The squeeze is now officially on for Netflix as it faces the biggest combination of challenges in its history. Can May’s movies, shows and documentaries help steady the ship and reassure hesitant subscribers?
Updated 03-May-2022: SuperNature (24th May)
Updated 09-May-2022: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman S4 (20th May; new) - Lucifer S1-3 (29th May; new) - Love, Death & Robots S3 (trailer added)
Netflix has been having a tough time of it recently with fee rises announced, a steady stream of cancelled shows, an ever expanding roster of streaming competitors and now the financial shock to its share price following its first loss of subscribers in a decade.
But let’s not forget, it’s still the world’s biggest video on demand streaming service with (still) deep pockets and plenty of its own original programming. And while many may question the quality of some of original content, there’s no denying the varied nature of its material; from big budget blockbusters to comedy, drama and animated shows, children’s entertainment along with reality and factual series covering many topics, in many languages - it certainly tries to speak to a global audience.
However, as May hoves into view, there’s a lack of any real high profile films to match last month’s Ryan Reynolds sci-fi hit The Adam Project. With only Rebel Wilson comedy Senior Year and French buddy cop actioner The Takedown - featuring Onar Sy riding high after his Lupin success - of any note, it’s left to Jackass 4.5 (admittedly an acquired taste) to do the movie heavy lifting in May - and that’s not even a Netflix Original!
Things are looking more promising with Netflix’s shows though and the long awaited return of Stranger Things with its fourth season should get twitchy subscribers back on board with its 80’s feel, engaging cast and impressive world building.
Another Netflix hit back for more is animated anthology series Love, Death & Robots. There’s currently little known about what’s on offer for this third outing but after the truncated sophomore set of stories (the first season ran at 18 chapters, the second at a mere 8), it will be interesting to see whether the storytelling still matches the arresting visuals.
Elsewhere, Mike Myers makes a return to our screens with his six part comedy series The Pentaverate for those that like his muti-charactered tomfoolery and The Lincoln Lawyer puts up no credible defence at being transferred from the big to small screen.
Perhaps one of the more interesting offerings in May is Clark, a partly fictionalised biopic of controversial Swedish criminal Clark Olofsson as portrayed by Bill Skarsgård who reportedly turned down a part in The Northman to star in this vehicle.
There’s also a hefty brace of documentaries ranging from a look at the infamous Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident, an examination of the mental health of US soldiers and our obsession with the motor car.
So, without further ado, here is the pick of what’s on offer on Netflix UK in May bearing in mind that although we’ve tried to be as UK specific as possible, streaming dates can change, content can sometimes be territory specific and shows can even get changed by Netflix itself.
Make sure you come back as we’ll be updating the article when more films and TV shows get announced
Pick of Netflix Original Movies
6th May (Friday)
Along For The Ride (2022, Drama Romance, Netflix Original Film. Emma Pasarow, Andie MacDowell, Dermot Mulroney, Kate Bosworth, Dir + Scr. Sofia Alvarez).
The summer before college, Auden meets the mysterious Eli, a fellow insomniac. While the seaside town of Colby sleeps, the two embark on a nightly quest to help Auden experience the fun, carefree teen life she never knew she wanted or had even missed out on.
Adapted from Sarah Dessen’s 2009 novel, writer Sofia Alvarez, who also adapted To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before for Netflix, makes her directorial debut with this YA feature. Originally due to be released in April, Along for the Ride was pushed back to early May for its eventual global release.
The Takedown (2022, Action, Comedy, Crime. Netflix Original Film, International: France, Language: French or English dub. Omar Sy, Laurent Lafitte, Izïa Higelin, Dimitri Storoge, Dir. Louis Leterrier)
Ousmane Diakité and François Monge are two cops with very different approaches, backgrounds and careers, plus they have history! The unlikely pair are reunited once again for a new investigation that takes them across France. What seemed to be a simple drug deal turns out to be a high scale criminal case wrapped in danger and unexpectedly bizarre situations.
