The Best Movies on HBO Max Right Now

Season 2 of the Emmy-winning comedy “Hacks,” the debut of Colin Firth’s true-crime drama “The Staircase” and the streaming return of “The Matrix: Resurrections” all await HBO Max subscribers in May. If you’re looking for something new to watch or wondering what’s on HBO Max this month, not to worry, we’ve got the full rundown.

There are several must-watch new TV shows on both HBO and HBO Max this month, new and returning. Acclaimed Jean Smart comedy “Hacks” returns for Season 2 on May 12. As for the new debuts, May sees the premieres for HBO Max’s “The Staircase” on May 5, starring Colin Firth as Michael Peterson in the true-crime limited series, as well as the HBO premiere of Steven Moffat’s (“Doctor Who”) series adaptation of “The Time Traveler’s Wife” on May 15.

New films this month include the streaming return of “The Matrix: Resurrections” and streaming premieres for the much-maligned 2021 musical adaptation “Dear Evan Hansen” and M. Night Shyamalan’s latest twisty horror film, “Old.” And, of course, there are plenty of familiar favorites arriving in the library this month, including “The Big Sleep,” Wes Anderson’s debut feature “Bottle Rocket” and the director’s cut of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” among many others.

Documentary fans can look forward to the premiere of “HBO’s Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known” on May 3 and “George Carlin’s American Dream” — though the exact premiere date for that one is TBA.

Check out the complete list of all the new movies and shows on HBO Max this month below:

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Exact Dates To Be Announced:

George Carlin’s American Dream, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

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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

Quiet, 2020 (HBO)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 1968 (HBO)

Child 44, 2015 (HBO)

Chung King 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

EarlySummer, 1951

The End of Summer, 1961

Equinox Flowers, 1958

Erase, 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)

Julia, 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 Fort, 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)

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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

WE, 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

Warner Bros. Pictures

May 3:

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

May 5:

Las Bravas FC, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Queen Stars Brazil, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

The Staircase, Max Original Limited Series Premiere

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May 6:

Dear Evan Hansen, 2021 (HBO)

Between Us: Carmen and Alfred (HBO)

The Tree Tuner, 2019 (HBO)

May 7:

We Baby Bears, Season 1 Part C

May 9:

GetHard, 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)

The Time Traveler's Wife
Theo James and Rose Leslie in “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (HBO)

May 17:

Sesame Street Mecha Builders, Season 1 Part C

The Mule, 2018 (HBO)

May 20:

Identity Taken, 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

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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)

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