The weather’s warming up, Covid restrictions are relaxing and you’ve had your first jab, so what are you going to do? Stay inside and watch Netflix’s lineup for May, of course!
Updated 19-Apr-2021: Love, Death & Robots S2 (14th May)
Updated 21-Apr-2021: Numerous library films incl. Spider-Man: Far From Home (25th May)
Updated 23-Apr-2021: Eagle Eye (1st May) - Resident Evil: Degeneration (1st May) - Tamara Drewe (1st May) - StartUp S1-3 (4th May) - Laava Ka Dhaava S1 (5th May) - Girl From Nowhere S2 (7th May) - Super Me (9th May) - The Corrupted (10th May) - Deadly Switch (10th May) - The Outlaw and His Wife (10th May) - Money Explained (11th May) - Motherland S2 (11th May) - Brightburn (12th May) - Dance of the 41 (12th May) - Castlevania S4 (13th May) - Haunted S3 (14th May) - Halston (14th May) - I am all Girls (2021) - Jungle Beat: The Movie (14th May) - Ma (14th May) - Move to Heaven S1 (14th May) - The Heroic Legend of Arslan S1 (14th May) - Beyblade Burst Rise S1 (15th May) - Kuroko's Basketball S2 (15th May) - Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (16th May) - Dad's Army (16th May) - Highlander (16th May) - The Doors (16th May) - The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (16th May) - Sardar's Grandson (18th May) - S.W.A.T. (18th May) - Hating Peter Tatchell (20th May) - Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (20th May) - The Neighbor S2 (21st May) - Strain (21st May) - High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (26th May) - Nail Bomber: Manhunt (26th May) - Black Space S1 (27th May) - Blue Miracle (27th May) - Soy Rada: Serendipity (27th May) - Dog Gone Trouble (28th May)
Updated 26-Apr-2021: Master of None S3 (23rd May)
Updated 03-May-2021: Ghost Lab (26th May)
Updated 06-May-2021: 8 Mile (16th May) - Bridesmaids (16th May) - Cape Fear (16th May) - Fifty Shades of Grey (16th May) - Gladiator (16th May) - Inglourious Basterds (16th May) - Jaws (16th May) - Les Misérables (16th May) - Shark Tale (16th May) - Zero Dark Thirty (16th May) - Ragnarok S2 (27th May)
There’s a number of long awaited projects coming to Netflix during May including man of the moment Zack Snyder’s heist-in-a-zombie-apocalypse actioner Army of the Dead and the launch of the Millarworld universe of superhero stories starting with Jupiter’s Legacy.
Hard hitting dramatic films such as Monster and The Woman in the Window will keep audiences on the edge of their seats while new comedy series The Upshaws plus the returning pair of The Kominsky Method and Special will help lighten the mood.
And fans of football hairstyles through the ages will get to relive one of the best with a biopic about legendary Italian attacking midfielder Roberto Baggio and his Divine Ponytail.
So let’s take a closer look at some of the content coming to Netflix UK in May, bearing in mind that although we’ve tried to be as UK specific as possible, streaming dates can change, content can sometimes be territory specific and shows can even get changed by Netflix itself.
Make sure you come back as we’ll be updating the article when more films and TV shows get announced.
Pick of the Movies
And Tomorrow the Entire World (2020, Crime, Drama, Romance. Netflix Original Film, International: Germany. Mala Emde, Noah Saavedra, Tonio Schneider, Dir. Julia von Heinz)
Law student Luisa joins a rag tag group of anti-fascist activists, drawn to its desire for change and its disdain for conventions. However, in its mission to interrupt the continued rise of neo-Nazis across Germany, the group quickly comes to a crossroad: does combating hate justify violence? Luisa struggles to understand whether her actions are motivated by personal allegiances or political convictions as the group must decide which path to take on its journey for meaningful change.
Selected as the German entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, it was unfortunately not nominated. The narrative is partly inspired by the experiences of director Julia von Heinz, who belonged to Antifa herself when she was younger.
