Coming and Going on HBO Now in May 2019

Just weeks after the series finale of Game of Thrones debuts, HBO brings another beloved series to a conclusion when the Deadwood movie brings the story to an end more than a decade after the series was cancelled. Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Kim Dickens, Molly Parker, John Hawkes, Robin Weigert, and the rest of the cast has been reunited for the long-awaited finale from creator David Milch.

Also debuting on HBO in May is the original miniseries Chernobyl with Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, and Emily Watson, the HBO original movie Blinded by the Light from filmmaker Gurinder Chadha, and the documentary Foster.

New movies include David Gordon Green’s horror sequel Halloween with Jamie Lee Curtis, Night School with Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish, Once Upon a Deadpool (the reedited, PG-13 version of Deadpool 2) with Ryan Reynolds, and animated Smallfoot.

Older films returning to HBO include the Oscar-winning The Danish Girl, The Shipping News with Kevin Spacey and Julianne Moore, creep crawly family horror Arachnophobia, Conan the Barbarian with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and animated Puss in Boots.

Among the films leaving at the end of May are Steven Spielberg’s The Post with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, Game Night with Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, The Devil Wears Prada with Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep, Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life with Angelina Jolie.

Here’s the complete calendar of what’s coming to HBO Now, HBO Go, and HBO On Demand in May—original programming, first run movies, and films from the past couple of decades—and what’s leaving.

Theatrical Premieres:
Insidious: The Last Key (2018) (5/1)
The Predator (2018) (5/4)
Night School (Extended Version) (2018) (5/11)
Smallfoot (2018) (5/18)
12 Strong (2018)  (5/19)
Halloween (2018) (5/25)

Original Programming:
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (5/3)
The Shop (5/4)
Foster (5/7)
My Dad Wrote a Porno (5/11)
What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali: Parts 1 and 2 (5/14)
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (5/26)
Running with Beto (5/28)
Deadwood (5/31)

Series Premiere:
Blinded by the Lights Premiere (5/1)
Chernobyl Miniseries Premiere (5/6)

Series Finales:
Barry: Season 2 Finale (5/19)
Veep: Series Finale (5/12)
Game of Thrones: Series Finale (5/19)
Psi: Season 4 Finale (5/31)

2019 APA Visionaries Short Film Competition Finalists:
Halwa (5/6)
Moonwalk With Me (5/6)
Zoetic (5/6)

La piel de ayer (AKA The Skin of Yesterday) (2019) (5/1)
Malabar (2019) (5/1)
El Amparo (2016) (5/8)
Make Love Great Again (2019) (5/10)
Mi querida cofradia (AKA Hopelessly Devout) (2019) (5/24)

Starting May 1:
The Adventures of the Panda Warrior (2019)
Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina (2019)
Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs (2019)
Amelie (2001)
Arachnophobia (1990)
Away from Her (2007)
Bruno (2009)
Captivity (2007)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader (2010)
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
The Danish Girl (2015)
Deadpool 2 (Once Upon a Deadpool Extended Version) (2018)
Honey (2003)
In the Bedroom (2001)
The Jackal (1997)
The Little Penguin Pororo’s Racing Adventure (2019)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
My Dog Skip (2000)
Phantoms (1998)
Predators (2010)
Puss in Boots (2011)
The Shipping News (2002)
Skinwalkers (2007)
Spymate (2019)
The Stepford Wives (2004)
Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

Starting May 6:
Signs (2002)

Ending May 28:
George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead (2005)

Ending May 31:
Anywhere But Here (1999)
The Book of Eli (2010)
Bring It On (2000)
Bring It On Again (2004)
Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
Couples Retreat (2009)
The Descent (Extended Version) (2005)
The Descent: Part 2 (2010)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
The Devil’s Rejects (Director’s Cut) (2005)
The Emperor’s Club (2002)
Firewall (2006)
Game Night (2018)
Get Him to the Greek (Unrated Version) (2010)
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
The Hangover (2009)
Hard Candy (2006)
He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)
Inception (2010)
Invincible (2006)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Love Happens (2009)
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Megamind (2010)
Phenomenon (1996)
The Post (2017)
Shine (1996)
Sorority Boys (2002)
Step Up (2006)
Tightrope (1984)
Tooth Fairy (2010)
Volcano (1997)
X2 (2003)

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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