What’s new on Netflix in May 2021?

Wondering what's coming to Netflix US in May 2021? Here's what you can expect

Selena: The Series
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What's coming to Netflix US in May 2021? That's the question on everyone's lips now that we're entering the third month of the year. 

The streaming service has been our saving grace this season, helping us through the pandemic by acting as the ultimate incentive thanks to its roster of top-quality content. So far, we've had everything from hit reality TV shows Bling Empire and classic movies, to a fresh batch of Netflix originals added to the platform's catalogue (including everyone's favorite series Bridgerton) - all of which have been the perfect escapism from the atrocities of the wold. 

But while there are some classic shows and movies leaving Netflix, what can we expect this month? 

Here's a definitive list of what's new on Netflix this month, including the highlight... 

Everything coming to Netflix in May 2021: the highlights

Selena: The Series' Part 2 

Good news for Selena: The Series fans, Netflix is releasing the highly anticipated second instalment of the original drama based on the live and legacy of Latin singer Selena Quintanilla Perez. The first season of the show got mixed reviews, with some fans loving the portrayal of the icon, who became one of the most legendary voices in latin music at the young age of 20, whilst other felt it was a little cheesy. However, back by popular demand. 

The second half of the miniseries will focus on Selena gaining international recognition by becoming a solo artist and solidifying her status as one of the most influential Tejano singers of all time. 

Everything else coming on Netflix this month 

1 May

  • 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
  • Scarface
  • Sitting in Limbo
  • Stargate
  • 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 a Porno
  • Zombieland

2 May 

  • Hoarders: Season 11

3 May 

  • The Clovehitch Killer
  • Selena: The Series: Part 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Trash Truck: Season 2 -- NETFLIX FAMILY

5 May 

  • Framing John DeLorean
  • The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness -- NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

6 May 

  • Dead Man Down

7 May 

  • Girl from Nowhere: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Jupiter's Legacy - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Monster - NETFLIX FILM

8 May 

  • Mine - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

11 May

  • Money, Explained -- NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

12 May 

  • Dance of the Forty One - NETFLIX FILM
  • Oxygen - NETFLIX FILM
  • The Upshaws - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

13 May 

  • Castlevania: Season 4 - NETFLIX ANIME
  • Layer Cake

14 May

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

16 May

  • Sleight

18 May

  • Sardar Ka Grandson - NETFLIX FILM 

19 May

  • The Last Days
  • Sabotage
  • Small Town Crime
  • Who Killed Sara?: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

20 May 

  • Special: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Spy Kids: All the Time in the WorldThe Last Days
  • Hating Peter Tatchell

21 May

  • Army of the Dead - NETFLIX FILM
  • Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 3 - NETFLIX FAMILY
  • The Neighbor: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL 

22 May

  • Sam Smith: Love Goes - Live At Abbey Road Studios

25 May

  • Home

26 May

  • Baggio: The Divine Ponytail - NETFLIX FILM
  • High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America - NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
  • Nail Bomber: Manhunt - NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

27 May 

  • Black Space - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Blue Miracle - NETFLIX FILM
  • Eden - NETFLIX ANIME
  • Soy Rada: Serendipity - NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL

28 May

  • Dog Gone Trouble - NETFLIX FAMILY
  • Lucifer: Season 5 Part 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Kominsky Method: Season 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

31 May

  • Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story
  • The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • AlRawabi School for Girls - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir (2021)
  • HALSTON - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Mad for Each Other - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Master of None - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Racket Boys - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Ragnarok: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL