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The Most Awaited Binge-List For May on Netflix and Amazon Prime

Updated: Jun 27, 2021

During this lockdown, films and web series have become the much-needed fresh gust of cold wind during the summer to restore our mental health. The ray of hope we have seen with the diminishing Covid cases has now turned upside down and we are stuck in our home for maybe another few months or so. Is your binge list all set? Or are you clueless about how to sort the weekends? Research shows that an average Indian will spend 23 minutes per day in search of what to watch during the weekends, which is equivalent to one episode of your favorite series! But don’t worry, we have got you covered with our exciting binge list of the shows that we waited so long. The grand wait is over, the curtains have been raised and May has a lot of surprises up the sleeve for you. Call your friends and order your food or book the tickets and grab a balcony seat. What’s stopping you? let’s dive right in with our top 10 to sort out the weekends.

Movies & Webseries to watch in May 2021 on Netflix and Amazon Prime

1. Toofan

If you are a sports freak, get ready to be ravaged by ‘Toofan’. After the grand success of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra is ready again to pull out another sports drama on the stage. It is the story of an Indian boxer who faces series of struggles, trials, and events to get to the national level competition. The teaser seemed very promising so far.

Movie: Toofan.

Genre: Sports, Drama.

Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Paresh Rawal, and Mrunal Thakur.

Streaming: Amazon Prime Video from 21st May 2021.

2. The Woman In The Window

Joe Wright is all set to take you on a roller coaster ride of thrill and horror with his upcoming film based on a novel of the same name written by A.J.Finn. An agoraphobic (an anxiety disorder where the person considers his/her environment unsafe) psychologist befriends a neighbor across the street. Things turn upside down for her when she witnesses a disturbing crime in the window across from her apartment.

Movie: The Woman In The Window.

Genre: Psychological thriller.

Starring: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeanine Serralles, Mariah Bozeman, and Julianne Moore.

Streaming: Netflix from 15th May 2021.

3. Oxygen

For the thrill lovers, yet again, we have Alexandre Aja’s upcoming survival thriller film. A woman wakes up in a cryogenic oxygen pod with no memory of how she got there. She must remember who she is and find a way to survive before she runs out of air. Aja’s ‘Crawl’ and ‘The hills have eyes’ had gained quite the attention. Hopes are high for this one too.

Movie: Oxygen.

Genre: Sci-fi, Thriller.

Starring: Melanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, and Malik Zidi.

Streaming: Netflix from 12th May 2021.

4. Army Of The Dead

The action director, Zack Snyder after a few action and superhero movies is back into the zombie world with his second zombie movie after his directorial debut, ‘Dawn of the Dead’. Based on his own story, a team of mercenaries plans to carry out a full-blown Las-Vegas set heist in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. Huma Qureshi is all set to be a part of the team.

Movie: Army Of The Dead.

Genre: Zombie, Action.

Starring: Dave Bautista, Ella Pumell, Omari Hardwick, Ana De La Reguera and Huma Qureshi

Streaming: Netflix from 21st May 2021.

5. The Underground Rail Road

Tv fans had been waiting for this series for years. The series is a directorial debut from Barry Jenkins adapted from the novel of the same name written by Colsol Whitehead that imagines the underground railroad as a fully operating rail network system that brings formerly enslaved African-American people to freedom in the early mid-1800s.

Series: The Underground Rail Road.

Genre: Historical Drama.

Starring: Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, Aaron Pierre, and Joel Edgerton.

Streaming: Amazon Prime Video from 14th May 2021.

6. Milestone

The story revolves around a normal truck driver, Ghalib who became the first in the company to set the benchmark of driving 500,000 miles. But things didn’t go well as he faced severe back pain. As the pain increases, an existential threat overwhelms him when he is asked to train a young driver. Directed by Ivan Ayr, the film possesses quite a depth.

Movie: Milestone

Genre: Drama

Starring: Suvinder Vicky, and Lakshvir Saran.

Streaming: Netflix from 7th May 2021.

7. Jupiter’s Legacy

Are you a superhero fan like me? Then you would love to see Mark Millar and Frank Quietly’s comics of superheroes, coming to life under the direction of Steven S. DeKnight. The series will show the legacy of a generation of superheroes who first came into power in the early 1900s and their super teenage kids are next who struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.

Series: Jupiter’s Legacy.

Genre: Superhero action.

Starring: Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade, and Matt Lanter.

Streaming: Netflix from 7th May 2021.

8. Fast & The Furious 9

Director Justin Lin is back with the 9th main installment in the Fast & Furious saga. After the events of the previous film, ‘The Fate of the Furious’, Dominic Toretto and his family possess a new threat from a foe, none other than his own younger brother, Jakob, who is a deadly assassin, and is working with Cipher, their age-old enemy, who holds a personal vendetta against Dominic.

Movie: Fast & The Furious 9.

Genre: Action, Drama.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, john Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron.

Streaming: Theatres from 28th May 2021.

9. Selena: The Series (Season 2)

For those who have watched season 1, the next season of Selena is here for them. The biographical series directed by Moises Zamora is all about the story of the Tejano Singer Selena Quintanilla from her childhood, to the rise of her as a popular singer disregarding family pressure and making tough choices to hold on to love and music.

Series: Selena: The Series S2.

Genre: Musical Drama.

Starring: Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemi Gonzalez, Seidy Lopez.

Streaming: Netflix from 4th May 2021.

10. The Upshaws

Ending the list with a lovable and wholesome comedy series directed by Zack Snyder, we have The Upshaws. The series revolves around a working-class black family striving for a better life and happy home while going through every kind of struggle in the comedy series. The trailer already got a lot of love from the fans.

Series: The Upshaws.

Genre: Comedy, Drama.

Starring: Mike Epps, Wanda Skyes, and Kim Fields.

Streaming: Netflix from 12th May 2021.

Log in to these OTT sites and have some moments with your friends or your special one. Give your monotonous life a break and ‘rest at home’. After long and tiring weekdays, a refreshing weekend is all you need to keep your mental health in check. Instead of wasting much time over the selection, hit the couch with our top 10. Comment and Share your views on the list and let us know if we missed any of your favorites.

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