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The Best Dramas On HBO Max

Updated September 24, 2020 2.7k votes 65 voters102 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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    Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Premiered2011

    NetworkHBO

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

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    Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Carnivàle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Girls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Oz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Rome is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Succession is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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    Succession

    Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong
    Succession (HBO, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Jesse Armstrong. When... more on Wikipedia

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    Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia

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    The Outsider is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Vinyl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Doom Patrol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Batwoman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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    Batwoman

    Ruby Rose, Meagan Tandy

    Premiered2019

    NetworkThe CW

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

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    Run is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Luck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia
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    The Wire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Westworld is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia

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    True Blood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia

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    The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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    Sex and the City

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall

    Premiered1998

    NetworkHBO

    Sex and the City (HBO, 1998) is an American romantic comedy-drama television series created by... more on Wikipedia

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    Ballers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dramas On HBO Max
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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 on Wikipedia

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