Netflix has added roughly 60 titles to its streaming library this month. Among those 60 titles are new original programming and some noteworthy documentary films. Here are our top five Netflix new releases to watch in May.
Grace and Frankie
Hoping to continue their successful string of original shows, Netflix will premier their highly anticipated comedy Grace and Frankie on May 8.
The 13-episode series stars Hollywood veterans Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as former foes who are brought together after their husbands announce they’ve decided to get married.
Martin Sheen (The West Wing) and Sam Waterston (Law and Order) co-star as the husbands. The cast also includes Brooklyn Decker (Just Go With It), Barry Bostwick (Spin City), and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters).
Marta Kauffman, who is best known as the co-creator of Friends, and Howard J. Morris are the show’s creators.
On May 21, Netflix will premier another original series entitled Between. The science fiction drama stars former Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy (iCarly) as a pregnant teenager living in a small town, which has been struck with a mysterious virus that’s killed everyone over the age of 21.
Between also stars Jim Watson (The Strain), Ryan Allen (Copper), and Wesley Morgan (Really Me).
The series is set for 6 one-hour episodes. Unlike most Netflix shows, the streaming site will release one episode each week rather than all at once.
The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir
Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir gets his chance to shine in The Other One, which premiers on Netflix May 22. The film, which made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring, chronicles Weir’s relationship with former Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia and sheds light on how he views Deadheads.
The documentary is directed by Mike Fleiss, who is no stranger to the music documentary genre. Fleiss also directed the 2011 documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne.
Hot Girls Wanted
On May 29, Netlix will begin streaming Hot Girls Wanted, a documentary that centers on young women involved in amateur pornography. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
The movie is directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, who also helmed 2012’s Sexy Baby, which dealt with how pornography and social media affect women.
Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)
Another month and another Netflix original stand up comedy special. This year, Netflix has premiered several stand up specials, including Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden. On May 22, the streaming site will premiere I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine), from comedienne Jen Kirkman.
In the special Kirkman covers topics such as sex over the age of 40, divorce, and why she’d be a terrible mother.
Kirkman is best known for her appearances on Chelsea Lately and the web series Drunk History. She also has a hit podcast entitled I Seem Fun.