Here's the Best of the Best in Netflix's May 2020 Release Line-up - Reel Advice Movie Reviews

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Here's the Best of the Best in Netflix's May 2020 Release Line-up


Hope everyone has been safe and healthy this past month for our viewers. As a new month is about to come again, here's our best of the best picks for all things Netflix this May 2020:
MUST-WATCH SERIES
Hollywood - Launch Date: May 1 
A new limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, HOLLYWOOD follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost.     
Snowpiercer - Launch Date: Coming in May 
In this futuristic thriller, the world has become a frozen wasteland, and the remaining humans inhabit a giant train that perpetually circles the globe.
Space Force - Launch Date: May 29 
A coming-of-age comedy series about the life of a modern first-generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Mindy Kaling's own childhood. 

Reckoning - Launch Date: May 1

When an infamous serial killer who has gone dormant for years is believed to have killed again, two men closely linked to the case are set on a dangerous collision course that threatens both their families. Homicide Detective Mike Serrato (Aden Young) and high school Guidance Counselor Leo Doyle (Sam Trammell) try to do what is best for the people they love and the families they protect, but as both struggle to suppress their inner demons, the murder of a local teenager sets them on a course of mutual destruction that will emanate through every facet of their quiet, suburban community.     

Strangers from Hell - Launch Date: May 15 
Unpleasant events disturb the life of an aspiring crime fiction writer when he becomes a resident of an apartment building teeming with shady neighbors.

UPCOMING UNIQUE ORIGINALS 

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill - Launch Date: May 5 
Jerry Seinfeld’s new hour-long special, Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill, reinforces his reputation as the precision-craftsman of standup comedy. Premiering on May 5, 2020, only on Netflix, the special features a spectacular arrival to the Beacon Theatre in New York City, and showcases Seinfeld’s sharp angles on everyday life, uncovering comedy in the commonplace. 

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas - Launch Date: May 26 
Emmy and Peabody award winning comedian Hannah Gadsby stopped the comedy world in its tracks with her genre bending show, Nanette. Having given herself her very own tough act to follow, she named her difficult second album after her eldest dog and took it for a walk across the planet, finishing up in Los Angeles and recording her second Netflix comedy special, Hannah Gadbsy: Douglas.

Ben Platt Live From Radio City Music Hall - Launch Date: May 20 
Actor and singer Ben Platt performs in a sold-out show recorded at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  

FILM CLASSICS 

The Godfather I-III - Launch Date: May 1
This epic adaptation of Mario Puzo’s novel tells the story of a powerful Italian-American family led by Don Vito Corleone.   
Schindler's List - Launch Date: May 22 
Oskar Schindler becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to help save 1100 Jews from Auschwitz during World War II. 
Psycho - Launch Date: May 22 
A woman on the run from the law spends the night at the Bates Motel, where she meets its owner Norman, a mysterious young man who is interested in taxidermy and has a complicated relationship with his mother.  

12 Monkeys - Launch Date: May 22
A woman on the run from the law spends the night at the Bates Motel, where she meets its owner Norman, a mysterious young man who is interested in taxidermy and has a complicated relationship with his mother.  

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial  - Launch Date: May 22 
A lonely suburban boy befriends a gentle alien and tries to help it return home while protecting it from government forces that are in pursuit. 


American Beauty  - Launch Date: May 16 
While struggling to endure his tightly wound wife, an unfulfilling job and a surly teen, a man becomes obsessed with his teenage daughter’s fellow cheerleader schoolmate. Emboldened by his sudden feeling of being alive, he sets on a self-destructive path of a midlife crisis.   

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