What to Watch on Hulu in May - 'MLK/FBI,' 'Supernova' and More

From eye-opening docs to heartwarming dramas and comedies, Hulu will satisfy all your May movie cravings. Here's what to watch this month on Hulu.

Matt Lissauer

By Matt Lissauer

What to Watch on Hulu - Martin Luther King, Jr. in "MLK/FBI."

© IFC Films / Courtesy Everett Collection

Thrilling docs, heartwarming romances, and breezy comedies make up the month of May on Hulu. That's not to mention all the recent hits, new originals, and a solid collection of gems that should satisfy your nostalgic cravings. Read on for the top premieres coming this month to Hulu, and the full list of everything now available to watch or coming soon. Happy streaming!

MLK/FBI - May 14

Filmmaker Sam Pollard ("Mr. Soul!") uses newly unsealed documents to examine the FBI's investigation into Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pollard's doc is a timely and relevant history lesson on just how far our own government went to expose Dr. King, who was once labeled as "the most dangerous" Black man in America by the FBI. "MLK/FBI" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival last year, where it received critical praise.

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MLK/FBI

Documentary / 2020

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Supernova - May 18

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci star in this critically acclaimed heartwarming tale of love. Longtime partners Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci) have been living together for 20 years. But when Tusker is diagnosed with early-onset dementia, the two take one last road trip to reunite with old friends and family. While it didn't lead to any major award nods, the performances from Firth or Tucci stand out all the same.

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Supernova

Drama / 2020 / R

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Plan B - May 28

If "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" feels a little too heavy for you, this comedy-drama might be more your speed. After a wild night of partying Sunny (Kuhoo Verma) wakes up to a startling revelation. Now Sunny and her friend Lupe (Victoria Moroles) have 24 hours to track down a Plan B pill before time runs out.

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Plan B

Comedy / 2021

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What to Watch on Hulu - May's Classic Hits & Modern Premieres
© Well Go USA / courtesy Everett Collection

© Well Go USA / courtesy Everett Collection

Looking to live, love, and laugh this May? Hulu has you covered. Spend "(500) Days of Summer" with love-lorn Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, or hitch a ride on a tour bus, and belt out Elton John, with a '70s band in "Almost Famous." You can take a weed-fueled road trip with "Harold & Kumar" or make a scrappy X-rated comedy with "Zack & Miri." For those looking for more thrills and chills, maybe hitch a ride on a train full of zombies in the Korean thriller "Train to Busan."

Hulu also has plenty of new indie hits to watch, including Chloe Grace Moretz's WWII horror throwback "Shadow in the Cloud," which premieres May 5th. On May 10th look for the religious horror flick "Saint Maud" (which also debuts on Amazon). Then, at the end of the month, you can take in the star-crossed historical romance "The World to Come," starring Oscar-nominee Vanessa Kirby and Katherine Waterston.

Lastly, if you were floored by Steven Yeun's performance in "Minari," then do yourself a favor and take in "Burning." This gem of a thriller from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival proved that Yeun had more to offer than just zombie-killing on "The Walking Dead."

What to Watch on Hulu - May's Full Schedule of Premieres
May 1 (A-M)
  • (500) Days of Summer (2009) - 5/1
  • Almost Famous (2000) - 5/1
  • An Elephant's Journey (2018) - 5/1
  • Any Given Sunday (1999) - 5/1
  • Betrayed (1988) - 5/1
  • Blast From the Past (1999) - 5/1
  • Blue Chips (1994) - 5/1
  • Bound (1996) - 5/1
  • Burning (2018) - 5/1
  • Cyrus (2009) - 5/1
  • Dances With Wolves (1990) - 5/1
  • Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018) - 5/1
  • Dinosaur 13 (2014) - 5/1
  • Fascination (2004) - 5/1
  • Goodnight Mommy (2015) - 5/1
  • Grace of Monaco (2015) - 5/1
  • Grudge Match (2013) - 5/1
  • Gundala (2019) - 5/1
  • Hannibal Rising (2007) - 5/1
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) - 5/1
  • Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004) - 5/1
  • Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia (2013) - 5/1
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) - 5/1
  • I Am Legend (2007) - 5/1
  • I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) - 5/1
  • Knowing (2009) - 5/1
  • Lost in Hong Kong (2015) - 5/1
  • Lucky Number Slevin (2006) - 5/1
  • Machete (2010) - 5/1
  • Midnight Heat (1996) - 5/1
May 1 (O-Z)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (1969) - 5/1
  • One Fine Day (1996) - 5/1
  • Predator (1987) - 5/1
  • Predator 2 (1990) - 5/1
  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977) - 5/1
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992) - 5/1
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) - 5/1
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) - 5/1
  • Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) - 5/1
  • Sahara (1984) - 5/1
  • Shattered (1991) - 5/1
  • Step Up 2 The Streets (2008) - 5/1
  • Step Up 3D (2010) - 5/1
  • The A-Team (2010) - 5/1
  • The Age of Adaline (2015) - 5/1
  • The Assassin (2015) - 5/1
  • The Crazies (2010) - 5/1
  • The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) - 5/1
  • The Indian in the Cupboard (1995) - 5/1
  • The Iron Giant (1999) - 5/1
  • The Man From Nowhere (2010) - 5/1
  • The Outsider (1980) - 5/1
  • The Spy Next Door (2010) - 5/1
  • The Virgin Suicides (2000) - 5/1
  • The Wailing (2016) - 5/1
  • Train to Busan (2016) - 5/1
  • True Lies (1994) - 5/1
  • Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) - 5/1
  • Vantage Point (2008) - 5/1
  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2009) - 5/1
  • We Were Soldiers (2002) - 5/1
  • What's Love Got to Do With It (1993) - 5/1
  • Zack And Miri Make a Porno (2008) - 5/1
May 2
  • Flight (2012) - 5/2
  • The Iron Lady (2011) - 5/2
Week of May 3
  • The Legend of Baron To'a (2020) - 5/3
  • Love Sarah (2021) - 5/4
  • Shadow in the Cloud (2021) - 5/5
  • Skyfall (2012) - 5/5
  • Warrior (2011) - 5/5
  • The Unicorn (2018) - 5/6
  • Little Fish (2021) - 5/7
  • Robot & Frank (2012) - 5/9
Week of May 10
  • Wander Darkly (2020) - 5/10
  • Saint Maud (2020) - 5/13
  • Some Kind of Heaven (2020) - 5/13
  • MLK/FBI (2021) - 5/14
  • A Perfect Ending (2012) - 5/15
  • Cowboys (2020) - 5/15
  • Good Kisser (2019) - 5/15
  • Mosquita y Mari (2012) - 5/15
  • Reaching for the Moon (2013) - 5/15
  • The Mountain Between Us (2017) - 5/15
  • Tru Love (2013) - 5/15
Week of May 17
  • Supernova (2020) - 5/18
  • Red Dawn (2012) - 5/19
  • Neat: The Story of Bourbon (2018) - 5/22
Week of May 24
  • Plan B (2021) - 5/28 - Original
  • The Vigil (2021) - 5/28
  • The Donut King (2020) - 5/31
  • The One I Love (2014) - 5/31
  • The World to Come (2020) - 5/31

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Matt Lissauer

Matt Lissauer

Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.

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