What to Watch this May

Your guide to the month’s must-watch movies, TV shows, and series to stream.

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May typically signals the end of the prime-viewing season: everyone's favorite shows go on hiatus and the multiplex (almost) exclusively plays host to CGI explosions and spandex. But with the rise of streaming—and art films fighting for audiences all year round—summer no longer means putting your brain to sleep. Even if you don't make it to Cannes this month, there's plenty of challenging viewing options to consider. Here are our picks for the cream of the crop.