We welcome the start of the new month with a slew of excellent films added to the U.S. library on June 1, 2021. There are some recurring favorites as well as some fantastic new dramas that all subscribers should see at least once.
Here are the best new movies added to Netflix on June 1, 2021.
Road to Corruption (2002)
Director: Sam Mendes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller | Running time: 117 minutes
Occupation: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken and Jennifer Jason Leigh
Typically the hero of our films, it was refreshing to see Tom Hanks in the role of the gangster. Criminally undervalued given the stacked Hanks filmography, no one should sleep Way to doom.
Michael Sullivan, the executor of a dangerous mob boss, is on the run when his son Michael Jr. witnesses a murder committed by his boss.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Genre: Western | Running time: 135 minutes
Occupation: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chef Dan George, Bill McKinney, John Vernon
Clint Eastwood has directed films for nearly fifty years, and along with an even longer acting career, the Western legend is one of Hollywood’s most influential figures. The outlaw Josey Wales takes a step back in his early directorial work when Eastwood was still known for his popular work in the West.
After Union Soldiers murder his family, Josey Wales heads west in hopes of building a new life. Josey offers her services to a group of settlers in need of protection and harassed by the same Union soldiers who destroyed Josey’s life.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Director: Joel Cohen, Ethan Cohen
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sports | Running time: 117 minutes
Occupation: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi and David HHuddleston
The Big Lebwoski isn’t entirely new to Netflix, but as always, it’s a more than welcome return to the US library. Now is the perfect opportunity for fans to come back and respect “The Dude” while new viewers await a real treat.
The slacker and bowler Jeffrey ‘The Dude’ Lebowski is implicated in a false identity case when a millionaire, Jeffrey ‘The Big’ Lebowski, was the target of an attack. When Big’s trophy wife is kidnapped and held as a ransom, the guy is hired to bring her back home.
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Director: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
Genre: Animation, action, adventure | Running time: 94 minutes
Occupation: Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie and Will Arnett
Monster Vs. Aliens is still an incredibly fun and enjoyable adventure that the whole family can watch together.
When Susan Murphy is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day, she turns into a giant. The public gives her the nickname Ginormica. Susan teams up with a team of fellow monsters when the US government needs help defeating an alien mastermind who wants to invade Earth.
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Director: Jonathan Demme
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | Running time: 129 minutes
Occupation: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Anthony Mackie and Dorian Missick
The 2010s isn’t the only decade that remakes take place. In 2004, it was an extremely enjoyable remake of the classic 1962 blockbuster hits around the world.
At the height of the Gulf War, American soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister and deadly purposes.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Genre: Drama, sport | Running time: 132 minutes
Occupation: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel and Mike Colter
The second Clint Eastwood film on the list and certainly one of the best of its career. Million Dollar Baby Earned Four Academy Awards. It won awards for Best Picture, Best Performance in Direction, and two Acting Awards for Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank in their respective categories.
Talented athlete Maggie Fitzgerald is determined to become the best female boxer. Frankie is impressed with her talent and determination and agrees to train her.
The Ring (2002)
Director: Gore Verbinski
Genre: Horror, mystery | Running time: 115 minutes
Occupation: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, Jane Alexander and David Dorfman
Who would have thought that someone with the adorable and sweet voice of Disney’s Lilo in Lilo & Stitch could be the terribly evil Samara. The American take on the Japanese horror franchise might not be that scary, but it’s definitely more than enough to make new horror fans poop their pants.
Examining a journal list of her niece’s death leads her to a mysterious videotape that kills a viewer within a week of watching it.
Stand By Me (1986)
Director: Rob Reiner
Genre: Adventure, drama | Running time: 89 minutes
Occupation: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell, Kiefer Sutherland
A true classic of the 80s The goonies, Never ending Story and The princely bride, Stand by Me is the epitome of the clock.
The death of a childhood friend leads a grieving writer to tell a story from his youth when his friends found the body of a missing boy.
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