The best movies and TV to stream this week: June 9

Aaron Paul on Season 6 Episode 3 of Black mirror. kr. Nick Wall/Netflix © 2023.

A-list stars, TV’s longest-running sitcom, and the highly anticipated return of Black mirror make one this week to watch. Whether you’re looking for an intriguing new mystery, an inspiring true story, or a sci-fi allegory about the ever-advancing threat of technology, the world’s streaming platforms have you covered.

What to watch on Netflix

Black mirror

After a four-year hiatus, Black mirror returns with its latest season. The techno-horror anthology promises five new installments this time around, each with its own spin on the present and future dangers of modern technology. As usual, each episode has its own story and its own great cast; The first episode alone stars Annie Murphy, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera, Rob Delaney, Himesh Patel and Ben Barnes. Several other stories will serve as sci-fi period pieces, taking place in a reimagined late ’60s and ’70s. Other big names in the season include Aaron Paul, Kate Mara and Zazie Beetz. Season 6 of Black mirror premieres on Thursday, June 15.

What to watch on Hulu

It’s always sunny in Philadelphia

The longest-running sitcom in history returns this week for its sixteenth season. Again, the gang of It’s always sunny in Philadelphia is up to their hijinks and shenanigans, and they are “as egocentric and wonderfully insane as ever.” For the uninitiated, It’s always sunny revolves around a group of degenerate adults who run Paddy’s Pub. They plot to make more money from their dive bar, go on raucous adventures in Philly and beyond, and cheat death, destruction and poverty in a way only sitcom characters can. Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day and Danny DeVito star. Season 16 of It’s always sunny in Philadelphia premieres Thursday, June 8.


If you feel like planning ahead for this year’s release calendar, take a minute or two (or 155) and look Dune before the sequel hits theaters this fall? Timothée Chalamet stars as Paul Atreides, heir to a large noble family who controls several precious planets in the distant future. Political subterfuge lands him and his family in a dangerous place, not to mention Paul’s burgeoning psychic powers. Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem and Zendaya complete the beginning of this sci-fi saga. Dune will be available to stream from Saturday, June 10.

What to watch on Max

A star is born

Lady Gaga has been a star since she burst onto the scene in the late ’00s, but the multi-talented artist cemented her claim as an all-time all-star with her role in A star is born. Written and directed by Bradley Cooper, the familiar story is updated with a few 21st century twists. First, Gaga gets to hone her pop star skills as the rising ally, and the addiction plot is written with a great sense of sympathy. In addition, you will hear “Shallow” again. A star is born became available to stream earlier this week.

What to watch on Apple TV+

The crowded room

Tom Holland leaves his affable Spider-Man role behind in this new thriller. The crowded room sees the Marvel star play the possible perpetrator of a violent shooting in Manhattan circa 1979. The series revolves around the subsequent interrogation led by an unlikely investigator (Amanda Seyfried). His motives unfold as he recounts his complicated personal history, making for a fascinating time-jumping mystery. Emmy Rossum, Sasha Lane, and Jason Isaacs all play roles in this man’s dark past, but only time will tell how they factor into his present. The first three episodes of The crowded room premieres on Friday, June 9.

What to watch on Disney Plus

Flaming hot

Eva Longoria makes her feature film directing debut with Flaming hot, the true story of how a man rose through the ranks of Frito-Lay from janitor to marketing manager thanks to his contributions to the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos concept. It’s your classic American Dream-esque rags-to-riches story, one that relies as much on one man’s ideas as it does on his culture. The film highlights the importance of Latino contributions to many aspects of modern life, including some of our most beloved snacks. The feel-good stars Jesse Garcia, Dennis Haysbert and Tony Shalhoub. Flaming hot premieres on Friday, June 9.

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What's on streaming this week: June 9-15

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