Woman in the window, oxygen, more
May is almost here, which means – you guessed it – that there is an abundance of new movies and TV shows coming to Netflix.
If you love nothing more than to scare yourself with a good thriller, then you are in luck; we don’t have one, but of them thrilling movies on the way. There’s the long-awaited Amy Adams The woman at the window, of course, which is based on the bestselling book of the same name. And, apparently inspired by the success of Omar Sy Lupine, Netflix has announced that it will add a French mix survival thriller in the form of Oxygen, too much. Very good!
Elsewhere we have The Sons Of Sam: Descent Into Darkness, a new real crime series that is a guaranteed staple for armchair sleuths around the world. And Money, explained is poised to help unravel all the ways our credit card could mess us up, how student loans have become a crisis, and why most of us won’t be able to save enough for retirement (gulp ).
Then, we have Monster – a timely retelling of Steve Harmon’s story, and The Upshaws, which premiered as a new sitcom about an American family.
Throw in Milestone, a poignant film about a grieving truck driver, and you really have something for everyone to enjoy.
With all that to enjoy and more, here’s our pick of what’s new on Netflix this month.
Please note that this article will be updated regularly to include new titles.
Selena: the series (Part 2) – May 4
Before becoming the Queen of Music Tejano, Selena Quintanilla was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice. Picking up where the first part of Selena: the series left, these new episodes will explore what it really took for her to become the most successful Latin artist of all time.
The Sons Of Sam: Descent Into Darkness – May 5
David Berkowitz, who called himself Sam’s son, killed six people and injured seven others in a series of attacks in New York City between 1976 and 1977.
After the biggest manhunt in New York history, he was finally apprehended by police and is currently serving six consecutive life sentences. But this documentary will see filmmaker Joshua Zeman explore Berkowitz’s crimes and try to assess whether the killer really acted alone.
And tomorrow the whole world – May 6
In this intimate German drama, an anti-fascist law student infiltrates a regional neo-Nazi group to learn about a planned attack that threatens her friends.
Jupiter’s legacy – May 7
In this exciting new series from Netflix, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to carry on the legacy. But tensions mount as young superheroes, eager to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputation – and demanding personal standards.
Milestone – May 7
Directed by Ivan Ayr from Soni Celebrity, this film follows Ghalib, a truck driver who struggles to cope with his grief, while facing the existential threat of losing his job to a greedy young recruit.
Monster – May 7
Based on the novel of the same name by Walter Dean Myers, Monster tells the story of Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old college student whose world collapses around him when he is accused of murder.
Money explained – May 11
Money, explained breaks down the weaknesses we all share when it comes to money, the devious ways to exploit them, and the best strategies to deal with them.
Oxygen – May 12
According to Netflix’s official synopsis for the psychological thriller: “The film tells the story of a young woman who wakes up in a cryogenic capsule.
“She doesn’t remember who she is or how she ended up there. And, as she lacks oxygen, she must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare.
The Upshaws – May 12
Co-created by Regina Hicks and Wanda Sykes, The Upshaws is a new sitcom about a black, working-class Indianapolis family determined to make it work and to the next level, together.
Ferry – May 14
Fans of the successful Belgian-Dutch crime thriller Sheltered will definitely want to tune into Netflix Ferry, which takes viewers back to the early (and utterly, shockingly corrupt) years of drug lord Ferry Bouman.
The woman at the window – May 14
Based on the AJ Finn novel of the same name, The woman at the window tells the story of an agoraphobic psychologist who, while looking out the window one evening, seems to witness a brutal attack at her neighbor’s home. But did the crime really take place or is his mind playing tricks on him?
I am all girls – May 14
Confronted with the tense final days of apartheid, this tense film – about a notorious human trafficking ring – is based on real events that took place in South Africa in the 1980s.
My – May 14
Octavia Spencer’s “Ma” seems to be the sweetest, most understanding woman ever when she allows a group of teenagers to party in her basement. Too bad, then, that his motivations are totally horrible …
The strange house – May 14
You know the story; a family trades their house in town for another in the middle of nowhere, and soon realizes that their paradise in the countryside is… well, that it is haunted by a mysterious and evil force. Obviously.
Who killed Sara? (Part 2) – May 19
Titled ¿Quién mató a Sara? in Spanish, this Netflix Original follows a man in search of his sister’s murderer after being charged with her murder. And there’s a reason the opening act of this tense mystery thriller series was the most popular show on Netflix earlier this year.
Army of the dead – May 21st
Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the biggest heist ever.