‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ And ‘Castlevania’ Season 4 Top Our Netflix Picks For May

by Erik Amaya


May represents a big month for genre fair on Netflix.

Headlining the month is, of course, Jupiter Legacy. The long-in-the-works adaptation of the Mark Millar comic book sees Josh Duhamel as an aging superhero worried about the next generation of super-powered individuals. Will they uphold the values which guided him for nearly a century? The series debuts on May 7th. Next up on on the 13th, the fourth and final season of Castlevania drops; hopefully resolving some of the storylines. The next day, a second volume of the animated anthology series Love, Death & Robots debuts, which promises “wild adventures on far-flung planets to unsettling encounters close to home” when it returns on May 14th.

As always, we can’t help but notice some of the crime documentaries and The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness definitely piques our interest. In it, journalist Maury Terry tries to connect David Berkowitz‘s 1976 killing spree to a satanic cult. Berkowitz claimed in the 1990s that he was a victim of such a cult, so maybe it’s possible.

Of course, these are just our picks for the month. Take a look at everything coming to and leaving Netflix to find your next media obsession.

Coming Soon

AlRawabi School for Girls NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇯🇴

Bullied outcasts at an all-girls high school plot the perfect revenge to get back at their tormentors. Created by Tima Shomali.

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir (2021)


Ewan McGregor stars in this limited series that tracks the meteoric rise and fall of the first American celebrity fashion designer. From Ryan Murphy.


Bothered to realize they are next-door neighbors and share a psychiatrist, a man and a woman find it’s impossible to stay out of each other’s way.



A ragtag middle school badminton club makes a bid for the youth championships.

Ragnarok: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇳🇴

Mythical chaos and environmental disaster loom as Magne looks for help in his fight against colossal foes and contends with his unmanageable brother.

Debuting 5/1/21

  • Aliens Stole My Body
  • Angelina Ballerina: Season 5
  • Angelina Ballerina: Season 6
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Barney and Friends: Season 13
  • Barney and Friends: Season 14
  • Best of the Best
  • Dead Again in Tombstone
  • Due Date
  • Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • Green Zone
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  • JT LeRoy
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  • Mystic River
  • Never Back Down
  • Notting Hill
  • Open Season
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • S.M.A.R.T Chase
  • Scarface
  • Stargate
  • State of Play
  • The Land Before Time
  • The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
  • The Lovely Bones
  • The Pelican Brief
  • The Sweetest Thing
  • The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
  • Under Siege
  • Waist Deep
  • Your Highness
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno
  • Zombieland

Debuting 5/2/21

Hoarders: Season 11

Debuting 5/4/21

The Clovehitch Killer

Selena: The Series: Part 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

As Selena’s career gains momentum, the singer fights to remain true to herself, spend quality time with her family and expand her businesses.

Trash Truck: Season 2 NETFLIX FAMILY

Hank, Trash Truck and animal pals Walter, Donny and Ms. Mona let their imaginations take them on heartwarming adventures in their backyard and beyond!

Debuting 5/5/21

Framing John DeLorean

The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

The Son of Sam case grew into a lifelong obsession for journalist Maury Terry, who became convinced that the murders were linked to a satanic cult.

Debuting 5/6/21

Dead Man Down

Debuting 5/7/21

Girl from Nowhere: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇹🇭

Nanno is back, doling karmic retribution to more students and faculty in a new season of this anthology series — and this time, she’s not alone.


They’re the first generation of superheroes. But as they pass the torch to their children, tensions are rising — and the old rules no longer apply.

Milestone NETFLIX FILM 🇮🇳

Recently marking 500,000 kilometers on the road, a newly bereaved trucker faces the threat of losing the job that has come to define him to a new intern.


A talented teen implicated in a robbery-turned-murder fights for his innocence and integrity against a criminal justice system that’s already judged him.

Debuting 5/8/21


Engaged in a gold-clad life of secrets and lies, two women in a conglomerate family seek to topple all that stands in their way of finding true joy.


Debuting 5/11/21


We spend it, borrow it and save it. Now let’s talk about money and its many minefields, from credit cards to casinos, scammers to student loans.

Debuting 5/12/21

Dance of the Forty One NETFLIX FILM 🇲🇽

A gay congressman marries the Mexican president’s daughter but cavorts with a young man at a secret club. And then scandal hits. Based on a true story.


A woman wakes up in a cryogenic unit with no memory. Quickly running out of oxygen, she must find a way to remember who she is in order to survive.


A working-class Black family in Indiana strives for a better life and a happy home while juggling everyday struggles in this comedy series.

Debuting 5/13/21

Castlevania: Season 4 NETFLIX ANIME

Dracula’s influence looms large as Belmont and Sypha investigate plans to resurrect the notorious vampire. Alucard struggles to embrace his humanity.

Layer Cake

Debuting 5/14/21


Before he built a drug empire, Ferry Bouman returns to his hometown on a revenge mission that finds his loyalty tested — and a love that alters his life.

