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

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With May only a few days away, it's time to take a look at what Netflix will be bringing subscribers over the next four weeks. Here's a peek at their sizzle reel.

And now a look at the four titles that I'm most looking forward to.

The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness

The story of David Richard Berkowitz is filled with murder, a dog possessed by a demon and a possible connection to a satanic cult. Many have dismissed the idea of Berkowitz working as part of a larger group. If true, that would imply that there are still killers on the loose. Journalist Maury Terry believes this to be the case. Will "The Sons of Sam" force us to see the Berkowitz case in a new light? (Avail. 5/5/21)


"Monster" played at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018. It is a little curious that this film, which is about a 17-year-old honor student who is accused of murder, has sat on a shelf for a couple years. However, the cast includes Jennifer Hudson and John David Washington. That's enough to have me interested. (Avail. 5/7/21)


Alexandre Aja ("High Tension") directs Mélanie Laurent in this sci-fi thriller that sees a woman waking in a cryogenic chamber that is quickly running out of air. Sounds appropriately horrible. (Avail. 5/12/21)

The Woman in the Window

Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie and Julianne Moore star in this thriller from director Joe Wright ("Atonement," "Hanna") about an agoraphobic woman who spends her days drinking, chatting on the internet and spying on her neighbors. (Avail. 5/14/21)

Army of the Dead

Directed by Zach Snyder and starring Dave Bautista, "Army of the Dead" is described as a "zombie heist action film." Sounds good to me. An animated series and a prequel film are already in the works. Netflix is putting a lot of faith in Snyder. Hopefully they were right to do so. (Avail. 5/21/21)

A complete list of titles coming to Netflix in May 2021. Descriptions provided by Netflix.

New Podcast:

Behind the Scenes: Shadow and Bone (launch April 28) - It’s time for another season of Behind the Scenes, where you get an exclusive look at how the biggest Netflix series are made. This time, we’re diving head first into the fantasy world of Shadow and Bone. Starting April 28th, host Brandon Jenkins (Mogul; Complex) will sit down with the folks behind the “small science” of the show. (That’s Shadow and Bone-speak for “behind the scenes,” for those of you new to the world.) We’ll hear from showrunners and writers, actors and designers, special effects and more. Expect fire, because this season will be hot!

Searching for the Sons of Sam (launching May 5) - A companion to the Netflix docuseries, The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Madness. Filmmaker Josh Zeman wasn’t expecting to unearth a bombshell when he first met journalist Maury Terry. Obsessed with the infamous Son of Sam case, Maury had dedicated his life to its intricacies and had serious doubts about its conclusion. He believed that David Berkowitz didn't act alone, that there were more Sons of Sam still out there, and that the police knew it. In this podcast, Josh follows Maury's trail, examining the terrifying connections and plausible clues, sending him deeper down the rabbit hole. But where does it end?

Coming Soon

  • AlRawabi School for Girls -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Bullied outcasts at an all-girls high school plot the perfect revenge to get back at their tormentors. Created by Tima Shomali.

  • Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir (2021)

    Ewan McGregor stars in this limited series that tracks the meteoric rise and fall of the first American celebrity fashion designer. From Ryan Murphy.

  • Mad for Each Other -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Bothered to realize they are next-door neighbors and share a psychiatrist, a man and a woman find it's impossible to stay out of each other's way.

  • Master of None -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Racket Boys
  • A ragtag middle school badminton club makes a bid for the youth championships.

  • Ragnarok: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Mythical chaos and environmental disaster loom as Magne looks for help in his fight against colossal foes and contends with his unmanageable brother.

Avail. 5/1/21

  • 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
  • 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

Avail. 5/2/21

  • Hoarders: Season 11

Avail. 5/4/21

  • The Clovehitch Killer
  • Selena: The Series: Part 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    As Selena's career gains momentum, the singer fights to remain true to herself, spend quality time with her family and expand her businesses.
  • Trash Truck: Season 2 -- NETFLIX FAMILY
    Hank, Trash Truck and animal pals Walter, Donny and Ms. Mona let their imaginations take them on heartwarming adventures in their backyard and beyond!

Avail. 5/5/21

  • Framing John DeLorean
  • The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness -- NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
    The Son of Sam case grew into a lifelong obsession for journalist Maury Terry, who became convinced that the murders were linked to a satanic cult.

Avail. 5/6/21

  • Dead Man Down

Avail. 5/7/21

  • Girl from Nowhere: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Nanno is back, doling karmic retribution to more students and faculty in a new season of this anthology series — and this time, she’s not alone.
  • Jupiter's Legacy -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    They're the first generation of superheroes. But as they pass the torch to their children, tensions are rising — and the old rules no longer apply.
  • Milestone -- NETFLIX FILM
    Recently marking 500,000 kilometers on the road, a newly bereaved trucker faces the threat of losing the job that has come to define him to a new intern.
  • Monster -- NETFLIX FILM
    A talented teen implicated in a robbery-turned-murder fights for his innocence and integrity against a criminal justice system that’s already judged him.

Avail. 5/8/21

    Encaged in a gold-clad life of secrets and lies, two women in a conglomerate family seek to topple all that stands in their way of finding true joy.
  • Sleepless

Avail. 5/11/21

  • Money, Explained -- NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
    We spend it, borrow it and save it. Now let's talk about money and its many minefields, from credit cards to casinos, scammers to student loans.

