Netflix UK: The best upcoming movies in May 2022 including Doctor Strange

Netflix’s May movies offer something for everyone (Images: AP/Rex)

There’s been a lot of talk about the rise of Netflix subscriptions in the UK lately, but fans of the streaming giant’s ride or die will find plenty to enjoy with their movie screenings in May.

The 2007 classic Hairspray (the spot of unrecognizable John Travolta) starring Amanda Bynes at the height of her acting is a great movie for the soul, and 2019’s scary Doctor Strange starring Ewan McGregor is solid (just don’t watch it at night, alone!).

In terms of Netflix original shows, ’90s fans should love Rebel Wilson’s first year intro, and there are three rom-com shows if you need to take time from world events.

Scroll for our other May-worthy flicks:

Paycheck – May 1

With star Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, and Aaron Eckhart in this sci-fi thriller about a computer genius whose memory is erased, it’s a lot better than what he got when it was originally released in 2003.

Along for The Ride – May 6

Emma Passaro as Auden and Belmont Camille as Ellie on Netflix's Along the Journey.

This flick is the latest in a Netflix rom-coms series (Photo: Emily V. Aragones/Netflix)

In this rom-com, the summer before college, Oden meets the mysterious Ellie, a classmate who suffers from insomnia. While the seaside town of Colby sleeps, the two embark on a nighttime mission to help Auden experience the life of a fun, carefree teen she never knew she wanted. Also starring Kate Bosworth.

Dr. Sleep – May 7

This chilling adaptation of Stephen King and the prequel to the cult horror The Shining starring Ewan McGregor sees Dan Torrance, an alcoholic, still traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel as a child.

His hope for a peaceful life is quickly dashed when he meets Apra, a teenager who shares his talent for “shining”. Together, they form an unlikely alliance to battle the True Knot, a sect whose members try to nurture the luster of the innocent to become immortal.

Hairspray – May 8

Nikki Blonsky and John Travolta in Hairspray (2007)

The 2007 movie starring Nikki Blonsky and John Travolta is now a classic (Image: still production)

The endlessly entertaining musical starring John Travolta set in Baltimore in the 1960s, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nicky Blonsky) sees a audition for a spot on The Corny Collins Show and win. She became an overnight celebrity, a pioneer in dance, fun and fashion and hopes to use her newfound status as a teenage sensation to oust Kourney’s dance queen.

Senior Year – May 13

Rebel Wilson plays a high school cheerleader who falls into a coma before her prom. Twenty years later, she wakes up and wants to go back to high school to regain her spot and naturally become a prom queen too. It’s already giving us major vibes that aren’t exactly kissable.

Ember City – 14 May

For some easy-going viewers, Saoirse Ronan and Bill Murray star in this fantasy family movie set in Ember, a post-apocalyptic metropolis threatened by aging infrastructure and corruption. Young Lina Mayfleet (Saoirse Ronan), and her friend, Don Harrow, as they follow clues left by the original builders of Ember City, for safety in the outside world.

The Perfect Pairing – May 19

In another new Netflix original movie, a hard-driving L.A. exec (Victoria Justice) wine company travels to an Australian sheep station, trying to reach a major client where she ends up working as a farm kid and sparking a spark with the rugged local Max (Adam). offers).

Victoria Justice and Adam Demos in Netflix's The Perfect Pairing.

The perfect pairing is a comfortable and easy watch (Photo: Vince Valitutti/Netflix © 2022).

They form a friendship, and when they open up to each other, Lola discovers that Australia has known her for more than just a love of entrepreneurship because she falls in love with Max. But he keeps secrets.

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