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Spring is now in full swing and Netflix UK once again has a range of new movies and series to watch throughout the month of May. This is our first look at the new releases coming to Netflix UK.

As always, you can find weekly roundups of what’s new on Netflix UK for May 2023 in our new Netflix UK hub.

Please note: This does not represent the complete list of new titles arriving in May 2023. This preview will be updated in the coming weeks with more titles as they are announced.


Full list of what’s coming to Netflix UK in May 2023

What’s coming to Netflix UK on May 1st

  • Heat Wave (2022) – Claire, an ambitious young woman, starts working for a successful and wealthy businessman but unknowingly gets involved in an affair with his wife.
  • When the Weather Is Good (Season 1) – Korean drama series.

What’s coming to Netflix UK on May 2

  • 23 walks (2020) – Paul Morrison romantic comedy film about two Londoners who stumble into each other’s lives.
  • Love Village (season 1) netflix originals – Japanese reality dating series.
  • The tailor (season 1) netflix originals – Turkish drama series.

What’s coming to Netflix UK on May 3rd

  • Jewish Matchmaking (Season 1) netflix originals – New dating reality series that deals with matching Jewish singles in the US and Israel. Presented by Aleeza.

What’s coming to Netflix UK on May 4th

  • Strange (2021) – Christopher Landon writes and directs this horror comedy film Freaky Friday starring Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton.
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  • Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) – Newest entry in the psychological horror movie franchise where six people find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms.
  • Larva Family (Season 1) Netflix Original – Cartoon series for children with the Larva family.
  • Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (Limited Series) Netflix Original – The first major Bridgerton spin-off arrives in early May and follows the love life and succession story of the young Queen Charlotte.
  • Sanctuary (season 1) netflix originals – Japanese drama about a juvenile delinquent who becomes a sumo apprentice.

What’s coming to Netflix UK on May 5th

  • The Soccer Factory (2004) – British soccer film starring Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan.

What’s coming to Netflix UK on May 8

  • Spirit Rangers (season 2) netflix originals – Animated children’s series.

What’s coming to Netflix on May 9

  • Hannah Gadsby: Something Special (2023) netflix originals – The third Netflix Original stand-up comedy special from the Australian comedian.
  • The subtle art of not giving a fuck (2023) – Documentary based on the world’s best-selling self-help phenomenon hosted by Mark Manson.

What’s coming to Netflix UK on May 10

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  • Astra Announcement (2019) – Brad Pitt stars in this sci-fi space adventure in which his character searches for his missing father.
  • Dance Brothers (Season 1) Netflix Original – Netflix’s first finnish series about two brothers who struggle to make a living as professional dancers.
  • Queen Cleopatra (Season 1) Netflix Original – Jada Pinkett Smith is behind this new documentary/drama series about the famous historical figure.

What’s coming to Netflix on May 11

  • Royalteen: Princess Daisy (2023) netflix originals – Norwegian film derived from the teen series. Follow Princess Margrethe as she yearns for normalcy and struggles to maintain her perfect façade while dealing with family drama.
  • Ultraman (Season 3) netflix originals – The latest season of the hit anime series.

What’s coming to Netflix on May 12

  • Black Knight (Season 1) netflix originals – South Korean sci-fi action series from writer-director Cho Ui-seok. Set in a dystopian future where the world has been ravaged by air pollution and people rely on the Black Knights for deliveries.
  • Mulligan (season 1) netflix originals – Animated series about what happens after an alien attack destroys the earth and humanity has to start from scratch.
  • Queer Eye (Season 7) netflix originals – The final season of the reality series Fab-five.
  • The Mother (2023) netflix originals – Action thriller starring Jennifer Lopez about a deadly assassin who comes out of hiding to help protect her daughter.

What’s coming to Netflix on May 16

  • Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me (2023) Netflix Original – The life, death and secrets of the model and actress Vickie Lynn Hogan / Anna Nicole Smith.
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  • Penguins of Madagascar (2014) – Animated film from DreamWorks featuring the lovable and cunning penguins from the movie Madagascar in their own solo movie.

What’s coming to Netflix on May 17

  • Faithfully Yours (2023) netflix originals – Dutch thriller.
  • Rhythm + Flow France (Season 2) netflix originals – French competition reality series.

What’s coming to Netflix on May 18

  • XO, kitty (season 1) netflix originals – Teen series spin-off of the romantic comedy film series. To All The Boys.
  • Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune (Season 1) netflix originals – Japanese anime series based on the light novel of the same name. Taito Ban and Asami Seto on vocals.

What’s coming to Netflix on May 19

  • Silenced (season 1) netflix originals – Series in Spanish about Sergio Ciscar, who has remained silent since he killed his parents and after being released from prison, we will see why he has been silent.
  • Young, Famous and African (Season 2) netflix originals – Reality series originating from South Africa.

What’s coming to Netflix UK on May 23rd

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  • Victim/Suspect (2023) netflix originals – Nancy Schwartzman directs this documentary about a journalist looking into the unanswered sexual crimes of young women. First premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Wanda Sykes: I’m a Cheerleader (2023) netflix originals – Stand-up comedy special.

What’s coming to Netflix UK on May 24

  • The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties (Season 3) netflix originals – French reality series where a family business sells luxury homes in France and around the world.
  • The Ultimatum: Queer Love (Season 1) netflix originals – Reality dating show.

What’s coming to Netflix UK on May 25

  • FUBAR (Season 1) netflix originals – Arnold Schwarzenegger debuts in his first major series as a CIA agent who can’t seem to retire.

What’s coming to Netflix UK on May 26

  • Blood and Gold (2023) netflix originals – German spaghetti western feature film from World War II.

What’s coming to Netflix UK on May 30

  • I think you should go with Tim Robinson (season 3) netflix originals – The sketch comedy series returns with Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin back at the helm for six additional episodes.