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The Best Suspense TV Shows on HBO MAX

Finding a good Suspense TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Suspense TV shows of all time streaming on HBO MAX.

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1. Band of Brothers

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93/100
Year: 2001-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure

What it's about: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Babylon 5

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8.3/10
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72/100
Year: 1994-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, it's goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be worked out among duly appointed ambassadors. A council made up of representatives from the five major space-faring civilizations - the Earth Alliance, Minbari Federation, Centauri Republic, Narn Regime, and Vorlon Empire - work with the League of Non-Aligned Worlds to keep interstellar relations under control. Aside from its diplomatic function, Babylon 5 also serves as a military post for Earth and a port of call for travelers, traders, businessmen, criminals, and Rangers.

Where to Watch: 110 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX). 111 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. The Night Of

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8.5/10
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88/100
Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Crime

What it's about: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

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Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Crime, Documentary

What it's about: Robert Durst, scion of one of New York’s billionaire real estate families, has been accused of three murders but never convicted. Brilliant, reclusive, and the subject of relentless media scrutiny, he’s never spoken publicly—until now. During interviews with Andrew Jarecki, he reveals secrets of the case that baffled authorities for 30 years. In 2010, Jarecki made the narrative film All Good Things based on the infamous story of Robert Durst. After Durst saw the film, he contacted Jarecki wanting to tell his story. What began as a feature documentary ultimately became a six-part series as more and more of his incredible story was revealed.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Over the Garden Wall

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Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Two brothers, Wirt and Greg, find themselves lost in the Unknown; a strange forest adrift in time. With the help of a wise old Woodsman and a foul-tempered bluebird named Beatrice, Wirt and Greg must travel across this strange land, in hope of finding their way home. Join them as they encounter surprises and obstacles on their journey through the wood.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX). 5 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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6. The Flight Attendant

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Year: 2020-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Flight attendant Cassandra Bowden wakes in her hotel room hungover from the night before in Dubai with a dead body lying next to her. Afraid to call the police, she continues her morning as if nothing happened. In New York, she is met by FBI agents who question her about her recent layover in Bangkok. Still unable to piece the night together, she begins to wonder if she could be the killer.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).

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7. Luther

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8.4/10
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86/100
Year: 2010-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 5
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Starz, BritBox & 1 other). 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 20 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Lovecraft Country

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78/100
Year: 2020-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Horror

What it's about: The anthology horror series follows 25-year-old Atticus Freeman, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father. They must survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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9. Generation Kill

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Year: 2008-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The first 40 days of the war in Iraq as seen through the eyes of an elite group of U.S. Marines who spearheaded the invasion along with an embedded Rolling Stone reporter. A vivid account of the soldiers and of the forces that guided them in an often-improvised initiative.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 7 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Banshee

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Year: 2013-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own interests.

Where to Watch: 38 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO & Cinemax). 38 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax). 39 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Oz

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Year: 1997-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 6
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.

Where to Watch: 56 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 56 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. Cold Case

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70/100
Year: 2003-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 7
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010. The series revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.On May 18, 2010, CBS announced that the series had been canceled. The series currently airs in syndication, and also on Ion Television on Friday in the U.S. and on Viva in Canada. Sleuth channel occasionally airs it at midnight on the weekdays. In 2011, the show began airing on MyNetworkTV.

Where to Watch: 156 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).

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13. Carnivàle

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Year: 2003-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Fantasy, Drama

What it's about: Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle between free will and destiny; the storyline mixes Christian theology with gnosticism and Masonic lore, particularly that of the Knights Templar.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. The Head

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Year: 2020-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Mystery, Drama

What it's about: Ten scientists trapped in a mobile science laboratory at the South Pole realize that one among them is a killer.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).

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15. Blinded by the Lights

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Year: 2018-2021Seasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An eight-episode story charting seven days from the life of a cocaine dealer whose perfectly organized life begins to sink into chaos while he is forced to make the most important choices in his life.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO).

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16. The Pacific

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Year: 2010-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure

What it's about: Track the intertwined real-life stories of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, John Basilone, and Eugene Sledge – across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. A companion piece to the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, HBO MAX & HBO). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $4.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. Zapped

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Year: 2016-2021Seasons: 3
Fantasy, Comedy

What it's about: Brian Weaver, an online data marketing assistant (even he doesn't know what that is), finds himself abruptly transported to a parallel world, a place of bizarre creatures, magical forces and psychopathic fairies.

Where to Watch: 15 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).

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18. La unidad

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Year: 2020-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A secret unit of cops is assembled to stop a terrorist band from attacking Spain after their leader is arrested there.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).

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19. Mamon

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Year: 2015-2021Seasons: 1
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: While investigating the privatization of energy giant Central Energy, journalist Petra Vlčka uncovers corruption involving his brother the CEO.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Vudu). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, HBO MAX, HBO & 1 other). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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20. Epitaphs

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7.9/10
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Year: 2004-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Epitafios is a 2004 13-episode, Argentinian crime fiction TV mini-series with the tagline: El Final Está Escrito ... The End Is Written. The series, which takes place in an unnamed South American city, was shot in Buenos Aires. The series was produced by HBO Latin America and Argentinian TV/film company Pol-Ka Producciones. It was written by Marcelo Slavich and Walter Slavich and directed by Alberto Lecchi and Jorge Nisco. Although all of the actors were Argentinian, a neutral Spanish was used instead of the local Rioplatense Spanish, avoiding colloquialisms such as the local vos in favor of the more common tú.The series debuted in Australia on SBS in May 2007 under the title If The Dead Could Speak. It premiered in Poland on Cinemax on November 6, 2008. In Germany, it premiered on November 6, 2009 on pay TV channel FOX under the title Epitafios - Tod Ist Die Antwort.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 26 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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21. La Jauría

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Year: 2020-2021Seasons: 1
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Blanca, student leader of the feminist movement in an occupied school, goes missing: hours later, a video of a group raping the girl goes viral. In their aim to find her, a police squad formed by three women puts their lives and that of their families at risk. As they look for Blanca and investigate, they will find out that behind this gender crime there is much more than just one offender.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).

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