New on Starz: All the Movies and TV Coming in May

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New on Starz: All the Movies and TV Coming in May

Those of you fortunate enough to be Starz subscribers have a lot to look forward to next month—the pay-cable channel is adding a handful of exceptional movies to its streaming library, in addition to debuting two new original TV shows. We’re downright jazzed about Starz’s May lineup, so follow along and you’ll find out why.

As aforementioned, the Starz movie lineup is gaining a number of stone-cold classics next month, including one in particular that is more “stone” than “cold.” We’re referring to Richard Linklater’s beloved 1993 comedy Dazed and Confused, which follows a group of suburban Texas high school students, both outgoing and incoming, as they smoke, drink and otherwise party their way through the last day of school, circa 1976. The iconic, oft-quoted comedy most memorably featured a decidedly pre-McConaissance Matthew McConaughey as Wooderson, the perpetually stoned, party animal post-grad pictured above, who charmed (and, if we’re honest, kind of creeped out) audiences everywhere with just two words: “All right, all right, all right.” Dazed and Confused debuts on Starz on May 1, as does Oscar-nominated mockumentary Borat (starring Sacha Baron Cohen as the film’s eponymous Kazakh TV personality), Oliver Stone’s iconic, Oscar-winning Vietnam war drama Platoon, Ridley Scott’s feminist road film Thelma & Louise and Johnny Depp-starring romantic dramedy Benny & Joon, among others. Later in the month, Starz adds fact-based rom-com I Love You Phillip Morris (May 4), George Clooney-starring satirical war dramedy The Men Who Stare At Goats (May 4), Noah Baumbach’s darkly funny Greenberg, starring Ben Stiller and Greta Gerwig (May 11), 2017’s ill-received Flatliners remake, Walter Hill’s stylish cult classic The Warriors (May 23), madcap 2001 comedy Rat Race and perhaps most exciting of all, Martin Scorsese’s masterwork of a boxing biopic, Raging Bull, starring Robert De Niro as Jake “The Bronx Bull” LaMotta (May 31).

Where the small screen is concerned, Starz’s slate is primarily made up of the aforementioned original shows, both of which are making their series debuts next month. First up on Sunday, May 6, is Sweetbitter, in which 22-year-old Tess (Ella Purnell, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) moves to New York City to start a new life. She lands a job at the city’s best restaurant, thinking that she’s found a steady paycheck, when she’s actually found her people, not to mention a life-defining chance for self-discovery. The half-hour drama series, based on Stephanie Danler’s bestseller of the same name, also stars Caitlin FitzGerld (UnReal), Tom Sturridge (The Hollow Crown), Paul Sparks (House of Cards), Evan Jonigkeit (Frontier), Eden Epstein (Blind), Jasmine Mathews (Heathers) and Daniyar (Claws)—you can watch a trailer for the series here. Airing immediately after Sweetbitter is Vida, a half-hour series centered on two estranged, Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, who hail from the Eastside of Los Angeles. When circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, they must confront their shared past, including the surprising truth of their mother’s identity. The show stars Melissa Barrera (Club de Cuervos) and Mishel Prada (Fear the Walking Dead: Passage) as the sisters, along with Ser Anzoategui (East Los High), Chelsea Rendon (The Fosters), Carlos Miranda (Chicago P.D.) and Maria Elena Laas (American Weapon). Both Sweetbitter and Vida will air new episodes on Sunday nights at at 8 p.m. ET and 8:30 p.m. ET, respectively. And Starz has also acquired a slew of comedy specials and series that used to call comedy-focused streaming service Seeso home, including Take My Wife, Night Train With Wyatt Cenac and The UCB Show.

