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Gay Films and Returning TV Favorites: What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in May 2018

As April winds its way out, and May takes over, we’ve got a batch of new stuff that’s coming to the three major streaming platforms. This month, we thought we’d take a special look at gay films — even though it’s too early for Pride, last year, there were very few LGBTQ movies, so we figured we should get while the getting was good. We’ve also got a look at some of our other favorites that are appearing, as well as some favorites you should watch before they leave. Get ready — here’s our May streaming guide!

Gay movies and shows for May Streaming

The biggest gay film to come to streaming is God’s Own Country (Netflix, May 1), the outstanding romance between two farmhands. If you’d like something a little lighter, Tig Notaro‘s new standup special Happy To Be Here (Netflix, May 22) should do the trick. And while only the second one is truly gay, the first 5 A Nightmare on Elm Street films and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (Hulu and Amazon, May 1) are all ready for your streaming delights.

If you can’t wait for the sequel premiering on July 20, watch the original Mamma Mia! (Netflix, May 16). Or just play your ABBA records really loud. Netflix is also bringing us the latest batch of Dear White People (Netflix, May 4) — here’s hoping Lionel gets a good storyline. And finally, though Coco (Netflix, May 29) itself wasn’t particularly queer, its creators were, and are currently working on a new LGBTQ-themed project.

Other great TV shows and movies to check out

If you haven’t seen the amazing Tonya Harding biopic-of-sorts I, Tonya (Hulu, May 31) — you’re in luck. (Seriously, this movie is great. We can’t recommend it enough.) Another experimental biopic, David Lynch‘s classic The Elephant Man (Amazon, May 1) will be available. And speaking of modern classics, you’ll be able to catch The Hurt Locker (Amazon, May 1) on the same day and platform. (The world’s strangest double-feature, perhaps?)

We can’t wait for A Little Help with Carol Burnett (Netflix, May 4), the newest show from the comedy legend. It’s a panel show where kids solve the problems of celebrity guests. The new show based on Peter Weir’s 1975 film, Picnic At Hanging Rock (Amazon, May 25), debuts this month — we’re interested to see how the series reframes the dreamlike mystery of the original.

And, speaking of shows, Netflix brings back two of our favorites this month: Bill Nye Saves the World, Season 3 (May 11) and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 4 (May 30).

Watch them before they’re gone

Oh no! You only have a few days left to rewatch To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (Netflix, May 1)! Better get on that. Luckily, everything else on our list leaves at the end of the month. You’ll have plenty of time to check out 1984, the goofy comedy Earth Girls Are Easy, the animated classic The Secret of N.I.M.H. and, finally, cringe along with Mariah Carey in Glitter (all Hulu, May 31).

New on Netflix in May

May 1

27: Gone Too Soon
Amelie
Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures, Season 1
Beautiful Girls
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Carter Effect
The Clapper

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
A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
Mr. Woodcock
My Perfect Romance
Pocoyo & Cars
Pocoyo & The Space Circus
Queens of Comedy, Season 1
The Reaping
Reasonable Doubt
Red Dragon
Scream 2
Shrek
Simon, Season 1
Sliding Doors
Sometimes
The Strange Name Movie

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, Season 2

May 2

Jailbreak

May 4

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

May 5

Faces Places

May 8

Desolation
Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives

May 9

Dirty Girl

May 11

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

May 13

Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

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
Catching Feelings 
Inspector Gadget, Season 4

May 19

Bridge to Terabithia
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
Shooter, Season 2
Terrace House: Opening New Doors Part 2
Tig Notaro: Happy To Be Here

May 23

Explained

May 24

Fauda, Season 2
Survivors Guide to Prison

May 25

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

May 26

Sara’s Notebook

May 27

The Break with Michelle Wolf

May 29

Coco

May 30

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 4

May 31

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern

 

New on Hulu in May

May 1

3 Ways to Get a Husband
The Brady Bunch Movie
Baby Boom
Back to School
Barefoot
The Beatles: Made on Merseyside
The Box
Booty Call
Breakable You
Bride and Prejudice
Bull Durham
The Counterfeit Traitor
The Crow
The Crow II: City of Angels
The Crow III: Salvation
The Crow IV: Wicked Prayer
Demolition Man
Dirty Pretty Things
Eight Men Out
Elizabethtown
Emperor
Executive Decision
Foxfire
Gator
Godzilla
The Hangman
Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits
Hot Boyz
The House I Live In
Immigration Tango
Iron Eagle IV: On the Attack
Kalifornia
Lost in Vagueness
Love Is a Gun
Malena
Man of the House
Manhunter
Mansfield Park
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Men in Black II
Men With Brooms
Never Back Down
New Guy
New Rose Hotel
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

