Nicola Coughlan in 'Bridgerton' season 3

Everything Coming to Netflix in May 2024

Netflix’s new releases in May include a series of comedy shows from the streamer’s annual Netflix Is a Joke festival, the long-awaited third season of Bridgerton, Jerry Seinfeld’s Pop-Tarts movie (what a world), and Jennifer Lopez saving the world from AI.

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Starting on May 3, Netflix is airing a series of six live specials hosted by John Mulaney and featuring comedians participating in the streamer’s annual comedy festival. Next month’s notable premieres include Bridgerton season 3 – part 1; the Bodkin, starring Will Forte as a true crime podcaster investigating a disappearance in Ireland; David E. Kelley drama A Man in Full, starring Jeff Daniels and Diane Lane; and you better believe we’re getting all six seasons of Reba.

May’s new movies include Jerry Seinfeld’s Unfrosted, about the creation of Pop-Tarts; Atlas, a piece of sci-fi AI propaganda starring Jennifer Lopez as humanity’s only hope; and documentaries on the Ashley Madison scandal, a TikTok dancing cult (???), and the violent and corrupt history of policing. A little something for everyone!

Keep scrolling for everything coming to Netflix in May 2024, with notable titles and our personal recs in bold. And for more recs, head over to our streaming page, where you’ll find everything coming to Hulu next month, the best horror movies on Max right now, and more.

May 1

Deaw Special: Super Soft Power – Netflix Comedy
From an all-star soccer game to awkward dating problems, Thai comic Udom Taephanich shares candid stories from his chaotic life.

Down The Rabbit Hole – Netflix Film
Raised in opulence and culture, 10-year-old Tochtli’s lavish life contrasts with the darkness that seeps in from his father’s criminal activities.

Frankly Speaking – Netflix Series
A well-respected announcer suddenly loses his ability to self-censor on air, catching the attention of a TV writer who invites him on her variety show.

Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar – Netflix Series
The scheming Mallikajaan rules over an elite house of courtesans — but a new rival threatens her reign as rebellion brews in British-ruled India.

Airport ’77
Airport 1975
The Best Man Holiday
Blue Mountain State: Season 1
Blue Mountain State: Season 2
Blue Mountain State: Season 3
Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland
Eat Pray Love
The Edge of Seventeen
The Equalizer
The Gentlemen
Hellboy (2019)
Jumanji (1995)
Liar Liar
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
The Matrix Resurrections
Mortal Kombat
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
The Nutty Professor
The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Outlander: Season 6
Patriots Day
Public Enemies
Ride Along
Shrek Forever After
Starship Troopers
The Wedding Planner
White House Down
Woody Woodpecker
The Young Victoria

May 2

A Man in Full – Netflix Series
Facing relentless foes and sudden bankruptcy, an Atlanta real estate tycoon must claw his way back to the top when his empire begins to crumble.

Beautiful Rebel – Netflix Film
The origin story of one of Italy’s greatest rock stars, Gianna Nannini, who chased her dream despite obstacles from her family and the music industry.

Secrets of the Neanderthals – Netflix Documentary
Secrets of the Neanderthals take viewers on a journey from their preconceptions of Neanderthals as a dim-witted creature to a complex and creative people, through the lens of a unique, ongoing excavation and a landmark new discovery—the best preserved Neanderthal skeleton found in over a quarter century.

T・P BON – Netflix Anime
After Bon accidentally intervenes in a Time Patrol case, he must join Agent Ream in saving innocent lives from the past—while watching history unfold.

The cast of 'Unfrosted,' including Jerry Seinfeld and Melissa McCarthy

May 3

2 Hearts

John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s In L.A – Netflix Comedy Special (Live Event)
In six live installments, John Mulaney explores Los Angeles during a week when pretty much every single funny person is in town.

Postcards – Netflix Series
When a Nigerian single mother travels to India for a medical checkup, her journey will end up touching the lives of everyone she meets.

Selling the OC: Season 3 – Netflix Series
The ambitious agents at The Oppenheim Group attempt to up their real estate game as more personal drama interferes with major professional endeavors.

The Unbroken Voice: Season 2 – Netflix Series
As her career takes off, Arelys struggles to balance her music and her family life as dangerous new foes threaten to destroy everything.

Unfrosted – Netflix Film
In a time when milk and cereal ruled breakfast, a fierce corporate battle begins over a revolutionary new pastry. A Pop-Tart comedy from Jerry Seinfeld.

