Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, has announced the Crackle May 2022 movies and TV titles. Crackle’s mix of blockbusters, indies, classic TV, and exclusive and original content is free to stream.
The three primary Crackle Plus networks — Crackle, Popcornflix, and Chicken Soup for the Soul — are rolling out to new distribution touch points on up to 41 platforms on an ongoing basis as either AVOD or FAST channels.
The Crackle Plus networks are currently distributed through 70 touch points in the U.S. on platforms including Amazon Fire TV, Roku TV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PlayStation 4 and XBox One), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com.
The Crackle May 2022 lineup will also be available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.
CRACKLE MAY 2022 EXCLUSIVES & ORIGINALS
Blast – Crackle AVOD Exclusive Feature Film
In a Parisian parking lot, a bomb disposal expert (Nora Arnezeder) finds herself trapped in her car with her kids as an anti-tank mine has been set under the car. Sonia is used to facing dangerous situations, but with the children’s lives on the line and her boyfriend (Pierre Kiwitt) left outside, powerless, the stakes have never been higher.
They have 30 minutes to diffuse the bomb and work out who could be the mastermind behind this. Will they stand united until the end or will the family implode under pressure?
Senior Moment (premiering May 5th) – Crackle AVOD Exclusive Feature Film
Victor Martin (William Shatner) is a retired NASA test pilot often seen speeding around Palm Springs in his vintage Porsche convertible with his best friend Sal (Christopher Lloyd) in tow. His life changes when his license is revoked for drag racing and his car impounded.
Forced to take public transportation for the first time, he meets his polar opposite Caroline (Jean Smart) and learns to navigate love and life again as he goes up against the state’s new DA to get back his license and car.
In The Vault – Season One (premiering May 19th) – Crackle AVOD Exclusive Series
Freshman Liv Steele (Claudia Lee) arrives at Woodlawn College excited for a fresh start – but – will her past catch up with her?
Blended (premiering May 12th) – Crackle AVOD Exclusive Feature Film
After a bad blind date, a man (Adam Sandler) and woman (Drew Barrymore) find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from their burgeoning relationship.
NEW BBC TITLES
David Copperfield – Television Series
One of the best loved novels in the English language and Dickens’ own favorite. The story follows David Copperfield from childhood tribulations to literary success.
Inside Christie’s: The World’s Biggest Auction House – Television Series
As Christie’s celebrates its 250th anniversary, this two-part series follows the drama behind iconic art auctions across the globe to reveal how the world’s biggest auction house operates.
Inside the Tower of London – Television Series
The Tower of London has stood at the center of British history for nearly 1,000 years. This series explores its incredible stories and goes behind closed doors to see how the Tower runs today.
Joanna Lumley’s Britain – Television Series
After a lifetime of travels that have taken her across the globe, Joanna Lumley is making her most personal journey yet, traveling from Essex to Whitby.
NEW CRACKLE CHANNELS
The Crackle May 2022 lineup includes the following channels:
Classic TV Moms
To celebrate the moms in your life the Crackle crew has selected titles that ensure everyone remembers who runs the household with classics like What’s Happening!! (Mabel King), The Partridge Family (Shirley Jones), The Dick Van Dyke Show (Mary Tyler Moore), and Father Knows Best (Elinor Donahue).
Heroic War Stories
To celebrate Memorial Day, Crackle is taking you to the front lines of military history with titles like Hanover Street (Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down), Anzio (Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk), 1941 (John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd), and Tour of Duty (Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey).
The Crackle time machine is taking you way back to experience history firsthand with the series The Musketeers (Luke Pasqualino, Howard Charles), Ripper Street (Adam Rothenberg, Matthew Macfadyen), Sense & Sensibility (Charity Wakefield, Dominic Cooper), and Taboo (Tom Hardy, Oona Chaplin).
Tales from the Precinct
The Crackle team works hard to protect our fans from boredom and serve them a slate of the best cop shows in TV history with titles like Car 54, Where Are You? (Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne), Barney Miller (Hal Linden, Max Gail), S.W.A.T (Mark Shera, Steve Forrest), and The Rookies (Sam Melville, Georg Stanford Brown).
Swing Into Spring
Strap on your hiking boots on and get ready to rappel into a valley action as you gear up for the great outdoors with Sprinter (Shantol Jackson, Dale Elliott), Who We Are, Meru (Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk), and Joe Torre: Curveballs Along The Way (Paul Sorvino, Robert Loggia).
CRACKLE SPOTLIGHT TITLES
The Natural – Feature Film
Robert Redford stars in the inspiring fable of a baseball player’s major league dreams and the mysterious woman who shatters them.
The Legend of Zorro – Feature Film
Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are reunited with director Martin Campbell in this action-packed escapade set in the California territory in the critical days preceding statehood. Several years after the previous adventure, Alejandro (Banderas) and Elena (Zeta-Jones) are married and have a 10-year-old son, Joaquin (Adrian Alonso).
Though Alejandro continues to don the mask of Zorro to protect the poor and oppressed from their overlords’ greed, he is torn between his duty and his desire for a more normal life. Now, he must face that conflict again when plans for California to become the 31st state are undermined by a nefarious plot by a group of prominent land barons. In his valiant attempt to foil their plans, Zorro runs headlong into a crisis that threatens his life and the safety of his family.
