10 best movies, shows to stream in Canada for May: Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime and more

Marriska Fernandes
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While lockdown continues across much of the country, many people have turned to a steady stream of movies and shows to take their mind off things. Streaming services have been pushing out more content than ever, and this month we have many more entertainment options to keep us busy. 

Highly anticipated blockbuster films like Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" and "Wonder Woman 1984" finally hit streaming services this month, as well as Oscar nominated picks like "Sound of Metal," starring Riz Ahmed.

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The highly anticipated film "The Woman in the Window," based on the novel of the same name, will stream on Netflix this month starring Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore and Anthony Mackie. Also hitting Netflix in May is the timely and extremely relevant film "Monster," which follows an innocent Black teen in his fight against a criminal justice system that has already wronged him. 

Amazon Prime Video also has a selection of exciting titles, including the star-studded series "Solos" and "Panic," based on the young adult novel by Lauren Oliver. 

Check out the full list of our top picks to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and Crave this month!

Best movies to watch on Netflix

Woman in the Window

Woman in the Window. Image via Netfix
Woman in the Window. Image via Netfix

This psychological thriller, based on the 2018 novel of the same name, follows agoraphobic Dr. Anna Fox (Amy Adams), who doesn't leave her house. She watches old movies and spies on her neighbours, until one day she witnesses a brutal crime from her window and tries to solve it. Starring Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore and Anthony Mackie. Streams May 14. 

Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead. Image via Netflix
Army of the Dead. Image via Netflix

"Army of the Dead" is an undead action film directed and co-written by Zack Snyder. After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone for the greatest heist ever. Streams May 21.

Monster

Monster. Image via Netflix
Monster. Image via Netflix

A Black teen (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is implicated in a robbery-turned-murder and has to fight for his innocence against a criminal justice system that's already judged him. The film, which also stars Jennifer Hudson and Jeffrey Wright, is based on the 1999 young adult novel of the same name. Streams May 7. 

Best movie to watch on Disney+

Cruella

Cruella. Image via Disney Studios
Cruella. Image via Disney Studios

This live-action movie is a prequel that explores the backstory of the iconic Disney villain Cruella de Vil (Emma Stone). "Cruella" takes place in the punk-rock era of 1970s in London as she works her way up the haute-couture ladder. "Cruella" will be available to stream through on Disney+ through Premier Access on May 28.

Best shows to watch on Amazon Prime Video

Solos

Solos. Image via Amazon Prime Video
Solos. Image via Amazon Prime Video

"Solos" is a seven-part anthology series that explores the strange, beautiful, heart-breaking, hilarious, wondrous truths of what it means to be human. The anthology series spans our present and future and grapples with time travel, A.I. bots, scheming smart homes, and illegal memory transplants, all to illuminate the deeper meaning of human connection. The series stars Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Anthony Mackie, Helen Mirren, Constance Wu, Uzo Aduba, Nicole Beharie and Dan Stevens. Streams May 21.

Panic

Panic. Image via Amazon Prime Video
Panic. Image via Amazon Prime Video

Based on creator Lauren Oliver’s bestselling novel, the series revolves around graduating seniors competing in a series of winner takes all challenges for their one and only chance to escape their circumstances and improve their lives. Streams May 28

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad. Image via Amazon Prime Video
The Underground Railroad. Image via Amazon Prime Video

From Oscar winner Barry Jenkins and based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Colson Whitehead, "The Underground Railroad" follows Cora Randall’s (Thuso Mbedu) journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumoured Underground Railroad, Cora discovers that it's an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. The limited series streams May 14.

Best movies to watch on Crave

Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal. Image via Amazon Studios
Sound of Metal. Image via Amazon Studios

This film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Motion Picture and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Riz Ahmed. It follows a heavy-metal drummer's whose life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing. Streams May 14.

Tenet

Tenet. Image via Warner Bros.
Tenet. Image via Warner Bros.

A secret agent (John David Washington) is given a single word as his weapon and sent to prevent the onset of World War III. He must travel through time and bend the laws of nature in order to be successful in his mission. Streams May 7.

Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984. Image via Warner Bros.
Wonder Woman 1984. Image via Warner Bros.

Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) keeps a low profile by curating ancient artifacts and only performing heroic acts incognito. But soon, Diana finds herself squaring off against Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and the Cheetah (Kristen Wiig), a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility. Streams May 21.

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