Everything Coming to and Leaving Netflix in May

Michelle Darrisaw
Photo credit: Colleen Hayes - Netflix
Photo credit: Colleen Hayes - Netflix

From Oprah Magazine

  • Netflix just released its list of the movies and TV shows coming in May.

  • We're counting down to the release of Wine Country starring Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph.

  • Plus, see what shows you'll want to catch ASAP before they're removed.

Netflix is bringing the heat with a new lineup of musicals, original films, and series coming in May. The month is shaping up to be a funny one, with acclaimed comedian Wanda Sykes returning to the stage in her new special, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal.

And who needs the sun when you've got legendary trio and Saturday Night Live alums Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, and Amy Poehler coming together for one hilarious weekend road trip to Napa valley in the Netflix original, Wine Country? You can also plan to binge-watch series like Charmed, She's Gotta Have It, Pose, and Nailed It! Also, don't forget to learn the details of the complicated case involving the Central Park Five in the Ava DuVernay-directed docuseries, When They See Us.

But several titles are also leaving Netflix in May, so you only have a few more days to catch Jaws, The Notebook, Sixteen Candles, The Birdcage, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind one last time. Here are the highlights, plus every single title arriving to and leaving in May.

Revolutionary Road, May 1

Photo credit: Paramount Vantage/DreamWorks Pictures
Photo credit: Paramount Vantage/DreamWorks Pictures

After playing the tragic lovers Rose and Jack in the 1997 movie Titanic, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio reunited again for Revolutionary Road. The 2008 romance film centers around a married couple, April and Frank, who are struggling individually and in their marriage.

Knock Down the House, May 1

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

Director Rachel Lears follows these four female Democratic candidates who ran for office in the 2018 midterm elections: Amy Vilela in Nevada, Cori Bush in Missouri, Paula Jean Swearengin in West Virginia, and Congressional winner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York.

Dead to Me, May 3

Photo credit: Saeed Adyani/Netflix
Photo credit: Saeed Adyani/Netflix

Christina Applegate returns to the small screen as a grieving widow in this dark comedy series. Applegate stars as Jen, an Orange County realtor whose husband died in a hit-and-run accident. At a grief support group, she finds a friend in the equally sarcastic and offbeat Jen (Linda Cardellini).

Wine Country, May 10

Photo credit: Colleen Hayes - Netflix
Photo credit: Colleen Hayes - Netflix

For her directorial debut, Amy Poehler enlisted the help of fellow comedic legends and SNL all-stars Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, and Rachel Dratch. Using inspiration from their real road trips, the four women, along with Paula Pell and Emily Spivey, go on a boozy trip to Napa Valley.

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, May 21

Photo credit: Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix
Photo credit: Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix

Wanda Sykes has been a force in comedy for 30 years. And now, the Emmy-nominated actress is bringing her unique brand of humor and cultural critique to the stage for her first Netflix stand-up special. Sykes will discuss politics and social issues during the one-hour show.

She's Gotta Have It: Season 2, May 24

Photo credit: David Lee/Netflix
Photo credit: David Lee/Netflix

Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) is back and feistier than ever in season 2 of the reboot of Spike Lee's original 1986 film. Expect even more relationship drama and artistic setbacks as Nola heads to Puerto Rico to find herself.

The Perfection, May 24

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

As you wait for an update about whether season 3 of Dear White People is or isn't happening, its star, Logan Browning, can tide you over with this suspense thriller. She and Allison Williams of Get Out fame are cello musicians who suspiciously reconnect after a long hiatus.

Always Be My Maybe, May 31

Photo credit: ED ARAQUEL - Netflix
Photo credit: ED ARAQUEL - Netflix

Ali Wong and Randall Park star as Sasha and Marcus, two childhood sweethearts who stop talking to each other after a terrible argument. 15 years later, they randomly run into each other in San Francisco and quickly discover that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

When They See Us, May 31

Photo credit: Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix
Photo credit: Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix

Produced by Oprah and directed by DuVernay, this four-part dramatized series documents the 1989 rape of a white woman in New York's Central Park, and the subsequent 1990 trials of the five Black and Latino teenagers wrongly convicted of the crime.

The Movies and TV Shows Coming in May

May 1
Knock Down the House

Munafik 2
Angels & Demons
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Casper
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
Gremlins
Hairspray











(1988)
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Her Only Choice
Hoosiers
Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer



: Season 2
John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky
Just Friends
Revolutionary Road
Roswell, New Mexico



: Season 1
Scarface
Scream
Snowpiercer
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?
Zombieland







May 2
Colony
: Season 3
Olympus Has Fallen

May 3
A Pesar De Todo
All In My Family
Alles ist gut
Cupcake & Dino - General Services



: Season 2
Dead to Me
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Flinch
Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage
The Last Summer
Mr. Mom
Supernatural






: Season 14
True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Mushroom Town
Tuca & Bertie
Undercover


May 4
Like Arrows

May 6
Abyss

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

: Season 3

May 8
Lucifer
: Season 4

May 9
Bathtubs Over Broadway
Insidious

May 10
Dry Martina

Easy
: Season 3
Gente que viene y bah
Harvey Girls Forever!

: Season 2
Jailbirds

Pose
: Season 1
ReMastered: The Lion's Share
Shéhérazade
The Society
Wine Country




May 12
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
: Volume 3

May 13
Malibu Rescue

May 14
revisions

Still LAUGH-IN
: The Stars Celebrate
Weed the People

May 15
Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed!

May 16
Good Sa
Take Me Home Tonight

May 17
1994: Limited Series
Chip & Potato
It's Bruno
Maria




Morir para contar
Nailed It!

: Season 3
See You Yesterday
The Rain

: Season 2
Well Intended Love

White Gold
: Season 2

May 18
The Blackcoat's Daughter

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

May 21
Arrow
: Season 7
Moonlight

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

May 22
A Tale of Two Kitchens
One Night in Spring


The Flash
: Season 5

May 23
Riverdale
: Season 3
Slasher: Solstice

May 24
After Maria
Alta Mar
Joy
Rim of the World




She's Gotta Have It:
Season 2
The Perfection
WHAT / IF

May 27
Historical Roasts
Outlander

: Seasons 1-2

May 28
Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

May 30
Chopsticks
My Week with Marilyn
Svaha: The Sixth Finger



The One I Love

May 31
Always Be My Maybe
Bad Blood:

Season 2
Black Spot: Season 2
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

Killer Ratings
When They See Us



Coming in May

Charmed (2018): Season 1
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
: Season 4
The Mechanism
: Season 2
Supergirl
: Season 4

Everything Leaving in May

Leaving May 1
8 Mile
Chocolat

Cold Justice
: Collection 3
Dances with Wolves

Disney High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Dr. No
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
For Your Eyes Only
From Dusk Till Dawn
From Russia with Love





Godzilla
GoldenEye
Hostel
Jaws
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge
Licence to Kil
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Sixteen Candles










Sliding Doors
Somm
Somm: Into the Bottle
The Birdcage
The Dirty Dozen
The English Patient
The Lovely Bones
The Notebook
The Other Boleyn Girl
Tomorrow Never Dies
Watchmen












Leaving May 11
Switched at Birth
: Seasons 1-5

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

Leaving May 19
Disney’s Bridge to Terabithia

Leaving May 22
The Boss Baby

Leaving May 24
Southpaw

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


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