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May 2024: 15 new movies in US Theaters this month

Stills from IF, The Fall Guy and Furiosa, 3 of the 15 new movies coming to US theaters in May 2024

It’s May 2024, and here’s a list of 15 new movies coming to US theaters this month! From The Fall Guy and Furiosa to hidden gems, here are the best new releases and films to look out for!


Which new movies are you looking forward to watching in May 2024? If you don’t know the answer yet, we have you covered, with this list of 15 new films coming to US theaters this month! Below are the best upcoming releases, from anticipated movies like The Fall Guy and Furiosa to festival hits and hidden gems! We’ve also included more films for each release date, to give you even more great theatrical releases to choose from! Find the list below in order of release date, and check out the most anticipated movies of 2024 for more upcoming watches!


1. EVIL DOES NOT EXIST (May 3)

Director: Ryūsuke Hamaguchi
Cast: Hitoshi Omika, Ryo Nishikawa, Ryuji Kosaka, Ayaka Shibutani
U.S. Release: May 3, 2024 in NY/LA

Evil Does Not Exist: The Ultimate Revenge Thriller – Loud and Clear
With Evil Does Not Exist, Ryūsuke Hamaguchi delivers the ultimate revenge thriller disguised as a quiet environmental drama.
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Ryūsuke Hamaguchi, director of the acclaimed Drive My Car, brings us a film that we described as “the ultimate revenge thriller.” Why? Because one of the characters is nature itself – a force that seems to be joining the citizens of a remote community in their fight to preserve their environment. It all takes place in the Mizubiki Village, near Tokyo, where one day, two company representatives from Tokyo show up to deliver some shocking news. Their company is about to build a “glamping” site there, and this will affect their lifestyle, not to mention the local walter supply. It’s best not to reveal anything else about the plot, but this is an unmissable movie!


2. THE FALL GUY (May 3)

Director: David Leitch
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Winston Duke, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Waddingham, Stephanie Hsu
U.S. Release: May 3, 2024

The Fall Guy (Universal Pictures)

The Fall Guy is one of the most anticipated movies of May 2024! Ryan Gosling plays a stuntman who’s just recovered from an almost career-ending accident. But just when he thought his most dangerous stunts were behind him, our working-class hero is given a mission. That mission is to track down a missing actor, but that also involves solving a conspiracy and trying to win back the woman he loves. And in the middle of it all, he still has a day job. The director of Bullet Train and Deadpool 2 returns with a movie that promises to be hilarious, action-packed, and full of surprises, and we can’t wait.


3. I SAW THE TV GLOW (May 3)

Writer-director: Jane Schoenbrun
Cast: Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Ian Foreman, Helena Howard, Fred Durst, Danielle Deadwyler
U.S. Release: May 3, 2024 (Limited), May 17, 2024 (Nationwide)

I Saw the TV Glow Review: Boldly imaginative – Loud And Clear
Through hypnotic trip of a film I Saw the TV Glow, Jane Schoenbrun makes a statement to the world as a boldly imaginative filmmaker.
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I Saw the TV Glow was the surprise of this year’s Berlin Film Festival, as it seemed to be pretty much universally beloved. This gem centers on a teenager who’s just living an ordinary life in the suburbs, until his classmate introduces him to his new obsession. Said obsession is a mysterious late-night TV show that has to do with the supernatural, and both protagonists’ world is turned upside down when their view of reality forever changes.


4. LOST SOULZ (May 3)

Writer-director: Katherine Propper
U.S. Release: May 3, 2024
Cast: Sauve Sidle, Micro TDH, Krystall Poppin, Siyanda “Yung Bambi” Stillwell, Malachi Mabson, Aaron “Seven” Melloul, Tauran “Big 40 Thrax” Ambroise, Alex Brackney

Lost Soulz (Kino Lorber)

A group of Gen-Z musicians perform at a house party and discover an aspiring rapper name Sol. They ask him to join them on tour, and so they embark on a road trip through Texas, bonding over past trauma and the lives they left behind. Eventually, Sol’s demons come back to haunt him, and his entire identity is challenged when he becomes even more aware of how rootless he is. We are excited for Lost Soulz for its themes, the chemistry between its stars, and its promising hip-hop soundtrack!


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5. KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (May 10)

Director: Wes Ball
Cast: Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon, William H. Macy
U.S. Release: May 10, 2024

KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (Twentieth Century Fox)

Here’s another highly anticipated release! Director Wes Ball directs the new chapter of the Planet of the Apes franchise! This time, the film follows Caesar’s reign, where apes are the dominant species and live in harmony, and humans only exist in the shadows. It’s a reversal of society as we know it, and as a new tyrannical ape leader tries to build an empire, there’s also a young one embarking on a journey. The trailer of this highly symbolic sci-fi film is very exciting, and we absolutely wouldn’t miss the movie.


6. TAROT (May 10)

Directors: Spenser Cohen & Anna Halberg
Cast: Harriet Slater, Adain Bradley, Avantika, Jacob Batalon
Global Release: May 10, 2024

Tarot (Sony Pictures)

The most important rule of Tarot readings is you do not talk about Tarot readings you can never use someone else’s deck. One night, a group of friends violates said rule, and they end up unleashing something evil that was trapped in the cards. It’s a race against death that sees them attempt to escape their future one at a time. Will they make it out alive?


MAY 10-16, 2024: MORE MOVIES IN US THEATERS


7. BABES (May 17)

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cast: Ilana Glazer, Michelle Buteau, John Carroll Lynch, Hasan Minhaj
U.S. Release: May 17, 2024 (limited)

Babes (Neon)

Eden (Ilana Glazer) and Dawn (Michelle Buteau) are childhood best friends who grew up together in NYC. Now that they’re adult, they’re dealing with their biggest challenge yet when the single Eden decides to have a baby on her own after a one-night stand. Director Pamela Adlon brings us a movie about women friendship between and how hard it can be to be an adult, but judging by the trailer, we’re in for some laughs too.


