Netflix May 2016 movies and TV titles announced
The Netflix May 2016 movies and TV titles have been announced and can be viewed below! All titles and dates are subject to change. You can also view the titles disappearing from Netflix in May underneath. Which titles are you looking forward to and which are you sad to see leaving the service?
AVAILABLE MAY 1
A Study in Sherlock (2016)
Mark Gatiss, who co-created “Sherlock” and plays Mycroft Holmes, discusses the show with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and others in the cast.
In the 1600s, when the Netherlands is under attack by the British navy and on the verge of civil war, a Dutch admiral is his country’s only hope.
Ava’s Possessions (2015)
A young woman joins a support group for survivors of demonic possession to help her recover from a recent exorcism and expose her repressed memories.
Bring It On (2000)
Pressure mounts on the captain of a decorated cheerleading squad as she attempts to lead her crew to its sixth consecutive national title.
Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
Cheer captain Britney plans to have her squad earn a coveted spot in singing sensation Rihanna’s video but must think fast when her plan is derailed.
Easy Living: Seasons 1-3
Drowning in debt and shackled to a spendthrift wife, family man Tapio takes dodgy jobs from career criminal Eki in order to keep his family afloat.
El Crítico (2013)
A pretentious film critic who despises romantic comedies realizes that his life is turning into one when he falls for a free-spirited woman.
FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998)
When poachers capture their baby animal friends, the rain forest fairies of Ferngully must brave the perils of civilization to rescue them.
Finger of God (2007)
When filmmaker Darren Wilson set out to document God’s presence in today’s world, he had no idea what he would find or where the journey would take him.
Gary Gulman: It’s About Time (2016)
Gary Gulman tackles topics like extreme laziness, Hitler and the joys and pitfalls of shopping at Trader Joe’s with his typical neurotic bewilderment.
Great Expectations (1998)
Unattainable to Finn since her youth, Estella holds his fascination. He soon becomes obsessed with being a successful artist to gain her love.
I Am Road Comic (2014)
In his follow-up to “I Am Comic,” filmmaker Jordan Brady books himself a weekend gig and interviews fellow comedians about why they go on the road.
Jesus Town, USA (2014)
When the actor playing Jesus in a small town’s annual Easter pageant steps down, a young member of the cast takes on the role — but he has a secret.
Just Friends (2005)
Years after high school, a once-portly nice guy comes home for the holidays and reunites with a former crush he still has feelings for.
Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of The Bus Funny (2015)
It’s everything you might expect from the man who taught Kevin Hart how to be a comedian. Keith Robinson brings his in-your-face style to everything from the moment he stopped liking his own son to the real reason why Obama was elected.
Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent (2015)
In Lil Rel Howery’s first hour-long special, he talks about everything from his upbringing to raising his own children to getting roasted by teenagers on public transportation, all with his signature high-energy delivery. A natural performer, Lil Rel proves that he can hold his own when it comes to all the relevant issues.
Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz (2015)
Comedy trio the Plastic Cup Boyz take the stage at San Diego’s House of Blues for a wild night of stand- up, sketches and more.
LoliRock: Season 1 (2014)
LoliRock follows the journey of young Iris, a spirited teenage girl with a beautiful voice and an unending desire to help others. When Iris joins the girl group LoliRock, her life is changed forever, as a new world of music, mysteries and magical powers is revealed.
My Last Day Without You (2011)
During a brief trip to New York on business, German executive Niklas meets a young female musician who exposes a new side of the city to him.
The Nutty Professor (1996)
Humiliated while trying to impress a pretty grad student, portly professor Sherman Klump takes a massive dose of his new weight-loss potion.
Off the Map (2013)
Four friends in middle school – Federico, Paula, Graciela and Fabián- decide to skip class and sneak in to the school basement. But Miriam, the class’ gossiper and teacher’s pet, discovers them and threatens them. She will rat on them if they don’t let her stay and be part of the adventure. This way, what was meant to be a time of intimacy, playing pranks and having fun between friends, is turned into the time when jealousy, fear, hatred and hidden crushes are exposed, unveiling a series of conflicts unthinkable of before skipping class. Meanwhile, upstairs, on the school’s surface, the Teacher and the Principal discover five kids are missing and warn their parents, who react in different ways, hence revealing conflicts of their own.
