Every movie and show coming to Netflix in May

Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm serving you new movies, new TV shows, and original programming tailored to your viewing habits, the streaming service’s fire hose of content makes what’s coming difficult to parse.

The next season of Bridgerton is just around the corner — Polin (Penelope and Colin!) fans, this one’s for you! Jennifer Lopez has a sci-fi movie out, and the director of Napoleon Dynamite teams up with the showrunner of UniKitty! for an animated movie about a unicorn who’s not really a unicorn. From the back catalog, we have Shrek and a collection of 1984 movies.

Editor’s pick: The Edge of Seventeen

Nadine (Steinfeld) does the human version of the shrugging kaomoji. Photo: STX Entertainment

Director: Kelly Fremon Craig
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick

Anyone who was an awkward, self-proclaimed “unlikable” teenage girl will be completely and thoroughly read by The Edge of Seventeen. Hailee Steinfeld plays Nadine, a prickly teen girl coping with her father’s death. After her best friend starts dating Nadine’s brother, Nadine finds herself even more alone in the world, with only her surly English teacher (Woody Harrelson) to turn to. Nadine somehow keeps messing up over and over, but eventually has to confront her own mistakes and flaws. It’s charmingly funny, but also full of raw emotion, with wonderful performances from Steinfeld and Harrelson.

Available sometime in May


From Netflix: Collect, harvest and hunt your way through the wilderness as a bumbling bean trying to stay alive. Will you die a dummy or use your smarts to survive?


From Netflix: Break out the acid-washed jeans and don’t forget the shoulder pads, because Milestone Movies: The Anniversary Collection is heading to the ’80s.

After launching in January to celebrate films marking major anniversaries this year, Netflix is keeping the anniversary festivities going with a packed slate of 1984 movies that are turning the big 4-0 in 2024. The films now streaming in the US include A Nightmare on Elm Street, Sixteen Candles, and Beverly Hills Cop (which is perfectly timed for a rewatch before Beverly Hills Cop: Alex F arrives this summer).

Buying London (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: Follow luxury estate agent Daniel Daggers and team as they navigate London’s super prime market, where the drama is as jaw-dropping as the price tags.

The Life You Wanted (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: Gloria is finally happy after transitioning and settling down — until a longtime friend reappears with disrupting news and throws her world into chaos.

Monster (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: After being abducted and taken to a desolate house, a girl sets out to rescue her friend and escape from their malicious kidnapper.

Available May 1

Deaw Special: Super Soft Power (Netflix Comedy)

From Netflix: From an all-star soccer game to awkward dating problems, Thai comic Udom Taephanich shares candid stories from his chaotic life.

Down The Rabbit Hole (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: Raised in opulence and culture, 10-year-old Tochtli’s lavish life contrasts with the darkness that seeps in from his father’s criminal activities.

Frankly Speaking (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: A well-respected announcer suddenly loses his ability to self-censor on air, catching the attention of a TV writer who invites him on her variety show.

Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: The scheming Mallikajaan rules over an elite house of courtesans — but a new rival threatens her reign as rebellion brews in British-ruled India.

Airport ’77
Airport 1975
The Best Man Holiday
Blue Mountain State: Season 1
Blue Mountain State: Season 2
Blue Mountain State: Season 3
Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland
Eat Pray Love
The Edge of Seventeen
The Equalizer
The Gentlemen
Hellboy (2019)

Jumanji (1995)

Robin Williams and Bonnie Hunt sit with a young Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce playing the Jumanji board game Image: Sony Pictures

Liar Liar
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
The Matrix Resurrections
Mortal Kombat (2021)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
The Nutty Professor
The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Outlander season 6
Patriots Day
Public Enemies
Ride Along


Shrek holding a frog blown up like a balloon Photo: DreamWorks Animation

Shrek Forever After
Starship Troopers
The Wedding Planner
White House Down
Woody Woodpecker
The Young Victoria

Available May 2

A Man in Full (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: Facing relentless foes and sudden bankruptcy, an Atlanta real estate tycoon must claw his way back to the top when his empire begins to crumble.

Beautiful Rebel (Netflix Series)

The origin story of one of Italy’s greatest rock stars, Gianna Nannini, who chased her dream despite obstacles from her family and the music industry.


Secrets of the Neanderthals (Netflix Documentary)

From Netflix: Secrets of the Neanderthals take viewers on a journey from their preconceptions of Neanderthals as a dim-witted creature to a complex and creative people, through the lens of a unique, ongoing excavation and a landmark new discovery – the best preserved Neanderthal skeleton found in over a quarter century.

T・P BON (Netflix Anime)

From Netflix: After Bon accidentally intervenes in a Time Patrol case, he must join Agent Ream in saving innocent lives from the past — while watching history unfold.

Available May 3

2 Hearts

John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s In LA (Netflix Comedy)

From Netflix: In six live installments, John Mulaney explores Los Angeles during a week when pretty much every single funny person is in town.

