Here's what's new to Netflix streaming in May

Nearly 50 titles are being made available this month; here are some to look out for

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Netflix streaming has just announced its list of the films and TV shows that will be available for viewing in May, and holy cow, there are a lot to choose from. Prepare your eyes for some marathon viewing. Time Out New York content director Nick Leftley recommends the following titles:

Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983): One of the funniest stand-up shows ever filmed. The fact that Murphy was only 22 years old when he made this is still downright astonishing.

Annie Hall (1997): Woody Allen at his most effective, Diane Keaton at her most charming. Simply irresistible.

Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956): The infamous attempt to sell Godzilla to an American audience, complete with new scenes shot with Raymond Burr, is not recommended per se (especially when you can see the stunning original), but with the Bryan Cranston–starring remake on the way, it’s an intriguing look at Hollywood’s early attempts to cash in on the kaiju craze.

From Russia with Love (1963): The second Bond outing for Connery is the best (perhaps only) actual spy movie of the whole Bond catalog, as his next film, Goldfinger, transformed the franchise into the action-packed spectacles we know today. Bond’s complete lack of surprise at the villain’s reveal (“Red wine with fish? That should have told me something”) is still fantastic.

Hook (1991): It’s a pretty abysmal movie, but with Bob Hoskins’s recent tragic death, it’s a nice reminder of the comedic energy he could bring to even the smallest supporting role.

And here is the full list of what's coming to Netflix streaming in May:

Available May 1
Adventures in Babysitting
Boys Don't Cry
Broadway Idiot
Forrest Gump
Gladiator
Hook
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Kiss the Girls
La Bamba
Legend of Bagger Vance
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Psych: Season 7
The Big Chill
The Prince of Tides

Available May 4
Top Gear: Series 20

Available May 8
Royal Pains: Season 5

Available May 9
Much Ado About Nothing

Available May 10
Pain and Gain

Available May 11
American Dad!: Season Eight
Apartment 1303

Available May 13
Free Birds

Available May 15
Eddie Murphy: Delirious
Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Available May 16
Sanctum

Available May 17
Scandal: Season Three
Star Trek Into Darkness

Available May 22
Machete Kills

Available May 27
Escape from Tomorrow
Leviathan
Vanishing of the Bees
 
Available May 29
Brave Miss World
These Birds Walk

Available May 30
Wicker Park

Available May 31
Annie Hall

GO UNDERCOVER WITH 007—All titles available May 1
Goldfinger
A View to a Kill
For Your Eyes Only
From Russia with Love
Live and Let Die
Never Say Never Again
You Only Live Twice

THE YEAR OF GODZILLA!—All titles available May 1
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero
Godzilla vs. Mothra
Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
Godzilla's Revenge


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