Rakuten TV’s May Line-Up Features “Green Book”, “Glass” & “Stan & Ollie”

Academy Award winning film Green Book is among May’s new releases on Rakuten TV. Glass, Stan & Ollie and Vice are other movie highlights available on the platform from May.

Rakuten TV launches into May with a selection of the very best new releases, all at the click of a button on your Smart TV.

This month, don’t miss out on some of 2018-2019’s most talked about award winners and nominees including Mahershala Ali’s phenomenal performance in the Academy Award® winning film Green Book, available in 4K HDR.

Rakuten TV continues increasing its 4K HDR catalogue with the freshest titles. Join Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant in the Golden Globe nominated film Can You Ever Forgive Me? And witness Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie compete and conflict as two of British histories most impressive female figures in the BAFTA nominated film Mary Queen of Scots.

Fly into the magical conclusion of Hiccup and Toothless’ adventures with the latest instalment of the beloved franchise How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and feel your heart race as you watch six strangers try to escape with their lives in the terrifying film Escape Room. All available in 4K HDR.

In order of release:

The Front Runner (Biography, Drama, History)
Released 6th May

Gary Hart, a U.S. senator from Colorado, is the widely accepted front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. After losing the 1984 nomination to vice-president Walter Mondale, Hart decides to run for President of the United States. But his campaign is derailed after a scandalous love-affair.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons

The Upside (Comedy, Drama)
Released 6th May

Philip is a disabled white billionaire, who feels that life is not worth living. To help him in his day to day routine, he hires Del, an African American parolee, trying to reconnect with his estranged wife. What begins as a professional relationship develops into a friendship as Del shows his grouchy charge that life is worth living.

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman

Stan & Ollie (Biography, Comedy, Drama)
Released 6th May

Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

Starring: Steve Coogan, John C. Rile

Mary Queen of Scots (Biography, Drama, History)
Released 10th May

(also available in 4K HDR)

Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie

Glass (Thriller)
Released 13th May

After pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities that reside within. David Dunn finds himself locked in a mental hospital alongside his archenemy, Elijah Price and must contend with a psychiatrist who is out to prove the trio do not actually possess superhuman abilities.

Starring: James McAroy, Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, Samuel L Jackson, Sarah Paulson

A Dog’s Way Home (Adventure, Drama, Family)
Released 20th May

(also available in 4K HDR)

A Pit-bull named Bella travels four hundred miles in search of her owner throughout a Colorado wilderness.
Starring: Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos

Second Act (Comedy, Drama, Romance)
Released 20th May

A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens

At Eternity’s Gate (Biography, Drama)
Released 20th May

During a self-imposed exile in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh develops his unique, colorful style of painting. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with French artist Paul Gauguin, van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art causes him in the present.
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac

The Mule (Crime, Drama, Thriller)
Released 20th May

(also available in 4K HDR)

Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He is assigned a handler and his money troubles vanish, but a DEA Agent (and his conscience) closes in on him.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Patrick L. Reyes

Vice (Biography, Drama)
Released 20th May

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the world.
Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell

Destroyer (Action, Crime, Drama)
Released 20th May

LAPD detective Erin Bell is placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. Many years later, when the leader of that gang re-emerges, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Animation, Action, Adventure)
Released 24th May

(also available in 4K HDR)

As Hiccup fulfils his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.
Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham

Green Book (Biography, Comedy, Drama)
Released 25th May

(also available in 4K HDR)

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali

Escape Room (Action, Horror, Adventure)
Released 27th May

(also available in 4K HDR)

Six strangers are given mysterious black boxes with tickets to an immersive escape room for a chance to win tons of money. Being locked in several rooms with extreme conditions, they discover the secrets behind the escape room and must fight to survive and to find a way out.

Starring: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Biography, Comedy, Crime)
Released 27th May

(also available in 4K HDR)

Lee Israel made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, and Estee Lauder. After falling out of step with current tastes and no longer getting published, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant

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