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This Month’s Highlight

The Staircase

An HBO Max true-crime drama with an incredibly stacked cast inspired by the popular Netflix documentary, I mean, do I even need to convince you to watch this? I’m sure you already plan to, but nevertheless: The Staircase follows the Peterson family, more specifically the patriarch, played by Colin Firth, after the death of his wife, Kathleen (Toni Collette). (Streaming May 5.)

Full List of What’s New on HBO — May 2022

Noteworthy selections in bold.

Available May 1

Yellowface: Asian Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood
47 Ronin
Assassins (HBO)
At Close Range (HBO)
An Autumn Afternoon
The Big Sleep
Back To School
Bottle Rocket
Calladita (HBO)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (HBO)
Child 44 (HBO)
Chungking Express
The Color Purple
Conan The Barbarian (HBO)
Devil in A Blue Dress
Dodes ‘Ka-Den
Domino (HBO)
Dragnet Girl
Early Spring
Early Summer
The End of Summer
Equinox Flower
Fallen Angels
Floating Weeds
The Fugitive
Furry Vengeance (HBO)
Gang Related (HBO)
Good Morning
Hard Rain (HBO)
Hart’s War (HBO)
High and Low
Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (HBO)
Killers (HBO)
Language Lessons
Love and Baseball
The Machine That Kills Bad People
Masters Of The Universe (HBO)
The Missing (HBO)
The New Guy (HBO)
North Dallas Forty (HBO)
Not Easily Broken
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Red Beard
Ringo and His Golden Pistol
Rugrats Go Wild (HBO)
Rugrats In Paris: The Movie (HBO)
The Rugrats Movie (HBO)
The Sapphires (HBO)
Sense and Sensibility
Sliding Doors
St. Elmo’s Fire
The Stepford Wives (HBO)
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (Extended Version)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
Tokyo Twilight
Top Secret! (HBO)
Transporter 3 (HBO)
Underworld: Awakening
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Welcome to the Dollhouse
W.E. (HBO)
What To Expect When You’re Expecting (HBO)
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (HBO)
You, Me and Dupree
Young Adult (HBO)
Zathura: A Space Adventure

Available May 3

Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Know, documentary premiere (HBO)

Available 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

Available May 6

Dear Evan Hansen (HBO)
Entre Nos: Carmen and Alfred (HBO)
La Afinadora De Árboles (HBO)

Available May 7

We Baby Bears, season 1 part C

Available May 9

Get Hard

Available May 10

Catwoman: Hunted
The Matrix: Resurrections (HBO)
Sesame Street Mecha Builders, season 1 part A
Robot Chicken, season 11 part B

Available May 12

Hacks, Max Original season 2 premiere
Who’s By Your Side, Max Original season 1 premiere

Available May 13

Hank Zipzer
Old (HBO)
Smalls, season 4

Available May 15

The Time Traveler’s Wife, series premiere (HBO)

Available May 17

Sesame Street Mecha Builders, season 1 part B
The Mule (HBO)

Available May 20

Identidad Tomada (HBO)

Available May 22

Fast Foodies, season 2

Available May 23

Teen Titans Go!, season 7 part B

Available May 26

That Damn Michael Che, Max Original season 2 premiere
Tig n’ Seek, Max Original season 4 premiere

Available May 27

Blippi Special
Blippi Visits
Blippi Wonders
Blippi: Learn With Blippi
Ghost, seasons 1-2
Stath Lets Flats

Available May 29

The Misery Index, season 3 part b

Available May 31

Miami Vice (Extended Version)

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New on HBO and HBO Max: May 2022