The New on Netflix May list is now out and sees Lucifer come to the streaming service for its fourth season, as well as plenty of Netflix Originals. Before we get started, check out the Netflix May 2019 sizzle reel:
Without further ado, check out what’s coming to (and leaving) Netflix in May. If you’re north of the border, check out the New on Netflix Canada May list soon!
New in May
- Charmed (2018): Season 1
- DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4
- The Mechanism: Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Despite changes at home and work, Ruffo resumes his fight, following a corrupt new target and a trail of kickbacks into the upper reaches of politics.
- Supergirl: Season 4
- Angels & Demons
- Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
- Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
- Chasing Liberty
- Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion Part 1 & 2
- The Da Vinci Code
- The Dark Crystal (1982)
- Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
- Dumb and Dumber
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Gosford Park
- Hairspray (1988)
- Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
- Her Only Choice
- Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer: Season 2
- John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky
- Just Friends
- Knock Down The House (NETFLIX FILM): This rousing documentary follows four extraordinary women — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin — who take on the congressional establishment by mounting grassroots campaigns and building a movement during a time of historic volatility in American politics.
- The Matrix
- The Matrix Reloaded
- The Matrix Revolutions
- Munafik 2 (NETFLIX FILM): Haunted by terrifying visions, a Muslim healer finds his faith tested when he helps a woman locked in battle, body and soul, with a diabolical leader.
- Revolutionary Road
- Roswell, New Mexico: Season 1
- Snowpiercer (2013)
- Taking Lives
- To Rome With Love
- Wedding Crashers
- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- Colony: Season 3
- Olympus Has Fallen
- A Pesar De Todo (NETFLIX FILM): After their mother’s death, four sisters learn a shocking family secret and embark on an adventure to discover the truth about their genealogy.
- All In My Family (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): From documentarian Hao Wu comes a heartfelt portrait of how he created a thoroughly modern family in America, only to face the dilemma of introducing his same-sex partner and their children to his deeply traditional parents and relatives in China.
- Alles ist gut (NETFLIX FILM): A woman sexually assaulted by her new boss’s brother-in-law tries to move on as if nothing happened, but the night weighs heavily on her mind and body.
- Cupcake & Dino – General Services: Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): The brothers are back for more adventures in the limitless world of general services, where no job is too big, small or silly for this dynamic duo!
- Dead to Me (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): A dark single camera comedy about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.
- Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (NETFLIX FILM): A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
- Flinch (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Faced with various frightening and uncomfortable events, contestants in this game show had better not flinch — or they’ll suffer painful consequences.
- Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage (NETFLIX FILM): In the run from a dogged internal affairs agent, a corrupt cop reluctantly teams up with a defiant teen to unravel a conspiracy — before it’s too late.
- The Last Summer (NETFLIX FILM): Standing on the precipice of adulthood, a group of friends navigate new relationships, while reexamining others, during their final summer before college.
- Mr. Mom
- Supernatural: Season 14
- True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Mushroom Town (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Do-gooding True can solve any problem, from a runaway boaty-float to a sideways sleepover, and a sticky mess at her very own birthday party!
- Tuca & Bertie (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Two bird women — a carefree toucan and anxious songbird — live in the same apartment building and share their lives in this animated comedy.
- Undercover (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): A major ecstasy producer living in luxury on the Dutch-Belgian border faces big changes with two undercover agents begin moving in on his operation.
- Like Arrows
- Abyss (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): A prosecutor discovers that she’s been reincarnated into a different person after getting into an accident — and also learns she’s not the only one.
- The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution
- Queen of the South: Season 3
- Lucifer: Season 4 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): As Chloe struggles to come to terms with Lucifer’s disturbing revelation, a rogue priest sets out to stop a long-rumored prophecy.
- Bathtubs Over Broadway
- Dry Martina (NETFLIX FILM): An odd encounter with a fan and a tryst with that fan’s ex-boyfriend leads a sexually adventurous singer on an escapade in Chile.
- Easy: Season 3 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Diverse characters fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture in Chicago.
- Gente que viene y bah (NETFLIX FILM): After her partner cheats on her, an architect returns to her hometown to reassess her life with the help of her eccentric family. Based on the novel.
- Harvey Girls Forever!: Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): The hardworking Harvey Girls are back, making new enemies in the form of older siblings, finally meeting their boy-band idols — and more!
- Jailbirds (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): At the Sacramento County Jail, incarcerated women fight the power and one another as they try to make the best of life — and love — on the inside.
- Pose: Season 1
- ReMastered: The Lion’s Share (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): ReMastered: A long form documentary series of high profile, in-depth stories about music’s impact on society, as told by critically acclaimed directors, with each episode revealing surprising insight beyond the expected or commonly known. Lion’s Share tracks South African journalist Rian Malan’s journey to find the original writers of the legendary song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” which earned over 15 million dollars in royalties for American groups like The Tokens, Pete Seeger and the Weavers. Malan discovers the original writer, a black South African named Solomon Linda, whose family currently lives in poverty in the slums of Sweto. Driven by his own guilt that his uncle was one of the architects of apartheid, Malan goes after fat cat businessmen in the US music industry to force them to pay their fair share to Linda’s family.
