May will be a big month for Netflix, with the release of the highly anticipated new seasons of stranger things and Love, Death + Robots. However, on the movie front, things will be slower this month. That doesn’t mean we don’t have some exciting releases to watch, especially as Netflix continues to expand its international productions. A quieter month also means we’ll have time to process our backlog because, let’s be honest, most of us haven’t even seen all of the big April movies. Even so, if you’re looking for something new to stream, we’ve rounded up the seven best new original movies on Netflix in May 2022. So let’s get to it!
Directors: Mark AZ Dippé, Matt Philip Whelan, Youngki Lee
Writer: Byron Kavanagh
Cast: Pete Davidson, JK Simmons, David Koechner, Jason Anthony, Shelby Young, Stephen Stanton.
When available: May 6
Inspired by the iconic comic book of the same name by Brad Anderson, Marmaduke is the new version of the adventures of the titular dog, this time voiced by Saturday night life star pete davidson. The Netflix CGI feature on the Great Dane will lead Marmaduke on an original adventure as the dog rises to international stardom after destroying the family barbecue. While most internet users just want to laugh at this clumsy animal, Marmaduke’s viral video catches the attention of a world famous dog whisperer who decides to train Marmaduke and turn him into an elite competitor. Of course, this will lead to a lot of physical comedy as the good boy reluctantly destroys everything around him. Marmaduke is the perfect May addition to Netflix for the whole family to enjoy together or for those looking for a healthy dose of feel-good stories.
On the way for the ride
Director: Sofia Alvarez
Writer: Sofia Alvarez
Cast: Emma Pasarow, Belmont Cameli, Kate Bosworth, Dermot Mulroney, Andie MacDowell, Laura Kaiuki, Marcus Scribner, Geneviève Hannelius, Samia Finnerty, Ricardo Hurtado, Paul Karmiyran
When available: May 6
To all the boys I’ve loved before scriptwriter Sophie Alvarez is back to direct another teen romance novel adaptation, On the way for the rideby Sarah Dessen. The film follows two insomniac teenagers who meet in the middle of the night and fall in love with each other. The stars of the film adaptation Emma Pasarow like Auden, a girl who likes to ride her bike all night while avoiding everyone. Auden is trying to enjoy her last summer before college in scenic Colby Beach when she meets Eli (Belmont cameli), a mysterious young man who will challenge the girl’s will to stay away from others. Auden and Eli will come together to live their best life in the nights of Colby Beach, with the bittersweet certainty that the young girl will soon be leaving for college. So get your tissues ready, this one might be a teary one.
Director: Louis Leterrier
Writer: Stephane Kazadjian
Cast: Omar Sy, Laurent Lafitte, Izïa Higelin, Jean-Louis Tilburg, Dimitri Storoge
When available: May 6
Disassembly (far from the ring road) is an upcoming buddy comedy starring Lupine star Omar Si, one of the most beloved French actors. Also featuring Laurent Lafitte, Disassembly is a direct sequel to 2012 On the other side of the tracks (On the other side of the device), in which the duo play two cops with very different backgrounds who must overcome their differences to solve a big crime. In Disassembly, the two cops must unite again, this time to dismantle a drug network involving dangerous people. The duo’s new mission will take them all over France, as they become embroiled in all sorts of trouble caused by their conflicting personalities. It’s a classic setup for good jokes, but the film also amps up the action, with plenty of sets devoted to getting the audience’s adrenaline pumping.
Ground Meat Operation
Director: John Madden
Writer: Michelle Ashford
Cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Penelope Wilton, Johnny Flynn, Rufus Wright, Charlotte Hamblin and Mark Gatiss
When available: May 11
Tarantino, be careful; reality might be crazier than fiction. Adapted from Ben McIntyrethe book Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Secured an Allied Victory, the upcoming Netflix Original film of the same name explores one of the most bizarre real-life events of World War II. In 1943, the Allies planned an attack on Sicily that could help free Europe from Hitler’s grip. However, they had to devise a diversion to prevent their troops from being massacred. So they come up with a plan to plant fake documents on a corpse to distract the Nazis. The film will tell how British intelligence caught a corpse and created a whole bogus life for it before throwing it into the sea to fake an accident. The most impressive part is that this wacky idea actually worked! Ground Meat Operation promises to offer an amusing story set in one of the darkest periods of human history, enough to arouse our curiosity.
Director: Lucie Jourdan
When available: May 11
While documentaries aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, Our father explores a true crime so shocking it might grab your attention. Directed by Lucie Jourdanthe documentary reveals all the sordid details of the scandal surrounding Dr. Donald Cline. This fertility specialist has inseminated dozens of women with his own sperm without them knowing it. Cline’s bloody crimes came to the surface once people started doing DNA tests to find out more about their ancestry, only to find they had many lost siblings across the country. Cline is being prosecuted for his crimes, but his outrageous actions have caused irreparable pain to the families victimized by the doctor’s atrocities. You must have a strong nerve to catch Our father this month, but the documentary is undoubtedly one of the best new movies coming to Netflix in May 2022.
Director: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: Andrew Knauer, Brandon Scott Jones, Arthur Pielli
Cast: Rebel Wilson, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Mary Holland, Justin Hartley, Chris Parnell, Angourie Rice, Michael Cimino, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Avantika, Alicia Silverstone.
When available: May 13
For many of our desperations, they’re starting to make nostalgic comedies about the early 2000s, which is apparently far enough back in history for us to laugh at its tendencies. In Secondary year, Rebel Wilson plays a cheerleader who slips into a twenty-year coma after falling from a pyramid. Once awake, the cheerleader decides to return to high school and experience what should have been her golden years. However, there is a clear generational divide between Wilson and the other students, as she is a 17-year-old teenager trapped in an adult body. Secondary year will laugh at Harry Potter fever and Lady Gaga be a Madonna copycat. So if you want to feel old, this is the comedy for you! At least the movie will also show how some things never change, because even though cell phones have improved a lot in twenty years, teenagers still try to pretend to be way cooler than them.
A perfect match
Director: Stuart Mcdonald
Writers: Elizabeth Hackett Hilary Galanoy
Cast: Victoria Justice, Adam Demos
When available: May 19
Have you ever felt the need to pour yourself a glass of wine and watch a good romantic comedy? How about a romantic comedy in the middle of the wine industry? Well, Netflix is here for you! A perfect match singer and actress star Victoria Justice as a woman who leaves a dream job to open her own business. However, to succeed in her project, she must immediately snatch a big client who will take her to Australia. On the other side of the world, the executive needs to seduce a family of winegrowers, but ends up herself seducing a tough local personified by Adam Demos “I mean, who wouldn’t? In addition to exploring the unexpected love between people of very different words, A perfect match also promises to be a gourmet movie-going experience filled with fantastic food, so hopefully you’re hungry for one of the best new movies on Netflix in May.
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