Monster aka All Rise (2018, Crime, Drama, Netflix Original Film. Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jennifer Ehle, Tim Blake Nelson, Nasir Jones, Rakim Mayers, Paul Ben-Victor, John David Washington, Jennifer Hudson, Jeffrey Wright. Dir, Anthony Mandler)
Steve Harmon is a smart, likeable seventeen-year-old film student from Harlem who sees his world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder following a bungled store robbery. Now he’s fighting for his innocence and integrity as he’s being ground through a criminal justice system that’s already judged him.
Based on the best selling novel of the same name by Walter Dean Myers, Monster saw much to-ing and fro-ing between distributors which resulted in a hold up between the film’s debut at the 2018 Sundance Festival and its release on Netflix.
Oxygen (2021, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Netflix Original Film, International: France. Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi, Dir. Alexandre Aja)
A woman suffering from severe memory loss wakes up inside a cryogenic chamber. Trapped and rapidly losing oxygen, the key to her survival is remembering who she is.
A France/USA production, the central role initially went to Anne Hathaway and then Noomi Rapace before it went to Mélanie Laurent when director Alexandre Aja came on board. The trailer (below) has a definite feel of Buried, the 2010 Ryan Reynolds-in-a-coffin panic attack of a movie… but with more LEDs.
Produced during last year’s lockdown, it’s evidence of the sorts of smaller scale narratives that filmmakers are turning to in order to get projects made safely (c.f Malcolm & Marie).
The Woman in the Window (2021, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Netflix Original Film. Amy Adams, Donat Balaj, Anthony Mackie, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore. Dir. Joe Wright)
An agoraphobic psychologist who lives alone and spends her time keeping tabs on others from her window finally befriends a neighbour across the street from her New York City brownstone condo. However, her own life is turned upside down when the woman disappears and she suspects foul play.
Completed prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, poor audience testing saw Tony Gilroy hired in place of Joe Wright for rewrites and reshoots.
Army of the Dead (2021, Action, Crime, Horror, Netflix Original Film. Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Dir. Zack Snyder)
Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.
As high concept movie pitches go, this 6 word doozy is up there with the best of them - casino raid during a zombie apocalypse - BAM! There it is! Blockbuster gold dust! This $90 million thought bubble from Synder will see the inside of cinemas via a simultaneous Netflix/theatre release but one can’t help but feel the eerily prescient pandemic has robbed it of some of its Box Office potential.
Baggio: The Divine Ponytail aka: Il Divin Codino (2021, True Life, Docu-drama, Sport, International: Italy. Andrea Arcangeli, Valentina Bellè, Thomas Trabacchi, Dir. Letizia Lamartire)
Biographical film chronicling the 22- year career of Italian footballer Roberto Baggio, a unique sportsman who was often at odds with his coaches and who courted some controversy - including an infamous missed penalty kick at the 1994 World Cup - but who is nonetheless regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation. Known by his fans as Il Divin Codino in reference to his distinctive hairstyle from which this docu-drama takes its title.
Pick of the Shows
Colony (2018, S3)
When L.A. is invaded by alien forces and becomes a walled in settlement, a former FBI agent (Josh Holloway) and his wife risk everything to find their lost son.
Dealing with the struggle between appeasement/collaboration and overt resistance, Colony is a remake of the 80s TV sci-fi invasion classic ‘V’ in all but name and Colony's third and final season gets a UK airing after it was cancelled back in 2018. So, if you’ve seen the first two seasons and are desperate for some closure, Netflix is the place to be.
The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness (2021, Netflix Original Docu Series)
David Berkowitz, the man behind the The Son of Sam slayings, is one of the U.S.’s most infamous serial killers and his capture and incarceration marked the end of the deadly spree. This four part series follows journalist Maury Terry, who became convinced that the murders were not carried out by Berkowitz alone, after the killer’s admission as such some years into his sentence. Terry spent decades investigating links to a satanic cult and uncovering the web of darkness behind the murders that went deeper than anyone imagined. Was Maury Terry just chasing ghosts - or are the true Sons of Sam still out there…
Jupiter's Legacy (2021, S1, Netflix Original Series)
Jupiter's Legacy follows the story of the world's first superheroes who received their powers in the 1930s. In the present day, they are the revered elder guard having kept the world safe for nearly a century but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats and ideals of their parents.
