Julia Lechner – CBS News
From classic movies to original series, these are the new and notable titles coming to popular streaming services.
Big titles this month include a live-action “Cruella” film from Disney+, “Wonder Woman 1984” making its way back to HBO Max, and more.
Available May 1 on HBO Max: “Tenet”
If you missed “Tenet” in theatres during the COVID-19 pandemic, the action-thriller is heading to HBO Max for at-home streaming.
The Christopher Nolan film stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Michael Caine. The film picked up an Academy Award in 2021 for Best Visual Effects.
Available May 1 on Netflix: “Back to the Future”
All three films in the Back to the Future trilogy race back onto Netflix on the first of the month.
Michael J. Fox travels through time with the help of Christopher Lloyd in these memorable films from Robert Zemeckis.
Available May 1 on HBO Max: “Magic Mike”
You’ve got a date with Channing Tatum this month when “Magic Mike” dances its way onto HBO Max.
Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello are successful male strippers in this stylistic Steven Soderbergh movie.
Available May 1 on Netflix: “Scarface”
Say hello to this Al Pacino crime drama when it heads back to Netflix on May 1.
A Cuban refugee rises the ranks to become a powerful drug lord in 1980s Miami in this film directed by Brian De Palma.
Available May 1 on HBO Max: “When Harry Met Sally”
Two friends become more than friends in this lovable romantic comedy written by Nora Ephron.
Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan and Carrie Fisher star in the film directed by Rob Reiner.
Available May 1 on Amazon Prime Video: “Aliens”
Sigourney Weaver faces off against alien predators in James Cameron’s knockout sequel.
“Alien 3” and “Alien: Resurrection” join the sci-fi flick on Amazon Prime Video the same day.
Available May 1 on HBO Max: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”
Gene Wilder is “The Candy Man” himself in the first, and most memorable, of the big screen adaptations of the Roald Dahl novel.
The musical fantasy film has been preserved as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress’ United States National Film Registry.
Available May 4 on Disney+: “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Series Premiere
Disney+ is celebrating Star Wars Day, May 4, with the release of a new animated Star Wars series. First introduced in “The Clone Wars,” “The Bad Batch” follows a unique squad of clone troopers with exceptional skills.
Star Wars fans can find other titles in the franchise already available on Disney+, including major movies in the series, as well as “The Mandalorian,” “The Clone Wars” and “The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special.”
Available May 4 on Netflix: “Selena: The Series” Part 2
Christian Serratos embodies the iconic Mexican-American performer when “Selena: The Series” returns.
Selena’s career gains momentum in the latest episodes of the Netflix original.
Available May 5 on Amazon Prime Video: “Skyfall”
In his third appearance as legendary MI6 agent James Bond, Daniel Craig faces off against Javier Bardem as the villainous Raoul Silva in this action-packed spy film.
“Skyfall” picked up two Academy Awards, for Best Sound Editing and Best Original Song for Adele and Paul Epworth’s titular track.
Available May 5 on Netflix: “The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness”
Here’s a new limited series from Netflix for true crime fans on the streaming platform.
Journalist Maury Terry explores whether serial killer David Berkowitz acted alone.
Available May 6 on Paramount+: “From Cradle to Stage” Series Premier
Just in time for Mother’s Day, each episode of this six-part series centres around a famous performer and their mother, highlighting the stars’ journeys on their road to success.
This Paramount+ series from rocker Dave Grohl and his mother, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, includes the stories of Dan Reynolds (of Imagine Dragons), Pharrell, Miranda Lambert, Brandi Carlile, Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine), Geddy Lee (of Rush) and their moms.
Available May 6 on HBO Max: “Legendary” Season 2 Premiere
HBO Max’s ballroom competition series returns, with Jameela Jamil, Megan Thee Stallion, Taraji P. Henson and Demi Lovato among the judges and guest judges appearing this season.
The vogue challenge from “Legendary” has racked up 3 billion views on TikTok.
Available May 6 on HBO Max: “That Damn Michael Che” Series Premiere
The “Saturday Night Live” comic is getting a new six-episode HBO Max series, premiering May 6.
Fans will recognize fellow “SNL” stars in some of the sketches and segments, including Cecily Strong, Colin Quinn and Colin Jost.
Available May 7 on Netflix: “Monster”
A teen (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) implicated in a robbery-turned-murder fights for his innocence in “Monster.”
Rakim “A$AP Rocky” Mayers, Jennifer Hudson and Jeffrey Wright round out the cast.
Available May 7 on Netflix: “Jupiter’s Legacy” Volume 1
Tensions rise as a first generation of superheroes pass the torch to their children.
The streamer’s latest superhero show is based on a comic book series by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely.
Available May 7 on Apple TV+: “Mythic Quest” Season 2
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Rob McElhenney is serving up new episodes of his video game design company office comedy.
