7 best Netflix movies to watch (and 3 to skip) in June 2022

June is shaping up to be an exciting month for Netflix subscribers with new seasons of Peaky Blinders and The Umbrella Academy on the way. Not to mention the fact that Stranger Things season 4 volume 1 will finally be out this Friday and give people something to watch throughout the month in preparation for volume 2, coming July 1. But what can you expect in terms of Netflix movies in June?

Chris Hemsworth is making a big splash on Netflix in June ahead of the new Thor movie with two films arriving on the service. In one he’s executive producing as his wife, Elsa Pataky takes center-stage and in the other he’ll play a villainous role as a brilliant genius who devises a sinister drug to test on prisoners.

Besides that, Adam Sandler’s sports drama Hustle arrives in June alongside the Jennifer Lopez documentary feature Halftime and several more buzzy new movies!

Best Netflix movies in June 2022

Below we’ll get into all the best Netflix movies arriving on the streaming platform in June 2022. As usual, we’ve tried to divide the movies up by films you must watch and those you can skip, although don’t take the “skips” to heart as it usually just means that the movie in question might not be interesting to anyone but a specific audience, not that the film is necessarily bad or anything!

Interceptor

Watch! Starring Elsa Pataky and Luke Bracey, Interceptor is an action-packed thriller with a strong message of female empowerment. The movie also takes place almost entirely in one location, which makes the action sequences and fight sense crackle with kinetic energy. Plus, it’s always nice to see a female-led action movie and Pataky proves she’s just as capable of her Marvel superhero husband in this film. Speaking of Hemsworth, he also executive produces.

Streaming on June 3

Hustle

Watch! I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a huge fan of Adam Sandler comedies, but I do appreciate him as a dramatic actor. Uncut Gems was excellent and Hustle is a sports drama that shows promise of being another stand out from Sandler.

Besides the comedian, the film also stars Queen Latifah, Ben Foster and Robert Duvall, with LeBron James producing alongside Sandler. Sandler plays washed-up basketball scout Stanley Sugarman who attempts to revive his career by recruiting a new player from overseas for the NBA—without consulting his team first. NBA fans will also want to watch as several NBA stars will feature in the movie.

Streaming on June 8

Trees of Peace

Watch! Trees of Peace is an upcoming Netflix drama that takes place during the genocide in Rwanda as four women from very different backgrounds forge an unbreakable bond while trapped in hiding during this devastating event. The subject matter is likely to be heavy, but Trees of Peace sounds like a very moving film.

Streaming on June 10

Jennifer Lopez: Halftime

Skip! Diehard fans of Jennifer Lopez should not skip out on this behind-the-scenes documentary offering an intimate peek into the grit and determination that makes J.Lo a superstar, but those who don’t listen to much music or know little about Lopez can probably skip this one.

Netflix teases that this movie serves as a “kickoff” to the second half of J.Lo’s life as she discusses her evolution as a mother, artist and Latina. And yes, Ben Affleck is featured.

Streaming on June 14

THE WRATH OF GOD

THE WRATH OF GOD. NETFLIX.

The Wrath of God

Skip! With so many new movies and shows coming out this summer on Netflix, it’s hard to watch everything. We don’t know much about The Wrath of God yet, so it’s hard to say whether or not this Argentinian thriller will be worth watching. A woman named Luciana tries to expose the truth about a famous novelist she worked for when she grows suspicious of his involvement in her parent’s deaths. A tentative skip for now, but if the plot intrigues you, definitely give it a chance.

Streaming on June 15

Spiderhead

Watch! Before he returns as Thor in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, watch Chris Hemsworth tackle a dramatically different role in the darkly comedic psychological thriller Spiderhead where he plays the pharmaceutical mastermind behind a state-of-the-art penitentiary.

Instead of sitting behind bars, prisoners held at this locale receive doses of a mind-altering drug meant to control emotions. If you liked seeing Hemsworth’s take on a villain in Bad Times at the El Royale, you’ll certainly want to check out this film!

Streaming on June 17

Civil: Ben Crump

CIVIL. NETFLIX.

Civil: Ben Crump

Watch! Throughout the years, Benjamin Crump has established a name for himself as the go-to attorney for issues of racial justice. He specializes in specializes in civil rights and catastrophic personal injury cases such as wrongful death lawsuits.

He became the attorney for the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and more, with some even calling him “Black America’s attorney general.” Whether you know a lot about Crump or not, as a film arriving on the federal holiday Juneteenth, Civil is likely to be a must-watch documentary feature.

Streaming on June 19

Love & Gelato

Love and Gelato. (L to R) Susanna Skaggs as Lina, Anjelika Washington as Addie, Valentina Lodovini as Francesca in Love and Gelato. Cr. Maila Iacovelli/Netflix © 2022

Love & Gelato

Watch! Based on the best-selling romance novel by writer Jenna Evans Welch, Love & Gelato is a highly-anticipated book-to-screen adaptation that is finally set to arrive on Netflix this June. To fulfill her mother’s final wish, Lina (Susanna Skaggs) promises to spend her last summer before college in Rome where she finds romance, adventure and plenty of gelato. This swoonworthy Italian film is the perfect way to kick-off your summer.

Streaming on June 22

The Man from Toronto. (L-R) Woody Harrelson as The Man From Toronto and Kevin Hart as Teddy in The Man From Toronto. Cr. Sabrina Lantos/Netflix © 2022.

The Man from Toronto

Skip! Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, Kaley Cuoco and Ellen Barkin lead the cast of this new action comedy starring hart and Harrelson in the leading roles. The storyline is simple, a screw-up is forced to team up with an assassin after the two are confused for one another while staying at an Airbnb.

If you like Hart and/or comedies this one sounds like a fun popcorn movie and one of the biggest Netflix movies to get excited about for June. That said, Hart’s humor is often hit-or-miss with most, so unless you like his movies in general you might want to skip this one.

Streaming on June 24

Beauty

Watch! With an excellent cast that includes Niecy Nash, Giancarlo Esposito and Sharon Stone, Beauty promises to be one of the best Netflix movies watch during pride month. The film is also written by Lena Waithe and centers on a young singer on the brink of a promising career who finds herself torn between a domineering family, industry pressures and her love for her girlfriend.

Streaming on June 29

Which of these Netflix movies coming in June are you most excited to watch?