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Mystery & Mayhem Spark In These May Netflix Releases

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Already squeezed your Netflix queue dry this April? It’s time to refresh that watchlist once again with fresh new titles coming this May. Interestingly enough, the upcoming titles we’ve scouted share a common denominator: themes of mystery and mayhem. Got you curious? We’ve got the 411 on these May 2021 film and TV Netflix releases below.

Move To Heaven




Looking for a tear-jerking K-drama that will surely give you all the feels? Move To Heaven is the title to click on. This follows the story of Geu-Roo (Tang Joon-Sang), a man with Asprerger’s Syndrome, and his ex-convict uncle Sang-Koo (Lee Je-Hoon). Their job is to clean up households of the deceased. They make it their mission to find out the last thoughts of the departed based on what they gather from the person’s belongings and convey their untold stories to the ones these people left behind. The drama lands on Netflix this 14 May.

Why you should watch it: Aside from the fresh concept the drama delivers, the story gives an interesting narrative that taps into people’s wishful thinking. Don’t we all want one last conversation with our parted relatives? Just make sure you have tissues on hand because despite the suspenseful theme of the drama, we feel that tears are also inevitable while watching this one!

Mine




If you love The World Of The Married, The Penthouse, and other intriguing K-dramas, add this to your queue. Starring Lee Bo-Young as Seo Hee-Soo and Kim Seo-Hyung as Jung Seo-Hyun, this series features these two women fighting all the odds — including scandals and secrets surrounding their affluent lifestyle — that get in the way of their happiness . The drama starts streaming on Netflix this 8 May.

Why you should watch it: Everyone loves drama (and yes, we mean the type that will take us on an emotional rollercoaster) and this one looks like it will give us that and more. Plus, aside from the intriguing storyline, we’re also expecting a lot of fashion inspo coming from the two leads playing foxy girl bosses.

Army Of The Dead




If zombie movies are your cup of tea, you should check out this Zack Snyder (Justice League) film starring Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, and more. Set in Las Vegas after a zombie outbreak, this film follows a group of mercenaries trying to survive within the quarantine zone for an attempt at a great heist. Stream it starting 21 May.

Why you should watch it: Action-packed with just a hint of humour, this film is something that surely the entire family will enjoy. It puts a twist to the zombie apocalypse story by giving the characters an interesting mission outside of striving to live.

The Woman In The Window




Pride And Prejudice director Joe Wright worked with Amy Adams in this psychological thriller. Revolving around psychologist Anna Fox, who is suffering from agoraphobia (an anxiety disorder triggered by situations or spaces where a quick escape seems impossible), the film unravels her growing obsession with her new neighbours — and the crime she witnesses as she watches them from her window. The series hits Netflix on 14 May.

Why you should watch it: With Amy Adams’ character serving as the unreliable narrator in this story, we get another layer of suspense as to whether or not what she’s seeing is real or not. This makes it not just interesting but also mind-boggling. We’re ready to solve the mystery along with the main character and be engrossed as we hit the film’s climax. P.S. If you know Joe Wright’s works, then you know that the cinematography of this film will be beautifully done.

Oxygen



Wrapping up our list is another interesting title that’s a win for all you suspense lovers. Oxygen stars French actress Mélanie Laurent as Elizabeth Hansen, a woman who wakes up in a cryotube with no recollection of who she is. In the hopes of learning more about her identity, she tries to break out of the cryogenic unit. However, time — and her oxygen supply running low — is her biggest enemy. The film arrives 12 May.

Why you should watch it: Shot in a manner that makes us feel as claustrophobic as the main character, this is a film that truly gets the audience involved in the mystery. It’s quite curious to see how she’ll learn about her identity given the limitations presented by the plot. No matter how, we’re sure we’ll feel out of breath — pun intended — as we join the ride with her.

Which of these films and dramas would you stream first?


(Cover photo from: netflix.com)


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