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6 Flicks Picks for May 2019 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in May 2019?

What movies are coming out May 2019 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: May 3, 2019

Long Shot

Synopsis: When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: An animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.

Will I watch? = No

The Intruder

Synopsis: A psychological thriller about a young married couple who buys a beautiful Napa Valley house on several acres of land only to find that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property.

Will I watch? = Maybe...probably not

El Chicano

Synopsis: A pair of twin brothers from East L.A. choose to live their lives differently and end up on opposite sides of the law.

Will I watch? = No

Meeting Gorbachev

Synopsis: The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Life and intrigue in an ancient Chinese court.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: An obsessive astronomer and a curious artist form an unlikely bond which leads them to a profound, scientific discovery.

Will I watch? = Maybe

RELEASE DATE: May 10, 2019

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Synopsis: In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

Will I watch? = Yes

The Hustle

Synopsis: Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.

Will I watch? = No

All Is True

Synopsis: A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: POMS is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you're never too old to 'bring it!'

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

Will I watch? = No

The Biggest Little Farm

Synopsis: Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

Will I watch? = No

My Son

Synopsis: The disappearance of his child sends a man on a dark path to find the truth.

Will I watch? = No

The Silence of Others

Synopsis: The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows the survivors as they organize the groundbreaking 'Argentine Lawsuit' and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity, and explores a country still divided four decades into democracy. Seven years in the making, The Silence of Others is the second documentary feature by Emmy-winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar (Made in L.A.). It is being Executive Produced by Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, and Esther García.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2019

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Synopsis: Super-Assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head - he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

Will I watch? = Maybe...if I see the other 2 first

The Sun Is Also a Star

Synopsis: A teenager finds love at a difficult time in her family's life.

Will I watch? = No

A Dog's Journey

Synopsis: A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

Will I watch? = No

The Third Wife

Synopsis: 19th century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is ready to become the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Little did she know that her hidden desires will take her by surprise and force her to make a choice between living in safety and being free.

Will I watch? = No

The Souvenir

Synopsis: A young film student in the early 80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

Will I watch? = No

Trial by Fire

Synopsis: The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: May 24, 2019


Synopsis: A kindhearted Arabian street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make the deepest wishes come true.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Will I watch? = Yes

Ad Astra

Synopsis: Astronaut Roy McBride travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet.

Will I watch? = Maybe? There's no trailer...

The Tomorrow Man

Synopsis: Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small. These two people will try to find love.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Echo In the Canyon

Synopsis: A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic music groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Prodigiously talented, Halston reigned over fashion in the 1970s and became a household name. But everything changed in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston took the biggest gamble of his life.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: May 31, 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Synopsis: The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Which films make the cut?

6. Ad Astra — I was tempted to put Ma on this list, but even though I can't find a trailer for Ad Astra, the description is more interesting to me. Also, I'm sure if I had seen John Wick 1 and 2, then #3 would be on this list, but I just haven't gotten around to watching those.

5. Rocketman — I have no personal attachment to Elton John, but it looks interesting, and I was into Bohemian Rhapsody despite no connection to Mercury.

4. Godzilla: King of the Monsters — As a kid, I always liked Godzilla movies, even though they were cheesy as hell, so of course I'll see this. But even ignoring that, this movie looks visually beautiful. Mothra alone, c'mon.

3. Brightburn — "What if Superman grew up to be evil?" You have me sold.

2. Pokemon: Detective Pikachu — X.

1. Aladdin — Along with The Lion King and Toy Story, Aladdin is tied to be my favorite animated movie of all time.


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.