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Best New Netflix Instant Movies for May 2012

New Netflix Instant Movies - May 2012
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After a hard day’s work, why not come home and relax by watching one of the best new movies Netflix Instant has to offer for the month of May 2012? We’ve already done all the leg work for you and have picked the best new Netflix movies available on Instant. Click on the movie titles below to watch instantly on Netflix. You’re welcome.

Check back every week for more new Netflix Instant movies for May 2012.

New Netflix Instant Movies for May 28 – June 4, 2012

New Netflix Instant Movies - May 2012, Week 5
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Before all the craziness and meltdowns, Mel Gibson was a fresh-faced Australian import who teamed up with Danny Glover to fight crime in the classic police buddy movie ‘Lethal Weapon.’

Shakespeare in Love‘ snagged seven Academy Awards in 1998, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Gwyneth Paltrow and her portrayal of a gender-bending actor who falls in love with the famous playwright.

Veteran mockumentarians Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean, Catherine O’Hara and Fred Willard send up the self-seriousness and neuroses of the dog show community in ‘Best in Show.’

In the new Netflix Instant movie ‘Rounders,’ two buddies, played by Matthew Damon and Ed Norton, try to gain an edge in the high-stakes world of underground poker.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp are brothers in the tear-jerking family drama ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.’ Julliett Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, John C. Reilly and Crispin Glover round out an impressive cast in this new Netflix Instant movie for May 2012.

After installing Steve’s (Matthew Broderick) cable, Chip (Jim Carrey) is hell bent on making friends with him in ‘The Cable Guy.’ Directed by Ben Stiller, the film certainly lives up to its billing as a ”dark” comedy.

New Netflix Instant Movies for May 22 – 27, 2012

New Netflix Instant Movies May 2012
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Land of The Dead’ is the fourth movie of the walking dead from director George A. Romero, aka ”The Godfather of Zombies.” Watch Dennis Hooper, Simon Baker and John Leguizamo star in this new Netflix Instant movie for May 2012.

In ‘Lost In Translation,’ Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson strike up an odd and melancholy friendship after a chance meeting in a Tokyo hotel.

Killer Elite‘ features Robert De Niro, Jason Statham and Clive Owens as ruthless mercenaries. This new action-packed Netflix Instant movie is ready to watching for May 2012.

In ‘The American President,’ a comic drama new to Netflix Instant, Michael Douglas plays a widowed commander-in-chief who pines after a Washington lobbyist played by Annette Bening.

Quirk king Crispin Glover is ‘Bartleby‘ in the film adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic short story ‘Bartleby the Scrivener.’

Keanu Reeves plays a man who goes to prison for a bank robbery he didn’t commit in the new Netflix Instant movie ‘Henry’s Crime.’ But, figuring if he did the time, he might as well do the crime, Reeves’ character makes a plan to rob the bank for real upon his release.

New Netflix Instant Movies for May 15 – 21, 2012

New Netflix Instant Movies - May 2012, Week 3
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Ryan Gosling and his white satin scorpion jacket star in ‘Drive,’ a violent thriller about a stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver.

Snatch,’ Guy Ritchie’s follow up to ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,’ features gangsters, bookies, jewel thieves and Brad Pitt speaking with an almost unintelligible accent. Watch it for free as a new Netflix Instant movie.

Get your fill of teen angst with all six seasons of the nighttime soap opera ‘Dawson’s Creek‘ for free on Netflix Instant.

In ‘Karate Kid II,’ Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and his mentor Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) travel to Japan where they are forced to settle old scores. Although not as beloved as the original, this new sequel was a huge box office hit in 1986.

Comedian Jamie Kennedy explores the complex relationship between stand-ups and their audience in the documentary ‘Heckler,’ which features comics Bill Maher, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Roseanne and more.

Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce star in the new Netflix Instant movie ‘Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark.’ It is based on the 1973 TV movie of the same name that terrified screenwriter Guillermo del Toro when he was a boy.

New Netflix Instant Movies for May 8 – 14, 2012

New Netflix Instant Movies - May 2012
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Take a ride into the danger zone with the Tom Cruise classic ‘Top Gun.’ The dialogue may be famous for being a bit cheesy, but aerial battles are still as good as it gets.

In the new Netflix Instant movie ‘Sneakers,’ Robert Redford stars as the leader of a gang of security experts who are blackmailed into working for a shadowy US intelligence agency.

When things get too hot in their hometown, a gang of superstitious heroin addicts set off in their car and begin robbing pharmacies around the Pacific Northwest in ‘Drugstore Cowboy.’ Watch director Gus Van Sant’s bleak but engaging road film as part of the new Netflix Instant movie selections for May 2012.

Anthony Hopkins reprises his role as the cannibal genius Hannibal Lector in the 2001 movie ‘Hannibal.’ Jody Foster, who played FBI cadet Clarice Starling in ‘Silence of the Lambs’ did not, and was replaced by Julianne Moore.

Watch one of Robert DeNiro’s most famous characters as the mobster-on-the-couch in ‘Analyze This.’

Kevin Smith enrages everyone from movie bloggers to religious fundamentalist in ‘Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell.’ The new Netflix Instant movie for May 2012 is centered around a Q&A session the writer/director did about his movie ‘Red State.’

New Netflix Instant Movies for May 1 – 7, 2012

New Netflix Instant Movies - May 2012
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In the new Netflix Instant movie ‘Dog Day Afternoon,’ Al Pacino plays Sonny, a desperate man who robs a bank to pay for his lover’s sex change operation.

Bill Murray’s dour weatherman character relives the same day over and over again in the comedy classic ‘Groundhog Day.’

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon star in ‘Cruel Intentions,’ the racy screen adaptation of the French book Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Watch what happens in the lives of wealthy American high school students with major (major!) emotional issues.

We dare you not to weep like a baby while watching ‘Brian’s Song.’ It tells the true story of Chicago Bears’ teammates Gayle Sayers and Brian Piccilo, who is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

While it’s not quite at the level of ‘Billy Madison’ or ‘Happy Gilmore,’ ‘Big Daddy‘ is one of Adam Sandler’s better comedies.

Finding Forrester,’ the film that immortalized Sean Connery’s famous line, “You’re the man now dog!,” is now available as a new Netflix Instant movie. He plays a recluse writer stuffed away in his New York City apartment who mentors an unlikely literary prodigy.

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle‘ is the sequel to the cinematic reboot of the ’70s TV show. If you like watching Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu fight bad guys in bikinis, this new Netflix Instant movie is for you.

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