List of Highest Rated HBO Miniseries

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1. Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 387,612

2. 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: 338,150

3. From the Earth to the Moon (1998)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Nick Searcy, Lane Smith, David Andrews

Votes: 10,189

4. 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: 44,359

5. 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: 25,864

6. The Corner (2000)

376 min | Crime, Drama

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: 4,161

7. The Night Of (2016)

TV-MA | 525 min | Crime, Drama

After a night of partying with a woman he picked up, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

Stars: Riz Ahmed, John Turturro, Bill Camp, Amara Karan

Votes: 104,177

8. The Young Pope (2016)

TV-MA | 546 min | Drama

The beginning of the pontificate of Lenny Belardo, alias Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history.

Stars: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara

Votes: 29,716

9. 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: 91,279

10. Angels in America (2003)

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

Playwright Tony Kushner adapted his political epic about the A.I.D.S. crisis during the mid 1980s and centers the story around a group of separate but connected individuals.

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

Votes: 24,803

11. Olive Kitteridge (2014)

TV-14 | 239 min | Drama

A middle-school math teacher Olive and her marriage with Henry which spans 25 years.

Stars: Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Ken Cheeseman, Ann Dowd

Votes: 16,025

12. Sharp Objects (2018)

TV-MA | 421 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.

Stars: Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen

Votes: 52,932

13. Show Me a Hero (2015)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History

Yonkers Mayor Nick Wasicsko takes office 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.

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carla Quevedo, Peter Riegert, Natalie Paul

Votes: 8,546

14. 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: 5,987

15. Tanner '88 (1988– )

Not Rated | 353 min | Comedy

A behind-the-scenes look at a former Michigan U.S. Representative's campaign as he vies for his party's Presidential nomination.

Stars: Michael Murphy, Pamela Reed, Daniel Jenkins, Matt Malloy

Votes: 704

16. 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: 17,775

17. Parade's End (2012)

287 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Roger Allam, Adelaide Clemens

Votes: 8,990

18. Laurel Avenue (1993– )

R | 180 min | Drama

A weekend in the life of the Arnett family. The events of a forty eight hour period have a rainbow of incidents. From a preacher to a drug dealer; from an innocent young school girl to a ... See full summary »

Stars: Mary Alice, John Beasley, Ulysses Zakery, Eve Black

Votes: 116

19. 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: 3,618

20. All the Rivers Run (1983)

400 min | Drama, Romance

Orphaned after a shipwreck off the Victorian coast of Australia, the beautiful and spirited Philadelphia Gordon finds both love and adventure aboard a paddle-steamer on the Murray River.

Stars: John Waters, John Alansu, Sigrid Thornton, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Votes: 550

21. Empire Falls (2005)

TV-14 | 197 min | Drama, Romance

A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, led by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.

Stars: Ed Harris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman

Votes: 5,027

22. The Far Pavilions (1984)

315 min | Drama, History, Romance

Story of forbidden love in 1800s India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.

Stars: Ben Cross, Amy Irving, Christopher Lee, Robert Hardy

Votes: 673

23. Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006– )

TV-MA | 111 min | Drama

Inspired by true accounts, this HBO miniseries focuses on a group of fictional characters caught up in the harrowing aftermath of the tsunami that devastated the coast of Thailand two years ago.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Gina McKee, Samrit Machielsen, Grirggiat Punpiputt

Votes: 1,831

24. Five Days (2007–2010)

300 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A five-part mini-series that revolves around the disappearance of a young mother in a quiet British suburb and the circumstances that leave her children abandoned far from home.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Lee Massey, Michelle Bonnard, David Oyelowo

Votes: 2,058

25. The Seekers (1979)

240 min | Drama, History, War

The sons and grandchildren of Philip Kent make a life for themselves in America.

Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Edie Adams, Neville Brand, Delta Burke

Votes: 122

26. Gunpowder (2017)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, History

British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century.

Stars: Kit Harington, Liv Tyler, Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley

Votes: 8,403

27. The Casual Vacancy (2015)

180 min | Drama

The citizens of the small British town of Pagford fight for the spot on the parish council after Barry Fairbrother (Rory Kinnear) dies.

Stars: Silas Carson, Joe Hurst, Michael Gambon, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 2,759

28. Hotel Room (1993)

30 min | Drama, Mystery

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.

Stars: Clark Heathcliff Brolly, Camilla Overbye Roos, Griffin Dunne, Crispin Glover

Votes: 960

29. Mosaic (2018)

TV-MA | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A whodunit based on the murder of popular children's book author and illustrator Olivia Lake.

Stars: Frederick Weller, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Ferrin, Paul Reubens

Votes: 2,555



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