Premiere Dates for Movies, TV, Original Series

Netflix is one of the largest media providers in the world. With over 83 million customers, Netflix has become a prime provider of both streaming and original content. It now competes with other large companies such as HBO and Hulu, and Disney.

Netflix currently announces new shows monthly through their Twitter and Facebook accounts, and keep an eye out for those announcements to come. With over three thousand original titles and counting, Netflix has more than enough content to keep you satisfied.

With some of these titles coming to Netflix in May 2022 we've compiled a list of the ones we know so far as well as some that people are looking forward to the most:

What's Streaming on Netflix this Month?

May 2022 Premiere Dates for Movies, TV shows, and Original Series

  • What's New on Netflix on May 1st

    Series:

    • Are You the One? (Season 6) – Reality series.
    • Arpo (Season 1) – MoonBug Entertainment (the team behind CoComelon) produces this series about a military super-robot named ARPO who is tasked with taking care of a precocious baby.
    • Blippi Wonders (Season 1) – Animated version of the Blippi series.

    Movies:

    • 3 Ninjas: Kick Back (1994) – Young martial artists face their grandfather’s foes when they accompany him to Japan to deliver a priceless dagger.
    • 40-Love (2021) – Tennis rom-com starring Katerina Tannenbaum and Tommy Flanagan. Netflix SVOD debut.
    • 42 (2013) – Chadwick Boseman stars in this sports biopic Jackie Robinson.
    • A Man Wanted – Egyptian romantic comedy.
    • A River Runs Through It (1992) – Robert Redford’s beloved movie about two young boys growing up in remote Montana.
    • Corpse Bride (2005) – Animated Tim Burton movie.
    • Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) – Steve Carrell and Ryan Reynolds star in this rom-com.
    • Den of Thieves (2018) – Action drama about a bank heist that seems impossible to pull off.
    • Dirty Harry (1971) – Clint Eastwood crime-thriller.
    • Empire State (2013) – Dwayne Johnson, Emma Roberts and Liam Hemsworth feature in this action-packed crime-thriller.
    • Forrest Gump (1994) – Tom Hanks put in a career of a lifetime in this drama.
    • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) – Comedy starring John Cho and Kal Penn.
    • Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015) – Michael Showalter directs this romantic comedy about a self-help seminar inspiring a woman to romantically pursue a much younger co-worker.
    • Jackass Movie Collection:
      • Jackass: The Movie
      • Jackass 2.5
      • Jackass 3.5
    • John Q (2002) – Denzel Washington led thriller.
    • Kedibone (2020) – South African drama about a girl paying for her education by being an “it girl”.
    • Menace II Society (1993) – A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.
    • Once Upon a Time in America (1984) – Robert De Niro stars in this gangster crime drama.
    • Rambo (2008) – Directing and starring Stallone, this very good reboot sees him playing the classic role of Rambo.
    • Rambo: Last Blood (2019) – Sylvester Stallone returns in this sequel that sees his character heading out for one final mission.
    • Road to Perdition (2002) – Sam Mendes directs this crime thriller about mob enforcer’s son having to take to the road after witnessing a murder.
    • Seven Years in Tibet (1997) – Brad Pitt leads this biopic on Heinrich Harrer.
    • Soul Surfer (2011) – Biopic on Bethany Hamilton overcoming all odds.
    • Summerland (2020) – Jessica Swale directs this World War 2 romance movie about an Englishwoman opening her heart to an evacuee. Stars Gemma Arterton and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
    • The Gentlemen (2019) – Guy Ritchie directs this British action-comedy about a man looking to sell his cannabis empire. Stars Hugh Grant, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell and Jeremy Strong. The movie is also reportedly getting a series adaptation at Netflix too.
    • The Lake House (2006) – Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock leads this romance movie.
    • The Trial of Adolf Eichmann (1997) – French documentary following the events of the court case against a man significant in the Holocaust.
    • Transformers: Cyberverse (Season 3) – Kids cartoon.
    • U.S. Marshals (1998) – All-star cast comes together for this action crime thriller.
    • When Harry Met Sally (1989) – Rom-com starring Billy Crystal.
    • War of the Worlds (2005) – Tom Cruise stars in what we believe is still the best adaptation of the War of the Worlds. Sees a violent alien race take over the Earth.
    • You’ve Got Mail (1998) – Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks co-star in this rom-com.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 2nd

