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Best new movies and shows on Netflix: June 2015
When it comes to Netflix this month, there's one unquestionable highlight: the return of "Orange is the New Black." Here's what else to look out for on the streaming service beyond a return to Litchfield Penitentiary, everyone's favorite all-women correctional facility, on June 12.
"Orange is the New Black:" Season 3
The women of Litchfield Penitentiary return for season three. June 12. (Credit: TVDaily.com)
"What Happened, Miss Simone?"
In a major coup for Netflix, the organization snagged the opening night selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, a documentary about iconic singer Nina Simone, for a world premiere on June 26. (Credit: IMDB.com)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese have had a fruitful collaboration over the past decade-plus, and this lavish Howard Hughes biopic remains one of their most engaging joint efforts. It combines DiCaprio's trademark intensity and Scorsese's fascination with obsession in a picture that closes in on itself alongside its protagonist. June 1 (Credit: Exclaim.ca)
Forest Whitaker is a witness to history as a White House butler in a movie that occasionally plays like more of a pageant than a complete motion picture, but still offers plenty of compelling moments and a halfway decent series of big actors playing presidents (John Cusack, Robin Williams, Alan Rickman etc.). June 16 (Credit: IMDB.com)
Jake Gyllenhaal was unjustly robbed on an Academy Award nomination earlier this year for his transformative performance as a reptilian video journalist, essentially the demented cousin of Robert De Niro's Travis Bickle, in this smart media satire from writer-director Dan Gilroy. June 10 (Credit: The Guardian )
Will Jon Stewart spend his post-"Daily Show" years making more movies like this one, his directorial debut about the internment of journalist Maziar Bahari in Iranian prison after he appeared on a "Daily Show" segment? The movie has its flaws but there's promise in that possible next career. June 10 (Credit: IMDB.com )
"Beyond the Lights"
Critics really liked this rather under-the-radar show biz romance from 2014, about a musical superstar named Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and a cop named Kaz (Nate Parker). June 24. (Credit: IMDB.com )
"Agents of Shield:" Season 2
It's Marvel's world. We're just living in it. Though, seriously, comic fans seem to really enjoy this show. June 11 (Credit: Telegraph.co.uk )
"Point and Shoot"
Marshall Curry's documentary follows American Matthew VanDyke, a documentarian, as he travels across the Mideast and North Africa and joins the fight against former Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi. June 17 (Credit: IMDB.com)
"Scandal:" Season 4
Kerry Washington simply rocks and there's never a bad time to watch her at the top of her game in the hit series from Shonda Rhimes about a D.C. crisis management firm. June 13 (Credit: designntrend.com )