The first of the brand new titles to come out of the Netflix purchased Millarworld superhero universe from Mark Millar, the man behind Kick Ass, Kingsman and others. Jupiter’s Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power and loyalty.
So, we could be talking The Godfather with capes to The Boys’ Goodfellas here?
Girl From Nowhere (2021, S2, Netflix Original Series, International: Thailand) - added 23-Apr-2021
A mysterious, clever girl named Nanno transfers from school to school, exposing the lies, hypocrisy and misdeeds of the students and faculties at every turn.
The Upshaws (2021, S1, Netflix Original Comedy Series)
Bennie Upshaw (Mike Epps), the head of a Black working class family in Indianapolis, is a charming, well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess-up just trying his best to step up and care for his family - wife Regina, their two young daughters and son plus the teenage son he fathered with another woman - all while tolerating his sardonic sister-in-law (Wanda Sykes), and all without a blueprint for success. But the Upshaws are determined to make it work, and make it to the next level, together.
Halston (2021, Netflix Original Limited Series) - added 23-Apr-2021
Based on the life of designer Halston, Ewan McGregor stars as the hard-living designer who mixed with stars and starlets such as Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli and Elizabeth Taylor, and who leveraged his single name into a worldwide fashion empire synonymous with luxury, sex, status and fame, literally defining the era.
One of the most hotly-anticipated Originals, Ryan Murphy’s five part adaptation of the book Simply Halston by Steven Gaines explores the life of Roy Halston Frowick who started life as a small-town milliner, but whose designs ended up in Vogue, on the catwalk, and even on Jackie Kennedy.
Love, Death & Robots (2021, Vol2, Netflix Original Animated Anthology) - added 19-Apr-2021
Tim (Deadpool) Miller’s Sci-Fi anthology series, with its themes loosely based around the titular nouns, returns for its second season. There’s little information regarding the episode titles or running times other than they will include ‘Naked giants, Christmas demons, and robots-gone-wild… ‘ and it’s safe to assume a return to the mature themes and sometimes graphic violence that ran through the first season.
Love, Death & Robots has been commissioned for a third season due in 2022.
Move to Heaven (2021, S1, Netflix Original Series, International: South Korea) - added 23-Apr-2021
A young man with Asperger Syndrome goes into business as trauma cleaner with his uncle, following the death his father. Together, they uncover the stories of the scenes left behind while experiencing different emotions and sentiments toward life, death and family.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (2021, S3, Netflix Original Animated Series)
Return of the animated series set in the Jurassic Park universe which follows a group of six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on Isla Nublar which goes badly wrong when the ‘assets’ escape and start roaming the island. Now the disparate teens must band together to survive and ultimately escape.
The third season sees a sinister new threat emerge on Isla Nublar.
The Neighbor (2021, S2, Netflix Original Series, International: Spain) - added 23-Apr-2021
Thirty-something Javier struggles to handle adulthood. His business and his relationship with his girlfriend are both on shaky ground and the last thing he needs is a dying alien to transfer super powers to him. Now he has to rely on the support of his neighbour to help him manage his newfound abilities.
Master of None (2021, S3 Netflix original Series) - added 26-Apr-2021
Sporting the full fancy title, Masters of None Present: Moments in Love, this third season delivers an evolution of the series that remains tethered to previous seasons while breaking new storytelling ground in its exploration of the existential questions of love and living.
Directed by Aziz Ansari, this new set of 5 episodes is a modern love story that follows Denise (Lena Waithe) and her wife Alicia (Naomi Ackie) and illustrates the ups and downs of marriage and personal growth both together and apart.
Eden (2021, S1, Netflix Original Anime, International: Japan)
Thousands of years in the future, a city known as “Eden 3” is inhabited solely by robots whose former masters vanished a long time ago. On a routine assignment, two farming robots accidentally awaken a human baby girl from stasis leading them to question all they were taught - that humans were nothing more than a forbidden, ancient myth. Together, the two robots secretly raise the child in a safe haven outside Eden - a decision that will change everything.
