Creative Calendar: 113 new movies, TV shows, albums, and books to check out in June

Mindy Kaling, Jim Jarmusch, Idris Elba, Madonna, Prince, the Boss, Elizabeth Gilbert and many, many more will keep you busy this June.

Creative Calendar: 113 new movies, TV shows, albums, and books to check out in June

If big-screen sequels are what you seek, June shall be your field day. There are at least eight this month, from an X-Men follow-up (Dark Phoenix) to a fourth installment in the saga of Buzz and Woody (Toy Story 4) to more megasharks (47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter) and on and on. But fear not. There are also originals to get excited about as summer officially kicks off: Late Night, a Sundance splash written by Mindy Kaling, starring her and Emma Thompson; The Dead Don’t Die, in which Jim Jarmusch assembles his favorite actors to battle zombies; and The Last Black Man in San Francisco, a gorgeous-looking indie that won raves at Sundance and a directing award for Joe Talbot.


On the small screen, The Handmaid’s Tale, Luther, Black Mirror, Big Little Lies, and Pose are all returning, along with The Loudest Voice, Showtime’s miniseries about Fox News founder Roger Ailes. June also brings new music from The Jonas Brothers, Madonna, Prince, and Bruce Springsteen, plus books from Emily Nussbaum, Elizabeth Gilbert, Catherine Chung, and others.

Dig on in.


Movies to watch at home




  • City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert, June 4
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, June 4
  • The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung, June 6
  • Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner, June 11
  • The Travelers by Regina Porter, June 18
  • The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz, June 25
  • I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum, June 25
  • Duffy by Chris Duffy, June 29

[Photo Illustration: Samir Abady; A Handmaid’s Tale: courtesy of Hulu; Baskets: Erica Parise/FX; Beats: Elizabeth Morris/Netflix; Big Little Lies: Jennifer Clasen/HBO; City on a Hill: Claire Folger/Showtime; Das Boot: Nik Konietzny/Hulu; Designated Survivor: courtesy of Netflix: Grand Hotel: Eric McCandless/ABC; I Am Mother: courtesy of Netflix; Late Night: Emily Aragones/Amazon Studios; Los Espookys: Jennifer Clasen/HBO; Luther: Des Willie/BBC America; Men in Black: International: Giles Keyte/Sony Pictures Entertainment; Murder Mystery: Scott Yamano/Netflix; NOS4A2: Zach Dilgard/AMC; Shaft: Kyle Kaplan/Warner Bros. Entertainment; The Dead Don’t Die: Abbot Genser/Focus Features; The Loudest Voice: JoJo Whilden/Showtime; Toy Story: courtesy of Disney•Pixar]