Coming and Going on Hulu in May 2020

Rocketman, a rock and roll musical retelling of the life of Elton John starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Bell, and the Hulu Original Series The Great, a satirical look at the life and reign of Russia’s Catherine the Great starring Elle Fanning, debut for Hulu subscribers in May.

Also coming next month is Solar Opposites, animated series from to veterans of Rick & Morty, the documentary Spaceship Earth about the people who built the self-contained ecosystem Biosphere 2, and the inspirational drama I Still Believe, starring K.J. Apa as Christian music star Jeremy Camp.

Older films arriving in May include Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas, The Green Mile with Tom Hanks, cult adventure comedy Tank Girl, and The Graduate with Dustin Hoffman.

Here’s what arriving on the service in May, and what’s leaving. (Day-after network debut showings are in italics)

May 1
Bloom: Complete Season 2 (Stan)
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
Aeon Flux (2005)
Assassination Tango (2003)
Batman Begins (2005)
Billy the Kid (2013)
Brick Mansions (2014)
The Conjuring (2013)
Crooked Hearts (1991)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Demolition Man (1993)
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Friday the 13th – Part III (1982)
Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984)
Gloria (2014)
GoodFellas (1990)
The Graduate (1967)
The Green Mile (1999)
Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016)
House of D (2005)
Megamind (2010)
Men With Brooms (2002)
Molly (1999)
Monster House (2006)
Mutant Species (1995)
Pathology (2008)
The Patriot (2000)
Planet 51 (2009)
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
Sands of Iwo Jima (1950)
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Some Kind of Hero (1982)
Soul Food (1997)
Sprung (1997)
Strategic Air Command (1955)
Tamara (2006)
Tank Girl (1995)
Treasure Hounds (2017)
Universal Soldier (1992)
Walking Tall (1973)
The Whistle Blower (1987)

May 5
Vikings: Season 6A (MGM)

May 8
Solar Opposites: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
Into the Dark: Delivered: New Episode Premiere (Hulu Original)
Spaceship Earth (2020)

May 12
The Happy Days of Garry Marshall: Special (ABC)

May 15
The Great: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
Beat Bobby Flay: Complete Seasons 8 & 9 (Food Network)
Caribbean Life: Complete Season 15 (HGTV)
Chopped: Complete Seasons 37 – 39 (Food Network)
Fast N’ Loud: Complete Season 15 (Discovery Channel)
Gold Rush: Complete Season 8 (Discovery Channel)
Murder in the Heartland: Complete Season 2 (ID)
Property Brothers: Complete Seasons 12 & 13 (HGTV)
Street Outlaws: Complete Seasons 8 & 9 (Discovery Channel)
The Great Food Truck Race: Complete Seasons 8 & 9 (Food Network)
The Little Couple: Complete Seasons 13 & 14 (TLC)
Worst Cooks in America: Complete Season 14 (Food Network)
Open Door: Complete Season 2 (Conde Nast)
On the Market: Complete Season 1 (Conde Nast)
Reverse Engineering: Complete Season 1 (Conde Nast)
Molly Tries: Complete Season 1 (Conde Nast)
Andy Explores: Complete Season 1 (Conde Nast)
Handcrafted: Complete Season 1 (Conde Nast)
From the Test Kitchen: Complete Season 1 (Conde Nast)
It’s Alive with Brad: Complete Season 2 (Conde Nast)
Epic Conversations: Complete Season 1 (Conde Nast)
Iconic Characters: Complete Season 2 (Conde Nast)
Drag Me: Complete Season 1 (Conde Nast)
73 Questions: Complete Season 2 (Conde Nast)
Community en Español: Complete Series (NBC)
It’s a Disaster (2012)

May 19
Story of the Soaps: Special (ABC)
Like Crazy (2011)
Trial by Fire (2019)

May 20
Ultimate Tag: Series Premiere (Fox)

May 22
Holey Moley: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)
To Tell the Truth: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)
Rocketman (2019)
Premature (2020)
Top End Wedding (2019)
Painter and the Thief (2020)

May 25
The Tracker (2019)

May 26
I Still Believe (2020)

May 28
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 7 Premiere (ABC)

May 29
Ramy: Complete Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)
Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2020)

Leaving Hulu in May:

Leaving May 31
50/50 (2011)
The Book Of Eli (2010)
The Cooler (2003)
Danny Roane: First Time Director (2007)
Deck the Halls (2011)
The Descent (2005)
The Descent: Part 2 (2010)
Eyes of an Angel (1994)
Free Willy (1993)
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
Furry Vengeance (2010)
Gator (1976)
Good Morning, Killer (2011)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Hide (2011)
Hornet’s Nest (2012)
Innocent (2011)
Kinsey (2004)
Leap Year (2010)
Major League II (1994)
Man on a Ledge (2012)
Megamind (2010)
Misery (1990)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Night of the Living Dead (2006)
Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (2012)
Notes on a Scandal (2005)
Richard the Lionheart (2013)
Ricochet (2011)
Righteous Kill (2009)
Silent Tongue (1993)
Silent Witness (2011)
Spider-Man (2002)
Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)
Swingers (1996)
Tenderness (2009)
Up in the Air (2009)
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Zombieland (2009)

Note that these are just highlights; Stream On Demand will be keeping an eye out for other notable films and TV shows that arrive through the month.

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 RogerEbert.com, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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