The Must-Stream Movies And Shows Coming To Netflix In May

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Another month, another infusion of quality content from the world’s favorite over-the-top streaming service. The dawn of May sees bouquet of new entertainment choices blooming on Netflix, including original series, long-loved movies and classic TV shows. Netflix continues their original onslaught with new seasons of Bloodline and Grace and Frankie as well as the first season of their first French language political drama, Marseille. Whatever your tastes, or native language, Netflix will have something for you in May.

Here’s a few of our must-stream movies and shows coming to Netflix in May, and don’t forget to check out the complete list of new additions below!


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A Study In Sherlock (May 1)

With the long wait in between new episodes Sherlock fans need something to satisfy their appetite for Benedict Cumberbatch’s eccentric detective. The behind the scenes special, A Study In Sherlock, will take an extended look at the making of the BBC’s transatlantic hit. Co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat will take you through the inner workings of Sherlock, with help from the cast, in what promises to provide fascinating insights into the development of the adventures of Holmes and Watson.


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Sixteen Candles (May 1)

John Hughes’s 1984 coming-of-age classic stars Molly Ringwald as high school sophomore Sam Baker trying to make it through her sixteenth birthday. Throughout the day Baker attempts to catch the eye of senior heartbreaker Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) while rejecting the advances of the socially awkward Ted (Anthony Michael Hall). Ringwald and Michael Hall stand out amongst stellar performances and showcase why they were two of the most in demand teens of the eighties. John Hughes is at his best here, crafting an authentic story with healthy doses of humor and pathos.


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To Catch A Thief (May 1)

One of the most underrated facets of Netflix is its extensive library of classical American cinema. The 1955 romantic thriller To Catch A Thief will certainly be a welcome edition to that collection. Helmed by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, the film stars the perennially charming Cary Grant as John “The Cat” Robie, a retired burglar living in the French Riveria who must clear his name after an unknown thief commits a string of robberies in Robie’s old style. During his investigation he falls for Frances Stevens, a wealthy young socialite played by a luminous Grace Kelly in her final Hitchcock film. With Oscar nominations for Costume Design and Art Direction along with a win for Cinematography, How To Catch A Thief is a visual delight that keeps the viewer’s eyes glued to the screen. Hitchcock’s trademark twists and turns and the palpable chemistry between Grant and Kelly make this 50s thriller a must-see.


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Marseille Season 1 (May 5)

It will be interesting to see how popular Marseille becomes in the States. Netflix’s first French original production pits the legendary Gerard Depardieu against Benoit Magimal in a taut political drama that echoes House of Cards. Set in the beautiful French port city of Marseille, the series follows the longtime mayor (Depardieu) as he enters into a war of succession with his former protege (Magimal). Created by celebrated French novelist Dan Franck, Marseille promises to be an exciting starting point in Netflix’s foray into international programming.


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Grace and Frankie Season 2 (May 6)

May marks the return of Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda as former rivals who have no choice but to become friends after their husbands fall in love with each other. Tomlin and Fonda are electric as modern day odd couple Frankie, a hippie art teacher, and Grace, a retired cosmetics mogul. Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson are also excellent in their supporting roles as Grace and Frankie’s ex-husbands. The show mixes humor and emotion in a pleasing manner that is sure to entertain.


Goosebumps (May 11)

The big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s spooky children’s book series of the same name joins its television series counterpart on Netflix this May. Starring Odeya Rush, Dylan Minnette and Jack Black as Stine, the horror comedy follows a young boy, Zach (Minnette), who moves to a new town to find that neighbors are none other that Goosebumps author R.L. Stine and his daughter Hannah (Rush). When Zach accidentally unleashes the monsters from Stine’s story into the real world, the three must scramble to get the beasts back into the books before they destroy the world. Packed with laughs and good natured scares, Goosebumps captures the fantastical elements of the books and successfully adapts them to a feature film.


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Bloodline Season 2 (May 27)

A thrilling drama of the first order, Bloodline offers up its second season near the end of the month. Set in the muggy environs of the Florida Keys, the series follows the Rayburn family, who find that their past secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home. Ben Mendelsohn is brilliant as the aforementioned brother, Danny, who threatens to destroy the Rayburns with his criminal activities. Linda Cardellini and Friday Night Lights alum Kyle Chandler excel in their roles as Danny’s siblings, and the stellar cinematography renders the South Florida environment a omnipresent supporting character.


Here is the full list of movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in April:

May 1

A Study in Sherlock (2016)

Admiral (2015)

Ava’s Possessions (2015)

Bring It On (2000)

Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)

Easy Living: Seasons 1-3

El Crítico (2013)

FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998)

Finger of God (2007)

Gary Gulman: It’s About Time (2016)

Great Expectations (1998)

I Am Road Comic (2014)

Jesus Town, USA (2014)

Just Friends (2005)

Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of The Bus Funny (2015)

Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent (2015)

Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz (2015)

LoliRock: Season 1 (2014)

My Last Day Without You (2011)

The Nutty Professor (1996)

Off the Map (2013)

Palm Trees in the Snow (2015)

Pleasantville (1998)

Shark Lake (2015)

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014)

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Sugar Coated (2015)

Terra (2015)

Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

To Catch a Thief (1955)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream (2007)

Who’s Driving Doug (2016)

May 2

The Replacements (2000)

May 3

Submerged (2015)

May 4

The Keeping Room (2015)

Shanghai Knights (2003)

May 5

Fourth Man Out (2015)

Marseille

May 6

Ali Wong: Baby Cobra

Baby Daddy, season 5

Grace and Frankie, season 2

Young & Hungry, season 3

May 8

The Chosen Ones (2015)

May 9

A Stand Up Guy (2015)

May 10

Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)

May 11

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Goosebumps (2015)

They Look Like People (2015)

May 12

Bleeding Heart (2015)

May 15

We Are Still Here (2015)

Yo Soy la Salsa (2014)

May 17

American Dad!: Season 10

Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)

Slasher, season 1 (2016)

May 18

A Girl Like Her (2015)

May 19

Benders, season 1 (2015)

May 20

Lady Dynamite, season 1

May 22

David and Goliath (2015)

The Letters (2014)

The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death (2015)

May 23

Electricity (2014)

May 26

Graceland, season 3

The Last Man on the Moon (2016)

May 27

Bloodline, season 2

Chef’s Table, season 2, Part 1

The Do-Over (2016)

Mako Mermaids, season 4

Hell on Wheels, season 5


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