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This buffet is fully loaded.

Netflix arrives loaded with ample options premiering in May. Including some big titles that have yet to announce an official launch date. We don’t know when Arrow: season 6, Dynasty: season 1, Riverdale: season 2, Supernatural: season 13, and The Flash: season 4 hit the streaming service, just that they will in May.

Here are all of the big originals you don’t want to miss this month.

What’s new on Netflix: Editor’s picks

The Titan

Set in 2048 with Earth on the verge of becoming uninhabitable, The Titan is about mankind’s search for a new home. A potential planet has been found, but humans will have to be genetically modified in order to survive in this potential new environment. Directed by Lennart Ruff with a screenplay by Max Hurwitz, the film is captivating because inside the macro themes there’s an intimate film. At the heart of the story are Lt. Rick Janssen (Sam Worthington) and Dr. Abigail Janssen (Taylor Schilling). Rick has been chosen to participate in an experiment to genetically enhance the human body to survive Titan’s conditions. As an actor, Worthington never really got a fair shake from audiences. Between Terminator Salvation and Avatar he was anointed as the next big thing and it didn’t stick. He’s solid here: It’s a role predicated on physicality, and Worthington sells it well. —Eddie Strait

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Dude

The story of four friends attempting to navigate their changing lives in the weeks leading up to high school graduation, Dude has essentially been billed as a stoner comedy, with Netflix dropping it intentionally on 4/20. While there is a lot of pot-smoking in the movie, there’s a lot more going on too. If anything, Dude is a coming-of-age dramedy, containing some very funny moments but also a few very serious ones. In other words, a female Superbad this ain’t. —Chris Osterndorf

Dude review Screengrab via YouTube/Netflix

6 Balloons

In Marja-Lewis Ryan’s 6 Balloons, one long night tests the limits of compassion. It debuted at SXSW and tells the story of Katie (Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson) a woman who’s trying to plan a surprise birthday party for her boyfriend. But as the day goes on she collides with her brother Seth (Dave Franco), a heroin addict who’s using again.

“The loneliness inside those dark moments is almost more crippling… not being able to talk about the things; not knowing where to talk,” Ryan tells the Daily Dot. “If this isn’t your story, then maybe you can gain a little empathy for people who are experiencing this. And if it is your story, hopefully, you can feel a little less lonely.”

6 Balloons is very much about middle-class addiction, based on a similar night Ryan’s best friend (and the film’s co-producer) Samantha Housman experienced: Her brother, a lawyer, was addicted to heroin. —Audra Schroeder

6 balloons review sxsw Netflix

Annihilation

In Alex Garland’s adaptation of Annihilation, we still get to explore Area X, a quarantined area of land besieged by mysterious environmental changes. That’s about where the similarities to the book end. The film uses author Jeff VanderMeer’s spectral setting to get in its characters’ heads. Natalie Portman plays Lena, a biologist and former soldier who is grieving the loss of her husband, Kane (Oscar Isaac). He was sent into Area X on a secret mission and feared dead, but suddenly returns home—altered. Lena’s mission there is one of truth and redemption, but Portman plays her with appropriate detachment. We don’t really know her true motives, and fellow travelers Anya (Gina Rodriguez), Cass (Tuva Novotny), Josie (Tessa Thompson), and Dr. Ventress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) have their own reasons for going on an apparent suicide mission. —Audra Schroeder

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Love

Love’s third and final season takes a characteristically unflinching look at Gus and Mickey’s struggle to build a healthy relationship, even as they fight to resist their self-destructive tendencies and the temptation to run back to their old lives. They’ve settled into their own version of domestic bliss by this point, but that doesn’t stop them conjuring up worst-case scenarios for how their relationship could implode or getting into knock-down, drag-out fights against their better judgment. A fleshed-out supporting cast lends the dysfunctional rom-com a greater sense of depth and gives viewers more characters to root for, from Gus’ affable neighbor Chris, who dreams of becoming a professional stunt man, to Mickey’s roommate Bertie, who’s afraid of settling but isn’t quite sure how to take control of her own life. Love technically has a happy ending—you’ll have to watch it for yourself to see what that means—but its characters’ greatest triumph is learning how to love themselves. —Bryan Rolli

Love season 3 review Netflix

What’s new on Netflix in May 2018

May 1

27: Gone Too Soon
A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
Amelie 
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 CityNETFLIX 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 FILM
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Carter Effect
The Clapper
The Reaping
The Strange Name Movie
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V: Season 2

May 2

Jailbreak

May 3

Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1

May 4

A Little Help with Carol BurnettNETFLIX ORIGINAL
AnonNETFLIX FILM
Busted!: Season 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dear White People: Volume 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
End GameNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Forgive Us Our DebtsNETFLIX FILM
Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
ManhuntNETFLIX FILM
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina FeyNETFLIX ORIGINAL
No Estoy Loca
The Rain: Season 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 5

Faces Places

May 8

Desolation
Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your RelativesNETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 9

Dirty Girl

May 11

Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank HeistNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Spirit Riding Free: Season 5– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Kissing BoothNETFLIX FILM
The Who Was? Show: Season 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 13

Ali Wong: Hard Knock WifeNETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 14

The Phantom of the Opera

May 15

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 4
Grand Designs: Seasons 13 – 14
Only God Forgives
The Game 365: Seasons 15 – 16

May 16

89
Mamma Mia!
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The Kingdom
Wanted

May 18

CargoNETFLIX FILM
Catching FeelingsNETFLIX FILM
Inspector Gadget: Season 4– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
13 Reasons Why: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 19

Bridge to Terabithia
Disney’s Scandal: Season 7
Small Town Crime

May 20

Some Kind of Beautiful

May 21

Señora Acero: Season 4

May 22

Mob Psycho 100: Season 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Shooter: Season 2
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Tig Notaro Happy To Be HereNETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 23

ExplainedNETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 24

Fauda: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Survivors Guide to Prison

May 25

IbizaNETFLIX FILM
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your LifeNETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Toys That Made Us: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Trollhunters: Part 3– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 26

Sara’s NotebookNETFLIX FILM

May 27

The Break with Michelle WolfNETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 29

Disney·Pixar’s Coco

May 30

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 31

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern-NETFLIX ORIGINAL

What’s leaving Netflix in May 2018

May 1

Bridget Jones’s Diary
Casper
Chappie
Charlotte’s Web
Field of Dreams
GoodFellas
Ocean’s Eleven
Sahara
Silent Hill
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Hurt Locker
To Rome With Love
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

May 2

12 Dates of Christmas
Beauty & the Briefcase
Cadet Kelly
Camp Rock
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Cow Belles
Cyberbully
Disney’s The Cheetah Girls
Disney’s The Cheetah Girls 2
Disney’s The Cheetah Girls: One World
Frenemies
Geek Charming
Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas
Hello Sister, Goodbye Life
High School Musical
High School Musical 2
Jump In!
Lemonade Mouth
Little Einsteins: Seasons 1 – 2
My Fake Fiancé
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
Phineas and Ferb: Seasons 1 – 4
Princess Protection Program
Princess: A Modern Fairytale
Read It and Weep
Revenge of the Bridesmaids
Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
Special Agent Oso: Seasons 1 – 2
StarStruck
Teen Spirit
The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Seasons 1 – 5
Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

May 7

The Host

May 12

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

May 30

Disney’s The Jungle Book

 

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This article is regularly updated for relevance

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the Upstream editor, and his work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.

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