May 4

The Atypical Family – Netflix Series
Blessed with superpowers, a man and his family begin to lose their abilities under the weight of the world—until a mysterious woman changes everything.

Katt Williams: Woke Foke – Netflix Comedy Special (Live Event)
Comedian Katt Williams lets loose in real time as he hits the stage on May 4 for Netflix’s second livestreamed stand-up event.

May 5

Roast of Tom Brady – Netflix Comedy Special (Live Event)
Tom Brady will take the hits when sports and comedy stars team up to roast the greatest NFL quarterback of all time.

The Peanut Butter Falcon

May 6

30 for 30: Broke
30 for 30: Deion’s Double Play
30 for 30: The Two Escobars

Reba: Seasons 1-6

May 7

Super Rich in Korea – Netflix Series
Singaporean tycoons, Italian luxury brand heirs, and Pakistani nobles. Explore the lavish lives of multibillionaires living in Korea, and why they came.

May 8

The Final: Attack on Wembley – Netflix Documentary
With England finally in contention for a major championship, 6,000 ticketless football fans storm Wembley Stadium, leaving destruction in their wake.

War Dogs

(L to R) Will Forte as Gilbert Power, Siobhán Cullen as Dove, Robyn Cara as Emmy Sizergh in episode 102 of Bodkin. Three people stare straight ahead.

May 9

Bodkin – Netflix Series
In this darkly comedic thriller, a crew of podcasters sets out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in an idyllic Irish town.

The Guardian of the Monarchs – Netflix Documentary
The forests of Michoacán are home to millions of monarch butterflies. Activist Homero Gómez was highly vocal about its preservation—and then he vanished.

Mother of The Bride – Netflix Film
In this breezy rom-com, a tropical island wedding teeters on the brink of disaster after the mother of the bride discovers the groom’s father is her ex.

Thank You, Next – Netflix Series
After a painful breakup, a young lawyer sets out to find true love in the confusing world of modern dating with the support of her best friends.

Sing Street

May 10

Blood of Zeus: Season 2 – Netflix Anime
To escape the Underworld forever, Hades crafts a plan to claim Zeus’s crown for himself and reunite with his beloved Persephone as ruler of Olympus.

Cooking Up Murder: Uncovering the Story of César Román – Netflix Documentary
This docuseries analyzes a murder case implicating a Spanish chef, who built a career in the spotlight through a web of secrets and false identities.

Living with Leopards – Netflix Documentary
A film crew follows two leopard cubs as they make the fascinating journey from infancy into adulthood in this up-close-and-personal nature documentary.

Pokémon Horizons: The Series Part 2 – Netflix Family
The Rising Volt Tacklers continue their daring quest to find the black Rayquaza, with Liko and Roy upping their skills at every twist and turn!

The Ultimatum: South Africa – Netflix Series
A six-way partner-swap sparks wild attractions and tearful betrayals. Participants choose whom to love and leave in this heart-pounding experiment.

May 11

Mark Twain Prize Award: Kevin Hart – Netflix Comedy Special
Comedy’s biggest stars gather to honor—and roast—Kevin Hart as he accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in a heartfelt, hilarious ceremony.

May 13

Archer: Seasons 1-13

Princess Power: Season 3 – Netflix Family
After their coronation, the princesses have a new challenge: getting accepted to the Princess Adventure Academy! But first they must complete six quests.

May 14

Married at First Sight: Season 15

May 15

Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal – Netflix Documentary
When a dating site for people seeking adulterous affairs is hacked, millions of users’ intimate data is exposed, wrecking marriages and destroying lives.

The Clovehitch Killer

May 16

Bridgerton: Season 3 Part 1 – Netflix Series
As a new crop of debutantes yearns to become the brightest of the ball, a wallflower with a double life finds her light amid secrets and surprises.

Maestro in Blue: Season 2 – Netflix Series
The consequences of a murder soon spread from the island of Paxos to Athens, forcing everyone to face their secrets and seek the truth—or hide it.

Dumb and Dumber To

May 17

The 8 Show – Netflix Series
Eight individuals trapped in a mysterious 8-story building participate in an irresistible but brutal show where they earn money as time passes.

Power – Netflix Documentary
Driven to contain threats to social order, American policing has exploded in scope and scale over hundreds of years. Now, it can be described by one word: power.

Thelma the Unicorn – Netflix Family
A singing pony who dreams of stardom finds instant fame when she transforms into a sparkly unicorn — but becoming a celebrity is one wild ride.

