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New Arrivals for Netflix May 2023

by Andrew J. Salazar
Jennifer Lopez stars as an elite assassin in the new action thriller THE MOTHER coming to Netflix in May 2023.

Netflix is once again bringing the goods for dedicated subscribers in May 2023. So far in the month, Bridgerton fans have been able to sink their teeth into Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story – a new prequel spin-off show from original creator Shonda Rhimes. Netflix subscribers will soon be able to indulge themselves in new seasons of Queer Eye, the Ultraman anime series, and I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, among others. The star vehicle for the platform this May comes in the Netflix original film The Mother starring Jennifer Lopez. The action drama flick is about an elite assassin who comes out of hiding to protect the daughter she was forced to abandon at birth. The Mother comes just in time to kick off the summer movie season on Netflix.

Subscribers who are more into documentaries will also be able to check out Netflix originals like Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me and McGregor Forever. The former is a documentary film that explores the life of its titular icon, Anna Nicole Smith, who went from being a Playboy magazine centerfold and top model in the ’90s to one of Hollywood’s most-known TV personalities in the early 2000s. The latter is a four-part docuseries that follows former UFC champion Connor McGregor as he attempts to make an unlikely return to fighting. After suffering a broken leg during his 2021 loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, the Irish mixed martial arts star is looking to prove the skeptics wrong.

New classics on Netflix this month include comedies the Austin Powers trilogy, Starship Troopers, This Is the End, and last year’s A Man Called Otto led by Tom Hanks. In the mood for drama? The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Girl, Interrupted, and Léon: The Professional are available to stream to satisfy those needs. There’s the potential for an Arnold Schwarzenegger triple feature as well, for Conan the Barbarian, Last Action Hero, and Kindergarten Cop all just got added to the platform in May 2023 too. Finally, those excited for Aardman to finally release their long-awaited stop-motion animated sequel Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget on Netflix later this year can watch the first Chicken Run which is now available to stream again.

Read more on our monthly recs below then check out the full list of everything coming to and leaving Netflix in May 2023. You can also find what’s new and about to be removed from HBO Max, Prime Video, and Disney+ right here on DiscussingFilm.

Our Recs:

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story | Official Trailer | Netflix

Netflix and Shondaland have once again united to bring audiences a new tale from the Bridgerton universe. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is a prequel spin-off series that shows young Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power in the British monarchy in the year 1761. The plot goes back and forth between young Queen Charlotte (India Amarteifio) in the first months of her marriage to King George III (Corey Mylchreest) and older Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) in the present Bridgerton timeline in 1817.

When the royal heir Princess Charlotte unexpectedly dies in childbirth in 1817, Queen Charlotte is left with no choice but to now pressure her children to marry and produce another royal heir to ascend the throne. In dealing with this dilemma, the show jumps back in time to Charlotte’s own royal upbringing to shed light on how she also found herself pressured to birth multiple heirs without question by King George’s mother,  Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales (Michelle Fairley). Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is only a limited-run series, meaning that fans are going to have to savor all six episodes of this Netflix original while they eagerly wait for Bridgerton Season 3.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is now streaming on Netflix!

The Mother

THE MOTHER | Jennifer Lopez | Official Trailer | Netflix

Jennifer Lopez returns to the action genre in The Mother, directed by Niki Caro (2020’s Mulan) and written by Misha Green (Lovecraft Country), Andrea Berloff (The Kitchen), and Peter Craig (Top Gun: Maverick). The story follows an elite assassin who was forced to give up her child at birth, due to the large painted target on her back. After spending years training in solitude, she must come out of hiding when those same sinister forces finally discover the whereabouts of her estranged daughter Zoe (Lucy Paez), who’s now a 12-year-old teen.

The Mother is a classic revenge tale in the vein of John Wick and is the latest female-led Netflix original action flick following favorites like Kate, Gunpowder Milkshake, Black Crab, and The Old Guard. Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, Gael García Bernal, Paul Raci, and Jesse Garcia (soon to be seen as the main star in Eva Longoria’s Flamin’ Hot) round up the thrilling cast ensemble. As mentioned earlier, The Mother is only kicking off the summer movie season on Netflix, as subscribers can still look forward to star-studded original films like Extraction 2, They Cloned Tyrone, and Heart of Stone.

The Mother hits Netflix on May 12, 2023!

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson: Season 3

Almost two years since the second season premiered on Netflix on July 2021, the popular sketch-comedy show I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson is finally back with its third season. Comedian Tim Robinson guides audiences through a variety of public sketches that explore “the cringe of life’s strangest and most banal situations” as Netflix likes to put it. As always, this season will be six episodes long and will feature a surprising collection of hilarious celebrity guest appearances. Tim Robinson and fellow comedian/writer Zach Kanin created the series with a shared goal: to make viewers laugh their butts off through embarrassing public sketches that do whatever it takes to get the unknowing bystanders to leave.

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson Season 3 premieres on Netflix May 30, 2023!

