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Here's what's coming to Netflix in May 2021

Left to right: Matthias Schweighöfer and Dave Bautista
Left to right: Matthias Schweighöfer and Dave Bautista
Image: Netflix

Netflix’s May 2021 looks a whole lot like the last year of Netflix: another avalanche of original content coming to an algorithm near you. The company has more than 40 original television series, movies, and documentaries lined up for the next 31 days, including the second part of Selena: The Series, the return of Aziz Ansari’s Master Of None, and, of course, Zack Snyder’s long-awaited first non-superhero film in more than a decade, Army Of The Dead. Audiences will also finally get to see The Woman In The Window, director Joe Wright’s long-delayed follow-up to his Oscar-winner, The Darkest Hour. Originally slated for release in October 2019, the film saw a series of delays due to some bad test screenings and a global pandemic that bumped the Amy Adams vehicle out of theaters and onto Netflix.


In addition to all that beautiful new content (and it really is beautiful, isn’t it?), Netflix is beefing up its catalog, adding the Back To The Future trilogy, G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, and Notting Hill. And if Army Of The Dead isn’t enough blood and viscera for fans of the undead, Netflix is adding a pair of Resident Evil movies (Afterlife and Extinction) and 2009's Zombieland to the chamber to prep audiences for Snyder’s gore-fest. Of course, this also means saying goodbye to some old friends. Goodbye, Trumbo, who’s taking his bathtub and waterproof typewriter and leaving Netflix on May 18. Dads in their 60s everywhere will miss you. Apologies, dads. Please enjoy a third season of The Kominsky Method in this trying time (though, a severe lack of Alan Arkin is definitely going to bum some out).

The full list of everything coming to Netflix in May is below.

Available May 1

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 (2005)
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 (2000)
Under Siege
Waist Deep
Your Highness
Zack And Miri Make APorno

Available May 2

Hoarders: Season 11

Available May 4 

The Clovehitch Killer
Selena: The Series: Part 2
Trash Truck: Season 2

Available May 5

Framing John DeLorean
The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness

Available May 6

Dead Man Down

Available May 7

Girl From Nowhere: Season 2
Jupiter’s Legacy

Available May 8


Available May 11

Money, Explained 

Available May 12 

Dance of the Forty One 
The Upshaws

Available May 13

Castlevania: Season 4
Layer Cake

Available May 14

Haunted: Season 3
I Am All Girls
Jungle Beat: The Movie
Love, Death & Robots: Volume 2
Move to Heaven
The Strange House
The Woman in the Window

Available May 16


Available May 18

Sardar Ka Grandson

Available May 19

The Last Days
Small Town Crime
Who Killed Sara?: Season 2

Available May 20

Hating Peter Tatchell
Special: Season 2
Spy Kids: All The Time In The World

Available May 21

Army of the Dead
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 3
The Neighbor: Season 2

Available May 22

Sam Smith: Love Goes - Live At Abbey Road Studios

Available May 25


Available May 26

Baggio: The Divine Ponytail
High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America
Nail Bomber: Manhunt


Available May 27

Black Space
Blue Miracle
Soy Rada: Serendipity

Available May 28

Dog Gone Trouble
Lucifer: Season 5 Part 2
The Kominsky Method: Season 3

Available May 31

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story
The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties

Leaving May 1


Hoarders: Season 10

Leaving May 3

War Horse

Leaving May 5


Leaving May 6

City of God: 10 Years Later

Leaving May 7

The Chosen Ones
House at the End of the Street

Leaving May 10


Leaving May 14

Sherlock: Series 1-4

Leaving May 18


Leaving May 29

American Crime: Seasons 1-3
My Week with Marilyn
The One I Love

Leaving May 31

50 First Dates
Act of Valor
All Dogs Go to Heaven
The Blair Witch Project
Brokeback Mountain
The Boy
Deliver Us from Eva
The Help
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Julie & Julia