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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. (533 mins.)
 
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Big Little Lies (2017 Mini-Series)
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The apparently perfect lives of three mothers of first graders unravel to the point of murder. (60 mins.)
 
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The Night Of (2016 Mini-Series)
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After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder. (60 mins.)
 
4.
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.)
 
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The Pacific (2010 Mini-Series)
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The Pacific Theatre of World War 2, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines. (530 mins.)
 
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Mildred Pierce (2011 Mini-Series)
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Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda. (336 mins.)
 
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Olive Kitteridge (2014 Mini-Series)
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A middle-school math teacher Olive and her marriage with Henry which spans 25 years. (239 mins.)
 
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Band of Brothers (2001 Mini-Series)
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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. (594 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth II (2016 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth. (360 mins.)
 
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Show Me a Hero (2015 Mini-Series)
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Yonkers' Mayor Nick Wasicsko takes offices in 1987 and has to deal with the serious subject of the building of public housing in the white, middle class side of the town. (60 mins.)
 
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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014 Mini-Series)
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A documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. (557 mins.)
 
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It (1990 Mini-Series)
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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. (192 mins.)
 
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The Stand (1994 Mini-Series)
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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. (361 mins.)
 
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The Civil War (1990 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War. (680 mins.)
 
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The Langoliers (1995 Mini-Series)
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Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport. (180 mins.)
 
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Storm of the Century (1999 Mini-Series)
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A dangerous blizzard hits an isolated town and brings along a mysterious stranger intent on terrorizing people for his own desires. (257 mins.)
 
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The Shining (1997 Mini-Series)
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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. (273 mins.)
 
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From the Earth to the Moon (1998 Mini-Series)
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Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program. (60 mins.)
 
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Gulliver's Travels (1996 Mini-Series)
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An Englishman returns after a long time abroad and tells his strange stories about the lands he visited which are allegories about the real world. (186 mins.)
 
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Moby Dick (1998 Mini-Series)
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. (180 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
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Baseball (1994 Mini-Series)
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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.)
 
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Hotel Room (1993 Mini-Series)
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Three-part mini-series set during three different eras in a single room of an odd hotel where employees never age. Every story has a slight twist to it, but the stories are mostly dialogue-heavy psychological or relationship dramas. (30 mins.)
 
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The Thorn Birds (1983 Mini-Series)
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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.)
 
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The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988 Mini-Series)
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Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the lion, Aslan. (171 mins.)
 
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The Martian Chronicles (1980 Mini-Series)
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In the 21st century, Earth begins the colonization of Mars. However, things do not go as planned, at first due to the hostile Martian natives and later because of the self-destructive Earthmen. (360 mins.)
 
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Cosmos (1980 Mini-Series)
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe. (60 mins.)
 
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V: The Final Battle (1984 Mini-Series)
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A small group of human resistance fighters fight a desperate guerilla war against the genocidal extra-terrestrials who dominate Earth. (272 mins.)
 
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Dune (2000 Mini-Series)
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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. (265 mins.)
 
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Taken (2002 Mini-Series)
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Three families experience alien abductions over a period of five decades. (877 mins.)
 
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Battlestar Galactica (2003 Mini-Series)
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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. (183 mins.)
 
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Tin Man (2007 Mini-Series)
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A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz". (270 mins.)
 
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Empire Falls (2005 Mini-Series)
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A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, led by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby. (197 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
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Oliver Twist (2007 Mini-Series)
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The adventures of the orphaned Oliver Twist in Victorian London. (176 mins.)
 
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The Corner (2000 Mini-Series)
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Chronicles West Baltimore family living in poverty on the front lines of America's drug war. (376 mins.)
 
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Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001 Mini-Series)
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The bones of a giant are discovered turning Jack Robinson's life upside down, teaching him the truth behind the fairy tale and how he can fix a greedy ancestor's mistakes. (180 mins.)
Director: Brian Henson
 
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Hatfields & McCoys (2012 Mini-Series)
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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. (290 mins.)
 
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The Eighties (2016 Mini-Series)
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A documentary series focusing on the Reagan presidency, the AIDS crisis, the end of the Cold War, Wall Street corruption, the tech boom, the expansion of television, and the evolving music industry.
 
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The Seventies (2015 TV Series)
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A documentary series focusing on the ongoing Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, evolving music industry, the Iran Hostage Crisis, the sexual revolution, and the rise of foreign and domestic terrorism. (42 mins.)
 
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The Sixties (2013 Mini-Series)
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A ten-part documentary series focusing on the politics, music, technical advancements, drugs, and the "free love" movement of the 1960s. (60 mins.)