The All-Time Best Mini-Series for Television

In no particular order, these are my all-time favorite television mini-series
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1.
QB VII (1974 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A physician sues a novelist for publishing statements implicating the doctor in Nazi war crimes. (390 mins.)
“ The first great mini-series for television had Ben Gazarra, Anthony Hopkins and Leslie Caron. Marvelous!! ” - TheFabulousThomasJ
 
2.
Rich Man, Poor Man (1976 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s. (60 mins.)
 
3.
Roots (1977 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation. (570 mins.)
 
4.
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (1993 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The stories of several colorful characters living in San Francisco. Based on the book by Armistead Maupin (A Man I Dreamt Up). (360 mins.)
 
5.
The Awakening Land (1978 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century. (333 mins.)
 
6.
Angels in America (2003 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. (352 mins.)
 
7.
The Thorn Birds (1983 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch... (460 mins.)
 
8.
Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City (1998 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In this sequel to the controversial PBS mini-series, Mona Ramsey is on a cross-country trip that takes... (330 mins.)
 
9.
North and South (1985 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War. (561 mins.)
 
10.
From the Earth to the Moon (1998 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program. (60 mins.)
 
11.
Further Tales of the City (2001 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
This third installment to "Tales of the City" finds Mary Ann Singleton struggling to advance in her new career as a TV personality... (180 mins.)
 
12.
The Civil War (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War. (680 mins.)
 
13.
Lonesome Dove (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus... (384 mins.)
 
14.
Jazz (2001 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A survey of the musical form's history and major talents. (114 mins.)
 
15.
Broadway: The American Musical (2004 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical (360 mins.)
 
16.
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The history of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. (360 mins.)
Director: Frank Martin
 
17.
Baseball (1994 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game. (1140 mins.)
 
18.
The Stand (1994 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil. (361 mins.)
 
19.
Chiefs (1983 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates. (200 mins.)
 
20.
Broken Trail (2006 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Print Miller feels guilty about inheriting his nephew's mother's house and partners up with him to drive horses for sale in an eventful journey. (184 mins.)