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The Best HBO Max Shows To Stream Now

Updated as of April 1, 2021

HBO Max launched in May 2020 with a handful of originals, including Anna Kendrick–starring series Love Life, reality competition programming Craftopia and Legendary (one for crafting fans, one for ballrooom voguers), kids’ programming Looney Tunes Cartoons and The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo, and documentary film Off The Record.

Nearly a year later, the upstart streamer with the gold-plated HBO brand name boasts a deep well of content from the libraries of the brands bundled under the WarnerMedia division of AT&T, as well as licensed content like the complete collection of Studio Ghibli films, British import I Hate Suzie, and 700 episodes of iconic BBC series like Doctor Who, The Office, and Luther.

The latest additions to the service’s originals slate include teen drama Genera+ion, docuseries Q: Into the Storm, plus recent critical darlings like Certified Fresh miniseries It’s a Sin, celebrated Spanish import Veneno, and more.


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Below are all of the HBO Max originals series ranked by Tomatometer, including new-to-the-service series like Search Party, Harley Quinn, and Doom Patrol, late 2020 splashy releases The Flight Attendant and Raised By Wolves, and historical LGBTQ miniseries Equal. In order to be included series must have a Fresh score on the Tomatometer, which means series like reality competition The Bridge aren’t included — yet.

Keep checking back to find out which HBO Max originals are worth a watch.

Recently Added: Genera+ionQ: Into the Storm

Q: Into the Storm (2021)
59%

#27
Synopsis: A six-part series charts a labyrinthine journey to unmask the mastermind behind QAnon, revealing how the anonymous character known only... [More]
Starring:

Love Life (2020)
65%

#26
Synopsis: Anthology series featuring Darby Carter from first to everlasting love, including the people she encounters along the way.... [More]
Directed By: Sam Boyd

Raised by Wolves (2020)
73%

#25
Synopsis: From executive producer Ridley Scott, Raised by Wolves centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious... [More]

Synopsis: The minister, his mistress, and her lover the spy. The story of the woman at the centre of one of... [More]

Genera+ion (2021)
74%

#23
Synopsis: Genera+ion is a dark yet playful half-hour following a group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices... [More]

Synopsis: Elmo is the host of his very own talk show and he's going to bring you some (not-too-late) fun with... [More]
Starring:

Equal (0)
83%

#21
Synopsis: EQUAL honors the rebels of yesteryear with never-before-seen archival footage along with stylistic depictions that bring to life the gripping... [More]

Expecting Amy (2020)
85%

#20
Synopsis: Miniseries following comedian Amy Schumer throughout her difficult pregnancy, career and life.... [More]

The Head (2021)
86%

#19
Synopsis: The summer commander of a South Pole scientific station studying climate change returns to a shocking discovery.... [More]
Directed By: Jorge Dorado

Craftopia (2021)
86%

#18
Synopsis: Craftopia is an epic kids crafting competition show hosted and executive produced by YouTube influencer Lauren Riihimaki aka (LaurDIY). Creating... [More]

Synopsis: Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults is a thorough examination of the infamous UFO cult through the eyes of its... [More]
Starring:

#16
Synopsis: Looney Tunes Cartoons echoes the high production value and process of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts with a cartoonist-driven... [More]

Trigonometry (2020)
89%

#15
Synopsis: A love story about three people who are made for each other.... [More]

Adult Material (2019)
90%

#14
Synopsis: Adult drama that delves inside the porn industry from the perspective of poster girl Jolene Dollar, who juggles her on-set... [More]

Beartown (2020)
92%

#13
Synopsis: Based on the Fredrik Backman's bestselling novel of the same name, Beartown explores the role a junior ice-hockey team has... [More]

Legendary (2020)
91%

#12
Synopsis: Pulling directly from the underground ballroom community, voguing teams (aka "houses") must compete in unbelievable balls and showcase sickening fashion... [More]

#11
Adjusted Score: 56.657%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Thomas Schlamme

I Hate Suzie (0)
94%

#10
Synopsis: Billie Piper stars in a bold, bracing, Sky original drama about the moment in life when the mask slips, asking... [More]

Harley Quinn (2019)
94%

#9
Synopsis: Follow Harley's adventures after she breaks up with the Joker and strikes out on her own. With the help of... [More]

Doom Patrol (0)
96%

#8
Synopsis: A re-imagining of one of DC's most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane,... [More]

Search Party (2016)
97%

#7
Synopsis: A dark comedy that centers on four self-centered twentysomethings who gather together in the wake of their college acquaintance's vanishing.... [More]

It's a Sin (0)
98%

#6
Synopsis: It's a Sin follows the story of the 1980s, the story of AIDS, and charts the joy and heartbreak of... [More]

#5
Synopsis: Starring Kaley Cuoco, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT is a story of how an entire life can change in one night. A... [More]

Veneno (0)
100%

#4
Synopsis: The series follows Valeria, a young journalism student who discovers she has more in common with La Veneno than she... [More]
Directed By: Javier Calvo

#3
Adjusted Score: 37.898%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Marcus Raboy

Close Enough (2020)
100%

#2
Synopsis: From JG Quintel, creator of the Emmy(R) Award-winning Regular Show comes a surreal animated comedy about a married couple, their... [More]
Starring:

The Lady and the Dale (2021)
100%

#1
Synopsis: The saga of 1970s entrepreneur Elizabeth Carmichael, who rose to fame with her promotion of The Dale, a three-wheeled, fuel-efficient... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Zackary Drucker

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