Your Guide To The Must-See New Movies And Shows Of May 2024

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From comedy, action, drama, horror, and more, here are some of the best things you can watch this May.

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When the sun is shining at 110% and the heat index is in the 40s, it calls for retreating to a cool room or air-conditioned movie theater to enjoy a good movie or binge-watch a series or two. And when it comes to the new movies and shows coming your way this May, you’ll have plenty of reasons to sit back, relax, get your snacks, and enjoy your time without sweating a river. From the big screen to the streaming service and beyond, check out the new movies and shows to watch this May 2024.  


Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Stanley Chi, the movie delves into the struggles of two people living on opposite ends, or, in this case, opposite ends of Metro Manila. It revolves around a couple from Quezon City and Alabang who have been in a relationship since their college days as they overcome challenges such as distance and other obstacles. You can catch this Marco Gallo and Heaven Peralejo-led movie now in cinemas nationwide. 


Behind every killer action scene is the stunt crew that makes it happen, whom takes center stage in The Fall Guy. The movie centers on Colt Seavers (Ryan Gosling), who, like everyone in the stunt community, gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows, and dropped from the highest of heights, all for people’s entertainment. He serves as the stuntman to A-list action star Tom Ryder (Aaron-Taylor Johnson) and is in a relationship with camera operator Jody Moreno (Emily Blunt). 

But one day, Colt gets into an almost career-ending accident that pushes him away from the industry and his girl. That is until he gets called to find Tom, who has gone missing from the set of his newest sci-fi blockbuster, and work as a stunt guy on the movie, which happens to have Jody as its director. You can see this solid movie in cinemas now. 


Tarot cards take a deadly turn in this horror flick. When a group of friends recklessly violates the sacred rule of Tarot readings – never use someone else’s deck – they unknowingly unleash an unspeakable evil trapped within the cursed cards. One by one, they come face to face with fate and end up in a race against death to escape the future foretold in their readings. See how this unfolds as the film is now screening in local theaters nationwide. 


If kilig, killer tunes, and a story on the dynamics of older women finding love is what you want, this movie is for you. The film, which is adapted from the novel of the same name by Robinne Lee and reported to have roots in Harry Styles fanfiction, follows Solène (Anne Hathaway), a 40-year-old single mom who begins an unexpected romance with 24-year-old Hayes Campbell (Nicholas Galitzine), the lead singer of August Moon, the hottest boy band on the planet. Consider your weekend plans set as it is now streaming on Prime Video. 


We return to a galaxy far, far away in a new set of animated shorts. The animated series centers on two characters, a young Morgan Elsbeth on her quest for vengeance, and former Jedi Barriss Offee as she does what she must to survive a rapidly changing galaxy. These two tales are set to explore the dark path they went on as they navigated the rise of the Empire. It streams on Disney+ beginning May 4. 


Bling Empire fans, this show might be calling your name. We head to South Korea in this series that centers on multi-billionaires like Singaporean tycoons, Italian luxury brand heirs, and Pakistani nobles and their lives living in Korea. You can stream this on Netflix on May 7. 


Set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, apes are the dominant species, while humans are reduced to living in the shadows as Proximus Caesar serves the apes’ new leader. But trouble is afoot as the new leader brings about war and violence that the apes before their time fought hard to avoid. In all this, one young ape begins to question what he is taught and goes on a journey to freedom with the unlikely help of a female human. Unravel the mystery when it arrives in local cinemas this May 8. 


New crime K-drama alert. Repeatedly ignored by the rest of the force and considered a joke by many, the Traffic Crime Investigation (TCI) Team has long suffered in obscurity. But when a genius new member joins the team, their fortunes begin to change. A top mathematician with impeccable looks and next to no social skills, Cha Yeonho is the team’s newbie helping to turn things around. 

With his ability to simulate the exact cause of an accident using only the facts and his impressive cognitive abilities, Yeonho rapidly puts the team on the map. But, when an incident from his past comes back to haunt him, Yeonho could once again cause TCI to fall from grace. The series lands on Disney+ this May 13. 


The kids of Northford High are back in this follow-up to Senior High. This sequel series to the hit teleserye is set five years after the end of Senior High and follows the main protagonists as they deal with even more mystery, drama, and intrigue. New problems to solve, new mysteries to uncover, and new relationships to form or mend all go down when it premiers on local TV this May 13. 


An action spectacle is coming your way, and you don’t want to miss it. Dev Patel achieves an astonishing, tour-de-force feature directing debut with an action thriller about Kid, an anonymous young man who ekes out a meager living in an underground fight club where, night after night, wearing a gorilla mask, he is beaten bloody by more popular fighters for cash. As his childhood trauma boils over, he embarks on a one-man quest for vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless. You can catch this in local cinemas beginning May 15. 


From writer and director John Krasinski comes IF, his directorial debut about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends – and what she does with that superpower – as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. Sounds like fun for the whole family. It lands in local cinemas this May 15. 


While what has been released of this Amy Winehouse biopic has left fans divided, the movie itself could be a different story. So, if you want to judge for yourself if this film respectfully honors the artistry and legacy of the British icon, you can catch this exclusively in Ayala Malls cinemas starting May 15. 


Haikyuu fans, get ready to see the highly-anticiapted match between Karasuno and Nekoma when the movie releases in local cinemas this May 15. If you really want to watch it as early as possible, SM Cinema is holding advanced screenings in select IMAX cinemas on May 13.


Prepare to step back into the world of Mad Max in this prequel that follows Furiosa’s origins. As the world falls, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants fight for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home. See how Furiosa became the legend that she is when it plays in local cinemas nationwide this May 22. 


Jennifer Lopez’s next role? Fighting evil AI from taking over the world, of course. This movie follows a brilliant but misanthropic data analyst with a deep distrust of AI as she finds it may be her only hope when a mission to capture a renegade robot goes awry. You can check this out for yourself when it drops on Netflix on May 24. 


Did you know that there is an animated Garfield movie releasing this month? Well, you know now. Garfield, the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure. After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist. It screens in local cinemas this May 29. 


Did someone say binge-watch time? Check out the new seasons dropping this May. Hacks Season 3 (May 2), Blood of Zeus Season 2 (May 7), Doctor Who Series 14 (May 11), Running Man Philippines Season 2 (May 11), Bridgerton Season 3, Part 1 (May 16), RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 9 (May 17), My Adventures with Superman (May 25). 

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