What’s new on Netflix in May

Netflix in May
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The month of May is here and with it, Netflix will premier a long list of new films, series and documentaries to keep subscribers entertained as the days get cooler in SA.

Some top new titles to look out for this month include new seasons of shows like “Selena: the Series” and “Who Killed Sara?” as well the Netflix original “Army of the Dead,” directed by Zack Snyder. The most anticipated release of the month has to be The Woman in the Window – an adaptation of A.J. Finn’s bestselling thriller that casts Amy Adams in the haunting lead role. 

Take a look at the full list of new entertainment coming to Netflix in May and read more trending content, right here.

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Please note: This is the full American list for ‘Netflix in May 2021’- some shows will not be available on a local IP address. To view them, make use of a VPN service. This article is sponsored by Atomic Access – sign up right now for the best fibre in South Africa.

Netflix in May 2021:

1 May

“Aliens Stole My Body”

“Angelina Ballerina: Season 5”

“Angelina Ballerina: Season 6”

“Back to the Future”

“Back to the Future Part II”

“Back to the Future Part III”

“Barney and Friends: Season 13”

“Barney and Friends: Season 14”

“Best of the Best”

“Dead Again in Tombstone”

“Due Date”

“Fun with Dick and Jane”

“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”

“Green Zone”

“Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”

“JT LeRoy”

“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

“Mystic River”

“Never Back Down”

“Notting Hill”

“Open Season”

“Resident Evil: Afterlife”

“Resident Evil: Extinction”

“S.M.A.R.T Chase”




“State of Play”

“The Land Before Time”

“The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure”

“The Lovely Bones”

“The Pelican Brief”

“The Sweetest Thing”

“The Whole Nine Yards”

“Under Siege”

“Waist Deep”

“Your Highness”

“Zack and Miri Make a Porno”


2 May

“Hoarders: Season 11”

4 May

“The Clovehitch Killer”

“Selena: The Series: Part 2” — Netflix Original

“Trash Truck: Season 2” — Netflix Family

5 May

“Framing John DeLorean”

“The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness” — Netflix Documentary

6 May

“Dead Man Down”

7 May

“Girl from Nowhere: Season 2” — Netflix Original

“Jupiter’s Legacy” — Netflix Original

“Milestone” — Netflix Film

“Monster” — Netflix Film

8 May

“Mine” — Netflix Original


11 May

“Money, Explained” — Netflix Documentary

12 May

“Dance of the Forty One” — Netflix Film

“Oxygen” — Netflix Film

“The Upshaws” — Netflix Original

13 May

“Castlevania: Season 4” — Netflix Anime

“Layer Cake”

14 May

“Ferry” — Netflix Film

“Haunted: Season 3” — Netflix Original

“I Am All Girls” — Netflix Film

“Jungle Beat: The Movie” — Netflix Film

“Love, Death & Robots: Volume 2” — Netflix Original

“Move to Heaven” — Netflix Original

“The Strange House” — Netflix Film

“The Woman in the Window” — Netflix Film

16 May


18 May

“Sardar Ka Grandson” — Netflix Film

19 May

“The Last Days”


“Small Town Crime”

“Who Killed Sara?: Season 2” — Netflix Original

20 May

“Hating Peter Tatchell”

“Special: Season 2” — Netflix Original

“Spy Kids: All the Time in the World”

21 May

“Army of the Dead” — Netflix Film

“Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 3” — Netflix Family

“The Neighbor: Season 2” — Netflix Original

22 May

“Sam Smith: Love Goes — Live At Abbey Road Studios”

25 May


26 May

“Baggio: The Divine Ponytail” — Netflix Film

“High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America” — Netflix Film

“Nail Bomber: Manhunt” — Netflix Documentary

27 May

“Black Space” — Netflix Original

“Blue Miracle” — Netflix Film

“Eden” — Netflix Anime

“Soy Rada: Serendipity” — Netflix Comedy Special

28 May

“Dog Gone Trouble” — Netflix Family

“Lucifer: Season 5 Part 2” — Netflix Original

“The Kominsky Method: Season 3” — Netflix Original

31 May

“Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story”

“The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties” — Netflix Original

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