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New Hulu Shows and Movies (May 2022)

Louis Partridge and Anson Boon, Pistol

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It’s anarchy in the HULU this month as the UK’s punk legends Sex Pistols are the focus of the Danny Boyle-directed miniseries Pistol. The FX production is a Hulu exclusive, with all six episodes storming their way onto the streaming service on May 31. It’s one of the most exciting new releases coming to Hulu this month.

Also headed to Hulu is the true crime drama Candy (May 9), starring Jessica Biel as a woman who murders her friend (Melanie Lynskey) after having an affair with her husband. Other highlights include the Sally Rooney adaptation Conversations with Friends (May 15), the Hulu original film valet (May 20), and the Letterkenny spinoff shoresy (May 27).

Below you’ll find our picks for the what to watch on Hulu in May, as well as lists of everything coming to and leaving Hulu in May.

The Best Movies and Shows to Watch on Hulu in May

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Jessica Biell, Candy

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hatching (May 6)

Hulu is fantastic at streaming the weirdest of the world, and this Finnish creature feature from 2021 certainly qualifies. A young gymnast secretly brings home a bird egg, and soon she’s eating bird seed and barfing it up to raise some giant bird monster. Plus: It got good reviews. What else do you need to know? [Trailer]

Candy (May 9)

Following Season 1 of The Sinner, Jessica Biel goes back to stabbing people on television in this five-night true crime miniseries about Candy Montgomery (Biel), a housewife in the 1980s who has an affair with her friend’s (Melanie Lynskey) husband (Pablo Schreiber) after she feels constrained by the conformity of being a housewife. That leads to the stabbing, or hacking, actually, since the murder weapon was an axe. Hulu is trying something different with Candy; the miniseries will release one new episode per day, starting Monday, May 9, and ending Friday, May 13. [Trailer]

Conversations With Friends (May 15)

normal people was a low-key hit for Hulu, so it surprises no one that Hulu is adapting another one of Sally Rooney’s novels, Conversations With Friends, ace to miniseries. The subject matter is similar: accents and SEX! A more mature person would say “intimacy,” as the story follows a single man and woman who get sexually and emotionally involved with a married couple. That’s some conversation, indeed! [Trailer]

shoresy (May 27)

This spin-off of Canadian comedy Letterkenny Gives more screen time to one of the show’s most popular characters, hockey bro and insult dispenser Shoresy. And when I say more screen time, I mean it; we’ll actually see the normally hidden Shoresy’s face. And you know what? He looks an awful lot like Letterkenny creator Jared Keeso. Letterkenny‘s been quality for years, so there’s no reason to think this won’t be good, too. Give your balls a tug and tell your mom to check it out. [Trailer]

Pistol (May 31)

UK punk legends The Sex Pistols get everything they stood against with this commercialized miniseries biography that will stream on a multi-corporation-owned media giant. The six-episode series is directed by Danny Boyle and charts the band’s rise to fame. Mostly unknowns were cast to play Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten, and Steve Jones, but game of Thrones vets Maisie Williams and Thomas Brodie-Sangster will play Pamela Rooke and Malcolm McLaren, respectively. The real-life Rotten, aka John Lydon, sued to keep the Pistols’ music out of the show, but he lost it. Which is good for us, because the show would be worthless without it. [Trailer]

More on Hulu:

Everything Coming to Hulu in May

May 1:
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
After Everything (2018)
The Angry Man in Brooklyn (2014)
The A-Team (2010)
The Big Year (2010)
Billy Madison (1995)
The Bounty Hunter (2010)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
I’m Looking For A Boyfriend For My Wife (2016)
Cyrus (2010)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
Easy A (2010)
Equity (2016)
Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Fever Pitch (2005)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Fun With Dick And Jane (2005)
Funny People (2009)
Gone (2012) – 10th Anniversary
Grandma (2015)
Hot Fuzz (2007) – 15th Anniversary
How I Live Now (2013)
The Karate Kid (2010)
The Legend of Zorro (2005)
Marie-Antoinette (2006)
Me, Myself and Irene (2000)
Mo’ Money (1992) – 30th Anniversary
November Criminals (2017) – 5th Anniversary
Nowhere to Run (1993)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Ong Bak (2003)
Ong Bak 2 (2008)
Ong Bak 3 (2010)
Open Season 2 (2009)
Person to Person (2017) – 5th Anniversary
Pleasantville (1998)
The Polar Express (2004)
Pretty Woman (1990)
The Program (1993)
Resident Evil (2002) – 20th Anniversary
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) – 15th Anniversary
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) – 10th Anniversary
Rock of Ages (2012) – 10th Anniversary
Saving Face (2004)
Saving Private Perez (2011)
Seven Years in Tibet (1997) – 25th Anniversary
Still Alice (2014)
StuartLittle (1999)
Stuart Little 2 (2002) – 20th Anniversary
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2006)
Super Hero Movie (2008)
Take This Waltz (2011)
Taken (2009)
The Vow (2012) – 10th Anniversary
We Own the Night (2007) – 15th Anniversary
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
White Men Can’t Jump (1992) – 30th Anniversary
The Wolfman (2010)
The Young Victoria (2009)
Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

