New on Netflix UK in May 2017: the best movies and TV shows coming soon

House of Cards, Sense8, Master of None and more – Netflix's biggest shows are coming back, along with new movies including Brad Pitt in War Machine


May is the month for big returning shows on Netflix, with House of Cards, Sense8 and Master of None all coming back for more.


But there are some intriguing new releases out there too, including Brad Pitt satire War Machine and true crime documentary series The Keepers.

Check out all the best movies and TV shows coming in May – to see what’s happening in April, click here.

Monday 1 May

In the Shadow of Iris The Original French film begins with the sudden disappearance of a wealthy banker’s wife, and gets a whole lot weirder from there…

Gascoigne This 2015 UK documentary about Paul Gascoigne’s troubled life and career earned impressive access into Gazza’s life

Diving into the Unknown Gripping 2016 documentary from Finland about a group of cave divers determined to retrieve the body of a drowned colleague.

Sense and Sensibility The classic 1995 adaptation starring Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant finally hits Netflix. Perfect period escapism.

Friday 5 May

Sense8 Season two returns with the Sensates still on the run from Whispers – and bonded closer together than ever

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie Jeff Garlin stars as an inept detective in this new Netflix movie

The Mars Generation Meet the teenagers hoping to be the astronauts that will first set foot on Mars. Could the trainees at the US Space and Rocket Center, all aged between 15 and 18, be the men and women that take the next big step in space exploration?

Saturday 6 May

The Kennedys Series one of the BBC1 comedy series, based on the memoirs of writer and actress Emma Kennedy.

Sunday 7 May

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 12 of the cult US comedy hits the UK, with all ten episodes available to stream.

Thursday 11 May

Hot Fuzz Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s second run out after Shaun of the Dead – and currently the only one available on Netflix.

Friday 12 May

Master of None 10 new episodes of Aziz Ansari’s brilliant Netflix comedy

Anne with an E Netflix’s reboot of Anne of Green Gables starring Amybeth McNulty

Monday 15 May

Louis Theroux: A Different Brain Just in case you didn’t think there were enough Louis Theroux docs available on Netflix…

Friday 19 May

The Keepers The next Making a Murderer? Tune in to this true crime documentary series to find out what all the fuss is about.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Change is afoot in season three, with Kimmy saving up for college, Titus searching for a new job, Jacqueline taking the next step with Russ, and Lillian running for office.

Tuesday 23 May

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King The Daily Show comic performs live stand-up based on his experiences growing up Muslim in America

Friday 26 May

War Machine Brad Pitt is the army general no one needs in Netflix’s new satirical movie

Bloodline The third and final season of the twisted family drama

Tuesday 30 May

House of Cards Season five arrives later than previous seasons, but with real world politics exploding in a fit of collective hysteria, who can blame the creators for taking a little longer to bring President Underwood back?

F is for Family The second season of the animated comedy


Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust Live US stand-up from the comedian and writer