What’s New on Netflix: May 2020.

What's New on Netflix: May 2020.

Netflix spins a pretty classic line-up for May with big name comedy specials and lots of original comedies.

While Netflix has made a name for itself with big prestige films in recent years, it rose to power by pumping out original comedies. This May, the streaming service looks to call back to its vintage format by loading up on laughs. Comedy specials from Hannah Gadsby, Jerry Seinfeld, and Patton Oswalt dominate. Non-stand-up fare includes the much anticipated satire Space Force with Steve Carell, a dark comedy with Christina Applegate, Dead to Me, and Kumail Nanjiani’s latest rom-com, Lovebirds.

What's New on Netflix: May 2020.
Remember back when the dumbest thing Trump did was to create a harmless Space Force? The good/bad old days…

To compliment this, the third-party offerings this month skew towards science fiction and fantasy. We get Back to the Future 1&2 (because who wants the final installment of a trilogy?) District 9, and most of the Underworld series. For recent hits, Uncut Gems and the Chinese animated blockbuster Ne Zha hit streaming on Netflix. If anyone facing Netflix Error code then you have to fix them.

What's New on Netflix: May 2020.
This cg extravaganza shattered records in China last year.

New and Notable.

  • Hollywood (May 1): In an alternate history take on the 1940’s, a group of female, minority, and marginalized film makers remake post-war Hollywood in their own image.
  • Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (May 19): It’s Patton Oswalt. Doing stand-up. What more do you need to know?
  • I’m No Longer Here (May 27): A young boy at the center of a group of Cumbia music fans gets into a misunderstanding with local street gangs, sending him fleeing across the board to save his life.
  • Space Force (May 29): A 4-star general (Steve Carell) reluctantly takes the job to implement the president’s order to create a Space Force. Carell re-teams with Greg Daniels from The Office.

Netflix: May 2020.

*Originals in Bold

May 1

  • All Day and a Night
  • Almost Happy
  • The Half Of It
  • Hollywood
  • Into the Night
  • Medici: The Magnificent: Pt 2
  • Mrs. Serial Killer
  • Reckoning: S 1
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Cracked Up, The Darrell Hammond Story
  • Den of Thieves
  • For Colored Girls
  • Fun with Dick & Jane
  • I Am Divine
  • Jarhead
  • Jarhead 2: Field of Fire
  • Jarhead 3: The Siege
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Masha and the Bear: S 4
  • Material
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki Kun: S 1
  • Sinister
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • The Patriot
  • Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: A New Arrival
  • Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: World of Tomorrow
  • Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Royal Engine
  • Underworld
  • Underworld: Evolution
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
  • Urban Cowboy
  • What a Girl Wants
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

May 4

  • Arctic Dogs

May 5

  • Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill

May 6

  • Workin’ Moms: S 4

May 7

  • Scissor Seven: S 2

May 8

  • 18 regali
  • Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt
  • Dead to Me: S 2
  • The Eddy
  • The Hollow: S 2
  • House at the End of the Street
  • Restaurants on the Edge: S 2
  • Rust Valley Restorers: S 2
  • Valeria

May 9

  • Charmed: S 2
  • Grey’s Anatomy: S 16

May 11

  • Bordertown: S 3
  • Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics
  • Trial By Media

May 12

  • True: Terrific Tales
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend

May 13

  • The Wrong Missy

May 14

  • Riverdale: S 4

May 15

  • Chichipatos
  • District 9
  • I Love You, Stupid
  • Inhuman Resources
  • Magic for Humans: S 3
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: S 5
  • White Lines

May 16

  • La reina de Indias y el conquistador
  • Public Enemies
  • United 93

May 17

  • Soul Surfer

May 18

  • The Big Flower Fight

May 19

  • Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything
  • Sweet Magnolias
  • Trumbo

May 20

  • Ben Platt Live From Radio City Music Hall
  • The Flash: S 6
  • RebeliĆ³n de los Godinez

May 22

  • Control Z
  • History 101
  • Just Go With It
  • The Lovebirds
  • Selling Sunset: S 2
  • Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series: S 2

May 23

  • Dynasty: S 3

May 25

  • Ne Zha
  • Norm of the North: Family Vacation
  • Uncut Gems

May 26

  • Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

May 27

  • I’m No Longer Here
  • The Lincoln Lawyer

May 28

  • Dorohedoro
  • La corazonada

May 29

  • Space Force
  • Somebody Feed Phil: S 3

May 30

  • High Strung Free Dance

TBA

  • Blood & Water
  • Kenny Sebastian: the Most Interesting Person in the Room
  • Mystic Pop-Up Bar

*Check out Netflix’ line-up for April here.

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