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What’s new on HBO and HBO Max, and what’s leaving in May 2021

Launched less than a year ago, WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max has already become a major player in the competition for subscribers. May brings a long list of new films, series, and specials to HBO and HBO Max, including the same-day streaming and theatrical release of thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead with Angelina Jolie, and the return of superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984.

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

  • Gomorrah, Season 4 (Max Original)
  • Oslo (HBO Original Film)

May 1

  • 17 Again, 2009
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, 2012 (HBO)
  • Anaconda, 1997
  • Anger Management, 2003 (HBO)
  • Baby Boom, 1987 (HBO)
  • Barry Lyndon, 1975
  • Black Hawk Down, 2001
  • The Cable Guy, 1996
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 2005
  • Cursed, 2005 (HBO)
  • Daddy Day Care, 2003
  • Darkest Hour, 2017 (HBO)
  • Darkness, 2004 (Extended Version) (HBO)
  • The Dirty Dozen, 1967
  • Dumb & Dumber, 1994
  • Employee of the Month, 2006 (HBO)
  • Firehouse Dog, 2007 (HBO)
  • Flight of the Intruder, 1991 (HBO)
  • Free Willy, 1993
  • Frida, 2002 (HBO)
  • Generation Por Que? (HBO)
  • God’s Not Dead, 2014 (HBO)
  • Good Morning, Vietnam, 1987 (HBO)
  • Happy Feet, 2006
  • Happy Feet Two, 2011
  • Harley Davidson and The Marlboro Man, 1991 (HBO)
  • Hercules, 1983 (HBO)
  • Igby Goes Down, 2002 (HBO)
  • Igor, 2008 (HBO)
  • Insomnia, 2002 (HBO)
  • The Interview, 2014
  • Jackie Brown, 1997
  • Kansas, 1988 (HBO)
  • Magic Mike, 2012
  • Menace II Society, 1993
  • Michael, 1996 (HBO)
  • Mortal Kombat, 1995
  • Movie 43, 2013 (HBO)
  • Muriel’s Wedding, 1995 (HBO)
  • My Baby’s Daddy, 2004 (HBO)
  • Mystery Date, 1991 (HBO)
  • Norbit, 2007 (HBO)
  • Para Rosa (For Rosa) (HBO)
  • Precious, 2009 (HBO)
  • Rabid, 1977 (HBO)
  • Romance & Cigarettes, 2007 (HBO)
  • Rosewater, 2014 (HBO)
  • Rudy, 1993
  • Rush Hour 2, 2001
  • Rush Hour 3, 2007
  • Rush Hour, 1998
  • Save the Last Dance, 2001 (HBO)
  • Save the Last Dance 2, 2006 (HBO)
  • Senseless, 1998 (HBO)
  • Separate Tables, 1958 (HBO)
  • Serpico, 1974 (HBO)
  • Serving Sara, 2002 (HBO)
  • Summer Rental, 1985 (HBO)
  • Tenet, 2020 (HBO)
  • The Debt, 2010 (HBO)
  • The Immigrant, 2014 (HBO)
  • The Kingdom, 2007 (HBO)
  • The Last of the Finest, 1990 (HBO)
  • The Perfect Man, 2005 (HBO)
  • The Tuxedo, 2002 (HBO)
  • The Wings of the Dove, 1997 (HBO)
  • The Witches of Eastwick, 1987 (HBO)
  • Tomcats, 2001 (HBO)
  • Trust Me, 2014 (HBO)
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection, 2012
  • Varsity Blues, 1999 (HBO)
  • Welcome to Sarajevo, 1997 (HBO)
  • When Harry Met Sally, 1989
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1971
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, 2018 (HBO)
  • Words and Pictures, 2014 (HBO)

May 2

  • Uri and Ella, Season 1

May 3

  • 300: Rise of an Empire, 2014
  • Pray, Obey, Kill — HBO Docu-Series Finale

May 6

  • Hunger, 2008
  • Legendary: Season 2 (Max Original)
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game, 1949
  • That Damn Michael Che — Max Original Series Premiere
  • West Side Story — TCM CFF Opening Night, 1961

