What's on Netflix: New shows and films in Saudi Arabia for May 2024

Make movie night your best yet with these top new releases…

Netflix is dropping titles that are sure to shine all May long, so get ready to check out the best movies and shows streaming now. And while there are plenty of things to see and do in Saudi Arabia this month, here’s our guide on what to watch on Netflix in May 2024.

Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar

Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is known for his grand productions, makes his series debut with Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar. Set in the 1920s, this new series focuses on three generations of courtesans living in the Heeramandi neighbourhood of Lahore, now in Pakistan. It tells the story of Mallikajaan (played by Manisha Koirala) ruling over an elite house of courtesans, while the country’s independence movement picks up steam.

Release Date: May 1

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

One for all the family, Netflix’s latest Mexican comedy-drama movie is about 10-year-old Tochtli, a boy who likes hats, dictionaries, samurais, guillotines, and the French. And now, all he wants is a new animal for his private zoo: a Namibian pygmy hippo. His father, Yolcaut, is willing to satisfy his every whim, even if that whim is an endangered exotic animal. Raised in opulence and culture, Tochtli’s lavish life contrasts with the darkness that seeps in from his father’s criminal activities.

Release Date: May 1

A Man in Full

A Man In Full

A Man in Full, the sprawling Tom Wolfe novel now adapted by screenwriter David E. Kelley into a limited series for Netflix, centres on a protagonist who, for all his resources, can’t bend the world to his will. Over six episodes, the show finds itself in a similar bind. Facing relentless foes and sudden bankruptcy, an Atlanta real estate tycoon Charlie Croker must claw his way back to the top when his empire begins to crumble.

Release Date: May 2


In a time when milk and cereal ruled breakfast, a fierce corporate battle between Kellogg’s and Post, sworn cereal rivals, began over a revolutionary new pastry. A tale of ambition, betrayal, sugar, and menacing milkmen, the film’s cast includes the hilarious Jerry Seinfeld and Melissa McCarthy, so you know you’re in for some belly laughs.

Release Date: May 3

The Final: Attack on Wembley

On July 11, 2021, Wembley Stadium was on the brink of a historic win for Gareth Southgate’s England team. The squad had inspired the country on their journey to England’s first major final since 1966, and the European Championship was within their reach. But as England supporters arrived at Wembley from all corners of the country, celebration quickly turned to chaos. Mayhem took over with scenes of drunkenness and drug-taking, and ticketless fans saw an opportunity to storm the stadium. With compelling first-hand testimony and visceral user-generated content, this sports documentary is the dramatic story of a day that began with euphoria and ended in a nation left reeling.

Release Date: May 8

Cooking Up Murder: Uncovering the Story of César Román

Cooking Up Murder

This documentary series analyses a murder case implicating a Spanish chef. The three-part series explores a case in which César Román built a career through a web of secrets and false identities. Román was a restaurateur who became known as “the king of cachopo” (cachopo is a dish from the Asturias region in the north of Spain). However, his cooking career came crashing down when he was arrested in November 2018 for the murder of Heidi Paz.

Release Date: May 10

Bridgerton: Season 3 Part 1

Bridgerton lovers, if you’ve been anxiously waiting to see Penelope and Colin’s friends-to-lovers romance unfold, there is good news. Season 3 will focus on their love story, deviating from the original Julia Quinn books the series is based on. Eager to win back her friendship, Colin offers to mentor Penelope in the ways of confidence to help her find a husband this season. But when his lessons start working a little too well, Colin must grapple with whether his feelings for Penelope are truly just friendly. Bridgerton Season 3 will be split into two batches of four episodes, with Part 1 premiering on May 16, and Part 2 arriving a month later on June 13.

Release Date: May 16


This new Sci-Fi/action movie sees Jennifer Lopez stranded on a far-off planet to protect life on Earth. In Atlas, she’s a brilliant but misanthropic data analyst with a deep distrust of Artificial Intelligence (AI). She joins a mission to capture a renegade robot with whom she shares a mysterious past. But when plans go awry, her only hope of saving humanity’s future from AI is to trust it.

Release Date: May 24

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