iTunes - New in June 2015: Best TV and films from Game of Thrones to Fifty Shades of Grey

There's plenty of recent releases to enjoy this month including Still Alice, Cake and Selma - as well as the final series of Mad Men

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Forget the pirated streams, when Game of Thrones finishes later in June you’ll be able to catch up on any episodes you missed legally thanks to iTunes.

The HBO series isn’t the only big US TV drama debuting on Apple’s on-demand store this month, there’s also the final season of Mad Men and the latest series of Netflix’s House of Cards.

Discerning film buffs can enjoy Oscar-winners such as Selma or Still Alice, but if it’s a bit of laughter you’re looking for there’s also The Interview or The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.


Selma (01/06)

Fierce urgency: David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr in 'Selma'

This critically acclaimed Martin Luther King biopic chronicles the difficult three months in 1965 during which King led a campaign for equality in the face of brutal oppression in Selma, Atlanta, culminating in the signing of the Voting Rights Act.

Taken 3 (01/06)

Liam Neeson grapples Sam Spruell in Taken 3

Liam Neeson and his particular set of skills return for the third time when ex-wife Lenny is murdered and he framed for the killing. Expect violent clashes and high speed car chases as the ex-covert operative takes his revenge one last time.

The Interview (01/06)

James Franco and Seth Rogen in ‘The Interview’

Controversial action-comedy lampooning Kim Jong-un sees James Franco play television presenter Dave Skylark, who is tasked with assassinating the dictator. The film caused a backlash in North Korea, where one hacking group was linked to the Sony Pictures' email leak last year.

Fifty Shades of Grey (08/06)

Passion killer: bedroom scenes in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' were censored in Vietnam

The long awaited film of the infamous novel was a box office sensation but a critical flop. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the film sees virginal student Anastasia Steele meet millionaire mogul Christian Grey and a sexually sadistic relationship ensues.

Cake (15/06)

Slice of life: Jennifer Aniston and Sam Worthington in ‘Cake’

In her most serious dramatic role to date, Jennifer Aniston plays Claire, a woman suffering from chronic pain. Obsessed by the suicide of another member of her support group, she struggles with her own personal misfortunes.

Jupiter Ascending (15/06)

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In this all-star sci-fi, Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) plays an ordinary girl whose life becomes out of this world, quite literally. When tracked down by genetically engineered hunter (Channing Tatum) she discovers her intergalactic noble status. Eddie Redmayne also stars. 

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (22/06)

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ with Judi Dench and Bill Nighy

The OAPs return to India for more fun and frolics under the sun. Even bolder and brighter than its predecessor, prepare for visual delights including a zesty Bollywood dance routine. Richard Gere, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy star. 

Still Alice (29/06)

Vital ingredient: Julianne Moore in 'Still Alice'

Julianne Moore gives an Oscar-winning performance as Dr Alice Howard, a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University with early onset Alzheimer’s. A harrowing watch as Alice struggles to retain her sense of self.

Force Majeure (29/06)

Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren and Vincent Wettergren in ‘Force Majeure’

When an avalanche hurtles toward a Danish family as they dine at a Mountainside restaurant, the terrified father flees - abandoning his wife and children. Nobody is hurt, but the family dynamic is irreparably damaged. Darkly witty comedy-drama.

Also: Shaun the Sheep (01/06)

Kajaki (01/06)

Love Is Strange (01/06)

Blackhat (15/06)

Wild Tales (15/06)

It Follows (22/06)

Catch Me Daddy (22/06)

Chappie (29/06)


Game of Thrones season 5, includes exclusive bonus content (16/06)

Maisie Williams prepares to enter the House of Black and White as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones season five

There's sexual intrigue and political conspiracy abound as the seven noble families continue to battle for power. Westeros is on the brink of destruction as the Lannisters lose their grip. Expect bloody violence and explicit scenes of a sexual nature – often intertwined.

Mad Men, season 7 part 2 - all episodes (20/06)

Living like there’s no tomorrow: Jon Hamm as Don Draper in the final season of ‘Mad Men’

The world of Madison Avenue advertising is scandalous as ever as Mad Men returns for its seventh series. As the show moves into the Seventies, conflicted creative genius Don Draper (John Hamm) is back and wanting more. With Christina Hendricks and January Jones.

Silicon Valley, season 2 (23/06)


US sit-com about a group of nerdy guys founding a company in Silicon Valley during the high tech gold rush of the late 80s. Faced with unprecedented success, the techies are not best prepared for their new found fame. Created by Mike Judge.

House of Cards, season 3 (27/06)

Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood in ‘House of Cards’ (AP)

Kevin Spacey stars as fiercely ambitious politico Frank Underwood, in this scandalous exposé of underhand electoral politics. He and wife Claire finally hold the power they’ve always desired, but can they keep it?

Also: Jordskott (11/06)