20 great Tv miniseries

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1. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this miniseries brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 15,999

2. Shogun (1980)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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: 10,053

3. Master of the Game (1984)

413 min | Drama

Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is ... See full summary »

Stars: Dyan Cannon, Harry Hamlin, Ian Charleson, Cliff De Young

Votes: 365

4. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

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

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 14,015

5. Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985– )

Unrated | 410 min | Drama

The rise and fall of the Italian fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini.

Stars: George C. Scott, David Suchet, Spencer Chandler, Lee Grant

Votes: 315

6. Moses the Lawgiver (1974– )

PG | 360 min | Drama

A biopic of Moses, who found the Ten Commandments and parted the Red Sea

Stars: Irene Papas, Aharon Ipalé, Joseph Shiloach, Marina Berti

Votes: 404

7. Studs Lonigan (1979– )

360 min | Drama

Story of the Irish-American Lonigan family between 1918 and 1930. The story centers on young Studs who is growing into adulthood in a city full of temptations.

Stars: Harry Hamlin, Colleen Dewhurst, Brad Dourif, Charles Durning

Votes: 61

8. Return to Eden (1983)

267 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Wealthy but plain heiress Stephanie Harper marries handsome tennis player Greg Marsden, and thinks she has found true love. That is, until her husband makes a play for her best friend and ... See full summary »

Stars: Rebecca Gilling, James Reyne, Wendy Hughes, James Smillie

Votes: 1,026

9. Chiefs (1983)

200 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates.

Stars: Charlton Heston, Keith Carradine, Stephen Collins, Brad Davis

Votes: 1,294

10. A.D. (1985– )

600 min | Drama, History

Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

Votes: 349

11. The Word (1978– )

480 min | Drama

A document is discovered that appears to be an ancient eyewitness account of the life of Jesus Christ. A public relations executive is hired to publicize this document as a new version of ... See full summary »

Stars: David Janssen, James Whitmore, Florinda Bolkan, Eddie Albert

Votes: 95

12. Masada (1981)

394 min | Action, Drama, History

After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss, Barbara Carrera, Alan Feinstein

Votes: 1,819

13. Rich Man, Poor Man (1976– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.

Stars: Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Dorothy McGuire

Votes: 2,284

14. Kane & Abel (1985)

240 min | Drama

Kane and Abel are born on the same day the same year on each side of the Atlantic. William Kane is born in one of the richest families of Boston and grows up to be a banker on Wall Street. ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Strauss, Sam Neill, Ron Silver, David Dukes

Votes: 698

15. The Winds of War (1983– )

883 min | Drama, Romance, War

The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Houseman

Votes: 3,122

16. Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987 TV Movie)

282 min | Biography, Drama

The true story of one of the richest women in America - heiress to the Woolworth fortune. She had vast wealth and seven husbands, but never found lasting love.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, David Ackroyd, Stéphane Audran, Amadeus August

Votes: 326

17. The Pacific (2010)

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

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

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Umut Tabak

Votes: 80,566

18. The Thorn Birds (1983)

460 min | Drama

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. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown

Votes: 6,871

19. Greatest Heroes of the Bible (1978– )

510 min | Drama, Family, History

Anthology of famous events of the Old Testament.

Stars: Brad Crandall, Victor Jory, Peter Mark Richman, Will Kuluva

Votes: 116

20. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)

310 min | Action, Drama, History

The different aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian ... See full summary »

Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 427