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25+ Exciting Shows and Movies to Watch This May

From riveting romantic dramas to a docuseries that recounts the catastrophic repercussions of a nuclear power plant incident, we've got your watchlist all ready. 

Brace yourselves; we're nearly halfway into the year and the best is yet to come. As we land into the month of May, we promise you'll keep entertained with all that OTT platforms and the cinema has to offer—from edge-of-your-seat action-thrillers to heartwarming love stories, the hunt ends here y'all. These exciting new releases will keep you hooked to the screen, making you feel all the feel; tears, laughs, gasps comin' up!

12 Mighty Orphans

Rusty Russell sacrifices a privileged position to become a football coach at an orphanage in Fort Worth, Texas. Over time, he schools young players into shape, who soon become an inspiration for their city, state and an entire nation. Release Date: 1st May on Netflix, Genre: Sports Drama

A Perfect Pairing

An LA wine exec signs on to work at an Australian sheep farm to win over a major client where she connects with a rugged and mysterious local. Release Date: 19th May on Netflix, Genre: Romantic Comedy

American Sniper

Chris Kyle, a SEAL sniper, can't seem to let go of the horrors of his past after returning home from the war in Iraq, which eventually starts interfering with his personal life. Release Date: 1st May on Netflix, Genre: Biographical War Drama

Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror

Anonymous and exploitative, a network of online chat rooms ran rampant with sex crimes. The hunt to take down its operators begins! Release Date: 18th May on Netflix, Genre: True Crime

Emma.

A proud, privileged young woman meddles in the lives of those around her, only to realise she's not quite as wise or well-meaning as she thought. Release Date: 16th May on Netflix, Genre: Romantic Drama

Fuck Love Too

In this romantic comedy, several friends—each dealing with unhappy love lives—turn to each other for help; but the results aren't always beneficial. Release Date: 20th May on Netflix, Genre: Romantic Comedy

Jhund

This sports drama film is based on the life of Vijay Barse, a retired sports teacher who founded an NGO called 'Slum Soccer'. Release Date: 6th May on Zee5, Genre: Sports Drama

Meltdown: Three Mile Island

Insiders recount the events, controversies, and the devastating effects of the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. Release Date: 4th May on Netflix, Genre: Docuseries

Modern Love Mumbai

The series explores six unique yet universal stories of human connection and love in its varied forms—romantic, platonic, parental, sexual, familial, marital, and self love. Release Date: 13th May on Amazon Prime Video, Genre: Romantic Comedy

Our Father

After a woman's at-home DNA test reveals multiple half-siblings, she discovers a shocking scheme involving donor sperm and the popular and controversial fertility specialist Doctor Donald Cline. Release Date: 11th May on Netflix, Genre: Documentary

Senior Year

After falling into a coma before her prom, two years later, a high school cheerleader decides to return to reclaim her status and attain the title of prom queen. Release Date: 13th May on Netflix, Genre: Feel-Good Comedy

Sneakerella

After falling in love with Kira King, the daughter of basketball star and sneaker tycoon Darius King, an aspirant Queens sneaker designer gains the confidence to pursue his dream of becoming a professional sneaker designer with the help of his best friend, Sami, and his Fairy Godfather. Release Date: 13th May on Disney + Hotstar, Genre: Musical

Thar

A veteran cop sees the chance to prove himself when murder shakes up a sleepy desert town, sending him into the seedy underbelly of the town as he attempts to uncover a grisly torture plot. Release Date: 6th May on Netflix, Genre: Action-Thriller

The Hunt

Powerful elites capture and try to hunt down a group of people. However, their plans for a fun event are thwarted when one of the captives proves too much for them to handle. Release Date: 16th May on Netflix, Genre: Horror/Thriller

The Invisible Man

Cecilia's abusive ex-boyfriend fakes his death and becomes invisible to stalk and torment her. After she begins experiencing strange event, she decides to hunt down the truth on her own. Release Date: 16th May on Netflix, Genre: Horror/Thriller

The Kashmir Files

The Kashmir Files is a heart wrenching narrative of the pain, suffering, struggle and trauma of Kashmiri Pandits, seen through the eyes of Krishna, the protagonist. Release Date: 13th May on Zee5, Genre: Historical Drama

The Lincoln Lawyer

Defence lawyer Mick Haller lands a case defending a wealthy realtor's son who is accused of raping a prostitute. Believing his client to be innocent, Haller soon finds evidence that proves otherwise. Release Date: 13th May on Netflix, Genre: Legal Thriller

The Lodge

Aidan and Mia's father takes them on a family vacation to his girlfriend's lodge, six months after their mother's suicide. However, things soon take a turn for the worse when they begin experiencing strange events. Release Date: 22nd May on Netflix, Genre: Horror/Thriller

The Pentaverate

A Canadian journalist tries to uncover the truth about a society of five men who have controlled the world since 1347. Release Date: 5th May on Netflix, Genre: Comedy

The Reader

Michael, a teenager, falls in love with an older woman named Hanna. Their liaison ends when she suddenly vanishes. They then meet after a decade when she goes on trial for being a Nazi guard during WWII. Release Date: 1st May on Netflix, Genre: Romantic Drama

The Sound of Magic

A magician living in an abandoned theme park makes troubles disappear for a disenchanted teenager enduring the harsh realities of life. Release Date: 6th May on Netflix, Genre: Korean Musical Drama

Toolsidas Junior

A young boy seeks to master the game of snooker to defend his father's legacy after a humiliating loss. But first, he'll need help from a hardening pro. Release Date: 23rd May on Netflix, Genre: Feel-Good

Toscana

A Danish chef travels to Tuscany to sell his father's business, only to come across a local who inspires him to rethink his approach to love and life. Release Date: 18th May on Netflix, Genre: Romantic Drama

Welcome to Eden

Zoa and four other young people are invited to an exclusive party on a secret island, sponsored by a new drink. However, the supposed paradise they find waiting for them is not what they expected. Release Date: 6th May on Netflix, Genre: Thriller

Dhaakad

Avni, a highly trained and deadly field agent ,is entrusted with a mission to gather Intel and eliminate Rudraveer, an international human and arms trafficker who has been off the radar for ten years. Release Date: 20th May in cinemas, Genre: Thriller/Adventure

Jayeshbhai Jordaar

An unlikely hero champions the cause for female empowerment in this social comedy film. Release Date: 13th May in cinemas, Genre: Comedy/Thriller

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

Set within the sprawling halls of a haveli, the horror comedy film is a sequel to the 2007 movie of the same name. Release Date: 20th May in cinemas, Genre: Horror/Comedy