June’s nearly here and with it comes the promise of new additions to Netflix! For romance fans this month, it’s all about the power of Genre Movie/TV couples and “shipping.” Whether you prefer to root for romance in the traditional sense (aka canon and the importance of story first) like me or love to ship anyone and everyone together, there’re couples galore! Besides genre movies and shows, there’s also romantic dramas, romantic comedies, and more to enjoy as well.

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From old favorites to new, let’s take a look at my romantic recommendations below for Netflix June 2018, each with the official description, personal commentary, rating, and the Netflix release date. Titles are listed in alphabetical order.

(NOTE: We aim to share less explicit content that has PG-13 “like” content and below minus a few exceptions for artistic merit and/or genre interest. If a program is Rated R or TV-M, we will leave a content note to let you know.)

#1 Ali’s Wedding (2017) – Netflix Original Movie

 After telling a white lie that spins out of control, the son of an Iraqi-born cleric in Melbourne becomes torn between family duty and his own heart.

 If this Australian romantic dramedy is as good as the trailer makes it look, then we may have a winner here!

Content Note: NR; Content Unknown.

Available on Netflix: June 8, 2018

#2 Disney’s Tarzan (1999)

Tarzan and Jane. Photo: Disney

 After being shipwrecked off the African coast, a lone child grows up in the wild, and is destined to become lord of the jungle.

 An Oscar-winning Disney classic, you’ll love the story, the music, and the romance between Jane and Tarzan.

Content Note: Rated G

Available on Netflix: June 23, 2018

#3 Grey’s Anatomy, Season 14

 Intern (and eventual resident) Meredith Grey finds herself caught up in personal and professional passions with fellow doctors at a Seattle hospital.

 If you find yourself behind on this addicting series (and you haven’t given up on it yet, here’s your chance to catch up!

Content Note: Rated TV-14

Available on Netflix: June 16, 2018

#4 iZombie, Season 4

 Once a doctor on the fast track, Liv Moore is now a zombie turned crime-solver who gets insights from eating the brains of murder victims.

 If you love urban fantasy and paranormal romance with a touch of wit, then this show’s for you. I’m a little behind and can’t wait to find out what happens in the latest season especially with Jason Dohring (Moonlight, Veronica Mars) recurring.

Content Note: Rated TV-14

Available on Netflix: TBD

#5 Life Sentence, Season 1

 When Stella finds out her terminal cancer is cured, she must learn to live with all the choices she made when deciding to live like she was dying.

 While the series has mixed reviews, if you’re looking for a nice balance between comedy, drama, romance, and family dynamics, then this show could be worth checking out. Especially if you’re a Lucy Hale fan.

Content Note: Rated TV-PG

Available on Netflix: TBD

#6 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Season 5

 To track an unknown enemy, Agent Phil Coulson assembles a select group of agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D.

 To find out if May and Coulson finally get together or not, of course! Plus, isn’t there a possible Fitz and Simmons wedding? If you haven’t seen the show, then you’ll love the numerous TV couples to root for!

Content Note: Rated TV-14

Available on Netflix: June 17, 2018

#7 National Treasure (2004)

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 Modern treasure hunters search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin.

 If you love escapist adventure films with a healthy dose of romance on the side, then this is a fun movie to check out.

Content Note: Rated PG

Available on Netflix: June 1

#8 Set it Up (2018) – Netflix Original Movie

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 In desperate need of a break from the office, two beleaguered assistants team up to trick their workaholic bosses into falling in love.

Content Note: Rating and content unknown.

Available on Netflix: June 15, 2018

#9 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

 There’s no doubt that The Last Jedi has been one of the most polarizing films in recent history. While the movie received fantastic reviews, the audience had mixed reactions, to say the least! Some hated the film, others loved it. And then some found themselves in the middle. I happened to love it.

I thought The Force Awakens was mediocre so I went into this film not expecting much. However, I was pleasantly surprised. For many of the same reasons people hated it, I loved it! Sweeping Romanticism with brooding Byronic and Romantic Heroes. Underlying romance with kindred spirits. Princess Leia bringing out some untapped power. I could go on. I say if you’re a fan of the Brontë’s and Dark Romanticism, then you may enjoy this Star Wars film. It’s Star Wars – Brontë style.

Oh, and there’s the awesome “possible” relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren. Yep, I’m a fan.

Content Note: Rated PG-13

Available on Netflix: June 26

#10 Us and Them (2018)

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 Two strangers meet on a train and form a bond that evolves over the years. After a separation, they reconnect and reflect on their love for each other.

 This popular Chinese film sounds like a great choice for fans of Before Sunrise! Though it looks more serious and perhaps tragic.

Content Note: Rating and Content Unknown

Available on Netflix: June 22


BONUSES:

BONUS 1: BEST PERIOD DRAMA BROMANCE – The King’s Speech (2004)

Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush as King George and Lionel Logue in The King's Speeach

Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company

 In this biographical drama, Britain’s King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from speech therapist Lionel Logue.

 This fantastic period drama starring Colin Firth is a must-see! There’s even a surprise cameo with an onscreen reunion between Firth and Jennifer Ehle (Pride and Prejudice, 1995).

Content Note: Rated R for brief strong language.

Available on Netflix: June 2

BONUS 2: MOST LIKELY TO HELP YOU WRITE A BESTSELLER – Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, Season 1

 Mythologist Joseph Campbell presents his ideas about comparative mythology and the ongoing role of myth in human society.

 If you want to find your inner Rory Gilmore/Paris Geller or you want to understand mythology better while you write your bestselling fantasy, then you’ll definitely want to check out this useful Documentary series.

Content Note: NR

Available on Netflix: June 1

BONUS 3: BEST DANCE FILM – George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (1993)

 Narrated by Kevin Kline, this movie version of the timeless Yuletide fantasy — produced by George Balanchine — features the New York City Ballet.

 While Macaulay Culkin was miscast, it’s a beautiful production of The Nutcracker with sweet Romanticism and nostalgic childhood happiness for the whole family.

Content Note: Rated G

Available on Netflix: June 1

BONUS 4: MOST INTRIGUING PREMISE – Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits 

 While there’s very little known about this series yet, the little I could gather, sounds promising! According to PopSugar, it’s based on a true story and takes “a look at the top-secret recruiting and training of Britain’s SOE program.”

Content Note: Rating and Content Unknown

Available on Netflix: June 29

What romances or other movies/shows do you plan to watch on Netflix this month? Leave a comment below and let me know!


Featured Image at Top: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Photo: ABC

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