New on Netflix: May 2017 Releases

With a new month comes a whole new batch of titles on Netflix’s instant streaming collection. This month, the streaming service is adding a slew of movies and TV shows, from classic comedies to acclaimed dramas to new Netflix original series. Here are all of the new titles you can stream instantly on Netflix in May.

Netflix original TV shows

Aziz Ansari sits in a restaurant at a table with a glass of wine in Master of None

Aziz Ansari in Master of None | Netflix


Chelsea: Season 2: The sophomore season of Chelsea Handler’s talk show.

Kazoops!: Season 3: Music meets imagination in this inventive animated series about thinking outside the box and having fun.

Sense8: Season 2: The sophomore season of the sci-fi drama created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski.

Spirit: Riding Free: In a small Western town, a spunky former city girl forms a tight bond with a wild horse.


All Hail King Julien: Exiled: Season 1: A continuation to All Hail King Julien which ended at Season 4 with a cliffhanger.

Anne with an E: Season 1: The first season of Netflix’s adaptation of the Anne of Green Gables novels.

Master of None: Season 2: Aziz Ansari returns as fledgling actor Dev in the second season of this comedy.

Mindhorn: A has-been actor known for starring in a 1980s detective series must work with the police when a serial killer asks to speak with him.


The Keepers: Season 1: A seven part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a compassionate nun named Sister Cathy in Baltimore, Maryland that occurred 40–45 years ago.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3: Actress Ellie Kemper returns as the delightfully sunny Kimmy in Season 3 of this comedy.


Bloodline: Season 3: The final season of the Kyle Chander-starring drama.


F is for Family: Season 2: The sophomore season of Bill Burr’s animated comedy for Netflix.

House of Cards: Season 5: Kevin Spacey returns to Netflix’s dark political drama.

Netflix films

An image from Netflix's adaptation of the manga Blame!

BLAME! | Netflix


In the Shadow of Iris: Iris, the wife of rich banker, Antoine Doriot, disappears in the middle of Paris.


Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie: Los Angeles homicide detective Gene Handsome has a knack for solving crimes, but he seems unable to sort out his own life.


BLAME!: In the distant future where what’s left of the human race resides within the Megastructure, a mysterious loner goes on a quest to bring civilization back from the brink of oblivion.

Laerte-se: Laerte Coutinho, one of Brazil’s most brilliant cartoonists, introduces herself to the world as a woman, after living as a man for nearly 60 years.


War Machine: A political dark comedy chronicling the rollercoaster-style rise and fall of successful four-star general, Glenn McMahon.


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Don’t Think Twice (2016): Turmoil strikes a New York improv troupe (Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia) when one member leaves to star in a television show.

Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003): A senator arranges for his spoiled son to be kidnapped by a couple of actors pretending to be murderers.


The Adventure Club (2016): With the discovery of an ancient puzzle box, a boy begins an adventure to find his fortune.


Masterminds (2016): An action comedy based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo Bank Robbery in North Carolina.


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Chaahat (1996): A brother will go to any length to get the man his sister has fallen for to reciprocate her feelings.

Chocolat (2000): A mother and daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the morality of the community.

Forrest Gump (1994): The character of Forrest Gump has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but the person he cares about most is his childhood love.

Love (2015): An American living in Paris enters an erotic and emotionally charged relationship.

Raja Hindustani (1996): The daughter of a rich tycoon falls in love with a cab driver, causing family tensions to arise.


Two Lovers and a Bear (2016): Two souls come together in a small town near the North Pole to find inner peace.


The Host (2013): A young woman, Melanie, is captured after the human race has been taken over by parasitic aliens called “Souls.”


Hunter Gatherer (2016): An optimistic middle-aged man returns home after a 3-year stint in prison, only to find his girlfriend and friends have moved on.


All We Had (2016): A single mother and her teen daughter struggle to make ends meet during the worldwide financial crisis in 2008.


The Apostate (2015): A young man involved in the Catholic Church tries to renounce his faith.


Lovesong (2016): A woman embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend.

The Intent (2016): A young man joins a crew as it goes from peddling weed to armed robberies.


The Break-Up (2006): A couple fights over who gets to keep their apartment after they break up.

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012): A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child.


Inglourious Basterds (2009): A fictional alternate history story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany’s political leadership.


Dig Two Graves (2014): A girl’s obsession with her brother’s disappearance leads her on a nightmarish journey.


Southpaw (2015): A reigning junior middleweight boxing champion hits rock bottom after the death of his wife.


Believe (2016): During tough economic times, a small-town business owner struggles with his desire for financial success and the responsibility of funding the annual Christmas pageant.

