Netflix has quite the impressive catalog of TV shows and movies available for streaming, but as we’re all too familiar with by now, its roster changes periodically. If you’re curious about what’s in store for the month of May, keep reading. For more comprehensive lists, check out these articles from What’s on Netflix and Fansided.

What’s Leaving?

First up, what can you expect to say goodbye to in May? Here are just a few of the heavy hitters.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption was nominated for multiple Academy Awards and Golden Globes, and has enjoyed a continued legendary status ever since its release in the mid-90s, thanks in large part to the talents of acting powerhouses like Morgan Freeman and Timothy Robbins. However, Netflix viewers will say goodbye to the film on May 1st, and will instead find the film on HBO Max.

The Green Mile (1999)

Also nominated for a wide array of awards, The Green Mile stars Tom Hanks and a number of other iconic actors. While it too will be leaving Netflix next month, you’ll be able to catch it on HBO Max as well.

Shrek (2001)

Alongside the original animated smash hit Shrek, its sequel Shrek 2 will be leaving Netflix at the start of May. The quintessential Dreamworks animated film that defined many a Gen Z childhood, it will be sorely missed– but can still be watched on Hulu as well as bought or rented digitally on other services.

V for Vendetta (2006)

Based on Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s already highly celebrated comic, V for Vendetta quickly became a film adaptation beloved by many for its subversive and compelling storyline. Once it’s taken off of Netflix, you’ll still be able to watch the film on HBO Max.

The Dark Knight (2008)

The revered Batman film that redefined what a superhero movie could be will part ways with the streaming service at the beginning of the month. The movie will continue to be available digitally on a variety of other platforms, including Prime Video and Apple TV.

What’s Arriving?

While we’ll have to say goodbye to some classics, May will also bring with it some new Netflix offerings.

War of the Worlds (2005)

Steven Spielberg’s 2005 take on H. G. Wells’ 1989 novel stars Tom Cruise as well as a young Dakota Fanning and lays claim to not one but three Oscars nominations. Granted, Tom Cruise was also nominated for a Razzie, but regardless, fans of the movie will be able to see it on Netflix soon.

Rambo (2008)

Although it premiered twenty years after the third installment, Rambo III, 2008’s Rambo is the fourth film in the series and will be available for streaming on Netflix alongside 2019’s Rambo: Last Blood.

Stranger Things: Season 4 Vol. 1 (2022)

In terms of original Netflix shows, the acclaimed Stranger Things will debut the first portion of its fourth season on May 27th of this year. This season is highly anticipated, as the last one ended almost three years ago and left fans anxious for more.

The Pentaverate (2022)

Mike Myers of Saturday Night Live and Austin Powers star in The Pentaverate, an upcoming comedy show that serves as a spinoff of his 1993 film So I Married an Axe Murderer.