Omar Sy, now a global superstar thanks to the success of Netflix’s Lupin, reunites with series director Louis Leterrier, who has directed action before with the first two Transporter films though his previous ‘mismatched buddy’ movie was Grimsby - so make of that what you will.
13th May (Friday)
Senior Year (2022, Comedy, R, Netflix Original Film. Rebel Wilson, Angourie Rice, Alicia Silverstone, Sam Richardson, Dir. Alex Hardcastle)
When 17-year-old cheerleader Stephanie Conway suffers a head injury and falls into a coma, she awakens 20 years later to discover she is now a 37 year old woman. Out of step with her age and upset at not officially completing high school Stephanie decides to re-enrol to finish her education but more importantly pick up the cheerleading baton she was forced to give up and claim the prom queen crown she feels she was robbed of. But a lot has changed in two decades as Steph is about to discover.
20th May (Friday)
Jackass 4.5 (2022, Comedy, Sketch, Reality. Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Ehren McGhehey, Sean McInerney, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña, Preston Lacy… you get the idea, the whole bunch. Dir. Jeff Tremaine)
Some people clearly never learn... and God bless 'em for it too.
An extended version of Jackass Forever following its recent run in cinemas earlier this year, Jackass 4.5 follows a similar pattern to Jackass 2.5/3.5 and consists of additional behind-the-scenes material, unused footage, outtakes, and interviews with the cast and crew members. This version will be available on Netflix until 2024, and then move exclusively to Paramount+ afterwards.
Here’s the Jackass Forever trailer:
Pick of the Shows
5th May (Thursday)
The Pentaverate (2022, Limited Season, Netflix Original Comedy Series, all six episode available)
For centuries, ever since the Black Plague in 1347 showed just how out of touch current societal and religious beliefs were, five learned men decided to form the Pentaverate - a secret society with the intent to influence humankind and world events for the greater good. Now the mysterious cabal faces a threat from within just as one unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself on a mission to expose the truth and, in the process, save the world.
Spun out of the Mike Myers’ 1993 romantic black comedy film, So I Married an Axe Murderer, The Pentaverate sees Myers return to his character roots and as he plays multiple roles alongside co-stars Keegan-Michael Key, Ken Jeong, Lydia West, Jennifer Saunders and Jeremy Irons as The Narrator.
Clark (2022, Limited Season, Netflix Original True lIfe Drama Series, International: Sweden, Language: Swedish. All six episodes available)
Starting young in the 1960s, Clark Olofsson becomes a charismatic career criminal with a string of offences under his belt including assault, robbery, dealing narcotics and even attempted murder. This trail of misery inevitably leads to several periods of incarceration but each time Clark emerges to plough the same furrow. Caught up in his own cult of personality, Clark eventually becomes Sweden’s most notorious bank robber and, during a botch heist, he's the man who gives rise to the term, ‘Stockholm Syndrome’.
Based on the truth and lies of Olofsson’s infamous story, Bill Skarsgård portrays the controversial but charming gangster with the series helmed by Roxette, Ozzy and Lady Gaga music video and Polar feature film director Jonas Åkerlund.
6th May (Friday)
The Sound of Magic (2022, S1, Netflix Original Fantasy Series, International: Korea, Language: Korean)
Because of her tough childhood, high school student Yoon Ah-yi, is a girl who had to grow up too fast and leave her fantasy of becoming a magician behind. When she meets the mysterious Lee Eul at an abandoned amusement park, her dreams are re-ignited, even as the adult Lee Eul is determined to freeze time and remain childlike forever.
One of the more unusual offerings for May sees a collision of touching drama, magical fantasy and musical numbers.