Ninja Masters
No Greater Love
The Pallbearer
Pink Panther 2
Pret-A-Porter
Priest
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
Rocky
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Rocky V
School Ties
Set Up
She’s All That
Starting Out the Evening
Strategic Air Command
The Swan Princess Christmas
The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure
Thief
To Rome With Love
Traffic
Untamed Heart
Valkyrie
A Very Brady Sequel

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

May 5

Drunk History, Season 5A
The Longest Week
Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin, Season 1
Warrior

May 7

Star vs. The Forces of Evil, Season 3

May 8

Running Wild With Bear Grylls, Season 4 Premiere

May 9

T@gged, Season 2

May 11

All Night, Season 1
Bleeding Heart
Claws, Season 1

Into the Fade

May 12

Baywatch
Frank Serpico
Jane
Still Mine
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

May 13

Tonight She Comes

May 15

Animals
How to Be a Latin Lover
It’s a Disaster
The Other F Word

Periods.
The Snapper

Soul of a Banquet
The Strange Ones

Take Every Wave

May 16

12 Monkeys, Season 3
The Strain, Season 4
Knights of the Damned
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

May 19

Beatriz at Dinner
Shooters

May 21

American Folk
Neat

May 23

Half Magic

May 24

Curvature

May 25

Hollywood Game Night: Red Nose Day Special
Mad to Be Normal

May 27

The Wedding Plan

May 30

America’s Got Talent, Season 13 Premiere
World of Dance, Season 2 Premiere

May 31

American Ninja Warrior, Season 10 Premiere
I, Tonya
Please Stand By
Rain Man

New on Amazon Prime in May

May 1

3 Ways To Get A Husband
40 Days And 40 Nights
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Baby Boom
Back To School
Bad News Bears
Barefoot
The Benchwarmers
The Benefactor

Beyond Borders
Blame
The Box
The Brady Bunch Movie

Brother Nature
Bull Durham
Cool World
The Counterfeit Traitor
The Crow

Cyborg
Diamonds Are Forever
Dr. No
The Elephant Man

Eight Men Out
Elizabethtown
Evolution
Foxfire
Frailty
From Russia With Love
Gator
Ghost Town
Goat
The Golden Compass

Goldfinger
The Hangman

Holy Air
Hot Boyz
The House I Live In
The Hurt Locker

Immigration Tango
An Inconvenient Truth

Insomnia
Iron Eagle IV: On The Attack
Kalifornia
The Last Castle
The Legend Of Bagger Vance

Live And Let Die
Love Is A Gun
The Man With The Golden Gun

Manhunter
Men With Brooms
Murder On The Orient Express (1974)
Never Say Never Again
New Rose Hotel
Ninja Masters
Octopussy
Outcast
Perfect Score
Perfume: Story Of A Murderer
Psychopaths
Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown
Rocky
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Rocky V
Sabrina (1995)
The Saint
Saturday Church
School Ties
Set Up
Starting Out In The Evening
Strategic Air Command
The Spy Who Loved Me
Thief
Thirst Street
Thunderball
Twisted
Untamed Heart
A Very Brady Sequel

Wild Thornberrys
Wish Upon A Star
Wonder Boys
You Only Live Twice

May 4

Last Flag Flying

May 5

Diablo Guardian, Season 1
Warrior

May 11

Rocky & Bullwinkle, Season 1

May 12

Baywatch
Orphan Black, Season 5
Still Mine

May 15

How To Be A Latin Lover

May 18

Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (Austin Open)
You Are Wanted, Season 2

May 19

Beatriz At Dinner
Shooters

May 22

Dino Dana, Season 2

May 23

Beast Of Burden

May 25

Picnic At Hanging Rock, Season 1

May 27

Just Getting Started
The Wedding Plan

May 29

Howards End, Season 1

Which May streaming titles are you the most excited for? Let us know in the comments!