This new anime series from former Blue Sky animator Justin (Titan AE, Star Wars: Clone Wars) Leach and director Yasuhiro (Fullmetal Alchemist) Irie features concept design from Toshihiro (Cowboy Bebop) Kawamoto and has been long teased during its lengthy development.
Ragnarok (2021, S2, Netflix Original Series, International: Norway) - added 06-May-2021
Norse mythology is ancient history. Or is it?
The small Norwegian town of Edda is being poisoned by pollution and threatened by climate change and at the centre of the trouble are the factories owned by the local Jutul family, the fifth-richest family in Norway. But there’s more to the Jutuls than just wealth and a disregard for the consequences of their actions, just as there is more to Magne, a teenage boy who begins the fight against those that are destroying the planet.
Season 1 trailer:
Lucifer (2021, S5B, Netflix Original Series)
To the Devil his due. Tom Ellis stars in this DC adaptation as Lucifer Morningstar, the Prince of Hell, who moves to Los Angeles.
The 5th season returns for the second batch of eight episodes before gearing up for its final ten-chapter 6th season having proved itself one of Netflix’s most popular TV shows ever since the streamer took over from Fox as series producer.
The Kominsky Method (2021, S3, Final, Netflix Original Series)
Years ago, actor Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas) had a brief fling with success. Once it fizzled out, he started making a living as a successful acting coach in Hollywood. Now reevaluating life in his advancing years, Sandy has to contend with old age’s inevitable curveballs as he and his friends navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that, above all else, values youth.
From producer Chuck (Big Bang Theory) Lorre, The Kominsky Method will be wrapping up for the third and final time though sadly Alan Arkin will not be participating.
Season two teaser trailer:
Below Deck (2013-21, further seasons coming, U.S. Reality Series)
This reality show chronicles the lives of crew members who work and reside aboard a multi million dollar superyacht during charter season. It shows them as they deal with their personal and romantic issues in order to make their professional careers work in the face of demanding guests and endless waves of drama.
A total of eight seasons have been produced by Bravo, and with seasons one and two already streaming on Netflix, the remaining six could all land at once.
Eagle Eye (2008, Action, Mystery, Thriller. Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Dir. D.J. Caruso) - added 23-Apr-2021
Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and families, the caller pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the communications technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.
Premonition (2007, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery. Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Amber Valletta, Dir. Mennan Yapo)
Linda, a depressed woman learns that her husband was killed in a car accident the previous day, then wakes the next morning to find him alive and well at home; then awakens the day after that to find that he's dead once more. As Linda experiences the days surrounding her husband's death in non-chronological order, she must work out what's going on and how to save him from his impending doom.
Resident Evil: Degeneration aka Biohazard Regeneration (2008, Animation, Action, Horror. Voices: Paul Mercier, Alyson Court, Laura Bailey, Dir. Makoto Kamiya) - added 23-Apr-2021
The first full-length motion capture CG animation feature in Capcom's Resident Evil franchise features game characters Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield facing a revenge-fuelled rogue warrior and a mutated monster on the rampage.
Tamara Drewe (2010. Comedy, Drama, Romance. Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Dir. Stephen Frears) - added 23-Apr-2021
In this modern take on Thomas Hardy's classic Far From the Madding Crowd, newspaper writer Tamara Drewe returns to the rural Dorset village where she grew up and causes something of a stir. Having left as an awkward teenager she returns as a smouldering femme fatale with a glamorous job and a new nose, kicking up a storm of envy, lust and gossip wherever she goes.
School of Rock (2003, Comedy, Music. Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Dir. Richard Linklater)
After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn blags his way into a strict elementary private school as a substitute teacher, and uses the opportunity to turn his class into a rock band and open his students to new experiences.
The Fourth Kind (2009, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi. Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Dir + Scr. Olatunde Osunsanmi)
Amidst an ongoing, unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years, there are accusations of a federal cover up alongside the suspicions of alien abductions.
Taking on the mantle of a pseudodocumentary based on the reported real life disappearances, The Fourth Kind mixes in recreated ‘never-before seen’ archival footage to elicit an air of authenticity.