Palm Trees in the Snow (2015)
The accidental discovery of a long lost letter drives Clarence to travel from the snowy mountains of Spain to Africa, to visit the land where his father Jacobo and uncle Kilian spent most of their youth, the island of Fernando Poo. In the heart of a land as lush and seductive as dangerous, Clarence unearths the secret of a forbidden love story framed within turbulent historical circumstances whose consequences will have repercussions in her present-day life.
Teens David and Jennifer get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom. But Jennifer’s attitude literally brings color into the show.
Shark Lake (2015)
An exotic animal dealer accidentally lets a bull shark loose in Lake Tahoe, and the ravenous creature wreaks havoc on the peaceful town.
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014)
An inspiring look at the brilliant, outrageous women who spearheaded the 1960s women’s movement resonates with those who still face gender inequality.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Samantha’s family has forgotten her sixteenth birthday, a day that could be perfect if only Jake Ryan would look her way.
Sugar Coated (2015)
This documentary investigates the history of the food industry’s use of sugar, its health impact on society and the politics of the “new tobacco.”
We no longer see the wild, we dream of it. It’s an age-old fascination, visible in the paintings of the Chauvet Cave. But this dream is today disappearing, vanishing in factory smoke and industrial smog.
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Attempting to piece her life back together after losing her husband in a tragic incident, grieving widow Audrey turns to an unlikely ally: her husband’s childhood friend Jerry, an emotionally wrecked heroin addict.
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Suspected in a new series of heists in the hotels of the French Riviera, a reformed jewel thief sets out to clear himself and catch the real thief.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream (2007)
Explore the history of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, including Petty’s famous collaborations and notorious clashes with the record industry.
Who’s Driving Doug (2016)
When a college student with muscular dystrophy agrees to let a slacker be his new driver, they set off on a reckless road trip to Las Vegas.
AVAILABLE MAY 2
The Replacements (2000)
In the wake of a player’s strike, an old-guard coach drafts a team of gridiron misfits and losers as replacements for the Washington Sentinels.
AVAILABLE MAY 3
When the kidnapping of a controversial corporate figure’s daughter goes awry, her limo careens off a bridge, leaving the survivors trapped underwater.
AVAILABLE MAY 4
The Keeping Room (2015)
With the men of their clan all fighting or lost on the battlefield, three Southern women face the sinister attentions of two Union Army deserters who are pillaging the landscape ahead of the main forces in this taut Civil War drama.
Shanghai Knights (2003)
Dynamic duo Chon Wang and Roy O’Bannon are in London to avenge the murder of Chon’s father but end upon on an even bigger case involving the royals.
AVAILABLE MAY 5
Fourth Man Out (2015)
A young mechanic comes out to his extremely straight best friends. Once they get used to the idea, they’re determined to help him find the right guy.
Marseille – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Robert Taro has been the mayor of Marseille for 25 years. Now he faces a merciless election against his young, ambitious former protégé.
AVAILABLE MAY 6
Ali Wong: Baby Cobra – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Unapologetic and nasty mom-to-be Ali Wong desperately wanted a conventional life. Baby Cobra is Wong’s hilarious journey of how hard she worked to find Mr. Perfect, get married, buy a house and have a baby. But it all didn’t exactly turn out how she planned. And while Wong complains that feminism is the worst thing that’s ever happened to women, what’s more empowering than being the first and only comic to film a 1-hour stand up special 7-months pregnant?
Baby Daddy: Season 5
Ben unexpectedly becomes a parent when an ex-girlfriend drops off a baby girl. But with help from friends and family, he steps into the role of dad.
Grace and Frankie: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin co-star as two women forced to reinvent their lives in this funny, honest Emmy-nominated Netflix original series.
Young & Hungry: Season 3
A female food blogger is hired as a personal chef by a young tech tycoon and faces a new menu of challenges, both inside and outside of the kitchen.
AVAILABLE MAY 8
The Chosen Ones (2015)
Young Ulises falls in love with teen Sofia, even as he is forced to lure her into his family’s prostitution ring. Now he’ll do anything to rescue her.
AVAILABLE MAY 9
A Stand Up Guy (2015)
When his outrageous open-mic standup comedy routine goes viral, low-rent mobster-in-hiding Sammy gets a lot of attention he seriously doesn’t want.
