There are some big movies coming to Sky Cinema and Now TV this June, including the riotous gay rom-com Bros and powerful historical epic The Woman King. Also streaming this month is The Idol, a brand new series starring Lily Rose-Depp as a rising pop star, and Forced Out, a heartbreaking documentary about the servicemen and women who were dishonourably discharged because of their sexuality before the ban on being gay was lifted.
Check out this month’s highlights below and keep scrolling for a list of the other titles that are being released this June.
Please note: This list is correct at the time of writing but titles may be added (or removed) over the coming weeks. The featured movies will air on Sky Cinema and Now Movies unless stated otherwise.
Romantic comedies are nothing new but rarely have we had a mainstream romcom that focuses on two gay men falling in and out of love over the course of a movie. Bros breaks new ground in this regard and while it may have struggled to perform at the box office, it’s hoped that more LGBTQ movies will be created and given a wider release, instead of being relegated to smaller cinemas and streaming services.
Billy On The Streets legend Billy Eichner stars in this occasionally funny movie as a commitment-phobic podcast host who tentatively hooks up with a guy that appears to be his complete opposite. What follows is a refreshingly honest love story that, while heavy-handed in its messages, should appeal to more than just the gay community.
What’s scary about a smile? You might assume nothing at all but after seeing this movie, which tells the story of a psychiatrist who is haunted by an evil entity that smiles at its victims, you might be more than a little wary of anybody who smiles at you when you’re going about your daily business. This movie isn’t quite the fright fest it had the potential to be but there are a few unsettling moments that cause a chill down the spine.
David Fuller: Monster in the Morgue (Sky Crime)
This truly shocking documentary sheds light on David Fuller, the hospital electrician who used his position to gain access to the hospital’s mortuary where he abused the bodies of over 100 deceased women. His sickening crimes were revealed when he was apprehended for the murder of two women in 1987.
The Infernal Machine (2022)
Guy Pearce stars in this mystery thriller as a reclusive author who is drawn out of hiding when he begins receiving letters from an obsessive fan. As he searches for the source of these letters, he is forced to reckon with his past and a novel that he wrote which was the catalyst for a mass shooting incident. Pearce is very good as the shell of a man who has been in hiding from society but the movie as a whole is not quite as good as it could have been.
The Idol – Season 1 (Sky Atlantic)
Lily-Rose Depp headlines this new drama series which is set in the background of Hollywood’s music industry. She stars as Jocelyn, a young pop starlet, who resolves to reclaim her title as the “sexiest pop star in America” after her last tour is cancelled because of her nervous breakdown. This provocative drama follows her rise to fame and her relationship with the self-help guru who reignites her passions.
Forced Out (Sky Documentaries)
Despite homosexuality being decriminalised in 1967, it still remained illegal to be gay in the UK Armed Forces until 2000. This documentary tells the story of the men and women who were dishonourably discharged from the Army, Navy, and RAF because of their sexuality.
Many of these gay veterans were imprisoned for their so-called ‘crime,’ and they lost their military positions as well as their medals and service pensions. The ban on being gay in the military was eventually lifted after a huge campaign from gay rights activists and this film charts the historic battle for that ban to be overturned.
In the near future, a woman named Faye (Jordana Brewster) tries to replace her late husband with an AI simulation (Robbie Amell). What could possibly go wrong? Well, quite a lot actually, as usually happens in movies of this sort, as the machine enlists a global hacker to remove all restrictions on its thoughts and capabilities. This leads to an AI uprising and a global manhunt to track down rogue replicants.
We called this a “poor man’s version of Channel 4’s Humans” in our Simulant review so you might want to rewatch a similar, better movie (I Robot, Blade Runner) instead of this disappointing effort.
A Love Song (2022)
Dale Dickey and Wes Studi star in this tender story about two childhood sweethearts, both widowed, who meet up again years after being apart to see if they still have an attraction to one another.
A young American woman who has recently moved with her husband to Bucharest becomes increasingly unsettled when she becomes convinced that somebody is following her around the city. Could it be her neighbour who has been looking back at her from an adjacent building? And could this person be the serial killer that has been decapitating women? Maika Monroe (It Follows), Karl Glusman (Devs) and Burn Gorman (Ghosted) star in this chilling horror thriller.
The Lost King (2022)
Sally Hawkins stars in this enjoyable comedy-drama about an amateur historian who becomes obsessed with finding the remains of King Richard III, which have been lost for over 500 years. Steve Coogan and Harry Lloyd also star in this movie which is based on a fascinating true story.
Paradise Highway (2022)
To save her incarcerated brother from a vicious prison gang, a truck driver (Juliette Binoche) agrees to carry illicit cargo over state lines. But when her final package turns out to be a teenage girl, she finds herself hunted by FBI operatives. Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Cameron Monaghan (Shattered), and Hala Finley (Hypnotic) are among the cast of this less-than-gripping thriller.
I Love My Dad (2022)
After his son blocks him online, a concerned father creates a fake online profile in an attempt to reconnect with him. But as the person he is impersonating is an attractive waitress, things get decidedly awkward when his son starts to fall for the imaginary person. Patton Oswalt (The Sandman) stars in a catfish comedy that is inspired by the real-life experiences of writer/director/star James Morosini.
Don’t Worry Darling (2022)
Florence Pugh and Harry Styles star as Alice and Jack, a happily married couple who appear to have the perfect life in a utopian community that is home to the families of the men working for a top-secret project. But when Alice begins to have doubts about her carefree existence, she makes a shocking discovery about the town that she is living in.
The movie divided critics and audiences upon its release and it gained a lot of media attention because of the rumours of discontent between Pugh and director Olivia Wilde. Despite the middling reviews and controversy surrounding the movie, it’s still worth a watch if you’re a fan of its two stars.
Emma Mackey stars in this reimagining of the life and loves of Emily Bronte, the celebrated author of Wuthering Heights, who died too soon at the age of 30.
Jim Gaffigan stars in this comedy-drama as a failed TV show host who tries to fulfil his childhood dream of being an astronaut by building a rocket ship in his garage. There is more to this story than meets the eye, according to movie critics, many of whom were enchanted by this life-affirming movie.
The Woman King (2022)
From director Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Old Guard) comes this historical epic about the all-female unit of elite warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s. Viola Davis (The First Lady), Thuso Mbedu (The Underground Railroad), and Lashana Lynch (No Time To Die) star in this culturally rich movie that features some stunning battle sequences.
Santana: Hymns for Peace (Sky Arts)
History’s Greatest Mysteries with Laurence Fishburne – Season 4 (Sky History)
Somebody Somewhere – Season 2 (Sky Comedy)
Der Pass – Season 3 (Sky Atlantic)
The Ark – Season 1 (Sky Sci-Fi)
The Overlap on Tour: Season 1 (Sky Max)
Murdered at First Sight – Season 2 (Sky Crime)
The Isle of Wight Festival 2023 (Sky Arts)
The Righteous Gemstones – Season 3 (Sky Comedy)
And Just Like That – Season 2 (Sky Comedy)
Rob and Rom Vs – Season 5 (Sky Max)
Magnum PI – Season 5 (Sky Max)
The Blacklist – Season 10 (Sky Max)
The Good Doctor – Season 6 (Sky Witness)
The Good Fight Club (Sky Documentaries)
100 Foot Wave – Season 2 (Sky Documentaries)
What movies or shows are you looking forward to on Sky/Now TV this month? Let us know in the comments below.