Everything Coming to Netflix in May 2020

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Your guide to all the new movies and shows streaming on Netflix in the US this month.

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1. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 279,824 | Gross: $72.22M

Available on Netflix May 1

2. All Day and a Night (2020)

R | 121 min | Drama

60 Metascore

A young man who committed a homicide deals with the repercussions of his action.

Director: Joe Robert Cole | Stars: Ashton Sanders, Jeffrey Wright, Isaiah John, Kelly Jenrette

Votes: 3,112

Available on Netflix May 1

3. Almost Happy (2020– )

Comedy

Sebastián is a radio show host of modest fame, trying to find a way in the world as he deals with his ex-wife (whom he still loves) and two kids.

Stars: Sebastián Wainraich, Natalie Pérez, Santiago Korovsky, Lucas Wainraich

Votes: 591

Available on Netflix May 1

4. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

87 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 1,074,827 | Gross: $210.61M

Available on Netflix May 1

5. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 487,583 | Gross: $118.50M

Available on Netflix May 1

6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 434,580 | Gross: $206.46M

Available on Netflix May 1

7. Cracked Up (2018)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary

In Cracked Up we witness the effects adverse childhood experiences can have across a lifetime through the incredible story of actor, comedian, master impressionist and Saturday Night Live ... See full summary »

Director: Michelle Esrick | Stars: Darrell Hammond, Larry Laskowski, Lorne Michaels, Steve Higgins

Votes: 587

Available on Netflix May 1

8. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with consequences.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

Votes: 596,948 | Gross: $127.51M

Available on Netflix May 1

9. Den of Thieves (2018)

R | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

An elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew clash as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Director: Christian Gudegast | Stars: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson Jr., 50 Cent

Votes: 96,098 | Gross: $44.95M

Available on Netflix May 1

10. For Colored Girls (2010)

R | 133 min | Drama

50 Metascore

Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Whoopi Goldberg, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 7,285 | Gross: $37.72M

Available on Netflix May 1

11. Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

47 Metascore

When an affluent couple lose all their money following a series of blunders, they turn to a life of crime to make ends meet.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni, Alec Baldwin, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 136,796 | Gross: $110.33M

Available on Netflix May 1

12. Go! Go! Cory Carson (2020– )

TV-Y | Animation, Family

Based on the Go. Go. toy line from VTech, children's series follows the adventures of Cory Carson.

Stars: Alan C. Lim, Paul Killam, Maisie Benson, Jay Britton

Votes: 163

Available on Netflix May 1

13. The Half of It (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn't expect to become his friend - or fall for his crush.

Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Wolfgang Novogratz

Votes: 29,640

Available on Netflix May 1

14. The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

A newly wed man who believes he's just gotten hitched to the perfect woman encounters another lady on his honeymoon.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman, Jerry Stiller

Votes: 87,037 | Gross: $36.79M

Available on Netflix May 1

15. Hollywood (2020)

TV-MA | 347 min | Drama

A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood try to make it big - no matter the cost.

Stars: David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Laura Harrier, Joe Mantello

Votes: 30,674

Available on Netflix May 1

16. I Am Divine (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

How Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, became John Waters' cinematic muse and an international drag icon.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Divine, Michael Musto, Mark Payne, Greg Gorman

Votes: 2,484 | Gross: $0.06M

Available on Netflix May 1

17. Into the Night (II) (2020– )

TV-MA | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When radiation from the sun causes a global disaster on Earth, survivors on an overnight flight from Brussels race from city to city trying to stay ahead of the sun's rays by remaining in the cover of night.

Stars: Pauline Etienne, Laurent Capelluto, Mehmet Kurtulus, Babetida Sadjo

Votes: 21,842

Available on Netflix May 1

18. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama

58 Metascore

A psychological study of a soldier's state of mind during the Gulf War. Told through the eyes of a U.S. Marine sniper who struggles to cope with boredom, a sense of isolation, and other issues back home.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

Votes: 177,191 | Gross: $62.66M

Available on Netflix May 1

19. Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014 Video)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, War

Without tanks or air support, a corporal and his team must muster all the courage and firepower they can to fight their way across war-torn Afghanistan and shepherd an important anti-Taliban woman to safety.

Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Cole Hauser, Josh Kelly, Danielle Savre, Bokeem Woodbine

Votes: 5,122

Available on Netflix May 1

20. Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

A group of Marines must protect a US Embassy in the Middle East when it suddenly comes under attack from enemy forces.

Director: William Kaufman | Stars: Scott Adkins, Charlie Weber, Dante Basco, Romeo Miller

Votes: 2,862

Available on Netflix May 1

21. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

The Madagascar animals fly back to New York City, but crash-land on an African nature reserve, where they meet others of their own kind, and Alex especially discovers his royal heritage as prince of a lion pride.

Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath | Stars: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 208,444 | Gross: $180.01M

Available on Netflix May 1

22. Masha and the Bear (2007– )

TV-Y | 7 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A retired circus bear settles into the woods and prepares for a quiet new life surrounded by peace and tranquility until he is introduced to an adventurous little girl named Masha.

Stars: Boris Kutnevich, Alina Kukushkina, Kaitlyn McCormick, Varvara Sarantseva

Votes: 2,665

Season 4 Available on Netflix May 1

23. Material (2012)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

Cassim is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Johannesburg. However, Cassim wants to be a stand-up comedian, which his father disproves of. When he gets a gig at a local bar, he has to find a way of keeping it a secret.

