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Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in May

Summer movie season kicked off early this year with the release of Avengers: Infinity War, but in spite of its history-making performance at the box office, audiences no doubt have an appetite for things other than Marvel superheroes. Fortunately, May will bring a lot of new alternative options to television screens.

Netflix is adding several films and TV shows to its original content lineup, including the zombie movie Cargo on May 18th, the Amanda Seyfried and Clive Owen science fiction film Anon on May 10th, and the fourth season of the comedy series stalwart Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on the 30th. The second season of Dear White People is premiering on May 4th. And for viewers interested in timely comedy programming: former Daily Show correspondent Michelle Wolf, who’s drawn significant admiration and ire for her recent performance at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, will debut her new weekly series The Break on May 27th. Comedian Hari Kondabolu, who helped draw attention to the problematic portrayal of The Simpsons’ Apu in a documentary last year, will also appear on the service on May 8th in his new special, Warn Your Relatives.

Amazon Prime is primarily focused on adding library films and limited miniseries, although the service will premiere a new Rocky and Bullwinkle TV series on May 11th, and Game of Thrones Natalie Dormer stars in the service’s new series adaptation of Picnic at Hanging Rock. That show is scheduled to premiere on May 25th, and movies including A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Crow, and the original James Bond films featuring Sean Connery and Roger Moore will also arrive on Amazon Prime.

The real thing to get excited about, however, is HBO’s film adaptation of the Ray Bradbury novel Fahrenheit 451. That movie, which debuts on May 19th, stars Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon as “firemen” in a dystopian future where books are banned and they’re tasked with destroying them. And if burning things seems to be a theme of interest, the service is also adding James Cameron’s original Avatar to its lineup on May 1st. If you’re not familiar with Avatar, it’s the heartwarming story of a paraplegic soldier who regains the ability to walk, thanks to the wonders of futuristic technology — all at the expense of an entire co-opted indigenous alien culture whose homes are burned to the ground in the name of capitalism.

As usual, it’s not all good news, as most of the streaming services are losing titles here and there. The attrition isn’t too bad this month, but Netflix users will lose the classic Goodfellas on May 1st, and HBO subscribers will lose the original The Exorcist and M. Night Shyamalan’s Split on May 31st. We’ve included the full list of titles coming to, and leaving, the various services below.

Coming to Netflix

May 1st

  • 27: Gone Too Soon
  • A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
  • Amelie
  • Beautiful Girls
  • Darc
  • God’s Own Country
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City
  • Mr. Woodcock
  • My Perfect Romance
  • Pocoyo & Cars
  • Pocoyo & The Space Circus
  • Queens of Comedy, season 1
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Red Dragon
  • Scream 2
  • Shrek
  • Simon, season 1
  • Sliding Doors
  • Sometimes
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Carter Effect
  • The Clapper
  • The Reaping
  • The Strange Name Movie
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, season 2

May 2nd

  • Jailbreak

May 3rd

  • Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures, season 1

May 4th

  • A Little Help with Carol Burnett
  • Anon
  • Busted!, season 1
  • Dear White People, volume 2
  • End Game
  • Forgive Us Our Debts
  • Kong: King of the Apes, season 2
  • Lo Más Sencillo Es Complicarlo Todo
  • Manhunt
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey
  • No Estoy Loca
  • The Rain, season 1

May 5th

  • Faces Places

May 6th

  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

May 8th

  • Desolation
  • Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives

May 9th

  • Dirty Girl

May 11th

  • Bill Nye Saves the World, season 3
  • Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist
  • Spirit Riding Free, season 5
  • The Kissing Booth
  • The Who Was? Show, season 1

May 13th

  • Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

May 14th

  • The Phantom of the Opera

May 15th

  • Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, season 4
  • Grand Designs, seasons 13-14
  • Only God Forgives
  • The Game 365, season 15-16

May 16th

  • 89
  • Mamma Mia!
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • The Kingdom
  • Wanted

May 18th

  • Cargo
  • Catching Feelings
  • Inspector Gadget, season 4

May 19th

  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Scandal, season 7
  • Small Town Crime

May 20th

  • Some Kind of Beautiful

May 21st

  • Señora Acero, season 4

May 22nd

  • Mob Psycho 100, season 1
  • Shooter, season 2
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors, part 2
  • Tig Notaro: Happy To Be Here

May 23rd

  • Explained

May 24th

  • Fauda, season 2
  • Survivors Guide to Prison

May 25th

  • Ibiza
  • Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life
  • The Toys That Made Us, season 2
  • Trollhunters part 3

May 26th

  • Sara’s Notebook

May 27th

  • The Break with Michelle Wolf

May 29th

  • Coco

May 30th

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, season 4

May 31st

  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern

Date Not Announced

  • Arrow, season 6
  • Dynasty, season 1
  • Riverdale, season 2
  • Supernatural, season 13
  • The Flash, season 4

Leaving Netflix

May 1st

  • Bridget Jones’s Diary
  • Casper
  • Chappie
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Field of Dreams
  • GoodFellas
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • Sahara
  • Silent Hill
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • The Hurt Locker
  • To Rome With Love
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

May 2nd

  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • Beauty & the Briefcase
  • Cadet Kelly
  • Camp Rock
  • Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
  • Cow Belles
  • Cyberbully
  • Disney’s The Cheetah Girls
  • Disney’s The Cheetah Girls 2
  • Disney’s The Cheetah Girls: One World
  • Frenemies
  • Geek Charming
  • Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas
  • Hello Sister, Goodbye Life
  • High School Musical
  • High School Musical 2
  • Jump In!
  • Lemonade Mouth
  • Little Einsteins, seasons 1-2
  • My Fake Fiancé
  • Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
  • Phineas and Ferb, seasons 1-4
  • Princess Protection Program
  • Princess: A Modern Fairytale
  • Read It and Weep
  • Revenge of the Bridesmaids
  • Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
  • Special Agent Oso, seasons 1-2
  • StarStruck
  • Teen Spirit
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager, seasons 1-5
  • Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
  • Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

