Netflix's New Releases Coming in May 2019

5:43 PM 5/1/2019

by Abbey White

Take a look at the movies and TV shows that will be added to the streaming service this month.

Summer themes abound in Netflix's new batch of comedy, drama and reality originals, which will drop alongside a slew of big- and small-screen favorites throughout the month.

Women lead a number of May's most anticipated new originals, including Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini's black comedy series Dead to Me; Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish's animated series Tuca & Bertie; and Amy Poehler's vacation comedy Wine CountryKnock Down the House, the 2018 midterm political doc featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is also slated to premiere this month. 

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, the Ted Bundy drama starring Zac Efron and Lily Collins, will start streaming on May 3, while Wanda Sykes' new comedy special, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, will release on May 21. 

On the TV side, the fourth season of the former Fox series Lucifer will drop this month, along with the third season of the Dave Franco-led ensemble drama Easy and the first season of Netflix's new physical game show Flinch. Among the other expected releases are the second season of Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It (May 24) and When They See Us, the four-part limited series about the Central Park Five from director Ava DuVernay (May 31).  

The Matrix trilogy also joins the streaming library, alongside other fan favorites and award winners such as Scarface, Gremlins, John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky, Oscar winner Moonlight and My Week With Marilyn. The third season of Riverdale and first two seasons of Outlander are among the streamer's newly added nonoriginal TV series. 

Missed last month? See Netflix's April new releases here. Then read the complete list of film and TV additions for May below. 

  • May 1

    Angels & Demons
    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    Chasing Liberty   
    Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
    , Parts 1 and 2
    Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
    Dumb and Dumber
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Gosford Park
    Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
    Her Only Choice
    Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer
    , Season 2
    John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky
    Just Friends
    Knock Down the House
    Munafik 2
    Revolutionary Road
    Roswell, New Mexico
    , Season 1
    Taking Lives
    The Da Vinci Code
    The Dark Crystal
    The Matrix
    The Matrix Reloaded
    The Matrix Revolutions
    To Rome With Love

    Wedding Crashers
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  • 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
    Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage
    The Last Summer
    Mr. Mom
    , Season 14
    True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Mushroom Town
    Tuca & Bertie

  • May 4

    Like Arrows

  • May 6


  • May 7

    The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution
    Queen of the South
    , Season 3

  • May 8

    Lucifer: Season 4

  • May 9

    Bathtubs Over Broadway

  • May 10

    Dry Martina
    , Season 3
    Gente que viene y bah
    Harvey Girls Forever!
    , Season 2
    , Season 1
    ReMastered: The Lion's Share
    The Society
    Wine Country

  • May 12

    Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj, Volume 3

  • May 13

    Malibu Rescue 

  • May 14

    Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate
    Weed the People   

  • May 15

    Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed!

  • May 16

    Good Sam
    Take Me Home Tonight

  • May 17

    1994: Limited Series
    Chip & Potato
    It's Bruno
    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
    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
    Rim of the World
    She's Gotta Have It
    , Season 2
    The Perfection
    WHAT / IF

  • May 27

    Historical Roasts
    , Seasons 1-2

  • May 28

    Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

  • May 30

    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