Netflix Added 60 New Movies, Games and Series for May 1st, 2024

47 new movies, 12 new TV series and 1 new game just touched down on Netflix.

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If you can quite believe it, we’re now into the fifth month of the year and summer is just around the corner. Given we’ve just hit the first of the month, we’ve seen a big changeover of movies and series. Below, we’ll walk you through all 60 new movies, games and series that just touched down. 

For the full list of new arrivals on Netflix throughout the rest of May 2024, keep our full monthly preview bookmarked. We’re the only outlet that keeps its list current and updated throughout the month.

Now, despite seeing close to 60 new arrivals today, Netflix had a net loss of titles, with 71 movies and series departing from the service. Netflix’s library currently sits at just over 7,100 movies and series, with an additional 93 games!

What to Watch or Play on Netflix for May 1st

The Matrix Resurrections

Rating: R
Language: English
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Director: Lana Wachowski
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Writer: Lana Wachowski, David Mitchell, Aleksandar Hemon
Runtime: 148 min / 2h 28m

It’s a wild choice to open up our what-to-watch sections, but hear me out. The fourth Matrix film is by no means up to the standard of the first three, but since I came out embittered from the cinema, this film has grown on me, and it makes its Netflix debut today following its long tenure on Max.

Set years after the events of the main trilogy, the movie sees Neo once again trapped in the Matrix, and thanks to rescue efforts, he might just be able to escape again, but will he reunite with Trinity? You’ll find out in this incredibly meta and wild entry in the Matrix franchise.

Popular Anime Additions

Jujutsu Kaisen

Picture: Crunchyroll

It’s been a busy year for licensed content as a whole, but particularly busy for anime. We’ve seen some beloved classics and modern masterpieces re-added or added to Netflix for the first time, and today, we have a bunch more, and there are a lot of episodes to be digging into.

Here’s a quick rundown of all the new ones that just dropped with 284 episodes in total:

  • Black Clover (Seasons 1-2) – 102 episodes
  • Dr. Stone (Season 1) – 24 episodes
  • Haikyu!! (Seasons 3-4) – 35 episodes
  • Jujutsu Kaisen (Season 1) and Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie (2021) – 24 episodes
  • World Trigger (Seasons 1-3) – 99 episodes

My Mercury (2024)

Rating: TV-MA
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Director: Joëlle Chesselet, Pippa Ehrlich
Writer: Joëlle Chesselet, Jinx Godfrey
Runtime: 104 min / 1h 44m

My Mercury A24 Netflix Movie

Picture: A24

Netflix added some great new docs today (Rather and Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind should be on your list if they’re not already!), and topping that list is the only recently released A24 doc My Mercury.

Here’s what you can expect courtesy of A24 themselves:

“A passionate conservationist makes a cruel pact to save endangered seabirds from extinction on an inhospitable island, alone. In the end, it’s a victory for the birds, but at what price?”

The movie was added to Prime Video just a few months ago and now joins a collection of other A24 titles on the streamer in the US.

Dumb Ways to Survive 

It’s been a dry few weeks for Netflix games, particularly if you’re an Android user. The last game, Game Dev Tycoon, was added on March 12th. Thankfully, the drought is over, with Dumb Ways to Survive (based on the viral cartoon created originally for a metro service) landing overnight.

Described by Netflix as a “silly and satisfying survival adventure game,” it’ll have you testing your skills to see if you’ll die a dummy or use your smarts to survive.

The new game can be played on Android and iOS devices and is free of advertisements and microtransactions.

Full List of New Releases on Netflix for May 1st, 2024

You can find an expanded version of this list, complete with trailers and more information about each title, on our What’s New on Netflix hub page.

Please note that this list is primarily for Netflix in the United States, while the lineups of other regions will undoubtedly vary dramatically. 

47 New Movies Added Today

  • Airport (1970) – G – English
  • Airport 1975 (1974) – PG – English
  • Airport ’77 (1977) – PG – English –
  • Blended (2014) – PG-13 – English
  • Bliss (1997) – R – English
  • Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland (2016) – R – English
  • Dark Waters (2019) – PG-13 – English
  • Deaw Special: Super Soft Power (2023) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Thai
  • Down the Rabbit Hole (2024) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Spanish
  • Eat Pray Love (2010) – PG-13 – English
  • Europa Report (2013) – PG-13 – English
  • Girls Trip (2017) – R – English
  • God’s Not Dead (2014) – PG – English
  • Hellboy (2019) – R – English
  • Hulk (2003) – PG-13 – English
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind (2022) – TV-PG – English
  • Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie (2021) – PG-13 – Japanese
  • Jumanji (1995) – PG – English
  • Liar Liar (1997) – PG-13 – English
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) – PG – English
  • Mortal Kombat (2021) – R – English
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) – PG-13 – English
  • My Mercury (2024) – TV-MA – English
  • One More Shot (2024) – R – English
  • Patriots Day (2016) – R – English
  • Public Enemies (2009) – R – English
  • Rather (2023) – TV-MA – English
  • Ride Along (2014) – PG-13 – English
  • Shrek (2001) – PG – English
  • Shrek Forever After (2010) – PG – English
  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) – G – English
  • Starship Troopers (1997) – R – English
  • The Best Man Holiday (2013) – R – English
  • The Edge of Seventeen (2016) – R – English
  • The Equalizer (2014) – R – English
  • The Gentlemen (2019) – R – English
  • The Great Wall (2016) – PG-13 – English
  • The Interpreter (2005) – PG-13 – English
  • The Judge (2014) – R – English
  • The Matrix Resurrections (2021) – R – English
  • The Nutty Professor (1996) – PG-13 – English
  • The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) – PG-13 – English
  • The Wedding Planner (2001) – PG-13 – English
  • The Young Victoria (2009) – PG – English
  • Traffic (2000) – R – English
  • White House Down (2013) – PG-13 – English
  • Woody Woodpecker (2017) – PG – English

12 New TV Series Added Today

  • Black Clover (Seasons 1-2) – TV-PG – Japanese
  • Blue Mountain State (Seasons 1-3) – TV-MA – English
  • Cry Babies Magic Tears (Season 3) – TV-Y – English
  • Dr. Stone (Season 1) – TV-14 – Japanese
  • Frankly Speaking (Limited Series – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original – TV-14 – English
  • Haikyu!! (Seasons 3-4) – TV-14 – Japanese
  • Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Hindi
  • Jujutsu Kaisen (Season 1) – TV-MA – Japanese
  • Outlander (Season 6) – TV-MA – English
  • Signal (Limited Series) – TV-MA – Korean
  • Unnatural (Season 1) – TV-MA – Japanese
  • World Trigger (Seasons 1-3) – TV-14 – Japanese

While we’re on the subject of what’s new and popular on Netflix – let’s check in with what’s currently topping the Netflix top 10 charts:

# TV Shows Movies
1 Baby Reindeer Anyone But You
2 The Asunta Case Miller’s Girl
3 Dead Boy Detectives Smurfs: The Lost Village
4 Unlocked: A Jail Experiment Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut
5 The Circle The Super Mario Bros. Movie
6 Deliver Me King Richard
7 Killing Eve Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver
8 The Upshaws Rust Creek
9 Goodbye, Earth Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp
10 Bad Dinosaurs What Jennifer Did

What are you going to be watching on Netflix from the first of the month arrivals? Let us know in the comments down below.

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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.