Haunted: Season 3 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

A menacing mansion. A haunting melody. A demonic cat. More real people share scary stories from their past — and the truth is terrifying.

I Am All Girls NETFLIX FILM 🇿🇦

A relentless detective finds common ground with a killer systematically targeting the perpetrators running a powerful child-trafficking ring.

Jungle Beat: The Movie NETFLIX FAMILY

When a lost and lonely alien crash-lands on Earth, his new crew of talking animal friends helps him get back home — and try to save the world!

Love, Death & Robots: Volume 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

From wild adventures on far-flung planets to unsettling encounters close to home. The Emmy-winning anthology returns with a crop of provocative tales.

Move to Heaven NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇰🇷

Finding life in all that’s left behind, a trauma cleaner with Asperger’s and his ex-con uncle deliver the untold stories of the departed to loved ones.

The Strange House NETFLIX FILM 🇦🇹

When a big-city family moves to a remote town, two young brothers and their new friends try to solve the menacing mystery that haunts their new home.

The Woman in the Window NETFLIX FILM

Confined to her home by agoraphobia, a psychologist becomes obsessed with her new neighbors — and solving a brutal crime she witnesses from her window.

Debuting 5/16/21


Debuting 5/18/21

Sardar Ka Grandson NETFLIX FILM 🇮🇳

A devoted grandson’s mission to reunite his ailing grandmother with her ancestral home turns into a complicated, comic cross-border affair.

Debuting 5/19/21

The Last Days


Small Town Crime

Who Killed Sara?: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇲🇽

To exact his revenge, Álex will have to bring to light his sister’s darker side – and come to terms with the fact that he never knew the real Sara.

Debuting 5/20/21

Hating Peter Tatchell

Special: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Now semi-estranged from his mother, Ryan continues exploring the world on his own, with all the complex ups and downs life and love have to offer.

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Debuting 5/21/21

Army of the Dead NETFLIX FILM

After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone for the greatest heist ever.

Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 3 NETFLIX FAMILY

The teen campers on Isla Nublar return for another season of working together to escape from the island of free-roaming dinosaurs.

The Neighbor: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇪🇸

Just when Javi thinks he’s conquered being Earth’s superhero, challenges arise from an unlikely competitor … and some extraterrestrial visitors.

Debuting 5/22/21

Sam Smith: Love Goes – Live At Abbey Road Studios

Debuting 5/25/21


Debuting 5/26/21

Baggio: The Divine Ponytail NETFLIX FILM 🇮🇹

A chronicle of the 22-year career of soccer star Roberto Baggio, including his difficult debut as a player and his deep rifts with some of his coaches.

High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America NETFLIX FILM

Food writer Stephen Satterfield embarks on a vibrant and powerful culinary journey that celebrates the courage, artistry, and resourcefulness of the African American people.

Nail Bomber: Manhunt NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY 🇬🇧

This documentary tells the story of the 1999 London bombings that targeted minorities, and the race to find the far-right extremist behind them.

Debuting 5/27/21


A rogue detective with unorthodox means leads an investigation into a massacre committed by unicorn mask-wearing assassins at an Israeli high school.


The incredible true story of Casa Hogar, the Mexican boys home that entered the world’s biggest fishing tournament to save their orphanage.


Created by Justin Leach (Ghost in the Shell 2), Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist) directs the story of robots raising the last human child.

Soy Rada: Serendipity NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL 🇦🇷

The delightful Argentine comic Agustín Aristarán (aka Soy Rada) is back, this time putting the spotlight on family and parenting, magic and music.

Debuting 5/28/21


The privileged existence of a pampered pooch named Trouble is turned upside down when he gets lost and must learn to survive on the big city streets.

Lucifer: Season 5 Part 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

In Part 2 of the stunning fifth season of Lucifer, God himself comes to Earth. Secrets will be revealed, heroic sacrifices will be made, and the world will never be the same.

The Kominsky Method: Season 3 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

A new chapter unfolds for Sandy as he deals with a difficult loss, a daunting financial obligation, an important reunion and a major career boost.

Debuting 5/31/21

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story

The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties NETFLIX ORIGINAL 🇫🇷

This unscripted series follows the members of the Kretz family of Paris and their luxury real estate business.


Leaving 5/1/21

Hoarders: Season 10

Leaving 5/3/21

War Horse

Leaving 5/5/21


Leaving 5/6/21

City of God: 10 Years Later


Leaving 5/7/21

The Chosen Ones 

House at the End of the Street

Leaving 5/10/21


Leaving 5/14/21

Sherlock: Series 1-4

Leaving 5/18/21


Leaving 5/29/21

American Crime: Seasons 1-3

My Week with Marilyn

The One I Love

Leaving 5/31/21

50 First Dates

Act of Valor

All Dogs Go to Heaven

The Blair Witch Project

Brokeback Mountain

The Boy

Deliver Us from Eva

The Help

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Julie & Julia




National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior

The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption

Soul Surfer



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