31 Days, 31 Movies To Watch This May On Movie Nights On Metro Channel
We’ve got rom-coms, dramas, award-winning movies, and musicals—what more can you ask for?
Looking for a new way to spend your evenings? Why not make every night a movie night with Metro Channel’s Movie Nights On Metro? Reminisce and enjoy blockbuster movies you may have missed or want to watch again as Metro Channel brings you rom-coms, chick-flicks, romantic dramas, award-winning titles, and even musicals—there is always something for everyone!
Bring out the popcorn and your favorite drink, and tune in every night for a surprise movie that’s certified feel good. Catch these movies every night on Metro Channel, channel 52 on Sky Cable and channel 174 on HD.
May 1, Friday | 10 p.m.
Rachel is now a lawyer. Back when she was in law school she fell for another student, Dex, but she was too shy to say anything. When Dex meets her best friend Darcy, who sometimes treats her like dirt, Darcy makes a move on Dex and gets him. Eventually, they get engaged and Darcy asks Rachel to be her Maid of Honor. However, Rachel still has feelings for Dex and still can't say anything. This becomes an even bigger problem when something happens between Dex and Rachel during her birthday party. Will they succeed in keeping this a secret and will Rachel spend her entire life regretting that she did nothing to get the man of her dreams?
Romeo and Juliet
May 2, Saturday | 10 p.m.
In the city of Verona, two families have a prolonged and ancient feud. The Montagues and the Capulets co-exist under the stern eye of the Prince, but the hatred between the families threatens all, in particular the children. The young men of both families are hot-blooded and ready to fight at any provocation, despite the Prince's edict against such fights. But when young Romeo first sets eyes on Juliet, no hostility between families can prevent his falling in love with her, and her with him. From this risk-laden romance comes both joy and tragedy for all. Their story is the most dangerous love story ever told.
May 3, Sunday | 10 p.m.
A British couple on the eve of retirement spend a weekend in Paris to celebrate their thirtieth anniversary. Nick is staid, annoying his foul-mouthed wife who wants to turn the holiday into a series of exciting new experiences. Meg, on the other hand, is also averse to his touching her and what was meant to be a belated second honeymoon is a depressing affair, full of arguments. It’s a funny and poignant story about the nature of love and commitment where husband and wife will yearn to recapture their youthful fearlessness, lack of responsibility, and idealism.
Girl Most Likely
May 4, Monday | 10 p.m.
Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, a failed New York playwright awkwardly navigating the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News. After both her career and relationship hit the skids, she's forced to make the humiliating move back home to New Jersey with her eccentric mother and younger brother. Adding further insult to injury, there's a strange man sleeping in her old bedroom (Darren Criss) and an even stranger man sleeping in her mother's bed (Matt Dillon). Through it all, Imogene eventually realizes that as part of her rebuilding process she must finally come to love and accept both her family and her Jersey roots if she's ever going to be stable enough to get the hell away from them.
One for the Money
May 5, Tuesday | 10 p.m.
After losing her job, Jersey girl Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) is broke. So she becomes a bail enforcement agent and is tasked to go after a former high school crush who both skipped out on his payments and is a murder suspect. One for the Money is a crime comedy film based on Janet Evanovich's 1994 novel of the same name.
Girl in Progress
May 6, Wednesday | 10 p.m.
Ansiedad has always hated the fact that her mom Grace was never mature or responsible. After getting used to taking care of her mom instead of the other way around, Ansiedad decides to become an adult in every way possible. With that in mind she creates an outrageous list of all the things she needs to accomplish in order to become an adult, finding inspiration in the stories she's reading for school. This coming of age story shows that growing up is never as easy as it seems and that the best thing to do is stay put.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting
May 7, Thursday | 10 p.m.
Based on a 1984 pregnancy guide of the same name, What to Expect When You’re Expecting is a hilarious film starring a huge cast: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, and Rodrigo Santoro. The film will follow the lives of these five interrelated couples as they undergo pregnancy and parenthood and just relationships in general.
