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What’s new on HBO and HBO Max and what’s leaving in May

Every month, HBO and the HBO Max streaming service add a long list of projects to their library of new and classic movies and shows, which also include plenty of original series and films you won’t find anywhere else. May’s new arrivals include season 2 of Hacks, the two-part biographical documentary George Carlin’s American Dream, and the return of The Matrix: Resurrections (for anyone who missed it the first time around), among other exciting additions.

In order to help you decide what to watch, we have lists of the best movies on HBO and HBO Max and the best shows on HBO and HBO Max to offer some guidance. If HBO isn’t your only go-to streaming service, we also have helpful articles on the best movies on Netflix and the best shows on Netflix, as well as the best movies streaming on Amazon and the best TV shows streaming on Amazon, plus plenty of other guides for Hulu, Peacock, and Disney+.

Read on for the full list of new titles coming to HBO and HBO Max in April and May, as well as everything leaving. (Titles without “HBO” in the listing will only be available on HBO Max. Boldface titles signify films and shows we recommend.)

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Arriving in May

May TBD

  • George Carlin’s American Dream, Documentary Premiere (HBO)
  • PAUSE with Sam Jay, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)

May 1

  • Yellowface: Asian Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood, 2019
  • 47 Ronin, 2013
  • Assassins, 2020 (HBO)
  • At Close Range, 1986 (HBO)
  • An Autumn Afternoon, 1962
  • The Big Sleep, 1946
  • Back to School, 1986
  • Bottle Rocket, 1996
  • Calladita, 2020 (HBO)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 1968 (HBO)
  • Child 44, 2015 (HBO)
  • Chungking Express, 1994
  • The Color Purple, 1985
  • Conan The Barbarian, 2011 (HBO)
  • Devil in A Blue Dress, 1995
  • Dodes ‘Ka-Den, 1970
  • Domino, 2019 (HBO)
  • Downhill, 1927
  • Dragnet Girl, 1933
  • Early Spring, 1956
  • Early Summer, 1951
  • The End of Summer, 1961
  • Equinox Flower, 1958
  • Eraser, 1996
  • Fallen Angels, 1995
  • Floating Weeds, 1959
  • FRIDA, 2002 (HBO)
  • The Fugitive, 1993
  • Furry Vengeance, 2010 (HBO)
  • Gang Related, 1997 (HBO)
  • Good Morning, 1959
  • Hard Rain, 1998 (HBO)
  • Hart’s War, 2002 (HBO)
  • High and Low, 1963
  • Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, 2001 (HBO)
  • Julie, 1956
  • Killers, 2010 (HBO)
  • Language Lessons, 2021
  • Love and Baseball, 2021
  • The Machine That Kills Bad People, 1952
  • Masters Of The Universe, 1987 (HBO)
  • The Missing, 2003 (HBO)
  • The New Guy, 2002 (HBO)
  • North Dallas Forty, 1979 (HBO)
  • Not Easily Broken, 2009
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 2012
  • Poseidon, 2006
  • Red Beard, 1965
  • Ringo and His Golden Pistol, 1966
  • Rugrats Go Wild, 2003 (HBO)
  • Rugrats In Paris: The Movie, 2000 (HBO)
  • The Rugrats Movie, 1998 (HBO)
  • The Sapphires, 2012 (HBO)
  • Sense and Sensibility, 1995
  • Sliding Doors, 1998
  • St. Elmo’s Fire, 1985
  • The Stepford Wives, 2004 (HBO)
  • Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, 2009 (Extended Version)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1991 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
  • Tokyo Twilight, 1957
  • Top Secret!, 1984 (HBO)
  • Transporter 3, 2008 (HBO)
  • Unbroken, 2014
  • Underworld, 2003
  • Underworld: Awakening, 2012
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, 2009
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse, 1995
  • W.E., 2011 (HBO)
  • What To Expect When You’re Expecting, 2012 (HBO)
  • The Wild Thornberrys Movie, 2002 (HBO)
  • You, Me and Dupree, 2006
  • Young Adult, 2011 (HBO)
  • Zathura: A Space Adventure, 2005

