New Arrivals for Netflix May 2022

Netflix is kicking into overdrive just in time for the summer in May 2022. Already this month, the streaming service has launched Mike Myers’ comeback project in The Pentaverate and The Lincoln Lawyer, which provides a fresh twist on the titular character from author Michael Connelly’s bestselling novels. Still on the way is the next installment in Netflix’s Emmy-winning, genre-bending animated anthology series Love, Death & Robots and the long-awaited return of Stranger Things. Unlike before, season 4 of Stranger Things will be split and released in two parts, with the first including the first seven of nine episodes. This strategic move is expected to boost streaming numbers and extend the show’s relevance in the lead-up to its 5th and final season.

Perhaps the most welcome surprise on Netflix this month is the streaming debut of Jackass 4.5, an alternate and extended cut of Jackass Forever which can only be streamed right now on Paramount+. This rare change of home for Jackass is unprecedented but should be celebrated as much nonetheless. Dedicated fans are quite familiar with these bonus editions by now, some of the most notorious stunts and skits that were too raunchy for theaters can be found here. There’s no telling what this additional cut has in store when Forever arguably pushed the limits on more than a few occasions. Newcomers can familiarize themselves more with the series before the premiere for both Jackass 2.5 and 3.5 are now on Netflix as well.

Read more on our monthly recs and check out the full list of everything still coming to and leaving Netflix in May 2022 below. You can also find this month’s newest arrivals and exits from HBO Max and Disney+ right here on DiscussingFilm.

Our Recs:

Love, Death & Robots: Volume 3

The third volume of Love, Death & Robots marks a very special occasion: the animated directorial debut of executive producer and renowned filmmaker David Fincher. Not only that but Fincher’s episode revolving around a sea monster also reunites him with Se7en screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker. Volume 3 will additionally feature the first sequel episode in the series so far. Viewers will once again meet the robot trio from the first volume – K-VRC, XBOT 4000, and 11-45-G – as they continue their travels across a post-apocalyptic world in search of answers for humanity’s downfall. There’s more fun to be had in these next 9 episodes, and this trailblazing streaming anthology surely isn’t done breaking barriers in animation just yet.

The third volume of Love, Death & Robots premieres on Netflix May 20, 2022!

Jackass 4.5

Following the announcement of a new Jackass revival series on Paramount+, the bonus edition of Jackass Forever makes its way onto Netflix. Jackass 4.5 will basically include everything that audiences couldn’t see in theaters and much more, making this an automatic first-day watch for many. It’s currently unknown if the original cast will return for the new show, or to what extent they will be featured (they have to stop putting themselves in danger eventually, to be fair), so there is a possibility that 4.5 will be the last unique feature-length go with all the boys. Savor the moment while it lasts and assemble a watch party for more good old-fashioned Jackass glory.

Jackass 4.5 debuts on Netflix May 20, 2022!

Stranger Things 4: Volume 1

Stranger Things is back and bigger than ever, quite literally. The fan-favorite show has continuously raised the stakes each season, and Netflix has done all that it can to make sure its precious title meets those expectations in both story and production. The company reportedly spent around $30 million per episode on season 4, meaning that Stranger Things has got more in store than people could possibly imagine. This first volume will consist of the first seven episodes of the season, with the latter two feature-length chapters planned for a July release. Netflix is truly trying to change the streaming game once more with Stranger Things as an example, will subscribers respond as strongly as they have before, or is this title pushing beyond its limits? We’ll find out soon enough.

Stranger Things 4: Volume 1 drops on Netflix May 27, 2022!

Netflix Arrivals for May 2022

Coming May 1

3-Ninjas: Kick Back
42
40-Love
A River Runs Through It
Are You the One? season 6
Blippi Wonders season 1
Corpse Bride
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Den of Thieves
Dirty Harry
Empire State
Forrest Gump
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Hello, My Name Is Doris
Jackass: The Movie
Jackass 2.5
Jackass 3.5
John Q
Menace II Society
Once Upon a Time in America
Rambo
Rambo: Last Blood
Road to Perdition
Seven Years in Tibet
Soul Surfer
Summerland
The Gentlemen
The Lake House
U.S. Marshals
War of the Worlds
When Harry Met Sally
You’ve Got Mail

Coming May 2

Octonauts: Above & Beyond: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Our Roots, Our Stories

Coming May 3

Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Coming May 4

40 Years Young — NETFLIX FILM
The Circle: Season 4 — NETFLIX SERIES (new episodes weekly)
El marginal: Season 5 — NETFLIX SERIES
Meltdown: Three Mile Island — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Summertime: Season 3 — NETFLIX SERIES

Coming May 5

Blood Sisters — NETFLIX SERIES
Clark — NETFLIX SERIES
The Pentaverate — NETFLIX SERIES
Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go: Season 1
Wild Babies — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Coming May 6

