June is officially here, which means summer is basically here too, bringing with it plenty of sweat and humidity and the sweet relief of air conditioning. And do you know what goes great with air conditioning? Watching excellent TV shows and movies on Hulu from the comfort of your couch.
In June, Hulu has a respectable selection of movies and new TV shows, and we're recommending a coming-of-age series based on a movie that was based on a book and a new adult comedy from the executive producers of Robot Chicken.
Our whole list of suggestions is below, but here's the full list of what's new on (and what's leaving) Hulu in June. We also have our picks for what to watch this month on Netflix, as well as a list of everything coming to streaming in June. If you're looking for even more hand-picked recommendations, click over to our Watch This Now! page.
Available June 2
You might be surprised to discover that the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood isn't actually about the life of Fred Rogers. The film stars Tom Hanks as the beloved children's TV presenter, but the movie actually follows The Americans' Matthew Rhys, who plays an Esquire journalist assigned to profile Rogers for a story about heroes and has his life changed as a result. It's a biographical film based on the real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod that will fill your heart with warmth and kindness, so if you missed it in theaters last year, now is your chance to watch it. (Trailer)
Season 1 available June 12
The folks behind Robot Chicken are back with Hulu's Crossing Swords, a medieval stop-motion comedy about Patrick (Nicholas Hoult), a young and goodhearted peg person who becomes a squire and quickly learns his new workplace is far from regal, as the castle is full of horny royals, sex dungeons, and witches -- er, women who want equal pay. It might be set in the Dark Ages, but Crossing Swords is hella modern, and dare I say very funny... if you're into NSFW comedy with a lot of murder jokes. Don't let your kids watch this. (Trailer)
Series premiere June 17
This Is Us executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger are diving back into the world of Love, Simon -- the 2018 film starring Nick Robinson that they also wrote together -- with a charming sequel series, Love, Victor. Michael Cimino leads the series as the eponymous teenager who moves with his family to Atlanta and finds himself at Simon's old high school, living in the shadow of what seems like the most romantic coming-out story of all time. As Victor struggles to figure out his own identity, he reaches out to Simon for advice about navigating his new school, the rules of dating girls and guys, managing his religious family, and figuring out exactly what Victor wants for himself. It's a more in-depth look at the emotional struggle of becoming yourself as a teenager, and relatable content for everyone no matter how they label their sexuality. –Megan Vick (Trailer)
Series premiere June 18
Padma Lakshmi travels the U.S. in this new Anthony Bourdain-esque food series and explores the diverse food culture of various immigrant groups who've shaped American cuisine into what it is today. Set on uncovering the roots and relationship between our food and our history, this series is another great addition to the world of culinary travel programming. (Trailer)
Want to know what else is coming to Hulu? Here's everything new on Hulu in June.