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There's a lot of big names and familiar faces coming to Netflix next month.

What's new on Netflix in May 2019

The summer movie season is upon us – even apparently at Netflix, which announced an admittedly impressive list of new arrivals for the month of May.

For those who've read these columns before and know my tendencies toward either hating the Big Red Streaming Monolith or clanging the warning bells of the streaming apocalypse, that statement must come as a surprise. But seriously, Netflix's slate for the month of May is across the board awfully great.

When it comes to Netflix Originals, there's the AOC documentary "Knock Down the House," which received strong reviews out on the festival circuit; the Central Park Five limited series "When They See Us" from "Selma" director Ava DuVernay; "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" featuring Zac Efron as Ted Bundy; and "Wine Country," aka a Maya Rudolph/Amy Poehler wine buddy comedy, aka a absolutely delightful and great idea for a movie. And most important show of all, there's the third season of "Nailed It," the perfect cooking show for people like me who can't cook a can of Spaghettios.

But of course the Netflix Originals lineup is strong; in a year or two, it's all the streaming service will have left when the rest of the studios join the streaming game. But that's why it's so surprising their non-originals lineup is strong too, featuring big names like the first two Austin Powers films, "Dumb and Dumber," "The Dark Crystal," "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," "Moonlight," "Hoosiers," "Gremlins," "Scream," "Scarface" and the "Matrix" trilogy. There's even new releases like "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" and "Bathtubs Over Broadway," which just happens to be one of the best movies of 2019 so far.

I mean, you'll likely only have a few months to enjoy all of those selections – "Jaws," just added in February, will be gone next month, along with "The Notebook," which Netflix picked up barely a month ago – but hey, take what you can get in this brave new streaming world.

Here's the full list of all the movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in May. (And for the list of departures, click here.)

May 1

"Angels & Demons"

"Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery"

"Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"

"Casper"

"The Cat in the Hat"

"Chasing Liberty"

"Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion Part 1 & 2"

"The Da Vinci Code"

"The Dark Crystal"

"Dumb and Dumber"

"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"

"Gosford Park"

"Gremlins"

"Hairspray" (1988)

"Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay"

"Her Own Choice"

"Hoosiers"

"Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer" season 2

"John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky"

"Just Friends"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Knock Down the House"

"The Matrix"

"The Matrix Reloaded"

"The Matrix Revolutions"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Munafik 2"

"Revolutionary Road"

"Roswell, New Mexico" season 1

"Scarface"

"Scream"

"Snowpiercer"

"Taking Lives"

"To Roma with Love"

"Wedding Crashers"

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"

"Zombieland"

May 2

"Colony" season 3

"Olympus Has Fallen"

May 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "A Pesar De Todo"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "All In My Family"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Alles Ist Gut"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Cupcake & Dino - General Services" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Dead to Me"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Flinch"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Last Summer"

"Mr. Mom"

"Supernatural" season 14

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Mushroom Town"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Tuca & Bertie"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Undercover"

May 4

"Like Arrows"

May 6

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Abyss"

May 7

"The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution"

"Queen of the South" season 3

May 8

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Lucifer" season 4

May 9

"Bathtubs Over Broadway"

"Insidious"

May 10

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Dry Martina"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Easy" season 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Gente Que Viene y Bah"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Harvey Girls Forever!" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Jailbirds"

"Pose" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "ReMastered: The Lion's Share"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Sheherazade"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Society"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Wine Country"

May 12

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" volume 3

May 13

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Malibu Rescue"

May 14

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Revisions"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate"

"Weed the People"

May 15

"Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed!"

May 16

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Good Sam"

"Take Me Home Tonight"

May 17

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "1994: Limited Series"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Chip & Potato"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "It's Bruno"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Maria"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Morir Para Contar"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Nailed It!" season 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Rain" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "See You Yesterday"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Well Intended Love"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "White Gold" season 2

May 18

"The Blackcoat's Daughter"

May 20

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Prince of Peoria" part 2

"Rosario Tijeras" (Mexico version) season 2

May 21

"Arrow" season 7

"Moonlight"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Wanda Sykes: Not Normal"

May 22

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "A Tale of Two Kitchens"

"The Flash" season 5

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "One Night in Spring"

May 23

"Riverdale" season 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Slasher: Solstice"

May 24

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "After Maria"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Alta Mar"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Joy"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Perfection"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Rim of the World"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "She's Gotta Have It" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "What/If"

May 27

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Historical Roasts"

"Outlander" seasons 1-2

May 28

"The Nutcracker and the Four Realms"

May 30

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Chopsticks"

"My Week with Marilyn"

"The One I Love"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Svaha: The Sixth Finger"

May 31

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Always Be My Maybe"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Bad Blood" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Black Spot" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Killer Ratings"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "When They See Us"

Coming soon

"Charmed" (2018) season 1

"Legends of Tomorrow" season 4

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Mechanism" season 2

"Supergirl" season 4

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