May 3

  • Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Know, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

May 5

  • Las Bravas F.C., Max Original Season 1 Premiere
  • Queen Stars Brazil, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
  • The Staircase, Max Original Limited Series Premiere

May 6

Dear Evan Hansen (2021)

Dear Evan Hansen
39 %
6.1/10
137m
Genre Drama
Stars Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever, Amy Adams
Directed by Stephen Chbosky
Adapted from the award-winning musical of the same name, Dear Evan Hansen chronicles an anxious high schooler’s experiences after a seemingly small lie grows into something well beyond anything he feared after a classmate’s death.
  • Dear Evan Hansen, 2021 (HBO)
  • Entre Nos: Carmen and Alfred (HBO)
  • La Afinadora De Árboles, 2019 (HBO)

May 7

  • We Baby Bears, Season 1 Part C

May 9

  • Get Hard, 2015

May 10

  • Catwoman: Hunted, 2022
  • The Matrix: Resurrections, 2021 (HBO)
  • Sesame Street Mecha Builders Season 1 Part A
  • Robot Chicken Season 11 Part B

May 12

Hacks (2021)

Hacks
82 %
8.2/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins
Created by Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs
Jean Smart leads the cast of this Emmy-winning series about a once-famous comedian who takes an entitled young comedy writer under her wing and the combative — but ultimately productive — relationship that develops between the two unlikely collaborators.
  • Hacks, Max Original Season 2 Premiere
  • Who’s By Your Side, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

May 13

  • Hank Zipzer, 2014
  • Old, 2021 (HBO)
  • Smalls, Season 4

May 15

  • The Time Traveler’s Wife, Drama Series Premiere (HBO)

May 17

  • Sesame Street Mecha Builders, Season 1 Part B
  • The Mule, 2018 (HBO)

May 20

  • Identidad Tomada, 2020 (HBO)

May 22

  • Fast Foodies, Season 2

May 23

  • Teen Titans Go! Season 7 Part B

May 26

  • Navalny
  • That Damn Michael Che, Max Original Season 2 Premiere
  • Tig n’ Seek, Max Original Season 4 Premiere

May 27

  • Blippi Special
  • Blippi Visits
  • Blippi Wonders
  • Blippi: Learn With Blippi
  • Ghost, Season 1
  • Ghost, Season 2
  • Stath Lets Flats

May 29

  • The Misery Index Season 3 Part B, 2021

May 31

  • Miami Vice, 2006 (Extended Version)

Leaving in May

May 14

  • Cry Wolf, 2005 (Extended Version) (HBO)

May 24

  • Cinderella Man, 2005 (Extended Version)
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin, 2005 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)

May 25

  • Curious George, 2006 (HBO)
  • Two For The Money, 2005 (HBO)

May 27

  • Doom, 2005 (HBO)
  • Pride & Prejudice, 2005 (HBO)

