What’s New On Netflix UK This May

Beyond Clueless – 1st May 2015

Directed by Charlie Lyne

Stars: N/A

Genre: Documentary

Plot: A dizzying journey into the mind, body and soul of the teen movie, as seen through the eyes of over 200 modern coming-of-age classics.

Spartacus: Blood And Sand – 1st May 2015

Created by Steven S. DeKnight

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing, Miranda Kwok

Genre: Historical, Adventure

Plot: The series was inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 71 to 73 BC led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic.

Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena – 1st May 2015

Created by Steven S. DeKnight

Stars: Dustin Clare, John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah

Genre: Historical, Adventure

Plot: The series follows the character Gannicus, the first gladiator representing Lentulus Batiatus to become Champion of Capua.

Web Junkie – 1st May 2015

Directed by Hilla Medalia and Shosh Shlam

Stars: N/A

Genre: Documentary

Plot: The Chinese government is the first to classify internet addiction as a clinical disorder. ‘Web Junkie’ identifies internet addiction and focuses on the treatment used in Chinese rehabilitation centres. The film delves into a Beijing treatment centre and explores the cases of three adolescents from the day they arrive at the treatment centre.

Chalet Girl – 3rd May

Directed by Phil Traill

Stars: Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Bill Nighy, Bill Bailey, Jessica Hynes

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Plot: Pretty tomboy Kim Matthews, 19, used to be a champion skateboarder – but now she’s stuck in a dead end job trying to support her Dad. Opportunity comes knocking in the form of a catering job in the one of the most exclusive chalets in the Alps. At first, Kim’s baffled by this bizarre new world of posh people, champagne and skiing – but then she discovers snowboarding, and the chance to win some much-needed prize money at the big end-of-season competition.

Adore – 5th May

Directed by Anne Fontaine

Stars: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, James Frenchville, Ben Mendelsohn

Genre: Drama, Romance

Plot: Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention.

The Summit – 5th May

Directed by Nick Ryan

Stars: N/A

Genre: Documentary

Plot: The story of the deadliest day on the world’s most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.

Little Hope Was Arson – 6th May

Directed by Theo Love

Stars: N/A

Genre: Documentary

Plot: In the buckle of the Bible Belt, 10 churches burn to the ground in just over a month igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history. No stone is left unturned and even Satan himself is considered a suspect in this gripping investigation of a community terrorized from the inside-out. Families are torn apart and communities of faith struggle with forgiveness and justice.

Grace And Frankie – Season 1 – 8th May

Created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris

Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston

Genre: Comedy

Plot: A pair of rivals find out their husbands want to run off with each other.

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