What's Coming To Netflix In May? Study Up For Summer With 'Legally Blonde'
Spring is finally in the air, blue skies are beckoning you to the great outdoors... and you're holed up in your living room bingeing Daredevil on Netflix. Hey, this is a no-judgment zone! That's a great way to spend an afternoon! But what are you to do when you finish devouring all 13 episodes of Marvel's amazingly-good show? Have no fear: I'm here to rescue you from having to actually go outside (the horror!) with this list of every new title that will be available on Netflix starting May 1. You're welcome.
There's no dearth of options this month, with Netflix rolling out everything from comedies to thrillers, acclaimed dramas, animated movies, documentaries, scripted TV, reality TV — even a Tyler Perry Christmas movie, if that's your sort of thing.
But first, we're starting things off with everyone's favorite early '00s guilty pleasure, Legally Blonde. So put on your pajamas, pop your popcorn, lower your blinds, get comfy on that couch, and let your friends know that you won't be joining them Frisbee in the park right now, because you've got way more important things to do: it's time to study up for summer with Ms. Elle Woods!
Legally Blonde (May 1)
Relive the early days of recent Oscar nominee Reese Witherspoon (Wild) with this eminently quotable comedy. Oh, and if 96 minutes of legal jargon aren't enough for you, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde will also be available.
Fruitvale Station (May 12)
This critically acclaimed — if criminally under-awarded — drama stars Michael B. Jordan (of Friday Night Lights and the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot) as Oscar Grant, the real-life teen who was gunned down by cops on a train platform in the early hours of New Year's Day 2009. The film recreates Grant's last 24 hours, leading up to the tragic events that ended his life. Also starring Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer (The Help) as Grant's mother.
Between Season 1 (May 21)
This sci-fi show is about a small town plagued by a mysterious disease that is killing off everyone over the age of 21. But that's not the most interesting twist: for the first-time ever, Netflix will be putting up episodes of the show once per week, instead of all at once. (This is because the Canadian production will be airing simultaneously on Sky channel north of the border.) Look for new episodes every Thursday night.
Inglourious Basterds (May 22)
The first of two Quentin Tarantino films that one Christoph Waltz an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (followed by 2012's Django Unchained). Relive every "F*** yeah!" moment of this violent, Nazi-slaughtering revenge fantasy, as Brad Pitt and an on-the-cusp-of-fame Michael Fassbender hatch a plot to take down Hitler.
Transporter: The Series Season 1 (May 22)
If you want to prepare yourself for the reboot of the popular Jason Statham action franchise, this September's The Transporter: Refueled (aka the reason Game Of Thrones lost its original Daario Naharis, Ed Skrein), now's your chance. The high-octane thriller, a joint French-Canadian production starring former Dexter guest star Chris Vance as the titular driver, aired in the U.S. on TNT and just wrapped its second season this February.
The Boxtrolls (May 23)
Good news for stop-motion fans everywhere: this year's Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature, starring the most adorable trolls this side of Hasbro. Isaac Hempstead-Wright (aka Game Of Thrones 's Bran Stark, on a time-out this season) provides the voice of protagonist Eggs, alongside Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Tracy Morgan, and Jared Harris in supporting roles.
Graceland Seasons 1-2 (May 26)
Need to catch up on this USA show before Season 3 premieres this June? No problem! Daniel Sunjata (Grey's Anatomy) and Aaron Tveit (Les Misérables) co-star in this law enforcement drama that find undercover agents from the FBI, DEA, and ICE all living together under one roof in a beachside house in California.
Before I Go To Sleep (May 27)
Because apparently the world can't get enough of twisty, perspective-shifting, Gone Girl-esque thrillers right now, there's this drama starring Nicole Kidman as a woman with amnesia that causes her memory to completely reset every morning. She has to try to unravel the mystery of her identity — as well as who did this to her — through the use of a video diary and the help of two untrustworthy men, played by Colin Firth and Mark Strong. Will she learn the truth? Who knows! Will you spend an afternoon of your life watching this pulpy thriller instead of doing something productive? Almost definitely!
The Full List:
Beyond CluelessJimi: All Is On My SideLegally BlondeLegally Blonde 2: Red, White & BlondeNo No: A DockumentaryThe Last WaltzThe Prize Winner Of Defiance, OhioUnderclassmen
Lalaloopsy: Festival Of Sugary SweetsLeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Amazing World Explorers
AnitaD.L. Hughley: Clear
A Few Best Men
The Longest WeekTyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
ExtraterrestrialFruitvale StationMagical Universe
Cyber-SeniorsDawg FightGive Me Shelter
Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The NeverBeast
Before I DisappearGirlhoodZombeavers
H20 Mermaid AdventuresInglourious BasterdsJen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip Of Bob Weir
Antarctica: A Year On IceThe Boxtrolls
Love And HonorWelcome To The Punch
Before I Go To Sleep
Hot Girls Wanted
Longmire Season 3Shameless (U.K.) Season 10Witnesses Season 1
Royal Pains Season 6
Grace & Frankie Season 1Puss In Boots Season 1.5
American Restoration new collectionCounting Cars new collectionDance Moms new collectionHoarders new collectionModern Marvels new collectionThe Universe new collection
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Season 4Granite Flats Seasons 1-3
Between Season 1 (new episodes every Thursday)
Richie Rich Season 2Transporter: The Series Season 1
Graceland Seasons 1-2
Mako Mermaids Season 3