New on Hulu May 2019: Catch-22

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Here’s what’s coming and going on Hulu in May 2019

It's a good month to be a Hulu subscriber.

Apr 17, 2019, 5:00 am

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Bryan Rolli

From classic comedies to original series, Hulu welcomes plenty of great titles in May. Holiday-based anthology horror series Into the Dark mines fractured familial relationships for its Mother’s Day episode, All That We Destroy. Hulu original series Catch-22, based on Joseph Heller’s classic satirical novel, centers on U.S. Air Force bombardier John Yossarian, who tries to keep his sanity as he performs his military duties. And following the premiere of its series finale in March, Broad City‘s fifth and final season will hit Hulu at the end of May.

Check out the full listings below to find out what’s new on Hulu this month.

What’s new on Hulu in May 2019: Editor’s picks

Shrill

Hulu’s new six-episode series is loosely based on Lindy West’s 2016 essay collection Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman; West is also co-writer and executive producer. Aidy Bryant plays Annie Easton, a calendar editor at the Portland-based Weekly Thorn and a chronic people-pleaser. Annie finds empowerment in her writing, and a viral piece titled “Hello, I’m Fat” earns positive responses, but also plenty of online trolls. Shrill feels a little too short to be conclusive, but it’s a smart show and a step in the right direction for better onscreen representation for women of all sizes. —Audra Schroeder

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PEN15

They say fashion trends run on a 20-year cycle, which means we’re perilously close to seeing a full-scale revival of frosted lip gloss, bedazzled bootcut jeans, and tattoo choker necklaces. Consider Hulu’s new middle school cringe comedy, PEN15, a bold first step in that direction. Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle star as 13-year-old versions of themselves in the year 2000, as the two BFFs navigate the trials and tribulations of seventh grade. Erskine and Konkle deliver captivating, immersive performances, but it’s the strong supporting cast—featuring the full breadth of middle school archetypes—that lends the show its crucial emotional center. PEN15 constantly alternates between hilarious, heartbreaking, triumphant, and cringeworthy—just like seventh grade. —Bryan Rolli

What's new on Hulu: PEN15

Fyre Fraud

“We’re living in an era in which you can convince millions of people to do anything,” says one interviewee in Fyre Fraud. Hulu’s Fyre Fest doc takes a detour into the psychology of the con artist, which has evolved in the age of the Instascam. It also looks more critically at Jerry Media’s role in promoting the festival, and interviews former designer Oren Aks, who says the goal was to “stop the internet” with its content. Jerry Media co-produced Netflix’s own Fyre doc, and while Fyre Fraud never directly calls out Netflix, it lets the conflict of interest speak for itself, after underscoring Jerry Media’s role in the disaster. Proper event planning can actually pull off a win. Now how many people did Hulu convince to watch? —A.S.

What's new on Hulu: Fyre Fraud


What’s new on Hulu in May 2019: Movies and TV shows

May 1

Anger Management (2003)
Bait Shop (2008)
Billboard Dad (1998)
The Big Kahuna (2000)
The Birdcage (1997)
Black Rain (1989)
Borat: Learning of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation Kazakhstan (2006)
Breakdown (1997)
Bully (2001)
The Burrowers (2009)
Catacombs (2007)
Cecil B. Demented (2000)
Center Stage (2000)
Chocolat (2000)
Chuck & Buck (2000)
Clerks (1994)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
El Pantra (2018)
The English Patient (1996)
Fair Game (2010)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Flashdance (1983)
The Green Mile (1999)
Ground Control (1998)
Happy Endings (2005)
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Hardware (1990)
Harsh Times (2006)
Hoodlum (1997)
Hunt for the Skinwalker (2018)
Imagine Me and You (2005)
Julie & Julia (2009)
Kazaam (1996)
The Krays (1990)
Kygo: Stole the Show (2017)
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies (2017)
Larger than Life (1996)
The Landing (2018)
The Last Animals (2017)
Le Divorce (2002)
The Lucky Ones (2008)
Made (2001)
Major League (1989)
Man of the House (2005)
Mermaids (1990)
My Five Wives (2000)
New Guy (2002)
Nick of Time (1995)
The Night We Never Met (1993)
Passport to Paris (1999)
Possums (1998)
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Rollerball (1975)
Rollerball (2002)
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Show of Force (1990)
The Sicilian (1987)
Slow Burn (2000)
Spirit (2002)
Star Kid (1998)
Steak this Movie (2000)
Switching Goals (1999)
The Time Machine (2002)
The Toybox (2018)
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2001)
Thirteen (2003)
Twelve Monkeys (1996)
Twice Upon a Yesterday (1999)
Under Siege (1992)
Wargames (1983)
Welcome to Mercy (2018)
Zombieland (2009)

May 2

Dies Irae: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED) (Crunchyroll)

May 3

Into The Dark: All That We Destroy: Episode 8 Premiere (Hulu Original)
Don’t Believe the Hype: Complete Season 1 (Complex)
Everything’s For Sale: Complete Season 1 (Complex)
Jobs Unlisted: Complete Season 1 (Complex)
Price the Hype: Complete Season 1 (Complex) 
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

