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What's new on Netflix in May 2022: Stranger Things, Mike Myers, and more

This month, the streamer premieres returning favorites, brand new titles, classic movies, and more.
April 26, 2022
Finn Wolfhard as Mike WHeeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, and Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in Stranger Things season 4 - new on Netflix in May 2022

What’s new on Netflix in May? The global streamer has some big titles coming back, like the long-awaited fourth season of Stranger Things, an absurd new Mike Myers-starring comedy series, the premiere of The Lincoln Lawyer, and more.

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Read on for our complete list of what’s new on Netflix in May, as well as all the titles leaving Netflix this month. If you’re not already a subscriber, you can hit the button below to sign up today.

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Netflix is still the leading premium streaming service, with over 200 million worldwide subscribers. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its always growing list of original films and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton, and many more.

Highlights from what’s new on Netflix in May

The Pentaverate (May 5)

Mike Myers, the comedian behind Wayne’s World and Austin Powers, is back in this brand new original comedy series. True to form, Myers plays eight characters in this spin-off of his 1993 film So I Married an Axe Murderer. Since 1347, major world events have been quietly controlled by a secret society of five anonymous power brokers. A Canadian journalist sees his chance to save his career — and the world — by exposing them.

Operation Mincemeat (May 11)

Based on an outrageous true story, Operation Mincemeat sees British officers developing a plan to outsmart the Nazis and turn the tide of World War Two using a corpse and falsified government documents. Starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, and Jason Isaacs, the original film is among the most exciting titles new on Netflix in May.

The Lincoln Lawyer (May 13)

Based on Michael Connelly’s bestselling novels, previously adapted and starring Matthew McConaughey in 2011, The Lincoln Lawyer sees Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as a down-on-his-luck lawyer trying to climb back up after an accident by taking on a high-profile murder case. This new Netflix original series, from producer David E. Kelley, has a lot of promise.

Stranger Things, season 4 (May 27)

The final season of Netflix’s fan-favorite Stranger Things (titled Stranger Things 4) will be split up into two volumes, with volume 1 bowing in May. The main characters are split up following the Battle of Starcourt. As they grapple with the challenges of high school and the fallout of what happened in Hawkins. As supernatural threats resurface, it seems the gang will have to come together for one final showdown.


Everything new on Netflix in May 2022

Jackass: The Movie - new on Netflix

May 1

  • 42
  • 3 Ninjas: Kick Back
  • 40-Love
  • A River Runs Through It
  • Are You the One?, season 6
  • Blippi Wonders, season 1
  • Corpse Bride
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Den of Thieves
  • Dirty Harry
  • Empire State
  • Forrest Gump
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Hello, My Name Is Doris
  • Jackass: The Movie
  • Jackass 2.5
  • Jackass 3.5
  • John Q
  • Menace II Society
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Rambo
  • Rambo: Last Blood
  • Road to Perdition
  • Seven Years in Tibet
  • Soul Surfer
  • Summerland
  • The Gentlemen
  • The Lake House
  • U.S. Marshals
  • War of the Worlds
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • You’ve Got Mail

May 2

  • Octonauts: Above & Beyond, season 2 (Netflix series)
  • Captain Barnacles

May 3

  • Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive (Netflix documentary)

May 4

  • 40 Years Young (Netflix film)
  • The Circle, season 4 (Netflix series)
  • El marginal, season 5 (Netflix series)
  • Meltdown: Three Mile Island (Netflix documentary)
  • Summertime, season 3 (Netflix series)

May 5

  • Blood Sisters (Netflix series)
  • Clark (Netflix series)
  • The Pentaverate (Netflix series)
  • Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go, season 1
  • Wild Babies (Netflix documentary)

May 6

  • Along for the Ride (Netflix film)
  • Marmaduke (Netflix film)
  • The Sound of Magic (Netflix series)
  • Thar (Netflix film)
  • The Takedown (Netflix film)
  • Welcome to Eden (Netflix series)

May 8

  • Christina P: Mom Genes (Netflix comedy)

May 9

  • Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable War (Netflix anime)

May 10

  • Outlander, season 5
  • Workin’ Moms, season 6 (Netflix series)
  • 42 Days of Darkness (Netflix series)
  • Brotherhood, season 2 (Netflix series)
  • Operation Mincemeat (Netflix film)
  • Our Father (Netflix documentary)
  • The Getaway King (Netflix film)

May 12

  • Maverix (Netflix comedy)
  • Savage Beauty (Netflix series)

May 13

  • Bling Empire, season 2 (Netflix series)
  • The Life and Movies of Erşan Kuneri (Netflix series)
  • The Lincoln Lawyer (Netflix series)
  • New Heights (Netflix series)
  • Senior Year (Netflix film)

May 14

  • Borrego

May 15

  • PJ Masks, season 4

May 16

  • Blippi’s Adventures
  • Servant of the People, seasons 2 and 3
  • Vampire in the Garden (Netflix anime)

May 17

  • The Future Diary, season 2 (Netflix series)

May 18

  • Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror (Netflix documentary)
  • Love on the Spectrum (Netflix series)
  • The Perfect Family (Netflix film)
  • Toscana (Netflix film)
  • Who Killed Sara?, season 3 (Netflix series)

May 19

  • A Perfect Pairing (Netflix film)
  • The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib (Netflix family)
  • The G Word with Adam Conover (Netflix documentary)
  • Insiders, season 2 (Netflix series)
  • The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar (Netflix documentary)
  • Rodrigo Sant’Anna: I’ve Arrived (Netflix comedy)

May 20

  • Ben Is Back
  • F*ck Love Too (Netflix film)
  • Jackass 4.5
  • Love, Death & Robots, volume 3 (Netflix series)
  • Wrong Side of the Tracks (Netflix series)

May 22


May 23

  • Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, season 2 (Netflix anime)
  • Godspeed (Netflix film)
  • Sea of Love (Netflix family)

May 25

  • Larva Pendant (Netflix film)
  • Somebody Feed Phil, season 5 (Netflix series)

May 26

  • My Little Pony: Make Your Mark (Netflix family)
  • Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series, part 3 (Netflix family)

May 27

  • Stranger Things 4, volume 1 (Netflix series)

May 30

  • Mighty Little Bheem: I Love Taj Mahal (Netflix family)

May 31

  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, season 1
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, season 1

Everything leaving Netflix in May 2022

Natalie Portman in a pink wig in Closer - leaving Netflix
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May 1

  • Colony, seasons 1-3
  • Hoarders, season 11
  • WWII in HD, season 1
May 3
  • StartUp, seasons 1-3
  • The Clovehitch Killer
May 12
  • Eye in the Sky
May 19
  • Rosario Tijeras, seasons 1-2

May 23

  • Shot Caller
May 31
  • Battleship
  • Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same
  • Chloe
  • Closer
  • Coach Carter
  • Dennis the Menace
  • Downton Abbey: Series 1-6
  • Final Destination 3
  • Final Destination 5
  • Free Willy
  • Hairspray
  • Happy Endings: Seasons 1-3
  • Happy Feet
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Sniper: Legacy
  • Stardust
  • Sucker Punch
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
  • The Blind Side
  • The Devil’s Advocate
  • The Disaster Artist
  • The Final Destination
  • Top Gun
  • Wild Things
  • Zoolander

That’s what’s new on Netflix in May — as well as everything that’s leaving Netflix. We’ll be back next month with another update.

See also: The best Netflix original movies

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Netflix is still the leading premium streaming service, with over 200 million worldwide subscribers. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its always growing list of original films and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton, and many more.