    Series:

    • Octonauts: Above & Beyond (Season 2) N – Kids animated series from Brown Bag and Silvergate Media.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 3rd

    Movies:

    • Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive (2022) N – Follow free diver Johanna Nordblad in this documentary as she attempts to break the world record for distance traveled under ice with one breath.
    • Let’s Tie The Knot, Honey! – Peruvian rom-com.
    • Radhe Shyam (2022) – Hindi-language Bollywood movie about a renowned palmist who must question everything he believes when he falls for a doctor with an uncertain future.
    • Showtime 1958 (2020) – Malaysian drama.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 5th

    Series:

    • Blood Sisters (Limited Series) N – A new series from African production company EbonyLife about two friends forced to go on the run.
    • Clark (Limited Series) N – Starring Bill Skarsgård as Clark Olofsson, this limited series is about a notorious Swedish bank robber.
    • El marginal (Season 5) N – Spanish language crime drama that’s been running since 2016.
    • The Pentaverate (Limited Series) N – Mike Myers returns to character comedy with this new series about a Canadian journalist finding himself wrapped up in a conspiracy. Also stars Jennifer Saunders and Jeremy Irons.
    • Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go (Season 1) – Kids animated series.
    • Wild Babies (Season 1) N – A new nature docu-series.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 6th

    Series:

    • The Sound of Music (Season 1) N – New South Korean drama about a girl who grew up too fast and a magician who wants to remain as a kid. Written by Min-jung KIM and directed by Kim Sung-youn.
    • Welcome to Eden (Season 1) N – Spanish-language sci-fi about 5 young people invited into an exclusive party.

    Movies:

    • A Drop of Blood – Middle-eastern horror movie.
    • Along for the Ride (2022) N – Originally scheduled for release in April, this romantic teen film is based on a book and sees two teens living carefree for the last time before heading off to college.
    • Aykut Eniste 2 / Brother In Love 2 (2021) – Turkish comedy movie about a young man dealing with an unexpected guest on the eve of his wedding.
    • Marmaduke (2022) N – A new animated movie based on the famous comic strip. Features the voices of Pete Davidson and J.K. Simmons.
    • Red Card – Middle-eastern comedy.
    • Thar (2022) N – Hindi Western Thriller
    • The Takedown (2022) N – Omar Sy (Lupin) stars in this new action-comedy about two police officers who are polar opposites getting paired on a big new case.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 18th

    Movies:

    • Christina P: Mom Genes (2022) N – Stand-up special from comedian Christina Pazsitzky about the joys and drags about being a parent.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 9th

    Movies:

    • Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable War (2022) N – Anime movie.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 10th

    Series:

    • Outlander (Season 5) – Period drama fantasy series from Sony Television.
    • Workin’ Moms (Season 6) N – Latest season of the Canadian comedy series.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 11th

    Series:

    • 42 Days of Darkness / 42 días en la oscuridad (Season 1) N – One of Netflix’s first major productions to come out of Chile. A fictional crime thriller about the disappearance of a woman and her sisters attempts at finding her.
    • Brotherhood (Season 2) N – Second season of the Brazillian crime drama series.

    Movies:

    • Operation Mincemeat (2022) N – Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen star in this WW2 drama about two intelligence officers who helped turn the tide of the war.
    • Our Father (2022) N – True-crime documentary about the search for a fertility documentary who broke every rule and became a father several times over.
    • The Getaway King (2022) N – Polish action-comedy about a folk-hero bandit. Based on a true story.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 12th

    Series:

    • MaveriX (Season 1) N – Australian kids series about a group of up and coming motocross riders.
    • Savage Beauty (Season 1) N – African drama series.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 13th

    Series:

    • Bling Empire (Season 2) N – Reality series.
    • New Heights (Season 1) N – Swiss LGBTQ drama.
    • The Life and Movies of Erşan Kuner (Season 1) N – Turkish comedy series.
    • The Lincoln Lawyer (Season 1) N – New legal drama adaptation of the Michael Connelly novel The Brass Verdict. Follows a lawyer who operates out of his iconic Lincoln Town Car.

