The 10 Best Movies Added To Netflix In May 2023

Stella McDaniel

As the first whispers of summer fill the air, Netflix
prepares to unveil a tantalizing selection of cinematic gems in May 2023. With an eclectic mix of genres, from heart-pounding thrillers to poignant dramas, nostalgic comedies to thought-provoking documentaries, Netflix continues to solidify its reputation as the go-to destination for film enthusiasts.

In this article, we will delve into the top ten new movies making their way to the streaming giant’s platform on May 1. And at the bottom of this page, you can find a full round-up of every single new movie coming to Netflix.


Soft & Quiet (2022)

The only brand new release in Netflix’s April lineup is Soft & Quiet, a critically adored horror film from Blumhouse Productions. The film, directed by Beth de Araújo, features a kindergarten teacher named Emily (Stefanie Estes) who hosts a white supremacist meeting for women. But before long, a mysterious person from her past shows up to wreak havoc.

Léon: The Professional (1994)


Leon: The Professional, directed by Luc Besson, features the virtuoso talents of Jean Reno and a young Natalie Portman. This cinematic masterpiece intertwines themes of innocence and violence, portraying the delicate relationship between a solitary hitman, Leon, and a precocious girl named Mathilda. As their paths cross in the chaotic underbelly of New York, a unique yet tragic bond forms.

Pitch Perfect (2012)

In the realm of music-infused comedies, Pitch Perfect stands out. Director Jason Moore orchestrates a captivating symphony of humor and harmony, with Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson leading an ensemble cast. We follow the Barden Bellas, an all-female a cappella group, on their lively and melodious journey to regain their reputation and win the national championship.


Dawn of the Dead (2004)

In the realm of zombie horror films, Zack Snyder’s 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead is a standout. This chilling reboot, starring Sarah Polley and Ving Rhames, plunges us into a post-apocalyptic world where survivors seek refuge in a suburban shopping mall. The film diverges from its predecessor by introducing fast-moving zombies, amplifying the terror to pulse-pounding levels.

Girl, Interrupted (1999)


Girl, Interrupted, directed by James Mangold, presents a poignant exploration of mental health, with a powerhouse performance by Winona Ryder, supported by Angelina Jolie’s Oscar-winning role. This intense, 1960s-set drama delves into the lives of women at a psychiatric institution, highlighting their struggles and resilience.

Captain Phillips (2013)

Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips is a gripping, fact-based maritime thriller that harnesses the acting prowess of Tom Hanks. As the titular Captain Richard Phillips, Hanks delivers a riveting performance, encapsulating the tension and fear experienced when Somali pirates hijack the Maersk Alabama.


Above Suspicion (2019)

Based on a true story, Above Suspicion is a tale of dangerous infatuation, directed by Phillip Noyce. Emilia Clarke stars as an impoverished woman drawn into an illicit affair with an ambitious FBI agent, played by Jack Huston. This relationship spirals into a web of deceit, betrayal, and murder.

This Is the End (2013)


This is the End, directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, is a self-referential apocalyptic comedy that amasses an all-star cast playing exaggerated versions of themselves. Rogen, along with actors like James Franco and Jonah Hill, navigate the End Times with their unique brand of humor, resulting in a hilarious and surprisingly poignant commentary on friendship and fame.

Home Again (2017)

Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s Home Again is a delightful romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon as a recently separated woman who finds herself living with three aspiring filmmakers. This whimsical and heartwarming tale explores love, family, and the unexpected turns life can take.


Last Action Hero (1993)

In Last Action Hero, director John McTiernan presents an affectionate parody of action cinema tropes. Arnold Schwarzenegger shines as both the star and the caricature of his on-screen persona. Through the lens of a magic movie ticket, a young boy is transported into his favorite action film, blurring the line between fiction and reality in this imaginative adventure.

Every new movie added to Netflix on April 1

  • Above Suspicion (2019)
  • After Earth (2013)
  • Airport (1970)
  • Airport 1975 (1974)
  • Airport ’77 (1977)
  • American Gangster (2007)
  • American Graffiti (1973)
  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
  • Black Hawk Down (2001)
  • Captain Phillips (2013)
  • Chicken Run (2000)
  • Cliffhanger (1993)
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004)
  • Flight (2012)
  • For Colored Girls (2010)
  • Girl, Interrupted (1999)
  • Home Again (2017)
  • Hop (2011)
  • Igor (2008)
  • Kindergarten Cop (1990)
  • Last Action Hero (1993)
  • Legends of the Fall (1994)
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
  • Léon: The Professional (1994)
  • Marshall (2017)
  • Paranormal Activity (2007)
  • Peter Pan (2003)
  • Pitch Perfect (2012)
  • Soft & Quiet (2022)
  • Starship Troopers (1997)
  • Steel Magnolias (1989)
  • The Cable Guy (1996)
  • The Croods (2013)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  • The Dilemma (2011)
  • The Glass Castle (2017)
  • The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
  • The Wedding Date (2005)
  • The Yellow Birds (2017)
  • The Young Victoria (2009)
  • This Is the End (2013)
  • Traffic (2000)
  • Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys (2008)
  • Vampires (1998)
  • Vanquish (2021)


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