9 New Documentaries Coming to Netflix This June, Including 2 Chilling Crime Stories
Want to learn something while you stream? Then you should probably check out one of Netflix's many documentaries and docuseries. Netflix has tons of options available — including true-crime documentaries, uplifting documentaries, and educational documentaries — and the streaming service is adding nine new selections in June. This month's new documentaries include stories about aspiring Junior Olympians, two horrifying murders, a South African penguin community, and a French fashion designer, among others, so whatever you're into, you're sure to find something you enjoy. Here are all the new documentaries and docuseries you should have on your radar for the month of June.
Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet
Hosted by naturalist David Attenborough and scientist Johan Rockström, this documentary delves into the history of habitat destruction and degradation — which has led to enormous biodiversity loss — as well as what we can do to avert this crisis.
When it's available: June 4
Kitty Love: An Homage to Cats
As the name suggests, this documentary is hosted by famed feline Abatutu and features home videos showing the routines and adventures of a group of Dutch cats.
When it's available: June 5
Headspace: Unwind Your Mind
If you loved Headspace Guide to Meditation and Headspace Guide to Sleep, then you need to check out this interactive mindfulness experience, which allows you to personalize your journey according to your mood or mindset.
When it's available: June 15
Filmed in a South African town, this docuseries follows a group of endangered penguins as they flock together, find mates, and interact with their surrounding communities.
When it's available: June 16
This Is Pop
From ABBA to T-Pain, this music docuseries celebrates the history and legends of pop music, while also shining a light on the racism, sexism, classism, queer politics, and social injustice that persist within the pop music industry.
When it's available: June 22
Murder by the Coast
This Spanish documentary dives into the 1999 murder of Rocío Wanninkhof, a Dutch-Spanish teenager who police believed to have been killed by her mom's estranged ex . . . until DNA found near Wanninkhof's body suggested otherwise.
When it's available: June 23
Sisters on Track
In this inspiring documentary, three young sisters from Brooklyn attempt to qualify for the Junior Olympics while facing other obstacles at home.
When it's available: June 24
This documentary revolves around the life and career of French fashion designer Olivier Roustein, who eventually ascended to the role of artistic director of the Balmain brand.
When it's available: June 26
Sophie: A Murder in West Cork
This docuseries traces the 1996 death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier — a French woman who was found killed near her West Cork holiday home — and the decades-long battle to catch her killer.
When it's available: June 30