There’s a fresh wave of content incoming.
We might be slowly returning back to normal life, but Netflix will always have a prominent part in our lives. Especially on hangover Sundays. And this month, they’ve got an epic line-up of new films to keep us entertained – including a number of oldie but goldies and some new offerings, too. Without further ado, here’s everything new to Netflix UK this May.
Inglourious Basterds, TBC
Quentin Tarantino’s comical remake of Inglourious Basterds is finally coming to Netflix this May, marking the only Tarantino movie on the platform. Starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz and Diane Kruger, the film is set during WWII and sees a number of Jewish soldiers go undercover in an attempt to bring down the Nazi government. Streaming date TBC.
Men in Black: International, May 7th
A reboot of the original series, Men In Black: International stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson as two agents who discover that a member of the MIB organisation is assisting in an alien invasion. Unfortunately, Will Smith is nowhere to be seen, however, you can expect the typical MIB format from the reboot, comedy included. Coming to Netflix on May 7th.
Monster, May 7th
A brand new drama based on the novel of the same name, Monster follows 17-year-old Steve Harmon – a high school student at a prestigious school who finds himself charged with murder. The emotive film, released in the wake of the BLM movement, showcases the legal issues Harmon faces as a black kid, and how one event can change a young person’s life forever. The film stars Kelvin Harrison Jr, Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson, John David Washington, as well as Nas, A$AP Rocky, and Jharrel Jerome. Watch it from May 7th.
The Woman in the Window, May 14th
One of Netflix’s many originals starring A-List talent this year, The Woman in the Window follows agoraphobic Dr. Anna Fox (played by Amy Adams), who witnesses something she shouldn’t one day while watching her neighbours. The psychological thriller is based on the gripping novel of the same name, and promises a ton of twists and turns along the way. The Woman in the Window also stars Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore and Anthony Mackie. Watch it on May 14th.
Army of the Dead, May 21st
Written and directed by Zack Snyder, Army of the Dead follows a group of mercenaries during a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, who take the opportunity to pull off the biggest heist ever as the world unfolds into chaos. The film stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Omari Hardwick (Power), Hiroyuki Sanada among others, and is set for release on May 21st.
Spider-Man: Far From Home, May 25th
The second instalment in the Sony/Marvel Spider-Man reboot, Tom Holland stars as a young Peter Parker following the events of The Avengers: Endgame, who plans to leave his Spider-Man persona behind him to enjoy life as a teen. His plan, of course, is interrupted by a group of dangerous elemental monsters who begin popping up around the world, with S.H.I.E.L.D. turning to the young superhero for help following Iron Man’s death. Stream it from May 25th.
Lucifer (Season 5B), May 28th
The second half of Lucifer season five is finally about to drop, after what feels like a lifetime of waiting. Part 5B is set to be even darker than the first half, with showrunners promising an emotional rollercoaster of a ride for fans. The episodes will pick up where they left off, ahead of the show’s final sixth season. The big man himself, God, will be rocking up for the new episodes, too, so you can expect a whole lot of craziness, as usual. Binge watch it from May 28th.
Nothing quite beats a lighthearted rom-com on a weekend, and Bridesmaids ticks all the boxes. Now a decade old (I know, when did that happen?), the comedy is still an absolute classic, and we’ll be tuning in for the chaos that is Lillian’s wedding and that dress fitting scene as soon as it drops. The film stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne, and its streaming date is still TBC.
- Les Misérables (TBC)
- 8 Mile (TBC)
- Shark Tale (TBC)
- School of Rock (May 1st)
- Ma (May 14th)
[Featured image: Netflix/Universal Pictures]