New Netflix Movies And TV Shows This Week

Get ready for the weirdest King Kong story of all time.


Who's ready to stay inside and stare at their TV all week? The first week of May brings a lot of new titles to Netflix, including classic movies, original TV shows and films, and even an installment of High School Musical--if that's your sort of thing.

When it comes to originals, the first week of May not only sees the arrival of John Mulaney's new comedy special Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City, but new seasons of Busted, Dear White People, The Rain, and Kong: King of the Apes. If you haven't heard of that last one, you're missing out on something special.

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Now Playing: Netflix: The Best New Movies / TV Shows To Watch In May 2018

Set in the year 2050, this animated series finds a fugitive King Kong on the run after an evil genius framed him for causing mass destruction. Oh yeah, the villain also has plans to rule the world with robotic dinosaurs. Clearly this is the best show of all time.

Elsewhere on Netflix, a new season of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V has been added, joined by movies like Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Amelie, Shrek, Scream 2, and Red Dragon.

These are just a few of the titles that begin streaming this week. You can check out the entire list below. Then make sure to take a look at everything Netflix is adding and removing in the month of May.

May 1

  • 27: Gone Too Soon
  • A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
  • Amelie
  • Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1
  • Beautiful Girls
  • Darc
  • God’s Own Country
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City (Netflix Original)
  • Mr. Woodcock
  • My Perfect Romance
  • Pocoyo & Cars
  • Pocoyo & The Space Circus
  • Queens of Comedy: Season 1
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Red Dragon
  • Scream 2
  • Shrek
  • Simon: Season 1
  • Sliding Doors
  • Sometimes (Netflix Original)
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Carter Effect
  • The Clapper
  • The Reaping
  • The Strange Name Movie
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V: Season 2

May 2

  • Jailbreak
  • A Little Help with Carol Burnett (Netflix Original)
  • Anon (Netflix Original)
  • Busted!: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Dear White People: Volume 2 (Netflix Original)
  • End Game (Netflix Original)
  • Forgive Us Our Debts (Netflix Original)
  • Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo
  • Manhunt (Netflix Original)
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey (Netflix Original)
  • No Estoy Loca
  • The Rain: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

May 5

  • Faces Places

May 6

  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (Netflix Original)

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