Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in May

April 29, 2017 GoldandBlack All, Life, Movies 0

Normally in these posts I try to put together some sort of competition-style write-up, pitting the services against one another in a streaming free-for-all. That’s not really going to be necessary this time, because May is all about one thing: Netflix bringing back as many well-known and familiar original shows as possible, in a numbing display of how far its come in the last four years.

The fifth season of the service’s original hit, House of Cards? That’s coming May 30th. The new season of the bizarre and delightful Sense8? May 5th. New seasons of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bloodline, and Master of None? Oh yeah, they’re scheduled for May, too. And if that wasn’t enough, Netflix will also be releasing War Machine, its original film starring Brad Pitt, on May 26th, and even has Doctor Strange arriving by the end of the month to give things a little flourish.

It’s enough hours of movies and TV to leave you sprawled out on your couch for weeks without moving an inch (except to go to the door to get your Postmates delivery). But just because Netflix is standing triumphant doesn’t mean Amazon doesn’t have its own highlights. Pretty much the entire classic (and not-so-classic) James Bond catalogue is coming to Amazon Prime on May 1st, with Oscar winners Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea also coming to the service. And on the original programming front, the first full season of Jill Solloway’s I Love Dick will be premiering on May 12th.

HBO Now customers won’t have quite the same kind of splashy additions this month, but they will get to watch Frank Miller’s Sin City and Clint Eastwood’s Sully. Sadly, HBO Now will also be losing Hal Ashby’s classic Being There on May 31st. If you haven’t seen that film, and enjoyed Peter Seller’s quietly hilarious performance, it’s one to definitely watch while you have the chance. Not just because it’s a social satire that now seems sadly prophetic given the current state of American celebrity culture and politics, mind you — but if you ever needed a timely reason, you’ve got one.

COMING TO NETFLIX

May 1st

  • American Experience: The Big Burn
  • American Experience: The Boys of ’36
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil
  • Blood on the Mountain
  • Chaahat
  • Chocolat
  • Decanted
  • Don’t Think Twice
  • Drifter
  • Forrest Gump
  • Happy Feet
  • In the Shadow of Iris
  • Love
  • Losing Sight of Shore
  • Malibu’s Most Wanted
  • Nerdland
  • Raja Hindustani
  • Richard Pryor: Icon
  • Under Arrest, season 5

May 2nd–9th

  • Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower
  • Hija De La Laguna
  • Maria Bamford: Old Baby
  • Two Lovers and a Bear
  • Chelsea, season 2 (streaming every Friday)
  • Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie
  • Kazoops!, season 3
  • Sense8, season 2
  • Simplemente Manu NNa
  • Spirit: Riding Free, season 1
  • The Last Kingdom, season 2
  • The Mars Generation
  • Cold War 2
  • When the Bough Breaks
  • LoveTrue
  • Stake Land II
  • The Host
  • Beyond the Gates
  • Hunter Gatherer
  • Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery
  • Queen of the South, season 1
  • All We Had

May 10th–18th

  • El apóstata
  • The Adventure Club
  • Switched at Birth, season 5
  • The Fosters, season 4
  • All Hail King Julien: Exiled, season 1
  • Anne with an E, season 1
  • Get Me Roger Stone
  • Master of None, season 2
  • Mindhorn
  • Sahara
  • Command and Control
  • Cave
  • Lovesong
  • Sherlock, series 4
  • The Intent
  • Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive
  • The Break-Up
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Royal Pains, season 8
  • Riverdale, season 1

May 19th–30th

  • BLAME!
  • Laerte-se
  • The Keepers, season 1
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, season 3
  • What’s With Wheat
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • They Call Us Monsters
  • Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
  • Dig Two Graves
  • Southpaw
  • Believe
  • Bloodline, season 3
  • I am Jane Doe
  • Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
  • War Machine
  • Bunk’d, season 2
  • Forever Pure
  • A New High
  • F is for Family, season 2
  • House of Cards, season 5
  • Marvel’s Doctor Strange
  • Masterminds
  • Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust

LEAVING NETFLIX

May 1st

  • 11 Blocks
  • Alfie
  • Bang Bang!
  • Black Mamba: Kiss of Death
  • Cujo
  • Doomsdays
  • Fantastic Four
  • FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue
  • Flicka: Country Pride
  • Garfield’s Fun Fest
  • Invincible
  • Jetsons: The Movie
  • Jurassic Park III
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • Paulie
  • Samurai Headhunters
  • Stephen King’s Thinner
  • Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • The Doors
  • The Real Beauty and the Beast
  • The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz
  • The Sons of Katie Elder
  • The Wedding Planner
  • Things We Lost in the Fire
  • To Catch a Thief
  • Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine
  • Truly Strange
  • Turf War: Lions and Hippos
  • Van Wilder: Freshman Year
  • Venom Islands
  • World War II Spy School

