The BEST HBO Max shows of all time

Every HBO Max show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every HBO Max show to compile this list of best shows!

HBO Documentary Film Series
star
9.20
252 votes

#1 - HBO Documentary Film Series

HBO presents a full spectrum of non-fiction programming by leading documentary filmmakers. Taking viewers from the hidden corners of America to the shocking reality of global issues, these powerful, uncompromising and award-winning films never fail to leave an impact. Now, with HBO Podcast, listen to interviews with many of our award-winning filmmakers - and even some of their documentary subjects!

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Young Justice
star
8.81
4337 votes

#2 - Young Justice

Teenage superheroes strive to prove themselves as members of the Justice League.

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Infinity Train
star
8.39
685 votes

#3 - Infinity Train

Traveling through a barren, otherworldly wasteland, the Infinity Train is full of puzzles and perils. For those in mental turmoil, they can climb aboard and suddenly find themselves wandering its length where each car is a whole other world. Each passenger has his or her own story that led them onto the train, but once aboard, the goal is both simple and difficult: by solving the mysteries of the train and interacting with its strange denizens, solve one's own mental troubles and through it hopefully find their way off the train.

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The Leftovers
star
8.33
10652 votes

#4 - The Leftovers

Three years after the disappearance of two percent of the global population, a group of people in a small New York community try to continue their lives while coping with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.

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Peacemaker
star
8.26
4139 votes

#5 - Peacemaker

A man fights for peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.

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Our Flag Means Death
star
8.19
660 votes

#6 - Our Flag Means Death

Stede Bonnet's career as "The Gentleman Pirate" may represent the worst midlife crisis in history. In 1717, Bonnet, a retired British army major with a large plantation in Barbados, abandoned his family and fortune, bought a ship, and joined the infamous Blackbeard for a life, albeit a brief one, of piracy on the high seas.

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Legendary
star
8.16
120 votes

#7 - Legendary

Divas will battle on voguing teams called "houses," with the chance to win a cash prize in ballsy fashion and dance challenges to ultimately achieve "Legendary" status.

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The Great
star
8.08
1817 votes

#8 - The Great

A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th Century Russia following the wildly comic rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great.

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Julia (2022)
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8.07
82 votes

#9 - Julia (2022)

Inspired by Julia Child's extraordinary life and her show The French Chef, which essentially invented food television.

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Tokyo Vice
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7.91
399 votes

#10 - Tokyo Vice

Based on Jake Adelstein's non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat. The drama captures Adelstein's daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem.

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Sesame Street
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7.86
954 votes

#11 - Sesame Street

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

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Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
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7.86
216 votes

#12 - Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang solve more mysteries while also accompanied by many celebrities.

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The Sex Lives of College Girls
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7.83
459 votes

#13 - The Sex Lives of College Girls

Follow four college roommates as they arrive at New England’s prestigious Essex College. A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating as they live out their new, free lives on campus.

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Pennyworth
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7.82
1097 votes

#14 - Pennyworth

Set in 1960s London, Alfred Pennyworth—a former British SAS soldier in his 20s—forms a security company and goes to work for young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who’s not yet Bruce Wayne's (aka Batman's) father.

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Close Enough
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7.82
681 votes

#15 - Close Enough

A young married couple juggles everyday challenges such as parenthood, friendship, ham theft, stripper clowns and choosing the right day care.

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Titans (2018)
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7.70
6513 votes

#16 - Titans (2018)

Follow the young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find where they belong in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise.

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Doom Patrol
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7.69
3765 votes

#17 - Doom Patrol

The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence — and to protect Earth from what they find.

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Genera+ion
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7.68
279 votes

#18 - Genera+ion

A group of high school students' exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.

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Search Party (2016)
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7.68
798 votes

#19 - Search Party (2016)

When former college acquaintance Chantal goes missing, five self-absorbed 20-somethings get entangled in the ominous mystery of her disappearance. Leading the search party is Dory, a lifelong doormat who works as a rich housewife's assistant. Dory makes it her personal mission to find Chantal and she's bringing her friends into the investigation with her. Self-diagnosed narcissist Elliott, who puts his ego aside to help Dory, is particularly good at detective work. Bubbly actress Portia excels at chatting up suspects for information because of her desperate need to be in the spotlight. Sheltered Drew has to grow a spine to help solve the mystery and save his deteriorating relationship with Dory. Dory's ex-boyfriend Julian seeks the truth because of his background as a journalist.

