Netflix is adding 19 new movies and shows this week (May 19, 2024)

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

A new week is here and that means a bunch of new movies and shows are coming to Netflix! While nothing this week is as big as Bridgerton, there is still plenty to be excited about. And who knows? Maybe you'll find a new favorite! This week includes a new documentary, a new JLO movie, and a spin-off of a dinosaur show (which is a spin-off of Jurassic Park).

First up is Butterfly in the Sky: The Story of Reading Rainbow! This is the documentary we've all been waiting for. As you can tell from the name, it's all about the start of Reading Rainbow, its host, LeVar Burton, and how it became a success. If you're a reader today, you likely can thank Reading Rainbow for at least some of that love for books and reading.

The documentary will follow the broadcasters, educators, and host who knew that they could inspire a generation of readers with a TV show. The doc will hit Netflix on Friday, May 24, 2024.

Take a peek at a clip from the documentary here:

Atlas and Jurassic World: Chaos Theory on Netflix this week

Jennifer Lopez is also back at Netflix this week with Atlas. The movie follows a special agent who must hunt down the A.I. soldier who is dead set on destroying humanity. That's the problem with A.I. You think you're programming it to do one thing in the easiest way possible, but what happens when it thinks the easiest way to solve a problem is to end humanity? Not so great!

Anyway...the movie also stars Simu Liu, Sterling K. Brown, Gregory James Cohan, Abraham Popoola, Lana Parilla, and Mark Strong. It's coming to Netflix on Friday, May 24.

Check out the trailer here:

This week also brings Jurassic World: Chaos Theory. The animated series follows the kids from Camp Cretaceous as they try to solve a mystery. But while doing that, they discover a global conspiracy that is meant to harm the dinosaurs and the kids themselves. If you loved Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceuous, this is the perfect accompaniment to that. It also hits Netflix on May, 24.

Take a look at the trailer here:

This week also brings A Simple Favor on Sunday, May 19, Princess Power season 3 on Monday, May 20, and Act Your Age season 1 on Wednesday, May 22.

New on Netflix this week: May 19-25

May 19

  • A Simple Favor
  • Golden Kamuy

May 20

  • Princess Power season 3
  • The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties

May 21

  • Rachel Feinstein: Big Guy
  • Wildfire season 1-4

May 22

  • Act Your Age season 1
  • Buying London
  • Toughest Forces on Earth

May 23

  • Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf
  • Tires
  • Illusions for Sale: The Rise and Fall of Generation Zoe
  • In Good Hands 2

May 24

  • Atlas
  • Jurassic World: Chaos Theory
  • My Oni Girl
  • Franco Escamilla: Ladies' man
  • Mulligan Part 2
  • Butterfly in the Sky: The Story of Reading Rainbow

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