Binge-worthy Netflix picks for May 2020

By Shannon McDonald
2 May 2020

If you’re anything like me, you have already exhausted Netflix’s library during lockdown and you’re patiently waiting for something new to watch. Luckily for us, the start of a new month coincides with Netflix’s monthly drop of new releases.

Here’s what’s new to Netflix for May 2020.

The Edge of Seventeen
1 May 2020

This one makes the list purely because I’ve seen it before and after rewatching the trailer, I want to see it again. Netflix describes it as “heartfelt, witty and irreverent” – is that not the perfect combo for the perfect film? The humour alternates between dark and cheesy, but if you hang in there this unconventional coming of age story ticks all the boxes.

Did I mention that it has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes?

The Edge of Seventeen Trailer

Dead to Me: Season 2
8 May 2020

Jen Harding (Christina Applegate) is a recently widowed woman on the hunt for her late husband’s killer. Along her journey she befriends whimsical Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini), who is harbouring a dark secret.

Are you hooked? Dead to Me had me hooked when I watched the first season this time last year. One year and one hell of a cliffhanger later – and you betcha, I will be binge watching the second season as soon as I can.

Dead to Me Season 2 Trailer

Trial by Media
11 May 2020

I am an absolute sucker for a juicy documentary and this pick seems like it has what it takes to be the next top talked about series. Trial by Media explores the media’s involvement and influence over trial verdicts by analysing a series of real life examples.

Trial by Media Trailer


1 May
All Day and a Night
Casi feliz
Clash of the Titans
Cracked Up, The Darrell Hammond Story
Eight Crazy Nights
Go! Go! Cory Carson: The Chrissy
Into the Night
Mrs. Serial Killer
Osmosis Jones
The Colour Purple
The Edge of Seventeen
The Half Of It
The Hunt for Red October
The Rainmaker

5 May
Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill

6 May
Rick & Morty Season 4
Workin’ Moms: Season 4

7 May
Scissor Seven: Season 2

8 May
Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt
Dead to Me: Season 2
18 regali
Restaurants on the Edge: Season 2
Rust Valley Restorers: Season 2
The Eddy
The Hollow: Season 2

11 May
Bordertown: Season 3
Breaking In
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics
Trial By Media

12 May
True: Terrific Tales
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend – NETFLIX INTERACTIVE SPECIAL

13 May
The Wrong Missy

15 May
Human Nature
Kangaroo Jack
Magic for Humans: Season 3
National Lampoon’s Vacation
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 5
Te quiero, imbécil
The Butterfly Effect
White Lines

16 May
La reina de Indias y el conquistador
Night School

18 May
First Reformed
The Big Flower Fight

19 May
Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything
Sweet Magnolias

20 May
Ben Platt Live From Radio City Music Hall

22 May
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend – NETFLIX INTERACTIVE SPECIAL
History 101
Selling Sunset: Season 2
The Little Rascals
Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series: Season 2

23 May
Dynasty: Season 3
First Man

25 May
Rebelión de los Godinez

26 May
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

27 May
I’m No Longer Here

28 May
The Meg

29 May
Somebody Feed Phil: Season 3
Space Force

30 May
Free Fire

Want more movie suggestions? Head over to the entertainment department.

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