May 7th

  • The Host

May 12th

  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

May 30th

  • The Jungle Book

Coming to Amazon Prime Video

May 1st

  • 3 Ways to Get a Husband
  • 40 Days and 40 Nights
  • A Very Brady Sequel
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Aristocrats: Limited Series
  • Baby Boom
  • Back to School
  • Bad News Bears
  • Banished: Limited Series
  • Barefoot
  • Beyond Borders
  • Blame
  • Brother Nature
  • Bull Durham
  • Charles II – The Power and The Passion: Limited Series
  • Cool World
  • Cyborg
  • Daniel Deronda: Limited Series
  • David Copperfield: Limited Series
  • Desperate Romantics: Limited Series
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Dr. No
  • Eight Men Out
  • Elizabethtown
  • Evolution
  • Foxfire
  • Frailty
  • From Russia with Love
  • Gator
  • Ghost Town
  • Goat
  • Goldfinger
  • Holy Air
  • Hot Boyz
  • Immigration Tango
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Eagle IV: On the Attack
  • Ivanhoe: Limited Series
  • Jane Eyre (1983): Limited Series
  • Jane Eyre (2006): Limited Series
  • Kalifornia
  • Life in Squares: Limited Series
  • Little Dorrit: Limited Series
  • Live and Let Die
  • Lorna Doone: Limited Series
  • Love in A Cold Climate: Limited Series
  • Love Is A Gun
  • Manhunter
  • Mansfield Park: Limited Series
  • Martin Chuzzlewit: Limited Series
  • Men with Brooms
  • Middlemarch: Limited Series
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Never Say Never Again
  • New Rose Hotel
  • Ninja Masters
  • Octopussy
  • Oliver Twist (1985): Limited Series
  • Oliver Twist (2007): Limited Series
  • Our Mutual Friend: Limited Series
  • Outcast
  • Perfect Score
  • Perfume: Story of a Murderer
  • Pride and Prejudice: Limited Series
  • Psychopaths
  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
  • Rocky
  • Rocky II
  • Rocky III
  • Rocky IV
  • Rocky V
  • Sabrina
  • Saturday Church
  • School Ties
  • Set Up
  • Sense and Sensibility (1981): Limited Series
  • Sense and Sensibility (2008): Limited Series
  • Sinbad: Limited Series
  • Starting Out in the Evening
  • Strategic Air Command
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles: Limited Series
  • The Benchwarmers
  • The Benefactor
  • The Box
  • The Brady Bunch Movie
  • The Buccaneers: Limited Series
  • The Counterfeit Traitor
  • The Crow
  • The Elephant Man
  • The Golden Compass
  • The Hangman
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Limited Series
  • The House I Live In
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Last Castle
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • The Lost World: Limited Series
  • The Man with the Golden Gun
  • The Office: Limited Series
  • The Pickwick Papers: Limited Series
  • The Saint
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Limited Series
  • The Way We Live Now: Limited Series
  • Thief
  • Thirst Street
  • Thunderball
  • Tom Jones: Limited Series
  • Twisted
  • Untamed Heart
  • Vanity Fair: Limited Series
  • Wild Thornberrys
  • Wish Upon a Star
  • Wonder Boys
  • You Only Live Twice

May 4th

  • Last Flag Flying

May 5th

  • Diablo Guardian, season 1
  • Warrior

May 11th

  • Rocky & Bullwinkle, season 1

May 12th

  • Baywatch
  • Orphan Black, season 5
  • Still Mine

May 15th

  • How to Be a Latin Lover

May 18th20th

  • Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (Austin Open)

May 18th

  • You Are Wanted, season 2

May 19th

  • Beatriz at Dinner
  • Shooters

May 22nd

  • Dino Dana, season 2

May 23rd

  • Beast of Burden

May 25th

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock, season 1

May 27th

  • Just Getting Started
  • The Wedding Plan

May 29th

  • Howards End, season 1

Coming to HBO Now

May 1st

  • A Sound of Thunder
  • Avatar
  • Cleopatra
  • Dead Calm
  • Dude, Where’s My Car?
  • Eurotrip (Unrated Version)
  • Garden State
  • Hijo por Hijo (aka Child for Child)
  • In the Cut (Director’s Cut)
  • Kill the Messenger
  • Maps to the Stars
  • The Newton Boys
  • Seabiscuit
  • Secretary
  • Star Trek: Nemesis
  • Wolves at the Door
  • You’ve Got Mail

May 2nd

  • Being Serena, series premiere

May 3rd

  • Lady Macbeth

May 4th

  • La cordillera (aka The Summit)

May 5th

  • 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie

May 7th

  • A Dangerous Son
  • Jiejie, Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition Finalist
  • June, Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition Finalist
  • Remittance, Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition Finalist

May 11th

  • La educación del Rey (aka Rey’s Education)

May 12th

  • Dunkirk

May 13th

  • Barry, season 1 finale
  • Silicon Valley, season 5 finale

May 19th

  • Fahrenheit 451

May 21st

  • The Final Year

May 26th

  • Patti Cake$
  • The Tale

May 27th

  • Fist Fight

May 30th

  • Being Serena, series finale

Leaving HBO Now

May 31st

  • 101 Dalmatians
  • 102 Dalmatians
  • Bachelor Party
  • Daredevil
  • The Exorcist,
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Gran Torino
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • John Wick: Chapter 2
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • The Shack
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • Split
  • X-Men: Apocalypse

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