4 May, 2022
Netflix Hong Kong May: Stranger Things
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New On Netflix Hong Kong: What To Watch In May

4 May, 2022
Netflix Hong Kong May: Stranger Things

Looking for what’s new on Netflix Hong Kong? From South Korean true-crime documentaries, romantic dark comedies and more, here’s our pick of the best movies and series to watch this May.

We’re always looking for a new Netflix recommendation — whether it’s a chilling true-crime documentary from South Korea, a light romcom or the much-needed return of a certain series (We’re ready for the return of Eleven!). There are plenty of new shows on Netflix Hong Kong to add to your watch list this May, so we’re sharing our top picks for the month to save you hours of scrolling through the library.

Read more: The 20 Best Documentaries On Netflix To Watch Now

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New On Netflix Hong Kong In May 2022

Netflix Hong Kong May: The Pentaverate

The Pentaverate

Airs on Netflix Hong Kong: Thursday, 5 May
What if a secret society of five men has been conspiring to influence world events for the greater good since the Black Plague of 1347? In “The Pentaverate” borne from the mind of Mike Myers (who plays seven of the characters!), an unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself entangled in a mission to uncover the truth and possibly save the world.

Watch the trailer here.


Clark

Airs on Netflix Hong Kong: Thursday, 5 May
This Swedish drama series follows the cunning Swedish bank robber Clark Olofsson who gave rise to the expression “the Stockholm syndrome”, with Bill Skarsgård playing the show’s notorious namesake. “Clark” provides a fictional take on the truths and lies told in Olofsson’s autobiography, including multiple accounts of drug trafficking, attempted murder, assault and dozens of bank heists.

Watch the trailer here.

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Netflix Hong Kong May: Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride

Airs on Netflix Hong Kong: Friday, 6 May
It’s Auden’s last summer before college and she’s looking for adventure. Enter Eli, a charming and mysterious fellow insomniac who takes Auden out for a nightly quest to help her live out her childhood dreams and experience the fun, carefree teen life she never knew she was missing. Based on the novel of the same name by Sara Dessen, “Along for the Ride” features cameos from Kate Bosworth, Dermot Mulroney and Andie MacDowell.

Watch the trailer here.


The Takedown

Airs on Netflix Hong Kong: Friday, 6 May
This film’s unlikely pair, Ousmane Diakité (Omar Sy) and François Monge (Laurent Lafitte) are two cops with very different styles, backgrounds and careers. The two are reunited after a decade to investigate what seemed to be a simple drug deal, but turns out to be a high-stakes criminal case that takes them all across France.

Watch the trailer here.


Netflix Hong Kong May: Savage Beauty

Savage Beauty

Airs on Netflix Hong Kong: Thursday, 12 May
Fifteen years ago, Don and Grace Bhengu of Bhengu Beauty tested a toxic product on a group of children living on the streets – and now Zinhle, one of the two survivors, slinks back into their lives with a plan to make them pay. Introducing Rosemary Zimu playing the vengeful new face of the Bhengu brand, “Savage Beauty” tiptoes the fine line between getting justice and pure, cold revenge.

Watch the trailer here.


The Lincoln Lawyer

Airs on Netflix Hong Kong: Friday, 13 May
Iconoclastic idealist Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, taking on high-profile cases across the city of Los Angeles. The first season is based on the second book of Michael Connelly’s “The Lincoln Lawyer” series.

Watch the trailer here.

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Netflix Hong Kong May: Senior Year

Senior Year

Airs on Netflix Hong Kong: Friday, 13 May
Headlined by Aussie comedian Rebel Wilson, “Senior Year” centres on a high-school cheerleader who fell off a pyramid and into a coma. Twenty years later, she wakes up a 37-year-old woman, determined to regain her status at school and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her all those years ago.

Watch the trailer here.


Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror

Airs on Netflix Hong Kong: Wednesday, 18 May
Crafted from interviews, archives, animation and reenactments, this disturbing feature-length true crime documentary from South Korea tells the story of two female college students, a group of journalists and cybercrime officers who uncovered the “Nth Room”, an online criminal network of sexual exploitation.

Watch the trailer here.

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Netflix Hong Kong May: A Perfect Pairing

A Perfect Pairing

Airs on Netflix Hong Kong: Thursday, 19 May
Looking for a light romcom to end a long day? “A Perfect Pairing” might just be the show you’re craving. Go-getting LA wine-company exec Lola (Victoria Justice) travels to an Australian sheep station to win over a major client, where she ends up working as a ranch hand. Sex/Life’s Adam Demos plays the love interest here, namely Max the rugged station manager… need we say more?

Watch the trailer here.


Series Returning To Netflix Hong Kong In May

  • The Circle: Season 4 – Now Airing
    Brace yourself for more catfishing, more drama, and even more twists and turns in The Circle’s spiciest season yet.
  • Bling Empire: Season 2 – Airs Friday, 13 May
    Two new cast members are added to the mix to stir up LA’s social scene in Bling Empire’s second season.
  • Love, Death & Robots: Volume 3 – Friday, 20 May
    This Emmy-winning animated anthology returns with a third volume of short stories which stretch from uncovering an ancient evil to a comedic apocalypse.
  • Somebody Feed Phil: Season 4 – Wednesday, 25 May
    The fourth season will see Phil eat his way through all new destinations, including Oaxaca, Maine, Helsinki, Portland and Madrid.
  • Stranger Things: Season 4 – Friday, 27 May
    The highly anticipated fourth season picks up six months after the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destructions to Hawkins.

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New On Netflix Hong Kong In April 2022

The Bubble

Now Airing
In this chaotic Judd Apatow-directed comedy, the cast and crew of a blockbuster action franchise attempt to shoot a movie while quarantining (a pandemic bubble, get it?) at an upmarket hotel in England. The star-studded ensemble cast includes Karen Gillan, Pedro Pascal, Leslie Mann, Keegan-Michael Key, David Duchovny, Kate McKinnon, Guz Khan and Vir Das, to name a few.

Watch the trailer here.


Dancing on Glass

Now Airing
Fans of Spanish shows Money Heist and Elite will recognise María Pedraza, who leads this psychological drama. “Dancing on Glass(or “Las niñas de cristal” in Spanish) follows a strange and confusing friendship between two ballet dancers that isolates them from the real world.


Dirty Lines

Now Airing
This offbeat, raunchy drama follows an enterprising college student who falls into a career in phone sex. Set in 1980s Amsterdam at a time where Dutch society was rapidly changing, “Dirty Lines” explores the creation of European erotic telephone lines — and the cultural revolution, new music and anonymous sex that came about in this time period.

Watch the trailer here.


Yaksha: Ruthless Operations

Now Airing
Has it really been seven months since Squid Games-mania? If you’ve got a Korean thriller itch, “Yaksha: Ruthless Operations” might be just what you need. This action-packed film sees a prosecutor (Squid Games’ Park Hae-soo) on assignment to track down a Black Ops team — and its notorious leader.

Watch the trailer here.


Metal Lords

Now Airing
From Game of Thrones co-creator D.B. Weiss and director Peter Sollett (“Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) comes this light-hearted comedy about heavy metal music — yes, metal. Teenage misfits Hunter and Kevin are on the path to glory (read: winning Battle of the Bands), but they can’t do it all on their own.

Watch the trailer here.


Anatomy of a Scandal

Now Airing
Poised to be Netflix’s next big hit (with the creator of “Big Little Lies” and “The Undoing” behind it), Anatomy of a Scandal” is a six-part limited series that promises to be full of salacious secrets and shocking crime. It’s based on the best-selling novel by Sarah Vaughan and explores privilege, consent, authority and justice.

Watch the trailer here.


