Here’s a list of all the horror, thriller, true crime, and sci-fi movies and series coming to Netflix in May 2021. The list is based on titles in the USA.

May 2021 features many new horror movies, thrillers, true crime, and sci-fi titles coming to Netflix in the US.

The list of horror, thriller, true crime, and sci-fi movies and series coming to Netflix in May 2021 will be edited regularly with new titles as they’re released. So be sure to bookmark this page!

Dates and titles are subject to change.

Dead Again in Tombstone (2017)

Available on Netflix: May 1, 2021

Guerrero returns from the dead once more to protect a stolen relic from getting into the hands of a gang of soldiers, which will ultimately cause hell upon earth.

Other titles available on May 1, 2021:

Mystic River
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Extinction
The Lovely Bones

The Clovehitch Killer (2018)

Available on Netflix: May 4, 2021

A picture-perfect family is shattered when the work of a serial killer hits too close to home.

The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness (2021)

Available on Netflix: May 5, 2021

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.

Read our THE SONS OF SAM review >

Jupiter’s Legacy: Season 1 (2021)

Available on Netflix: May 7, 2021

After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards.

Read our JUPITER’S LEGACY review >

Oxygen (2021)

Available on Netflix: May 12, 2021

Oxygen is a French survival thriller directed by Alexandre Aja. The film tells the story of a young woman (Mélanie Laurent, 6 Underground, Inglourious Basterds), who wakes up in a cryogenic pod. She doesn’t remember who she is or how she ended up there. As she’s running out of oxygen, she must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare.

Read our OXYGEN review >

Castlevania: Season 4 (2021)

Available on Netflix: May 13, 2021

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

The Woman in the Window (2021)

Available on Netflix: May 14, 2021

Confined by her agoraphobia, Anna Fox finds herself keeping tabs on the new family across the street through the windows of her NYC home. After witnessing a brutal crime, secrets begin to unravel and nothing and no one are what they seem.

Read our THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW review >

Love Death + Robots volume 2 (2021)

Available on Netflix: May 14, 2021

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

Haunted: Season 3 (2021)

Available on Netflix: May 14, 2021

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

The Strange House (2020)

Available on Netflix: May 14, 2021

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 home.

Read our THE STRANGE HOUSE review >

Sleight (2016)

Available on Netflix: May 16, 2021

A young street magician is left to care for his little sister after their parents’ passing, and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped, and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her.

Who Killed Sara? Season 2 (2021)

Available on Netflix: May 19, 2021

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.

Small Town Crime (2017)

Available on Netflix: May 19, 2021

An alcoholic ex cop finds a woman on the roadside, left for dead. He offers to find the killer pro bono as P.I. Her granddad hires him. Things get nasty.

Army of the Dead (2021)

Available on Netflix: May 21, 2021

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

Read our ARMY OF THE DEAD review >

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous – Season 3 (2021)

Available on Netflix: May 21, 2021

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

Nail Bomber: Manhunt (2021)

Available on Netflix: May 26, 2021

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

Read our NAIL BOMBER review >

Ghost Lab (2021)

Available on Netflix: May 26, 2021

After witnessing a haunting in their hospital, two doctors become dangerously obsessed with obtaining scientific proof that ghosts exist.

Ragnarok: Season 2 (2021)

Available on Netflix: May 27, 2021

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

Lucifer: Season 5B (2021)

Available on Netflix: May 28, 2021

Lucifer makes a tumultuous return to the land of the living in hopes of making things right with Chloe. A devil’s work is never done.

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story (2020)

Available on Netflix: May 31, 2021

DIRTY JOHN is a true-crime anthology series that explores the theme of “love gone wrong,” set against the backdrop of sunny Southern California.

Read our DIRTY JOHN season 2 review >

I usually keep up-to-date with all the horror news, and make sure Heaven of Horror share the best and latest trailers for upcoming horror movies. I love all kinds of horror. My love affair started when I watched 'Poltergeist' alone around the age of 10. I slept like a baby that night and I haven't stopped watching horror movies since. The crazy slasher stuff isn't really for me, but hey, to each their own. I guess I just like to be scared and get jump scares, more than being disgusted and laughing at the grotesque. Also, Korean and Spanish horror movies made within the past 10-15 years are among my absolute favorites.
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