will honor it setting by incorporating original music from Chicago-based artists such as Young Chop, bringing an honest and important level of authenticity to the narrative. You don’t want to miss what could very well become the next great music-centered film franchise, or at the very least a new hit movie. Check Beats out when it premieres on June 19.