New on Netflix: May 2019

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The biggest thing coming to Netflix next month is undoubtedly the return of Lucifer, the fantasy police procedural that the streaming giant picked up when it was cancelled by Fox in 2018. It’s a ten episode run that’s split into two parts, with the first 5 episodes available on May 8. Beyond that, there’s an eclectic mix of international original programming, so there’s likely something for everyone in May.

1 May 2019

Munafik 2 – Netflix original Film

Two years after the events in the first movie, the ocean of Ustaz Adam (Syamsul Yusof) was restored after being helped by the death of his wife and son. He started to become a freelance preacher and continued his responsibility to help the people affected by magic / jin disorders everywhere. The previous tests have taught him to offer tawadhu to the Divine. But what is misleading, Adam is always haunted by past scams about Mary’s death. Adam was also often visited by a mysterious woman who questioned about God’s faith and destiny. At the same time, across the village lived a woman named Sakinah (Maya Karin) and her daughter, Aina. Sakinah was forced to take care of her father who had a mysterious illness. The poor life of Sakinah puts pressure on her, and she and her daughter have been disturbed several times by the devil. Sakinah believed what he faced came from Abu Jar (Nasir Bilal Khan), a hypocrite and head of heresy in the same village. Abu Jar has a lot of followers and fears about the villagers. Sakinah or anyone who still holds Islam is the enemy of Abu Jar. Abu Jar uses magic / jin to destroy anyone who does not follow his teachings. This forces Sakinah to search Ustaz Adam. The arrival of Ustaz Adam to the opposite village has caused Abu Jar’s anger. Adam was not only surprised by what happened to the Sakinah family but also with the deviant teachings of Abu Jar who deflected the faith of the Muslims in the village.

Knock Down The House – Netflix Original Documentaries

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.


2 May 2019

House of Cards: Season 6 – Netflix Original Series

With Frank out of the picture, Claire Underwood steps fully into her own as the first woman president, but faces formidable threats to her legacy.

Tiny House Nation – Netflix Original Series

There’s a trend in the U.S. housing market, albeit a very small one. Drawn to the prospect of financial freedom, a simpler lifestyle, and limiting one’s environmental footprint, more buyers are opting to downsize — in some cases, to spaces no larger than 300 square feet — and this series celebrates the “tiny house” movement. Hosts and renovation professionals John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin travel across America to show ingenious small dwellings and their creative inhabitants. They also help families design and construct their own dream minihomes.


3 May 2019

Undercover – Netflix Original Series

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.

Flinch – Netflix Original Series

Faced with various frightening and uncomfortable events, contestants in this game show had better not flinch — or they’ll suffer painful consequences.

Dead to Me – Netflix Original Series

A dark single camera comedy about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.

Tuca & Bertie – Netflix Original Series

Twi bird women — a carefree toucan and anxious songbird — live in the same apartment building and share their lives in this animated comedy.

Alles ist gut – Netflix original 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.

Despite Everything – Netflix original 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.

Dumplin’ – Netflix original Film

To prove a point about measuring up and fitting in, Texas teen Willowdean Dickson enters a local pageant run by her ex-beauty queen mom.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile – Netflix original 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.

The Last Summer – Netflix original Film

Standing on the precipice of adulthood, a group of friends navigate new relationships, while reexamining others, during their final summer before college.

All In My Family – Netflix Original Documentaries

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.

Cupcake & Dino – General Services: Season 2 – Netflix Kids & Family

The brothers are back for more adventures in the limitless world of general services, where no job is too big, small or silly for this dynamic duo!

True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Mushroom Town – Netflix Kids & Family

Do-gooding True can solve any problem, from a runaway boaty-float to a sideways sleepover — and a sticky mess at her very own birthday party!


6 May 2019

The Wandering Earth – Netflix original Film

A looming collision with Jupiter threatens Earth. As humans search for a new home, a plucky team of rescuers tries to salvage what’s left on the planet.


8 May 2019

Lucifer: Season 4 – Netflix Original Series

As Chloe struggles to come to terms with Lucifer’s disturbing revelation, a rogue priest sets out to stop a long-rumored prophecy.


10 May 2019

The Mechanism: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series

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.

Easy: Season 3 – Netflix Original Series

Diverse characters fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture in Chicago.

The Society – Netflix Original Series

When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.

Jailbirds – Netflix Original Series

Love, hate, betrayal — the drama never ends for both first-time and veteran inmates trying to survive behind bars at the Sacramento County Jail

Shéhérazade – Netflix original Film

Fresh out of prison and forced to fend for himself on the streets of Marseille, 17-year-old Zac falls in love with young prostitute Shéhérazade.

Dry Martina – Netflix original 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.

Gente que viene y bah – Netflix original 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.

Wine Country – Netflix original 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.

ReMastered: The Lion’s Share – Netflix Original Documentaries

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: This film 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 Soweto. 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.

