25 best new Netflix movies coming in May 2019

Photo Credit: Wine Country/Netflix/Colleen Hayes, Acquired From Netflix Media Center
Photo Credit: Wine Country/Netflix/Colleen Hayes, Acquired From Netflix Media Center /
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LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 7: (from left to right) Actors Caroline Goodall, Mark Harmon, Mandy Moore and Matthew Goode pose at the premiere of “Chasing Liberty” on January 7, 2004 at the Chinese Theater, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 7: (from left to right) Actors Caroline Goodall, Mark Harmon, Mandy Moore and Matthew Goode pose at the premiere of “Chasing Liberty” on January 7, 2004 at the Chinese Theater, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) /

16. Chasing Liberty

Release Year: 2004

Directed By: Andy Cadiff

Starring: Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode, Stark Sands, Jeremy Piven, Annabella Sciorra, Mark Harmon, Caroline Goodall

Release Date: Wednesday, May 1

If there’s one thing Netflix has been severely lacking over the years, it’s a wide selection of early 2000s romantic comedies. Right? We need more of the movies that defined an era and fewer B-movie horror flicks and random thrillers no one’s adding to their watch list. But everyone should want to watch movies like Chasing Liberty, because who can resist the charms of Mandy Moore? The underrated 2004 rom-com is definitely one of the best new release movies this month.

Chasing Liberty stars Mandy Moore as Anna Foster, the 18-year-old daughter of the President of the United States (Mark Harmon). After her Secret Service detail ruins a first date, Anna (who’s been nicknamed “Liberty” by their security) decides she has had enough with being overprotected. She outruns her security detail in Prague and runs off on a multi-country European adventure with Ben (Matthew Goode). As Anna regains her independence and she falls for Ben, she’ll soon discover the most shocking secret of all.

Upon release, Chasing Liberty received mostly negative reviews, as reflected by its 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it wasn’t exactly the biggest hit at the box office with its $12 million gross (against a $23 million budget). However, the film wasn’t nearly as bad as critics and moviegoers would lead you to believe. Mandy Moore delivers an excellent performance and the film’s energy keeps you interested in the love story and the scenery. Give Chasing Liberty a second chance when it comes to Netflix at the top of May!