What’s Coming to Netflix UK in May 2021

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Welcome to your full look at what’s set to hit Netflix in the United Kingdom throughout the month of May 2021. This will be an ever-updating post of the new movies and TV series coming to Netflix in the UK.

Missed any UK additions from last month? You can find the most complete list of UK new additions for April 2021 here.

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Full List of What’s Coming to Netflix UK in May 2021

Weekly Episodes Coming to Netflix UK in May 2021

  • American Idol (2021 Collection) N – New episodes Thursdays

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 1st

  • Below Deck (Multiple Seasons) – Seasons of the highly-rated reality series where you follow the crew of a multi-million dollar charter boat.
  • Eagle Eye (2008) – Shia LaBeouf headlines this thriller about two strangers that are attached to a terrorist threat.
  • Miniforce: Super Dino Power (Season 1) – Korean animated series about animals with special powers transforming into superheroes.
  • Premonition (2007) – Fantasy mystery starring Sandra Bullock.
  • Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) – CG horror movie based on the video game franchise.

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  • School of Rock (2003) – Jack Black comedy where he infiltrates a school as a substitute teacher and teaches his kids who to be rockstars.
  • Tamara Drewe (2010) – Rom-com from director Stephen Frears about a young newspaper writer returning to her hometown.
  • The Fourth Kind (2009) – Horror mystery from director Olatunde Osunsanmi.
  • The Italian Job (2003) – The rebooted action thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 2nd

  • Colony (Season 3) – Netflix UK finally gets the final season of the sci-fi series starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 4th

  • Giant Truck (Season 2) N – Animated kids series.
  • Selena: The Series (Season 2) N – The second part of the Selena biopic series that arrives on Netflix slightly earlier than originally billed.

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  • StartUp (Seasons 1-3) – Ex-Crackle show starring Martin Freeman.
  • Trash Truck (Season 2) N – Kids cartoon series about a giant truck and his best friend Hank continuing their adventures together.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 5th

  • Lava Ka Dhaava (Season 1) N – Indian spin-off of the reality series where contestants aren’t allowed to touch the floor.
  • The Circle (Season 2 – Finale) N – Reality series based on the Channel 4 show – Weekly episodes will arrive in April but the finale will air on May 5th.
  • The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness (Limited Series) N  – Crime docu-series about a journalist looking into murders linked to a satanic cult.
  • Upin&Ipin (Season 11) – Children’s animation.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 6th

  • An Tomorrow the Entire World (2020) N – German crime-drama that sees a law student’s political idealogy pushed to the limit when she joins an anti-fascist group and is sucked into increasingly dangerous and violent situations.
  • August Sky – 63 Days of Glory (2018) – Polish war drama.
  • Legiony / The Legions (2019) – Polish historical war romance.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 7th

  • Girl from Nowhere (Season 2) N – Thai series returning for season 2.

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  • Jupiter’s Legacy (Season 1) N – The first of the brand new titles to come out of the Netflix superhero universe, Millarworld.
  • Men in Black: International (2019) – The rebooted Men in Black movie series starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.
  • Milestone (2021) N – Indian drama about a bereaved trucker who faces the threat of losing his job.
  • Monster (2021) N – Timely retelling of Steve Harmon’s story.

  • The Circle – The Afterparty (2021) N – Contestants of the Netflix reality series meet with the hosts of The Netflix Afterparty.
  • The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) – The animated Illumination movie continuing the story of Max and his pet friends.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 8th

  • Mine (Season 1) N – Korean family soap drama with new episodes dropping weekly.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 9th

  • Super Me (2019) N – Chinese fantasy drama about Sang Yu, a man with the ability to extract antiques from his dreams into the real world. Almost overnight his newfound wealth draws the attention of a ruthless gangster.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 10th

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  • The Corrupted (2019) – Crime-thriller starring Sam Claflin and Timothy Spall.
  • Deadly Switch (2019) – Indie thriller that sees a foreign exchange student become the target of a stalker, and moves in with her roommate’s family, who would do anything to get their daughter back.
  • It Is Never Too Late (1956) – Classic Swedish movie about a woman going through a bitter divorce, and moves herself and her children in with her mother.
  • The Outlaw and His Wife (1918) – Classic silent movie centered around a stranger who comes to work at a farm.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 11th

  • Dear Affy – Romantic African movie.
  • Money, Explained (Season 1) N – New docu-series from the Vox team.

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  • Motherland (Season 2) – British comedy series about a group of friends navigating the world of parenthood, in particular, the less glamourous side of parenting.
  • Use For My Talent (Season 1) – K-drama

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 12th

  • Brightburn (2019) – Superpowered horror that unofficially tells the story of “what if Superman was born evil.”
  • Dance of the Forty One (2021) N – LGBTQ Mexican series.
  • Oxygen (2021) N – French sci-fi survival film about a woman waking up in a cryogenic unit with no memory.
  • The Upshaws (Season 1) N – New sitcom about a Black family in Indiana striving for a better life.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 13th

  • Castlevania (Season 4) N – The final season of the video-game anime series.

  • Wave of Cinema: Filosofi Kopi – Indonesian music documentary.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 14th

  • Alma Matters (Season 1) – Indian docu-series looking into the harsh life of being an academic elite.
  • Ferry (2021) N – Dutch spin-off movie to the series Undercover available now on Netflix.
  • Halston (Limited Series) N – Ewan McGregor stars in this biopic on the famed fashion designer.
  • Haunted (Season 3) N – More real-world testimony of scary haunted sightings.
  • I Am All Girls (2021) N – German thriller.
  • Jungle Beat: The Movie (2021) N – Animated animal adventure where an alien grants the zoo animals the ability to speak.
  • Love, Death & Robots (Season 2) N – A new batch of animated episodes in this excellent anthology series.

