Best HBO Shows

Band of Brothers, The Wire, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos. These are the best HBO TV shows of all time. Here are others Top HBO and HBO Max original TV shows. This list is constantly updated as HBO or Max produces more TV Shows.

# Name Year Genre Country IMDb
1 Band of Brothers 2001 War USA 94%
Band of Brothers Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name. Trailer Watch
2 The Wire 2002 Crime USA 93%
The Wire Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated. Trailer Watch
3 Chernobyl 2019 Drama USA 93%
Chernobyl A dramatization of the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster. Trailer Watch
4 Game of Thrones 2011 Fantasy USA 92%
Game of Thrones Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond. Trailer Watch
5 The Sopranos 1999 Drama USA 92%
The Sopranos The story of New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads. Those difficulties are often highlighted through his ongoing professional relationship with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The show features Tony's family members and Mafia associates in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela and his cousin and protégé Christopher Moltisanti. Trailer Watch
6 True Detective 2014 Crime USA 89%
True Detective An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law. Trailer Watch
7 Curb Your Enthusiasm 2000 Comedy USA 88%
Curb Your Enthusiasm The off-kilter, unscripted comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and, by his standards, neither can anyone else. Trailer Watch
8 Succession 2018 Drama USA 88%
Succession The lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate they control. Trailer Watch
9 Rome 2005 History USA 87%
Rome A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic. Trailer Watch
10 Six Feet Under 2001 Drama USA 87%
Six Feet Under A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challenging as--and far less predictable than--the one inside. Trailer Watch
11 Oz 1997 Drama USA 87%
Oz The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies. Trailer Watch
12 The Last of Us 2023 Science Fiction USA 87%
The Last of Us Twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed, Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the United States and depend on each other for survival. Trailer Watch
13 Deadwood 2004 Western USA 86%
Deadwood The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an organized wild-west civilized town. The story focuses on the real-life characters Seth Bullock and Al Swearengen. Trailer Watch
14 The Newsroom 2012 Drama USA 86%
The Newsroom A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements. Trailer Watch
15 Boardwalk Empire 2010 Drama USA 86%
Boardwalk Empire Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson. Trailer Watch
16 My Brilliant Friend 2018 Drama Italy 86%
My Brilliant Friend When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. Trailer Watch
17 It's a Sin 2021 Comedy United Kingdom 86%
It's a Sin A chronicle of four friends during a decade in which everything changed, including the rise of AIDS. Trailer Watch
18 Flight of the Conchords 2007 Comedy USA 85%
Flight of the Conchords The trials and tribulations of a two man, digi-folk band who have moved from New Zealand to New York in the hope of forging a successful music career. So far they've managed to find a manager (whose "other" job is at the New Zealand Consulate), one fan (a married obsessive) and one friend (who owns the local pawn shop) -- but not much else. Trailer Watch
19 Generation Kill 2008 War USA 85%
Generation Kill The first 40 days of the war in Iraq as seen through the eyes of an elite group of U.S. Marines who spearheaded the invasion along with an embedded Rolling Stone reporter. A vivid account of the soldiers and of the forces that guided them in an often-improvised initiative. Trailer Watch
20 Silicon Valley 2014 Comedy USA 85%
Silicon Valley In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Partially inspired by Mike Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s, Silicon Valley is an American sitcom that centers around six programmers who are living together and trying to make it big in the Silicon Valley. Trailer
21 Entourage 2004 Drama USA 84%
Entourage Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent. Trailer Watch
22 John Adams 2008 History USA 84%
John Adams John Adams is a 2008 American television miniseries chronicling most of U.S. President John Adams' political life and his role in the founding of the United States. Paul Giamatti portrays John Adams. The miniseries was directed by Tom Hooper. Kirk Ellis wrote the screenplay based on the book John Adams by David McCullough. The biopic of John Adams and the story of the first fifty years of the United States was broadcast in seven parts by HBO between March 16 and April 20, 2008. John Adams received widespread critical acclaim, and many prestigious awards. The show won four Golden Globe awards and thirteen Emmy awards, which is more than any other miniseries in history. Trailer Watch
23 Carnivàle 2003 Thriller USA 84%
Carnivàle Carnivale is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle between free will and destiny; the storyline mixes Christian theology with gnosticism and Masonic lore, particularly that of the Knights Templar. Trailer Watch
24 Veep 2012 Comedy USA 84%
Veep A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about. Trailer Watch
25 The Night Of 2016 Crime USA 84%
The Night Of After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder. Trailer Watch
26 Big Little Lies 2017 Drama USA 84%
Big Little Lies Subversive, darkly comedic drama BIG LITTLE LIES tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Trailer Watch
27 Snowfall 2017 Crime USA 84%
Snowfall Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course. Trailer Watch
28 Warrior 2019 Drama USA 84%
Warrior A gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs. Trailer Watch
29 Mare of Easttown 2021 Crime USA 84%
Mare of Easttown A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart. Trailer Watch
30 House of the Dragon 2022 Drama USA 84%
House of the Dragon The Targaryen dynasty is at the absolute apex of its power, with more than 15 dragons under their yoke. Most empires crumble from such heights. In the case of the Targaryens, their slow fall begins when King Viserys breaks with a century of tradition by naming his daughter Rhaenyra heir to the Iron Throne. But when Viserys later fathers a son, the court is shocked when Rhaenyra retains her status as his heir, and seeds of division sow friction across the realm. Trailer Watch
31 Treme 2010 Drama USA 83%
Treme Tremé takes its name from a neighborhood of New Orleans and portrays life in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane. Beginning three months after Hurricane Katrina, the residents of New Orleans, including musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and other New Orleanians struggle to rebuild their lives, their homes and their unique culture. Trailer Watch
32 Extras 2005 Comedy United Kingdom 83%
Extras Andy Millman gave up his day job five years ago in the hope of achieving the big time, but he’s yet to land a speaking part, let alone saunter down the red carpet to pick up an Oscar. He remains optimistic however, as rubbing shoulders with the A-list on-set only serves to reinforce his belief that the big time is just a job or two away. Trailer Watch
33 In Treatment 2008 Drama USA 83%
In Treatment Set within the highly charged confines of individual psychotherapy sessions and centering around Dr. Paul Weston, a psychotherapist who exhibits an insightful, reserved demeanor while treating his patients—but displays a crippling insecurity while counseled by his own therapist. Trailer Watch
34 The Leftovers 2014 Thriller USA 83%
The Leftovers When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. The drama series 'The Leftovers' is the story of the people who didn't make the cut. Based on the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta, 'The Leftovers' follows Kevin Garvey, a father of two and the chief of police in a small New York suburb, as he tries to maintain some semblance of normalcy when the notion no longer applies. Trailer Watch
35 Olive Kitteridge 2014 Drama USA 83%
Olive Kitteridge A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community. Trailer Watch
36 The Pacific 2010 War USA 83%
The Pacific Track the intertwined real-life stories of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, John Basilone, and Eugene Sledge – across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. A companion piece to the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers. Trailer Watch
37 The Young Pope 2016 Drama Italy 83%
The Young Pope Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in the history of the Church, must establish his new papacy and navigate the power struggles of the closed, secretive Vatican. Trailer Watch
38 Barry 2018 Comedy USA 83%
Barry A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene. Trailer Watch
39 Euphoria 2019 Drama USA 83%
Euphoria A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media. Trailer Watch
40 Years and Years 2019 Drama United Kingdom 83%
Years and Years As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances, members of the Lyons family converge on one crucial night in 2019. Over the next 15 years, the twists and turns of their everyday lives are explored as we find out if this ordinary family could change the world. Trailer
41 Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty 2022 Drama USA 83%
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty A fast-break series chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties — a team that defined an era, both on and off the court. Trailer Watch
42 Eastbound & Down 2009 Comedy USA 82%
Eastbound & Down Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school. Trailer Watch
43 Looking 2014 Comedy USA 82%
Looking Three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men. Trailer Watch
44 Watchmen 2019 Superhero USA 82%
Watchmen Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, “Watchmen” embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own. Trailer Watch
45 Gentleman Jack 2019 History United Kingdom 82%
Gentleman Jack Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister attempts to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of her plan is to help the fate of her own family - by taking a wife. Trailer Watch
46 Insecure 2016 Comedy USA 81%
Insecure Follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman. Trailer Watch
47 The Deuce 2017 Drama USA 81%
The Deuce The story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early ’70s through the mid ’80s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market ended the bawdy turbulence of the area. Trailer Watch
48 Angels in America 2003 Drama USA 81%
Angels in America Set in 1985, the film has at its core the story of two couples whose relationships dissolve amidst the backdrop of Reagan era politics, the spreading AIDS epidemic, and a rapidly changing social and political climate. Trailer Watch
49 The Righteous Gemstones 2019 Comedy USA 81%
The Righteous Gemstones The story of a world-famous televangelist family with a history of deviance, greed and, yes, charitable work, all in the name of Jesus. Trailer Watch
50 I Know This Much Is True 2020 Drama USA 81%
I Know This Much Is True The parallel lives of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th century America. Trailer Watch

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