Lots of Netflix shows and movies are coming and going every week, with content pouring in and out, it at times become hard to keep track of shows worth the binge.
To help you throughout the new month of May, we’ve compiled a list of must-watch Netflix movies and shows to keep you company throughout the month.
Without further ado, here’s our curated list:
5 Must-Watch Movies & Shows on Netflix in May 2023
1. Beef (2023)
Beef is a dark comedy starring the ever-so-talented Ali Wong and Steven Yeun. The story takes place when revenge for a road-rage incident goes overboard, and how it affects the lives of those involved. The show touches that people are willing to go to any extent to get their revenge, whether it be cat-fishing someone, burning down houses, and much more.
2. Derry Girls (2018)
This sitcom takes place in the mid-1990s against the Troubles, which greatly impacted the residents of Derry in Northern Ireland. However, the show’s focus is on the daily lives of four teenage girls and one English boy, who was accidentally enrolled in their all-girls school. The story follows their usual adolescent antics, such as attempting to gather funds for a school trip to Paris, standing up against censorship at the school newspaper, and going out of town to watch a boy band, despite the challenges they face living in a conflict-ridden area.
3. Maid (2021)
This limited series is based on Stephanie Land’s memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, And A Mother’s Will To Survive. The story follows a young mother named Alex (played by Margaret Qualley), who decides to leave her abusive partner Sean (Nick Robinson). However, her decision comes with significant challenges, such as limited finances, bureaucratic red tape, and a lack of support from those closest to her. Despite the obstacles, Alex remains determined to provide a safe and happy life for her daughter Maddy (Rylea Nevaeh Whittet) and pursue her dream of becoming a writer. Her unwavering determination keeps her going through the most difficult times.
4. When They See Us (2019)
The reality portrayed in When They See Us cannot be ignored, as it exposes a harsh truth. On April 19, 1989, Trisha Meli was brutally assaulted and left for dead while jogging in Central Park. Although Meli had no memory of the crime and was unable to identify her attackers, New York City’s mayor, district attorney, and police department were determined to catch the perpetrators. However, their zealousness led to grave injustices, with Manhattan District Attorney Linda Fairstein and the detectives handling the case losing sight of their main objective. Instead, they resorted to any means necessary to solve the crime.
5. The Night Agent (2023)
The Night Agent is an action-packed series created by Shawn Ryan, based on Matthew Quirk’s novel, that’s full of espionage and tension. The story revolves around a novice FBI agent, played by Gabriel Basso, who finds himself entangled in perilous conspiracies that could potentially bring down a government. The Night Agent shares similarities with Noah Centineo’s The Recruit, as both follow inexperienced agents navigating dangerous waters. The cast is top-notch, featuring D.B. Woodside (Lucifer), Eve Harlow (Star Trek: Discovery), and the exceptional Hong Chau (The Menu), making The Night Agent a thrilling and exciting enigma that’s well worth watching.