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10 Movies You Must See in June

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Our pick of the most exciting new movies you can watch at home in June.

When cinemas will reopen their doors in the UK and Ireland is still very much up in the air, but we know for sure it certainly won't be any time before July. Yet despite being denied big screens, acclaimed filmmakers like Woody Allen, Spike Lee, Atom Egoyan, Olivier Assayas and Bruno Dumont all have new movies you can watch at home next month.

Here are 10 movies arriving on UK/ROI streaming platforms in June that have caught our eye.

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To the Stars
Set in 1960s Oklahoma, director Martha Stephens' coming of age drama stars Moonrose Kingdom's Kara Hayward as an outsider teen who finds herself rejuvenated by the arrival to her small town of an exuberant newcomer (Liana Liberato). This one manages to subvert coming of age tropes while also serving as a charming and fulfilling example of the form.

Available on Digital from June 1st.

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The Uncertain Kingdom

The Uncertain Kingdom
20 British filmmakers each contribute a short film to this anthology that examines life in modern Britain through issues like climate change, migration, disability, homelessness and sexuality. While there are still plans to screen the shorts in public spaces later in the year, for now you can see them in two online volumes.

Available on Digital June 1st.

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Dating Amber
Irish writer/director David Freyne's last movie was the gritty zombie thriller The Cured, but now he's tackling something really scary - teenage life. Set in 1990s Ireland, Dating Amber stars Fionn O'Shea and Lola Pettigrew as Eddie and Amber, two gay 17-year-olds who decide to stage a fake relationship to throw off speculation about their sexuality.

Available on Amazon Prime Video from June 4th.

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A Rainy Day in New York
One of cinema's most prolific filmmakers, a new Woody Allen movie was traditionally an annual event. Thanks to his legal battles with Amazon, it's been two years since Allen's last film, Wonder Wheel, played in UK/ROI cinemas. A Rainy Day in New York's release has been so delayed that Allen has shot another film, Rifkin's Festival, in the meantime. Allen's UK fans can finally see the film in June when it hits premium digital under the 'Home Premiere' banner. A Rainy Day in New York boasts a loaded cast including Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna and Liev Schreiber, and follows the exploits of a young couple on a weekend in the Big Apple.

Available on VOD June 5th.

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Guest of Honour
A crop of upcoming films feature troubled female musicians - The Audition, Lara and Invisible Life - and joining the list is Guest of Honour, the latest from Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter; Exotica). The film stars Laysla de Oliveira as Veronica, a music teacher who finds herself imprisoned following an inappropriate relationship with a young pupil. Her father (David Thewlis) attempts to free her, but Veronica seems determined to accept the punishment she believes she deserves.

Available on Curzon Home Cinema from June 5th.

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Days of the Bagnold Summer
Comic actor Simon Bird makes an impressive directorial debut with this charming tale of a Heavy Metal obsessed teen (Earl Cave) forced to endure his greatest nightmare - spending his summer holidays with his mother (Monica Dolan). While the movie is generally a feelgood experience, there's a sadness lurking below its chirpy surface.

Available on Digital from June 8th.

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Da 5 Bloods
The latest big name auteur to join the Netflix stable is Spike LeeDa 5 Bloods stars Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as four aging Vietnam vets who take a trip back to Vietnam in search of hidden treasure and to find the remains of their fallen squad leader (Chadwick Boseman).

Available on Netflix from June 12th.

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Scare Package
The horror genre is known for its reliable tropes, a bunch of which form the basis of this anthology featuring seven short films based around specific genre clichés. The segments are directed by Hillary & Courtney Andujar, Anthony Cousins, Emily Hagins, Aaron B. Koontz, Chris McInroy, Noah Segan and Baron Vaughn, while the ensemble cast features Segan, Chase Williamson, Jocelyn DeBoer, Jeremy King, wrestling legend Dustin Rhodes, Toni Trucks and Hawn Tran.

Available on Shudder from June 18th.

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Joan of Arc
Bruno Dumont follows up his unique take on French history, 2017's Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc, with this sequel. Again, Dumont employs something of a musical format as his film catches up with the Maid of Orléans in her late teens, played once again by Lise Leplat Prudhomme, despite the actress being a mere 10 years old!

Available on VOD from June 19th.

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Wasp Network
Spike Lee isn't the only acclaimed auteur taking Netflix dollars this month - they've only gone and snagged Olivier Assayas (Demonlover; Personal Shopper). Wasp Network tells the true story of a group of Cuban spies who operated in Florida in the 1990s. The film's ensemble of latin acting talent includes Penélope Cruz, Édgar Ramírez, Wagner Moura, Ana de Armas and Gael García Bernal.

Available on Netflix from June 19th.