Netflix is adding 40 new movies and shows today

Credit: Hollywood - Saeed Adyani - Netflix
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We have some great Netflix new releases today, including the new Ryan Murphy series Hollywood as well as Back to the Future and Jarhead, among others.

While March may have dragged on like it was the end of time, April went by relatively quickly and May is already here. This means a ton of stuff will be added to Netflix today. While not all of it is technically new, it’s either new to Netflix or coming back to Netflix after being away. It also might be new to you and gives you a chance to watch some movies and shows for the first time.

Since it looks like most of us will be stuck in our homes for at least a little while longer, new stuff on Netflix can feel like a godsend. And this month a few different franchises are being added to the streaming service, including the first two Back to the Future films, all three Jarhead movies, and the first three Underworld movies.. You can have a movie marathon to fit your mood.

You can also binge-watch Ryan Murphy’s latest Netflix show, Hollywood. The series stars Darren Criss, David Coremswet, Laura Harrier, Joe Mantello, Dylan McDermott, Holland Taylor, Jeremy Pope, Jim Parsons, and Patti LuPone. The show follows a bunch of actors and filmmakers as they try to make it big in Hollywood after World War II.

If you’re looking for a different type of historical series, season three of Medici is also being added to Netflix today. This is the last season of the series and shows what Lorenzo must do to save his city after his brother’s death. Medici stars Daniel Sharman, Francesco Montanari, Sarah Parish, and Alessandra Mastronardi.

Want to watch something a bit more fun? Both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movies are hitting Netflix today. Whether you like the original 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or the 2005 Tim Burton version, both are available for your viewing pleasure.

Netflix new releases: May 1

Above The Rim
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
All Day and a Night
Back to the Future
Back to the Future II
Casi Feliz / Almost Happy: Season 1
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Cracked Up
Den of Thieves
For Colored Girls
Fun with Dick & Jane
Get In
Into the Night: Season 1
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire
Jarhead 3: The Siege
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Masha and the Bear: Season 4
Medici: Season 3
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki Kun: Season 1
Mrs. Serial Killer
Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres
Pup Academy: Season 1
Song of the Sea
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Half of It
The Heartbreak Kid
The Patriot
Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: World of Tomorrow
Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: A New Arrival
Thomas & Friends: The Royal Engine
Underworld: Evolution
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Urban Cowboy
What a Girl Wants
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

What will you be checking out on Netflix today? Let us know in the comments below!

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