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What to Expect on Netflix South Africa in May

May is here and as the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, Netflix will keep you company on the couch as you start the annual South African hibernation period. The Netflix May content is quite exciting with a number of new shows and movies making their debut.

Netflix is also adding all the Shrek movies to the platform in May as well as Big Momma’s House and its sequel. There’s also another season of Queer Eye starting, Selling Sunset and Young, Famous and African.

Here are all the new things to watch on Netflix in South Africa in May. If you’re into gaming, we have compiled our full list of the video game releases in May too. Check that out here.

Netflix May 2023 – What to Expect?

Netflix Non-Branded titles

  • Annie – 1/5/2023
  • A Quiet Place – 7/5/2023
  • Big Momma’s House 15/5/2023
  • Big Momma’s House 2 – 15/5/2023
  • Baby Driver – 15/5/2023
  • Shrek – 18/5/2023
  • Shrek 2 – 18/5/2023
  • Shrek the Third – 18/5/2023

Netflix Original Content

2 May 2023

The Tailor  – Netflix Series

A famous tailor begins to sew a wedding dress for his best friend’s fiancée – but all three have dark secrets that will soon upend their lives.

Love Village – Netflix Series

Singles 35 and over of various backgrounds relocate to a house in the countryside for another chance at love. Will they find “the one” — or leave alone?

3 May 2023

Jewish Matchmaking – Netflix Series

When Jewish singles are ready to get serious, they call on Aleeza Ben Shalom to find their perfect romantic match from across the US and Israel.

Jewish Matchmaking

4 May 2023

Sanctuary  – Netflix Series

A tough, desperate kid becomes a sumo wrestler, captivating fans with his cocky attitude — and upsetting an industry steeped in tradition.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story  – Netflix Series

Young Queen Charlotte’s marriage to King George of England sparks an epic love story and transforms high society in this “Bridgerton” universe prequel.

Queen Charlotte Netflix

Larva Family – Netflix Kids & Family Series

The Larva family is growing! When Red and Yellow welcome a baby caterpillar into their lives, they get a crash course in parenting and all things putrid.

8 May 2023

Spirit Rangers: Season 2 – Netflix Kids & Family Series

Eddy, Summer and Kodi are back in action at Xus National Park, learning about nature on exciting adventures with new visitors — and old friends, too!

9 May 2023

Hannah Gadsby: Something Special – Netflix Comedy Special

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby is back for their third Netflix comedy special, Something Special, and it’s a feel good show. Seriously. In this smart and dare we say…feel good set, the comedian talks about a wedding (theirs!), more than one traumatic encounter with a bunny and much more. Filmed at the Sydney Opera House, Something Special premieres globally on Netflix on May 9.

10 May 2023

Dance Brothers  – Netflix Series

Two brothers trying to make it as dancers open their own club, but their artistic drive soon clashes with the business, threatening their relationship.

Queen Cleopatra – Netflix Documentary

From Executive Producer Jada Pinkett Smith comes a documentary series exploring the lives of prominent and iconic African Queens. This season will feature Queen Cleopatra, the world’s most famous, powerful, and misunderstood woman — a daring queen whose beauty and romances came to overshadow her real asset: her intellect. Cleopatra’s heritage has been the subject of much academic debate, which has often been ignored by Hollywood. Now our series re-assesses this fascinating part of her story.

Queen Cleopatra - Netflix Documentary

Missing: Dead or Alive? – Netflix Documentary

Follow officers from a South Carolina sheriff’s department as they urgently search for individuals who’ve disappeared under troubling circumstances.

11 May 2023

Royalteen: Princess Margrethe Netflix Film

In the wake of her prom scandal, Princess Margrethe longs for normalcy as she struggles to maintain her perfect facade while dealing with family drama.

Ultraman: Season 3 – Netflix Series

As public sentiment turns against Ultraman, Shinjiro learns that his inherited powers may come with a heavy price, in this exciting series conclusion.

12 May 2023

Black Knight  – Netflix Series

In a dystopian 2071 devastated by air pollution, the survival of humanity depends on the Black Knights — and they’re far from your average deliverymen.

Mulligan  – Netflix Series

In this satirical comedy, when most of Earth is destroyed by aliens, can a few survivors rebuild what’s left of America and form a more perfect union?

Queer Eye: Season 7  – Netflix Series

Join the party with the Fab Five in the city of New Orleans for a new season of inspirational heroes — and beautiful before-and-afters.

The Mother Netflix Film

A deadly female assassin comes out of hiding to protect the daughter that she gave up years before, while on the run from dangerous men.

16 May 2023

Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me – Netflix Documentary

From the heights of her modelling fame to her tragic death, this documentary reveals Anna Nicole Smith through the eyes of the people closest to her.

Anna Nicole Smith

17 May 2023

Rhythm + Flow France: Season 2Netflix Series


  • May 17: episodes 1-4
  • May 24: episodes 5-7
  • May 31: episode 8

A fresh batch of aspiring artists competes for a 100,000 euro prize and the claim to French rap fame in this competition is judged by Niska, Shay and SCH.

Fanfic Netflix Film

Two high school students form an intense connection as they navigate the challenges of discovering and expressing their truest selves.

Faithfully Yours Netflix Film

Using each other as alibis, two friends sneak off to indulge in secret affairs — but their elaborate web of lies unravels when one of them goes missing.

Working: What We Do All Day – Netflix Documentary

For some, it’s a paycheck. For others, it’s a calling. This docuseries explores the meaning of work for modern Americans in a time of rapid change.

