HBO Max: Coming and Leaving in May 2022


HBO Max announced the list of films, series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service during May 2022.

This May, HBO Max is springing into a wide array of award-winning comedies, documentaries, and thrillers from a unique group of creators.

  • Fans will immerse themselves in season two of the Emmy-winning “Hacks” (5/12). In this new chapter of the comedy series, the dark mentorship between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance and her young, entitled writer Ava continues to evolve as the two travel across the country workshopping Deborah’s new stand-up act.
  • A horrible accident or a crime of passion? Based on a true story, “The Staircase” (5/5), takes viewers behind the closed doors of a once happy home that abruptly became the scene of a murder. Starring Academy Award-winner Colin Firth and Emmy Award-winner Toni Collette, this limited series will have everyone on the edge of their seats.
  • “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (5/15), inspired by the much-loved novel by Audrey Niffenegger and adapted by Stephen Moffat, tells the story of an enchanting love story between Clare and Henry. The love story has one small problem… time travel.

This month also brings a diverse array of A-list talent that reflects the beauty and complexities of the human experience. Stories that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between, will resonate with viewers as they see experiences that mirror their own unique journeys.

  • Take a deeper look into George Carlin, the man dubbed the “dean of counterculture comedians,” in the two-part documentary “George Carlin’s American Dream.” From Emmy-winning directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, the documentary explores a cultural chameleon who is remembered as one of the most influential stand-up comics of all time.
  •  Michael Che is guaranteed to make everyone laugh in the season two premiere of “That Damn Michael Che” (5/26), where he illustrates what it feels like to experience everyday situations including racial profiling, unemployment, falling in love and more.
  • Join Sam Jay’s house party with the season two premiere of “PAUSE with Sam Jay,” a comedy-talk-variety show that’s an interview platform, a comedy show and a cultural lesson all in one.

HBO Max has a content lineup for fans of all genres ranging from science fiction to family favorites to movie musicals, we’ve got the perfect line-up for the whole household.

  • Red or blue pill? Fans of the Matrix trilogy will enjoy Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Matrix: Resurrections” (5/10) when it returns to HBO Max in the month. Set sixty years after the revolutions, the film follows Neo to a world of two realities: one, everyday life; the other, what lies behind it. To find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, to truly know himself, Mr. Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more.
  • Things are not what they seem on the tropical secluded beach in “Old” (5/13), which follows a family on a holiday vacation that discovers a secluded beach that is somehow causing them to age rapidly, reducing their entire lives into a single day.
  • “Dear Evan Hansen” (5/6), is an American coming-of-age musical film about a high school student with social anxiety, adapted from the hit award-winning musical of the same name.
  • Travel through the depths of space in “Zathura: A Space Adventure” (5/1), where three siblings’ house is transported into space, and they are forced to finish a magical 1950s space-adventure board game.
  • For little ones, Cartoonito on HBO Max is debuting “Sesame Street Mecha Builders” (5/10), an all-new preschool animated series from Sesame Workshop. Sesame Street Mecha Builders reimagines Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby as robot heroes in training who use their STEM superpowers to solve wacky larger-than-life problems. Animated in a dynamic 3D style, this series will help older preschoolers practice foundational critical thinking skills while laughing along with their Sesame Street friends.


 Exact Dates To Be Announced:

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 (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, 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:


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)


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)

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.