May it’s month of Oscar 2021 and Netflix has already released the news and catalog releases for the month. Among them are the fifth and final season of Lucifer and the sequences of Who Killed Sara?, Love, Death & Robots and Ragnarok. There is also a list of new Korean films and, to celebrate the delivery of the Academy Awards, a list of 18 nominated Netflix titles to the next 93rd edition of the award.
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Netflix releases for May
It is worth noting that these titles and the originals are highlights of Netflix for May. Films and series are included every day in the catalog. Also follow launches that arrive on Amazon Prime Video, GloboPlay, Crunchyroll and Apple TV + on Tecnoblog.
The list of Netflix releases for May is organized by date and title: series, films, documentaries, children’s and anime. Netflix originals are marked with “*“.
Series news *
Almost all of the series below are Netflix Originals – with the exception of Outlander and The Bold Type – check the opening dates for the month and synopses on the platform.
(04/05/2021) Selena: The Series – Part 2 * – Selena’s career takes off and she strives to stay true to her principles, spend more time with her family and expand her business.
(07/05/2021) Girl from Outside: Season 2 * – In the new season of this series, Nanno is back to expose the problems of the school and her colleagues – and this time, she is not alone.
(07/05/2021) The Legacy of Jupiter: Volume I * – When the first generation of superheroes need to pass the baton to their children, tensions increase – and the old rules no longer apply. A series by Mark Millar, starring Leslie Bibb and Josh Duhamel.
(08/05/2021) The Bold Type: Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 – They work in a New York magazine. Now, these three women need to figure out how to balance career, romance, friendship and life in the big city. As the scenario changes, Jane explores new areas as a journalist, Kat explores her identity and Sutton tries to fulfill her career ambitions.
In the third season, new personal and professional challenges make the trio try to balance work, romance and more. In the fourth, women face new situations that put their personal relationships and efforts to the test.
(11/05/2021) Outlander: Season 5 – As the American Revolution approaches, Jamie must choose a side. Claire promotes a breakthrough in medicine. Brianna makes a terrible discovery. Starring Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan.
(12/05/2021) Upshaw Family * – A middle class black family does everything to have a better and happier life while dealing with everyday challenges in this comedy series. Starring Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes.
(05/14/2021) Eu Vi: Season 3 * – A horrifying mansion. An ominous melody. A demonic cat. More ordinary people share scary stories from their past – and the truth is terrifying.
(14/05/2021) Love, Death & Robots: Volume 2 * – From wild adventures on distant planets to disturbing encounters close to home: the Emmy-winning anthology is back with exciting new stories. Produced by David Fincher.
(05/19/2021) Who Killed Sara ?: Season 2 * – To get revenge, Álex will have to reveal the darker side of her sister and accept the fact that she never met the real Sara.
(20/05/2021) Special: Season 2 * – Away from his mother, Ryan continues to explore the world on his own, facing all the ups and downs of life and love.
(21/05/2021) The Neighbor: Season 2 * – Javi thought he had already mastered this thing of being a superhero, but will still need to face an unlikely competition and some extraterrestrial visitors.
(28/05/2021) Lucifer: Season 5 – Part 2 * – Lucifer stars in a memorable return to the land of the living to make peace with Chloe. And it’s on fire.
(28/05/2021) The Kominsky Method: Season 3 * – A new chapter opens for Sandy, who must deal with a difficult loss, a financial problem, an important meeting and a major career boost. Starring Michael Douglas and Allan Arkins.
(05/31/2021) Luxury Family Properties * – This reality show accompanies the Kretz family and their luxury real estate in Paris.
(Coming soon) HALSTON * – Ewan McGregor stars in the Ryan Murphy miniseries that shows the rise and fall of the first American stylist to become a celebrity.
(Coming soon) Ragnarok: Season 2 * – In the face of chaos and environmental disaster, Magne seeks help in her fight against colossal enemies and faces her uncontrollable brother.
Korean Movies *
All May Korean film releases below are Netflix Originals.
(05/13/2021) Love, Marriage and Divorce * – Three successful women from the radio world turn around when their happy marriages start to fall apart.
(05/14/2021) On the Way to Heaven * – There is life in the places and things of the people who died. A man with Asperger’s syndrome and his ex-convict uncle discover and report these stories to those who stayed.
(05/22/2021) Hello? It’s me! * – Failed and unhappy, a woman feels that she has lost the joy of living – until she comes face to face with a younger version of herself, who appears demanding changes.
(05/29/2021) The Myth of Sisyphus * – After a strange incident, an engineer discovers dangerous secrets and meets a woman who came from the future to look for him.
(Coming soon) Crazy About Each Other * – A man and a woman discover that they are neighbors and patients in the same psychiatric office. Even if they are uncomfortable, they cannot avoid frequent encounters.
(Coming soon) Racket Boys * – A club formed by students disputes the youth badminton championship.
Netflix Movies and Originals *
(01/05/2021) Death Note II – The Last Name – The vigilante Light infiltrates Detective L.’s inner circle. A TV presenter finds a second notebook and becomes Kira’s disciple.
(01/05/2021) Death Note – A student discovers that he can kill anyone by writing his name and ends up developing a complex of God to create a new world.
(01/05/2021) Death Note: Shining a New World – After Kira’s death, six notebooks appear in the world. Ryuzaki, L’s protégé, tries to find the assassins, who are helped by three reapers.
(02/05/2021) Operation Overlord – On the eve of D-Day, American soldiers leave for a mission in enemy territory and discover a supernatural secret that surpasses even the worst nightmares.
(07/05/2021) 500 Thousand Kilometers * – After reaching the mark of 500 thousand kilometers traveled, a trucker faces the threat of losing his job to a new intern.
