New Netflix Releases to Watch (or Not) in May

How to get the most out of your Netflix subscription this month.

Another month, another influx of quality entertainment from Netflix. Let’s backtrack for a second: Not all of it is quality. And with an overwhelming selection like this, you don’t want to spend the best weather of the year binge-watching something terrible (“Zombeavers,” anyone?). So we’re helping you out:

What We’re Adding to Our Queue ASAP

“The Last Waltz” (May 1)

“No No: A Dockumentary” (May 1)

“Witnesses”: Season 1 (May 1)

“Anita” (May 3)

“D.L. Hughley: Clear” (May 3)

“Grace & Frankie” (May 8)

“Fruitvale Station” (May 12)

“Magical Universe” (May 12)

“Dawg Fight” (May 15)

“Give Me Shelter” (May 15)

“Before I Disappear” (May 19)

“Girlhood” (May 19)

“Inglourious Basterds” (May 22)

“Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” (May 22)

“The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir” (May 22)

“Antarctica: A Year on Ice” (May 23)

What We’re Watching if We’re Looking to Fill an Entertainment Void

“Beyond Clueless” (May 1)

“Jimi: All Is by My Side” (May 1)

“Longmire”: Season 3 (May 1)

“A Few Best Men” (May 5)

“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”: Season 4 (May 15)

“Modern Marvels” (May 14)

“The Universe” (May 14)

“Cyber Seniors” (May 15)

“Granite Flats”: Seasons 1 – 3 (May 15)

“Between”: Season 1 (May 21) – Netflix Original

The show will air 6 episodes. One episode every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. PT, starting May 21.

“Transporter: The Series:” Season 1 (May 22)

“Welcome to the Punch” (May 24)

“Graceland”: Seasons 1-2 (May 26)

“Hot Girls Wanted” (May 29)

What We’re Probably Skipping

“Legally Blonde” (May 1)

“Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde” (May 1)

“The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio” (May 1)

“Shameless”: Season 10 (May 1)

“Underclassman” (May 1)

“Lalaloopsy: Festival of Sugary Sweets” (May 2)

“LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Amazing Word Explorers” (May 2)

“Royal Pains”: Season 6 (May 3)

“The Longest Week” (May 6)

“The Adventures of Puss in Boots”: Season 1 (May 8)

“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas” (May 8)

“Jinn” (May 9)

“The Liberator” (May 9)

“Extraterrestrial” (May 12)

“The Identical” (May 13)

“American Restoration” (May 14)

“Dance Moms” (May 14)

“Duck Dynasty” (May 14)

“Hoarders” (May 14)

“Counting Cars” (May 14)

“First Period” (May 16)

“Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast” (May 17)

“Zombeavers” (May 19)

“H20 Mermaid Adventures” (May 22)

“Richie Rich”: Season 2 (May 22) – Netflix Original

“The Boxtrolls” (May 23)

“Love and Honor” (May 24)

“Mako Mermaids”: Season 3 (May 29) – Netflix Original

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