HBO Original Films/Docsby hitherto92 | created - 11 Feb 2014 | updated - 21 Jan 2017 | Public
List so I can easily scroll ones with higher ratings. Im doin this list bc there is really not a complete list of HBO originals on the internet. The HBO website only has one's they are selling as dvds & they're missing quiet a few. I think they're missing an opportunity 4 sales by not offering complete catalog, especially the sports docs. If U know of any I forgot please leave a comment
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5. And the Band Played On (1993 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 141 min | Drama, History
The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic, and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
6. Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (2015– )
TV-14 | 240 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
SINATRA: All or Nothing at All is an up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.
11. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 TV Movie)
Unrated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime
The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.
12. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Crime
A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence.
TV-14 | 106 min | Documentary
Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.
14. Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (2010 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
An exploration of the fierce rivalry between NBA superstars Larry Bird and Magic Johnson during their decade of dominance.
16. Gia (1998 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.
17. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)
TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History
'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »
19. Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Follows the court case of three members of the Russian feminist punk protest group Pussy Riot after their performance in a Russian Orthodox cathedral.
20. Angels in America (2003)
TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-1980s and centers the story around a group of separate but connected individuals.
22. Nine Innings from Ground Zero (2004 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary, Sport
Short, well-made documentary showing how the NY Yankees vs. AZ Diamondbacks world series games, just a month after 9-11, provided welcome relief from the uncertainty New Yorkers, and the ... See full summary »
24. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.
27. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
75 min | Documentary
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. Over 70 years later, the memories of some 2,000 slave-era survivors were transcribed and preserved by the ... See full summary »
29. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)
Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime
Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.
Votes: 4,645 | Gross: $0.06M
35. Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the ... See full summary »
36. Broad Street Bullies (2010 TV Movie)
From 1974-1976 the Philadelphia Flyers were known as the Broad Street Bullies. This movie takes a trip down memory lane going into detail of this unorthodox, but dominant team.
38. The Weight of the Nation (2012– )
TV-PG | Documentary
To win we have to lose. HBO shines a bright light on America's obesity epidemic in this multi-part, multi-platform project that looks at causes, symptoms and treatments for the problem...... See full summary »
39. State of Play (2013– )
TV-PG | Documentary
The growing obsession of parents in the scholastic athletic competition of their children is the focus of this first installment in HBO Sports innovative new documentary series. Each new ... See full summary »
40. The Art of the Steal (2009)
Unrated | 101 min | Documentary
Documentary that follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes' 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art.
Votes: 2,168 | Gross: $0.54M
42. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).
Votes: 6,688 | Gross: $1.43M
43. The Crash Reel (2013)
108 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the ... See full summary »
44. Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary
45. Clear History (2013 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 101 min | Comedy
A disgraced former marketing executive plots revenge against his former boss, who made billions from the electric car company they had started together.
47. The Trials of Ted Haggard (2009 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary
Ted Haggard had it all: prosperity, a doting wife, five kids and a ministry that reached more than 30 million followers who hung on his every word. But in 2006, it all fell apart in a sea ... See full summary »
48. Risky Drinking (2016)
TV-MA | 82 min | Documentary
Are you a Risky Drinker? Did you know that nearly 70% of American adults drink alcohol? Did you know that nearly 1/3 of adults in the US become involved in problem drinking at some point in... See full summary »
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Biography