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New on Netflix in May 2024

Giddy up viewers because Netflix is bringing some serious heat this May. From new episodes of Bridgerton to Jerry Seinfeld‘s Pop-Tarts movie to a Tom Brady roast to a Kat Williams stand-up special and more, there are all kinds of reasons to stay inside and binge away the hours. Here’s a closer look at the full release schedule for Netflix Australia in May 2024, followed by trailers and highlights.

Full Netflix Release Schedule – May 2024

From blockbuster new Netflix movies to documentaries and a host of new Original Netflix series to sink your teeth into, May 2024 is promising to be an action-packed month of entertainment. The full Netflix release schedule is available below, detailing all of the different genres and titles to keep an eye out for.

Movies Coming to Netflix in May 2024

  • Down The Rabbit Hole – 1/5/2024
  • Airport – 1/5/2024
  • Airport ’77 – 1/5/2024
  • Airport 1975 – 1/5/2024
  • The Best Man Holiday – 1/5/2024
  • Blended – 1/5/2024
  • Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland – 1/5/2024
  • Eat Pray Love – 1/5/2024
  • The Edge of Seventeen – 1/5/2024
  • The Equalizer – 1/5/2024
  • The Gentlemen – 1/5/2024
  • Hellboy (2019) – 1/5/2024
  • Hulk – 1/5/2024
  • Jumanji (1995) – 1/5/2024
  • Liar Liar – 1/5/2024
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa – 1/5/2024
  • The Matrix Resurrections – 1/5/2024
  • Mortal Kombat (2021) – 1/5/2024
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith – 1/5/2024
  • The Nutty Professor – 1/5/2024
  • The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps – 1/5/2024
  • Patriots Day – 1/5/2024
  • Public Enemies – 1/5/2024
  • Ride Along – 1/5/2024
  • Shrek – 1/5/2024
  • Shrek Forever After – 1/5/2024
  • Starship Troopers – 1/5/2024
  • Traffic – 1/5/2024
  • The Wedding Planner – 1/5/2024
  • White House Down – 1/5/2024
  • Woody Woodpecker – 1/5/2024
  • The Young Victoria – 1/5/2024
  • Beautiful Rebel – 2/5/2024
  • Lola – 2/5/2024
  • Unfrosted – 3/5/2024
  • 2 Hearts – 3/5/2024
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon – 5/5/2024
  • War Dogs – 8/5/2024
  • Mother of The Bride – 9/5/2024
  • Sing Street – 9/5/2024
  • The Clovehitch Killer – 15/5/2024
  • Dumb and Dumber To – 16/5/2024
  • Upgrade – 16/5/2024
  • Golden Kamuy – 19/5/2024
  • A Simple Favor – 19/5/2024
  • In Good Hands 2 – 23/5/2024
  • Atlas – 24/5/2024
  • Burnt – 28/5/2024
  • Bionic – 29/5/2024
  • Colors of Evil: Red – 29/5/2024
  • Patrick Melrose – 29/5/2024
  • A Part of You – 31/5/2024
  • How to Ruin Love: The Proposal – 31/5/2024

TV Series Coming to Netflix in May 2024

  • Frankly Speaking – 1/5/2024
  • Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar – 1/5/2024
  • Blue Mountain State Seasons 1-3 – 1/5/2024
  • Outlander: Season 6 – 1/5/2024
  • A Man in Full – 2/5/2024
  • John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s In L.A – 3/5/2024
  • Postcards – 3/5/2024
  • Selling the OC Season 3 – 3/5/2024
  • The Unbroken Voice Season 2 – 3/5/2024
  • The Atypical Family – 4/5/2024
  • Reba: Seasons 1-6 – 6/5/2024
  • Super Rich in Korea – 7/5/2024
  • Bodkin – 9/5/2024
  • Thank You, Next – 9/5/2024
  • The Ultimatum: South Africa – 10/5/2024
  • Archer Seasons 1-13 – 13/5/2024
  • Married at First Sight Season 15 – 14/5/2024
  • Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1 – 16/5/2024
  • Maestro in Blue – 16/5/2024
  • The 8 Show – 17/5/2024
  • The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties Season 4 – 20/5/2024
  • Wildfire Seasons 1-4 – 21/5/2024
  • Act Your Age Season 1 – 22/5/2024
  • Tires – 23/5/2024
  • Mulligan: Part 2 – 24/5/2024
  • Eric – 30/5/2024
  • Geek Girl – 30/5/2024
  • Raising Voices – 31/5/2024

