Pop some popcorn and pull up a movie or show for a family-friendly movie night that everyone can enjoy. Here are the best movies and shows streaming in May.

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On May 1, check out “Prop Culture,” a look at the iconic props from Disney movies. Watch “George of the Jungle,” where George, a man who’s been raised by apes, falls in love with an American woman. See “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey” and “Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco” as three pets try to find their way back home. Jack Sparrow and Barbossa attempt to find the fountain of youth in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

On May 2, watch “John Carter,” where a Civil War veteran is accidentally transported to Mars.

On May 4, watch the series premiere of “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian” for a behind-the-scenes look at the popular show.

On May 15, see “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil;” an upcoming wedding will unite the mortal Kingdom of Ulstead and the fairy-realm of the enchanted Moors, but dark forces threaten the event. Watch the series premiere of “It’s a Dog’s Life,” a look at the special jobs of everyday dogs.

On May 22, watch “Fantastic Mr. Fox” as the cunning fox must help his community survive a farmer’s wrath. See musical “Hello, Dolly!” where a matchmaker tries to find a partner for wealthy but mean Horace Vandergelder. Watch game show “The Big Fib” as a kid contestant tries to determine which adult “expert” is telling the truth.


On May 1, watch the fourth season of “Masha and the Bear” with tales from Russian folklore. Other animated adventures include: “Thomas & Friend: Marvelous Machinery: World of Tomorrow,” “Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: A New Arrival” and “Thomas & Friends: The Royal Engine.” Watch the classic “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.”

On May 4, see “Arctic Dogs,” where Swifty the Arctic Fox, who works in the mailroom, dreams of becoming a Top Dog.

Watch the second season of “The Hollow” on May 8, where three teens navigate a strange realm filled with magic portals, perplexing puzzles and vicious beasts.

On May 17, watch the story of surfer Bethany Hamilton surviving a shark attack in “Soul Surfer.”

The final season of “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” comes out on May 15, as legendary hero She-Ra fights the forces of evil.


On May 1, watch “Megamind,” where the super-villain tries to find a new purpose to his life. Watch “Monster House” to see three teens take on the terrifying house next door. In “Planet 51,” astronaut Chuck Baker lands on a planet he believes to be uninhabited. Watch the Peanuts gang attend summer camp in “Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown.” Jack tries to find a treasure his grandfather left him with the help of a talking dog in “Treasure Hounds.”

Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is offering kids’ shows for free, including “Pete the Cat,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Arthur” and more.


Watch “Rise of the Guardians,” where the immortal guardians team up to protect children around the world.

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