What’s New On Netflix This May?

A guide to everything coming to Netflix this month

Has the past year got you feeling like you’ve binged your way through every TV show and documentary on offer? Well, you are not alone!

I for one have resorted to making my way through a number of franchises, from re-watching The Hunger Games (for the 100th time) and the X-Men films. It seems the Tiger King era and amassed documentary hype is far behind us as life in the UK is starting to head towards some normality, amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

There’s one thing that hasn’t changed though, and that’s Netflix’s ability to deliver a whole host of fresh content.


Whether you’re seeking out the newest Netflix original or are eager to get stuck into an old classic, this May, the streaming service are bringing a variety of movies and series to enjoy.

Here’s some of the films that will be dropping:

  • 8 Mile (2002)
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
  • Army of the Dead (2021)
  • Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021)
  • Blue Miracle (2021)
  • The Bourne Saga
  • Bridesmaids (2011)
  • Candyman (1992)
  • Cape Fear (1991)
  • Gladiator (2000)
  • Highlander (1986)
  • Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • Les Misérables (2012)
  • Ma (2019)
  • Men in Black: International (2019)
  • Monster (2021)
  • Oxygen (2021)
  • School of Rock (2003)
  • Serenity (2005)
  • Shark Tale (2004)
  • Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
  • The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)
  • The Woman in the Window (2021)
  • Tremors (1990)
  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

If you ask us, we think The Woman in the Window will be the one to watch out for. The psychological thriller stars Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, and Anthony Mackie, and tells the story of an agoraphobic who witnesses something she shouldn’t whilst keeping tabs on her seemingly picture perfect neighbours.

Speaking of Netflix originals, we’re also pretty sure that Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead will be one crazy and entertaining watch, whilst Monster will offer a thought-provoking and hard-hitting legal drama.

If you’re a marvel fan, you can revel in the onscreen duo that is Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal as they team up for Spider-Man: Far from Home, the 23rd film in the MCU and the full-on sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming.

There’s also some other killer additions to the platform, here’s looking at you, Inglorious Basterds and School of Rock (we never thought they’d feature in the same sentence either!)


If you think those additions are exciting, wait until you see what TV shows are coming in May:

  • Below Deck (2013 – Present)
  • Castlevania (Season 4)
  • The Circle (Season 2 – Finale) 
  • Colony (Season 3)
  • Eden (Season 1)
  • Girl from Nowhere (Season 2) 
  • Haunted (Season 3) 
  • The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Season 1) 
  • Jupiter’s Legacy (Season 1)
  • Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous (Season 3) 
  • The Kominsky Method (Season 3) 
  • Lava Ka Dhaava (Season 1) 
  • Love, Death & Robots (Season 2) (2019 – Present)
  • Lucifer (Season 5)
  • Money, Explained (Mini-series) (2021) 
  • Motherland (Season 2) 
  • Move to Heaven (Season 1) 
  • Selena: The Series (Season 2) 
  • Special (Season 2) 
  • The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness (Mini-series) (2021 – Present) 
  • The Upshaws (Season 1)
  • Trash Truck (Season 2)
  • Who Killed Sara? (Season 2)

Yep, you read that right. One of the most unique and riveting animated series is back for it’s second season; Love, Death & Robots shocked its adult viewers with it’s collection of weird, wonderful, and often graphic stories after show creator Tim Miller teamed up with director David Fincher. It’s safe to say we’ve got our hopes up for a thrilling second series!

It’s no surprise that there’s also a few more documentaries coming to our screens, thanks to Money, Explained, and The Sons of Sam, you’ll be able to keep your brain ticking. 


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