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"Space Force," "Uncut Gems," "Back to the Future" and more are headed to Netflix in May.

What's new on Netflix in May 2020

The quarantine continues on – and thankfully Netflix's pipeline of streaming shows and movies does as well, as the Big Red Streaming Monolith announced this week its lineup of new arrivals for May 2020.

When it comes to Netflix Originals, while there's not a lot of big recognizable titles, there's plenty of big recognizable stars heading to your living room. Steve Carell will return to the world of office dysfunction ... but this time in SPAAAACE with the debut of his new sitcom "Space Force" on May 29. Jerry Seinfeld and "Nanette" breakout star Hannah Gadsby will both have new stand-up specials, Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae's once-theatrical comedy "The Lovebirds" will instead make its premiere at home in the middle of the month, and Oscar winner Damien Chazelle ("Whiplash," "La La Land") will make his move to the small screen with the jazz drama "The Eddy."

Also, "Glee" and "American Horror Story" mastermind Ryan Murphy will debut a new mini-series: "Hollywood," about a bunch of ambitious outsiders challenging the show business status quo. Gosh, I wonder what drew Netflix to this project! Certainly no ego-boosting projecting going on there, no sir!

Even Netflix's outside options are pretty impressive, featuring Oscar-nominated gems ("United 93," "District 9") action-packed gems ("Den of Thieves," "Public Enemies"), classic gems ("Back to the Future," "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory") and even "Uncut Gems," last year's 150-minute profane Adam Sandler gambling panic attack. (That's all a good thing, I swear!)

Perhaps the most notable arrival next month, however, isn't what's coming to Netflix but what's coming against it: HBO Max, Warner Bros.' new streaming contender, which will make its debut on May 27. And while its slate of originals is limited to start, its collection of old favorites is to be reckoned with, featuring all of HBO, Warner Bros. movies, the beloved animated movies of Studio Ghibli, classic films ("The Shining," "2001," "Wizard of Oz," "Casablanca") and some of television's biggest hits ("Friends," "The Big Bang Theory," "Doctor Who," "The West Wing," "The Fresh Prince," "South Park"). It's maybe the strongest competition Netflix has received – and things won't get easier with Universal's Peacock (still time to change the name!) coming shortly after in June.

The cable-ization of streaming is just about complete – and now we'll see how Netflix survives with a full fleet of big-budget rivals up against it. (And also Quibi *snickers*) All I know is right now, considering there's nowhere else to go and nothing else to watch, the battle royale is coming at the right time for viewers – if not their wallets or attention spans. And you thought it was hard to keep track of this stuff before ...

Anyways, here's the full list of new movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in May:

May 1

"Ace Ventura: Pet Detective"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "All Day and a Night"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Almost Happy" season 1

"Back to the Future"

"Back to the Future II"

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

"Cracked Up: The Darrell Hammond Story"

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

"Den of Thieves"

"For Colored Girls"

"Fun with Dick & Jane"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Get In"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Go! Go! Cory Carson: The Chrissy"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Half of It"

"The Heartbreak Kid"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Hollywood"

"I Am Divine"

"Jarhead"

"Jarhead 2: Field of Fire"

"Jarhead 3: The Siege"

"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"

"Masha and the Bear" season 4

"Material"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Medici: The Magnificent" part 2

"Monthly Girls' Nozaki Kun" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Mrs. Serial Killer"

"The Patriot"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Reckoning" season 1

"Sinister"

"Song of the Sea"

"Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: A New Arrival"

"Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: World of Tomorrow"

"Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Royal Engine"

"Underworld"

"Underworld: Evolution"

"Underworld: Rise of the Lycans"

"Urban Cowboy"

"What a Girl Wants"

"Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

May 4

"Arctic Dogs"

May 5

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill"

May 6

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Working Moms" season 4

May 7

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Scissor Seven" season 2

May 8

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "18 Regali"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Dead to Me" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Eddy" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Hollow" season 2

"House at the End of the Street"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Restaurants on the Edge" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Rust Valley Restorers" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Valeria"

May 9

"Charmed" season 2

"Grey's Anatomy" season 16

May 11

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Bordertown" season 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Trial By Media"

May 12

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "True: Terrific Tales"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend"

May 13

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Wrong Missy"

May 14

"Riverdale" season 4

May 15

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Chichipatos" season 1

"District 9"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "I Love You, Stupid"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Inhuman Resources"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Magic for Humans" season 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power" season 5

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "White Lines"

May 16

"Public Enemies"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "La Reina de Indias y el Conquistador"

"United 93"

May 17

"Soul Surfer"

May 18

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Big Flower Fight"

May 19

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Sweet Magnolias"

"Trumbo"

May 20

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Ben Platt: Live From Radio City Music Hall"

"The Flash" season 6

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Rebelion de los Godinez"

May 22

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Control Z"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "History 101"

"Just Go With It"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Lovebirds"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Selling Sunset" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series" season 2

May 23

"Dynasty" season 3

May 25

"Ne Zha"

"Norm of the North: Family Vacation"

"Uncut Gems"

May 26

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Hannah Gadsby: Douglas"

May 27

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "I'm No Longer Here"

"The Lincoln Lawyer"

May 28

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Dorohedoro"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Hunch"

May 29

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Somebody Feed Phil" season 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Space Force" season 1

May 31

"High Strung Free Dance"

TBA

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Blood & Water"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Kenny Sebastian: The Most Interesting Person in the Room"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Mystic Pop Up Bar"

"Supergirl" season 5

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