7 new movies to watch in May 2022 on Netflix, Hulu, Peacock and more – WWD

Several streaming services are offering new movies this month in genres such as romance, drama, comedy, and sci-fi.

Netflix, for its part, is adding a big slate of new movies in May, including the comedy “Senior Year,” which stars Rebel Wilson as a former high school cheerleader who wakes up from a coma. 20 years old with the dream of going back to school and becoming prom queen. The streaming service is also adding a new historical drama to its lineup this month, called “Operation Mincemeat,” which tells the story of two intelligence officers who changed the course of World War II.

Paramount+ is releasing “Firestarter,” a new adaptation of Stephen King’s thriller starring Zac Efron, which will simultaneously debut in theaters.

Here, WWD rounds up seven new movies to stream in May. Read on to find out more.

“On the way for the ride”
Stream on Netflix May 6

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Based on the young adult novel of the same name, “Along for the Ride” follows a young girl named Auden in the summer before she goes to college when she meets fellow insomniac Eli, who encourages her to live a carefree teenage life before she leaves.

“Operation Ground Meat”
Stream on Netflix May 11

7 new movies to watch in May 2022

A photo from “Operation Mincemeat.”
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“Operation Mincemeat” tells the story of two intelligence officers who changed the course of World War II and saved thousands of lives. The film stars Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, and Kelly Macdonald, among others.

“Fire starter”
Stream on Peacock May 13

7 new movies to watch in May 2022

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An adaptation of Stephen King’s thriller tells the story of a young girl with extraordinary powers who fights against forces that want to control her. The film stars Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon and others.

“Sneakerella”
Stream on Disney+ May 13

7 new movies to watch in May 2022

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A reimagined take on the classic “Cinderella” tale, “Sneakerella” centers on a budding sneaker designer from Queens, NY, who meets the daughter of a legendary basketball star and sneaker mogul whom he bonds through love sneakers.

“Secondary Year”
Stream on Netflix May 13

7 new movies to watch in May 2022

A photo from “Senior Year”.
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Netflix’s new comedy tells the story of a high school cheerleader who falls into a coma before her prom. When she wakes up 20 years later, she wants to go back to high school and try again to be prom queen. The films star Rebel Wilson, Justin Hartley, Alicia Silverstone and others.

“A perfect match”
Stream on Netflix May 19

7 new movies to watch in May 2022

An image from “A Perfect Pairing”.
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Victoria Justice stars as a Los Angeles-based wine company executive who quits her job in order to start her own wine business and travels to an Australian sheep station, where she meets a local named Max and start a relationship.

“Valet”
Stream on Hulu May 20

7 new movies to watch in May 2022

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“The Valet” tells the story of a famous movie star who, after paparazzi photos of her and her married lover emerge, hires a valet to pose as her boyfriend to cover up the scandal. The film stars Eugenio Derbez, Samara Weaving, Max Greenfield and others.

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