Warm weather is just around the corner, bringing fun times filled with sun and the outdoors. However, while cold weather is still the norm comes the perfect reason to sit in a warm, cozy house watching your favorite movies and TV shows. Both Netflix and Amazon Prime have stepped up with a solid lineup of content being added in May, with selections from virtually every genre and time period. Regardless of whether you prefer movies or TV shows, you are likely to find a bunch of new content to binge on while you wait for temperatures to rise.

New to Netflix in May

Original shows and movies, classics, and new shows you may have missed when they first aired are all represented nicely in Netflix’s new lineup for May. There is something for just about everyone, so dive right in and enjoy the fresh content.

TV

Topping the list of new TV shows coming to Netflix in May is The Rain, starring Christian Potalivo and Esben Toft Jacobsen. Set in an imaginary future where a deadly virus wipes out most of humanity, two young Scandinavian boys make a dangerous journey in search of safety and security. Excellent acting and an engaging plot combine to give you a new series well worth watching.

Other worthy TV shows in May include the second season of Dear White People, a look at the everyday plight of persons of color at a prestigious Ivy League college. The newest seasons of both Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Scandal are also excellent picks to watch.

A complete list of TV shows coming to Netflix in May include:

  • Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1
  • Queens of Comedy: Season 1
  • Simon: Season 1
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V: Season 2
  • Busted!: Season 1
  • Dear White People: Volume 2
  • Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2
  • The Rain: Season 1
  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale
  • Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3
  • Spirit Riding Free: Season 5
  • The Who Was? Show: Season 1
  • Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 4
  • Grand Designs: Seasons 13 – 14
  • The Game 365: Seasons 15 – 16
  • Inspector Gadget: Season 4
  • Disney’s Scandal: Season 7
  • Señora Acero: Season 4
  • Mob Psycho 100: Season 1
  • Shooter: Season 2
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2
  • Fauda: Season 2
  • The Toys That Made Us: Season 2
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern

Movies

Netflix-original movie, Ibiza, tops the list of new movies coming to Netflix in May, and stars Gillian Jacobs, Richard Madden, and Vanessa Bayer. A business trip to Spain quickly devolves into a mad search for a popular DJ for three women in this engaging and amusing romantic comedy.

Disney also makes a showing in May’s new lineup with the popular animated film, Coco. Mama Mia!, Scream 2, and The 40-Year Old Virgin will also give you plenty of enjoyable viewing experiences for hours on end.

All movies coming to Netflix in May include:

  • 27: Gone Too Soon
  • A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
  • Amelie
  • Beautiful Girls
  • Darc
  • God’s Own Country
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Woodcock
  • My Perfect Romance
  • Pocoyo & Cars
  • Pocoyo & The Space Circus
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Red Dragon
  • Scream 2
  • Shrek
  • Sliding Doors
  • Sometimes
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Carter Effect
  • The Clapper
  • The Reaping
  • The Strange Name Movie
  • Jailbreak
  • A Little Help with Carol Burnett
  • Anon
  • End Game
  • Forgive Us Our Debts
  • Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo
  • Manhunt
  • No Estoy Loca
  • Faces Places
  • Desolation
  • Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives
  • Dirty Girl
  • Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist
  • The Kissing Booth
  • Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Only God Forgives
  • 89
  • Mamma Mia!
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • The Kingdom
  • Wanted
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Small Town Crime
  • Some Kind of Beautiful
  • Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here
  • Explained
  • Survivors Guide to Prison
  • Ibiza
  • Trollhunters: Part 3
  • Sara’s Notebook
  • Coco
  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Leaving Netflix in May

Out with the old, in with the new! Following are all the titles you will want to binge watch in the next few days before they disappear:

  • Bridget Jones’s Diary
  • Casper
  • Chappie
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Field of Dreams
  • GoodFellas
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • Sahara
  • Silent Hill
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • The Hurt Locker
  • To Rome With Love
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • Beauty & the Briefcase
  • Cadet Kelly
  • Camp Rock
  • Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
  • Cow Belles
  • Cyberbully
  • Disney’s The Cheetah Girls
  • Disney’s The Cheetah Girls 2
  • Disney’s The Cheetah Girls: One World
  • Frenemies
  • Geek Charming
  • Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas
  • Hello Sister, Goodbye Life
  • High School Musical
  • High School Musical 2
  • Jump In!
  • Lemonade Mouth
  • Little Einsteins: Seasons 1 – 2
  • My Fake Fiancé
  • Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
  • Phineas and Ferb: Seasons 1 – 4
  • Princess Protection Program
  • Princess: A Modern Fairytale
  • Read It and Weep
  • Revenge of the Bridesmaids
  • Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
  • Special Agent Oso: Seasons 1 – 2
  • StarStruck
  • Teen Spirit
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Seasons 1 – 5
  • Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
  • Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
  • The Host
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • Disney’s The Jungle Book

New to Amazon Prime in May

Diversity, quantity, and quality are all represented in the new content you will find on Amazon Prime come May. A solid balance of original content and major titles are generously provided in the 150 or so titles making their arrival throughout the month.

TV

Lighthearted humor and animated fun for both children and their parents alike are available in spades in the new rendition of the classic Rocky and Bullwinkle. Amazon picks up this popular favorite from decades past, and breathes new life into the escapades of the lovable squirrel and moose duo.

Other TV titles of note include the fifth season of Orphan Black, a sci-fi series following the life of several clones. Both the 1983 and 2006 adaptations of Jane Eyre will be available, as well as David Copperfield and the Aristocrats.

