25 best new Netflix movies coming in May 2019

Photo Credit: Wine Country/Netflix/Colleen Hayes, Acquired From Netflix Media Center
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LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: Keira Knightley attends the UK Premiere of Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker And The Four Realms’ at Vue Westfield on November 01, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney)
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: Keira Knightley attends the UK Premiere of Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker And The Four Realms’ at Vue Westfield on November 01, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney) /

9. Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Release Year: 2018

Directed By: Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston

Starring: Mackenzie Foy, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Misty Copeland, Eugenio Derbez, Richard E. Grant, Matthew Macfayden, Anna Madeley, Sergei Polunin, Ellie Bamber, Tom Sweet, Jack Whitehall

Release Date: Tuesday, May 28

No matter how old you are, Disney movies will always be a welcome escape and an enchanting adventure. The newest film featured on this list — aside from the handful of Netflix original films making their premieres — Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms released in theaters around the holidays last year, but failed to make the necessary impact to solidify classic status. This month, the film dances its ways onto Netflix to try to steal our hearts all over again.

Based on the short story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E. T. A. Hoffmann and the two-act ballet The Nutcracker by Marius Petipa and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms centers on Clara (Mackenzie Foy) as she searches for a key to unlock a priceless gift from a box. She finds the key, but it gets lost in a mysterious parallel world, prompting her to travel through four realms to get the key and restore harmony.

Unfortunately, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms followed suit with a string of live-action misses that Disney has been experiencing over the past few years. The film received less than stellar reviews, topping out at a 34% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and didn’t fare much better at the box office, making $174 million against a $120 million budget. However, as we all know, movies are subjective and even though it missed the mark, doesn’t mean it’ won’t build over time. Give the Disney holiday film a chance when it arrives on Netflix at the end of May.