AVAILABLE MAY 10
Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
In 1931, famed Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein’s trip to make a film about Mexico’s history becomes a journey of personal and creative awakening.
AVAILABLE MAY 11
Chelsea – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
It’s not her first talk show, but it is a first of its kind. Ideas, people and places that fascinate her, three times a week, all in her unique style.
None-too happy about moving to a small Maryland town, teen Zach Cooper finds his outlook changing after meeting the gorgeous girl next door, Hannah Stine — whose reclusive father happens to be hiding a big secret.
They Look Like People (2015)
While visiting an old friend in New York City, a man begins receiving eerie phone calls that warn him something evil is about to happen.
AVAILABLE MAY 12
Bleeding Heart (2015)
A yoga instructor reunited with her long-lost biological sister is determined to save her from an abusive boyfriend and a life of prostitution.
AVAILABLE MAY 15
We Are Still Here (2015)
A couple recovering from their son’s death finds themselves haunted by vengeful spirits when they move to a rural town that hold a horrifying secret.
Yo Soy la Salsa (2014)
More than a genre, the salsa was a cultural movement that arose in a time of need for strengthening the Latino culture and spread across the world with such force that 50 years later still moving the feet of the dancers in the most inhospitable corners world. At the heart of the movement is the figure of Johnny Pacheco, who know as one of the great musical legacy responsible for gender salsa.
AVAILABLE MAY 17
American Dad!: Season 10
This comedy follows a conservative CIA agent and his eccentric brood, which includes a talking goldfish with the brain of an East German athlete.
Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)
Assigned to recover sensitive stolen data, a gruff FBI agent (Dolph Lundgren) goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, but the school’s liberal, politically correct environment is more than he bargained for.
Slasher: Season 1 (2016)
Although her parents were murdered just moments before she was removed from her mother’s womb, Sarah Bennett is all grown up and ready to leave the past behind. But when she and her hubby return to the family home, history begins to repeat itself.
AVAILABLE MAY 18
A Girl Like Her (2015)
Amid South Brookdale High School’s social scene, sophomore Jessica Burns suffers unrelenting harassment by class queen Avery Keller. But with help from best friend Brian Slater, Jessica turns the tables on her tormentor.
AVAILABLE MAY 19
Benders: Season 1 (2015)
Though their amateur ice-hockey squad comes up short on skills, Paul Rosenberg and his teammates are united — not only by their passion for the sport but by an almost equal passion for drinking beer.
AVAILABLE MAY 20
Lady Dynamite: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Comedian Maria Bamford stars in a series inspired by her own life. It’s the sometimes surreal story of a woman who loses – and then finds – her s**t.
AVAILABLE MAY 22
David and Goliath (2015)
An epic drama drawn from biblical accounts of King David’s life. While the army of Israel cowers before the taunts of hulking Philistine giant Goliath, young shepherd David finds the courage and faith to meet him in combat.
The Letters (2014)
Letters written by Mother Teresa to a spiritual adviser over decades reveal her inner struggles as she devotes herself to helping the poor in India.
The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death (2015)
A group of unsuspecting theatre goers are trapped, after a ravenous spirit is resurrected and released from a Ouija board.
AVAILABLE MAY 23
Electiricty is an Alice in Wonderland for the modern day – an extraordinary hallucinatory journey seen through the eyes of a young woman with epilepsy as she searches for her long lost brother.
AVAILABLE MAY 26
Graceland: Season 3
Joining forces in their undercover efforts, a group of agents from the FBI, DEA, and U.S. Customs move into a beachfront house in Southern California.
The Last Man on the Moon (2016)
In this artful blend of memoir and documentary, former Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan looks back to the glory days of NASA’s lunar landings and his unique distinction of being the last man to stand on the moon.
AVAILABLE MAY 27
Bloodline: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When the black sheep son of a respected family threatens to expose dark secrets from their past, sibling loyalties are put to the test.
Chef’s Table: Season 2, Part 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Find out what’s inside the kitchens and minds of six international culinary stars in this Netflix original six- part docu-series.
The Do-Over (2016) – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The life of a bank manager is turned upside down when a friend from his past manipulates him into faking his own death and taking off on an adventure.
Mako Mermaids: Season 4 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This “H2O” sequel follows Zac, a boy who accidentally turns into a merman and threatens the existence of three young mermaids who guard Mako Island.
