June has arrived, meaning that summer is officially underway! As nationwide social distancing restrictions ease up, you may be able to take advantage of beach days, picnicking at the park, or just going for a long walk in the warm weather and fresh air. But if you find yourself at a loss for what to do after the sun sets or on a rainy day, we suggest our go-to pastime: settling in with a mystery or thriller film. Luckily, there are dozens of flicks that fit the bill making their way to streaming services this month. Check out our top recommendations for mystery and thriller movies coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video this June—and don’t forget the popcorn.
Zodiac (June 1)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. star in this David Fincher movie based on the real-life unsolved case of the Zodiac Killer. After a series of violent homicides convince the San Francisco police force that there’s a serial killer on the loose, they’re taunted by threatening letters that were apparently sent by the same man.
V for Vendetta (June 1)
The year is 2032, and the UK is living under a dystopian totalitarian regime. Amongst the rubble, a masked anarchist known only as “V” emerges, and a young woman (Natalie Portman) is swept up in his daring plot to overthrow the government.
Rememory (June 1)
Peter Dinklage plays a man trying to solve a scientist’s untimely death in this atmospheric mystery with a sci-fi twist. The dead man was credited with inventing a device that allows its users to record and play back memories. However, a technical flaw also causes disturbing hallucinations.
Inside Man (June 1)
A criminal mastermind attempts to pull off the perfect heist in this 2006 Spike Lee film. The star-studded cast includes Denzel Washington as an NYPD detective and hostage negotiator, Clive Owen as the robber, and Jodie Foster as a Manhattan power broker and bystander who’s caught up in the situation.
The Silence of the Lambs (June 1)
This classic horror thriller is not for the faint of heart. In order to track down a serial killer, FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) asks the imprisoned psychiatrist-turned-murderer Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) for his psychological insight. But the depraved genius won’t make matters easy for her, and he forces Clarice to solve a twisted set of clues before he’ll reveal his knowledge.
The Last Days Of American Crime (June 5)
A Netflix original, The Last Days Of American Crime takes place in a near-future U.S., where the government has a fool-proof plan to eliminate crime as we know it. Before their window of opportunity closes forever, a career criminal, a gangster, and a hacker team up to commit the heist of the century.
The Night Clerk (June 6)
When a hotel guest is murdered, the young clerk who was on duty that night is considered a prime suspect. Bart is on the autism spectrum, and a series of unintentional social blunders along with his proximity to the crime put him squarely in the sights of the lead investigator. But Bart is innocent, and he’s determined to prove it—especially when he realizes the murderer intends on striking again.
Before I Fall (June 8)
On what appears to be the last day of her life, a teenager named Sam finds herself stuck in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again. With Ry Russo-Young’s direction, what starts out as an everyday teen drama morphs into a brooding thriller in which Sam must figure out how to escape her hellish new reality.
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (June 17)
Lulu Danger (Aubrey Plaza) finds her life is turned upside down when a mysterious man from her past reappears to put on a special performance in her town. An offbeat crime comedy ensues as Lulu stops a thief in his tracks and juggles various other capers that all lead her back to “An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only.”
Wasp Network (June 19)
Starring Penélope Cruz and Ana de Armas, BBC called this high-stakes political drama "an entertaining and often glamorous cloak-and-dagger thriller.” This tale of Cuban spies infiltrating exile groups in America in a last-ditch effort to turn the tide of loyalty is based on a true story.
Casino (June 1)
If you never got around to watching this 1995 epic crime film directed by Martin Scorsese—or if you simply want to settle in for a rerun—now’s your chance. Based on a true story, this film ushers us into the world of Mafia activity and gives a firsthand glimpse into the lives of Las Vegas gambling expert Sam "Ace" Rothstein (Robert de Niro), chip hustler Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone), and “made man” Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci).
Thelma & Louise (June 1)
Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon star alongside one another in this landmark feminist film and now-classic crime flick. When Louise (Sarandon) shoots and kills a man who attempted to sexually assault her friend Thelma (Davis), the two women flee the long arm of the law by embarking on a road trip to Mexico.
Undertow (June 1)
If you don’t mind a movie that’s a little off the beaten track, try Undertow on for size. Entertainment Weekly called this suspenseful, underrated flick "[an] art film posing as a backwoods gothic thriller." Brothers Chris and Tim are stunned to learn that they have an uncle, a fact that is only revealed to them when he shows up unannounced at their family pig farm. When Uncle Deel murders their father over a monetary dispute, the boys flee the farm with a stash of gold coins, their uncle in hot pursuit.
