What’s new on Netflix Canada in June 2021

Highlights include Awake (partly filmed in Peterborough), Fatherhood, Good on Paper, Xtreme, Sweet Tooth, Katla, and part two of Lupin

Sci-fi thriller "Awake", which stars Gina Rodriguez as a troubled ex-soldier who fights to save her family as society and her mind spiral into chaos after a global event wipes out all electronics and humanity's ability to sleep, was partly filmed in Peterborough in 2019. The Netflix film premieres on June 9, 2021. (Photo: Netflix)
Sci-fi thriller "Awake", which stars Gina Rodriguez as a troubled ex-soldier who fights to save her family as society and her mind spiral into chaos after a global event wipes out all electronics and humanity's ability to sleep, was partly filmed in Peterborough in 2019. The Netflix film premieres on June 9, 2021. (Photo: Netflix)

Every month, kawarthaNOW is the only local media source to bring you a list of what’s coming to Netflix Canada.

With warm weather finally here and the stay-at-home order hopefully being lifted in June, chances are we’ll all want to spend a lot more time outside than inside watching our screens. But here are some highlights of what’s coming to Netflix in June, just in case you are stuck inside, want to binge something, or maybe just can’t sleep.

Speaking of insomnia, there’s one Netflix movie Peterborough-area residents will want to check out. The sci-fi thriller Awake stars Gina Rodriguez as a troubled ex-soldier who fights to save her family as society and her mind spiral into chaos after a global event wipes out all electronics and humanity’s ability to sleep.

Awake was filmed in 2019 in southern Ontario, including in Peterborough, Hamilton, and Toronto, so keep an eye out for local landmarks. Awake premieres on Netflix on Wednesday, June 9th.

VIDEO: “Awake” trailer

Other Netflix films include Fatherhood, starring Kevin Hart as a new father who is suddenly widowed (Jun. 18) and the romantic comedy Good on Paper, about a stand-up comic who believes she’s finally met the perfect guy (Jun. 23). For the kids, there’s part 1 and 2 of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie (Jun. 3).

If you don’t mind subtitles, there are a lot of foreign language films coming to Netflix in June, including the Spanish action thriller Xtreme (Jun. 4), about a retired hit man who, along with his sister and a troubled teen,takes revenge on his lethal stepbrother.

New Netflix series of note include Sweet Tooth (Jun. 4), a post-apocalyptic fairy tale based on the DC comic about a hybrid deer-boy and a wandering gruff loner who embark on an extraordinary adventure.

VIDEO: “Sweet Tooth” trailer

There’s also the Icelandic mystery series Katla (Jun. 17), created and directed by the Baltasar Kormákur (Trapped). The catastrophic eruption of subglacial volcano Katla turns a nearby community’s world upside down — especially when mysteries begin to emerge from the ice.

Other new series include the food show Fresh, Fried & Crispy (Jun. 9), The Rational Life (Jun. 18), The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals (Jun. 18), and Sex/Life (Jun. 25).

Returning Netflix series of note include part two of the popular French action series Lupin (Jun. 11) and season two of the dating series Too Hot to Handle (Jun. 23).

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Other returning series include season two of Summertime (Jun. 3), season two of Feel Good (Jun. 4), season two of Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) (Jun. 11), season two of Black Summer (Jun. 17), and season four of Black Lightning (Jun. 29).

For documentary fans, Netflix presents Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet and Human: The World Within (both on Jun. 4), Kitty Love: An Homage to Cats (Jun. 5), Penguin Town (Jun. 16), Murder by the Coast (Jun. 23), Sisters on Track (Jun. 24), and Sophie: A Murder in West Cork (Jun. 30). There’s also the “fully interactive mindfulness experience” Unwind Your Mind (Jun. 15).

Theatrically released films include A.X.L., Air Force One, Hitch, The Mustang, The Town, and Season of the Witch (all on Jun. 1), The Best Man Holiday, Erin Brockovich, Mr Bean’s Holiday, Psycho (1960 original and 1998 remake), Van Helsing, and The Visit (all on Jun. 2), Late Night (Jun. 10), The Sun Is Also a Star (Jun. 14), Desperado (Jun. 15), The Hurricane Heist and Spider-Man: Far from Home (both on Jun. 16), Booksmart (Jun. 19), Long shot (Jun. 21), Blinded by the Light and The Kitchen (both on Jun. 22), The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Jun. 27), and Midsommar (Jun. 29).

VIDEO: New to Netflix Canada in June 2021

Here’s the complete list of everything coming to Netflix Canada in June, along with what’s leaving.

