Top 5 New Releases on Netflix this May 2018

by Hamza Shahid30th Apr, 2018

If you go through the overall list of new releases on Netflix for the upcoming month, you can be spoiled for choice and find it hard to pick the best shows and movies.

However, do not worry as our experts sort out some exciting content for you to make your upcoming month a bingeing heaven.

Without wasting your time, let’s see what you should not miss in May 2018 on Netflix same as April best shows and movies.

So, here are the top new TV shows and movies releases on Netflix in May 2018.

Top 5 TV Shows on Netflix May 2018

New releases on netflix

1. Dear White People (Season 2)

If you are desperately waiting for some top quality comedy, then you must be excited that “Dear White People” new season is releasing back in May 2018.

However, after the launch of the first season, this show went through some severe controversies due to its content.

If you did not watch the first season yet, this show is based on the life of black students who are carefree about racist attacks and controversies. They take everything to the next level by adding some hilarious comedies and actions.

This show is the best way to fulfill your comedy cravings. Therefore, we suggest you do not miss it by any means.

Release Date: May 4


2. The Rain (Season 1)

Netflix never disappoints if you specifically talk about sci-fi TV shows. After the success of “Lost in Space,” the upcoming month is also coming with a new sci-fi thriller TV show.

“The Rain” follows a story of a deadly virus that vanishes a large part of the population, and two siblings are looking for a safe place to survive after they realize no one is coming to help them.

The plotting of this TV show surely gives you goosebumps due to its eye-catching and full of adventure direction

Release Date: May 4


3. The Toys That Made Us (Season 2)

If you love to collect action figures, then you should watch “The Toys That Made Us” on Netflix. It doesn’t matter if you are an adult or not. This show will take on a nostalgic trip where you get the opportunity to know how your favorite action figures came into existence.

Release Date: May 25


4. Shooter: Season 2

Get ready to watch some deadly and full of action TV series on Netflix this May 2018. “Shooter” new season is coming this month on May 22, exclusively on Netflix.

This TV show follows a story of an Ex-US army soldier, known for his incredible shooting skills, hired by US intelligence for dangerous tasks.

Release Date: May 22


5. Bill Nye Saves the World (Season 3)

All binge watchers who love to watch crazy science experiments, your wait ends now. “Bill Nye Saves the World” season 3 is ready to satisfy your lore cravings.

Bill Nye is all set to represent new exciting experiments and crazy science topics to explore with you. This kind of show is one in a million that helps to understand “how science works” without getting bored.

Release Date: May 11


Top 5 Movies on Netflix May 2018

1. End Game (Documentary)

“End Game” documentary is something that would take you to places where you have never been before.

This documentary film is for people who work hard and try to give their best to save our lives, but don’t get the recognition they deserve.

In this documentary, the incredible filmmaker Jeffry Friedman and Rob Epstein did some phenomenal work to capture the difficulties of doctors, surgeons, and medical practitioners.

Sometimes it is important to see the world from someone else’s perspective to understand the real struggle and hard work that goes in to making our lives comfortable.

Release Date: May 4


2. Catching Feelings

If you love to watch something real and romantic, “Catching Feelings” is the perfect choice to spend your Netflix time.

This movie revolves around a married couple, who have different plans for their future but suddenly all things go upside down when a wealthy old age writer enters their life.

If you want to know how married couple relationship goes down by the interference of writer, then you should watch this movie on Netflix May 2018.

Release Date: May 18


3. Jewel’s Catch One (Documentary)

Do you want to know what LGBTQ is all about? And from where did it start? Then this is the best movie for you because Netflix is going to release a documentary, which is all about LGBTQ disco in early days.

The documentary has some interesting facts that about how LGBTQ community was responsible for creating one of the hottest clubs in early days. This documentary is based on content that you won’t find it easily, that is why this documentary is a much watch this May 2018 on Netflix.

Release Date: May 1


4. Some Kind of Beautiful

“Some Kind of Beautiful” satisfies your both romantic and comedy streaming cravings at the same time.

The story follows the life of a poetry professor who loves to play his own sexual fantasies game with his beautiful graduates. But, there is a time when he is fed up with his own flirting games and start looking for some sensible relationship.

However, when he falls in love with two sisters at the same time, all things go loose. The way he struggles is truly hilarious. This is a must watch comedy / romantic movie.

Release Date: May 20


5. Cargo

Not just a sci-fi TV show, Netflix is also coming up with an incredible sci-fi movie in the upcoming month of May. “Cargo” follows a story of a father who is infected by a deadly virus and finding a new family for his daughter as death comes closer.