- Shéhérazade (NETFLIX FILM): Fresh out of prison and forced to fend for himself on the streets of Marseille, 17-year-old Zac falls in love with a young prostitute Shéhérazade.
- The Society (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): The Society follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town without any trace of their parents. Their newfound freedom will be fun… but it will also be very dangerous. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive.
- Wine Country (NETFLIX FILM): During a vacation to Napa Valley, a group of longtime friends reunite and revisit past choices in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy from director Amy Poehler.
- Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 3 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Hasan Minhaj’s Peabody Award-winning series returns with new episodes, bringing his unexpected comedic perspective to current global events and pop culture.
- Malibu Rescue (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): When a long list of shenanigans lands Tyler in hot water, he’s forced to suit up and spend his summer training for an elite junior lifeguard program.
- revisions (NETFLIX ANIME): When Shibuya time-warps to 2388, high schooler Daisuke and his friends are conscripted by AHRV agent Milo to fight the hostile cyborg race, revisions.
- Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): The stars come out for this special tribute to “Laugh-in,” the revolutionary sketch comedy show of the 1960s and ’70s.
- Weed the People
- Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed!
- Good Sam (NETFLIX FILM): When a mysterious good Samaritan, aka “Good Sam,” leaves $100,000 cash on seemingly random doorsteps, New York City TV news reporter Kate Bradley (Tiya Sircar) sets out to discover Good Sam’s true identity and motive, turning her personal life upside down.
- Take Me Home Tonight
- 1994: Limited Series (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): 1994 is an hour-long 5 episode investigative documentary series that will tell the story of one of the most critical years in Mexico’s history.
- Chip & Potato (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Chip is a little pug going through life’s firsts with the encouragement of her secret mouse-friend, Potato.
- It’s Bruno (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): A digital series that follows a man and his beloved dog Bruno strolling around his neighborhood.
- Maria (NETFLIX FILM): A woman whose parents were killed by a gang when she was a child grows up to be a hired assassin. Unfortunately, trying to leave that past behind is proving to be more difficult than it seems.
- Morir para contar (NETFLIX FILM): Seeking answers after a life-changing incident in 2012, filmmaker Hernán Zin interviews other war reporters about the personal toll of their work.
- Nailed It!: Season 3 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Nicole and Jacques are back to judge the chaos in the kitchen, from half-baked doll cakes to delightfully creepy edible clowns.
- The Rain: Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Trapped in the Zone, Simone and her friends must find a cure for the virus Rasmus is carrying before it kills him — and the rest of humanity.
- See You Yesterday (NETFLIX FILM): Two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas, build makeshift time machines to save C.J.’s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.
- Well Intended Love (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): A third-rate actress with leukemia becomes entangled with CEO Ling because she needs him for treatment. In order to receive bone marrow transplant sooner and to continue her career as an actress, Xia Lin enters into a secret marriage with Ling Yi Zhou, the CEO of a company. Despite the conspiracies and misunderstandings they encounter, the two find true love.
- White Gold: Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): After forcing Walsh out, Vincent’s headaches include answering to a gangster boss and a new rival salesperson who’s swooping up all the best jobs.
- The Blackcoat’s Daughter
- Prince of Peoria: Part 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): While Teddy works toward finishing his application for MIT’s summer robotics program, Emil tries to squeeze even more fun out of his time in Peoria.
- Rosario Tijeras (Mexico Version): Season 2
- Arrow: Season 7
- Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Emmy Award-nominated actress and 30-year comedy veteran, Wanda Sykes, delivers a sharp-witted and hilarious critique on the state of the world in her first Netflix comedy special, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal. The one-hour special addresses the comedian’s perspective on the current political and cultural climate, which she can only describe as, well … not normal!
- A Tale of Two Kitchens (NETFLIX ORIGINAL):Two countries, two restaurants, one vision. At Gabriela Cámara’s acclaimed Contramar in Mexico City, the welcoming, uniformed waiters are as beloved by diners as the menu featuring fresh, local seafood caught within 24 hours. The entire staff sees themselves as part of an extended family. Meanwhile at Cala in San Francisco, Cámara hires staff from different backgrounds and cultures, including ex-felons and ex-addicts, who view the work as an important opportunity to grow as individuals. A Tale of Two Kitchens explores the ways in which a restaurant can serve as a place of both dignity and community.
- The Flash: Season 5
- One Night in Spring (NETFLIX ORIGINAL):When Lee Jeong-in and Yu Ji-ho meet, something unexpected happens. Or it just may be that spring is in the air — and anything is possible.
