Destress after finals with Netflix’s new May additions

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With finals rapidly approaching, there’s a good chance that you won’t have the time to binge on your favorite shows until after you ace that last exam. As the semester comes to a close, it’s out with the old and in with the new, so here’s what’s coming and leaving Netflix in May. 

On May 1, comedy classics “Wedding Crashers,” “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” and “Dumb and Dumber” will be available. If you’re looking for a good throwback then watch out for “Casper” and “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat.” Meanwhile, a few cult classics make a return: “Scarface,” “Gremlins,” “Scream” and “The Matrix” trilogy will all come back. Other noteworthy movies that arrive in May are “Zombieland,” “Insidious,” “Moonlight,” “Weed the People” and “Mr. Mom.” 

A Netflix original to pay attention to is “Knock Down the House,” a documentary featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other female democrats who ran for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. Be sure also to look out for “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” a Ted Bundy biopic starring Zac Efron, and “Wine Country,” starring “Saturday Night Live” veterans Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch. “When They See Us” is an upcoming limited series about the real-life story of the Central Park Five, a group of black and Latino teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of raping a white woman in the late 1980s. Other Netflix originals worth looking into are “Flinch,” “Tuca and Bertie,” “Jailbirds” and “A Tale of Two Kitchens.” 

Fans will be excited to see season 14 of “Supernatural” and season 7 of “Arrow” added to the catalog. Not only this, but season 5 of “The Flash” and season 3 of “Riverdale” will be binged by some people. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “Supergirl” will have a fourth season added to each show. 

Of course, Netflix has to do some of its own cleaning, and, with this, the “Jaws” trilogy, as well as several Bond films like “Dr. No,” “License to Kill” and “From Russia With Love,” will be removed. Classics like “Sixteen Candles,” “Dances With Wolves” and “West Side Story” will leave over the course of May. Be sure to watch fan favorites like “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” and “Watchmen” before their eventual departure. 

For a full list of what’s coming and leaving Netflix in May, check out geek.com. 


Brandon Barzola is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at brandon.barzola@uconn.edu.

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