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Coming in June (no release date specified)

  • Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens (Netflix film) – After his father’s passing, a teenager sets out for New York in search of his estranged mother and soon finds love and connection in unexpected places.
  • Jiva! (Netflix series) – A street dancer juggling a dead-end job, family duties and a rocky love life realizes her moves are her ticket out of her working-class Durban township.
  • Ray (Netflix series) – From a satire to a psychological thriller, four short stories from celebrated auteur and writer Satyajit Ray are adapted for the screen in this series.
  • Record of Ragnarok (Netlix anime) – As the gods weigh the fate of humanity, a lone valkyrie proposes a final battle pitting 13 gods against 13 mortal champions. Based on the manga.
  • So Not Worth It (Netflix series) – After coming to Korea for different purposes, students from all over the world live and learn together as residents of an international dormitory.

 

Tuesday, June 1

  • Super Monsters: Once Upon a Rhyme (Netflix family) – From Goldilocks to Hansel and Gretel, the Super Monsters reimagine classic fairy tales and favourite nursery rhymes with a musical, magical spin!
  • 21 & Over
  • A.X.L.
  • Agatha Christie’s Crooked House
  • Air Force One
  • ALVINNN!!! And the Chipmunks: S1
  • ALVINNN!!! And the Chipmunks: S2
  • Black Holes | The Edge of All We Know
  • CoComelon: A Sunny Day for Play
  • Hitch
  • LEGO Ninjago: Season 2
  • LEGO Ninjago: Secrets of Forbidden Spinjitzu
  • The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie
  • The Mustang
  • Oculus
  • Season of the Witch
  • Seven Souls in the Skull Castle: Season Moon Jogen
  • Seven Souls in the Skull Castle: Season Moon Kagen
  • Thomas and Friends: Season 24
  • The Town

 

Wednesday, June 2

  • The Best Man Holiday
  • Carnaval (Netflix film) – After a breakup, an influencer takes her friends on a free trip to Bahia’s vibrant Carnival, where she learns life’s not just about social media likes.
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Mr Bean’s Holiday
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Psycho (1998)
  • Unfriended
  • Van Helsing
  • The Visit

 

Thursday, June 3

  • Alan Saldaña: Locked Up (Netflix comedy special) – Mexican comedian Alan Saldaña is back, poking gentle fun at himself and parcelling advice, especially about how to stay married and how to be parents.
  • Creator’s File: GOLD (Netflix series) – Comedian Ryuji Akiyama satirizes top “creators” in Japan with a deadpan, unerring eye for humour, with help from some surprising celebrity guest stars.
  • Dancing Queens (Netflix film) – The story centres around Dylan Pettersson (Molly Nutley), a 23-year-old girl from a small island in the Swedish archipelago with big dancing aspirations. When she’s talked into cleaning at the struggling drag club queens, the club’s star dancer and choreographer (Fredrik Quiñones) accidentally discovers Dylan’s talent. She desperately wants to be a part of the show, but she’s a girl — and it’s a drag show. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way.
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie: Part 1 / Part 2 (Netflix film) – When a dark power enshrouds the Earth after a total solar eclipse, the scattered Sailor Guardians must reunite to bring light back into the world.
  • Summertime: Season 2 (Netflix series) – It’s summer again and while many relationships have changed in the past year, these friends are realizing some attractions are impossible to resist.

 

Friday, June 4

  • Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet (Netflix documentary) – Breaking Boundaries follows the scientific journey of world-renowned scientist Professor Johan Rockström. It tells the story of the most important scientific discovery of our time – that humanity has pushed Earth beyond the boundaries that have kept our planet stable for 10,000 years, since the dawn of civilisation.
  • Feel Good: Season 2 (Netflix series) – As Mae tries to reconnect with George — and herself — after her relapse, she begins to realize she’ll have to face her past in order to move forward.
  • Human: The World Within (Netflix documentary) – Cutting-edge science and captivating personal stories collide in this illuminating docuseries about the incredible workings of the human body.
  • Sweet Tooth (Netflix series) – On a perilous adventure across a post-apocalyptic world, a lovable boy who’s half-human and half-deer searches for a new beginning with a gruff protector.
  • Trippin’ with the Kandasamys (Netflix film) – To rekindle their marriages, best friends-turned-in-laws Shanthi and Jennifer plan a couples’ getaway. But it comes with all kinds of surprises.
  • Xtreme (Netflix film) – In this fast-paced and action-packed thriller, a retired hit man — along with his sister and a troubled teen — takes revenge on his lethal stepbrother.

 

Saturday, June 5

  • Kitty Love: An Homage to Cats (Netflix documentary) – Documentary filmmakers capture the daily lives, routines and adventures of a group of Dutch cats — from the cute, to the curious.

