Movies And Shows Coming To Netflix UK In May 2023

The Jennifer Lopez-starring action thriller The Mother premieres on Netflix this month and so too does FUBAR, a new action series starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a CIA agent who is forced to go on one last mission after discovering his daughter is in trouble.

Check out this month’s highlights below and then keep scrolling to take a look at some of the other titles landing on Netflix UK this May.

Please note: This list is correct at the time of writing but titles may be added (or removed) over the coming weeks.

1st May

Heatwave (2022)

Temperatures rise in this sizzling thriller which tells the story of an ambitious young woman named Claire (Kat Graham) who gets entangled in a web of malice when she unknowingly gets into an affair with the wife of her rich employer.

When The Weather Is Fine – Season 1

Charming K-drama about a young woman named Hae Won who moves back to her hometown of Bookhyun Village and meets a bookstore owner with whom she falls in love.

4th May

Freaky (2021)

Body swap comedies are nothing new but this movie is darker than most. It tells the tale of a young high schooler named Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) who unintentionally swaps bodies with a middle-aged serial killer when she is stabbed by his magical dagger. Christoper Landon (We Have a Ghost) directs this sharp and funny horror comedy that is less Freaky Friday and more Slasher Sunday!

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021)

After narrowly avoiding death in the Escape Room of the first movie, Zoey (Taylor Russell) and Ben (Logan Miller) are dragged into another game with a handful of other escapees where they must once again survive a set of fiendishly-designed traps. This isn’t quite as good as its predecessor but there is still fun to be found if you don’t mind a movie that doesn’t make a lot of sense.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story – Limited Series

As one of Netflix’s biggest franchises, it’s no surprise that a Bridgerton spin-off series would arrive eventually. This prequel rewinds the clock to tell the origin story of Queen Charlotte and her rise to prominence and power.

9th May

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (2023)

Based on the global bestselling self-help phenomenon of the same title by Mark Manson, this documentary from the author himself aims to turn us into better people while exploring society’s obsessions with the pursuit of happiness.

10th May

Queen Cleopatra – Limited Series

Adele James (That’s What She Said) takes the lead role of the titular Queen of Egypt in this docu-drama that has recently been the subject of controversy because of disagreement over the Egyptian monarch’s skin colour. Here’s hoping the backlash doesn’t overshadow the merits of this new series that aims to shed light on the historical figure’s life with reenactments and expert interviews.

12th May

The Mother (2023)

Jennifer Lopez stars in this action thriller as a deadly female assassin who comes out of hiding to protect her estranged daughter from dangerous assailants. Niki Caro (Whale Rider) directs.

Black Knight – Season 1

Set in the year 2071, when the Earth has been decimated by toxic air pollution, this South Korean sci-fi action series tells the story of the delivery drivers (knights) who are the last remaining hope for the surviving members of the population.

Mulligan – Season 1

Tina Fey, Daniel Radcliffe, and Dana Carvey are among the voice cast of this new animated series that tells the tale of a rag-tag band of survivors who are forced to start society over from scratch after aliens lay waste to the Earth.

16th May

Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me (2023)

American model, actress, and television personality Anna Nicole Smith first came into the public spotlight in 1992 when she started her career as a Playboy centrefold. She later modelled for several high-profile fashion companies and tried her hand at a movie career. Smith sadly passed away from an accidental prescription drug overdose in 2007 but she has never been forgotten. This documentary examines her life with fresh insights that will be surprising to anybody who thought they knew everything there was to know about this beautiful young woman.

17th May

McGregor Forever – Limited Series

Four-part documentary following the dynamic career of MMA fighter, Connor McGregor.

18th May

X0, Kitty – Season 1

Following the success of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and its two sequels comes this spin-off series which reunites Netflix audiences with teen matchmaker Kitty who, in this new series, travels halfway across the world to be with her long-distance boyfriend.

19th May

Asterix & Obelisk: The Middle Kingdom (2023)

In this live-action adventure, the indomitable Gallic heroes are called upon by the daughter of a Chinese Empress to save her land from a nefarious prince. This isn’t a very good movie, unfortunately, so fans of Asterix and his portly friend might want to reread the classic cartoon comic books instead of watching this clumsily written movie.

Muted – Season 1

Arón Piper (Elite) stars in this new Spanish series about a young man named Sergio who was locked up for six years after being convicted of the murder of his parents. During that time he never spoke a single word so his motivations for the crime remained a mystery. On his release from incarceration, a psychologist tries to get to the bottom of his story.

23rd May

Victim/Suspect (2023)

In this troubling documentary, investigative journalist Rae de Leon looks at the dark side of the American Justice system as she travels nationwide to examine the failure of Federal authorities to take seriously the stories of young women who have come to them for protection after being sexually assaulted.

25th May

FUBAR – Season 1

In his first TV role, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a retiring CIA operative who is forced to take on one last job when he learns his grown-up daughter (Monica Barbaro) has also been working for the agency.

26th May

Blood & Gold (2023)

Set in the final days of WWII, this German action drama tells the story of a deserting soldier who gets caught up in a bloody battle against a Nazi troop that is on a mission to uncover some hidden gold.

Also Streaming…

2nd May

23 Walks (2020)

The Tailor – Season 1

Love Village – Season 1

3rd May

Jewish Matchmaking – Season 1

4th May

Sanctuary – Season 1

Larva Family – Season 1

5th May

The Football Factory (2004)

Gully (2019)

8th May

Spirit Rangers – Season 2

Taskmaster – Multiple seasons

9th May

Hannah Gadsby: Something Special

10th May

Ad Astra (2019)

Dance Brothers – Season 1

Missing: Dead or Alive?

11th May

Royalteen: Princess Margrethe (2023)

Ultraman – Season 3

12th May

Queer Eye: More Than a Makeover – Season 7

16th May

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

17th May

Faithfully Yours (2022)

Rhythm + Flow France – Season 2

Working: What We Do All Day

18th May

Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune – Season 1

Kitti Katz – Season 1

19th May

Young, Famous & African – Season 2

Selling Sunset – Season 6

23rd May


Wanda Sykes: I’m An Entertainer

24th May

The Ultimatum: Queer Love – Season 1

The Parisian Agency – Season 3

30th May

I Think You Should Leave – Season 3

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