McGREGOR FOREVER – Netflix Documentary

Conor McGregor’s brutal strikes and trash-talking swagger made him the UFC’s biggest draw. This rousing docuseries follows his dynamic career.

18 May 2023

XO, KittyNetflix Series

A new love story unfolds when teen matchmaker Kitty reunites with her long-distance boyfriend at the same Seoul high school attended by her late mother.

Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune – Netflix Series

With Earth colonized by a superior alien civilization, Akira’s only chance at a better future is to enlist as an expendable Yakitori foot soldier.

Kitti Katz – Netflix Kids & Family Series

Three teenage girls transform into fierce feline superheroes to save the world from an evil Egyptian goddess — and still have time for soccer practice.

Kitti Katz - Netflix Kids & Family Series

19 May 2023

Muted Netflix Series

Sergio hasn’t spoken since he murdered his parents six years ago. Now, a psychiatrist aims to uncover what happened through a twisted investigation.

Selling Sunset: Season 6 Netflix Series

The stakes and stilettos are as high as they’ve ever been at the brokerage, as longtime agents make big changes and two new team members bring the heat.

Selling Sunset: Season 6 - Netflix Series

Young, Famous & African: Season 2 Netflix Series

The celebrity crew is back — and their claws are out. Join the stars as they return to Johannesburg for another season of fun, fights and drama.

Astérix & Obélix: The Middle Kingdom Netflix Film

Gallic heroes and forever friends Asterix and Obelix journey to China to help Princess Sa See save the Empress and her land from a nefarious prince.

Asterix and Obelix

Kathal – A Jackfruit Mystery Netflix Film

When two prized jackfruits disappear from a politician’s garden, a spirited cop’s investigation takes an unexpected turn as she digs for the truth.

22 May 2023

The Creature Cases: Chapter 3 – Netflix Kids & Family Series

Sam and Kit are back to collect the clues and solve more animal mysteries from around the world with new cases, new rides and new creature pals!

23 May 2023

Victim/Suspect – Netflix Documentary

When a journalist digs into a case of a woman charged with falsely reporting a rape, a pattern emerges: authorities turning the tables on victims.

Victim Suspect Netflix

Merpeople – Netflix Documentary

MerPeople dives into the fascinating world of underwater performers who have turned their love for the mystical sea creatures into real-world careers. From putting on dazzling small-town shows in Florida to the crowning of the King and Queen of the Seas in the Bahamas, this series will take you on a journey of passion and perseverance. Get ready to set sail on an unforgettable voyage and immerse yourself in a world where fantasy becomes reality.

Wanda Sykes: I’m An Entertainer – Netflix Comedy Special

Legendary comedian, actress and producer Wanda Sykes returns for her second hour-long Netflix comedy special. From the challenges of raising Gen Z teens to the dilemmas of being a liberal in a hyper charged political climate, Sykes, renowned for her social commentary, delivers her insightful and ferocious wit and candor audiences have come to know and love.

24 May 2023

The Ultimatum: Queer Love Netflix Series


  • May 24: episodes 1-4
  • May 31: episodes 5-8
  • June 7: episodes 9-10

The Ultimatum: Queer Love - Netflix Series

Tie the knot or call it quits? Five long-term couples are put under pressure to get married or move on in this queer-centric spin-off of “The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On.”

Hard Feelings Netflix Film

Two best friends try to make it through high school while dealing with embarrassing new urges — and their very inconvenient feelings for each other.

Hard Feelings - Netflix Film

25 May 2023

FUBAR Netflix Series

When a father and daughter learn that they’ve each secretly been working as CIA Operatives for years, they realize their entire relationship has been a lie and they truly don’t know one another at all. Forced to team up as partners, the series tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, action and humour.

26 May 2023

Turn of the Tide Netflix Series

When a boat loaded with cocaine sinks off the Azores, Eduardo sees a risky but exciting opportunity to make money and fulfill impossible dreams.

Barbecue Showdown: Season 2 Netflix Series

New host Michelle Buteau (“The Circle”) joins the judges for a fresh round of heated competition between eight of the best barbecuers in the country.

Barbecue Showdown Large

Blood & Gold Netflix Film

At the bitter end of WWII, a German deserter and a young woman are drawn into bloody battle with a group of Nazis hunting for hidden gold.

Tin & Tina Netflix Film

After a traumatic miscarriage, a young couple adopts two peculiar twins from a convent whose obsession with religion soon disturbs the family.

30 May 2023

Mixed by Erry Netflix Film

Smuggling self-made mixtapes in 1980s Naples, an aspiring DJ and his two brothers become surprisingly powerful record producers wanted by the law.

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson: Season 3 – Netflix Comedy Special

The critically acclaimed and hilariously absurdist comedy series, I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson returns for a third season. Creators and writers Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin bring their distinct comedy style and observational humor to the forefront, continuing to poke fun at life’s most bizarre and mundane situations.


Siren: Survive the Island Netflix Series

24 female police officers, firefighters, bodyguards, soldiers, athletes and stuntwomen team up by profession to compete for survival on a remote island.


Raji: An Ancient Epic – Netflix Games

You’re chosen by the gods. Fight demons, climb ruins and face destiny to save the human race in this lush action-adventure inspired by Indian culture.

Mighty Quest: Rogue Palace – Netflix Games

Hunt for epic loot. Battle big bosses. Hack and slash through a mad maze, and prepare to die — a lot. Come back stronger, save the kingdom. No pressure!

Vineyard Valley – Netflix Games

Restore a rundown vineyard to its former glory. Complete quests, solve puzzles and unlock past mysteries to design the romantic resort of your dreams.

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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