May 2023’s new period drama movies on Paramount+

Another month, another selection of new movies and TV series to watch on Paramount+ in the US!

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The complete list of Paramount+ additions for May 2023 is as massive as ever, so here we’ve selected the best titles for fans of historical dramas, British TV, and classic movies to add to their watch list.

Steven Spielberg fans can enjoy two of the director’s classic movies this month, with 1997’s Amistad, based on the events in 1839 on the Spanish slave ship La Amistad, and 1998’s epic World War II drama Saving Private Ryan.

Other movies to watch set in the Second World War include Liza Minnelli’s iconic film adaptation of the musical Cabaret from 1972, and Brad Pitt’s 2016 romantic thriller Allied.

Halloween might still be six months away, but if you’re looking for something spooky to watch, Paramount+ have Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow from 1999, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula from 1992, starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, and Keanu Reeves.

And with filming finally commencing soon on the long-awaited Gladiator sequel, it’s the perfect time to watch Russell Crowe’s 2000 original!


Saving Private Ryan (available from 2nd May 2023)


Shakespeare in Love (available from 2nd May 2023)


Amistad (available from 2nd May 2023)


Sleepy Hollow (available from 2nd May 2023)


Road to Perdition (available from 2nd May 2023)


The Great Gatsby (available from 2nd May 2023)


Cabaret (available from 2nd May 2023)


Days of Heaven (available from 2nd May 2023)


Bram Stoker’s Dracula (available from 2nd May 2023)


Gladiator (available from 2nd May 2023)


Allied (available from 11th May 2023)


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (available from 16th May 2023)


Take a look at the complete list of May’s additions on Paramount+ here:


2nd May 2023

50 First Dates

(500) Days of Summer

A Chorus Line

A Thousand Words


Black Dynamite


Bram Stoker’s Dracula


Days Of Heaven


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Footloose (1984)


Galaxy Quest



Grosse Pointe Blank

Groundhog Day

Head of State

Little Fauss and Big Halsy

Love Story

Marathon Man

Mean Girls

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible II

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Mr. Mom


Paint Your Wagon

Paper Moon

Pootie Tang

Raising Arizona

Road to Perdition

Saving Private Ryan

Scary Movie

Scary Movie 2




Shakespeare in Love

Short Circuit

Sidewalks Of New York

Sleepy Hollow

Star Trek

Steel Magnolias


Tank Girl

The Addams Family

The Color of Money

The Dogs of War

The Fifth Element

The Fighter

The Great Gatsby

The Longest Yard

The Mechanic

The Odd Couple

The Poseidon Adventure

The Professional

True Confessions

War of the Worlds

Yours, Mine, & Ours


3rd May 2023

Never Seen Again premiere


5th May 2023

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – Season 2


11th May 2023


T@gged – Seasons 1-3

The Challenge: All Stars Season 3 premiere


15th May 2023

Joe Pickett premiere


16th May 2023

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance


18th May 2023

Zac & Mia – Seasons 1-2


20th May 2023

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 7 premiere

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Untucked Season 4 premiere


25th May 2023

Santiago of the Seas: Season 1


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