The best movies and TV in May 2023

Fubar, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, and The Mother are all new to Netflix in May 2023. (Netflix)

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new action series Fubar is another huge month for new releases on Netflix UK this May.

Elsewhere on the TV side, there’s a double-header of hotly anticipated spin-offs. First up is Bridgerton prequel Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, a limited series starring India Amarteifio that will trace the rise and romance of the eponymous monarch from the streamer’s steamy YA adaptation.

Later in the month, To All The Boys I Loved Before XO, Kitty will be looking forward to, to look forward to later in the month.

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May also marks the return of wholesome lifestyle show Queer Eye, which is back for a seventh series as The Fab Five take to New Orleans to change lives while making it look amazing. And, for a bit of a change of pace, another fan favorite returning this month is the sci-fi anime series Ultraman, whose third season – and sad finale – promises an explosive end to alien battle adventures Shinjiro Hayata.

In addition to returning shows, spinoffs, and Schwarzenegger, new series in the pipeline include adult post-apocalyptic animation Mulligan, the Jada Pinkett-Smith-produced historical docudrama Cleopatra, and Black Knight, a sci- fi from South Korea. actor turned delivery driver. And yes, you read that right, a delivery driver turns.

On the film front, the big Netflix Original release of the month is the action thriller The Mother, the latest story from Mulan director Niki Caro. Defying previous statements that she’s not your Mom, Jennifer Lopez is her mother in every sense here, playing an assassin who comes out of hiding to protect the daughter she abandoned years ago. With an ensemble that includes Sound of Metal’s Paul Raci, Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal, and Joseph Fiennes, the talent behind and in front of the camera has nailed this one.

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As usual, it’s not just original movies that viewers can expect to find on Netflix this month either. Friday night features a pre-made horror double feature with Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton, body-swapping slasher Freaky and Saw-lite Escape Room Tournament of Champions.

Thanks to What’s On Netflix, here’s everything we know that’s coming to Netflix UK this month.

New movies on Netflix UK in May 2023

1 May

Wanted (2022)

May 2

23 Walks (2020)

4 May

distress (2021)

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021)

5 May

The Football Factory (2004)

May 9

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

10 May

Ad Astra (2019)

Brad Pitt leads Ad Astra (Credit: 20th Century Fox)

Brad Pitt leads Ad Astra (Credit: 20th Century Fox)

11 May

Royalteen: Princess Margrethe (2023, Original)

12 May

The Mother (2023, Original)

May 16

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

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

17 May

Yours Truly (2023, Original)

23 May

Victim/Suspect (2023, Original)

May 26

Blood & Gold (2023, Original)

New TV shows on Netflix UK in May 2023

1 May

When The Weather Is Fine (S1)

May 2

Love Village (S1, Original)

The Tailor (S1, Original)

3 May

The Jewish Match (S1, Original)

4 May

Larva Family (S1, Original)

Queen Charlotte: The Bridgerton Story (Limited Series, Original)

Queen Charlotte: The Bridgerton Story.  (Left to Right) India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte, Corey Mylchreest as Young King George in episode 103 of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.  (Netflix)

Queen Charlotte: The Bridgerton Story. (Left to Right) India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte, Corey Mylchreest as Young King George in episode 103 of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. (Netflix)

Asylum (S1, Original)

May 8

Spirit Rangers (S2, Original)

May 9

Hannah Gadsby: Something Special (2023, Stand Up Special, Original)

10 May

Dancing Brothers (S1, Original)

Queen Cleopatra (S1, Original)

11 May

Ultraman (S3, Original)

12 May

Black Knight (S1, Original)

Mulligan (S1, Original)

Queer Eye (S7, Original)

17 May

Rhythm + Flow France (S2, Original)

May 18

XO, Kitty (S1, Original)

Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune (S1, Original)

19 May

Mute (S1, Original)

Young, Famous & African (S2, Original)

23 May

Wanda Sykes: I’m an Entertainer (2023, Stand Up Special, Original)

24 May

Paris Agency: Exclusive Properties (S3, Original)

The Ultimatum: Queer Love (S1, Original)

25 May

Fubar (S1, Original)

30 May

I think you should go with Tim Robinson (S3, Original)

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