Top 25 Original Movies on HBO
It’s always hard to find great movies, we’re luckily spoiled for choice. You can spend all night bombarded with options browsing HBO, but never end up watching anything!
This is why we’ve curated this top 25 list of the best original movies on HBO, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Apr 12, 2021.
24. An American Pickle
An immigrant worker at a pickle factory is accidentally preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern day Brooklyn. He learns his only surviving relative is his great grandson, a computer coder who he can’t connect with.
5.8 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Aug 6, 2020
23. The Scheme
The revealing, no-holds-barred tale of Christian Dawkins, convicted in federal court in the biggest criminal case in collegiate sports history, a criminal enterprise that infiltrated college basketball teams and funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to steer recruits to prominent athletic programs.
6.7 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Mar 31, 2020
22. Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It!
'Insecure' star Yvonne Orji celebrates her Nigerian-American upbringing in her debut HBO comedy special, which intersperses her stand-up with documentary footage of a trip to Nigeria.
5.5 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jun 6, 2020
21. Britney Spears: Live from Las Vegas
Have you ever had a dream that felt so real, you couldn't tell the difference between the real world and the dream world? On November 18, 2001, the world's biggest star, Britney Spears, brought her "Dream Within a Dream" Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in legendary Las Vegas. Watch this defining concert, witnessed by millions of fans, as it was broadcast live on HBO.
8.2 ⭐ | Music | Released: Nov 18, 2001
20. Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn
The 30-year legacy of the murder of black teenager Yusuf Hawkins by a group of young white men in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, as his family and friends reflect on the tragedy and the subsequent fight for justice that inspired and divided New York City.
5.3 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Aug 12, 2020
19. Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind
Explore the personal and professional triumphs and challenges of actor Natalie Wood, which have often been overshadowed by her premature death.
6.5 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: May 5, 2020
18. The Art of Political Murder
An investigation into the truth behind the murder of Guatemalan Bishop, Juan Gerardi, who was killed in 1998 just days after trying to hold the country's military accountable for the atrocities committed during its civil war.
7.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Dec 16, 2020
17. Sex and the City
A New York writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.
6.6 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Released: May 12, 2008
16. 32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide
Traces the life and mental illness of New York artist and photographer Ruth Litoff, and her sister's struggle to come to terms with her tragic suicide.
8.3 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Dec 7, 2017
15. Song of Parkland
When Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama teacher Melody Herzfeld heard the fire alarm on Feb. 14, 2018, she was with her students in rehearsals for their annual children’s musical. Moments later, a Code Red sounded. Herzfeld rushed her 65 students into a storage closet while a shooter killed 17 teachers and students nearby.
6.2 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Feb 7, 2019
14. Baltimore Rising
In the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody, peaceful protests and destructive riots erupted as the city awaited the fate of six police officers involved in the incident. Follow the activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together.
7.3 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Nov 20, 2017
13. Showbiz Kids
A documentary chronicling the shared experiences of prominent former child stars and the personal and professional price of fame and failure on a child.
6.5 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Jul 14, 2020
12. Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again
A documentary that chronicles Jennifer Lopez's life on and off-stage during her first ever world tour.
7.5 ⭐ | Music, Documentary | Released: Dec 31, 2014
11. Game of Thrones: The Last Watch
Post-finale feature-length documentary about the making-of the hit HBO TV show.
7.1 ⭐ | Documentary, TV Movie | Released: May 26, 2019
10. Ambushed
Jim Natter, the leader of a violent Kuk Klux Klan lodge, is shot dead. His teenage son Eric Natter is found nearby, and taken into police custody for his protection pending the investigation. While four cops drive him to a safe-house, they are ambushed. Three of them shot dead, including Deputy Lawrence, and his black partner Jerry Robinson is accused of the murders.
6.3 ⭐ | Thriller, Action | Released: Jun 20, 1998
9. A Passage to India
Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's mother, Mrs. Moore, befriend an Indian doctor, Aziz H. Ahmed.
6.9 ⭐ | Drama, Adventure, History | Released: Dec 14, 1984
8. Eddie Murphy: Delirious
Taped live and in concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. in August, 1983, Eddie Murphy: Delirious captures Eddie Murphy's wild and outrageous stand-up comedy act, which he performed in New York and eighteen other cities across the U.S. to standing-room-only audiences. Eddie's comedy was groundbreaking, completely new, razor sharp and definitely funny.Eddie Murphy pontificates in his own vulgarly hilarious fashion on everything from bizarre sexual fantasies to reliving the family barbecue, and is peppered with Eddie's one-of-a-kind wit. Laugh along as Eddie reminiscences of hot childhood days and the ice cream man intermixed with classic vocal parodies of top American entertainers.Experience Eddie Murphy at his best, live and red hot! Delirious! Uncensored and Uncut!
7.8 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Aug 17, 1983
7. Sex and the City 2
Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda are all married now, but they're still up for a little fun in the sun. When Samantha gets the chance to visit one of the most extravagant vacation destinations on the planet and offers to bring them all along, they surmise that a women-only retreat may be the perfect excuse to eschew their responsibilities and remember what life was like before they decided to settle down.
6.1 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Released: May 26, 2010
6. Wedlock
A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot, electronically attached to a female prisoner.
5.6 ⭐ | Action, Science Fiction, Thriller | Released: May 10, 1991
5. Euphoria: F*ck Anyone Who's Not a Sea Blob
Over the Christmas holiday, Jules reflects on the year.
0.0 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Jan 24, 2021
4. T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous
The comic/actor T.J Miller showcases his irreverent comedy talents at the Paramount Theater in his hometown of Denver.
5.7 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jun 17, 2017
3. HBO One Night Stand: George Wallace
Comedian George Wallace live from Chicago. 30 minute Stand up Special part of HBO’s series “One Night Stand”.
0.0 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Apr 20, 1991
2. AIDS Diva: The Legend of Connie Norman
Seizing her power as she confronts her mortality, trailblazing trans activist Connie Norman evolves as an irrepressible, challenging and soulful voice for the AIDS and queer communities of early 90's Los Angeles.
0.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Mar 17, 2021
1. The Perfect Weapon
Explore the rise of cyber conflict as the primary way nations now compete with and sabotage one another. As fear mounts about how potential cyberattacks will affect 2020 elections in the U.S., the film features interviews with top military, intelligence and political officials and includes on-the-ground reporting from the frontlines of the cyber wars.
7.3 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Oct 16, 2020