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by | April 24, 2020 | Comments

The latest movies, new Netflix series, and other new releases coming to the streaming giant this month include comedy series Space Force from Greg Daniels and star Steve Carell, Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood, and Damien Chazelle’s The Eddy. Plus, Netflix dropped a surprise: Michelle Obama documentary Becoming will debut on May 6.

Plus, Dead To Me returns for season 2, period series Medici: The Magnificent launches Part 2 (season 3), and Workin’ Moms puts in overtime with season 4. Netflix brings out some comedy heavyweights this month with specials Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill, Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything, and Hannah Gadsby: Douglas, and interactive special Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend.

Read on if you’re looking for a worthy binge, starting with a few titles to look out for at the top.


Hollywood: Season 1 (2020) 58%

Description: A new limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day. Provocative and incisive, Hollywood exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled. Hollywood stars David Corenswet as Jack, Darren Criss as Raymond, Jeremy Pope as Archie, Laura Harrier as Camille, Samara Weaving as Claire, Dylan McDermott as Ernie, Holland Taylor as Ellen Kincaid, Patti LuPone as Avis, Jim Parsons as Henry Willson, Jake Picking as Rock Hudson, Joe Mantello as Dick, and Maude Apatow as Henrietta.

Premiere Date: May 1, 2020

Dead to Me: Season 2 (2020) 93%

Description: Jen (Christina Applegate), Judy (Linda Cardellini) and the lies that entwine them are back. Picking up in the aftermath of that bloody backyard reveal, the irrepressible pair once again struggle to keep their secrets buried. With a surprising new visitor in town and Detective Perez (Diana Maria Riva) hot on their heels, Jen and Judy take drastic measures to protect their loved ones and each other — no matter the cost. From Emmy Award-winning creator Liz Feldman, Dead to Me returns for an addictively dark second season, where the stakes are higher, the friendship is deeper and the traumas that bond loom larger than ever before.

Premiere Date: May 8, 2020

The Eddy: Season 1 (2020) 68%

Description: The Eddy is an eight-episode drama that takes place in the vibrant multicultural neighborhoods of modern-day Paris. Once a celebrated jazz pianist in New York, Elliot Udo (André Holland) is now the co-owner of struggling club The Eddy, where he manages the house band fronted by lead singer and on-again-off-again girlfriend Maja (Joanna Kulig). As Elliot learns that his business partner Farid (Tahar Rahim) may be involved in some questionable practices at the club, secrets begin to come to light that have also been concealed from Farid’s wife Amira (Leïla Bekhti), and when Elliot’s troubled teenage daughter Julie (Amandla Stenberg) suddenly arrives in Paris to live with him, his personal and professional worlds quickly start to unravel as he confronts his past, fighting to save the club and protect those closest to him. The series also stars Melissa George (In Treatment), Adil Dehbi (How I Became a Superhero), Benjamin Biolay (La douleur), Tchéky Karyo (The Missing) and rapper Sopico in his debut on-screen performance. From executive producer Damien Chazelle (La La Land).

Premiere Date: May 8, 2020

Avatar: The Last Airbender 97%

Description: Animation about a fun-loving boy with special powers who awakens from a 100-year sleep to find the world at war and himself the only hope for peace.

Premiere Date: May 15, 2020

The Lovebirds (2020) 65%

Description: When a couple in the fast lane to splitsville accidentally careens into a murder, they take off on a wild race to find the killer and clear their names. Stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani.

Premiere Date: May 22, 2020

Space Force: Season 1 (2020) 39%

Description: A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) is thrown for a loop when he finds himself tapped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force. Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colorful team of scientists and “Spacemen” are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance. From co-creators Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office), Space Force is a new kind of workplace comedy, where the stakes are sky high and the ambitions even higher. John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz also star, alongside co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow and Don Lake.