The Italian Job (2003, Action, Crime, Thriller. Donald Sutherland, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron, Dir. F. Gary Gray)
After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.
Inspired by, rather than a remake of the 1969 Michael Caine classic.
Selena: The Series (2021, Part 2, Netflix Original Series)
The second part of this musical biopic series based on the life and career of Selena Quintanilla follows the singer as her career gains momentum and she fights to remain true to herself, spend quality time with her family and expand her businesses.
Giant Jack aka Trash Truck (2021, S2, Netflix Original Animated Series)
Six year old Hank and his best pal, a giant trash truck explore the world around them on fantastical adventures with their animal friends.
StartUp (2016-18, S1-3) - added 23-Apr-2021
A desperate banker, a Haitian-American gang lord, and a Cuban-American hacker are forced to work together to unwittingly create their version of the American dream - organized crime 2.0.
Lava Ka Dhaava (2021, S1 Netflix Original Reality Series) - added 23-Apr-2021
Indian spin-off of the reality series where contestants aren’t allowed to touch the floor.
The Circle U.S. (S2 - Finale, Netflix Original Reality Show)
Reality series based on the Channel 4 show with weekly episodes arriving throughout April but the finale airing on May 5th.
Men in Black: International (2019, Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy. Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Emma Thompson, Liam Neesaon. Dir. F. Gary Gray)
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the M.I.B organization.
Milestone (2020, Drama, International: India. Lakshvir Saran, Suvinder Vicky, Dir. Ivan Ayr)
Recently marking 500,000 kilometers on the road, a newly bereaved trucker faces the threat of losing the job that has come to define him to a new intern.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019, Animation, Comedy, Family. Voices: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford, Dirs. Chris Renaud, Jonathan del Val)
The sequel to 2016’s look at what our pets get up to when we go to work and school sees Jack Russell Max becoming overprotective of his owner’s new baby, resulting in him becoming stressed out. When the family takes a vacation to a relative’s farm, the working sheepdog, Rooster, encourages Max to face up to life’s ups and downs.
Super Me (2019, Drama, Fantasy, Netflix Original Film, International: China. Kevin Lee, Bingkun Cao, Shih-Chieh King, Dir. Zhang Chong) - added 23-Apr-2021
Sang Yu is so exhausted from trying to stay awake. Every time he closes his eyes, a demon chases and kills him in his dreams. One night Sang realizes he has a special power: he can bring treasures from his dreams into reality. Almost overnight, he becomes a rich man. But his wealth also attracts the attention of a ruthless gangster.
The Corrupted (2019, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Sam Claflin, Timothy Spall, Hugh Bonneville, Dir. Ron Scalpello) - added 23-Apr-2021
Liam is an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. Liam's drive for redemption will see him caught up in a web of conspiracy, crime, and corruption.
Deadly Switch (2019, Mystery, Thriller. Hayley McLaughlin, Danika Yarosh, Dylan Walsh, Dir. Svetlana Cvetko) - added 23-Apr-2021
When university student Anna , studying abroad in America, becomes the target of a dangerous stalker, she accepts an invitation to move in with her roommate’s family in their idyllic town. But as she begins to uncover the family’s dark secrets, Anna begins to feel ever more a stranger in a strange land and starts fearing for her life.
The Outlaw and His Wife (1918, Drama, International: Sweden) - added 23-Apr-2021
Classic silent movie centered around a stranger who comes to work at a farm.
Money, Explained (2021, Netflix Original Limited Docuseries) - added 23-Apr-2021
Most people have a complicated relationship with money making them anxious, reckless, avoidant, or obsessive. And because it’s taboo to talk openly about it, we might not realise how normal we are. Money, Explained looks at the ways your credit card might be burdening you; how student loans became a crisis; why most of us won’t be able to save enough for retirement; and how we get tricked into bad decisions and even worse scams. The series breaks down the weaknesses we all share when it comes to money, the devious ways they're exploited, and the best strategies out there to navigate it all.
