All Netflix Releases in May 2022: What's Out This Week?

Netflix is chock-a-block full of great shows and movies (and some pretty awful ones as well). What's out this month, and more importantly, this week?
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What is coming out on Netflix this month? | © Netflix

Every year, we get dozens of fantastic Netflix shows and films beamed right to our television screens via this fantastic streaming platform. We also get a ton of garbage, that's true, but let's just focus on the positives, shall we? From the various Netflix films that won accolades at The Oscars 2022, to the rumored Bioshock movie and upcoming Squid Game "Universe" content, there's always a lot to look forward to every month.

The thing is, though, that we also see many losses every month. The sudden removal of all Marvel content from Netflix, simply due to Disney+ being a thing, is the latest casualty, but we often see pretty major shows (for example, New Girl) being removed regularly from the service. We want to keep you up-to-date on all the recent developments, so here's a quick guide for your enjoyment.

Here's how it is going to work: each week we are going to update the beginning section of this article so that you have a nice weekly list of additions and removals. After this, we'll dive into the nitty-gritty of each month, regularly updating you with all the information you'll need to know month-to-month. Thus, don't forget to check back on this article so that you don't need to wade through Netflix's lengthy press releases, or diabolical menus, to figure this stuff out. Enough babble, let's dive-on-in!

Netflix Weekly Releases and Departures

In this opening section, we will take a look at what is coming out this week on Netflix, and also what is being removed. You are currently reading the weekly additions and removals for the week of May 16 to May 23. In other words, from Monday to Sunday.

What's Out on Netflix this Week (May 16 - May 23)?

There is a lot coming to Netflix this week. Indeed, you will literally be watching all week if you want to see it all. Here's the list...

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Jackass is Back | © Netflix

May 16, 2022

  • Blippi's Adventures
  • Servant of the People, Season 2-3
  • Vampire in the Garden

May 17, 2022

  • The Future Diary, Season 2

May 18, 2022

  • The Circle, Season 4
  • Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror
  • Love on the Spectrum U.S.
  • The Perfect Family
  • Toscana
  • Who Killed Sara?, Season 3

May 19, 2022

  • A Perfect Pairing
  • The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib
  • The G Word with Adam Conover
  • Insiders, Season 2
  • The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar
  • Rodrigo Sant'Anna: I've Arrived

May 20, 2022

  • Ben Is Back
  • F*ck Love Too
  • Jackass 4.5
  • Love, Death & Robots, Volume 3
  • Wrong Side of the Tracks

May 22, 2022

  • One Piece

May 23, 2022

  • Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, Season 2
  • Godspeed
  • Sea of Love


What's Leaving Netflix this Week (May 16 - May 23)?

Get in quick because these movies and television programs are leaving Netflix between now and May 23rd.

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Shot Caller | © Netflix

May 19, 2022

  • Rosario Tijeras (Mexico), Seasons 1-2

May 23, 2022

  • Shot Caller


What's Coming to Netflix in May 2022?

There is a ridiculous amount of content coming to Netflix in May, as there is each and every month. What we're going to do here is first give you a quick breakdown of the most significant releases in May, and then we're going to give you a nice long list for you to peruse.

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy's "Servant of the People" is coming to Netflix, in light of the war in Ukraine. | © Kvartal 95

Key Netflix Releases in May 2022

A ton of shows and movies release every month on Netflix. There is so much to talk about but, let's be real, the majority of stuff that drops each month are old shows and movies that are being plopped onto the streaming service for our viewing pleasure. Thus, in this section, we will focus entirely on new releases that are coming out in the month of question.

Servant of the People, Season 2-3: May 16, 2022

In late February 2022, Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine. These brutal events have shocked the world, but has also made Ukraine's charismatic leader, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a household name. Zelenskyy made his name originally as a comedian and performer, starring in several Ukrainian television programs. Netflix is now bringing Servant of the people, a show in which Zelenskyy plays a high-school teacher who accidentally becomes President of Ukraine. It would be fascinating to watch this show in light of recent events, so it is really great that it's coming to Netflix.