Along for the Ride — NETFLIX FILM
Marmaduke — NETFLIX FILM
The Sound of Magic — NETFLIX SERIES
Thar — NETFLIX FILM
The Takedown — NETFLIX FILM
Welcome to Eden — NETFLIX SERIES

Coming May 8

Christina P: Mom Genes — NETFLIX COMEDY

Coming May 9

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable War — NETFLIX ANIME

Coming May 10

Outlander: Season 5
Workin’ Moms: Season 6 — NETFLIX SERIES
42 Days of Darkness — NETFLIX SERIES
Brotherhood: Season 2 — NETFLIX SERIES
The Circle: Season 4 — NETFLIX SERIES (new episodes weekly)
Operation Mincemeat — NETFLIX FILM
Our Father — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
The Getaway King — NETFLIX FILM

Coming May 12

Maverix — NETFLIX COMEDY
Savage Beauty — NETFLIX SERIES

Coming May 13

Bling Empire: Season 2 — NETFLIX SERIES
The Life and Movies of Erşan Kuneri — NETFLIX SERIES
The Lincoln Lawyer — NETFLIX SERIES
New Heights — NETFLIX SERIES
Senior Year — NETFLIX FILM

Coming May 14

Borrego

Coming May 15

PJ Masks: Season 4

Coming May 16

Blippi’s Adventures
Servant of the People: Season 2-3
Vampire in the Garden — NETFLIX ANIME

Coming May 17

The Future Diary: Season 2 — NETFLIX SERIES

Coming May 18

The Circle: Season 4 — NETFLIX SERIES (new episodes weekly)
Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Love on the Spectrum U.S. — NETFLIX SERIES
The Perfect Family — NETFLIX FILM
Toscana — NETFLIX FILM
Who Killed Sara?: Season 3 — NETFLIX SERIES

Coming May 19

A Perfect Pairing — NETFLIX FILM
The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib — NETFLIX FAMILY
The G Word with Adam Conover — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Insiders: Season 2 — NETFLIX SERIES (new episodes weekly)
The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Rodrigo Sant’Anna: I’ve Arrived — NETFLIX COMEDY

Coming May 20

Ben Is Back
F*ck Love Too — NETFLIX FILM
Jackass 4.5
Love, Death & Robots: Volume 3 — NETFLIX SERIES
Wrong Side of the Tracks — NETFLIX SERIES

Coming May 22

One Piece: New Episodes

Coming May 23

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045: Season 2 — NETFLIX ANIME
Godspeed — NETFLIX FILM
Sea of Love — NETFLIX FAMILY

Coming May 25

The Circle: Season 4 — NETFLIX SERIES (new episodes weekly)
Larva Pendant — NETFLIX FILM
Somebody Feed Phil: Season 5 — NETFLIX SERIES

Coming May 26

Insiders: Season 2 — NETFLIX SERIES (new episodes weekly)
My Little Pony: Make Your Mark — NETFLIX FAMILY
Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series: Part 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY

Coming May 27

Stranger Things 4: Volume 1 — NETFLIX SERIES

Coming May 30

Mighty Little Bheem: I Love Taj Mahal — NETFLIX FAMILY

Coming May 31

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1

Leaving Netflix in May 2022

There are a handful of notable titles to make some time for before they leave Netflix in May 2022. For starters, Tony Scott’s American classic Top Gun will have a timely takeoff around the same time its highly-anticipated sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, hits theaters. Those interested in watching the original before megastar Tom Cruise takes moviegoers to new heights in Hollywood’s latest legacy sequel still have some time to do so. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lovers will want to binge all the old-school, live-action films before they expire as well. Finally, in yet another devastating loss, Netflix will be losing the widely acclaimed and beloved British period drama Downtown Abbey in its entirety. See the full list of everything leaving Netflix in May 2022 below.

Leaving May 1

Colony: Seasons 1-3
Hoarders: Season 11
WWII in HD: Season 1

Leaving May 3

StartUp: Seasons 1-3
The Clovehitch Killer

Leaving May 12

Eye in the Sky

Leaving May 19

Rosario Tijeras (Mexico): Seasons 1-2

Leaving May 23

Shot Caller

Leaving May 31

Battleship
Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same
Chloe
Closer
Coach Carter
Dennis the Menace
Downton Abbey: Series 1-6
Final Destination 3
Final Destination 5
Free Willy
Hairspray
Happy Endings: Seasons 1-3
Happy Feet
I Know What You Did Last Summer
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
New Year’s Eve
Sniper: Legacy
Stardust
Sucker Punch
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
The Blind Side
The Devil’s Advocate
The Disaster Artist
The Final Destination
Top Gun
Wild Things
Zoolander

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