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, CA – MARCH 02: (L-R) Actors Topher Grace, Chris Pratt, Anna Faris, Teresa Palmer, Demetri Martin and Dan Fogler arrive at the premiere of Relativity Media’s “Take Me Home Tonight” at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 on March 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/ )
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 02: (L-R) Actors Topher Grace, Chris Pratt, Anna Faris, Teresa Palmer, Demetri Martin and Dan Fogler arrive at the premiere of Relativity Media’s “Take Me Home Tonight” at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 on March 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/ ) /

14. Take Me Home Tonight

Release Year: 2011

Directed By: Michael Dowse

Starring: Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer, Chris Pratt, Michael Biehn, Lucy Punch, Michelle Trachtenberg, Demetri Martin, Michael Ian Black, Ginnifer Goodwin, Bob Odenkirk

Release Date: Thursday, May 16

Remember all of those older movies that took place in a single night at one wild party? Those movies aren’t made as often as they once were, but we can still watch the ones we love and even the ones created in honor of the ones we love. Take Me Home Tonight, a 2011 comedy originally filmed in 2007, turns the clock back to the ’80s and celebrates the teen movies we all grew up on. Without a doubt, it’s one of the month’s best new releases by far.

Take Me Home Tonight stars Topher Grace as recent MIT graduate Matt Franklin, but he hasn’t yet found a job to put his degree to use. Instead, he works at a video store (the 1980s version of Netflix… better times), where he gets invited by his high school crush Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer) to an end-of-summer party thrown by his twin sister Wendy’s (Anna Faris) boyfriend Kyle (Chris Pratt). The night unfolds into a drug-fueled adventure Matt never saw coming.

Upon release, Take Me Home Tonight struggled to connect with critics and audiences alike, as the film holds a 28% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and topped out at the box office with a $7.9 million gross against a $19 million budget. Despite this, the film has gathered a cult following from those nostalgic for ’80s teen comedies and crazy one-night party comedies in general. If you missed this one the first time around, be sure not to miss it again when it arrives on Netflix just in time for graduation season, right in the middle of May.