HBO Now New Releases: May 2020

We have the highlights of what's coming and going from HBO Now and HBO Go in May 2020.

HBO Now New Releases May 2020 I Know This Much is True
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May isn’t quite summer yet but it is usually time that the networks start wrapping up their newest shows and preparing for a relatively fallow summer period. Since HBO isn’t a network, it has no such business model. But May sees the winding down of some HBO blockbusters all the same.

While there are some notable new releases for HBO in May 2020, the bigger story might be the things that are ending. Westworld concludes its third season on May 3 while new series Run wraps up on May 24. Thankfully the film losses in May aren’t too bad for HBO, unless the Agent Cody Banks saga drives a lot of traffic.

The most notable TV premiere in May is I Know This Much is True, a book adaptation starring Mark Ruffalo. This is a very bleak story coming along at a bleak time in history but perhaps those two things will cancel out. The biggest movies coming to HBO Go and HBO Now in May 2020 include Downton Abbey, Ready or Not, and Joker. Those right there could present an interesting little indoor film festival. Fire up the Zoom background of your choice and indulge Ready or Not with some friends!

Theatrical Premieres:

Bigger, 2018 (5/1)

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Western Stars, 2019 (5/1)

The Art of Racing in the Rain, 2019 (5/2)

Downton Abbey (5/9)

Joker, 2019 (5/16)

Ready or Not, 2019 (5/23)

Lucy in the Sky, 2019 (5/30)

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Original Programming:

Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (5/5)

Series Premieres:

Betty, Series Premiere (5/1)

I Know This Much Is True, Limited Series Premiere (5/10)

Hard, Series Premiere (5/18)

Series Finales:

Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children, Docuseries Finale (5/3)

Westworld, Season 3 Finale (5/3)

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My Brilliant Friend, Season 2 Finale (5/4)

Todxs Nosotrxs, Season Finale (5/15)

Run, Series Finale (5/24)


Long Gone By, 2020 (5/1)

Her Body, 2020 (5/1)

El Pacto (AKA The Pact), 2020 (5/15)

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New Releases:

May 1

The Art of Getting By, 2011

Black Knight, 2001

BlacKkKlansman, 2018

Broken Arrow, 1996

Cast Away, 2000

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Cinema Paradiso (Director’s Cut), 1990

Cold Mountain, 2003

Commando, 1985

Contagion, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens (Unrated Version), 2011

Crazy Rich Asians, 2018

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Death at a Funeral, 2007

Dick Tracy, 1990

The Fighter, 2010

Friday Night Lights, 2004

Green Card, 1990

The Hangover Part II, 2011

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The Hot Chick, 2002

How Stella Got Her Groove Back, 1998

In Bruges, 2008

Incarnate, 2016

Jaws, 1975

Jaws 2, 1978

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Jaws 3-D, 1983

Jaws: The Revenge, 1987

John Tucker Must Die, 2006

Josie and the Pussycats, 2001

The Kite Runner, 2007

La La Land, 2016

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Little Shop of Horrors (Director’s Cut), 1986

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, 2018

The Meg, 2018

Michael Clayton, 2007

My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2002

Nocturnal Animals, 2016

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Paul (Extended Version), 2011

Precious, 2009

Rise of the Guardians, 2012

School of Rock, 2003

Signs, 2002

Something Borrowed, 2011

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This Means War (Extended Version), 2012

Twins, 1988

Unstoppable, 2010

Wild Hogs, 2007

Your Highness (Extended Version), 2011

Leaving HBO Now and HBO Go:

May 14

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Pan, 2015

May 31

A Thousand Words, 2012

Agent Cody Banks, 2003

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, 2004

Bad Girls (Extended Version), 1994

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Bark Ranger, 2015

Being Julia, 2004

Big, 1988

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (Extended Version), 2011

Cedar Rapids, 2011

Closer, 2011

Cold Pursuit, 2019

The Condemned, 2007

The Condemned 2, 2015

The Darjeeling Limited, 2007

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, 2011

Down to You, 2000

Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog, 1995

Five Fingers, 2006

Greta, 2019

Grosse Pointe Blank, 1997

Happy Death Day, 2017

Happy Death Day 2U, 2019

Hope Floats, 1998

Isn’t It Romantic, 2019

Jingle All the Way (Director’s Cut), 1996

The Land Before Time, 1988

The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure, 1994

The Land Before Time III: The Time of Great Giving, 1995

The Land Before Time IV: The Journey Through the Mists, 1996

The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island, 1997

The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock, 1998

The Land Before Time VII: The Big Freeze, 2001

The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water, 2002

The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration, 2003

My Dog Skip, 2000

Nine Months, 1995

Red Eye, 2005

Red Riding Hood (Extended Version), 2011

Reversal of Fortune, 1990

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 2011

Sucker Punch (Extended Version), 2011

The Station Agent, 2003

The Town (Extended Version), 2010

True Lies, 1994

Unknown, 2011