May movie releases at Cineworld: Guardians Vol. 3, Fast X, The Little Mermaid and more

Summer movie season officially kicks off at Cineworld this May. We've got not one, not two, but three blockbusters heading your way, along with a diverse array of other releases that will delight movie fans of every taste.

Planning out your calendar for the next few weeks? Don't forget that with a Cineworld Unlimited membership, you can watch as many movies as you want for less than the price of two monthly tickets. 

Scroll down for all the details of the incoming films.


May 3rd:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Prepare to fire up the Awesome Mix one last time as Marvel's irrepressible outer-space rogues embark on their (potentially) final ride. Writer-director James Gunn is set to vacate the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for rival studio DC following this movie, so don't miss the chance to eat up his hyper-kinetic visual style and nostalgic pop needle drops on the biggest Cineworld screen you can find.

Chris Pratt's Star-Lord is once again the de facto leader of the eccentric misfit Guardians. In the group's first solo movie since 2017, Star-Lord must deal with the time-warped 2014-Gamora (Zoe Saldana) who, naturally, doesn't harbour any memories of the relationship that was torn asunder during 2018's Avengers: Infinity War. Meanwhile, Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) must reckon with his tragic, bio-engineered past at the hands of the villainous High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji).


May 12th:

Book Club: The Next Chapter

Back in 2018, the first Book Club movie rounded up a collection of Hollywood icons for a sweet-natured story of second chances and growing out disgracefully. The gleaming ensemble of Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen and Candice Bergen all return for The Next Chapter as the main ensemble's adventures take them to the romantic capital of the world: Venice.

Love Again

Music sensation Celine Dion both stars in and soundtracks this swoony rom-com in which a seemingly mismatched couple is brought together by a series of misdirected texts. Outlander's Sam Heughan and Baywatch's Priyanka Chopra play the star-crossed lovers while Dion plays a version of herself who ensures the union gets over the line.


May 19th:

Fast X

The Fast & Furious franchise roars back into life with an A for Awesome, D for (Vin) Diesel, and F for Family. Given that we ventured into space in 2021's Furious 9, where can we possibly go from here? Well, the level of villainy has certainly escalated. Jason Momoa's calculating Dante, seething with betrayal via a Fast Five-related plot ret-con, is now bringing the fight to Dominic Toretto's (Diesel) door in league with the incarcerated master hacker Cipher (Charlize Theron).

But who needs a plot? This is all about the clutch-burning action, which, in keeping with the franchise metrics, now gets more and more insane. From a bouncing bomb rolling through Rome to a tyre-smoking plunge off a huge dam, the series once again gleefully mangles the laws of physics while beefing up its central ensemble. Franchise newcomer Brie Larson joins the established likes of Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Helen Mirren, Sun Kang and Jason Statham.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Judy Blume's generation-defining novel of growing pains gets a sensitive adaptation from The Edge of Seventeen writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig. Abby Ryder Forson excels as the young girl on the cusp of adolescence who struggles to cope with an onslaught of changes, from a house move to New Jersey to the conflicting ideologies of her variously Christian and Jewish parents.

Critics have praised the movie for both sticking to and updating Blume's truthful text while the excellent cast is rounded out by Rachel McAdams, Benny Safdie and Kathy Bates.

Beau is Afraid

The reliably intense Joaquin Phoenix puts on another acting clinic in this sprawling horror-comedy from the acclaimed filmmaker Ari Aster (Hereditary; Midsommar). Aster spins the story of the introverted and anxious Beau (Phoenix), a man who has long suffered under the thrall of his domineering mother (Patti LuPone).

When she dies, Beau must venture across country to her funeral, but this is no ordinary odyssey. With every new step, Beau's adventures become increasingly more unsettling and fraught, putting the audience through the wringer as only Ari Aster can.


May 26th:

The Little Mermaid

Disney's latest live-action remake adapts one of their crown jewels. Released in 1989, The Little Mermaid is credited with kick-starting the so-called Disney renaissance period of the 1990s, riding high off the back of gorgeous animation and Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's triumphant, Oscar-winning soundtrack.

It's perhaps no surprise that Menken has been enlisted for the remake, establishing continuity with the animated heritage even as classic numbers like 'Under the Sea' and 'Kiss the Girl' are updated for modern times. Halle Bailey is our new Ariel, the mermaid who desires to become human, Javier Bardem is King Triton and Melissa McCarthy is the villainous sea-witch Ursula. Behind the camera: Disney veteran Rob Marshall who spun gold from 2018's Mary Poppins Returns.


Remember, with a Cineworld Unlimited membership, you can enjoy as many May blockbusters as you want – and all for less than the price of two monthly tickets. And that's just the start of your Unlimited journey: additional exciting perks include access to advance screenings, discounts off your favourite in-cinema snacks and more.