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Five shows to stream on Netflix in May

Netflix MayThere is something for everyone on Netflix during May.

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Netflix is pulling out all the stops this May and offers up a healthy mix of new shows and returning fan favourites to keep you entertained all month along.

There’s something for everyone. Let’s have a look at Netflix’s best releases this month.

Dead To Me

A dark single-camera comedy about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.

The show was created by Liz Feldman and received favourable reviews from critics since its release.

Release date: 3 May 2019.

IMDb rating: 8.4

Dead To Me Cast:

  • Christina Applegate as Jen Harding
  • Linda Cardellini as Judy Hale
  • James Marsden as Steve Wood
  • Max Jenkins as Christopher Doyle
  • Sam McCarthy as Charlie
  • Luke Roessler as Henry
  • Edward Asner as Abe
  • Diana Maria Riva as Ana Perez
  • Suzy Nakamura as Karen
  • Keong Sim as Pastor Wayne
  • Haley Sims as Kayley
  • Lily Knight as Linda
  • Blair Beeken as Wendy
  • Telma Hopkins as Yolanda

All In My Family

Documentarian Hao Wu brings us a heartfelt portrait of how he created a thoroughly modern family in America, only to face the dilemma of introducing his same-sex partner and their children to his deeply traditional parents and relatives in China.

Hao Wu also brought us the award-winning documentary People’s Republic of Desire, which offers a behind-the-scenes view of China’s live-streaming industry.

From his pen, we also got The Road to Fame, Beijing or Bust, and Nowhere to Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing.

Release date: 3 May 2019.

IMDb rating: 5.4

“I feel that this film is a celebration of families, a celebration of the enduring love within families that survives through worries and compromises. Insomuch as this film touches on China, I’d like to show to the global audience that being gay, being Chinese, and being a son of a big extended family is really not that different from elsewhere in the world.”

Director Hao Wu

Get Out

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend’s parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

The 2017 horror film is the award-winning Jordan Peele’s directorial debut. The film grossed $255m worldwide on a budget of only $4.5m. It was the tenth most profitable film that year.

Release date: 3 May 2019.

IMDb rating: 7.7

Cast:

  • Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington (Zailand Adams as 11-year-old Chris)
  • Allison Williams as Rose Armitage
  • Catherine Keener as Missy Armitage
  • Bradley Whitford as Dean Armitage
  • Caleb Landry Jones as Jeremy Armitage
  • Stephen Root as Jim Hudson
  • Lakeith Stanfield as Andre Hayworth / Logan King
  • Lil Rel Howery as Rod Williams
  • Marcus Henderson as Walter
  • Betty Gabriel as Georgina
  • Erika Alexander as Detective Latoya
  • Richard Herd as Roman Armitage

Undercover

A major ecstasy producer living in luxury on the Dutch-Belgian border faces big changes with two undercover agents begin moving in on his operation.

The Belgian Federal Police finds itself on the track of one of the world’s largest XTC networks, which has been under the radar for years. The Dutchman Ferry Bouman is at the head.

A man who, despite his fortune, prefers to spend his time in a simple chalet on the popular campsite next to his villa. Ferry is slippery and seems elusive, so the Belgian and Dutch police forces decide to join forces.

Release date: 3 May 2019.

IMDb rating: 8.0

Cast:

  • Tom Waes as Bob Lemmens
  • Anna Drijver as Kim De Rooij
  • Frank Lammers as Ferry Bouman
  • Elise Schaap as Danielle Bouman
  • Raymond Thiry as John Zwart
  • Robbie Cleiren as Marc Gevers
  • Manou Kersting as Nick
  • Katrien de Ruysscher as Liesbeth Mertens
  • Huub Smit as Dennis De Vries
  • Lieke van den Broek as Sonja van Kamp

The Last Summer

Standing on the precipice of adulthood, a group of friends navigate new relationships, while reexamining others, during their final summer before college.

This romantic comedy was directed by William Bindley for Netflix. Bindley is also known for The Nut Job, The Lost Boys and Alex & Me.

Release date: 3 May 2019.

IMDb rating: 5.5

Cast:

  • KJ Apa as Griffin
  • Maia Mitchell as Phoebe
  • Jacob Latimore as Alec
  • Halston Sage as Erin
  • Tyler Posey as Ricky Santos
  • Sosie Bacon as Audrey
  • Mario Revolori as Reece
  • Wolfgang Novogratz as Foster
  • Jacob McCarthy as Chad
  • Gage Golightly as Paige
  • Audrey Grace Marshall as Lilah
  • Greer Grammer as Christine
  • Jackie Sandler as Tracey
  • Norman Johnson Jr as Mason
  • Gabrielle Anwar as Griffin’s Mom
  • Ed Quinn as Griffin’s Dad
  • Brenna Sherman as Sierra
  • Gabriel “Minnow” Vigliotti as Zachary
  • Ryan Hill as Garrett

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