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New On Netflix April 2021 – Stream Shows & Movies

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Spring is here, and what better activity is there than binge-watching the best new movies and tv shows on Netflix? From anticipated movie releases to the continuation of your favorite tv shows, there is something for everyone to enjoy that is new to Netflix. Below you will find what’s new to watch on Netflix this month and what Netflix releases we’re most excited about at Likewise. Be sure to save your favorite new Netflix series and movies on the app, so you’ll never have to miss out on the content you love.

Netflix Movies to Stream

The Woman in the Windows

Watch out! On May 14, Amy Adams plays an agoraphobic child psychologist in this new suspenseful psychological thriller. Anna Fox (Amy Adams) becomes obsessed with her picture-perfect neighbors in New York City. She witnesses an act of violence turning her life upside down. Based on the best-selling novel adapted by Tracy Letts, this new Netflix film features Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Julianne Moore. The Woman in the Windows will be ominous and full of drama.

Army of the Dead

Who’s ready for a new zombie movie? If you are, look no further! Dave Bautista and Ella Purnell star in this action and adventure film, available on May 21. Army of the Dead is set after a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas. A group of mercenaries ventures into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever. Make sure to check out Netflix on May 21 to view this violent but exciting movie.

Netflix Series to Stream


In 2019, the first season of Special was released on Netflix based on the memoir I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves by Ryan O’Connell, who stars, writes, and executive produces the series. The series was a huge success and renewed for a second and final season, which will premiere on May 20 on Netflix. Special is a series about a gay man, Ryan, with mild cerebral palsy who hopes to get the life he wants finally. Make sure to catch this series on Netflix.


Everyone’s favorite urban fantasy series is releasing new episodes this month on Netflix. Based on the DC Comics character, Lucifer follows Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the Devil), who leaves Hell for Los Angeles. Lucifer runs a nightclub and is a consultant to the LAPD. The supporting cast includes Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Rachael Harris, and Aimee Garcia. Make sure to catch up on the series before season 5, part 2 is released on Netflix on May 28.

Selena: The Series Season 2

Get ready for more iconic 90s fashion as Selena: The Series comes back to Netflix for a second season. The new season will focus on the pop star’s rise to fame and how she started her solo career. Season 2 will show Selena’s final moments before death and how Yolanda Saldivar came into the picture. The series airs on May 4 with Christian Serratos as Selena. You won’t want to miss it.

The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness

We are calling all true crime and documentary lovers! We know you will love Netflix’s new docuseries. The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness is an ominous, biographical documentary based on journalist Maury Terry’s lifelong obsession with The Son of Sam. The Netflix series revolves around serial killer David Berkowitz who victimized New York from 1976 to 1977. The docuseries is split into four long episodes that will discuss killer David Berkowitz and if he had an accomplice. You won’t have to wait much longer for this docuseries because it will be available to stream soon. Watch The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness on Netflix when it’s released on May 5.

What’s new on Netflix this month? Here’s everything new coming to Netflix in May 2021, and don’t forget to save the list in the Likewise app! 

Streaming May 1

  • 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

Streaming May 2

  • Hoarders: Season 11

Streaming May 4

  • The Clovehitch Killer
  • Selena: The Series: Part 2 *Netflix Original
  • Trash Truck: Season 2 *Netflix Family

Streaming May 5

  • The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness *Netflix Documentary

Streaming May 6

  • Dead Man Down

Streaming May 7

  • Girl from Nowhere: Season 2 *Netflix Original
  • Jupiter’s Legacy *Netflix Original
  • Milestone *Netflix Film
  • Monster *Netflix Film

Streaming May 8

  • Mine *Netflix Original

Streaming May 11

  • Money, Explained *Netflix Documentary

Streaming May 12

  • Dance of the Forty One *Netflix Film
  • Oxygen *Netflix Film
  • The Upshaws *Netflix Original

Streaming May 13

  • Castlevania: Season 4 *Netflix Anime
  • Layer Cake

Streaming May 14

  • Ferry *Netflix Film
  • Haunted: Season 3 *Netflix Original
  • I Am All Girls *Netflix Film
  • Jungle Beat: The Movie *Netflix Family
  • Love, Death & Robots: Volume 2 *Netflix Original
  • Move to Heaven *Netflix Original
  • The Strange House *Netflix Film
  • The Woman in the Window *Netflix Film

Streaming May 16

  • Sleight

Streaming May 18

  • Sardar Ka Grandson *Netflix Film

Streaming May 19

  • The Last Days
  • Sabotage
  • Small Town Crime
  • Who Killed Sara?: Season 2 *Netflix Original

Streaming May 20

  • Hating Peter Tatchell
  • Special: Season 2 *Netflix Original
  • Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Streaming May 21

  • Army of the Dead *Netflix Film
  • Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 3 *Netflix Family
  • The Neighbor: Season 2 *Netflix Original

Streaming May 22

  • Sam Smith: Love Goes – Live At Abbey Road Studios

Streaming May 25

  • Home

Streaming May 26

  • Baggio: The Divine Ponytail *Netflix Film
  • High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America *Netflix Film
  • Nail Bomber: Manhunt *Netflix Documentary

Streaming May 27

  • Black Space *Netflix Original
  • Blue Miracle *Netflix Film
  • Eden *Netflix Anime
  • Soy Rada: Serendipity *Netflix Comedy Special

Streaming May 28

  • Dog Gone Trouble *Netflix Family
  • Lucifer: Season 5 Part 2 *Netflix Original
  • The Kominsky Method: Season 3 *Netflix Original

Streaming May 31

  • Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story
  • The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties *Netflix Original

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