What Movies You Need to See in Theaters This May

Drew Dietsch
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Movies Marvel Star Wars

It’s tough deciding what you should go spend your money on at the theaters these days. Between the numerous releases, home viewing options, and tickets prices, it can get pretty daunting. Well, we’re going to save you the trouble of deciding because we’ve looked at all the major theatrical releases for the month and picked out the only ones you need to see.

Here are the May movies you should make sure to screen this year.

Tully

Charlize Theron is a treasure. She always gives 100% to any role she takes. Tully promises to showcase her naturalistic talents as she plays a stressed-out mother trying to make sense of the life she’s chosen. The script is written by Diablo Cody (JunoJennifer’s Body) and the director is Jason Reitman (JunoThank You for Smoking). This is a team-up that has shown real dramatic chops in the past, and Tully looks like it will continue their streak of funny but deeply relatable stories about people who feel like they just don’t work in the world they live in.

Tully opens in theaters on May 4 (US/UK) and May 10 (Australia).

Deadpool 2 (May 18)

It’s pretty amazing that an irreverent R-rated anti-hero has become a pop culture icon. Deadpool 2 is providing audiences with even more absurd antics from the Merc with a Mouth. But, now he’s going to be teaming up with X-Force against time-traveling opponent Cable. Thanks to the breakout success of the first film, Deadpool 2 has even more room to be as aggressively silly and obscene as it wants to be. From everything we’ve seen so far, it definitely looks like Deadpool 2 is going to deliver exactly what fans want from this kooky second outing. And if it delivers a few big surprises along the way, it could potentially outshine its predecessor.

Deadpool 2 opens in theaters on May 15 (UK), May 17 (Australia), and May 18 (US).

Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25)

We’re finally going to get a look at what Han Solo‘s life was like before his adventures in A New Hope and beyond. Solo: A Star Wars Story takes place ten years before the events in A New Hope and is going to give us origin stories for Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, and the Millenium Falcon. We’ll also get introduced to new characters like Qi’ra, Tobias Beckett, and Dryden Vos. A new Star Wars film is always a big blockbuster experience that should be seen on the big screen. Solo: A Star Wars Story looks like no exception.

Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on May 24 (UK/Australia) and May 25 (US).

Wanna dive deeper into some of these May movies? Check out our deeper looks at the trailers for Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story!

Drew Dietsch
Drew Dietsch is an Entertainment Editor at FANDOM. He hosts a weekly film review podcast at his site GenreVision.com, as well as the shark movies podcast Fin Flicks. If you need someone to talk about Jaws, RoboCop, horror movies, or why Batman Forever is highly underrated, Drew is your guy.
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