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Stream On: New To Netflix for May 2018

As spring turns into summer, Netflix continues its shift from studio movies and network shows to original content. The robust slate includes a handful of new original movies, oodles of binge-worthy series and a few high-profile special event programs.

All in all, a perfect reason to stay indoors for your spring fling.

Highlights for the month include the Netflix original movie Cargo, a post-apocalyptic affair starring Martin Freeman as a man looking to protect his daughter from an infectious disease that is destroying mankind.

The Little Help With Carol Burnett is also set for the May schedule. The comedy talker features the iconic comedian as she and her panel of pint-size problem-solvers look to help folks with their problems.

Also in the month of May is a new season of The Toys That Made Us, which will pull its focus on Star Trek toys and the long legacy of Legos, a toy known to helping kids to build dreams while destroying the bare feet of parents.

Want more? Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life pairs two of the Three Amigos back on the stage for an evening of comedy as the duo chat about their long careers.

As for Netflix favorites, this month features the return of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Dear White People and My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman with Tina Fey and shock jock Howard Stern.

In addition of all the Netflix goodies, the streaming service also offers an abundance of classic pics, new seasons of primetime favorites and dozens of time-killers perfect if you need a reason to stay indoors. Highlights include Amelie, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Mama Mia!, new Scandal, and Disney*Pixar’s Coco.



  • 27: Gone Too Soon
  • A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
  • Amelie
  • Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures (Season 1; Netflix series): “Join blond icon Barbie and her fabulous friends as their behind-the-scenes adventures are revealed in this animated Web series.”
  • Beautiful Girls
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Carter Effect
  • The Clapper
  • Darc
  • God’s Own Country
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City (Netflix original special): “John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and ‘SNL,’ eviscerates the value of college and laments getting older in this electric comedy special.”
  • Mr. Woodcock
  • My Perfect Romance
  • Pocoyo & Cars
  • Pocoyo & The Space Circus
  • Queens of Comedy (Season 1)
  • The Reaping
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Red Dragon
  • Scream 2
  • Shrek
  • Simon (Season 1)
  • Sliding Doors
  • Sometimes
  • The Strange Name Movie
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V (Netflix series; Season 2): “Now that he’s discovered the Pendulum Summoning technique, Yuya’s dream of becoming the greatest “dueltainer” is in reach — but it won’t be easy!”


MAY  2

  • Jailbreak
  • A Little Help with Carol Burnett (Netflix original special): “Comedy icon Carol Burnett returns to TV with a panel of clever kids, who help adults and celebrity guests solve their problems with brutal honesty.”
  • Anon (Netflix original movie): “In a future where even memories are recorded and monitored, a detective discovers that a murder suspect is covering her tracks by hacking human minds.”
  • Busted! (Season 1; Netflix original series): “Tackling different mysteries in each episode of this game show, seven sleuths get closer to solving the biggest one of all: What happened to Project D?”
  • Dear White People (Season 2; Netflix original series): “Students of color navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that’s not nearly as “post-racial” as it thinks”
  • End Game: “Facing an inevitable outcome, terminally ill patients meet extraordinary medical practitioners seeking to change our approach to life and death.”
  • Forgive Us Our Debts
  • Kong: King of the Apes (Season 2): “In 2050, an evil scientist is about to unleash an army of robotic dinosaurs. Now it’s up to Kong and friends to fight back and save the day.”
  • Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo
  • Manhunt
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey (Netflix original series): “TV legend David Letterman teams up with fascinating global figures for in-depth interviews and curiosity-fueled excursions in this monthly talk show.”
  • No Estoy Loca
  • The Rain (Season 1; Netflix original series): “Six years after a brutal virus wipes out most of Scandinavia’s population, two siblings join a band of young survivors seeking safety — and answers.”


MAY  5

  • Faces Places: “89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie.”


MAY  6

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (New each Sunday; Season 1 finale on May 13): “Trending news, pop culture, social media, original sketches and more come together in host Joel McHale’s new weekly comedy commentary show.”


MAY  8

  • Desolation
  • Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (Netflix special): “Hari Kondabolu breaks down identity politics, celebrity encounters, his mango obsession and more in an unpredictable stand-up comedy special.”


MAY  9

  • Dirty Girl


MAY  11


  • Bill Nye Saves the World (Season 3; Netflix original series): “Emmy-winning host Bill Nye brings experts and famous guests to his lab for a talk show exploring scientific issues that touch our lives”
  • Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (Netflix original): “This baffling true crime story starts with the grisly death of a pizza man who robs a bank with a bomb around his neck — and gets weirder from there.”
  • Spirit Riding Free (Season 5; Netflix original series): “In a small Western town, spunky ex-city girl Lucky forms a tight bond with wild horse Spirit while having adventures with best pals Pru and Abigail.”
  • The Kissing Booth (Netflix original movie): “When teenager Elle’s first kiss leads to a forbidden romance with the hottest boy in high school, she risks her relationship with her best friend.”
  • The Who Was? Show (Season 1; Netflix series): “Fresh voices bring some of the most famous names in history to life. A live-action sketch comedy show based on the series of best-selling books”


MAY  13

Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (Netflix original special): “Two years after the hit ‘Baby Cobra,’ Ali Wong is back with another baby bump — and a torrent of hilarious truths about marriage and motherhood.”


MAY  14

  • The Phantom of the Opera


MAY  15


  • Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (Season 4)
  • Grand Designs (Seasons  13–14)
  • Only God Forgives
  • The Game 365 (Seasons  15–16)


MAY  16

  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • The Kingdom
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Wanted


MAY  18

  • Cargo (Netflix original movie): “Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father goes on a desperate quest to protect his baby daughter.”
  • Catching Feelings
  • Inspector Gadget (Season 4)“Inspector Gadget is back and must face his old enemy, the evil Dr. Claw, who has reactivated MAD, his global crime syndicate.”


MAY  19

  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Scandal (Season 7)
  • Small Town Crime


MAY  20

  • Some Kind of Beautiful


MAY  21

  • Señora Acero (Season 4)


MAY  22

  • Mob Psycho 100 (Season 1)
  • Shooter (Season 2)
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2
  • Tig Notaro: Happy To Be Here: “Comedian Tig Notaro unleashes her inner prankster in a playful stand-up special packed with funny anecdotes, parenting confessions and more.”


MAY  23

  • Explained


MAY  24

  • Fauda (Season 2; Netflix original series): “A top Israeli agent comes out of retirement to hunt for a Palestinian fighter he thought he’d killed, setting a chaotic chain of events into motion.”
  • Survivors Guide to Prison


MAY  25


MAY  26

  • Sara’s Notebook


MAY  27

  • The Break with Michelle Wolf: “Michelle Wolf pokes fun at everything and everyone on her weekly show. Wolf has worked on “The Daily Show” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”


MAY  29

  • Disney*Pixar’s Coco


MAY  30

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 4): “When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.”


MAY  31

  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story: “What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a secure radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes during WWII.”
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern (Netflix original series)



  • Arrow (Season 6)
  • Dynasty (Season 1)
  • Riverdale (Season 2)
  • Supernatural (Season 1)3
  • The Flash (Season 4)
  • Departures
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