HBO and HBO Max shows and documentaries to stream

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.

Gordita Chronicles S1 on Showmax

Gordita Chronicles S1

This coming-of-age comedy series chronicles the life of a Latina reporter as she looks back on her childhood as a chubby Dominican immigrant growing up with her eccentric family in 1980s Miami.

True Detective: Night Country on Showmax

True Detective S1-4

Anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

Tony Hawk: Until The Wheels Fall Off on Showmax

Tony Hawk: Until The Wheels Fall Off

With never-before-seen footage and unprecedented access, follow the legend Tony Hawk’s personal life, career and relationship with skateboarding.

Tokyo Vice S1 on Showmax

Tokyo Vice S1

In this powerful HBO crime thriller based on true events, a Western journalist working in Tokyo takes on one of the city’s most powerful crime bosses.

When We Were Bullies is on Showmax

When We Were Bullies (2022)

A mind-boggling coincidence leads the filmmaker to track down his fifth-grade class and fifth-grade teacher to examine their memory of and complicity in a bullying incident 50 years ago.

Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show S1 on Showmax

Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show S1

A docuseries following Jerrod Carmichael in his encounters with friends, family and strangers, all in his search for love, sex and connection.

Curb Your Enthusiasm on Showmax

Curb Your Enthusiasm S1-12

Larry David plays Larry David in every single episode of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning comedy series.

Full Circle is on Showmax

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.

Savior Complex on Showmax

Savior Complex

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 on Showmax

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 on Showmax

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 is on Showmax

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 is on Showmax

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 Season 2 is on Showmax

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 on Showmax

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 is on Showmax

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 S4 on Showmax

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 Season 2 on Showmax

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 is on Showmax

Somebody Somewhere S2

Grappling with the death of her sister, Sam finds community with a group of outsiders in this semi-autobiographical HBO dramedy.


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This Body Works For Me Season 2 is on Showmax

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.

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After Ever Happy is on Showmax

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 is now on Showmax

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.

Minx S2 is on Showmax

Minx S1-2

In 1970s LA, an earnest young feminist and a low-rent publisher team up to create the first erotic magazine for women.

Love Island UK Season 10 is on Showmax

Swap the chill for a long, hot summer with Love Island UK on Showmax

Get ready for a sizzling summer adventure with Love Island Season 10, coming first to Showmax from the UK, hosted by Maya Jama.

Grammy-winning pop star Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye plays Tedros in HBO's The Idol

Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye on his role in The Idol

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.

Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn in HBO's The Idol

Lily-Rose Depp on her breakout role on The Idol, IMDb’s most popular show globally

Lily-Rose Depp discusses her breakthrough role on The Idol, the controversial drama series, now streaming on Showmax.

Oscar-nominated artist and Grammy-winning pop star Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, alongside co-star Lily-Rose Depp in HBO's The Idol

The creator of Euphoria on his even more controversial new show: The Idol

Emmy-nominated Euphoria creator-director Sam Levinson talks about his new HBO Original series The Idol, now coming express to Showmax.