The last base we’ll cover is everything leaving the Starz app in May, a slate of losses that starts off bearable, only to turn excruciating as the month goes on. 1963’s Oscar-nominated, Peter Sellers-starring The Pink Panther hits the bricks on May 2, followed by Jodie Foster-directed crime thriller Money Monster on May 21, beloved law school comedy Legally Blonde on May 24 and iconic Bruce Lee martial-arts adventure Fist of Fury (aka The Chinese Connection) on May 30. Most of May’s outgoing titles at least have the decency to stick around till the end of the month before punching us in the gut with their absence: Jim Carrey vehicle The Cable Guy, space-set horror-thriller Event Horizon, Bill Murray-starring comedy classic Groundhog Day, shockingly prescient Mike Judge satire Idiocracy, Oscar-winning Nic Cage starrer Leaving Las Vegas, beloved baseball classic The Natural, Sydney Pollack’s Oscar-winning Tootsie and James Mangold’s acclaimed Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line all vanish from Starz on May 31.

See Starz’s full slate of incoming and outgoing programming for the upcoming month below.

WHAT’S NEW ON THE STARZ APP – MAY 2018

AVAILABLE MAY 1
“Barbie Dreamtopia” (2017) – Season 1
“New York’s Funniest” (2016) – Episodes 101-105
“Night Train With Wyatt Cenac” (2016) – Episodes 101-106
“Night Train With Wyatt Cenac” (2017) – Episodes 201-206
“Robotboy” (2007) – Episodes 201-252
“Take My Wife” (2016) – Episodes 101-106
“Take My Wife (2017) – Episodes 201-208
“The UCB Show” (2016) – Episodes 101-108
“The UCB Show” (2017) – Episodes 201-208
28 Days (2000)
Benny & Joon (1993)
Black Rain (1989)
Blow Out (1981)
Borat (2006)
Borderland (1937)
Brian Posehn: Criminally Poshen (2016)
Charlotte’s Web (2006)
Cujo (1983)
Dakota (1945)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
El Dorado (1966)
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
Flirting With Disaster (1996)
Hoodlum (1997)
Howard Lovecraft And The Undersea Kingdom (2017)
La Granja (2015)
Lachian Patterson Live From Venice Beach (2016)
Larger Than Life (1996)
Life (1999)
Line Of Descent (2017)
Platoon (1986)
Race To Witch Mountain (2009)
Redemption (2013)
Rollerball (1975)
Rollerball (2002)
The Seven-Per- Cent Solution (1976)
Shaquille O’neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam – Live From Las Vegas (2014)
Sin Norte (2017)
Sklar Brothers: Hipster Ghosts (2017)
Streets Of Fire (1984)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Urban Cowboy (1980)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

AVAILABLE MAY 4
I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)
The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009)
Which Way Is Up? (1977)

AVAILABLE MAY 5
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)

AVAILABLE MAY 6
“Sweetbitter” (2018) – Episode 101 **Series Premiere
“Vida” (2018) – Episode 101 **Series Premiere

AVAILABLE MAY 8
Abracadabra (2017)

AVAILABLE MAY 11
Big Game (2014)
Boricua’s Bond (1999)
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)
Desert Dancer (2015)
Fury At Showdown (1957)
Greenberg (2009)
Joshua (2007)
The Odd Couple II (1998)
The Phantom Of The Opera (1962)
Tomahawk (1950)

AVAILABLE MAY 12
Flatliners (2017)

AVAILABLE MAY 13
“Sweetbitter” (2018) – Episode 102
“Vida” (2018) – Episode 102

AVAILABLE MAY 14
Eye In The Sky (2016)
What Haunts Us (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 16
The Princess And The Frog (2009)

AVAILABLE MAY 18
100 Rifles (1968)
The Alamo: Thirteen Days To Glory (1986)
Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973)
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)
Brubaker (1980)
Cattle Drive (1951)
Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)
Death Rides A Horse (1967)
Desperado (1995)
Erik The Viking (1989)
Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)
The Evil Of Frankenstein (1964)
Flawless (1999)
Hardball (2001)
Heroes (1977)
In The Blood (2013)
Mermaids (1990)
Raiders Of San Joaquin (1942)

AVAILABLE MAY 20
“Sweetbitter” (2018) – Episode 103
“Vida” (2018) – Episode 103

AVAILABLE MAY 23
Paulie (1998)
The Warriors (1979)

