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Here’s what’s coming to (and departing from) Netflix in May

(Photos: Lady Dynamite / Getty Images)
(Photos: Lady Dynamite / Getty Images)

Netflix is getting ready to kick off one of its boldest experiments yet as it prepares for the launch of the mononymous Chelsea, its first real foray into topical TV chat. Starring Chelsea Handler—who previously did a docu-series, Chelsea Does, for the streaming service—the new talk show is set to debut on May 11, and will air every week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.


Similarly bold (if less formally adventurous), May will also see the debut of Lady Dynamite, Maria Bamford’s energetically honest and strange exercise in autobiography. The series (and all its attendant neuroses and funny voices) will debut on May 20.

Featuring a different kind of boldness, meanwhile, the service is also premiering its second Adam Sandler collaboration, The Do-Over. The movie will arrive on May 27, in all its David-Spade-fellatio-faced glory. The Do-Over will be taking the place (at least in part) of departing movies like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Blade Runner, and Alexander Payne’s brilliant Election, because the universe is a cold and hostile place.

Reese Witherspoon fanatics are still in luck, though, because the service is also picking up her 1998 feature Pleasantville, in which she singlehandedly imports the concept of sex into a 1950s TV town. Those whose nostalgic tastes run more to the late ’90s and early 2000s, meanwhile, will be happy to hear that Eddie Murphy’s The Nutty Professor, and that hard-hitting look at the cheer-o-cratic process, Bring It On, have also made their way onto the roster. You can see the entire list of what’s coming and going from Netflix next month below.

May 1

A Study In Sherlock


Ava’s Possessions

Bring It On

Bring It On: All Or Nothing

Easy Living: Seasons 1-3

El Crítico

FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue

Finger Of God

Gary Gulman: It’s About Time

Great Expectations

I Am Road Comic

Jesus Town, USA

Just Friends

Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back Of The Bus Funny

Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent

Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz

LoliRock: Season 1

My Last Day Without You

The Nutty Professor (1996)

Off the Map

Palm Trees In The Snow


Shark Lake

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

Sixteen Candles

Sugar Coated


Things We Lost In The Fire

To Catch A Thief

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down A Dream

Who’s Driving Doug

May 2

The Replacements

May 3


May 4

The Keeping Room

Shanghai Knights

May 5

Fourth Man Out

Marseille—Netflix Original

May 6

Ali Wong: Baby Cobra—Netflix Original

Baby Daddy: Season 5

Grace And Frankie: Season 2—Netflix Original

Young & Hungry: Season 3

May 8

The Chosen Ones

May 9

A Stand Up Guy

May 10

Eisenstein In Guanajuato

May 11

Chelsea—Netflix Original


They Look Like People

May 12

Bleeding Heart

May 15

We Are Still Here

Yo Soy La Salsa

May 17

American Dad!: Season 10

Kindergarten Cop 2

Slasher: Season 1

May 18

A Girl Like Her

May 19

Benders: Season 1

May 20

Lady Dynamite: Season 1—Netflix Original

May 22

David and Goliath

The Letters

The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre Of Death

May 23


May 26

Graceland: Season 3

The Last Man On The Moon

May 27

Bloodline: Season 2—Netflix Original

Chef’s Table: Season 2, Part 1—Netflix Original

The Do-Over—Netflix Original

Mako Mermaids: Season 4—Netflix Original

May 28

Hell On Wheels: Season 5

And here’s what’s leaving in May:

May 1

The Animatrix

Anna Karenina

Author! Author!

Beware Of Mr. Baker

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Broadway Idiot

Bus Stop


The Good Life

Holiday Engagement

Kiss Of Death

Mad Hot Ballroom

Mona Lisa Is Missing

Ralphie May: Austin-tatious

Terms And Conditions May Apply

That’s What I Am


Truth Or Die

Young & Handsome: An Evening With Jeff Garlin

May 2

Slightly Single In L.A.

May 3

JFK: The Smoking Gun

May 4

Stealing Harvard

May 6

Finding Normal

May 7

JFK: A President Betrayed

May 9

Cheerful Weather For The Wedding

Cracks (2009)

Tears Of The Sun

May 10

The Score

May 12

The Ladykillers

May 13

Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?

May 14

The Master Of Disguise


May 15

A Pope For Everyone

Bratz: BFF: Best Friends Forever

The Greatest Places: IMAX

In Her Skin


The Quest: Season 1

Search For The Great Sharks: IMAX

Tiger Eyes

May 16

Blade Runner

The Last Tycoon

May 19

Peep World

May 21

Struck By Lightning

May 22


Stand Off

May 23

Black Hawk Down

May 27

Escape From Tomorrow

Run & Jump

Vanishing Of The Bees

May 28


May 29

These Birds Walk

May 31