Ip Man – Feature Film
Upon refusing to teach his martial arts to the invading Japanese soldiers, Ip Man is forced to fight for the honor of his country in a series of battles that will culminate in a kill-or-be-killed showdown with Japan’s greatest fighter.
Snowpiercer – Feature Film
In a future where a failed climate change experiment has killed all life except for the survivors who boarded the Snowpiercer (a train that travels around the globe), a new class system emerges. Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, and Tilda Swinton.
Bible Collection – Feature Film
This film starring Gary Oldman, Debra Messing, Jacqueline Bisset, and Jeremy Sisto (as Jesus) looks at the life of Jesus from His humble beginnings as a carpenter through His extraordinary life and the mission of His spiritual destiny.
Empire State – Feature Film
Based on a true story, Dwayne Johnson stars as an NYPD detective trying to solve the biggest cash heist in U.S. history.
U.S.S Indianapolis: Men of Courage – Feature Film
During World War II, an American navy ship captained by Charles McVay (Nicolas Cage) is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 890 crewmen stranded in shark infested waters.
When a crew of highly skilled jewel thieves is not paid the money they are owed for a job, they are forced to make one last, big heist for the man who cheated them. Star-studded cast includes Danny DeVito, Sam Rockwell, Gene Hackman, Delroy Lindo, and Rebecca Pidgeon.
Alf – Television Series
The Tanner family (Andrea Elson, Max Wright) is an average American family. One day, they discover that they have a visitor. He’s small, he’s furry, he’s arrogant, and he’s an Alien Life Form from the planet Melmac.
Hudson Street – Television Series
What do death and love have in common for a divorced dad and full-time police detective? Tony Danza, Lori Loughlin and more share a lot of laughter on Hudson Street.
ADDITIONAL NEW MOVIES IN MAY
35 And Ticking
A Christmas Blessing
Ancient Voices: Stonehenge
Arthur: King of the Britons
Autobiography: Mike Tyson
BBC Electric Proms: 2009: Robbie Williams
Becoming Princess Diana
Biblical Prophecy of John
Billy Martin: The Man, The Myth, The Manager
Brotherhood of Blades
Cambridge Footlights Revue: 1982
Chandler Christmas Getaway
Charles & Diana: 1983
Chasing the Dragon
Churchill: Winning the War, Losing the Peace
Creature From The Haunted Sea
Dame Edna: Live at the Palace
David Beckham: For the Love of the Game
Diana: Conspiracy Theories
Diana: Legacy of a Princess
Diana: Life in Fashion
Diana: The People’s Princess
Diana: The Royal Truth
Dressed to Kill
Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know
Elton John: Uncensored
Flood: A River’s Rampage
Frankie and Hazel
French and Saunders: 300 Years of French and Saunders
Go Johnny Go
Harry & Meghan: The Next Step
Harry & Meghan: The Price of Freedom
Harry & Meghan: The Revelations
Harry & Meghan: The Royal Wedding
Harry & Meghan: Two Became Three
Harry & Meghan: Your Royal Invitation
Harry and Meghan: A Windsor Wedding
Harry Styles Live in Manchester
If You Really Love Me
In The Line of Duty
It Was 50 Years Ago Today
Kate Middleton: Working Class to Windsor
Kill Zone 2
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Little Big Soldier
Lord, All Men Can’t Be Dogs
Master Z – The IP Man Legacy
Meghan Markle: Changing Traditions
Meghan Markle: From Hollywood to Windsor
Mo Farah: Race of His Life
Not Just Another Affair
Police Story: Lockdown
Prince Harry: A New Kind of Royal
Prince Philip: A Lifetime of Duty
Princess Diana: The Quiet Revolution
Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip: Love, Marriage & Country
Queen Elizabeth II: Above All Else
Queen Elizabeth II: The Unlikely Queen
Sam Smith Live in London
Scared to Death
Secret of the Mona Lisa
Sister Wendy’s Pains of Glass
Something Like A Business
Strange Love of Martha Ivers
The Dempsey Sisters
The Diana Conspiracy: What Happened in Paris?
The Diana Story: Part I: The Young Princess
The Diana Story: Part II: Broken Hearts
The Diana Story: Part III: Legacy of Love
The English Royal Family
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil
The Great American Traffic Jam
The Ideal Husband
The Last Days of Princess Diana
The Little Shop of Horrors
The Mayflower Madam
The Tillman Story
The Truth About Emanuel
The Ultimate Baseball Memorabilia
The White King
They Made Me a Criminal
Tidal Wave: No Escape
Timewatch: Young Victoria
Titanic and Me
Topper Returns (B&W)
Welcome to Mayfair
William & Kate: The Journey, Part 1
William & Kate: The Journey, Part 2
William & Kate: The Journey, Part 3
William & Kate: The Journey, Part 4
William and Harry: Brothers in Arms
Wolf Warrior 2
ADDITIONAL NEW TV SERIES IN MAY
Britain’s Best Drives
Ghost Story/Circle of Fear
High Society: The Cannabis Café
Jo Frost on Killer Kids
Joanna Lumley’s Britain
Like Father Like Son
Police: Hour of Duty
Police: Suspect No. 1
Women of the House