13th May (Friday)
The Lincoln Lawyer (2022, S1, Netflix Original Procedural Series, All ten episodes available)
Mickey Haller is an iconoclastic idealist - he’s also a defence lawyer that runs his legal practice from the back of his Lincoln car, taking on cases big and small across the city of Los Angeles. Having suffered a run of bad luck over the last few years, Haller finds his career kickstarted when he’s handed a high profile murder case after the death of a former associate. Tasked with defending Trevor Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover, it’s not long before Haller realises he might be in deeper than he thought,
Based on the series of bestselling novels by renowned crime author Michael Connelly and already adapted as a 2011 movie starring Matthew McConaughey, the first season pulls from The Brass Verdict, the second book in The Lincoln Lawyer series, which involves another of Connelly’s fictitious characters, LAPD detective Hieronymus ‘Harry’ Bosch, Haller’s own half brother. Whether this character crossover from the novel makes it to the screen (and whether it’s Titus Welliver who reprises his signature role from Amazon Prime’s recently ended Bosch series) is open to speculation.
The Lincoln Lawyer stars Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Haller alongside Neve Campbell, Jazz Raycole and Christopher Gorham.
20th May (Friday)
Love, Death & Robots (2022, Vol 3, Netflix Animated Anthology Series)
Almost a year to the day that 2021’s Love, Death & Robots Vol 2 came to Netflix, Tim Miller and David Fincher’s animated anthology series returns with another batch of visually arresting, sometimes bleak and occasionally humorous tales based around the titular elements.
23rd May (Monday)
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 (2022, S2 Netflix Original Anime Series)
Fully prosthetic cyborg Motoko Kusanagi leads a mercenary unit consisting of former members of Japan's elite Section 9 as the world is faced with the sudden appearance of "Post-Humans," beings with tremendous intelligence and physical capabilities.
Now, after the events of season 1, the threat to humanity escalates as Section 9 is confronted with the fact that ‘Post Humans’ might be the next stage in human evolution, ready to take their rightful place at the top of the tree.
27th May (Friday)
Stranger Things (2022, S4 Vol 1, Netflix Original Sci-Fi Series, all five episodes available)
Following season 3, the first part of the fourth instalment of chapters returns after nearly three years to find the central group of friends still reeling from the events of the Battle of Starcourt six months earlier. Separated for the first time and vulnerable to the complexities of high school, the gang tries to move on with their lives. However, a horrifying supernatural threat is brewing both on Earth and in the Upside Down.
Vol. 2 (four episodes) will premiere on 1st July.
1st May (Sunday)
3 From Hell (2019, Action, Horror, R. Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Richard Brake, Dir. + Scr. Rob Zombie)
Completing the trilogy started with Zombie’s House of a 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects return as they break out of prison leaving a trail of bodies behind as they head to Mexico. Double-crossed, the clan eventually end up facing off against a horde of equally brutal killers out for revenge.
Ackley Bridge (2021, S4, Channel 4 Drama Series)
After years operating separately two Yorkshire schools merge, leading to intense culture clashes for both staff and pupils but with the glimmering opportunity for unexpected friendships too.
Now, New boy Johnny ruffles feathers throughout the school and Martin experiences a baptism of fire as acting head teacher.
Against the Sun (2014, Drama, Wartime, True Life, PG. Garret Dillahunt, Tom Felton, Jake Abel, Dir. Brian Peter Falk)
During World War II, three US Navy airmen crash land their plane in the South Pacific and find themselves adrift on the open ocean. Facing terrible odds, these three virtual strangers must survive storms, sharks, starvation - and each other - as they try to sail more than a thousand miles to safety.
Awakenings (1990, Drama, Period, True Life, PG-13. Robin Williams, Robert De Niro, Julie Kavner, John Heard, Dir. Penny Marshall, Scr. Steven Zaillian)
When, in 1969, neurologist Dr. Malcolm Sayer discovers the potential benefits of a new drug, it brings the longstanding catatonic survivors of the 1917–1928 epidemic of encephalitis lethargica out of their decades long torpor. Now the reawakened patients have to deal with a new life in a new time.
Based on the 973 memoir of the same name by Oliver Sacks.
