What Are Some Acclaimed HBO Original Movies?


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"Game Change," "Behind the Candelabra" and "And the Band Played On" are some acclaimed HBO original movies. These movies received positive reviews from viewers and critics.

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"Game Change" is a 2012 film about the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin. The stars of the movie are Julianne Moore, Ed Harris and Woody Harrelson. It won many awards, including three Golden Globes and five Primetime Emmy Awards. "Behind the Candelabra" is a 2013 movie about the last 10 years of pianist Liberace's life and his affair with Scott Thorson. The movie stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.

"And the Band Played On" is a 1993 film based on the book by Randy Shilts called "And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic." In the early 1980s, Don Francis was one of the first doctors to discover that a sexually transmitted virus causes AIDS before the CDC silenced him. The film stars Matthew Modine, Richard Gere, Alan Alda and Ian McKellan.

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