8. BACK TO BLACK (May 17)

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Cast: Marisa Abela, Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan, Lesley Manville
U.S. Release: May 17, 2024

Back to Black (Focus Features)

Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Amy Winehouse biopic has already been widely debated, as the film came out in the UK on April 12. Despite some social media backlash from those who feared the movie would be exploitative, the first reviews almost universally praised lead star Marisa Abela. Back to Black explores the singer’s journey from her rise to fame through the making of her titular album, also focusing on her personal life and the love story that inspired her songs.


9. IF (May 17)

Director: John Krasinski
Cast: Cailey Fleming, Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Fiona Shaw, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., Alan Kim, Liza Colón-Zayas, Sam Rockwell, Emily Blunt, George Clooney, Steve Carell & more
Global Release: May 17, 2024

If (Paramount Pictures)

What if one day you woke up and realized that you could see everyone’s imaginary friends? That’s what happens to IF’s protagonist (Cailey Fleming), who discovers she has quite the unusual superpower, and decides to embark on an adventure to reconnect all these “IFs” with their humans. The film is giving us Barbie vibes, and the all-star cast has us excited.


10. THE STRANGERS: CHAPTER 1 (May 17)

Director: Renny Harlin
Cast: Madelaine Petsch, Froy Gutierrez, Gabriel Basso, Ema Horvath
Global Release: May 17, 2024

The Strangers: Chapter 1 (Lionsgate)

A young couple’s (Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez) breaks down in an eerie small town, which forces them to rent a remote cabin for the night. But they soon realize that they’re not alone when three masked, ruthless strangers appear, determined to end their lives. The Strangers is the first entry of a horror movie series, and we are intrigued.


MAY 17-23, 2024: MORE MOVIES IN US THEATERS:

  • The Blue Angels, Paul Crowder: May 17 in theaters / May 23 on Prime Video
  • Fresh Kills, Jennifer Esposito: May 17
  • Taking Venice, Amei Wallach: May 17 in NYC (IFC Center) / May 24 in LA (Laemmle Royal)

11. FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA (May 24)

Director: George Miller
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke 
Global Release: May 24, 2024

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2024 By MonthFuriosa (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock and know nothing about the Mad Max movies, chances are you’re just as excited as we are about Furiosa. The film will have its World Premiere at Cannes and is one of the most anticipated movies of the month. Anya Taylor Joy plays young Furiosa, who falls into the hands of a Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus and eventually ends up at a Citadel controlled by The Immortan Joe. At the center of the film is a war for power beween these two tyrants, but our hero also has to undertake trials of her own if she wants to get back home. The trailer is spectacular, and it should be on your watchlist.


12. THE GARFIELD MOVIE (May 24)

Director: Mark Dindal
Cast: Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson, Hannah Waddingham, Ving Rhames, Nicholas Hoult, Cecily Strong, Harvey Guillén, Brett Goldstein, Bowen Yang
U.S. Release: May 24, 2024

The Garfield Movie (Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Our favorite indoor cat is back! Chris Pratt voices Garfield, who has an outdoor adventure with his dog friend Odie in this upcoming movie, after he unexpectedly reunites with his father. The Garfield Movie looks like a fun new movie for the entire family, so if you’re looking for a lighthearted, entertaining watch in May 2024, look no further!


13. KIDNAPPED (May 24)

Director: Marco Bellocchio
U.S. Release: May 24, 2024

Kidnapped (Palace Films / Cohen Media Group)

After a very successful festival run, Kidnapped (Rapito) is coming to US theaters in May 2024. The film takes place in 1858, Bologna (Italy). The Pope’s soldiers burst into the home of a Jewish family: the cardinal instructed them to take a six-year-old child to Rome. Why? Because, even though his parents aren’t aware of it, Edgardo – the child – was secretly baptised as a baby at the hospital, which means that, by law, he must receive a Catholic education. And this means that his parents have a choice to make: convert, or lose their child for good.


14. IN A VIOLENT NATURE (May 31)

Writer-director: Chris Nash
Cast: Ry Barrett, Andrea Pavlovic, Cameron Love, Reece Presley, Liam Leone, Charlotte Creaghan, Lea Rose Sebastianis, Sam Roulston, Alexander Oliver, Lauren Taylor
U.S. Release: May 31, 2024

In a Violent Nature (IFC Films)

A fire tower collapses in the woods, and the corpse of a vengeful spirit emerges, determined to retrieve a locket whose removal from the tower caused its demise. This undead evil tracks down the vacationing teens who stole the locket, hellbent on slaughtering them one by one.


15. ROBOT DREAMS (May 31)

Director: Pablo Berger
U.S. Release: May 31, 2024

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Film Review: Robot Dreams is an appropriate career change for director Pablo Berger, who captures the art of silent cinema brilliantly.
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Everybody’s talking about Robot Dreams, the film that mesmerized Cannes and then took the world by storm as it was released in more and more countries. This animated gem takes place in a New York City where all residents are animal. “Dog” lives alone and feels lonely: one day, he sees a commercial advertising a robot and he buys it. A beautiful friendship blooms, but it’s soon put to the test when something unexpected happens and they both have to deal with life while trying to get back to one another. Robot Dreams is jam-packed with creativity and themes, and you’ll find yourself thinking about it months after you’ve seen it. Make no mistake: this isn’t a children’s movie. It’s a film about life, relationships, and our ability, as humans, to recover from tragedy while still carrying it within us.


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