What's New on HBO and HBO Max in May 2022

by IMDb-Editors | created - 3 weeks ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

Your guide to all the new movies and shows streaming on HBO and HBO Max in the US this month.

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1. George Carlin's American Dream (2022 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Interviews with George Carlin's family and friends, material from his stand-up specials and footage from his personal archive.

Directors: Judd Apatow, Michael Bonfiglio | Stars: Alley Mills, Kevin Smith, Steve Martin, Patton Oswalt

Votes: 358

Premiere Date: TBD May 2022

2. Pause with Sam Jay (2021– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Talk-Show

Jay tackles trending topics in urban and world culture for the week, including race, politics, sexual identity, science, celebrity, religion, and more.

Stars: Jak Knight, Yanise Monét, Zack Fox, Emmy Blotnick

Votes: 164

Season 2 Premiere Date: TBD Mayans 2022

3. Yellowface: Asian Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood (2019)

54 min | Documentary

A history of anti-Asian racism and yellowface in Hollywood after the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack.

Directors: Clara Kuperberg, Julia Kuperberg | Stars: Dan Akira, Joseph McBride, Tamlyn Tomita, Nancy Wang Yuen

Votes: 137

Available on HBO Max on May 1

4. 47 Ronin (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

28 Metascore

A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

Director: Carl Rinsch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 158,298 | Gross: $38.36M

Available on HBO Max on May 1

5. Assassins (I) (2020)

104 min | Documentary, Biography

74 Metascore

An account of the two women convicted of assassinating Kim Jong-un's half-brother, Kim Jong-nam. The film follows the women's trials in an attempt to understand whether they are trained killers or simply pawns.

Director: Ryan White | Stars: Siti Aisyah, Hadi Azmi, Anna Fifield, Doan Thi Huong

Votes: 2,382

Available on HBO on May 1

6. At Close Range (1986)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

Reunited with his career criminal father, tough teen Brad thinks he's found his ticket to an exciting life of crime, only to find out he's wrong.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chris Penn

Votes: 15,790 | Gross: $2.35M

Available on HBO Max on May 1

7. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

91 Metascore

An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada, Mariko Okada

Votes: 9,108

Available on HBO Max on May 1

8. The Big Sleep (1946)

Passed | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

86 Metascore

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a wealthy family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers

Votes: 84,674 | Gross: $6.54M

Available on HBO Max on May 1

9. Back to School (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

68 Metascore

To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon

Votes: 32,184 | Gross: $91.26M

Available on HBO Max on May 1

10. Bottle Rocket (1996)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Three friends plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd, Shea Fowler

Votes: 76,042 | Gross: $0.56M

Available on HBO Max on May 1

11. Calladita (2020)

15 min | Short, Drama

In a mansion in the Costa Brava, a young domestic worker has to serve two rich kids while they enjoy their summer. Amongst cocktails, drugs and dishwashers, she will look for her own way to have fun.

Director: Miguel Faus | Stars: Paula Grimaldo, Guillermo Campra, Ares Aixalà, Joan Sureda

Votes: 22

Available on HBO on May 1

12. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

64 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

Votes: 45,672 | Gross: $7.50M

Available on HBO on May 1

13. Child 44 (2015)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, History

41 Metascore

A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman

Votes: 70,643 | Gross: $1.21M

Available on HBO on May 1

14. Chungking Express (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal waitress at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Faye Wong

Votes: 77,891 | Gross: $0.60M

Available on HBO Max on May 1

15. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Votes: 85,477 | Gross: $98.47M

Available on HBO Max on May 1

16. Conan the Barbarian (2011)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

36 Metascore

A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang

Votes: 98,640 | Gross: $21.30M

Available on HBO on May 1

17. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

78 Metascore

An African-American man is hired to find a woman, and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle

Votes: 20,107 | Gross: $16.03M

Available on HBO Max on May 1

18. Dodes'ka-den (1970)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura, Shinsuke Minami

Votes: 6,870

Available on HBO Max on May 1

19. Domino (I) (2019)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

40 Metascore

A Copenhagen police officer seeks justice for his partner's murder by a mysterious man.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Søren Malling, Sus Wilkins, Paprika Steen

Votes: 5,721

Available on HBO on May 1

20. When Boys Leave Home (1927)

Not Rated | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Bound by honor, a successful school boy takes the blame for his roommate's indiscretion. It's all downhill from there.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Norman McKinnel, Robin Irvine

Votes: 2,584

Available on HBO Max on May 1

21. Dragnet Girl (1933)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

A gangster tries to find redemption with the inadvertent help of an innocent shop girl and his jealous girlfriend will do anything to keep him.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Jôji Oka, Sumiko Mizukubo, Kôji Mitsui

