Illustration for article titled What's New on HBO Max in May 2021Screenshot: Tenet / Warner Bros.

Last summer, director Christopher Nolan had the hubris to believe that Tenet was a film that people would risk their lives for. The first big blockbuster to open in theaters after the pandemic started was also … the last big blockbuster to open in theaters after being somehow bombed. But this month it comes to HBO Max – and unfortunately on a streaming service like so many other potential megahits of 2020. The circle is complete. Everything is still terrible.

Except maybe Tenet? Haven’t seen it yet (as I was never interested in sitting in a theater after March 11, 2020). Certainly the reviews were all over the map; It’s either another brilliant mindfuck on the Inception level or an incomprehensible disaster. (Although spoken of incomprehensibly, the muffled sound mix is one thing that everyone seems to hate each other.) I look forward to seeing and finding out where I fall when it arrives on May 1st; The only thing I know for sure right now is that Robert Pattinson looks good in these suits. And I have to appreciate its beauty, because Nolan doesn’t like giving women prominent or interesting roles in his films. Yes i said so.

HBO Max’s big simultaneous streaming / theatrical release for this month is Those Who Wish Me Dead (May 14th), Angelina Jolie’s fight against forest fires with the artistic title and fantastic trailer:

In other news, Adventure Time fans can enjoy the next episode of Distant Lands, the series’ sequel / coda miniseries, and therapy fans will be delighted with the surprise appearance of a fourth season of In Treatment, though It has an entirely new cast and creative team. If you missed Wonder Woman 1984 during its short December release window, it is now returning to join the rest of the DCEU in its permanent streaming home.

Here’s the list of everything that’s coming (and leaving) HBO Max in May 2021. Titles with (HBO) next to them are available on HBO and HBO Max. everything else is exclusive to HBO Max.

What’s coming to HBO Max in February 2021?

Available soon (no date announced)

  • Gomorrah, Season 4 (Max Original)
  • Oslo, (HBO original film)

Arrival on May 1st

  • 17 Again in 2009
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer, 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
  • Damned, 2005 (HBO)
  • Dad day care, 2003
  • Darkest Hour 2017 (HBO)
  • Darkness, 2004 (expanded 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 Why? (HBO)
  • God is not dead, 2014 (HBO)
  • Good Morning Vietnam, 1987 (HBO)
  • Happy Feet Two, 2011
  • Happy Feet, 2006
  • 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)
  • Norbitol, 2007 (HBO)
  • To Pink (For Pink) (HBO)
  • Precious, 2009 (HBO)
  • Rabid, 1977 (HBO)
  • Romance & Cigarettes, 2007 (HBO)
  • Rosenwasser, 2014 (HBO)
  • Rudy, 1993
  • Rush hour 2, 2001
  • Rush hour 3, 2007
  • 1998 rush hour
  • 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)
  • Teaching, 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 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
  • Don’t you wanna be my neighbor ?, 2018 (HBO)
  • Words and Pictures, 2014 (HBO)

Arrival on May 2nd

Arrival on May 3rd

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

Arrival on May 6th

  • Hunger, 2008
  • Legendary: Season 2 (Max Original)
  • Take me to the ball game, 1949
  • That damn premiere of Michael Che – Max Original Series
  • West Side Story – TCM CFF opening night, 1961

Arrival on May 7th

  • Rosa’s Wedding (HBO)

Arrival on May 8th

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

Arrival on May 9th

Arrival on May 10th

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

Arrival on May 13th

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

Arrival on May 14th

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

Arrival on May 15th

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

Arrival on May 19th

Arrival on May 20th

  • Adventure time: Far countries – together again – Max Original
  • The Big Shot with Bethenny – Max Original Season Finale
  • Ellen’s next great designer – Max Original Season Finale
  • Territorio (HBO)
  • This is Life with Lisa Ling: Season 7

Arrival on May 23rd

  • Under Treatment: Season 4 Premiere (HBO)

Arrival on May 25th

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

Arrival on May 26th

  • Curious George, 2006 (HBO)

Arrival on May 28th

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

Arrival on May 30th

  • Mare from Easttown: Limited Series Finale (HBO)

Leaving HBO Max in May 2021

Departure on May 11th

Departure on May 13th

  • Bullitt, 1968
  • The Seekers, 1956
  • Take me to the ball game, 1949
  • West Side Story, 1961

Departure on May 16

  • Annabelle Comes Home, 2019 (HBO)

Departure on May 23rd

Departure on May 28th

  • The Operative, 2019 (HBO)

Departure on May 31st

  • All about my mother, 1999
  • All Men of the President, 1976
  • Friendship, 1997 (HBO)
  • The Avengers, 1998
  • The Beguiled, 2017 (HBO)
  • The bishop’s wife, 1947
  • Black Christmas 2019 (HBO)
  • The Blind Side, 2009 (HBO)
  • Blood test, 2002
  • Blue Streak, 1999
  • Bomb, 1933
  • The Book of Henry, 2011 (HBO)
  • Book of Shadows: The Blair Witch 2, 2000
  • The Madison County Bridges, 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 Connections, 1988
  • The Dead Don’t Die, 2019 (HBO)
  • The Dead Pool, 1988
  • Death Becomes Her, 1992 (HBO)
  • Defend Your Life, 1991
  • Dirty Dancing, 1987 (HBO)
  • Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, 2004 (HBO)
  • Dolores Claiborne, 1995
  • Doubt, 2008 (HBO)
  • Departure 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
  • Reversed, 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 You Die, 1991 (HBO)
  • The Last King of Scotland, 2006 (HBO)
  • The Last Kiss, 2006 (HBO)
  • Lego: Justice League: Assault of the Legion of Doom !, 2015
  • Life as we know it, 2010
  • Life with the Father, 1947
  • Little women, 1949
  • Loud life, 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: Revenge of the Scorpion, 2020
  • Nell, 1994 (HBO)
  • Never, Seldom, Sometimes, Always, 2020 (HBO)
  • Papillon, 1973
  • A piece of blue, 1965
  • Phantom, 2013 (HBO)
  • Phantom Thread, 2017 (HBO)
  • Project X, 2012 (extended version) (HBO)
  • Ray, 2004 (HBO)
  • Richie Rich (film), 1994
  • A Room with a View, 1986 (HBO)
  • Ghost, 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 an airplane, 2006
  • Snow White and the Hunter, 2012 (Unrated Version) (HBO)
  • Stuart Little, 1999
  • Stuart Little 2, 2002
  • The Thin Man, 1934
  • Tightrope walker, 1984
  • True Grit, 2010 (HBO)
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, 2011
  • Unforgivable, 1992
  • Veronica Mars, 2014
  • Go 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

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