The Circle, Season 4: Throughout May 2022

This American reality TV Show is returning to Netflix throughout May 2022. The game show puts contestants into separate apartments within a building. They cannot communicate with the outside world, or with each other face-to-face. Instead, they have to communicate via text message. It's honestly a really disturbing and unethical concept, and we would recommend avoiding something that's this stuffed-up. Surely, a symptom of the Covid-age, The Circle really is worth a hard-pass.


Stranger Things 4, Volume 1: May 27, 2022

The first volume of Stranger Thing's fourth Season will be dropping on Netflix on May 27, 2022. We're not going to go into any story details as we want to avoid any spoilers, but this is a pretty big deal for Stranger Things fans, who haven't seen a new Season since Season 3 dropped back in 2019. It has basically been three years since that Season aired, and we haven't really heard anything from this universe ever since. It's exciting, though, isn't it?


Outlander, Season 5: May 10, 2022

Outlander continues its saucy take on a period drama in 2022's Season 5. It still feels rather unbelievable that the show premiered way back in 2014 and is still running pretty consistently. Anyway, we will continue to get more Outlander Seasons until people stop watching the darn show, and it looks like Season 5 will conclude on Netflix on May 10. If this is your thing, it's worth a look, if not, then avoid this show like the plague.


All Netflix Releases in May 2022

May 1, 2022

  • 423 Ninjas: Kick Back
  • 40-Love
  • A River Runs Through It
  • Are You the One?, Season 6
  • Blippi Wonders, Season 1
  • Corpse Bride
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Den of Thieves
  • Dirty Harry
  • Empire State
  • Forrest Gump
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Hello, My Name Is Doris
  • Jackass: The Movie
  • Jackass 2.5
  • Jackass 3.5
  • John Q
  • Menace II Society
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Rambo
  • Rambo: Last Blood
  • Road to Perdition
  • Seven Years in Tibet
  • Soul Surfer
  • Summerland
  • The Gentlemen
  • The Lake House
  • U.S. Marshals (1998)
  • War of the Worlds
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • You've Got Mail

May 2, 2022

  • Octonauts: Above & Beyond, Season 2

May 3, 2022

  • Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive

May 4, 2022

  • 40 Years Young
  • The Circle, Season 4
  • El marginal, Season 5
  • Meltdown: Three Mile Island
  • Summertime, Season 3

May 5, 2022

  • Blood Sisters
  • Clark
  • The Pentaverate
  • Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go, Season 1
  • Wild Babies

May 6, 2022

  • Along for the Ride
  • Marmaduke
  • The Sound of Magic
  • Thar
  • The Takedown
  • Welcome to Eden

May 8, 2022

  • Christina P: Mom Genes

May 9, 2022

  • Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable War

May 10, 2022

  • Outlander, Season 5
  • Workin' Moms, Season 6
  • 42 Days of Darkness
  • Brotherhood, Season 2
  • The Circle, Season 4
  • Operation Mincemeat
  • Our Father
  • The Getaway King

May 12, 2022

  • Maverix
  • Savage Beauty

May 13, 2022

  • Bling Empire, Season 2
  • The Life and Movies of Erşan Kuneri
  • The Lincoln Lawyer
  • New Heights
  • Senior Year

May 14, 2022

  • Borrego

May 15, 2022

  • PJ Masks, Season 4

May 16, 2022

  • Blippi's Adventures
  • Servant of the People, Season 2-3
  • Vampire in the Garden

May 17, 2022

  • The Future Diary, Season 2

May 18, 2022

  • The Circle, Season 4
  • Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror
  • Love on the Spectrum U.S.
  • The Perfect Family
  • Toscana
  • Who Killed Sara?, Season 3

May 19, 2022

  • A Perfect Pairing
  • The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib
  • The G Word with Adam Conover
  • Insiders, Season 2
  • The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar
  • Rodrigo Sant'Anna: I've Arrived

May 20, 2022

  • Ben Is Back
  • F*ck Love Too
  • Jackass 4.5
  • Love, Death & Robots, Volume 3
  • Wrong Side of the Tracks

May 22, 2022

  • One Piece

May 23, 2022

  • Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, Season 2
  • Godspeed
  • Sea of Love

May 25, 2022

  • The Circle, Season 4
  • Larva Pendant
  • Somebody Feed Phil, Season 5

May 26, 2022

  • Insiders, Season 2
  • My Little Pony: Make Your Mark
  • Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series, Part 3

May 27, 2022

  • Stranger Things 4, Volume 1

May 30, 2022

  • Mighty Little Bheem: I Love Taj Mahal

May 31, 2022

  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Season 1
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Season 1

What's Leaving Netflix in May 2022?

