What's New on Netflix in May 2022

by IMDb-Editors | created - 3 weeks ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

Your guide to all the new movies and shows streaming on Netflix in the US this month.

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1. 42 (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

62 Metascore

In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie

Votes: 93,785 | Gross: $95.00M

Available on Netflix on May 1

2. 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

PG | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Family

39 Metascore

Young martial artists face their grandfather's foes when they accompany him to Japan to deliver a priceless dagger.

Director: Charles T. Kanganis | Stars: Victor Wong, Max Elliott Slade, Sean Fox, J. Evan Bonifant

Votes: 9,253 | Gross: $11.78M

Available on Netflix on May 1

3. 40-Love (2021)

98 min | Comedy, Sport

22 year old Beek, a math whiz just fired from a McJob, drives 1679 miles to NYC to unsolicited advice a cute Russian top tennis player. A girl artist joins him on the way.

Director: Fred Wolf | Stars: Jasjit Williams, Katerina Tannenbaum, Alena Savostikova, Tommy Flanagan

Votes: 182

Available on Netflix on May 1

4. A River Runs Through It (1992)

PG | 123 min | Drama

68 Metascore

Two sons of a stern minister - one reserved, one rebellious - grow up in rural 1920s Montana while devoted to fly fishing.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 59,316 | Gross: $43.44M

Available on Netflix on May 1

5. Are You the One? (2014– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

Contestants stay for 10 weeks in a holiday destination to win $1 million and hopefully find love.

Stars: Ryan Devlin, Terrence Jenkins, Maria Elizondo, Lewis Belt

Votes: 2,487

Season 6 Available on Netflix on May 1

6. Blippi Wonders (2021– )

Animation

Ever curious Blippi sets off on fun adventures in his BlippiMobile with sidekicks TABBS and D. BO, who help him find the answers to burning questions like "How does a rainbow get its colors?" & "Why is Blippi's popsicle melting?"

Stars: Stevin John, Rasmus Hardiker, Rob Rackstraw, Teresa Gallagher

Votes: 14

Season 1 Available on Netflix on May 1

7. Corpse Bride (2005)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

Directors: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 265,449 | Gross: $53.36M

Available on Netflix on May 1

8. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone

Votes: 509,175 | Gross: $84.35M

Available on Netflix on May 1

9. Den of Thieves (2018)

R | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

An elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew clash as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Director: Christian Gudegast | Stars: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson Jr., 50 Cent

Votes: 108,257 | Gross: $44.95M

Available on Netflix on May 1

10. Dirty Harry (1971)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

87 Metascore

When a madman calling himself "the Scorpio Killer" menaces the city, tough-as-nails San Francisco Police Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.

Directors: Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni

Votes: 153,972 | Gross: $35.90M

Available on Netflix on May 1

11. Empire State (2013)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Two childhood friends plan to rob an armored-car depository, but an NYPD officer stands in their way.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Michael Angarano, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 21,427

Available on Netflix on May 1

12. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and other historical events unfold from the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,998,440 | Gross: $330.25M

Available on Netflix on May 1

13. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

A Korean-American office worker and his Indian-American stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers.

Director: Danny Leiner | Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn, Ethan Embry, Rob Tinkler

Votes: 193,646 | Gross: $18.23M

Available on Netflix on May 1

14. Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.

Director: Michael Showalter | Stars: Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly, Wendi McLendon-Covey

Votes: 20,757 | Gross: $14.44M

Available on Netflix on May 1

15. Jackass: The Movie (2002)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

42 Metascore

Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O

Votes: 93,001 | Gross: $64.26M

Available on Netflix on May 1

16. Jackass 2.5 (2007 Video)

Unrated | 64 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

The Jackass crew reunite to discuss their experiences with Jackass Number Two and show off some unused content and ideas.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Preston Lacy, Dave England

Votes: 23,227

Available on Netflix on May 1

17. Jackass 3.5 (2011 Video)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

Because too much is never enough! The complete cast and crew of Jackass 3D return with an all-new UNRATED movie. Loaded with OVER AN HOUR of outrageous bonus footage, get all of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Preston Lacy

Votes: 21,806

Available on Netflix on May 1

18. John Q (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

30 Metascore

John Quincy Archibald takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Gabriela Oltean, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 132,371 | Gross: $71.76M

Available on Netflix on May 1

19. Menace II Society (1993)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu, Toshi Toda

Votes: 57,661 | Gross: $27.90M

Available on Netflix on May 1

20. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

R | 229 min | Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan 35 years later, where he must once again confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Votes: 343,277 | Gross: $5.32M

Available on Netflix on May 1

21. Rambo (2008)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

46 Metascore

In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish

Votes: 229,053 | Gross: $42.75M

Available on Netflix on May 1

22. Rambo: Last Blood (2019)

R | 89 min | Action, Thriller

26 Metascore

Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission.

