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Your guide to the best new shows and movies to binge on Netflix India

Black Mirror is back!

A new month means new shows and movies to binge-watch, every weekend. We round up the best of recently released and upcoming features on Netflix India—so just put on your PJs, bring on the popcorn and get ready for a good time.

1) Chopsticks

When an under confident young woman, Nirma's (Mithila Palkar's) new car gets stolen, she convinces a charming conman (Artist played by Abhay Deol) to help her retrieve it from a goat-loving gangster, Fayaz Bhai (Vijay Raaz). This drama-comedy Netflix original  is perfect for a wekend watch.

Now streaming 

2) Leila

Based on journalist Prayaag Akbar's novel of the same name, this thriller is set in a dystopian world where people are segregated on the basis of religion, caste and class. Co-directed by Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar, it follows Shalini's (Huma Qureshi) desperate search for her daughter, Leila, who is possibly abducted by the government for being a mixed-blood child. 

Release date: June 14

3) Black Mirror S5 

Speaking of dystopian futures, season five (comprising three episodes) of Black Mirror released on June 5. Brace yourself as the show once again explores our relationship with technology. This season, watch as hostage crisis plays out over social media, an unpopular high school student develops an unhealthy bond with a robot doll, and a video game changes a longtime friendship. 

 

Now streaming

4) Always Be My Maybe

Fans of romantic-comedies, head this way. Comedian Ali Wong and Randall Park star as Sasha and Marcus, childhood sweethearts who run into each other after 15 years. The old sparks are there but the two inhabit vastly different worlds. Bonus: Keanu Reaves makes a special appearance.

Now streaming 

5) Jessica Jones S3 

Superhero Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and sister Trish Walker take on a highly intelligent psychopath but a conflict in ideology soon sets them on a path that will change them both forever. Season three is also the final season of this Marvel show.

 

Release date: June 14