What's Coming To Netflix In May 2018 Includes New Seasons Of Some Of Your Favorite Shows

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April showers bring May flowers, but in Netflix's case it'll bring the return of Mamma Mia! to the streaming platform. What's coming to Netflix in May 2018 includes the ABBA musical, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this July. It fits the theme of this month's additions, which include movies and TV shows that are female-friendly. Yes, May is also bringing a healthy dose of girl power to your Netflix queue.

Scroll through the list and you'll notice quite a few female-led Netflix originals are premiering this month, including the second season of Dear White People starring Logan Browning, a new Ali Wong stand-up special, and the premiere of Michelle Wolf's new weekly talk show. Not to mention, legendary comedian Carol Burnett is also returning to TV with A Little Help from some cute little kids and some very well-known celebrities. If that wasn't enough Kimmy Schmidt is also back with the first half of Season 4 to keep you laughing all month long.

So, for those who prefer streaming to flowers, this May will give you lots of reasons to celebrate inside in front of the TV. Not to mention, reasons to support your favorite female stars in nearly every genre.

1. 'Mamma Mia!'

Before the sequel hits theaters this summer, fans can catch up with Donna and her Dynamos and brush up on their ABBA. Not to mention, prepare to hear Pierce Brosnan sing again. (May 16)

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2. 'Dear White People' Volume 2

This season of Dear White People, streaming May 4, will tackle Twitter trolls with a little help from Lena Waithe, who's playing a character that will channel your favorite reality TV stars. (May 4)

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3. 'Scream 2'

Do you like scary movies? Well, that's good because Scream's 1997 sequel is coming to Netflix to remind you why Neve Campbell is the ultimate scream queen. (May 1)

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4. 'Riverdale' Season 2

Bugheads looking to see what's going on between their favorite couple will get a chance this month. Spoiler: It's going to be a bumpy ride.

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5. 'Amélie'

This quirky French rom-com starring Audrey Tautou will make you understand why French is the language of love. (May 1)

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6. 'Beautiful Girls'

The '90s rom-com about a 10-year high school reunion is worth watching just to see a young Natalie Portman show off her acting and ice skating skills. (May 1)

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7. 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year'

Everyone's favorite high school sweethearts, Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) and Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens), try to make it out of senior year together. (May 1)

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8. 'John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City'

In his new stand-up special, John Mulaney promises to spill the tea on his time at SNL, college, and getting older. Let's just say he's got a bone to pick with the very young Timothée Chalamet. (May 1)


9. 'Shrek'

This movie is like an onion, it's got a lot of layers, but also a lot of laughs courtesy of everyone's favorite waffle-loving sidekick, Donkey. (May 1)

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10. 'Sliding Doors'

As Gwyneth Paltrow teaches us in this rom-dram when one door closes, another one opens and it might change your life forever. Possibly, for the better. (May 1)

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11. 'The Clapper'

Amanda Seyfried and Ed Helms star in this 2018 comedy about an informercial clapper who gets unexpectedly famous. (May 1)

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12. 'The Reaping'

This 2007 horror movie stars Hilary Swank as a former Christian missionary who's been hired to debunk a string of unexplainable religious phenomenons. But can she? (May 1)

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13. 'The Strange Name Movie'

What's in a name? Well, what this 2017 documentary discovers is that when it's on the stranger side, there is a whole lot of attention and baggage that can come with it. Just ask the other guy named Donald Trump. (May 1)

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14. 'A Little Help With Carol Burnett'

Carol Burnett is teaming up with a few 5 to 9-year-olds who will give their expert opinions on life in front of a live audience. For back-up Burnett's also enlisted some of her celebrity friends like DJ Khaled, Wanda Sykes, and Fuller Houses's Candace Cameron Bure. (May 4)


15. 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey'

Tina Fey's sitting down with Letterman for the latest installment of his monthly talk show to talk about family, regrets, and the changing culture of SNL. (May 4)

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16. 'Faces Places'

This Oscar-nominated documentary from last year looks at the acclaimed director Agnès Varda's relationship with visual artist J.R., and proves that at 89 she's still going places. (May 5)

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17. 'Bill Nye Saves the World' Season 3

The Science Giy is back to teach us about food's future and the science of addiction with help from some famous fans. (May 11)

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18. 'Evil Genius: the True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist'

This bizarre story of a Pennsylvania robbery that left a pizza delivery guy dead and a former town beauty in jail is getting the docu-series treatment. It might just be your next true-crime obsession. (May 11)


19. 'The Kissing Booth'

When a girl who's never been kissed (Joey King) steals one from the school's bad boy it shakes up her bond with her best friend Lee. Mostly because this cool guy is Lee's brother making this romance a real no-no by rules of the friend code. (May 11)

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20. 'Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife'

Two years after giving birth to her daughter, Ali Wong is back, funnier, and more pregnant than ever. With her latest Netflix stand-up special, Wong is tackling breastfeeding, paid maternity leave, and balancing family and work. (May 13)

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21. 'The Phantom Of The Opera'

Emmy Rossum is the Christine to Gerard Butler's Phantom in this movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical of the same name. (May 14)

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22. 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' Season 4

Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein) is still living the single life with a little help from her friends. But this time around she's looking for a little help from Temple Hampton (Denise Richards) to get her website, Lady Parts, started. Only problem is, Temple is dating Abby’s ex, Will (Warren Christie). (May 15)


23. 'Only God Forgives'

But you'll have to be the judge if director Nicolas Winding-Refn should be forgiven for what he does to Ryan Gosling's face in this 2013 thriller that you might be watching through your fingers. (May 15)


24. 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin'

If you don't use your Netflix account to watch this movie, you won't lose it, but why risk it? This comedy starring Steve Carell is worth a re-watch or two. (May 16)

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25. 'Catching Feelings'

In this Netflix original movie from South Africa, a once-famous writer and his wife's relationship is tested by a very self-indulgent writer who stays with them. (May 18)

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26. 'Scandal' Season 7

Say a final goodbye to Olivia Pope and the rest of her Gladiators. No spoilers here. (May 19)

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27. 'Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here'

Tig Notaro's latest stand-up special has her joking about parenting, marriage, and what it's like to be invited to an Ellen DeGeneres party.(May 22)

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28. 'Explained'

This docu-series does what the title implies, taking a deeper dive into topics ranging from the wage gap to world politics.


29. 'The Toys That Made Us' Season 2

Take a trip down memory lane with this series that looks at the history behind the toys you used to love playing with. This season is looking at Star Trek, Transformers, LEGO, and Hello Kitty. (May 25)


30. 'The Break With Michelle Wolf'

The Daily Show's Michelle Wolf is getting her own show that is part talk, part variety, but will undoubtedly be all funny. (May 27)

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31. 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Season 4

Our little Kimmy is growing up and is getting a job in the tech world. It should be fun to see her take on the bro culture. (May 30)

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32. 'Pixar's Coco'

Grab the tissues because you're going to need them to get through this love letter to Mexico that takes a thoughtful look at love and loss. (May 29)