What’s Coming to and Leaving Netflix May 2016

Fans of quirky comedies might be disappointed to see Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Clerks removed from Netflix in the next month. But the good news is that Maria Bamford’s new show, Lady Dynamite, begins streaming on May 20, and if you ask her, she’s probably not supposed to be here today, either.

Lady Dynamite

Lady Dynamite is a “mockumentary” that, like much of her comedy career, delves into the details of her personal life — her career as a comedian and burgeoning actress; her sometimes weird, but overwhelmingly supportive relationship with her family, especially her parents; and the unique challenges she faces as a person living with a mental illness.

Lady Dynamite is the second Netflix/Maria Bamford collaboration. The first was The Special Special Special, a gleeful and oh-so-awkward 49-minute stand-up comedy show shot in Bamford’s own living room with a two person audience: her parents. Remember that weird, but overwhelmingly supportive relationship we mentioned? This is one definite example of that. If you haven’t seen The Special Special Special, we urge you to queue it up ASAP. She orders pizza and burns a batch of cookies in the middle of the show. Yes, really. We’re going to go out on a limb and say that Bamford’s parents are likely ecstatic that Lady Dynamite will feature actors portraying them instead of playing themselves.

This is the true story of a woman who loses — and then finds — her shit.

Lady Dynamite is a 12-episode half-hour comedy from Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park) starring comedian-actress Maria Bamford. Based on what she has accepted to be “her life,” the semi-autobiographical, semi-surreal series is a truthful look at the highs and lows of Bamford’s life — as an actor on the rise, during her hospitalization for bipolar disorder, and through her present life in LA, where she’s reached a middle ground and found love.

Here’s the full list of what’s coming to the streaming service and what will be leaving in May.

Coming to Netflix May 2016

Available May 1:

A Study in Sherlock
Ava’s Possessions
Bring It On
Bring It On: All or Nothing
Easy Living (Seasons 1-3)
El Crítico
FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue
Finger of God
Gary Gulman: It’s About Time
Great Expectations
I Am Road Comic
Jesus Town, USA
Just Friends
Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of the Bus Funny
Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent
Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz
LoliRock (Season 1)
My Last Day Without You
The Nutty Professor
Off the Map
Palm Trees in the Snow
Shark Lake
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
Sixteen Candles
Sugar Coated
Things We Lost in the Fire
To Catch a Thief
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream
Who’s Driving Doug

Available May 2:

The Replacements

Available May 3:


Available May 4:

The Keeping Room
Shanghai Knights

Available May 5:

Fourth Man Out

Available May 6:

Ali Wong: Baby Cobra
Baby Daddy (Season 5)
Grace and Frankie (Season 2) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Young & Hungry (Season 3)

Available May 8:

The Chosen Ones

Available May 9:

A Stand Up Guy

Available May 10:

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Available May 11:

They Look Like People

Available May 12:

Bleeding Heart

Available May 15:

We Are Still Here
Yo Soy la Salsa

Available May 17:

American Dad! (Season 10)
Kindergarten Cop 2
Slasher (Season 1)

Available May 18:

A Girl Like Her

Available May 19:

Benders (Season 1)

Available May 20:

Lady Dynamite (Season 1) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available May 22:

David and Goliath
The Letters
The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death

Available May 23:


Available May 26:

Graceland (Season 3)
The Last Man on the Moon

Available May 27:

Bloodline (Season 2) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Chef’s Table (Season 2, Part 1) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mako Mermaids (Season 4)
Hell on Wheels (Season 5)

Leaving Netflix May 2016

Leaving May 1:

The Animatrix
Anna Karenina
Author! Author!
Beware of Mr. Baker
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Broadway Idiot
Bus Stop
The Good Life
Holiday Engagement
Kiss of Death
Mad Hot Ballroom
Mona Lisa Is Missing
Ralphie May: Austin-tatious
Terms and Conditions May Apply
That’s What I Am
Truth or Die
Young & Handsome: An Evening with Jeff Garlin

Leaving May 2:

Slightly Single in L.A.

Leaving May 3:

JFK: The Smoking Gun

Leaving May 4:

Stealing Harvard

Leaving May 6:

Finding Normal

Leaving May 7:

JFK: A President Betrayed

Leaving May 9:

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
Tears of the Sun

Leaving May 10:

The Score

Leaving May 12:

The Ladykillers

Leaving May 13:

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?

Leaving May 14:

The Master of Disguise

Leaving May 15:

A Pope for Everyone
Bratz: BFF: Best Friends Forever
The Greatest Places: IMAX
In Her Skin
The Quest (Season 1)
Search for the Great Sharks: IMAX
Tiger Eyes

Leaving May 16:

Blade Runner (Theatrical Cut)
The Last Tycoon

Leaving May 19:

Peep World

Leaving May 21:

Struck by Lightning

Leaving May 22:

Stand Off

Leaving May 23:

Black Hawk Down

Leaving May 27:

Escape from Tomorrow
Run & Jump
Vanishing of the Bees

Leaving May 28:


Leaving May 29:

These Birds Walk

Leaving May 31:


5 thoughts on “What’s Coming to and Leaving Netflix May 2016”

  1. Awesome list, I can’t wait to enjoy these movies with friends or with family! I miss watching most of these movies and some are movies that my kids love too!

  2. Ooh, nice updates. I don’t mind the cycle of being in and out, usually if I really like a movie or show, I would’ve watched it a dozen times already! May’s gonna be an awesome month for me and my Netflix.

  3. Omg so many great movies coming to Netflix this month!!! Can’t wait for kindergarten cop!

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