5 good movies on Netflix to watch in May 2021

While there’s not as much as normal, there is still plenty to check out on Netflix in May 2021. Here are the top five movies on Netflix to watch.

It can be overwhelming looking at the full list of content arriving in a month, even when that month is on the quieter side than normal. While there aren’t as many big releases as normal, there are still some great movies on Netflix throughout May 2021.

There’s always that fear of missing something excellent. Or you just fear missing something light and entertaining.

Here’s a look at the top five picks for movies on Netflix during the month of May. The list is in release date order to help keep track.

5 movies on Netflix you need to check out in May 2021


We start the month of movies on Netflix with one that originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2018. It is finally arriving for everyone to watch. It’s a powerful movie about an honor student who is charged with a felony murder and faces everything in his life crashing before his eyes.

All he’s ever wanted is to beat the odds, graduate school, and make a career in movies. However, he ends up facing life in prison if he’s convicted of murder. It’s more than just a legal drama. The movie is about fear, grief, and a loss of power.

Watch Monster on Netflix on Friday, May 7.


What would you do if you woke up in a cyrogenic chamber without any idea how you got there? And what would you do if you realized you were running out of air? That’s something one woman needs to figure out in this American-French thriller.

The only way for this woman to get out is to remember. She needs to figure out how she got there, while figuring out her plan to escape. Can she do it in time?

Oxygen is available on Netflix on Wednesday, May 12.

The Woman in the Window

Love thrillers? Amy Adams stars in The Woman in the Window, and you’ll want to watch it, even if it is just for the actress.

Adams plays Dr. Anna Fox, an agoraphobic woman who witnesses something from her window. She’s been keeping track of the Russell family, which seems like a perfect family, but realizes that’s certainly not the case. The problem is will anyone believe someone who never leaves the house?

The Woman in the Window is on Netflix on Friday, May 14.

Army of the Dead

If you love Zack Snyder movies, then you’ll want to turn to the next on our list of the movies on Netflix. Army of the Dead is arriving this month, and it has a standout cast including Dave Bautista and Ella Purnell.

When Las Vegas faces a zombie outbreak, a group of mercenaries decides to use the time for the greatest heist in the world. Of course, they’ll need to fight off the living dead at the same time. It’s worth it for the bounty, right?

Check out Army of the Dead on Friday, May 21.


There has to be something for the whole family, right? That’s what Home is all about.

Jim Parsons and Rihanna voice the two main characters. When aliens invade, they take all the humans and transport them to somewhere else on Earth. However, one young girl manages to avoid capture and goes on a mission to find her mom when she runs into one of the aliens.

The two end up on a journey together, where they learn much more about themselves, their planets, and what the aliens are actually running from.

Watch Home on Tuesday, May 25.

Which movies on Netflix are you watching in May 2021? Let us know in the comments below.