What’s New on Netflix & Top 10s: May 12th, 2021

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Welcome to your first daily roundup of what’s new on Netflix US this week where we’ve got 8 new releases to cover in total. So join us as we check out what’s new and what’s trending on the Netflix for May 12th, 2021.

This week is pretty backloaded when it comes to new content so head over to our weekly preview to see what’s still to come and we’ve also just gotten word of some new titles set to come towards the end of May too.

Today is your last chance to watch two classic movies available on Netflix from the 1950s. Scandal in Sorrento and The Sign of Venus departs for good tomorrow.

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Now let’s get into what’s new on Netflix that’s worth watching:

Oxygen (2021)

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Alexandre Aja
Cast: Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi, Marc Saez
Runtime: 100 min

Netflix has got some excellent sci-fi available and adding to that list (and possibly high up on said list) is Oxygen, a French-American production that is receiving generally favorable reviews with it carrying a 64 on Metacritic.

Through its tight script, the movie follows a woman who awakes from a cryogenic chamber with no memory of who she is or how she got there but time is ticking before she runs out of air.

Money, Explained (Limited Series)

Genre: Documentary

Vox’s YouTube channel is a personal go-to of mine and if it is for you, then their Explained series on Netflix has likely been on your radar for a while with various spinoffs and the main seasons delivering what their YouTube channel does but with longer runtimes and celebrity narrators.

In this spin-off, they cover everything money including gambling, retirement, credit cards, student loans and get rich quick schemes.

The Upshaws (Season 1)

Genre: Comedy
Cast: Journey Christine, Michel Estime, Jermelle Simon, Kim Fields

Sitcoms have really struggled on Netflix as of late with most of them failing to narrow down its audience however, The Upshaws doesn’t suffer from these problems as much.

The series focuses on a working-class family struggling to get by in Indiana.

Audiences thus far haven’t taken the series with it currently only sporting a 4.5 on IMDb.

Full List of New Releases on Netflix So Far This Week

5 New Movies Added

  • Dance of the Forty One (2020) Netflix Original
  • Deadly Switch (2019)
  • Dear Affy (2020)
  • Illegal Woman (2020)
  • Oxygen (2021) Netflix Original

3 New TV Series Added

  • Money, Explained (Limited Series) Netflix Original
  • The Upshaws (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Use For My Talent (Season 1)


Top 10 Movies & TV Shows on Netflix for May 12th, 2021

# Movies TV Series
1 The Mitchells vs. The Machines Jupiter’s Legacy
2 Dead Man Down StartUp
3 Monster The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness
4 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted Selena: The Series
5 The Whole Truth Shadow and Bone
6 The Clovehitch Killer Cocomelon
7 Open Season The Circle
8 Zombieland Hoarders
9 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra El inocente
10 Scarface Money, Explained
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Founder of What's on Netflix and based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started the site in 2013. Kasey maintains the what's new library, keeps the coming soon lists up-to-date and writes about new and upcoming Netflix movies, series and games. Contact: kasey@whats-on-netflix.com