My Top Twenty Made for Television Movies/Mini-Series

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1.
The Winds of War (1983 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II. (883 mins.)
 
2.
War and Remembrance (1988 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amid the events after the USA's entry into World War II. (1620 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.
Roots: The Next Generations (1979 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots. (840 mins.)
 
5.
Tribes (1970 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A Marine Corps drill instructor who is disgusted by the fact that the Corps now accepts draftees finds himself pitted against a hippie who has been drafted but refuses to accept the military's way of doing things. (90 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
A Rumor of War (1980 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The memories of a US private in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses. (114 mins.)
 
8.
The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In early twentieth-century Atlanta, the murder of a young girl prompts strong reactions from the community, and ultimately leads to the arrest of a man who may actually be innocent. (251 mins.)
Director: Billy Hale
 
9.
Game, Set, and Match (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Bernard Samson is a spy in the employ of SIS, London Central. (60 mins.)
 
10.
Caroline? (1990 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A mysterious woman claiming to be the deceased daughter of a rich man tries to solve the problems of his untrusting son and supposedly mentally handicaped daughter. But one question stands in her way: is she really Caroline? (100 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
11.
Promise (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When his mother dies, Bob not only inherits her house, but also the custody of his younger brother, who suffers from schizophrenia and epilepsy... (97 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
 
12.
David's Mother (1994 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A woman estranged from her husband and family insists on caring for her autistic son alone. (92 mins.)
 
13.
The Day After (1983 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas. (127 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
14.
The Buccaneers (1995 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Four American girls go to England to find husbands. (212 mins.)
Director: Philip Saville
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
John Adams (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years. (71 mins.)
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
Nostromo (1996 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In an unstable South American country, capable Nostromo, a person of trust and a legend among his shipmates...
Director: Alastair Reid
 
19.
Sybil (1976 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed 16 different personalities. (198 mins.)
 
20.
Law and Order (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Story follows three generations of a family in the New York City Police Department. (150 mins.)