In May, Netflix Canada is bringing a little bit of the old and a lot of the new to the streaming service.
Theatrically released films coming to Netflix in May include the acclaimed horror film Get Out, the directorial debut of Jordan Peele, which stars Daniel Kaluuya as a young black man who uncovers a disturbing secret when he meets the family of his white girlfriend (May 1).
Other theatrical releases include Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Lost in Translation, and the Psycho franchise (May 1), Spring Breakers (May 15), Into the Forest (May 16), Mission: Impossible – Fallout (May 20), The Boss Baby (May 22), and Ballerina (May 23).
Original Netflix films coming in May include: Wine Country, a comedy directed by Amy Poehler about a group of long-time friends (Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, and Emily Spivey) who reunite during a vacation to Napa Valley and revisit past their past choices (May 10); and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, a biographical crime thriller film about serial killer Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) told from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend Liz (Lily Collins), who refused to believe the truth about him for years (May 3).
VIDEO: “Wine Country” Official Trailer
There’s also Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate, where celebrities including Lily Tomlin, Billy Crystal, Ruth Buzzi, Snoop Dogg, Jay Leno and many more pay tribute to Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in, the revolutionary sketch comedy show of the 1960s and ’70s.
New Netflix original series in May include: season one of Dead To Me, a dark single-camera comedy about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow (Christina Applegate) and a free spirit (Linda Cardellini) with a shocking secret (May 3); season one of Flinch, a game show where contestants are faced with various frightening and uncomfortable events and suffer painful consequence if they flinch (May 3); and season one of Tuca & Bertie, an adult animated comedy about two bird women (a carefree toucan and an anxious songbird) who live in the same apartment building and share their lives (May 3).
There’s also season one of The Society, a modern take on Lord of The Flies about a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town without any trace of their parents (May 10), and Historical Roasts, a six-episode series where A-list comedians in period-appropriate garb celebrate prominent historical figures (May 27).
VIDEO: “The Society”
Returning series in May include: season two of The Mechanism (no date specified); season six of The 100 and season five of Jane The Virgin (weekly episodes starting May 1); season three (the final season) of Colony and season five of The Flash (May 2); season four of Lucifer (May 8); season three (the final season) of Easy and season two of Harvey Girls Forever! (May 10); and season five of iZombie (weekly episodes starting May 10).
Also returning: series eight of Call the Midwife (May 15); season three of Nailed It!, season two of The Rain, and season two of White Gold (May 17); season two of She’s Gotta Have It (May 24); season three of Animal Kingdom (May 29); and season two of Bad Blood, season two of Black Spot, season six of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and season two of Good Girls (May 31).
VIDEO: New to Netflix Canada in May
Here’s the complete list of everything coming to Netflix Canada in May, along with what’s leaving.
Coming in May (no release date specified)
- The Mechanism: Season 2 (Netflix original) – Despite changes at home and work, Ruffo resumes his fight, following a corrupt new target and a trail of kickbacks into the upper reaches of politics.
Wednesday, May 1st
- The 100: Season 6 (weekly episodes)
- Jane The Virgin: Season 5 (weekly episodes)
- Knock Down The House (Netflix film) – This rousing documentary follows four extraordinary women—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin—who take on the congressional establishment by mounting grassroots campaigns and building a movement during a time of historic volatility in American politics.
- Munafik 2 (Netflix film) – Haunted by terrifying visions, a Muslim healer finds his faith tested when he helps a woman locked in battle, body and soul, with a diabolical leader.
- Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
- Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion Part 1 & 2
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
- Fifty Shades of Grey
- Get Out
- Identity Thief
- Lost in Translation
- Psycho (1960)
- Psycho (1998)
- Psycho II (1983)
Thursday, May 2nd
- Colony: Season 3
- The Flash: Season 5
Friday, May 3rd
- A Pesar De Todo (Netflix film) – After their mother’s death, four sisters learn a shocking family secret and embark on an adventure to discover the truth about their genealogy.
- All In My Family (Netflix original) – From documentarian Hao Wu comes a heartfelt portrait of how he created a thoroughly modern family in America, only to face the dilemma of introducing his same-sex partner and their children to his deeply traditional parents and relatives in China.
