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Top Streaming Shows & Movies Coming in June 2022

The summer is officially upon us! After two years of COVID lockdowns, many of us will likely be going out for a swim or a little vacay. Still, if you’d like to check out some of the highlights on streaming this month, we’ve compiled a list here. These are the top streaming shows and movies coming in June 2022.

Celebrating Pride Month? Also be sure and check out these LGBTQ+ Movies & Shows streaming this month, too. 

Top Streaming Show June 2022

Featured Image: Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan in Marvel Studios' MS. MARVEL. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. 

Wednesday, June 1st

South Park: The Streaming Wars (Paramount+)

You might not be able to watch South Park, the series, on Paramount+, but you can stream the third of a planned 14 made-for-streaming South Park movies. June 1st sees the release of a new special that seems to be making some meta-humor about streaming services. 

For more on Paramount+, check out the Shall I Stream It review here.

Always Proud Hub (Discovery+)

In honor of Pride Month, Discovery+ is launching an entire section devoted to content celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

June 1st sees the premiere of Generation Drag, a Tyra Banks-produced show about teen and tween drag performers. On June 2nd, The Book of Queer comes out, which is a humorous docuseries about queer history. Then on June 3rd comes Trixie Motel, a motel renovation show starring drag queen Trixie Mattel.

For more on Discovery+, check out the Shall I Stream It review here.

Thursday, June 2nd

The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu)

Seth MacFarlane’s Star Trek-inspired parody series leaps from Fox to Hulu for its third season (and Disney+ outside the U.S.). Production on the show was delayed due to COVID-19, creating a three year gap between seasons 2 and 3.

For more on Hulu, check out the Shall I Stream It review here.

Putin and the Oligarchs (CuriosityStream) 

This documentary examines the relationship between Vladimir Putin and Russia’s super rich. It covers how Putin arrested the richest man in Russia in 2003, creating an environment of fear and control that continues on amidst the war in Ukraine.

For more on CuriosityStream, check out the Shall I Stream It review here.

This is Going to Hurt (AMC+)

This medical comedy-drama from the BBC makes its American debut on AMC+. It’s created by Adam Kay, and is based on his memoir of the same name. The show follows the lives of junior doctors in an OB/GYN ward of British hospital. The lead characters struggles to maintain hectic jobs with their personal lives.

Friday, June 3rd

Floor is Lava 2 (Netflix)

Netflix’s goofy obstacle course show that’s inspired by the popular children’s game returns for a second season.

The Boys: Season 3 (Prime Video)

This superhero satire is about a group of heroes whose image is controlled by a greedy corporation. It’s known for its irreverent humor and often graphic violence. Three episodes premiere on June 3rd, with the rest dropping weekly through July 8th.

Hollywood Stargirl (Disney+)

Hollywood Stargirl marks the first sequel to a Disney+ Original Film. It follows the same characters from 2020’s Stargirl, although it follows it’s own story that’s separate from the Young Adult novel on which it’s based. In this film, Stargirl and her mother relocate to Los Angeles where they find a world of “music, dreams, and possibility.”  

P-Valley, Season 2 (STARZ)

Lives of people working at a strip club in the dirty South are profiled in this critically-acclaimed show. The first season was nominated for GLAAD, Independent Spirit, TCA, Satellite, and NAACP Image Awards. Series creator and Pulitzer Prize-winner Katori Hall based it on her 2015 play of a similar name. 

For more on STARZ, check out the Shall I Stream It review here.

Monday, June 6th

Netflix is a Joke Festival (Netflix)

Earlier this year, Netflix produced a live stand-up comedy festival entitled Netflix is a Joke: The Festival (yes, the one where Dave Chappelle was jumped on stage). Many of the performances were filmed and will air as comedy specials on the streaming service. 

June releases include: 

  • Bill Burr Presents: Friends Who Kill (June 6th)
  • That’s My Time with David Letterman (Part One: June 7th, Part Two: June 12th)
  • Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration (June 9th)
  • Dirty Daddy: A Tribute to Bob Saget (June 10th)
  • Amy Schumer’s Parental Advisory (June 11th)
  • Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin: Ladies Night Live (June 14th)
  • Snoop Dogg’s F*cn Around Comedy Special (June 16th)
  • Best of the Festival (June 26th)

Wednesday, June 8th

Hustle (Netflix)

Adam Sandler continues a long stream of Netflix movies with Hustle. The movie co-stars Queen Latifah, Ben Foster, and Robert Duvall. It’s about a former basketball scout who attempts to revive his career by recruiting a player “with a checkered past” to play in the NBA.

Ms. Marvel (Disney+)

Another popular Marvel comic gets a Disney+ adaptation. This coming-of-age series is about a teenage girl who is an outcast among her peers. She’s a bit of a geek when it comes to superheroes, then one day everything changes when she gains powers of her own.

The Janes (HBO & HBO Max)

A timely documentary about a group of women who ran an underground abortion service for women before Roe v. Wade became law in 1973.

Thursday, June 9th

Queer as Folk (Peacock)

Yet another American reboot of the British series Queer as Folk makes its journey across the pond. Russell T. Davies, the creator of the original Queer as Folk, serves as Executive Producer.

This version follows a group of queer friends living in New Orleans. Previous iterations of the show featured a mostly white, cisgender, gay male cast. The new series features a much more diverse cast of characters in terms of gender identities and racial backgrounds.

