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The best films coming to Netflix this May

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Exams are looming, and what better way to relax after one than to stick on a movie? In fact, what better way to relax before one than to stick on a movie? Either way, Netflix has you covered. There's something for everyone in the new slate of films being added this month.

1. Some Like it Hot (1959) - 1st May

Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon play two musicians on the run from the mob who disguise themselves to fit in with an all-female band in this classic black-and-white romp. Add a spoonful of Sugar in the form of Marilyn Monroe, and you've got a charming fun-fest on your hands. Perfect for a date-night in.

2. Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (2016) - 1st May

This remarkable documentary delves into the life and work of the phenomenal late poet and activist Maya Angelou. Featuring appearances from her family, friends, colleagues, and the likes of Hillary Clinton, it paints a warm and inspirational picture of this esteemed figure. An absolute must-watch.

3. Ajji (2017) - 1st May

The closing gala film of the UK Asian Film Festival this year, Ajji tells a dark story of a grandmother seeking revenge after the brutal murder of her granddaughter. Misogyny, rape culture, and ulterior political motives all have a part to play in the inaction of the police - something that's all too true in India and around the world. A gripping thriller with an important message.

4. Bad Neighbours 2 (2016) - 10th May

Seth Rogan and Zac Efron team up once more for this (bad) sequel to the (pretty bad) Bad Naighbours (2014). This time, the frat house has been replaced by a sorority house fronted by Chloe Grace Moretz, and somehow, they're even worse neighbours. It's not groundbreaking by any stretch of the word, but it's good for a laugh.

5. Taxi Driver (1976) - 11th May

Something a little more classic now, with De Niro in one of the most famous roles of his youth. The PTSD-ridden taxi driver drives us through the seedy underbelly of New York at night, teeming with an uncomfortable combination of sex and violence. Scorsese's distinctive style cements this film as one of the greats.

6. Cargo (2017) - 18th May

Based on the short film of the same name that went viral online a few years ago, this feature stars Martin Freeman as a father struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested Australia. Expanding on the original idea, this film utilises its fantastic cast to great effect. A brilliantly contemplative film for all you zombie-lovers out there.

7. The Social Network (2010) - 18th May

Possibly the most politcally relevant film to be made 8 years too early, it's time to revisit the utterly iconic Fincher-Sorkin team-up that turned Mark Zuckerberg into one of the most hated men on the planet, and Andrew Garfield into one of the most loved. We've still got our fingers crossed for 2 Social 2 Network: Cambridge Analytica (2019)!

 

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