8 New Netflix Shows And Movies To Watch In May 2021
From anticipated new movies, book adaptations and true crime documentaries, there's plenty to be excited about on Netflix this May. Titles on the new line-up include The Woman in the Window, Jupiter’s Legacy, the long-awaited third season of Master of None and more. Keep reading for all you need to know.
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1/8 The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness
Netflix's latest true crime documentary revisits a 1970s search for one of America’s most notorious serial murderers.
Convicted serial killer David Berkowitz (aka “The Son of Sam”) has been locked up for decades, but now the question is posed: did he act alone? Journalist and author Maury Terry was convinced that Berkowitz had accomplices who have never been caught, and would go on to spend decades attempting to prove that the web of darkness behind the murders went deeper than anyone imagined. In The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness, filmmaker Joshua Zeman draws on archival news footage, conversations with the people closest to the investigation, and Terry’s own words and case files to tell a cautionary tale of a man who went down a rabbit hole and never came out. With the question remaining: was Maury Terry chasing ghosts, or are the true Sons of Sam still out there?
Release date: May 5
Originally debuted at Sundance Film Festival in 2018, this film is an American legal drama based on the novel of the same name, telling the story of Steve Harmon, a seventeen-year-old honour student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with murder.
Monster––previously known as All Rise––follows his dramatic journey from a smart, likeable film student from Harlem attending an elite high school, through to his complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison.
Release date: May 7
3/8 Jupiter’s Legacy
Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter's Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power and loyalty.
Josh Duhamel leads this sweeping saga, which follows the world's first generation of superheroes as look to their children to continue the legacy after nearly a century of keeping mankind safe.
Release date: May 7
4/8 The Woman in the Window
Coming to Netflix on May 14, Amy Adams stars in The Woman in the Window, based on the gripping, best-selling novel of the same name.
Confined by her agoraphobia, Anna Fox (Adams) finds herself keeping tabs on the new family across the street through the windows of her NYC home. After witnessing a brutal crime, secrets begin to unravel as it transpires that nothing and no one are what they seem.
Release date: May 14
5/8 Move To Heaven
Netflix's latest original Korean drama Move to Heaven stars Lee Je-hoon and Tang Joon-sang. This heartwarming story follows Geu-ru, a young man with Asperger's syndrome and Sang-gu, who suddenly finds himself as Geu-ru's guardian. The two team up to work as "trauma cleaners", a group of people clearing out the last possessions of the deceased and uncovering stories that are left behind.
This inspiring tale is based on a non-fiction essay, Things Left Behind by Kim Sae-byul which chronicles the first trauma cleaners in South Korea. The series will be helmed by director Kim Sung-ho who is making his drama directorial debut and writer, Yoon Ji-ryun who worked on 2004's Boys Over Flowers. Ji Jin-hee and Lee Jae-wook are set to make special appearances.
Release date: May 14
6/8 Army of the Dead
Fan of zombie movies? Don't miss the latest to hit Netflix, Army of the Dead, which tells the story of a group of mercenaries as the take the ultimate gamble and venture into the quarantine zone following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas––all in the hopes to pull off one of the greatest heists ever attempted.
Release date: May 21
7/8 Master of None, season 3
A long-awaited third series of Aziz Ansari's Master of None is set to debut on Netflix this May, but will be featuring an entirely different storyline to the previous two seasons.
Contrary to what was expected, the third instalment does not follow the life of Dev Shah (Ansari), but rather focuses on the supporting character of Denise (Lena Waithe) and her partner Alicia (Naomi Ackie)––with the series directed by Ansari and written by Waithe and Ansari.
Netflix has described the series as "a modern love story that intimately illustrates the ups and downs of marriage, struggles with fertility, and personal growth both together and apart".
Release date: May 23
Eden is a new dystopian science fiction anime series set in a world thousands of years in the future, in a city known as “Eden 3”.
Inhabited solely by robots whose former masters vanished a long time ago, the series follows to two farming robots as they accidentally awaken a young human girl, which sets about questioning all they were taught to believe––that humans were nothing more than a forbidden ancient myth. Together, the two robots then secretly raise the child in a safe haven outside Eden.
Release date: May 27