Motherland (2019, S2) - added 23-Apr-2021
BBC comedy series about about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood, looking at the competitive and unromantic side of parenting rather than the cute and acceptable public face of bringing up kids.
Brightburn (2019, Drama, Horror, Mystery. Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Dir. David Yarovesky) - added 23-Apr-2021
In 2006, a spaceship crashes in Brightburn, Kansas. Tori and Kyle Breyer, who are unable to conceive a child, look inside to find an infant. The couple adopts the child and names him Brandon. They hide the spaceship in their barn to conceal the truth from him. But the Kal-el parallels stop there as the story explores “What if Superman were evil?”
Dance of the 41 (2020, Drama, Period. True Life, International: Mexico. Alfonso Herrera, Emiliano Zurita, Mabel Cadena, Dir. David Pablos) - added 23-Apr-2021
A secretly gay congressman marries the Mexican president's daughter, but is then found entertaining a young man at a private party following an illegal police raid. And then scandal hits. Based on a true story.
Castlevania (2021, S4, Final, Netflix Original Anime) - added 23-Apr-2021
A dark medieval fantasy inspired by the classic video game series.
When his wife is burned at the stake after being falsely accused of witchcraft, the vampire Count Dracula declares all the people of Wallachia will pay with their lives. He summons an army of demons which overruns the country, causing the people to live lives of fear and distrust. To combat this, the outcast monster hunter Trevor Belmont takes up arms against Dracula's forces.
Featuring Richard Armitage, Graham McTavish, Matt Frewer, Theo James, Peter Stormare, Bill Nighy, Jason Isaacs and Lance Reddick among the voice cast.
Ferry (2021, Action, Crime, Drama, Netflix Original Film, International: Netherlands. Frank Lammers, Elise Schaap, Huub Stapel, Dir. Cecilia Verheyden)
A spin off from the successful Belgian/Dutch Undercover series focuses on drug lord Ferry Bouman’s early years as he is tasked with finding the perpetrators of an attack on his boss’s gang. When Ferry returns to the scene of his hunt, he faces difficult reunions and the ghosts of his past and starts connecting again with his old stamping ground. Soon Ferry’s journey will lead to unexpected outcomes and put his loyalties to the test.
Haunted (2021, S3, Netflix Original Reality/Docuseries) - added 23-Apr-2021
A chilling glimpse into the first-person accounts from people who have witnessed horrifying, peculiar, extraordinary supernatural events and other unexplained phenomena that continue to haunt them.
I am all Girls (2021, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Netflix Original International: South Africa. Deon Lotz, Erica Wessels, Masasa Mbangeni, Dir. Donovan Marsh) - added 23-Apr-2021
A special crimes investigator forms an unlikely bond with a serial killer to bring down a global child sex trafficking syndicate.
Jungle Beat: The Movie (2021, Animations, Adventure, Family. Voices: David Menkin, David Rintoul, Gavin Peter, Dir. Brent Dawes) - added 23-Apr-2021
Feature-length follow-up to the popular animated kids series, Jungle Beat. The animals are surprised to wake up and find that they can all speak, but they are even more surprised to discover an alien in the jungle who needs their help.
Ma (2019, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis, Dir. Tate Taylor) - added 23-Apr-2021
A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.
The Heroic Legend of Arslan (1991, S1) - added 23-Apr-2021
Classic anime series following the exploits of Arslan, the crown prince of the fictional kingdom of Pars.
Beyblade Burst Rise (2020, S1) - added 23-Apr-2021
New anime series in the continuing Beyblade universe of shows.
Kuroko’s Basketball (2013-14, S2) - added 23-Apr-2021
Sports-based anime series.
8 Mile (2002, Drama, Music. Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger, Dir. Curtis Hanson) - added 06-May-2021
A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to break into the local rap scene but his friends and foes alike make this journey harder than it may seem.
Bridesmaids (2011, Comedy, Romance. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne. Melissa McCarthy, Chis O’Dowd. Dir. Paul Feig) - added 06-May-2021
Annie is asked to serve as maid of honour for her best friend, Lillian but unchecked rivalry with one of the bridesmaids threatens to ruin the wedding… and upend Annie’s life.