Postcards (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: When a Nigerian single mother travels to India for a medical checkup, her journey will end up touching the lives of everyone she meets.

Selling the OC season 3 (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: The ambitious agents at The Oppenheim Group attempt to up their real estate game as more personal drama interferes with major professional endeavors.

The Unbroken Voice season 2 (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: As her career takes off, Arelys struggles to balance her music and her family life as dangerous new foes threaten to destroy everything.

Unfrosted (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: In a time when milk and cereal ruled breakfast, a fierce corporate battle begins over a revolutionary new pastry. A Pop-Tart comedy from Jerry Seinfeld.

Available May 4

The Atypical Family (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: Blessed with superpowers, a man and his family begin to lose their abilities under the weight of the world — until a mysterious woman changes everything.

Katt Williams: Woke Foke (Netflix Comedy)

From Netflix: Comedian Katt Williams lets loose in real time as he hits the stage on May 4 for Netflix’s second livestreamed stand-up event.

Available May 5

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Roast of Tom Brady (Netflix Comedy)

From Netflix: Tom Brady will take the hits when sports and comedy stars team up to roast the greatest NFL quarterback of all time.

Available May 6

30 for 30: Broke
30 for 30: Deion’s Double Play
30 for 30: The Two Escobars
Reba seasons 1-6

Available May 7

Super Rich in Korea (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: Singaporean tycoons, Italian luxury brand heirs, and Pakistani nobles. Explore the lavish lives of multibillionaires living in Korea, and why they came.

Available May 8

The Final: Attack on Wembley (Netflix Documentary)

From Netflix: With England finally in contention for a major championship, 6,000 ticketless football fans storm Wembley Stadium, leaving destruction in their wake.

War Dogs

Available May 9

Bodkin (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: In this darkly comedic thriller, a crew of podcasters sets out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in an idyllic Irish town.

The Guardian of the Monarchs (Netflix Documentary)

From Netflix: The forests of Michoacán are home to millions of monarch butterflies. Activist Homero Gómez was highly vocal about its preservation – and then he vanished.

Mother of The Bride (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: In this breezy rom-com, a tropical island wedding teeters on the brink of disaster after the mother of the bride discovers the groom’s father is her ex.

Sing Street

Thank You, Next (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: After a painful breakup, a young lawyer sets out to find true love in the confusing world of modern dating with the support of her best friends.

Available May 10

Blood of Zeus season 2 (Netflix Anime)

Heron in Blood of Zeus firing a fire arrow Image: Netflix

From Netflix: To escape the Underworld forever, Hades crafts a plan to claim Zeus’s crown for himself and reunite with his beloved Persephone as ruler of Olympus.

Cooking Up Murder: Uncovering the Story of César Román (Netflix Documentary)

From Netflix: This docuseries analyzes a murder case implicating a Spanish chef, who built a career in the spotlight through a web of secrets and false identities.

Living with Leopards (Netflix Documentary)

From Netflix: A film crew follows two leopard cubs as they make the fascinating journey from infancy into adulthood in this up-close-and-personal nature documentary.

Pokémon Horizons: The Series part 2 (Netflix Family)

From Netflix: The Rising Volt Tacklers continue their daring quest to find the black Rayquaza, with Liko and Roy upping their skills at every twist and turn!

The Ultimatum: South Africa (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: A six-way partner-swap sparks wild attractions and tearful betrayals. Participants choose whom to love and leave in this heart-pounding experiment.

Available May 11

Mark Twain Prize Award: Kevin Hart (Netflix Comedy)

From Netflix: Comedy’s biggest stars gather to honor — and roast — Kevin Hart as he accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in a heartfelt, hilarious ceremony.

Available May 13

Archer seasons 1-13

Princess Power season 3 (Netflix Family)

From Netflix: After their coronation, the princesses have a new challenge: getting accepted to the Princess Adventure Academy! But first they must complete six quests.

Available May 14

Married at First Sight season 15

Available May 15

Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal (Netflix Documentary)

From Netflix: When a dating site for people seeking adulterous affairs is hacked, millions of users’ intimate data is exposed, wrecking marriages and destroying lives.

The Clovehitch Killer

Available May 16

Bridgerton season 3 part 1 (Netflix Series)

Colin and Penelope sit on a bench in a garden Photo: Liam Daniel/Netflix

From Netflix: As a new crop of debutantes yearns to become the brightest of the ball, a wallflower with a double life finds her light amid secrets and surprises.

Dumb and Dumber To

Maestro in Blue season 2 (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: The consequences of a murder soon spread from the island of Paxos to Athens, forcing everyone to face their secrets and seek the truth — or hide it.


Available May 17

The 8 Show (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: Eight individuals trapped in a mysterious 8-story building participate in an irresistible but brutal show where they earn money as time passes.

Power (Netflix Documentary)

From Netflix: Driven to contain threats to social order, American policing has exploded in scope and scale over hundreds of years. Now, it can be described by one word: power.