All TV series coming to Prime in May include:

  • Aristocrats
  • Banished
  • Bleak House
  • The Buccaneers
  • Charles II — The Power and The Passion
  • Daniel Deronda
  • David Copperfield
  • Desperate Romantics
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Ivanhoe
  • Jane Eyre (1983)
  • Jane Eyre (2006)
  • Life in Squares
  • Little Dorrit
  • Lorna Doone
  • The Lost World
  • Love in A Cold Climate
  • Mansfield Park
  • Martin Chuzzlewit
  • Middlemarch
  • Moonstone
  • The Office
  • Oliver Twist (1985)
  • Oliver Twist (2007)
  • Our Mutual Friend
  • The Pickwick Papers
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Sense and Sensibility (1981)
  • Sense and Sensibility (2008)
  • Sinbad
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • Tess of the D’Ubervilles
  • The Way We Live Now
  • Tom Jones
  • Vanity Fair
  • Diablo Guardian: Season 1
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle: Season 1
  • Orphan Black: Season 5
  • You Are Wanted: Season 2
  • Dino Dana: Season 2
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock: Season 1
  • Howards End: Season 1

Movies

Prime’s original content shines in May, and brings one of the top movies to watch next month. Last Flag Flying, starring powerhouses Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, and Steve Carell, offers a poignant story about three Vietnam war vets who meet up after 30 years to bury a son killed in Iraq. A sobering story plot is balanced out by beauty and nostalgic humor in this quality presentation.

If you are into sports, you should definitely enjoy such classics as the entire Rocky series, as well as Bull Durham. Thriller fans will enjoy Mindhunter and Insomnia, while those who love the classics can dive into the acclaimed Murder On The Orient Express and some early Bond titles.

An all-encompassing list of movies arriving in May includes:

  • 3 Ways to Get a Husband
  • 40 Days and 40 Nights
  • A Very Brady Sequel
  • I. Artificial Intelligence
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Baby Boom
  • Back to School
  • The Bad News Bears (1976)
  • Barefoot
  • The Benchwarmers
  • The Benefactor
  • Beyond Borders
  • Blame
  • The Box
  • The Brady Bunch Movie
  • Brother Nature
  • Bull Durham
  • Cool World
  • The Counterfeit Measure
  • The Crow
  • Cyborg
  • Diamonds are Forever
  • No
  • Eight Men Out
  • The Elephant Man
  • Elizabethtown
  • Evolution
  • Foxfire
  • Frailty
  • From Russia with Love
  • Gator
  • Ghost Town
  • Goat
  • The Golden Compass
  • Goldfinger
  • The Hangman
  • Holy Air
  • Hot Boyz
  • The House I Live In
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Immigration Tango
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Eagle IV: On the Attack
  • Kalifornia
  • The Last Castle
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • Live and Let Die
  • Love Is A Gun
  • Manhunter
  • The Man With The Golden Gun
  • Men With Brooms
  • Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
  • Never Say Never Again
  • New Rose Hotel
  • Ninja Masters
  • Octopussy
  • Outcast
  • Perfect Score
  • Perfume: Story of a Murderer
  • Psychopaths
  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
  • Rocky
  • Rocky II
  • Rocky III
  • Rocky IV
  • Rocky V
  • Sabrina
  • The Saint
  • Saturday Church
  • School Ties
  • Set Up
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Starting Out in the Evening
  • Strategic Air Command
  • Thief
  • Thirst Street
  • Thunderball
  • Twisted
  • Untamed Heart
  • Wild Thornberrys
  • Wish Upon a Star
  • Wonder Boys
  • You Only Love Twice
  • Last Flying Flag
  • Warrior
  • Still Mine
  • How to Be a Latin Lover
  • Beatriz at Dinner
  • Shooters
  • Beast of Burden
  • Just Getting Started
  • The Wedding Plan
  • The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

Leaving Amazon Prime in May

In order to make a place for this excellent new content, some of Prime’s existing offerings must be removed. A full list of departing titles in May includes:

  • 50/50
  • Amelie
  • Avenging Force
  • Black Belly of the Tarantula
  • The Bloodstained Shadow
  • Bolero
  • Capote
  • The Case of the Bloody Iris
  • Chicago Diamond Edition
  • The Church
  • Coming Soon
  • Contamination
  • Deathdream
  • The Fifth Cord
  • Fire and Ice
  • The Firm
  • Flawless
  • Ghost Galleon
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
  • Hamlet
  • Harsh Times
  • The Haunting
  • He Said, She Said
  • The Heroin Busters
  • Hoodlum
  • The House by the Cemetary
  • Intersection
  • Larger Than Life
  • Lulu On The Bridge
  • Macabre
  • Man on a Ledge
  • Mermaids
  • Mystic Pizza
  • The Nesting
  • Night Of The Living Dead
  • Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection
  • An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Return Of The Evil Dead
  • Rollerball
  • Running Scared
  • Sabrina
  • She’s All That
  • Shock Waves
  • A Show Of Force
  • Slow Burn
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Steel Magnolias
  • The Stendhal Syndrome
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Things You Can tell Just by Looking at Her
  • Tombs of the Blind Dead
  • Troy
  • Troy (Director’s Cut)
  • Two Evil Eyes
  • Two Family House
  • The Warriors
  • Where’s The Fair?
  • Zombie

May is shaping up to be an excellent month for both those who just like to watch some programming here and there and people who have a fun habit of binge watching. Stay tuned for our next guide on what will be arriving and departing in June.


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