Documentaries Coming to Netflix in May 2024

  • Secrets of the Neanderthals – 2/5/2024
  • 30 for 30: Broke – 6/5/2024
  • 30 for 30: Deion’s Double Play – 6/5/2024
  • 30 for 30: The Two Escobars – 6/5/2024
  • The Final: Attack On Wembly – 8/5/2024
  • The Guardian of the Monarchs – 9/5/2024
  • Cooking Up Murder: Uncovering the Story of César Román – 10/5/2024
  • Living with Leopards – 10/5/2024
  • Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal – 15/5/2024
  • Power – 17/5/2024
  • Toughest Forces on Earth – 22/5/2024
  • El vendedor de ilusiones: El caso Generación Zoe – 23/5/2024
  • Butterfly in the Sky: The Story of Reading Rainbow – 24/5/2024
  • Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult – 29/5/2024
  • Chola Chabuca – 31/5/2024

Comedy Coming to Netflix in May 2024

  • Deaw Special: Super Soft Power – 1/5/2024
  • Katt Williams: Woke Foke – 4/5/2024
  • Rachel Feinstein: Big Guy – 21/5/2024
  • Franco Escamilla: Ladies’ Man – 23/5/2024

Kids & Family Coming to Netflix in May 2024

  • Pokémon Horizons: The Series Part 2 – 10/5/2024
  • Princess Power Season 3 – 13/5/2024
  • Thelma the Unicorn – 17/5/2024
  • Jurassic World: Chaos Theory – 24/5/2024


  • T?P BON – 2/5/2024
  • Blood of Zeus Season 2 – 10/5/2024
  • Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf – 23/5/2024
  • My Oni Girl – 24/5/2024

Live Events Coming to Netflix in May 2024

  • Roast of Tom Brady – 5/5/2024
  • Mark Twain Prize Award: Kevin Hart – 11/5/2024

Best New Series on Netflix

The whole reason we come to the streamer in the first place, new Netflix series launches are the stuff of gold. This month, we’ve got a host of new releases and series returns including an intimate travel guide through L.A. with funnyman John Mulaney and the surprise arrival of Shane Gillis’ new comedy series Tires. Here are the best new series coming to Netflix in May 2024.

John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s In L.A

Release Date: 3 May 2024

John Mulaney rips another page out of the Seinfeld playbook with his latest special, which sounds a bit like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee minus the cars and the coffee. It will stream live over the course of several days as part of the Netflix is a Joke comedy festival and follow Mulaney around the city of Los Angeles. The streamer has already confirmed the extensive guest list, which includes names like David Letterman, Nate Bargatze, Weezer, Jerry Seinfeld, Flea, Warren G., Patton Oswalt, Ronny Chieng, Tom Segura, Bill Hader, St. Vincent and Beck.

In addition to special guests, the episodes will feature a consortium of eccentric people and interesting places. This content is only available to stream for one week (according to the trailer) so watch it while you can. John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s In LA will premiere on Netflix on May 3, with further episodes streaming nightly from May 6 through May 10.

A new Shane Gillis series, Tires, lands on Netflix this month | Image: Netflix
A new Shane Gillis series, Tires, lands on Netflix this month | Image: Netflix


Release Date: 23 May 2024

This brand-new series kind of came out of nowhere, but we’re definitely not complaining. Fresh off of knockout (albeit controversial) debut Saturday Night Live–hosting gig, comedian Shane Gillis has a new TV show and it looks hilarious in a good old-fashioned sophomoric way. It was co-created by Shane Gillis, who also stars alongside fellow comedians Andrew Shulz and Steve Gerben. The story centres on Will (Gerben), the heir to a fledgling auto repair chain on the brink of going under. Can our ill-equipped protagonist save the business or will he flame out trying?

Tires follows a blockbuster year for Gillis, who nabbed his first Netflix comedy special, Beautiful Dogs, in 2023 and became a household name in the comedy scene. The stand-up specialist’s foray into the world of scripted comedy is helmed by John McKeever and will premiere May 23, following Gillis’ two performances during Netflix Is a Joke Fest on May 4 and May 8.


