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The Best Movies Coming to Netflix in May 2021

Updated May 3, 2021 • 12:19pm PDT 308 votes 1.0k voters 21.9k views38 items

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Wondering what's new on Netflix? Here's all of the movies coming to Netflix in May 2021. Featuring recently released motion pictures, box office favorites, and foreign films, this list of new movies on Netflix is updated every month. Which movies on Netflix are you looking forward to the most? If you're looking for Netflix originals, check out the 2021 upcoming Netflix movies

New movies coming to Netflix this month range from classic political thrillers The Pelican Brief and State of Play to the iconic sci-fi action franchise Back to the Future. Additionally, Netflix will include blockbuster films Zombieland and Scarface, as well as mature comedies Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Due Date.

Vote up the best movies coming to Netflix this month, and check back to see what's added to you favorite streaming service in June 2021.

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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    May 1

    Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay...  more

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    Resident Evil: Extinction

    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter

    May 1

    RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION is again based on the wildly popular video game series and picks up...  more

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    Scarface

    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

    May 1

    Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma, and a remake of the...  more

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    Back to the Future Part III

    Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

    May 1

    Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western film. It is the third...  more

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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    May 1

    Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty...  more

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    Back to the Future Part II

    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox

    May 1

    Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second...  more

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    Mystic River

    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn

    May 1

    Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It...  more

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    Fun with Dick & Jane

    Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin
    May 1
    Fun with Dick and Jane is a 2005 remake of the 1977 American comedy film of the same name,...  more

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    #15 of 32 Blockbusters With No Cultural Impact Whatsoever, Ranked#13 of 27 The Best Judd Apatow Movies

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    Layer Cake

    Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy

    May 13

    Layer Cake is a 2005 British thriller film directed by Matthew Vaughn, in his directorial...  more

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    #32 of 100 The Best Gangster Movies#6 of 85 The Best British Thriller Movies

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    May 1

    The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure is a 1994 American direct-to-video...  more

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    Never Back Down

    Amber Heard, Djimon Hounsou

    May 1

    Never Back Down is a 2008 martial arts film starring Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet,...  more

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    #129 of 204 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made#2 of 58 The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting

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    Best of the Best

    James Earl Jones, Eric Roberts

    May 1

    Best of the Best is a 1989 American martial arts film directed by Bob Radler, and produced by...  more
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    Notting Hill

    Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin

    May 1

    Notting Hill is a 1999 British romantic comedy film set in Notting Hill, London, released on...  more

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    #46 of 126 The Greatest Date Movies Of All Time#747 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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    Open Season

    Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing

    May 1

    Open Season is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film, written by Steve Bencich and Ron...  more
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    Stargate

    Kurt Russell, James Spader

    May 1

    Stargate is a 1994 French-American adventure science fiction film released through...  more

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    #11 of 186 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made#7 of 112 Movies That Need Sequels

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    State of Play

    Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck

    May 1

    State of Play is a 2009 political thriller film. It is an adaptation of the six-part British...  more
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    The Land Before Time

    Diana Ross, Frank Welker

    May 1

    The Land Before Time is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and...  more

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    #18 of 534 The Best Animated Films Ever#53 of 375 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

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    May 19

    The Last Days is a documentary, directed by James Moll and produced by June Beallor and...  more
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    The Lovely Bones

    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg

    May 1

    The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural drama film directed by Peter Jackson and stars Mark...  more

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    The Pelican Brief

    Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington

    May 1

    The Pelican Brief is a 1993 legal thriller based on the novel of the same name by John...  more

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    #201 of 333 The Best Political Films Ever Made#15 of 28 The Best Movies With A Bird Name In The Title

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    The Sweetest Thing

    Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate

    May 1

    The Sweetest Thing is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Roger Kumble and...  more

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    #37 of 72 The Greatest Female-Led Comedy Movies#172 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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    The Whole Nine Yards

    Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry

    May 1

    The Whole Nine Yards is a 2000 American-Canadian comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn,...  more

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    #72 of 123 The Best Mafia Films Of All Time#341 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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    Under Siege

    Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones

    May 1

    Under Siege is a 1992 American action film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Steven Seagal...  more

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    #36 of 102 The Best 1990s Action Movies#5 of 21 'Die Hard' Ripoffs, Ranked By How Hard They Die

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    Waist Deep

    Meagan Good, Jayceon Terrell Taylor

    May 1

    Waist Deep is a 2006 drama-action film directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall, starring Tyrese Gibson...  more

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    Zack and Miri Make a Porno

    Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen

    May 1

    This film is a 2008 romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, distributed by...  more

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