Tough subject matter will be be explored. This includes a plot-line that seems to draw inspiration from the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting

For more on Peacock, check out the Shall I Stream It review here.

Friday, June 10th

First Kill (Netflix)

Whereas Netflix’s recent Heartstoppers focused on all things wholesome, First Kill brings a darker story to the queer young adult genre.

The show follows a teenage girl from a powerful vampire family. She is required to find a victim to be her first kill. When she sets sight on the new girl in town, however, she realizes that her would-be victim is from a family of vampire-hunters. 

Along the way the girls' conflict turns into a forbidden love.

Sunday, June 12th

Becoming Elizabeth (STARZ)

Period drama about the early years of Queen Elizabeth I (not to be confused with the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II).

For more on STARZ, check out the Shall I Stream It review here.

Wednesday, June 15th

God’s Favorite Idiot (Netflix)

Comedy series starring and created by Ben Falcone, which also features his wife, Melissa McCarthy. The show is about an ordinary man who is appointed by God to prevent the Apocalypse after getting struck by lightning. Previous collaborations between McCarthy and her husband include the Netflix movie Thunder Force.

Love, Victor: Season 3 (Disney+ and Hulu)

This beloved series will come to an end with its final season this year. The show is a spin-off of the movie Love, Simon and follows a gay teenager as he comes out and finds love.

When the show was first announced in 2019, it was set to premiere exclusively on Disney+. Disney made the controversial decision to switch it to Hulu in the United States, however.

For the show’s third season it will come to both Hulu and Disney+ for the first time. Now let's hope we can finally see that Lizzie McGuire reboot.

For more on Hulu, check out the Shall I Stream It review here.

Thursday, June 16th

Father of the Bride (HBO Max)

Yet another remake of the classic film. The ensemble cast features Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan.

Players (Paramount+)

Mockumentary series from the creators of the Netflix show American Vandal. Follows a fictional esports team. 

For more on Paramount+, check out the Shall I Stream It review here.

Doug to the Rescue: Season 2 (CuriosityStream)

Aerial cinematographer Doug Thron returns for a second season of his show where he locates and rescues animals using drones. This season will see him travel to the Dominican Republic, Malawi, California, and Kentucky.

For more on CuriosityStream, check out the Shall I Stream It review here.

Friday, June 17th

Spiderhead (Netflix)

Science fiction thriller starring Chris Hemsworth, Mile Teller, and Jurnee Smollett. The film is about inmates in a futuristic prison where they can reduce their sentence in exchange for volunteering for experiments involving mind-altering drugs.

Jerry & Marge Go Large (Paramount+)

A true life story starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening from the director of The Devil Wears Prada. Jerry and Marge took advantage of a loophole in the Massachusetts state lottery to win big and help residents of their town in Michigan.

For more on Paramount+, check out the Shall I Stream It review here.

Cha Cha Real Smooth (Apple TV+)

This movie won the Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival before it was picked up by Apple for Apple TV+. A young man who works as a host at a Bar Mitzvah party develops a friendship with a mother and her autistic daughter. The film’s cast includes Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson, and Leslie Mann.

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Prime Video)

Young Adult series based on the books by Jenny Han. Han also wrote the “To All the Boys I Loved Before novels which became the basis for the popular Netflix movies. 

The Summer I Turned Pretty follows a teenage girl’s romantic entanglements during her family’s annual summer vacation at their beach house.

Wednesday, June 22nd

The Umbrella Academy 3 (Netflix)

Series about a family of time-traveling superheroes returns after a two year hiatus. This season marks the first time the show will air after Elliot Page came out as a trans man. His character will come out as transgender as well.

Friday, June 24th

Man vs. Bee (Netflix)

This British Netflix series stars Rowan Atkinson, best known for his work as Mr. Bean and Johnny English. The show is created and written by Atkinson and William Davies with David Kerr directing. 

In a delightfully odd premise, the show features a man named Trevor (Atkinson) who is in an ongoing battle with a bee while he is housesitting at an elegant mansion. The antics between Trevor and the bee escalate, at one point involving a flamethrower. 

Westworld: Season 4 (HBO & HBO Max)

Genre-mashup of sci-fi and Western shows returns for another season after COVID-delayed hiatus. The series, based on the 1973 film of the same name, is about a Western theme park populated by android characters. The androids eventually rise up against their human creators, causing mayhem. 

Westworld saw a considerable dip in viewership in its third season. Time will tell if its fourth go-round can bring viewers back in.

Rise (Disney+)

Biographical sports film about the true story of three Nigerian-Greek brothers who emigrate to the United States and become stars in the NBA.

Loot (Apple TV+)

Comedy series starring Maya Rudolph, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, and Joel Kim Booster. Rudolph plays a woman who divorces her husband and must figure out what to do with a $87 billion settlement.

The Chi: Season 5 (Showtime)

Fan-favorite drama series about life on the Southside of Chicago. This marks the final season. 

For more on Showtime, check out the Shall I Stream It review here.

Wednesday, June 29th

Baymax! (Disney+)

Animated spin-off series of the movie Big Hero 6. This has the distinction of being the first Disney television series directly produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Previous shows have been produced by other animation divisions within Disney.

The show follows the robot Baymax as he works as a nurse around the fictional city of San Fransokyo.


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