May 7

  • La Boda De Rosa (Rosa’s Wedding) (HBO)

May 8

  • Greenland, 2020 (HBO)
  • Re:ZERO — Starting Life in Another World: Season 2 (Subtitled, Episodes 14-25) (Crunchyroll Collection)

May 9

  • Axios (HBO)

May 10

  • Jujutsu Kaisen: Season 1 (Subtitled, Episodes 13-24) (Crunchyroll Collection)
  • Race for the White House: Season 2
  • The Crime of the Century — Two-Part Documentary Premiere (HBO)

May 13

  • Hacks — Max Original Series Premiere
  • Wonder Woman 1984 — 2020 (HBO)

May 14

  • Those Who Wish Me Dead — Warner Bros. Film Premiere, 2021

May 15

  • The Personal History of David Copperfield, 2020 (HBO)
  • The Nevers: Part 1 Finale (HBO)

May 19

  • Apple & Onion, Season 2A

May 20

  • Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Together Again — Max Original
  • The Big Shot with Bethenny — Max Original Season Finale
  • Ellen’s Next Great Designer — Max Original Season Finale
  • Territorio (Close Quarters) (HBO)
  • This Is Life with Lisa Ling: Season 7

May 23

  • In Treatment: Season 4 Premiere (HBO)

May 25

  • Cinderella Man, 2005 (HBO)
  • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

May 26

  • Curious George, 2006 (HBO)

May 28

  • A Black Lady Sketch Show: Season 2 Finale (HBO)

May 30

  • Mare of Easttown: Limited Series Finale (HBO)

Leaving in May

May 11

  • Mud, 2013

May 13

  • Bullitt, 1968
  • The Searchers, 1956
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game, 1949
  • West Side Story, 1961

May 16

  • Annabelle Comes Home, 2019 (HBO)

May 23

  • Mortal Kombat, 2021

May 28

  • The Operative, 2019 (HBO)

