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Our favorite time of the month is here. No, not pay day. The list of movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in May is out, and it's a mixture of high profile films and straight-to-DVD sludge. And that's fine with me. I'm very much looking forward to checking out Zombeavers; it's the kind of "turn your brain off" entertainment that I cherish.

Compared to months in the past, May is going to be filled with a lot of quality TV, with a good mix of reality and drama. You have new collections of American Restoration, Duck Dynasty and The Universe, along with shows like Graceland, Longmire, Puss in Boots, Shameless and more. Out of the movies hitting the service, the obvious standouts are Inglourious Basterds and Fruitvale Station, the latter of which I have yet to see.

Netflix's list is actually quite different from Amazon's library. Just goes to show that it might not be a bad idea to subscribe to two different services. It'll be relatively quiet on the Netflix front next month, though it might give you the perfect opportunity to catch up on Marvel's Daredevil, which has just been renewed for a second season.

Below is the full list of films be added to Netflix in May. You'll also find the list of movies that are being taken down, which isn't nearly as bad as in months past.

Movies and TV Shows Coming in May

Available May 1

Beyond Clueless (2014)
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Legally Blonde (2001)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
Longmire: Season 3
No No: A Dockumentary (2014)
Shameless: Series 10
The Last Waltz (1978)
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Underclassman (2015) Witnesses: Season 1

Available May 2

Lalaloopsy: Festival of Sugary Sweets (2015) LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Amazing Word Explorers (2015)

Available May 3

Anita (2013)
D.L. Hughley: Clear (2014) Royal Pains: Season 6

Available May 5

A Few Best Men (2011)

Available May 6

The Longest Week (2014)

Available May 8

Grace & Frankie
Puss in Boots: Season 1 (5 additional episodes) Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013)

Available May 9

Jinn (2014) The Liberator (2013)

Available May 12

Extraterrestrial (2014)
Fruitvale Station (2013) Magical Universe (2013)

Available May 13

The Identical (2014)

Available May 14

American Restoration
Counting Cars
Dance Moms
Duck Dynasty
Modern Marvels The Universe

Available May 15

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 4
Cyber­Seniors (2014)
Dawg Fight (2015)
Give Me Shelter (2014) Granite Flats: Season 1­-3

Available May 16

First Period (2013)

Available May 17

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015)

Available May 19

Before I Disappear (2014)
Girlhood (2014) Zombeavers (2014)

Available May 21

Between: Season 1

Available May 22

H20 Mermaid Adventures (2015)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) (2015)
Richie Rich: Season 2
The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir Transporter: The Series: Season 1 (2012)

Available May 23

Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013) The Boxtrolls (2014)

Available May 24

Love and Honor (2013) Welcome to the Punch (2013)

Available May 26

Graceland: Seasons 1­-2

Available May 27

Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

Available May 29

Hot Girls Wanted (2015) Mako Mermaids Season 3

Movies and TV Shows Leaving in May

Expiring May 1

12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue (2012)
6 Bullets (2012)
A Knight's Tale (2001)
Airplane! (1980)
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
Along Came Polly (2004)
An American Haunting (2006)
Baby Genius: The Four Seasons
Baby Genius: Underwater Adventures
BASEketball (1998)
Bitter Moon (1992)
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Bratz: Babyz: The Movie (2005)
Call Me Claus (2001)
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Cecil B. Demented (2000)
Deuces Wild (2002)
Divine Secrets of the Ya­Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Finding Forrester (2000)
Friday the 13th: Part 7: The New Blood (1988)
Funny Face (1957)
Ichi the Killer (2001)
Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
RoboCop (1987)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Sabrina (1954)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
The Accused (1988)
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
True Justice: Season 1 Valkyrie (2008)

Expiring May 2

Flight (2012)

Expiring May 3

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

Expiring May 5

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)
Frank Skinner Stand­Up: Live from Birmingham's National Indoor Arena (2008)
Grumpy Old Women Live (2008)
Russell Kane: Smokescreens & Castles Live (2011) Skyfall (2012)

Expiring May 6

1428 (2009)

Expiring May 12

Grimm's Snow White (2012) Robot & Frank (2012)

Expiring May 13

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011)

Expiring May 15

Buffalo Girls (2012)

Expiring May 16

Fun Size (2012)

Expiring May 17

Bridezillas: Season 9
Cloud 9 (2014) Dane Cook: Rough Around the Edges: Live from Madison Square Garden (2007)

Expiring May 19

Red Dawn (2012)

Expiring May 20

No Woman, No Cry (2010)

Expiring May 23

Silent House (2011)

Expiring May 28

The New Guy (2002)

Expiring May 31

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)