Everything Coming To Netflix In May

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Ah, Netflix. Like our beaming entertainment Lady Liberty, the streaming site invites us in every month, providing respite for the binge-watchers weary of The OA, Friends, or the latest streaming obsession, 13 Reasons Why. Without Netflix's monthly entertainment bounty we'd all be lost, desperate television consumers, clawing at our DVRs and howling for something, anything to watch on a Friday. (Or maybe that's just me.) Luckily, our lady Netflix is a perpetual port in a storm, continually uploading new content to keep us entertained.
May 2017 is a particularly delightful month for the site. A few of our perennial favorites will make their triumphant returns. The second season of Aziz Ansari's incisive show Master Of None returns May 12. If that's too quiet for your liking, the garish sci-fi show Sense8 unfurls again on May 5. Tina Fey's New York City romp Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returns May 19, House Of Cards returns May 30, and Bloodline debuts its final season May 26. Tired of these faves? Enjoy a spring fling with one of Netflix's new releases, like the highly-anticipated show Anne With An E, a take on Anne of Green Gables. As usual, there are comedy specials in abundance, including one from Sarah Silverman and another from Hasan Minhaj, who will host the White House Correspondents Dinner in late April.
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Ahead, find the full list of shows, movies, and documentaries arriving on Netflix this May.
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American Experience: The Boys Of '36 (2017)

Meet the "boys of '36," a team of American rowers that competed for gold in the Berlin Olympics in the eve of World War II.

Available May 1
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American Experience: The Big Burn (2014)

This PBS documentary explores the ramifications of the greatest wildfire in American history, a blaze in the Rocky Mountains that killed 78 firefighters.

Available May 1
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Anvil! The Story Of Anvil (2008)

Anvil, the influential heavy metal duo, receives the documentary treatment.

Available May 1
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Happy Feet (2006)

Sad day? (Sad feet?) Watch this movie about a spunky, tap-dancing penguin voiced by Elijah Wood.

Available May 1
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In The Shadow Of Iris (2017)

As of yet, there is very little information on this Netflix Original film.

Available May 1
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Blood On The Mountain (2016)

This documentary trains its eyes on the plight of poverty in West Virginia.

Available May 1
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Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)

Taye Diggs is an actor who poses as a cop in order to scare a senator's kid straight.

Available May 1
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Richard Pryor: Icon (2014)

Get to know the comedy great in this documentary.

Available May 1
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Chaahat (1996)

Plucky struggling musician Roop accompanies his ailing father to Mumbai, where he falls in love with a beautiful wealthy woman named Reshma.

Available May 1
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Chocolat (2000)

Juliette Binoche is an alluring chocolatier who wins the affection of Johnny Depp in this romantic comedy.

Available May 1
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Forrest Gump (1994)

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know which spectacular Tom Hanks film will show up in your Netflix queue.

Available May 1
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Don't Think Twice (2016)

Mike Birbiglia's dark comedy about the New York City improv scene features the comedic stylings of Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Gethard, and Birbiglia himself.

Available May 1
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Love (2015)

Murphy, an American, travels to Paris only to enter into a dangerous psycho-sexual relationship.

Available May 1
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Drifter (2017)

Two lost brothers wander their way into a town populated entirely by cannibals in this horror film.

Available May 1
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Decanted. (2016)

Vino enthusiasts, pay attention — you'll be able to explore the various specifics of winemaking in this documentary about a Napa Valley vineyard.

Available May 1
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Losing Sight Of Shore (2017)

Four women rowers sail across the Pacific Ocean in this documentary.

Available May 1
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Nerdland (2016)

An animated romp about two friends hungry for fame. (Featuring Patton Oswalt!)

Available May 1
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Raja Hindustani (1996)

It's a classic tale: impoverished man meets wealthy, unavailable woman. Romantic foibles ensue.

Available May 1
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Under Arrest: Season 5 (2016)

This docu-series follows police officers in Canada.

Available May 1
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Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (2016)

Ever wonder what it's like to play protector to the rich and famous? Now, you don't have to!

Available May 2
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Hija De La Laguna (2015)

In this Peruvian film, a woman communicates with the water spirits to defeat a mining corporation hell bent on destroying a beloved lake.

Available May 2
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Maria Bamford: Old Baby

The woman behind Netflix's series Lady Dynamite takes her comedy chops to the stage in this hourlong special.

