Coming and Going on Netflix in May 2018

The Oscar-winning animated musical from Pixar

The Oscar-winning animated musical Coco from Pixar comes to Netflix in May, the highlight in a month that also brings the Netflix Original science fiction mystery Anon with Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried, Chinese thriller Manhunt directed by John Woo, Agnes Varda’s Oscar-nominated documentary Faces Places, the final season of Shonda Rhimes’ addictive political melodrama Scandal, and the comedy special Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, which comes direct to Netflix from their recent live tour.

Netflix continues its run of original movies with the comedy Ibiza with Gillian Jacobs, survival thriller Cargo from Australia, and high school romance The Kissing Booth, and it debuts a new slate of original shows including the British mystery thriller Safe with Michael C. Hall, Scandinavian post-apocalyptic series The Rain, A Little Help with Carol Burnett, and The Break with Michelle Wolf, plus new seasons of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Dear White People, Bill Nye Saves the World, and kid shows Trollhunters, Inspector Gadget and Spirit Riding Free.

Other films rotating through the catalog this month include the musical Mamma Mia!, The 40-Year-Old Virgin with Steve Carell, thriller Small Town Crime, and Guillermo Del Toro’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and TV shows arriving this month include the recent seasons of CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supernatural, and Riverdale and USA action thriller Shooter.

Among the titles leaving Netflix in May are Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker, Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner, Disney’s High School Musical, and the new live-action version of The Jungle Book.

Here’s the list of what’s arriving on Netflix in May, and what’s leaving.

May 1
27: Gone Too Soon
A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1
Beautiful Girls
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Carter Effect
The Clapper
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)
Mr. Woodcock
My Perfect Romance
Pocoyo & Cars
Pocoyo & The Space Circus
Queens of Comedy: Season 1
The Reaping
Reasonable Doubt
Red Dragon
Scream 2
Simon: Season 1
Sliding Doors
Sometimes (Netflix Original Film)
The Strange Name Movie
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V: Season 2

May 2

May 4
A Little Help with Carol Burnett (Netflix Original)
Anon (Netflix Original Film)
Busted!: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Dear White People: Volume 2 (Netflix Original)
End Game (Netflix Original)
Forgive Us Our Debts (Netflix Original Film)
Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo
Manhunt (Netflix Original Film)
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey (Netflix Original)
No Estoy Loca
The Rain: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

May 5
Faces Places

May 8
Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (Netflix Original)

May 9
Dirty Girl

May 10
Safe: Season 1

May 11
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (Netflix Original)
Spirit Riding Free: Season 5 (Netflix Original)
The Kissing Booth (Netflix Original Film)
The Who Was? Show: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

May 13
Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (Netflix Original)

May 14
The Phantom of the Opera

May 15
The Game 365: Seasons 15-16
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 4
Grand Designs: Seasons 13-14
Only God Forgives

May 16
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The Kingdom
Mamma Mia!

May 18
Cargo (Netflix Original Film)
Catching Feelings (Netflix Original Film)
Inspector Gadget: Season 4 (Netflix Original)

May 19
Bridge to Terabithia
Scandal: Season 7
Small Town Crime

May 20
Some Kind of Beautiful

May 21
Señora Acero: Season 4

May 22
Mob Psycho 100: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Shooter: Season 2
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2 (Netflix Original)
Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here (Netflix Original)

May 23
Explained (Netflix Original)

May 24
Fauda: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Survivors Guide to Prison

May 25
Ibiza (Netflix Original Film)
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (Netflix Original)
The Toys That Made Us: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Trollhunters: Part 3 (Netflix Original)

May 26
Sara’s Notebook (Netflix Original Film)

May 27
The Break with Michelle Wolf (Netflix Original)

May 29

May 30
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 (Netflix Original)

May 31
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern (Netflix Original)

Date Not Announced
Arrow: Season 6
Dynasty: Season 1
The Flash: Season 4
Riverdale: Season 2
Supernatural: Season 13

Leaving Netflix in May

Leaving May 1
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Charlotte’s Web
Field of Dreams
Ocean’s Eleven
Silent Hill
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Hurt Locker
To Rome With Love
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

Leaving May 2

12 Dates of Christmas
Beauty & the Briefcase
Cadet Kelly
Camp Rock
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Cow Belles
Disney’s The Cheetah Girls
Disney’s The Cheetah Girls 2
Disney’s The Cheetah Girls: One World
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
The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Seasons 1 – 5
Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
Special Agent Oso: Seasons 1 – 2
Teen Spirit
Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

Leaving May 7
The Host

Leaving May 12
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Leaving May 30
Disney’s The Jungle Book

Note that these are just highlights; Stream On Demand will be keeping an eye out for other notable films and TV shows that arrive through the month.

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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