My Favorite TV Mini Series

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1.
Roots (1977 Mini-Series)
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.
 
2.
Das Boot (1981)
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The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
 
3.
The Winds of War (1983 Mini-Series)
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The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II. (883 mins.)
 
4.
Kennedy (1983 Mini-Series)
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Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy. (282 mins.)
Director: Jim Goddard
 
5.
Edge of Darkness (1985 Mini-Series)
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The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force... (307 mins.)
 
6.
Shaka Zulu (1986 Mini-Series)
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A historical account on the life of the Zulu king Shaka. (300 mins.)
 
7.
House of Cards (1990 Mini-Series)
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Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader... (226 mins.)
 
8.
From the Earth to the Moon (1998 Mini-Series)
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Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program. (60 mins.)
 
9.
Band of Brothers (2001 Mini-Series)
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The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day. (70 mins.)
 
10.
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003 Mini-Series)
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A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II. (130 mins.)
 
11.
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series)
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth. (44 mins.)
 
12.
The State Within (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a plane explodes over Washington D.C. panic begins to envelop the British embassy, and its ambassador to the U.S. Mark Brydon finds himself caught up in a potentially damaging diplomatic incident. (360 mins.)
 
13.
The Kill Point (2007 TV Series)
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A group of military veterans, who recently returned home from serving in Iraq, band together to pull off a major bank heist.
 
14.
John Adams (2008 Mini-Series)
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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.)
 
15.
House of Saddam (2008 Mini-Series)
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A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers. (232 mins.)
 
16.
Generation Kill (2008 Mini-Series)
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A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003. (70 mins.)
 
17.
The Pacific (2010 Mini-Series)
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The intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. (530 mins.)