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Streaming Guide: Movies and TV shows to watch on June 7

Here are the shows and movies you can stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, ALTBalaji, SonyLIV, ZEE5, Apple TV+ and Voot among more.

Written by Arushi Jain , Kshitij Rawat , Antara Chakraborthy | New Delhi | Updated: June 7, 2020 4:35:59 pm
streaming guide 12 Years a Slave is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. (Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

While the production of films is set to restart, it will still take a while to get the audience back to cinema halls. Things have changed, and now the digital space has taken centrestage. With new players joining the streaming space, competition is on the rise.

At the home front, MX Player and Voot Select have taken bold steps to attract more users. Voot Select especially has done a stand-up job of bringing to its viewers a plethora of content. Marzi, Illegal, Asur among more have managed to impress the audience and critics alike.

Meanwhile, the veterans like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix are looking to boost their user base by releasing highly-anticipated full-length features which were earlier supposed to grace the big screen. The Shoojit Sircar directorial Gulabo Sitabo, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, will begin streaming on Amazon Prime Video from June 12.

Apart from these Bollywood flicks, the audience will have a hard time looking away from the screen as shows like 13 Reasons Why Season 4, Kehne ko Humsafar Hai and Queer Eye among more have begun streaming.

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Here's what you can watch on OTT platforms today.

16:35 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Bates Motel: Amazon Prime Video

A prequel of the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, Bates Motel tells the story of Normal Bates from when he was a kid. The acting is superb, both by Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his mother Norma Bates. There is uneasy, almost incestuous tension between the duo and that is the biggest strength of this show. Sometimes scary and sometimes creepy, Bates Motel is a worthy prequel.

16:15 (IST)07 Jun 2020
The Shape of Water: Disney+ Hotstar

Guillermo del Toro's Oscar-winning feature The Shape of Water twists the traditional beauty-and-the-beast story and in the process tells a story that is gorgeous both visually and musically.

15:44 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Zodiac: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

A David Fincher directorial, Zodiac was based on the infamous serial-killer Zodiac who terrorised the citizens of San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s and 1970s. The film starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Brian Cox and John Carroll Lynch among others.

15:22 (IST)07 Jun 2020
9. Don’t Breathe: Netflix

Three kids break into a blind veteran’s secluded house, thinking it would be an easy job to just go inside and pick up the cash. If the old guy wakes up, knock him cold and run away, is the plan. They are in for a really, really nasty surprise. Don’t Breathe is a thriller verging on horror.

14:46 (IST)07 Jun 2020
8. The Prestige: Amazon Prime Video

Christopher Nolan’s last film before he became a global household name with Batman Begins, The Prestige stars two of the best ‘star’ actors Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman. Set in late 19th century London, two magicians turn from friends to bitter foes with their rivalry ending in the greatest trick of them all.

14:14 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Shutter Island: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name is about two US Marshals played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, who arrive on an island that houses a facility for the criminally insane to investigate the disappearance of an inmate. The film is known for its thwack of an ending that changes the way the viewer looks at the whole story. It is an otherwise well-made film as well, with stunning cinematography, performances, background score, writing and, of course, direction.

13:51 (IST)07 Jun 2020
The Cabin in the Woods: Netflix

Helmed by Drew Goddard, The Cabin in the Woods is a subversive horror film that takes the hackneyed remote forest cabin premise of so many horror films and turns it on its head. The result is a smartly written movie. Chris Hemsworth plays the role of Curt Vaughan, one of the college students who go on a vacation to that forest cabin.

13:30 (IST)07 Jun 2020
The Vast of Night: Amazon Prime Video

The Vast of Night, an indie sci-fi thriller distributed by Amazon, harks back to classic stories and accounts of UFOs and alleged alien sightings, and the steady diet of shows and movies made on them which many of us grew up on.

Also Read | The Vast of Night movie review: A gripping old-school sci-fi thriller

12:41 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Seven: Netflix

Morgan Freeman’s jaded detective is paired up with Brad Pitt’s rash, idealistic newbie in this David Fincher thriller. The relationship is one of the film’s greatest strengths. This critically acclaimed film posits the two against Kevin Spacey’s psychopath who kills according to Christianity’s seven deadly sins.

