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Great movies springing up on TDS TV On Demand

Spring has sprung and, accordingly, there are lots of fun, light, and happy movies to watch on TDS TV On Demand. From family flicks and movies about families, to romances and comedies, you’ll find loads of options. If all of that positivity is too much for you, we do have a few darker choices to get your heart beating in a whole different way.

First, the happy fare…

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Starts May 7
Rated PG
Warner Bros.

Emmet is back, five years after his first adventure. Everything was awesome, but times have changed. Thanks to a LEGO DUPLO invasion from the Systar System, things are now bleak. Despite it all, Emmet hasn’t lost his spunk, but he does have to go outside his comfort zone—and off planet—to save his friends. With plenty of songs that are gonna get stuck inside your head, it’s a fun ride and a solid sequel.


What Men Want
Starts May 7
Rated R
Paramount Pictures

A loose remake of What Women Want, this version stars Taraji Henson as Ali. Ali is a successful sports agent who is repeatedly passed over for promotions and recognition. Frustrated with what she feels is a boys club, she seeks the help of a psychic and suddenly can hear men’s thoughts. She uses her newfound ability to help her out maneuver her coworkers and learns a few things about herself along the way.


Fighting with My Family
Starts May 14
Rated PG-13
WWE Studios/MGM

Based on a true story, this is a charming movie about a small-town family obsessed with WWE wresting. Both the son, Zak, and the daughter, Paige, have a chance at the big league, but only one makes the cut. To pursue her—and her family’s—dream, Paige has to leave her family behind and start fresh. The movie follows her not-so-easy journey as she learns that what makes her different is what truly makes her a star. This is not your typical heartwarming, funny movie—but it is in its own offbeat and unique way. Give this one a shot today even if you don’t like WWE wrestling because it’s a gem (there’s a reason this movie has a 92% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes!).


Isn’t it Romantic
Starts May 21
PG-13
Warner Bros

Rebel Wilson stars as a cynical architect named Natalie who, after hitting her head, wakes up in a romantic comedy movie—her nightmare. After Natalie figures out why New York is suddenly cleaner and nicer (and so is her apartment and previously unruly dog), she plays along with her PG-13 movie restrictions. As the leading lady, she is wooed by a handsome billionaire, and realizes a few real truths about love.


The Upside
Starts May 21
Rated PG-13
STX Entertainment/LE Upside SPV LLC

Dell (Kevin Hart) is a recently paroled convict and Phillip (Bryan Cranston) is a quadriplegic billionaire who strike up an unlikely friendship. Phillip hires Dell to be his live-in caregiver—a decision that shakes up both of their lives. The story was inspired by the life of Phillppe Pozzo di Borgo and, while the critics weren’t necessarily big fans of this interpretation, audiences loved it the chemistry between the two leads and found it charming. Check out the trailer and you’ll see why:


How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Starts May 21
Rated PG
DreamWorks Animation

It’s the final chapter! Hiccup and the gang are back, enjoying life in their dragon-filled Viking utopia…until they face their biggest threat ever. Hiccup and Toothless leave home to try and find a safe place where dragons and humans can live in peace—a spot that only exists in myth. The two face challenges and find their true destinies in this satisfying and fun conclusion to the trilogy.


And now, a few more dramatic options…

Cold Pursuit
Starts May 14
Rated R
Studiocanal

Liam Neeson stars as Nel Coxman in this black comedy action thriller. Nel lives a quiet life as a snowplow driver until his son dies mysteriously and unexpectedly. His wife suffers a nervous breakdown and Nel goes on the hunt for the men he holds responsible for his son’s death, letting no one stop him. One reviewer called it a “darkly comedic parody” and another describes it as “like Fargo meets Pulp Fiction” so don’t take it at face value.


Happy Death Day 2U
Starts May 14
Rated PG-13
Universal City Studios

The first movie was a surprise hit and this sequel is equally solid. Jessica Rothe returns as Tree Gelman who is accidentally transported—again—to another dimension where she dies repeatedly. It’s not the same dimension she experienced before as there are big key differences, but the threat of Babyface remains. Looping over, and over, Tree slowly uncovers what’s going on but will she survive long enough to get back home? Find out by watching this well received sequel.

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