Welcome to a comprehensive guide to everything scheduled to release on Netflix throughout May 2020. This list will be updated throughout April and May 2020 with all the additions set to hit Netflix in the United States.
Netflix Originals continue to be a dominant part of the Netflix lineup and May is no different. There are lots of new Netflix Originals to be excited for. Our top picks are Space Force, the new show from the creator and main star of NBC’s The Office. We’re also psyched for the limited series Hollywood due out on the first of the month. You can find an expanded look at the Netflix Originals coming in May here.
As always, not only will May 2020 see new releases, it’ll also see titles leave too.
Please note: this is now the complete list with Netflix’s list now having released. However, it will be updated every other day with other titles that aren’t announced in advance.
Currently Announced List of What’s Coming to Netflix in May 2020
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 1st
Note: 48 new titles eventually came to Netflix on May 1st. Full review here.
- Above The Rim (1994) – Jeff Pollack directs this sports drama featuring the late Tupac Shakur about a promising high school basketball star.
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- Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) – Jim Carrey features as the pet detective in a movie that was panned by critics but absolutely adored by fans.
- All Day and a Night (2020) N – Drama featuring Jeffrey Wright and Ashton Sanders written and directed by Joe Robert Cole. About a young criminal who arrives at a prison and reflects on his life thus far.
- Back to the Future (1985) – The first of the classic trilogy returns to Netflix following Marty McFly.
- Back to the Future II (1989) – The Oscar-nominated second title in the trilogy also makes its return. Sadly, however, the third is not coming in May.
- Casi Feliz / Almost Happy (Season 1) N – Spanish comedy series
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) – The Johnny Depp Roald Dahl adaptation that sees lucky kids traverse around the famous chocolate factory.
- Cracked Up (2018) – Documentary looking into the life of the comedian, Darrell Hammond.
- Den of Thieves (2018) – Gerard Butler, 50 Cent and Pablo Schreiber star in this action flick about the clash between an elite police unit and a crew of bank robbers.
- For Colored Girls (2010) – Tyler Perry drama from a decade ago.
- Fun with Dick & Jane (2005) – Judd Apatow writes this Jim Carrey crime flick released 15 years ago. About an affluent couple turning to crime after they lose all their money.
- Get In (2020) N – French thriller where a man returns home and finds his home occupied by squatters.
- Hollywood (Limited Series) N – Ryan Murphy produced epic limited series recounting they hey-day of Hollywood from the perspective of aspiring directors and actors.
- Into the Night (Season 1) N – New Belgian sci-fi series
- Jarhead (2005) – The first (and the best) Jarhead movie that’s a military thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx and directed by Sam Mendes.
- Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2013) – War action-drama follow-up, with fewer stars and less budget.
- Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016) – See above.
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) – The second Dreamworks title where zoo creatures crash land on a remote African nature reserve.
- Masha and the Bear (Season 4) – More kids animated adventures with Masha and the Bear.
- Medici (Season 3) N – The Italian-made period drama returns for its final season.
- Monthly Girls’ Nozaki Kun (Season 1) – High school anime drama.
- Mrs. Serial Killer (2020) N – Indian thriller about a doctor’s wife who sets out to murder people to prove her husband’s innocence.
- Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres (2018) N – Documentary looking back at the life of Shimon Peres; directed by Richard Trank and featuring testimony from George Clooney, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush.
- Pup Academy (Season 1) – The Disney/Netflix co-production about the furry friends attending school.
- Reckoning (Limited Series) – When a local teen is murdered in their quiet, suburban community, two fathers intent on protecting their families must contend with their inner demons.
- Sinister (2012) – Horror mystery thriller.
- Song of the Sea (2014) – Animated family adventure.
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) – Brad Pitt features in this three-time Oscar-winner about a baby born as an old man who ages the opposite direction.
- The Half of It (2020) N – Romantic comedy directed by Alice Wu about an unexpected teenage love triangle.
- The Heartbreak Kid (2007) – Ben Stiller features in this rom-com about a newly-wed couple. Cracks have started to appear, and they’re only on honeymoon.
- The Patriot (2000) – Mel Gibson historical drama.
- Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: World of Tomorrow – Another Thomas movie where the gang fears they could be replaced.
- Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: A New Arrival – Thomas sees new technology arrive.
- Thomas & Friends: The Royal Engine – Another adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends taking part in a royal celebration and will feature the voice of Prince Harry.
- Underworld (2003), Underworld: Evolution (2006), Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) – The Underworld film franchise starring Kate Beckinsale.
- Urban Cowboy (2016) – Mexican rodeo rider works as a runner for a powerful drug cartel.
- What a Girl Wants (2003) – Kelly Kapoor’s favorite movie, starring Amanda Bynes.
- Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) – Return of the original Willy Wonka movie.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 4th
- Arctic Dogs (2019) – Animated title featuring the voices of Jeremy Renner, Heidi Klum and James Franco about an arctic fox working in the mailroom.
- Luccas Neto em: Acampemonto de Ferias 2 – Family drama about a band of friends making music together at summer camp.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 5th
- Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (2020) N – Second stand-up special from Jerry Seinfeld who takes talking and texting and pop tarts.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 6th
- Becoming (2020) N – New documentary on the former first lady, Michelle Obama.
- Hangman (2017) – Al Pacino stars in this crime drama about a detective chasing a killer who models his kills based on the board game.
- Sí, Mi Amor (2020) – Spanish romantic comedy.
- Workin Moms (Season 4) N – Canadian comedy series continues on Netflix.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 7th
- Aerials (2016) – Sci-fi thriller where Earth is invaded by aliens and follows a couple living through the invasion in Dubai.
- Scissor Seven (Season 2) N – More anime battles in this series about the power struggle between several warring factions.
- Si Doel 2: The Movie (2019) – Indonesian romantic drama
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 8th
- 18 regali / 18 Presents (2020) – Italian drama directed by Francesco Amato.
- Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt (Season 1) N – New kids animated series about a mechanically minded monkey helping solve problems.
- Dead to Me (Season 2) N – The long-anticipated second season of the drama, starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini.
- House at the End of the Street (2012) – Jennifer Lawrence horror.
- Restaurants on the Edge (Season 2) N – More attempts from the experts to revive failing restaurants around the world.
- Rust Valley Restorers (Season 2) N – More car-flipping in this Canadian reality series that turns heaps of scraps into desirable motors.
- Sleepless (2017) – Jamie Foxx features in this action cop thriller where he has a connection to a dark criminal underworld which helps him find his son.
- The Eddy (Limited Series) N – Musical series from Jack Throne follows a French club-owner operating in the heart of Paris.
- The Hollow (Season 2) N – The new season animated genre-defying Canadian series.
- Too Hot to Handle (Season 1 – Reunion Special) N – The contestants in the dating show return for a special episode.
- Valeria (Season 1) N – Spanish dramedy about a writer in crisis.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 9th
- Charmed (Season 2) – Second season of The CW’s Charmed reboot.
- Grey’s Anatomy (Season 16) – The latest season of the ABC hospital drama.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 11th
- Bordertown (Season 3) N – The third season of the gripping crime drama from Finland.
- Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020) N – Various celebrities recount their experiences with drugs.
- Trial by Media (Season 1) N – Docu-series looking at how the modern media landscapes affect court cases.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 12th
- Love Is Blind (2019) – Comedy starring Matthew Broderick.
- True: Terrific Tales (2020) N – New special for the kids series, True.
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend (2020) N – Interactive special for the Netflix comedy where Kimmy confronts her captor.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 13th
- The Wrong Missy (2020) N – Comedy directed by Tyler Spindel about a man meeting the woman of his dreams. He sends her an invite to his corporate retreat but sends to the wrong person. Features David Spade.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 14th
- Dilan 1990 (2018) – Indonesian romantic drama movie.
- Rencor tatuado / Tattoo of Revenge (2018) – Romance thriller about a woman
- Riverdale (Season 4) – The latest season of the hit show from The CW.
- The Delivery Boy (2018) – Dark thriller
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 15th
- Avatar: The Last Airbender (Seasons 1-3) – Every season of the wonderful Nickelodeon series.
Water. Earth. Fire. Air. All three seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender are coming to Netflix in the US on May 15th. pic.twitter.com/RCKylFYknA
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- Chichipatos (Season 1) N – Spanish comedy series.
- District 9 (2009) – Drama starring Sharlto Copley about an alien race living in a special quarantine zone.
- Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (Season 1) – Anime series about over-the-top cooking battles. 86 episodes are available in total but we’re expecting only a handful on Netflix.
- I Love You, Stupid (2020) N – Spanish film about a man who gets dumped and vows to become a better person.
- Learning Time with Timmy (Season 1) – Pre-school adventures with Aardman character Timmy.
- Madam Secretary (Season 6) – The final season of the CBS political thriller.
- Magic for Humans (Season 3) N – More magic tricks from Justin Willman.
- Parasyte: The Maxim (Season 1) – Anime series about a teenager battling parasites.
- She-Ra and the Princess of Power (Season 5) N – The final season of the Dreamworks animated series on She-Ra.
- The Unremarkable Juanquini (Season 1) N – New Spanish comedy series about a magician pulling off magic tricks and getting himself in trouble.
- The Wiggles (Multiple Seasons) – Kids series for preschool kids.
- Twirleywoos (Multiple Seasons) – British kids series.