May 31

  • All About My Mother, 1999
  • All the President’s Men, 1976
  • Amistad, 1997 (HBO)
  • The Avengers, 1998
  • The Beguiled, 2017 (HBO)
  • The Bishop’s Wife, 1947
  • Black Christmas, 2019 (HBO)
  • The Blind Side, 2009 (HBO)
  • Blood Work, 2002
  • Blue Streak, 1999
  • Bombshell, 1933
  • The Book of Henry, 2011 (HBO)
  • Book of Shadows: The Blair Witch 2, 2000
  • The Bridges of Madison County, 1995
  • Butterfield 8, 1960
  • Captain Blood, 1935
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1958
  • Cats, 2019 (HBO)
  • The Cider House Rules, 1999 (HBO)
  • Cinema Paradiso, 1990 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
  • Cradle 2 The Grave, 2003
  • Critical Care, 1997 (HBO)
  • Cruel Intentions, 1999 (HBO)
  • The Dancer Upstairs, 2003 (HBO)
  • Dangerous Liaisons, 1988
  • The Dead Don’t Die, 2019 (HBO)
  • The Dead Pool, 1988
  • Death Becomes Her, 1992 (HBO)
  • Defending Your Life, 1991
  • Dirty Dancing, 1987 (HBO)
  • Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, 2004 (HBO)
  • Dolores Claiborne, 1995
  • Doubt, 2008 (HBO)
  • Downhill, 2020 (HBO)
  • Driving Miss Daisy, 1989
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous, 1999
  • East of Eden, 1955
  • Emma, 1996 (HBO)
  • Emma, 2020 (HBO)
  • A Face in the Crowd, 1957
  • Father of the Bride, 1950
  • Flipped, 2010
  • Giant, 1956
  • Heartbreak Ridge, 1986
  • Hot Fuzz, 2007 (HBO)
  • Hunger, 2008
  • Jaws, 1975 (HBO)
  • Jaws 2, 1978 (HBO)
  • Jetsons: The Movie, 1990 (HBO)
  • Justice League: Gods and Monsters, 2015
  • A Kiss Before Dying, 1991 (HBO)
  • The Last King of Scotland, 2006 (HBO)
  • The Last Kiss, 2006 (HBO)
  • Lego: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!, 2015
  • Life As We Know It, 2010
  • Life with Father, 1947
  • Little Women, 1949
  • Living Out Loud, 1998
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight, 1996
  • Magnum Force, 1973
  • March of the Penguins, 2005
  • The Matrix Reloaded, 2003
  • The Matrix Revolutions, 2003
  • The Matrix, 1999
  • Maverick, 1994
  • Misery, 1990 (HBO)
  • Mortal Kombat, 1995
  • Mortal Kombat Annihilation, 1997
  • Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, 2020
  • Nell, 1994 (HBO)
  • Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always, 2020 (HBO)
  • Papillon, 1973
  • A Patch of Blue, 1965
  • Phantom, 2013 (HBO)
  • Phantom Thread, 2017 (HBO)
  • Project X, 2012 (Extended Version) (HBO)
  • Ray, 2004 (HBO)
  • Richie Rich (Movie), 1994
  • A Room with a View, 1986 (HBO)
  • Sanctum, 2011 (HBO)
  • Scream, 1996
  • Scream 2, 1997
  • Scream 3, 2000
  • Se7En, 1995
  • Selena, 1997
  • Shaun of the Dead, 2004 (HBO)
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, 2011 (HBO)
  • Skyline, 2010 (HBO)
  • Snakes on a Plane, 2006
  • Snow White and The Huntsman, 2012 (Unrated Version) (HBO)
  • Stuart Little, 1999
  • Stuart Little 2, 2002
  • The Thin Man, 1934
  • Tightrope, 1984
  • True Grit, 2010 (HBO)
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, 2011
  • Unforgiven, 1992
  • Veronica Mars, 2014
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, 2007
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix, 2019 (HBO)
  • X-Men: First Class, 2011 (HBO)
  • You Can’t Take It with You, 1938

If you missed our recap of everything arriving on HBO and HBO Max (and leaving) in April, you can find it below.

Arriving in April

April TBD

  • The Big Shot with Bethenny, Max original series premiere
  • Ellen’s Next Great Designer, Max original series premiere
  • Generation Hustle, Max original series premiere
  • Piano Y Mujer (HBO)
  • Pray, Obey, Kill, documentary series premiere (HBO)
  • Wahl Street, Max original series premiere

