New on Netflix in May 2024: every TV show and movie

 Jennifer Lopez in Atlas.
Jennifer Lopez in Atlas.

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Netflix continues to deliver new movies and TV shows in May to keep you entertained all month long.

Comedy buffs have a lot to be excited about as the Netflix is a Joke comedy festival kicks off early in the month with live events from some of the best and brightest comics in the business. There’s also the highly anticipated return of Bridgerton and the newest Jennifer Lopez movie, Atlas, coming this month.

We’ve provided our picks for the hottest movies, shows and documentaries coming to the platform right here: New on Netflix April 27 - May 3: an expert picks 7 shows to watch this week.

What's new on Netflix in May 2024

(Netflix original series and movies identified in bold)

May 1

  • Airport

  • Airport ‘77

  • Airport 1975

  • The Best Man Holiday

  • Blended

  • Blue Mountain State seasons 1-3

  • Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland

  • Deaw Special: Super Soft Power (2024, Thailand): From an all-star soccer game to awkward dating problems, Thai comic Udom Taephanich shares candid stories from his chaotic life.

  • Down the Rabbit Hole (2024, Mexico): Raised in opulence and culture, 10-year-old Tochtli's lavish life contrasts with the darkness that seeps in from his father's criminal activities.

  • Eat Pray Love

  • The Edge of Seventeen

  • The Equalizer

  • Frankly Speaking season 1 (Korea): A well-respected announcer suddenly loses his ability to self-censor on air, catching the attention of a TV writer who invites him on her variety show.

  • The Gentleman

  • Hellboy (2019)

  • Hulk

  • Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar season 1 (India): The scheming Mallikajaan rules over an elite house of courtesans — but a new rival threatens her reign as rebellion brews in British-ruled India.

  • Jumanji (1995)

  • Liar Liar

  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

  • The Matrix Resurrections

  • Mortal Kombat (2021)

  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith

  • The Nutty Professor

  • The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

  • Outlander season 6

  • Patriots Day

  • Public Enemies

  • Ride Along

  • Shrek

  • Shrek Forever After

  • Starship Troopers

  • Traffic

  • The Wedding Planner

  • White House Down

  • Woody Woodpecker

  • The Young Victoria 

May 2

  • A Man in Full season 1: Facing relentless foes and sudden bankruptcy, an Atlanta real estate tycoon must claw his way back to the top when his empire begins to crumble.

  • Beautiful Rebel (2024, Italy): The origin story of one of Italy's greatest rock stars, Gianna Nannini, who chased her dream despite obstacles from her family and the music industry.

  • Lola

  • Secrets of the Neanderthals (2024, UK): Secrets of the Neanderthals takes viewers on a journey from their preconceptions of Neanderthals as a dim-witted creature to a complex and creative people, through the lens of a unique, ongoing excavation and a landmark new discovery — the best preserved Neanderthal skeleton found in over a quarter century.

  • T⋅ P Bon (2024, Japan): After Bon accidentally intervenes in a Time Patrol case, he must join Agent Ream in saving innocent lives from the past — while watching history unfold.

May 3

Polly Brindle, Gio Helou, Brandi Marshall, Jason Oppenheim, Alex Hall, Austin Victoria, Kayla Cardona, Brett Oppenheim, Alexandra Jarvis and Tyler Stanaland walking in yacht wear in Selling the OC season 2
Polly Brindle, Gio Helou, Brandi Marshall, Jason Oppenheim, Alex Hall, Austin Victoria, Kayla Cardona, Brett Oppenheim, Alexandra Jarvis and Tyler Stanaland walking in yacht wear in Selling the OC season 2
  • 2 Hearts

  • John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s in LA (Live Event): In six live installments, John Mulaney explores Los Angeles during a week when pretty much every single funny person is in town.

  • Postcards season 1 (Nigeria): When a Nigerian single mother travels to India for a medical checkup, her journey will end up touching the lives of everyone she meets.

  • Selling the OC season 3: The ambitious agents at The Oppenheim Group attempt to up their real estate game as more personal drama interferes with major professional endeavors.

  • The Unbroken Voice season 2 (Colombia): As her career takes off, Arelys struggles to balance her music and her family life as dangerous new foes threaten to destroy everything.

  • Unfrosted (2024): In a time when milk and cereal ruled breakfast, a fierce corporate battle begins over a revolutionary new pastry. A Pop-Tart comedy from Jerry Seinfeld.

