HBO and HBO Max shows and documentaries to stream
When we’re looking for a new show to binge-watch, one that pushes the envelope, offers unconventional and controversial storylines or boasts exceptional production quality, not to mention the A-list celebrities we love, we just know HBO will deliver the goods.
These are the highly rated, keenly anticipated and eagerly binge-watched HBO and HBO Max series and documentaries available on Showmax.
Plus, we’ve curated five HBO and HBO Max Collection just for you.
Full Circle S1
A star-studded, hard-hitting, mysterious limited crime series. Investigating a botched kidnapping uncovers deep secrets and multiple characters in New York City.
A hard-hitting documentary about controversial American missionary Renee Bach, who set up a charity for malnourished children in Uganda.
How to With John Wilson S3
An HBO comedy shot in a documentary style as you see New York through the lens of John Wilson as he travels through the iconic city.
And Just Like That S2
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Nicole Ari Parker reprise their iconic roles in this mini-series about their new chapter.
Rain Dogs S1
HBO’s dark comedy is an unconventional love story between a working-class single mum, her young daughter and a privileged gay man.
Love to Love You, Donna Summer (2023)
Her dreams, voice and story are explored in this powerful and revealing HBO documentary that follows the life of iconic singer Donna Summer.
Avenue 5 S2
Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie drives this HBO comedy about a space crew trapped in a cruise ship with spoiled tourists as passengers.
White House Plumbers S1
With an all-star cast, this is the true story of Nixon’s own political staff and Watergate masterminds accidentally toppling his presidency.
Perry Mason S2
It’s the 1930s and LA is booming. It’s here that down-and-out defence attorney Perry Mason takes on the cases of the decade.
The Fastest Woman on Earth (2022)
A fascinating and tragic documentary about Jessi Combs, a professional racer and TV personality who set out to break new records in racing.
A Black Lady Sketch Show S1-4
Celebrities including Wanda Sykes and Vanessa Williams join the regular cast of four black female comedians in a series of hilarious sketches.
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty S2
This HBO series is based on the 80s Los Angeles Lakers becoming the most successful basketball team, and their legacy on and off the court.
Somebody Somewhere S2
Grappling with the death of her sister, Sam finds community with a group of outsiders in this semi-autobiographical HBO dramedy.
The original dragon Bruce Lee wrote, pitched and had this story rejected. Fifty years later, Warrior made it to the screen.
The Righteous Gemstones S3
A family who preach living a holy life are instead living the good life – until their secrets and sins start catching up with them.
The Idol S1
This risqué drama series follows an aspiring idol on her journey to become the greatest and sexiest pop star in America.
The Tourist S1
In the middle of the Australian outback, a man is run off the road. When he wakes up, he realises he has no idea who he is.
Love & Death
Two churchgoing couples enjoy small-town family life in Texas – until somebody picks up an axe. Based on a chilling true story.
A depressed hitman has a career epiphany when he discovers the world of LA theatre acting, but his criminal ties won’t let him walk away.
Oscar winner Alicia Vikander drives this captivating HBO limited series. A disillusioned heartbroken American actress goes to France to star as Irma Vep in a remake of the French classic Les Vampires.
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This Body Works For Me S2
This Body Works For Me explores the lives of seven women in the South African adult entertainment industry, letting us in on their family dynamics, relationships, hustles, and careers.
After Ever Happy (2022)
A shocking truth about Tessa and Hardin’s families emerges, leading them to realise they are more similar than they ever thought.
Don’t Worry Darling (2022)
Florence Pugh and Harry Styles lead this mystery thriller set in the 1950s in a utopian town where nothing is as it seems.
In 1970s LA, an earnest young feminist and a low-rent publisher team up to create the first erotic magazine for women.
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The co-creator, exec producer, writer and actor playing the role of Tedros in HBO’s The Idol tells us about how his real life inspired the controversial show.
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Lily-Rose Depp discusses her breakthrough role on The Idol, the controversial drama series, now streaming on Showmax.
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The most binge-worthy series
Alert: Missing Persons Unit S1
After her son goes missing, Nikki Batista joins the Philadelphia Missing Persons Unit, helping find people’s loved ones.
The Rookie S1-5
The oldest rookie in the LAPD uses his life experience, determination and sense of humour to keep up with colleagues 20 years his junior.
The Office S1-9
A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behaviour, and tedium.
Parks and Recreation S1-7
A hilarious comedy starring Amy Poehler as a dedicated Indiana Parks and Recreation official striving to improve her community.