The sophomore season comes after the release of the show’s special pandemic episode, “Mythic Quest: Quarantine.”
Available May 11 on Netflix: “Money, Explained”
Representative Ilhan Omar is seen here speaking in Netflix’s new limited docuseries.
“Money, Explained” delves into credit cards, casinos, scammers and student loans.
Available May 12 on Netflix: “The Upshaws” Season 1
A working-class Black family in Indiana juggles everyday stressors while striving for a better life in “The Upshaws.”
Netflix’s new family sitcom stars Mike Epps, Wanda Sykes and Kim Fields.
Available May 13 on HBO Max: “Wonder Woman 1984”
The “Wonder Woman” sequel makes its way back to the HBO Max streaming service this month.
Gal Gadot stars as the popular DC Comics character in this superhero film from director Patty Jenkins.
Available May 13 on Netflix: “Castlevania” Season 4
Dracula’s influence looms large in the fourth season of the anime series.
Netflix’s “Castlevania” is inspired by the classic Japanese video game series of the same name.
Available May 13 on HBO Max: “Hacks” Series Premiere
Jean Smart plays a legendary Las Vegas comedian in HBO Max’s new original series “Hacks.”
The series features performances from Hannah Einbinder, Kaitlin Olson, Christopher McDonald and more comedic talents.
Available May 14 on Disney+: “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” Season 2 Premiere
In the second season of the popular Disney+ series, the East High Wildcats face off against a rival school in a student theater competition.
In addition to the spin-off series, Disney+ subscribers can find the original film trilogy, starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale, on the streaming platform.
Available May 14 on Netflix: “The Woman in the Window”
Amy Adams is a psychologist with agoraphobia who witnesses a brutal crime in this suspenseful flick.
The thriller is an adaptation of the 2018 A. J. Finn novel.
Available May 14 on Amazon Prime Video: “The Underground Railroad” Season 1
Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins brings Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to life in this new series from Amazon Prime Video.
A young woman escapes a Georgia plantation and discovers an actual underground railroad on her quest to freedom.
Available May 14 on Disney+: “X-men: The Last Stand”
Tensions rise amid the X-Men when a cure is found to treat mutations in this Hugh Jackman-led flick.
Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Anna Paquin and Kelsey Grammer are on the star-studded cast list.
Available May 14 on HBO Max: “Those Who Wish Me Dead”
Oscar winner Angelina Jolie protects a teenage murder witness in this suspenseful thriller.
“Those Who Wish Me Dead” premieres on HBO Max and hits theatres the same day.
Available May 21 on Netflix: “Army of the Dead”
A group of mercenaries want to pull off a heist after a zombie outbreak in Netflix’s action-packed new film.
Dave Bautista, Omari Hardwick and Tig Notaro star.
Available May 21 on Amazon Prime Video: “Solos” Series Premiere
This seven-part anthology series from Amazon Prime Video explores what it means to be human.
The character-driven stories feature performances from Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Anthony Mackie and many other notable talents.
Available May 21 on Apple TV+: “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything” Series Premiere
Apple TV+’s immersive new docuseries delves into the music that shaped society in 1971.
The series examines the music of The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley and many other influential musicians.
Available May 21 on Apple TV+: “Trying” Season 2
An English couple on the path to parenthood will navigate the adoption process when “Trying” returns for its second season.
The critically acclaimed comedy starring Esther Smith and Rafe Spall has already been renewed for a third season.
Available May 23 on HBO Max: “In Treatment” Season 4 Premiere
“Orange is the New Black” actress Uzo Aduba takes her seat in the therapist’s chair in HBO’s “In Treatment.”
The first three seasons of the award-winning HBO series starred Gabriel Byrne as a psychologist.
Available May 27 on Netflix: “Blue Miracle”
Dennis Quaid and Jimmy Gonzales lead the cast of Netflix’s “Blue Miracle.”
The film, based on the true story of Casa Hogar, centers around a Mexican boy’s home entering the world’s biggest fishing tournament to save their orphanage.
Available May 28 on Netflix: “The Kominsky Method” Season 3
Michael Douglas plays an aging acting coach in this Chuck Lorre comedy.
Douglas won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2019 for his work in the series.
Available May 28 on Netflix: “Dog Gone Trouble”
“Dog Gone Trouble” is one of the family-friendly titles debuting on the streaming platform in May.
A pampered pooch named Trouble has his life turned upside down in this animated flick.
Available May 28 on Netflix: “Lucifer” Season 5 Part 2
Tom Ellis plays the devil, who has left Hell for Los Angeles, in the former Fox series that has since found its home on Netflix.
The second installment of Season 5 premieres on May 28.
Available May 28 on Disney+: “Cruella”
Academy Award winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) presents her take on iconic Disney villain Cruella de Vil in the live-action flick premiering this month.
“Cruella” is set in 1970s London, during the punk rock revolution, and features a performance by two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson.