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Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in May

Dear White People; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Dear White People; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Photo: Netflix

Anyone wondering when the warm spring weather will arrive might end up reconsidering after seeing Netflix’s May blossoms (read: shows). The second season of Justin Simien’s superb Dear White People series arrives May 4, while the first half of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season four hits the streamer at the end of the month on May 30. Obviously, Netflix cares enough about your muscle tone to set your two binge-watches weeks apart.

Next month will also feature the debuts of two new Netflix talk/topical shows: A Little Help with the legendary Carol Burnett (May 4), and recent White House Correspondents Dinner host Michelle Wolf’s The Break (5/27). If that weren’t enough to make you keep the curtains drawn, there are multiple new comedy specials on the way, including Steve Martin And Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life, John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live At Radio City, Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives, Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife, and the recently-announced Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here. There are also new episodes of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman (Tina Fey and Howard Stern are on deck) and The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale, the latter of which wraps its first season on May 13.

But just because April will be over doesn’t mean that a little rain won’t fall next month, so prepare to bid a digital farewell to GoodFellas, The Host, To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar, and more. The complete list is below this sizzle reel. Netflix originals are denoted with a single asterisk, while Netflix films are denoted with two.

Available 5/1

27: Gone Too Soon

A Life Of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana


Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures season 1

Beautiful Girls


God’s Own Country

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

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


Simon season 1

Sliding Doors


The Bourne Ultimatum

The Carter Effect

The Clapper

The Reaping

The Strange Name Movie

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V season 2

Available 5/2


Available 5/4

A Little Help With Carol Burnett*


Busted! season 1*

Dear White People volume 2*

End Game*

Forgive Us Our Debts**

Kong: King Of The Apes season 2*

Lo Más Sencillo Es Complicarlo Todo


My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey*

No Estoy Loca

The Rain season 1*

Available 5/5

Faces Places

Available 5/6

The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale*

Available 5/8


Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives*

Available 5/9

Dirty Girl

Available 5/11

Bill Nye Saves The World season 3*

Evil Genius: The True Story Of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist*

Spirit Riding Free season 5*

The Kissing Booth**

The Who Was? Show season 1*

Available 5/13

Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife*

Available 5/14

The Phantom Of The Opera

Available 5/15

Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce season 4

Grand Designs seasons 13-14

Only God Forgives

The Game 365 seasons 15-16

Available 5/16


Mamma Mia!

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

The Kingdom


Available 5/18


Catching Feelings**

Inspector Gadget season 4*

Available 5/19

Bridge To Terabithia

Disney’s Scandal season 7

Small Town Crime

Available 5/20

Some Kind Of Beautiful

Available 5/21

Señora Acero season 4

Available 5/22

Mob Psycho 100 season 1*

Shooter season 2

Terrace House: Opening New Doors part 2*

Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here*

Available 5/23


Available 5/24

Fauda season 2*

Survivors Guide to Prison

Available 5/25


Steve Martin And Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life*


The Toys That Made Us season 2*

Trollhunters part 3*

Available 5/26

Sara’s Notebook**

Available 5/27

The Break With Michelle Wolf*

Available 5/29

Disney·Pixar Coco

Available 5/30

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 4*

Available 5/31

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern*


Leaving 5/1

Bridget Jones’s Diary



Charlotte’s Web

Field of Dreams


Ocean’s Eleven


Silent Hill

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose

The Hurt Locker

To Rome With Love

To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar

Leaving 5/2

12 Dates Of Christmas

Beauty & The Briefcase

Cadet Kelly

Camp Rock

Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

Cow Belles


Disney’s The Cheetah Girls

Disney’s The Cheetah Girls 2

Disney’s The Cheetah Girls: One World


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


Teen Spirit

The Secret Life Of The American Teenager seasons 1-5

Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior

Wizards Of Waverly Place: The Movie

Leaving 5/7

The Host

Leaving 5/12

Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby

Leaving 5/30

Disney’s The Jungle Book

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