Coming and Going on Netflix in May 2019

Amy Poehler directs and stars in Wine Country, Zac Efron is Ted Bundy in the thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile with Lily Collins, and Allison Williams stars in the thriller The Perfection, just three of the original features debuting on Netflix in May.

Netflix launches a slate of new original shows, including the dark comedy Dead to Me with Christian Applegate and Linda Cardellini and the supernatural young adult drama The Society, and the documentary Knock Down the House on the new class of congresswomen, plus the nonfiction limited series 1994 (on the tumultuous year in Mexico) and Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us (on the failings of the US criminal justice system).

There are new seasons of She’s Gotta Have It and Lucifer (which Netflix picked up from Fox) and new episodes of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. And as network seasons come to an end, Netflix presents the debut seasons of Pose from Fox and Charmed and Roswell, New Mexico from CW, and the latest seasons of Riverdale, Supernatural, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow.

Theatrical movies coming to Netflix include the Oscar-winning Moonlight, Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms with Keira Knightley and Mackenzie Foy, Olympus Has Fallen with Gerard Butler, and horror hit Insidious, plus older titles such as Angels & Demons, Gosford Park, the Matrix trilogy, the original Hairspray, and the comedy Mr. Mom.

Among the titles leaving in May are the animated The Boss Baby, Southpaw with Jake Gyllenhaal, superhero film Watchmen, 8 Mile with Eminem, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, and the Oscar-winning musical West Side Story.

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

Coming in May (no date)
Charmed (2018): Season 1
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4
The Mechanism: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)

May 1
Knock Down The House (Netflix Original Documentary)
Munafik 2 (Netflix Original Film)
Angels & Demons
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Chasing Liberty
Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion Part 1 & 2
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Dumb and Dumber
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Gosford Park
Hairspray (1988)
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Her Only Choice
Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer: Season 2
John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky
Just Friends
Revolutionary Road
Roswell, New Mexico: Season 1
Taking Lives
The Da Vinci Code
The Dark Crystal (1982)
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
To Rome With Love
Wedding Crashers
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

May 2
Colony: Season 3
Olympus Has Fallen

May 3
A Pesar De Todo (Netflix Original Film)
All In My Family (Netflix Original Documentary)
Alles ist gut (Netflix Original Film)
Cupcake & Dino – General Services: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
Dead to Me (Netflix Original Series)
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (Netflix Original Film)
Flinch (Netflix Original Series)
Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage (Netflix Original Film)
The Last Summer (Netflix Original Film)
Mr. Mom
Supernatural: Season 14
True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Mushroom Town (Netflix Original Series)
Tuca & Bertie (Netflix Original Series)
Undercover (Netflix Original Series)

May 4
Like Arrows

May 6
Abyss (Netflix Original Series)

May 7
The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution
Queen of the South: Season 3

May 8
Lucifer: Season 4 (Netflix Original Series)

May 9
Bathtubs Over Broadway

May 10
Dry Martina (Netflix Original Film)
Easy: Season 3 (Netflix Original Series)
Gente que viene y bah (Netflix Original Film)
Harvey Girls Forever!: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
Jailbirds (Netflix Original Series)
Pose: Season 1
ReMastered: The Lion’s Share (Netflix Original Documentary)
Shéhérazade (Netflix Original Film)
The Society (Netflix Original Series)
Wine Country (Netflix Original Film)

May 12
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 3 (Netflix Original Series)

May 13
Malibu Rescue (Netflix Original Series)

May 14
revisions (Netflix Anime)
Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate  (Netflix Original Special)
Weed the People

May 15
Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed!

May 16
Good Sam (Netflix Original Film)
Take Me Home Tonight

May 17
1994: Limited Series (Netflix Original Series)
Chip & Potato (Netflix Original Series)
It’s Bruno (Netflix Original Series)
Maria (Netflix Original Film)
Morir para contar (Netflix Original Film)
Nailed It!: Season 3 (Netflix Original Series)
See You Yesterday (Netflix Original Film)
The Rain: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
Well Intended Love (Netflix Original Series)
White Gold: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)

May 18
The Blackcoat’s Daughter

May 20
Prince of Peoria: Part 2 (Netflix Original Series)
Rosario Tijeras (Mexico Version): Season 2

May 21
Arrow: Season 7
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (Netflix Original Special)

May 22
A Tale of Two Kitchens (Netflix Original Series)
One Night in Spring (Netflix Original Series)
The Flash: Season 5

May 23
Riverdale: Season 3
Slasher: Solstice (Netflix Original Series)

May 24
After Maria (Netflix Original Series)
Alta Mar (Netflix Original Series)
Joy (Netflix Original Film)
Rim of the World (Netflix Original Film)
She’s Gotta Have It: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
The Perfection (Netflix Original Film)
WHAT / IF (Netflix Original Series)

May 27
Historical Roasts (Netflix Original Series)
Outlander: Seasons 1-2

May 28
Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

May 30
Chopsticks (Netflix Original Film)
My Week with Marilyn
Svaha: The Sixth Finger (Netflix Original Film)
The One I Love

May 31
Always Be My Maybe (Netflix Original Film)
Bad Blood: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
Black Spot: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (Netflix Original Series)
Killer Ratings (Netflix Original Documentary)
When They See Us (Netflix Original Series)

Leaving May 1
8 Mile
The Birdcage
Cold Justice: Collection 3
Dances with Wolves
The Dirty Dozen
Disney High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Dr. No
The English Patient
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
For Your Eyes Only
From Dusk Till Dawn
From Russia with Love
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge
Licence to Kill
The Lovely Bones
The Notebook
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
The Other Boleyn Girl
Sixteen Candles
Sliding Doors
Somm: Into the Bottle
Tomorrow Never Dies

Leaving May 11
Switched at Birth: Seasons 1-5

Leaving May 15
Bill Nye, the Science Guy: Collection 1

Leaving May 19
Bridge to Terabithia

Leaving May 22
The Boss Baby

Leaving May 24

Leaving May 31
I Know What You Did Last Summer
West Side Story (1961)

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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