- White Lines (Season 1) N – The new series from Alex Pina the creator of Money Heist.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 16th
- Public Enemies (2009) – Johnny Depp and Christian Bale star in this biopic on the American gangsters, featuring John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd.
- United 93 (2006) – Historical drama retelling the events of United Flight 93.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 17th
- El límite infinito – Documentary about Jean Maggi who climbed the Himalayas while impaired.
- Soul Surfer (2011) – Written and directed by Sean McNamara, this biopic tells the story of a teenage surfer who returns to the water after a shark attack.
- Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Volume 6 – Episode 1) N – Hasan brings back his topical talk show from home.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 18th
- Light in the Dark (2018) – Thriller directed by Ekene Som Mekwunye about a couple looking to find a way to live and love again.
- The Big Flower Fight (Season 1) N – New reality series where florists and sculptors face off.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 19th
- Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (2020) N – New stand-up special
- Sweet Magnolias (Season 1) N – Three friends go through life in a small town. Heartfelt TV series based on the book.
- Trumbo (2015) – Bryan Cranston plays Dalton Trumbo, a Hollywood screenwriter who is arrested alongside other artists.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 20th
- Anchor Baby (2010) – Drama about an illegal immigrant coming from Nigeria hoping to create a better life.
- Ben Platt: Live from Radio City Music Hall (2020) N – Special live concert from The Politician star, Ben Platt.
- Mutiny of the Worker Bees (2020) N – Mexican comedy movie about a man taking a job at a tech company.
- Mystic Pop Up Bar (New Episodes Weekly) N – New K-drama that will be dropping weekly episodes on Netflix.
- The Flash (Season 6) – The latest series from the DC universe on The CW.
- The Queen and the Conqueror (Season 1) N – Period drama series from Latin America.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 22nd
- Control Z (Season 1) N – New Spanish teen drama compared to Elite.
If you love #Elite, get ready for Control Z!
When a hacker begins releasing students' most intimate secrets to the whole school, life at El Colegio Nacional is turned upside down. Popular kids become bullied, outcasts gain status, and everyone is a suspect. pic.twitter.com/x5uUAx9ehc
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) April 21, 2020
- History 101 (Season 1) N – Docu-series focusing on bite-size history.
- Just Go With It (2011) – Adam Sandler rom-com with Jennifer Aniston.
- Living in Bondage: Breaking Free – Horror about a young man going deep into a cult.
- Modest Heroes (2018) – Anime feature with three short tales.
- Selling Sunset (Season 2) N – The next season of the reality series where our real estate brokers sell luxury homes.
- The Lovebirds (2020) N – Acquired movie from Paramount that was originally due in the cinemas in early April. About a couple who get involved in a murder mystery.
- Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series (Season 2) N – More animated adventures with our favorite hillbillies.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 23rd
- Dynasty (Season 3) – The third season of The CW drama reboot.
- One Day We’ll Talk About Today (2020) – Indonesian family drama.
- Si Doel the Movie 3 (2020) – Third movie in the trilogy of Indonesian franchise
Spelling the Dream (2020) N – Documentary looking at the ups and downs of four students competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.Moved to June 3rd.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 24th
- Beetal (Season 1) N – Indian zombie series about the rise of an army of British soldier zombies.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 25th
- Alphablocks (Season 1) – Pre-school educational series.
- Ne Zha (2019) – Anime about a boy born with powers and recruited to fight demons.
- Norm of the North: Family Vacation (2020) – Animated feature about Norm the Polar bear who gets his crown stolen.
- Uncut Gems (2019) – The superb Adam Sandler drama directed by the Safdie Brothers that hit cinemas last year. The movie internationally is dubbed an Original hence why it’s getting a much earlier Netflix US release.
- Supergirl (Season 5) – The latest season of the Supergirl series from The CW.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 26th
- Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (2020) N – Second stand-up special from the female comic.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 27th
- #FriendButMarried – Romantic drama.
- I’m No Longer Here (2019) N – Argentinian drama about a young immigrant feeling lonely after the death of her brother.
- Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (Limited Series) N – Stories from the survivors.
- The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) – Matthew McConaughey plays a lawyer who defends the rich gets into his own spot of problems.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 28th
- Dorohedoro (Season 1) N – Highly rated anime series about man who gets cursed with a lizard head trying to return to normal.
- Intuition / La Corazonada (2020) N – Argentinian thriller (also known as The Hunch)
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 29th
- Kenny Sebastian: The Most Interesting Person in the Room (2020) N – Indian stand-up special.
- Space Force (Season 1) N – Debut season of the Steve Carrell/Greg Daniels mockumentary series about an elite group of people working within the newly formed Space Force.
- Somebody Feed Phil (Season 3) N – More food adventures with Phil.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 31st
- High Strung Free Dance (2018) – Dance drama about a young choreographer organizing his first Broadway show.