May is here, and a new month means new movies and TV. On the roster this May, there’s a spicy cooking show, a feminist buddy comedy, and a powerful biopic, as well as new seasons of series you already love. We hope we can help you find something you’re excited to watch this month! 

Here are the 10 movies and TV shows we can’t wait to dive into in May 2024:

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Nadiya’s Simple Spices

As part of CBC Gem’s Asian Heritage Month Collection, best-selling author Nadiya Hussain sets out to demystify cooking with spices in this new cooking series. With a focus on 8 spices, Nadiya creates versatile, inexpensive and easy mouth-watering meals for every occasion, from the delicious Bangladeshi dishes of her childhood, to British classics with a spicy twist. 

Release Date: May 1

Where to Watch: CBC Gem

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The Idea of You

Anne Hathaway stars in this highly-anticipated adaptation of The Idea of You, based on the acclaimed romance novel of the same name. Solène, a 40-year-old single mom, begins an unexpected romance with 24-year-old Hayes Campbell (Nicholas Galitzine), the lead singer of the hottest boy band on the planet. It isn’t long before Hayes’ superstar status poses unavoidable challenges to their whirlwind romance, and Solène soon discovers that life in the spotlight might be more than she bargained for. This passionate May-December love story has already been making waves, and we can’t wait to see what the buzz is about.

Release Date: May 2

Where to Watch: Prime

Hacks Season 3

Hacks is returning for its highly-anticipated third season! The Emmy-winning comedy series picks up with Deborah Vance riding high off the success of her standup special while Ava pursues new opportunities back in Los Angeles. This season will have some stellar guest stars to look forward to, including Helen Hunt and Christina Hendricks.

Release Date: May 2

Where to Watch: Crave

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Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World

This dramedy from Romanian director Radu Jude follows an overworked and underpaid production assistant. As she drives around the city of Bucharest to film the casting for a multinational company’s workplace safety video, one of her interviewees makes a statement that ignites a scandal, forcing her to re-invent the whole story. 

Release Date: May 3

Where to Watch: MUBI

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Mother of the Bride

Take a seat for some wedding drama in this new rom-com! Brooke Shields and Miranda Cosgrove star in Mother of the Bride, a new “nuptial slapstick comedy” coming to Netflix. Lana’s daughter Emma returns from abroad and drops a bombshell: she’s getting married! Things take a turn when Lana learns that the man who captured Emma’s heart is the son of the man who broke hers years ago.

Release Date: May 9

Where to Watch: Netflix

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Wild Goat Surf

Set in a rundown Okanagan Valley RV park during the summer of 2003, Wild Goat Surf is the story of a teen girl navigating the unbridled, unstructured summer days of youth. 13-year-old Goat dreams of becoming a surfer, just like her deceased father, despite living hundreds of kilometres away from the ocean.  As the summer days stretch on, she copes with her grief through rambunctious actions that soon go too far.

Release Date: May 10

Where to Watch: In select theatres

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Bridgerton Season 3: Part 1

Bridgerton Season 3 has been the talk of the ton! Part 1 of this highly anticipated season is dropping this month, and we can’t wait to dive into the friends-to-lovers story between Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton. With promises of intriguing new characters, spectacular visuals, and more of its signature, heartfelt storytelling, there is so much to look forward to in the third season of Bridgerton.

Release Date: May 16

Where to Watch: Netflix

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Back to Black

Back to Black tells the extraordinary story of Amy Winehouse’s early rise to fame through the making of her groundbreaking album. Told through Amy’s eyes and inspired by her deeply personal lyrics, the film explores and embraces the many layers of the iconic artist and the tumultuous love story at the center of Back to Black, one of the most legendary albums of all time. Marisa Abela stars as Amy Winehouse in this powerful biopic. 

Release Date: May 17

Where to Watch: In theatres

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Starring Ilana Glazer and Michelle Buteau, this hilarious and heartfelt comedy delves into the complexities of female friendship and the unpredictable challenges of becoming a parent.  Childhood best friends Eden (Ilana Glazer) and Dawn (Michelle Buteau) are in different phases of their lives when Eden decides to have a baby on her own after a one-night stand. Through laughter, tears, and labour pains, the duo must overcome a big challenge facing their friendship. This sounds like the feminist buddy comedy we need in our lives!

Release Date: May 24

Where to Watch: In theatres


Devery Jacobs stars in Backspot as Riley, a young, ambitious cheerleader who struggles with anxiety when she and her girlfriend are both selected for an elite cheer squad. Backspot also stars Evan Rachel Wood as Riley’s professional coach, as well as Toronto actress Kudakwashe Rutendo (our first-ever Artist of the Month!). The compelling cheer drama first premiered at TIFF 2023, and is the feature film debut from Toronto-based filmmaker D.W. Waterson.

Release Date: May 31

Where to Watch: In theatres