This month proves that all you need is a Netflix account to have more than enough new movies and television shows to fill your every spare moment. With so many excellent options, it’s hard to choose which to highlight, but here is our attempt to bring the best to the surface!

In case that’s not enough (how is that even possible?!) there are also some long awaited offerings from Hulu, Amazon, and HBO.

New on Netflix in May

Netflix Original Series Dead to Me

Dead to Me: Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini play widows who form a fast friendship after meeting in grief support group. This dark comedy explores how people deal with traumatic loss while layering in elements of mystery.

  • 5/1 – Knock Down the House – This documentary follows four female congressional candidates fighting the establishment of male incumbents, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • 5/1 – The Dark Crystal – With a Netflix exclusive prequel series set for release later this year, the original 1982 fantasy film from the Jim Henson Company is available to stream now
  • 5/1 – Roswell, New Mexico – Season 1
  • 5/3 – Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile – Netflix original film starring Zac Efron as Ted Bundy telling the story of Bundy’s crimes from his girlfriend’s perspective
  • 5/3 – Flinch – Season 1; a comedy game show in which flinching in harrowing situations results in punishment
  • 5/3 – All in My Family – After starting a family of his own in America, a gay filmmaker documents his loving, traditional Chinese family’s process of acceptance
  • 5/3 – The Last Summer – Netflix film in which high school graduates wrestle with love and friendship during their final summer together before college
  • 5/3 – Supernatural – Season 14
  • 5/3 – Colony – Season 3
  • 5/3 – Dead to Me – Season 1; dark comedy starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as widows dealing with loss
  • 5/3 – Tuca & Bertie – Season 1; an animated comedy from the producers of BoJack Horseman with the voices of Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong
  • 5/7 – Queen of the South – Season 3
  • 5/8 – Lucifer – Season 4; resurrected after cancellation by Fox, follows a fallen angel seeking excitement in Los Angeles
  • 5/10 – The Society – Season 1; when everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the remaining teenagers forge their own society to survive
  • 5/10 – Pose – Season 1; a dance-musical drama set in 1980s New York from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals
  • 5/10 – Easy – Season 3
  • 5/10 – Jailbirds – Netflix documentary reality series about life in a women’s prison
  • 5/10 – ReMastered: The Lion’s Share – Netflix documentary in which a reporter discovers the family of the writer of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” living in poverty and helps them fight for fair compensation
  • 5/10 – Wine Country – Netflix film starring Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Ana Gasteyer
  • 5/12 – Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj – Volume 3
  • 5/14 – Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate – a tribute to the iconic TV series “Laugh-In” featuring Lily Tomlin, Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris, Billy Crystal, Snoop Dogg, and more
  • 5/16 – Good Sam – feel-good Netflix film in which a reporter finds love while pursuing the story of someone leaving bags of cash for strangers around New York City
  • 5/17 – It’s Bruno – Season 1; Netflix original comedy series about a man who devotes his days to caring for his dog and making sure his Brooklyn neighbors don’t interfere
  • 5/17 – Nailed It!– Season 3
  • 5/17 – See You Yesterday – Netflix film for teens in which two Brooklyn prodigies build a time machine to save one’s brother from being killed by a police officer
  • 5/17 – The Rain – Season 2
  • 5/17 – White Gold – Season 2
  • 5/21 – Wanda Sykes: Not Normal – Comedy special
  • 5/21 – Arrow – Season 7
  • 5/22 – The Flash – Season 5
  • 5/23 – Riverdale – Season 3
  • 5/23 – Slasher – Season 3
  • 5/24 – After Maria – Netflix documentary following three Puerto Rican women displaced by Hurricane Maria as their federal housing aid expires
  • 5/24 – Joy – Netflix film starring Jennifer Lawrence in the true story of a woman whose simple invention might make her a millionaire — if she can survive her dysfunctional family
  • 5/24 – Rim of the World – Netflix film from blockbuster director McG in which four teens are stranded at a summer camp when aliens attack, and then embark on a mission to save the world
  • 5/24 – She’s Gotta Have It – Season 2
  • 5/24 – The Perfection – Netflix psychological thriller film in which a troubled musical prodigy and a new star pupil embark down a sinister path
  • 5/24 – What / If – Part 1; a steamy and suspenseful Netflix original anthology series starring Renée Zellwegger that explores what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things
  • 5/27 – Outlander – Seasons 1 and 2; a romance/sci-fi/drama wherein a post-WWII nurse is transported to 1743 Scotland where she finds new love, trauma, and adventure
  • 5/28 – Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – Disney’s fantasy film about a young girl who must travel to a magical land to save it from evil
  • 5/30 – Chopsticks – Netflix film in which a gifted but insecure woman has a transformative experience when she asks a con man to help recover her stolen car
  • 5/31 – Bad Blood – Season 2
  • 5/31 – When They See Us – Limited series about the infamous case of the “Central Park Five” who were convicted of raping a female jogger only to be exonerated years later

New on Amazon in May

Amazon Original Series Good Omens

Good Omens: This 6-part Amazon original series stars David Tennant as a demon and Michael Sheen as an angel as they try to prevent the antichrist’s destruction of Earth; written by Neil Gaiman and also featuring Jon Hamm, Michael McKean, and Nick Offerman

