Watchlist: 10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Catch in June

Dad movies aren’t dead, after all.

Falling a little short on getting your old man the Maserati Grecale or the Rolex Perpetual 1908 for Father’s Day? No need to get bent out of shape because of it. There’s one simple gift idea that will express your appreciation just as well: your precious time. Did you hear that dadcore cinema is making its crowing comeback and it’s bleeding onto the small screen? From the return of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the cop comedy Bad Boys: Ride or Die to the arrival of The Acolyte, the latest constellation in the Star Wars universe, the slate this month is immaculately tailored so that you can bond with your daddy dearest. Here are the best movies and TV shows to watch this June.

Star Wars: The Acolyte

Premieres 5th June on Disney+ Hotstar

The expansive, decades-spanning Star Wars universe continues to stretch with Star Wars: The Acolyte. In this live-action series, the order of the galaxy hangs precariously in the balance as Jedi are hunted and assassinated. An investigation into the crime spree forces the respected Jedi Master, played by South Korean actor Lee Jung- jae, to confront an old foe, leading them onto a dark path.

Watch the trailer here.

The Watchers

Premieres 6th June in Cinemas

It appears that madness runs in the family. Ishana Night Shyamalan’s directorial debut The Watchers boasts a sinister tone similar to her father and producer M. Night Shyamalan’s horror stories. Her 28-year-old Mina is stranded in western Ireland’s wilderness. Running to an austere cabin for safety, she soon learns that she is being stalked by mysterious creatures.

Watch the trailer here.

Hit Man

Premieres 7th June on Netflix

Richard Linklater’s latest outing is a winning screwball action-comedy. Hit Man, which is loosely based on a real story, follows a buttoned-up professor with a fake hit man alter ego. Finding excitement in entrapping lawbreakers for the local police, Gary Johnson is thrown off his game when he encounters prospective client Madison. The film stars Glen Powell and Adria Arjona.

Watch the trailer here.

Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Premieres 13th June in Cinemas

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reunite for the next chapter of your guilty pleasure buddy cop franchise. Going in with all guns blazing to help Captain Howard clear his name from the drug-related misconduct accusations, Mike and Marcus find themselves being pursued by the cops and bounty hunters shortly after, as they too are framed for crimes they did not commit.

Watch the trailer here.


Premieres 13th June in Cinemas

The Harvest Festival may be over but that’s no excuse for missing Sinakagon, Malaysia’s first Dusun-language film, on the big screen. Moulded after the legend of Huminodun, the folk horror follows a young woman who offers herself up for sacrifice to save her village from a crippling famine. The film highlights cultural elements and events unique to the Dusun people of Sabah notably the Unduk Ngadau beauty pageant.

Watch the trailer here.

Joko Anwar’s Nightmares and Daydreams

Premieres 14th June on Netflix

Joko Anwar is here to once again scare the living daylights out of his fans. In the dark and surreal Nightmares and Daydreams, a group of people venture into an alternate reality and deal with supernatural entities to save humanity. The seven-episode sci-fi horror sees each facing peculiar events from 1985 to 2024, trying to connect the dots before time runs out.

Watch the trailer here.

Presumed Innocent

Premieres 14th June on Apple TV+

Based on a bestselling novel of the same name, Presumed Innocent is a cautionary tale of obsession, sex, and politics. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Rusty Sabich, Chicago Prosecuting Attorney’s office top brass, who is accused of the murder of his colleague, with whom he was having an affair. The eight-part limited series documents his descent into madness as evidence mounts against him.

Watch the trailer here.

The Bikeriders

Premieres 20th June in Cinemas

The Vandals, a midwestern motorcycle club, is changing to the ever-volatile world around it. What was once a place for like-minded outsiders to connect is now a hotbed of crime. Benny is left at a crossroads: will he choose his blooming relationship with the gutsy Kathy over his loyalty to The Vandals? The Bikeriders is headlined by Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, and Tom Hardy.

Watch the trailer here.

My Lady Jane

Premieres 27th June on Prime Video

The world has not been the same since The Great was cancelled last year. Luckily, there’s a new show that hits a similar absurdist tone and it chronicles the life of Lady Jane Grey—a young Tudor noblewoman who was Queen of England for nine days before she was beheaded—as it should have happened. This 16th-century revisionist romp sees the damsel in distress saving herself.

Watch the trailer here.

A Quiet Place: Day One

Premieres 27th June in Cinemas

One of the most celebrated horror franchises in recent times returns to the silver screen. A Quiet Place: Day One brings its fans back to the beginning—the day the aliens crash land in New York City. Starring Lupita Nyong’o and Djimon Hounsou, the prequel promises a deeper understanding of the sound-sensitive creatures as they begin to terrorise the Earth into pitch silence.

Watch the trailer here.