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May Highlights on Netflix

Before May comes to a close, don't miss out on this must-watch list of film and TV series on Netflix. (Plus: everything that was released on the streaming service this month!)

The month is almost over but there’s still so much to stream and binge on Netflix. We round up some not-to-miss TV series and films, and give you the only comprehensive list you need for May’s Netflix releases. Happy watching!

The Lovebirds

When a couple in the fast lane to splitsville accidentally caters into a murder, they take off on a wild race to find the killer and clear their names. This quirky, romantic Netflix Original is directed by Michael Showalter and stars Issa Rae, Kumasi Nanjiani, and Paul Sparks.

Space Force (Season 1)—Coming Friday

A four-star general begrudgingly teams up with an eccentric scientist to get the U.S. military’s newest agency—Space Force—ready for lift-off. Created by Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, it stars Steve Carell, John Malkovich, and Ben Schwartz.

Dead To Me (Season 2)

Created by Liz Feldman, Dead to Me is back with a second season, bringing back to life beloved characters widowed Jen (Christina Applegate), her BFF Judy (Linda Cardellini), and Judy’s ex Steve… wait—no, it’s Steve’s semi-identical twin brother Ben Wood (James Marsden)! Season two of this dark comedy has more of Jen and Judy’s loving yet very messy relationship, more drama, and more characters to love.

Mystic Pop-up Bar (K-Drama Series)

This fantasy k-drama tells the tale of a centuries-old pojangmacha (outdoor bar) run by an ill-tempered woman Wol-joo (Hwang Jung-eum), Han Kang-bae (BTOB’s Yook Sung-jae), and Chief Gwi (Choi Won-young). The pocha enjoys a wide variety of customers who seek revenge and retribution, and the staff is on a mission to help them heal their internal wounds by visiting them in their dreams.

Premiere Watch: Metro Editors on ‘Mystic Pop-up Bar’


Premiere Watch: Metro Editors on ‘Mystic Pop-up Bar’

Sweet Magnolias (Season 1)

Lifelong friends Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue lift each other up as they juggle relationships, family, and careers in the small, Southern town of Serenity. It stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliot, and Heather Headley. 

I’m No Longer Here (Mexican)—Coming Wednesday

A terrible misunderstanding with a local gang sends 17-year-old Ulises, leader of a group hooked on cumbia music, across the border to save his life. This Mexican film stars Juan Daniel Garcia, Angelina Chen, and Jonathan Espinoza, and is directed by Fernando Frias de la Parra. The award-winning musical drama has received positive reviews from critics and was screened in several film festivals including the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.

I Love You, Stupid (Spanish)

After Marcos is dumped by his girlfriend, he attempts to reinvent himself as a modern man with the help of a childhood friend and an online guru. Directed by Laura Mañá, the Spanish Netflix Original stars Quim Gutiérrez, Natalia Tena, and Alfonso Bassave.

Check out the film and the trailer on its official page on Netflix.

Trial By Media

In this true crime docuseries, some of the most dramatic trials of all time are examined with an emphasis on how the media may have impacted verdicts. The series reflects on some of the most dramatic and memorable courtroom dramas and trials in recent history.

History 101

Infographics and archival footage deliver bite-size history lessons on scientific breakthroughs, social movements, and world-changing discoveries. Infotainment perhaps, History 101 is a new type of history show for a new type of audience.

Looking for more? See below a comprehensive list of what’s arrived on Netflix for the month of May!

May 2020 on Netflix

Available May 1

  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • All Day and a Night – Netflix Film
  • Almost Happy – Netflix Original
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Cracked Up, The Darrell Hammond Story
  • Den of Thieves
  • For Colored Girls
  • Fun With Dick & Jane
  • Get In – Netflix Film
  • Go! Go! Cory Carson: The Chrissy – Netflix Family
  • The Half Of It – Netflix Film
  • Hollywood – Netflix Original
  • I Am Divine
  • Into the Night – Netflix Original
  • Jarhead
  • Jarhead 2: Field of Fire
  • Jarhead 3: The Siege
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Masha and the Bear: Season 4
  • Material
  • Medici: The Magnificent: Part 2 – Netflix Original
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki Kun: Season 1
  • Mrs. Serial Killer – Netflix Film
  • Reckoning: Season 1 – Exclusively on Netflix
  • Sinister
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • The Patriot
  • Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: A New Arrival
  • Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: World of Tomorrow
  • Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Royal Engine
  • Underworld
  • Underworld: Evolution
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
  • Urban Cowboy
  • What a Girl Wants
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Available May 4

  • Arctic Dogs

Available May 5

  • Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill – Netflix Comedy Special

Available May 6

  • Workin’ Moms: Season 4 – Netflix Original

Available May 7

  • Scissor Seven: Season 2 – Netflix Anime

Available May 8

  • 18 regali – Netflix Film
  • Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt – Netflix Family
  • Dead to Me: Season 2 – Netflix Original
  • The Eddy – Netflix Original
  • The Hollow: Season 2 – Netflix Family
  • House at the End of the Street
  • Restaurants on the Edge: Season 2 – Netflix Original
  • Rust Valley Restorers: Season 2 – Netflix Original
  • Valeria – Netflix Original

Available May 9

  • Charmed: Season 2
  • Grey’s Anatomy: Season 16

Available May 11

  • Bordertown: Season 3 – Netflix Original
  • Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics – Netflix Documentary
  • Trial By Media – Netflix Documentary

Available May 12

  • True: Terrific Tales – Netflix Family
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend – Netflix Interactive Special

Available May 13

  • The Wrong Missy – Netflix Film

Available May 14

  • Riverdale: Season 4

Available May 15

  • Chichipatos – Netflix Original
  • District 9
  • I Love You, Stupid – Netflix Film
  • Inhuman Resources – Netflix Original
  • Magic for Humans: Season 3 – Netflix Original
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 5 – Netflix Family
  • White Lines – Netflix Original

Available May 16

  • La reina de Indias y el conquistador – Netflix Original
  • Public Enemies
  • United 93

Available May 17

  • Soul Surfer

Available May 18

  • The Big Flower Fight – Netflix Original

Available May 19

  • Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything – Netflix Comedy Special
  • Sweet Magnolias – Netflix Original
  • Trumbo

Available May 20

  • Ben Platt Live From Radio City Music Hall – Netflix Documentary
  • The Flash: Season 6
  • Rebelión de los Godinez – Netflix Film

Available May 22

  • Control Z – Netflix Original
  • History 101 – Netflix Original
  • Just Go With It
  • The Lovebirds – Netflix Film
  • Selling Sunset: Season 2 – Netflix Original
  • Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series: Season 2 – Netflix Original

Available May 23

  • Dynasty: Season 3

Available May 25

  • Ne Zha
  • Norm of the North: Family Vacation

Available May 26

  • Hannah Gadsby: Douglas – Netflix Comedy Special

Available May 27

  • I’m No Longer Here – Netflix Film
  • The Lincoln Lawyer

Available May 28

  • Dorohedoro – Netflix Anime
  • La corazonada – Netflix Film

Available May 29

  • Space Force – Netflix Original
  • Somebody Feed Phil: Season 3 – Netflix Documentary

Available May 31

  • High Strung Free Dance