Coming to Netflix in May: Amy Adams' 'Woman in the Window' thriller, 'Selena' Part 2 debut

Erin Jensen, USA TODAY
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Vaxxed and relaxed? Netflix has plenty of new shows and movies on deck for May, so kick up your feet and take them in as your body builds that immunity.

The streaming platform release the second part of its "Selena: The Series," inspired by the life of the late Tejano singer, early next month.

If it's crime you're after, Netflix offers Amy Adams in the mystery "Woman in the Window," in which she's convinced she's witnessed a crime against a neighbor that's being covered up (May 14). And a journalist's investigation into the Son of Sam slayings is at the center of a four-part docuseries, "The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness" (May 5).

If you're craving something lighter, try the family comedy "The Upshaws," starring Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes (May 12) or the final season of Michael Douglas' "The Kominsky Method" (May 28).

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May 1

"Aliens Stole My Body"

"Angelina Ballerina": Seasons 5 and 6

"Back to the Future"

"Back to the Future Part II"

"Back to the Future Part III"

"Barney and Friends": Seasons 13 and 14

"Best of the Best"

"Dead Again in Tombstone"

"Due Date"

"Fun with Dick and Jane"

"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"

"Green Zone"

"Hachi: A Dog's Tale"

"JT LeRoy"

"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"

"Mystic River"

"Never Back Down"

"Notting Hill"

"Open Season"

"Resident Evil: Afterlife"

"Resident Evil: Extinction"

"S.M.A.R.T Chase"

"Scarface"

"Sitting in Limbo"

"Stargate"

"State of Play"

"The Land Before Time"

"The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure"

"The Lovely Bones"

"The Pelican Brief"

"The Sweetest Thing"

"The Whole Nine Yards"

"Under Siege"

"Waist Deep"

"Your Highness"

"Zack and Miri Make a Porno"

"Zombieland"

May 2

"Hoarders": Season 11

Christian Serratos as the late singer Selena Quintanilla in "Selena: The Series."
Christian Serratos as the late singer Selena Quintanilla in "Selena: The Series."

May 4

"The Clovehitch Killer"

"Selena: The Series": Part 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

"Trash Truck": Season 2 (NETFLIX FAMILY)

May 5

"Framing John DeLorean"

"The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness" (NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY): Journalist Maury Terry was dead-set on proving David Berkowitz had not been alone in committing the serial killings of the 1970s in New York City.

May 6

"Dead Man Down"

May 7

"Girl from Nowhere": Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

"Jupiter's Legacy" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): A generation of superheroes is ready to transfer their capes to their kids.

"Milestone" (NETFLIX FILM): A long-time trucker's job is threatened by the hiring of an intern.

"Monster" (NETFLIX FILM): This drama traces teenage Steve Harmon's (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) journey to prove he's innocent of a robbery that ended in murder. The movie also features John David Washington, Jennifer Hudson and Jeffrey Wright.

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Kelvin Harrison Jr. portrays the lead character, Steve Harmon, in "Monster."
Kelvin Harrison Jr. portrays the lead character, Steve Harmon, in "Monster."

May 8

"Mine" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Two women are on the hunt for their bliss.

"Sleepless"

May 11

"Money, Explained" (NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY): Money and financial pitfalls like credit cards and casinos are discussed.

May 12

"Dance of the Forty One" (NETFLIX FILM): In this movie, inspired by true events, a gay congressman marries the daughter of the Mexican president.

"Oxygen" (NETFLIX FILM): A woman suffering memory loss is trapped in a cryogenic unit.

"The Upshaws" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Mike Epps stars as Bennie Upshaw, the patriarch of an Indiana family. Kim Fields and Wanda Sykes also star.

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Mike Epps (Bennie), Wanda Sykes (Lucretia) and Brandon Mitchell as (Randy) in a scene from "The Upshaws."
Mike Epps (Bennie), Wanda Sykes (Lucretia) and Brandon Mitchell as (Randy) in a scene from "The Upshaws."

May 13

"Castlevania": Season 4 (NETFLIX ANIME)

"Layer Cake"

May 14

"Ferry" (NETFLIX FILM): Ferry Bouman, a worker for a drug lord, visits his hometown, reconnecting with his family and meeting a potential love interest.