May 31

  • 27 Dresses, 2008 (HBO)
  • The Animal, 2001 (HBO)
  • A Perfect Murder, 1998 (HBO)
  • A Very Brady Sequel, 1996 (HBO)
  • Adult Beginners, 2014 (HBO)
  • Army Of Darkness, 1992 (HBO)
  • Billy Elliot, 2000
  • Bully, 2001 (HBO)
  • Changing Lanes, 2002 (HBO)
  • Clueless, 1995 (HBO)
  • Control Room, 2004 (HBO)
  • Cymbeline, 2014 (HBO)
  • Dead Heat, 1988 (HBO)
  • Dirty Pretty Things, 2002 (HBO)
  • Doctor Dolittle, 1998 (HBO)
  • Doubt, 2008
  • Dr. Dolittle 2, 2001 (HBO)
  • Enough Said, 2013 (HBO)
  • Extract, 2009 (HBO)
  • Fatal Attraction, 1987
  • Frontera, 2014 (HBO)
  • Gloria, 1999 (HBO)
  • Godsend, 2004 (HBO)
  • How To Be Single, 2016
  • Insomnia, 2002 (HBO)
  • Iris, 2001 (HBO)
  • It Takes Two, 1995 (HBO)
  • Killerman, 2019 (HBO)
  • Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man, 2005 (HBO)
  • Love And A .45, 1994 (HBO)
  • Mama, 2013 (HBO)
  • Mindhunters, 2004 (HBO)
  • Phone Booth, 2002 (HBO)
  • Princess Kaiulani, 2009 (HBO)
  • Pulse, 2001 (HBO)
  • Rubber, 2010 (HBO)
  • Speed, 1994
  • Stoker, 2013
  • Super Capers, 2009 (HBO)
  • The Answer Man, 2009 (HBO)
  • The Benchwarmers, 2006 (HBO)
  • The Conspirator, 2010 (HBO)
  • The Forgotten, 2004 (HBO)
  • The Good Doctor, 2011 (HBO)
  • The Grifters, 1990 (HBO)
  • The Italian Job, 2003 (HBO)
  • The Lawnmower Man, 1992 (HBO)
  • The Rules Of Attraction, 2002 (HBO)
  • The Witches Of Eastwick, 1987
  • The Wolfpack, 2015 (HBO)
  • The Wrecking Crew!, 2008 (HBO)
  • This Is 40, 2012
  • Troll Hunter, 2010 (HBO)
  • Two Lovers, 2008 (HBO)
  • “The Two Jakes”, 1990
  • Viva, 2007 (HBO)
  • War Horse, 2011
  • War On Everyone, 2016 (HBO)
  • World’s Greatest Dad, 2009 (HBO)
  • Wristcutters: A Love Story, 2006 (HBO)

If you missed the previous month’s list of new arrivals and departures from HBO and HBO Max, you can find it below.

Arriving in April

April TBD

Gentleman Jack (2019)

Gentleman Jack
77 %
8.2/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan
Created by Sally Wainwright
This co-production of BBC One and HBO casts Suranne Jones as British landowner and industrialist Anne Lister. Set in 1832 in Yorkshire, the series follows Lister’s efforts to reclaim and revitalize the family estate she inherited while keeping much of her private life — and loves — a secret. The series is based on Lister’s own extensive diaries, which were written in code and chronicled her relationships with myriad women and business dealings.
  • Gentleman Jack, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)

