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New Arrivals for Netflix May 2021

by Yasmine Kandil
Dave Bautista and the crew from Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead coming to Netflix this May.

A fresh wave of highly-anticipated films and TV hits Netflix this May, some even unsuspecting with plenty of potential. Hot off the heels of his Justice League cut, Zack Snyder continues his comeback by dropping a new apocalyptic zombie thriller starring Dave Bautista. On the note of Zombies, Zombieland is returning to the platform alongside other fan-favorites. More specifically, the Back to the Future trilogy once again becomes available.

Additionally, May sees the return of many beloved Netflix originals, including part two of Lucifer‘s fifth season, season three of Michael Douglas’s The Kominsky Method, and a second volume of the critically-acclaimed animated anthology Love, Death + Robots. Last but not least, fans will be seeing a biographical series about American fashion designer Halston, with Ewan McGregor in the titular role.

With a huge variety of choices, check out more of our recommendations below along with everything coming to and leaving Netflix in May. Check out what to watch on HBO Max and Disney+ this month as well!

Our Recs:

Army of the Dead

Director Zack Snyder goes back to his zombie action/thriller roots in the new Netflix original, Army of the Dead. In the not too distant future, a group of mercenaries venture into a quarantined zone overtaken by advanced zombies in Las Vegas. Starring Dave Bautista, Hiroyuki Sanada, Omari Hardwick, Huma Qureshi, Ella Purnell, and more!

Army of the Dead premieres on Netflix May 21!

The Woman in the Window

An adaptation of the book by the same name, The Woman in the Window features a stacked cast behind the lead in Amy Adams. Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie, and Wyatt Russell to name a few. Anna Fox (Adams) is an agoraphobe who witnesses something she shouldn’t have when keeping tabs on a neighboring family. After endless waves of delays due to the pandemic, director Joe Wright’s latest finally becomes available from the comfort of home.

The Woman in the Window arrives on Netflix May 14!


Originally premiering at Sundance back in 2018, Monster has finally found a home on Netflix. The film follows Steve Harmon, an honor student whose world comes crashing down when he’s charged with felony murder. Featuring yet another stellar cast with the likes of Kevin Harrison Jr, John David Washington, A$AP Rocky, and Jeffery Wright, this is a must-watch for the month.

Monster debuts on Netflix May 7!

Love, Death + Robots (Volume 2)


Love, Death + Robots is back following the success of it’s first edition. The animated anthology series features tales that explore alternate histories and lives for robots in a post-apocalyptic city. The show comes from Deadpool and Terminator: Dark Fate director Tim Miller.

Love, Death + Robots (Volume 2) hits Netflix May 14!

Netflix’s Arrivals for May 2021:

Coming 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

Coming May 2

Hoarders: Season 11

Coming May 4

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

Coming May 5

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

Coming May 6

Dead Man Down

Coming May 7

Girl From Nowhere: Season 2
Jupiter’s Legacy

Coming May 8


Coming May 11

Money, Explained

Coming May 12

Dance of the Forty One 
The Upshaws

Coming May 13

Castlevania: Season 4
Layer Cake

Coming May 14

Ferry Halston
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

Coming May 16


Coming May 18

Sardar Ka Grandson

Coming May 19

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

Coming May 20

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

Coming May 21

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

Coming May 22

Sam Smith: Love Goes – Live At Abbey Road Studios

Coming May 25


Coming May 26

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

Coming May 27

Black Space
Blue Miracle
Soy Rada: Serendipity

Coming May 28

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

Coming May 31

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

Leaving Netflix in May

There’s a diverse assortment of titles leaving Netflix this month. From Adam Sandler comedies to other raunchy titles, plenty will be missed. Though if one wanted to catch up on previous Oscar nominees before the end of May, then War Horse, Brokeback Mountain, and My Week with Marilyn are the go-tos.

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
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption
Soul Surfer

Check out what’s also coming to the following streaming services throughout May 2021:

Follow writer Yasmine Kandil on Twitter: @byebyebucky

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