Paycheck (2003, Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, PG-13. Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti. Dir. John Woo)
The last of John Woo’s high profile Hollywood movies features Ben Affleck as a ‘reverse engineer’ who has his memory wiped after a job nets him millions of dollars but which leaves him on the run for his life as he tries to piece together why he's being chased.
Piranha aka Piranha 3D (2010, Comedy, Horror, R. Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames, Dir. Alexandre Aja)
An underwater earthquake releases thousands of prehistoric piranha as hundreds party at Lake Victoria for spring break, leading to an unlikely group of strangers banding together to stop themselves from becoming fish food.
Director Alexandre Aja originally planned to have Joe Dante (director of the original Piranha) and James Cameron (director of Piranha II: The Spawning) play boat captains but schedules prevented it.
See For Me (2021, Crime, Drama, Mystery. Skyler Davenport, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Keaton Kaplan, Kim Coates, Dir. Randall Okita)
Sophie, a visually impaired teenager and former skier, is house sitting for a wealthy client when three criminals break into the secluded mansion to rob it. Sophie's only defence is a smartphone app called 'See for Me' which connects her to Kelly, a gamer who has to use the app to see Sophie's surroundings and guide her actions in the perilous situation.
See For Me adds authenticity to its ‘out there’ premise with real life visually-impaired actress Skyler Davenport convincing in the lead role.
2nd May (Monday)
Octonauts: Above and Beyond (2022, S2 Netflix Original Children’s Animated Series)
The ocean-based Octonauts expand their exploration beyond the sea — and onto land! The Octopod crew and captain are joined by new characters with the aim protecting any habitats and animals that need some assistance.
3rd May (Tuesday)
Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive (2022, Netflix Original Documentary)
Free diver Johanna Nordblad attempts to break the world record for distance traveled under ice with a single breath.
The Souvenir (2019, Drama, Romance, True Life, R. Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Janet Etuk, Tilda Swinton, Dir. + Scr. Joanna Hogg)
In the early ‘80s, a sheltered young film student begins to find her voice when she becomes romantically involved with a sophisticated and compelling yet ultimately untrustworthy man.
Based on writer-director Joanna Hogg’s own early career, The Souvenir stars real life mother and daughter Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne in analogue on screen roles. The Souvenir Part II completed the story arc and had a theatrical run earlier this year.
4th May (Wednesday)
El marginal (2022, S5/Final, Netflix Original Drama Series, International: Argentina, Language: Spanish, all six episodes available)
Pastor, an expert undercover cop infiltrates a prison suspected to be at the heart of the high profile kidnapping of a senior judge’s daughter. Once inside, he has to adjust to the brutal prison, blend in with the inmates and learn who he can trust in his quest to get the information he needs to secure the girl’s release.
Now as the climax approaches, Pastor and Diosito, separated after their frustrated attempt to escape, confront new dangers and challenges to their survival while the power struggles inside Puente Viejo continue.
Summertime (2022, S3/Final Season. Netflix Original Drama Series, International: Italy, Language: Italian, all eight episodes available)
Final season of the teen drama which sees Summer, Ale, Dario, Sofia, Edo and Blue take a further step towards discovering themselves, and their dreams and aspirations.
Meltdown: Three Mile Island (2022, Netflix Original Documentary Series, all four episodes available)
This four-part documentary series tackles the near catastrophe at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania in the late 70s through the lens of chief engineer and whistleblower, Richard Parks, as well as the community it impacted. Insiders recount the events, controversies and lingering effects of the worst nuclear incident in U.S. history.
5th May (Thursday)
Wild Babies (2022, S1, Netflix Original Natural History Series)
Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter, this striking series follows the adventures of baby lions, elephants, penguins, pangolins and more as they learn to navigate the highs and lows of life in the wild.
