The 10 best movies and TV shows to watch this month.

So, you've binged Baby Reindeer — what now? Well friend, you definitely don't need to worry because there are so many banger shows and movies hitting the various streaming platforms this month, which is great timing really, with winter just around the corner. And for the really adventurous amongst us there are also some epic flicks coming to the cinemas that will be well worth putting pants on for.

As we approach the middle of the year (how?!), there are some big-ticket series returning, plus the welcome inclusion of a few movies thrown in the mix. So pull out your calendar and mark the dates then fluff up your doona and prep the TV snacks — because it's going to be a good month for getting nice and comfy on the couch.


First cab off the rank is none other than the highly anticipated third season of Bridgerton. We're returning to the Bon Ton to find Penelope Featherington quite ready to move out of the family home and thus on the hunt for a dashing hubby.

Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan in Bridgerton. Image: Netflix.


Back in the high society circles is Colin Bridgerton, who has very kindly offered to help his "friend" Penelope find an appropriate suitor with absolutely zero strings attached. As you'll gather from the trailer there are very much some strings attached and perhaps their underlying chemistry will pose a bit of a problem along the quest. Intrigue! Drama! Jewels!

The third season will be split into two parts, which is likely an overhang from the writers' strike, but also smells exactly like a Shonda Rhimes tactic to draw in the audience — she sure does have us by the short and curlies.

Stream the first four episodes of Bridgerton on Netflix from May 16, and the following four episodes from June 13.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

Harvey Keitel and Melanie Lynskey in The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Image: Stan.


Avid book readers will be across the 2018 international hit bestseller TheTattooist of Auschwitz, written by New Zealand author Heather Morris. Like many brilliant books that have come before it, TheTattooist of Auschwitz has been given the adaptation treatment with a six-part series on Stan.

Borrowing the harrowing story from the book, The Tattooist of Auschwitz series follows the extraordinary life of Lali, a Slovakian Jew who was enlisted to tattoo fellow prisoners at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during the second World War. 


The series stars Harvey Keitel as older Lali and Melanie Lynsky as author Heather Morris.

Stream The Tattooist of Auschwitz on Stan.

Selling the OC.

Alexandra Jarvis, Brett Oppenheim, Sean Palmieri, and Jason Oppenheim in Selling the OC. Image: Netflix.

The very popular Netflix reality series Selling Sunset made way for a bunch of offshoot series, including Selling the OC — and the third season has just dropped on our screens.


Oppenheim Group Real Estate head honchos Jason and Brett Oppenheim are back at their Orange County office to sell more mega-mansions and put out fires, all while dramas brews amongst the employees.

Expect to see Alex Hall and Tyler Stanaland's friendship take centre stage this season, and new agent Ali Harper bringing frenemies to the fore.

Stream the full season of Selling the OC on Netflix.


Hannah Einbinder and Jean Smart in Hacks. Image: Stan.


It's been two long, agonising years since we last had a fresh season of Hacks, so fans of the whip-smart comedy series will be positively chuffed by the long-awaited return. We last left comedian Deborah Vance and her joke writer Ava at somewhat of a crossroads in their professional (and personal) relationship.

But fret not, the season three plot once again galvanises Ava and Deborah as they team up on a quest to land a coveted late-night hosting gig. It promises to bring more wry laughs, brilliant comedy writing and the exploration of two complex female characters.

This is arguably one of the best shows that has been created in recent history so we're eager to see where it heads next.

Stream Hacks season 3 on Stan.

The Idea Of You.

Nicholas Galitzine and Anne Hathaway in The Idea Of You. Image: Prime Video.


What's this? An Anne Hathaway rom-com being delivered to us?! Hooray all around because this feel-good film is exactly what we need right now.

Meet Solene, a 40-year-old single mother who is having a bit of an identity crisis following a traumatic split from her husband. By chance, she finds herself chaperoning her teenage daughter and friends to Coachella when she accidentally bumps into a headlining musician from a world-famous boy band.

