What’s coming to Netflix in May? The new TV series and films to watch from Stranger Things to Senior Year

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The year rolls on, and Netflix is showing no signs of letting up when it comes to serving us addictive series and shiny, starry films.

Though May sees the release of the highly-anticipated fourth season of Stranger Things, there are plenty more options for the casual and dedicated viewer to enjoy.

Whether you’re looking for an old favourite film or some classy, foreign-language TV, scroll below for our best picks.

Netflix Originals

The Pentaverate – May 5

Veteran comedian Mike Myers is back! In this series, Myers plays multiple characters at the same time, with the main plot following a Canadian journalist who suddenly finds himself in way over his head.

Along for the Ride – May 6

What would a Netflix month be without the promise of a new teen romance? This one, which is based on the book by Sarah Dessen, follows two teens as they enjoy the summer they have left before they head to university in the autumn. A weepie for sure.

Clark – May 6

Ever wondered where the phrase “Stockholm Syndrome” comes from? The answer is, it was inspired by Sweden’s most notorious gangster, Clark Olofsson. Played by Bill Skarsgård, the show tells the story of an outlaw who became a beloved national figure: one to watch if you’re into foreign language TV.

The Takedown – May 6

Loved Lupin? Of course you did – so catch its star, Omar Sy, in this new French buddy-cop drama about two officers who hate each other being forced to work a case together.

Our Father - May 10

Netflix’s latest jaw-dropping, true-crime documentary examines the legacy of fertility doctor Douglas Cline, who fathered hundreds of children with unsuspecting women in his clinic. Now, years later, those children are picking up the pieces.

Senior Year – May 13

We’re heading back to high school with Rebel Wilson. In this bizarre-sounding comedy, Wilson plays a cheerleader who wakes up from a coma twenty years after an accident and decides to go back to finally tie up some loose ends – and get the title of prom queen.

The Lincoln Lawyer: Season 1 – May 13

This hotly-anticipated TV series (which has already been adapted into a Matthew McConaughey movie) follows a lawyer who has a rather unusual office: he works out of his iconic Lincoln Town Car. Starring Neve Campbell, Christopher Gorham and Jazz Raycole, it’s not one to miss.

Bling Empire: Season 2 – May 13


They’re back! Los Angeles’ richest Asians are here to cause more drama and serve even more looks than last season. Tune in for the jaw-dropping back-stabbing and wealth, stay for the fantastic fashion.

Stranger Things Season 4: Volume 1 – May 27

It’s time to head back to Hawkins, Indiana for the latest instalment of the blockbuster Stranger Things franchise. In this season, Eleven and the gang must reunite to face one of their scariest monsters yet: a mysterious foe from the world of the Upside-Down.

Films and shows coming to Netflix this month

When Harry Met Sally – May 1

One of those rom-coms that set the bar for all the rom-coms that followed. Starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, the film explores the relationship between their two central characters through twelve years of chance encounters, from Chicago to New York City.

Forrest Gump – May 1

Run, Forrest! Another timeless classic, which sees Tom Hanks star as the titular Forrest Gump, a simple man from the countryside who is swept up in (many, many) global events beyond his understanding. Also, he starts a shrimp business.

Corpse Bride – May 1

One of Tim Burton’s wackier films sees Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter star as Victor and revenant bride Emily, who is summoned when the hapless Victor accidentally practises his wedding vows on her grave. Cue hijinks and shenanigans – and a whole lot of bones.

Outlander: Season 5 – May 10

The steamiest show on television (or at least, its fifth season) is heading to your screen this May. Catch up with star-crossed lovers Jamie and Claire as they establish a life for themselves in the new land of America. Expect time-travel shenanigans and red-hot chemistry between the two leads.

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