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Ferngully, Netflix
Ferngully on Netflix

What’s new on Netflix for kids and teens in May? “Mako Mermaids,” “Goosebumps,” “Sixteen Candles” and lots more. Let’s take a look at all the new Netflix titles for kids and teens in May.

AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX MAY 1, 2016

Bring It On (2000, PG-13). Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku star in this comedy about the captain of a decorated cheerleading squad who attempts to lead her crew to its sixth consecutive national title.

Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006, PG-13). Hayden Panettiere and Solange Knowles star in this sequel that finds cheer captain Britney working to have her squad earn a coveted spot in singing sensation Rihanna’s video. But she must think fast when the plan is derailed.

FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998, G). When poachers capture their baby animal friends, the rain forest fairies of Ferngully must brave the perils of civilization to rescue them.

LoliRock: Season 1 (2014, Not Rated; Ok for Kids 7+). LoliRock is a French animated TV series that follows the journey of young Iris, a spirited teenage girl with a beautiful voice and an unending desire to help others. When Iris joins the girl group LoliRock, her life is changed forever, as a new world of music, mysteries and magical powers is revealed.

The Nutty Professor (1996, PG-13). Humiliated while trying to impress a pretty grad student, portly professor Sherman Klump takes a massive dose of his new weight loss potion. Stars Eddie Murphy and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Pleasantville (1998, PG-13). Teens David and Jennifer get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom. But Jennifer’s attitude literally brings color into the show. Directed by Gary Ross, this dramedy stars Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, Jeff Daniels, William H. Macy and Joan Allen.

Sixteen Candles, Netflix
Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles (1984, PG). This classic John Hughes comedy stars Molly Ringwald as Samantha, a teenager whose family has forgotten her sixteenth birthday. The day would be perfect if only Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) would look her way. Also stars Anthony Michael Hall and Justin Henry.

To Catch a Thief (1955, PG). This classic movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock stars Cary Grant as a reformed jewel thief suspected in a series of heists in the hotels of the French Riviera. He sets out to clear himself and catch the real thief. Grace Kelly also stars in this gorgeous, must-see film.

AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX MAY 2, 2016

The Replacements (2000, PG-13). In the wake of a player’s strike, an old-guard coach drafts a team of gridiron misfits and losers as replacements for the Washington Sentinels. Stars Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman.

AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX MAY 6, 2016

Baby Daddy: Season 5 (TV-14). This ABC Family series stars Jean-Luc Bilodeau as Ben, a 20-something bachelor bartender who unexpectedly becomes a parent when an ex-girlfriend drops off a baby girl. With help from friends and family, he steps into the role of dad.

Young & Hungry: Season 3 (TV-14). This ABC Family series stars Emil Osment as a female food blogger who’s hired as a personal chef by a young tech tycoon and faces a new menu of challenges, both inside and outside of the kitchen.

AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX MAY 11, 2016

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Goosebumps Movie

Goosebumps (2015, PG). None too happy about moving to a small Maryland town, teen Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds his outlook changing after meeting the gorgeous girl next door, Hannah Stine (Odeya Rush). but her reclusive father (Jack Black) happens to be hiding a big secret.

AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX MAY 17, 2016

American Dad!: Season 10 (TV-14). This animated comedy from Seth MacFarlane follows a conservative CIA agent and his eccentric brood, which includes a talking goldfish with the brain of an East German athlete.

Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016, PG-13). Assigned to recover sensitive stolen data, a gruff FBI agent (Dolph Lundgren) goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, but the school’s liberal, politically correct environment is more than he bargained for.

AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX MAY 22, 2016

David and Goliath (2015, PG). This epic drama is drawn from Biblical accounts of King David’s life. While the army of Israel cowers before the taunts of hulking Philistine giant Goliath (Jerry Sokolosky), young shepherd David (Miles Sloman) finds the courage and faith to meet him in combat.

The Letters (2014, PG). Letters written by Mother Teresa (Juliet Stevenson) to a spiritual adviser reveal her inner struggles as she devotes herself to helping the poor in India. Also stars Max von Sydow and Rutger Hauer.

AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX MAY 26, 2016

The Last Man on the Moon (2016). In this artful blend of memoir and documentary, former Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan looks back on the glory days of NASA’s lunar landings and his unique distinction of being the last man to stand on the moon.

AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX MAY 27, 2016

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Mako Mermaids on Netflix

Mako Mermaids: Season 4 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL (TV-G). This “H2O” sequel follows Zac, a boy who accidentally turns into a merman and threatens the existence of three young mermaids who guard Mako Island. Click here for more info about season four.

AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX MAY 28, 2016

Hell on Wheels: Season 5 (TV-14). Former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon sets out on a quest to find his wife’s killer as post-Civil War America struggles to rebuild its identity. This AMC TV series stars Anson Mount, Colm Meaney and Robin McLeavy.

Jane Boursaw is the film critic and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Contact her at [email protected]. All images used with permission of Netflix and the distributors.

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