New On Netflix In May 2021: Zack Snyder's Army Of The Dead, Castlevania, And More

Check out all the movies, TV shows, and original programming coming to the streaming service.


In May 2021, Netflix has plenty of new content headed to subscribers, including plenty of original movies, TV shows, and docs. These selections range from the highly-anticipated action horror movie Army of the Dead to another season of the Castlevania animated series. Check out the full list below, along with some recommendations.

Zack Snyder returns to the land of the undead on May 21 with Army of the Dead. The film takes place during a zombie apocalypse where a group of thieves have to break into a Las Vegas vault to steal a bunch of money. Who doesn't love a good heist movie, especially when the undead are involved? The newest trailer for Army of the Dead shows off all the action, and a zombie tiger.

Another big release is Season 4 of the animated series Castlevania, on May 13. This will be the final season of the show based on the video game franchise of the same name. We'll finally get to see how this all wraps up before the book is closed on this story for good. Luckily, there is reportedly already a spin-off for the show in the works--but writer Warren Ellis won't be involved with those.

If you're looking for something a bit more familiar to rewatch, Netflix is releasing a bunch of movies on May 1. You can relive the adventures of Marty McFly with all three Back to the Future Movies or watch one of the coolest sci-fi movies of the '90s, Stargate that day as well. Or if you need more zombies in your life, but you aren't interested in Army of the Dead, Resident Evil: Afterlife and Extinction land on the first day of May as well.

Check out the full list of Netflix titles below. The company recently revealed that it's hit 208 million paid subscribers, and it will spending $17 billion on content for the entirety of the year.

What's new on Netflix in May 2021?:

May 1

  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future II
  • Back to the Future III
  • Barney and Friends: Seasons 13-14
  • JT Leroy
  • The Land Before Time
  • The Land Before Time 2
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Notting Hill
  • The Pelican Brief
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Scarface
  • Stargate
  • The Sweetest Thing
  • The Whole Nine Yards
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno
  • Zombieland

May 2

  • Hoarders: Season 11

May 4

  • Selena: The Series: Part 2
  • Trash Truck: Season 2

May 5

  • The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness

May 6

  • Dead Man Down

May 7

  • Girl From Nowhere: Season 2
  • Jupiter's Legacy
  • Monster

May 11

  • Money, Explained

May 12

  • The Upshaws
  • Oxygen
  • Dance of the Forty One

May 13

  • Castlevania: Season 4
  • Layer Cake

May 14

  • Love, Death & Robots: Volume 2
  • Haunted: Season 3
  • The Woman in the Window
  • Jungle Beat: The Movie

May 19

  • Who Killed Sara?: Season 2

May 20

  • Special: Season 2
  • Spy Kids: all the Time in the World

May 21

  • Army of the Dead
  • Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous: Season 3

May 26

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

May 27

  • Blue Miracle
  • Eden

May 28

  • Lucifer: Season 5, Part 2
  • The Kominski Method: Season 3
  • Dog Gone Trouble

May 31

  • Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story

Coming soon:

  • Halston
  • Master of None
  • Ragnarok: Season 2
  • Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

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