May 19

A Simple Favor

Golden Kamuy – Netflix Film
On the Hokkaido frontier, a war veteran and Ainu girl race against misfits and military renegades to find treasure mapped out on tattooed outlaws.

May 20

The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties: Season 4 – Netflix Series
In a globe-trotting season spanning four continents, the international success of the family business gives the Kretzes a taste for travel and adventure.

May 21

Rachel Feinstein: Big Guy – Netflix Comedy
From her firefighter husband’s unflattering pet name to her mom’s aggressive accessorizing, Rachel Feinstein lets loose in this stand-up comedy special.

Wildfire: Seasons 1-4

May 22

Act Your Age: Season 1

Toughest Forces on Earth – Netflix Series
This docu-series surveys military combat forces across the world to see how they train for dangerous missions using specialized equipment.

May 23

El vendedor de ilusiones: El caso Generación Zoe – Netflix Documentary
This documentary follows the rise and fall of Generation Zoe, a spiritual coaching network hiding the most unusual scam in Argentina’s history.

Franco Escamilla: Ladies’ Man – Netflix Comedy
Franco Escamilla takes the stage with tales of teenage romance gone wrong, featuring painfully long kisses and rockstar cameos with surprising outcomes.

Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf – Netflix Anime
On the run from a past crime, Juzo Fujimaki is blackmailed into joining an illicit tournament and has to face top martial artists in deadly match-ups.

In Good Hands 2 – Netflix Film
A newly reunited father and son grapple with new beginnings after tragedy, but can they manage to fill the void left by a beloved mother and wife?

Tires – Netflix Series
At his father’s auto shop, a hapless manager strives to improve customer service and drive profits while keeping his troublemaking cousin in line.

Jennifer Lopez in the Netflix sci-fi movie 'Atlas'

May 24

Atlas – Netflix Film
A brilliant but misanthropic data analyst (Jennifer Lopez) with a deep distrust of AI finds it may be her only hope when a mission to capture a renegade robot goes awry.

Mulligan: Part 2 – Netflix Series
Mulligan and his cabinet work together to keep what’s left of America afloat while battling cruise ships, power outages and their own incompetence.

My Oni Girl – Netflix Film
A shy teenage boy’s inability to say no is tested when a headstrong girl drags him on a mystical journey amid summer snow to find her missing mom.

Butterfly in the Sky: The Story of Reading Rainbow
Jurassic World: Chaos Theory – Netflix Family

May 28


May 29

Bionic – Netflix Film
In a dystopian future where robotic prosthetics redefine sports, two sisters compete in long jump—but their rivalry leads them down a sinister path.

Colors of Evil: Red – Netflix Film
A chilling murder at a Tri-City beach exposes a criminal underworld, testing the courage of a prosecutor and a grieving mother seeking answers.

Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult – Netflix Documentary
A group of prominent TikTok dancers are trapped in a cult masquerading as a management company called 7M. Among them is Miranda Wilking, whose family is desperately trying to get their daughter out. As other dancers and former members escape and work to rebuild their lives, it isn’t until they come together to try and put a stop to the cycle of their abuser that the real healing begins. This three-part documentary series from director Derek Doneen, Dirty Robber and WV Alternative exposes the diabolical tactics used by cult-like organizations to exert control over people as well as the lengths families will go to keep their loved ones safe.

Patrick Melrose

May 30

Eric – Netflix Series
A desperate father, alongside a tenacious cop, battles his own demons on the streets of 1980s New York as he searches for his missing nine-year-old son.

Geek Girl – Netflix Series
Awkward teen Harriet has always wanted to fit in. Until she gets scouted by a top London model agent and learns that some people are meant to stand out.

May 31

A Part of You – Netflix Film
A teenager struggles to pick up the pieces of her shattered world in this emotional and bittersweet coming-of-age drama about those who are left behind.

How to Ruin Love: The Proposal – Netflix Series
Suspecting infidelity, love-cynic Zoleka follows her boyfriend to Cape Town, only to ruin her own surprise proposal. Now, she must win him back.

Raising Voices – Netflix Series
When a 17-year-old reports a sexual assault at her high school, an investigation upends her life and tests her relationships.

Tòkunbọ̀ – Netflix Film
Tokunbo, an ex-car smuggler, is on a dangerous mission to save his family by delivering a government official’s daughter to her captors.

Chola Chabuca

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