All The TV Shows & Movies Coming To Netflix In May

by Amy Roberts
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Spring is in the air, you guys. And even though the sun might be shining and the world is looking beautiful outside, all the TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in May are sure to persuade you to stay in. And yeah, that might not like seem like the best idea, especially after we waited through such a hideous winter for the first signs of life to appear, but trust me when I say that Netflix's schedule for May 2017 will totally change your mind.

Of course, you need to get the balance right. Spring is way too pretty to be spent indoors the entire time, so by all means go out, catch some sun, sniff some fresh blooming flowers (or whatever you kids do), but by nightfall? You know it's time for you to get your Netflix game on. And with the perfect combination of some of the streaming service's best TV shows returning to Netflix in May, as well as new movies, documentaries, and some must-see comedies, your evenings are pretty much sorted.

So, seriously, start getting some beers nice and frosty and get stocked up on snacks, because everything coming to Netflix in May is looking seriously unmissable.


'Master Of None' (Season 2)

The eagerly anticipated Season 2 of Aziz Ansari's comedy series arrives on May 12. Expect plenty of romance, laughter, and great food.

Editor's Note: On Jan. 13, Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct by a woman who went on a date with him. Ansari has since responded to the claims, saying:

"In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date. We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual.

The next day, I got a text from her saying that although 'it may have seemed okay,' upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable. It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned. I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said.

I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue."


'War Machine'

Inspired by a true story, this political satire about the war in Afghanistan boasts an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Topher Grace, and Tilda Swinton, making it one of Netflix's biggest original movies to date. It premieres on May 26.


'Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie'

Arriving on May 5, Jeff Garlin and Natasha Lyonne team up for this detective comedy movie, in which Gene Handsome (Garlin) is trying to figure out the mysteries of life and murder.


'In the Shadow Of Iris'


This 2016 French thriller is full of mystery and intrigue. It's a must-see for fans of classic film noir.




If animated movies are your thing, then you'll love this charming French-Canadian movie about two clans of snakes cohabiting together in the desert. It premieres May 12.



Already gaining rave reviews as being one of the funniest movies of 2017, this British comedy about a washed-up actor from a detective show tasked with helping police in a real murder case looks hilarious and utterly nightmarish. You won't want to miss its premiere on May 12.



Arriving on May 19 is this thrilling dystopian animation, in which lead character Killy is on a quest to reclaim a struggling civilization from the brink of extinction.


'House Of Cards' (Season 5)

How are your fingernails doing? Because you're definitely going to be gnawing those bad boys down with all the political tension of Season 5 when it finally premieres on May 30.


'Sense8' (Season 2)

Ready for an intense marathon TV session? Good. Because on May 5 the wait is finally over for the return of Netflix's visionary science-fiction show, and as you might remember from Season 1, it's pretty damn addictive.


'The Last Kingdom' (Season 2)

The British historical drama returns for a second season on May 5.


'Anne With An E' (Season 1)

Based on the beloved story of Anne Of Green Gables, and now with the new name of Anne With An E, Season 1 of this cherished tale looks powerful, emotional, and not to be missed. Premieres May 12.


'Bloodline' (Season 3)

Get your favorite easy (or uneasy) chair readied up, because Bloodline's third and final season looks set to go out with a bang when it hits the streaming service on May 26.


'F Is For Family' (Season 2)

Bill Burr's irreverent animated series returns for its second foul-mouthed season on May 30. And I, for one, cannot wait for it.


'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' (Season 3)

Calling all women who are strong as hell: Your show is back on May 19. And if the above teaser showing Titus' ode to Lemonade is anything to go by, then we're in for a total treat.


'Chelsea' (Season 2)

With a new episode streaming every Friday, Chelsea Handler's talk show will feature an impressive roster of guests including Rashida Jones, Chris Pratt, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Wanda Sykes throughout May.


'Maria Bamford: Old Baby'

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This roving comedy special premieres on May 2 and sees Bamford's rapid-fire comedy tickling crowds in bowling alleys, LA theaters, and even on park benches.


