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HBO Now May Highlights (Including ‘Joker’ And ‘Ready Or Not’)

We’ve all got more time on our hands right now, so why not spend it binge-watching all of the killer content that HBO is delivering this month? In the mood for some feature-length blockbusters? Todd Phillips’ Joker and the horror-comedy Ready or Not are our top picks. Ready to binge a new limited series? Mark Ruffalo’s family drama might be your next obsession. Think you know how Westworld’s latest season will end? Well, you probably don’t, but catch the finale, and let us know if you got it right.

Here’s everything coming to (and leaving) HBO this May.

Joker (film streaming 5/16)
In case you didn’t catch it in theaters, or you just want to revisit the chaos and mayhem of Joaquin Phoenix’s troubled clown, Todd Phillips’ Joker is coming to HBO this month. This gritty origin story imagines the DC villain as a mentally-ill clown-for-hire named Arthur, who spirals when his stand-up career turns sour, and he discovers the truth about his lineage. Really, it doesn’t take much to put this guy over the edge.

Ready or Not (film streaming 5/23)
Samara Weaving and Adam Brody star in this horror jaunt about a wealthy family with a dark secret. Weaving plays Grace, a young woman set to marry her fiance, Alex, at his family’s estate. Alex comes from money, and Grace quickly discovers that his ancestors pulled some supernatural strings to get rich quick. A deadly game of hide-and-seek and a curse that ends in exploding bodies follow.

I Know This Much Is True (limited series streaming 5/10)
Mark Ruffalo pulls double duty in this limited drama series, playing a man struggling to reassemble his shattered life and the man’s twin brother, a schizophrenic with demons of his own. The siblings uncover tragic details about their family’s history of mental illness while also trying to right the wrongs that they’ve committed in their own lives.

Westworld (Season 3 finale streaming 5/3)
The third (but not final) season of Westworld comes to a close this month. Dolores is one step closer to enacting her endgame — which is either to rule the world and subjugate humanity, or free humans from their own loops. Serac is determined to stop her and he seeks to use Maeve as the weapon to do so.

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)
My Brilliant Friend, Season 2 Finale (5/4)
Todxs Nosotrxs, Season Finale (5/15)
Run, Series Finale (5/24)Theatrical Premieres:
Bigger, 2018 (5/1)
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)

Original Programming:
Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (5/5)

Estrenos:
Long Gone By, 2020 (5/1)
Her Body, 2020 (5/1)
El Pacto (AKA The Pact), 2020 (5/15)

Starting May 1:
The Art of Getting By, 2011
Black Knight, 2001
BlacKkKlansman, 2018
Broken Arrow, 1996
Cast Away, 2000
Cinema Paradiso (Director’s Cut), 1990
Cold Mountain, 2003
Commando, 1985
Contagion, 2011
Cowboys & Aliens (Unrated Version), 2011
Crazy Rich Asians, 2018
Death at a Funeral, 2007
Dick Tracy, 1990
The Fighter, 2010
Friday Night Lights, 2004
Green Card, 1990
The Hangover Part II, 2011
The Hot Chick, 2002
How Stella Got Her Groove Back, 1998
In Bruges, 2008
Incarnate, 2016
Jaws, 1975
Jaws 2, 1978
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
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
Paul (Extended Version), 2011
Precious, 2009
Rise of the Guardians, 2012
School of Rock, 2003
Signs, 2002
Something Borrowed, 2011
This Means War (Extended Version), 2012
Twins, 1988
Unstoppable, 2010
Wild Hogs, 2007
Your Highness (Extended Version), 2011

Ending May 14:
Pan, 2015

Ending May 31:
A Thousand Words, 2012
Agent Cody Banks, 2003
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, 2004
Bad Girls (Extended Version), 1994
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

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