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.
"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.
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
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
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
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
"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.
"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
"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
"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