Were we to make a list of the top 10 lockdown phrases then "I’ve run out of things to watch" would probably rank pretty highly (along with "I made
banana bread" and "I think I’m going to shave my head"). But while we may feel like we've exhausted every new show that has landed on Netflix within the last month, be assured that the site has plenty of hidden gems yet to be discovered. Whether it’s a foreign reality TV show or an under-the-radar indie movie, Netflix has way more options than appear on the homepage – you've just got to dig deep. However, if you really do think you’ve exhausted the entire Netflix back catalogue, you’ll be very happy to hear that there are tons of new documentaries, films, dramas and more coming to your screens for May. Over the last month, viewers were treated to a , a wild Tiger King reunion new teen drama and a crazy new dating show. This month you can look forward to a brand new limited series from and an off-the-wall comedy featuring American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy . The Office’s Steve Carell Without further ado, here's the best of what Netflix has to offer over the next few weeks. Hollywood (2020) Over the last 10 years, Ryan Murphy has become synonymous with creating smash-hit series like Glee, American Horror Story and Pose. His latest show, set in post-World War II Hollywood, follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers as they attempt to make it in Tinseltown. Discussing the power imbalances at play in the world of show business, the drama features a cast of familiar faces including Darren Criss ( American Crime Story) and Laura Harrier ( BlacKkKlansman). Available 1st May PHOTO COURTESY OF NETFLIX More The Half of It (2020)
If, like us, lockdown has given you a newfound affinity for
, then you’ll be happy to know there is a new set of high school students in town. Similar in style to Netflix rom-com
Sierra Burgess Is A Loser
The Half of It
honour student Ellie, who gets hired by a jock to write a love letter to his crush, Aster. Things get a tad tricky when Ellie realises that she’s falling in love with Aster, too.
Available 1st May
Photo Courtesy Of Netflix More All Day and A Night (2020) From the co-writer of Marvel’s Black Panther comes a new film about family, self-determination and America’s incarceration system. Featuring Westworld’s Jeffrey Wright and Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders, All Day and A Night follows a father and son as they try to navigate their relationship after they become inmates at the same prison. Available 1st May Photo Courtesy Of Netflix More Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (2020) As one of the longest standing comics in the game, Jerry Seinfeld has appeared on his fair share of TV shows over the years. If you’re too young to remember his sitcom Seinfeld, created with Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David, then you’ll likely know him from Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, where he interviews fellow comics as they drive around in a snazzy car. He returns to Netflix with 23 Hours to Kill, a new hourlong comedy special filmed live in his hometown, New York City. Available 5th May Photo Courtesy Of Netflix More The Eddy (2020) From La La Land director Damien Chazelle comes a brand-new music-themed series set in modern-day Paris. The eight-part drama follows jaded jazz pianist Elliot as he tries to balance keeping his nightclub afloat and managing the house band (which just so happens to be fronted by his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Maja). Starring André Holland ( Moonlight), Joanna Kulig ( Cold War) and Amandla Stenberg ( The Hate U Give). Available 8th May Photo Courtesy Of Netflix More Dead to Me (2019)
Premiering back in 2019, dark comedy
Dead To Me
quickly became a fan favourite for its genius pairing of Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. This May the series returns for a second season, following the BFFs as they navigate the aftermath of season one’s dramatic finale. Expect even more big drama, betrayals and big laughs from season two.
