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What’s Coming to and Leaving From Netflix in May 2018

Netflix Lineup May 2018

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Hari Kondabolu’s Netflix standup special WARN YOUR RELATIVES is available to stream May 8.

Howdy Netflix addicts. We’ve got all the hot flicks, shows and stand-ups coming in May for you. If you thought last month’s additions couldn’t get any better, then well, you were dead wrong. Here’s what we’re excited about in May.

Streaming Essentials

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Pixar’s Coco, an instant classic, streams May 29.

Probably the most exciting film coming to Netflix is Pixar’s Coco, a definite standout and Academy Award winner. A delightfully colorful tale of a young Latino boy’s journey into the afterlife is sure to make you laugh and cry. Perfect for adults and kids alike, it streams officially on May 29.

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John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City streams May 1.

Additionally, Netflix is treating us to a new special from stand-up legend John Mulaney. Titled John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City, longtime fans will rejoice at new material from this brilliantly funny mind. Mulaney is in peak form here. Catch his new special May 1. Other amazing specials by Hari Kondabolu (Warn Your Relatives 5/8), Ali Wong (Hard Knock Wife 5/13), and Tig Notaro (Happy to be Here 5/22) will be available in the coming month as well. In times like these, laughter should be in abundance.

My Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, known for excellent interviews and snappy humor, will be getting a new episode on May 31 with controversial guest Howard Stern  The lovable Joel McHale will be getting more screen time come May 6 in his show The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale. Titans of comedy Steve Martin and Martin Short will be featured in Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (airs 5/25). It aims to please with a variety of comedy sketches, new material from both comics, and a live performance from bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers.

Netflix original series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Dear White People will be also be returning with new seasons. Kimmy Schmidt is back on May 30 while Dear White People‘s new season will start May 4. Absolutely keep your eyes peeled for Michelle Wolf’s The Break, available on May 27. Being a former Daily Show writer doesn’t hurt her credibility either. Stop by The Break for a break from the typical late night comedy fare.

Binge ’em Before They’re Gone

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GoodFellas(1990), a Scorsese gem. Leaves Netflix on May 1.

Featuring magnetic performances from its three leads and one of the most gripping mobster tales of the 20th century, be quick to view GoodFellas before it leaves Netflix on May 1.

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High School Musical fans will have plenty to cry about this May. If you’re an avid fan (which, let’s be honest, who isn’t) you’ve got about a week left to cram this cheesy piece of catchy goodness down your eye gullets. The first two installments leave May 2 and the third piece leaves May 1.

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What’s better than that combo? You, your laptop, and this damn movie.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) brings us all back to the golden years of Will Ferrell. The humor here is irreverent, off-the-wall, and eternally quotable. Be sure to crack some dang brewskies and let those birds flip. There’s a lot of fun to have with this oddly heartwarming film. It leaves Netflix on May 12.

Until Next Time…

We’ve provided a full list below of all the upcoming Netflix arrivals and departures. Be sure to check Geek Insider for all your Netflix updates. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you in a couple weeks. Make sure to go out and smell the flowers in between episodes. It is spring, after all.


May 1

  • 27: Gone Too Soon
  • A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
  • Amelie
  • Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1
  • Beautiful Girls
  • Darc
  • 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
  • Shrek
  • Simon: Season 1
  • Sliding Doors
  • Sometimes
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Carter Effect
  • The Clapper
  • The Reaping
  • The Strange Name Movie
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V: Season 2

May 2

  • Jailbreak
  • A Little Help with Carol Burnett
  • Anon
  • 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
  • Manhunt
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey
  • No Estoy Loca
  • The Rain: Season 1

May 5

  • Faces Places

May 6

  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (streaming every Sunday; season 1 finale on May 13)

May 8

  • Desolation
  • Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives

May 9

  • Dirty Girl

May 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

May 13

  • Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

May 14

  • The Phantom of the Opera

May 15

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

May 16

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

May 18

  • Cargo
  • Catching Feelings
  • Inspector Gadget: Season 4

May 19

  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Scandal: Season 7
  • Small Town Crime

May 20

  • Some Kind of Beautiful

May 21

  • Señora Acero: Season 4

May 22

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

May 23

  • Explained

May 24

  • Fauda: Season 2
  • Survivors Guide to Prison

May 25

  • Ibiza
  • 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

May 26

  • Sara’s Notebook

May 27

  • The Break with Michelle Wolf

May 29

  • Coco

May 30

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4

May 31

  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern

Date TBD

  • Arrow: Season 6
  • Dynasty: Season 1
  • Riverdale: Season 2
  • Supernatural: Season 13
  • The Flash: Season 4


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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