14 Movies to See in May 2018: 'Deadpool 2,' 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' and More

Movies to See May 2018
Warner Bros. / Netflix / Lucasfilm / RLJE Films / 20th Century Fox

This month's list includes comedies starring Melissa McCarthy and Jane Fonda, a thriller with Margot Robbie and the latest 'Star Wars' movie.

We are now living in a post-Avengers: Infinity War world. Marvel broke records as we returned to the theater over and over again for repeat viewings and now sit at home counting the days until we find out what the Groot happens next. (Avengers 4 opens May 3, 2019, which is almost exactly 365 days away...)

In the meantime, May sees another superhero face off against a villainous, though gauntlet-free, Josh Brolin in the Marvel-but-not-Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Deadpool 2. We'll also get a bromance origin story for Han Solo and Chewbacca, Melissa McCarthy in a new wig and a ballsy remake of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell's most beloved rom-com. (Godspeed, Overboard 2018.) This month's list of 14 Movies to See is below:

1. Overboard (May 4)

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures / Pantelion Films

1987's Overboard may be a comedy classic, but the premise -- a blue-collar guy gets revenge by conning a rich woman with amnesia into believing they're married -- has aged...problematically. The cast of the reboot says their gender-swapped version "makes more sense now." Starring: Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez and Eva Longoria.

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2. RBG (May 4)

Magnolia Pictures / Magnet Releasing

In the first documentary to center on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West look both at Ginsburg's legacy within the women's movement and her newfound status as a pop culture icon. (Speaking of documentaries, let me also recommend the André Leon Talley doc, The Gospel According to André, which arrives later in the month.)

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3. Tully (May 4)

Focus Features

The third installment in the Jason Reitman-Diablo Cody trilogy (following Juno and Young Adult) proves that the director and writer are perfectly suited for each other, this time unwinding a pitch black comedy-turned-something more about modern motherhood. Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston and Mark Duplass.

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4. Breaking In (May 11)

Universal Pictures

If Breaking In is exactly what it appears to be in the trailer -- a mom brings her kids to a remote mansion, home invaders hold the kids hostage while robbing the place, thus ensues 90 minutes of Gabrielle Union being an absolute badass -- I will get everything I want out of it. Starring: Gabrielle Union, Ajiona Alexus and Billy Burke.

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5. Life of the Party (May 11)

Warner Bros. Pictures

Look, real-life married couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone don't have a perfect track record when it comes to making movies together. (Tammy.) But we will watch McCarthy in anything. And this one has a Christina Aguilera cameo! Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Debby Ryan and Gillian Jacobs.

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6. Terminal (May 11)

RLJE Films

The last film Margot Robbie produced and starred in -- I, Tonya -- got her an Oscar nomination. This one is a neo-noir thriller about assassins attempting to carry out a mission and the mysterious femme fatale they keep crossing paths with. Starring: Margot Robbie, Max Irons, Mike Myers and Simon Pegg.

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7. Book Club (May 18)

Paramount Pictures

The final Fifty Shades of Grey movie (sadly? Mercifully?) opened earlier this year, but Christian Grey is still getting people hot and bothered on in this flick about four women whose lives are reignited when their book club selects E.L. James. More importantly, this cast! Starring: Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Mary Steenburgen.

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8. Deadpool 2 (May 18)

20th Century Fox

In two months, two different Marvel superhero movies have starred Josh Brolin as the bad guy. He's far less purple here, however, playing a gun-toting mutant who travels back in time to open a can of whoop ass on the Merc with a Mouth. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, Terry Crews, Brianna Hildebrand and Rob Delaney.

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9. First Reformed (May 18)


First Reformed begins as a story about grief -- a reverend mourning the death of his son, who died while serving in Iraq -- but becomes something far more twisted when the minister is called on by a young woman's whose husband has committed suicide. Paul Schrader writes and directs and, thus, it has been liked to Taxi Driver. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried and Cedric the Entertainer.

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10. On Chesil Beach (May 18)

Bleecker Street

Saoirse Ronan's last Academy Award nomination was for Lady Bird, but her first post-Lady Bird role is a return to the writing of author Ian McEwan, whose novel Atonement begat Ronan's first Oscar nomination. This collaboration concerns the wedding night of a young married couple. Starring: Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle.

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12. How to Talk to Girls at Parties (May 25)


This is one of two movies Elle Fanning stars in this month -- the other is the Frankenstein period drama, Mary Shelley -- and one of countless Neil Gaiman stories currently making their way to your screen. It's got punk rock music, an alien invasion and Nicole Kidman's latest wig. Starring: Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Ruth Wilson and Nicole Kidman.

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12. Ibiza (May 25 on Netflix)


Netflix will stream an s-load of new content this month -- like the sci-fi drama Anon and zombie apoco-flick Cargo -- but make sure Ibiza doesn't get lost in your queue. The plot is simple enough -- a 20-something falls for a DJ and follows him to Ibiza -- and leads to oodles of full-on LOLs. Starring: Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, Phoebe Robinson and Richard Madden.

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13. Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25)

Lucasfilm Ltd.

Come for Han, stay for Chewie, come back for the Lando Calrissian spinoff this will hopefully greenlight. Even knowing all that went down in the galaxy not-so-far, far away while this was being shot, each look at Han's origin story has gotten us more and more excited. Please be good! Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson.

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14. The Tale (May 26 on HBO)


The Tale isn't so much an adaptation as it is a memoir told on film. Documentarian Jennifer Fox helms the drama, in which Laura Dern plays a documentarian named Jennifer Fox who uncovers a short story written by her 13-year-old self and begins to unravel her childhood trauma. Starring: Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Debicki and Jason Ritter.

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