Release Date: 9 May 2024

Will Forte is perhaps best known for his hilarious off-beat comedy on Saturday Night Live, but this time, he’s taking things in a slightly new direction. Forte and Siobhán Cullen play true crime podcasters investigating a disappearance in a small Irish village. Here, the motley crew looks to uncover the “nefarious goings-on that swirl beneath the seemingly idyllic veneer” of the titular small town, where several mysterious disappearances occurred 25 years ago.

In their efforts, the ragtag crew stumble across the town’s annual Samhain celebration — a traditional Gaelic fall festival that celebrates the end of the harvest season. As series creator Jez Scharf explained, what they discover is “a commentary on stories of violence”. This dark crime comedy scratches us right where we itch, so here’s hoping it delivers. It sends three podcasters to a quaint Irish village, where they encounter surly characters and grave secrets while investigating a decades-old mystery. Don’t let us down, Bodkin!

A Man in Full

Release Date: 2 May 2024

We’ve been meaning to read Tom Wolfe’s voluminous 1998 novel A Man in Full but maybe we’ll just watch this upcoming series instead. It stars Jeff Daniels as Charlie Croker, an Atlanta real estate mogul whose vast empire is collapsing around him. As jackals come out of the woodwork to feed on the fresh morsels, Croker attempts to claw his way back to the top. The original book goes down against an evolving urban backdrop and we imagine that the series will likewise draw upon Atlanta’s unique socio-economic landscape.

Blue Mountain State: Seasons 1-3

Release Date: 1 May 2024

This raunchy series originally launched on the short-lived Spike Network and retains a healthy cult status to this day (numerous fans will say it’s the best comedy show you’ve never seen). It goes down at the fictional Blue Mountain State, an American university where football, sex, and partying come first and education is more of an afterthought. With its arrival on Netflix, the series may finally get the exposure that many feel it deserves. You be the judge!

Best New Movies on Netflix

This month, Netflix will release a massive amount of new Original films and licensed highlights to keep you entertained. Jerry Seinfeld finally drops his Pop-Tarts movie, Jennifer Lopez battles robots in space, and fresh off the success of the limited series adaptation, Guy Richie’s The Gentlemen film makes its way onto the streaming platform. Here’s a closer look at the best new films on Netflix this month.


Release Date: 3 May 2024

We weren’t exactly ‘unfrosted’ by the trailer for Jerry Seinfeld’s directorial debut, a fictional retelling in which two powerhouse companies battle it out over a breakfast pastry. Will that stop us from watching on the day this movie premieres? Of course not. The companies are Kellogg’s and Post (circa 1963), the pastry is the Pop-Tart, and there’s no telling what tricks are up everyone’s respective sleeve. According to Seinfeld, the premise of the new film follows a joke that he had been stewing on since 2010.

“(Co-writer) Spike Feresten and I, as a joke, would say to each other, ‘Let’s make a movie about Pop-Tarts,’ ” Seinfeld told Netflix. “And then when the pandemic happened and we had nothing to do, he said, ‘Let’s really write this as a movie.’ ”

Set in Michigan in 1963, the year before Pop-Tarts hit grocery store shelves, the film details the surprisingly cutthroat race to invent the delicious breakfast treat.

“We love the idea of grown-up men in suits talking about cereal all day,” Seinfeld said. “The silliness of how they look and what they talk about just seemed like a fantastic world to be in. You want to put Jim Gaffigan in a tight suit and a blustery kind of face [(houting), ‘And you gentlemen better take this work more seriously!’ But it’s about crinkles and puffs and sprinkles and pops, and they’re adults.”


Release Date: 24 May 2024

Ask AI to combine Blade Runner with some by-the-numbers action movie and you could end up with this sci-fi thriller (which we hope was actually created by humans). Set in the future, it puts a dubious data analyst (Jennifer Lopez) on the trail of a renegade AI soldier, as the fate of mankind hangs in the balance. And who does our hero need to help with the mission? Friendly AI, naturally. Hmmm…maybe AI should start making all our movies. Okay, that’s enough snark for now and we’ll give this one a chance before hurling any further insults its way.

“Atlas is someone who has basically shut out the world around her,” Lopez told Netflix. “She doesn’t trust anybody and doesn’t want anything to do with AI.”

In the film, Lopez finds herself stranded in a high-powered armoured suit, forced to confront her fear of technology by allying herself with it. Atlas is written by Leo Sardarian and Aron Eli Coleite and directed by Brad Peyton, who previously helmed San Andreas and Rampage, which as we all know were Citizen Kane-worthy.

