With the new month comes a slew of new (and old) titles set to hit our screens via the much-loved streaming platform, Netflix. And while sometimes too many options can prove a burden – the struggle is real, folks – we’ve made your job a little more bearable by collating all the new cinematic goodies hitting our Netflix screens this May.

Here are all the new movies and TV shows, documentaries and mini-series coming to Netflix this May, including our favourites to watch.

Stranger Things 4: Volume 1

They say all good things must come to an end, and sadly Stranger Things is coming to its inevitable end. With season four split into two parts, the events from this season will pave way to Stranger Things season five – the final season of the show.

So, with season four a mere weeks away, it has some big questions to answer after the season three blockbuster, like what happened to Hopper? Is he alive and well?

Stranger Things creators the Duffer brothers have said that Stranger Things 4 has been the “most challenging season yet, but also the most rewarding one,” and it’s been tipped that viewers are in for a real treat.

Part one will drop on Netflix on May 27 with the second half following just six weeks later on July 1.

The Lincoln Lawyer 

We’ve all seen the rather enjoyable 2011 film The Lincoln Lawyer which arguably put Matthew McConaughey back on the map. Now, iconic TV creator David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers) has put his spin on the 2008 novel The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly, which The Lincoln Lawyer is based on.

The show will follow down and out defensive lawyer Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) who’s looking to restart his career by taking on big and small cases across Los Angeles in the back of his Lincoln.


Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive

Perhaps not viewing for the faint hearted, this incredible documentary takes you to Heinola, Finland where free diver Johanna Nordblad attempts to break the world record for distance traveled under ice with one breath.

Already holding the world record for the most distance traveled under ice in a single dive and breath in the women’s category (50m), she now attempts to reach 80m, which has never been done before by another woman. Riveting viewing ahead.


Netflix Original Series

  • The Circle (new episodes from 04/05/2022)
  • Summertime Season 3 (04/05/2022)
  • El Marginal Season 5 (04/05/2022)
  • The Pentaverate (05/05/2022)
  • Clark (05/05/2022)
  • Blood Sisters (05/05/2022)
  • Welcome to Eden (06/05/2022)
  • The Sound of Magic (06/05/2022)
  • Workin’ Moms Season 6 (10/05/2022)
  • Brotherhood Season 2 (11/05/2022)
  • 42 Days of Darkness (11/05/2022)
  • Savage Beauty (12/05/2022)
  • The Life and Moves of Ersan Kuneri (13/05/2022)
  • The Lincoln Lawyer (13/05/2022)
  • Bling Empire Season 2 (13/05/2022)
  • New Heights (13/05/2022)
  • The Future Diary Season 2 (new episodes from 17/05/2022)
  • Who Killed Sara? Season 3 (18/05/2022)
  • Love on the Spectrum US (18/05/2022)
  • Insiders Season 2 (new episodes from 19/05/2022)
  • Love, Death & Robots Volume 3 (20/05/2022)
  • Wrong Side of the Tracks (20/05/2022)
  • Somebody Feed Phil Season 5 (25/05/2022)
  • Stranger Things 4: Volume 1 (27/05/2022)
  • Welcome to Wedding Hell (Coming Soon)

Netflix Films

  • 40 Years Young (04/05/2022)
  • Thar (06/05/2022)
  • The Takedown (06/05/2022)
  • Along For The Ride (06/05/2022)
  • Marmaduke (06/05/2022)
  • The Getaway King (11/05/2022)
  • Senior Year (13/05/2022)
  • The Perfect Family (18/05/2022)
  • Toscana (18/05/2022)
  • A Perfect Pairing (19/05/2022)
  • F*ck Love Too (20/05/2022)
  • Godspeed (23/05/2022)
  • Larva Pendant (25/05/2022)

Netflix Comedy Specials

  • Christina P: Mom Genes (08/05/2022)
  • Rodrigo Sant’Anna: I’ve Arrived (19/05/2022)

Netflix Original Documentaries

  • Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive (03/05/2022)
  • Meltdown: Three Mile Island (04/05/2022)
  • Wild Babies (05/05/2022)
  • Our Father (11/05/2022)
  • Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror (18/05/2022)
  • The G Word with Adam Conover (19/05/2022)
  • The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar (19/05/2022)

Netflix Anime

  • Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable War (09/05/2022)
  • Vampire in the Garden (16/05/2022)
  • Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 Season 2 (23/05/2022)

Netflix Kids

  • Octonauts: Above & Beyond Season 2 (02/05/2022)
  • The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib (19/05/2022)
  • Sea of Love (23/05/2022)
  • My Little Pony: Mark Your Mark (26/05/2022)
  • Mighty Little Bheem: I Love Taj Mahal (30/05/2022)

Other (Licensed Content)

  • Star Trek Beyond (02/05/2022)
  • The Suicide Squad (03/05/2022)
  • The Cup (12/05/2022)
  • The Nightingale (15/05/2022)
  • Reminiscence (17/05/2022)