 

Wednesday, June 9

  • Awake (Netflix film) – After a global event wipes out humanity’s ability to sleep, a troubled ex-soldier fights to save her family as society and her mind spiral into chaos.
  • Fresh, Fried & Crispy (Netflix series) – Passionate about food and ready for fun, critic Daym Drops drops in on America’s smokin’ hot spots for the best, freshest takes on fried food.
  • Tragic Jungle (Netflix film) – To escape an arranged marriage, a woman flees into the depths of the Mayan jungle, where untamed nature merges the human and the supernatural.

 

Thursday, June 10

  • Late Night
  • Locombianos (Netflix series) – Four of Colombia’s funniest and bawdiest comedians perform before a post-quarantine audience hungry for their stories.

 

Friday, June 11

  • Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce): Season 2 (Netflix series) – It’s another season of twists, turns, and troubles plaguing the seemingly happy marriages of three women who work on a radio show.
  • Lupin: Part 2 (Netflix series) – Pursued by Hubert and his henchmen, Assane scrambles to find Raoul and wins an unlikely new ally as he draws up a grand plan to reveal Hubert’s crimes.
  • Skater Girl (Netflix film) – In the inspiring feature film Skater Girl, a teen in rural India must fight against all odds to follow her dreams of becoming a skater and competing in the national championship.
  • Trese (Netflix anime) – Set in a Manila where mythical creatures of Philippine folklore hide amongst humans, Alexandra Trese goes head-to-head with a criminal underworld.
  • Wish Dragon (Netflix family) – Longing to reconnect with his childhood best friend, resourceful teen Din meets a charming wish-granting dragon who shows him the magic of possibilities.

 

Monday, June 14

  • Elite Short Stories (Netflix series) – Four new stories that take place during the summer before the start of the new year in Las Encinas.
  • The Sun Is Also a Star

 

Tuesday, June 15

  • Desperado
  • Power Rangers Dino Fury: Season 1
  • Rhyme Time Town: Season 2 (Netflix family) – Best friends Daisy and Cole are back for more musical fun and adventure with their nursery rhyme pals, solving problems with teamwork and creativity!
  • Unwind Your Mind (Netflix interactive experience) – On the heels of Headspace Guide to Meditation and Headspace Guide to Sleep comes Unwind Your Mind, a fully interactive mindfulness experience designed to be accessible anytime, anywhere. The familiar voices of Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe and Director of Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Eve Lewis Prieto, return to provide the viewer with three customizable paths: Meditation (a simple guided session), Relax (for a daily wind-down), or Sleep (to calm the mind and body before bed). Viewers can create a path based on their in-the-moment feelings and time constraints, and the Sleep journey can even end with a bedtime story. With its welcoming animation, and featuring the thoughtful communication style that’s made the Headspace app beloved by millions, Unwind Your Mind is an indispensable tool for anyone seeking to kick off or deepen their relationship with a meditation practice, or maybe just finally get a good night’s rest. Unwind Your Mind is the third instalment from Headspace and Vox Media Studios, following the series Headspace Guide to Meditation and Headspace Guide to Sleep which are now streaming.

 

Wednesday, June 16

  • The Hurricane Heist
  • Penguin Town (Netflix documentary) – In a picturesque South African town, an eclectic group of endangered penguins flock together to find mates, raise a family and mix with the locals.
  • Silver Skates (Netflix film) – On the frozen rivers and canals of St. Petersburg, a petty thief on skates warms the heart of an aristocrat’s daughter as forces try to keep them apart.
  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

 

Thursday, June 17

  • Black Summer: Season 2 (Netflix series) – Winter comes with cold-blooded new challenges during the zombie apocalypse as frantic scavengers and violent militias battle the dead and desperate.
  • The Gift: Season 3 (Netflix series) – Seeking to reach her daughter Aden, Atiye faces a wrenching dilemma as dark forces attempt to harness Aden’s cosmic powers to bring about destruction.
  • Hospital Playlist: Season 2 (Netflix series) – It’s another season of extraordinary days for the doctors and patients inside a hospital, where birth, death and everything in between coexist.
  • Katla (Netflix series) – In Iceland, after the subglacial volcano Katla has been erupting constantly for a whole year, Gríma is still looking for her missing sister who disappeared the day the eruption started. As her hope of ever finding her body is fading, the residents of the surrounding area start to have visits from unexpected guests. There might be something hidden under the glacier no one could ever have foreseen.

