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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6. The Last Summer

Release Year: 2019

Directed By: William Bindley

Starring: KJ Apa, Maia Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Halston Sage, Tyler Posey, Sosie Bacon, Mario Revolori, Wolfgang Novogratz, Jacob McCarthy, Gage Golightly, Audrey Grace Marshall, Greer Grammer, Jackie Sandler, Norman Johnson, Gabrielle Anwar, Ed Quinn

Release Date: Friday, May 3

It was only a matter of time until the breakout stars of Riverdale became movie stars. Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge on the dark teen drama, has appeared in a number of teen rom-coms (even some on Netflix), and Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper, will star alongside Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B (among others) in this fall’s Hustlers. And after appearing in a few movies, KJ Apa headlines the latest Netflix rom-com, The Last Summer.

Apa stars as Griffin in The Last Summer, which centers on a group of recent high school graduates as they embark on the next phase of their lives. The film tells a number of intersecting stories about college, love, the future, and everything in between as the kids navigate their final summer of freedom before the rest of their lives begins. They’ll have to deal with matters more mature than ever as they decide what they really want and who they will become when summer ends.

Although it looks like The Last Summer was based on a young adult novel, it wasn’t. The teen romantic comedy joins a long line of recent hit teen movies at Netflix, as the streamer continues to pull in a younger audience (and even an older one) to enjoy movies that aren’t necessarily being made anymore. The film features a premise that everyone can relate to, or will relate, it’s the perfect movie to kick off the summer movie rush. Mark your calendars for the first Friday in May, when The Last Summer hits your watch list for its big premiere.