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Classic Shows You’ll Want To Enjoy All Over Again On HBO Max

December 23, 2020 1.7k votes 239 voters 6.9k views14 items

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HBO Max's library of content is huge... 2,000+ titles huge. With so many movies and television shows to pick from, it can be hard to actually settle on one to watch. Sometimes, you just gotta stick with the classics. Even if you've already re-watched them a hundred times, they still manage to stay fresh. This list has a collection of TV series that you can watch over and over again. 

Maybe you're in the mood for a tried-and-true sitcom such as Friends. Or perhaps you want to get nostalgic with a familiar cartoon, like Samurai Jack. Or you might even feel like kicking back with some of HBO's excellent original programming, such as the critically adored The Wire. No matter what you're looking for, there's a series on HBO Max to fit your viewing needs. 

While none of these shows are new, they somehow never get old. There's something for everyone, from comedies to dramas to cartoons. Keep reading to learn about the best classic shows on HBO Max. Vote up the ones you think are most worth of a rewatch!

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    A list of classic shows available on HBO Max would not be complete without Band of Brothers. Created by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, this WWII mini series took the world by storm with outstanding performances by burgeoning stars Damian Lewis and Ron Livingston. This show is equal parts thrilling and heartfelt and is certainly deserving of a second watch.

    • Actors: Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Rick Gomez, Scott Grimes, Frank John Hughes
    • Premiered: September 9, 2001
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    Let's face it. You've seen this whole show at least twice and you still can't figure out if you're more of a Monica or Rachel or Phoebe. There's something about Friends that keeps us coming back. Part of it is the show's warm nostalgia and campy in-jokes. The other part is that we're still genuinely trying to figure out if Ross cheated on Rachel even though they were "on a break". 

    • Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry
    • Premiered: September 22, 1994
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    Kick it old school with Will Smith in this '90s classic, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. From its awesome theme song to its snappy sitcom humor, this show is the bomb. Smith plays a fictionalized version of himself who moves in with his upper-class relatives in Bel-Air, Los Angeles. Relive the 1990s in style with all six seasons of this NBC staple and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion, only available on HBO Max.

    • Actors: Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Maxwell-Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro, Janet Hubert
    • Premiered: September 10, 1990
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    Feeling like you need a chuckle but not from a scripted sitcom? Then Whose Line Is It Anyway? is here to the rescue. Let Drew Carey and the gang take you to a place where "everything's made up and the points don't matter." Don't forget to hold your sides to keep them from splitting.

    • Actors: Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady, Aisha Tyler, Drew Carey
    • Premiered: September 23, 1988
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