Sparks fly and Solene and Hayes embark on a whirlwind romance, shirking responsibilities and the prying eyes of a society that just can't quite accept a happy woman. Anne Hathaway and man-of-the-moment Nicholas Galitzine deliver a fun and thought-provoking duel performance here.

Stream The Idea Of You on Amazon Prime.

A Man in Full.

Jeff Daniels in A Man in Full. Image: Netflix.


Greed, bankruptcy, political corruption, deceit and a really strong southern drawl from the great Jeff Daniels... What more could you want in a series? Oh, and did we mention A Man in Full is produced by David E. Kelley and based on the bestselling book from Tom Wolfe?

The limited series has just dropped on Netflix, and promises to be a robust tale with businessman Charlie Croker at the centre of an epic takedown. Bursting with a glorious cast including Diane Lane, Lucy Liu and William Jackson Harper, A Man in Full is a must-watch for fans of witty, cerebral scripted TV.


Stream all six episodes of A Man in Full on Netflix.


Vicky McClure in Insomnia. Image: Stan.As Emma approaches her 40th birthday her life begins to unravel. First she can't sleep, and then she teeters on the edge of losing her mind — an eerily similar series of events that happened to her very own mother before her 40th birthday.


With British actress Vicky McClure at the helm here, this series is in good hands as she plays a woman on a path that involves digging into her past to uncover answers in order to heal.

The Insomnia supporting cast includes Downton Abbey's Tom Cullen playing Emma's husband, and Corrina Marlowe playing her mother.

Watch Insomnia on Stan from May 24.

Super Rich in Korea.

Super Rich in Korea. Image: Netflix.


There's a new reality TV series coming to Netflix and it's shaping up to be your favourite guilty pleasure. Super Rich in Korea will lift the lid on the lifestyles of the mega-rich in Korea, so expect to see billion dollar homes, high-end shopping and fast cars.

The show is hosted by Cho Sae-ho, BamBam and Mimi, who will narrate the series as a group of extremely wealthy people go about their escapades splashing cash at every given chance.

Stream Super Rich in Korea on Netflix from May 7.

Little Bird.

Darla Contois and Lisa Edelstein in Little Bird. Image: Stan.


Little Bird is a Canadian drama soon to hit Aussie streaming platform Stan. This series tells the story of Bezhig Little Bird/Esther Rosenblum who was removed from her family in the Long Pine Reserve in Saskatchewan as a young girl as part of the 'Sixties Scoop' — a period during the 1960s in which child welfare authorities took Indigenous children from their families and communities and placed them in foster homes.

After becoming adopted by a Jewish family in Montreal, Bezhig goes on a journey to reconnect with her birth family.

Stream Little Bird on Stan from May 15.

Mother of the Bride.

Miranda Cosgrove and Brooke Shields in Mother of the Bride. Image: Netflix.This might be a huge call but dare we declare Brooke Shields as the new queen of cheesy Netflix rom-coms? After starring in the 2021 Netflix film A Castle For Christmas, Shields is back in Mother of the Bride.


Shields plays Lana, who is reconciling with the fact that her daughter (played by Miranda Cosgrove) has just announced she will be marrying Lana's ex-boyfriend's son in Thailand. As always, the plot for these films are a little fantastical, but that's really all the fun ain't it?!

Stream Mother of the Bride on Netflix from May 9.


Ryan Reynolds starring in IF. Image: Paramount Pictures.


What if your imaginary friend was real? Like, really real. That's what Ryan Reynolds (and the film's writer/director John Krasinski) invites you to do. The IFs (Imaginary Friends) of Cal's past have returned to present day and they're feeling a little dejected about losing their credibility in the world.

Cal (Reynolds), along with his neighbour Bea (Cailey Fleming), embark on a mission to save the IFs. Sure, on the surface this movie might seem like a story for kids, but there's so much wonder and appeal for big kids too. Let nostalgia and childlike wander wash over you as you let the IFs steal your imagination all over again.

IF will screen at Australian cinemas from May 16.

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