HBO Max Movies And Shows This May

Fans are in for a treat, as HBO Max brings you the best new TV shows and movies on offer. This May, we have original documentaries such as ‘Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known,’ which brings together the cast of the Tony award-winning musical.

HBO Max Movies And Shows This May

HBO Max Movies And Shows This May

On top of that, the brand new true crime-drama series ‘The Staircase’ starring Colin Firth is also one to keep an eye on. So strap yourselves in for a May that you cannot miss. With that being said, here is what fans can expect. 

New Shows On HBO Max

The Staircase

Starring Colin Firth, the true-crime series delves into the life of crime writer Michael Peterson played by Colin Firth. Michael’s life is turned upside down when his wife, Kathleen Peterson (Toni Collette), dies in inexplicable circumstances.

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Time is running out for Michael to uncover the truth, but in doing so, will he be able to live with what he discovers as the family secrets come to the fore?

A star-studded cast also includes Sophie Turner, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rosemarie DeWitt and Juliette Binoche, to name a few. 

Release Date: 5th May 2022


If you fancy something more lighthearted, ‘Hacks’ could be right up your alley. The HBO comedy series stars Jean Smart, as the lead diva comedian (Deborah Vance) trying to crack the comedy industry.

Deborah travels around the country trying out her comedy act. In doing so, she teams up with her up-and-coming comedy writer Ava Daniels played by Hannah Einbinder.

But will they be able to navigate things under the tutelage of Deborah’s tour manager Alice (Laurie Metcalf)? The first season received a whopping 15 Emmy nominations, and if the second season is half as good, you do not want to miss it. 

Release Date: 12th May 2022

Las Bravas F.C

If you’re after a moving story, then the series ‘Las Bravas F.C’ doesn’t disappoint. The show explores the meteoric rise of a women’s soccer team in Mexico. The team is desperate to make headway and eventually win the regional championships.

But to do so, they need an elite level coach: Step forward Roberto Casas, played by Alfonso Herrera. After having his playing career disrupted due to a heart condition, can Casas reinvent himself while overcoming the stigma he holds towards the women’s game?  

Release Date: 5th May 2022

New Movies on HBO Max

‘Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known’

The Tony award-winning Broadway musical ‘Spring Awakening’ returns to bring the cast together 15 years after the musical first hit the stage.

Having gotten together in November 2021, the cast reunited to hold an exclusive concert to raise money for ‘The Actors Fund,’ a charitable organisation that aims to support entertainers.

Fans can expect to see behind the scenes footage, as the cast come together and recall the journey that made the musical such a hit. Lea Michele, John Gallagher Jr, Lauren Pritchard and Jonathan Groff are just some of the names who will appear. 

Release Date: 3rd May 2022

George Carlin’s American Dream

Named after the late comedian George Carlin, the documentary series will explore the life and struggles of the comedic great. Once dubbed the second best comedian of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, with only Richard Pryor ahead of him, Carlin’s tendency to ridicule global affairs is still relevant to this day, if not more.

Numerous comedians were inspired by his work, including Bette Midler, Jon Stewart and ​​Jerry Seinfeld. Yet, in a comedy career that lasted five decades, making it to the top was not easy.

Substance abuse issues took a toll on his health, while his father’s death when he was just 8-years-old also shaped his outlook on life.

Release Date: 20th May 2022

Catwoman: Hunted

If animation is something you fancy, this could be for you. Catwomen (Elizabeth Gillies) manages to trick her way into a party attended by Gotham’s most dangerous gangster Black Mask (Jonathan Banks).

The latter intends to join the biggest criminal syndicate ‘Leviathan,’ headed by Barbara Minerva (the host of the party). To get into the party, Mask donates a precious emerald.

Catwoman intervenes to steal the jewel but is stopped in her tracks by Batwoman (Stephanie Beatriz). Minerva’s entourage retrieves the gem but have now singled out Catwoman for revenge. 

Release Date: 10th May 2022

HBO Max Full List

May 1st

Assassins, 2020 

An Autumn Afternoon, 1962

Back To School, 1986

47 Ronin, 2013

Bottle Rocket, 1996

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 1968 

Child 44, 2015 

Back To School, 1986

Calladita, 2020 

At Close Range, 1986

Devil in A Blue Dress, 1995

Dodes ‘Ka-Den, 1970

Conan The Barbarian, 2011

Downhill, 1927

Chungking Express, 1994

Dragnet Girl, 1933

Domino, 2019 

Equinox Flower, 1958

Early Summer, 1951

Fallen Angels, 1995

Eraser, 1996

Early Spring, 1956

Furry Vengeance, 2010 

Good Morning, 1959

Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, 2001 

Killers, 2010

Love and Baseball, 2021

Gang Related, 1997 

Hart’s War, 2002 

FRIDA, 2002 

Floating Weeds, 1959

Language Lessons, 2021

High and Low, 1963

Julie, 1956

Hard Rain, 1998 

Red Beard, 1965

Not Easily Broken, 2009

Rugrats Go Wild, 2003 

Sense and Sensibility, 1995

Rugrats In Paris: The Movie, 2000 

Ringo and His Golden Pistol, 1966

Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1991 

The End of Summer, 1961

The Big Sleep, 1946

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, 2009 

The Color Purple, 1985

North Dallas Forty, 1979

St. Elmo’s Fire, 1985

Poseidon, 2006

Masters Of The Universe, 1987 

The Fugitive, 1993

Sliding Doors, 1998

The New Guy, 2002 

The Rugrats Movie, 1998 

The Stepford Wives, 2004 

Tokyo Twilight, 1957

The Wild Thornberrys Movie, 2002 

The Sapphires, 2012 

The Machine That Kills Bad People, 1952

Transporter 3, 2008 

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, 2009

W.E., 2011

Underworld, 2003

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 2012

The Missing, 2003 

Underworld: Awakening, 2012

Unbroken, 2014

Top Secret!, 1984 

You, Me and Dupree, 2006

Zathura: A Space Adventure, 2005

Yellowface: Asian Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood, 2019

Young Adult, 2011 

Welcome to the Dollhouse, 1995

What To Expect When You’re Expecting, 2012

May 3rd

Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known, Documentary Premiere 

May 5th

The Staircase Series Premiere

Las Bravas F.C. Season 1

Queen Stars Brazil Season 1

May 6th

Entre Nos: Carmen and Alfred 

Dear Evan Hansen, 2021 

La Afinadora De Árboles, 2019 

May 7th

We Baby Bears Season 1

May 9th

Get Hard

May 10th

Robot Chicken Season 11

Catwoman: Hunted

The Matrix: Resurrections

Sesame Street Mecha Builders Season 1

May 12th

Who’s By Your Side Season 1

Hacks Season 2

May 13th

Smalls Season 4

Old, 2021 

Hank Zipzer, 2014

May 15th

The Time Traveler’s Wife Series Premiere

May 17th

The Mule, 2018 

Sesame Street Mecha Builders, Season 1 

May 20th

Identidad Tomada, 2020 

May 22nd

Fast Foodies, Season 2

May 23rd

Teen Titans Go!, Season 7 

May 26th

Tig n’ Seek Season 4 

That Damn Michael Che Season 2 


May 27th

Blippi Visits

Blippi Special

Blippi: Learn With Blippi

Stath Lets Flats

Blippi Wonders

Ghosts, Season 1

Ghosts, Season 2

May 29th

The Misery Index, Season 3 

May 31st

Miami Vice, 2006 

So there you have it folks. Make sure you check out new movies and TV shows on HBO Max this month. And as always, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. And while you are at it, drop your email to get insights into your inbox.

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