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The Best HBO Series of the 2010s

Updated November 20, 2019 2.7k votes 419 voters 5.5k views55 items

List RulesVote up your favorite HBO shows that aired in the 2010s

These are the best 2010s HBO series, ranked by user votes. Throughout the 2010s, HBO released award-winning programs that redefined the network to a new generation of audiences. Some of the best 2010s HBO series were hugely respected dramas, and other top 2010s HBO shows were groundbreaking comedies. But between the Emmy winning Game of Thrones and Veep were smaller HBO series that brought something fresh and new to a TV landscape drowning in content. What is the greatest 2010s HBO series? Vote on your favorites!

While some HBO series of the decade feel less essential and more forgotten then ever - True Blood comes to mind despite its seven season run - like Eastbound & Down and Girls have maintained their cult status long since the final episode aired. And new hits keep getting churned out, as Watchmen, His Dark Materials, and Westworld look to try to capture the zeitgeist in the same way that Thrones did until mid-way through 2019.

Which HBO show do you think is the best of the 2010s? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them up this list!

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  • Game of Thrones1
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    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Premiered2011-04-17

    Genres (Tv)Medieval fantasy, Drama, Adventure film, Epic, Action

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    Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama

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  • Chernobyl3
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    Chernobyl

    Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

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    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Drama, Western

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    Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Period drama, Crime drama

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  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver6
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    John Oliver, David Kaye

    Premiered2014

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    Larry David, Cheryl Hines

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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    Silicon Valley

    Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and...  more
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  • The Leftovers9
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    The Leftovers

    Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Leftovers (HBO, 2014) is an American supernatural mystery television drama series created...  more
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  • True Blood10
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    True Blood

    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer

    Premiered2008

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Horror, Drama

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    True Blood (HBO, 2008) is an American fantasy horror drama television series created by Alan...  more
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  • Sharp Objects11
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    Sharp Objects

    Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Thriller

    Sharp Objects (HBO, 2018) is an American miniseries created by Marti Nixon, based on the novel...  more
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  • The Newsroom12
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    The Newsroom

    Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Drama

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  • Barry13
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    Barry

    Bill Hader, Stephen Root

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg....  more
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  • Big Little Lies14
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    Big Little Lies

    Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley,...  more
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  • Watchmen15
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    Watchmen

    Regina King, Don Johnson

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Superhero, Action, Mystery

    Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based...  more
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  • Veep16
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    Veep

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Political satire, Comedy

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  • The Night Of17
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    The Night Of

    John Turturro, Riz Ahmed

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

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  • The Deuce18
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    The Deuce

    James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Deuce (HBO, 2017) is an American television drama series created by George Pelecanos and...  more
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  • Big Love19
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    Big Love

    Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Drama

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  • Succession20
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    Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Succession (HBO, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Jesse Armstrong. When...  more
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    Shane Smith

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Vice is a documentary TV-series created and hosted by Shane Smith of Vice magazine. Produced...  more
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    Entourage

    Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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  • Real Time with Bill Maher23
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    Real Time with Bill Maher

    Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Satire, Talk show, Comedy

    Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO, 2003) is an American talk show series created by Bill Maher....  more
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  • Catherine the Great24
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    Catherine the Great

    Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

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    Ballers

    Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry

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    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Ballers (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Levinson....  more
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