5 Movies & Series That You Can Binge-Watch This May
A compilation of much needed distractions
The world is grappling with uncertainty and grief, and we are in it with you. Just for a brief while, we need the little things which take our mind off it, only long enough to keep us from spiralling. For these moments, we have curated a list of newly released movies and TV shows guaranteed to be your friends through this time.
1 Monster (Netflix)
This story, based on the book by Walter Dean Myers, follows Steve Harmon, played by Kelvin Harrison Jr. as he navigates life after he is charged with felony murder, potentially facing life in prison. Watch Steve’s journey from being an ordinary high-school student to a defendant fighting to be free, in this incredibly executed legal drama film.
Release Date: 7th May
2 Mine (Netflix)
K-dramas give us all the comfort we need and have proven to be our friends in the recent past. Here’s another one that might actually make its way to the top of all our lists. It delves into the life of two women in South Korea, caught up in a web of secrets, lies and well, gold.
Release Date: 8th May
3 LOL – Hasee Toh Phasee (Prime Video)
What happens when you put some of the funniest people in the country in the same room for hours? Well, that’s what we’d like to find out! Bringing together the best of the best, Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani, Sunil Grover, Mallika Dua, Kusha Kapila, Gaurav Gera, Cyrus Broacha, Suresh Menon, Aakash Gupta, Aadar Malik, Aditi Mittal and Ankita Shrivastav, Last One Laughing is sure to have you in splits. With jokes, improv and wit flying all over the place, the challenge is to be the last one in the room with a straight face. We can say with some certainty that we couldn’t do that, so let’s see which one of these guys can.
Release Date: 30th Apri
4 Justice League Vs The Fatal Five (Prime Video)
An inspired throwback to the iconic Bruce Timm DCAU days, this one’s not to be missed. The legendary and forever iconic Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman are here to grace our screens so get the popcorn popping. The heroes are back for an action-packed escapade complete with a time capsule, created beautifully in a style of animation and voice over sure to keep you hooked.
Release Date: 30th April
5 Chick Fight (Prime Video)
Starring Malin Åkerman, Bella Thorne, and Alec Baldwin, this American action film has been called a female empowerment comedy. It tells the story of Anna Wyncomb who, in an attempt to fix her very messy life, joins an underground fight club exclusively for females. Of course, it’s not as simple as that as Anna discovers that her connection to this club runs deeper than she could ever fathom. Strong performances and a narrative that keeps you guessing comes together in this must-watch.
Release Date: 1st May