May 2nd–11th

  • Good Luck Charlie, seasons 1–4
  • Kickin’ It, seasons 1–3
  • Scrubs, seasons 1–9
  • Amapola
  • Flubber
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • The Recruit
  • What About Bob?
  • American Dad!, season 7
  • Bob’s Burgers, season 2
  • American Dad!, season 8

May 15th–26th

  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, seasons 1–5
  • American Dad!, seasons 9–10
  • Step Up
  • Graceland, seasons 1–3

COMING TO AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

May 1st

  • A Christmas Story
  • A View to a Kill
  • Amhi Jaato Amucha Gava
  • Anolkhi
  • Arrowhead
  • Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labor Of Love)
  • Bad Influence
  • Bait Shop
  • Bala Gau Kashi Angaai
  • Cabin Fever
  • Cabin Fever 2
  • Catacombs
  • Cecil B. Demented
  • Chuck & Buck
  • Daagdi Chaawl
  • Dark Blue
  • Devta
  • Dr. No
  • Fatal Instinct
  • For Your Eyes Only
  • From Russia with Love
  • Goldeneye
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Jyotibacha Nawas
  • Khichdi
  • Law of The Lawless
  • Licence to Kill
  • Life is Beautiful
  • Maximum Security
  • Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear
  • Mumbai Pune Mumbai 2
  • Naked Gun from the Files of Police Squad
  • Naked Gun 2 &1/2: The Smell of Fear
  • Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
  • Nick of Time
  • No Way Out
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Pride
  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera
  • School Ties
  • Siddharth
  • Small Soldiers
  • Star Kid
  • Sucker Punch
  • Teenkahon
  • The Bad News Bears
  • The Doors
  • Thunderball
  • Tomorrow Never Dies
  • WellieWishers, season 1
  • Winter’s Bone
  • The Wizard of Oz

May 2nd–12th

  • Vikings, season 4b
  • Denial
  • Youth in Oregon
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • The Ardennes
  • Jackie Brown
  • I Love Dick, season 1
  • A Hologram for the King

May 19th-28th

  • Me Before You
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
  • Boardwalk Empire, season 5
  • Moonlight
  • Paradise Lost 2: Revelations
  • Seasons
  • Tomake Chai
  • Dino Dana, season 1
  • Poldark, season 2
  • The Duel

COMING TO HBO NOW

May 1st

  • 15 Minutes
  • 2500KM
  • Aliens in the Attic
  • Appaloosa
  • Babylon A.D.
  • The Beguiled
  • The Borne Ultimatum
  • Caught in the Crossfire
  • Dying Young
  • The Eiger Sanction
  • El Corredor (AKA The Runner)
  • Frank Miller’s Sin City
  • Good Will Hunting
  • High Plains Drifter
  • Inventing the Abbots
  • Joe Kidd
  • Macarthur
  • The Man with Two Brains
  • Monday
  • Nothing But Trouble
  • Notorious
  • On Deadly Ground
  • Quick Change
  • Scream 2
  • Scream 3
  • The Sweetest Thing
  • Tender Mercies
  • Toenail
  • Warning: This Drug May Kill You
  • Wonderland

May 3rd–13th

  • Legend
  • Chris Gethard: Career Suicide
  • Sully
  • Alien: Covenant: HBO First Look
  • Entonces Nosotros (AKA About Us)
  • F**ked Up
  • Lady Bouncer
  • Manic
  • Jason Bourne

May 15th

  • Mommy Dead and Dearest
  • Juanes Concert Film
  • The Wizard of Lies
  • La Luz Incidente (AKA Incident Light)
  • Storks
  • The Mummy: HBO First Look

LEAVING HBO NOW

May 6th

  • Shanghai Noon

May 31st

  • Being There
  • The Brothers Grimm
  • Castaway
  • Deadpool
  • Dr. Dolittle 2
  • Excalibur
  • Gods of Egypt
  • Gotcha!
  • The Green Mile
  • Insidious: Chapter 3
  • Joy
  • License to Wed
  • Matchstick Men
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Mr. Right
  • Racing Stripes
  • Ride Along 2
  • Poltergeist (2015)
  • P.S. I Love You
  • The Sand Pebbles
  • A Serious Man
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
  • The Sixth Sense