White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch

Now Airing
“Candidly, we go after the cool kids.” Abercrombie & Fitch’s dim-lit stores, pumped full of potent fragrance might be a distant memory now, but there was a time it reigned, thriving on exclusion. This pop culture documentary explores the brand’s rise in the late 90s and early 2000s — and how its too-cool factor ultimately led to its fall.

Watch the trailer here.


Russian Doll

Now Airing
The second season of “Russian Doll” is here!  We first saw Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) when she kept dying and reliving her 36th birthday party, again and again — trapped in a surreal time loop while she reckoned with her own mortality and existence. The second season picks up four years later and promises to be just as existential and bizarre.

Watch the first season’s trailer here.


Heartstopper

Now Airing
Netflix was pretty sneaky about this — doing limited promotions for this stellar series adaptation of the British coming-of-age romance webcomic and graphic novel by Alice Oseman. Fans will be pleased (it’s pretty faithful!), and Oseman had plenty of input to keep it all just as lovely and sweet as their creation.

Watch the trailer here.


The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes

Airs on Netflix Hong Kong: Wednesday, 27 April
Our unwavering obsession with Marilyn Monroe speaks for itself — books, films, operas, songs, plays, shows, and so on and so on. The latest is a documentary exploring the mystery surrounding the starlet’s untimely demise — a death that spawned conspiracies and rumours for decades that often overshadowed her talent. This time, we’re piecing together the events of the fateful night with previously unheard interviews with her inner circle.

Watch the trailer here.


The 7 Lives of Lea

Airs on Netflix Hong Kong: Thursday, 28 April
In this suspenseful French series, Léa finds a young man’s remains and then wakes up in the 90s — in someone else’s body. Thus begins her journey to solving a murder, body-swapping seven times on the way, and making a gallant effort to prevent it from ever happening in the first place.


Series Returning To Netflix Hong Kong In April

  • Get Organized with The Home Edit: Season 2 — Now Airing
    Expert home organisers Clea and Joanna help clients (both the rich and famous and ordinary people) contain their clutter to create stunning spaces.
  • Selling Sunset: Season 5 — Airs Friday, 22 April
    Elite real estate brokers at The Oppenheim Group sell the luxe life to affluent buyers in LA.

New On Netflix Hong Kong In March 2022

Worst Roommate Ever

Now Airing
They say it’s the quiet ones you should watch out for… From violent con artists to stone-cold killers, this new five-part docuseries highlights four true and unsettling stories of seemingly harmless roommates that turned out to have malevolent, and sometimes violent, intentions.

Watch the trailer here.


Against the Ice

Now Airing
In this incredible true story of companionship, two men succeed in finding proof that Greenland is one island, but must battle extreme hunger, fatigue and a polar bear attack, to return home safe.

Watch the trailer here.


The Weekend Away

Now Airing
Based on the best-selling thriller novel by Sarah Alderson, The Weekend Away follows two best friends on a weekend getaway gone wrong. When one of them (Christina Wolfe) goes missing, the other (Leighton Meester) becomes the number one suspect, and as she gets closer to the truth, she unearths a painful secret.

Watch the trailer here.


Pieces of Her

Now Airing
What if everything you thought you knew about your life was a lie? From the producers of Big Little Lies, Toni Collette and Bella Heathcote star in this gripping new series where a random act of violence sets off an unexpected chain of events.

Watch the trailer here.


Taylor Tomlinson: Look At You

Now Airing
Airing on International Women’s Day, Taylor Tomlinson is back on Netflix with her second original comedy special. In Look At You, Taylor shares an intimate look at her struggles with mental health, grief and dating.

Watch the trailer here.


The Andy Warhol Diaries

Now Airing
From executive producer Ryan Murphy and director Andrew Rossi comes this striking six-part series chronicling the remarkable life of Andy Warhol. It draws from the intimate perspective offered by the artist’s own posthumously published articles — told in part in his own voice through the use of cutting-edge AI technology.

