Netflix’s new historical movies and series in May 2023

Another month, another selection of new movies and TV series to watch on Netflix in the US!

The complete list of additions for May 2023 is as massive as ever, so here we’ve picked out the best titles for fans of British films and television to add to their watch list, as well as other historical dramas, period dramas, and classic movies we think you’d like.

Check back here over the coming weeks, as more titles will likely be joining this list as and when they’re announced by Netflix.

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (available from 1st May 2023)


The Young Victoria (available from 1st May 2023)


The Glass Castle (available from 1st May 2023)


Peter Pan (available from 1st May 2023)


Legends of the Fall (available from 1st May 2023)


Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (available from 1st May 2023)


Chicken Run (available from 1st May 2023)


The Great British Baking Show: Juniors – Season 7 (available from 3rd May 2023)


Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (available from 4th May 2023)


Queen Cleopatra (available from 10th May 2023)


Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom (available from 19th May 2023)


Blood & Gold (available from 26th May 2023)


Take a look at more new streaming recommendations here!