6th May (Friday)
Marmaduke (2022, Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Netflix Animated Film. Voices: Pete Davidson, J. K. Simmons, Nickie Bryar, David Koechner, Dir. Mark A.Z. Dippé, Matt Philip Whelan)
A renowned dog trainer believes he can help the ever hungry Marmaduke become the first Great Dane in history to win the Westminster legendary Champions trophy.
Thar (2022, Action Crime Thriller, Netflix Original Film, International: India, Language: Hindi. Anil Kapoor, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Dir. Raj Singh Chaudhary)
In the remote village of Pushkar during the eighties, a veteran local cop sees the chance to prove himself when the population is rocked by a series of grisly killings. However, the investigation causes him to cross paths with the mysterious Siddharth, an antique dealer, who has appeared in the sleepy desert town seemingly on a mission of revenge.
Trailer below - make sure closed captions are set to on.
Welcome to Eden (2022, S1, Netflix Original Thriller Series, International: Spain, Language: Spanish, all eight episodes available)
A group of young adults are invited by a drinks brand to attend an exclusive party on a remote island, but the supposed paradise they find waiting for them is anything but.
7th May (Saturday)
Film distributor 4Digital Media presents Brit Flick based horror movies by writer/director Andrew Jones.
Valley of the Witch aka Conjuring the Dead (2014)
Searching for a new beginning, a divorced woman moves to a small Welsh village, only to discover a dangerous coven planning to awaken malicious spirits linked to the village’s dark past.
After a disgruntled housekeeper gifts her son a mysterious vintage doll, terrifying supernatural activities take over the Otto family household
The last House on Cemetery Lane (2015)
After moving to an old manor house in a sleepy town, a screenwriter discovers a supernatural presence and terrible secrets about his new residence.
A Haunting at the Rectory (2015)
A couple moves into the “most haunted house in England” in 1930 and uncover the dark secrets of their new home - and marriage.
Midnight Horror Show aka Theatre of Fear (2014)
The Moreau Family travel around the UK putting on an underground variety show for an adult audience. But behind the curtain there is something more sinister going on than simple entertainment.
Amityville Playhouse (2015, Horror. Monèle LeStrat, Linden Baker, Kennie Benoit, Logan Russell, Dir. John R. Walker)
Following the loss of her parents, a teen inherits a strange theatre in the infamous town of Amityville - only to discover an evil presence awaits her.
Doctor Sleep (2019, Drama, Horror Fantasy. Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Dir. Mike Flanagan)
Still scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook Hotel, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But when he encounters Abra, a teenager who shares Dan’s own extrasensory gift known as the “shine,” he knows he must help her escape the pursuit of the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.
After his adaptation of Gerald’s Game, director Mike Flanagan expanded his Stephen King credentials with this sequel to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining movie which brought together the elements of King’s own follow up novel as well as tying up discrepancies between the original book and film which had served to annoy King so much.
Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man (2018, Documentary)
Feature length documentary looking at the meteoric rise of Elon Musk, the man who is transforming the way we think about travel technology through electric cars, the Hyperloop and space travel, along with revolutionising how we live through artificial intelligence. Next up - he has his eyes set on your Twitter feed (though not in this doc, obvs).
I’m In Love With My Car (2017, Documentary)
Feature length Italian documentary exploring the automotive industry and looking at how it appeals to our senses.
Leaving Africa (2015, Documentary)
Finnish documentary about two women reflecting on their friendship promoting sex education, health and gender equality in Uganda. For over 25 years Riitta and Catherine have worked closely together but now that Riitta has passed retirement age she is preparing to return to her native country even as the organisation she helped run for a quarter of a century receives an anonymous letter containing accusations.
Wood Industry: A Business Against Nature (Documentary)
Illegal wood trafficking is thought to be worth billions of dollars. This French documentary looks into the business practice of IKEA and asks whether the global corporation is secretly contributing to the problem.
8th May (Sunday)
Hairspray (2007, Comedy, Drama, Musical, PG. John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nikki Blonsky, Queen Latifah, Dir. Adam Shankman)
‘Pleasantly plump’ teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show which she adores.
