8 Family Movies and Shows to Stream This May

The streaming services are serving up some quality family content this month.

As we look for more ways to have fun while we stay home, the streaming world doesn’t fail to keep us entertained. There are plenty of new family movies and shows to enjoy in May, along with some classics. Here are our streaming picks to add to your watch list this month.

Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory — May 1, HBO Max

 Adapted from the Roald Dahl book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this musical adventure starring Gene Wilder follows Charlie Bucket who won the golden ticket to get a tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. You can also watch the 2005 version, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (starring Johnny Depp) starting May 1 on HBO Max.

The Land Before Time — May 1, Amazon Prime

Travel back in time to enjoy this 1980s animated film by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. A young group of dinosaurs work together to reunite with their families. Some parents might remember watching this classic as a kid, too! 

Jungle Beat: The Movie — May 14, Netflix

Based on the children’s animated series Jungle Beat, the animals of the jungle discover that they can speak. But that’s not the only weird thing going on — they need to help an alien find their way home.

Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Together Again — May 20, HBO Max

If your tweens and teens are fans of Adventure Time, then they’ll love to see Jack and Finn together again in the newest special on HBO Max. Watch the best friends embark on their biggest adventure yet.

Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 3 — May 21, Netflix

When the campers learn more about Dr. Wu’s secret research, they decide to take a risk and leave Isla Nublar. But when a tropical storm delays their journey, they find themselves in danger once again.

Madagascar: A Little Wild (Season 3) — May 27, Hulu

This adorable pint-sized zoo gang is back. While there hasn’t been much details about the newest season, we bet Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman will find themselves on another wild journey through New York City.

Cruella — May 28, Disney+

The latest Disney live-action movie gives us a back story of Cruella, the villain in 101 Dalmatians. Estella de Vil is an aspiring fashion designer in 1970s London who befriends a pair of young thieves, Horace and Jasper. The movie will be available through Disney+ Premier Access subscription.   

Bluey: Season 2 — May 28, Disney+

Your little ones are going to be so excited! We now have unlimited access to the second season of the animated series, Bluey. Follow along as you watch the 6-year-old Blue Heeler puppy and her family go on new adventures.

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