As we prepare to head into a summer indoors, it’s time to start cultivating our watchlist. With so many amazing TV series and movies heading our way in June, what better way to ring in the month than by queueing up some great love stories? Whether it’s a night of self-care, a virtual date night or a streaming party with the girls, these three movies will make you swoon, and not just from the heat outside.
“As if” June could not get any better! This beloved 90s rom-com will make its way back to Netflix on June 1. Based on Jane Austen’s classic Emma, this modern-day update centers on Cher Horowitz, resident matchmaker and most popular girl at her wealthy Beverley Hills high school.
When Cher decides to give the new girl a much-needed makeover, and she winds up becoming more popular than Cher herself, she realizes her priorities may not have been in the correct order. And with some deep soul-searching, she just might find her way back into the arms of the one person who’s always been there.
West Side Story
This Broadway hit came to the silver screen in 1961, and now it’s coming to a laptop near you.
A musical update of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo & Juliet, with music and lyrics from theatre powerhouses Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Berstein, the story follows the turf war between the Sharks and the Jets in Manhattan. But when two of the rival gang members begin to fall in love, seeing this romance through may result in deadly consequences.
Grab your hairbrush and prepare to start singing, West Side Story hits Netflix on June 1.
Charlie St. Cloud
This romantic drama with just a touch of the paranormal stars Zac Efron and Amanda Crew. Based on the best-selling novel The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood, the film was released in 2010 and left no tear unshed during its theatrical release.
After Charlie’s brother Sam died in a car crash, he promised to never leave him alone. Five years after the accident, Charlie still plays baseball every night at sunset with the ghost of his younger brother. But when Charlie begins to fall for sailor Tess Carroll, he must make a difficult choice. Does he stay in his brother’s world, or go after the woman of his dreams?
The heartbreaking film will be available for streaming on June 21.
Featured image from "Clueless" via Paramount Pictures.