New movies to watch on Netflix this may 2021
1. Jupiter's Legacy
Release date: May 7
As Marvel shows on Disney Plus take a break in May before Loki lands, how about another big budget superhero-themed show to pass the time? Based on the comic book of the same name by Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar and all-time great artist Frank Quitely, Jupiter's Legacy explores what happens when the world's first wave of superheroes passes down its power to a very different younger generation. Steven DeKnight, the mind behind Daredevil's extraordinarily good first season, is the series' showrunner.
2. Love, Death & Robots season 2
Release date: May 14
This adult animated sci-fi anthology series – and by adult, we mean it has nudity and violence in it – finally returns for a second season more than two years after its opening salvo of episodes dropped. There's definitely nothing else like it around, and this season promises a mix of depressing sci-fi and funnier, weirder moments based on the trailer below.
3. The Woman in the Window
Release date: May 14
This thriller, an adaptation of a popular novel by AJ Finn, was meant to release on the big screen all the way back in October 2019. Amy Adams stars in this movie from Atonement and Darkest Hour director Joe Wright, which has more than a whiff of Rear Window about it: Adams plays an agoraphobic child psychologist, who becomes fixated on the lives of her neighbors. When she spots a nasty crime taking place, she becomes determined to solve it.
4. Army of the Dead
Release date: May 21
Zack Snyder finally comes to Netflix with this throwback to his zombie movie roots as a director. It's essentially a heist movie about a bunch of mercenaries heading into Las Vegas, after it's been overrun with zombies, to try and make off with the ultimate score. Dave Bautista is part of a big ensemble cast – it looks like a lot of fun, and pleasingly, it's more than an hour-and-a-half shorter than Snyder's extremely long Justice League cut.
5. Master of None season 3
Release date: May 23
Aziz Ansari's Master of None, last seen on Netflix all the way back in 2017, returns with a shift in focus this month. Ansari co-writes and directs but doesn't star in this entry, which instead is all about Lena Waithe's Denise, and her relationship with Alicia (Naomi Ackie). Expect a funny but often hard watch as the show explores subjects like marriage and fertility challenges, in this London-filmed installment.
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