The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming To Netflix In May 2018

April showers bring May flowers, and also, new TV shows and movies on Netflix. Next month brings more great movies to Netflix, including Pixar's latest, a misunderstood Ryan Gosling movie, a superior superhero sequel, a Bourne movie, and more. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in May 2018 below.

The Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Netflix in May 2018

Coco

Disney and Pixar's latest recipe for weeping arrives on Netflix next month. Coco is the story of young Miguel, who really wants to be a famous musician. Unfortunately, his entire family has a strict ban on music. What's a boy to do but escape off into the afterlife and hang out with some skeletons? I won't say that Coco is one of Pixar's best films, but, like most of their offerings, it has a ton of heart. It's also gorgeous to look at it, filled with vibrant colors and incredible world building. And yes, you will definitely cry at the end.

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Only God Forgives

When Nicolas Winding Refn followed-up the popular film Drive with Only God Forgives, people were a bit confused. Drive is probably Refn's most mainstream movie, and when audiences saw he was reuniting with Ryan Gosling again, they were perhaps expecting Drive Part 2. What they got instead is a weird, brutal, existential movie loaded with oedipal issues. Gosling plays a drug trafficker dealing with the fallout of the death of his brother in Thailand. Things get complicated with Gosling's vicious mother (Kristin Scott Thomas, who is incredible here) shows up and sends him into a tailspin. Only God Forgives is definitely an acquired taste, and I understand why so many people didn't care for it. But I think it's a fascinating, unflinching film that deserves to be revisited.

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Guillermo del Toro followed-up Hellboy with the superior Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and we should all be thankful for it. While the first Hellboy has its moments, one gets the sense that the studio kept giving del Toro notes to make it more accessible. There's none of that in Hellboy II, which is bigger, weirder and more visually stunning than the first film. Ron Perlman is back demon superhero Hellboy, who this time has to battle an evil elf and all sorts of mythological mayhem. Hellboy is getting a reboot soon, and while it might turn out well, it's doubtful any reboot will be able to compare to what del Toro did with this sequel.

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The Bourne Ultimatum

The original Bourne trilogy –  The Bourne IdentityThe Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum – is hard to beat (let's just ignore the other movies, shall we?). Ultimatum really, really should've been the last movie in the series, because it concludes the arc that started in The Bourne Identity so well. Matt Damon is back once again as killing machine Jason Bourne, who runs around beating the hell out of anyone who gets in his way. In Ultimatum, Bourne learns more about his mysterious past, and has to contend with the evil David Strathairn. Cue the Moby music.

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Amelie

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's very charming, very stylish Amélie may not seem as good as it did when it arrived in 2001, but there's still a lot to love here. Audrey Tautou plays a young woman who constantly interferres with the lives of other around her – to the point where it gets kind of creepy (although Jeunet is going for whimsical). The story is secondary, really. What makes Amélie truly memorable is the often gorgeous visual Jeunet brings to the screen, along with Tautou's irresistible performance.

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

Mr. 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

Anon– NETFLIX FILM

Busted!: Season 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dear White People: Volume 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

End Game– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Forgive Us Our Debts– NETFLIX FILM

Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo

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 (Streaming every Sunday – Season 1 Finale on 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 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