Geekflix – Top ‘Netflix’ Picks For May 2017

Another month comes and goes in 2017. With May flowers, its also time for the new releases coming to Netflix. Strap yourselves in and find out what geeky shows and movies you should be watching this month.

Forrest Gump (May 1st)

Forrest Gump
His name is Forrest Gump. You can call him Forrest Gump. Watch as this simple man ends up being part of some of the most important moments in history. It’s a film which has been quoted so many times it has become an essential part of pop culture.

Nerdland (May 1st)

This animated film comes from Titmouse Inc., the studio behind Son of Zorn and Black Dynamite. A good adult animated movie might be perfect for a night where you find yourself unsure of what to watch. If not, then leave a comment and let us know how it was a mistake to put this movie on the list.


Sense8: Season 2 (May 5th)

Sense8 regrets
The second season of the hit Netflix original series is coming soon. A group of individuals connected through psychic powers known as Sensates continue their fight against an organization which hopes to take them into custody. The trailer for the new season looks intense yet seems to ring with a sense of hope to it. Hopefully this isn’t a psych out and a lot of the cast is eliminated this year.

The Adventure Club (May 10th)

A movie which seems to be a tribute to the great children’s adventures films of yesterday like The Goonies and Adventures in Babysitting. A young boy finds an ancient item belonging to his grandfather which allows a person to make wishes. Sounds like the perfect thing to watch when you have younger viewers and need something to put on.

Master Of None: Season 2 (May 12th)

Master of None
The Netflix original comedy which works to show the difficulties of being an adult today gets a second season. Watch as Aziz Ansari plays Dev, a commercial actor who is trying to find his way in life. Considering the last season ended with Dev flying to Italy, it will be interesting to see where they take the character from here.

Sherlock: Series 4 (May 15th)

More Sherlock? Yes please. The highly acclaimed retelling of the classic character gets more episodes. If you haven’t taken the time to check this series out, you really should. It’s some great television and some of the cases will really keep you guessing.

Riverdale (May 18th)

The reinvention of the Archie characters into a modern day drama could easily be called one of the first geeky surprises of the 2017. Watch as Archie Andrews deals with the life in his quiet time slowly spin out of control thanks to secrets, murder, and lies.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3 (May 19th)

The underground comedy (pun intended) returns for its third season. The end of the second season seemed to set up the return of The Reverend into Kimmy’s life. Whatever happens, know it should be very entertaining to watch Kimmy try to deal with the world around her.

Inglourious Basterds (May 22nd)

In need of something a bit darker? Look no further than this war movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It has everything you have come to expect from the acclaimed director. A lot of blood, dark humor, and a few scenes which go on for a bit too long. It also has Christoph Waltz as one of the charismatic evil soldiers you will ever meet.

Doctor Strange (May 30th)

Doctor Strange
Didn’t get enough Benedict Cumberbatch after watching those new Sherlock episodes? No worries. He’s back as Stephen Strange, a surgeon who must find a new path in life after a horrible accident. This path just so happens to lead him to a world of magic he didn’t even know about existed. Also, it’s more of the Marvel Cinematic Universe goodness, so what’s not to love?

Which new arrival are you looking forward to watch on Netflix in May? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.