    Movies:

    • Senior Year (2022) N – Rebel Wilson is the star of this new comedy about a woman in her late 30s waking up after a 20 year coma and returning to high school.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 24th

    Movies:


  • What's New on Netflix on May 15th

    Series:

    • PJ Masks (Season 4) – Animated kids series.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 16th

    Series:

    • Servant of the People (Seasons 2 & 3) – Ukrainian comedy series starring President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
    • Vampire in the Garden (Season 1) N – New anime from Wit Studio where an unlikely friendship forms between a vampire and a human.

    Movies:

    • Tully (2018) – Charlize Theron stars in this comedy about a struggling mother of three who forms an unexpected bond with the night nanny hired to help with her newborn baby.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 17th

    Series:

    • The Future Diary (Season 2) N – Japanese reality dating show returns for another batch of episodes.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 18th

    Series:

    • Love on the Spectrum U.S. (Season 1) N – Reality dating series.
    • Who Killed Sara? (Season 3) N – Originally scheduled for June, the next season of the Spanish mystery thriller is back.

    Movies:

    • Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror (2022) N – Documentary telling the story of two female college students, a group of journalists, and the cybercrime police officers who chased down an online criminal network of sexual exploitation.
    • The Perfect Family / La Familia Perfecta (2022) N – Spanish comedy.
    • Toscana (2022) N – Danish romance movie.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 19th

    Series:

    • Insiders (Season 2 – Episodes 1-3) N – Spanish reality game show – coming to Netflix weekly.
    • The Boss Baby: Back in the Cribs (Season 1) N – A new DreamWorks spinoff series to the beloved The Boss Baby franchise.
    • The G Word with Adam Conover (Season 1) N – Comedian looking into the pros and cons of the US government.

    Movies:

    • A Perfect Pairing (2022) N – Victoria Justice headlines this new romantic comedy from director Stuart McDonald. It’s about a LA wine-company executive who travels to Australia to bag a big client. She ends up bagging a rugged local.
    • Rodrigo Sant’Anna: I’ve Arrived (2022) N – Stand-up comedy special.
    • The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar (2022) N – Documentary looking at the events of the late 90s that saw the murder of photojournalist José Luis Cabezas.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 20th

    Series:

    • Wrong Side of the Tracks (Season 1) N

    Movies:

    • Ben Is Back (2018) – A mother is overjoyed when her troubled son returns home for Christmas, but his battle with addiction soon leads to trouble for the entire family.
    • F*ck Love Too (2022) N – Dutch rom-com movie about several friends turning to each other for help after failed relationships.
    • Jackass 4.5 (2022) – The new Jackass movie with additional exclusive scenes.
    • Love, Death & Robots (Volume 3) N – New episodes of the animated experimental series.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 22nd

    Series:

    • One Piece (New Episodes) – Anime series.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 23rd

    Series:

    • Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 (Season 2) N – Second season to the anime series.
    • Sea of Love (Season 1) N – Our main character and his sea animal friends go on mini-adventures in the ocean and discover that everyday moments can be filled with magic.

    Movies:

    • Godspeed (2022) N – Turkish drama about an ex-army captain travels to Dalyan to stop his friend’s beloved from marrying another man, but grief and trauma from a combat tragedy mar his journey.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 25th

    Series:

    • Somebody Feed Phil (Season 5) N – New episodes of the Netflix travel docu-series starring Philip Rosenthal.

    Movies:

    • Larva Pendant (2022) N – Animated movie based on the Larva kids animated series.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 26th

    Series:

    • Insiders (Season 2 – Episodes 4-7) N – Spanish reality game show – coming to Netflix weekly.
    • Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series (Part 3) N – Animated anime series.

    Movies:

    • My Little Pony: Make Your Mark (2022) N – A special one-off animated special set in the My Little Pony universe. An additional series is due to head to Netflix in September.

    What's New on Netflix on May 27th

  • What's New on Netflix on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQEondeGvKo

    Series:

    • Stranger Things (Season 4 – Volume 1) N – The first half of the penultimate season of Netflix’s flagship show, Stranger Things. Picks up six months after the events of season 3 and sees the group split up but the horror of the upside-down still rearing its ugly head.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 30th

    Movies:

    • Mighty Little Bheem: I Love Taj Mahal (2022) N – Animated kids special.

  • What's New on Netflix on May 31st

    Series:

    • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Season 1)
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Season 1)

What are you looking forward to watching on Netflix in May 2022? Let us know in the comments down below.

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