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What's new on Netflix in May 2017?

From season 5 of House of Cards to Riverdale, here's everything we'll be binge-watching this month

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Summer is quickly approaching - for some, that means lying pool-side with a drink hoping to catch up on relaxation. For many, it probably means Netflix (even if you don't want to admit it).

It's cool, because the streaming network has you covered with all of the cool original Netflix titles coming this May. It's been quite a month for Netflix, with recent news that they're considering bringing titles to the big screen. I can't say for sure whether or not I'd actually go see a Netflix film in theaters when I could very well do the same from the comfort of my bed, but the option would definitely be sweet to have.

From season five of House of Cards (!!!!) to the first season of Riverdale that first made waves on the CW, here's everything we're excited to stream all summer long.

Sense8: Season 2 (May 5)

Sense8 is one of the first Netflix shows with serious hype around it - and it's well-deserved. The show broke ground with it's inclusive diversity and well-developed character arcs, amongst many other reasons to watch. Eight strangers around the world are mysteriously connected through a variety of visions and seek answers as to why. Now the second chapter of their story is here and we cannot wait to experience it.

Riverdale: Season 1 (May 18)

Riverdale has been making a lot of noise on social media as of late, which might explain why Netflix decided to pick up the series that originally ran on the CW network. It's not hard to see why, as within the first couple of episodes you're already addicted to Cole Sprouse's performance as Jughead. The show is based on the characters of the Archie Comics, and pays tribute to them in an innovative light.

War Machine (May 26)

This upcoming David Michod-directed "black comedy" film stars Brad Pitt, Topher Grace, Tilda Swinton and Anthony Michael Hall, upon others. If the star-studded cast isn't reason enough to watch, it has been described as "an absurdist war story for our times" and a "political satire." I don't know about you, but I'll take it if it means poking some fun at our corrupt war-hungry system.

House of Cards: Season 5 (May 30)

Frank Underwood is back - and we could not be more ready. The highly-anticipated fifth season of Netflix's most successful series is here, and we'll be seeing Underwood and his wife Claire on the same ticket in the presidential race. "They are a couple of survivors, and power is the Underwoods' religion," executive producer Melissa James Gibson told Entertainment Weekly. "They need each other as much as ever and are constantly navigating the other's character." Little has been revealed about the actual plot, but you can bet that it'll have you on the edge of your seat (and probably screaming).

Check out the full list of this month's Netflix releases below:

May 1

  • American Experience: The Big Burn
  • American Experience: The Boys of '36
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil
  • Blood on the Mountain
  • Chaahat
  • Chocolat
  • Decanted
  • Don't Think Twice
  • Drifter
  • Forrest Gump
  • Happy Feet
  • In the Shadow of Iris
  • Love
  • Losing Sight of Shore
  • Malibu's Most Wanted
  • Nerdland
  • Raja Hindustani
  • Richard Pryor: Icon
  • Under Arrest (Season 5)

May 2

  • Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower
  • Hija De La Laguna
  • Maria Bamford: Old Baby
  • Two Lovers and a Bear

May 5

  • Chelsea (Season 2)
  • Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie
  • Kazoops! (Season 3)
  • Sense8 (Season 2)
  • Simplemente Manu NNa
  • Spirit: Riding Free (Season 1)
  • The Last Kingdom (Season 2)
  • The Mars Generation

May 6

  • Cold War 2
  • When the Bough Breaks

May 7

  • LoveTrue
  • Stake Land II
  • The Host

May 8

  • Beyond the Gates
  • Hunter Gatherer

May 9

  • Norm Macdonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery
  • Queen of the South (Season 1)
  • All We Had

May 10

  • El apóstata
  • The Adventure Club

May 11

  • Switched at Birth (Season 5)
  • The Fosters (Season 4)

May 12

  • All Hail King Julien: Exiled (Season 1)
  • Anne with an E (Season 1)
  • Get Me Roger Stone
  • Master of None (Season 2)
  • Mindhorn
  • Sahara

May 15

  • Command and Control
  • Cave
  • Lovesong
  • Sherlock: Series 4
  • The Intent

May 16

  • Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive
  • The Break-Up
  • The Place Beyond the Pines

May 18

  • Royal Pains (Season 8)
  • Riverdale (Season 1)

May 19

  • BLAME!
  • Laerte-se
  • The Keepers (Season 1)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 3)

May 21

  • What's With Wheat

May 22

  • Inglourious Basterds
  • They Call Us Monsters

May 23

  • Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
  • Dig Two Graves

May 24

  • Southpaw

May 26

  • Believe
  • Bloodline (Season 3)
  • I am Jane Doe
  • Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
  • War Machine

May 28

  • Bunk'd (Season 2)

May 29

  • Forever Pure
  • A New High

May 30

  • F is for Family
  • House of Cards (Season 5)
  • Marvel's Doctor Strange
  • Masterminds
  • Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust
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