This May, Netflix is offering a captivating collection of films and specials that range from gripping action and drama to thrilling romances, all from the convenience of your home. Regardless of whether you prefer something educational, or humorous, Netflix has a wide range of options to watch.
May 2023 Releases On Netflix:
- Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
This limited series drama, devised by Shonda Rhimes, serves as a prequel spin-off to the well-known Netflix series, Bridgerton. The show focuses on the life of a youthful Queen Charlotte and her rise to eminence and power, detailing her marriage to King George and how it sparked a significant societal transformation and an epic love story. This transformation laid the foundation for the Ton world that the main series' characters inherited.
(Releasing on May 4)
- Hannah Gadsby: Something Special
Hannah Gadsby, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian and star of popular Netflix stand-up specials Nanette and Douglas, is back with Something Special. This new hour of comedy and introspection was filmed at the Sydney Opera House, one of the world's most famous venues. Hannah talks about a wide range of topics in this third instalment of their Netflix Original series, including their recent wedding and several unsettling run-ins with a bunny.
(Releasing on May 9)
- Dance Brothers
Dance Brothers narrate the tale of two brothers, Roni and Sakari, who face financial challenges in their pursuit of a career in dance. To overcome these challenges, they establish a club that provides them with financial support, housing, and training space. The club proves to be successful, bringing them both popularity and success. However, as they strive to balance their artistic aspirations with commercial demands, they encounter difficulties in their personal relationships that test their love and loyalty for each other.
(Releasing on May 10)
- Royalteen: Princess Margrethe
The story of Royalteen is centred around Prince Karl Johan, played by Mathias Storhøi, and Lena, portrayed by Ines Høysæter Asserson, who begins to develop romantic feelings toward each other. However, Lena is hesitant to pursue a relationship due to Kalle's notorious reputation as a party-goer and frequent subject of tabloids and gossip blogs like the one she used to run under an alias. Despite her reservations, Lena begins dating Prince Karl Johan, aware of the complex circumstances they are in, but also harbouring a significant secret.
(Releasing on May 11)
- The Mother
This upcoming Netflix Original movie, expected to release in May, is a thrilling action flick featuring a skilled assassin, portrayed by Jennifer Lopez, who leaves her hiding to protect her long-lost daughter from dangerous attackers. Titled Mother, the film shows the immense determination and resilience of its lead character, aided by a talented supporting cast of Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, Gael García Bernal, Paul Raci, Jesse Garcia, and Yvonne Senat Jones. Catch the premiere exclusively on Netflix this month.
(Releasing on May 12)
- Black Knight
In a world beset by chronic air pollution in the year 2071, humanity's very existence is threatened. However, with the aid of the Black Knights, who are more than just ordinary couriers, the people can survive the ordeal.
(Releasing on May 12)
- Faithfully Yours
Experience the thrill of this Dutch suspense film that portrays the intriguing lives of Bodil (played by Bracha van Doesburgh) and Isabel (played by Elise Schaap), who act as enablers for each other's risky and potentially harmful double lives. Despite being wedded to their partners and seemingly content in their marital lives, the two women secretly engage in forbidden affairs and rely on each other as covers.
However, after Isabel's demise when she and Bodil were expected to be together, Bodil becomes entangled in her own intricate fabrications, resulting in significant repercussions that will permanently alter the lives of everyone involved.
(Releasing on May 17)
In this poignant Netflix Original film from Poland, Alin Szewczyk and Jan Cięciara, both high school students, form a deep connection while exploring the journey of discovering, embracing, and expressing their true identities. Fanfic is an emotional LGBTQ+ tale of self-discovery, transformation, and the unbreakable relationships that people can form, especially during challenging and perplexing times.
(Releasing on May 17)
- Kathal – A Jackfruit Mystery
Kathal - A Jackfruit Mystery is an investigative satire comedy produced by Netflix in India. It revolves around the protagonist Mahima, an enthusiastic police officer, who embarks on a mission to uncover the mysterious disappearance of two valuable jackfruits from a politician's garden. As Mahima is committed to solving the strange case and vindicating herself, she sets out on an unforeseen course that is bound to captivate audiences worldwide.
(Releasing on May 19)
Arnold Schwarzenegger's first lead role on television is in Fubar. The show features him in the character of Luke Brunner, a CIA agent who is almost retired. He eventually discovers that his daughter (Monica Barbaro) has been working incognito as an agent without his knowledge for years. When they start working together, their missions overlap, which leads to family drama and amusing ego clashes.
(Releasing on May 25)
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