AVAILABLE MAY 28
Hell on Wheels: Season 5
Former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon sets out on a quest to find his wife’s killer as post-Civil War America struggles to rebuild its identity.
NETFLIX MAY 2016 LAST CALL
See below for a selection of titles that will be rotating off the service in May.
LEAVING MAY 1
The Animatrix (2003)
From the creators of the Matrix trilogy, these short films fuse computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe.
Anna Karenina (1948)
When a debonair army officer sweeps a married Russian noblewoman off her feet, the resulting scandal destroys her societal standing.
Author! Author! (1982)
Before playwright Ivan Travalian can attend to his flailing career, he must deal with the unraveling threads of his personal life.
Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)
Legendary and indestructible rock drummer Ginger Baker is the focus of this documentary, which recaps his turbulent history and many influences.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
High school underachievers Bill and Ted will flunk out if they don’t ace a year-end history presentation, so they transport themselves back in time.
Broadway Idiot (2013)
Join Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong as he prepares for the debut of American Idiot, the Broadway sensation based on the band’s 2004 album.
Bus Stop (1956)
A loutish cowboy kidnaps a beautiful nightclub singer, intending to bring her home to his Montana ranch and make her his wife.
Tracy Flick appears to have the election for student council president sewn up until a teacher rounds up a worthy opponent: a popular football player.
The Good Life (2012)
A seemingly perfect couple risks losing their marriage when they begin to sacrifice their vows for growing career and personal ambitions.
Holiday Engagement (2011)
Hilary’s plan to hire a good-looking guy to act as her boyfriend backfires when she brings him home for the holidays to try and fool her family.
Kiss of Death (1995)
An ex-con tries to distance himself from his past but reluctantly agrees to help his loser cousin with one last heist that goes terribly wrong.
Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)
Ballroom dancing goes from lame to cool for a group of students in this documentary, which follows a group of 11-year-olds as they learn to dance.
Mona Lisa Is Missing (2012)
This documentary examines the case of Vincenzo Peruggia, an unassuming house painter charged with stealing the “Mona Lisa” from the Louvre in 1911.
Ralphie May: Austin-tatious (2008)
Comedian Ralphie May brings his outrageous stand-up to a Texas audience in this comedy special, recorded live at Austin’s historic Paramount Theatre.
Terms And Conditions May Apply (2013)
Through interviews with technology thought leaders and futurists, this timely documentary examines the erosion of privacy in the digital age.
That’s What I Am (2011)
After his teacher pairs him up for a project with the school’s biggest reject, a boy forms an unexpected bond with his new partner.
Bored by an arranged marriage to a dull but well-meaning husband, a young wife in rural France in the 1920s seeks a drastic solution to her problems.
Truth or Die (2012)
Four teenage friends are taken hostage by a vengeful psychopath and forced to play a party game with life-or-death consequences.
Young & Handsome: An Evening with Jeff Garlin (2008)
Self-deprecating comedian Jeff Garlin exhibits his flare for storytelling in this concert filmed at Chicago’s Second City improv theater.
LEAVING MAY 2
Slightly Single in L.A. (2012)
After moving to L.A., Dale finds her life crumbling. Now she’s caught in a love triangle, and turning her luck around will take a huge leap of faith.
LEAVING MAY 3
JFK: The Smoking Gun (2013)
Veteran Police Detective Colin McLaren spent four years on the forensic cold case investigation of JFK’s assassination.
LEAVING MAY 4
Stealing Harvard (2002)
In need of cash to put his niece through Harvard, mild-mannered John Plummer enlists help from his best friend – who convinces John that crime pays.
LEAVING MAY 6
Finding Normal (2013)
A big-city doctor travelling to her new home in the Hamptons has a run-in with the law, forcing her to do community service in a North Carolina town.
LEAVING MAY 7
JFK: A President Betrayed (2013)
This documentary presents evidence that John F. Kennedy pursued peace talks with Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro, determined to get out of Vietnam.
LEAVING MAY 9
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)
On the day of Dolly Thatcham’s wedding, the sight of her former beau leads her to realize that going ahead with the ceremony would be a huge mistake.
A boarding school teacher is unusually close with her charges, until a new student’s arrival evokes strong emotions and disrupts their relationships.
