May 2016 New Netflix Releases

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Welcome to your preview of the new titles coming to Netflix in May 2016. We’re in for a few treats this month regarding new TV series and movies, but once again, Netflix Originals is leading the way in terms of what you should watch throughout May. May is an extra particular month for Netflix, given that it’s the first month where regular content will be coming three times a week in the form of a talk show by Chelsea Handler. It’s a new format, and we can’t wait to see what Netflix will do with the new medium. Otherwise, let’s continue with the new Netflix additions.


Netflix Originals


As we mentioned above, it’s a big month for the Netflix Original space as Chelsea Handler is going to be bringing the talk show format into the streaming world which up until now has been unheard of. We’ll also be heading back to the Florida Keys in Bloodline, where things start heating up as the Rayburn family are desperately trying to keep their secret from spreading, and we’ll also be traveling the world in search of the world’s best chefs in Chef’s Table.

Check out our preview for more on the Netflix Originals coming in May.

New Movies


One of the biggest complaints among most Netflix users is that they don’t have the newest movies and it’s clear they’re trying to address that. Our first highlight is the 2015 blockbuster movie starring Jack Black, Goosebumps. The movie is based upon some excellent source material in both the writing and the television series and while its movie conversion isn’t probably what most fans would’ve liked, it’s undoubtedly a great movie you should be checking out in May.

Also heading our way in May 2016 on Netflix is The Nutty Professor, starring Eddie Murphy in his good old days of producing movies worth watching, and the action comedy movie starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson in 2003’s Shanghai Noon.

New TV Series/Documentaries


Kicking off is the farewell season to one of AMC’s most underrated shows of all time, Hell on Wheels. The Western series had it all on paper but, unfortunately, has never had the numbers it deserves. The last season is an absolute corker and one you should be very excited to finish if you haven’t already. So long, Hell on Wheels; it’s been fun.

After recent updates to shows including Bob’s Burgers and Archer, we’ve got plenty to be kept busy within the animated sitcom arena. Still, clearly, Netflix thinks we need more in the form of season 10 of American Dad. It’s time to once again join Stan Smith as he goes about his day being not only a dad but working as a CIA agent. Finally, in May, we’d like to highlight another comedy in the form of Baby Daddy. The series has a massive following and an incredibly favorable review number with IMDb plugging the show at a 7.4. Season 5 will be arriving in the middle of the month.

Complete List of New Titles Coming in May 2016

May 1st

  • A Study in Sherlock (2016)
  • Admiral (2015)
  • Ava’s Possessions (2015)
  • Bring It On (2000)
  • Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
  • Easy Living (Seasons 1-3)
  • El Crítico (2013)
  • FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998)
  • Finger of God (2007)
  • Gary Gulman: It’s About Time (2016)
  • Great Expectations (1998)
  • I Am Road Comic (2014)
  • Jesus Town, USA (2014)
  • Just Friends (2005)
  • Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of The Bus Funny (2015)
  • Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent (2015)
  • Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz (2015)
  • LoliRock: Season 1 (2014)
  • My Last Day Without You (2011)
  • The Nutty Professor (1996)
  • Off the Map (2013)
  • Palm Trees in the Snow (2015)
  • Pleasantville (1998)
  • Shark Lake (2015)
  • She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014)
  • Sixteen Candles (1984)
  • Sugar Coated (2015)
  • Terra (2015)
  • Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
  • To Catch a Thief (1955)
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream (2007)
  • Who’s Driving Doug (2016)

May 2nd

  • The Replacements (2000)

May 3rd

  • Submerged (2015)

May 4th

  • The Keeping Room (2015)
  • Shanghai Knights (2003)

May 5th

  • Fourth Man Out (2015)
  • Marseille (Season 1) – Original

May 6th

  • Ali Wong: Baby Cobra – Stand-up Special 2016
  • Baby Daddy (Season 5)
  • Grace and Frankie (Season 2) – Original
  • Young & Hungry (Season 3)

May 8th

  • The Chosen Ones (2015)

May 9th

  • A Stand Up Guy (2015)

May 10th

  • Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)

May 11th

  • Chelsea – Talk Show – Episode 1 Begins
  • Goosebumps (2015)
  • They Look Like People (2015)

May 12th

  • Bleeding Heart (2015)

May 15th

  • We Are Still Here (2015)
  • Yo Soy la Salsa (2014)

May 17th

  • American Dad! (Season 10)
  • Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)
  • Slasher (Season 1)

May 18th

  • A Girl Like Her (2015)

May 19th

  • Benders: Season 1

May 20th

  • Lady Dynamite (Season 1) – Original

May 22nd

  • David and Goliath (2015)
  • The Letters (2014)
  • The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death (2015)

May 23rd

  • Electricity (2014)

May 24th

  • Graceland (Season 3)
  • The Last Man on the Moon (2016)

May 27th

  • Bloodline (Season 2) – Original
  • Chef’s Table (Season 2, Part 1)  – Orignal
  • The Do-Over (2016) – Original
  • Mako Mermaids (Season 4) – Original

May 28th

  • Hell on Wheels (Season 5)

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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.