The glittery ensemble cast and reworked Broadway songs, along with 4 all-new tunes, helped Hairspray to become a critical and financial success leading to broken records at the time - it now stands at number 10 in the list of highest grossing musical films in US cinema history.
9th May (Monday)
Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045: Sustainable War (2022, Netflix Original Anime Film)
In the year 2045, Motoko Kusangi and Section 9 return to fight a dangerous new threat in a features-length recut of the first season of SAC_2045.
10th May (Tuesday)
The Drowning (2021, S1, Channel 5 limited series)
It’s been eight years since mother Jodie lost her son who went missing at a lake and ever since then she has been quietly rebuilding her life. But one day, Jodie spots teenager Daniel who she believes bears a startling resemblance to her missing son and she sets about attempting to get him into her life.
Workin’ Moms (2022, S6, Netflix Original Comedy Drama Series, all thirteen episodes available)
Maternity leave is over and it’s time for these four Mums to return to work while navigating kids, bosses, husbands and lovers in modern day Toronto.
11th May (Wednesday)
Our Father (2022, True Crime Documentary)
After a woman's at-home DNA test reveals multiple half-siblings, she discovers a shocking scheme involving a popular fertility doctor who has used his own sperm to impregnate multiple female patients. Decades later, his “children” band together to pursue justice.
42 Days in the Dark aka 42 Days of Darkness (2022, S1, Netflix Original Mystery Series, International: Chile, Language: Spanish)
When Verónica disappears, her sister Cecilia begins a race against time to find her. Her search means facing up to the authorities’ negligence, society’s prejudices, and harassment from the media, something Cecilia is prepared to go through to get to the truth.
This is the first Netflix original series from Chile.
Brotherhood (2022, S2, Netflix Original Crime Series, International: Brazil, Language Portuguese)
A hard-working lawyer discovers that her missing brother has been jailed for years and is a leader of an ascendant criminal faction.
12th May (Thursday)
Spontaneous (2020, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Yvonne Orji, Dir. Brian Duffield)
When students in their school begin inexplicably exploding (not figuratively… actually!) seniors Mara and Dylan and struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last even as an unexpected romance blossoms between them. Could it be that when tomorrow is no longer promised, it’s possible to finally start living for today?
Savage Beauty (2022, S1, Netflix Original Drama Series, International: South Africa)
Seeking revenge for her tragic past, a mysterious woman embeds herself in a powerful family who possess a global beauty empire - and dark secrets.
14th May (Saturday)
Beer is Cheaper than Therapy (2011, Documentary)
The tragic repercussions of fighting on the front lines in recent wars for young American soldiers and veterans and the effect on their families at the Ford Hood military base are explored in this factual film.
City of Ember (2008, Adventure, Fantasy, Family, PG. Saoirse Ronan, Bill Murray, Toby Jones, Harry Treadaway, Dir. Gil Kenan)
Dependent on artificial light, a flourishing underground city faces peril when its power falters. Now it’s up to two courageous teenagers to follow a trail of clues left by the ancient Builders and find a way out of Ember before their world is plunged into darkness forever!
Curse of the Witching Tree (2015, Horror. Sarah Rose Denton, Lucy Clarvis, Lawrence Weller, Caroline Boulton, Dir. + Scr. James Crow)
When a family moves into a remote farmhouse, strange occurrences around the property lead them to confront its terrifying past involving a woman’s final curse.
Bad Hombres (2019, Documentary)
At the start of the Trump administration, a Dutch documentary filmmaker visits the most trafficked migration route on Earth - the road from Guatemala to the US - to find out what kind of people risk everything trying to get over the borders to the USA, and whether any of them actually achieve the American dream they so despartately chase...
Blame Game (2018, Documentary)
In the murky world of global electronic waste, a lack of recycling, legal grey areas and ruthless businesses have resulted in a toxic waste dump in Ghana.
