Netflix Away This May with Binge-worthy Shows and Movies
05th May, 2020
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With most of us shut indoors, Netflix is premiering brilliant TV shows and movies in this month of May so you can chill while things steam up on-screen. The great outdoors are completely unpleasant every summer courtesy of the heat and humidity. Luckily, choosing to stay in is an easy decision thanks to Netflix. Hang up your apartment keys, kick off your shoes and park yourselves on the couch. The streaming website is here to add some drama, comedy, thrill, and sci-fi into your otherwise slightly uncool life. Here are some of the top picks of movies and TV series that Netflix is going to showcase in the month of May. Oh, and it is strictly Bring Your Own Snacks.
Den of Thieves www.imdb.com
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Den of Thieves
Genre: Action Premiere Date: May 1, 2020 Den of Thieves is the story of highly-skilled thieves including Levi Enson (Curtis Jackson), who plan to rob the cash taken out of circulation of the Federal Reserve, worth $120 million. However, the heist is not going to be easy as they could easily be intercepted by LA’s most-feared enforcing team led by none other than Big Nick O’ Brien (Gerard Butler).
Fun with Dick and Jane www.imdb.com
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Fun with Dick and Jane
Genre: Comedy Premiere Date: May 1, 2020 Dick Harper (Jim Carrey) has a high-paying job and a lavish lifestyle he enjoys with his wife and child. However, he soon finds out the firm he has working for has been losing money and he might just be their fall guy. The couple then has to find alternate ways to pay their bills, and turn to something not very legal, in this 90-minute laugh riot.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa www.imdb.com
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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Genre: Animation, Comedy Premiere Date: May 1, 2020 Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria are at it again! This time they find themselves stranded in Africa with King Julien and Maurice. Thanks to the rattling plane fixed by the Penguins and the Chimps, Alex and co. encounter their own kind for the first time, and Alex unites with his family, only to be banished by the clan later. Join him on his journey to make things right again.
Medici: The Magnificent www.whats-on-netflix.com
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Medici: The Magnificent
Genre: Drama Premiere Date: May 1, 2020 The Italian drama is at its third and final season this summer. Medici stars Daniel Sharman as Lorenzo de Medici who is an Italian salesman continuing his mission to protect Florence at all costs. Here, our hero faces off against a military coalition to save the city he loves more than anything. Sarah Parish and Synnove Karlsen will also be returning as his mother and his wife respectively.
Sinister www.screengeek.net
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Sinister
Genre: Horror Premiere Date: May 1, 2020 From the producer of the Paranormal Activity films and the writer-director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, comes another gruesome horror movie — Sinister. Crime novelist Ellison Oswalt’s family (Ethan Hawke) undergoes a series of nightmarish episodes when he finds a box of tapes containing 8 disturbing movies. Produced by Lionsgate Films, the film was first released on October 12, 2012.
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki Kun www.thecinemaholic.com
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Monthly Girls’ Nozaki Kun
Genre: Anime, Manga Premiere Date: May 1, 2020 A fresh new anime series, exclusively for manga lovers, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki Kun is about Chiyo Sakura and her school love life. Chiyo confesses her feelings to her schoolmate Nozaki but the latter assumes the former to be a mere fan due to a misunderstanding. She eventually finds out Nozaki's hidden identity; a shōjo manga artist and befriends his quirky acquaintances as she gets closer to him.
Song of the Sea consequenceofsound.net
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Song of the Sea
Genre: Animation Premiere Date: May 1, 2020 The touching animated film was released in limited theaters on December 19, 2014. Song of the Sea is about a young Irish boy, Ben (David Rawle) and his sister Saoirse (Lucy O’Connell) who can turn into a seal. Together, the brother-sister duo head to an adventure to free the faeries, saving the spirit world. Created by Academy Award-Nominated director Tomm Moore, the movie is an absolute beauty and a must-watch.
Underworld www.imdb.com
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Underworld
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror Premiere Date: May 1, 2020 A young medical student Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman) finds himself caught between a tussle of two underground supernatural villains — Death Dealers (Vampires) and Lycans (Werewolves). Selene (Kate Beckinsale), one of the Death Dealers, is attracted to Michael and swears to protect him from the Lycans. In a twist of fate, Michael is attacked by the leader of the Lycans and her love has now turned into a sworn enemy.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory www.imdb.com
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Genre: Fantasy Premiere date: May 1, 2020 Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) is the owner of the renowned chocolate factory that is almost more myth than reality at this point. 5 children win an exclusive tour through the factory via a contest organized by him, but Wonka has dubious ulterior motives. He intends to find an heir to his business out of these children and punishes those who display unsavoury qualities or attitudes in a multitude of ways.
