Coming and Going on Netflix in May 2020

Steve Carell heads up Space Force, an original comedy created by Carell’s The Office-mate Greg Daniels, and Ryan Murphy offers his take on Hollywood in his 1940s period piece series starring Darren Criss, Patti Lupone, and Samara Weaving, two of the new shows launching on Netflix in May.

Other new shows include the limited series The Eddy with André Holland as a jazz club owner in Paris and family drama Sweet Magnolias and there are new seasons of Dead to Me, Workin’ Moms, Dynasty, Grey’s Anatomy, Charmed, Riverdale, Supergirl, and The Flash.

New movies this month include the award-winning Uncut Gems with Adam Sandler, the Netflix original drama All Day and a Nightwith Jeffrey Wright and Regina Taylor, comedies The Lovebirds with Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjani and The Wrong Missy with David Spade and Lauren Lapkus, LGBTQ teen comedy The Half of It, and interactive comedy special Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend with Ellie Kemper.

Nonfiction programs include Trial by Media and Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics and there are stand-up comedy specials from Jerry Seinfeld and Patton Oswalt and a concert special with Ben Platt

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

Coming Soon
Blood & Water (Netflix Original)
Mystic Pop-up Bar (Netflix Original)
Supergirl: Season 5

May 1
All Day and a Night (Netflix Film)
Almost Happy (Netflix Original)
Get In (Netflix Film)
Go! Go! Cory Carson: The Chrissy (Netflix Family)
The Half Of It (Netflix Film)
Hollywood (Netflix Original)
Into the Night (Netflix Original)
Medici: The Magnificent: Part 2 (Netflix Original)
Mrs. Serial Killer (Netflix Film)
Reckoning: Season 1 (Exclusively on Netflix)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Cracked Up, The Darrell Hammond Story
Den of Thieves
For Colored Girls
Fun with Dick & Jane
I Am Divine
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire
Jarhead 3: The Siege
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Masha and the Bear: Season 4
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki Kun: Season 1
Song of the Sea
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Heartbreak Kid
The Patriot
Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: A New Arrival
Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: World of Tomorrow
Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Royal Engine
Underworld: Evolution
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Urban Cowboy
What a Girl Wants
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

May 4
Arctic Dogs

May 5
Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill (Netflix Comedy Special)

May 6
Workin’ Moms: Season 4 (Netflix Original)

May 7
Scissor Seven: Season 2 (Netflix Anime)

May 8
18 regali (Netflix Film)
Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt (Netflix Family)
Dead to Me: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
The Eddy (Netflix Original)
The Hollow: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
House at the End of the Street
Restaurants on the Edge: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Rust Valley Restorers: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Valeria (Netflix Original)

May 9
Charmed: Season 2
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 16

May 11
Bordertown: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (Netflix Documentary)
Trial By Media (Netflix Documentary)

May 12
True: Terrific Tales (Netflix Family)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend (Netflix Interactive Special)

May 13
The Wrong Missy (Netflix Film)

May 14
Riverdale: Season 4

May 15
Chichipatos (Netflix Original)
District 9
I Love You, Stupid (Netflix Film)
Inhuman Resources (Netflix Original)
Magic for Humans: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 5 (Netflix Family)
White Lines (Netflix Original)

May 16
La reina de Indias y el conquistador (Netflix Original)
Public Enemies
United 93

May 17
Soul Surfer

May 18
The Big Flower Fight (Netflix Original)

May 19
Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (Netflix Comedy Special)
Sweet Magnolias (Netflix Original)

May 20
Ben Platt Live From Radio City Music Hall (Netflix Documentary)
The Flash: Season 6
Rebelión de los Godinez (Netflix Film)

May 22
Control Z (Netflix Original)
History 101 (Netflix Original)
Just Go With It
THE LOVEBIRDS (Netflix Film)
Selling Sunset: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

May 23
Dynasty: Season 3

May 25
Ne Zha
Norm of the North: Family Vacation
Uncut Gems

May 26
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (Netflix Comedy Special)

May 27
I’m No Longer Here (Netflix Film)
The Lincoln Lawyer

May 28
Dorohedoro (Netflix Anime)
La corazonada (Netflix Film)

May 29
Space Force (Netflix Original)
Somebody Feed Phil: Season 3 (Netflix Documentary)

May 31
High Strung Free Dance

Leaving Netflix in May

Leaving May 1
John Carter 

Leaving May 15
The Place Beyond the Pines

Leaving May 17
Royal Pains: Season 1-8

Leaving May 18
Scandal: Season 1-7

Leaving May 19
Black Snake Moan
The First Wives Club
It Takes Two
Love, Rosie
She’s Out of My League
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Young Adult 
Yours, Mine and Ours

Leaving May 25
Bitten: Season 1-3

Leaving May 30
Bob Ross: Beauty Is Everywhere: Collection 1

Leaving May 31
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 
Dear John
Final Destination
The Final Destination
Final Destination 2 
Final Destination 3
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Looney Tunes: Back in Action 
My Girl
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Red Dawn
Richie Rich

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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