The best movies and TV shows of May 2023

Ed Sheeran, Ant-Man 3, and The Kardashians headline Disney+'s big May releases.  (Disney)

Ed Sheeran, Ant-Man 3, and The Kardashians headline Disney+’s big May releases. (Disney)

In May Disney+ marks May 4 by releasing not one but two new Star Wars shows.

Elsewhere on the television front, Everything Everywhere All At Once co-stars and recent first-time Oscar winners Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh reprise their roles in American Born Chinese, a hilarious original action series with a supernatural twist directed by Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton.

And for the mayhem of an altogether more Muppet variety, titled The Muppets Mayhem — an all-new series following The Electric Mayhem’s attempts to record their first studio album — it’s absolutely unmissable.

To know more: All new on Prime Video in May

To know more: All new on Netflix in May

To know more: All new on Netflix in May

To know more: All new on NOW in May

Rounding out the streamer’s original TV outing for the month are the long-awaited third season of the reality show The Kardashians, the WWII limited series A Small Light, and Ed Sheeran: The Sum of it All, a four-part docuseries share getting up close and personal with the global pop megastar.

To know more: All coming to Netflix in May

As for cinema, this month’s main arrival is Marvel’s multiverse caper Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania also hits the streamer mid-month, alongside flashy new releases like Rye Lane and the White Men Can remake. ‘t Jump .

Here’s everything we know is heading to Disney+ in May…

Film coming to Disney+ UK in May 2023

Rye lane | May 3rd

Rye Lane (search beacon)

Rye Lane (search beacon)

David Jonsson and Vivian Oparah play Dom and Yas, two young adults recovering from messy breakups, in Raine Allen-Miller’s romantic comedy Rye Lane. As much an ode to Peckham and South London as it is to serendipity, romance and the power of Salt’n’Pepa’s ‘Shoop’, Allen-Miller’s film – rarest of beasts, a film that critics and fans have agreed – breathe new life into a genre that has long been considered a dying art. It also features a brilliant cameo from a British rom-com legend, in case you need something more convincing.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania | May 17th

(LR): Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Kathryn Newton as Cassandra

Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Kathryn Newton as Cassandra “Cassie” Lang in Quantummania. (Marvel studios)

Kicking off Phase Five of the MCU and completing Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man trilogy, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania finds Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), his daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton), and the rest of the Ant family . stuck in the wacky microworld of the Quantum Realm. There, they are confronted by new big bad Kang (Jonathan Majors) as they traverse a landscape that can only be adequately described as Spy Kids on steroids.

White Men Can’t Jump | May 19th

White Men Can’t Jump is a modern remix of the iconic 1992 film that celebrates the streetball culture of Los Angeles. Sinqua Walls plays Kamal, a once-promising player who derailed his future in the sport, and multi-platinum rap superstar Jack Harlow makes his feature film debut as Jeremy, a former gaming star whose injuries have crippled his career. his career. Juggling tenuous relationships, financial pressures and serious internal struggles, the two dancers – seemingly opposites from miles apart – discover they have more in common than they ever imagined possible.

TV shows coming to Disney+ UK in May 2023

A little light | Two weekly episodes from May 2nd

Jan and Miep console Kuno as seen in A LITTLE LIGHT.  (From left: Joe Cole and Jan Gies, Preston Nyman as Kuno and Bel Powley as Miep Gies).  (Credit: National Geographic for Disney/Dusan Martincek)

Jan and Miep console Kuno as seen in A LITTLE LIGHT. (From left: Joe Cole and Jan Gies, Preston Nyman as Kuno and Bel Powley as Miep Gies). (Credit: National Geographic for Disney/Dusan Martincek)

While the inspiring story of Anne Frank and her family has been told many times on both the big and small screens, few retellings have focused on or even significantly acknowledged Miep Gies, the young secretary who – together with her husband Jan – protected and hid the Franks for two years.