Arctic Dogs www.imdb.com
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Arctic Dogs
Genre: Animation Premiere Date: May 4, 2020 Swifty (Jeremy Renner) is an Arctic fox working in the mailroom of the Arctic Blast Delivery service. However, Swifty has much more ambitious dreams, as he yearns to become a Top Dog, the Arctic’s star husky courier. To prove his capabilities, he commandeers a sled to deliver a mysterious packet to a secret location and unearths Otto Von Walrus’s diabolical plans.
Scissor Seven www.imdb.com
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Scissor Seven
Genre: Anime Premiere Date: May 7, 2020 The Chinese anime revolves around Wu Liuqi, a young harmless assassin who is also a hairdresser. He charges a nominal fee because he isn’t the best at what he does and as a result, he finds himself in ridiculously funny situations. This is the Netflix version of the anime, which has been tailored to suit an international audience. The original plot sees the character being a master of disguise.
House at the End of the Street www.imdb.com
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House at the End of the Street
Genre: Horror Premiere Date: May 8, 2020 When newly divorced Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) and her daughter Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) move to a cozy house, the latter begins a relationship with the boy next door, Ryan (Max Thieriot) against her mother’s wishes. Little does she know that Ryan had a sister who went missing sometime in the past after committing a horrific crime. As Elissa grows closer to Ryan, she is pulled deeper into a grim mystery.
The Hollow neuron.la
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The Hollow
Genre: Anime Release Date: May 8, 2020 The second season of the Canadian series has unexpected twists and turns as one of the protagonists, Kai notices some glitches in the rival team. It is expected that the upcoming level in the game in this following season will also make the protagonists go through a series of challenges. The anime is suitable for both kids and adults, making it a family entertainer.
District 9 www.imdb.com
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District 9
Genre: Sci-Fi Premiere Date: May 15, 2020 District 9 is a tale of extraterrestrial refugees stuck in semi-urban South Africa. 28 years since the first contact with the aliens, there has been no attack or advancement that could be credited to them. The South African government creates a makeshift residence for the aliens — District 9 and hires a private organization to control them. But, the organizations are more interested in alien weaponry than welfare.
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics www.imdb.com
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Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics
Genre: Documentary Premiere Date: May 11, 2020 The documentary tries to answer the age-old question of how deeply rooted is the usage of drugs among humans. It also discusses the pros and cons of taking drugs and explores the historical pop-cultural impact, and the science behind the formation of this habit. The documentary further explores the use of hallucinogens for treating mental conditions. As a bonus, viewers can watch legendary artists share their experience(s) with psychedelics.
Grey’s Anatomy www.comingsoon.net
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Grey’s Anatomy
Genre: Drama Premiere Date: May 9, 2020 The fan-favorite drama series is set to make a comeback on Netflix with its 16th season. It begins with Meredith completing community service after she was caught in an insurance fraud where she lied on the insurance form to help a cancer patient who couldn’t afford the treatment. Facing jail-time, potential suspension, and lots happening on the romantic front, Meredith Grey has as busy a life as always.
United 93 www.imdb.com
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United 93
Genre: Drama Thriller Premiere Date: May 15, 2020 Directed by Paul Greengrass, this is the story of the passengers on the United 93 who took matters into their own hands when they realised they had a group of terrorists on board. The terrorists were a part of a hijacking mission that steered 2 planes directly into the WTC. The movie follows the story of the passengers as they organize a revolt against the hijackers.
Hollywood www.imdb.com
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Hollywood
Genre: Drama Premiere: May 1, 2020 Hollywood is a series that focuses on the era of post-World War II showbiz, the golden age of the film industry. It follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers trying to make it big in Tinseltown by any means necessary. The series shows us dramatic and provoking scenes behind the gilded curtains of a world plagued by racism, gender-bias, and prejudices that continue to this day.
