US Netflix May New Releases: Watch them anywhere with a VPN

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The new releases coming to US Netflix in May have been announced and once again there is much to excite fans of both their TV and movie content.

Movie fans will be licking their lips at some of the classic films that are landing this month including Audrey Tautou in the French classic Amelie, and classic Abba-themed musical caper Mamma Mia.

There is fun for all the family with the third outing of the High School Musical franchise, High School Musical 3: Senior Year starring Zac Effron and Vanessa Hudgens, as well as the Pixar classic Shrek. And horror fans will be looking forward to the likes of Scream 2and The Reaping.

For TV fans, the much-anticipated Netflix original series The Rain sees their first outing into the hugely popular Scandi-noir genre.

Bye Nye, science guy is back with the third series of Bill Nye Saves the World. Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin are back with a Netflix original special, Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life.

And there are also two new episodes of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, with Tina Fey and Howard Stern taking questions from the legendary chat show host.

US Netflix May 2018 releases

May 1

  • 27: Gone Too Soon
  • A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
  • Amelie
  • Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures, Season 1
  • Beautiful Girls
  • Darc
  • God’s Own Country
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
  • Mr. Woodcock
  • My Perfect Romance
  • Pocoyo & Cars
  • Pocoyo & The Space Circus
  • Queens of Comedy, Season 1
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Red Dragon
  • Scream 2
  • Shrek
  • Simon, Season 1
  • Sliding Doors
  • Sometimes (NETFLIX FILM)
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Carter Effect
  • The Clapper
  • The Reaping
  • The Strange Name Movie
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, Season 2

May 2

  • Jailbreak

May 4

  • A Little Help with Carol Burnett (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
  • Anon
  • Busted!, Season 1 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
  • Dear White People, Volume 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
  • Forgive Us Our Debts (NETFLIX FILM)
  • Kong: King of the Apes, Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
  • Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo
  • Manhunt (NETFLIX FILM)
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: Tina Fey (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
  • No Estoy Loca
  • The Rain, Season 1 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

May 5

  • Faces Places

May 6

  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

May 8

  • Desolation
  • Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

May 9

  • Dirty Girl

May 11

  • Bill Nye Saves the World, Season 3 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
  • Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
  • Spirit Riding Free, Season 5 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
  • The Kissing Booth (NETFLIX FILM)
  • The Who Was? Show, Season 1 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

May 13

  • Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

May 14

  • The Phantom of the Opera

May 15

  • Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Season 4
  • Grand Designs, Seasons 13-14
  • Only God Forgives
  • The Game 365, Seasons 15-16

May 16

  • 89
  • Mamma Mia!
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • The Kingdom
  • Wanted

May 18

  • Cargo (NETFLIX FILM)
  • Catching Feelings (NETFLIX FILM)
  • Inspector Gadget, Season 4 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

May 19

  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Disney’s Scandal, Season 7
  • Small Town Crime

May 20

  • Some Kind of Beautiful

May 21

  • Señora Acero, Season 4

May 22

  • Mob Psycho 100, Season 1 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
  • Shooter, Season 2
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors, Part 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
  • Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

May 23

  • Explained (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

May 24

  • Fauda, Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
  • Survivors Guide to Prison

May 25

  • Ibiza (NETFLIX FILM)
  • Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
  • The Toys That Made Us, Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
  • Trollhunters, Part 3 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

May 26

  • Sara’s Notebook (NETFLIX FILM)

May 27

  • The Break with Michelle Wolf (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

May 29

  • Disney·Pixar Coco

May 30

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 4 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

May 31

  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: Howard Stern (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

How to watch US Netflix anywhere

As always, there is plenty of new content coming to the US version of Netflix which will not be available to subscribers anywhere else in the world. So, if you are based outside the US, or will be travelling outside the country during May, you are likely to be looking at this list rather enviously.

Because Netflix only buys up rights to shows in some countries, it is not able to make all its content available universally. And while Netflix Original content should be available from anywhere, many of the other TV shows and movies on this list will not be.

But there is a workaround that you can use to allow you to access US Netflix from wherever you are in the world.

By using a VPN, it is possible to subscribe to and access US Netflix from just about everywhere. They offer a loophole which Netflix has tried, and so far, failed, to close. As a result, some VPNs can still help you access US Netflix no matter what country you are in.

Our recommended VPN for Netflix users at the moment is NordVPN which continues to allow access to US Netflix without a problem. So, if you want to check out any of the new releases coming to US Netflix this month, but aren’t going to be in the USA, here is a short guide to help you do just that.

  1. Visit the NordVPN website and click Get NordVPN. Select the right subscription package for you and use the coupon VPNCOMP to save 30% offselect packages. Then just follow the simple onscreen instructions to complete your sign up.
  2. Next, head to the VPN Appsarea of the NordVPN website and download the correct app for your device and operating system. Once installed, open it and log in using the details given to you in step 1.
  3. Choose one of NordVPN’s many US-based servers and click Connect.
  4. Then all you need to do is visit the US Netflix website, log into your account, and start enjoying all the great new content coming in May.

David Spencer

Author: David Spencer

David is VPNCompare's News Editor. Anything going on in the privacy world and he's got his eye on it. He's also interested in unblocking sports allowing him to watch his favourite football team wherever he is in the world.

Away from writing, he enjoys reading and politics. He is currently learning Mandarin too... slowly.

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