- Riverdale: Season 3
- Slasher: Solstice (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Rampaging serial killers leave carnage in their wake as their next victims fight to stay alive in this honor anthology series.
- After Maria (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Short following families in Puerto Rico who are currently living in FEMA hotels around New York City. Their stories will unfold observationally over the course of the next month as they face the extreme situation of getting kicked out of the hotel or are forced to go back to Puerto Rico. Many people see these families as illegal immigrants and don’t want them here. We follow these families as they try to maintain their Puerto Rican identity, but assert their American citizenship.
- Alta Mar (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Mysterious deaths aboard a luxurious ship traveling from Spain to Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s reveal secrets surrounding two sisters traveling together.
- Joy (NETFLIX FILM): Joy is a young Nigerian woman, caught in the vicious cycle of sex trafficking. She works in this merciless system of exploitation to pay off debts to her exploiter Madame and supporting her family in Nigeria.
- The Perfection (NETFLIX FILM): A troubled musical prodigy (Allison Williams) seeks out the new star pupil (Logan Browning) of her former school with shocking consequences in this elegant and terrifying suspense ride, the most buzzed-about movie at last year’s Fantastic Fest.
- Rim of the World (NETFLIX FILM): Four misfit campers must band together and conquer their fears in order to save the world during an alien invasion.
- She’s Gotta Have It: Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Romantic turmoil, artistic challenges and an eye-opening trip to Puerto Rico set Nola Darling on a new course.
- WHAT / IF (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): A raw, voyeuristic examination of acceptable people doing unacceptable things. A conflict driven series of high stakes morality plays with a first season narrative focusing on two struggling newlyweds who accept a powerful woman’s ethically perilous proposition to secure a badly needed financial windfall.
- Historical Roasts (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Renowned “Roastmaster General” Jeff Ross’s new half-hour comedy series Historical Roasts brings together A-list comedians in period-appropriate garb to celebrate prominent historical figures of the past, from Presidents (Abe Lincoln) to Rockstars (Freddie Mercury) and everything in between. Based on the Los Angeles live show of the same name, the six-episode series is “teaching history a lesson” and honoring some of the most important voices of our time the only way they know how — with a searing roast. Launching globally on Netflix Monday, May 27, Historical Roasts features a stellar lineup of comedian guest stars including Bob Saget, John Stamos, Natasha Leggero, Jaleel White, Fred Willard, Nikki Glaser, Rachel Feinstein, Ryan Phillippe, Ken Marino, Gilbert Gottfried, Seth Green, Yamaneika Saunders, and Neal Brennan to name a few. The series is produced by OBB Pictures.
- Outlander: Seasons 1-2
- Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
- Chopsticks (NETFLIX FILM): An under-confident but talented girl, who is sidestepped at every stage of her life, seeks out an enigmatic con to help recover her stolen car from a goat-loving crazy Mumbai gangster and in the process finds her confidence and place in the sun.\
- My Week with Marilyn
- The One I Love
- Svaha: The Sixth Finger (NETFLIX FILM): A minister who researches religious cults turns to his Buddhist monk friend for help investigating a new group with mysterious origins.
- Always Be My Maybe (NETFLIX FILM): Everyone assumed Sasha and Marcus would wind up together except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder… maybe?
- Bad Blood: Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Five years after the death of mob boss, there’s a new king of the Montreal drug trade — until a new breed of mafiosos arrive from Italy to wrestle the city from his grasp.
- Black Spot: Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Major Weiss’s recovery prompts residents to question the odd circumstances she was found in, and how she survived injuries that would kill anyone else.
- How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): What if a teenager built up a drugs empire from his bedroom in Leipzig? Inspired by real events.
- Killer Ratings (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): The true-life story of a Brazilian TV host who literally killed for ratings — and used his crime TV show to cover up the grizzly truth.
- When They See Us (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): A four-part limited series from director Ava DuVernay that continues themes from her documentary 13th, her exploration of the criminal justice system through the true case of the Central Park Five – 5 young teenagers who were wrongfully accused and convicted of rape.
What’s Leaving Netflix
The following movies and series will be leaving Netflix in May.
- 8 Mile
- The Birdcage
- Cold Justice: Collection 3
- Dances with Wolves
- The Dirty Dozen
- Disney High School Musical 3: Senior Year
- Dr. No
- The English Patient
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- For Your Eyes Only
- From Dusk Till Dawn
- From Russia with Love
- Jaws 2
- Jaws 3
- Jaws: The Revenge
- Licence to Kill
- The Lovely Bones
- The Notebook
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- The Other Boleyn Girl
- Sixteen Candles
- Sliding Doors
- Somm: Into the Bottle
- Tomorrow Never Dies
- Switched at Birth: Seasons 1-5
- Bill Nye, the Science Guy: Collection 1
- Disney’s Bridge to Terabithia
- The Boss Baby
- I Know What You Did Last Summer
- West Side Story (1961)
Last Updated on February 3, 2021.