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From House of Cards to Master of None, What’s Coming to Netflix in May 2017

From House of Cards to Master of None, What’s coming to Netflix in May 2017

May 2017 is going to be a big month for Netflix. The streaming service will see the debut of new seasons for some of its most popular shows, and there is an influx of movies on the way that should keep everyone happy. There are also several shows and movies leaving, so if you want to watch them before they are gone, prepare to binge.

The highlights of the month are mostly Netflix originals. On the TV side, House of Cards returns for its fifth season. It’s a little wild to think that when House of Cards debuted on Netflix in 2013, it was seen as a major risk for the company and all the people involved. Several dozen awards and nominations later and the show has helped to transform Netflix – and arguably all streaming platforms – into something that has changed the way people consume media.

While House of Cards may be the most prestigious original Netflix show coming in May 2017, it isn’t the only one – in fact, it may not even be the most popular of the Netflix originals returning, but that’s hard to say given Netflix’s reluctance to share specific viewership numbers.

This month will see the return of five other high-profile Netflix originals: Chelsea, Sense8, Master of None, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the final season of Bloodline. There are a few others coming as well, but these are all returning shows with an established reputation.

That makes for six high-profile TV show debuts in one month, all of which have a shot at earning awards, and all of which have a loyal fan base. That’s a lot of high-quality TV coming to one place in May.

There are also several big TV shows and movies from other studios coming to Netflix this month, including season 4 of Sherlock, season one of the new CW hit show Riverdale, and Marvel’s Doctor Strange to name a few.  

Check it all out below.

Arriving This Month

May 1

  • American Experience: The Big Burn (2014)
  • American Experience: The Boys of ‘36 (2017)
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)
  • Blood on the Mountain (2016)
  • Chaahat (1996)
  • Chocolat (2000)
  • Decanted (2016)
  • Don’t Think Twice (2016)
  • Drifter (2017)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Happy Feet (2006)
  • In the Shadow of Iris—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
  • Love (2015)
  • Losing Sight of Shore (2017)
  • Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003)
  • Nerdland (2016)
  • Raja Hindustani (1996)
  • Richard Pryor: Icon (2014)
  • Under Arrest: Season 5 (2016)

May 2

  • Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (2016)
  • Hija De La Laguna (2015)
  • Maria Bamford: Old Baby—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)

May 5

  • Chelsea: Season 2 (streaming every Friday)—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
  • Kazoops!: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Sense8: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Simplemente Manu NNa—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Spirit: Riding Free: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Last Kingdom: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Mars Generation—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 6

  • Cold War 2 (2016)
  • When the Bough Breaks (2017)

May 7

  • LoveTrue (2016)
  • Stake Land II (2016)
  • The Host (2013)

May 8

  • Beyond the Gates (2016)
  • Hunter Gatherer (2016)

May 9

  • Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Queen of the South: Season 1 (2016)
  • All We Had (2016)

May 10

  • El apóstata (2015)
  • The Adventure Club (2016)

May 11

  • Switched at Birth: Season 5 (2017)
  • The Fosters: Season 4 (2016)

May 12

  • All Hail King Julien: Exiled: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Anne with an E: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Get Me Roger Stone—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Master of None: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Mindhorn—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
  • Sahara—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM

May 15

  • Command and Control (2016)
  • Cave (2016)
  • Lovesong (2016)
  • Sherlock: Series 4 (2016)
  • The Intent (2016)

May 16

  • Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Break-Up (2006)
  • The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

May 18

  • Royal Pains: Season 8 (2016)
  • Riverdale: Season 1 (2016)

May 19

  • BLAME!—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
  • Laerte-se—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Keepers: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 21

  • What’s With Wheat (2017)

May 22

  • Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  • They Call Us Monsters (2017)

May 23

  • Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Dig Two Graves (2014)

May 24

  • Southpaw (2015)

May 26

  • Believe (2016)
  • Bloodline: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • I am Jane Doe (2017)
  • Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • War Machine—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM

May 28

  • Bunk’d: Season 2 (2016)

May 29

  • Forever Pure (2016)
  • A New High (2015)

May 30

  • F is for Family: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • House of Cards: Season 5—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2016)
  • Masterminds
  • Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Leaving Netflix

May 1

  • 11 Blocks
  • Alfie
  • Bang Bang!
  • Black Mamba: Kiss of Death
  • Cujo
  • Doomsdays
  • Fantastic Four
  • FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue
  • Flicka: Country Pride
  • Garfield’s Fun Fest
  • Invincible
  • Jetsons: The Movie
  • Jurassic Park III
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • Paulie
  • Samurai Headhunters
  • Stephen King’s Thinner
  • Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • The Doors
  • The Real Beauty and the Beast
  • The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz
  • The Sons of Katie Elder
  • The Wedding Planner
  • Things We Lost in the Fire
  • To Catch a Thief
  • Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine
  • Truly Strange
  • Turf War: Lions and Hippos
  • Van Wilder: Freshman Year
  • Venom Islands
  • World War II Spy School

May 2

  • Good Luck Charlie: Season 1 – 4
  • Kickin’ It: Season 1 – 3
  • Scrubs: Season 1 – 9
  • Leaving 5/5/17
  • Amapola
  • Flubber
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • The Recruit
  • What About Bob?

May 7

  • American Dad! Season 7
  • Bob’s Burgers: Season 2

May 11

  • American Dad! Season 8

May 15

  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 1 – 5

May 17

  • American Dad! Season 9 & 10

May 19

  • Step Up

May 26

  • Graceland: Season 1 – 3

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