Favorite Mini-Series

by IonaNyz | created - 23 Apr 2016 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

mini-series I have enjoyed & some I hope to.

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1. Rebellion (2016)

TV-MA | 258 min | Drama, War

Rebellion is a five part serial drama about the birth of modern Ireland. The story is told from the perspectives of a group of fictional characters who live through the political events of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Stars: Ruth Bradley, Paul Reid, Brian McCardie, Tom Turner

Votes: 1,527

2. Gallipoli (2015)

War

Four young Australian boys join the military and are sent to Gallipoli.

Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Harry Greenwood, Sam Parsonson, Tom Budge

Votes: 1,144

3. The White Queen (2013)

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

Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay

Votes: 19,709

4. The Devil's Whore (2008)

55 min | Drama, History, Romance

Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.

Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Dominic West, Tom Goodman-Hill, John Simm

Votes: 2,120

5. House of Saddam (2008– )

TV-MA | 232 min | Biography, Drama, History

A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.

Stars: Igal Naor, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Makram Khoury, Philip Arditti

Votes: 3,337

6. Generation Kill (2008)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama, War

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: 41,500

7. Changi (2001)

Drama, Music, Romance

Changi follows the story of six young Australian mates who go to war. They land in Singapore in 1942, just in time for the surrender. They are marched off to Changi prison camp along with ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Curry, Leon Ford, Anthony Hayes, Matthew Newton

Votes: 353

8. Band of Brothers (2001)

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

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: 302,149

9. Hatfields & McCoys (2012)

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

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: 21,553

10. Anzac Girls (2014– )

60 min | Action, Drama, History

The true stories of extraordinary young women who witness the brutality and heroism of war and rise to meet the challenge.

Stars: Georgia Flood, Antonia Prebble, Laura Brent, Anna McGahan

Votes: 902

11. Birdsong (2012)

165 min | Drama, History, Romance

As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Clémence Poésy, Matthew Goode, Rory Keenan

Votes: 5,040

12. Willem van Oranje (1984)

438 min | Biography, Drama, History

As the Dutch title indicates, this series chronicles magnificently the life of William I "the Silent" of Orange, who grew up with his Lutheran family in the princely castle of a minor ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeroen Krabbé, Willem Nijholt, Alex Wilequet, André van den Heuvel

Votes: 142

13. The Passing Bells (2014– )

TV-14 | Drama, War

An epic historical drama spanning the five years of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of two ordinary young soldiers.

Stars: Patrick Gibson, Jack Lowden, Ben McGregor, Matthew Aubrey

Votes: 851

14. Spies of Warsaw (2013– )

120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A military attaché at the French embassy is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.

Stars: David Tennant, Janet Montgomery, Marcin Dorocinski, Miroslaw Zbrojewicz

Votes: 1,906

15. 1066: The Battle for Middle Earth (2009– )

150 min | Action, History, War

Despite earlier promises to pass his crown to one of his Flemish, Viking, or Norman relatives, English King Edward the Confessor dies in 1066, leaving his crown to Anglo-Saxon Harold Godwinson, causing a bloody succession war.

Stars: Ian Holm, Mike Bailey, Francis Magee, Tim Plester

Votes: 716

16. The Honourable Woman (2014)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

Centers on Nessa Stein, a woman who inherits her father's arms business and finds herself in a international maelstrom when as she continues to promote the reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea, Lubna Azabal, Katherine Parkinson

Votes: 8,769

17. The Assets (2014– )

60 min | Thriller

CIA counter-intelligence officer Sandy Grimes works to save Soviet intelligence officers from being exposed by a mole inside her organization.

Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Paul Rhys, Harriet Walter, Ralph Brown

Votes: 1,931

18. The Company (2007– )

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama, History, Romance

Real-life figures from the Cold War-era mix with a fictional story based on a group of C.I.A. operatives and their counterparts in the K.G.B., MI6, and the Mossad.

Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Alfred Molina, Michael Keaton, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 4,235

19. Horící ker (2013– )

231 min | Biography, Drama

83 Metascore

Based on real characters and events, this drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation ... See full summary »

Stars: Tatiana Pauhofová, Jaroslava Pokorná, Petr Stach, Vojtech Kotek

Votes: 1,131 | Gross: $0.01M

20. In Plain Sight (2016)

150 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A three part TV miniseries about Lanarkshire's Detective William Muncie and his quest to bring to justice notorious killer Peter Manuel.

Stars: Martin Compston, Gilly Gilchrist, Jack Greenlees, Sorcha Groundsell

Votes: 943

21. The Moorside (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A two-part drama about the search for missing Yorkshire schoolgirl Shannon Matthews in 2008.

Stars: Sheridan Smith, Sian Brooke, Faye McKeever, John Dagleish

Votes: 1,476

22. The Replacement (2017)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A woman about to begin her maternity leave from work begins to suspect that her replacement is plotting to take over her life.

