Classic Shows You’ll Want To Enjoy All Over Again On HBO Max
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!
- 1142 VOTES
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
- 2184 VOTESPhoto: NBC
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
- 3118 VOTES
With 21 Primetime Emmy® Awards, The Sopranos is considered by many to rank among the best television programs of all time. But you already knew that, right? Because you've probably already seen it. The show focuses on Tony Soprano, an Italian-American mobster who tries to balance his family life with his life of crime. The writing, acting, and ability to tackle difficult subjects with grace have all been widely praised. So get ready to revisit the Bada Bing! and the rest of the gang.
- Actors: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese
- Premiered: January 10, 1999
- 4100 VOTES
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
- Premiered: July 16, 2013
- 5141 VOTES
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
- 672 VOTES
From the elaborate set pieces and amazing costumes, Deadwood captured a Shakespearian elegance set in a small but promising frontier town. So do yourself a favor and relive every clever line of dialogue between Al Swearengen and Seth Bullock. Another great reason to watch Deadwood again is the 2019 follow up movie that gives the original series some much-needed closure.
- Actors: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Powers Boothe, Jim Beaver
- Premiered: March 21, 2004