Premiere Date: May 29, 2020

Available 5/1

All Day and a Night (2020) 54%
Almost Happy
Get In
Go! Go! Cory Carson: The Chrissy​
The Half Of It​
Hollywood: Season 1 (2020) 58%
Into the Night​
Medici: The Magnificent (2018)
Mrs. Serial Killer​ ​
Reckoning: Season 1
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1993) 49%
Back to the Future (1985) 96%
Back to the Future Part II (1989) 66%
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) 83%
Cracked Up (2019)
Den of Thieves (2018) 42%
For Colored Girls (2010) 32%
Fun With Dick and Jane (2005) 29%
I Am Divine (2013) 96%
Jarhead (2005) 61%
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)
Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) 64%
Masha and the Bear: Season 4
Material (2012)
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki Kun: Season 1
Sinister (2012) 63%
Song Of The Sea (2014) 99%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) 71%
The Heartbreak Kid (2007) 29%
The Patriot (2000) 62%
Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: A
New Arrival
Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery:
World of Tomorrow
Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Royal
Underworld (2003) 31%
Underworld: Evolution (2006) 17%
Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (2009) 29%
Urban Cowboy (1980) 73%
What a Girl Wants (2003) 36%
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) 91%

Available 5/4

Arctic Dogs (2019) 13%

Available 5/5

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill

Available 5/6

Workin' Moms: Season 4 (2020)

Available 5/7

Scissor Seven: Season 2

Available 5/8

18 regali​
Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt
Dead to Me: Season 2 (2020) 93%
The Eddy​
The Hollow: Season 2
House at the End of the Street (2012) 13%
Restaurants on the Edge: Season 2
Rust Valley Restorers: Season 2

Available 5/9

Charmed: Season 2 (2019)
Grey's Anatomy: Season 16 (2019) 100%

Available 5/11

Bordertown: Season 3​
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics​
Trial By Media​

Available 5/12

True: Terrific Tales
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend​

Available 5/13

The Wrong Missy (2020) 33%

Available 5/14

Riverdale: Season 4 (2019)

Available 5/15

Avatar: The Last Airbender 97% (all three seasons)
Chichipatos​ ​
District 9 (2009) 90%
I Love You, Stupid​
Inhuman Resources
Magic for Humans: Season 3
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 5 (2020) 100%
White Lines​

Available 5/16

La reina de Indias y el conquistador
Public Enemies (2009) 68%
United 93 (2006) 90%

Available 5/17

Soul Surfer (2011) 45%

Available 5/18

The Big Flower Fight

Available 5/19

Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything​
Sweet Magnolias​
Trumbo (2015) 75%

Available 5/20

Ben Platt Live From Radio City Music Hall
The Flash: Season 6 (2019) 85%
Mutiny of the Worker Bees (Rebelión de los Godínez) (2020)

Available 5/22

Control Z​
History 101
Just Go with It (2011) 19%
The Lovebirds (2020) 65%
Selling Sunset: Season 2
Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series: Season 2​

Available 5/23

Dynasty: Season 3 (2019)

Available 5/25

Ne Zha (2019) 88%
Norm of the North: Family Vacation (2019)
Uncut Gems (2019) 91%

Available 5/26

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (2020) 93%

Available 5/27

I’m No Longer Here​
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) 83%

Available 5/28

La corazonada​ ​

Available 5/29

Space Force​ ​
Somebody Feed Phil: Season 3

Available 5/31

High Strung Free Dance (2019) 50%


Leaving 5/1

John Carter (2012) 52%

Leaving 5/15

Limitless (2011) 69%
The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) 78%

Leaving 5/17

Royal Pains 94%: Seasons 1-8

Leaving 5/18

Scandal 93%: Season 1-7

Leaving 5/19

Black Snake Moan Carriers
Carriers (2009) 66%
Evolution (2001) 43%
The First Wives Club (1996) 50%
It Takes Two (1995) 8%
Love, Rosie (2015) 32%
She's Out of My League (2010) 58%
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) 90%
Young Adult (2011) 80%
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) 50%

Leaving 5/25

Bitten : Season 1-3

Leaving 5/30

Bob Ross: Beauty Is Everywhere: Collection 1

Leaving 5/31

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) 53%
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) 73%
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) 52%
Dear John (2010) 28%
Final Destination (2000) 35%
The Final Destination (2009) 28%
Final Destination 2 (2003) 48%
Final Destination 3 (2006) 44%
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) 28%
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) 56%
My Girl (1991) 53%
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991) 57%
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) 88%
Outbreak (1995) 59%
Red Dawn (2012) 15%
Richie Rich (1994) 24%

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