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The 6 best sci-fi movies and shows coming to HBO Max in May 2021

HBO Max is offering up a mix of big recent releases and cult favorites with its new sci-fi selections this month.

Here are the 6 best sci-fi movies and shows coming to HBO Max in May 2021.

6. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (May 1)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is less interested in the mythos of its vampires than it is in over-the-top action, and it’s a better movie for it.

5. Anaconda (May 1)

Not bogged down by anything like a coherent plot or a plausible premise, Anaconda is pure, schlocky fun — as long as you’re not afraid of snakes.

4. Re:Zero — Starting Life in Another World (May 8)

The second season of this popular anime about a high school boy transported to another world was cut in half for release. You can finally get up to date on HBO Max this month.

3. Mortal Kombat (May 1)

The original Mortal Kombat is one of the best video game movies ever — even if that’s not a very high bar to clear. The great fight scenes and iconic soundtrack make this one a great way to pre-game for the reboot.

2. Wonder Woman 1984 (May 13)

The sequel to one of the best DC movies yet transports Wonder Woman to the 1980s. There’s lots of fun to be had here, even if it doesn’t top the original.

1. Tenet (May 1)

Christopher Nolan’s latest mind-bending movie came out at the worst possible time for theaters, but it may be easier to wrap your head around its time travel shenanigans with a pause button on hand.

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