6 movies to watch (and 3 to skip) in May 2022

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved. /

I can’t believe we are about to reach the fifth month. Of course, time flies when you are watching a trillion movies and TV shows. Below, I share a quick list featuring 6 movies to watch and 3 to skip in the month of May, because if we’re being honest, they are not always worth it.

The summer season is upon us, so we are getting some incredible options to check out this month. May is an excellent month for blockbusters, as you will see with the options in movies to watch below and it kicks off what should be an incredible summer of movies.

I don’t think we have many months that pass by where we don’t see something from Marvel hitting theaters or Disney+. The month of May obviously continues that trend with Moon Knight coming to a close and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness premiering. I am a bit Marvel’d out, but I am intrigued by what this story has in store for us.

Movies to watch in May 2022

ALONG FOR THE RIDE (2022), Belmont Cameli as Eli & Emma Pasarow as Auden. Cr. Emily V. Aragones / Netflix
ALONG FOR THE RIDE (2022), Belmont Cameli as Eli & Emma Pasarow as Auden. Cr. Emily V. Aragones / Netflix /

Along for the Ride: on Netflix May 6

Sofia Alvarez brought us the fantastic films in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. Now Alvarez is back, adapting another novel, this time in Along for the Ride. Auden is on her way to college, but before she goes, she meets Eli, who helps her experience life like never before.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: In Theaters May 6

I mentioned above that I am a bit Marvel’d out, but I am still massively invested in continuing this phase of the universe. I’ll be interested to see who we see, who we don’t see and what sets up more of the films and shows down the line in the movie. Be on the lookout for our review of the fim on May 3.

On the Count of Three: In select Theaters May 13

I saw this at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and it was hands down the best movie I saw at the festival. Jerrod Carmichael directs and stars in a film opposite Christopher Abbot about two best friends with two guns and they make a pact to end their lives when the day is done. It’s an incredible film that is funny, serious, and touches perfectly on mental health.

A Perfect Pairing: On Netflix May 19

I was a big fan of Victoria Justice’s Afterlife of the Party. She was charming, funny and the film played well because of her part in it. A Perfect Pairing follows her in this one as an L.A. wine executive who ends up in Australia as a ranch hand and is smitten by a local.

The Valet: On Hulu May 20

Whoever decided to pair Samara Weaving and Eugenio Derbez together is my hero and deserves a raise. I love these two actors so much. The film looks slightly like Marry Me as the movie follows Olivia (Weaving). After the paparazzi snapped a photo of her with her married lover, Vincent (Max Greenfield), she faces a PR nightmare, realizes that Valet driver Antonio (Derbez) is in the photo and makes him pose as her boyfriend.

Top Gun: Maverick: In Theaters May 27

I am not a HUGE fan of the original Top Gun. I do plan on revisiting the film ahead of the release of Maverick. However, I am a massive fan of Tom Cruise. I love how you never know what kind of crazy things we are in store for with his movies.

Honorable Mentions: Escape the Field (May 6) and There Are No Saints (May 27) both coming to VOD/Digital

Movies to skip in May 2022

Sneakerealla: On Disney Plus May 13

I don’t doubt that Sneakerella might surprise us and be a good movie, but I am sure the film could also be very underwhelming. It’s taking a risk in retelling the age-old tale of Cinderella in a modern twist with sneakers. I like a movie that takes risks, but I’ll let other people see this one before I throw it on my TV.

Downtown Abbey: A New Era: In Theaters May 20

People will get mad that I have Downtown Abbey on the skip list and that is okay. I’ve never caught the show, any of the movies, or anything like that. So it was easy to throw it on the skip list. I hope fans of the series/films finally enjoy it after being delayed several times.

Bob’s Burgers: In theaters May 27

Sorry fans of this show, I never found Bob’s Burgers all that funny. Because of that, it finds itself on the skip list. I am sure fans are going to be flocking to the movie. Unfortunately, I won’t be one of them.

From our list of movies to watch, which are you the most excited to see? Did we miss any?

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