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    21 Movies Coming To Streaming Platforms And Movie Theaters In May 2021

    Whether you've decided to hop back to the theaters or stay in, there's a little something for everyone coming in May.

    Movie lovers, it's time to go through the films that will be released via streaming platforms and in theaters this May!

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    1. A Quiet Place Part II

    Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, and Emily Blunt
    Jonny Cournoyer / © Paramount Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Following the first installment of A Quiet Place, Evelyn Abbott and her family must continue their fight for survival, outdoors. While they are familiar with the creatures that may hunt by sound, the Abbott family soon realizes that these creatures are not the only ones they should be scared of.

    Starring: Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, and Cillian Murphy

    Where to watch: In theaters May 28

    Watch the trailer here.

    2. Cruella

    Paul Walter Hauser, Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil, Joel Fry
    Disney+ / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Before Cruella de Vil, there was Estella. During Estella's teenage years, she dreams of becoming a fashion designer. While her luck seems to consistently run out, she soon finds herself exactly where she wants to be when she is commissioned by a rock star to create a signature look for them. But while doing so, she discovers that the life she always dreamed of may come at a cost; she also has to decide if it's everything she hoped for.

    Starring: Emma Stone, Mark Strong, and Emma Thompson

    Where to watch: In theaters and Disney+ Premier Access on May 28

    Watch the trailer here.

    3. Monster

    Kelvin Harrison Jr.  as Steve Harmon in the movie titled Monster
    Netflix 2021

    Monster follows Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student who is charged with felony murder. The film follows Steve through an incredibly difficult legal battle.

    Starring: Kelvin Harrison Jr.

    Where to watch: Netflix on May 7

    Watch the trailer here.

    4. The Boy From Medellín

    J Balvin sitting on the floor while listening to music
    Amazon Prime Video / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Directed by Matthew Heineman, this Amazon special takes us through J Balvin’s homecoming tour in 2019.

    Starring: J Balvin

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video on May 7

    Watch the trailer here.

    5. Here Today

    Tiffany Haddish and Billy Crystal
    Cara Howe / © Stage 6 Films / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Charlie Burnz (a veteran in the world of comedy) meets Emma Payge (a street singer), and the two defy the odds by developing a loving friendship, despite their age gap.

    Starring: Tiffany Haddish and Billy Crystal

    Where to watch: In theaters May 7

    Watch the trailer here.

    6. Mainstream

    Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawke riding on a bicycle in the street
    Beth Dubber / © IFC Films / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Mainstream follows three people who develop a love triangle while struggling to preserve their identities in the internet age.

    Starring: Maya Hawke, Andrew Garfield, Nat Wolff, Kalena Yiaueki, Johnny Knoxville, and Jason Schwartzman

    Where to watch: In theaters May 7

    Watch the trailer here.

    7. The Paper Tigers

    Alain Uy and Mykel Shannon Jenkins
    Well Go USA Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

    This movie follows three middle-aged men who are attempting to avenge their master's death, all while juggling the demands of everyday life.

    Starring: Alain Uy, Ron Yuan, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Matthew Page, Andy Le, and Yuji Okumoto

    Where to watch: In theaters and on video on demand May 7

    Watch the trailer here.

    8. Wrath of Man

    Jason Statham and Josh Hartnett in a truck
    MGM / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Wrath of Man follows H, a man who works at a cash transport truck company and is in charge of transporting millions of dollars around Los Angeles.

    Starring: Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hartnett, Laz Alonzo, and Raúl Castillo

    Where to watch: In theaters May 7

    Watch the trailer here.

    9. The Water Man

    Lonnie Chavis and Rosario Dawson
    RLJE Films / Courtesy Everett Collection

    The Water Man follows a boy who, in hopes of saving his ill mother, sets out to find a mythic figure said to have healing powers.

    Starring: Lonnie Chavis, Amiah Miller, David Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, Ted Rooney, and Maria Bello

    Where to watch: In theaters May 7

    Watch the trailer here.

    10. Oxygen

    Woman laid back in what looks to me a machine with a ring above her for the film Oxygen
    Shanna Besson / Netflix

    After waking up in a cryogenic pod with no memory of who she is, a woman must attempt to regain her memories and find a way out of the pod before running out of air.

    Starring: Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, and Malik Zidi

    Where to watch: Netflix on May 12

    Watch the trailer here.

    11. The Woman in the Window

    Amy Adams as Anna Fox looking outside her window while on the phone
    Melinda Sue Gordon / Melinda Sue Gordon / Netflix

    A New York woman living with agoraphobia discovers a violent incident while spying on her neighbors.

