The Best Drama Movies on HBO Max Right Now

If there’s one thing HBO and Warner Bros. know, it’s good drama.

If there’s one thing both HBO and Warner Bros. are known for, it’s making great dramas. So the selection of drama movies available on HBO Max – both from Warner Bros. and from other studios – is unsurprisingly dense and high in quality. They range from new releases to unforgettable 90s movies to bona fide classics, and they’re all guaranteed to hit that “drama” sweet spot when you’re looking for it. But you may be daunted by all the options available, so we’ve used our expertise to pluck out the best drama movies on HBO Max for a really stellar list. Get your popcorn ready and check out our list below.



Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check out our list of the best movies on HBO, thrillers on HBO, or dramas on Netflix.

Editor’s note: This list was updated July 2023 to include Reality.

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The Last Duel (2021)

Jodie Comer in 'The Last Duel'
Image via 20th Century Studios

Watch on HBO

Reality (2023)

Sydney Sweeney as Reality Winner in Reality.
Image via HBO

Watch on HBO

We Are Marshall (2006)

we are marshall
Image via Warner Bros.

Watch on HBO

Draft Day (2014)

The Browns war room in Draft Day
Image via Summit

Watch on HBO

Precious (2009)

Mary smoking a cigar while sitting on a couch in Precious.

Watch on HBO

Empire of Light (2022)

A woman smiling while wind blows on her face in Empire Of Light.
Image via Searchlight Pictures

Watch on HBO Max

Skate Kitchen (2018)

a group of female skaters lying in the pit

Watch on HBO

The Fallout (2022)

Jenna Ortega-the-fallout-featured
Image via Warner Bros.

Watch on HBO

The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

Image via Searchlight

Watch on HBO

Ingrid Goes West (2017)

Ingid and Taylor at the desert posing for a photo while doing the peace sign in Ingrid Goes West.

Watch on HBO

Spotlight (2015)

Michael Keaton, Brian d'Arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, John Slattery, and Rachel McAdams in 'Spotlight'
Image via Participant/First Look Media

Watch on HBO

Elvis (2022)

Image Via Warner Bros.

Watch on HBO

Lean on Pete (2017)

lean on pete
Image via Curzon Artificial Eye

Watch on HBO

Land (2021)

Robin Wright as Edee in Land
Image via Focus Features

Watch on HBO

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

The Hoover family from Little Miss Sunshine sitting at a diner

Watch on HBO

Mystic River (2003)

Image via Warner Bros.

Watch on HBO

Goodfellas (1990)

Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta as Tommy DeVito and Henry Hill in 'Goodfellas'

Watch on HBO

The Many Saints of Newark (2021)

Vera Farmiga and Jon Bernthal in The Many Saints of Newark
Image via Warner Bros.

Watch on HBO

King Richard (2021)

King Richard

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Dunkirk (2017)


Watch on HBO

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