 

Friday, June 18

  • A Family (Netflix film) – Taken in by the yakuza at a young age, Kenji swears allegiance to his old-school boss, pledging to adhere to the family code amid ever-changing times.
  • Elite: Season 4 (Netflix series) – A strict principal and four new students arrive at Las Encinas, bringing an onslaught of romantic entanglements, intense rumors and a fresh mystery.
  • Fatherhood (Netflix film) – After the sudden death of his wife, a new father (Kevin Hart) takes on the toughest job in the world: parenthood. Based on a true story of loss and love.
  • Jagame Thandhiram (Netflix film) – When a clever, carefree gangster is recruited to help an overseas crime lord take down a rival, he is caught off guard by the moral dilemmas that follow.
  • The Rational Life (Netflix series) – Always one to choose reason over emotion, a woman struggles when she’s drawn to two very different men, while also navigating unfairness at work.
  • The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals (Netflix series) – On a budget, ready to splurge or just need someplace new? Three travellers visit short-term rentals around the globe and share tips for terrific stays.

 

Saturday, June 19

  • Booksmart
  • Nevertheless (Netflix series) – She doesn’t believe in love but still wants a relationship. He thinks relationships are a bother but wants to flirt. Can they both get what they want?

 

Monday, June 21

  • Long shot

 

Tuesday, June 22

  • Blinded by the Light
  • The Kitchen

 

Wednesday, June 23

  • Good on Paper (Netflix film) – After years of putting her career ahead of love, stand-up comic Andrea Singer has stumbled upon the perfect guy. On paper, he checks all the boxes but is he everything he appears to be?
  • The House of Flowers: The Movie (Netflix film) – The De La Mora siblings concoct a mischievous plan to break into their old family home to retrieve a hidden treasure of significant importance.
  • Murder by the Coast (Netflix documentary) – In 1999, teen Rocío Wanninkhof is murdered. Her mother’s ex-partner, Dolores Vázquez, is suspected. Did she do it? A second victim reveals the truth.
  • Too Hot to Handle: Season 2 (Netflix series) – The world’s hottest no-dating dating show is back with 10 sexy new singles. Anyone who dares to break the rules of no kissing, no heavy petting, and no self-gratification of any kind will see the $100,000 prize drop faster than our contestants’ libido in the least sexy vacation getaway of their lives.

 

Thursday, June 24

  • Godzilla Singular Point (Netflix anime) – Brought together by a mysterious song, a grad student and an engineer lead the fight against an unimaginable force that may spell doom for the world.
  • The Naked Director: Season 2 (Netflix series) – Now known as the pioneer of the adult video industry, Toru Muranishi aims for even loftier heights – his dream to broadcast porn via satellite, but his growing ego and ambitions may spell his downfall.
  • Sisters on Track (Netflix documentary) – An intimate portrait of girlhood following three determined sisters in Brooklyn as they race against all odds on a journey toward hope, belonging and a brighter future.

 

Friday, June 25

  • The A List: Season 2 (Netflix series) – A group of teens find their friendship and courage tested on a mysterious island where the dead never die.
  • Sex/Life (Netflix series) – Sex/Life is the story of a love triangle between a woman, her husband, and her past that takes a provocative new look at female identity and desire.

 

Saturday, June 26

  • Wonder Boy (Netflix documentary) – French fashion designer Olivier Roustein makes a remarkable ascent to artistic director of the Balmain brand, as captured in this documentary.

 

Sunday, June 27

  • The Secret Life of Pets 2

 

Monday, June 28

  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement (Netflix anime) – While Meliodas absorbs the Commandments so he can become the Demon King and save Elizabeth, Ban roams through purgatory to save his captain’s soul.

 

Tuesday, June 29

  • Black Lightning: Season 4 (Netflix series) – Wracked with guilt, Jefferson vows to leave his hero days behind. But new threats to Freeland — and metas — draw all the Pierces back into the fray.
  • Midsommar
  • StarBeam: Season 4 (Netflix family) – When villains come out to play, second grader Zoey transforms into StarBeam, a pint-sized superhero, to save the day.

 

Wednesday, June 30

  • America: The Motion Picture (Netflix film) – A chainsaw-wielding George Washington teams with beer-loving bro Sam Adams to take down the Brits in a tongue-in-cheek riff on the American Revolution.
  • Sophie: A Murder in West Cork (Netflix documentary) – This true crime series is based on the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a French woman found dead near her West Cork holiday home.

 

Leaving Netflix Canada in June

Friday, June 4

  • The Cable Guy
  • Hannibal: Seasons 1-3

Monday, June 24

  • The Avengers

Sunday, June 27

  • Tales of the City (1993): Season 1

Wednesday, June 30

  • True Romance
  • Winx Club: Season 7

 

All titles and dates are subject to change.

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