Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm serving you new movies, new TV shows, and original programming tailored to your viewing habits, the streaming service’s fire hose of content makes what’s coming and going difficult to parse.
This month, new seasons of Castlevania and Love, Death & Robots hit the platform. A lot of true crime documentaries are on the way. More Selena, more Special, and more Master of None as well! From the library, break your heart by watching Littlefoot’s mom die in The Land Before Time and get all heart-eyed with Hugh Grant in Notting Hill. Also, seasons 13 and 14 of Barney and Friends, because, sure, why not?
Available in May
AlRawabi School for Girls (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Bullied outcasts at an all-girls high school plot the perfect revenge to get back at their tormentors. Created by Tima Shomali.
Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir (2021)
HALSTON (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Ewan McGregor stars in this limited series that tracks the meteoric rise and fall of the first American celebrity fashion designer. From Ryan Murphy.
Mad for Each Other (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Bothered to realize they are next-door neighbors and share a psychiatrist, a man and a woman find it’s impossible to stay out of each other’s way.
Racket Boys (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A ragtag middle school badminton club makes a bid for the youth championships.
Ragnarok: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Mythical chaos and environmental disaster loom as Magne looks for help in his fight against colossal foes and contends with his unmanageable brother.
Available May 1
Aliens Stole My Body
Angelina Ballerina: Season 5
Angelina Ballerina: Season 6
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III
Barney and Friends: Season 13
Barney and Friends: Season 14
Best of the Best
Dead Again in Tombstone
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Never Back Down
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Extinction
SITTING IN LIMBO
State of Play
The Land Before Time
The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
The Lovely Bones
The Pelican Brief
The Sweetest Thing
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Available May 2
Hoarders: Season 11
Available May 4
The Clovehitch Killer
Selena: The Series: Part 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: As Selena’s career gains momentum, the singer fights to remain true to herself, spend quality time with her family and expand her businesses.
Trash Truck: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Hank, Trash Truck and animal pals Walter, Donny and Ms. Mona let their imaginations take them on heartwarming adventures in their backyard and beyond!
Available May 5
Framing John DeLorean
The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: The Son of Sam case grew into a lifelong obsession for journalist Maury Terry, who became convinced that the murders were linked to a satanic cult.
Available May 6
Dead Man Down
Available May 7
Girl from Nowhere: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Nanno is back, doling karmic retribution to more students and faculty in a new season of this anthology series — and this time, she’s not alone.
Jupiter’s Legacy (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: They’re the first generation of superheroes. But as they pass the torch to their children, tensions are rising — and the old rules no longer apply.
Milestone (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Recently marking 500,000 kilometers on the road, a newly bereaved trucker faces the threat of losing the job that has come to define him to a new intern.
Monster (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: A talented teen implicated in a robbery-turned-murder fights for his innocence and integrity against a criminal justice system that’s already judged him.
Available May 8
Mine (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Encaged in a gold-clad life of secrets and lies, two women in a conglomerate family seek to topple all that stands in their way of finding true joy.
Available May 11
Money, Explained (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: We spend it, borrow it and save it. Now let’s talk about money and its many minefields, from credit cards to casinos, scammers to student loans.
Available May 12
Dance of the Forty One (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A gay congressman marries the Mexican president’s daughter but cavorts with a young man at a secret club. And then scandal hits. Based on a true story.
Oxygen (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A woman wakes up in a cryogenic unit with no memory. Quickly running out of oxygen, she must find a way to remember who she is in order to survive.
The Upshaws (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A working-class Black family in Indiana strives for a better life and a happy home while juggling everyday struggles in this comedy series.
Available May 13
Castlevania: Season 4 (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: Dracula’s influence looms large as Belmont and Sypha investigate plans to resurrect the notorious vampire. Alucard struggles to embrace his humanity.
Available May 14
Ferry (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Before he built a drug empire, Ferry Bouman returns to his hometown on a revenge mission that finds his loyalty tested — and a love that alters his life.
Haunted: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A menacing mansion. A haunting melody. A demonic cat. More real people share scary stories from their past — and the truth is terrifying.
I Am All Girls (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A relentless detective finds common ground with a killer systematically targeting the perpetrators running a powerful child-trafficking ring.
Jungle Beat: The Movie (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: When a lost and lonely alien crash-lands on Earth, his new crew of talking animal friends helps him get back home — and try to save the world!
Love, Death & Robots: Volume 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: From wild adventures on far-flung planets to unsettling encounters close to home: The Emmy-winning anthology returns with a crop of provocative tales.
Move to Heaven (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Finding life in all that’s left behind, a trauma cleaner with Asperger’s and his ex-con uncle deliver the untold stories of the departed to loved ones.
The Strange House (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: When a big-city family moves to a remote town, two young brothers and their new friends try to solve the menacing mystery that haunts their new home.
The Woman in the Window (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Confined to her home by agoraphobia, a psychologist becomes obsessed with her new neighbors — and solving a brutal crime she witnesses from her window.
Available May 16
Available May 18
Sardar Ka Grandson (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A devoted grandson’s mission to reunite his ailing grandmother with her ancestral home turns into a complicated, comic cross-border affair.
Available May 19
The Last Days
Small Town Crime
Who Killed Sara?: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: To exact his revenge, Álex will have to bring to light his sister’s darker side – and come to terms with the fact that he never knew the real Sara.
Available May 20
Hating Peter Tatchell
Special: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Now semi-estranged from his mother, Ryan continues exploring the world on his own, with all the complex ups and downs life and love have to offer.
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
Available May 21
Army of the Dead (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone for the greatest heist ever.
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 3 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: The teen campers on Isla Nublar return for another season of working together to escape from the island of free-roaming dinosaurs.
The Neighbor: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Just when Javi thinks he’s conquered being Earth’s superhero, challenges arise from an unlikely competitor ... and some extraterrestrial visitors.
Available May 22
Sam Smith: Love Goes - Live At Abbey Road Studios
Available May 23
Master of None: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Available May 25
Available May 26
Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A chronicle of the 22-year career of soccer star Roberto Baggio, including his difficult debut as a player and his deep rifts with some of his coaches.
High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Food writer Stephen Satterfield embarks on a vibrant and powerful culinary journey that celebrates the courage, artistry, and resourcefulness of the African American people.
Nail Bomber: Manhunt (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: This documentary tells the story of the 1999 London bombings that targeted minorities, and the race to find the far-right extremist behind them.
Available May 27
Black Space (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A rogue detective with unorthodox means leads an investigation into a massacre committed by unicorn mask-wearing assassins at an Israeli high school.
Blue Miracle (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: The incredible true story of Casa Hogar, the Mexican boys home that entered the world’s biggest fishing tournament to save their orphanage.
Eden (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: Created by Justin Leach (“Ghost in the Shell 2”), Yasuhiro Irie (“Fullmetal Alchemist”) directs the story of robots raising the last human child.
Soy Rada: Serendipity (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: The delightful Argentine comic Agustín Aristarán (aka Soy Rada) is back, this time putting the spotlight on family and parenting, magic and music.
Available May 28
Dog Gone Trouble (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: The privileged existence of a pampered pooch named Trouble is turned upside down when he gets lost and must learn to survive on the big city streets.
Lucifer: Season 5 Part 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In Part B of the stunning fifth season of Lucifer, God himself comes to Earth. Secrets will be revealed, heroic sacrifices will be made, and the world will never be the same.
The Kominsky Method: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A new chapter unfolds for Sandy as he deals with a difficult loss, a daunting financial obligation, an important reunion and a major career boost.
Available May 31
Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story
The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: This unscripted series follows the members of the Kretz family of Paris and their luxury real estate business.