15th May (Sunday)
The Good Liar (2019, Crime, Drama, Mystery. Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey Dir. Bill Condon)
Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes as Roy finds himself more and more drawn to her.
16th May (Monday)
Vampire in the Garden (2022, S1 - Netflix Original Anime Series)
Once, vampires and humans lived in harmony in a place called Paradise. Now, in a divided future world in which the humans have lost a war with the night creatures and live in a small town protected by a wall of light, a young human girl called Momo has a fateful encounter with Fine, the vampire queen. Each wishes for co-existence and harbours a forbidden passion: Momo wants a life of music and Fine desires to see the wider world. Together, they set off in search of Paradise.
18th May (Wednesday)
Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror (2022, Netflix Original True Crime Documentary)
In this feature length documentary, director Choi Jin-seong tells the story of two female college students, a group of journalists and the cybercrime police officers who chased down and exposed an anonymous and exploitative network of Korean online chat rooms which ran rampant with sex crimes.
Who Killed Sara? (2022 S3, Netflix Original Drama, International: Mexico)
Álex Guzmán, having been released from prison after spending 18 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, is hellbent on finding out who killed his sister, Sara. It means getting revenge on the feared Lazcano family and unearthing their darkest secrets.
Despite the expected finality of the second season denouement, a third season is now with us and this is definitely, probably, the final outing as Alex discovers more secrets behind Sara’s disappearance .
19th May (Thursday)
The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib (2022, S1, Netflix Animated Series)
Following the events of The Boss Baby: Family Business, Theodore Templeton is framed for embezzlement and forced to revert back to his old Boss Baby self and crash with his brother Tim and his two nieces. Here he joins forces with fellow Baby Corp employee Tina to stop a new group of arch-nemeses – The Uncuddleables – from destroying Baby Corp itself.
The Photographer: Murder in the Pinamar (2022, Documentary)
In the summer of 1997, the murder of photojournalist José Luis Cabezas shocked Argentina. It ultimately revealed an organised crime network which appeared to involve the country’s political and financial elite.
A Perfect Pairing (2022, Romance, Comedy, Netflix Original Film. Victoria Justice, Adam Demos. Dir. Stuart McDonald)
An ambitious LA wine-company exec travels to an Australian sheep station to land a major client, but ends up working as a ranch hand where she catches the eye of a rugged local resident.
20th May (Friday)
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (2022, S4, Netflix Interview series) - added 09-May-2022
The king of the talk show returns to Netflix interviewing musicians, actors and activists he finds fascinating, with each episode concentrating on a single guest, often at their own home or place of work as well as before a studio audience..
24th May (Tuesday)
SuperNature (2022, Netflix Standup Special) - added 03-May-2022
Following Netflix’s showing of Humanity, Ricky Gervais returns with SuperNature, his second stand up special for Netflix, in which he takes on the rules of comedy, talks about spoiling his cat and debunks the supernatural, concluding that actual nature is already super enough.
25th May (Wednesday)
Somebody Feed Phil (2022, S5, Netflix Original Food /Travel Docuseries)
Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal travels the globe to take in the local cuisine and culture. This season will feature Phil traveling to all new destinations, including Oaxaca, Maine, Helsinki, Portland and Madrid.
26th May (Thursday)
My Little Pony: Make Your Mark (2022, Netflix Original Animated Short)
Ahead of a new My Little Pony series debuting on Netflix in September, this special will introduce us to the “Mane 5” on a journey of self-discovery.
29th May (Sunday)
Lucifer (2016-17 , S1-3, Fox Fantasy Series) - added 09-May-2022
With the addition of the first three seasons of Lucifier to Netflix, fans of Mr. Morningstar can now benefit from the whole devilish six season saga being available in one place after having been split across broadcasters and streamers for the last few years.
So that’s Netflix’s content for May so far. Leave a comment and let others know what you’re planning on watching / missing. We'll keep adding to the list as new shows and movies are announced, so keep an eye out for updates to the article.