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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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    Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

    Christopher Plummer, Danny Glover
    6
    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
  • Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney
    7
    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
  • Diane Lane, Tim Robbins
    3
    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
  • 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
  • William Hurt, Ed Asner
    3
    0

    Released2011

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

    Financial leaders (William Hurt, Billy Crudup) spring into action when the U.S. economy falters in 2008.  ...more
  • Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant
    3
    0

    Released2019

    Directed byDaniel Minahan

    Deadwood: The Movie is a 2019 American western film directed by Daniel Minahan, based on the television series. In 1889, the residents of Deadwood are reunited to celebrate South Dakota's statehood.  ...more
  • Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn
    3
    0

    Released2018

    Directed byJennifer Fox

    The Tale is a 2018 American drama film directed by Jennifer Fox. An investigation into one woman's memory (Laura Dern) as she is forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we  ...more
  • Michael Shannon, Michael B. Jordan
    3
    0

    Released2018

    Directed byRamin Bahrani

    Fahrenheit 451 is a 2018 dystopian television film directed by Ramin Bahrani, based on the book by Ray Bradbury. In a terrifying care-free future, Guy Montag (Michael B. Jordan), whose job as a  ...more
  • Al Pacino, Riley Keough
    3
    0

    Released2018

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    Paterno is a 2018 American television drama film directed by Barry Levinson. After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Joe Paterno (Al Pacino) is embroiled in Penn State's  ...more

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  • Dennis Quaid, Michael Sheen
    3
    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
  • Michael Douglas, Matt Damon
    24
    11

    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
  • Peter Dinklage, Jamie Dornan
    21
    10

    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
  • Al Pacino, Helen Mirren
    17
    10

    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
  • Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne
    16
    10

    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
  • Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon
    3
    1

    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
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    Confirmation

    Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce
    9
    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
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    All the Way

    Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie
    12
    10

    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
  • Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer
    15
    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
  • Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer
    10
    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
  • Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson
    15
    14

    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
  • Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier
    19
    18

    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
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    Oslo

    Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott
    20
    19

    Released2021

    Directed byBartlett Sher

    Oslo is a 2021 American historical drama film directed by Bartlett Sher, based on the play by J. T. Rogers. Recounts the true-life, previously secret, back-channel negotiations in the development of  ...more
  • Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley
    1
    0

    Released2019

    Directed byRashid Johnson

    Native Son is a 2019 American drama film directed by Rashid Johnson, based on the novel by Richard Wright. A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and  ...more
  • Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall
    3
    3

    Released2010

    Directed byMichael Patrick King

    Fun, fashion and friendship continue to define the lives of Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda. They have more than they ever wished for,  ...more

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  • Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones
    1
    1

    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