Welcome to May! This month brings final exams, end of course exams, and crunch time for teachers. It’s just a wet and rainy month for others (that extended winter didn’t do anyone any favors). Why not take a moment to stop, breathe, and chill on the couch with Netflix? This month comes with a lot of good options, but we’ve highlighted two that we think you shouldn’t miss:

Disney·Pixar’s Coco

Not just for the kids, Disney·Pixar‘s Coco is a beautiful story of family and tradition. This film is a gorgeous animated tale of Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), his love of music, and his quest to be like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Upon taking Ernesto’s guitar from his mausoleum, Miguel finds himself, and his dog, in the Land of the Dead, where he learns about his family’s history and meets Ernesto. Miguel is up against the clock to return to the land of the living before sunrise, but he must also uncover the truth about why music is banned in his house. The movie also features the voice talents of Gael García BernalAlanna UbachRenée VictorJaime Camil, and Alfonso Arau, along with Edward James Olmos and Cheech MarinCoco comes to Netflix on May 29th.

From Disney·Pixar:
Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Hector (Gael García Bernal), the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Everyone needs a bit of history in their life. Go beyond the brief glimpse of the alternate history provided in an episode of Timeless of one of the best leading ladies of Hollywood of yore – watch Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, a documentary of Hedy Lamarr‘s life story told in her own words. Lamarr was the full package, beauty and brains, but the world never looked past her pretty face. Her inventions changed the world, but not many people know her name or what she did. Educate yourself and get inspired with Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story when it drops on Netflix on May 31st.

From Zeitgeist Films:
What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a secure radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes during WWII. Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life—from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy to her glittering Hollywood life to her ground-breaking, but completely uncredited inventions to her latter years when she became a recluse, impoverished and almost forgotten—BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY brings to light the story of an unusual and accomplished woman, spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but a role model to this day.



And now for the new May offerings from Netflix

Items listed with the Netflix icon (N-icon_32x32) are Netflix Originals.
Items listed with a down arrow icon (Download Symbol) are Available for Download per Netflix. This list is not all inclusive and may vary by region.

Soon Available for Binging

Arriving May 1

  • 27: Gone Too Soon
  • A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
  • Amelie
  • Beautiful Girls
  • Darc
  • God’s Own Country
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  • Download Symbol Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City
  • Mr. Woodcock
  • My Perfect Romance
  • Pocoyo & Cars
  • Pocoyo & The Space Circus
  • Queens of Comedy: Season 1
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Red Dragon
  • Scream 2
  • Download Symbol Shrek
  • Simon: Season 1
  • Sliding Doors
  • N-icon_32x32 Sometimes
  • Download Symbol The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Carter Effect
  • The Clapper
  • The Reaping
  • The Strange Name Movie
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V: Season 2

Arriving May 2

  • Jailbreak

Arriving May 3

  • Download Symbol Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1

Arriving May 4

Arriving May 5

  • Faces Places

Arriving May 6

Arriving May 8

  • Desolation
  • N-icon_32x32 Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives

Arriving May 9

  • Dirty Girl

Arriving May 11

  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Spirit Riding Free: Season 5
  • N-icon_32x32 The Kissing Booth
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol The Who Was? Show: Season 1

Arriving May 13

  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

Arriving May 14

  • The Phantom of the Opera

Arriving May 15

  • Download Symbol Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 4
  • Grand Designs: Seasons 13 – 14
  • Only God Forgives
  • The Game 365: Seasons 15 – 16

Arriving May 16

  • 89
  • Download Symbol Mamma Mia!
  • Download Symbol The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • Download Symbol The Kingdom
  • Wanted

Arriving May 18

  • N-icon_32x32 Cargo
  • N-icon_32x32 Catching Feelings
  • N-icon_32x32 Inspector Gadget: Season 4

Arriving May 19

  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Disney’s Scandal: Season 7
  • Small Town Crime

Arriving May 20

  • Some Kind of Beautiful

Arriving May 21

  • Señora Acero: Season 4

Arriving May 22

  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Mob Psycho 100: Season 1
  • Download Symbol Shooter: Season 2
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here

Arriving May 23

  • N-icon_32x32 Explained

Arriving May 24

  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Fauda: Season 2
  • Survivors Guide to Prison

Arriving May 25

  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Ibiza
  • N-icon_32x32 Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol The Toys That Made Us: Season 2
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Trollhunters: Part 3

Arriving May 26

  • N-icon_32x32 Sara’s Notebook

Arriving May 27

  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol The Break with Michelle Wolf (New Episode Every Sunday)

Arriving May 29

Arriving May 30

Arriving May 31

Arriving May ?? (No Date Announced)


Last Chance Binging

Leaving May 1

  • Bridget Jones’s Diary
  • Casper
  • Chappie
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Field of Dreams
  • GoodFellas
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • Sahara
  • Silent Hill
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • The Hurt Locker
  • To Rome With Love
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

Leaving May 2

  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • Beauty & the Briefcase
  • Cadet Kelly
  • Camp Rock
  • Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
  • Cow Belles
  • Cyberbully
  • Disney’s The Cheetah Girls
  • Disney’s The Cheetah Girls 2
  • Disney’s The Cheetah Girls: One World
  • Frenemies
  • Geek Charming
  • Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas
  • Hello Sister, Goodbye Life
  • High School Musical
  • High School Musical 2
  • Jump In!
  • Lemonade Mouth
  • Little Einsteins: Seasons 1 – 2
  • My Fake Fiancé
  • Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
  • Phineas and Ferb: Seasons 1 – 4
  • Princess Protection Program
  • Princess: A Modern Fairytale
  • Read It and Weep
  • Revenge of the Bridesmaids
  • Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
  • Special Agent Oso: Seasons 1 – 2
  • StarStruck
  • Teen Spirit
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Seasons 1 – 5
  • Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
  • Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

Leaving May 7

  • The Host

Leaving May 12

  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Leaving May 30

  • Disney’s The Jungle Book
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