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12 Great Shows & Movies To Watch On Netflix This May

As another month of quarantine comes to a close, I thought I’d prepare you for May by giving you 11 films, series, and specials coming to Netflix next month.

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All Day And A Night (May 1)

Ashton Sanders plays the soft-spoken Jahkor Abraham Lincoln who struggles to keep his dream of rapping alive amidst a gang war in Oakland. Landing in prison beside his father, J.D. (Jeffrey Wright), whom he never wanted to be like, Jahkor embarks on an unlikely journey of self-discovery, exploring the events that unite them, in hopes of helping his newborn son break a cycle that feels unavoidable. (Entertainment Weekly)

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The Half Of It (May 1)

Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help winning over a popular girl. But their new and unlikely friendship gets complicated when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl. 

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Hollywood (May 1) 

In post-World War II Hollywood, an ambitious group of aspiring actors and filmmakers will do almost anything to make their showbiz dreams come true. 

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Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill (May 5)

Jerry Seinfeld takes the stage in New York and tackles talking vs. texting, bad buffets vs. so-called “great” restaurants, and the magic of Pop-Tarts. 

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Becoming (May 6)

Becoming is an intimate look into the life of former First Lady Michelle Obama during a moment of profound change, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight impactful years in the White House.

The film offers a rare and up-close look at her life, taking viewers behind the scenes as she embarks on a 34-city tour that highlights the power of community to bridge our divides and the spirit of connection that comes when we openly and honestly share our stories.

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Workin Moms Season 4 (May 6)

Workin’ Moms is back, but as the kids outgrow Mommy and Me, our moms are growing too. This season, Kate, Anne, Frankie, and Jenny deal with some important questions – all while working to advance their careers: Can you forgive a cheating husband? How do we keep our kids safe while giving them independence? And how do you define a family?

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Dead To Me Season 2 (May 8)

Jen and Judy are not okay. Not even a little. With their lives spinning out of control, they’re clinging to each other — and their secrets.

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The Eddy (May 8)

In this vibrant musical drama Elliot Udo, a once-celebrated musician from New York, is running a small Jazz club called The Eddy in a multicultural neighborhood in modern-day Paris. He is struggling to keep the club open, manage the house band, and deal with his past. When he finds out that his partner is involved in questionable business practices things start to spin out of control. 

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The Wrong Missy (May 13)

When Tim Morris meets his dream girl and their relationship quickly escalates through texts, he throws caution to the wind and invites her to his company’s corporate retreat on an island resort… However, when a past blind date from hell shows up at the airport for the weekend getaway instead, he learns too late that he’s been texting “The Wrong Missy.”

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White Lines (May 15)

In the thrilling new series from the creator of Money Heist, the body of a legendary Manchester DJ is discovered twenty years after his mysterious disappearance from Ibiza. When his sister returns to the beautiful Spanish island to find out what happened, her investigation leads her through a thrilling world of dance clubs, lies and cover-ups, forcing her to confront the darker sides of her own character in a place where people live life on the edge.

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The Lovebirds (May 22)

A couple (Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery. As their journey to clear their names takes them from one extreme – and hilarious – circumstance to the next, they must figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.

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Uncut Gems (May 25)

From acclaimed filmmakers, Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score.

When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

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Be sure to set your reminders and check back as I will be adding more Netflix titles as they are released.

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Xaviera Bryant is the CEO and Founder of Ice Cream Conversations. She's a self-made entrepreneur with over 13 years of experience as an entertainment writer with integrity...and a sense of humor.
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