Atlas and the best new movies coming to Netflix in May 2024

Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story, Atlas, My Oni Girl, and more promising new movies coming to Netflix in May.
Atlas. Jennifer Lopez as Atlas Shepherd. Cr. Ana Carballosa/Netflix ©2024
Atlas. Jennifer Lopez as Atlas Shepherd. Cr. Ana Carballosa/Netflix ©2024 /

This May, when the weather warms up, Netflix is prepared to make sure you never have to leave your house to be entertained. A bunch of exciting and lively new movies are being released by the streaming giant, which will add color to your screens.

A month of fantastic adventures, touching tales, and comedy flicks that are ideal for popcorn-filled movie evenings is ahead of you. With everything from the thrilling "Atlas" to the endearing and funny Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story, Netflix is the place to be this summer.

These picks are guaranteed to keep you glued to your couch whether you're planning a cozy movie date or a binge-watching spree of shows by yourself. Get comfortable, grab your favorite snacks, and let's look at the best new Netflix movies this May!

Down the Rabbit Hole (Fiesta en la madriguera)

Release date: May 1

Are you in search of a comical drama that will not only keep you entertained but also make you think? This Netflix movie is perfect for you if that's the case!

A young boy named Tochtli, who is ten years old in the comedy-drama, grows up in luxury and tradition. Contrarily, his father's criminal activities are in complete contrast to his lavish lifestyle. Manolo Caro directs this captivating movie, which features Teresa Ruiz, Manuel Gracia-Ruflo, and Debi Mazar.

The movie offers viewers a captivating experience through its fascinating use of language and visuals. Even some comedy is included to keep things from becoming unduly serious.

Secrets of the Neanderthals

Release date: May 2

Do you want to watch a thought-provoking movie among a sea of entertaining flicks? In that case, you should give this a watch.

The insightful documentary challenges viewers to reevaluate their assumptions about Neanderthals, showing us how they were multi-faceted and capable of extraordinary creativity. The documentary accomplishes this by focusing on an exceptional, continuous dig and a groundbreaking new find—the most well-preserved Neanderthal skeleton discovered in more than twenty-five years.

The goal of the informative and humbling documentary film is to shed light on the paleontological and scientific discourse. To top it all off, Patrick Stewart narrates the documentary.

Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story

Release date: May 3

Has the thought of watching a biopic put you off because you find it overly serious? Then, you're not alone! Would you be interested in watching a biopic that takes a humorous and lighthearted approach to its story? In that case, you'll love this one!

Jerry Seinfeld makes his debut with the movie Unfrosted, which tells a tale of ambition, betrayal, sweetness, and unsettling milkmen.

An epic corporate tussle ensues over a groundbreaking new pastry during an era where milk and cereal were the breakfast staples. In an effort to revolutionize breakfast, bitter cereal competitors Kellogg's and Post are racing to come up with a new pastry.

Unfrosted, which is set in the year 1963, presents the efforts of Kellogg and Post to reintroduce breakfast, with a delightful and tasty touch of comedy. In the movie, they take a lighthearted look at their journey into the world of pastries, which ultimately results in the creation of this famous frosted treat.

In the movie, we can expect dramatic conflicts, driven corporations, and humorous twists reminiscent of Seinfeld.

Atlas. Jennifer Lopez as Atlas Shepherd. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix ©2024.
Atlas. Jennifer Lopez as Atlas Shepherd. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix ©2024. /


Release date: May 24

With the next movie on the list, Atlas, dive into an exciting science fiction adventure starring Jennifer Lopez.

Atlas Shepherd, a talented data analyst who has a deep mistrust of artificial intelligence, is the main character of the science fiction movie.

In the action-packed movie, Atlas goes on a mission to catch a rogue robot that she has a surprising connection with from her past. However, when things don't work out as planned, her only option for stopping AI from destroying humanity is to put her faith in it.

Atlas promises to be a fascinating survival and ethical story that combines action with tough ethical dilemmas. Catch this exciting flick on Netflix that pushes the limits between humans and machines.

My Oni Girl

Release date: May 24

Weather or friendship, there is nothing more comforting than warmth. This May, you'll be able to experience both!

Studio Colorido's newest feature-length movie, which has been in the works for quite some time, follows a boy and an oni (demon) girl. This studio production follows the adorable girl's adventures throughout a breezy summer in a fantastical setting.

In his first year of high school, Hiiragi struggles to say no to everyone's requests because he wants to fit in and not be the centre of attention.

While he is busy trying to fulfil yet another request on a hot summer day, he meets Tsumugi, a young oni girl who has travelled to Earth in pursuit of her mother. The polar opposite of Hiiragi, she does as she pleases.

A Part of You

Release date: May 31

An entertaining coming-of-age drama is a must-have on any watch list. If you're looking to spice up your May watch list with something different, this one will do the trick. The icing on the cake is that renowned author and podcast host Sigge Eklund directed the new Netflix movie.

A Part of You revolves around a young woman dealing with the scars of a devastating loss. She seeks solace in her new surroundings.

Tragically, Agnes, a teenager who is envious of her famous older sister Julia, experiences a period of struggle. She is about to achieve her goals but must face the repercussions of her decisions as she feels a need to reinvent herself.

Which one will you be watching in May 2024?

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