April 1

  • A Shock to the System, 1990 (HBO)
  • Abandon, 2002 (HBO)
  • Adam’s Rib, 1949
  • All Is Lost, 2013 (HBO)
  • Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl
  • Barbarosa, 1982 (HBO)
  • Black Dynamite, 2009
  • Blindness, 2008 (HBO)
  • The Bodyguard, 1992
  • Boogie Nights, 1997
  • Bringing Up Baby, 1938
  • The Butcher’s Wife, 1991 (HBO)
  • Caddyshack, 1980
  • The Collection, 2012 (HBO)
  • The Color Purple, 1985
  • Dante’s Peak, 1997 (HBO)
  • Dark Shadows, 2012 (HBO)
  • Dead Silence, 2007 (HBO)
  • Dirty Harry, 1971
  • The Eagle Has Landed, 1977 (HBO)
  • Early Man, 2018 (HBO)
  • Easy Rider, 1969
  • Ella Enchanted, 2004 (HBO)
  • The Evil That Men Do, 1984 (HBO)
  • Eye For An Eye, 1996 (HBO)
  • Fear, 1996 (HBO)
  • genera+ion, season 1 part 1 finale
  • Ghost Rider, 2007
  • Goodfellas, 1990
  • The Great Pottery Throwdown, Max original season 4 premiere
  • Green Lantern, 2011
  • Hardball, 2001 (HBO)
  • Happy Endings
  • Haywire, 2012 (HBO)
  • In & Out, 1997 (HBO)
  • Kicking & Screaming, 2005 (HBO)
  • King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, 2017 (HBO)
  • Lassiter, 1984 (HBO)
  • Leatherface Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, 1990 (HBO)
  • Let’s Go to Prison, 2006 (HBO)
  • The Longest Yard, 1974 (HBO)
  • Made for Love, Max original series premiere
  • Man Up, 2015 (HBO)
  • The Mask of Zorro, 1998
  • The Man With The Iron Fists, 2012 (unrated version) (HBO)
  • Missing In Action 2: The Beginning, 1985 (HBO)
  • Missing In Action, 1984 (HBO)
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend, 2006 (HBO)
  • The Nanny
  • The Natural, 1984
  • Now, Voyager, 1942
  • One Day, 2011 (HBO)
  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, 1985 (HBO)
  • Police Academy 3: Back In Training, 1986 (HBO)
  • Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol, 1987 (HBO)
  • Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach, 1988 (HBO)
  • Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, 1989 (HBO)
  • Police Academy: Mission to Moscow, 1994 (HBO)
  • Primal Fear, 1996 (HBO)
  • Reasonable Doubt, 2014 (HBO)
  • Red Dawn, 1984 (HBO)
  • The Return, 2006 (HBO)
  • Risky Business, 1983 (HBO)
  • Roger & Me, 1989
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939
  • Sneakers, 1992 (HBO)
  • Space Jam, 1996
  • Speed 2 Cruise Control, 1997 (HBO)
  • Spellbound, 2003 (HBO)
  • Stuart Little, 1999
  • The Shack, 2017 (HBO)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, 2006 (extended version) (HBO)
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, 2011
  • Wanderlust, 2012 (HBO)
  • The Warriors, 1979 (director’s cut) (HBO)
  • The Watch, 2012 (HBO)
  • White Noise, 2005 (HBO)
  • The Wild Life, 2016 (HBO)
  • Within, 2016 (HBO)
  • Wolves at the Door, 2017 (HBO)

April 2

  • On the Spectrum

April 3

  • Ted, 2012 (unrated version) (HBO)

April 4

  • Q: Into The Storm, documentary series finale (HBO)

April 5

  • Hard, season 2 finale (HBO)

April 6

  • Genndy Tartokovksy’s Primal, Season 1B

April 7

  • Exterminate All The Brutes, documentary series premiere (HBO)
  • South Side, season 1

April 9

  • Intemperie (aka Out in the Open), 2019 (HBO)
  • The Other Two, season 1
  • A Tiny Audience, season 2 finale (HBO)

April 10

  • The New Mutants, 2020 (HBO)

April 11

  • The Nevers, drama series premiere (HBO)

April 13

  • Our Towns, documentary premiere (HBO)

April 15

  • Infinity Train, Max original season 4 premiere

April 16

  • Mortal Kombat, Warner Bros. film premiere, 2021

April 17

  • The Dark Knight Rises, 2012 (HBO)

April 18

  • Mare of Easttown, limited series premiere (HBO)

April 20

  • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

April 22

  • 1,2,3 All Eyes on Me, 2020(HBO)
  • First Ladies, 2020
  • Princess Cut, 2020 (HBO)
  • Rizo, 2020 (HBO)

April 23

  • A Black Lady Sketch Show, season 2 premiere (HBO)
  • El Robo Del Siglo (aka Heist of the Century) (HBO)

April 24

  • Dreamgirls, 2006 (HBO)

