While the quarantine is still in full force, Netflix has been releasing more binge-worthy series and entertaining films to keep you busy at home. From Ryan Murphy’s highly anticipated Hollywood, to Christina Applegate’s return for a second season of Dead To Me, here is the menu of engaging content this May 2020.
Television honcho Ryan Murphy made his switch to the streaming service last year with The Politician. On May 1st, he is back for an insightful look at a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II as they try to make it in Tinseltown in the new limited series, Hollywood.
A dark comedy worth binge-watching is Dead to Me (May 8). The second season looks just as promising as the first, with Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini doubling up on the dose of laughs while throwing in some drama. Picking up in the aftermath of that bloody backyard reveal, Jen and Judy struggle to hide a dark secret before it starts to get the best of them.
Cute new film The Half of It (May 1) follows shy, straight-A student Ellie, who helps sweet jock Paul woo his crush. But their unlikely friendship grows complicated when Ellie falls for the same girl.
Set in the vibrant multicultural neighborhoods of modern-day Paris, new series The Eddy (May 8) tells the story of a struggling jazz club owner who gets tangled with dangerous criminals as he fights to protect his club, his band and his teenage daughter. Starring André Holland, Amandla Stenberg and Melissa George.
A comedy series fans might love is Space Force (May 29). It follows the people tasked with creating Space Force, a new branch of the U.S. military. It’s a series by Greg Daniels and star Steve Carell.
When a doctor is jailed for a string of shocking murders, his wife sets out to commit a copycat crime to prove his innocence in the Bollywood film, Mrs. Serial Killer (May 1).
Into the Night (May 1) is a very interesting thriller with a unique premise: When the sun suddenly starts killing everything in its path, passengers on an overnight flight from Brussels attempt to survive by any means necessary. Can’t wait to watch this one — I mean, how does one defeat the sun?
New original series White Lines (May 15) follows a Manchester woman as she leaves her quiet life to travel to Ibiza, where she seeks the truth about her brother’s death.
While serving life in prison, a young man (Ashton Sanders) looks back at the people, the circumstances and the system that set him on a path of crime in All Day and a Night (May 1).
Fans will be ecstatic to go down memory lane and rewatch classics such as Back to the Future and Back to the Future Part II (both May 1). The original Bad Boys film will also stream on Netflix starting May 1. Robert Downey Jr. will take over your screens with Iron Man 3 (May 7), while Jamie Dornan will take off his shirt in Fifty Shades Freed (May 1). Also, if you’re a fan of the Underworld franchise, don’t miss out on two more additions: Underworld: Awakening and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (both May 1).
Just for Laughs
Ryan Reynolds. Need we say more? He brings his comedic chops and his good looks to the screen with the hilarious Deadpool 2 (May 1). Click here to read our review. In the film This Is The End (May 16), after a series of unusual and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles, six friends find themselves trapped in a house together. As the world unravels outside, the group must find a way to deal with cabin fever and dwindling supplies, which is threatening to tear them all apart at a time when they’ll need each other most. Sounds familiar, right?
There’s a wide selection of thrillers that we recommend watching, including Gravity (May 1) starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney; The Adjustment Bureau (May 6) starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt; and Non-Stop (May 1) starring Liam Neeson.
Love and Friendship
Two movies that center on love and friendship are The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (May 1) and Love Actually (May 6). These are perfect options for a Netflix party as you practice social distancing.
For more on the originals coming out in May, click here.
Check our list of all the new releases in May and scroll below to see what’s leaving. ~Marriska Fernandes
All Day and a Night – Netflix Film
Almost Happy – Netflix Original
Get In – Netflix Film
Go! Go! Cory Carson: The Chrissy – Netflix Family
The Half Of It – Netflix Film
Hollywood – Netflix Original
Into the Night – Netflix Original
Medici: The Magnificent: Part 2 – Netflix Original
Mrs. Serial Killer – Netflix Film
Reckoning: Season 1 – Exclusively on Netflix
3 Ninjas: Kick Back
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Cracked Up, The Darrell Hammond Story
Das Boot: Director’s Cut
Fifty Shades Freed
I Am Divine
Masha and the Bear: Season 4
Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie
The Cold Light Of Day
The Devil’s Own
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill – Netflix Comedy Special
The Adjustment Bureau
Ali G Indahouse
The Big Lebowski
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
Scent of a Woman
Iron Man 3
Scissor Seven: Season 2 – Netflix Anime
18 regali – Netflix Film
Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt – Netflix Family
Dead to Me: Season 2 – Netflix Original
The Eddy – Netflix Original
The Hollow: Season 2 – Netflix Family
Valeria – Netflix Original
Bordertown: Season 3 – Netflix Original
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics – Netflix Documentary
Trial By Media – Netflix Documentary
True: Terrific Tales – Netflix Family
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend – Netflix Interactive Special
The Great Canadian Baking Show: Season 3
The Wrong Missy – Netflix Film
Knightfall: Season 2
Chichipatos – Netflix Original
I Love You, Stupid – Netflix Film
Inhuman Resources – Netflix Original
Magic for Humans: Season 3 – Netflix Original
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 5 – Netflix Family
White Lines – Netflix Original
La reina de Indias y el conquistador – Netflix Original
This Is the End
Pacific Rim: Uprising
The Big Flower Fight – Netflix Original
Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything – Netflix Comedy Special
Sweet Magnolias – Netflix Original
Ben Platt Live From Radio City Music Hall – Netflix Documentary
Rebelión de los Godinez – Netflix Film
The 100: Season 7
Control Z – Netflix Original
History 101 – Netflix Original
The Lovebirds – Netflix Film
Selling Sunset: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Dynasty: Season 3 – Netflix Original
Heartland: Season 13
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas – Netflix Comedy Special
I’m No Longer Here – Netflix Film
Animal Kingdom: Season 4
Dorohedoro – Netflix Anime
La corazonada – Netflix Film
Space Force – Netflix Original
Somebody Feed Phil: Season 3 – Netflix Documentary
High Strung Free Dance
The House Bunny
Drop Dead Diva: Season 1-6
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