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The Best HBO Original Movies Since 2010

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In addition to airing some established classics, HBO has been releasing original films and other programming since the 1980's. Over the past few years, a string of new HBO original movies have garnered some serious critical acclaim. Behind the Candelabra and Phil Spector are fictitious takes on celebrity lives, while movies like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Game Change handle topics related to U.S. history.  This list of HBO films covers the best HBO movies put out since 2010. 

What are the best HBO movies? Browse this list of recent HBO ordinal movies and decide for yourself. Vote up the best recent HBO movies and feel free to add anything you think is missing. Make sure to also check out the best HBO documentaries that recently premiered.

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  • 1
    Michael Douglas, Matt Damon
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    9

    Released2013

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    World-famous pianist Liberace (Michael Douglas) takes much-younger Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) as a lover, but the relationship deteriorates when Liberace takes other bedmates and Thorson becomes  ...more
  • 2
    Peter Dinklage, Jamie Dornan
    22
    9

    Released2018

    Directed bySacha Gervasi

    My Dinner with Hervé is a 2018 American television drama film directed by Sacha Gervasi. A look at the life of French actor Hervé Villechaize (Peter Dinklage), co-star of the hit '70s TV series  ...more
  • 3
    Al Pacino, Helen Mirren
    16
    9

    Released2013

    Directed byDavid Mamet

    Lawyer Linda Kenney Baden (Helen Mirren) defends music producer Phil Spector (Al Pacino), on trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.  ...more
  • 4
    Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne
    14
    9

    Released2017

    Directed byGeorge C. Wolfe

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a 2017 drama television film directed by George C. Wolfe. An African-American woman (Renee Elise Goldsberry) becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical  ...more
  • 5
    Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson
    16
    12

    Released2012

    Directed byJay Roach

    Gov. Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore) of Alaska becomes Sen. John McCain's (Ed Harris) running mate in the 2008 presidential election.  ...more
  • 6
    Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier
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    15

    Released2015

    Directed byDoug Ellin

    While hanging with pals Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon), movie star Vince Chase (Adrian Grenier) gets a phone call from Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), his  ...more
  • 7

    All the Way

    Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie
    11
    9

    Released2016

    Directed byJay Roach

    All the Way is a 2016 American HBO biographical television drama film directed by Jay Roach. Lyndon Johnson (Bryan Cranston) becomes the President of the United States in the chaotic aftermath of  ...more
  • 8
    Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer
    11
    9

    Released2014

    Directed byRyan Murphy

    In 1980s New York, a writer (Mark Ruffalo) and his friends join forces to expose the truth about the emerging AIDs crisis to both the government and the gay community.  ...more
  • 9

    Confirmation

    Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce
    10
    7

    Released2016

    Directed byRick Famuyiwa

    Confirmation is a 2016 American television political thriller film directed by Rick Famuyiwa. Judge Clarence Thomas' (Wendell Pierce) nomination to the United States Supreme Court is called into  ...more
  • 10
    Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney
    5
    1

    Released2020

    Directed byCory Finley

    Bad Education is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Cory Finley and is based on the multi-million dollar embezzlement scandal that occurred in New York's Roslyn school district. School  ...more
  • 11
    Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer
    13
    13

    Released2017

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    The Wizard of Lies is a 2017 American television drama film directed by Barry Levinson. The fall of Bernie Madoff (Robert De Niro), whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims;  ...more
  • 12

    Mary and Martha

    Hilary Swank, Brenda Blethyn
    11
    12

    Released2013

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

    After losing their sons to malaria, two women (Hilary Swank, Brenda Blethyn) dedicate their lives to helping others affected by the disease.
  • 13
    Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams
    7
    8

    Released2015

    Directed byDee Rees

    Bessie is a 2015 biographical film directed by Dee Rees. The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith (Queen Latifah), who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.  ...more
  • 14
    David Oyelowo, Heather Storm
    7
    11

    Released2014

    Directed byElliott Lester

    Nightingale is a 2014 American drama film directed by Elliott Lester. Lonely war veteran Peter Snowden (David Oyelowo) psychologically unravels while waiting an old friend to visit.  ...more
  • 15
    Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Boardman
    4
    6

    Released2019

    Directed byToby Haynes

    Brexit is a 2019 British drama film directed by Toby Haynes. The Campaign Director, Dominic Cummings (Benedict Cumberbatch), of the official designated Brexit-supporting group Vote Leave, strategizes  ...more
  • 16
    Claire Danes, Julia Ormond
    3
    0

    Released2010

    Directed byMick Jackson

    Temple Grandin is a 2010 biopic directed by Mick Jackson and starring Claire Danes as Temple Grandin, a woman with autism who revolutionized practices for the humane handling of livestock on cattle  ...more
  • 17

    The Girl

    Toby Jones, Sienna Miller
    5
    9

    Released2012

    Directed byJulian Jarrold

    The Girl is a 2012 British television film directed by Julian Jarrold, based on the 2009 book by Donald Spoto. American model and actress Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) is brought from relative  ...more
  • 18

    Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

    Christopher Plummer, Danny Glover
    3
    0

    Released2013

    Directed byStephen Frears

    Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight is a 2013 television film about boxer Muhammad Ali's refusal to report for induction into the United States military during the Vietnam War, focusing on how the United  ...more
  • 19
    Dennis Quaid, Michael Sheen
    1
    0

    Released2010

    Directed byRichard Loncraine

    The Special Relationship is a 2010 British-American political film directed by Richard Loncraine from a screenplay by Peter Morgan. It is the third film in Morgan's informal "Blair trilogy", which  ...more
  • 20
    Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon
    1
    0

    Released2010

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    You Don't Know Jack is a 2010 television film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian, based in part on the book, Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Life  ...more
  • 21
    Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones
    1
    0

    Released2010

    Directed byTommy Lee Jones

    The Sunset Limited is a 2011 television film based on the play written by Cormac McCarthy. The film stars Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson. It was the duo's second collaboration, after the 2000  ...more
  • 22
    Diane Lane, Tim Robbins
    1
    0

    Released2011

    Directed byShari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

    In the 1970s Bill Loud (Tim Robbins) and his wife, Pat (Diane Lane), allow cameras to film their personal lives for the PBS series "An American Family."  ...more
  • 23

    Clear History

    Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes
    5
    11

    Released2013

    Directed byGreg Mottola

    Clear History is an American HBO comedy film written by Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer, directed by Greg Mottola and starring Larry David, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Philip  ...more
  • 24
    Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen
    4
    9

    Released2012

    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

    Writer Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman).  ...more
  • 25
    William Hurt, Ed Asner
    1
    0

    Released2011

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

    Financial leaders (William Hurt, Billy Crudup) spring into action when the U.S. economy falters in 2008.  ...more