Space Force www.imdb.com
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Space Force
Genre: Comedy Premiere Date: May 29, 2020 From the makers of the U.S version of The Office and Parks and Recreations, comes a fresh new comedy series — Space Force. Starring the brilliant Steve Carrell, it takes a jibe at the USA’s ambitious new military branch. The show takes us on the journey of Carrell being appointed as the leader of the Space Force and the series of hilarious incidents that follow it.
White Lines www.imdb.com
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White Lines
Genre: Crime Drama Premiere Date: May 15, 2020 This crime drama revolves around the investigation of the disappearance and death of a world-renowned Mancunian DJ, who was last seen on the Spanish island of Ibiza. 20 years later, his sister travels to the island to discover what unfolded all those years ago. At the same time, she is forced to confront her personal life and in a place where everyone walks society’s tightrope.
The Eddy www.imdb.com
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The Eddy
Genre: Musical Drama Premiere Date: May 8, 2020 From the makers of the Oscar-winning movie La La Land, comes this mini-series for jazz aficionados. Set in the backdrop of modern-day Paris, celebrated jazz artist Elliot Udo manages his life between co-owning a struggling club and his on-again-off-again girlfriend Maja. He discovers his business partner Farid’s questionable practices at the club, which is just the first of many events that will unravel his life.
Jerry Seinfeld: 23 hours to kill www.imdb.com
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Jerry Seinfeld: 23 hours to kill
Genre: Stand-up Comedy Premiere Date: May 5, 2020 Great news for the fans of the hilarious 90’s sitcom, Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld is here to tickle your funny bone once again! 22 years after his last comedy special, this is his mega comeback at the Beacon Theater, New York City, called Jerry Seinfeld: 23 hours to kill. Witness this comedic genius’s craftsmanship as he weaves humor through everyday life events.
Into the Night www.imdb.com
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Into the Night
Genre: Sci-fi Thriller Premiere Date: May 1, 2020 If you are a fan of apocalyptical natural phenomenon, then the Belgian series Into the Night is for you. The series is about a plane full of passengers attempting to fly west to escape a sudden solar event, where the sun is devouring everything in its path. Inspired by the Polish sci-fi novel, The Old Axolotl, the series showcases the passengers’ desire to survive by any means necessary.
Workin’ Moms watch-tv-workin-moms-season-4-episode-3.over-blog.com
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Workin’ Moms
Genre: Comedy Premiere Date: May 6, 2020 Becoming quite a fan-favorite in recent times, the fourth season of Workin’ Moms showcases the lives of various working women experiencing motherhood for the first time. The previous season saw the protagonist, Frankie, achieve new career heights, Kate adjust to the new responsibility, while Jenny tried to be a better mother. Will the protagonists simply succeed in their goals or will there be hilarious twists and turns?
Dead to Me gizmoblaze.com
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Dead to Me
Genre: Dark Comedy Premiere Date: May 8, 2020 This black comedy or tragicomedy is about two women Jen and Judy, who are struggling to cover up the murder of Judy’s former boyfriend. Unfortunately, the dead body floating in their swimming pool makes this quite difficult. Dead to Me season 2 shows how the duo tries to cover up the murder from the local police and their suspicious neighbors, making the entire show funny and quite absurd.
Valeria www.imdb.com
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Valeria
Genre: Drama Premiere Date: May 8, 2020 The Spanish drama on Netflix is based on a saga created by the writer Elisabet Benavent. Season 1 of Valeria is about a woman of the same name experiencing tension in her married life and writer’s block. She turns to her best friends for inspiration and support but they seem to have quite a few issues of their own, leaving everyone in a bit of a tizzy.
Control Z www.imdb.com
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Control Z
Genre: Teen Drama Premiere Date: May 22, 2020 The Spanish show is created by Carlos Quintanilla. Control Z is about an introverted and observant teen, Sofia, who is on a mission to stop a hacker from revealing personal secrets of her schoolmates and uncover his/her identity. Will she be able to track the hacker or will there be chaos when the secrets are out there in public? Find out in season 1 of this teen drama.
The Flash tvline.com
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The Flash
Genre: Superhero Drama Premiere Date: May 20, 2020 In this action-packed season 6 of the show, fans will witness changes in the relationship between Barry Allen and his wife Iris, when he gets suspicious that she isn’t the Iris he knows. The series brings back villains from season 2 and the real Iris tries escaping the Mirrorverse. Things get intense when one of the changes from the Crisis means that The Flash and Pied Piper are now enemies.