Cape Fear (1991. Crime, Thriller. Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Dir. Martin Scorsese) - added 06-May-2021
Psychotic rapist Max Cady is now out of prison after 14 years and is determined to get revenge on the defence lawyer who failed him in court.
Remake of the 1962 classic directed by J. Lee Thompson starring Hollywood legends Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum.
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Angela Bassett, Dir. Phil Weinstein) - added 23-Apr-2021
Curious George goes on an epic space mission but crash lands in the jungles of Africa leading to an unforgettable journey with some new animal friends.
Dad’s Army (2016, Comedy, War. Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Toby Jones, Dir. Oliver Parker) - added 23-Apr-2021
This modern film version of the classic British sitcom sees the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015, Drama. Romance, Thriller. Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Dir. Sam Taylor-Johnson) - added 06-May-2021
Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.
Gladiator (2000, Action, Adventure, Period. Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Dir. Ridley Scott) - added 06-May-2021
Rousing historical epic in which a former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery and the fighting pits.
Highlander (1986, Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Dir. Russell Mulcahy) - added 23-Apr-2021
Immortal Scottish swordsman Connor MacLeod, of the clan MacLeod, must complete an ages old war to win the fabled “Prize” and confronts the Kurgan, the last of his brethren and a murderously brutal barbarian.
Here we stand, born to be king, we’re the Princes of the Universe!
Hey, it was the 80s.
Inglourious Basterds (2009, Adventure Drama, War. Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Dir. Quentin Tarantino) - added 06-May-2021
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. Alternate history take on WWII done in Tarantino’s inimitable style.
Jaws (1975, Adventure, Thriller. Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Dir. Steven Spielberg) - added 06-May-2021
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.
Based on Peter Benchley’s best seller, Steven Spielberg’s movie is the undisputed father of the modern blockbuster.
Les Misérables (2012, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Dir. Tom Hooper) - added 06-May-2021
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
Shark Tale (2004, Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Dirs. Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman) - added 06-May-2021
When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother decide to use the incident to their own advantage.
The Doors (1991, True Life, Drama, Music. Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Dir. Oliver Stone) - added 23-Apr-2021
The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy. Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Larry Miller, Dir. Peter Segal) - added 23-Apr-2021
Eddie Murphy returns in the fat suit - hopefully cleaned after the first film - as scientist Sherman Klump whose inventions, upcoming marriage to his pretty colleague and reputation are all threatened by his evil clone Buddy Love.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012, Drama, Thriller, True Life. Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Jason Clarke, Reda Kateb, Dir. Kathryn Bigelow) - added 06-May-2021
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.’s Team 6 in May 2011.
Sardar’s Grandson aka Sardar Ka Grandson (2021, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Netflix Original Film, International: India. Neena Gupta, Arjun Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, Dir. Kaashvi Nair) - added 23-Apr-2021
Hindi rom-com in which a devoted grandson embarks on a complicated and comic journey to fulfill his dying grandmother's last wish.
S.W.A.T. (Multiple Seasons) - added 23-Apr-2021
The US action-drama series that airs on CBS and is inspired by the 2003 Samuel L. Jackson/Colin Farrell film, follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. sergeant and his team of highly-trained men and women as they solve crimes in Los Angeles.
The Last Days (1998, Documentary)
In late 1944, even as they faced imminent defeat, the Nazis expended enormous resources to kill or deport over 425,000 Jews during the "cleansing" of Hungary. This Oscar-winning documentary, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, focuses on five Hungarian Jews who survived imprisonment in Auschwitz and who now recount the horrors they witnessed and endured as a testament to hope and humanity.
Who Killed Sara? (2021 S2, Final, Netflix Original Drama, International: Mexico)
Álex Guzmán, having been released from prison after spending 18 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, is hellbent on finding out who killed his sister Sara. It means getting revenge on the feared Lazcano family and unearthing their darkest secrets.
Having proved a hit when season 1 was released in March 2021, the second and final set of episodes sees the revenge soaked denouement.
