With the sun coming out and temperatures heating up, there’s no need to stay in the house.
But if you’d rather enjoy your summer in the hum of an air conditioner, there’s plenty on Netflix to binge to keep you company.
From a hip hopera starring Beyoncé to a head-scratching episode of Black Mirror, starring Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, the streaming service has got the juice.
Find out what our editors recommend watching below:
Carmen: A Hip Hopera (June 1)
Robert Townsend’s Carmen: A Hip Hopera is getting a new audience thanks to Netflix. The 2001 film, based on the iconic 1875 opera titled Carmen, stars Beyoncé and is already exciting the Beyhive. If you haven’t seen it yet (where have you been?!), we’re sure you’ll be a fan too.
Black Mirror (June 5)
ESSENCE got a sneak peek of the new season of Black Mirror and whew chile, get ready to clutch your pearls. This season stars Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as two college friends, who connect later in life.
The Black Godfather (June 7)
Clarence Avant was one of the most influential figures in entertainment and politics for the past six decades. This documentary details his extraordinary work and all he’s touched. If you loved Quincy, you’ll love The Black Godfather.
Marlon (June 14)
Fans of Marlon can still watch the blended family-centric comedy about an estranged couple trying to raise their kids the best way they know how thanks to Netflix. Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins and Bresha Webb star in this hilarious series.
Mike Epps: Only One Mike (June 14)
In this Netflix original comedy series, Mike Epps takes the mic again inside Washington, D.C.’s Constitution Hall. He hilariously talks about raising his four girls, overcoming dyslexia in his childhood and old people. Yes, you read that right.
Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse (June 26)
This Oscar-winning animated film based on the iconic Spiderman film series is coming to Netflix. Meet Miles Morales, the Black and Puerto Rican teenager, who’s desperately trying to live up to the expectations of his father and this new world of superheroes he’s thrust into.