HBO Max’s new period drama movies in May 2023

Another month, another selection of new movies and TV series to watch on HBO Max!

Soon to relaunch as just ‘Max’, HBO Max is an American streaming platform from HBO, featuring a huge selection of movies and TV series, along with brand new Max Originals.

The service is currently only available in the US, but we’ll let you know if and when it launches elsewhere.

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The complete list of HBO Max additions for May 2023 is as massive as ever, so here we’ve selected the best titles for fans of historical dramas, British TV, and classic movies to add to their watch list.

With HBO Max winding down ahead of its imminent rebranding on Tuesday 23rd May, it’s not the best line-up this month, but we never tire of seeing Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in 1959’s classic comedy Some Like It Hot, and we’ll always happily watch the first Lord of the Rings movie again!


Mirror, Mirror (available from 1st May 2023)


Some Like It Hot (available from 1st May 2023)


Black Mass (available from 1st May 2023)


Sky Captain and The World Of Tomorrow (available from 8th May 2023)


The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (available from 19th May 2023)


Kingsman: The Secret Service (available from 22nd May 2023)


Take a look at the complete list of May’s additions on HBO Max here:


1st May 2023

Absolute Power, 1997 (HBO)
Alpha Dog, 2006 (HBO)
American Honey, 2016 (HBO)
As Tears Go By, 1988
Betrayed, 1988 (HBO)
Black Mass, 2015 (HBO)
Blue Valentine, 2010 (HBO)
Calvary, 2014 (HBO)
Coffee and Cigarettes, 2003
Daddy Day Care, 2003 (HBO)
Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story, 2005 (HBO)
Eat Pray Love, 2010
The Forbidden Kingdom, 2008 (HBO)
Heartbreakers, 2001 (HBO)
The Hole In The Ground, 2019 (HBO)
Hustle & Flow, 2005 (HBO)
The Karate Kid, 2010
The Last Castle, 2001 (HBO)
Lord Of Illusions, 1995 (HBO) (Director’s Cut)
Lucky You, 2007 (HBO)
Man Of The House, 2005 (HBO)
Midnight Sun, 2018 (HBO)
Mirror Mirror, 2012 (HBO)
Mirrors, 2008 (Extended Version) (HBO)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, 2016 (HBO)
Paper Moon, 1973 (HBO)
Paranoia, 2013 (HBO)
Parasite, 2019 (HBO)
The Rookie, 2002 (HBO)
Shark Night 3D, 2011 (HBO)
Soapdish, 1991 (HBO)
Some Like It Hot, 1959 (HBO)
Sorority Row, 2009 (HBO)
Step Brothers, 2008
White House Plumbers, Limited Series Premiere (HBO)
Windtalkers, 2002 (HBO)


2nd May 2023

1000% Me: Growing Up Mixed, Documentary Premiere (HBO)
Batwheels, Season 1E


3rd May 2023

Fifty Shades of Grey, 2015 (HBO) (Unrated Version)


4th May 2023

The Other Two, Max Original Season 3 Premiere


5th May 2023

Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, Season 1


8th May 2023

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!, 2008 (HBO)
Legion of Super-Heroes, 2023
Sky Captain and The World Of Tomorrow, 2004 (HBO)
The Conjuring, 2013 (HBO)
Two Sides of the Abyss (Die zwei Seiten des Abgrunds), Max Original Premiere


11th May 2023

Rick and Morty, Season 6


14th May 2023

We Baby Bears: Little Falling Star, Season 1G


15th May 2023

I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry, 2007 (HBO)
Land of Gold, 2022
Unbreakable, 2000 (HBO)


16th May 2023

Angel City, Three-Part Documentary Series Premiere (HBO)
Men in Black, 1997
Men in Black II, 2002
Men in Black III, 2012


19th May 2023

The LEGO Batman Movie, 2017
Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, 2001 (HBO)
Parasite, 2019 (HBO)
Spy/Master, Max Original Premiere


20th May 2023

Love to Love You, Donna Summer, Documentary Premiere (HBO)


22nd May 2023

Kingsman: The Secret Service, 2014 (HBO)
Mid 90s, 2018 (HBO)
San Andreas, 2015


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