AVAILABLE MAY 25
The Banger Sisters (2002)
D.C. Cab (1983)
Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1942)
God Forgives … I Don’t! (1969)
The Hunting Party (1971)
The Mod Squad (1999)
Rat Race (2001)
The Rawhide Years (1955)
The Stand At Apache River (1953)

AVAILABLE MAY 27
“Sweetbitter” (2018) – Episode 104
“Vida” (2018) – Episode 104

AVAILABLE MAY 28
Wasted! The Story Of Food Waste (2017)

AVAILABLE MAY 31
Raging Bull (1980)

WHAT’S LEAVING THE STARZ APP – MAY 2018

LEAVING MAY 2
The Pink Panther (1963)

LEAVING MAY 4
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Monkey Business (1952)

LEAVING MAY 8
Dark Horse (2016)
Maggie’s Plan (2016)

LEAVING MAY 11
Robin Hood (1991)

LEAVING MAY 15
Somwhere (2010)

LEAVING MAY 18
Obsessed (2009)
Rapid Fire (1992)

LEAVING MAY 21
The Meddler (2016)
Money Monster (2016)

LEAVING MAY 24
Legally Blonde (2001)

LEAVING MAY 25
Fatso (1980)

LEAVING MAY 30
Fist Of Fury (1972)

LEAVING MAY 31
Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story (2015)
Anarchy Parlor (2015)
The Babysitter (1995)
The Big Show (1936)
Bio-Dome (1996)
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)
Brokedown Palace (1999)
The Cable Guy (1996)
Calamity Jane And Sam Bass (1949)
The Cimarron Kid (1951)
Class (1983)
Collision (2013)
The Covenant (2006)
The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion (2001)
Daddy Don’t Go (2014)
Dakota (1945)
Dark Command (1940)
Dead Heist (2007)
The Devil’s Own (1997)
Devuélveme La Vida (2016)
Double Jeopardy (1999)
Down The Shore (2010)
Dr. Lucille: The Lucille Teasdale Story (2000)
Drango (1957)
Earthquake (1974)
El Dorado (1966)
El Guri (2015)
Event Horizon (1997)
The Family Fang (2016)
Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
Foxfire (1955)
Game Of Death (1978)
Ghoulies II (1987)
A Good Woman (2006)
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Gunsmoke (1953)
Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)
Hard Rain (1997)
Hard Sell (2016)
Heart Of The Rio Grande (1942)
Heller In Pink Tights (1960)
Home In Wyomin’ (1942)
Home On The Prairie (1939)
Hoop Dreams (1994)
House of 1,000 Corpses (2003)
Idiocracy (2006)
In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Kansas Raiders (1950)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Loch Ness (1995)
The Lone Star Trail (1942)
Man Without A Star (1955)
Men At Work (1990)
Mexicali Rose (1939)
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
My Stepmother Is An Alien (1988)
The Natural (1984)
Navy Seals (1990)
One Week (2001)
The Out Of Towners (1999)
Pollock (2000)
Private Parts (1997)
A Reason To Live, A Reason To Die (1974)
Renegades OF The Rio Grande (1945)
Ride A Crooked Trail (1958)
Ridin’ On A Rainbow (1941)
Rio, I Love You (2015)
The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus (1996)
The Rolling Stones Sympathy For The Devil (1968)
Safe Men (1998)
The Saga Of Hemp Brown (1958)
Sam Whiskey (1969)
Shooting High (1940)
Slums Of Beverly Hills (1998)
Stick (1985)
Terror In A Texas Town (1958)
Tootsie (1982)
Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
Under Fiesta Stars (1941)
Untamed Frontier (1952)
Vamps (2011)
The Virginian (1929)
Walk The Line (2005)
The Watcher (2000)
The Way Of The Dragon (1973)
Weepah Way For Now (2015)
Weird Science (1985)
Western Jamboree (1938)
Wild Heritage (1958)
The Wiz (1978)

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