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Bruce Willis stars as a Navy SEAL sent to the African jungle to rescue a doctor, only to realize he must also save the refugees in the doctor’s care.
LEAVING MAY 10
The Score (2001)
Ready-to-retire safecracker Nick, flamboyant fence Max and talented but volatile thief Jackie team up to rob the Montreal Customs House.
LEAVING MAY 12
The Ladykillers (2004)
A Southern professor-turned-criminal puts together a group of thieves to rob a riverboat casino, but their old lady landlord complicates matters.
LEAVING MAY 13
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)
Director Michel Gondry uses lively animations to illustrate conversations with activist Noam Chomsky as he hold court on his theories, life and work.
LEAVING MAY 14
The Master of Disguise (2002)
Simple, sweet Pistachio Disguisey discovers his keen hereditary talent for imitation when he must rescue his father from a criminal mastermind.
When Tommy’s girlfriend and unborn child are brutally torn away as collateral damage by a ruthless and murderous gang, his rage erupts uncontrollably.
LEAVING MAY 15
A Pope For Everyone (2013)
This film profiles Pope Francis, the first pontiff from Latin America, exploring his life and work before election and what he brings to the office.
Bratz: BFF: Best Friends Forever (2007)
The Bratz are as close as ever in these episodes which find the gals helping one pal build confidence while urging another to be true to herself.
The Greatest Places: IMAX (1999)
This IMAX documentary takes viewers to seven amazing sights, including Greenland’s foreboding icebergs and the Namib Desert’s undulating sand dunes.
In Her Skin (2009)
When pretty Rachel goes missing, everyone soon suspects Caroline, the overweight, acne-ridden daughter of a domineering father.
Looking into an illegal lung transplant, an attorney crosses the border, where he learns the truth about where these “donated” organs come from.
The Quest: Season 1 (2014)
Reality show contestants venture to an imaginative realm and test their own heroism, with ogres and dragons standing between peace and chaos.
Search for the Great Sharks: IMAX (1995)
Journey around the world on an expedition to discover some of the planet’s most majestic and notorious creatures – sharks.
Tiger Eyes (2012)
Based on the acclaimed novel by Judy Blume. Following her father’s murder, a teenager goes to stay with relatives in New Mexico and falls in love.
LEAVING MAY 16
Blade Runner: Theatrical Cut (1982)
In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to snuff out a quartet of escaped androids.
The Last Tycoon (2012)
After becoming apprentice to a Shanghai crime boss, Cheng Daqi gets a taste for power in this story of a real-life gangster that spans 30 years.
LEAVING MAY 19
Peep World (2010)
Problems arise as four siblings gather for their father’s 70th birthday. One of them has written a novel with characters that resemble them all.
LEAVING MAY 21
Struck by Lightning (2012)
Carson is bent on escaping his hometown for college. His last few weeks of school unwind in a flashback – until the fateful day when lightening strikes.
LEAVING MAY 22
Raised in a Catholic orphanage during the Nazi occupation of Poland, a woman is poised to join the order when she learns the truth about her heritage.
Stand Off (2012)
Unable to pay a debt to a mobster, Jimbo robs a fish market. But when realizes the mobster owns the market he goes on the run with his baby.
LEAVING MAY 23
Black Hawk Down (2001)
When U.S. forces attempt to recapture two underlings of a Somali warlord, their helicopters are shot down and the Americans suffer heavy casualties.
LEAVING MAY 27
Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
On the last day of a family vacation at Disney World, Jim White learns that he’s lost his job. Soon thereafter, he begins to lose his mind.
Run & Jump (2013)
While struggling to support her family after her husband’s stroke, an Irish woman forms a bond with an American brain researcher.
Vanishing of the Bees (2009)
This documentary details the economic, political and ecological consequences of a puzzling phenomenon: a dwindling world honeybee population.
LEAVING MAY 28
Years after rejecting Barfi, a hearing and speech impaired young man, for a more “appropriate” suitor, Shruti finds herself falling for him.
LEAVING MAY 29
These Birds Walk (2013)
This inspiring documentary profiles both legendary humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi and a young boy who lives at one of Edhi’s orphanages in Pakistan.
LEAVING MAY 31
A glimpse at a day in the life of Dante and Randal, convenience store clerks who are sharp-witted, potty- mouthed, and bored out of their minds.
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