Best Family Shows and Movies to Stream in May

Cozy up on the couch with these kid-friendly picks!

May brings some pretty unpredictable weather. If you’re hibernating indoors on a rainy day or on your next family movie night, we’ve got you covered.

This month, the streaming services feature plenty of new series to check out and also some sequels to some older shows and movies. Here are our top picks for what you should watch with your family this month.

This article was updated on May 1, 2024, by Metro Parent’s Audience Development Coordinator, Kari Zaffarano. Her work included her research in finding the best kid-friendly movies and shows streaming this month to this post, aligning with Metro Parent’s mission to provide the top parenting resources for local families. Questions? Please reach out to

Shrek (2001)

Streaming May 1, 2024

  • Where to watch: Netflix

An ogre named Shrek (played by Mike Myers) teams up with a donkey (played by Eddie Murphy) to save Princess Fiona (played by Cameron Diaz).

Shrek Forever After (2010)

Streaming May 1, 2024

  • Where to watch: Netflix

Watch as Shrek and Fiona live family life and Shrek starts missing his old life as just an ogre. He makes a deal with Rumpel and ends up in an alternate reality.

Woody Woodpecker

Streaming May 1, 2024

  • Where to watch: Netflix

A silly woodpecker with a distinctive laugh deals with a lawyer trying to build property over his forest habitat.

Star Wars: Tales of the Empire

Streaming May 4, 2024

  • Where to watch: Disney+

See the journey into the Galactic Empire through the eyes of two warriors on separate paths.

Pokemon Horizons: The Series – Part 2

Streaming May 10, 2024

  • Where to watch: Netflix

Watch as two young adventurers go on a quest to visit new lands and collect Pokemon.

Madame Web

Streaming May 14, 2024

  • Where to watch: Netflix

A paramedic gets psychic powers where she can see into the future. She must use those powers to save a trio of young women from a spidery villain.

Thelma the Unicorn

Streaming May 17, 2024

  • Where to watch: Netflix

Thelma the pony turns itself into a unicorn and instantly becomes a celebrity and has to deal with fame.

Jurassic World: Chaos Theory

Streaming May 24, 2024

  • Where to watch: Netflix

The Camp Cretaceous crew discovers a global conspiracy that brings danger to the dinosaurs and themselves.

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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.


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