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What to Watch: June 2023 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in June we’ve got you covered.

Check out some of our picks for what you should add to your June streaming watchlist! What are you most excited to see?

Newly Available on VOD this June

*PVOD titles are fresh from theatrical release and generally rent or sell digitally for $19.99 (or higher). All dates subject to change.

Criterion Channel

  • The Doom Generation – Streaming premiere of the newly restored 4K version of Gregg Araki’s apocalyptic teen drama features scenes not seen since the film premiered at Sundance in 1995. Even though it was released in an unrated version theatrically, this definitive new version “restores a handful of shots that haven’t been seen since the original version’s festival run, removed for the initial theatrical release at the distributor’s request.” It blows away the R-rated “Blockbuster cut” which had removed over 13 minutes of footage from the original release.
  • The Innocent – Louis Garrel stars, directs, and co-writes this new French crime thriller that also stars Noémie Merlant (‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’).
  • Masc – For Pride Month, filmmaker Jenni Olson and critic Caden Mark Gardner collected this series of 19 features and short films that examine over four decades worth of representation in cinema of masculine identity beyond the world of cisgender men. Highlights include Celine Sciamma’s remarkable 2011 film ‘Tomboy,’ and Billy Tipton documentary, ‘No Ordinary Man.’
  • Queersighted: The Gay Best Friend – Series curator Michael Koresky and author Mark Harris introduce this 10 film series that includes pre-code titles like ‘Easy Living’ alongside more contemporary representation like ‘The Fisher King’ and ‘Irma Vep.’


  • Flamin’ Hot – Eva Longoria’s directorial debut tells the story of Richard Montañez, a janitor at Frito-Lay who claims to have invented “Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.” (June 9)
  • Chevalier – Kelvin Harrison stars in this period drama about French-Caribbean musician Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. (June 16)
  • Infinity Pool – When we reviewed this during its theatrical release, we called it ‘The White Lotus’ on acid. While an uncut version is surfacing on VOD starting June 13, presumably this will be the R-rated theatrical cut. (June 23)


  • Magic Mike’s Last Dance – Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum team up again, this time around adding in Salma Hayek and heading across the pond to put on a show in a British theater. (available now)
  • Avatar: The Way of Water – The sequel to one of the biggest films of all time needs no introduction. (June 7, also on Disney+)
  • How Do You Measure A Year? – This Oscar-nominated short film from director Jay Rosenblatt was shot over the course of 17 years. (June 14)
  • Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed – Fresh off its mid-June premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, this documentary follows the life and career of one of Hollywood’s most famous closeted leading men. (June 28)


  • To Leslie – See Andrea Riseborough’s Oscar-nominated performance in this gritty indie drama about a former lottery winner who has squandered away her life and is looking for a second chance. (available now)
  • Eldorado: Everything The Nazis Hate – Benjamin Cantu directs this documentary about a legendary Berlin nightclub that became a refuge for the queer community in the 1920s. (June 28)
  • Run Rabbit Run – ‘Succession’ star Sarah Snook earned raves at Sundance earlier this year for her performance in this terrifying Australian film. (June 28)

Paramount+ (with Showtime add-on)

  • Close – Nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards, this haunting Belgian drama tells the story of two young teenage boys whose friendship is destroyed by bullying. (available now, our full review)
  • The Inspection – Powerful debut feature from Elegance Bratton is inspired by his real-life story. Jeremy Pope earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in the lead role as Ellis, a closeted gay man who heads to boot camp in South Carolina at the height of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” (available now, our full review)

Can’t get enough of our June streaming suggestions? Check out last month’s recommendations here!

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