Available 8th May
Photo Courtesy Of Netflix More Story continues Restaurants On The Edge (2019) If you’ve already rewatched all of Great British Bake Off during self-isolation, then you’ll be happy to know that Netflix has plenty of other cooking shows on offer. Included in that category is Restaurants On The Edge, which is coming back to Netflix for a second season. Following a team of experts as they visit restaurants in the most beautiful locations around the world, the show sees chefs reconnect with their local surroundings to create the best dining experiences possible. Available 8th May Photo Courtesy of Netflix More Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020) Have you ever wanted to hear your favourite celebrities talk about getting high? If the answer's yes, then this new Netflix documentary was created with you in mind. Presented by Parks & Recreation’s Nick Offerman, the doc sees the likes of Ben Stiller and ASAP Rocky share stories about their best mind-bending trips. Including IRL reenactments and surreal animations, the series discusses the pros and cons of hallucinogenic drugs. Available 11th May Courtesy of Netflix More Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend (2020) The adventures of Kimmy Schmidt came to an end in 2019 but luckily for fans the crew are coming back together for a one-off Netflix special. Dubbed an ‘interactive’ episode, the storyline will follow the gang as they work to defeat the evil Reverend (Jon Hamm) and help get Kimmy to her wedding on time. Plus, if that wasn’t enough, the special will also include a guest appearance from none other than Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Available 12th May Courtesy Of Netflix More The Wrong Missy (2020) Starring David Spade ( Grown Ups), Sarah Chalke ( Scrubs) and Lauren Lapkus ( Orange Is The New Black), this new rom-com follows Tim Morris on his journey to find ‘the one’. After falling hard for a woman over text messages, he throws caution to the wind and invites her on his company’s corporate retreat, only to discover he has been texting an old blind date instead. Available 13th May Photo Courtesy Of Netflix More Schitt’s Creek (2015)
Longtime fans of Schitt’s Creek will know that sadly the series is coming to an end this May with its sixth and final season. But before you start mourning the loss of your favourite comedy, you have 14 new episodes to binge, meaning lots more
Moira and lots more wigs
Available 14th May
Photo Courtesy of Netflix More Hannah Gadsby: Douglas After rave reviews of her first smash-hit show Nanette, comedian Hannah Gadsby is back with a brand-new Netflix special. Including just as many laughs and gut punches as her first Emmy award-winning special, this is sure to become another instant hit. Available 26th May Photo Courtesy Of Netflix More Space Force (2020)
Remember back in December 2019 when President Trump announced he was launching a new branch of the US military called
? Well, it seems that the people at Netflix took the idea and ran with it, creating a brand-new series starring comedy legend Steve Carell. Made by Carell and
producer Greg Daniels, the series sees a decorated pilot move his family to a remote base in Colorado where he is put in charge of training the newly formed Space Force in pursuit of achieving total space dominance.
Photo Courtesy Of Netflix More The Breakfast Club (1985) This is one of three classic teen movies from director John Hughes coming to Netflix this month. Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall and Emilio Estevez star as high school students from very different cliques who bond during a Saturday afternoon detention. Available in April at a date tbc More Sixteen Candles (1984) Eighties icon Molly Ringwald also stars in this classic John Hughes movie. This time, she plays a high school student whose family forget her 16th birthday because her self-absorbed older sister is getting married the next day. Available in April at a date tbc More Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Matthew Broderick stars in the third John Hughes movie coming to Netflix this month. He plays the iconic title character, a Chicago high school student who skips school for a day just to have fun. Pure escapist fun. Available in April at a date tbc More Nailed It! (2020) Season four of the Netflix reality series that's basically a crazier (and messier) version of The Great British Bake Off. Each episode sees three amateur bakers attempt to recreate elaborate signature cakes that are just a little bit beyond their skill sets. Available 1st April More Community (2009-15) Craving a new comedy series to binge-watch right now? All six seasons of this popular US sitcom set in a community college are coming to Netflix this month. Donald Glover, Gillian Jacobs and Yvette Nicole Brown lead the awesome ensemble cast. Available 1st April More Peaky Blinders (2019) The fifth and most recent series of the stylish BBC period drama set in 1920s Birmingham arrives on Netflix. As ever, Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory head up an excellent ensemble cast, and things can get pretty grisly just when you're least expecting it. Available 22nd April More After Life (2020) This is the second season of Ricky Gervais' sitcom about a man struggling to regain his lust for life following the death of his wife. As you'd expect from the co-creator of The Office, it's often pretty close to the