What's New on Netflix? May 2020 Releases

12:43 May 07, 2020
By: John Glover

New Orleans's stay-at-home order expires on May 16, or 11 days from now. In other words, there's not much time remaining to stay indoors and couch-potato it in front of a Netflix queue.

For people preparing for an epic binging finale and for casual viewers alike, Netflix has announced a litany of additions to its streaming platform. It should be noted that Netflix is staggering the releases. Not everything will come out at once.

In keeping with the company's seemingly unlimited target audience, there's something for everyone. The additions include prestige TV dramas, rom-coms, stand-up comedy specials, and more. Without further ado, here's the list, in order of release date.

May 1

Above The Rim (1994) - Tupac Shakur stars in this sports film.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) - Classic Jim Carrey comedy.

All Day and a Night (2020) - Netflix original drama.

Back to the Future (1985) - The unforgettable sci-fi comedy featuring a mad scientist and a time machine.

Back to the Future II (1989) - Sequel.

Casi Feliz / Almost Happy (Season 1) - Netflix original Spanish comedy series.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - Remake starring Johnny Depp.

Cracked Up (2018) - Documentary about the comedian Darrell Hammond.

Den of Thieves (2018) - Cops-and-robbers flick with 50 Cent and Gerard Butler.

For Colored Girls (2010) - An unusual movie for Tyler Perry in that it's a drama rather than a comedy.

Fun with Dick & Jane (2005) - A Jim Carrey comedy from the aughts.

Get In (2020) - Netflix original foreign language thriller.

Hollywood (Limited Series) - Netflix original prestige drama.

Into the Night (Season 1) - Netflix original foreign language sci-fi show.

Jarhead (2005) - Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx star in this social realist war movie.

Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2013) - Sequel.

Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016) - Second sequel.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) - Children's movie from DreamWorks.

Masha and the Bear (Season 4) - Animation for children.

Medici (Season 3) - Netflix original period piece.

Monthly Girls' Nozaki Kun (Season 1) - Animé.

Mrs. Serial Killer (2020) - Netflix original foreign language serial killer thriller.

Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres (2018) - Netflix original documentary.

Pup Academy (Season 1) - Disney/Netflix co-production.

Reckoning (Limited Series) - Drama show.

Sinister (2012) - Horror movie.

Song of the Sea (2014) - Animated kids' movie.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) - Oscar-winning drama starring Brad Pitt and adapted from the novel by the same name.

The Half of It (2020) - Netflix original romantic comedy.

The Heartbreak Kid (2007) - Ben Stiller stars in a rom-com.

The Patriot (2000) - Historical war movie with Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger.

Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: World of Tomorrow - Addition to the world of Thomas the Tank Engine movies.

Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: A New Arrival - See above.

Thomas & Friends: The Royal Engine - Ditto.

Underworld (2003), Underworld: Evolution (2006), Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) - Fantasy movie.

Urban Cowboy (2016) - Drama.

What a Girl Wants (2003) - Classic rom-com.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) - The original, with Oompa Loompas and Gene Wilder.

May 4

Arctic Dogs (2019) - Animated movie featuring a star-studded voice acting cast.

Luccas Neto em: Acampemonto de Ferias 2 - Family drama.

May 5

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (2020) - Netflix original comedy special from the classic sitcom star.

May 6

Becoming (2020) - Netflix original documentary about former First Lady Michelle Obama, using the same title as her bestselling memoir.

Hangman (2017) - Al Pacino stars in a crime drama.

Sí, Mi Amor (2020) - Spanish romantic comedy.

Workin Moms (Season 4) - Netflix original comedy series.

May 7

Aerials (2016) - Sci-fi thriller.

Scissor Seven (Season 2)- Netflix original anime.

Si Doel 2: The Movie (2019) - Indonesian romantic drama.

May 8

18 Regali / 18 Presents (2020) - Italian drama.

Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt (Season 1) - Netflix original childrens' show.

Dead to Me (Season 2) - Netflix original drama.

