What’s New on Netflix & Top 10s: June 17th, 2021


black summer season 2 new on netflix june 17th 2021

Black Summer – Picture: Netflix

Another 12 new releases just touched down on Netflix in the United States today. Let’s take a look at what’s now available on Netflix and what’s trending in the top 10 charts. 

Today is your last chance to catch a number of titles on Netflix including the Western Big Kill starring Danny Trejo, the excellent documentary Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers and a number of foreign titles too.

The big new release for tomorrow is the fourth full season of Elite, Kevin Hart’s Fatherhood and the Mobile Suit Gundam anime collection.

Best New Movies & TV Shows Added to Netflix Today

Black Summer (Season 2)

Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Cast: Justin Chu Cary, Jaime King, Christine Lee, Sal Velez Jr.
Writer: John Hyams, Karl Schaefer
Runtime: 40 min

Netflix has had a bit of zombie fever so far this year with the release of Army of the Dead but now we’re back at it with the return of Black Summer.

From the creators of Z Nation, this zombie series is set during the early days of an outbreak following a group of survivors. The second season ramps up the violence and by most accounts improves dramatically over the first season.

Katla (Season 1)

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Cast: Guðrún Eyfjörð, Íris Tanja Flygenring, Aliette Opheim, Ingvar Sigurðsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Sólveig Arnarsdóttir
Writer: Sigurjón Kjartansson, Baltasar Kormákur
Runtime: 43 mins

Marking another first for Netflix today is the release of the Icelandic series Katla. The sci-fi thriller sees an eruption of a volcano that turns the world upside down.

Early reviews suggest this is going to be a sleeper hit for Netflix adding to the already impressive slate of European-made sci-fi titles.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver
Writer: David O. Russell (screenplay), Matthew Quick (novel)
Runtime: 122 min
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 88 wins & 148 nominations.

Longtime Netflix subscribers will know Silver Linings Playbook has come and gone numerous times over the years but it’s back once again today.

The excellent drama based on the novel is a marvelous film and we’re happy to see it again today. Here’s what you can expect if you’ve not watched before:


“A man with bipolar disorder moves home with his parents and makes a connection with a spirited widow, which helps both of them heal in unique ways.”

Full List of New Releases on Netflix for June 17th, 2021

6 New Movies Added Today

  • Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens (2021) Netflix Original
  • Aziza (2019)
  • Besieged Bread (2016)
  • Fan Girl (2020)
  • Red Snow (2019)
  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

6 New TV Series Added Today

  • Black Summer (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Elite Short Stories: Carla Samuel (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Hospital Playlist (Season 2 – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original
  • Katla (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Record of Ragnarok (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The Gift (Season 3) Netflix Original

Top 10 Movies & Shows on Netflix for June 17th, 2021

# Movies TV Series
1 Wish Dragon Manifest
2 The Devil Below Sweet Tooth
3 Awake Workin’ Moms
4 Home Lupin
5 A Haunted House 2 CoComelon
6 Trouble Lucifer
7 The Mitchells vs. The Machines L.A.’s Finest
8 2 Hearts Alone
9 The Secret Life of Pets 2 Dirty John
10 Skater Girl Fresh, Fried & Crispy
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