The Best Movies and TV to Watch on Netflix in May 2016

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1) Legally Blonde (2001), May 1

Reese Witherspoon is fan-favorite Elle Woods, who goes Harvard to win back her ex-fiancée after he dumps her for not having enough brains.

2) Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003), May 1

After graduating Harvard Law, Elle heads down to D.C.—pink suit, chihuahua and all—to press congress on animal rights.

3) The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005), May 1

Evelyn Ryan (Julianne Moore) has 10 children and an alcoholic husband. She finds happiness and some useful extra income in small contests, which she finds she has a knack of winning.

4) Inglourious Basterds (2009), May 22

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Brad Pitt plays Aldo Raine, an Allied lieutenant who recruited a rank of Jewish soldiers to commit violent crimes on Nazis for as an act of revenge. He and his troupe run into other vengeful characters in this Quentin Tarantino film.

5) Jimmy: All Is By My Side (2013), May 1

OutKast’s André Benjamin (André 3000) plays ’70s icon Jimi Hendrix in this music-infused biopic.

6) Anita (2013), May 5

This historical drama is based on the true story of Anita Hill, an African-American attorney who accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in a momentous Senate Hearing in 1991.

7) Fruitvale Station (2013), May 12

See life through the perspective and flashbacks of Oscar (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old who tries to live a clean life for his girlfriend and her daughter after spending time in state prison.

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8) Magical Universe (2013), May 12

Al Carbee is a recluse and eccentric who spends most of his time alone—playing with Barbie dolls. Take a look into his life in this documentary, filmed over the course of 10 years.

9) Girlhood (2014), May 19

When her family, academics and boy-dominated neighbourhood leave her feeling helpless, Marieme joins an all-girl gang as an escape.


10) Grace & Frankie (Season 1), May 8

Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) fall into an unlikely friendship after their husbands shockingly reveal they are gay and in love with each other.