Hating Peter Tatchell (2021, Documentary) - added 23-Apr-2021
The profound life story of the controversial human rights campaigner whose provocative acts of civil disobedience and outspoken viewpoint rocked the establishment, revolutionised attitudes to homosexuality and exposed hypocrites in the fight for equality. Features contributions from Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019 Comedy. Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes and... all of Hollywood. Dir. Kevin Smith, natch) - added 23-Apr-2021
The titular duo make for Hollywood in an effort to stop a movie of their 'Bluntman and Chronic' superhero characters from getting made, though of course this time it’s not just a movie, it’s now a reboot, ‘Bluntman V Chronic’. Cue a road trip littered with cameo appearances and profane references to body functions.
A year after his near fatal ‘Widowmaker’ heart attack, a lean and healthy Kevin Smith jump started the View Askewniverse back into action to make this movie, which Smith himself describes as “literally the same ****ing movie” as 2001’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Snoochie, and indeed, boochies.
Special (S2, Final, Netflix Original Comedy Series)
Special, an uplifting new series about a gay man, Ryan, with mild cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his identity and finally go after the life he wants, returns for a second and final season of eight episodes.
The offbeat comedy is based on series creator and star Ryan O’Connell’s memoir, I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.
Strain (2000, Drama, International: Nigeria. Okey Uzoeshi, Shushu Abubakar, Angel Unigwe, Dir. Uduak-Obong Patrick) - added 23-Apr-2021
A family man struggles to keep his family happy and united when his son is suddenly diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease and he must raise funds to care for his sick child.
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dir. Jon Watts) - added 21-Apr-2021
Peter Parker is struggling in the wake of the events of Avengers: Endgame and welcomes the distraction of a European excursion with his schoolmates which gives him the opportunity to spend some time with MJ. However, his plans to keep a low profile and leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery behind several elemental creature attacks that have created havoc across the continent. Now Spider-Man must step up to take on these new threats in a world that has changed forever.
High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (2021, Netflix Original Docuseries) - added 23-Apr-2021
In this four-part docu-series High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America, food writer Stephen Satterfield embarks on a vibrant and powerful culinary journey alongside chefs, historians, and activists that celebrates the courage, artistry, and resourcefulness of the African American people.
Nail Bomber: Manhunt (2021, Netflix Original Documentary) - added 23-Apr-2021
Follow up to the Original documentary Manhunt: Unabomber, this new true-crime piece explores the far-right extremist who killed three people and injured over 140. David Copeland detonated three nail bombs in London’s East End in 1999, targetting the local Black, gay, and Bangladeshi communities.
Ghost Lab (2021, Drama, Horror, Thriller, Netflix Original Film, International: Thailand) - added 03rd-May-2021
After witnessing a haunting in their hospital, two doctors become dangerously obsessed with obtaining scientific proof that ghosts exist.
Black Space (2020-21, S1, International: Israel) - added 23-Apr-2021
A school shooting conducted by mysterious masked figures leaves four students dead. Investigators believe the key to solving the case is Black Space: a new app that the students use to communicate anonymously.
Blue Miracle (2021, True Life, Drama, Netflix Original Film. Dennis Quaid, Bruce McGill, Raymond Cruz, Dir. Julio Quintana) - added 23-Apr-2021
The moving true story of Casa Hogar, the Mexican boys’ home that entered the world’s biggest fishing tournament to save their orphanage.
Soy Rada: Serendipity (2021, Netflix Original Standup. International: Argentina) - added 23-Apr-2021
The Argentine comic Agustín Aristarán (aka Soy Rada) is back, this time putting the spotlight on family and parenting, magic and music.
Dog Gone Trouble aka Trouble (2019, Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Voices: Big Sean, Pamela Adlon, Lucy Hale, Joel McHale. Dir. Kevin Johnson) - added 23-Apr-2021
A pampered dog named Trouble must learn to live in the real world, while trying to escape from his former owner's greedy children.
Library Movies (dates TBC) - added 21-Apr-2021
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
The Bourne Saga
So that’s Netflix’s content for May so far. Leave a comment and let others know what you’re planning on watching / missing. We'll keep adding to the list as new shows and movies are announced, so keep an eye out for updates to the article.