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CineTravel: Netflix Showers Audiences With Myriad New Shows and Movies in May

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | May 05, 2015

CineTravel: Netflix Showers Audiences With Myriad New Shows and Movies in May

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The smell of barbecue grills may start in earnest in May but we say the best place is still indoors with Netflix on.

Much as we do around this time every month, we take a look at the new programming to hit the streaming service, highlighting those shows and movies that will especially tickle the fancy of those with an affinity for travel.

From amazing cinematography in “Inglourious Basterds” to new episodes of “Parts Unknown” we have a few reasons you can tuck away the passport for a few weeks.

Now we put the spotlight on just a few titles, but you can get the list of every title coming to Netflix in May over at Business Insider.

Now on with the show.

"Antarctica: A Year on Ice" (2013):

Antarctica remains one of the more isolated portions of the planet. In fact, some of us have a better chance at enjoying a vacation on the fictional planet of Hoth.

However, Anthony Powell delivers the continent to us with an incredible documentary on a harsh and gorgeous terrain.

"Inglourious Basterds" (2009):

Shot all over Germany and in Paris, France, this 2009 treat from Quentin Tarantino is as violent and vivacious as his previous movies.

One of the greatest aspects of the movie remains the sweeping views of various landscapes captured by cinematographer Robert Richardson. Again we get violence amid beauty and action-packed sequences amid serene settings.

"Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" (Season 4):

Being an avid travel aficionado it makes sense that Anthony Bourdain would make any list when warranted. Thankfully, Netflix is giving us all of the fourth season of his latest show this month.

Come along and enjoy places like Tanzania, Iran and Shanghai with some of the best insight in the business.

“Modern Marvels”

There is no word on how many episodes of the History Channel series will be made available. What we do know is the show has intrigued our minds and invigorated our will to travel for years.

Now that’s just a brief list, but we would love to hear which selections make your list of must-see fare for the month of May.


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