'Norm MacDonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery'

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MacDonald's signature dry humor finds a new home in this all new stand-up set filmed at Boston's Wilbur Theatre. Premieres May 9.


'Simplemente Manu Nna'


Talking about everything from his love of telenovelas and mezcal, to his tales of the struggles of being gay in Mexico, Manu Nna's comedy special arrives on May 5.


'Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive'

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Morgan's hugely anticipated return to stand-up arrives on May 16, where the comedian's set will deal with his Brooklyn roots, as well as his recovery from his serious car accident in 2015.


'Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King'

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Best known for his work on The Daily Show, Minhaj riffs on terrible prom nights, immigrant parents, and race in this stand-up special premiering on May 23.


'Sarah Silverman: A Speck Of Dust'

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If you love Silverman as much as I do, then you're definitely going to want to get excited for her all-new stand-up set, arriving on May 30.


'Spirit: Riding Free' (Season 1)

An untamed horse and a fiercely independent 12 year-old girl team up for fun-filled adventures in this children's animated series, streaming starting on May 5.


'Kazoops' (Season 3)


Monty and his pet pig continue to enjoy even more epic adventures together in the third season of this children's show. Premiering May 5.


'All Hail King Julien: Exiled' (Season 1)


The Emmy-winning animated series continues on May 12.


'The Mars Generation'

If you've ever dreamed of space travel, then this is the documentary for you. Following self-professed teenage "space nerds" as they chase their dreams of going to Mars, The Mars Generation shows the future of space travel and arrives on May 5.


'Get Me Roger Stone'

Providing a raw and intimate perspective on the transformation of U.S. politics, the documentary focuses on Roger Stone, the master manipulator behind Donald Trump's rise to power. Premieres May 12.


'The Keepers'

True crime enthusiasts, welcome to your new obsession premiering on May 19. The Keepers follows the murder investigation, and consequent conspiracies, surrounding the mystery of who killed Sister Cathy.




Arriving on May 19, Laerte-se tells the captivating story of Laerte Coutinho, one of Brazil's most celebrated cartoonists.


'Joshua: Teenager Vs. Superpower'


Rallying to save his homeland when the Chinese Communist Party threaten's Hong Kong's autonomy, Joshua Wong is an inspiring teenager to see in action in this documentary arriving on May 26.


'Don't Think Twice'

Starring Keegan-Michael Key and Gillian Jacobs, this comedy about an improv group that splinters when one of them gets a huge break is available to stream from May 1.


'Queen Of The South' (Season 1)

Prepare for some intense marathon TV sessions as the first season of this acclaimed drug-smuggling drama arrives on May 9.


'Switched At Birth' (Season 5)

Catch up (or simply rewatch) Switched At Birth's fifth season when it becomes available to stream on Netflix on May 11.


'Sherlock' (Season 4)

Benedict Cumberbatch fans, rejoice, because Netflix have totally got your back this month, including Season 4 of Sherlock. Arriving May 15.


'Marvel's Doctor Strange'

Oh, and for your second major Cumberbatch fix, why not enjoy rewatching this tasty Marvel morsel when it hits Netflix on May 30?


'Riverdale' (Season 1)

That's right, guys. We can all relive every single episode of the first season of this amazing show as often as we want from May 1.


'Royal Pains' (Season 8)

It's the final ever season, you guys, and it's all yours to watch from May 18.


'Inglorious Basterds'

Quentin Tarantino's World War II drama is finally available to stream on May 22.



If you were unlucky enough to miss Jake Gyllenhaal's riveting performance in this compelling boxing drama on the big screen, then you can now enjoy it on Netflix from May 24.


'Supernatual' (Season 12)

Because you can never get enough of the Winchester Brothers, right?


'Supergirl' (Season 2)

So you can soak up all that super-powered, feminist goodness of Supergirl whenever and wherever you might need it.


'The Flash' (Season 3)

And once you're done soaking up all of Supergirl's goodness, you can go an relive all of the twists and turns of The Flash season 3.

So, the outside world and springtime and all — it's definitely overrated, right? You know, just so I don't feel so guilty about staying in and basically watching everything on this list.