The Best Mini Series

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1. From the Earth to the Moon (1998)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Nick Searcy, Lane Smith, David Andrews

Votes: 10,062

2. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 15,177

3. Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 354,424

4. Roots: The Next Generations (1979)

840 min | Drama, History, War

The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

Stars: Debbi Morgan, Dorian Harewood, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw

Votes: 2,171

5. Holocaust (1978)

Not Rated | 475 min | Drama, History, Romance

The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community.

Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Rosemary Harris, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 4,197

6. Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 332,291

7. A Dog's Will (1999)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

The film tells the adventures of friends João Grilo, a poor man a liar, and Chicó, the most cowardly of men. Both struggle for daily bread in the Northeast of Brazil and crossing for ... See full summary »

Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Matheus Nachtergaele, Selton Mello, Lima Duarte

Votes: 2,560

8. East of Eden (1981)

480 min | Drama

Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.

Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jane Seymour, Bruce Boxleitner, Soon-Tek Oh

Votes: 628

9. Nuremberg (2000)

180 min | Drama, History, War

The dramatized account of the war crime trials following the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

Stars: Alec Baldwin, Brian Cox, Christopher Plummer, Jill Hennessy

Votes: 5,275

10. John Adams (2008)

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 25,519

11. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)

310 min | Action, Drama, History

The different aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian ... See full summary »

Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 466

13. Angels in America (2003)

TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-1980s and centers the story around a group of separate but connected individuals.

Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 24,632

14. Bloody Destiny (1982– )

101 min | Adventure

Depicts the last six months of Lampião and his wife Maria Bonita's lives, focusing on his both sides: a man who was the bloodthirsty gang leader and enemy of the authorities, while ... See full summary »

Stars: Nelson Xavier, Tânia Alves, Roberto Bonfim, Regina Dourado

Votes: 46

16. Bandidos da Falange (1983– )

When the criminal Paulo Alberto is executed in the Baixada Fluminense, his lover Marluce keeps an old clock he stole in his last heist with a treasure hidden in its interior. The dirty ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Faria, José Wilker, Stênio Garcia, Gracindo Júnior

Votes: 19

17. Golden Years (1986– )

275 min | Drama, Romance

Depicts the moral values of Rio de Janeiro's middle class in the 1950s as Lurdinha and Marcos fall in love at first sight, but her parents don't approve of the boy because his parents are ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Faria, José de Abreu, Malu Mader, Felipe Camargo

Votes: 130

18. V (1983)

Unrated | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.

Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Faye Grant, Peter Nelson

Votes: 12,247

19. Anos Rebeldes (1992– )

296 min | Drama

Mini series about the 1960s in Rio de Janeiro, when a politically engaged student falls in love with a left wing journalist's daughter who doesn't care for politics. The romance follows 15 ... See full summary »

Stars: Cláudia Abreu, Norma Blum, Mário Cardoso, Ivan Cândido

Votes: 169

20. Millennium (2010)

540 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

The adventures of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and hacker Lisbeth Salander.

Stars: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre, Sofia Ledarp

Votes: 6,794

21. Mars (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

The first manned mission from Earth to Mars in 2033 attempts to colonize the red planet.

Stars: Jihae, Alberto Ammann, Clémentine Poidatz, Sammi Rotibi

Votes: 10,838

22. Carlos (2010)

Not Rated | 334 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.

Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra, Lamia Ahmed

Votes: 12,144 | Gross: $0.15M

23. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 19,254

24. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 143,368

25. Olive Kitteridge (2014)

TV-14 | 239 min | Drama

A middle-school math teacher Olive and her marriage with Henry which spans 25 years.

Stars: Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Ken Cheeseman, Ann Dowd

Votes: 15,744

26. The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, History

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies

Votes: 86,993



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