Thelma the Unicorn (Netflix Family)

Thelma the Unicorn, a pink-furred, short, chubby unicorn with a wildly curly and tangled grey mane, looks delighted as a snaggle-toothed man wearing gold rings, tinted glasses, and a blue suit leans in to whisper to her in Netflix’s animated movie Thelma the Unicorn Image: Netflix

From Netflix: A singing pony who dreams of stardom finds instant fame when she transforms into a sparkly unicorn — but becoming a celebrity is one wild ride.

Available May 19

A Simple Favor

Golden Kamuy (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: On the Hokkaido frontier, a war veteran and Ainu girl race against misfits and military renegades to find treasure mapped out on tattooed outlaws.

Available May 20

The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties season 4 (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: In a globe-trotting season spanning four continents, the international success of the family business gives the Kretzes a taste for travel and adventure.

Available May 21

Rachel Feinstein: Big Guy (Netflix Comedy)

From Netflix: From her firefighter husband’s unflattering pet name to her mom’s aggressive accessorizing, Rachel Feinstein lets loose in this stand-up comedy special.

Wildfire seasons 1-4

Available May 22

Act Your Age season 1

Toughest Forces on Earth (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: This docu-series surveys military combat forces across the world to see how they train for dangerous missions using specialized equipment.

Available May 23

El vendedor de ilusiones: El caso Generación Zoe (Netflix Documentary)

From Netflix: This documentary follows the rise and fall of Generation Zoe, a spiritual coaching network hiding the most unusual scam in Argentina’s history.

Franco Escamilla: Ladies’ Man (Netflix Comedy)

From Netflix: Franco Escamilla takes the stage with tales of teenage romance gone wrong, featuring painfully long kisses and rockstar cameos with surprising outcomes.

Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf (Netflix Anime)

From Netflix: On the run from a past crime, Juzo Fujimaki is blackmailed into joining an illicit tournament and has to face top martial artists in deadly match-ups.

In Good Hands 2 (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: A newly reunited father and son grapple with new beginnings after tragedy, but can they manage to fill the void left by a beloved mother and wife?

Tires (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: At his father’s auto shop, a hapless manager strives to improve customer service and drive profits while keeping his troublemaking cousin in line.

Available May 24

Atlas (Netflix Series)

Jennifer Lopez looking disheveled as she pilots some big sci-fi contraption Photo: Ana Carballosa/Netflix

From Netflix: A brilliant but misanthropic data analyst (Jennifer Lopez) with a deep distrust of AI finds it may be her only hope when a mission to capture a renegade robot goes awry.

Butterfly in the Sky: The Story of Reading Rainbow

Jurassic World: Chaos Theory (Netflix Family)

From Netflix: The Camp Cretaceous gang comes together to unravel a mystery when they discover a global conspiracy that brings danger to dinosaurs — and to themselves.

Mulligan part 2 (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: Mulligan and his cabinet work together to keep what’s left of America afloat while battling cruise ships, power outages and their own incompetence.

My Oni Girl (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: A shy teenage boy’s inability to say no is tested when a headstrong girl drags him on a mystical journey amid summer snow to find her missing mom.

Available May 28


Available May 29

Bionic (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: In a dystopian future where robotic prosthetics redefine sports, two sisters compete in long jump — but their rivalry leads them down a sinister path.

Colors of Evil: Red (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: A chilling murder at a Tri-City beach exposes a criminal underworld, testing the courage of a prosecutor and a grieving mother seeking answers.

Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult (Netflix Documentary)

From Netflix: A group of prominent TikTok dancers are trapped in a cult masquerading as a management company called 7M. Among them is Miranda Wilking, whose family is desperately trying to get their daughter out. As other dancers and former members escape and work to rebuild their lives, it isn’t until they come together to try and put a stop to the cycle of their abuser that the real healing begins. This three part documentary series from director Derek Doneen, Dirty Robber and WV Alternative exposes the diabolical tactics used by cult-like organizations to exert control over people as well as the lengths families will go to keep their loved ones safe.

Patrick Melrose

Available May 30

Eric (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: A desperate father, alongside a tenacious cop, battles his own demons on the streets of 1980s New York as he searches for his missing nine-year-old son.

Geek Girl (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: Awkward teen Harriet has always wanted to fit in. Until she gets scouted by a top London model agent and learns that some people are meant to stand out.

Available May 31

A Part of You (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: A teenager struggles to pick up the pieces of her shattered world in this emotional and bittersweet coming-of-age drama about those who are left behind.

Chola Chabuca

How to Ruin Love: The Proposal (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: Suspecting infidelity, love-cynic Zoleka follows her boyfriend to Cape Town, only to ruin her own surprise proposal. Now, she must win him back.

Raising Voices (Netflix Series)

From Netflix: When a 17-year-old reports a sexual assault at her high school, an investigation upends her life and tests her relationships.

Tòkunbọ̀ (Netflix Film)

From Netflix: Tokunbo, an ex-car smuggler, is on a dangerous mission to save his family by delivering a government official’s daughter to her captors.