This movie is a remake of short movie Ramke & Howlings that received high praise by everyone in 2013.

Release Date: May 20

Wrapping Up

After seeing the overall list new releases on Netflix in May 2018, there isn’t much exciting as compared to the previous month of this year.

However, we hope that the above-mentioned suggestions would help you to make the most of your streaming experience. For any other suggestion or comment please visit our Facebook page.

Overall list of TV Shows and Movies releasing in May

May 1

  • 27: Gone Too Soon
  • A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
  • Amelie
  • Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1
  • Beautiful Girls
  • Darc
  • God’s Own Country
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Woodcock
  • My Perfect Romance
  • Pocoyo & Cars
  • Pocoyo & The Space Circus
  • Queens of Comedy: Season 1
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Red Dragon
  • Scream 2
  • Shrek
  • Simon: Season 1
  • Sliding Doors
  • Sometimes – NETFLIX FILM
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Carter Effect
  • The Clapper
  • The Reaping
  • The Strange Name Movie
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V: Season 2

May 2

  • Jailbreak

May 4

  • A Little Help with Carol Burnett – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Busted!: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Dear White People: Volume 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Forgive Us Our Debts – NETFLIX FILM
  • Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Manhunt – NETFLIX FILM
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • No Estoy Loca
  • The Rain: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 5

  • Faces Places

May 6

  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (season one finale May 13) – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 8

  • Desolation
  • Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 9

  • Dirty Girl

May 11

  • Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Spirit Riding Free: Season 5 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Kissing Booth – NETFLIX FILM
  • The Who Was? Show: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 13

  • Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 14

  • The Phantom of the Opera

May 15

  • Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 4
  • Grand Designs: Seasons 13 – 14
  • Only God Forgives
  • The Game 365: Seasons 15 – 16

May 16

  • 89
  • Mamma Mia!
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • The Kingdom
  • Wanted

May 18

  • Cargo – NETFLIX FILM
  • Catching Feelings – NETFLIX FILM
  • Inspector Gadget: Season 4 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 19

  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Disney’s Scandal: Season 7
  • Small Town Crime

May 20

  • Some Kind of Beautiful

May 21

  • Señora Acero: Season 4

May 22

  • Mob Psycho 100: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Shooter: Season 2
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 23

  • Explained – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 24

  • Fauda: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Survivors Guide to Prison

May 25

  • Ibiza – NETFLIX FILM
  • Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Toys That Made Us: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Trollhunters: Part 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 26

  • Sara’s Notebook – NETFLIX FILM

May 27

  • The Break with Michelle Wolf – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 29

  • Disney·Pixar’s Coco

May 30

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 31

  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern – NETFLIX ORIGINAL


Leaving Netflix In May

May 1

  • Casper
  • Chappie
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Field of Dreams
  • GoodFellas
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • Sahara
  • Silent Hill
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • The Hurt Locker
  • To Rome With Love
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

May 2

  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • Beauty & the Briefcase
  • Cadet Kelly
  • Camp Rock
  • Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
  • Cow Belles
  • Cyberbully
  • Disney’s The Cheetah Girls
  • Disney’s The Cheetah Girls 2
  • Disney’s The Cheetah Girls: One World
  • Frenemies
  • Geek Charming
  • Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas
  • Hello Sister, Goodbye Life
  • High School Musical
  • High School Musical 2
  • Jump In!
  • Lemonade Mouth
  • Little Einsteins: Seasons 1 – 2
  • My Fake Fiancé
  • Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
  • Phineas and Ferb: Seasons 1 – 4
  • Princess Protection Program
  • Princess: A Modern Fairytale
  • Read It and Weep
  • Revenge of the Bridesmaids
  • Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
  • Special Agent Oso: Seasons 1 – 2
  • StarStruck
  • Teen Spirit
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Seasons 1 – 5
  • Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
  • Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

May 7

  • The Host

May 12

  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

May 30

  • Disney’s The Jungle Book

Hamza Shahid's Biography :

Hamza Shahid is a tech and movie-geek, who adores creativity and innovation. When he is not binge-watching on Netflix and stuffing munchies, he loves sharing his expert knowledge regarding the latest trends in user privacy and copyright infringement. Apart from writing blogs/articles on cyber laws and political affairs, Hamza also takes keen interest in reviewing the latest movies/TV shows, while providing information about Netflix in the form guides!