New Movie Releases in Malaysia: May 2019

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The cries of “What do we do after Avengers: Endgame?!” have already started, but we’re here to help answer that question! The month of May marks the beginning of the middle of the year, so expect plenty of crowd-pleasing releases like the ones featured below.


Queen of dramatics Charlize Theron and notable director and stoner Seth Rogen star in a romantic comedy about a straight-laced political candidate and the humorous self-deprecating writer she hires to add some flair to her diplomatic speeches. A truly strange dynamic you’ll have to check out!

Release date: 2 May 2019
Genre: Comedy
Stars: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, Andy Serkis, Alexander Skarsgard
Link: LongShot

Ugly Dolls

The toys of the UglyDoll brand come to life in this animated feature starring many well-known voices of Hollywood. Keeping to their message of loving all the funny corners of all shapes, this family-friendly movie will reassure that you are accepted – no matter what form you come in.

Release date: 2 May 2019
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure
Stars: Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson, Wang Lee Hom, Wanda Sykes, Pitbull
Link: Ugly Dolls

The Hustle

The comedic duo of Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson take the recent trend of female-led action films by storm. Finding common ground in scamming men out of money, Hathaway attempts to educate Wilson in becoming a femme fatale, to predictably disastrous results.

Release date: 9 May 2019
Genre: Comedy
Stars: Rebel Wilson, Anne Hathaway, Alex Sharp, Ingrid Oliver
Link: The Hustle


What if Superman was evil? Not in the Bizarro kind of way, but an entity so terrifying, you’d forget he has powers befitting a superhero. Brightburn presents itself as a completely new genre of film, attempting to kickstart a new age of superhero horror movies. A young alien boy, crash-landed on Earth and brought up by human parents, feeds into the anger and frustration puberty inflicts, to murderous degrees.

Release date: 9 May 2019
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Stars: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Meredith Hagner
Link: Brightburn

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

While the scene of Pikachu speaking human language initially struck a bad chord among fans in the anime movie, Ryan Reynolds proved that he can make anything amazing and headlined a movie where the adorable mascot of the Pokémon brand doesn’t shut up. This is one even we can’t wait to see!


Release date: 9 May 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Suki Waterhouse, Bill Nighy
Link: Detective Pikachu

Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon

From the creative studio that brought us Wallace and Gromit, and inspired many generations to appreciate stop-motion clay animation, Shaun the Sheep now has a second movie! With references to many popular alien films like Signs, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and so many more to pick up on, this movie doesn’t need dialogue to bring out many laughs.

Release date: 16 May 2019
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Animation
Stars: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes
Link: Shaun the Sheep

John Wick 3: Parabellum

The third installment that sees Keanu Reeves displaying amazing combat coordination also brings the legendary Halle Berry back to the big screen. With the many behind-the-scenes featuring the two actors undergoing intense tactical training, this movie puts method acting through its hardest pacing yet.

Release date: 16 May 2019
Genre: Thriller, Action
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose
Link: John Wick


Did you know that the string of remakes of Disney’s most popular classics was based on a vow the company made to keep reintroducing these beloved tales to new generations? (We’re sure it had nothing to do with the vow to keep making loads of money!) The latest in this line is Aladdin, which many are excited for to see people of colour taking front and centre stage in the latest version of this classic hit. Personally, we can’t keep our eyes off Jafar!

Release date: 23 May 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Stars: Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Marwan Kenzari
Link: Aladdin

Godzilla: King of Monsters

Cinema’s greatest kaiju strikes the silver screen once again. In an attempt to save Earth from the ravages of humanity, a group of scientists seek out other monsters (all with their own pop culture status) in the belief that they can trigger a reset on Earth’s systems. With cult classics like Mothra, Hydra, and more yet to be seen, Earth becomes a titan battle-dome with humans in the midst of (and possibly the catalyst) of ultimate destruction.

Release date: 30 May 2019
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Stars: Bradley Whitford, Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga
Link: Godzilla

The Secret Life of Pets 2

The sequel to the surprise hit The Secret Life of Pets, Jack Russell dog Maxwell finds himself with another family dilemma. While he is off trying to protect his owner’s kid from everything, his pals back in the city find themselves thrown back into Snowball’s crazy antics.


Release date: 30 May 2019
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Stars: Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart
Link: Pets

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