"Haunted": Season 3 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

"I Am All Girls" (NETFLIX FILM): A persistent investigator forms a bond with a murderer who's picking off the ringleaders of a child-trafficking organization.

"Jungle Beat: The Movie" (NETFLIX FAMILY): An alien crashes into Earth and is desperate to get home.

"Love, Death & Robots": Volume 2

"Move to Heaven" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): A man and his uncle share the stories of the dead with those near and dear to the deceased.

"The Strange House" (NETFLIX FILM): A family trades life in the city for a small town, but their new house is involved in a sinister mystery.

"The Woman in the Window" (NETFLIX FILM): Amy Adams stars as Anna Fox, a child psychologist trapped inside her home thanks to her agoraphobia. She passes the time by watching her neighbors.

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Amy Adams, as Anna Fox, believes she witnesses a crime in "The Woman in the Window."
Amy Adams, as Anna Fox, believes she witnesses a crime in "The Woman in the Window."

May 16

"Sleight"

May 18

"Sardar Ka Grandson" (NETFLIX FILM): A grandson longs to take his ill grandma to the land of her ancestors.

May 19

"The Last Days"

"Sabotage"

"Small Town Crime"

"Who Killed Sara?": Season 2

May 20

"Hating Peter Tatchell"

"Special": Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

"Spy Kids: All the Time in the World"

May 21

"Army of the Dead" (NETFLIX FILM): Sin City is taken over by zombies, and mercenaries are inspired to attempt "the greatest heist ever."

"Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 3 (NETFLIX FAMILY)

"The Neighbor": Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

May 22

"Sam Smith: Loves Goes - Live At Abbey Road Studios"

May 25

"Home"

May 26

"Baggio: The Divine Ponytail" (NETFLIX FILM): The movie follows the life of former soccer player Roberto Baggio.

"High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America" (NETFLIX FILM): Writer Stephen Satterfield leads an examination of African American cuisine and the creativity and inventiveness of its originators.

"Nail Bomber: Manhunt" (NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY): This project revisits the bombings that ravaged London in 1999 and were aimed at minorities.

Dennis Quaid as Captain Wade and Jimmy Gonzales as Omar in a scene from "Blue Miracle."
Dennis Quaid as Captain Wade and Jimmy Gonzales as Omar in a scene from "Blue Miracle."

May 27

"Black Space" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): A quirky investigator looks into slayings of at a high school in Israel done by assailants donning unicorn masks.

"Blue Miracle" (NETFLIX FILM): With their struggling orphanage on the line, those at Casa Hogar enter a sport-fishing competition.

"Eden" (NETFLIX ANIME): In a world where people have basically gone extinct, the last human baby is raised by robots.

"Soy Rada: Serendipity" (NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL): Stand-up Agustín Aristarán, who goes by the name Soy Rada, takes to the stage to discuss topics like family, parenting and magic.

May 28

"Dog Gone Trouble" (NETFLIX FAMILY): A dog named Trouble is tossed from his cushy life onto the streets.

"Lucifer": Season 5, Part 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

"The Kominsky Method": Season 3 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): The final season of Chuck Lorre's comedy starring Michael Douglas as an acting coach.

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May 31

"Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story"

"The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): The reality show focuses on the Kretz family, who live in Paris and operate a high-end real estate company.

Leaving May 1

"Hoarders": Season 10

Leaving May 3

"War Horse"

Leaving May 5

"Hangman"

Leaving May 6

"City of God: 10 Years Later"

"Lockout"

Leaving May 7

"The Chosen Ones"

"House at the End of the Street"

Leaving May 10

"Quartet"

Leaving May 14

"Sherlock": Series 1-4

Leaving May 18

"Trumbo"

Leaving May 29

"American Crime": Seasons 1-3

"My Week with Marilyn"

"The One I Love"

Leaving May 31

"50 First Dates"

"Act of Valor"

"All Dogs Go to Heaven"

"The Blair Witch Project"

"Brokeback Mountain"

"The Boy"

"Deliver Us from Eva"

"The Help"

"I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"

"Julie & Julia"

"Marauders"

"Milk"

"Miracle"

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"

"Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz"

"The Pursuit of Happyness"

"The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior"

"The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption"

"Soul Surfer"

"Striptease"

"Waiting..."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Netflix May 2021: Amy Adams' Woman in the Window thriller, more Selena