Whilst we don't have a specific count, we can say that there are almost as many - if not more - titles leaving Netflix in May than are being introduced. Again, we're going to give you a breakdown of the key titles that are being removed - so that you can make sure to check them out before they disappear - and then we'll give you a full list! On we go...

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Downton Abbey is leaving Netflix in May, which is a deep shame. | © Universal Pictures

Key Netflix Departures in May 2022

Many Netflix films leave the service every month, drawing the ire of many of the platform's users. I mean, who wants to see their favorite films and TV Shows migrate to other services or just sort of, well, disappear? No one, right? Right! It happens, though, so we're here to give you some of the key movies/TV shows that are leaving Netflix this month. Oh, and after this, we have listed... everything. So check that out as well!

Bill Burr – You People Are All The Same: May 31, 2022

Bill Burr is one of the best comedians of the twenty-first century. His combination of raw wit, snarky humor and astute observations make it hard not to piss yourself whenever you watch his standup. Thus, to see that one of his seminal Standup Specials, You People Are All The Same, is leaving Netflix on May 31, is a rip-roaring shame. Oh well, we suppose that you will just need to check it out before the end of May. What a shame!

Downton Abbey, Series 1-6: May 31, 2022

Bizarrely, Downton Abbey is leaving Netflix at the end of May. With a new film due out pretty soon, it does seem very strange that they would remove the show from Netflix at this point. Realistically it probably just means that it will be moving to a different streaming platform. Which one? We're not sure at this stage. Anyway, Downton Abbey is an incredible British Drama about a high-class family living in early twentieth-century England. It's amazing, if you haven't seen it, so check it out before it disappears from Netflix...

Stardust: May 31, 2022

Stardust is a lovely science-fiction fantasy film from the mid-2000s. Honestly, this is an absolute classic for anyone who likes those British-style fantasy epics, and is totally worth a watch if you haven't. What else is great about it? Well, Ricky Gervais is in the movie, that's a good start. Look, we're not here to sell movies to you. And many people really dislike this movie, so it's kind of hit-or-miss. I love it, and lots of people do, and will be sad to see it leave Netflix on May 31.

The Disaster Artist: May 31, 2022

Based on the making of Tommy Wiseau's cult-classic, and disastrous film, The Room, The Disaster Artist is a pretty fantastic movie. Following the making of the original movie, The Disaster Artist features both James Franco and Seth Rogan as the two main characters, with Franco taking the director's chair as well. It's pretty great if you like bio pics and is an interesting insight into a movie that has baffled audiences since it released in the early 2000s. If you have been asking "how the fork can something this bad be released?", then this is the movie to watch.

All Netflix Departures in May 2022

May 1, 2022

  • Colony, Seasons 1-3
  • Hoarders, Season 11
  • WWII in HD, Season 1

May 3, 2022

  • StartUp, Seasons 1-3
  • The Clovehitch Killer

May 12, 2022

  • Eye in the Sky

May 19, 2022

  • Rosario Tijeras (Mexico), Seasons 1-2

May 23, 2022

  • Shot Caller

May 31, 2022

  • Battleship
  • Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same
  • Chloe
  • Closer
  • Coach Carter
  • Dennis the Menace
  • Downton Abbey, Series 1-6
  • Final Destination 3
  • Final Destination 5
  • Free Willy
  • Hairspray
  • Happy Endings, Seasons 1-3
  • Happy Feet
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Sniper: Legacy
  • Stardust
  • Sucker Punch
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
  • The Blind Side
  • The Devil’s Advocate
  • The Disaster Artist
  • The Final Destination
  • Top Gun
  • Wild Things
  • Zoolander


So there you have it! Everything that is coming to, and leaving Netflix, in 2022. There is just so much in this article that we would be surprised if you are reading this li'l tid-bit. Thus, eat a pizza, sit down, binge some Netflix and don't forget to listen to The EarlyGame Podcast. It's great, and this is a shameless plug. Have fun.