2019 Motion Picture Slate: Mark your calendars for movies to see in 2019 including features from Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros. Pictures. 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures. - SahmReviews.com

For a lucky few, they managed to finagle tickets to already see the most anticipated movie this year – Avengers: Endgame. Family commitments are keeping us from seeing it until Saturday so we’ll be dodging social media to prevent spoilers. While there have been other movies released this year on our radar, this is by far the one we’re most excited about… and have been since last year! But looking ahead (beyond Endgame), there are others we want to see also. Whether you’re a fan of Marvel or not, here are some movies that you might want to check out in May.

You’ll find a variety of genres from studios such as Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, Annapurna Pictures, Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Pictures, STX Films and more!

Long Shot

Release date: May 3, 2019
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cast: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, with Bob Odenkirk, and Alexander Skarsgård
Studio: LIonsgate
Official Website: Long Shot movie
Follow on social: #LongShot

Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for…well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors. A fish out of water on Charlotte’s elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamourous lifestyle in the limelight. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.

The Intruder

Release date: May 3, 2019
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Cast: Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Joseph Sikora and Dennis Quaid
Studio: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Official Website: The Intruder Movie
Follow on social: #TheIntruder

When a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.

Ugly Dolls

Release date: May 3, 2019
Genre: Animation
Cast:  Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, Wang Leehom, Emma Roberts and Pitbull. Bebe Rexha, Charlie XCX, and Lizzo
Studio: STX Films
Official Website: Ugly Dolls
Follow on social: #UglyDolls

In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities.  The endearingly unique residents of Uglyville  occasionally look to the sky above the town, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Release date: May 10, 2019
Genre: Live Action Adventure, Comedy
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Official Website: Detective Pikachu Movie
Follow on social: #DetectivePikachu

The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.


Release date: May 10, 2019
Genre: Biography, Drama
Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris and Derek Jacobi
Studio: Fox Searchlight
Official Website: Tolkien Movie
Follow on social: #TolkienMovie #NicholasHoult #LilyCollins #FoxSearchlight

TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels.

The Hustle

Release date: May 10, 2019
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson
Studio: MGM
Official Website: The Hustle Movie
Follow on social: #HustleMovie

In the hilarious new comedy THE HUSTLE, Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.

John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum

Release date: May 17, 2019
Genre: Action
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Saïd Taghmaoui, Jerome Flynn, Jason Mantzoukas, Tobias Segal, Boban Marjanovic, with Anjelica Huston, and Ian McShane
Studio: Lionsgate / Summit Entertainment
Official Website: John Wick Movie
Follow on social: #JohnWick3

In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

A Dog’s Journey

Release date: May 17, 2019
Genre: Family
Cast: Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Henry Lau, Kathryn Prescott, Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad
Studio: Universal Pictures
Official Website: A Dog’s Journey Movie
Follow on social: #ADogsJourney

Some friendships transcend lifetimes. In A Dog’s Journey, the sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog’s Purpose, beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined.

The Sun is Also a Star

Release date: May 17, 2019
Genre: Romance
Cast: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton and John Leguizamo
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Official Website: The Sun is Also a Star Movie
Follow on social: #TheSunIsAlsoAStar

College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together.


Release date: May 24, 2019
Genre: Superhero Horror, Sci-Fi
Cast: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones and Meredith Hagner
Studio: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Official Website: Brightburn Movie
Follow on social: #Brightburn

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.


Release date: May 24, 2019
Genre: Live Action Adventure
Narrator: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen and Numan Acar
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
Follow on social: #Aladdin

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of
the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who
may be the key to their future.


Release date: May 24, 2019
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis
Studio: Annapurna Pictures
Official Website: Booksmart Movie
Follow on social: #BooksmartMovie

Told from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Release date: May 31, 2019
Genre: Action-Adventure
Cast: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr.,David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe and Ziyi Zhang
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Official Website: Godzilla Movie
Follow on social: #GodzillaMovie

Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.


Release date: May 31, 2019
Genre: Biography, Drama
Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Official Website: Rocketman Movie
Follow on social: #Rocketman

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin.


Release date: May 31, 2019
Genre: Horror
Cast: Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers, Luke Evans, McKaley Miller, Missi Pyle, Corey Fogelmanis, Gianni Paolo, Dante Brown
Studio: Universal Pictures
Official Website: Ma movie
Follow on social: #MAmovie

Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town (Diana Silvers, Glass), to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own. She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.” But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.

May is the unofficial start to summer movies with some rolling out during Memorial Day weekend. Many of these will still be in theaters as kids wrap up their school year so plan ahead by figuring out which are your priorities during that first crucial week when siblings are anxious to do something but not necessarily together.

Which of these movies do you plan to see in the theater and which will you wait to stream?

8 thoughts on “May 2019 Movies to See

  1. I love a good family movie so my first pick would be A Dog’s Journey. I would also want to see The Sun is also a Star and Aladdin. Thank you for collating this list. I have to free up some time so I can to to the theaters to watch these films!

  2. Oh wow. I have to show this list to my husband and children. These are all great films to look forward to. Although I would prefer a comedy, or romance, or family oriented movie, I would be happy to see a thriller/action movie too!

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