Available May 2
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Two Lovers And A Bear (2016)

Tatiania Maslany and Dane Dehaan play lovers in the Arctic Circle stalked by invisible terrors.

Available May 2
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Chelsea: Season 2

Chelsea Handler's weekly streaming show will premiere every Friday beginning May 5.

Available May 5
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Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie

Jeff Garlin plays opposite Natasha Lyonne in this campy Netflix mystery.

Available May 5
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Kazoops!: Season 3

The Netflix series for kids follows Monty, a six-year-old, and his pet pig Jimmy Jones.

Available May 5
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Sense8: Season 2

The thrilling sci-fi series from the Wachowski siblings makes its return.

Available May 5
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Simplemente Manu NNa

The Mexican comedian Manu NNA takes his comedy chops to Netflix for an hourlong special.

Available May 5
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Spirit: Riding Free: Season 1

In this Netflix Original Series for kids, you'll meet Spirit, a wild stallion, and Lucky, the only girl who can challenge him.

Available May 5
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The Last Kingdom: Seasons 1-2 (2016)

This Netflix Original series, previously only available on Netflix Canada, tells the tale of Alfred the Great as he defends his country from Norse invaders.

Available May 5
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The Mars Generation

Want to go to Mars? This documentary explores just how that might happen.

Available May 5
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Cold War 2 (2016)

In the sequel to Cold War, police commissioner Sean Lau must retrieve his kidnapped wife and child.

Available May 6
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When The Bough Breaks (2017)

Brooke Shields narrates this documentary about postpartum depression.

Available May 6
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LoveTrue (2016)

This documentary about true love in different corners of the world features original music by Flying Lotus.

Available May 7
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Stake Land II (2016)

When Van Helsing fails, turn to Stake Land II, another film about vampire hunting from Canada.

Available May 7
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The Host (2013)

Based on Stephanie Meyer's book The Host, this film details a land where "body-snatching" aliens have taken over.

Available May 7
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Beyond The Gates (2016)

In this horror film, a pair of brothers find themselves trapped inside a deadly video game. As the film's tagline states: Press play... and pray.

Available May 8
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Hunter Gatherer (2016)

Recently released from prison, Ashley (Andre Royo) returns to his family only to discover they've forgotten all about him.

Available May 8
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Norm Macdonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery

The SNL alum (and KFC spokesman) receives his own hourlong special.

Available May 9
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Queen Of The South: Season 1 (2016)

After her lover is murdered, a woman escapes to Spain and plots to reign queen of the drug empire there.

Available May 9
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All We Had (2016)

Katie Holmes is a young mother struggling to care for her daughter in this TriBeCa film festival darling.

Available May 9
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El apóstata (2015)

A Spanish man struggles to reconcile his understanding of the world with that of the Catholic Church.

Available May 10
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The Adventure Club (2016)

A young boy discovers a magical puzzle with adventure hidden in its mysteries.

Available May 10
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Switched at Birth: Season 5 (2016)

Catch the fifth season of the Freeform series about the classic hospital mishap — classic, I say — on Netflix.

Available May 11
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The Fosters: Season 4 (2016)

This Freeform show features an eclectic family.

Available May 10
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All Hail King Julien: Exiled: Season 1

This Netflix Original series focuses on King Julien, the lemur most famous for his turn in the Madagascar films.

Available May 12
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Anne with an E

Your favorite lady of Green Gables — her name is Anne, in case you weren't aware — gets her own Netflix Original series.

Available May 12
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Get Me Roger Stone

When Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, everyone was surprised. Except for Roger Stone. This Netflix Original documentary presents his story.

Available May 12
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Master Of None: Season 2

Aziz Ansari's hapless version of himself named Dev enjoys Italian adventures and the usual dating exploits.

Available May 12
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Mindhorn (2016)

This British comedy about a has-been actor forced into detective work makes its way stateside.

Available May 1
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Sahara

In this Netflix Original animated film, two snakes from opposite sides of the track fall in love. Alas, one snake (Eva) is stuck in a reptilian arranged marriage.

Available May 12
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Command and Control (2016)

Once upon a time, a site in Arkansas nearly launched a nuclear missile. This documentary tells that story.

Available May 13
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Cave (2016)

In the Norwegian horror film, cavers descend to find only, well, horrors.

Available May 13
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Lovesong (2016)

Riley Keough and Jena Malone play best friends-cum-lovers on a road trip in this Indie darling.

Available May 13
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Sherlock: Series 4 (2016)

Get more Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the fourth iteration of this British classic.

