With all adult Americans eligible for vaccines, it seems we could be inching toward a summer where we spend our free time back in public rather than glued to our couches. But while we await second doses and further CDC guidelines for gatherings, Netflix has an array of new content to keep us busy throughout the month of May. Earlier this year, the streaming platform announced plans to release at least one new original film every week in 2021 — and with new thrillers, comedies, and fantasy movies coming, it’s clear May will be jam-packed with content. Between brand-new films, series, and new installments of some of your favorite franchises, Netflix will provide more than enough material to keep you busy this month.
One notable title coming to Netflix is The Woman in the Window, a thriller starring Amy Adams originally set for a theatrical release in October 2019, before it was pushed to May 2020 and then postponed again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Directed by Joe Wright, the film centers around a psychologist too anxious to leave her own home (Adams), whose life is altered after witnessing her neighbor suddenly disappear. Also coming to the platform is Season 2 of Selena: The Series, which stars Christain Serratos as the iconic Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla and tells the story of her life, from the highest points of her career to her tragic death.
Along with the new titles coming to the streaming service, make sure you save some time to watch the films and series that are set to leave Netflix this month. One movie exiting from the platform this month is House at the End of the Street, a 2012 psychological thriller that stars Jennifer Lawrence as a teenager who moves with her mother into a home where a tragic murder occurred years prior. Also leaving Netflix in May is Love is Blind, a 2019 dark comedy that features Matthew Broderick and Chloë Sevigny — not to be confused with Netflix’s smash-hit reality dating show of the same name. Here’s everything coming to and leaving Netflix in May 2021.