May 4

Drunk History: Complete Season 6A (Comedy Central) 
Painkillers (2018)
The Clovehitch Killer (2018)

May 6 

Crash (2005)
Unicorn (2018)

May 7

My Hero Academia: Complete Season 3A (DUBBED) (Funimation)

May 8

Hillbilly (2019)

May 9

Action Point (2017)

May 10 

Dinosaur 13 (2014)

May 11

Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 6 Premiere (ABC) 
Above Majestic (2018)
Driver X (2018)
Funny Cow (2017)
One Million American Dreams (2018)
Swimming With Men (2018)

May 12

Claws: Complete Season 2 (TNT)

May 13

Angels of Death: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED) (Funimation)

May 14

The Bachelorette: Season 15 Premiere (ABC)
The Romantics (2010)

May 15

Big Bad BBQ Brawl: Complete Season 2 (Cooking Channel)
Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction: Complete Season 4 (Food Network)
Burgers, Brews & ‘Que: Complete Seasons 1-3 (Food Network)
Cash Cab: Complete Season 13 (Discovery Channel)
Counting On: Complete Seasons 2-3 (TLC)
Diesel Brothers: Complete Seasons 3-4 (Discovery Channel)
Eat, Sleep, BBQ: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
Four Weddings: Complete Seasons 7-8 (TLC)
I Found the Gown: Complete Seasons 2-3 (TLC)
La Promesa: Complete Season 1 (Caracol)
Love It or List It: Complete Season 12 (HGTV)
The Little Couple: Complete Seasons 11-12 (TLC)
A Breath Away (2019)
Astral (2018)
Beautiful Girls (1996)
Egg (2019)
Getting Grace (2018)
Iris (2001)
Little Voice (1998)

May 16

MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown: Special Part 1 (FOX)
Knocked Up (2007)

May 17

Catch-22: Complete Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
The Punisher (2004)

May 18

Thanks for Sharing (2013)
The Riot and the Dance: Earth (2018)

May 20

Federal Hill (1994)

May 21

Preacher: Complete Season 3 (AMC)
Bernie the Dolphin (2018)
Jesus’ Son (2000)

May 22 

Tracers (2015)

May 23

Baywatch: Complete Series (Fremantle)
MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown: Special Part 2 (FOX) 
Backtrace (2018)
Lulu on the Bridge (2011)

May 26

Morning Glory (2011)

May 27

Broad City: Complete Season 5 (Comedy Central)
The Frozen Ground (2013)

May 28

Against the Clock (2019)

May 29 

America’s Got Talent: Season 14 Premiere (NBC)
Songland: Series Premiere (NBC)
The Terror: Complete Season 1 (AMC)

May 30

American Ninja Warrior: Season 11 Premiere (NBC)
Angie Tribeca: Complete Season 4 (TBS)

*The following are available with the Showtime premium add-on:

Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men: Limited Docuseries Premiere (5/10)
Our Cartoon President: Season 2 Premiere (5/12)

*The following are available with the HBO premium add-on:

Chernobyl: Series Premiere (5/6)
My Dad Wrote a Porno: Comedy Special (5/11)
What’s My Name – Muhammad Ali: Documentary (5/14)
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch: Documentary Special (5/26)

*The following are available with the Starz premium add-on:

The Spanish Princess: Series Premiere (5/5)
Vida: Season 2 Premiere (5/23)

What’s leaving Hulu in May 2019 

May 31

8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
A Fistful of Dollars (1967)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
American Beauty (1999)
Area 51 (2015)
Astro Boy (2010)
Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction (2006)
Batman Begins (2005)
Black Sheep (1996)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Boomerang (1992)
Breakheart Pass (1975)
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Bushwhacked (1995)
Carriers (2009)
Death at a Funeral (2007)
Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995)
Deuces Wild (2002)
Dirty Work (1998)
Double Jeopardy (1999)
Drunk Wedding (2015)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Equilibrium (2002)
Fire in the Sky (1993)
Firstborn (1984)
For a Few Dollars More (1967)
Funny about Love (1990)
Glory Road (2006)
Hot Pursuit (1987)
Impostor (2002)
Inventing the Abbotts (1996)
Jersey Girl (2004)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Mystic Pizza (1988) 
Office Space (1999)
Perfect Creature (2005)
Practical Magic (1998)
Red Corner (1997)
Regarding Henry (1991)
Saved! (2004)
Shaolin Warrior (2013)
Shirley Valentine (1989)
Sideways (2004)
Silence (2016)
Small Soldiers (1998)
Tapeheads (1988)
Time Toys (2016)
Toys (1992)
Tristan & Isolde (2003)
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
Universal Soldier (1992)
Vice (2015)
Waterworld (2013)
What a Girl Wants (2003)
Windtalkers (2002)
Witness (1985)
World’s Greatest Dad (2010)
Yes Man (2008)

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*First Published: Apr 17, 2019, 5:00 am