Disney+ subscribers in the United Kingdom and Ireland are going to be treated to plenty of new films in May. With a selection of films from 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures being added to the Star library.

Check out our full list of new releases for May, which include more films and series.

Note – This list is based on the United Kingdom release schedule and availability in other countries may vary.

This list is also subject to change.


Academy Award winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) stars in Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.

Cruella will be released on Disney+ Premier Access for £19.99 and will also be available in theatres at the same time.

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Tom revisits the approximate one year he shared with Summer, the girl he thought he could spend the rest of his life with. She, on the other hand, does not believe in relationships or boyfriends.

(500) Days of Summer will be hitting Disney+ on Friday 7th May

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

A family decide to travel across the country when their daughter wants to participate in a beauty pageant, unaware of what the journey has in store for them.

This classic film comes to Disney+ on Friday 28th May

Anastasia (1997)

When her family is killed, Anastasia barely makes it out alive. Later, with vague memories of her past, she travels to Paris with two cons who want to portray her as the real princess and get rewards.

This animated film is coming to Disney+ on Friday 14th May

An Affair to Remember (1957)

Nicky and Terry meet on a cruise on their way from Europe to New York and fall in love with each other. Despite being engaged to other people, the couple decides to meet again.

This classic 20th Century Fox film is coming to Disney+ on Friday 14th May

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

A man living a dull life dreams up romantic and action-filled scenarios in order to escape from monotony. When his own job is threatened, he sets out on a real romantic and action-packed journey.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is coming to Disney+ on Friday 14th May

The Monuments Men (2014)

An unlikely World War II platoon is sent to Germany in order to rescue creative masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their legal owners.

The Monuments Men arrives on Disney+ on Friday 21st September.

Water for Elephants (2011)

Jacob joins a travelling circus as a vet after the death of his parents. Their boss has a violent streak that keeps everyone at bay, including his wife, Marlena. Jacob soon falls in love with Marlena.

Water for Elephants is coming to Disney+ on Friday 21st September

The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)

Enzo, a golden retriever, learns that the methods used on the race track by his owner, a Formula One driver, can also be used to navigate through life.

This great dog story arrives on Disney+ on Friday 28th May

12 Rounds (2009)

Detective Danny Fisher discovers that his girlfriend has been kidnapped by an arms dealer from his past. In order to save her, he must complete 12 dangerous challenges set up as revenge by her captor.

This John Cena film hits Disney+ on Friday 28th May

Choke (2008)

Destitute, a sex addict (Sam Rockwell) fakes choking in expensive restaurants, whose patrons “save” him, then fund his hospitalized mother’s care.

Choke comes to Disney+ on Friday 28th May

Raising Arizona (1987)

Herbert ‘Hi’ and Edwina ‘Ed’ McDunnough are childless and cannot adopt because of Hi’s criminal past. Their yearning for a child leads them to kidnap one of the quintuplets of a rich businessman.

This great Nicholas Cage film is coming to Disney+ on Friday 21st September

Gulliver’s Travels (2010)

Lemuel is hurtled to an undiscovered land, where he reinvents himself as the hero of Lilliputians by impressing them with his size. Unprepared for leading them, his ineptitude puts him in danger.

Gulliver’s Travels is coming to Disney+ on Friday 21st September

Aquamarine (2006)

A mermaid gets stranded at a beach resort but falls in love with a handsome lifeguard. She befriends two local girls and enlists their help to win his heart in exchange for a wish.

This fishy tale arrives on Disney+ on Friday 28th May

This Means War (2012)

CIA agents and best friends, Frank and Tuck discover that they are in love with the same woman. Each of them then decides to win her over using his own skills.

This Means Wars is coming to Disney+ on Friday 14th May

The Art of Getting By (2011)

George, a lonely teen, has no interest in going to school. Things begin to change for him when he befriends Sally, who gives him enough motivation to attend school.

The Art of Getting By is coming to Disney+ on Friday 14th May

Keeping up with the Joneses (2016)

The Gaffneys are baffled by the arrival of their new neighbours, Tim and Natalie Jones. They soon find out that they are spies and end up getting involved in an international incident.

Keeping Up With The Joneses comes to Disney+ on Friday 28th May

Unbreakable (2000)

David, a security guard, survives a fatal train accident, only to be tracked down by a man named Elijah Price, who claims that David is blessed with superhuman abilities.

Unbreakable arrives on Disney+ on Friday 7th May.

Unstoppable (2010)

An unmanned, half-mile-long freight train hurtles towards a town at breakneck speed. An engineer and a young conductor, who happen to be on the same route, must race against time to try and stop it.

Unstoppable smashes onto Disney+ on Friday 7th May

Glass (2019)

While David confronts Kevin, a group of armed men intervene. Now locked in a mental facility with Elijah, the two find their superhuman abilities being questioned by Ellie, a secretive psychiatrist.

Glass is coming to Disney+ on Friday 7th May

Let’s Be Cops (2014)

Two best friends, Ryan and Justin, attend their college reunion dressed up as cops. However, trouble ensues when they are presumed to be actual police officers and are made to fight gangsters.

Let’s Be Cops arrives on Disney+ on Friday 28th May

What movie are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ in May?

Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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  1. Jon April 27, 2021

    So, is The Alligator People (1959) still expected for May 14th or was that listed for the UK by mistake?

  2. Steve April 27, 2021

    Also I was wondering where is the alligator people ?

  3. Steve April 27, 2021