May 2:
Duncanville: Season 3 Premiere (Fox)
Daytime Divas: Complete Series (Sony)

May 4:
The Chase: Season 3 Premiere (ABC)
Holey Moley: Fore-Ever: Season 4 Premiere (ABC)
Who Do You Believe?: Series Premiere (ABC)
Real Housewives of New York City: Complete Season 13 (Bravo)

May 5:
Dragons: The Nine Realms: Complete Season 2 (Hulu Original)
Last Survivors (2022)

May 6:
Hatching (2022)

May 9:
Candy: Limited Series Premiere (Hulu Original)

May 10:
Breeders: Season 3 Premiere (FX)

May 12:
Italian Studies (2021)

May 15:
Conversations With Friends: Complete Limited Series (Hulu Original)
Catfish: The TV Show: Complete Season 8E (MTV)
The Brass Teapot (2012) – 10th Anniversary
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
The Mountain Between Us (2017) – 5th Anniversary
One Last Thing (2005)

May 16:
Queen Sugar: Complete Season 6 (OWN)

May 17:
Sundown (2021)

May 18:
Demons: Complete Series (Sony)
Helix: Complete Series (Sony)

May 19:
The Deep End: Series Premiere (Freeform)
So You Think You Can Dance: Season 17 Premiere (Fox)

May 20:
The Valet (2022) (Hulu Original)
American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story (2021)

May 23:
227: Complete Series (Sony)
My Hero Academia: Complete Season 5 (DUBBED) (Funimation)

May 24:
Beat Shazam: Season 5 Premiere (Fox)
Don’t Forget the Lyrics: Series Premiere (Fox)

May 26:
Look At Me: XXXTENTACION (2022) (Hulu Original)
The Great American Tag Sale With Martha Stewart: Series Premiere (ABC)
Masterchef: Season 12 Premiere (Fox)
A Taste of Hunger (2021)

May 27:
Shoresy: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)

May 29:
Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba: Entertainment District Arc: Complete Season 1 (Dubbed) (Funimation)
Intrigo: Death of an Author (2018)

May 31:
Pistol: Complete Limited Series (FX)
Gamestop: Rise of the Players (2022)

Everything Leaving Hulu in May

May 6:
Beach Rats (2017)

May 8:
The Nice Guys (2016)

May 11:
Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

May 14:
Dead Pool (2016)
Deadpool 2 (2018)

May 17:
McQueens (2018)

May 20:
Life After Basketball (2019)

May 21:
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

May 30:
The Meddle (2015)

May 31:
A Beautiful Planet (2016)
Above & Beyond (2014)
Another Earth (2011)
As Good as It Gets (1997)
The Bank Job (2008)
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)
Caspers (1995)
Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
Crank (2006)
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Digging for Fire (2015)
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
The Edge (1997)
Evan Almighty (2007)
Fred Claus (2007)
Fright Night (1985)
Gigli (2003)
Guarding Tess (1994)
GuessWho (2005)
Hannah (2011)
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Hustle and Heat (2004)
Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
The Insider (1999)
John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars (2001)
June (2007)
Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (2014)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Land of the Dead (2005)
Meet Me in Montenegro (2014)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
My Super Ex Girlfriend (2006)
Pandas (2018)
People Like Us (2012)
The Perfect Holiday (2007)
Practical Magic (1998)
predators (2010)
Premium Rush (2012)
Pretty Woman (1990)
The Princess Bride (1987)
Scooby Doo (2002)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Spaced Invaders (1990)
Starship Troopers (1997)
Still Alice (2014)
Striking Distance (1993)
Trapped (2002)
Treading Water (2013)
Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
The Upside (2017)
Watchman (2009)
White Men Can’t Jump (1992)

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