  • 5/3 – Suspiria – 2018 supernatural horror film inspired by Dario Argento’s 1977 classic and starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton
  • 5/8 – Action Point – 2018 comedy starring MTV’s Jackass stars Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius inspired by a real-life, infamously unsafe amusement park in New Jersey; combines a fictional story with Jackass-style stunts
  • 5/10 – Sneaky Pete – Season 3
  • 5/14 – King of Thieves – 2018 British crime film based on the Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary of 2015 and starring Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Charlie Cox, Jim Broadbent, Paul Whitestone, and Ray Winstone
  • 5/15 – Yardie – 2018 British crime drama directed by Idris Elba
  • 5/17 – Fleabag – Season 2
  • 5/17 – The Durrells in Corfu – Season 3
  • 5/17 – Poldark – Season 4
  • 5/31 – Good Omens – 6-part Amazon original series starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen as a demon and an angel trying to prevent the antichrist’s destruction of Earth; written by Neil Gaiman

New on Hulu in May

Hulu's Catch-22

Catch-22: This Hulu original miniseries is a satirical dark comedy set in World War II, centered on an “artful dodger” who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him and the army keeps increasing the mission load to complete his service; it stars Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie, and George Clooney

  • 5/1 – Alone –  Season 5
  • 5/3 – Don’t Believe the Hype Season 1; from Complex
  • 5/3 – Everything’s For Sale – Season 1; from Complex
  • 5/3 – Jobs Unlisted – Season 1; from Complex
  • 5/3 – Price the Hype – Season 1; from Complex
  • 5/4 – Drunk History – Season 6a
  • 5/4 – The Clovehitch Killer – A picture-perfect family is shattered when the work of a serial killer hits too close to home; starring Dylan McDermott
  • 5/8 –  Hillbilly – Documentary that explores the ‘hillbilly’ image in media and culture and sheds light on how we perceive rural America
  • 5/9 – Action Point – 2018 comedy starring MTV’s Jackass stars Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius inspired by a real-life, infamously unsafe amusement park in New Jersey; combines a fictional story with Jackass-style stunts
  • 5/11 – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 6 premiere
  • 5/11 – One Million American Dreams – Documentary film about one of New York’s dark secrets — one million unclaimed American bodies in a 101-acre island cemetery
  • 5/12 – Claws – Season 2
  • 5/14 – The Bachelorette – Season 15 premiere
  • 5/15 – Big Bad BBQ Brawl – Season 2
  • 5/15 – Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction – Season 4
  • 5/15 – Burgers, Brews & ‘Que – Seasons 1-3
  • 5/15 – Cash Cab – Season 13
  • 5/15 – Counting On – Seasons 2 and 3
  • 5/15 – Diesel Brothers – Seasons 3 and 4
  • 5/15 – Eat, Sleep, BBQ – Season 1
  • 5/15 – Four Weddings – Seasons 7 and 8
  • 5/15 – I Found the Gown – Seasons 2 and 3
  • 5/15 – La Promesa – Season 1
  • 5/15 – Love It or List It – Season 12
  • 5/15 – The Little Couple – Seasons 11 and 12
  • 5/17 – Catch-22 – Hulu original miniseries; satirical dark comedy set in World War II starring Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie, and George Clooney
  • 5/21 – Preacher – Season 3
  • 5/27 – Broad City – Season 5
  • 5/29 – America’s Got Talent – Season 14 premiere
  • 5/29 – Songland – Series premiere; songwriters compete to have their work selected by a major recording artist
  • 5/29 – The Terror – Season 1
  • 5/30 – American Ninja Warrior – Season 11 premiere
  • 5/30 – Angie Tribeca – Season 4

New on HBO in May

The Deadwood Movie on HBO

Deadwood: Never say never. 13 years after its painful cancellation, HBO is finally reviving Deadwood with a movie written by original series creator David Milch. Most of the original cast has returned, excluding some notables who have passed since then, and, fittingly, the story will focus on the passage of time, what it has done to these characters and to their town.

  • 5/1 – Once Upon a Deadpool – A PG-13 re-edit and extended edition of Deadpool 2
  • 5/1 – Insidious: The Last Key – The fourth installment in the Insidious franchise, but second in story chronology
  • 5/3 – At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal – Documentary about the scandal, cover-up, and aftermath around the 2016 revelation that USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades
  • 5/4 – The Predator – The fourth Predator franchise movie starring Boyd Holbrook with Jason Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, and Sterling K. Brown
  • 5/4 – The Shop – Talk show series starring LeBron James and Maverick Carter with debates and discussions set in a barbershop
  • 5/6 – Chernobyl – HBO original mini-series about the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, and Emily Watson
  • 5/7 – Foster – Documentary film about the often-misunderstood world of foster care, told through stories from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
  • 5/11 – My Dad Wrote a Porno – Comedy special inspired by the British podcast of f the same name that has been downloaded over 100 million times
  • 5/11 – Night School – Extended version of the 2018 comedy starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish
  • 5/14 – What’s My Name – Muhammad Ali: Parts 1 and 2 – Documentary film directed by Antoine Fuqua about the life of boxer and cultural icon Muhammad Ali
  • 5/18 – Smallfoot – Animated children’s film wherein an abominable snowman’s discovery of the human world leads him to question his society’s belief structures and social order
  • 5/19 – 12 Strong – 2018 film about the U.S. Army Special Forces troops sent to Afghanistan immediately after the September 11th attacks; starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Trevante Rhodes
  • 5/25 – Halloween – 2018’s direct sequel to the original 1978 Halloween film, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle, reprising their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers
  • 5/28 – Running with Beto – Documentary film chronicling Beto O’Rourke’s 2018 campaign for the U.S. Senate election in Texas
  • 5/31 – Deadwood – The long-awaited continuation of HBO’s Deadwood series, which ran for three seasons from 2004 to 2006; reuniting the majority of cast members, including Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, and Molly Parker