New Netflix Arrivals for May 2023

Coming May 1

Above Suspicion
Airport ‘77
Airport 1975
American Gangster
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Black Hawk Down
The Cable Guy
Captain Phillips
Chicken Run
Conan the Barbarian
The Croods
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Dawn of the Dead
For Colored Girls
Girl, Interrupted
The Glass Castle
Home Again
Kindergarten Cop
Last Action Hero
Legends of the Fall
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
Léon: The Professional
Paranormal Activity
Peter Pan (2003)
Pitch Perfect
Rainbow High, Season 3
Rugrats, Seasons 1-2
The Smurfs, Season 1
Starship Troopers
Steel Magnolias
The Tale of Despereaux
This Is the End
The Wedding Date
The Young Victoria

Coming May 2

Love Village – Netflix Series
The Tailor – Netflix Series

Coming May 3

Jewish Matchmaking – Netflix Series
Great British Baking Show: Juniors, Season 7 – Netflix Series

Coming May 4

Arctic Dogs
Larva Family – Netflix Family
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story – Netflix Series
Sanctuary – Netflix Series

Coming May 6

A Man Called Otto

Coming May 8

Justice League, Seasons 1-2
Justice League: Unlimited, Seasons 1-2
Spirit Rangers, Season 2 – Netflix Family

Coming May 9

Documentary Now!, Season 4
Hannah Gadsby: Something Special – Netflix Comedy

Coming May 10

Dance Brothers – Netflix Series
Missing: Dead or Alive? – Netflix Documentary
Queen Cleopatra – Netflix Documentary

Coming May 11

Royalteen: Princess Margrethe – Netflix Film
St. Vincent
Ultraman, Season 3 – Netflix Anime

Coming May 12

Black Knight – Netflix Series
Call Me Kate
The Mother – Netflix Film
Mulligan – Netflix Series
Queer Eye, Season 7 – Netflix Series

Coming May 13


Coming May 16

Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me – Netflix Documentary

Coming May 17

Faithfully Yours –Netflix Film
Fanfic – Netflix Film
La Reina del Sur, Season 3
McGREGOR FOREVER – Netflix Documentary
Rhythm + Flow France, Season 2 – Netflix Series
Working: What We Do All Day – Netflix Documentary

Coming May 18

Kitti Katz – Netflix Family
XO, Kitty – Netflix Series
Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune – Netflix Series

Coming May 19

Astérix & Obélix: The Middle Kingdom – Netflix Film
Kathal – A Jackfruit Mystery – Netflix Film
Muted – Netflix Series
Selling Sunset, Season 6 – Netflix Series
Young, Famous & African, Season 2 – Netflix Series

Coming May 22

The Batman, Seasons 1-5
The Boss Baby
The Creature Cases: Chapter 3 – Netflix Family

Coming May 23

All American, Season 5
MerPeople – Netflix Documentary
Victim/Suspect – Netflix Documentary
Wanda Sykes: I’m An Entertainer – Netflix Comedy

Coming May 24

Hard Feelings – Netflix Film
Mother’s Day – Netflix Film
Rhythm + Flow France, Season 2 – Netflix Series (new episodes)
The Ultimatum: Queer Love – Netflix Series

Coming May 25

FUBAR – Netflix Series

Coming May 26

Barbecue Showdown, Season 2 – Netflix Series
Blood & Gold – Netflix Film
Dirty Grandpa
Tin & Tina – Netflix Film
Turn of the Tide – Netflix Series

Coming May 30

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, Season 3 – Netflix Comedy

Coming May 31

Heartland, Season 15
Mixed by Erry – Netflix Film

Leaving Netflix in May 2023

The list of films and shows leaving Netflix in May 2023 may be short, but there are still some recognizable titles that subscribers will want to take note of. For starters, the 1998 queer coming-of-age drama Edge of Seventeen (not to be confused with The Edge of Seventeen starring Hailee Steinfeld) is leaving the streaming service at the end of the month. Other beloved films saying goodbye on May 31 include Gore Verbinskis Oscar-winning animated hit Rango, the cult sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest, and the heartbreaking drama Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. Horror fans will probably want to double-feature The Boy and its notorious sequel Brahms: The Boy II before the first film is removed from the platform this May as well. There’s more ground to cover, so check out the full list of everything leaving Netflix in May 2023 below.

Leaving May 4

Pup Star: World Tour

Leaving May 10

Bordertown (Seasons 1-3)

Leaving May 13

Weed the People

Leaving May 14

Booba: Food Puzzle (Season 1)

Leaving May 16

Side Effects

Leaving May 18

The Last Days

Leaving May 27

Collateral Beauty

Leaving May 29

The 2nd

Leaving May 31

Barbershop 2: Back in Business
The Boy
Edge of Seventeen
Galaxy Quest
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Little Boxes
Midnight Diner (Seasons 1-3)
My Girl
The Space Between Us
The Stolen
We Die Young

Check out what’s also coming to the following streaming services in May 2023:


Prime Video

Follow Managing Editor Andrew J. Salazar on Twitter: @AndrewJ626

1 comment

Mark Tonna May 16, 2023 | 12:11 pm - 12: 11 pm

Please add Jackie Chan Adventures to Netflix!


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