Mother of The Bride

Release Date: 9 May 2024

It’s hard to see the title of this upcoming rom-com and not think of the various Father of the Bride movies, but apparently, there’s no connection. Brooke Shields plays Lana, whose daughter returns from London with the announcement of a surprise wedding. Not only that, but the groom-to-be is the son of Lana’s former flame (Benjamin Bratt). Awkward!

The Gentlemen

Release Date: 1 May 2024

With the success of the recent series adaptation, now is the perfect time to revisit Guy Ritchie’s original crime comedy from 2019. It stars Matthew McConaughey as Michael Pearson, a London-based marijuana kingpin who plans to sell off his empire and retire. Guy Ritchie fans know where it goes from here, but allow us to spell it out for you anyway: assorted miscreants vie for power and money while dispensing with violence and witticisms. Essential viewing, in other words!

New Netflix Documentaries

After dropping a number of docuseries and documentaries over the past few months, Netflix Australia is back at it again. Here are the best new Netflix documentary releases to land in May 2024.

The Final: Attack On Wembly

Release Date: 8 May 2024

Given what we know about European football fans, we’re surprised that full-blown stadium riots don’t occur on a semi-regular basis. This particular one took place in 2021 after a year of lockdowns and resulted in massive destruction. While Gareth Southgate’s England team targeted their first major final in over 50 years, thousands of unruly fans convened outside of Wembley Stadium…and that was just the beginning. Watch the documentary for a comprehensive look at what happened next.

Living with Leopards

Release Date: 10 May 2024

This upcoming nature documentary offers an exclusive glimpse inside the mother’s den and follows two leopard cubs from infancy into adulthood. Prepare to experience the majesty and primality of leopards as you’ve never experienced them before.

Secrets of the Neanderthals

Release Date: 2 May 2024

Scientists are still unlocking the secrets of the Neanderthals, the species of archaic humans that went extinct hundreds of thousands of years ago (though their DNA can still be found in modern Homo Sapiens). Patrick Stewart narrates this documentary on the subject, in which recovered fossil records inspire all kinds of intelligent speculation.

New Comedy on Netflix

The constantly rotating Netflix comedy lineup brings at least a few good laughs every month and this May is no exception. Here’s a closer look at two comedy specials on Netflix this month.

The Roast of Tom Brady

Release Date: 5 May 2024

We love ourselves a good comedy roast and this one puts Tom Brady over the proverbial pitfire. Host Kevin Hart and a slate of guest stars will take down the NFL champion like thirsty defensive linemen. Can they start by laying into the crappy CGI trailer starring an AI version of Brady? Geesh.

Katt Williams: Woke Foke

Release Date: 4 May 2024

A controversial podcast episode brought Katt Williams roaring back into the spotlight and now he’s delivering the goods in real time. The stand-up special is called Woke Foke and it’s streaming live on May 4 from LA’s YouTube Theater. Will he continue to air public grievances and put other celebrities on full blast? The only way to find out is to watch.

Things to Consider for Netflix

When it comes to streaming services, Netflix is arguably the biggest and best-known. The entertainment juggernaut has produced some of the most binged series in recent memory, not to mention given new life to ageing and formerly cancelled favourites. When you are considering a subscription or you just want to know what to watch on Netflix, here are some considerations to keep front of mind.


In order to watch new Netflix series and movies, you will need to subscribe to the platform. That being said, you can see what is out there before you sign up as it is possible to browse Netflix without subscribing. You can browse Netflix’s full catalogue of titles without subscribing by visiting With this site, you can watch the first episode of many popular series without needing to sign up.

Netflix Cost

If you have been asking ‘Is Netflix cheaper than Prime Video?”, the answer isn’t as straightforward as you’d think. A standard Netflix subscription with ads is cheaper than Prime Video, while a standard subscription without ads is slightly more expensive than Prime Video. Netflix’s standard with ads is priced at AUD$6.99 per month while Prime Video will set you back AUD$9.99 per month.

Titles and Originals

Netflix is renowned for its massive catalogue of titles, highlighted primarily by its extensive range of Netflix originals. These in-house productions receive the biggest marketing push on the platform, so it’s likely that you have tuned in, seen one or two or unwittingly binged whole seasons. For reference, the most-viewed series in Netflix history is reportedly season one of Squid Game, which generated an estimated 265,200,000 views, followed by season one of Wednesday with 252,100,000 views and season four of Stranger Things with 140,700,000 views.

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