Avail. 5/12/21

  • Dance of the Forty One -- NETFLIX FILM
    A gay congressman marries the Mexican president's daughter but cavorts with a young man at a secret club. And then scandal hits. Based on a true story.
  • Oxygen -- NETFLIX FILM
    A woman wakes up in a cryogenic unit with no memory. Quickly running out of oxygen, she must find a way to remember who she is in order to survive.
  • The Upshaws -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    A working-class Black family in Indiana strives for a better life and a happy home while juggling everyday struggles in this comedy series.

Avail. 5/13/21

  • Castlevania: Season 4 -- NETFLIX ANIME
    Dracula's influence looms large as Belmont and Sypha investigate plans to resurrect the notorious vampire. Alucard struggles to embrace his humanity.
  • Layer Cake

Avail. 5/14/21

  • Ferry -- NETFLIX FILM ????
    Before he built a drug empire, Ferry Bouman returns to his hometown on a revenge mission that finds his loyalty tested — and a love that alters his life.
  • Haunted: Season 3 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    A menacing mansion. A haunting melody. A demonic cat. More real people share scary stories from their past — and the truth is terrifying.
  • I Am All Girls -- NETFLIX FILM
    A relentless detective finds common ground with a killer systematically targeting the perpetrators running a powerful child-trafficking ring.
  • Jungle Beat: The Movie -- NETFLIX FAMILY
    When a lost and lonely alien crash-lands on Earth, his new crew of talking animal friends helps him get back home — and try to save the world!
  • Love, Death & Robots: Volume 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    From wild adventures on far-flung planets to unsettling encounters close to home: The Emmy-winning anthology returns with a crop of provocative tales.
  • Move to Heaven -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Finding life in all that's left behind, a trauma cleaner with Asperger's and his ex-con uncle deliver the untold stories of the departed to loved ones.
  • The Strange House -- NETFLIX FILM
    When a big-city family moves to a remote town, two young brothers and their new friends try to solve the menacing mystery that haunts their new home.
  • The Woman in the Window -- NETFLIX FILM
    Confined to her home by agoraphobia, a psychologist becomes obsessed with her new neighbors — and solving a brutal crime she witnesses from her window.

Avail. 5/16/21

  • Sleight

Avail. 5/18/21

  • Sardar Ka Grandson -- NETFLIX FILM
    A devoted grandson’s mission to reunite his ailing grandmother with her ancestral home turns into a complicated, comic cross-border affair.

Avail. 5/19/21

  • The Last Days
  • Sabotage
  • Small Town Crime
  • Who Killed Sara?: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    To exact his revenge, Álex will have to bring to light his sister's darker side – and come to terms with the fact that he never knew the real Sara.

Avail. 5/20/21

  • Hating Peter Tatchell
  • Special: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Now semi-estranged from his mother, Ryan continues exploring the world on his own, with all the complex ups and downs life and love have to offer.
  • Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Avail. 5/21/21

  • Army of the Dead -- NETFLIX FILM
    After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone for the greatest heist ever.
  • Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 3 -- NETFLIX FAMILY
    The teen campers on Isla Nublar return for another season of working together to escape from the island of free-roaming dinosaurs.
  • The Neighbor: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Just when Javi thinks he's conquered being Earth's superhero, challenges arise from an unlikely competitor ... and some extraterrestrial visitors.

Avail. 5/22/21

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

Avail. 5/25/21

  • Home

Avail. 5/26/21

  • Baggio: The Divine Ponytail -- NETFLIX FILM
    A chronicle of the 22-year career of soccer star Roberto Baggio, including his difficult debut as a player and his deep rifts with some of his coaches.
  • High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America -- NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
    Food writer Stephen Satterfield embarks on a vibrant and powerful culinary journey that celebrates the courage, artistry, and resourcefulness of the African American people.
  • Nail Bomber: Manhunt -- NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
    This documentary tells the story of the 1999 London bombings that targeted minorities, and the race to find the far-right extremist behind them.

Avail. 5/27/21

  • Black Space -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    A rogue detective with unorthodox means leads an investigation into a massacre committed by unicorn mask-wearing assassins at an Israeli high school.
  • Blue Miracle -- NETFLIX FILM
    The incredible true story of Casa Hogar, the Mexican boys home that entered the world's biggest fishing tournament to save their orphanage.
    Created by Justin Leach (“Ghost in the Shell 2”), Yasuhiro Irie (“Fullmetal Alchemist”) directs the story of robots raising the last human child.
  • Soy Rada: Serendipity -- NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
    The delightful Argentine comic Agustín Aristarán (aka Soy Rada) is back, this time putting the spotlight on family and parenting, magic and music.

Avail. 5/28/21

  • Dog Gone Trouble -- NETFLIX FAMILY
    The privileged existence of a pampered pooch named Trouble is turned upside down when he gets lost and must learn to survive on the big city streets.
  • Lucifer: Season 5 Part 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    In Part B of the stunning fifth season of Lucifer, God himself comes to Earth. Secrets will be revealed, heroic sacrifices will be made, and the world will never be the same.
  • The Kominsky Method: Season 3 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    A new chapter unfolds for Sandy as he deals with a difficult loss, a daunting financial obligation, an important reunion and a major career boost.

Avail. 5/31/21

  • Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story
  • The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    This unscripted series follows the members of the Kretz family of Paris and their luxury real estate business.