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Beforeigners
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7.65
625 votes

#20 - Beforeigners

A few lost individuals arrive in Oslo under unclear circumstances. They turn out to be the start of a stream of people from the past who seek refuge in our time. The main action in the series takes place seven years later, describing how society has been transformed by the so-called immigrants.

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Minx
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7.64
164 votes

#21 - Minx

In 1970s Los Angeles, Joyce, an earnest young feminist, joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women.

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Looney Tunes Cartoons
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7.59
238 votes

#22 - Looney Tunes Cartoons

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and several other classic Looney Tunes characters have all new misadventures in this series inspired by their classic shorts. Most episodes consist of two full shorts and a brief mid-episode vignette.

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Summer Camp Island
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7.58
94 votes

#23 - Summer Camp Island

Two best friends go to a magic sleep-away camp, where nothing is what it seems.

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The Other Two
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7.57
297 votes

#24 - The Other Two

Brooke, a former professional dancer, and Cary, her aspiring actor brother, try to find their place in the world while wrestling with their feelings about their 13-year-old brother Chase’s sudden rise to internet fame.

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Ten Year Old Tom
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7.56
50 votes

#25 - Ten Year Old Tom

The series follows the misadventures of an average kid as he contends with questionable guidance from the well-meaning grownups around him. Being a kid is hard enough for Tom, but when bad influences seem to lurk around every corner — from litigious parents and drug dealing bus drivers to school administrators who want to sleep with his mom — it’s downright impossible. While the adults in Tom’s life certainly mean well, they just can’t manage to lead by example.

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South Side
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7.49
53 votes

#26 - South Side

South Side follows two friends who just graduated from community college and are ready to take over the world. But until they do, they’re stuck working at Rent-T-Own.

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Raised by Wolves (2020)
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7.46
4313 votes

#27 - Raised by Wolves (2020)

After Earth is torn apart by religious differences and the human race teeters on the edge of extinction, an atheistic android architect sends two of his creations, Mother and Father, to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet Kepler-22b. They attempt to raise human children in this mysterious virgin land, a treacherous and difficult task that’s jeopardized by the arrival of the Mithraic, a deeply devout religious order of surviving humans.

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gen:LOCK
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7.38
118 votes

#28 - gen:LOCK

On the losing side of a global war, Earth’s last free society recruits a diverse team of young pilots to control the next-generation of mecha—giant, weaponized robot bodies. These daring recruits will find, however, that their newfound abilities come at no small cost.

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Love Life
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7.37
460 votes

#29 - Love Life

About the journey from first love to last love, and how the people we're with along the way make us into who we are when we finally end up with someone forever.

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That Damn Michael Che
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7.30
43 votes

#30 - That Damn Michael Che

From the simple mind of Michael Che comes a groundbreaking new comedy series where each episode illustrates what it feels like to experience everyday situations including racial profiling, unemployment, falling in love, and more, from Michael's perspective.

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Station Eleven
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7.26
649 votes

#31 - Station Eleven

A post apocalyptic saga spanning multiple timelines telling the stories of survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding on to the best of what's been lost.

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30 Coins
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7.24
910 votes

#32 - 30 Coins

Judas betrayed Jesus Christ for 30 coins. 2000 years later, one of them appears in a remote town in Spain, unleashing a series of supernatural forces that threaten to uncover Vatican secrets and annihilate the human race. In the middle of it all will be Father Vergara, an exorcist, boxer and ex-convict exiled in a parish in the small town where the coin appears. Vergara wants to forget and be forgotten, but his enemies will find him very soon ... When Vergara is related to a series of paranormal phenomena that occurred in the town, Paco, the naive mayor, and Elena, a restless veterinarian, will try to reveal the secrets of its past and the meaning of the ancient coin that Vergara keeps hidden.

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The Flight Attendant
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7.22
2236 votes

#33 - The Flight Attendant

Flight attendant Cassandra Bowden wakes in a hotel room hungover from the night before in Bangkok with a dead body lying next to her. Afraid to call the police, she continues her morning as if nothing happened. In New York, she is met by FBI agents who question her about her recent layover in Bangkok. Still unable to piece the night together, she begins to wonder if she could be the killer.

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Gossip Girl (2021)
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6.93
489 votes

#34 - Gossip Girl (2021)

Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl.