- Alles ist gut (Netflix film) – A woman sexually assaulted by her new boss’s brother-in-law tries to move on as if nothing happened, but the night weighs heavily on her mind and body.
- Dead to Me (Netflix original) – A dark single camera comedy about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.
- Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (Netflix film) – A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
- Flinch (Netflix original) – Faced with various frightening and uncomfortable events, contestants in this game show had better not flinch — or they’ll suffer painful consequences.
- Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage (Netflix film) – On the run from a dogged internal affairs agent, a corrupt cop reluctantly teams up with a defiant teen to unravel a conspiracy — before it’s too late.
- The Last Summer (Netflix film) – Standing on the precipice of adulthood, a group of friends navigate new relationships, while reexamining others, during their final summer before college.
- Tuca & Bertie (Netflix original) – Two bird women — a carefree toucan and anxious songbird — live in the same apartment building and share their lives in this animated comedy.
- Undercover (Netflix original) – A major ecstasy producer living in luxury on the Dutch-Belgian border faces big changes with two undercover agents begin moving in on his operation.
Saturday, May 4th
- Like Arrows
Monday, May 6th
- Abyss (Netflix original) – A prosecutor discovers that she’s been reincarnated into a different person after getting into an accident — and also learns she’s not the only one.
Wednesday, May 8th
- Lucifer: Season 4 (Netflix original) – As Chloe struggles to come to terms with Lucifer’s disturbing revelation, a rogue priest sets out to stop a long-rumored prophecy.
Friday, May 10th
- Dry Martina (Netflix film) – An odd encounter with a fan and a tryst with that fan’s ex-boyfriend leads a sexually adventurous singer on an escapade in Chile.
- Easy: Season 3 (Netflix original) – Diverse characters fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture in Chicago.
- Gente que viene y bah (Netflix film) – After her partner cheats on her, an architect returns to her hometown to reassess her life with the help of her eccentric family. Based on the novel.
- Harvey Girls Forever!: Season 2 (Netflix original) – The hardworking Harvey Girls are back, making new enemies in the form of older siblings, finally meeting their boy-band idols — and more!
- iZombie: Season 5 (weekly episodes)
- Jailbirds (Netflix original) – At the Sacramento County Jail, incarcerated women fight the power and one another as they try to make the best of life — and love — on the inside.
- ReMastered: The Lion’s Share (Netflix original) – ReMastered: A long form documentary series of high profile, in-depth stories about music’s impact on society, as told by critically acclaimed directors, with each episode revealing surprising insight beyond the expected or commonly known. Lion’s Share tracks South African journalist Rian Malan’s journey to find the original writers of the legendary song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” which earned over 15 million dollars in royalties for American groups like The Tokens, Pete Seeger and the Weavers. Malan discovers the original writer, a black South African named Solomon Linda, whose family currently lives in poverty in the slums of Sweto. Driven by his own guilt that his uncle was one of the architects of apartheid, Malan goes after fat cat businessmen in the US music industry to force them to pay their fair share to Linda’s family.
- Shéhérazade (Netflix film) – Fresh out of prison and forced to fend for himself on the streets of Marseille, 17-year-old Zac falls in love with a young prostitute Shéhérazade.
- The Society (Netflix original) – The Society follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town without any trace of their parents. Their newfound freedom will be fun… but it will also be very dangerous. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive.
- Wine Country (Netflix film) – During a vacation to Napa Valley, a group of long time friends reunite and revisit past choices in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy from director Amy Poehler.
Sunday, May 12th
- Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 3 (Netflix original) – Hasan Minhaj’s Peabody Award-winning series returns with new episodes, bringing his unexpected comedic perspective to current global events and pop culture.
Monday, May 13th
- Malibu Rescue (Netflix original) – When a long list of shenanigans lands Tyler in hot water, he’s forced to suit up and spend his summer training for an elite junior lifeguard program.
Tuesday, May 14th
- revisions (Netflix anime) – When Shibuya time-warps to 2388, high schooler Daisuke and his friends are conscripted by AHRV agent Milo to fight the hostile cyborg race, revisions.
- Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate (Netflix original) – The stars come out for this special tribute to “Laugh-in”, the revolutionary sketch comedy show of the 1960s and ’70s.