Shirley (June 5)
We’ve been waiting patiently for this new psychological thriller to drop on Hulu, and the moment has finally arrived. Elisabeth Moss stars as Shirley Jackson, a real-life horror and mystery author. When Shirley invites a newlywed couple to stay at the home she shares with her husband, her young lodgers begin to question whether she’s merely eccentric or truly unhinged.
Intrigo: Dear Agnes (June 5)
The director of The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest brings us another riveting thriller; this time, about a woman trapped in an unhappy marriage. Rather than file for divorce, she prefers to cut ties in an altogether more permanent way, and offers to pay a friend to kill her husband.
Intrigo: Samaria (June 12)
The sequel to Intrigo: Dear Agnes and the last installment in a trilogy directed by Daniel Alfredson centers around a woman investigating the years-old unsolved murder of her college friend. Paula is compelled to make a documentary about the case, but her sleuthing stirs up secrets that will put her in mortal danger.
Out of Sight (June 19)
For crime and mayhem with a streak of comedy, turn to this 1998 flick. A career bank robber (George Clooney) and a U.S. Marshal (Jennifer Lopez) face off after the former escapes from prison and hatches a plot to steal a cache of diamonds from a shady businessman he’s acquainted with.
Natural Born Killers (June 19)
A husband and wife go on a careless murder spree in this controversial thriller. Each harboring a traumatic past, Mickey (Woody Harrelson) and Mallory (Juliette Lewis) carve a blood-soaked path through the American Southwest and go on to become a media sensation.
Charlie’s Angels (June 25)
This 2019 reboot of the classic series that ran on ABC from 1976 to 1981 stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska in the roles of the modern-day crime-fighting trio. The private detectives travel all over the world in an attempt to recover Calisto, an energy conservation device with the power to trigger fatal seizures that has been stolen for nefarious purposes.
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Joyride (June 1)
Three pals steal a car parked at a motel and indulge in a joyride around their dead-end town. But the fun stops dead in its tracks when they discover a body in the trunk. Unfortunately for James, J.T., and Tanya, the car belonged to a hit woman—and she’s none too pleased with them.
Trade (June 1)
In this harrowing thriller, a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City is abducted by a gang intending to sell her into sex trafficking. Her older brother confronts corrupt police officers and follows a rapidly disappearing trail of clues on a desperate rescue mission that eventually takes him across the American border.
Fair Game (June 1)
Based on the memoir by real-life intelligence officer Valerie Plame, this political thriller stars Naomi Watts as a CIA operative. When her diplomat husband publishes an unfavorable op-ed in The New York Times, Plame’s undercover status is leaked—likely by disgruntled White House officials—leaving her career in shambles and her life at risk.
Takers (June 3)
A team of bank robbers is pulled into one last epic heist, but the members soon find themselves up against a hard-boiled detective and his clever partner in this 2010 crime thriller. Secret escape routes and a double crosser in their midst liven up the already-tense action.
Knives Out (June 12)
A modern-day nod to Clue, mystery flick Knives Out was critically acclaimed upon its 2019 release. When wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is killed in his own mansion, each and every one of his conniving friends and relatives is considered a suspect in his murder.
This film will be available on Amazon Prime Video on June 12, but you can stream it on demand now.
Guns Akimbo (June 27)
Daniel Radcliffe plays an Internet troll who messes with the wrong people in this thrilling action comedy film. After insulting the members of an online fight group, computer programmer Miles Lee Harris is kidnapped and taken to their lair. There, the club plans to force him to participate in a livestreamed fight to the death with their most psychotic member.
This film will be available on Amazon Prime Video on June 27, but you can stream it on demand now.
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (June 30)
The fourth Mission Impossible film sees Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) infiltrate a Russian prison and, eventually, the Kremlin itself in pursuit of a mysterious man known only as “Cobalt.” Cobalt has access to the Russians’ nuclear launch codes, making Hunt’s mission a matter of life and death for all of the U.S.
This film will be available on Amazon Prime Video on June 30, but you can stream it on demand now.
One for the Money (June 30)
Unemployed and with no other prospects lined up, Stephanie (Katherine Heigl) asks her cousin Vinnie to hire her as a bail enforcement agent, prior experience be damned. Her first assignment is to chase after Joe Morelli, a bail jumper who’s wanted for murder. But there’s just one problem: Joe is a former flame of Stephanie’s, setting the stage for one hilarious hijink after another.
This film will be available on Amazon Prime Video on June 30, but you can stream it on demand now.
Featured still from "Guns Akimbo" via Saban Films