Director: Adrian Grunberg | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adriana Barraza

Votes: 95,293 | Gross: $18.87M

Available on Netflix on May 1

23. Road to Perdition (2002)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

A mob enforcer's son in 1930s Illinois witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

Votes: 263,794 | Gross: $104.45M

Available on Netflix on May 1

24. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

PG-13 | 136 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako

Votes: 141,880 | Gross: $37.96M

Available on Netflix on May 1

25. Soul Surfer (2011)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood

Votes: 49,196 | Gross: $43.85M

Available on Netflix on May 1

26. Summerland (I) (2020)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance, War

56 Metascore

During World War II, an Englishwoman opens her heart to an evacuee after initially resolving to be rid of him in this moving journey of womanhood, love and friendship.

Director: Jessica Swale | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Penelope Wilton, Tom Courtenay

Votes: 6,394

Available on Netflix on May 1

27. The Gentlemen (2019)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

51 Metascore

An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong

Votes: 316,923

Available on Netflix on May 1

28. The Lake House (2006)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

52 Metascore

A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside house begins to exchange love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.

Director: Alejandro Agresti | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Votes: 148,381 | Gross: $52.33M

Available on Netflix on May 1

29. U.S. Marshals (1998)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

47 Metascore

U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan, who has been accused of a double-murder.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr., Joe Pantoliano

Votes: 104,284 | Gross: $57.17M

Available on Netflix on May 1

30. War of the Worlds (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

An alien invasion threatens the future of humanity. The catastrophic nightmare is depicted through the eyes of one American family fighting for survival.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto

Votes: 440,517 | Gross: $234.28M

Available on Netflix on May 1

31. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 213,834 | Gross: $92.82M

Available on Netflix on May 1

32. You've Got Mail (1998)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet both blissfully unaware that he's trying to put her out of business.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey

Votes: 210,011 | Gross: $115.82M

Available on Netflix on May 1

Season 2 Available on Netflix on May 2

34. Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive (2022)

TV-PG | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

Follow free diver Johanna Nordblad in this documentary as she attempts to break the world record for distance traveled under ice with one breath.

Director: Ian Derry | Stars: Elina Manninen, Johanna Nordblad

Votes: 384

Available on Netflix on May 3

35. 40 Years Young (2022)

TV-MA | 81 min | Comedy

After turning 40, César is invited to a culinary contest in Cancún, but a bitter discovery threatens to destroy his family as well as his chances to win the competition.

Director: Pietro Loprieno | Stars: Erick Elias, Gaby Espino, Adal Ramones, Antonio Fortier

Votes: 320

Available on Netflix on May 4

36. The Circle (2020– )

TV-MA | 48 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

Players start off isolated in an apartment, and with their online interactions as their only means of any communication. The players use a social media platform called "The Circle".

Stars: Michelle Buteau, Chloe Veitch, Nick Uhlenhuth, Jack Atkins

Votes: 6,657

Season 4 Available on Netflix on May 4

37. El marginal (2016–2022)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Pastor, an undercover cop sets on a mission to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a judge by infiltrating the prison where she's suspected to be at. Once inside he will have to learn to live by the prison's and the inmates' rules.

Stars: Nicolás Furtado, Martina Gusman, Claudio Rissi, Gerardo Romano

Votes: 3,897

Season 5 Available on Netflix on May 4

38. Meltdown: Three Mile Island (2022)

TV-MA | 172 min | Documentary, History

Insiders recount the events, controversies and lingering effects of the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania.

Stars: Rick Parks, Nicole Remsburg, Joyce Corradi, Paula Kinney

Votes: 2,030

Available on Netflix on May 4

39. Summertime (2020–2022)

TV-MA | 40 min | Drama, Romance

A modern love story, set during a summer on the Adriatic coast. An undeniable attraction unites Ale and Summer, two people from very different worlds.

Stars: Rebecca Coco Edogamhe, Ludovico Tersigni, Amanda Campana, Andrea Lattanzi

Votes: 2,627

Season 3 Available on Netflix on May 4

40. Blood Sisters (2022)

TV-MA | 224 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Sisters tells the story of two friends Sarah (Ini Dima-Okojie) and Kemi (Nancy Isime). Sarah is engaged to her dream man, Kola (Deyemi Okanlawon.) However, their seemingly idyllic union has a dark side.

Stars: Ini Dima Okojie, Nancy Isime, Deyemi Okanlawon, Gabriel Afolayan

Votes: 658

Available on Netflix on May 5

41. Clark (2022)

TV-MA | 362 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

This is the incredible story behind Sweden's most notorious gangster, Clark Olofsson, whose infamous crimes gave rise to the term "Stockholm Syndrome".

Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Vilhelm Blomgren, Sandra Ilar, Hanna Björn

Votes: 4,718

Available on Netflix on May 5

42. The Pentaverate (2022)

TV-MA | 160 min | Comedy

An unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself.

Stars: Mike Myers, Lydia West, Jeremy Irons, Maria Menounos

Votes: 6,192

Available on Netflix on May 5

Season 1 Available on Netflix on May 5

44. Wild Babies (2022– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Documentary