Riverdale www.ksitetv.com
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Riverdale
Genre: Teen Drama Premiere Date: May 14, 2020 Season 4 of the CW original continues after the debacles of the musicals Carrie and Heathers, and Kevin decides to host a variety show and revive Riverdale High’s tradition. However, the principal Mr. Homey forbids him to perform a number from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, pushing them to rally against him by performing a number each from the musical, to ultimately reflect the characters’ inner lives and their struggles.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button www.tvguide.com
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Genre: Fantasy Romantic Drama Premiere date: May 1, 2020 An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story, Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) is born in New Orleans just after the first World War. What makes him a curious case is that he is born in his 80s and proceeds to live his life in reverse. The fantasy film shows Benjamin entering the 21st century, where he experiences various joys and sorrows while finding the meaning of timelessness.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory www.warnerbros.com
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Genre: Fantasy, Musical Premiere Date: May 1, 2020 Tim Burton weaves his signature funny yet macabre style into this beloved Roald Dahl classic. Charlie is from a poor family that is barely making ends meet. He and four other children get selected for an exclusive guided tour of the chocolate factory on finding a golden ticket in a Wonka chocolate bar. There, Willie Wonka scrutinizes and tests each of them to find an heir for his enterprise.
Back to the Future en.wikipedia.org
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Back to the Future
Genre: Sci-fi Premiere Date: May 1, 2020 Slighted at high school, Marty McFly endures his parent’s discordant relationship and their baggage every day. The only saving grace in his life is a scientist, Dr. Emmett Brown, who is working on a time machine. After accidentally getting zapped back into the past, Marty must figure out the solution to a bunch of problems, including getting his now-teenage parents together and surviving the 1950s with a 1980s mindset.
Back to the Future 2 www.uphe.com
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Back to the Future 2
Genre: Sci-Fi Premiere Date: May 1, 2020 Things had barely fallen into place from the previous events when Dr. Emmett Brown zaps Marty McFly and his girlfriend into the future, where Marty finds a sports almanac. He brings it back to 1985, but the almanac is disapproved of by Brown. Biff, unfortunately, finds it, comes into contact with the time machine, and zaps back to 1955 — thus leading to a time-traveling swirl.
Jarhead www.imdb.com
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Jarhead
Genre: Action, Drama Premiere Date: May 1, 2020 Jarhead is about Anthony Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his life as a marine. Carrying a sniper rifle and a 100-pound rucksack, he is on duty in the harsh climate of a desert in the Middle East. Anthony and his fellow marines cope via wicked comedy and shows of mordant humanity in a fight against enemies they cannot see, for a cause they don’t understand.
The Lincoln Lawyer www.rottentomatoes.com
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The Lincoln Lawyer
Genre: Drama Premiere Date: May 27, 2020 Mickey Haller (Mathew McConaughey) is a low-rent criminal lawyer working out of the back of his car. He represents low-life clients until Mickey thinks he has landed the case of a lifetime. McConaughey has to defend a rich brat who is accused of rape and murder and soon realizes that he is trapped in a twisted plot, where no fee is too high to pay for the deadly tasks.
Uncut Gems www.imdb.com
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Uncut Gems
Genre: Crime Thriller Release Date: May 25, 2020 Filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie bring to you a crime thriller about one Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) and his constant lookout for the next big score. The charismatic New York jeweler finds one such opportunity but he has to make a series of high-stakes bets that could result in the windfall of a lifetime. Ratner performs a precarious high-wire act — all the while balancing his family and encroaching adversaries.
Just Go With It moviedor.com
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Just Go With It
Genre: Romantic Comedy Premiere Date: May 22, 2011 When plastic surgeon, Daniel (Adam Sandler) lies to a girl he slept with about his impending divorce, he is forced to take help from his employee Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to play his almost ex-wife to cover up the untruths. All of them decide to go on a vacation as Danny covers his first lie with more, which backfires predictably and hilariously when Katherine’s kids get involved.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) www.imdb.com
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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Action Premier Date: May 1, 2020 Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) is a private detective specializing in retrieving lost animals. This makes Melissa Robinson (Courtney Cox) put him on the case of not just the missing white dolphin, Snowflake – The Miami Dolphins’ aquatic mascot, but also team members including the Quarterback Dan Marino (playing himself). Will he find Snowflake? Or will Ace discover something more beneath the surface? Find out in this 86-minute laugh riot.