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The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max

Updated January 27, 2021 8.1k votes 313 voters 11.8k views297 items

List RulesVote up the shows you're the most excited about watching on HBO Max, both original series and exclusive distribution.

HBO's streaming service was launched late May 2020, and HBO Max shows include a selection of great series from not only HBO's archives and HBO Max originals but also from the BBC, Crunchyroll, Cartoon Network, TNT, and more. The shows on HBO Max range from comedies like Friends to HBO dramas such as Euphoria and Big Little Lies. Not only are favorites from HBO, old and new, available but viewers will also find new shows on HBO Max.

Plenty of old HBO favorites, like Game of Thrones and Oz, are on HBO Max. Many new series are also planned, from fresh new Looney Tunes Cartoons and the anthology Love Life to the voguing competition series Legendary. Of all those hours of shows, many include BBC favorites like Doctor Who, Luther, and the orginal The Office series. But it's not all live-action thanks to a robust and growing library from Crunchyroll, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network. Animation fans can rewatch The Boondocks, Rick and Morty, and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. There are also several reboots and revivals, such as Adventure Time: Distant Lands and the new Gossip Girl. With a library that includes CNN docuseries, DC television shows, and even favorites from Sesame Workshop, HBO Max has something for everyone - including licensed TV shows like The Bachelor, The Big Bang Theory, and The OC.

Both old and new, the shows on HBO Max include some of the best sitcoms, dramas, British favorites and more - and now they're all available in one place. Now that they're all together, which of all the series on HBO Max are the best?

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  • Game of Thrones1

    ActorsPeter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner

    NetworkHBO

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  • The Sopranos2
    118
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    ActorsJames Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

    NetworkHBO

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  • Chernobyl3
    67
    25

    ActorsJared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson

    NetworkHBO

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  • The Wire4
    91
    52

    ActorsDominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

    NetworkBBC Four, HBO

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  • The Office5
    104
    67

    ActorsRicky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook

    NetworkBritish Broadcasting Corporation

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    #76 of 305 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History#26 of 106 The Best British Sitcoms of All Time

  • Band of Brothers6

    ActorsScott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

    NetworkBritish Broadcasting Corporation, HBO

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  • Watchmen7
    90
    55

    Watchmen

    2019

    ActorsRegina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens

    NetworkHBO

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  • Veep8
    104
    71

    Veep

    2012

    ActorsJulia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

    NetworkHBO

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  • Rome9
    72
    41

    Rome

    2005

    ActorsKevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker

    NetworkHBO

  • Westworld10
    78
    51

    ActorsEvan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

    NetworkHBO

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  • Looney Tunes Cartoons11

    ActorsEric Bauza, Bob Bergen, Jeff Berman, Fred Tatasciore

    NetworkHBO Max

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  • Curb Your Enthusiasm12

    ActorsLarry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

    NetworkHBO

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  • Deadwood13
    82
    57

    ActorsTimothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

    NetworkHBO

  • True Detective14

    ActorsMahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

    NetworkHBO

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  • Barry15
    77
    52

    Barry

    2018

    ActorsBill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan

    NetworkHBO

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  • Oz16
    68
    44

    Oz

    1997

    ActorsErnie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen

    NetworkHBO

  • Doom Patrol17
    60
    35

    ActorsApril Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade, Brendan Fraser, Alan Tudyk

    NetworkDC Universe

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  • Samurai Jack18
    45
    24

    ActorsPhil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson

    NetworkCartoon Network

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    #55 of 688 The Best Cartoons of All Time#101 of 242 The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids

  • Boardwalk Empire19

    ActorsSteve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

    NetworkHBO

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  • Succession20
    67
    48

    ActorsBrian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun

    NetworkHBO

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  • The Big Bang Theory21

    ActorsJohnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar

    NetworkCBS

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  • Carnivàle22
    54
    35

    ActorsMichael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown

    NetworkHBO

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  • Doctor Who23
    52
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    ActorsChristopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, Jodie Whittaker

    NetworkBritish Broadcasting Corporation, BBC America, BBC One, S4C, BBC HD

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  • Sesame Street24

    ActorsJim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

    NetworkPublic Broadcasting Service, Noggin, National Educational Television, PBS Kids Sprout

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  • Euphoria25
    65
    50

    ActorsZendaya, Storm Reid, Maude Apatow, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Eric Dane

    NetworkHBO

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