I Don’t Know How She Does It
May 8, Friday | 10 p.m.
A comedy based on Allison Pearson’s novel of the same name, I Don’t Know How She Does It stars Sarah Jessica Parker as Kate Reddy, a career woman who tries to juggle everything she needs to do at work, for her family, and in her life. Her to-do list is enormous and her responsibilities bigger and bigger each day—so how will she handle all of it?
Where the Wild Things Are
May 9, Saturday | 10 p.m.
Yearning for attention and adventure, Max runs away from home and sails to an island, an ocean away, inhabited by large wild beasts and creatures. He encounters one named Carol who is much like Max himself in temperament, who befriends Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems. Where the Wild Things Are is a fantasy drama based on a children’s book by Maurice Sendak in 1963 and has received critical praises for its imaginative visual and otherworldly feels.
August: Osage County
May 10, Sunday 9 p.m.
Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) has cancer and a propensity for pills and alcohol. She's a difficult woman to deal with and her husband has finally had enough. Her strong-willed daughters, whose paths have diverged, will be brought back together by this family crisis to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Welcome to Osage County, Oklahoma in the sweltering heat of August. August: Osage County is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts.
May 11, Monday | 9 p.m.
On a warm September evening, college professor Ethan Learner (Joaquin Phoenix), his wife Grace, and their daughter Emma are attending the recital of their 10-year-old son Josh. On that same warm September evening, law associate Dwight Arno (Mark Ruffalo) and his 11-year-old son Lucas are attending a baseball game. Their favorite team, the Red Sox, is playing—and, hopefully, heading for the World Series. A fatal car crash brings the lives of these two families in collision, leaving Ethan and Dwight to deal with the aftermath of the event that changed their lives forever.
Tree of Life
May 12, Tuesday | 9 p.m.
Tree of Life is an experimental feature film that topped The Associated Press’ list of the best films of the 2010s. It follows the story of a Texas family in the 1950s and the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.
After the Ball
May 13, Wednesday | 9 p.m.
After the Ball is a retail fairy tale set in the world of fashion. Kate's dream is to design for couturier houses. Although she is a bright new talent, Kate can't get a job. No one trusts the daughter of Lee Kassell, a retail guru who markets clothes "inspired" by the very designers Kate wants to work for. So instead, she decides to save the family business from her duplicitous stepmother and two wicked stepsisters, by donning a disguise and seeking help from a god-brotherly gay pal in the design office and her godmother's vintage clothes.
May 14, Thursday | 9 p.m.
In order to survive a summer of wedding fever, longtime single friends, Ben and Alice, agree to be each other's plus one at every wedding they've been invited to. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2019 and won the Narrative Audience Award.
May 15, Friday | 9 p.m.
Adam (Jim Sturgess) is a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he loved once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond reach...a girl named Eden (Kirsten Dunst). Their childhood flirtation becomes an impossible love. But when he catches a glimpse of grownup Eden on television, nothing will get in the way of getting her back—not even the law or science.
May 16, Saturday | 9 p.m.
Chasing Mavericks retells the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenomenon Jay Moriarity. When 15-year-old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing.
The Thomas Crown Affair
May 17, Sunday | 9 p.m.
Self-made billionaire Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) is bored of being able to buy everything he desires. Being irresistible to women, he also does not feel any challenge in that area. But there are a few things even he can't get, so he develops a seldom hobby: stealing priceless masterpieces of art. After the theft of a famous painting from Claude Monet, the only person suspecting Thomas Crown is Catherine Banning (Rene Russo). Her job is to get the picture back, no matter how she accomplishes her mission. Unfortunately, Catherine gets involved too deeply with Thomas to keep a professional distance to the case.
A Little Bit of Heaven
May 18, Monday | 9 p.m.