Votes: 804

Available on HBO Max on May 1

22. Early Spring (1956)

145 min | Drama

84 Metascore

A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Ryô Ikebe, Teiji Takahashi, Keiko Kishi

Votes: 3,190

Available on HBO Max on May 1

23. Early Summer (1951)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake

Votes: 8,447

Available on HBO Max on May 1

24. The End of Summer (1961)

103 min | Drama

The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ganjirô Nakamura, Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Michiyo Aratama

Votes: 4,009

Available on HBO Max on May 1

25. Equinox Flower (1958)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

A businessman clashes with his elder daughter over her choice of a husband.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Shin Saburi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ineko Arima, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 4,220

Available on HBO Max on May 1

26. Eraser (1996)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams, James Caan, James Coburn

Votes: 110,048 | Gross: $101.30M

Available on HBO Max on May 1

27. Fallen Angels (1995)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

This Hong Kong-set crime drama follows the lives of a hitman, hoping to get out of the business, and his elusive female partner.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Yeung

Votes: 37,248

Available on HBO Max on May 1

28. Floating Weeds (1959)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ganjirô Nakamura, Machiko Kyô, Haruko Sugimura, Ayako Wakao

Votes: 7,994

Available on HBO Max on May 1

29. Frida (2002)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Mía Maestro

Votes: 88,950 | Gross: $25.89M

Available on HBO on May 1

30. The Fugitive (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. Marshal.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore

Votes: 289,059 | Gross: $183.88M

Available on HBO Max on May 1

31. Furry Vengeance (2010)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

23 Metascore

In the Oregon wilderness, a real-estate developer's new housing subdivision faces a unique group of protestors: local woodland creatures who don't want their homes disturbed.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields, Ricky Garcia, Eugene Cordero

Votes: 16,978 | Gross: $17.60M

Available on HBO on May 1

32. Gang Related (1997)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

After murdering an undercover DEA agent, two corrupt cops scramble to cover up what they've done.

Director: Jim Kouf | Stars: Jim Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Lela Rochon, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 8,996 | Gross: $5.79M

Available on HBO on May 1

33. Good Morning (1959)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Two boys begin a silence strike to press their parents into buying them a television set.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Chishû Ryû, Kuniko Miyake

Votes: 9,398

Available on HBO Max on May 1

34. Hard Rain (1998)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

The partner and nephew of an armored-truck driver tries to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver

Votes: 35,220 | Gross: $19.82M

Available on HBO on May 1

35. Hart's War (2002)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

49 Metascore

A law student becomes a lieutenant during World War II, is captured and asked to defend a black prisoner of war falsely accused of murder.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Cole Hauser

Votes: 52,942 | Gross: $19.08M

Available on HBO on May 1

36. High and Low (1963)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An executive of a Yokohama shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped by mistake and held for ransom.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 42,893

Available on HBO Max on May 1

37. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)

G | 82 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

65 Metascore

An eight-year-old boy genius and his friends must rescue their parents after the adults are abducted by aliens.

Director: John A. Davis | Stars: Debi Derryberry, Rob Paulsen, Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo

Votes: 34,113 | Gross: $80.94M

Available on HBO on May 1

38. Julie (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 1,770

Available on HBO Max on May 1

39. Killers (2010)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

21 Metascore

A vacationing woman meets her ideal man, leading to a swift marriage. Back at home, however, their idyllic life is upset when they discover their neighbors could be assassins who have been contracted to kill the couple.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Selleck, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 91,374 | Gross: $47.06M

Available on HBO on May 1

40. Language Lessons (2021)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

A Spanish teacher and her student develop an unexpected friendship.

Director: Natalie Morales | Stars: Mark Duplass, Natalie Morales, Desean Terry, Christine Quesada

Votes: 1,815

Available on HBO Max on May 1

41. Love and Baseball (2021)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A chance meeting sparks love between Will and Michele, but due to poor timing and the reality of life--they strike out twice. If fate gives them another shot--will they hit or miss?

Director: Steve Acevedo | Stars: Max Arciniega, Tate Hanyok, Asif Ali, Hugo Medina

Votes: 69

Available on HBO Max on May 1

42. The Machine That Kills Bad People (1952)

80 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A demon bestows on a self-righteous working photographer's camera the power to smite from the Earth "evil-doers". Naturally, the indignant photographer turns his new weapon on, one by one, ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Gennaro Pisano, Marilyn Buferd, William Tubbs, Helen Tubbs

Votes: 715

Available on HBO Max on May 1

43. Masters of the Universe (1987)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

35 Metascore

The heroic warrior He-Man battles against the evil lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull.

Director: Gary Goddard | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster, Billy Barty

Votes: 40,492 | Gross: $17.34M

Available on HBO on May 1

44. The Missing (I) (2003)

R | 137 min | Adventure, Thriller, Western