11 new movies, series to watch in Canada this May: Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video

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Ewan McGregor stars as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the new Disney+ series, and Stranger Things season 4 returns to Netflix.
Add these movies and TV shows to your streaming queue in May.

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They say that April showers bring May flowers, but as we head into a new month, there's also a new slate of titles hitting streaming services that are turning up the heat.

"Stranger Things" is back for a solid season 4, with Volume 1 premiering on Netflix in May. The popular Spanish series "Who Killed Sara" is also returning for Season 3 to answer some burning questions about what happened to Sara.

If you liked Sally Rooney's "Normal People" series, then get ready to consume the adaptation of another one of her popular books, "Conversation With Friends," which premieres on Amazon Prime Video this month.

Below, check out the full list of our top picks to stream on Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Crave and Apple TV+ in Canada this April.

Best new movies and shows to watch on Netflix in May

Stranger Things 4: Volume 1

Cast of Stranger Things 4: Volume 1.
Stranger Things 4: Volume 1. Image via Netflix

Darkness returns to Hawkins just in time for spring break, triggering fresh terror and disturbing memories — and the threat of war. The cast returns, including Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, and Noah Schnapp. Vol. 1 streams May 27.

The Lincoln Lawyer

Neve Campbell in still from The Lincoln Lawyer.
The Lincoln Lawyer. Image via Netflix

In this drama based on Michael Connelly's bestselling novels, an iconoclastic idealist runs his law practice out of the back of his Lincoln. The series stars Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Neve Campbell and Becki Newton. Streams May 13.

Senior Year

Rebel Wilson in still from Senior Year
Senior Year. Image via Netflix

A cheerleading stunt gone wrong landed Stephanie Conway (Rebel Wilson) in a 20-year coma. Now she's 37, newly awake and ready to head back to high school and finally become prom queen. Streams May 13.

Who Killed Sara?: Season 3

Still from Who Killed Sara?: Season 3.
Who Killed Sara?: Season 3. Image via Netflix

In this final season, as enemies become allies and the truth is finally exposed, Álex becomes fixated on solving a new enigma: what happened to Sara? Streams May 18.

Best new series to watch on Amazon Prime Video in May

Conversations with Friends

Joe Alwyn in Conversations with Friends.
Conversations with Friends. Image via Prime Video

"Conversations With Friends" follows Frances (Allison Oliver) and her ex-girlfriend, now best friend, Bobbi (Sasha Lane). When they meet an older writer Melissa (Jemima Kirke) and her husband, Nick (Joe Alwyn), a handsome but reserved actor, their lives are turned upside down. Streams May 16.

The Kids in the Hall

Cast of The Kids in the Hall.
The Kids in the Hall. Image via Prime Video

The Canadian comedy troupe is back in the new Amazon Original series. Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson return with a new season of their groundbreaking sketch series, featuring a fresh batch of off-beat characters and beloved favourites. Streams May 13.

Best series to watch on Disney+ in May

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Obi-Wan Kenobi. Image via Disney+

Ewan McGregor returns to the "Star Wars" universe in this series that begins 10 years after the events of "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith," when Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. Streams May 27.

Best series to watch on Apple TV+ in May

The Essex Serpent

Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston star in The Essex Serpent
The Essex Serpent. Image via Apple TV+

Starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston, "The Essex Serpent" is adapted from Sarah Perry’s bestselling 2016 novel of the same name. The series follows newly widowed Cora (Danes) who, having being released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to a village in Essex in search of a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent. Streams May 13, with a new episode weekly.

Best series and movies to watch on Crave in May

The Staircase

The Staircase. Image via Crave
The Staircase. Image via Crave

This HBO Max Original limited series retells the compelling true story of Michael Peterson (Colin Firth), a novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen (Toni Collette). The eight-episode series debuts May 5 with three episodes, followed by a weekly release.

Hacks Season 2

Hacks Season 2. Image via Crave
Hacks Season 2. Image via Crave

The critically acclaimed HBO Max Original comedy series returns for season 2. The mentorship between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and her young, entitled writer Ava (Hannah Einbinder) continues to evolve as the two travel across the country workshopping Deborah’s new stand-up act. Streams May 12 with two episodes, followed by a weekly drop.

The Matrix Resurrections

The Matrix Resurrections. Image via Warner Bros. Pictures
The Matrix Resurrections. Image via Warner Bros. Pictures

From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes the long-awaited fourth instalment in the groundbreaking "Matrix" film franchise. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in their iconic roles as Neo and Trinity. Streams May 13.

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