It's collections month at Hulu. First, there's a fresh crop of gritty TV documentary series from Viceland. We've picked some standout examples from the 14 shows in this month's roster.
Moving from true stories to high fantasy, Hulu will also host the three-part Lord of the Rings movie franchise in June. Many of our remaining films get back to reality with tales of the marginalized and afflicted, such as A Beautiful Mind, My Left Foot and Precious.
Here's a preview of what's coming next month on Hulu.
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The Bold Type: Season 2 Premiere (June 5)
An acclaimed new member of the "young women take Manhattan genre," this series about a trio of magazine editors is based on the story of real-life Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles.
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Black Market: Season 1 (June 8)
Acclaimed for gangster roles in The Wire and Boardwalk Empire, actor Michael K. Williams encounters the real thing in this Viceland documentary series. In each episode, Williams delves into a different illicit trade, such as gambling, opioids and armaments.
Cyberwar, Seasons 1-2 (June 8)
Viceland's investigative series explores aspects of digital warfare, including Russian hackers, WikiLeaks, government spyware, Anonymous and ISIS.
Huang's World, Seasons 1-2 (June 8)
Chef and author Eddie Huang (writer of Fresh Off the Boat, which became an ABC series) delves into a different topic and region of the world in each episode of this Viceland series.
Weediquette, Seasons 1-3 (June 8)
Marijuana is a cultural and economic force like it's never been before. Host Krishna Andavolu explores a different aspect of weed in each episode, including medical and psychological treatments, smuggling, driving under the influence and deportations for possession.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Season 2 (June 14)
Samuel Barnett (Penny Dreadful) brings gusto to the title role of this show about a supernaturally attuned private investigator. Elijah Wood plays his reluctant sidekick in this series inspired by Douglas Adams' absurdist novels.
A Beautiful Mind (2001) (June 1)
A winner of four Oscars, including Best Picture, this biopic is based on Nobel Prize laureate economist John Nash's struggles with, and measure of victory over, paranoid schizophrenia.
Brokeback Mountain (2005) (June 1)
Annie Proulx's short story of the same name inspired this Oscar-winning film from Ang Lee. Brokeback Mountain is about a same-sex romance in the American West, where the local culture has no tolerance for such lifestyles.
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My Left Foot (1989) (June 1)
Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker earned their Oscars in this challenging portrayal of a man with cerebral palsy who, with control of his titular limb, becomes a prolific writer and painter. The movie is based loosely on the autobiography of Irishman Christy Brown.
Panic (2000) (June 1)
In this film, a middle-age hit man struggles to reconcile his relationships with his wife, his mistress, his father-in-law, his boss, his psychiatrist and his next target. Some of the movie's characters fill more than one of those roles.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) (June 1)
Director Tim Burton takes his turn with this oft-staged tale of a bloodthirsty barber in 19th-century London. Johnny Depp plays the title role, with Helena Bonham Carter as his accomplice: a prolific maker of mystery-meat pies.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) (June 1)
A young hobbit named Frodo (Elijah Wood) lives a carefree life in the countryside until his eccentric uncle gifts him a ring that could destroy the world. Frodo teams up with wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and warriors from several races to keep the ring out of evil hands, especially the dark lord Sauron.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) (June 1)
Frodo and his BFF Sam (Sean Astin) travel to a volcano called Mount Doom — the only force that can destroy the One Ring. Meanwhile, the once-wise wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee) has fallen under the sway of Sauron and is building an army of orcs.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) (June 1)
While Frodo and Sam struggle to reach Mount Doom in the land of Mordor, Sauron's forces march out to slaughter mankind. King-in-waiting Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Gandalf lead the defense.
Precious (2009) (June 9)
It can't get much worse for young Precious, an overweight, illiterate pregnant teenager in 1980s Harlem. But an alternative school with a dedicated staff offers her a new sense of hope. The film won two Oscars, including Best Supporting Actress for Mo'Nique's performance as abusive mother Mary.
Killing for Love (2016) (June 16)
In 1985, long before O.J. Simpson's trial, another murder mystery splashed across national screens: the brutal killing of Derek and Nancy Haysom. Suspicion fell to their daughter, Elizabeth, and her boyfriend, Jens Söring, son of a German diplomat. Söring took the fall, but did he really do it? This fast-paced documentary examines the evidence.
Shutter Island (2010) (June 26)
In 1954, a patient simply disappears from her cell in a remote mental hospital. That's the story administrators tell federal marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio), anyway, in this head-trip psychological thriller from Martin Scorsese. The deeper Daniels investigates, the deeper he finds himself in dangerous waters.
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