The Best Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Streaming in May 2022

The Best Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Streaming in May 2022

In this month's Nerd's Watch, io9 picks the best genre movies and TV shows coming to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and more.

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Dracula, 11, Firestarter, Neo, and Pootie appear in a montage of images from Bram Stoker's Dracula, Stranger Things, Firestarter, The Matrix Resurrections, and Pootie Tang.
A sample of the stuff coming to streaming in May 2022.
Image: Sony, Netflix, Universal, WB, Paramount

Welcome back to io9's monthly Nerd’s Watch, where we pare down the enormous lists of new films and television shows arriving on all your favorite streaming services into the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror titles we think you’ll like most.

As always, we’re including the best new films and TV coming to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max—as well as Paramount+, Shudder, and Peacock. Folks, there may be too many streaming services.

Well, it’s time for the good stuff: the best of what’s streaming in May 2022. If you’re only interested in the services you subscribe to, you can jump directly to that page with these links:

  1. What’s coming to Netflix in May 2022?
  2. What’s coming to Prime Video in May 2022?
  3. What’s coming to Hulu in May 2022?
  4. What’s coming to Disney+ in May 2022?
  5. What’s coming to HBO Max in May 2022?
  6. What’s coming to Paramount+ in May 2022?
  7. What’s coming to Shudder in May 2022?
  8. What’s coming to Peacock in May 2022?
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What’s Coming to Netflix In May 2022?

What’s Coming to Netflix In May 2022?

The cast of stranger things.
Stranger Things season 4 is finally here.
Image: Netflix

What’s Available on Netflix May 1?

Corpse Bride

Road to Perdition

War of the Worlds

What’s Available on Netflix May 5?

The Pentaverate

What’s Available on Netflix May 9?

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable War

What’s Available on Netflix May 13?

Senior Year 

What’s Available on Netflix May 16?

Vampire in the Garden

What’s Available on Netflix May 20?

Love, Death & Robots: Volume 3 

What’s Available on Netflix May 23?

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045: Season 2

What’s Available on Netflix May 27?

Stranger Things 4: Volume 1

What’s Available on Netflix May 31?

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1

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What’s Coming to Prime Video in May 2022?

What’s Coming to Prime Video in May 2022?

Ray Liotta and Kevin Costner
Field of Dreams, a rare supernatural sports movie, is coming to Prime.
Image: Universal

What’s Available on Prime Video May 1?

Battleship

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

Crank

Enemy Of The State

Europa Report

Field Of Dreams

Hitman (2007)

Independence Day

The Rage: Carrie 2

Road To Perdition

Shrek

Shrek 2

Tooth Fairy 2

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What’s Coming to Hulu in May 2022?

What’s Coming to Hulu in May 2022?

Alison Lohman in the rain.
Drag me to Hell. Very underrated.
Image: Universal

What’s Available on Hulu May 1?

The A-Team (2010)

Despicable Me

Despicable Me 2

Drag Me To Hell

The Legend of Zorro (2005)

Ong Bak

Ong Bak 2

Ong Bak 3

Open Season 2

Pleasantville

The Polar Express

Resident Evil

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Resident Evil: Extinction

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Resident Evil: Retribution

Stuart Little

Stuart Little 2

Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild

Superhero Movie

The Wolfman

Zathura: A Space Adventure

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What’s Coming to Disney+ in May 2022?

What’s Coming to Disney+ in May 2022?

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi show is finally here.
Image: Lucasfilm

What’s Available on Disney+ May 4?

Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett

What’s Available on Disney+ May 11?

Marvel Studios: Assembled - The Making of Moon Knight

What’s Available on Disney+ May 20?

Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

What’s Available on Disney+ May 4?

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi

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What’s Coming to HBO Max in May 2022?

What’s Coming to HBO Max in May 2022?

The cast of Old.
The polarizing Old is coming to Max.
Image: Universal

What’s Available on HBO Max May 1?

47 Ronin

Conan The Barbarian

Domino

Eraser

Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius

Masters Of The Universe

Poseidon

Rugrats Go Wild

Rugrats In Paris: The Movie

The Rugrats Movie

Sliding Doors

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Director’s Cut)

Underworld

Underworld: Awakening

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Zathura: A Space Adventure

What’s Available on HBO Max May 10?

Catwoman: Hunted

The Matrix: Resurrections

What’s Available on HBO Max May 13?

Old

What’s Available on HBO Max May 15?

The Time Traveler’s Wife, Series Premiere

What’s Available on HBO Max May 23?

Teen Titans Go! Season 7 Part B

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What’s Coming to Paramount+ in May 2022?

What’s Coming to Paramount+ in May 2022?

Gary Oldman as Dracula
Bram Stoker’s Dracula comes to Plus.
Image: Sony

What’s Available on Paramount+ May 1?

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Fresh

Galaxy Quest

Groundhog Day

Marathon Man

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible II

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Pootie Tang

Road to Perdition

Scary Movie

Scary Movie 2

Short Circuit

Sleepy Hollow

Star Trek

Tank Girl

The Addams Family

The Fifth Element

The Poseidon Adventure

War of the Worlds

What’s Available on Paramount+ May 5?

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

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What’s Coming to Shudder in May 2022?

What’s Coming to Shudder in May 2022?

Mom reading a story to her son.
Modern horror masterpiece The Babadook comes to Shudder.
Image: E One

What’s Available on Shudder May 1?

Eli Roth’s History of Horror S3

Broadcast Signal Intrusion

Goodnight Mommy

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

What’s Available on Shudder May 2?

The Babadook

The Midnight Swim

What’s Available on Shudder May 6?

The Twin

What’s Available on Shudder May 9?

Popcorn

The Stylist

What’s Available on Shudder May 12?

The Sadness

What’s Available on Shudder May 16?

Brain Damage

What’s Available on Shudder May 19?

The Found Footage Phenomenon

What’s Available on Shudder May 23?

Tetsuo The Iron Man

Tetsuo The Body Hammer

What’s Available on Shudder May 24?

The Prowler

What’s Available on Shudder May 26?

A Banquet

What’s Available on Shudder May 30?

The Unseen

Demon Wind

What’s Available on Shudder May 31?

Kolobos

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What’s Coming to Peacock in May 2022?

What’s Coming to Peacock in May 2022?

Drew Barrymore starting fires.
Two Firestarters, the original (above) and new, are coming to Peacock.
Image: Universal

What’s Available on Peacock May 1? 

13 Going on 30

Armageddon

Constantine (2005)

Creepshow (1982)

Disaster Movie

Dreamcatcher

Enemy of the State

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Independence Day

The Land Before Time

Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave

Land of the Lost (2009)

Madagascar

Needful Things

The One

Resident Evil

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Resident Evil: Extinction

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Resident Evil: Retribution

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Shrek

Shrek 2

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

Twilight

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

What’s Available on Peacock May 2?

Saw 2

Saw 3

Saw 4

Saw 5

Saw 6

Saw 3D

What’s Available on Peacock May 5?

Firestarter (1984)

Halloween II (1981)

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

They Live

Village of the Damned

What’s Available on Peacock May 13?

Firestarter (2022)


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