Netflix + Dinner: What to Watch in May
Wondering which movies to stream for the month of May? Fear not, Netflix has several options for you this month, from new releases such asThe Liberator with Edgar Ramirez to Skyfall with Javier Bardem. We’ve paired each with a yummy meal or drink for you to savor while enjoying your night home with these flicks.
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This Venezuelan historical drama stars heartthrob Edgar Ramirez and follows the life of historic military leader Simon Bolivar. Try some Venezuelan food while you watch Bolivar win battle after battle. Consider having friends over and making some yummy arepas or pan de jamon. The film, which also features music by Gustavo Dudamel, is available to stream beginning May 9, so start planning your movie night.
The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 1
The new series, which features Danny Trejo and John Leguizamo, debuted on Netflix earlier this year with 26 episodes. Follow Puss in Boots as he tries to protect the hidden city of San Lorenzo from invaders. And since our friendly feline loves fresh fish, why not munch on some delectable fish tacos? Here’s an easy-to-do recipe you can try out with the kids from kidscooking.com.
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Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem go toe-to-toe in Sam Mendes’ action-adventure Skyfall. James Bond’s loyalty to M is tested while attempting to protect MI6. This film must be watched with a vodka martini in hand, but make sure it’s shaken, not stirred. Oh, and you have until Cinco de Mayo to enjoy this film before Netflix takes it down.
Instructions Not Included
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Eugenio Derbez put Hollywood on notice with Instructions Not Included, a film in which he starred, wrote and directed. This tearjerker follows Valentin, a playboy turned single father, who moves from Mexico to Los Angeles when a former fling leaves a baby at his doorstep. The film features an array of mouthwatering comfort foods, so release the kid in you and enjoy some chicken fingers, ice cream or even cereal for dinner.
Like Water for Chocolate
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Como agua para chocolate is a movie worthy of a hot date. The film, directed by Alfonso Arau, explores forbidden love and a woman’s power to evoke emotion with her cooking. While the obvious choice might be to eat cake and have Mexican hot chocolate, consider indulging on oysters, strawberries, cherries or any aphrodisiac to set the mood.