House at the End of the Street (2012) - Horror movie starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Restaurants on the Edge (Season 2) - Netflix original reality show.

Rust Valley Restorers (Season 2) - Netflix original reality show about car restorations.

Sleepless (2017) - Action movie with Jamie Foxx.

The Eddy (Limited Series) - Netflix original "musical series."

The Hollow (Season 2) - Netflix original anime.

The Wrong Missy (2020) - Netflix original comedy.

Too Hot to Handle (Season 1 - Reunion Special) - Netflix original reality dating show.

Valeria (Season 1) - Netflix original Spanish "dramedy."

May 9

Charmed (Season 2) - From The CW network.

Grey's Anatomy (Season 16) - The perennial hospital soap's newest season.

May 11

Bordertown (Season 3) - Netflix original crime drama.

Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020) - Netflix original docu-series.

Trial by Media (Season 1) - Netflix original socially conscious docu-series.

May 12

Love Is Blind (2019) - Comedy starring Matthew Broderick.

True: Terrific Tales (2020) - Children's special.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend (2020) - Netflix comedy "interactive special."

May 14

Dilan 1990 (2018) - Indonesian romantic drama.

Riverdale (Season 4) - "Hit show from The CW."

May 15

Avatar: The Last Airbender (Seasons 1-3) - The complete Nickelodeon show.

Chichipatos (Season 1) - Netflix original Spanish show.

District 9 (2009) - Sci-fi.

I Love You, Stupid (2020) - Spanish romantic drama.

Learning Time with Timmy (Season 1) - For the kids.

Madam Secretary (Season 6) - "The final season."

Magic for Humans (Season 3) - Netflix original show about magician Justin Williams.

Parasyte: The Maxim (Season 1) - Animé.

She-Ra and the Princess of Power (Season 5) - Netflix and DreamWorks co-production.

The Unremarkable Juanquini (Season 1) - Netflix original Spanish comedy.

The Wiggles - The classic show for young children.

White Lines (Season 1) - Netflix original series.

May 16

Public Enemies (2009) - Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in a movie about old-timey bank robbers.

United 93 (2006) - Historical depiction of the 9/11 hijackers.

May 17

El límite infinito - Documentary about an unstable mountain climber.

Soul Surfer (2011) - Surfer "biopic."

May 18

The Big Flower Fight (Season 1) - Netflix original reality competition show.

May 19th

Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (2020) - Netflix original comedy special.

Sweet Magnolias (Season 1) - Netflix original, a "heartfelt TV series based on the book."

Trumbo (2015) - Bryan Cranston stars in a drama.

May 20

Ben Platt: Live from Radio City Music Hall (2020) - Netflix original concerts special.

The Flash (Season 6) - DC Comics show from The CW.

May 22

Control Z (Season 1) - Netflix original "Spanish teen drama."

Just Go With It (2011) - Rom-com starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler.

Selling Sunset (Season 2) - Netflix original reality TV about realtors.

The Lovebirds (2020) - Mystery.

Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series (Season 2) - From the Canadian comedians who made the hit show of the same name.

May 23

Dynasty (Season 3) - "The CW drama reboot."

Spelling the Dream (2020) - Netflix original documentary following contestants in the National Spelling Bee.

May 25

Ne Zha (2019) - Animé movie.

Norm of the North: Family Vacation (2020) - Animated children's movie.

Uncut Gems (2019) - The award-winning move from the Safdie Brothers, starring Adam Sandler.

May 26

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (2020) - Netflix original stand-up special.

May 27

I'm No Longer Here (2019) - Argentinian drama.

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) - Drama featuring Matthew McConaughey about a defense lawyer experiencing a crisis of conscience.

May 28

La Corazonada "The Hunch" (2020) - Netflix original Argentinian thriller.

Space Force (Season 1) - Netflix original mockumentary series.

Somebody Feed Phil (Season 3) - Netflix original reality show.

May 31

High Strung Free Dance (2018) - Drama about a Broadway choreographer.

This list is not necessarily exhaustive. Netflix might add more titles on an ad-hoc basis.

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