10 new movies in May 2021

After a long break caused by the lockdown, world cinema is returning to normal. The directors had a rest, themselves had seen enough of different content in the conditions of self-isolation, after which, with fresh forces, they began to shoot new horrors. Well, movies in other genres. We have compiled a list of the best films that were released in May 2021 and managed to earn good reviews from viewers and critics.

Seance (2021)

Camille is new at a prestigious school where only girls study. Students are actively discussing the death of a friend who died under mysterious circumstances. When another student becomes the victim of an accident, Camille begins her own investigation . It turns out that a chain of tragic deaths was launched by a séance, taken by the girls for harmless entertainment.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Seance

Genre:
Horror

Actors:
Sookie Waterhouse, Madison Beaty, Inanna Sarkis…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.5, IMDb – 5.3

Age limit:
16+


Tourist (2021)

The domestic novelty of the cinema of May 2021 will impress with an unusual location – the shooting took place on the territory of the Central African Republic. A group of Russian instructors arrive in a distant country to train local soldiers. Military experts are at the epicenter of the riots provoked by a despotic ex-president. For the sake of gaining power, the politician throws bandit groups to capture the capital, and for the Russian guys the business trip turns into a military operation.

Genre:
Action

Actors:
Alexey Shevchenkov, Evgeny Terskikh, Alexander Baranovsky …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9

Age restrictions:
18+


Army of the Dead (2021)

The new film from Zack Snyder is an action-horror crossover with a gripping intrigue and a brisk start. A military convoy fails – and a mutant zombie breaks out of custody . The undead infect everyone in Las Vegas, and the government decides to isolate the city full of the walking dead. A casino owner turns to a former commando with an unusual request. A large amount of money is left in one of the gambling houses, and the mercenary is tasked with stealing the cash before the military launches a nuclear strike on Vegas.

Original title:
Army of the Dead

Genre:
Horror, Action, Drama

Actors:
Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.8

Age Limits :
18+


Fast & Furious 9 (2021)

The most anticipated premiere among foreign films in May 2021 was the continuation of the saga of the elusive race car driver Dominic Toretto. The man retired after the capture of Cypher and moved to a quiet place with his family, but the past is again knocking on the door. Dominic is visited by old buddies who report a plane signal from the mysterious Mister Nobody. The arrested Cypher was transported on the aircraft, but she managed to escape – which means it’s time for Toretto to return to the game.

Original title:
F9

Genre:
Action, thriller, crime, adventure

Actors:
Vin Diesel, John Cena, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Natalie Emmanuel, Michelle Rodriguez, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.2

Age limit:
12+


Woman in the Window (2021)

Child psychologist Anna Fox experienced a personal tragedy that left her reclusive for several years. The woman does not go out, she keeps in touch with the outside world by phone. Anna’s only entertainment is watching through the window – and one day Fox sees a crime being committed in the house opposite. The police do not believe the testimony of a half-crazy lady, so the psychologist decides to get to the bottom of the truth on his own.

Original title:
The Woman in the Window

Genre:
Thriller, crime, detective

Actors:
Amy Adams, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 5.7

Age restrictions:
18+


The Box (2021)

The high-rated Korean musical drama continues the list of premiere films in May 2021. Multi-instrumentalist Ji-Hoon has a beautiful and strong voice. Nature generously rewarded a guy worthy of taking a place on the musical Olympus, if not for one serious obstacle to success. Ji-Hoon is terrified of performing in front of the public, but a meeting with a failed producer dramatically changes the life of a talented young man.

Original title:
Deo bakseu

Genre:
Drama, music

Actors:
Park Chan-yeol, Cho Dal-hwan, Gaeko…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 8.5

Age limit:
12+


Ivanovo happiness (2021)

The film by Russian filmmakers is a fascinating almanac of spiritual original stories. Shift worker Ivan returns home, the man has a long journey of several thousand kilometers. Time zones and landscapes will change outside the window, and along the way the traveler will meet many people with amazing destinies. Every life is a separate story of faith, hope and love.

Genre:
Drama, melodrama, comedy

Actors:
Alexei Serebryakov, Anton Adasinsky, Fedor Dobronravov …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Those who wish me dead (2021)

The new action-packed film, released in May 2021, will appeal to thriller lovers and fans of Angelina Jolie. Hannah Faber works as a fire warden in a large nature reserve. One day, a woman on the way comes across a frightened teenager in the blood, who is being pursued by assassins . The boy’s father, who is trying to save secret documents, has already become a victim of the killers, and the young man cannot be saved without outside help.

Original title:
Those Who Wish Me Dead

Genre:
Action, thriller, drama

Actors:
Angelina Jolie, Finn Little, Nicholas Hoult…

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 6.0

Age restrictions:
18+


Saw: Spiral (2021)

May pleased fans of the famous horror with the release of another horror film about an American psychopath. This time, the target of a sophisticated maniac is the police. The servants of the law are lured into a trap where they face a choice. On one side of the scales – disability and possible incapacity for work, and on the other – one’s own life. Not everyone is able to make an instant decision in extreme conditions, and hoping to avoid injury, they lose their lives.

Original title:
Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Genre:
Detective, thriller, horror

Actors:
Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, Samuel L. Jackson…

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.3, IMDb – 5.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Oxygen (2021)

A young woman regains consciousness in a cryogenic capsule from which it is impossible to get out. The prisoner does not remember her name, and she gets artificial intelligence as interlocutors. The program reports that oxygen supplies will last only an hour and a half, and it is possible to contact the outside world via mobile communications. The police are involved in solving the problem , but with each call, the volume of valuable air decreases.

Original title:
Oxygène

Genre:
Detective, fantasy, thriller

Actors:
Melanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Eric Herson-Macarel …

Country:
France, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:
12+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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