Normally, May's the month that folks return to the cinemas after the hibernation that is the typical dumping grounds for Hollywood releases. But, as always, Netflix is on the hunt for new and exciting ways to disrupt the cinematic status quo, and their latest crop of incoming titles surely shows it. May is packed with old favorites, long awaited TV returns, and some recent box office smashes you may have missed the first time around. So get ready, as we run down what's coming to Netflix in May, and keep in mind that these titles and dates are still subject to change and availability. Here's what's coming your way next month:

Forrest Gump Tom Hanks Running

Week of May 1st

American Experience: The Big Burn (2014) -- May 1
American Experience: The Boys of '36 (2017) -- May 1
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008) -- May 1
Blood on the Mountain (2016) -- May 1
Chaahat (1996) -- May 1
Chocolat (2000) -- May 1
Decanted (2016) -- May 1
Don't Think Twice (2016) -- May 1
Drifter (2017) -- May 1
Forrest Gump (1994) -- May 1
Happy Feet (2006) -- May 1
In the Shadow of Iris ---NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM -- May 1
Love (2015) -- May 1
Losing Sight of Shore (2017) -- May 1
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003) -- May 1
Nerdland (2016) -- May 1
Raja Hindustani (1996) -- May 1
Richard Pryor: Icon (2014) -- May 1
Under Arrest: Season 5 (2016) -- May 1
Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (2016) -- May 2
Hija De La Laguna (2015) -- May 2
Maria Bamford: Old Baby --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 2
Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) -- May 2
Chelsea: Season 2 (streaming every Friday) ---NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 5
Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM -- May 5
Kazoops!: Season 3 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 5
Sense8: Season 2 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 5
Simplemente Manu NNa ---NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 5
Spirit: Riding Free: Season 1 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 5
The Last Kingdom: Season 2 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 5
The Mars Generation --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 5
Cold War 2 (2016) -- May 6
When the Bough Breaks (2017) -- May 6

Master Of None Aziz and Eric Cheese Tasting

Week of May 7th

LoveTrue (2016) -- May 7
Stake Land II (2016) -- May 7
The Host (2013) -- May 7
Beyond the Gates (2016) -- May 8
Hunter Gatherer (2016) -- May 8
Norm Macdonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL-- May 9
Queen of the South: Season 1 (2016) -- May 9
All We Had (2016) -- May 9
El apĆ³stata (2015) -- May 10
The Adventure Club (2016) -- May 10
Switched at Birth: Season 5 (2017) -- May 11
The Fosters: Season 4 (2016) -- May 11
All Hail King Julien: Exiled: Season 1 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL-- May 12
Anne with an E: Season 1 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL-- May 12
Get Me Roger Stone --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL-- May 12
Master of None: Season 2 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL-- May 12
Mindhorn --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM-- May 12
Sahara --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM -- May 12

Riverdale The Gang At Pop's

Week of May 14th

Command and Control (2016) -- May 15|
Cave (2016) -- May 15
Lovesong (2016) -- May 15
Sherlock: Series 4 (2016) -- May 15
The Intent (2016) -- May 15
Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 16
The Break-Up (2006) -- May 16
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) -- May 16
Royal Pains: Season 8 (2016) -- May 18
Riverdale: Season 1 (2016) -- May 18
BLAME! --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM -- May 19
Laerte-se --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 19
The Keepers: Season 1 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 19
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 19

Inglorious Basterds Hans Landa Telephone

Week of May 21st

What's With Wheat (2017) -- May 22
Inglourious Basterds (2009) -- May 21
They Call Us Monsters (2017) -- May 22
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 23
Dig Two Graves (2014) -- May 23
Southpaw (2015) -- May 24
Believe (2016) -- May 26
Bloodline: Season 3 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 26
I am Jane Doe (2017) -- May 26
Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower ---NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 26
War Machine --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM -- May 26

House Of Cards President Frank Underwood

Week of May 28th

Bunk'd: Season 2 (2016) -- May 28
Forever Pure (2016) -- May 29
A New High (2015) -- May 29
F is for Family: Season 2 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 30
House of Cards: Season 5 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 30
Marvel's Doctor Strange (2016) -- May 30
Masterminds -- May 30
Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- May 30

Supergirl and Superman Team Up

Coming Soon

Supergirl: Season 2 (2016) -- TBD
Supernatural: Season 12 (2016) -- TBD
The Flash: Season 3 (2016) -- TBD

Movie-lovers old and new get some serious treats in May's Netflix haul, as the pop culture classic, Forrest Gump, is one of the films coming online in the instant queue. Though if more recent films are your style, then you can catch some impressive indies from last year, with both Don't Think Twice and All We Had making their debuts on the streaming platform. And if you missed it at the theaters, you can finally see Marvel's Doctor Strange in the comfort of your own home, as Benedict Cumberbatch's Marvel debut rolls out towards the end of the month.

If television and consulting detectives are more your speed though, you can catch Cumberbatch sleuthing around London in the fourth season of the BBC's modern adaptation of Sherlock. Not to mention, DC fans will get their small screen fix when Supergirl and The Flash's most recent seasons hit the streaming giant's catalog, though there's no exact date for when that's going to happen just yet. CW fans won't be empty handed though, as Riverdale's first season will also be joining the ranks, and if you've been shy to give the show a shot, it's well worth a binge.

But if you're a true Netflix fan, then you're going to be pleased to know that some amazing original content is on the horizon as well. Not only is The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt coming back for season 3, but Master of None gives us its long awaited second season as well, and House of Cards will finally drop Season 5 into our eager laps. Also, Maria Bamford - Old Baby will be one of the stand-up comedy offerings the streaming provider will claim as an exclusive, as well as Tracy Morgan's return to stand-up with his special, Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive. Last, but not least, Bloodline closes the book on its family intrigue with its third and final season, while Brad Pitt tries to clean up the Middle East in the dark comedy satire, War Machine.

Netflix subscribers, there's no limit to the entertainment coming your way in May. However, if you want to see what came online last month, you can check out our previous listing of arrivals here. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for the list of titles leaving Netflix in May, as you'll want to keep a close eye on what's going to be disappearing from your queue in the month ahead.

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