April 26

  • The Artist, 2011

April 29

  • Looney Tunes Cartoons, season 1D

Leaving in April

April 11

  • Reservoir Dogs, 1992

April 15

  • Lego DC Shazam: Magic And Monsters!, 2020

April 30

  • 3 Godfathers, 1949
  • 9½ Weeks, 1986
  • Above The Rim, 1994 (HBO)
  • The Adventures Of Robin Hood, 1938
  • Adventures Of Tom Thumb And Thumbelina, 2002 (HBO)
  • After Hours, 1985
  • An American Werewolf In London, 1981 (HBO)
  • Beasts Of The Southern Wild, 2012 (HBO)
  • Being There, 1979
  • Bullitt, 1968
  • Bundle of Joy, 1956
  • Can’t Buy Me Love, 1987 (HBO)
  • The Candidate, 1972
  • Cast Away, 2000 (HBO)
  • Catwoman, 2004
  • Chasing Liberty, 2004
  • Cheyenne Autumn, 1964
  • Cimarron, 1960
  • Critters 2, 1988
  • Critters 4, 1992
  • Dead Man Walking, 1995 (HBO)
  • Diner, 1982
  • Dirt, 2017
  • The Exorcist, 1973
  • Femme Fatale, 2002 (HBO)
  • Fool’s Gold, 2008
  • Get Carter, 1971
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters, 2019 (HBO)
  • Godzilla Vs. Kong, 2021
  • Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, 2011
  • The Green Mile, 1999
  • Grumpier Old Men, 1995
  • Grumpy Old Men, 1993
  • The Hangover Part II, 2011 (HBO)
  • A Hidden Life, 2019 (HBO)
  • The Hills Have Eyes II, 2007 (extended version) (HBO)
  • The Hills Have Eyes, 2006 (extended version) (HBO)
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2012
  • Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, 2014
  • Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, 2013
  • How The West Was Won, 1962
  • I Am Sam, 2002
  • The Invisible Man, 2020 (HBO)
  • Jojo Rabbit, 2019 (HBO)
  • Jonny Quest, 1964
  • Josie and the Pussycats In Outer Space, 1972
  • Josie and the Pussycats, 1970
  • Just Mercy, 2019 (HBO)
  • The Looney Tunes Show, 2011
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action, 2003
  • Lying and Stealing, 2019 (HBO)
  • Ma, 2019 (HBO)
  • The Man Who Would Be King, 1975
  • Marvin’s Room, 1996 (HBO)
  • Mildred Pierce, 1945
  • Mister Roberts, 1955
  • My Blue Heaven, 1990
  • My Dog Skip, 2000
  • My Favorite Year, 1982
  • National Lampoon’s European Vacation, 1985
  • National Lampoon’s Vacation, 1983
  • The Neverending Story, 1984
  • New Jack City, 1991
  • New Looney Tunes, 2015
  • New York Minute, 2004
  • Of Mice and Men, 1992 (HBO)
  • Open Water 2: Adrift, 2006 (HBO)
  • Open Water, 2004 (HBO)
  • Paddington Bear, 1989
  • Patriots Day, 2016
  • Presumed Innocent, 1990
  • Pride And Prejudice, 1940
  • Private Benjamin, 1980
  • Red Tails, 2012 (HBO)
  • Reversal Of Fortune, 1990
  • Rio Bravo, 1959
  • Rise of the Guardians, 2012 (HBO)
  • School of Rock, 2003 (HBO)
  • Scooby-Doo And Scrappy-Doo, 1981
  • The Scooby-Doo Show, 1976
  • Scooby-Doo Where Are You!, 1969
  • The Secret Garden, 1993
  • She’s All That, 1999
  • Snakes on a Plane, 2006
  • Son of the Mask, 2005
  • Space Cowboys, 2000
  • Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, 1995
  • Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, 2005
  • Tom and Jerry (Classic), 1967
  • Tower Heist, 2011 (HBO)
  • Under Siege, 1992
  • Viva Las Vegas, 1964
  • We Bought A Zoo, 2011 (HBO)
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, 1962 (HBO)
  • Where the Wild Things Are, 2009
  • The Wild Bunch, 1969
  • The Wind and the Lion, 1975
  • The Yogi Bear Show, 1988