Watch the trailer here.


The Adam Project

Now Airing
From the director, producers and star of Free Guy, Ryan Reynolds plays a time-travelling pilot who teams up with his younger self and late father to come to terms with his past, while saving the future.

Watch the trailer here.


Life After Death with Tyler Henry

Now Airing
World-renowned medium Tyler Henry travels across America to offer readings to as many of the 300,000 people on his waiting list as he can, bringing them the hope, healing and closure they are seeking.


Rescued by Ruby

Now Airing
Based on a touching true story, Grant Gustin plays state trooper Dan who dreams of joining the K-9 Search & Rescue team with his shelter dog Ruby in this feel-good flick.

Watch the trailer here.


Windfall

Now Airing
Starring Lily Collins, Jesse Plemons and Jason Segel, this twisted Hitchcockian thriller follows a young well-off couple who arrive at their vacation home, only to find that it’s currently in the process of being robbed…

Watch the trailer here.


Human Resources

Now Airing
Set in the world of the monsters from Netflix animated series Big Mouth, this workplace comedy features a professional team of creatures, like the Hormone Monster and Anxiety Mosquito, whose job is to make humans human.

Watch the trailer here.


Bridgerton: Season 2

Now Airing
Gird your loins people, Bridgerton is back for another wild ride. This saucy second season takes inspiration from Julia Quinn’s sequel novel, The Viscount Who Loved Me, and follows the eldest Bridgerton, Anthony, on his own quest for love.

Watch the trailer here.


New On Netflix Hong Kong In February 2022

My Best Friend Anne Frank

Now Airing
Dutch biopic My Best Friend Anne Frank details the real-life friendship between Anne Frank and Hannah Goslar, from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam to their harrowing reunion in a concentration camp, told from Goslar’s perspective.


The Tinder Swindler

Now Airing
This new documentary will have you thinking twice the next time you swipe right. From the producers of The Imposter and Don’t F**k with Cats, The Tinder Swindler unravels the jaw-dropping story of a prolific conman who posed as a billionaire playboy on Tinder, and the three women who fought to bring him to justice.

Watch the trailer here.


Murderville: Season 1

Now Airing
Will Arnett plays Senior Detective Terry Seattle of the Homicide Division. In each episode, Terry will take on a new murder case with a different celebrity guest acting as his partner. The catch is the guest stars won’t be given a script, and it’s up to them to improvise their way through the case and name the killer. Celebrity guests include Annie Murphy, Conan O’Brien, Ken Jeong, Kumail Nanjiani, Marshawn Lynch and Sharon Stone.

Watch the trailer here.


Love is Blind: Japan

Now Airing
The hit reality dating show Love is Blind is coming to Japan. With Takashi Fujii and Yuka Itaya as the show’s navigators, marriage-minded singles in Japan meet, date and get engaged — without ever seeing each other.

Watch the trailer here.


Inventing Anna

Now Airing
A journalist with a lot to prove investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Insta-famous German heiress who stole the hearts of New York’s elites — along with their money. But is Anna a master con woman or is she simply the new portrait of the American dream? Created by Shondaland, Inventing Anna stars Emmy Award-winning actress Julia Garner and is inspired by the New York Magazine article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People”.

Watch the trailer here.


BIGBUG

Now Airing
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the visionary director of Amélie, BIGBUG is set in the year 2045 when humans have ceded most tasks to artificial intelligence. All seems blissfully well until four suburbanites are taken hostage by their domestic robots.

Watch the trailer here.


Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Now Airing
In 1939 Germany, a young farm boy with a limb difference (Knox Gibson) is pursued by Nazi soldiers after Hitler enacts Aktion T4, a programme to euthanise people with disabilities.


Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Now Airing
After nearly 50 years of hiding, Leatherface returns to terrorise a group of friends who accidentally disrupt his carefully shielded world in a remote Texas town. This continuation of Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel’s 1974 seminal horror classic features the return of Sally Hardesty, the sole survivor of the infamous 1973 massacre who is hell-bent on seeking revenge.


One of Us Is Lying: Season 1

Now Airing
Based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, One of Us Is Lying follows five high school students who meet in detention where one of them suffers a sudden and fatal allergic reaction. The other four students have their reasons to want Simon gone, and after it is determined that his death was no accident, an investigation ensues.


Vikings: Valhalla

Now Airing
In this sequel to the original Vikings series, a hundred years have passed and a new generation of legendary heroes arises to fight for survival and glory as tensions between the Vikings and the English royals reach a bloody breaking point.

Watch the trailer here.


Series Returning To Netflix Hong Kong In February

  • Sweet Magnolias: Season 2 — Now Airing
  • Disenchantment: Part 4 — Now Airing
  • Love is Blind: Season 2 — Now Airing
  • Space Force: Season 2 — Now Airing

New On Netflix Hong Kong In January 2022

Singles Inferno

Now Airing
Are Love Island and The Bachelor your guilty pleasures? Don’t sleep on Korean reality show Singles Inferno. Stranded and ready to mingle, nine young flirty singles search for love on a deserted island. The hopefuls must quickly couple up if they hope to escape to paradise. An instant cult classic.

Watch the trailer here.


Brazen

Now Airing
In this new Nora Roberts thriller adaptation, prominent mystery writer and crime expert, Grace (Alyssa Milano) is summoned back to her family home in Washington, D.C by her estranged sister. When her sister is killed and her double life as a webcam performer is revealed, Grace is determined use her killer instincts to get to the bottom of her sister’s murder.

Watch the trailer here.


The Journalist

Now Airing
Adapted from the controversial hit theatrical feature film of the same name — which was noted for its shocking confrontation of Japanese political crimes and scandals of recent years — The Journalist series stars Ryoko Yonekura (Doctor X) as the “maverick of news media”, and is directed by Michihito Fuji who also directed the movie.

Watch the trailer here.


The House

Now Airing
Featuring leading voices in independent stop motion animation — Emma de Swaef & Marc Roels, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza — this sinister Netflix special centres on a house and three surreal tales of the individuals who made it their home.

Watch the trailer here.


Riverdance

Now Airing
An Irish boy named Keegan and a Spanish girl named Moya venture into the mythical world of the Megaloceros Giganteus who teach them to appreciate the Riverdance as a celebration of life in this exuberant animated adventure, featuring all-new music by Grammy winner Bill Whelan.


Archive 81

Now Airing
Loosely inspired by the popular podcast of the same name, this new supernatural series follows archivist Dan Turner, who takes a job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994. Dan becomes obsessed with the work of a documentary filmmaker and her investigation of a dangerous cult, and becomes convinced he can save her from the horrific end she met 25 years ago.


The Royal Treatment

Now Airing
Laura Marano (The Perfect Date) and Mena Massoud (Aladdin) star in this upcoming rom-com where New York hairdresser Izzy seizes the opportunity of a lifetime to work at the royal wedding of a charming prince. When sparks between them fly, will love or duty prevail?

Watch the trailer here.


Home Team

Now Airing
Based on an uplifting true story, two years after NFL head coach Sean Payton (Kevin James) is suspended, he goes back to his hometown, hoping to reconnect with his 12-year-old son by coaching his hapless youth football team.

Watch the trailer here.


The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window

Now Airing
In this darkly comedic, satirical slant on the classic psychological thriller trope, Anna’s (Kristen Bell) mundane life is turned on its head when she witnesses a gruesome murder from her living room window… or did she?

Watch the trailer here.


Series Returning To Netflix Hong Kong In January

  • Too Hot To Handle: Season 3 — Now Airing
  • Ozark: Season 4 — Now Airing

All images courtesy of Netflix Hong Kong.

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