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All the sci-fi TV and movies streaming in May 2021

By Trent Moore

From superhero epics, to zombie heists, to spine-tingling horror and sci-fi thrillers — streaming on May looks to have it all. Arguably the biggest stories this month are on Netflix, where the ambitious superhero series Jupiter's Legacy looks to bring the comic book saga to life.

The streamer also has the back half of Lucifer's eagerly-awaited fifth season while Zack Snyder's hyped new zombie flick Army of the Dead looks to hit the jackpot (sorry). If that wasn't enough, the service is also adding the third season of the excellent animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, plus the original sci-fi thriller Oxygen.

Hulu also has a few projects that should be on the radar for genre fans: Marvel's irreverent new animated series M.O.D.O.K., starring Patton Oswalt in the hilarious supervillain title role. Disney+ is set to kick off its new animated original Star Wars: The Bad Batch (the next big Marvel series, Loki, doesn't launch until June), plus the dual rollout of new film Cruella.

HBO Max is adding the midseason finale of the hit fantasy series The Nevers, plus adding Christopher Nolan's latest blockbuster Tenet to its catalog. Digging deeper, Amazon Prime is adding some Alien films and Shudder has a great line-up of new horror projects, plus a whole lot more.

Check out the full rundown below.



Jupiter's Legacy: One of the most ambitious superhero comics ever conceived, Mark Millar's creation comes to Netflix as an original series. It stars Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb and aims to tell a family tale of superheroes across generations.

Army of the Dead: Zack Snyder is back, and this time he's creating his own universe — no Snyder Cut required. The director has crafted an original zombie tale that is equal parts horror and heist movie, and it features stars Dave Bautista, Tig Notaro, Ella Purnell, Garret Dillahunt and more.

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 3: When it comes to animated dino-adventures, Netflix is giving us all the action with none of those long between-season breaks. Just a few months removed from the release of Season 2, the third season of Camp Cretaceous is stalking out and preparing to attack in just a few weeks.

Lucifer: Season 5 Part 2: The DC-based dark fantasy procedural made the jump from Fox to become one of Netflix's most popular original series and now it's finally back with a fresh run of new episodes. The show is a ton of fun, and has done an amazing job of blending world-building with case of the week stories.

May 1
Aliens Stole My Body
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Open Season
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Extinction
State of Play
The Land Before Time
The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
Your Highness

May 5
Framing John DeLorean

May 7
Jupiter's Legacy (Netflix Original Series)

May 12
Oxygen (Netflix Film)

May 13
Castlevania: Season 4 (Netflix Anime)

May 14
Haunted: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Jungle Beat: The Movie
Love, Death & Robots: Volume 2 (Netflix Original)
The Strange House (Netflix Film)
The Woman in the Window (Netflix Film)

May 20
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

May 21
Army of the Dead (Netflix Film)
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 3 (Netflix Original Series)
The Neighbor: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

May 27
Eden (Netflix Anime)

May 28
Lucifer: Season 5 Part 2 (Netflix Original Series)



Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.: What does a supervillain do when he's not off taking over the world? This animated comedy looks to answer the question, with Patton Oswalt voicing the stop-motion giant head dead-set on global domination. He'll face off with fan favorite Avengers and balance the mundane life stuff that comes with keeping his family together, all while almost certainly keeping us laughing the whole way through.

Shadow in the Cloud: This claustrophobic, taut little sci-fi thriller stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a pilot with a monstrous secret. The show follows Moretz's character as she boards a B-17 that comes under attack from mysterious creatures. The show plays its low-budget vibe perfectly, keeping the terror just off screen until it finally comes crashing in to scare the heck out of you.