Read Yahoo’s review of A Small Light: A gripping WWII drama

In this eight-part limited series, Bel Powley (The Morning Show) leads an all-star ensemble with Joe Cole, Liev Schreiber and Andy Nyman to help tell the remarkable true story of a woman who showed courage and defiance in the face of fascism and to inhumanity.

Ed Sheeran: The Sum of Everything | All episodes available from May 3rd

Part concert film, part docuseries, Ed Sheeran: The Sum of it All combines exclusive candid interviews, archival footage and intimate musical performances courtesy of the Thinking Out Loud singer to chart the singer-songwriter’s rise from obscurity megastars in the world. Focusing on the recent death of Sheeran’s best friend and longtime collaborator Jamal Edwards and his wife Cherry Seaborn’s cancer diagnosis while pregnant, this promises to be a gritty and honest account of a turbulent time and the music that has inspired.

Star Wars Visions S2 | All episodes available from May 4th

Star Wars: Visions S2 (Lucasfilm)

Star Wars: Visions S2 (Lucasfilm)

Cybernetic Jedi, lightsaber-wielding ronin, and intergalactic rock bands populated the first visually striking series of Star Wars Visions. And now the animated anthology series is back, with animation studios from around the world offering their own unique takes on that galaxy far, far away. Highlights from this nine-episode season include Screecher’s Reach, Cartoon Saloon’s Star Warsy idea of ​​an Irish ghost story, and I Am Your Mother, which allows the masters of Chicken Run Aardman to bring together two of our favorite things: podracing and claymation. Hurray!

Star Wars: Adventures for Young Jedi | All episodes available from May 4th

Star Wars: The Adventures of the Young Jedi (Disney+)

Star Wars: The Adventures of the Young Jedi (Disney+)

With anticipation growing for the upcoming The Acolyte series, set during the High Republic era of Star Wars, this primarily youth-oriented show is the first chance for fans to see an exciting new era represented on screen. Set 200 years before the prequel trilogy, in a time of peace during which the Jedi Order flourished, Young Jedi Adventures follows a group of wide-eyed padawans as they begin their journey to become Jedi Knights. Carrying moral lessons about the importance of compassion, teamwork, and patience, the Force is strong with this one.

The Muppet Chaos | All episodes available from May 10th

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 45 years since Dr. Teeth, Sgt. Floyd Pepper, Janice, Lips, Zoot and Animal – known collectively as The Electric Mayhem – hit our screens for the first time. It’s even harder to believe that somehow the fictional biggest band in the world hasn’t recorded a debut album yet! But that’s all about to change with The Muppets Mayhem.

Chronicling the band’s attempts to put together their first studio record, aided by determined A&R executive Nora (Lilly Singh), the series – which features cameos from Lil Nas X, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Danny Trejo and more – will see rockers face to face with the reality of the modern music business.

Chinese Born American | All episodes available from May 24th


Jim Liu and Michelle Yeoh in American Born Chinese. (Disney/Carlos Lopez-Calleja)

Based on Gene Luen Yang’s brilliant graphic novel of the same name, the action-comedy American Born Chinese centers on teenager Jin Wang (Ben Wang). Already struggling to balance his school and family life, things get even more out of hand for Jin when he befriends a new Taiwanese student and finds himself embroiled in battle with Chinese mythological gods. Led by Avengers: The Kang Dynasty director Destin Daniel Cretton, Lucy Liu, and an all-star ensemble including Ke Huy Quan, Michelle Yeoh, and Stephanie Hsu, this one has it all, everywhere all at once and then some.

The Kardashians S3 | Weekly from 25 May

The cameras roll back as Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie invite viewers back into their lives as they explore motherhood, co-parenting and building their own empires. Their bond will be tested and tensions will arise, but as a family they will weather the storm together.

More movies and TV shows coming to Disney+ UK in May 2023

May 5th

A Royal Evening (2015)

May 10th

Not dead yet (S1)

May 12th

Ad Astra (2019)

Crater (2023)

May 17th

The Who (S5)

May 24th

Chip ‘N’ Dale: Park Life (S2, original)

The Glade (S1, Original)

May 31st

Good Trouble (S5)

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