April 1

  • 10, 1979
  • Annabelle, 2014 (HBO)
  • Armed and Dangerous, 1986
  • Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach, 2009
  • Battle Los Angeles, 2011
  • Beetlejuice, 1988
  • Bells Are Ringing, 1960
  • Black Gold, 1947
  • Blood Ties, 2014 (HBO)
  • Boys’ Night Out, 1962
  • Brewster McCloud, 1970
  • Brie’s Bake Off Challenge, 2022
  • Capote, 2005 (HBO)
  • Captains Courageous, 1937
  • Chicago, 2002 (HBO)
  • Children of the Damned, 1964
  • Czech It Out!, Max Original Premiere
  • Dances With Wolves, 1990 (HBO) (Extended Version)
  • Erased, 2013 (HBO)
  • Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History, 2022
  • Five Easy Pieces, 1970
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, 2009
  • Girl Most Likely, 2013 (HBO)
  • Graffiti Bridge, 1990
  • Hugo, 2011 (HBO)
  • Insidious, 2010
  • Iron Eagle, 1986
  • Iron Eagle II, 1988
  • Kin, 2018 (HBO)
  • Krull, 1983 (HBO)
  • Larry Crowne, 2011
  • Les Miserables, 1998
  • Limitless, 2011 (HBO)
  • Moon, 2009 (HBO)
  • Moscow on the Hudson, 1984
  • Nobody’s Fool, 1994 (HBO)
  • Odd Man Out, 1947
  • On the Waterfront, 1954
  • One True Singer, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
  • Only Lovers Left Alive, 2014 (HBO)
  • Original Sin, 2001 (HBO) (Extended Version)
  • Peggy Sue Got Married, 1986
  • Point Break, 2015 (HBO)
  • Rain Man, 1988 (HBO)
  • Red, 2010 (HBO)
  • Rendez-Vous, 2020 (HBO)
  • Revolver, 2007 (HBO)
  • Salt, 2010
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 1954
  • Sex Drive, 2008 (HBO) (Extended Version)
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, 1949
  • Show Boat, 1936
  • Six Degrees Of Separation, 1993 (HBO)
  • Slc Punk!, 1999 (HBO)
  • Spartan, 2004 (HBO)
  • Special Agent, 1935
  • Summer of ’42, 1971
  • Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania, 2017
  • Sweet Bird of Youth, 1962
  • The Asphalt Jungle, 1950
  • The Big Chill, 1983
  • The Big House, 1930
  • The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, 2009 (HBO) (Director’s Cut)
  • The Break-Up, 2006 (HBO)
  • The Brothers Solomon, 2007 (HBO)
  • The Chosen, 1982 (HBO)
  • The Freshman, 1990 (HBO)
  • The Heartbreak Kid, 2007 (HBO)
  • The Incredible Hulk, 2008 (HBO)
  • The Informant (aka A Besugo), Max Original Season 1 Premiere
  • The Ladies Man, 2000 (HBO)
  • The Last Airbender, 2010 (HBO)
  • The Last Detail, 1973
  • The Last Dragon, 1985
  • The Raid: Redemption, 2012 (HBO) (Extended Version)
  • The Relic, 1997 (HBO)
  • The Secret In Their Eyes, 2010 (HBO)
  • The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, 2013 (HBO)
  • The Thaw (aka Odwilz), Max Original Season 1 Premiere
  • The Thirteenth Floor, 1999
  • The Toy, 1982
  • The Wackness, 2008 (HBO)
  • Tootsie, 1982 (HBO)
  • Under the Cherry Moon, 1986
  • Universal Soldier: The Return, 1999
  • Vice Versa, 1988
  • Welcome To Collinwood, 2002 (HBO)
  • Who’s Harry CRUMB?, 1989 (HBO)
  • William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, 1996 (HBO)
  • Winter Meeting, 1948
  • Wrath Of The Titans, 2012

April 2

  • Batwoman, Season 3
  • Chad

April 4

  • The Invisible Pilot, Documentary Series Premiere (HBO)

April 5

  • Man of Steel, 2013 (HBO)
  • Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off, Documentary Premiere (HBO)
  • We’re The Millers, 2013 (HBO)

April 7

Tokyo Vice (2022)

Tokyo Vice
1 Season
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Rinko Kikuchi
Created by J.T. Rogers

Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) plays an American journalist in Tokyo in this series based on the book of the same name. Produced by Michael Mann, the series explores the inner workings and underground machinations of the Tokyo Vice police squad and their complicated investigations of the city’s criminal elements.

  • Close Enough, Max Original Season 3
  • Queen Stars, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
  • Tokyo Vice, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
  • Trinity of Shadows, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

April 8

  • A Black Lady Sketch Show, Season 3 Premiere (HBO)
  • Crabs In A Barrel, 2022 (HBO)
  • Mi Casa, 2022 (HBO)
  • The Night House, 2021 (HBO)
  • When You Clean A Stranger’s Home, 2022 (HBO)

April 12

  • Black Mass, 2015

April 14

  • The Garcias, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
  • Gensan Punch, Max Original Premiere
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down, Max Original Season 5 Premiere
  • Not So Pretty, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

April 17

  • The House, 2017

April 21

  • Amsterdam, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
  • Marlon Wayans Presents: The Headliners, Max Original Special Premiere
  • The Flight Attendant, Max Original Season 2 Premiere

