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New Max and HBO Shows and Movies in May 2024

Hacks is backs

Kat Moon

Max is ending spring the right way. The third season of Max's delightful Jean Smart-Hannah Einbinder comedy Hacks premiered early enough in the month to keep you laughing all through May, while the devastating wrestling drama The Iron Claw arrived later to rip your heart apart.

Below, we pulled together our picks for the month, plus a list of everything coming to HBO and Max in May.

Next month's guide: New HBO and Max Shows and Movies (June 2024)
Last month's guide: New HBO and Max Shows and Movies (April 2024)

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The best new HBO and Max movies and shows in May

Jean Smart, Megan Stalter, and Paul W. Downs, Hacks

Jean Smart, Megan Stalter, and Paul W. Downs, Hacks

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Max streams all HBO shows and movies when they debut on HBO. But not all shows and movies on Max make it to HBO. We'll designate Max exclusives where appropriate.

Hacks Season 3 (May 2, Max)

Sequins for spring? Groundbreaking. Jean Smart's Deborah Vance is back — and as fabulously dressed as ever — in a new season of Hacks, which picks up a year after comedy diva Deborah and writer Ava (Hannah Einbinder) parted ways. Deborah is riding high after the success of her standup special, while Ava is chasing new opportunities in L.A., but they just can't seem to stay out of each other's orbits. Show biz is a small world after all. New guest stars this season include Helen HuntChristina HendricksChristopher LloydDan BucatinskyGeorge Wallace, and Tony Goldwyn. -Kelly Connolly [Teaser]

Turtles All the Way Down (May 2, Max)

The latest adaptation of a John Green novel is arriving. Turtles All the Way Down follows the life of 17-year-old Aza Holmes (Isabela Merced), who is trying her best to keep it together. She has struggled with obsessive–compulsive disorder, but new challenges arise when Aza reconnects with her childhood crush, Davis (Felix Mallard). If the film is anything like the book, it's set to boldly tackle the issues of mental health, happiness, and love. [Teaser]

Pretty Little Liars: Summer School (May 9, Max)

ICYMI: Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin is returning for a second season, but it's undergoing a bit of an identity change and will now be called Pretty Little Liars: Summer School. Our main girls Imogen Adams (Bailee Madison), Tabby Haworthe (Chandler Kinney), Faran Bryant (Zaria), Minnie Honrada (Malia Pyles), and Noa Olivar (Maia Reficco) are back and they are, of course, heading to summer school. But since this is another installment from the Pretty Little Liars franchise, we are expecting anything but a fun and relaxed time. [Teaser]

The Iron Claw (May 10, Max)

The uniquely tragic true story of the Von Erich family comes to life in this film directed by Sean Durkin, chronicling their efforts to make it in the cutthroat world of professional wrestling in the 1980s. The three brothers are played by a trio of It boys — Zac EfronJeremy Allen White, and Harris Dickinson — with Holt McCallany and Maura Tierney as their parents. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Dune: Part Two (May 31, Max)

Respectfully, Dune: Part One was basically a really long, really beautiful trailer for Dune: Part Two, which makes Part Two all the more thrilling. The Denis Villeneuve-directed film finds Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) joining forces with the Fremen people (which includes his love interest, Zendaya's Chani, and his hype man, Javier Bardem's Stilgar), who live on the desert planet Arrakis, to wage war against the ruthless House Harkonnen (which includes Stellan Skarsgård's Baron and Austin Butler's Feyd-Rautha). -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

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All the new shows and movies coming to Max in May

May 1
All About My Mother (1999)
Black Christmas (2019)
Crank (2006)
Crank: High Voltage (2009)
The Dead Don't Die (2019)
Don Jon (2013)
Eddie the Eagle (2016)
The Edge (1997)
The Florida Project (2017)
Genius (2016)
Guy's Grocery Games, Season 35 (Food Network)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
Jersey Boys (2014)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
The Lighthouse (2019)
Mad Max (1979)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now? (TLC)
Poltergeist (2015)
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Poltergeist III (1988)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Sisters (2015)
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Wild Mountain Thyme (2020)
Wonderland (2003)

May 2
Hacks, Season 3 (Max Original)
Selena + Restaurant, Season 1 (Food Network)
Six Is Not A Crowd (Felices Los 6), Season 1 (Max Original)
Turtles All the Way Down (Max Original)

May 3
Batwheels, Season 2B (Cartoon Network)
Stop Making Sense (A24 2023 Re-Release)
Teen Titans Go!, Season 8 (Cartoon Network)
Zillow Gone Wild, Season 1 (HGTV)

May 4
America's Backyard Gold, Season 1 (Discovery Channel)

May 5
People Magazine Killer Investigates, Season 1 (ID)

May 6
Mini Beat Power Rockers, S4B
Next Baking Master: Paris, Season 1 (Food Network)
Yellowstone Wardens, Season 4 (Animal Planet)

May 7
Mecum Full Throttle: Houston TX 2024 (Motor Trend) 
Outdaughtered, Season 10 (TLC)

May 8
In Pursuit with John Walsh, Season 5 (ID)
Stupid Pet Tricks, Season 1 (TBS)

May 9
Pretty Little Liars: Summer School (Max Original)

May 10
The Iron Claw (2023) (A24)

May 11
Nikki Glaser: Someday You'll Die (HBO Original)

May 12
Expedition From Hell: The Lost Tapes (Discovery Channel) 
Naked and Afraid XL, Season 10 (Discovery Channel)

May 13
SMILING FRIENDS, Season 2 (Adult Swim)
Summer Baking Championship, Season 2 (Food Network)

May 14
Doubling Down with the Derricos, Season 5 (TLC)

May 15
Botched Bariatrics, Season 1 (TLC)
Ghost Adventures, Season 28 (Discovery Channel) 
Home Sweet Rome (2023) (Max Original)
Sleepless (2017)

May 16
Murder in the Heartland (ID)

May 17
My Lottery Dream Home, Season 15 (Discovery Channel)

May 18
Design Down Under, Season 2 (Magnolia Network)

May 19
Ciao House, Season 2 (Food Network)

May 20
Space Shuttle Columbia: The Final Flight, Limited Series (CNN Original Series)
STAX: Soulsville U.S.A (HBO Original)

May 21
Elephants vs. Man with Nick Paton Walsh (CNN Original)
Hell on Earth: The Verónica Case (La Mano En El Fuego) (Max Original)

May 22
Moonshiners: Master Distiller (Discovery Channel)

May 23
Last Chance Garage, Season 1 (Motor Trend) 
Romário: The Guy (Romário: O Cara), Season 1 (Max Original)
Texas Metal's Loud and Lifted, Season 2 (Motor Trend)
Thirst with Shay Mitchell (Max Original)

May 24
Caught: Wild and Weird America (Discovery Channel) 
Diary of an Old Home, Season 4 (Magnolia Network)

May 25
Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America (Discovery Channel)

May 26
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

May 27
90 Day Fiancé: UK, Season 3
Two Guys Garage, Season 23 (Motor Trend)

May 29
Homicide Hunter: American Detective, Season 4 (ID)
MoviePass, MovieCrash (HBO Original)
Traces of Love (Evidências Do Amor) (Max Original)

May 30
Outchef'd, Season 3 (Food Network)

May 31
Dune: Part Two
Gold Rush: Parker's Trail, Season 3 (Discovery Channel)