12:29 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Watchmen: Disney+ Hotstar

HBO’s Watchmen series is a sequel of sorts (called a “remix”) to Alan Moore’s graphic novel of the same name. It is created by Damon Lindelof, co-creator of Lost and HBO’s own The Leftovers. Just like how the English author boldly confronted the contemporary social and political issues in the United States in the late 1980s, Lindelof’s Watchmen deals with the present concerns: chiefly white supremacy and racism. And it does it amazingly well.

12:00 (IST)07 Jun 2020
12 Years a Slave: Amazon Prime Video

12 Years a Slave is Steve McQueen’s heart-wrenching adaptation of a memoir of a black slave Solomon Northup. Chiwetel Ejiofor essayed the lead role in the film which also starred Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard. The film was a brutal depiction of slavery and is a hard movie to watch.

22:30 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Chernobyl: Hotstar

HBO miniseries Chernobyl streaming on Hotstar is a harrowing and meticulous dramatisation of the events leading up to and the immediate aftermath of the biggest nuclear disaster in history. Most of the plot across five taut episodes is about the superhuman efforts at containment by brave people without which millions would have perished.

22:03 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Dharala Prabhu: Amazon Prime Video

This Krishna Marimuthu-directorial traces the story of an eligible bachelor Prabhu Govind (Harish Kalyan), who hates kids but ends up being the biological dad of 49 healthy children. The film is a Tamil rendition of Shoojit Sircar’s 2012 Hindi blockbuster Vicky Donor, and stars Harish Kalyan, Vivek and Tanya Hope in the lead.

21:34 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Mannphodganj Ki Binny: MX Player

MX Player's Mannphodganj Ki Binny is an adaptation of the book ‘Band Baaja Boys’ by Rachna Singh. It is a story of a small-town girl Binny Bajpai who is attractive, happy go lucky and has an attitude of being in it to win it. The slice of life comedy web series chronicles her big dreams and escapades to leave her small town.

21:15 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Panchayat: Amazon Prime Video

Panchayat is an eight part-series set in the village of Phulera, Uttar Pradesh. Abhishek Tripathi (Jitendra Kumar) who is fresh out of college has somehow landed himself a government job, as Panchayat sachiv, which pays him Rs 20,000 a month. He goes straight from hanging out with his friends at the mall, talking about CTCs and instagramming to the dusty village of Phulera with daily power cuts and where he has to bathe in the open at the hand pump outside the panchayat office.

20:39 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Some Good News: YouTube

American actor-filmmaker John Krasinski has come up with his new show, in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is winning the hearts of audiences around the world. The show called Some Good News is hosted by Krasinski on his YouTube channel. With just two episodes, the channel already has over a million subscribers

20:10 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Haq Se: AltBalaji

The AltBalaji web series is an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women. It stars Rajeev Khandelwal and Surveen Chawla in the lead roles. It is a story of four sisters (Meher, Jannat, Amal and Bano) that focuses on the issues of society and how women are always judged and put to test. It also highlights the independent and strong mentality of today’s women.

19:34 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Anand (1971): Amazon Prime Video, Shemaroo Me, SonyLIV

Rajesh Khanna’s character of Anand while suffering from cancer makes you fall in love with him courtesy his ‘live life to its fullest’ attitude and the thought ’embrace death as much as you embrace life.’ Through the film, he, along with Amitabh Bachchan, give lessons on death and life to the audience. And, mind you, it’s done in such an entertaining way that not for a second you get bored with all the life philosophy thrown at you.

19:06 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Masterchef Australia: Hotstar

All you foodies who are missing outside food during the lockdown, don't worry! All the seasons of Masterchef Australia are available on Hotstar and it’ll keep you satiated till you can properly go out and indulge again.

18:39 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Jamtara: Sabka Number Aayega: Netflix

True crime lovers, Jamtara: Sabka Number Aayega is a gem that’s hiding in the crevices of Netflix. Based on a true story, the series focuses on phishing operations in Jamtara district. Directed by Soumendra Padhi, the 10-part series garnered positive reviews upon its release. In an interview with Indian Express, Padhi said, “What drew me to this particular crime, as a concept, is that I feel it is a great equaliser. Most people there have not studied after class six. All they do is procure mobile phones and it’s like a family business, they’re all into conning.”

This week's big OTT releases are films Choked and Chintu Ka Birthday, and web series Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain Season 3 and 13 Reasons Why Season 4.