What’s new on Netflix (May 2018)

May is here, so what’s new on Netflix this month? Good question. Netflix’s May schedule has a lot to offer, but I’m mostly excited about a number of the new original specials. These include new specials from Tig Notago, John Mulaney, Steve Martin and Martin Short, Tina Fey via David Letterman, Ali Wong, and a series (The Break) from the now (in)famous Michelle Wolf.

Favorite original content coming back to Netflix this month includes The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Fauda, and Dear White People.

Some notable non-original content that is new on Netflix this month includes The 40 Year Old Virgin, Amélie, Red Dragon, Shrek, and The Bourne Ultimatum.

Of course that’s just scratching the surface. Here’s a look at everything upcoming this month:

May 1

Coming to Netflix in May 2018

Hellboy II: the Golden Army

  • 27: Gone Too Soon
  • A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
  • Amélie
  • Beautiful Girls
  • Darc
  • 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 one
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Red Dragon
  • Scream 2
  • Shrek
  • Simon, season one
  • Sliding Doors
  • Sometimes (Netflix original)
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Carter Effect
  • The Clapper
  • The Reaping
  • The Strange Name Movie
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, season two

May 2

  • Jailbreak

May 3

  • Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures, season one

May 4

Coming to Netflix in May 2018

Dear White People

  • A Little Help with Carol Burnett (Netflix original)
  • Anon (Netflix original)
  • Busted! season one (Netflix original)
  • Dear White People, volume two (Netflix original)
  • Forgive Us Our Debts (Netflix original)
  • Kong: King of the Apes, season two (Netflix original)
  • Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo
  • Manhunt (Netflix original)
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: Tina Fey (Netflix original)
  • No Estoy Loca
  • The Rain, season one

May 5

  • Faces Places

May 6

  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (Netflix original)

May 8

  • Desolation
  • Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (Netflix original)

May 9

  • Dirty Girl

May 11

Coming to Netlfix in May 2018

Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist

  • Bill Nye Saves the World, season three (Netflix original)
  • Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (Netflix original)
  • Spirit Riding Free, season five (Netflix original)
  • The Kissing Booth (Netflix original)
  • The Who Was? Show, season one (Netflix original)
  • May 13
  • Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

May 14

  • The Phantom of the Opera

May 15

Coming to Netflix in may 2018

Only God Forgives

  • Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, season four
  • Grand Designs, seasons 13 – 14
  • Only God Forgives
  • The Game 365, Seasons 15 – 16

May 16

  • 89
  • Mamma Mia!
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • The Kingdom
  • Wanted

May 18

  • Cargo (Netflix original)
  • Catching Feelings (Netflix original)
  • Inspector Gadget, season four (Netflix original)
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Disney’s Scandal, season seven
  • Small Town Crime
  • 13 Reasons Why, season two (Netflix original)

May 20

  • Some Kind of Beautiful

May 21

  • Señora Acero, season four

May 22

  • Mob Psycho 100, season one (Netflix original)
  • Shooter, season two
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors, part two (Netflix original)
  • Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here (Netflix original)

May 23

  • Explained (Netflix original)

May 24

  • Fauda, season two

May 25

Coming to Netflix in May 2018


  • Ibiza (Netflix original)
  • Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (Netflix original)
  • The Toys That Made Us, season two (Netflix original)
  • Trollhunters, part three (Netflix original)

May 26

  • Sara’s Notebook (Netflix original)

May 27

  • The Break with Michelle Wolf (Netflix original)

May 29

  • Disney Pixar’s Coco

May 30

Coming to Netflix in May 2018

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, season four (Netflix original)

May 31

  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: Howard Stern (Netflix original)

Out of everything that is new on Netflix this month, what are you most looking forward to? Let us know down in the comments. Looking for more content to watch? Be sure to check out our list of some of the best series on the platform.

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