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Hulu: What's New in May 2018

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Angie Maddison Fri, 04/05/2018 - 17:27

A new month approaches and with it, a great selection of new titles to stream on Hulu. Though the streaming service is creating loads of buzz with the recent debut of the highly anticipated second season of The Handmaiden’s Tale, there is lots more to enjoy in May. Oscar nominated films rub shoulders with horror classics, reality TV favourites join new series premieres. There’s something here for everyone. Read on for some highlights.

Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch (given the unfortunate nickname of Cumberbitches) should note the arrival of 5-part limited series, Patrick Melrose. Based on the acclaimed novels by Edward St. Aubyn, it tells the story of Melrose, a man whose privileged but traumatic childhood leads him to further tumult throughout his twenties and then ultimately towards recovery. Also starring Holliday Grainger (Strike), the series streams from May 12 for those with a Showtime subscription.

I, Tonya recently enjoyed loads of Oscar buzz for two of its lead performances – Australian actress Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) was nominated for her performance as figure skater, Tonya Harding, and Allison Janney (The West Wing) was nominated and ultimately won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Harding’s domineering mother. Based on the true story of elite figure skater Harding, the movie follows the gifted but troubled athlete whose career ended abruptly after she was caught up in a scandal involving figure skating rival, Nancy Kerrigan. Stream I, Tonya on Hulu from May 31.

Want more elite sportspeople from the wrong side of the tracks? And a shot of nostalgia while you’re at it? Then the Rocky films – all five of them – should fit the bill. The original movie, which was written by and starred Sylvester Stallone, went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture in 1976. Stallone was an unknown at the time and the studio, though keen to buy the screenplay, did not want him in the starring role. Stallone believed he was the only person to play boxer, Rocky Balboa, and eventually the studio agreed to take a chance on him. The Rocky franchise went on to be one of the most successful of all time.

For more nostalgia but with a side of scare, Hulu is streaming the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise in May. That’s six chances to watch gruesome serial killer Freddy Krueger terrorise teens in their sleep. Fun fact: a very young Johnny Depp had a small role in the very first film. Spoiler alert: he dies wearing a rad 1980s crop top.

Also noteworthy this month, 2018 Golden Globe Best Motion Film – Foreign Language winner In The Fade streams from May 11. The 13th season of America’s Got Talent premieres May 30, followed by the American Ninja Warrior Season 10 Premiere on May 31. Bear Grylls fans can check out season 4 of Running Wild with Bear Grylls from May 8. And don’t miss the recent Baywatch movie if you want to see attractive people running half-naked on the beach. Starring Zac Efron, The Rock and Priyanka Chopra, there may be a deep story at the heart of this film but who really cares?

Read on for a full list of new titles being added this month.

New to Hulu in May:

Available May 1
3 Ways to Get a Husband (2010)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors (1987)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
Baby Boom (1987)
Back to School (1986)
Barefoot (2014)
The Beatles: Made on Merseyside (2017)
The Box (2009)
Booty Call (1997)
Breakable You (2018)
Bride and Prejudice (2004)
Bull Durham (1988)
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
The Crow (1994)
The Crow II: City of Angels (1996)
The Crow III: Salvation (2000)
The Crow IV: Wicked Prayer (2005)
Demolition Man (1993)
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Eight Men Out (1988)
Elizabethtown (2005)
Emperor (2012)
Executive Decision (1996)
Foxfire (1996)
Gator (1976)
Godzilla (1998)
The Hangman (2017)
Here to be Heard: The Story of the Slits (2017)
Hot Boyz (2000)
The House I Live In (2012)
Immigration Tango (2010)
Iron Eagle IV: On the Attack (1995)
Kalifornia (1993)
Lost in Vagueness (2017)
Love is a Gun (1994)
Malena (2000)
Man of the House (2005)
Manhunter (1986)
Mansfield Park (1999)
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Men in Black II (2002)
Men with Brooms (2002)
Never Back Down (2008)
New Guy (2002)
New Rose Hotel (1998)
Ninja Masters (2009)
No Greater Love (2015)
The Pallbearer (1996)
Pink Panther 2 (2009)
Pret-A-Porter (1994)
Priest (2011)
Race for your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
Rocky (1976)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky V (1990)
School Ties (1992)
Set Up (2011)
She's All That (1999)
Starting out the Evening (2007)
Strategic Air Command (1955)
The Swan Princess Christmas (2012)
The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure (1998)
Thief (1981)
To Rome with Love (2012)
Traffic (2000)
Untamed Heart (1993)
Valkyrie (2008)
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

May 5
Drunk History: Complete Season 5A (Comedy Central)
Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin: Complete Season 1 (Sunrise)
The Longest Week (2014)
Warrior (2011)

May 6
I'm Dying Up Here: Season 2 Premiere (*Showtime)

May 7
Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Complete Season 3 (Disney XD)

May 8
Running Wild with Bear Grylls: Season 4 Premiere (NBC)

May 9
T@gged: Complete Season 2 (AwesomenessTV)

May 11
All Night: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)
Claws: Complete Season 1 (TNT)
Bleeding Heart (2015)
Into the Fade (2018)

May 12
Patrick Melrose: Series Premiere (*Showtime)
Baywatch (2017)
Frank Serpico (2017)
Jane (2017)
Still Mine (2012)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

May 13
Tonight She Comes (2016)

May 15
Animals (2015)
How to be a Latin Lover (2017)
It's A Disaster (2012)
Periods. (2012)
Soul of a Banquet (2014)
Take Every Wave (2017)
The Other F Word (2011)
The Snapper (1993)
The Strange Ones (2018)

May 16
12 Monkeys: Complete Season 3 (Syfy)
The Strain: Complete Season 4 (FX)
Knights of the Damned (2018)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

May 19
Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
Shooters (2002)

May 21
American Folk (2017)
Neat (2017)

May 23
Half Magic (2018)

May 24
Curvature (2017)

May 25
Hollywood Game Night: Red Nose Day Special (NBC)
Mad to be Normal (2017)

May 27
The Wedding Plan (2016)

May 30
America's Got Talent: Season 13 Premiere (NBC)
World of Dance: Season 2 Premiere (NBC)

May 31
American Ninja Warrior: Season 10 Premiere (NBC)
I, Tonya (2017)
Please Stand By (2018)
Rain Man (1988)

Leaving Hulu in May:

Leaving May 31
The Accused
A Feast at Midnight
The Big Wedding
The Doors
Earth Girls Are Easy
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Finder’s Fee
Forces of Nature
Fred: The Movie
Fred: Night of the Living Fred
Fred 3: Camp Fred
The Glass Shield
Harriet the Spy
Hart’s War
He Named Me Malala
High School
Honey 2
Jack Goes Boating
Jennifer 8
John Q.
Love Crimes
Show of Force
The Million Dollar Hotel
National Lampoon’s Dirty Movie
National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2: College @ Sea
No Stranger Than Love
Outlaws and Angels
The Pick-up Artist
Regarding Henry
The Secret of N.I.M.H.
The Thomas Crown Affair
Wristcutters: A Love Story


Angie Maddison is a contributor for Streambly. You can follow Angie on Twitter.

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