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  • Ma (2019) – Horror thriller starring Diana Silvers and Octavia Spencer.
  • Move to Heaven (Season 1) N – K-Drama centered around two trauma cleaners and the stories they uncover.
  • Table Manners (2018) – A house wife’s life comes crashing down in this comedy.
  • The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Season 1) – Classic anime series from the 1990s.
  • The Mystic River (Season 1) – African fantasy horror series.
  • The Strange House (2021) N – German family horror.
  • The Upshaws – The Afterparty (2021) N – The hosts of the Netflix Afterparty meet with the cast of the new Netflix sitcom, The Upshaws.

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  • The Woman in the Window (2021) N – Amy Adams headlines this psychological thriller.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 15th

  • 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) – Warner Brothers action-comedy starring Kurt Russell.
  • Bakugan: Armored Alliance (Season 1) – Anime kids series following Dan Kouzo and his crew of heroic brawlers.
  • Beyblade Burst Rise (Season 1) – Anime kids series.
  • Booba: Food Puzzle (Season 1) – Animated kids series.
  • Kuroko’s Basketball (Season 2) – Sports-based anime series.
  • Love or Money (2021) – Filipino rom-com.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 16th

  • Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015) – Animated family adventure with the classic character.

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  • Dad’s Army (2016) – The reboot of the classic sitcom starring a huge lineup of British stars including Michael Gambon, Toby Jones, Bill Nighy and more.
  • Highlander (1986) – Classic fantasy adventure from director Russell Mulcahy about the immortal Connor MacLeod who fought in 1536 and now must do the same in “modern” day New York City.
  • The Doors (1991) – The story of sex, drugs and rock N roll with this biopic of Jim Morrison.
  • The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) – Eddie Murphy returns in the fat suit for more carnage.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 18th

  • Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir (2021) – Documentary on the author Amy Tan.
  • Sardar Ka Grandson (2021) N – Hindi rom-com about a grandson embarking on a mission to fulfill his grandmother’s dying wish.
  • S.W.A.T. (Multiple Seasons) – The US action-drama series that airs on CBS will make its Netflix debut next month.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 19th

  • The Last Days (1998) – Oscar-winning documentary set during WW2 recapping the harrowing events of the cleansing in Hungary.
  • Who Killed Sara? (Season 2) N – The hit Spanish crime mystery returns to wrap up the story.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 20th

  • Hating Peter Tatchell (2021) – Documentary on the gay rights activist Peter Tatchell.

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  • Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) – The long-awaited late-night comedy movie reboot from Kevin Smith.
  • Special (Season 2) N – A slightly longer final outing for the comedy series by Ryan O’Connell.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 21st

  • Army of the Dead (2021) N – A crack team of mercenaries plots a heist during the zombie apocalypse. Directed by Zack Snyder.

  • Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous (Season 3) N – The third season of the animated series set in the Jurassic Park universe.
  • Strain (2020) – Nigerian drama.
  • The Neighbor (Season 2) N – Second season of the Spanish-language superhero series.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 22nd

  • Sam Smith: Love Goes – Live at Abbey Road Studios (2021) – Music documentary with famed singer, Sam Smith.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 23rd

  • Master of None (Season 3) N – The Aziz Ansari comedy returns four years after season 2.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 24th

  • Mad for Each Other (Season 1) N – New episodes weekly – Korean rom-com series.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 25th

  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) – Spidey teams up with a new hero to bring down new foes.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 26th

  • Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021) N – Italian biopic on soccer legend  Roberto Baggio.
  • Ghost Lab (2021) N – Thai horror film that sees two doctors granted the ability to see the dead.

  • High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (Season 1) N – Food series discovering Black food in America.
  • Nail Bomber: Manhunt (2021) N – British produced documentary examining the 1999 London bombings.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 27th

  • Black Space (Season 1) N – Thriller series from Israel about a rogue detective.
  • Blue Miracle (2021) N – Dennis Quaid headlines this biopic of a guardian and his kid seeking to win a fishing competition
  • Eden (Season 1) N – Sci-fi anime series from Justin Leach about a pair of robots secretly raising a young girl.

  • Ragnarok (Season 2) N – The Nordic fantasy series returns for a highly anticipated second season.
  • Soy Rada: Serendpity (2021) N – Argentinian stand-up special.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 28th

  • Dog Gone Trouble (2021) N – Animated kids family movie about a pampered dog who has his life turned upside down.
  • Lucifer (Season 5B) N – The second half of the devil detective series FINALLY hits Netflix.
  • The Kominsky Method (Season 3) N – Final season of the incredibly underrated Chuck Lorre comedy series.
  • The Last Expected Day: Inside the Movistar Team 2019 (Season 2) – Documentary on a cycling team competing in a global event.

What’s Coming to Netflix UK on May 29th

  • Jeopardy! (New Seasons) – More episodes of the hit US game show.
  • One Lago Night (2021) – Nigerian comedy.

As always, keep this post bookmarked and regularly come back for the latest updates to Netflix UK’s May 2021 lineup.

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Founder of What's on Netflix and based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started the site in 2013. Kasey maintains the what's new on Netflix library, keeps the coming soon lists up-to-date and writes about new and upcoming projects. Contact: kasey@whats-on-netflix.com