Director: Craig Freimond | Stars: Riaad Moosa, Vincent Ebrahim, Joey Rasdien, Denise Newman

Votes: 907

Available on Netflix May 1

24. Medici (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.

Stars: Daniel Sharman, Alessandra Mastronardi, Synnove Karlsen, Sebastian De Souza

Votes: 16,047

Part 2 Available on Netflix May 1

25. Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (2014– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

High school student Chiyo Sakura has a crush on schoolmate Umetarou Nozaki, but when she confesses her love to him, he mistakes her for a fan and gives her an autograph. When she says that ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûichi Nakamura, Ari Ozawa, Christina Marie Kelly, Ty Mahany

Votes: 2,656

Season 1 Available on Netflix May 1

26. Mrs. Serial Killer (2020)

TV-MA | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When a doctor gets jailed for a string of shocking murders, his loyal wife sets out to commit a copycat crime to prove his innocence.

Director: Shirish Kunder | Stars: Jacqueline Fernandez, Manoj Bajpayee, Mohit Raina, Zayn Marie Khan

Votes: 11,629

Available on Netflix May 1

27. The Patriot (2000)

R | 165 min | Action, Drama, History

63 Metascore

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs

Votes: 256,846 | Gross: $113.33M

Available on Netflix May 1

28. Reckoning (2019)

TV-MA | 460 min | Thriller

Explores the darkest corners of the male psyche through the eyes of two fathers, one of whom is a serial-killer.

Stars: Aden Young, Sam Trammell, Simone Kessell, Milly Alcock

Votes: 3,792

Season 1 Available on Netflix May 1

29. Sinister (I) (2012)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

53 Metascore

Washed-up true crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies in his new home that suggest the murder that he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Thompson

Votes: 224,617 | Gross: $48.09M

Available on Netflix May 1

30. Song of the Sea (2014)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

85 Metascore

Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the fairies and save the spirit world.

Director: Tomm Moore | Stars: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan, Fionnula Flanagan

Votes: 52,980 | Gross: $0.86M

Available on Netflix May 1

31. Underworld: Evolution (2006)

R | 106 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

36 Metascore

Picking up directly from the previous movie, vampire warrior Selene and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy, Tony Curran

Votes: 191,044 | Gross: $62.32M

Available on Netflix May 1

32. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

R | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

44 Metascore

An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.

Director: Patrick Tatopoulos | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 152,371 | Gross: $45.80M

Available on Netflix May 1

33. Urban Cowboy (2016 TV Movie)

Drama

A Mexican rodeo rider works as a runner for a powerful drug cartel.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Nathalie Kelley, Jim Belushi, Edward James Olmos, Riley Smith

Votes: 32

Available on Netflix May 1

34. What a Girl Wants (2003)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

41 Metascore

An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Soleil McGhee

Votes: 60,127 | Gross: $35.99M

Available on Netflix May 1

35. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

67 Metascore

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 180,661 | Gross: $4.00M

Available on Netflix May 1

36. Arctic Dogs (2019)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

28 Metascore

An Arctic fox works in the mailroom of a package delivery service, but wants to be doing the deliveries.

Director: Aaron Woodley | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Heidi Klum, James Franco, John Cleese

Votes: 1,489

Available on Netflix May 4

37. Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (2020 TV Special)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld performs at the Beacon Theatre in New York City with his take on everyday life, uncovering comedy in the commonplace.

Directors: Joe DeMaio, Steven Rimdzius | Star: Jerry Seinfeld

Votes: 4,486

Available on Netflix May 5

38. Becoming (II) (2020)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others during her 2019 book tour for 'Becoming.'

Director: Nadia Hallgren | Stars: Adrian K. Collins, Gayle King, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

Votes: 5,734

Available on Netflix May 6

39. Workin' Moms (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Four very different thirty-something working mothers and friends try to balance their jobs, family life and love life in modern day Toronto, Canada.

Stars: Catherine Reitman, Dani Kind, Juno Rinaldi, Philip Sternberg

Votes: 10,719

Season 4 Available on Netflix May 6

40. Scissor Seven (2020– )

TV-14 | 13 min | Animation, Action

Seeking to recover his memories, a scissor-wielding hairdresser, bungling quasi-assassin stumbles into a struggle for power among two feuding factions.

Stars: Jas Patrick, Ronny Chieng, Jake Green, Aleks Le

Votes: 1,316

Season 2 Available on Netflix May 7

41. Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt (2020)

Animation, Family

Armed with tools and engineering smarts, monkey mechanic Chico Bon Bon and his Fix-It Force help the people of Blunderburg solve all of their problems.

Stars: Robbie Daymond, Dayci Brookshire, Anthony Tedesco, Anthony Tedesco

Votes: 96

Available on Netflix May 8

42. Dead to Me (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

A series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.

Stars: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Sam McCarthy, Luke Roessler

Votes: 57,968

Season 2 Available on Netflix May 8

43. The Eddy (2020)

TV-MA | Drama, Musical

A French club owner deals with the everyday chaos of running a live music venue in the heart of Paris.

Stars: André Holland, Joanna Kulig, Leïla Bekhti, Adil Dehbi

Votes: 2,501

Available on Netflix May 8

44. The Hollow (2018–2020)

TV-Y7-FV | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Family

Three teen strangers awaken in a dangerous world and try to make sense of what connection they have to each other as they attempt to make it out alive.

Stars: Ashleigh Ball, Connor Parnall, Adrian Petriw, Mark Hildreth

Votes: 3,519

Season 2 Available on Netflix May 8

45. House at the End of the Street (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

31 Metascore

After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy. A double murder is not an accident.

Director: Mark Tonderai | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows

Votes: 73,479 | Gross: $31.61M

Available on Netflix May 8