Harvey Girls Forever!: Season 2 – Netflix Kids & Family

The hardworking Harvey Girls are back, making new enemies in the form of older siblings, finally meeting their boy-band idols — and more!


12 May 2019

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 3 – Netflix Original Series

Hasan Minhaj returns with new episodes, bringing his unexpected comedic perspective to current global events and pop culture.


13 May 2019

Malibu Rescue – Netflix Kids & Family

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.


14 May 2019

Charité at War – Netflix Original Series

“Charité at War” is set in a Berlin’s world famous hospital during the 2nd World War. Themes in this period romance / period drama / period medical are: love, betrayal, war, fascism, medical science. Re-naming the show and letting it stand on its own feet will increase visibility, reach and efficiency.

Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate – Netflix Original Comedy Special

A special honoring “Laugh-In” to be hosted by Goldie Hawn and Lily Tomlin.

Revisions – Netflix Original 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.


15 May 2019

Well Intended Love – Netflix Original Series

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.


16 May 2019

Good Sam – Netflix original 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 discover Good Sam’s true identity and motive, turning her personal life upside down.


17 May 2019

The Rain: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series

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.

White Gold: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series

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.

It’s Bruno – Netflix Original Series

A digital series that follows a man and his beloved dog Bruno strolling around his neighborhood

Nailed It!: Season 3 – Netflix Original Series

Nicole and Jacques are back to judge the chaos in the kitchen, from half-baked doll cakes to delightfully creepy edible clowns.

Morir para contar – Netflix original Film

Seeking answers after a life-changing incident in 2012, filmmaker Hernán Zin interviews other war reporters about the personal toll of their work.

Maria – Netflix original Film

A woman whose parents were killed by the 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.

See You Yesterday – Netflix original 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.

Saverio Raimondo: Il Satiro Parlante – Netflix Original Comedy Special

Comic and satirist Saverio Raimondo regales a Milan crowd with tales of naughty online antics, awkward injuries, white-knuckle flights and more.

1994: Limited Series – Netflix Original Documentaries

1994 is an hour-long 5 episode investigative documentary series that will tell the story of one of the most critical years in Mexico’s history.

Chip & Potato x – Netflix Kids & Family

Chip is a little pug going through life’s firsts with the encouragement of her secret mouse-friend, Potato.


21 May 2019

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal – Netflix Original Comedy Special

Political scandals. Racism. Reality TV. Hot flashes. Wanda Sykes tackles issues big and small in this rollicking, no-holds-barred stand-up special.


22 May 2019

Furie – Netflix original Film

When traffickers kidnap her daughter from their village, vengeful Hai Phuong returns to Saigon — and her outlaw roots — to take down the abductors.


23 May 2019

Slasher: Solstice – Netflix Original Series

Rampaging serial killers leave carnage in their wake as their next victims fight to stay alive in this horror anthology series.

24 May 2019

High Seas (Alta Mar) – Netflix Original Series

Mysterious deaths aboard a luxurious ship traveling from Spain to Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s reveal secrets surrounding two sisters traveling together.

She’s Gotta Have It: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series

Romantic turmoil, artistic challenges and an eye-opening trip to Puerto Rico set Nola Darling on a new course.

WHAT / IF – Netflix Original Series

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.

Joy – Netflix original 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 original Film

Four misfit campers must band together and conquer their fears in order to save the world during an alien invasion.

The Perfection – Netflix original 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.

After Maria – Netflix Original Documentaries

Short 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.


27 May 2019

Historical Roasts Series – Netflix Original Comedy Special

From Jeff Ross, a series of roasts featuring famous historical figures played by modern day comedians.


30 May 2019

Chopsticks – Netflix original 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.


31 May 2019

How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) – Netflix Original Series

What if a teenager built up a drugs empire from his bedroom in Leipzig? Inspired by real events.

Vis a vis – Netflix Original Series

Sentenced to seven years in prison for crimes her boss committed, naïve Macarena struggles to adapt in an environment filled with dangerous women.

Bad Blood: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series

Five years after the death of mob boss, there’s a new king of the Montreal drug trade — until a new breed of mafiosos arrive from Italy to wrestle the city from his grasp.

Playing with Fire (Jugar con fuego) – Netflix Original Series

Black Spot: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series

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.

When They See Us – Netflix Original Series

A four part limited series from director Ava Duverney that continues themes from her documentary THE 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.

Always Be My Maybe – Netflix original 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?

Killer Ratings – Netflix Original Documentaries

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.


That’s the original programming. Here’s some of the licenced stuff that’ll be coming:

Robin Hood The Rebellion – 5/1/2019

Get Out – 5/3/2019

Schitt’s Creek: Season – 5 5/10/2019

Spartacus – 5/16/2019

Battleship – 5/16/2019

Grown Ups 2 – 5/31/2019

Gotham: Season 4 – 5/1/2019

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2017) – 5/24/2019

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