Top Movies Coming to Netflix US in May 2017

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May is going to be a great month! There are plenty of great things to watch, from the return of some favorites to original programming. Not to mention some high profile stand-up. We’re also seeing results from that Disney contract, too, with a recently released movie hitting streaming. For everything hitting Netflix in May, check out our guide. While you’re at it, take a peek at the top series arriving in May. There are going to be a lot of things to keep you busy.

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Here are our top 5 movies coming to Netflix in May 2017:

5. Southpaw

Netflix Release Date: May 24th

Jake Gyllenhaal is Billy “The Great” Hope. He has an enviable career, a lavish lifestyle, and a loving family. But when tragedy strikes he hits rock bottom, losing everything he holds dear. He finds a savior in former fighter Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker). Now Hope must engage in a different kind of fight—a battle to reclaim those he loves the most.

4. Mindhorn Netflix Original

Netflix Release Date: May 12th

Richard Thorncroft is a pretentious actor in the twilight of his career. He had a brush with fame in the late 1980s playing Mindhorn, a maverick detective with a robotic eye. But now his star has faded, and he can barely get work doing commercials. Enter a deranged killer who can’t separate TV from reality. He demands to deal with Mindhorn. If Thorncraft plays his cards right, this just may mean a comeback.

3. Marvel’s Doctor Strange Disney Exclusive

Netflix Release Date: May 30th

Who’s in the mood for some Cumberbatch? I thought so. Another citizen of the Marvel universe, Dr. Stephen Strange’s life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. Seeking any remedy that will restore his dexterity, he finds hope in a mysterious enclave. He soon learns that there is an unseen battle against forces bent on destroying reality. Now he must choose between his life of status or taking his place as a defender of the world.

2. Get Me Roger Stone Netflix Original

Netflix Release Date: May 12th

This is a story about America’s most powerful dirty trickster. This film chronicles the life and times of Roger Stone, a self-described Machiavellian lobbyist and advisor. He has been present at nearly every turning point in American politics over the last four decades, including the last election. President Trump warned Stone not to cooperate with the Netflix documentary and its directors. That’s reason enough to watch right there.

1. War Machine Netflix Original

Netflix Release Date: May 26th

Adding to their growing list of original movies, Netflix is now pulling some major stars for their original productions. This black comedy is based on the book The Operators by Michael Hastings. A true story, Brad Pitt plays a charismatic four-star general who is discharged to command NATO forces in Afghanistan. Sent to bring the war to an end, he instead finds himself under attack, taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.


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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.