What to Watch on Netflix, HBO, Disney+ Hotstar And Apple TV+ in May 2023

If you don’t have a clue on what to watch in May 2023, then we’ve got you covered. New TV show and movie titles are always a cause for celebration. What’s on the roster for May? A sweeping period drama, an action-packed film and an unflinching documentary.

Scroll below to find out more on what to watch on Netflix, HBO, Disney+ Hotstar, & Apple TV+ this month.

All the TV shows and movies you need to watch in May 2023:

White House Plumber

Made for the history buffs, White House Plumbers finally debuts this month. Starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux, the five-episode limited series sheds light on the Watergate scandal – a lesser-known event that led to one of America’s greatest political crimes.

Release Date: 2 May 2023

Queen Charlotte

It’s time for Bridgerton fans to rejoice! Focused on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, this prequel tells the story of how the young Queen’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in Bridgerton.

Release Date: 4 May 2023

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In this dystopian television series, we see a ruined and toxic future where a community exists in a giant underground silo that plunges hundreds of stories deep; there, people live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them.

Release Date: 5 May 2023

Queen Cleopatra

From Executive Producer Jada Pinkett Smith comes a documentary series exploring the lives of prominent and iconic African Queens. This season will feature Queen Cleopatra, the world’s most famous, powerful, and misunderstood woman.

Release Date: 10 May 2023

Black Night

Black Knight is an upcoming South Korean television series that’s based on Lee Yoon-gyun’s webtoon Delivery Knight. The series depicts a dystopian future where air pollution has become serious and tells the story of delivery drivers who play a major role in society.

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Release Date: 12 May 2023

The Mother

Featuring the iconic singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez, this action-packed movie sees a deadly female assassin who comes out of hiding to protect the daughter that she gave up years before, while on the run from dangerous men.

Release Date: 12 May 2023

Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me

Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me unfolds the life, death and secrets of Vickie Lynn Hogan – better known as model and actress Anna Nicole Smith. With access to never-before-seen footage, home movies, and interviews with key figures who have not spoken out until now, the documentary reveals new insights into the story of the quintessential blonde bombshell.

Release Date: 16 May 2023

XO, Kitty

For lovers of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, comes a new romantic comedy following Kitty Song Covey who thinks she knows everything there is to know about love. But, when she moves halfway across the world to reunite with her long-distance boyfriend, she’ll soon realise that relationships are a lot more complicated when it’s your own heart on the line.

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Release Date: 18 May 2023

American Born Chinese

Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese tells a story about the trials and tribulations of a regular American teenager whose life is forever changed when he befriends the son of a mythological god. The eight-episode series chronicles a man’s battle for his own identity, told through family, comedy, and action-packed Kung-Fu. The coming-of-age adventure features an all-star international cast, including Oscar winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan. 

Release Date: 24 May 2023

A lover of steamy romance books and all things green, Syameen Salehaldin is the Senior Content Producer for Harper's BAZAAR Malaysia. She spends most of her time immersed in books, and food and doing anything that makes her happy. Expect to see her diving into lifestyle, fashion and beauty trends on this platform.