Coming and Going on Hulu in May 2017

Tom Hanks in 'A Hologram for the King,' directed by Tom Tykwer

A Hologram for the King, a sleeper drama from the novel by Dave Eggers starring Tom Hanks, arrives as The Circle, the second meeting of Eggers and Hanks, debuts on theaters. It’s one of the new films arriving on Hulu for the month May. Other new arrivals include the romantic drama Me Before You with Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, comic book movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, and Winter’s Bone, the film that earned Jennifer Lawrence her first Oscar nomination.

Hulu launches the third season of its original series Casual as well as the WGN shows Underground: Season 2 and Outsiders: Season 2, TNT series The Last Ship: Season 3, and FX comedy Sex & Drugs & Rock&Roll: Season 2.

Original documentaries Becoming Bond, about actor George Lazenby (his sole James Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, is also arriving in May), and Batman and Bill, about the forgotten co-creator of the Batman comic books Bill Finger, also debut in May.

Older arrivals include Big Fish with Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney, action comedies 48 Hrs. and Another 48 Hrs. with Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte, horror films Cabin Fever and Cabin Fever 2, comedies Naked Gun: From the Flies of Police Squad! and its two sequels, and the spaghetti western classic A Fistful of Dollars with Clint Eastwood.

Among the films leaving Hulu at the end of May are A Simple Plan with Bill Paxton, Ides of March with George Clooney, Oscar-winner The Hours, and Eli Roth’s notorious horror films Hostel and Hostel: Part 2.

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

May 1
48 Hrs. (1982)
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Arrowhead (1952)
A View to a Kill (1985)
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Bad Influence (1990)
Bait Shop (2008)
Barbershop (2002)
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Beauty Shop (2005)
Big Fish (2003)
Cabin Fever (2003)
Cabin Fever 2 (2009)
Catacombs (2007)
Cecil B. Demented (2000)
Chuck & Buck (2000)
Clue (1985)
Coming to America (1988)
Dark Blue (2003)
The Doors (1991)
Dr. No (1963)
Fatal Instinct (1993)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
From Russia with Love (1964)
Gladiator (2000)
Goldeneye (1995)
Law of the Lawless (1964)
License to Kill (1989)
Life is Beautiful (1997)
Maximum Security (1990)
Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (1988)
Moonraker (1979)
Naked Gun: From the Flies of Police Squad! (1988)
Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Nick of Time (1995)
No Way Out (1987)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
School Ties (1992)
Small Soldiers (1998)
Star Kid (1998)
Sucker Punch (2008)
Thunderball (1965)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Winter’s Bone (2010)
Line of Duty: Complete Season 4 (BBC One)
South Park en Español: Complete Season 20 (Comedy Central)

May 2
Vikings: Complete Season 4B (History)
Bodyguards: Secret Lives of the Watchtower Men (2016)

May 3
Outsiders: Complete Season 2 (WGN)

May 4
A Fistful of Dollars (1967)

May 5
Flubber (1997)
The Recruit (2003)
What About Bob? (1991)

May 6
Batman & Bill: Documentary (Hulu Original)
The Red Pill (2016)

May 9
All We Had (2016)

May 12
A Hologram for the King (2016)
Extraterrestrial (2014)

May 13
Me Before You (2016)

May 14
Blue Caprice (2013)

May 15
He Got Game (1998)
The Next Step: Complete Seasons 3 & 4 (BBC)

May 18
Underground: Complete Season 2 (WGN)
Downward Dog: Series Premiere (ABC)

May 19
Before I Disappear (2014)
The Last Ship: Complete Season 3 (TNT)

May 20
Becoming Bond: Documentary (Hulu Original)
Bakery in Brooklyn (2016)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

May 21
Firestorm (2013)

May 23
Casual: Season 3 Premiere (Hulu Original)

May 28
American Muscle (2014)
The Duel (2016)
A Perfect Man (2013)

May 30
Sex & Drugs & Rock&Roll: Complete Season 2 (FX)

Leaving Hulu on May 31

A Simple Plan (1998)
Battle Ground (2013)
The Big Kahuna (2000)
Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Care Bears Movie (1985)
Dangerous Curves (1989)
Eight Below (2006)
Gang Related (1997)
Ides of March (2011)
Hostel (2005)
Hostel: Part 2 (2007)
The Hours (2002)
Judgement Day (1999)
King of the Mountain (1981)
Kiss the Bride (2002)
Man in the Moon (1991)
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Sister Act (1992)
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
Up in the Air (2009)

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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