What To Watch This Spring
In the past year, movies have largely hopped from the big screen to streaming services and back again. In all the confusion, it can be hard to know what to watch and — most importantly — where to watch it. Here are some movies and TV shows to keep you occupied this spring both in theaters and on a variety of streaming platforms — so that you can stay both entertained and safe at home.
Raya and the Last Dragon
Release Date: March 5 in theatres and on Disney+ with premier access
Starring: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan
In this family-friendly adventure, warrior princess Raya must travel the kingdoms of Kumandra, a fantasy world where humans and dragons once lived in harmony, in order to find the last dragon and save her home from a sinister threat.
Godzilla vs. Kong
Release Date: March 31 in theaters and on HBO Max
Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Kyle Chandler
Picking up after its 2019 predecessor Godzilla: King of the Monsters and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla vs. Kong pits two legendary adversaries against each other as humanity scrambles to survive in the age of titans.
Release Date: May 7 on Disney+
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh
Black Widow returns in an action-packed thriller from Marvel Studios, fighting a new enemy while seeking to confront her dark past and the relationships she left behind before becoming an Avenger.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Release Date: March 19 on Disney+
Starring: Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp
In a new Marvel series, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes team up to fight the Flag-Smasher, leader of an anti-nationalist anarchist group, in the aftermath of the events of Avengers: Endgame.
Shadow and Bone
Release Date: April 23 on Netflix
Starring: Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Freddy Carter
Adapted from Leigh Bardugo’s acclaimed Grishaverse novels, Shadow and Bone follows the story of Alina Starkov, a young soldier who finds herself with remarkable power in a war-torn world.
Release Date: May 28 in theaters
Starring: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Emily Beecham
This live-action film showcases the origin story of Cruella de Vil as she navigates fashion, ambition, and an obsession with dogs — particularly Dalmatians.
Release Date: March 3 on Netflix
Starring: Amy Poehler, Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai
Directed by Amy Poehler, Moxie follows the story of a teenage girl who ignites a feminist movement at her school after learning of her mother’s rebellious past.
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