A vibrant and engaging digital collage featuring posters of the top 25 new streaming movies in May, prominently displaying 'The Iron Claw,' 'Ferrari,' 'The Idea of You,' and 'Ballad of Songbirds & Sna

Top 25 New Streaming Movies in May: Featuring ‘The Iron Claw,’ ‘Ferrari,’ ‘The Idea of You,’ ‘Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’ and More – Variety


May promises to be an exciting month for movie lovers with a plethora of films making their debut on various streaming platforms. From high-octane dramas to romantic flicks and dramatic biopics, this month’s lineup has something for everyone. Here’s a look at the top 25 new streaming movies, including highly anticipated releases like ‘The Iron Claw,’ ‘Ferrari,’ ‘The Idea of You,’ and ‘Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.’

Top New Releases

1. The Iron Claw

A gripping sports drama, ‘The Iron Claw’ tells the real-life story of the Von Erich family, a dynasty of wrestlers who became legends in the ring. With its powerful narrative and emotional depth, this film not only delves into their in-ring exploits but also explores the personal struggles they faced outside the spotlight.

2. Ferrari

This biopic centers around the life of Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the Ferrari automobile marque. Set in the post-WWII era, the movie portrays his passion and relentless drive which led to the creation of one of the most iconic luxury car brands in the world. Expect riveting performances and stunning visuals that bring the thrilling world of car racing to life.

3. The Idea of You

Featuring a storyline that resonates with anyone who has experienced unexpected romance, ‘The Idea of You’ focuses on the complexities of love, life, and self-discovery. With its compelling narrative and charming cast, this romantic film is set to be a binge-worthy addition to your May watchlist.

4. Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

Anticipated as one of the standout films of the month, this prequel to the ‘Hunger Games’ saga takes us back to the earlier days of Panem. It focuses on the young Coriolanus Snow, who would eventually become the tyrannical leader of the dystopian society. Fans can expect a deep dive into the events that shaped the infamous character.

5. Return to Seoul

This intriguing film follows a young woman’s journey as she returns to her birthplace of Seoul to search for her roots. The movie beautifully captures her emotional and cultural explorations, making it a poignant study on identity and belonging.

6. Camp Zero

Set in a not-too-distant future, ‘Camp Zero’ explores the aftermath of a devastating climate catastrophe. Through the eyes of its young protagonist, the film examines survival, human resilience, and the significance of environmental stewardship in a drastically changed world.

7. Wraith

A supernatural thriller, ‘Wraith’ delves into the haunted life of a family that moves into a seemingly idyllic home with a dark past. As they uncover chilling secrets, the family finds themselves tangled in a terrifying paranormal mystery that threatens their sanity and lives.

8. The Sea Change

‘The Sea Change’ revolves around a couple struggling to keep their marriage afloat amidst numerous challenges. When they embark on a rejuvenating trip to a secluded island, things take an unexpected turn, offering new perspectives on life and love.

9. Mercury Rising

This science fiction thriller sets a relentless pace from the start, where a rookie astronaut on their first deep-space mission discovers a potentially lethal anomaly approaching Earth. The stakes couldn’t be higher as the crew races against time to prevent a catastrophe.

10. Luna’s Choice

In ‘Luna’s Choice,’ a brilliant young astronomer discovers a celestial phenomenon that could change the course of history. However, her personal and professional lives begin to collide dramatically, challenging her ethics and the very fabric of her relationships.

Additional Must-Watch Films

Completing the list of top 25 films this month are varied offerings including historical epics, modern-day dramas, and awe-inspiring documentaries. Noteworthy among them are titles like ‘Echoes of the Past,’ ‘The Last Flight,’ ‘Through the Fire,’ ‘Nightscape,’ and ‘Portrait of a Woman.’ Each film brings unique stories and exceptional filmmaking that promise to captivate audiences around the globe.


May is set to be an action-packed month in the streaming world with these top 25 new releases. Whether you’re in the mood for drama, action, romance, or mystery, the diversity of content available ensures there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Make sure to check out these films on your favorite streaming platforms.


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