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Here’s What’s Coming to Netflix in May

A new Seinfeld special, some family classics, and 'The Office'...in space.

Clockwise from left: Universal, Netflix, Warner Home Video, A24

It might feel like time is standing still when you spend every day stuck at home, but it marches on out in the real world. May is just around the corner, which means Netflix is readying its monthly onslaught of new titles. Here’s everything you’ll be able to watch on the service starting next month, beginning with the titles we’re most excited about.

Back to the Future and Back to the Future II

Is there a more fun franchise in movie history than Back to the Future? At the very least, it’s hard to think of one, which is why it’s great news that the first two films in the trilogy are joining Back to the Future IIIAvailable May 1.

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill

His eponymous sitcom might be over on Hulu (for now), but Jerry Seinfeld is putting his first comedy special since 2017’s Jerry Before Seinfeld on Netflix. Filmed at the Beacon Theater in New York during his residency there, the title refers to the 23 hours of the day comedians spend thinking about performing (versus the one hour they’re actually on stage). Netflix says the special “showcases Seinfeld’s sharp angles on everyday life, uncovering comedy in the commonplace.” Sounds about right. Available May 5.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Come for Roald Dahl‘s brilliantly imagined tale of spoiled brats getting their comeuppance. Stay for one of the best performances of Gene Wilder’s career: eccentric, manic, and, in the end, as sweet as a Wonka Fudgemallow delight. If your kids haven’t seen this movie yet, quarantine is the perfect time to make the introduction. Available May 1.

Uncut Gems

Adam Sandler has been unafraid to state what everyone who’s seen this tense tale of a New York City gambler already knows: he damn well deserved an Oscar nomination. So as Sandler plots his revenge on the Academy, don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the best performances of his career. Available May 26.

Space Force

The last time Greg Daniels and Steve Carell worked together, we got The Office. It’s not fair to compare this series, about the group tasked with creating the outer space branch of the military, to that classic (and streaming heavyweight) but it is fair to be excited to see what they’ve come up with. Available May 29.

Here’s the complete list of titles hitting the streaming service next month.

May 1

  • All Day and a Night (Netflix Film)
  • Almost Happy (Netflix Original)
  • Get In (Netflix Film)
  • Go! Go! Cory Carson: The Chrissy (Netflix Family)
  • The Half of It (Netflix Film)
  • Hollywood (Netflix Original)
  • Into the Night (Netflix Original)
  • Medici: The Magnificent Part 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Mrs. Serial Killer (Netflix Film)
  • Reckoning: Season 1
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Cracked Up, the Darrell Hammond Story
  • Den of Thieves
  • For Colored Girls
  • Fun with Dick & Jane
  • I Am Divine
  • Jarhead
  • Jarhead 2: Field of Fire
  • Jarhead 3: The Siege
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Masha and the Bear: Season 4
  • Material
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki Kun: Season 1
  • Sinister
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • The Patriot
  • Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: A New Arrival
  • Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: World of Tomorrow
  • Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Royal Engine
  • Underworld
  • Underworld: Evolution
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
  • Urban Cowboy
  • What a Girl Wants
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

May 4

  • Arctic Dogs

May 5

  • Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (Netflix Comedy Special)

May 6

  • Workin’ Moms: Season 4 (Netflix Original)

May 7

  • Scissor Seven: Season 2 (Netflix Anime)

May 8

  • 18 regali (Netflix Film)
  • Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt (Netflix Family)
  • Dead to Me: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • The Eddy (Netflix Original)
  • The Hollow: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
  • House at the End of the Street
  • Restaurants on the Edge: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Rust Valley Restorers: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Valeria (Netflix Original)

May 9

  • Charmed: Season 2
  • Grey’s Anatomy: Season 16

May 11

  • Bordertown: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
  • Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (Netflix Documentary)
  • Trial by Media (Netflix Documentary)

May 12

  • True: Terrific Tales (Netflix Family)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend (Netflix Interactive Special)

May 13

  • The Wrong Missy (Netflix Film)

May 14

  • Riverdale: Season 4

May 15

  • Chichipatos (Netflix Original)
  • District 9
  • I Love You, Stupid (Netflix Film)
  • Inhuman Resources (Netflix Original)
  • Magic for Humans: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 5 (Netflix Family)
  • White Lines (Netflix Original)

May 16

  • La reina de Indias y el conquistador (Netflix Original)
  • Public Enemies
  • United 93

May 17

  • Soul Surfer

May 18

  • The Big Flower Fight (Netflix Original)

May 19

  • Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (Netflix Comedy Special)
  • Sweet Magnolias (Netflix Original)
  • Trumbo

May 20

  • Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall (Netflix Documentary)
  • The Flash: Season 6
  • Rebelión de los Godinez (Netflix Film)

May 22

  • Control Z (Netflix Original)
  • History 101 (Netflix Original)
  • Just Go with It
  • The Lovebirds (Netflix Film)
  • Selling Sunset: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series Season 2 (Netflix Original)

May 23

  • Dynasty: Season 3

May 25

  • Ne Zha
  • Norm of the North: Family Vacation
  • Uncut Gems

May 26

  • Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (Netflix Comedy Special)

May 27

  • I’m No Longer Here (Netflix Film)
  • The Lincoln Lawyer

May 28

  • Dorohedoro (Netflix Anime)
  • La corazonada (Netflix Film)

May 29

  • Space Force (Netflix Original)
  • Somebody Feed Phil: Season 3 (Netflix Documentary)

May 31

  • High Strung Free Dance