HBO for May

10 Films to Catch on HBO This May 2021

Love films, but don’t know which ones are showing at a certain time? We got you covered! We’re giving you a rundown of some of this month’s must-catch films on HBO if you’ve been wanting to plan your movie nights ahead of time! Here are films to catch on HBO for the month of May:


Starring Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein
May 1, 11:05AM

The film centers on the Battle of Midway, which was a pivotal point in the Pacific Theater during World War II. It chronicles the clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1942, telling the story of the leaders and soldiers who fought with bravery to overcome the odds. 

21 Bridges

Starring Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch
May 1, 1:20PM / May 14, 10:50PM / May 16, 9:00PM

Andre, an aggressive police officer, determines to put an end to two war-veterans-turned-killers after they shoot down a few officers during a heist.



Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp
May 2, 9:00PM / May 3, 11:00AM / May 14, 9:00PM / May 15, 4:35PM \

Set in 1981, the film acts as an origin story for the Joker and follows Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian who turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City.


Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy
May 4, 12:00AM, 5:10PM

A film based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel of the same name, Emma follows the clever and rich Emma Woodhouse who’s in search for love and purpose as she goes through misguided relationships and romantic missteps, only to realize that the love she’s been looking for has been there all along. 

The Good Liar

Starring Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jim Carter
May 6, 12:30AM, 7:15PM / May 28, 1:40PM

Con man Roy Courtney has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish who is worth millions. This time, what should have been a simple swindle turns into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.


Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen
May 6, 9:40AM / May 28, 5:00PM

In the 1930s, a young orphan lives in the walls of a Paris train station, slowly trying to unravel the mystery that surrounds his father, his automaton, and a missing heart shaped key.

The Way Back

Starring Ben Affleck, Janina Gavankar, Hayes MacArthur
March 6, 9:00PM / March 7, 3:15PM / March 10, 9:00PM / March 11, 5:45PM / March 19, 11:10PM / March 20, 3:20PM

The film centers on a widowed, former basketball all-star lost family foundation in a struggle with addiction and attempts to come back by becoming the coach of a disparate, ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater.


Starring Robert Downey Jr., Harry Collett, Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen
May 18, 7:20PM / May 19, 4:05PM / May 23, 5:40PM / May 24, 2:40PM

Directed by Stephen Gaghan, it is a reboot of the Doctor Dolittle films and based on the titular character created by Hugh Lofting. It follows a physician who discovers that he can talk to animals.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Starring Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter
May 21, 9:00PM / May 22, 5:25PM

After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it.

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Starring Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
May 30, 7:15PM / May 31, 4:30PM

Directed by Cathy Yan, it follows Harley Quinn who joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

To see HBO’s full schedule for the coming days, you may check out this page.

[Note: Schedules are subject to change without prior notice]

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Adventure | Drama | Family
Action | Adventure | Crime
Sonic the Hedgehog
Action | Adventure | Animation
The Good Liar
Drama | Thriller
21 Bridges
Action | Crime | Drama
Action | Drama | History
Birds of Prey
Action | Adventure | Crime
Action | Adventure | Comedy
The Way Back
Drama | Sports
Comedy | Drama

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