Best HBO Documentaries

From 'Leaving Neverland' to 'Being Serena,' here are the best HBO documentaries to watch right now on HBO GO & HBO Now.

Fred Rogers


Fred Rogers

Whether you've got HBO Go, HBO Now, or good ol' regular HBO, one thing is for certain: the streaming platform is stacked with must-watch film and TV. While HBO is most often associated with prestige drama and comedy, the best HBO documentaries are equally as entertaining and eye-opening. The award-winning network houses tons of non-fiction content, to help you get up to date fix of real life events and issues. 

Right now, HBO has a number of celebrity documentaries, from Jane Fonda in Five Acts to David Bowie: The Last Five Years to the harrowing Leaving Neverland, which reveals the alleged sexual abuse suffered by two men at the hands of Michael Jackson. There are also creepy documentaries, like Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America. When the rest of film and TV is boring you, check out a documentary film on HBO, HBO Go, or HBO Now. These are the best HBO documentaries. 

Leaving Neverland (2019)

Michael Jackson

Wig (2019)

Lady Bunny, Cazwell and Boy George at Wigstock 2004

Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

Jane Fonda promoting 'Jane Fonda in Five Acts'

David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2018)

David Bowie in England

Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

Fred Rogers

One Nation Under Dog (2012)


Who Killed Garrett Phillips? (2019)

Panel for HBO's 'Who Killed Garrett Phillips?'

André the Giant (2018)

André the Giant in 1989

Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America (2019)


Being Serena (2018)

Serena Williams.

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