Movies And Shows Coming To Sky/Now TV In May 2023

There are some big movies coming to Sky Cinema and Now TV this May, including trilogy closer Halloween Ends, the romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise, and kids’ musical Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. The second season of Perry Mason also makes its debut this month as does White House Plumbers, a political miniseries about the men who accidentally toppled Nixon’s presidency.

You can check out this month’s highlights below.

Please note: This list is correct at the time of writing but titles may be added (or removed) over the coming weeks. The featured movies will air on Sky Cinema and Now Movies unless stated otherwise.

May 2

Perry Mason – Season 2 (Sky Atlantic)

The second season of the rebooted detective season returns with Matthew Rhys in the role once made famous by Ironside actor, Raymond Burr.

Here’s the official plot synopsis for Season 2:

“Months after the Dodson case has come to an end, the scion of a powerful oil family is brutally murdered. When the DA goes to the city’s Hoovervilles to pinpoint the most obvious of suspects, Perry, Della, and Paul find themselves at the centre of a case that will uncover far-reaching conspiracies and force them to reckon with what it truly means to be guilty”

May 5

Ticket To Paradise (2022)

A bickering divorced couple travel to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they made 25 years previously. George Clooney and Julia Roberts star in this predictable but charming romantic comedy.

May 6

Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia (2022)

In this spin-off to the children’s television series, Mia embarks on a magical adventure to the farthest islands of Centopia when she discovers a magical stone that is linked to an ancient prophecy.

May 7

The Old Way (2023)

Nicolas Cage stars as a gunslinger who is forced to reckon with his past when the son of a man he murdered years ago arrives to take his revenge. This isn’t quite as good as some of Cage’s recent movies (The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, Renfield) but it’s nowhere near as bad as some of the bottom-of-the-barrel B-movies that he has also made in recent years.

May 12 

Dead Shot (2023)

In this adrenaline-fueled thriller, a retired Irish paramilitary soldier (Colin Morgan) goes on a mission of revenge through the streets of London after an SAS officer (Ami Ameen) shoots and kills his pregnant wife at a border ambush.

May 13

Mrs Harris Goes To Paris (2022)

Lesley Manville stars as Mrs Harris, a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls in love with a couture Dior dress and decides she must have one of her own. After she raises the funds to pursue her dream, she travels to Paris and embarks on an adventure. Isabelle Huppert and Lambert Wilson also star in this enjoyable British class comedy.

May 14

Vengeance (2022)

BJ Novak directs and stars in this black comedy thriller about a podcaster who travels to West Texas to attend the funeral of a girl that he once hooked up with. The girl’s family are under the impression that he was her long-term boyfriend and invites him into their home for an extended stay. While there, he gets dragged into a murder investigation by the deceased’s brother who believes his sister may have been targeted by a killer. This is a funny and sometimes heartwarming movie that is more than just another murder mystery.

May 19

Halloween Ends (2022)

Laurie Strode faces off against her masked nemesis Michael Myers for the final time in this climactic instalment of the rebooted horror franchise. David Gordon Green’s movie is better than the disappointing middle part of the trilogy, Halloween Kills, but it doesn’t deliver on the promise of 2018’s excellent Halloween, which breathed fresh life into the long-running horror series.

May 20

Confess, Fletch (2022)

After he becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation, undercover reporter Irwin M. “Fletch” Fletcher tries to track down the real culprit so he can prove his innocence. Greg Mottola’s movie may be closer in spirit to the original novels than the Fletch movies of the 1980s, but Jon Hamm, who takes on the role of Fletch in the new movie, doesn’t have the funny bones of actor Chevy Chase who previously took on the role of the sarcastic journalist.

May 21

Alone Together (2022)

Katie Holmes directs and stars in this movie about two strangers who develop feelings for one another after they are forced to co-habit an Airbnb that they double-booked at the start of the pandemic. This lockdown love story is pretty formulaic but if you’re not tired of movies using the pandemic as a narrative catalyst, you might still fall for this one if you’re a sucker for romance movies. Jim Sturgess co-stars.

May 26

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022)

Musical comedy based on the popular children’s book starring Winslow Fegley as the young boy who becomes good friends with the crocodile that lives in his attic. Constance Wu and Javier Bardem also star in this toe-tapping movie.

May 27

To Catch A Killer (2023)

A serial killer is on the loose in Baltimore and it’s up to a rookie detective (Shailene Woodley) to catch this disturbed individual before he strikes again. Ben Mendelson and Ralph Ineson are among the cast of this occasionally gripping thriller.

May 28

Summering (2022)

Four teenagers find a dead body in the woods. Sound familiar? The premise of this coming-of-age movie is similar to Stand By Me but this gender-swapped movie follows the adventures of a group of girls who are forced to face the harsh realities of growing up during the final days of summer.

May 30

White House Plumbers – Limited Series (Sky Atlantic)

When Richard Nixon’s shower has a leak, he calls on the trusted White House plumbers to fix the issue. I’m joking, of course. This limited series tells the true story of President Nixon’s political operatives E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy (also known as the White House Plumbers) who inadvertently caused the Watergate Scandal while trying to ‘fix the leaks’ of classified Pentagon documents to the Press. Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson star as the misguided government officials.

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