Netflix What To Watch May 2023

Here is our list of 11 great shows, documentaries, and movies to watch this May on Netflix that we think you will enjoy!

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Jewish Matchmaking – May 3

A new series from the producers of Indian MatchmakingJewish Matchmaking features singles in the US and Israel as they turn their dating life over to a top Jewish matchmaker.

Will using the traditional practice of shidduchim dating help them find their soulmate in today’s world?

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Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story – May 4

Centered on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, this Bridgerton-verse prequel tells the story of how the young Queen’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in “Bridgerton.”

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Queen Cleopatra – May 10

Queen Cleopatra, the world’s most famous, powerful, and misunderstood woman — a daring queen whose beauty and romances came to overshadow her real asset: her intellect. 

Cleopatra’s heritage has been the subject of much academic debate, which has often been ignored by Hollywood. 

Now our series re-assesses this fascinating part of her story.

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Missing: Dead or Alive? – May 10

The four-episode documentary series follows officers from a South Carolina sheriff’s department as they urgently search for individuals who’ve disappeared under troubling circumstances.

According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, there were 1,554 active missing person cases in South Carolina as of September 2021.

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The Mother – May 12

A deadly female assassin (Jennifer Lopez) comes out of hiding to protect the daughter that she gave up years before, while on the run from dangerous men.

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Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me – May 16

From director Ursula Macfarlane (Untouchable) and producer Alexandra Lacey comes an unflinching and humanizing examination of the life, death and secrets of Vickie Lynn Hogan – better known as model and actress Anna Nicole Smith

From her first appearance in Playboy in 1992, Anna Nicole’s dizzying ascent was the very essence of the American dream, brought to a tragic halt with her untimely passing in 2007. 

With access to never-before-seen footage, home movies, and interviews with key figures who have not spoken out until now, “Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me” reveals new insights into the story of the quintessential blonde bombshell hardly anyone really knew.

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Working: What We Do All Day – May 17

What brings you joy in work? What gives you purpose? What makes a good job…good? These are the questions at the center of “Working: What We Do All Day,” a compelling documentary series that explores the ways in which we find meaning in our work and how our experiences and struggles connect us on a human level.

Narrated by President Barack Obama, who makes appearances alongside everyday people in their homes and places of work, the series follows individuals at all levels of the workforce — from service jobs all the way up to the C-suite — across the industries of home care, tech, and hospitality.

As a college student, Obama was inspired by Studs Terkel’s 1974 book Working, which revolutionized the conversation around work by asking ordinary people what they did all day.

The series brings this idea into the modern world by offering intimate, behind-the-scenes portraits of people’s lives and giving viewers a new understanding of and appreciation for the jobs they do each day. 

Executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama and directed by Caroline Suh, “Working: What We Do All Day” is a Higher Ground and Concordia Studio Production.

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Wanda Sykes: I’m An Entertainer – May 23

Legendary comedian, actress, and producer Wanda Sykes returns for her second hour-long Netflix comedy special.

From the challenges of raising Gen Z teens to the dilemmas of being a liberal in a hypercharged political climate, Sykes, renowned for her social commentary, delivers her insightful and ferocious wit and candor audiences have come to know and love.

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Rae deLeon and Emma Mannion in Victim/Suspect

Victim/Suspect – May 23

On her first solo investigation, journalist Rae de Leon travels nationwide to uncover a shocking pattern: Young women tell the police they’ve been sexually assaulted, but instead of finding justice, they’re charged with the crime of making a false report, arrested, and even imprisoned by the system they believed would protect them.

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The Ultimatum: Queer Love – May 24

In “The Ultimatum: Queer Love,” five new couples, made up of women and non-binary people, are at a crossroads in their relationship.

One partner is ready for marriage, the other may have doubts. An ultimatum is issued. And in just over eight weeks, each couple will either get married or get out, after they each choose new potential partners in a life-changing opportunity to get a glimpse of two different futures. 

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Fubar – May 25

When a father and daughter learn that they’ve each secretly been working as CIA Operatives for years, they realize their entire relationship has been a lie and they truly don’t know one another at all.

Forced to team up as partners, “Fubar” tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, fantastic action, and humor.

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