May 4

  • The Atypical Family season 1 (Korea): Blessed with superpowers, a man and his family begin to lose their abilities under the weight of the world — until a mysterious woman changes everything.

  • Katt Williams: Woke Foke (Live Event): Comedian Katt Williams lets loose in real time as he hits the stage on May 4 for Netflix’s second livestreamed stand-up event.

May 5

  • The Peanut Butter Falcon

  • Roast of Tom Brady (Live Event):Tom Brady will take the hits when sports and comedy stars team up to roast the greatest NFL quarterback of all time. .

May 6

  • 30 for 30: Broke

  • 30 for 30: Deion’s Double Play

  • 30 for 30: The Two Escobars

  • John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s in LA (Live Event)

  • Reba seasons 1-6

May 7

  • John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s in LA (Live Event)

  • Super Rich in Korea season 1 (Korea): Singaporean tycoons, Italian luxury brand heirs, and Pakistani nobles. Explore the lavish lives of multibillionaires living in Korea, and why they came.

May 8

  • The Final: Attack on Wembly (2024, UK): With England finally in contention for a major championship, 6,000 ticketless football fans storm Wembley Stadium, leaving destruction in their wake.

  • John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s in LA (Live Event)

  • War Dogs

May 9

  • Bodkin season 1: In this darkly comedic thriller, a crew of podcasters sets out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in an idyllic Irish town.

  • The Guardian of Monarchs (2024, Mexico): The forests of Michoacán are home to millions of monarch butterflies. Activist Homero Gómez was highly vocal about its preservation – and then he vanished.

  • John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s in LA (Live Event)

  • Mother of the Bride (2024): In this breezy rom-com, a tropical island wedding teeters on the brink of disaster after the mother of the bride discovers the groom's father is her ex.

  • Sing Street

  • Thank You, Next season 1 (Turkey): After a painful breakup, a young lawyer sets out to find true love in the confusing world of modern dating with the support of her best friends.

May 10

  • Blood of Zeus season 2: To escape the Underworld forever, Hades crafts a plan to claim Zeus's crown for himself and reunite with his beloved Persephone as ruler of Olympus.

  • Cooking Up Murder: Uncovering the Story of César Román (2024): This docuseries analyzes a murder case implicating a Spanish chef, who built a career in the spotlight through a web of secrets and false identities.

  • John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s in LA (Live Event)

  • Living with Leopards (2024, UK): A film crew follows two leopard cubs as they make the fascinating journey from infancy into adulthood in this up-close-and-personal nature documentary.

  • Pokemon Horizons: The Series Part 2 (Japan): The Rising Volt Tacklers continue their daring quest to find the black Rayquaza, with Liko and Roy upping their skills at every twist and turn!

  • The Ultimatum: South Africa season 1 (South Africa): A six-way partner-swap sparks wild attractions and tearful betrayals. Participants choose whom to love and leave in this heart-pounding experiment.

May 11

  • Mark Twain Prize Award: Kevin Hart (2024): Comedy's biggest stars gather to honor — and roast — Kevin Hart as he accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in a heartfelt, hilarious ceremony.

May 13

  • Archer seasons 1-13

  • Princess Power season 3: After their coronation, the princesses have a new challenge: getting accepted to the Princess Adventure Academy! But first they must complete six quests.

May 14

  • Married at First Sight season 15

May 15

  • Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal (2024, UK): When a dating site for people seeking adulterous affairs is hacked, millions of users' intimate data is exposed, wrecking marriages and destroying lives.

  • The Clovehitch Killer   

May 16

Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton season 2.
Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton season 2.
  • Bridgerton season 3 part 1: As a new crop of debutantes yearns to become the brightest of the ball, a wallflower with a double life finds her light amid secrets and surprises.
    Dumb and Dumber To
    Maestro in Blue season 2 (Greece): The consequences of a murder soon spread from the island of Paxos to Athens, forcing everyone to face their secrets and seek the truth  — or hide it.

May 17

  • The 8 Show season 1 (Korea): Eight individuals trapped in a mysterious 8-story building participate in an irresistible but brutal show where they earn money as time passes.

  • Power (2024): Driven to contain threats to social order, American policing has exploded in scope and scale over hundreds of years. Now, it can be described by one word: power.

  • Thelma the Unicorn (2024): A singing pony who dreams of stardom finds instant fame when she transforms into a sparkly unicorn — but becoming a celebrity is one wild ride.

May 19

  • A Simple Favor

  • Golden Kamuy (2024, Japan): On the Hokkaido frontier, a war veteran and Ainu girl race against misfits and military renegades to find treasure mapped out on tattooed outlaws.

