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New Arrivals for HBO Max May 2023

by Andrew J. Salazar
Zachary Levi as Shazam faces off against Lucy Liu as Kalypso riding a giant dragon in SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS coming to HBO Max in May 2023.

HBO Max will be rebranding itself as “Max” in May 2023, and with this name change comes a whole wave of new arrivals. The streaming service will automatically update for subscribers come May 23. Before this facelift (with the platform ditching its well-known purple scheme for a new shade of blue), new original shows like the satirical political drama White House Plumbers, the Cold War thriller Spy/Master, and Season 3 of the fan-favorite comedy series The Other Two will be available to stream. As a bonus, we’ve included that Shazam! Fury of the Gods will be the first major Max premiere on May 23. Even with the name change, Max will continue to be the main streaming destination for all Warner Bros. theatrical releases. This means that subscribers can look forward to films like Evil Dead Rise, The Flash, Barbie, and more eventually hitting Max later this year.

In the meantime, there are plenty of other classic additions to stream on HBO Max in May 2023. New films on the platform this month include Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite, M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, and James Wan’s The Conjuring. The original Men in Black trilogy starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones is also about to hit the streaming service. Animation fans will want to keep their eyes out for the arrivals of Rick and Morty Season 6 and The LEGO Batman Movie as well. Those more interested in documentaries can look forward to new HBO original productions like Angel City, which is produced by Natalie Portman and follows the origins of the Los Angeles-based professional women’s soccer team of the same name, and Love to Love You, Donna Summer, which tells the life of the famed titular American singer with never-before-seen home video footage and interviews.

Read more on our monthly recs below and check out the full list of everything coming to HBO Max before the official “Max” rebranding on May 23, 2023. Another notable list of films leaving Max in May 2023 is expected but has not yet been released. Stay tuned to find out which films are leaving the platform this month! But, for now, you can find out what’s new and leaving from Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+ right here on DiscussingFilm.

Our Recs:

White House Plumbers

White House Plumbers | Official Trailer | HBO

This five-part HBO limited series tells the story of how two of Richard Nixon’s top political saboteurs, E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux), accidentally toppled the presidency they were blindly trying to protect. White House Plumbers kicks off in 1971, when Hunt and Liddy, former CIA and FBI, respectively, are first hired by the White House to investigate the Pentagon Papers leak.

After a series of successes and mishaps, the unlikely duo lands on the Committee to Re-Elect the President, which soon leads viewers down the infamous downward spiral of the Watergate scandal. Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux are joined by an electric cast ensemble featuring Lena Headey, Kiernan Shipka, Ike Barinholtz, Yul Vazquez, David Krumholtz, Rich Sommer, Judy Greer, Kim Coates, Liam James, Zoe Levin, Tony Plana, Zak Orth, Nelson Ascencio, Tre Ryder, Gary Cole, Toby Huss, John Carroll Lynch, and Kathleen Turner.

Catch new episodes of White House Plumbers every Sunday this May on HBO Max!

The Other Two: Season 3

The Other Two Season 3 | Official Trailer | Max

This beloved comedy series is back after a nearly two-year wait. Created by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider of Saturday Night Live! fame, The Other Two follows the chaotic life of siblings Cary (Drew Tarver) and Brooke (Heléne Yorke) as they try to push each other out from living in the shadow of their talk show mogul mother Pat (Molly Shannon) and viral pop star younger teen brother Chase (Case Walker).

In this latest season, Cary is finally finding some work as an aspiring gay actor, meanwhile, Brooke is somewhat satisfied working in the management team of their younger brother, who goes by the stage name of ChaseDreams. Of course, not everything is as positive as it seems with the siblings constantly comparing their less fortunate careers to the high standards of their family name. The Other Two Season 3 also sees the talents of Josh Segarra, Brandon Scott Jones, Wanda Sykes, and Fin Argus in recurring roles.

Catch new episodes of The Other Two Season 3 every Thursday this May on HBO Max!

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS - Official Trailer 2

Shazam! Fury of the Gods will be ringing in this new phase of HBO Max transitioning into Max in the second half of May 2023. Fans who didn’t get the chance to see the DC blockbuster in theaters will now be able to enjoy the film from the comfort of home. Director David F. Sandberg returns and introduces the formidable three daughters of Atlas; the sympathetic Anthea (Rachel Zegler), the war-hungry Kalypso (Lucy Liu), and the wise Hespera (Helen Mirren). The “Shazamily” – made up of Billy Batson (Asher Angel/Zachary Levi), Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer/Adam Brody), Eugene Choi (Ian Chen/Ross Butler), Pedro Peña (Jovan Armand/ D.J. Cotrona), Darla Dudley (Faithe Herman/Meagan Good), and Grace Caroline Currey as Mary Bromfield – are now reluctantly faced with a battle of mythical proportions.