Available May 13
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The Intent (2016)

This police v. gangs action flick will satisfy fans of The Fast and the Furious franchise.

Available May 13
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Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive

After a traumatic car accident in 2014, the veteran comedian debuts his first post-accident comedy special, fittingly titled "Staying Alive."

Available May 16
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The Break-Up (2006)

It's a battle between exes in this romantic comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston.

Available May 16
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The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

Ryan Gosling plays a motorcycle racer and Bradley Cooper is the heroic cop who kills him in this thoughtful film. (Also, this is the movie where Ryan Gosling fell in love with Eva Mendes.)

Available May 16
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Royal Pains: Season 8 (2016)

The Hamptons medical procedural is is still kicking for an eighth season.

Available May 18
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Riverdale: Season 1 (2017)

The Archie comics get the murder mystery treatment in this teen series on The CW.

Available May 18
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BLAME! (2017)

This Netflix Original film takes place in a dystopian future. Killy, the protagonist, launches a mission to save the world from devastation.

Available May 19
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The Keepers

Netflix: Consistent purveyor of delicious true crime fare since Making A Murderer. This series focuses on a cold case involving a 26-year-old nun in Baltimore, Maryland.

Available May 19
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3

Everyone's favorite naïve New Yorker returns for a third season.

Available May 19
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What's With Wheat (2017)

Finally — the documentary about gluten you've been waiting for.

Available May 21
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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Quentin Tarantino directs this wonky wartime caper starring Eli Roth, Brad Pitt, and Diane Kruger.

Available May 22
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They Call Us Monsters (2016)

This documentary takes a critical stance on the criminal justice system, especially when it pertains to juvenile sentencing.

Available May 22
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Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King

The Muslim comedian's one man show — which appeared on Broadway in 2015 — gets the video treatment.

Available May 23
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Dig Two Graves (2014)

In this indie thriller, a young girl becomes obsessed with the dead brother.

Available May 23
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Southpaw (2015)

Jake Gyllenhaal is carved-in-marble boxer alongside Rachel McAdams in this film about the perils of the professional boxing industry.

Available May 24
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Bloodline: Season 3 (2017)

The southern-infused series returns for a third (and final) time.

Available May 26
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I Am Jane Doe (2017)

Jessica Chastain narrates this documentary about human trafficking.

Available May 23
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Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower

This Netflix Original details the true story of Joshua Wong, a high school student who organized thousands to fight for the autonomy of Hong Kong.

Available May 26
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War Machine

Netflix itself describes this original film as "part docu-series, part-parody." In the more "parody" parts of the film, Brad Pitt plays a four-star general who commanded NATO forces in Afghanistan in the '00s.

Available May 26
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Bunk'd: Season 2 (2016)

Kids head to summer camp in Maine in this fun-filled series for kids.

Available May 28
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Laerte-se

In Netflix's first documentary in Portuguese, Brazilian cartoonist Laerte Coutinho comes out as transgender.

Available May 19
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A New High (2015)

Addicts in Seattle combat their illness by climbing mountains.

Available May 29
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Forever Pure (2016)

This documentary examines the intersection between football and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Available May 29
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F is for Family: Season 2

Bill Burr's animated family sitcom returns for another season.

Available May 20
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House of Cards: Season 5

Prepare yourself for more political intrigue and Kevin Spacey's southern Drawl — House Of Cards returns.

Available May 30
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Masterminds (2016)

Kristin Wiig and Zach Galifianakis play idiot savants who organize the biggest bank heist in history.

Available May 30
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Marvel's Doctor Strange (2016)

Benedict Cumberbatch is the titular Doctor Strange in this film that takes place in Marvel's cinematic universe.

Available May 30
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Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust

Silverman, a veteran stand-up comic, debuts her first special on Netflix. (Her last, titled We Are Miracles, premiered on HBO.)

Available May 30
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Supergirl: Season 2 (2016)

Melissa Benoist stars as Superman's, younger, sillier relative in this CW series.

Available May 30
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Supernatural: Season 12 (2016)

How long has this campy fantasy been on the air? Oh, right, for 12 seasons. (Catch the most recent season on Netflix soon.)

Available May 30
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The Flash: Season 3 (2016)

The third season of this DC show features a musical crossover with the CW show Supergirl.*

Available May 30

*Editor's note: a previous version erroneously described "The Flash" as a Marvel television show.
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