Netflix fresh releases in May 2019: our 4 top must-watch picks

It’s becoming harder and harder to keep up with the abundance of shows on Netflix, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop trying. Here are the 4 programs we’re most excited for this month.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

Mike Myers stars in this goofy 60s-inspired James Bond parody. Austin Powers (played by Myers) is a fashion photographer by day and a secret agent by night. He’s cryogenically frozen by his arch nemesis, Dr. Evil (also played by Myers), and wakes up 30 years later in 1997. His swingin’ 60s style doesn’t work so well in the 90s, but he attempts to woo women regardless. The film is rich with sexual innuendos and fart jokes.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

This film explores the chronicles of real-life American serial killer Ted Bundy from the perspective of his former girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer. Zac Efron stars as Ted Bundy and offers a chilling performance. Perhaps what is most interesting about the film is the way it shines a light on society’s fascination with serial killers.

When They See Us (2019)

When They See Us is a four-part miniseries that tells the true story of the Central Park Five case of 1989, when five black teenagers were pressured by police into confessing to a crime – beating and raping a woman – that they didn’t commit. It’s a tale of racial injustice and prejudice that remains relevant today.

See You Yesterday (2019)

Produced by long-time director Spike Lee, See You Yesterday is a sci-fi/fantasy film that will have you on the edge of your seat. Two teenage science prodigies create time machines that will allow them to travel back in time to stop a tragedy from occurring. The film will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on May 3 before it airs on Netflix.

Christian Woods
Christian Woods
Christian is a morning reporter and technology columnist for Best in Australia. Christian has worked in the media since 2000, in a range of locations. He joined Best in Australia in 2018, and began working in Melbourne in 2019.
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