Another new month, another chance to enjoy some great new titles on Netflix! Arguably their best and worst quality is the constantly rotating collection of TV shows, movies, and documentaries available; while there’s always something new to watch, you just have to make sure to download from Netflix before your favorites go away.
Get ready for a heap of awesome content coming soon — from Netflix original movies to series specials to mainstream films, there’s a little bit of everything for online streamers. Here’s our pick of some titles coming to Netflix starting May 1st.
Happy Feet (2006)
An animated musical with some of Hollywood’s top stars voicing adorable penguins sounds like just about the most wonderful family movie ever. Happy Feet follows the story of Mumble (Elijah Wood), a young emperor penguin who has a terrible voice but can’t keep from tap-dancing around Antarctica and making a ton of friends along the way. You can watch and download Happy Feet on Netflix, available 5/1.
Forrest Gump (1994)
A forever kind of classic, Forrest Gump is one film you won’t want to miss capturing for your collection. With Tom Hanks in one of his most infamous roles and a young Robin Wright as his illusive co-star, you’ll find yourself within one man’s journey from disadvantaged and disabled to inspirational and completely unrestricted. You can watch and download Forrest Gump on Netflix, available 5/1.
Sense8: Season 2
What would happen if you woke up one day and were suddenly linked, intuitively, to other people around the world? What if you could travel to them in the blink of an eye? Sense8 is an action-packed Netflix original series from The Wachowski sisters (of the Matrix franchise fame) that follows 8 strangers as they navigate the confusing, complicated and often dangerous world they now live in. You can watch and download Sense8: Season 2 on Netflix, available 5/5.
Chelsea: Season 2
America’s snarky sweetheart is back for another season of her talk-meets-adventure show, Chelsea. The hour-long series will feature some amazing in-depth interviews and, of course, her signature envy-inducing dinner parties, airing once weekly, along with a lot of travel and self-exploration. You can watch and download Chelsea: Season 2 on Netflix, available starting 5/5.
Master of None: Season 2
Aziz Ansari drew inspiration from his own personal life experiences to create the characters and situations in Master of None, a wonderfully enjoyable Netflix original comedy. Playing Dev, a struggling actor living in New York, Ansari explores life in the modern era with all of its twists, turns, and weird expectations. You can watch and download Master of None: Season 2 on Netflix, available 5/12.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Inglorious Basterds tells the fictional alternate tale of a secret assembly of soldiers on a mission to eliminate the Nazi Germans in WWII. Starring Brad Bitt, Christoph Waltz, Melanie Laurent, and others, it’s a brutal, yet hilarious, account of a plot to assassinate Nazi leaders and navigate the tense era. You can watch and download Inglorious Basterds on Netflix, available 5/22.
House of Cards: Season 5
Conquering Washington, D.C. with skill and ruthlessness is more complicated than the President and First Lady anticipated. Season 5 of our favorite political drama, House of Cards, is set to begin soon, offering with it all of the cold-blooded and calculated political moves we’ve now come to expect. You can watch and download House of Cards: Season 5 on Netflix, available 5/30.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2016)
One of Marvel’s more recent blockbuster hits is coming to Netflix earlier than we’d expect. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the doctor himself, Doctor Strange follows a neurosurgeon as he attempts to recover from an accident of his own. When traditional medicine fails him, he makes science work for him; but of course, it’s not all good news. You can watch and download Doctor Strange on Netflix, available 5/30.