Coming to Netflix This Week: May 14th – May 20th

Happy Sunday! Have you been enjoying some quality binging time this weekend? If you haven’t been watching the Netflix Original true crime series Evil Genius then you need to cancel your plans for the rest of your day and get on that. You should also watch Dirty Girl and the new Original Standup special from Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives. Just a tip from me to you. Remember I watch so you don’t have to waste time on duds. You’re welcome.

Below is a look ahead at some highlights of the titles in store for you this week. For a full recap of the month see our list of May titles.


The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Arriving May 14th

Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum star in this take of the of the musical drama about unrequited love. Directed by Joel Schumacher, it’s the story of the brooding Phantom who schemes from his hideout beneath a 19th century Paris opera house to get closer to his love, a vocalist.


Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 4

Arriving May 15th

Bravo’s first original scripted series, Lisa Edelstein stars as a self-help guru who has to begin again after her own divorce shakes up her life and career.

Only God Forgives

Arriving May 15th

Ryan Gosling stars as a drug trafficker on a mission to avenge his older brother, who was killed for beating an underage prostitute to death.


89 (2017)

Arriving May 16th

The true story of Arsenal, the football team that snatched the Championship title from Liverpool at Anfield in the last minute of the 1988-89 season, defying the odds and making history.

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Arriving May 16th

A bride-to-be secretly invites three men from her mother’s past to her wedding hoping to meet her real father and have him walk her down the aisle.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Arriving May 16th

Steve Carell stars in this movie about an affable guy who has never had a serious relationship. His friends are determined to help him go all the way and maybe even find love.

Wanted (2008)

Arriving May 16th

James McAvoy stars as an office worker who is recruited into the Fraternity, a secret society of assassins.


Cargo Netflix Original Movie

Arriving May 18th

‎Martin Freeman‎ stars in this post-apocalyptic film about a father searching for a home for his infant daughter before he turns into one of the creatures he has been trying to protect her from.

13 Reasons Why: Season 2 Netflix Original Series

Arriving May 18th

The tapes were just the beginning.  The moment fans have been waiting for finally arrives: the continuation of the story and the truth they have been searching for.


Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Arriving May 19th

Two loner children create their own magical kingdom, which they rule. Soon they must draw upon the strength of their creation to navigate a tragedy.

Small Town Crime (2017)

Arriving May 19th

John Hawkes stars in this excellent movie as an ex-small-town cop who is determined to solve a mystery but finds much more trouble than he bargained for along the way.


Some Kind of Beautiful (2014)

Arriving May 20th

Salma Hayek stars as a woman who starts to fall in love with a college professor who had a baby with her younger sister.


What are you looking forward to watching this week? Let us know in the comments!

Cheryl Greenway

Cheryl has written for What’s on Netflix for over three years. She’s a confessed streaming addict and also runs a Netflix based community on Facebook with over 10,000 users. Cheryl specializes in documentaries and covers weekly additions for the US in addition to breaking news stories. She is the Weekend Editor for What’s On Netflix. Cheryl resides in Virginia, USA.