bone. Extras' Ashley Jensen and Downton Abbey's Penelope Wilton co-star. Available 24th April More Money Heist (2020) This month brings eight new episodes of the innovative Spanish crime drama that's built a global fanbase. Money Heist: The Phenomenon, a documentary featuring contributions from the show's producers and cast, will premiere on Netflix the same day. Available 3rd April More Extraction (2020) Chris Hemsworth stars in this Netflix original film set in the criminal underworld. He plays a black-market mercenary hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. Stranger Things' David Harbour and 13 Reasons Why's Derek Luke co-star. Available 24th April More Coffee & Kareem (2020) This Netflix original film is a buddy cop comedy about a police officer ( The Office's Ed Helms) who teams up with his new girlfriend's 12-year-old son (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) to take down a group of criminal fugitives in Detroit. The always amazing Taraji P. Henson – aka Cookie from Empire – co-stars. Available 12th April More The Willoughbys (2020) Adapted from Lois Lowry's popular book, this Netflix animated movie follows the four Willoughby kids as they learn to fend for themselves after being abandoned by their selfish parents. Maya Rudolph, Jane Krakowski and Ricky Gervais lead the starry voice cast. Available 24th April More Howl's Moving Cast le (2004) This Japanese animated film is one of seven movies from cult production house Studio Ghibli coming to Netflix at the start of the month. The others are Pom Poko (1994), Whisper of the Heart (1995), Ponyo (2008), From Up on Poppy Hill (2011), The Wind Rises (2013) and When Marnie Was There (2014). Available 1st April More Sunderland 'Til I Die (2020) If you're missing the football season while it's on hold due to coronavirus, you might enjoy this documentary series about Sunderland FC. It follows the club's new owner as he attempts to restore a once-great team to former glories. Available 1st April More The Innocence Files (2020) This new true crime documentary series follows the incredible work of the Innocence Network and Innocence Project, which seek to overturn wrongful convictions in the United States. There are nine episodes to binge through, tracking eight different miscarriages of justice. Available 15th April More Brew Brothers (2020) Alan Aisenberg (Orange Is the New Black) and Mike Castle (House Guest) star in a brand new Netflix sitcom about a pair of estranged brothers who team up to run a brewery. It's created by Greg Schaffer, who previously worked on That '70s Show. Available 10th April More The Vicar of Dibley (1994-2007) The classic British sitcom starring Dawn French as hilarious country vicar Geraldine Granger is perfect comfort viewing during the coronavirus crisis. Is it okay to watch the Christmas episode in April? Available in April at a date tbc More Dinnerladies (1998-2000) Victoria Wood's sitcom set in a Manchester factory canteen is another safe bet if you're craving warm-hearted laughs. You'll recognise Maxine Peake, Corrie alumni Shobna Gulati and Thelma Barlow, and the great Julie Walters, who steals every scene she's in. Available in April at a date tbc More American Pie (1999) and American Pie 2 (2001) If you fancy something funny and unashamedly risqué, the first two American Pie movies are coming to Netflix UK this month. Eugene Levy as Jim's dad could be the hero we need right now. Available in April at a date tbc More The Martian (2015) Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig and Chiwetel Ejiofor lead the cast in this acclaimed sci-fi epic about an astronaut left stranded on Mars. It's based on a novel by Andy Weir and directed by Ridley Scott ( Alien, Thelma and Louise). Available in April at a date tbc More Babe (1995) This incredibly cute Australian movie tells the story of a pig who really wants to be a sheepdog. It's based on Dick King-Smith's much-loved children's novel The Sheep-Pig and has a great cast including Miriam Margolyes and Kath and Kim's Magda Szubanski. Available in April at a date tbc More Love Wedding Repeat (2020) Olivia Munn and Sam Claflin star in this Netflix original rom-com about a man who runs into his ex at his sister's wedding. Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto co-stars. Could it be a Four Weddings and a Funeral for 2020? Fingers crossed. Available 10th April More The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Steven Spielberg directs this big-budget computer-animated movie based on the popular Belgian comic book series by Hergé. The cast includes motion-capture specialist Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg and Mackenzie Crook. Available in April at a date tbc More The Land Before Time (1988) This classic animated movie which spawned a shedload of sequels is a real weepie. It follows an orphaned young dinosaur called Littlefoot on his journey to find the Great Valley, an area spared from famine and devastation. Available in April at a date tbc More Never Have I Ever (2020) The great Mindy Kaling has co-created and written this new Netflix sitcom based on her own teenage experiences. Newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan stars as a first-generation Indian American girl navigating the trials and tribulations of adolescent life. Available 27th April More Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here? 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