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 Sep 28, 2020.
13. Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn
Legendary and controversial attorney Roy Cohn was a power broker in the rough and tumble world of New York City business and politics. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s top counsel during investigations into Communist activities in the 1950s, Cohn is also known for being Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, fixer and mentor. Focusing on key periods of his life, and drawing on extensive, newly unearthed archival material, a new documentary on Cohn’s life will debut on HBO in 2019.
6.8 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Sep 29, 2019
12. Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again
A documentary that chronicles Jennifer Lopez's life on and off-stage during her first ever world tour.
6.4 ⭐ | Music, Documentary | Released: Dec 31, 2014
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.
6.5 ⭐ | Thriller, Action | Released: Jun 20, 1998
10. 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
9. 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
8. 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
7. 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
6. 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.
6.0 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Released: May 26, 2010
5. 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.
4.5 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Aug 12, 2020
4. 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.
6.2 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Jul 14, 2020
3. 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.
5.6 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Aug 6, 2020
2. 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.
6.5 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Released: May 12, 2008
1. 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