What’s New on Netflix: May 2018.

What’s New on Netflix: May 2018.

Netflix is coming for your funny bone this May with specials from Carol Burnett, Steve Martin, Martin Short and Michelle Wolf.

What's New on Netflix: May 2018.
Here we see a pair of elusive Martins in their natural habitat.

Sci Fi and Comedy are the peanut butter and jelly in Netflix’ programming sandwich this May.  The return of legendary comedians such as Carol Burnett and Steve Martin is like a solar eclipse, so make sure to check out their new specials.  If you’re done laughing, you can start screaming when Netflix releases the new sci fi thriller Cargo and the sci fi/horror series The Rain.  All this joins a returning line up of high profile original series like Dear White People, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

The list of classic movies being added to Netflix shrinks each month, especially in comparison to their original content.  This month helps to alleviate the scarcity by having many big name arrivals:  Coco, Only God Forgives, and Desolation are all worth your time.  (As a funny bit of trivia, since both Amazon and Hulu have the Hannibal Lecter thriller Manhunter in their line-up this month, Netflix has added the remake – Red Dragon – to theirs!)

Netflix: May 2018.

Original Movies/Specials.

What's New on Netflix: May 2018.
This Wolf breathes fire!

Netflix has their usual blend of documentaries and comedy specials this moth, but those looking to spot a rare conjunction should check out Carol Burnett, Steven Martin, and Martin Short’s specials.  As for new original movies dropping in May, keep an eye out for Cargo: a man infected with a killer plague tries to find a place his infant daughter will be safe during what may be the end of the world.  This is a feature length remake of a short film, both directed by Australian actress and director Yolanda Ramke.

  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City (May 1)
  • Anon (May 4)

  • End Game  (May 4)

  • Forgive Us Our Debts (May 4)
  • Manhunt (May 4)

  • Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (May 8)
  • Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (May 11)
  • The Kissing Booth  (May 11)
  • Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (May 13)
  • Cargo  (May 18)

  • Catching Feelings

  • Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here  (May 22)
  • Explained  (May 23)
  • Ibiza (May 23)

  • Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life  (May 25)
  • Life  (May 25)
  • Sara’s Notebook  (May 26)

Original Series.

What's New on Netflix: May 2018.
Hmm…don’t you mean “The Stairs”?

Early in the month we get the return of Dear White People, the series adaptation of the hard-edged comedy of the same name.  David Letterman has two specials this month, Joel McHale has his season finale of the Joel McHale Show on Sunday the 13th this month, and Bill Nye is still trying to save the world for a third season.  My interest is in the new series by Michelle Wolf, of Daily Show fame, who made a big splash this week at the White House Correspondents Dinner.  If you’re in to science fiction (and according 90% of the new TV series out lately, you are) then check out The Rain, coming May 4th.

  • Busted!: Season 1  (May 4)
  • A Little Help with Carol Burnett (May 4)

  • Dear White People Volume 2  (May 4)
  • Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2  (May 4)
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey (May 4)
  • The Rain: Season 1 (May 4)

  • Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3 (May 11)
  • The Who Was? Show: Season 1  (May 11)
  • Inspector Gadget: Season 4  (May 18)
  • Mob Psycho 100: Season 1  (May 22)

  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors Part 2  (May 22)
  • Fauda: Season 2  (May 24)
  • The Toys That Made Us: Season 2  (May 25)
  • Trollhunters Part 3  (May 25)
  • The Break with Michelle Wolf  (May 27)

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4  (May 30)
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern  (May 31)

Movie Release Schedule.

May 1

  • 27: Gone Too Soon
  • A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
  • Amelie
  • Beautiful Girls
  • Darc
  • God’s Own Country

  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Mr. Woodcock
  • My Perfect Romance
  • Pocoyo & Cars
  • Pocoyo & The Space Circus
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Red Dragon
  • Scream 2
  • Shrek
  • Sliding Doors
  • Sometimes
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Carter Effect
  • The Clapper
  • The Reaping
  • The Strange Name Movie

May 2

  • Jailbreak

May 5

  • Faces Places

May 8

  • Desolation

May 9

  • Dirty Girl

May 14

  • The Phantom of the Opera

May 15

  • Only God Forgives

May 16

  • 89
  • Mamma Mia!
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • The Kingdom
  • Wanted

May 19

  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Small Town Crime

May 20

  • Some Kind of Beautiful

May 24

  • Survivors Guide to Prison

May 29

May 31

  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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