Best Family Movies and Shows Streaming This May

Have you binged your way through your favorite flicks and shows? Have no fear, we have you covered with this list of new movies and shows streaming this May.

Rey from Star Wars
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Like it or not, we’re allstuck inside our homesright now for the foreseeable future. When things seemoverwhelming(or you find yourself exhausted from caring for kids all day), get comfy on the couch and indulge in a little TV therapy. The streaming services are serving up some quality family content this month, just when we need it the most.

Go! Go! Cory Carson: The Chrissy— Netflix, May 1

Go! Go! Cory Carsonfans waiting for a new season will be excited to hear that a special comes out on May 1. The Carson kids win a talent show based on a dance that Cory created. “The Chrissy” becomes popular, but Cory’s little sister is getting all the attention. How will this kid car handle it?

Back to the Future&Back to the Future Part II— Netflix, May 1

If you’re a ‘80s kid, theBack to the Futuretrilogy might have a special place in your heart. Let your kids enjoy a blast from the past as they watch Marty McFly travel through time with Doc’s DeLorean time machine. Also, since the third movie is already on Netflix, you can easily have aBack to the Futuremovie night.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker— Disney+, May 4

Thanks to Disney+, you can now watch the entire Skywalker saga while in quarantine. The final episode of the Star Wars series follows the surviving members of the resistance as they face the First Order once again. Make the Star Wars re-watch more fun by making thismini lightsabercraft. Who doesn’t love a little science learning fun?

Becoming— Netflix, May 6

After writing her memoir,Becoming,former First Lady Michelle Obama is back with a Netflix documentary giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look on her 34-city tour. The goal for the film is to encourage others to find inspiration and joy especially during this difficult time.

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil— Disney+, May 15

Maleficent returns in this live-action remake based on Disney’s animated film,Sleeping Beauty. The sequel focuses on the complex relationship between the horned fairy and Aurora, who will soon be Queen, as they work together to protect the moors.

Fantastic Mr. Fox— Disney+, May 22

Based on theRoald Dahl’s novel by the same name,Fantastic Mr. Foxreceives a Wes Anderson touch to bring you a whimsical family film. A fox can’t help but steal food to feed his family, but now his community must survive the farmers’ retaliation. If your family likes quirky humor, then this movie is perfect for you.