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The Best Dramas On HBO Max

Updated February 18, 2021 2.7k votes 72 voters 1.0k views114 items

List RulesVote up the best dramas currently streaming on HBO Max.

Complex storylines and high stakes moments make the best dramas on HBO Max worth watching. Some dramatic TV series streaming on HBO Max feature drama in historical settings while other HBO Max drama shows are thrilling procedurals. Some of the best dramas on HBO Max right now are even fantasy or sci-fi.

Which shows will you find on this list of drama series streaming on HBO Max? Game of Thrones has to be near the top. Dominating drama rankings of every kind, the fantasy setting amps up the stakes of the show. Deadwood is a good historical show on Hulu for those who like to enjoy the drama of decades past. If you are looking for a more traditional kind of drama Succession, Big Little Lies, and Euphoria are more great options.

Vote up your favorite dramas on HBO Max to help other subscribers know what to watch and vote down any drama series that left you unmoved.

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  • Euphoria1
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    Euphoria

    Zendaya, Storm Reid

    Premiered2019

    NetworkHBO

    Euphoria (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Israeli series. A...  more

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  • Game of Thrones2
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    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Premiered2011-04-17

    NetworkHBO

    Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David...  more

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  • Big Little Lies3
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    Big Little Lies

    Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman

    Premiered2017

    NetworkHBO

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

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  • Carnivàle4
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    Carnivàle

    Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau

    Premiered2003

    NetworkHBO

    Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great...  more

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  • Girls5
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    Girls

    Lena Dunham, Allison Williams

    Premiered2012

    NetworkHBO

    Girls (HBO, 2012) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Lena Dunham. Cut...  more

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  • Watchmen6
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    Watchmen

    Regina King, Don Johnson

    Premiered2019

    NetworkHBO

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

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  • Oz7
    55
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    Oz

    Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons

    Premiered1997

    NetworkHBO

    Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote...  more

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  • Rome8
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    Rome

    Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson

    Premiered2005

    NetworkHBO

    Rome (HBO, 2005) is a British-American-Italian historical drama television series created by...  more

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  • Succession9
    40
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    Succession

    Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong

    Premiered2018

    NetworkHBO

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

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  • Pretty Little Liars10
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    Pretty Little Liars

    Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson

    Premiered2010

    NetworkABC Family

    Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family, 2010) is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television...  more

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  • The Outsider11
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    The Outsider

    Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo

    Premiered2020

    NetworkHBO

    The Outsider (HBO, 2020) is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by...  more

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  • Doctor Who12
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

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

    Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman,...  more

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  • Deadwood13
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    Deadwood

    Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane

    Premiered2004

    NetworkHBO

    Deadwood (HBO, 2004) is an American Western television series created by David Milch. In 1870s...  more

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  • Vinyl14
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    Vinyl

    Bobby Cannavale, Paul Ben-Victor
    Vinyl (HBO, 2016) is an American period drama television series created by Mick Jagger, Martin...  more

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  • Doom Patrol15
    38
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    Doom Patrol

    April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero

    Premiered2019

    NetworkDC Universe

    Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on...  more

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  • Batwoman16
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    Batwoman

    Javicia Leslie, Meagan Tandy

    Premiered2019

    NetworkThe CW

    Batwoman (The CW, 2019) is an American superhero television series originally based on the DC...  more

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  • Run17
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    Run

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Domhnall Gleeson

    Premiered2020

    NetworkHBO

    Run (HBO, 2020) is a comedy drama thriller television series created by Vicky Jones. Ruby...  more
  • Luck18
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    Luck

    Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina

    Premiered2011

    NetworkHBO

    Luck is an American dramatic television series created by David Milch and starring Dustin...  more

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  • Westworld19
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    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Premiered2016

    NetworkHBO

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series...  more

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  • The Wire20
    28
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    The Wire

    Dominic West, Lance Reddick

    Premiered2002

    NetworkBBC Four, HBO

    The Wire (HBO, 2002) is an American crime drama television series created and written by David...  more

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  • True Blood21
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    True Blood

    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer

    Premiered2008

    NetworkHBO

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

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  • The Sopranos22
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    The Sopranos

    James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco

    Premiered1999

    NetworkHBO

    The Sopranos (HBO, 1999) is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase....  more

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  • Pride and Prejudice23
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    Pride and Prejudice

    Colin Firth, Lucy Davis

    Premiered1995

    NetworkBritish Broadcasting Corporation

    Pride and Prejudice is a six-episode 1995 British television drama, adapted by Andrew Davies...  more

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  • Ballers24
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    Ballers

    Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry

    PremieredHBO

    NetworkHBO

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

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  • Insecure25
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    Insecure

    Issa Rae, Jay Ellis

    Premiered2016

    NetworkHBO

    Insecure (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy-drama series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore,...  more

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