Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in May 2021 – and what’s leaving

After a mediocre selection of offers in recent months, Netflix Inc. emerges when summer arrives, with some favorite series returning in May, along with some great original films.

The biggest of the bunch appears to be Zack Snyder’s zombie / casino heist mashup, “Army of the Dead” (May 21), a gleefully violent caper film starring Dave Bautista. On the film front, there is also “The Woman in the Window” (May 14), starring Amy Adams in a sort of psychological thriller “Rear Window” whose release was delayed for a year due to the pandemic; and “Oxygen” (May 12), a French sci-fi thriller starring Mélanie Laurent as a woman trapped in a cryogenic chamber.

Most intriguing is Aziz Ansari’s Emmy-winning comedy series “Master of None” returns for its third season (date TBA) after a four-year hiatus, during which allegations of sexual misconduct against Ansari were made in 2018. The new season moved filming from New York to London and will reportedly focus more on Lena Waithe’s character, Denise.

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also has the second part of season 5 of the supernatural crime drama (and fan favorite) “Match” (the 28th of May); and part two of it “Selena: The Series” (May 4), about the life of the late Mexican-American pop superstar. There is also “Halston” (date TBA), a limited series from Ryan Murphy starring Ewan McGregor as the iconic fashion designer; the true-crime docuseries The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness 5th of May); the superhero comic adaptation “Jupiter’s Legacy” (May 7), starring Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb; the financial docuseries “Money, explained” (11 May); the sitcom The Upshaws (May 12), starring Mike Epps, Wanda Sykes and Kim Fields; a new season of the Emmy Award-winning animated anthology series “Love, Death & Robots: Volume 2” (May 14); Season 2 of the popular Mexican thriller “Who killed Sarah?” (May 19); the second season of “Special” (May 20), the comedy about a young gay man with cerebral palsy; and season 3 of the comedy “The Kominsky Method” (May 28), starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin.

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And a word of warning to Benedict Cumberbatch fans: seasons 1-4 from Sherlock will leave Netflix on May 14.

Here’s the full lineup, starting April 21 (release dates are subject to change):

What’s coming in May 2021

Available soon (no date announced)
AlRawabi School for Girls – Netflix Original
Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir (2021)
Halston – Netflix Original
Crazy about each other – Netflix Original
Master of None – Netflix Original
Racket Boys – Netflix Original
Ragnarok: Season 2 – Netflix Original

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
The best of the best
Dead again in Tombstone
Due date
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Green zone
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
JT LeRoy
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
mystical river
Never give up
Notting Hill
Open season
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Extinction
SMART pursuit
Sitting in Limbo
The land before the time
The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
The beautiful bones
The Pelican Brief
The sweetest thing
The whole nine yards
Under siege
Waist deep
your Highness
Zack and Miri make porn

May 2nd
Hoarders: Season 11

4th of May
The Clovehitch Killer
Selena: The Series: Part 2 – Netflix Original

Trash Truck: Season 2 – Netflix Family

5th of May
John DeLorean framing
The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness – Netflix documentary

6 May
Dead Man Down

May 7th
Girl from Nowhere: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Jupiter’s Legacy – Netflix Original

Milestone – Netflix movie
Monster – Netflix movie

May 8th
Mine – Netflix Original

11 May
Money, Explained – Netflix documentary

May 12th
Dance of the Forty One – Netflix movie
Oxygen – Netflix movie

The Upshaws – Netflix Original

13 May
Castlevania: Season 4 – Netflix Anime
Cake with layers

May 14
Ferry – Netflix movie
Haunted: Season 3 – Netflix Original
I Am All Girls – Netflix movie
Jungle Beat: The Movie – Netflix Family
Love, Death & Robots: Volume 2 – Netflix Original

Move to Heaven – Netflix Original
The Strange House – Netflix movie
The Woman in the Window – Netflix Film

May 16

May 18
Sardar Ka Grandson – Netflix Movie

May 19
The last days
Small Town Crime
Who Killed Sara ?: Season 2 – Netflix Original

May 20th
Peter Tatchell
Special: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

21st of May
Army of the Dead – Netflix movie
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 3 – Netflix Family
The Neighbor: Season 2 – Netflix Original

May 22nd
Sam Smith: Love Goes – Live At Abbey Road Studios

May 25

May 26
Baggio: The Divine Ponytail – Netflix Movie
High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America – Netflix documentary
Nail Bomber: Manhunt – Netflix documentary

27th of May
Black Space – Netflix Original
Blue Miracle – Netflix movie
Eden – Netflix Anime
Soy Rada: Serendipity – Netflix Comedy Special

the 28th of May
Dog Gone Trouble – Netflix Family
Lucifer: Season 5 Volume 2 – Netflix Original
The Kominsky Method: Season 3 – Netflix Original

May 31
Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story
The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties – Netflix Original

What’s leaving in May

May 1
Hoarders: Season 10

3rd of May
War Horse

5th of May

6 May
City of God: 10 years later

May 7th
The Chosen Ones
House at the end of the street

May 10th

May 14
Sherlock: Series 1-4

May 18

May 29
American Crime: Seasons 1-3
My week with Marilyn
The one I love

May 31
50 first dates
Act of valor
All dogs go to heaven
The Blair Witch Project
Brokeback Mountain
The boy
Deliver us from Eve
The help
I pronounce you now, Chuck and Larry
Julie and Julia
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
The Pursuit of Happiness
The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption
Soul Surfer