By Simone Thomas
Apr 30, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
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From female political empowerment to neo-noir thriller entertainment, there's so much good stuff to stream on Netflix this May, you'll change your mind about going outside after all. To start off, you can follow Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other women during their run for Congress in a moving documentary named Knock Down The House. If you’re in a throwback mood, take it back to the early aughts with Mandy Moore as the president’s daughter in Chasing Liberty, or with Ali Wong and Randall Park in Always Be My Maybe, a new rom-com set in the ‘90s and early ‘00s. Meanwhile, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph do what they do best in Wine Country (that is, be hilarious friends we wish we had in real life). Toward the end of the month, get ready for Renée Zellweger’s mysterious drama series, What/If, as well as Ava DuVernay’s limited series about the true story of the Central Park Five, When They See Us.

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If you’re a big fan of romantic classics such as The Notebook and Sixteen Candles, you’ve got a couple more days before the films leave the streaming platform. The popular Jaws franchise will also be biting the dust, so be sure to catch all four films before they’re gone — just in time to terrify yourself before beach season.

Check out the movies and shows we’re excited for below, as well as the full list of everything to watch this month.

Knock Down The House 

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Be prepared to walk away inspired after watching this documentary about four female candidates challenging the political landscape during their run for Congress. Watch as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin build their campaigns at the grassroots level — it's exciting even if you kinda know how it ends. Available May 1           

Chasing Liberty

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Sometime before Mandy Moore became Rebecca Pearson This is Us, but after she was missin' you like candy, she was she was a rom-com scene (and heart) stealing lead. Take a trip down memory lane with this film about a rebellious teenager itching to date, but the fact that she's the president’s daughter adds some extra baggage to her love life. Available May 1

Wine Country

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Our favorite comedians are making magic again. Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph co-star in Wine Country, playing longtime friends celebrating a birthday trip in Napa Valley. Of course, things don’t go as planned, but the ever-flowing presence of wine sets the stage for so much delightful drama. Grab your own bottle and sit back for lots of laughs. Available May 10

What/If

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Renée Zellweger stars in this mysterious thriller about acceptable people doing unacceptable things. The show integrates the complexities of morality, with the first season focusing on two financially-troubled newlyweds who accept a proposition from a powerful yet questionable woman. Available May 24

Always Be My Maybe

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Netflix is blessing us with more of Ali Wong and all of her comedic talents in this throwback-inspired rom-com. Wong plays Sasha, a famous chef who runs into her childhood friend Marcus (Randall Park) after 15 years of being estranged. The two disconnected after a falling out. After they reconnect, old feelings and chemistry resurface, potentially igniting the romance everyone expected to happen years ago. Available May 31

When They See Us

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Based on a true story in New York City, When They See Us is a four-part limited series by director Ava DuVernay, recounting the case of the Central Park Five, the name given to five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The series will chronicle everything from when the teenagers became suspects in 1989 to their exoneration in 2002 to their settlement in 2014. Available May 31

Everything Coming to Netflix in May 2019

May 1
Knock Down The House 
Munafik 2
Angels & Demons 
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Casper
Chasing Liberty
Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion Part 1 & 2
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
Dumb and Dumber
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Gosford Park
Gremlins
Hairspray (1988)
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Her Only Choice 
Hoosiers
Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer: Season 2
John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky 
Just Friends
Revolutionary Road
Roswell, New Mexico: Season 1
Scarface
Scream
Snowpiercer (2013)
Taking Lives
The Da Vinci Code
The Dark Crystal (1982)
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded 
The Matrix Revolutions
To Rome With Love
Wedding Crashers 
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 
Zombieland

May 2
Colony: Season 3
Olympus Has Fallen

May 3
A Pesar De Todo 
All In My Family 
Alles ist gut 
Cupcake & Dino - General Services: Season 2
Dead to Me
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile 
Flinch
Jo Phil-ho: The Dawning Rage 
The Last Summer
Mr. Mom
Supernatural: Season 14
True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Mushroom Town
Tuca & Bertie
Undercover 

May 4
Like Arrows 

May 6
Abyss

May 7
The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution
Queen of the South: Season 3 

May 8
Lucifer: Season 4

May 9
Bathtubs Over Broadway
Insidious

May 10
Dry Martina 
Easy: Season 3
Gente que viene y bah 
Harvey Girls Forever!: Season 2
Jailbirds
Pose: Season 1 
ReMastered: The Lion's Share
Shéhérazade 
The Society
Wine Country 

May 12
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 3

May 13
Malibu Rescue 

May 14
revisions
Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate
Weed the People 

May 15
Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed!

May 16
Good Sam
Take Me Home Tonight

May 17
1994: Limited Series
Chip & Potato
It's Bruno 
Maria
Morir para contar 
Nailed It!: Season 3 
See You Yesterday
The Rain: Season 2
Well Intended Love
White Gold: Season 2
            

May 18
The Blackcoat's Daughter        

May 20
Prince of Peoria: Part 2
Rosario Tijeras (Mexican Version): Season 2   

May 21
Arrow: Season 7
Moonlight
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal      

May 22
A Tale of Two Kitchens
One Night in Spring
The Flash: Season 5     

May 23
Riverdale: Season 3
Slasher: Solstice      

May 24
After Maria
Alta Mar
Joy
Rim of the World 
She's Gotta Have It: Season 2 
The Perfection
What/If

May 27
Historical Roasts
Outlander: Season 1-2

May 28
Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

May 30
Chopsticks
My Week with Marilyn 
Svaha: The Sixth Finger 
The One I Love        

May 31
Always Be My Maybe
Bad Blood: Season 2
Black Spot: Season 2
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) 
Killer Ratings 
When They See Us

Everything Leaving Netflix in May 2019

Leaving May 1

8 Mile
Chocolat 
Cold Justice: Collection 3
Dances with Wolves
Disney High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Dr. No
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

For Your Eyes Only
From Dusk Till Dawn
From Russia with Love
Godzilla

GoldenEye
Hostel
Jaws
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge
License to Kill
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Sixteen Candles
Sliding Doors

Somm
Somm: Into the Bottle
The Birdcage 
The Dirty Dozen
The English Patient
The Lovely Bones
The Notebook
The Other Boleyn Girl
Tomorrow Never Dies 

Watchmen 

Leaving May 11

Switched at Birth: Seasons 1-5

Leaving May 15

Bill Nye, the Science Guy: Collection 1

Leaving May 19

Disney's Bridge to Terabithia

Leaving May 22

The Boss Baby

Leaving May 24

Southpaw 

Leaving May 31

I Know What You Did Last Summer
West Side Story (1961)
                                                                                                                          

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