From Throwback Films to 'True Blood' -- Here's What's Streaming This May

Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie

You may be thinking about summer, but don't put your streaming services on hold quite yet. While last month there wasn't too much excitement in the streaming world, the month of May has some major prospects in store for us and a ton of good throwbacks. You know what they say about April showers (metaphorically speaking, that is): They bring May flowers.

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And just in case you think we're pulling your leg, here are just a handful of the things coming to Netflix and Amazon next month. (No worries, thank us later.)

May 1

Bring It On (Netflix)

Before all the sequels, this was eveyone's favorite cheer movie. Watch Torrance Shipman (Kirsten Dunst) navigate through her senior year of high school as cheer captain, despite everything going wrong -- from boy troubles to catty team squabbles.

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Die Another Day (Netflix)

It's one of the many action-packed James Bonds films. After Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is released from his crazy-long prison sentence in Korea, he sets out for revenge with great suspicion that one of his own people betrayed him. 

Just Friends (Netflix)

High school student Chris Brander (Ryan Reynolds) finds himself stuck in the "friend zone" with BFF and Miss Popular, Jamie Palamino (Amy Smart) -- until he escapes that life completely, making a name for himself. But upon visiting his hometown, Chris finds his old feelings resurfacing after seeing Jamie for the first time in forever -- and you'll find yourself swooning over pre–Blake Lively Ryan Reynolds.

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The Nutty Professor (Netflix)

Sherman Klump (Eddie Murphy) is an overweight college science professor badly lacking in confidence. Desperate to impress the beautiful Carla Purty (Jada Pinkett Smith), he swallows his latest science experiment, causing him to drop 250 pounds instantly and become his more confident alter ego -- Buddy Love. 

When Harry Met Sally (Amazon Prime)

This Nora Ephron classic broaches the age-old debate of whether it's possible for men and women to remain friends. Ten years after Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) have this debate, they find that they've met again and this time they themselves are trying to resist the temptation that hovers over them. (Cue the scene in Katz's Delicatessen.)

Pleasantville (Netflix)

Before everything was technicolor, it was, well, black and white. But, things get interesting when brother and sister David (Tobey McGuire) and Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) mysteriously get sucked into his favorite 1950s TV sitcom.


May 6 

Hot Pursuit (Netflix)

When Daniella Riva (Sofia Vergara) and her husband are expected to testify against a big-time drug lord, Cooper (Reese Witherspoon) is sent to escort the both of them. But when Riva's husband is found dead, these two are left to escape the men after them, forcing two different personalities to collide. 

Grace and Frankie Season 2 (Netflix)

Watch longtime family friends Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) find themselves again after discovering that their husbands are not only gay but lovers, as well. (We can't wait to see what the second season brings!)

Sixteen Candles (Netflix)

As Samantha (Molly Ringwald) and her family prepare for her big sister's wedding, they seem to have forgotten her. Meanwhile, she can't seem to forget the older guy, Jake (Michael Schoeffling), that she's crushing on despite her belief that he may not be interested. Come on, it's the ultimate '80s classic.


May 9

A Stand Up Guy (Netflix)

A retired low-level mobster finds himself trying to start anew under witness protection. In search of a new identity, he takes up stand-up comedy.

 

May 12

Bleeding Heart (Netflix)

Upon this yoga teacher's (Jessica Biel) meeting her estranged sister (Zosia Mamet of Girls), she finds that her sister is in an abusive relationship and fights to save her. 


May 21

True Blood Season 6 (Amazon Prime)

Get your vampire fix with this long-running series about Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her experiences in a Louisiana town filled with vampires, one of whom she falls for. 

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May 22

The Letters (Netflix)

This movie recounts the life of Mother Teresa (Juliet Stevenson) -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. 


May 27

The Age of Adaline (Amazon Prime)

Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has found herself constantly on the move, trying to protect her secret. The fact that she's remained 29 for the past several decades makes it nearly impossible to settle down, until she meets someone who may be worth it.



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