    Starring: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Brian Tyree Henry, and Julianne Moore

    Where to watch: Netflix on May 14

    Watch the trailer here.

    12. The Djinn

    Ezra Dewey looking scared
    IFC Midnight / Courtesy Everett Collection

    A mute boy finds himself trapped in his apartment with a terrifying monster after he makes a wish.

    Starring: Ezra Dewey, Rob Brownstein, Tevy Poe, Donald Pitts, and John Erickson.

    Where to watch: In theaters and on video on demand May 14

    Watch the trailer here.

    13. Finding You

    Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Jedidiah Goodacre, Rose Reid
    Anthony Courtney / © Roadside Attractions / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Finley (an aspiring violinist) decides to study abroad and attend college in Ireland. While there, she meets Beckett (a famous young actor) and a romance begins. Beckett enables Finley to become more expressive, and she encourages him to take more control of his future.

    Starring: Rose Reid, Jedidiah Goodacre, Katherine McNamara, Patrick Bergin, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Judith Hoag, Tom Everett Scott, and Vanessa Redgrave

    Where to watch: In theaters May 14

    Watch the trailer here.

    14. Profile

    Valene Kane video-chatting with a few windows open on her laptop
    Focus Features / Courtesy Everett Collection

    A British journalist goes undercover, taking a deep dive into the online propaganda channels in an Islamic state, and she ends up potentially falling for her recruiter.

    Starring: Valene Kane and Shazad Latif, Christine Adams, Morgan Watkins, Amir Rahimzadeh, and Emma Cater

    Where to watch: In theaters May 14

    Watch the trailer here.

    15. The Perfect Candidate

    Mila Al Zahrani at the clinic
    Music Box Films / Courtesy Everett Collection

    The Perfect Candidate follows a Saudi doctor during her run for the local city council as she surprises her town and her family while also navigating being the first female candidate.

    Starring: Mila Al Zahrani, Dae Al Hilali, Nora Al Awad, and Khalid Abdulraheem

    Where to watch: In theaters May 14

    Watch the trailer here.

    16. Ferry

    Two men walking appearing to look in distressed for the movie ferry
    Netflix

    Ferry Bouman is asked by his boss to come back to his native town in the Netherlands to avenge their gang after an attack. While there, he meets Danielle, who will soon break down his tough armor.

    Starring: Monic Hendrickx, Huub Stapel, Frank Lammers, Elise Schaap, and Raymond Thiry

    Where to watch: Netflix on May 14

    Watch the trailer here.

    17. Those Who Wish Me Dead

    Finn Little and Angelina Jolie on movie poster
    Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection

    After a teenager witnesses a murder, he finds himself followed by twin assassins in Montana. He and a survival expert tasked to protect him find themselves also dealing with a forest fire.

    Starring: Angelina Jolie and Finn Little

    Where to watch: In theaters and on HBO Max on May 14

    Watch the trailer here.

    18. Blast Beat

    Courtesy Everett Collection, Vertical Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

    After their family leaves their home in Colombia and heads to the US, a metalhead and his brother struggle to reconcile the American dream with the reality of their new lives.

    Starring: Mateo and Moises Arias, Daniel Dae Kim, Kali Uchis, Diane Guererro, and Wilmer Valderrama

    Where to watch: In theaters May 21

    Watch the trailer here.

    19. Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    Samuel L. Jackson using a flashlight while looking ahead
    Lionsgate / Courtesy Everett Collection

    This latest movie in the Saw series features a twisted criminal who develops his own version of justice.

    Starring: Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock

    Where to watch: In theaters May 14

    Watch the trailer here.

    20. Army of the Dead

    Dave Bautista as Scott Ward, Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe, Tig Notaro as Peters, Samantha Win as Chambers, Colin Jones as Damon, Matthias Schweighöfer as Dieter, Raúl Castillo as Mickey Guzman, and Ana de la Reguera as Cruz
    Clay Enos / Netflix

    After a zombie outbreak, a group of mercenaries decide to pull off the biggest heist in a quarantine zone.

    Starring: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi, Samantha Win, Richard Cetrone, and Michael Cassidy

    Where to watch: Netflix on May 21

    Watch the trailer here.

    21. New Order

    Neon / Everett Collection, Neon

    A lavish wedding takes an unexpected turn when a struggle between classes turns into a coup.

    Starring: Naian González Norvind, Diego Boneta, Mónica del Carmen, Fernando Cuautle, Darío Yazbek, Roberto Medina, Patricia Bernal, Lisa Owen, and Enrique Singer

    Where to watch: In theaters May 21

    Watch the trailer here.

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