Marley Corbett (Kate Hudson) is a happy-go-lucky ad executive who refuses to fall in love and suddenly finds herself with terminal cancer. When God appears to her in her anesthesia-induced state, she makes three wishes that she will see fulfilled one by one. But what if a man, Julian Goldstein (Gael Garcia Bernal) walks into her life and makes her do the one thing she didn’t want to do? A Little Bit of Heaven will make you laugh, cry, and learn how to live in the moment and embrace what gives you happiness.
Why Did I Get Married Too?
May 19, Tuesday | 9 p.m.
Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.
That Awkward Moment
May 20, Wednesday | 9 p.m.
Jason has just been dumped, but he didn't even realize they were going out. Mikey's wife has just asked him for a divorce, and perpetually single Daniel is still single. The three best friends are determined to stay single together and just have fun. But then Jason meets Ellie who just might be perfect for him, Daniel starts to realize that his gal pal Chelsea might be perfect for him, and Mikey has always thought that his wife was perfect for him. The three best friends find themselves where we've all been—at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide "So...where is this going?"
Walking on Sunshine
May 21, Thursday | 9 p.m.
Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s, Walking on Sunshine is a romantic jukebox musical comedy-drama set in a beautiful coastal village, present day Italy. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie is preparing to marry the gorgeous Italian Raf, and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor's ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life. Sing along to jukebox tunes such as "How Will I Know," "Venus," "The Power of Love," "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," and more.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
May 22, Friday | 9 p.m.
Visionary Sheikh Muhammed bin Zaida bani Tihama believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert, Dr. Alfred "Fred" Jones (Ewan McGregor), who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary, Patricia Maxwell (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) latches on to it as a "good will" story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.
12 Years a Slave
May 24, Sunday | 9 p.m.
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty personified by a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.
May 25, Monday | 9 p.m.
One Day follows Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess) and Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) throughout the course of 18 years, always on the date July 15—the anniversary of their university graduation and the day they agreed to “just be friends.” Emma is smart but success doesn't come quickly for her, whereas for Dexter, success and women come very easily. Through the years they grow apart as their lives take different directions and they meet other people. But as they grow apart from those other people and their lives start taking opposite directions again, Emma and Dexter find that they actually belong with each other.
Henry Poole is Here
May 26, Tuesday | 9 p.m.
Henry Poole moves in to a house in his old neighborhood, to spend what he believes are his remaining days alone. His path then crosses with his nosy religious neighbor, who insists the water stain on the side wall of his house is an image of Jesus Christ. Will this encounter make him change his beliefs and believe in miracles?
Ides of March
May 27, Wednesday | 9 p.m.
Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling) is a young idealist who's brilliant at communications, is second in command of Governor Mike Morris's (George Clooney) presidential campaign, and is a true believer. In the middle of their campaign trail, Stephen gets a crash course on dirty politics—with his personal life getting involved, as well. With a lot at stake, Stephen has to decide what's most important: career, victory, or virtue?
The Railway Man
May 28, Thursday | 9 p.m.
Eric Lomax was one of thousands of Allied prisoners of war forced to work on the construction of the Thai/Burma railway during WW2. His experiences, after the secret radio he built to bring news and hope to his colleagues was discovered, left him traumatized and shut off from the world. Years later, he meets Patti, a beautiful woman, on a train and fell in love. Patti is determined to rid Eric of his demons. Discovering that the young Japanese officer who haunted her husband was still alive, she faces a terrible decision. Should Eric be given a chance to confront his tormentor? Would she stand by him when she finds out what he really did?
May 29, Friday | 9 p.m.
Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group's sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined.
May 30, Saturday 9 p.m.
Saint Laurent is a biographical drama of Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career. The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and collected many other nominations and awards from various international award-giving bodies.
La La Land
May 31, Sunday | 9 p.m.
Aspiring actress Mia Dolan (Emma Stone) serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions while jazz musician Sebastian Wilder (Ryan Gosling) scrapes by through playing cocktail-party gigs in dingy bars. But as their successes mounts, they are faced with decisions that fray the fragile fabric of their love affair—and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. Sing, cry, and laugh with this talented cast as they cast a musical magic with La La Land.