Stars: Morven Christie, Vicky McClure, Richard Rankin, Dougray Scott

Votes: 1,818

23. Apple Tree Yard (2017– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

A provocative thriller which sees an eminent scientist caught up in a damaging and compromising lie. Based on the novel by Louise Doughty.

Stars: Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, Mark Bonnar, Syreeta Kumar

Votes: 2,650

24. Born to Kill (2017)

180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A haunting exploration of the mind of Sam, a teenager who's on the verge of acting out hidden psychopathic desires.

Stars: Simon Bubb, Harry Capehorn, Earl Cave, Elizabeth Counsell

Votes: 1,288

25. Waco (2018)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, History

The FBI and ATF seize religious leader David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas in the spring of 1993.

Stars: Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Sparks

Votes: 6,670

26. The Looming Tower (2018)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, History

A look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp

Votes: 5,960

27. The Vietnam War (2017)

TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, Duong Van Mai Elliott, James Willbanks

Votes: 8,361

28. Takin' Over the Asylum (1994– )

50 min | Drama

A salesman starts to run a hospital radio station inside a facility for people with mental heath needs.

Stars: Ken Stott, Katy Murphy, David Tennant, Ruth McCabe

Votes: 671

29. Taken (2002)

877 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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

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

Votes: 18,077

30. Deutschland 83 (2015)

42 min | Drama, History, Romance

Martin Rauch is recruited by the HVA to infiltrate the West Germany army. As a rookie spy, his decisions constantly put his cover at risk and force his agency to take extreme measures.

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen, Sylvester Groth

Votes: 8,762

31. Wolf Hall (2015)

360 min | Biography, Drama, History

After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 7,920

32. Gormenghast (2000– )

Unrated | 232 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A villain threatens the rise of a new earl in an ancient kingdom.

Stars: Warren Mitchell, Celia Imrie, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Sessions

Votes: 2,710

33. Harper's Island (2009)

40 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die.

Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Matt Barr, Gina Holden

Votes: 23,802

34. McMafia (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his ... See full summary »

Stars: James Norton, Merab Ninidze, Kirill Pirogov, Igor Pokrajac

Votes: 8,745

35. A Very English Scandal (2018– )

TV-14 | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe is accused of conspiracy to murder his gay ex-lover and forced to stand trial in 1979.

Stars: Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Alex Jennings, Patricia Hodge

Votes: 3,938

36. John Adams (2008)

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

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: 24,190

37. State of Play (2003)

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In London, a naive young politician becomes a suspect when his female assistant and mistress is killed in a suspicious accident. The politician's investigative journalist friend and his team uncover a government conspiracy.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy, Philip Glenister

Votes: 8,442

38. Tabula Rasa (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Thriller

A young woman with amnesia becomes a key figure in a disappearance case.

Stars: Veerle Baetens, Stijn Van Opstal, Jeroen Perceval, Gene Bervoets

Votes: 4,785

39. Rillington Place (2016)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A three-part drama about serial killer John Christie and the murders at 10 Rillington Place in the 1940s and early 1950s.

Stars: Tim Roth, Nico Mirallegro, Samantha Morton, Jodie Comer

Votes: 2,086

40. Ascension (2014)

231 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A young woman's murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no return.

Stars: Tricia Helfer, Gil Bellows, Brian Van Holt, Andrea Roth

Votes: 16,013

41. Maniac (2018– )

TV-MA | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Two strangers are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will, they're assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.

Stars: Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Sonoya Mizuno, Justin Theroux

Votes: 39,068

42. The Lost Room (2006)

270 min | Action, Fantasy, Mystery

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: 26,368

43. 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, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 83,676

44. The Book of Negroes (2015)

265 min | Drama, History, War

Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the eighteenth century.

Stars: Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin, Allan Hawco

Votes: 1,642

45. Mildred Pierce (2011)

TV-MA | 336 min | Drama

Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda.

Stars: Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood, Brían F. O'Byrne

Votes: 17,032

46. Elizabeth I (2005– )

TV-MA | 223 min | Biography, Drama, History

Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 5,762

47. Cambridge Spies (2003– )

235 min | Drama, History

The true story of a group of Cambridge University Students who are recruited to spy for the Soviet Union in the early 1930s.

Stars: Tom Hollander, Toby Stephens, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samuel West

Votes: 1,610

48. Fallen (2007– )

Adventure, Fantasy

18-year-old Aaron Corbett (Wesley) struggles to come to terms with his newly discovered identity - that he's half-angel.

Stars: Paul Wesley, Rick Worthy, Hal Ozsan, Fernanda Andrade

Votes: 1,373

49. Death and Nightingales (2018– )

Drama

An epic tale of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge set in the Irish countryside in 1885.

Stars: Matthew Rhys, Ann Skelly, Jamie Dornan, Valene Kane

Votes: 251



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