As spring begins to transition into summer in May, our watchlists will include some of the year’s biggest and most anticipated new Netflix movies and shows.
Of course, we refer directly to strange things, which kicks off the release of its long-awaited fourth season with the first of two volumes over Memorial Day weekend. Beyond the tentpole series release, Netflix also has some great original movies coming up.
Below we share the list of new Netflix movies and shows released in May.
New Netflix Movies May 2022
Some of the biggest movie releases on Netflix in April were The Bubble, Lords of Metal, and Choose or die.. But the streamer kicks off the summer with two new originals, Ground Meat Operation with Colin Firth and Secondary year with Rebel Wilson.
Ground Meat Operation
Release date: May 11
The British war drama hails from director John Madden and stars Oscar winner Colin Firth as Ewen Montagu. The film focuses on the titular operation during World War II. Ground Meat Operation also stars Matthew Macfayden, Kelly Macdonald, Penelope Wilton, Johnny Flynn and Jason Isaacs. It’s sure to be another critically acclaimed war drama when it premieres on May 11.
Release date: May 13
Rebel Wilson stars in the comedy film Secondary year as a former cheerleader who ended up in a coma just before her big prom. Two decades later, she wakes from her coma and returns to her high school to rightfully claim her prom queen crown. The cast also includes Justin Hartley, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Avantika Vandanapu, Chris Parnell, Alicia Silverstone and Michael Cimino.
New Netflix shows May 2022
There is no doubt that stranger things is the definitive May showstopper on Netflix, but there are so many other great new Netflix shows premiering in the month. Namely, Mike Myers is making a comeback in the limited series The Pentaverate.
Release date: May 5
Mike Myers stars in the six-episode limited series as eight – that’s right, eight! — different characters. The Pentaverate centers on a Canadian journalist seeking to expose the truth about a dangerous secret society. Beyond Myers and his eight characters, the cast also includes Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe, Jennifer Saunders, and Lydia West.
Stranger Things season 4 vol. 1
Release date: May 27
What remains to be said about stranger things? Fans have waited with more or less patience (and understandably) for the fourth season. Finally, the pop culture phenomenon returns after nearly three years away with the first half of Season 4. The remaining episodes will be released in July, with the fifth and final season to follow.
New Netflix Releases May 2022
As always, there are so many great Netflix movies and shows to add to your watchlist over the next month, and there will be some great throwbacks to check out, too. We’re learning even more as Netflix announces the full slate of May releases.
We’ve shared the list of May new releases below.
- Rambo (2008)
- Rambo: Last Blood (2019)
- summer country (2020)
- Gentlemen (2019)
- War of the Worlds (2005)
- Octonauts: Above and Beyond season 2
- Hold Your Breath: Ice Diving
- Ground Meat Operation
- 42 days of darkness
- Secondary year
- Lincoln’s lawyer
- Ghost in the shell: SAC_2045
- My Little Pony: Make Your Mark
- stranger things season 4 vol. 1
What are you most looking forward to watching on Netflix in May 2022?