Welcome to an early preview of the new movies and shows coming to Netflix in the US in May 2022. Below, we’ll keep you up to date with everything coming up all month long, whether that’s shows, movies, specials or games.
If you’re only looking for the Netflix Originals, we’ve got a comprehensive preview of the Netflix Original movies and shows here. Likewise, you’ll want to keep an eye out for takedowns for May 2022, which currently include: Dawson’s Creek and the excellent Startup series.
For those unfamiliar with how our coming soon posts work, we tend to publish our posts much earlier than other outlets to list the currently known titles coming out in the next month. We’ll keep this up to date (every other day if there are enough new titles), so keep it bookmarked. Netflix publishes its official PR list in the third or fourth week of the month before.
Full list of what’s coming to Netflix US in May 2022
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 1
- Hello, my name is Doris (2015) – Michael Showalter directs this romantic comedy about a self-help seminar that inspires a woman to romantically chase a much younger co-worker.
- Rambo (2008) – In this very good reboot, which Stallone directs and stars, he plays the classic role of Rambo.
- Rambo: Last Blood (2019) – Sylvester Stallone returns in this sequel where his character sets out for one final mission.
- Summer Country (2020) – Jessica Swale directs this World War II romantic film about an English woman who opens 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. With Hugh Grant, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell and Jeremy Strong. The film is also reportedly getting a series adaptation on Netflix.
- War of the Worlds (2005) – Tom Cruise stars in what we believe is still the best adaptation of the War of the Worlds. Watch a violent alien race take over the Earth.
What’s Coming to Netflix on May 2nd
- Octonauts: Above & Beyond (Season 2) N – Children’s animated series from Brown Bag and Silvergate Media.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 3
- Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive (2022) N – In this documentary, follow freediver Johanna Nordblad as she tries to break the world record for distance covered under ice with one breath.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 4th
- El Marginal (Season 5) N – The fifth and final season of the Argentina crime drama series.
- Daylight Savings Time (Season 3) N – The final season of the Italian teen drama series.
- The Circle (Season 4) N – New Episodes Weekly – a new season of the social experiment reality series.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 5
- Blood Sisters (limited series) N – A new series from the African production company EbonyLife about two friends who are forced to flee.
- Clark (limited series) N – Starring Bill Skarsgård as Clark Olofsson, this limited series centers on a notorious Swedish bank robber.
- El Marginal (Season 5) N – Spanish-language crime drama running since 2016.
- The Pentaverate (limited series) N – Mike Myers returns to character comedy with this new series about a Canadian journalist who becomes embroiled in a conspiracy. Also stars Jennifer Saunders and Jeremy Irons.
- Wild Babies (Season 1) N – A new nature documentary series.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 6
- Together for the Ride (2022) N – Originally slated for an April release, this teenage romantic film is based on a book in which two teenagers live carefree one last time before they head off to college.
- Aykut Eniste 2 (2021) – Turkish comedy film about a young man who has to deal with an unexpected guest on the eve of his wedding.
- Marmaduke (2022) N – A new animated film based on the famous comic. Featuring the voices of Pete Davidson and JK Simmons.
- Thar (2022) N – Hindi western thriller
- 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 stay as a child. Written by Min-jung KIM and directed by Kim Sung-youn.
- The Downfall (2022) N – Omar Sy (Lupin) stars in this new action comedy about two polar opposites of police officers who are linked to a big new case.
- Welcome to Eden (Season 1) N – Spanish speaking sci-fi about 5 young people invited to an exclusive party.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 10
- Working Moms (Season 6) N – Final season of the Canadian comedy series.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 11
- 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 try to find her.
- Brotherhood (Season 2) N – Second season of the Brazilian crime drama series.
- Operation Minced Meat (2022) N – Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen star in this WW2 drama about two intelligence officers who helped turn the tide of the war.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 12
- Savage Beauty (Season 1) N – African drama series.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 13
- Senior year (2022) N – Rebel Wilson stars in this new comedy about a woman in her late thirties who wakes up from a 20-year coma and returns to high school.
- The Lincoln Lawyer (Season 1) N – New legal drama adaptation of Michael Connelly’s novel The Brass Verdict. Follows a lawyer who operates out of his iconic Lincoln Town Car.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 16
- Vampire in the Garden (Season 1) N – New anime from Wit Studio in which an unlikely friendship develops between a vampire and a human.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 17
- The Future Diary (Season 2) N – Japanese reality dating show returns for another series of episodes.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 19
- The Boss Baby: Back in the Cribs (Season 1) N – A new DreamWorks spin-off series for the beloved The Boss Baby franchise.
- The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar (2022) N – Documentary about the events of the late 1990s in the murder of photojournalist José Luis Cabezas.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 23
- Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 (Season 2) N – Second season of the anime series.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 25
- Somebody Feed Phil (Season 5) N – New episodes of the Netflix travel documentary series starring Philip Rosenthal.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 26
- My Little Pony: Make Your Stamp (2022) N – A special one-time animated special set in the My Little Pony universe. An additional series will be released on Netflix in September.
What’s coming to Netflix on May 27
- Stranger Things (Season 4 – Part 1) N – The first half of the penultimate season of Netflix’s flagship show, Stranger Things. Begins six months after the events of Season 3 and sees the group break up, but the horror of the reverse still rears its ugly head.
Looking ahead to June, Netflix US subscribers can look forward to the final season of Peaky Blinders coming on June 10. The Umbrella Academy and the new Adam Sandler movie Rush also tops the list of what is known to come.
What are you looking forward to watching on Netflix in May 2022? Let us know in the comments below.