May 20

  • The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties season 4 (France): In a globe-trotting season spanning four continents, the international success of the family business gives the Kretzes a taste for travel and adventure.

May 21

  • Rachel Feinstein: Big Guy (2024): From her firefighter husband's unflattering pet name to her mom's aggressive accessorizing, Rachel Feinstein lets loose in this stand-up comedy special.

  • Wildfire seasons 1-4

May 22

  • Act Your Age season 1

  • Toughest Forces on Earth season 1 (UK): This docuseries surveys military combat forces across the world to see how they train for dangerous missions using specialized equipment.

May 23

  • El vendedor de ilusiones: El caso de Generación Zoe (2024, Argentina): This documentary follows the rise and fall of Generation Zoe, a spiritual coaching network hiding the most unusual scam in Argentina's history.

  • Franco Escamilla: Ladies’ Man (2024, Mexico): Franco Escamilla takes the stage with tales of teenage romance gone wrong, featuring painfully long kisses and rockstar cameos with surprising outcomes.

  • Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf (2024, Japan): On the run from a past crime, Juzo Fujimaki is blackmailed into joining an illicit tournament and has to face top martial artists in deadly match-ups.

  • In Good Hands 2 (2024, Turkey): A newly reunited father and son grapple with new beginnings after tragedy, but can they manage to fill the void left by a beloved mother and wife?

  • Tires season 1: At his father's auto shop, a hapless manager strives to improve customer service and drive profits while keeping his troublemaking cousin in line.

May 24

Jennifer Lopez as Atlas inside an AI machine.
Jennifer Lopez as Atlas inside an AI machine.
  • Atlas (2024): A brilliant but misanthropic data analyst (Jennifer Lopez) with a deep distrust of AI finds it may be her only hope when a mission to capture a renegade robot goes awry.

  • Butterfly in the Sky: The Story of Reading Rainbow

  • Jurassic World: Chaos Theory (2024):The Camp Cretaceous gang comes together to unravel a mystery when they discover a global conspiracy that brings danger to dinosaurs — and to themselves.

  • Mulligan Part 2: Mulligan and his cabinet work together to keep what's left of America afloat while battling cruise ships, power outages and their own incompetence.

  • My Oni Girl (2024, Japan): A shy teenage boy's inability to say no is tested when a headstrong girl drags him on a mystical journey amid summer snow to find her missing mom.

May 28

  • Burnt

May 29

  • Bionic (2024, Brazil): In a dystopian future where robotic prosthetics redefine sports, two sisters compete in long jump — but their rivalry leads them down a sinister path.

  • Colors of Evil: Red (2024, Poland): A chilling murder at a Tri-City beach exposes a criminal underworld, testing the courage of a prosecutor and a grieving mother seeking answers.

  • Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult (2024): A group of prominent TikTok dancers are trapped in a cult masquerading as a management company called 7M. Among them is Miranda Wilking, whose family is desperately trying to get their daughter out. As other dancers and former members escape and work to rebuild their lives, it isn’t until they come together to try and put a stop to the cycle of their abuser that the real healing begins. This three part documentary series from director Derek Doneen, Dirty Robber and WV Alternative exposes the diabolical tactics used by cult-like organizations to exert control over people as well as the lengths families will go to keep their loved ones safe.

  • Patrick Melrose

May 30

  • Eric season 1 (UK): A desperate father, alongside a tenacious cop, battles his own demons on the streets of 1980s New York as he searches for his missing nine-year-old son.

  • Geek Girl season 1 (UK): Awkward teen Harriet has always wanted to fit in. Until she gets scouted by a top London model agent and learns that some people are meant to stand out.

May 31

  • A Part of You (2024, Sweden): A teenager struggles to pick up the pieces of her shattered world in this emotional and bittersweet coming-of-age drama about those who are left behind.

  • Chola Chabuca

  • How to Ruin Love: The Proposal season 1 (South Africa): Suspecting infidelity, love-cynic Zoleka follows her boyfriend to Cape Town, only to ruin her own surprise proposal. Now, she must win him back.

  • Raising Voices season 1 (Spain): When a 17-year-old reports a sexual assault at her high school, an investigation upends her life and tests her relationships.

  • Tòkunbọ̀ (2024, Nigeria): Tòkunbọ̀ , an ex-car smuggler, is on a dangerous mission to save his family by delivering a government official's daughter to her captors.