Best New Film Releases: May |

Best New Film Releases: May

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From cult classic remakes to sci-fi thrillers, grab the popcorn and satisfy your cinema fix with our edit of May’s must-see movies…


If Baywatch was your guilty pleasure, you’ll want to see this. Dwayne Johnson’s pecs and Zac Efron’s biceps lead the way in the reboot of this ’90s cult classic about LA lifeguards who are a dab hand at running along the beach in super slow-mo.

In cinemas 29th May



A has-been actor best known for playing the title character in a 1980s detective series ‘Mindhorn’ is forced to work with the police when a serial killer demands that he will only speak with Detective Mindhorn, whom he believes to be a real person. Comedy starring the brilliant Julian Barratt.

In cinemas 4th May



After being tricked into providing information to the wrong side, a CIA interrogator finds herself at the center of a devastating biological attack on London. Thriller starring Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, John Malkovich, Michael Douglas and Toni Collette.

In cinemas now


Alien: Covenant

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discover what they think is an uncharted paradise. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape. Science fiction thriller starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, James Franco, Noomi Rapace, Carmen Ejogo and Danny McBride.

In cinemas 18th May



The story of a former youth boxing champion Jimmy McCabe (Johnny Harris) who, after hitting rock bottom, returns to his childhood boxing club and his old team, gym owner Bill (Ray Winstone) and cornerman Eddie (Michael Smiley).

In cinemas 12th May



Miss Sloane

A thriller directed by John Madden, with Jessica Chastain starring as a fearsome political lobbyist who ends up taking on the gun lobby after overtures from an anti-gun control group.

In cinemas 12th May



Anne Hathaway plays Gloria – an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in NY and move back home – in this imaginatively comical sci-fi thriller. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realisation that she is somehow connected to the phenomenon.

In cinemas 19th May


Whisky Galore!

A remake of Alexander Mackendrick’s 1949 black and white classic starring Gregor Fisher and Eddie Izzard. This comedy drama is based on real-life events, where the inhabitants of a Scottish island try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a nearby stranded ship.

In cinemas 5th May


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Guy Ritchie directs this action-packed adventure, with a modern take on the legendary tale of King Arthur. Robbed of his birthright, Arthur is brought up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy, whether he likes it or not. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law and David Beckham.

In cinemas 8th May




Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer star in this riotous comedy about a woman who gets dumped by her boyfriend and persuades her over-cautious mum to travel with her to paradise. The trip descends into a wildly outrageous jungle adventure the two of them could never predict.

In cinemas 19th May


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

In cinemas now


The Zookeeper's Wife

The real-life story of two zookeepers, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who protected hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion in World War II.

In cinemas now


My Life as a Courgette

After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

In cinemas 5th May



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