May 1
The A-Team (2010)
The Crazies (2010)
Dinosaur 13 (2014)
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
I Am Legend (2007)
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
The Iron Giant (1999)
Knowing (2009)
Machete (2010)
Predator (1987)
Predator 2 (1990)
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Train to Busan (2016)
True Lies (1994)
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

May 5
Shadow in the Cloud (2021)
Skyfall (2012)

May 9
Robot & Frank (2012)

May 18
Supernova (2020)

May 19
Red Dawn (2012)

May 21
Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.: Series premiere

May 27
Madagascar: A Little Wild



Star Wars: The Bad Batch: This animated spinoff series looks to continue the adventures of the fan favorite squad first introduced in The Clone Wars. It looks to be a more action-packed spin on the formula, following the clone squad as they take up the most dangerous and exciting missions.

Cruella: Emma Stone is bringing the fan favorite 101 Dalmatians baddie to life in this live-action origin story, which looks to mix a bit of Harley Quinn attitude into the classic Disney story. The film will open theatrically but also be available on Disney+ as part of the Premiere Access tier at an additional cost.

May 4
Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 101

May 7
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 107
Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 102

May 14
X-Men: The Last Stand
Race to the Center of the Earth
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 108
Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 103

May 21
Fury Files (Interstitials)
Inside Pixar: Unpacked
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 109
Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 104

May 28
Cruella (with Premier Access)
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 110
Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 105



The Nevers Part 1 Finale: The first part of the first season of the series, created by Joss Whedon (who since departed the project), comes to an end. The show offered up some wildly ambitious, Victorian-era fantasy world building while tackling some tried and true superhero story hallmarks.

Tenet: Christopher Nolan's latest blockbuster finally hits streaming, where you can watch it over and over and try to finally make sense of the time-twisting story. The action sci-fi flick is a wild adventure, right up there with the big ideas of Inception.

May 1
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Happy Feet Two
Happy Feet
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

May 3
300: Rise of an Empire

May 6
Legendary (Max Original Season 2 Premiere)

May 8
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2

May 10
Jujutsu Kaisen – Season 1, (Subtitled, Episodes 13-24) (Crunchyroll Collection)

May 13
Wonder Woman 1984

May 15
The Nevers: Part 1 Finale

May 20
Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Together Again

May 26
Curious George (2006)


May 1
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Alien 3 (1992)
Aliens (1986)
Angels & Demons (2009)
Dinosaur 13 (2014)
Knowing (2009)
Priest (2011)
Reign of Fire (2002)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Resident Evil (2002)
Rio (2011)
Sahara (1983)
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
The Green Hornet (2011)
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Unbreakable (2000)

May 5
Skyfall (2012)

May 9
Robot & Frank (2012)

May 19
Red Dawn (2012)

May 28
Panic (Amazon Original Series: Season 1)



The Bourne Trilogy: Looking for some throwback action this month? The full original Bourne trilogy starring Matt Damon hits the service with plenty of punches, twists and thrills.

The Hobbit Trilogy: Return to Middle-earth with Peter Jackson's prequel trilogy from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga, which remains as gorgeous, dragon-filled and wonderful as ever.

May 1
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatum
Crank 2: High Voltage
Evan Almighty
Green Lantern
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Kick-Ass 2
King Kong
Mystery Men
The World's End

May 3

May 10
American Ninja Warrior Women's Championship (NBC)

May 13
Intergalactic (Peacock Original)

May 16
The Chronicles of Riddick

May 27
Madagascar: A Little Wild, season 3 (Peacock Exclusive)


There's a boatload of new Star Trek content on the way to Paramount Plus, but not much in the way of new launches this month. That said, the streamer is still home to Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Discovery and more — with new seasons for all (and the new series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds) all on the way in coming months.


May 1
The Wicker Man
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
13 Ghosts (1960)
Curse of the Demon (1958)

May 4

May 7
Fried Barry

May 10
Climate of the Hunter
The Funeral Home

May 13
The Reckoning
Trickster: Full Season Binge Release

May 17
American Mary
Time Lapse

May 18
Def by Temptation
Black Roses

May 20
PG: Psycho Goreman

May 24
The Machine
The Windmill

May 27
Skull: The Mask


May 1
Legion (2010)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Nim's Island
Star Trek (2009)
State of Play
The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
The Land Before Time (1988)
Warm Bodies
Your Highness

May 2

May 8
Hotel Artemis

May 10
American Ultra