Film The Best HBO Original Movies Since 2012  

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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 2012. 

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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Behind the Candelabra Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Dan Aykroyd Behind the Candelabra is a 2013 American drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It dramatizes the last ten years in the life of pianist Liberace and the relationship he had with Scott ...more

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renée Elise Goldsberry 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

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Phil Spector Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, Chiwetel Ejiofor Phil Spector is a biographical television film directed and written by David Mamet. The film is based on the life of record producer, songwriter and musician Phil Spector, and was released by ...more

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Confirmation Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Erika Christensen 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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Mary and Martha Hilary Swank, Brenda Blethyn Mary and Martha is a 2013 British-American television film starring Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn, and directed by Phillip Noyce. Based on a screenplay by Richard Curtis, it was produced by ...more

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Entourage Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon Entourage is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Doug Ellin. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara), and Johnny ...more

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Game Change Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris Game Change is a 2012 American HBO political drama film based on events of the 2008 United States presidential election campaign, directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, based on the ...more

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The Girl Toby Jones, Sienna Miller, Penelope Wilton 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

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All the Way Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie, Melissa Leo 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 ...more

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The Wizard of Lies Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alessandro Nivola 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 ...more

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The Normal Heart Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer The Normal Heart is a 2014 American drama film directed by Ryan Murphy, based on the 1985 play by Larry Kramer. A gay activist (Mark Ruffalo) attempts to raise H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. awareness ...more

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Nightingale David Oyelowo 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.

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Bessie Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander 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.

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Hemingway & Gellhorn Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Clive Owen Hemingway & Gellhorn is an HBO biopic film about the lives of journalist Martha Gellhorn and her husband, writer Ernest Hemingway. It was directed by Philip Kaufman, and first aired on HBO ...more

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Clear History Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes, Jon Hamm 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, ...more