- Weed The People
Wednesday, May 15th
- Call the Midwife: Series 8
- Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed!
- Spring Breakers
Thursday, May 16th
- Good Sam (Netflix film) – When a mysterious good Samaritan, aka “Good Sam,” leaves $100,000 cash on seemingly random doorsteps, New York City TV news reporter Kate Bradley (Tiya Sircar) sets out to discover Good Sam’s true identity and motive, turning her personal life upside down.
- Into the Forest
Friday, May 17th
- 1994: Limited Series (Netflix original) – 1994 is an hour-long five-episode investigative documentary series that will tell the story of one of the most critical years in Mexico’s history.
- It’s Bruno (Netflix original) – A digital series that follows a man and his beloved dog Bruno strolling around his neighbourhood.
- The House
- Maria (Netflix film) – A woman whose parents were killed by a gang when she was a child grows up to be a hired assassin. Unfortunately, trying to leave that past behind is proving to be more difficult than it seems.
- Morir para contar (Netflix film) – Seeking answers after a life-changing incident in 2012, filmmaker Hernán Zin interviews other war reporters about the personal toll of their work.
- Nailed It!: Season 3 (Netflix original) – Nicole and Jacques are back to judge the chaos in the kitchen, from half-baked doll cakes to delightfully creepy edible clowns.
- See You Yesterday (Netflix film) – Two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas, build makeshift time machines to save C.J.’s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.
- The Rain: Season 2 (Netflix original) – Trapped in the Zone, Simone and her friends must find a cure for the virus Rasmus is carrying before it kills him — and the rest of humanity.
- Well Intended Love (Netflix original) – A third-rate actress with leukemia becomes entangled with CEO Ling because she needs him for treatment. In order to receive bone marrow transplant sooner and to continue her career as an actress, Xia Lin enters into a secret marriage with Ling Yi Zhou, the CEO of a company. Despite the conspiracies and misunderstandings they encounter, the two find true love.
- White Gold: Season 2 (Netflix original) – After forcing Walsh out, Vincent’s headaches include answering to a gangster boss and a new rival salesperson who’s swooping up all the best jobs.
Monday, May 20th
- Ben Is Back
- Mission: Impossible 6
- Prince of Peoria: Part 2 (Netflix original) – While Teddy works toward finishing his application for MIT’s summer robotics program, Emil tries to squeeze even more fun out of his time in Peoria.
- Rough Night
Tuesday, May 21st
- Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (Netflix original) – Emmy Award-nominated actress and 30-year comedy veteran, Wanda Sykes, delivers a sharp-witted and hilarious critique on the state of the world in her first Netflix comedy special, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal. The one-hour special addresses the comedian’s perspective on the current political and cultural climate, which she can only describe as, well … not normal!
Wednesday, May 22nd
- A Tale of Two Kitchens (Netflix original) – Two countries, two restaurants, one vision. At Gabriela Cámara’s acclaimed Contramar in Mexico City, the welcoming, uniformed waiters are as beloved by diners as the menu featuring fresh, local seafood caught within 24 hours. The entire staff sees themselves as part of an extended family. Meanwhile at Cala in San Francisco, Cámara hires staff from different backgrounds and cultures, including ex-felons and ex-addicts, who view the work as an important opportunity to grow as individuals. A Tale of Two Kitchens explores the ways in which a restaurant can serve as a place of both dignity and community.
- One Night in Spring (Netflix original) – When Lee Jeong-in and Yu Ji-ho meet, something unexpected happens. Or it just may be that spring is in the air — and anything is possible.
- The Boss Baby
Thursday, May 23rd
- Slasher: Solstice (Netflix original) – Rampaging serial killers leave carnage in their wake as their next victims fight to stay alive in this horror anthology series.
Friday, May 24th
- After Maria (Netflix original) – Following families in Puerto Rico who are currently living in FEMA hotels around New York City. Their stories will unfold observationally over the course of the next month as they face the extreme situation of getting kicked out of the hotel or are forced to go back to Puerto Rico. Many people see these families as illegal immigrants and don’t want them here. We follow these families as they try to maintain their Puerto Rican identity, but assert their American citizenship.
