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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24. Mr. Mom

Release Year: 1983

Directed By: Stan Dragoti

Starring: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Frederick Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe, Courtney and Brittany White, Ann Jillian, Christopher Lloyd, Jeffrey Tambor, Martin Mull, Graham Jarvis, Miriam Flynn, Carolyn Seymour, Patti Deutsch

Release Date: Friday, May 3

There’s nothing quite like a good throwback movie for the ultimate pop culture comfort food, and there’s nothing quite like a John Hughes movie. Who doesn’t thoroughly enjoy putting on The Breakfast Club and taking a trip into the past? Right now, you can catch two of his all-time classics, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink, on Netflix, but this May, the second movie John Hughes ever wrote arrives for nostalgic streaming. Mr. Mom is one of the month’s best new releases.

Michael Keaton stars at Jack Butler, an automobile engineers who’s hit by the 1980s recession when he loses his job. Caroline (Teri Garr), his wife, lands a job before he can find a new one, which forces the couple to swap roles. Jack stays at home with their three children, while Caroline goes to work to provide for the family. Soon, Jack must take on the household tasks his unaccustomed to performing, like grocery store trips and spending afternoons with housewives. It’s a test for both Jack and Caroline as they settle into their new roles and learn about their relationship along the way.

Mr. Mom comes from screenwriter John Hughes, whose reputation as a film legend precedes him. The success of Mr. Mom led Universal to sign a three-picture deal with Hughes, leading to the release of classics Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Weird Science. In its box office run, Mr. Mom brought in $64 million and it still holds an 81% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While the film’s premise has been tackled in handfuls of sitcoms over the years, it’s long overdue for a remake looking at the concept through a modern lens. Check out the ’80s staple on Netflix this May!