The DC sequel certainly takes the cake for being the most magic-heavy entry in the DCEU (or DCU as it’s now being called), featuring Dragons, Cyclopes, Minotaurs, Harpies, Unicorns, and more by its jam-packed grand finale. Furthermore, The Flash, Blue Beetle, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are still to be expected in 2023. Along with Shazam! Fury of the Gods, these four films mark the last titles not originally produced by new DC Studios Co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran. If that has at all piqued your interest, regarding the current state of the DC film franchise, then perhaps Shazam! Fury of the Gods is worth a watch when it finally hits streaming on Max later this May.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods premieres on Max on May 23, 2023!

HBO Max Arrivals for May 2023

Coming May 1

Absolute Power (HBO)
Alpha Dog (HBO)
American Honey (HBO)
As Tears Go By
Betrayed (HBO)
Black Mass (HBO)
Blue Valentine (HBO)
Calvary (HBO)
Coffee and Cigarettes
Daddy Day Care (HBO)
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! (HBO)
Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story (HBO)
Eat Pray Love
The Forbidden Kingdom (HBO)
Heartbreakers (HBO)
The Hole In The Ground (HBO)
Hustle & Flow (HBO)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry (HBO)
The Karate Kid, 2010
Kingsman: The Secret Service (HBO)
The Last Castle (HBO)
Lord Of Illusions (HBO) (Director’s Cut)
Lucky You (HBO)
Man Of The House (HBO)
Mid90s (HBO)
Midnight Sun (HBO)
Mirror Mirror (HBO)
Mirrors (Extended Version) (HBO)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (HBO)
Paper Moon (HBO)
Paranoia (HBO)
Parasite (HBO)
The Rookie (HBO)
Shark Night 3D (HBO)
Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow (HBO)
Soapdish (HBO)
Some Like It Hot (HBO)
Sorority Row (HBO)
Step Brothers
White House Plumbers, limited series premiere (HBO)
Windtalkers (HBO)

Coming May 2

1000% Me: Growing Up Mixed, documentary premiere (HBO)
Batwheels, season 1E
Run All Night (HBO)

Coming May 3

Fifty Shades of Grey (HBO) (Unrated Version)

Coming May 4

The Other Two, Max Original season 3 premiere

Coming May 5

Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, season 1

Coming May 8

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! (HBO)
Legion of Super-Heroes
The Conjuring (HBO)
Two Sides of the Abyss (Die zwei Seiten des Abgrunds), Max Original premiere

Coming May 11

Rick and Morty, season 6

Coming May 14

We Baby Bears: Little Falling Star, season 1G

Coming May 15

Land of Gold
Unbreakable (HBO)

Coming May 16

Angel City, three-part documentary series premiere (HBO)
Men in Black
Men in Black II
Men in Black III

Coming May 19

The LEGO Batman Movie
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (HBO)
Spy/Master, Max Original premiere

Coming May 20

Love to Love You, Donna Summer, documentary premiere (HBO)

Coming May 22

San Andreas

Coming May 23

Bama Rush (Max Original)
Clone High, Season 1 (Max Original)
German Genius (Max Original)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai, Season 1 (Max Original)
Growing Floret (Magnolia Network)
How To Create A Sex Scandal (Max Original)
Maine Cabin Masters, Season 8 (Magnolia Network)
Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)
SmartLess: On The Road (Max Original)
Talking Sopranos Podcast
Villainous, Season 1A (Cartoon Network)
What Am I Eating? With Zooey Deschanel (Max Original)
Windy City Rehab (HGTV)

UPDATED (05/22/23): Hundreds of titles will be available in 4K at launch on Max’s Ultimate Ad-Free tier:

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 2nd Annual Ha Festival: The Art Of Comedy
  • 8-Bit Christmas
  • A Christmas Mystery
  • A Christmas Story Christmas
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • A Hollywood Christmas
  • Ahir Shah: Dots
  • Aida Rodriguez: Fighting Words
  • Amy
  • And Just Like That… The Documentary
  • And Just Like That…
  • Antlers
  • Aquaman
  • Argo
  • Avenue 5 
  • Bad Education
  • Barbarian
  • Barry (S2, S3) *S1 & S4 will be available on June 23.
  • Batman (1989)
  • Batman & Robin
  • Batman And Harley Quinn
  • Batman Begins
  • Batman Forever
  • Batman Returns
  • Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition
  • Betty
  • Big Little Lies 
  • Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn)
  • Black Adam
  • Brené Brown: Atlas Of The Heart 
  • C.B. Strike
  • Casablanca
  • Catherine The Great 
  • Chernobyl
  • Chris Redd: Why Am I Like This?
  • Coastal Elites
  • Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Comedy Show
  • Cry Macho
  • Dc League Of Super-Pets
  • Death On The Nile
  • DMZ
  • Don’t Worry Darling
  • Dune
  • East Of Eden
  • Edge Of Tomorrow
  • Elvis
  • Empire Of Light
  • Euphoria
  • Euphoria: Trouble Don’t Last Always
  • Expecting Amy
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore
  • Father Of The Bride
  • Free Guy
  • Friends: The Reunion
  • From The Earth To The Moon
  • Game Of Thrones
  • Gaming Wall St 
  • Garcia!
  • Giant
  • Godzilla
  • Godzilla vs. Kong
  • Goodfellas
  • Gossip Girl
  • Ha Festival: The Art Of Comedy
  • Hacks
  • Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts
  • Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
  • Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
  • Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Heaven’s Gate: The Cult Of Cults 
  • His Dark Materials 
  • Holiday Harmony
  • House Of The Dragon
  • House Party
  • I Hate Suzie 
  • In The Heights
  • Industry
  • Irma Vep
  • It Chapter Two
  • It’s A Sin 
  • Joker
  • Judas And The Black Messiah
  • Julia
  • Justice League
  • Kimi
  • King Richard
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Landscapers
  • Lizzo: Live In Concert
  • Lord Of The Rings, The: The Fellowship Of The Ring
  • Lord Of The Rings, The: The Fellowship Of The Ring (Extended Version)
  • Lord Of The Rings, The: The Return Of The King
  • Lord Of The Rings, The: The Return Of The King (Extended Version)
  • Lord Of The Rings, The: The Two Towers
  • Lord Of The Rings, The: The Two Towers (Extended Version)
  • Love, Lizzo
  • Lovecraft Country
  • Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty
  • Magic Mike
  • Malcolm X
  • Malignant
  • Man Of Steel
  • Mare Of Easttown
  • Marlon Wayans Presents: The Headliners
  • Marlon Wayans: You Know What It Is
  • Matrix Reloaded
  • Matrix Resurrections
  • Matrix Revolutions
  • Menudo: Forever Young
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mosaic 
  • Moses Storm: Trash White
  • My Brilliant Friend
  • My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood
  • Native Son
  • No Sudden Move
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • Oslo
  • Our Flag Means Death
  • Peacemaker
  • Pennyworth: The Origin Of Batman’s Butler 
  • Perry Mason
  • Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin 
  • Rain Dogs
  • Rap Sh!T 
  • Reminiscence
  • Rio Bravo
  • Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
  • Rose Matafeo: Horndog
  • Santa Camp
  • Scenes From A Marriage
  • Scoob!
  • See How They Run
  • Selena + Chef
  • Sex And The City
  • Sharp Objects 
  • Shazam: Fury Of The Gods
  • Shazam!
  • Singin’ In The Rain
  • Sort Of 
  • Soul Of America
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy
  • Starstruck
  • Station Eleven
  • Succession (S1-S3) *S4 will be available on June 30. 
  • Suicide Squad
  • Superman: The Movie
  • Sweet Life: Los Angeles 
  • Take Out With Lisa Ling
  • That Damn Michael Che
  • The Baby
  • The Banshees Of Inisherin
  • The Batman
  • The Big Brunch
  • The Big Shot With Bethenny
  • The Bob’s Burgers Movie
  • The Bridge
  • The Captive
  • The Climb
  • The Conjuring
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Deuce
  • The Fallout
  • The Fastest Woman On Earth
  • The Flight Attendant
  • The Gilded Age
  • The Girl Before
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
  • The King’s Man
  • The Last Of Us
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Little Things
  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
  • The Many Saints Of Newark
  • The Matrix
  • The Menu
  • The New Pope
  • The Night House
  • The Nun
  • The Plot Against America
  • The Righteous Gemstones
  • The Sex Lives Of College Girls
  • The Soul Of America
  • The Staircase
  • The Suicide Squad
  • The Survivor
  • The Third Day
  • The Tourist
  • The Undoing
  • The Way Down: God, Greed, And The Cult Of Gwen Shamblin
  • The Weeknd: Live At Sofi Stadium
  • The White Lotus
  • The Wizard Of Oz
  • Those Who Wish Me Dead
  • Titans
  • Tom & Jerry
  • Wahl Street
  • Watchmen
  • We Are Who We Are
  • We Own This City
  • West Side Story (2021)
  • White House Plumbers
  • Winning Time: The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Justice Is Gray

Check out what’s also coming to the following streaming services in May 2023:


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1 comment

Matt Strader May 23, 2023 | 8:46 am - 8: 46 am

Not enough reto cartoons. Need more retro animations and TV shows from the 70s to the early 90s. I know they could get them and it’s normally a rights thing with various actors, but I wish they could just use their power of attorney to get all their content online. WB has a ton of good retro content.


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