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Dafne and the Rest
star
6.88
50 votes

#35 - Dafne and the Rest

A group of thirtysomethings trapped in lives that aren't what they had dreamed of try to move forward and find their place in Madrid, Spain.

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And Just Like That...
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6.81
672 votes

#36 - And Just Like That...

Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.

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Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults
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6.79
95 votes

#37 - Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults

In the late 1990s, the world was shocked by the mass suicide of 39 members of a new age religious cult who believed their souls would "graduate" to an alien spacecraft behind the Hale-Bopp Comet. Co-founded by Marshall Applewhite, who once called the group “the cult of cults,” and Bonnie Nettles, Heaven’s Gate began in 1975 with the mysterious disappearance of 20 people from a small town in Oregon - and ended in 1997 with the largest suicide ever to take place on U.S. soil. Using never-before-seen footage and first-person accounts from former members and their loved ones, this four-part docuseries is a thorough examination of the infamous UFO cult that stunned the globe with their out-of-this-world beliefs.

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Made For Love
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6.75
577 votes

#38 - Made For Love

A young woman, on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to a possibly sociopathic tech billionaire, suddenly realizes that her husband has implanted a revolutionary monitoring device in her brain that allows him to track her every move.

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Vote for Juan
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6.75
117 votes

#39 - Vote for Juan

After finding his political ambitions awoken by a series of chance political events, Juan Carrasco, an uninspiring Minister of Agriculture, decides to take part in his party's primary elections thereby giving himself a chance to eventually run for the position of President of the Government. Party intrigues, jealousy, crises... Will Juan Carrasco manage to make it all the way to the top?

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Jellystone!
star
6.74
63 votes

#40 - Jellystone!

Welcome to Jellystone! Travel to a magical town where you’ll meet new and old friends, including Yogi Bear, Cindy Bear, Boo Boo, and Huckleberry Hound…and Jabberjaw and Top Cat and Snagglepuss and El Kabong and Wally Gator and Johnny Quest and Hadji and Shag Rugg and Captain Caveman and a whole lot more.

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The Prince
star
6.24
61 votes

#41 - The Prince

Before George rules Britannia, he’ll be laying down his own laws in this comedic take on the future King of England’s childhood as seen from the prince’s own point of view. Because his succession isn't coming any time soon, in each episode George will find his path in life as a young prince in modern times — from the 775 rooms of Buckingham Palace to his family’s sea of corgis to primary school with commoners. The series also features notable characters in George’s life such as his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, his fourth-in-line-for-the-throne little sister Charlotte, his modern Aunt Meghan and Uncle Harry, his great-granddad Philip, and — who can forget — his Gan Gan Elizabeth.

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Kamikaze
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6.20
25 votes

#42 - Kamikaze

Fierce and charming 18-year-old Julie is on a journey of rediscovery after losing her parents and brother in a plane crash. Suddenly, she finds herself alone in a large mansion with expensive cars in the garage, and, in theory, everything that most people only dream of: youth, beauty and money – lots of money - but material possessions hold no value to Julie anymore and she is forced to search for a reason to go on. She embarks on a wild and turbulent trip that takes her from her native Denmark to the far corners of the world.

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FBOY Island
star
6.09
47 votes

#43 - FBOY Island

Three women move to a tropical island where they’re joined by 24 men – 12 self-proclaimed “Nice Guys” looking for love, and 12 self-proclaimed “FBoys,” there to compete for cold, hard cash. Hosted by hit comedian and actress Nikki Glaser, the series is a social experiment that asks the age-old question: Can FBoys truly reform or do Nice Guys always finish last?

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DMZ
star
5.88
187 votes

#44 - DMZ

DMZ leaps off the pages of the acclaimed DC graphic novel into the visual landscape of a dangerous and distorted Manhattan as one woman navigates a demilitarized zone in a harrowing quest to find her lost son.

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Santa Inc.
star
3.80
110 votes

#45 - Santa Inc.

The story of Candy Smalls, the highest-ranking female elf in the North Pole. When the successor to Santa Claus is poached by Amazon on Christmas Eve, Candy goes for her ultimate dream— to become the first woman Santa Claus in the history of Christmas.

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Selena + Chef
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0.00
0 votes

#46 - Selena + Chef

Since social distancing at home, Selena Gomez has been spending more time in the kitchen than she ever imagined. But despite her many talents, it remains to be seen if cooking is one of them. In each episode, Selena will be joined remotely by a different master chef.

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