Whatever type of documentary you’re into, there’s something for everyone on Netflix in June.
As always, we have a handful of true crime titles as well as some documentaries on animals, the environment, politics, and music. With 14 new documentaries, that’s almost enough to see a new title every other day. Let’s get stuck …
Black holes | The edge of everything we know (2020)
Running time: 99 minutes
Available on Netflix: June 1st
According to the film’s website, this documentary is a “quest to understand the most mysterious objects in the universe”. Explore the work of famous physicists like Stephen Hawking, Black holes explains to the Event Horizon Telescope Array what they taught us about supermassive black holes.
Overcoming Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet (2021) No.
Available on Netflix: June 4th
Everyone’s favorite nature expert, Sir David Attenborough, is back with another exciting documentary exploring the effects humans are having on our planet. in the Overcome boundaries, he works with the Swedish environmental scientist Johan Rockstrom to study the collapse of biodiversity. We guess it won’t
make happy vision, but understanding the impact we have on the environment is the first step in doing something about it.
Human: The world inside (Season 1)
Available on Netflix: June 4th
This up-to-date PBS documentary delves deep into the human body and explores the intricate systems that make us what we are. Each of the six episodes explores a different aspect of human biology: birth, the gut, the circulatory system, the immune system, our five senses, and the nervous system. You will have a newfound appreciation for how amazing the human body really is.
Kitty Love: A tribute to cats (2021) No.
Running time: 1 hour
Available on Netflix: June 5th
If the title wasn’t self-explanatory enough, this is a documentary all about cats and why we love the little idiots so much.
Imagine a scientist (2020)
Available on Netflix: June 13th
In developed countries, too, women scientists are the minority. Imagine a scientist explores why this is so and looks at sexual harassment and gender inequality in the industry. It’s not all bad news, however. The documentary also portrays some pioneering women doing amazing work in the sciences. Directed by Ian Cheney (King Corn, City Dark) and Sharon Shattuck (From this day forth), Image of a scientist Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2020.
Running time: 96 minutes
Available on Netflix: 15th June
FTA is more than a documentary: it is a piece of history.
Published in 1972, FTA (short for F * ck the army and/.or Free the army) is an antiwar documentary produced by and starring Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Francine Parker. The documentary follows the FTA show: an anti-war road show for GIs. This touring musical and comedy road show stopped at a number of military bases across America and was a direct response to Bob Hope’s patriotic and war-friendly USO tour.
Mr! No sir! (2005)
Running time: 85 minutes
Available on Netflix: 15th June
Another full-length documentary about the anti-war movement in the 60s and 70s, this time based on the role of the GIs.
Although there was a lot of opposition to the Vietnam War at the time, the US government worked hard to cover up the discontent of its own soldiers.
Penguin city (Season 1) N
Available on Netflix: June 16
In a picturesque coastal town in South Africa lives an enchanting penguin colony that breaks all the rules. The healthy new series is narrated by stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt.
The most beautiful holiday apartments in the world (Season 1) N
Available on Netflix: 18th of June
Are you already looking for inspiration for your next vacation? If you know you won’t get away with it for a while, you can experience the imaginatively named new series on your behalf: The most beautiful holiday apartments in the world.
This very Pinterest-worthy travel series features tree house airbnbs, private islands, and lots of hot tubs. Are you jealous already?
This is pop (Season 1) N
Available on Netflix: June 22
This comprehensive new Netflix series takes a look at some of the most popular music from the past seven decades. Each episode is devoted to a different topic, including boy bands, autotune, and country pop. Whatever pop you like, we bet some of your favorite artists will be performing.
Murder on the coast (2021) No.
Running time: 88 minutes
Available on Netflix: 23rd June
Thank you for your patience, true crime fans. We know you won’t be disappointed with this gripping documentary.
In 1999, a 19-year-old girl named Rocío Wanninkhof was murdered on Spain’s popular Costa Del Sol. The following events are among the greatest legal errors in the history of Spain. Spanish language with English subtitles.
Sisters on the trail (2021) No.
Running time: 94 minutes
Available on Netflix: June 24th
Sisters on the trail follows the moving story of the Sheppard sisters: three young women who defy all adversities and overcome family trauma to shine as athletes. An incredibly inspiring documentary about the intersection between race, class, gender and athletics.
Boy wonder (2019) No.
Running time: 1h 39
Available on Netflix: June 26th
This French documentary comes very close to Olivier Rousteing: the young designer who has been running the Balmain fashion house since 2011. Rousteing made global fashion news as the creative director of Balmain. Not only was he just 25 years old, he was also a relative stranger. However there Boy wonder shows that he has more than proven himself.
Sophie: A murder in West Cork (Season 1) N
Available on Netflix: June 30th
Sophie Toscan du Plantier was a French television manager who was beaten to death in front of her vacation home in Cork, Ireland, in December 1996.
However, due to the uncertainties surrounding her death, the case is still very much in the air. The French authorities assume that the killer was an Irish resident, but he was never extradited to France. The Irish Garda, on the other hand, believes there is nothing that links the suspect to the case. Since this is a French Netflix series, the documentary is likely to lean more one way than the other.
Although it happened over 25 years ago, interest in the case remains high. Just last month, the British TV provider Sky produced its own documentary series called Murder in the Cottage: Finding Justice for Sophie.
What documentaries will you see on Netflix this month? Let us know in the comments below!