(07/05/2021) Monster * – A talented young student finds himself involved in a robbery followed by death and struggles to prove his innocence against a judicial system that already condemns him. Executive production of John Legend, starring Kelvin Harrison Jr, Jennifer Hudson and Jeffrey Wright.
(10/05/2021) Boi Neon – The greatest desire of the cowboy Iremar is to leave the life of the corral and become a luxury stylist. To live this dream, he creates sensual clothes for erotic presentations. Starring Juliano Cazarré, the film is the winner of international and national awards, such as the Brazilian Film Grand Prix.
(12/05/2021) Oxygen * – In this French film, a woman wakes up in a cryogenic unit totally without memory. The oxygen reserve starts to run out, and she needs to remember who she is to survive.
(14/05/2021) The Woman in the Window * – Confined by agoraphobia, a psychologist becomes obsessed with her new neighbors and wants to solve a violent crime that she witnessed from her window. Starring Amy Adams, Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore.
(05/14/2021) Ferry * – Before building a drug empire, Ferry Bouman returns to his hometown on a revenge mission that tests his loyalty – and finds a love that changes his life.
(15/05/2021) Irmã Dulce – The story of a woman who faced all adversities to dedicate her life to the most needy, leaving a legacy that continues today. Directed by Vicente Amorim, starring Bianca Comparato and Regina Braga.
(05/15/2021) Sicario: Soldier’s Day – To investigate Mexican cartels suspected of terrorism, a federal agent asks for the help of a murderer. But this war ends up becoming a personal battle. Starring Benicio Del Toro.
(21/05/2021) Army of the Dead: Invasion in Las Vegas * – After a zombie invasion in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries ventures through the exclusion zone to carry out the greatest assault of all time. Created and directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars stars such as Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera and Matthias Schweighöfer.
(26/05/2021) O Divino Baggio * – An account of the 22-year career of Italian ace Roberto Baggio, including the difficult debut in the fields and the conflicts with some of his coaches.
(05/27/2021) Blue Miracle * – A group of children and the owner of the orphanage where they live join a grumpy sailor for a lucrative sport fishing competition, in an attempt to save the institution.
18 Netflix titles nominated for Oscar 2021
- Mank (Best Film, Best Direction, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Photography, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Sound, Best Costume, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Production Design);
- Chicago’s 7 (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Photography, Best Editing, Best Original Song);
- The Supreme Voice of the Blues (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Costume, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Production Design);
- Once upon a time there was a dream (Best Supporting Actress, Best Hair and Makeup);
- A Song for Latasha (Best Short Documentary);
- Shaun, the Sheep, the Movie: The Farm Strikes Back (Best Animation);
- Crip Camp: Revolution for Inclusion (Best Documentary);
- Detachment Blood (Best Original Soundtrack);
- Eurovision Song Contest: The Sigrit and Lars Saga (Best Original Song);
- If Something Happens… I Love You (Best Animated Short Film);
- Professor Polvo (Best Documentary);
- On the Way to the Moon (Best Animation);
- Pieces of a Woman (Best Actress);
- Rosa and Momo (Best Original Song);
- Midnight Sky (Best Visual Effects);
- The White Tiger (Best Adapted Screenplay);
- Love and Monsters (Best Visual Effects);
- World Stories (Best Original Soundtrack, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Photography).
Documentaries and Specials *
(05/05/2021) The Children of Sam: Madness and Conspiracy: Miniseries * – The serial killer known as Son of Sam became an obsession for journalist Maury Terry, convinced that the case was related to a satanic sect.
(11/05/2021) Explaining… Money: Miniseries * – We spend, lend, save. Now it’s time to talk about money and its pitfalls – from credit cards to casinos, from fraud to financing.
(12/05/2021) Peter Tatchell: From Hate to Love – This documentary tells the story of LGBTQIA + rights activist Peter Tatchell and his fight for justice amid controversies and political upheavals.
(19/05/2021) The Last Days – This Oscar-winning documentary tells the emotional story of five Hungarian Jews who resisted the terror of the Holocaust and Hitler’s rule.
(26/05/2021) Attacks in London * – This documentary tells the story of the attacks against minorities in London in 1999, and the race to find the extreme right-wing extremist responsible for the explosions.
(26/05/2021) From Africa to the USA: A Gastronomic Journey: Miniseries * – Rice, okra, even the famous macaroni and cheese. African-American cuisine was (and is) of great importance in the United States’ gastronomic scene. In this miniseries, Stephen Satterfield analyzes that impact.
(27/05/2021) Soy Rada: Serendipia * – Argentine humorist Agustín Aristarán, known as Soy Rada, is back to talk about family, children, magic and music.
Children and Family – Children *
(04/05/2021) Zé Coleta: Season 2 * – Hank, Zé Coleta and his friends Walter, Donny and Dona Mona unleash their imagination in exciting adventures inside and outside the yard.
(21/05/2021) Jurassic World: Jurassic Camp: Season 3 * – Young people on Nublar Island are back for another season in which, together, they try to escape from the island inhabited by dinosaurs.
(05/28/2021) Trouble * – The privileged life of a spoiled dog turns upside down when he gets lost and needs to learn how to survive on the streets of the big city.
(05/13/2021) Castlevania: Season 4 * – Dracula’s influence grows as Belmont and Sypha investigate plans to resurrect the famous vampire. Alucard struggles to embrace his humanity.
(05/15/2021) Kuroko no Basket – Kuroko, Kagami and the rest of the team face the toughest opponents in the region with one goal in mind: winning the winter tournament.
(27/05/2021) Eden: Season 1 * – Created by Justin Leach (Ghost in the Shell 2), the story of robots that care for the last human child is directed by Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist).
So, what are you going to watch for Netflix’s May releases?