TOP 30 MINI-SERIES

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1. Band of Brothers (2001)

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

9.5
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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: 275,112

2. The Pacific (2010)

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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The Pacific Theatre of World War 2, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 78,016

3. Anzacs (1985– )

165 min | Drama, History, War

8.1
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Following the lives of a dozen Australian soldiers who served in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I which follows them from the 1915 battle of Galipoli, to ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Clarke, Paul Hogan, Jon Blake, Megan Williams

Votes: 566

4. The Stand (1994)

Unrated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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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.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 26,959

5. Battlestar Galactica (2003– )

TV-14 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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A re-imagining of the original series in which a "rag-tag fugitive fleet" of the last remnants of mankind flees pursuing robots while simultaneously searching for their true home, Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 54,982

6. Generation Kill (2008)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama, War

8.6
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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.

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Jon Huertas

Votes: 38,835

7. The Lost Room (2006)

270 min | Action, Fantasy, Mystery

8.3
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A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.

Stars: Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies, Peter Jacobson, Dennis Christopher

Votes: 25,337

8. The Andromeda Strain (2008)

180 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.

Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder

Votes: 12,781

9. The Day of the Triffids (2009– )

186 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Up-to-date setting of the 1962 Sci-fi thriller. With most of the world blinded and the dangerous carnivorous triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered, sighted survivors to fight this plant invasion and the madness following.

Stars: Dougray Scott, Joely Richardson, Eddie Izzard, Brian Cox

Votes: 3,527

10. Holocaust (1978– )

475 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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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: 3,705

11. The Shining (1997)

Unrated | 273 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.

Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Steven Weber, Wil Horneff, Courtland Mead

Votes: 12,982

12. Hatfields & McCoys (2012)

TV-14 | 290 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr, Tom Berenger

Votes: 19,826

13. Taken (2002)

877 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Three families experience alien abductions over a period of five decades.

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Emily Bergl, Heather Donahue

Votes: 17,628

14. Shogun (1980)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 9,803

15. John Adams (2008– )

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

8.6
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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.

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

Votes: 22,448

16. North and South (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 7,954

17. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 24,560

18. Lonesome Dove (1989)

TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.8
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Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 16,632

19. War and Remembrance (1988– )

1,620 min | Drama, War

8.4
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The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amidst the events after the U.S.'s entry into World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 2,047

20. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 570 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 13,290

21. It (1990)

TV-14 | 192 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

Stars: Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O'Toole, Harry Anderson

Votes: 90,748

22. World Without End (2012)

374 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.

Stars: Ben Chaplin, Charlotte Riley, Nora von Waldstätten, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Votes: 6,750

23. Shaka Zulu (1986– )

300 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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A historical account on the life of the Zulu king Shaka.

Stars: Edward Fox, Robert Powell, Trevor Howard, Fiona Fullerton

Votes: 2,282

24. The Corner (2000– )

376 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Chronicles West Baltimore family living in poverty on the front lines of America's drug war.

Stars: T.K. Carter, Khandi Alexander, Sean Nelson, Clarke Peters

Votes: 3,790

25. Dune (2000– )

Unrated | 265 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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A three-part miniseries on politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah. Based on Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel.

Stars: William Hurt, Alec Newman, Giancarlo Giannini, Uwe Ochsenknecht

Votes: 15,740

26. The Tommyknockers (1993)

R | 181 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A buried UFO slowly turns local inhabitants into gizmo-building alien mutants.

Stars: Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, John Ashton, Allyce Beasley

Votes: 9,170

27. Angels in America (2003)

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

8.3
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.

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

Votes: 23,100

28. Rose Red (2002)

PG-13 | 254 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown, David Dukes

Votes: 18,997

29. Dead Set (2008– )

141 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.8
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During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House.

Stars: Jaime Winstone, Andy Nyman, Riz Ahmed, Warren Brown

Votes: 15,541

30. The Triangle (2005)

240 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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A shipping magnate hires four experts from various fields to investigate what happened to his ships that went missing in the Bermuda Triangle. The team discovers a threat that might unravel time itself and cause the world to end.

Stars: Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bruce Davison

Votes: 7,682