Action and adventure

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Doctor Strange | Marvel


Cold War 2 (2016): Rival police chiefs clash after a killer makes a desperate escape.


Sahara (2005): Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime while seeking out a lost Civil War battleship in this action comedy.


Cave (2016): A group of former military elites set out to explore an uncharted abyss.


Doctor Strange (2016): A brilliant neurosurgeon develops new mystical powers after embarking on a journey of spiritual and physical healing, following a terrible car accident.

Animated flicks

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Happy Feet | Warner Bros. Pictures


Happy Feet (2006): A young Emperor Penguin is expected to find his soulmate through song, but cannot sing. Instead, he has an amazing talent for tap dancing.

Nerdland (2016): An adult animated film following two friends who embark on an attention-grabbing journey through Los Angeles to become famous.


A woman on a TV screen in a dark room in a scene from Beyond the Gates

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Drifter (2017): A pair of outlaw brothers seek temporary refuge in a desolate town inhabited by a small family of psychotic cannibalistic lunatics.


Stake Land II (2016): A new adventure set several years after the events in 2010’s Stake Land.


Beyond the Gates (2016): Two estranged brothers stumble across a mysterious VCR board game to reunite at their missing father’s video store.

TV shows

The cast of Freeform's Switched at Birth stand on a staircase in a house, all dressed up

Switched at Birth | Freeform


Under Arrest: Season 5 (2016): Cameras follow police officers on patrol and capture their gritty world.


The Last Kingdom: Season 2 (2017): The second season of Bernard Cornwell’s historical novel series, The Saxon Stories.


Queen of the South: Season 1 (2016): A woman is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico.


Switched at Birth: Season 5 (2017): The final season of Freeform’s family drama.

The Fosters: Season 4 (2016): A multi-ethnic blended family deal with the various ups-and-downs of life in the fourth season of the Freeform drama.


Sherlock: Series 4 (2016): The fourth season of PBS’ Sherlock series.


Royal Pains: Season 8 (2016): The final season of the USA drama.

Riverdale: Season 1 (2016): The freshman season of The CW’s Archie-inspired drama.


Bunk’d: Season 2 (2016): Season 2 of Disney Channel’s hit comedy series.

Comedy specials

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Maria Bamford: Old Baby: Maria Bamford performs a fast-paced stand-up set for crowds at various venues in this traveling comedy special.


Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery: The comedy star delivers an all-new stand-up set filmed live at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre.


Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive: Tracy Morgan’s all-new stand-up special


Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King: An hour-long stand-up special for Netflix from the comedian.


Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust: The comedian delivers her latest stand-up routine.


A woman stands next to a telephone pole in a scene from I Am Jane Doe

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American Experience: The Big Burn (2014): The documentary chronicling the story of a 1910 wildfire that devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies.

American Experience: The Boys of ’36 (2017): This documentary follows the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany.

Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008): A rockumentary film about the Canadian heavy metal band, Anvil.

Blood on the Mountain (2016): An investigative documentary into the economic and environmental injustices that have resulted from industrial control in West Virginia.

Decanted (2006): A documentary that looks inside one of the most renowned wine growing regions in the world, Napa Valley.

Losing Sight of Shore (2017): A group of brave women set out to row across the Pacific Ocean from America to Australia.

Richard Pryor: Icon (2014): A look at how Richard Pryor (1940–2005) impacted the world of comedy.


Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower: Bodyguards protect the rich and famous from potential harm.

Hija De La Laguna (Daughter of the Lake) (2015): An Andean woman uses her powers of communicating with water spirits to stop a corporation from destroying a lake.


The Mars Generation: Teenagers train at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center to become the engineers and astronauts of tomorrow.


LoveTrue (2016): Three real-life relationships unfold in different corners of the country.


Get Me Roger Stone: A Netflix documentary about the Trump insider and his influence on American politics.


Command and Control (2016): Filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how human error caused an explosion at a nuclear site toward the end of the Cold War.


What’s With Wheat? (2017): A documentary investigating the growing epidemic of wheat intolerance.


They Call Us Monsters (2017): A documentary investigating the questions that legislators are grappling with across the country as they attempt to reform our juvenile justice system.


I am Jane Doe (2017): A group of American mothers wage a battle against sex trafficking on behalf of their daughters.

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower: A teenager rallies thousands of kids to occupy the streets of Hong Kong after China’s Communist Party breaks its promise of autonomy.


Forever Pure (2016): The Beitar football club in Jerusalem deals with racist outrage after signing two Muslim players in 2012.

A New High (2015): A group of men and women in downtown Seattle come together to escape homelessness and drug addiction.