Here’s What’s New On Netflix (Plus Mother’s Day Picks)

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change....
Here’s What’s New On Netflix (Plus Mother’s Day Picks)
Written by Chris Crum
  • As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change.

    Along with the list of upcoming titles, Netflix sent along its picks for Mother’s Day this week, which are already available. We’ll start with those.

    Netflix’s recommendations for Mother’s Day streaming:

    20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

    Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega, Claudia Lennear, Judith Hill

    Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film takes a look at the world of backup vocalists and the legends they support.

    A Room with a View (1986)

    Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, Daniel Day-Lewis, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Denholm Elliott

    In this adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel, Lucy travels to Florence with her chaperone in tow. There, she falls for a fellow countryman’s moody son.

    A Walk on the Moon (1999)

    Diane Lane, Liev Schreiber, Anna Paquin, Tovah Feldshuh, Bobby Boriello, Star Jasper

    The summer that brings a man to the moon and free love to a small farm near Woodstock shakes up the safe, happy life of a vacationing housewife.

    Amelie (2001)

    Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta, Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze

    When impish Amélie finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she’s inspired to return the items to their original owner.

    Call the Midwife: Seasons 1-3

    This period drama set in impoverished East London in the 1950s follows a newly qualified midwife and her colleagues at a nursing convent.

    Forrest Gump (1994)

    Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Rebecca Williams

    Forrest Gump, a friendly, simpleminded man, finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and ’70s.

    Scandal: Seasons 1-3

    A powerful team of Washington, D.C. lawyers makes scandals disappear while handling government crises and coping with problems of their own.

    Steel Magnolias (2012)

    Queen Latifah, Tory Kittles, Condola Rashad, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Lance Gross

    In this contemporary re-imagining of the beloved classic film, Steel Magnolias chronicles the extraordinary friendship of six remarkable Southern women, there for each other through life’s triumphs and tragedies.

    Terms of Endearment (1983)

    Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow

    A widow and her daughter support each other through relationships with various men over the years –and deal with heartbreaking tragedy.

    The Cider House Rules (1999)

    Jane Alexander, Kathy Baker, Michael Caine, Kieran Culkin, Delroy Lindo, Kate Nelligan

    A protégé to a physician who runs an orphanage sets off to see the world, but reality soon intrudes on his youthful idealism and moral certitude.

    The Hours (2002)

    Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Toni Collette, Claire Danes

    This gripping drama follows the parallel lives of three women: writer Virginia Woolf, an unsatisfied 1950s housewife and a modern-day book editor.

    The Kids are All Right (2010)

    Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Yaya DaCosta

    The children of same-sex parents become curious about the identity of their sperm-donor dad and set out to make him part of their family unit.

    New on Netflix:

    Available on 05/09:

    The Liberator (2013)

    Édgar Ramírez, María Valverde, Erich Wildpret, Iwan Rheon, Juana Acosta, Alejandro Furth

    Édgar Ramírez stars as 19th-century revolutionary Simón Bolívar in this epic chronicle of the charismatic leader’s personal evolution.

    Available on 05/12:

    Fruitvale Station (2013)

    Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray, Michael B. Jordan, Ahna O’Reilly

    This dramatic rendering of a real-life tragedy recounts the final hours of Oscar Grant, shot by San Francisco transit police on New Year’s Day, 2009.

    Magical Universe (2013)

    Al Carbee, Jeremy Workman

    Documentarian Jeremy Workman trains an intriguing lens on endearing 88-year-old Al Carbee, whospends each day constructing and photographing intricate dioramas featuring an American icon: the Barbie doll.

    Available on 05/13:

    The Identical (2014)

    Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Joe Pantoliano, Seth Green, Erin Cottrell, Danny Woodburn

    Separated at birth, musically gifted twin brothers take very different paths, until the pop star and his struggling sibling finally collide.

    Available on 5/14:

    American Restoration (new collection)

    Artist and restoration expert Rick Dale works with his family members and quirky employees to rejuvenate antique pieces that have lost their luster.

    Counting Cars (new collection)

    Danny Koker and his crew at the Las Vegas-based Count’s Kustoms use their talents to restore and customize a wide range of cars and motorcycles.

    Dance Moms (new collection)

    A group of young dancers’ mothers spar with each other and no-nonsense teacher and studio owner Abby Lee Miller in this drama-filled reality show.

    Duck Dynasty (new collection)

    Follow the ups and downs of life for the Robertsons, who created a business empire in the Louisiana bayou with their line of duck calls and decoys.

    Hoarders (new collection)

    This reality series reveals the lives of extreme hoarders, following their progress as they get help for their disorder and have their homes cleaned.

    Modern Marvels (new collection)

    Blending facts with humor, this series explores history-changing technology, from wonders of construction and war machinery to everyday power tools.

    The Universe (new collection)

    Using CGI graphics, data and interviews with scientists, this series explores questions and topics about our solar system and beyond.

    When Calls the Heart: Season 1

    Leaving behind her upper-crust East Coast roots, a woman journeys west in the early 1900s to become a teacher in a small Colorado mining community.

    Available on 05/15:

    Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 4

    This CNN original series has chef Anthony Bourdain traveling to extraordinary locations around the globe to sample a variety of local cuisines.

    Bite Size (2014)

    Alexandra Wright

    Exploring the roots of America’s obesity epidemic, four kids make lifestyle changes that will set patterns for healthy living for years to come.

    Cyber-Seniors (2014)

    With the help of teenage tutors, a group of senior citizens learns how to navigate the Internet — and discovers some hidden talents of their own.

    Dawg Fight (2015)

    In a crime-plagued neighborhood near Miami, brutal, bare-knuckled backyard fights give young men a chance to earn money — and self-respect.

    Give Me Shelter (2014)

    Give Me Shelter is a documentary to raise awareness for important animal issues around the world. This film uncovers the most prevalent issues in the animal world through the eyes of individuals dedicating their lives to them daily.

    Grand Hotel: Season 3

    To learn the truth about his sister’s mysterious disappearance, a young man infiltrates a hotel in the guise of a footman and begins an investigation.

    Granite Flats: Season 1-3

    Almost a year after Hershel Jenkins was released from jail, mystery is still a permanent resident in Granite Flats, Colorado. From small concerns plaguing the citizens of the small town to ongoing FBI investigations, Arthur, Timmy, and Madeline are eager to put their developing detective skills to the test.

    See more recently added titles here. You can also get a preview of more titles coming this month here.

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