- Alta Mar (Netflix original) – Mysterious deaths aboard a luxurious ship travelling from Spain to Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s reveal secrets surrounding two sisters travelling together.
- Joy (Netflix film) – Joy is a young Nigerian woman, caught in the vicious cycle of sex trafficking. She works in this merciless system of exploitation to pay off debts to her exploiter Madame and supporting her family in Nigeria.
- Rim of the World (Netflix film) – Four misfit campers must band together and conquer their fears in order to save the world during an alien invasion.
- She’s Gotta Have It: Season 2 (Netflix original) – Romantic turmoil, artistic challenges and an eye-opening trip to Puerto Rico set Nola Darling on a new course.
- The Perfection (Netflix film) – A troubled musical prodigy (Allison Williams) seeks out the new star pupil (Logan Browning) of her former school with shocking consequences in this elegant and terrifying suspense ride, the most buzzed-about movie at last year’s Fantastic Fest.
- WHAT / IF (Netflix original) – A raw, voyeuristic examination of acceptable people doing unacceptable things. A conflict driven series of high stakes morality plays with a first season narrative focusing on two struggling newlyweds who accept a powerful woman’s ethically perilous proposition to secure a badly needed financial windfall.
Monday, May 27th
- Historical Roasts (Netflix original) – Renowned “Roastmaster General” Jeff Ross’s new half-hour comedy series Historical Roasts brings together A-list comedians in period-appropriate garb to celebrate prominent historical figures of the past, from presidents (Abe Lincoln) to rock stars (Freddie Mercury) and everything in between. Based on the Los Angeles live show of the same name, the six-episode series is “teaching history a lesson” and honouring some of the most important voices of our time the only way they know how — with a searing roast. Launching globally on Netflix Monday, May 27, Historical Roasts features a stellar lineup of comedian guest stars including Bob Saget, John Stamos, Natasha Leggero, Jaleel White, Fred Willard, Nikki Glaser, Rachel Feinstein, Ryan Phillippe, Ken Marino, Gilbert Gottfried, Seth Green, Yamaneika Saunders, and Neal Brennan to name a few. The series is produced by OBB Pictures.
Tuesday, May 28th
- Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Wednesday, May 29th
- Animal Kingdom: Season 3
Thursday, May 30th
- Chopsticks (Netflix film) – An under-confident but talented girl, who is sidestepped at every stage of her life, seeks out an enigmatic con to help recover her stolen car from a goat-loving crazy Mumbai gangster and in the process finds her confidence and place in the sun.
Friday, May 31st
- Always Be My Maybe (Netflix film) – Everyone assumed Sasha and Marcus would wind up together except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder… maybe?
- Bad Blood: Season 2
- Black Spot: Season 2 (Netflix original) – Major Weiss’s recovery prompts residents to question the odd circumstances she was found in, and how she survived injuries that would kill anyone else.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 6
- Good Girls: Season 2 (Netflix original) – In their second season, the women come face-to-face with the consequences of their criminal behaviour.
- How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (Netflix original) – What if a teenager built up a drugs empire from his bedroom in Leipzig? Inspired by real events.
- Jugar con fuego (Netflix original) – A seductive man has romantic affairs with three prosperous women — including a mother and her daughter — in Colombia’s Coffee Triangle.
- Killer Ratings (Netflix original) – The true-life story of a Brazilian TV host who literally killed for ratings — and used his crime TV show to cover up the grizzly truth.
- Vis a vis (Netflix original) – Sentenced to seven years in prison for crimes her boss committed, naïve Macarena struggles to adapt in an environment filled with dangerous women.
- When They See Us (Netflix original) – A four part limited series from director Ava DuVernay that continues themes from her documentary 13th, her exploration of the criminal justice system through the true case of the Central Park Five – 5 young teenagers who were wrongfully accused and convicted of rape.
Leaving Netflix Canada in May
Wednesday, May 1st
- Office Christmas Party
- Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Tuesday, May 7th
- Love Actually
- Scent of a Woman
Saturday, May 11th
- Switched at Birth: Seasons 1-5
- Drugs, Inc.: Season 3-4
All titles and dates are subject to change.