Here are the top-rated Netflix Originals that hit the service in May

Each month, Netflix fills its service with its own original content. However, sometimes it’s very difficult to pick which of the many ‘Netflix Originals’ to watch — especially if you don’t know anything about them or if you don’t know whether they’re good or bad.

In an attempt to try and help everyone satisfy their viewing needs, here’s a list of the top-rated Netflix Originals shows and movies this May.

Note that Rotten Tomatoes has not rated quite a bit of these shows, so we’ve listed only the ones that have been rated.

We will update the story as Rotten Tomatoes adds more ratings to its website.

13 Reasons Why

Genre: Teen drama

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes: 57% (season 1-2) / 37%  season 2  / IMDB: 83%

The Rain

Genre: Post-apocalyptic drama

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes: 85% / IMBD: 62%

Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolic Bank Heist

Genre: True crime documentary

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes: 75% / IMBD: 80%


Genre: Thriller

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes: 88% / IMDB: 72%

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman

Genre: Talk show

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 81% / IMDB: 81%


Dear White People

Genre: Comedy

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes: 100%  / IMDB: 63%

Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

Genre: Comedy

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes: 100% / IMDB: 72%

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Genre: Comedy

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes: 97% (season 1-3) / IMDB: 78%


Genre: Animated adventure

Rating: (audience) Rotten Tomatoes: 97% (season 2) / IMDB: 84%

To see everything that was on Netflix this month, check it out here.