HBO: Top 10 Original Movies on the Channel

HBO is widely known for its unbeatable technical quality in many series. In addition to revolutionizing the way series-making in the 1990s, HBO films are also extremely flashy and winners of some major awards.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a list full of potent indications of the channel’s original productions that are very captivating and that you won’t regret watching!

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10. And life continues

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Set in the 1990s and with strong cast like Ian McKellen, Richard Gere, Phil Collins, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Anjelica Huston, Matthew Modine and Glenne Headly, And life continues (And the Band Played On, in the original) is a long history of the mobilization of some doctors to investigate the disease of AIDS.

With great elegance, the production presents several facts amidst the development of the characters, illustrating with great competence the disinformation spread about the HIV virus.

9. lackawanna blues

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When it was released in 2005, lackawanna blues was a strong candidate for several awards at the time. The drama addresses a complex relationship of a boy who was raised without his mother’s presence.

Based on a play of the same name, the main character has to deal with family problems at all times while going on with his life. New York’s black communities are portrayed in a very uplifting way.

8. 61: The Story of a Record

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One of the most common sports in the United States is, without a doubt, baseball. Several films plunged into the universe of this sport, bringing very interesting questions about it.

In this feature, Roger Maris (Barry Pepper) and Mickey Mantle (Thomas Jane) are two very famous players who constantly compete to break some complex records. Serving as a great entertainment, the focus is on the conception and development of the central characters.

7. Deadwood: The Movie

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Many hit series from HBO, like sex and the city and entourage, were completed with captivating films or had a cinematographic extension throughout their current exhibitions. deadwood, which had three seasons released in the 2000s, was completed with the 2019 film.

With an impressive look and a breathtaking plot, everything that fans of the original series could want is exposed in this production, which answered many questions and showed the fate of many characters.

6. The Man Who Changed the World

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Following the list, it is necessary to talk about The Man Who Changed the World (The Gathering Storm, in the original), considered by many to be one of the most competent biographies in terms of historical representations. By showing Winston Churchill, one of the UK’s top prime ministers, the film focuses on a very turbulent period in his life.

By differentiating themselves from all the other productions that brought Churchill to the fore, the filmmakers build a very human account of this figure in a very honest way.

5. citizen X

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Brutal crime stories always make good movies. It is the case of Citizen X, which focuses on a series of completely disturbing murders. Based on a real case, the film features two Soviet Union detectives trying to track down a serial killer in every way possible.

The cast features Donald Sutherland, Stephen Rea, Jeffrey DeMunn, Max von Sydow, Imelda Staunton, John Wood and Joss Ackland.

4. you don’t know jack

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Released in 2010, this film is also inspired by a true story. In the plot, a pathologist physician has a very important mission:  to help terminal patients to finally die. Known as Doctor Death, Al Pacino plays Jack Kevorkian in a surprising way. His performance was highly praised by critics, earning him a Golden Globe for Best Actor.

3. Longford

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Tom Hooper has several solid dramas in his career, such as The king’s speech (2010) and The Danish girl (2015). Before they were all released, Longford was performed.

Relying on melodrama as its main thread, the story takes on the saga of Lord Longford (Jim Broadbent) when he decides to campaign for the parole of Myra Hindley (Samantha Morton), a ruthless murderer who claimed to be retired.

two. temple grandin

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With great interpretations and an extremely engaging narrative drive, temple grandin it also stands out for its inspirations in reality. By addressing the numerous revolutionary innovations in the humane management of livestock, the film had an excellent audience acceptance, both in terms of audience and critics.

In the lead role, actress Claire Danes plays the main character, a woman on the autistic spectrum, who has to face several challenges along her trajectory.

1. The Normal Heart

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Closing the list is one of HBO’s best-known original films. The Normal Heart it features Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch, Julia Roberts and Alfred Molina in the lead roles.

Its characters are articulated for the creation of public policies on the issue of the contamination of people by the HIV virus. Set in the 1980s, the production is quite powerful in the cast’s performances and in driving the narrative.

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