There’s plenty to get excited about watching in May, whether you’re headed to the movie theater or staying in for a streaming binge.

This month ushers in the start of the summer blockbuster season in a big way. Look out for The Fall Guy, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, The Strangers Chapter 1, IF, and The Garfield Movie – just to name a few.

On the TV side, quite a few huge series return in May. Don’t miss the sophomore season of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire on AMC, the latest romance in season 3 of Bridgerton on Netflix, the final season of Evil on Paramount+, and the latest iteration of long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who, now on Disney+ in the US. Plus, Star Wars fans have a new series to check out, Tales of the Empire.

See our list below for the biggest May premieres across theatrical, streaming, and linear cable for movies and television.

Premiering May 1 – 7

May 1

ACAPULCO season 3 premiere (Apple TV+)

BEHIND THE MUSIC season 2 premiere (Paramount+)

May 2

THE CONTESTANT documentary premiere (Hulu)

HACKS season 3 premiere (Max)

THE IDEA OF YOU film premiere (Theatrical and Prime Video)

A MAN IN FULL limited series premiere (Netflix)

SECRETS OF THE NEANDERTHALS documentary premiere (Netflix)

May 3

THE FALL GUY film premiere (Theatrical)

I SAW THE TV GLOW film premiere (Theatrical)

PROM DATES film premiere (Hulu)

SELLING THE OC season 3 premiere (Netflix)

TAROT film premiere (Theatrical)

UNFROSTED film premiere (Netflix)

WELCOME TO WREXHAM season 3 premiere (Hulu)

May 4

STAR WARS: TALES OF THE EMPIRE series premiere (Disney+)

May 5

MONSTERS AT WORK season 2 premiere (Disney+)

Premiering May 8 – 14

Doctor Who

May 8

DARK MATTER series premiere (Apple TV+)

LET IT BE documentary premiere (Disney+)

May 9

BODKIN series premiere (Netflix)

THE GOAT series premiere (Prime Video)

LOVE UNDERCOVER series premiere (Peacock)

MAXTON HALL – THE WORLD BETWEEN US series premiere (Prime Video)

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE film premiere (Netflix)


May 10

BLOOD OF ZEUS season 2 premiere (Netflix)

DOCTOR WHO season premiere (Disney+)

KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES film premiere (Theatrical)

LIVING WITH LEOPARDS documentary premiere (Netflix)

NOT ANOTHER CHURCH MOVIE film premiere (Theatrical)

POKEMON: HORIZONS part 2 premiere (Netflix)

POOLMAN film premiere (Theatrical)

May 12

THE CHI season 6 part 2 premiere (Paramount+)


May 14

AMERICAN FICTION film streaming premiere (Prime Video)

THE PILLOWCASE MURDERS docuseries premiere (Paramount+)

Premiering May 15 – 21

Bridgerton S3

May 15

ASHLEY MADISON: SEX, LIES & SCANDAL documentary premiere (Netflix)

May 16

BRIDGERTON season 3 part 1 premiere (Netflix)

BRONX ZOO ’90: CRIME, CHAOS AND BASEBALL docuseries premiere (Peacock)

OUTER RANGE season 2 premiere (Prime Video)

May 17

BACK TO BLACK film premiere (Theatrical)

THE BIG CIGAR series premiere (Apple TV+)

THE BLUE ANGELS film premiere (Theatrical)

IF film premiere (Theatrical)

POWER documentary premiere (Netflix)

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS season 9 premiere (Paramount+)

THE STRANGERS CHAPTER 1 film premiere (Theatrical)

THELMA THE UNICORN film premiere (Netflix)

Premiering May 22 – 31

May 22

BUYING LONDON series premiere (Netflix)

CHIP ‘N’ DALE: PARK LIFE season 2 premiere (Disney+)


TOUGHEST FORCES ON EARTH documentary premiere (Netflix)

TRYING season 4 premiere (Apple TV+)

May 23

THE BLUE ANGELS film streaming premiere (Prime Video)

EVIL season 4 premiere (Paramount+)

THE KARDASHIANS season 5 premiere (Hulu)

TIRES series premiere (Netflix)

May 24

ATLAS film premiere (Netflix)

THE BEACH BOYS documentary premiere (Disney+)

FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA film premiere (Theatrical)

THE GARFIELD MOVIE film premiere (Theatrical)

HIT MAN film premiere (Theatrical)

MULLIGAN part 2 premiere (Netflix)

May 28

THE BOYS IN THE BOAT film streaming premiere (Prime Video)

May 30

ERIC series premiere (Netflix)

GEEK GIRL limited series premiere (Netflix)

WE ARE LADY PARTS season 2 premiere (Peacock)

May 31

EZRA film premiere (Theatrical)

JIM HENSON IDEA MAN documentary premiere (Disney+)

SUMMER CAMP film premiere (Theatrical)

YOUNG WOMAN AND THE SEA film premiere (Theatrical)

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