April 22

  • A Tiny Audience, Season 3 Premiere (HBO)
  • Toy Aficiao, 2021 (HBO)

April 24

Barry (2018)

Barry
85 %
8.3/10
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Crime
Cast Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Henry Winkler
Created by Bill Hader, Alec Berg
Bill Hader’s titular hard-luck hitman returns for a third season of adventures (and misadventures) in this Emmy-winning series.
  • Barry, Season 3 Premiere (HBO)
  • The Baby Limited Series Premiere (HBO)

April 25

  • We Own This City, Limited Series Premiere (HBO)

April 27

  • The Survivor, 2022 (HBO)

April 28

  • Ana Emilia Show (aka Desafío Influencer con Ana Emilia), Max Original Premiere
  • DoDo, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
  • Lamput, Season 1-3
  • Made for Love, Max Original Season 2 Premiere
  • Up Close with Ana Emilia, Max Original Special Premiere
  • The Way Down: God, Greed, And The Cult Of Gwen Shamblin, Max Original Season 1 Part B Premiere

April 29

  • Snowpiercer, Season 3

April 30

  • The Blair Witch Project, 1999
  • House of 1,000 Corpses, 2003
  • The Devil’s Rejects, 2005

Leaving in April

April 3

  • Life’s Too Short, 2012 (HBO)

April 30

  • 2 Fast 2 Furious, 2003 (HBO)
  • A Good Day to Die Hard, 2013 (HBO) (Extended Version)
  • Aftermath, 2017 (HBO)
  • Anna to the Infinite Power, 1982 (HBO)
  • Bloodsport, 1988 (HBO)
  • Cake, 2005 (HBO)
  • Cursed, 2005 (HBO)
  • Darkness, 2004 (HBO) (Unrated Version)
  • Executive Decision, 1996 (HBO)
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, 2011 (HBO)
  • Firehouse Dog, 2007 (HBO)
  • For Greater Glory: the True Story of Cristiada, 2012 (HBO)
  • Freejack, 1992 (HBO)
  • Frida, 2002 (HBO)
  • Getting Even With Dad, 1994 (HBO)
  • Hearts in Atlantis, 2001 (HBO)
  • Her Body, 2018 (HBO)
  • Hitman, 2007 (HBO) (Extended Version)
  • House, 2008 (HBO)
  • Moonstruck, 1987 (HBO)
  • My Baby’s Daddy, 2004 (HBO)
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2002 (HBO)
  • Never Let Me Go, 2010 (HBO)
  • News of the World, 2020 (HBO)
  • Poltergeist II: the Other Side, 1986 (HBO)
  • Poltergeist III, 1988 (HBO)
  • Promising Young Woman, 2020 (HBO)
  • Senseless, 1998 (HBO)
  • Showtime, 2002 (HBO)
  • Something New, 2006 (HBO)
  • Stigmata, 1999 (HBO)
  • Summer School, 1987 (HBO)
  • The Betrayed, 2008 (HBO)
  • The Brady Bunch Movie, 1995 (HBO)
  • The Day After Tomorrow, 2004 (HBO)
  • The End, 1978 (HBO)
  • The Fast and the Furious, 2001 (HBO)
  • The Happening, 2008 (HBO)
  • The Pope of Greenwich Village, 1984 (HBO)
  • The Poseidon Adventure, 1972 (HBO)
  • The Presidio, 1988 (HBO)
  • The Seeker: the Dark Is Rising, 2007 (HBO)
  • The Transporter, 2002 (HBO)
  • The Wings of the Dove, 1997 (HBO)
  • Thelma & Louise, 1991 (HBO)
  • Tomcats, 2001 (HBO)
  • Unleashed, 2005 (HBO) (Director’s Cut)
  • Waiting to Exhale, 1995 (HBO)
  • Weightless, 2018 (HBO)
  • Welcome to Sarajevo, 1997 (HBO)
  • Witness, 1985 (HBO)
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, 2018 (HBO)

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