Miniseries and TV Moviesby GabrielleHalliwell | created - 06 May 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Miniseries are the next best thing to TV shows.
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1. The 10th Kingdom (2000)
Not Rated | 417 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A father and daughter are caught in a parallel universe where the great queens Snow White, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood have had their kingdoms fragmented by warring trolls, giants and goblins.
2. Alice (2009)
Not Rated | 184 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Cast includes Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton, and Tim Curry.
Two-part modern day retelling of "Alice in Wonderland".
3. The Andromeda Strain (2008)
180 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
Two-part miniseries loosely based on the book "The Andromeda Strain" by Michael Crichton.
4. Anne of Green Gables (1985)
TV-G | 199 min | Drama, Family
An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.
Two-part miniseries based on the book "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
5. The Bible (2013)
TV-14 | 440 min | Documentary, Action, Drama
A religious historical dramatic miniseries about God's creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
6. Cleopatra (1999– )
Not Rated | 177 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Princess Cleopatra becomes Egypt's Queen and has an out-of-wedlock son with the son-less Roman ruler Julius Ceasar. Through two romances, she strives to protect Egypt from the Romans, and make her son the heir to Ceaser's Roman Empire.
Two-part miniseries based on the novel "The Memoirs of Cleopatra" by Margaret George.
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A look at the classic "Cinderella" story from the perspective of one of her 'ugly' stepsisters
Still not available for purchase.
Movie based on the novel "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" by Gregory Maguire.
8. Dinotopia (II) (2002)
TV-PG | 250 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
After a plane crash, two opposing half-brothers find themselves on an amazing lost island where enlightened pacifist humans and intelligent talking dinosaurs have created a utopian medieval society. But imminent disaster approaches.
Three-part miniseries based on the Dinotopia book series by James Gurney.
9. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder.
10. The Dovekeepers (2015)
TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance
Based in Alice Hoffman's historical novel about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
Two-part miniseries based on the novel "The Dovekeepers" by Alice Hoffman.
11. Dune (2000– )
Not Rated | 265 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A three-part miniseries on politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah. Based on Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel.
Three-part miniseries based on the novel "Dune" by Frank Herbert.
12. Children of Dune (2003– )
Unrated | 266 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.
Three-part miniseries based on the novels "Dune Messiah" and "Children of Dune" by Frank Herbert.
13. Earthsea (2004– )
90 min | Fantasy, Drama, Adventure
A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known. When the young wizard Ged discovers that he possesses infinite magical powers... See full summary »
Two-part miniseries based on the novels "A Wizard of Earthsea" and "The Tombs of Atuan" by Ursula K. LeGuin. Aired as Legend of Earthsea.
14. The Feast of All Saints (2001 TV Movie)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance
Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.
Two-part miniseries based on the novel "The Feast of All Saints" by Anne Rice.
16. Flowers in the Attic (2014 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After the sudden death of their father, four children face cruel treatment from their ruthless grandmother.
Movie based on the novel "Flowers in the Attic" by V.C. Andrews.
17. Petals on the Wind (2014 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
A decade after Cathy, Christopher, and Carrie escaped from their grandparents' attic at Foxworth Hall, Petals on the Wind continues to follow the twisted plight of the family as they ... See full summary »
Movie based on the novel "Petals on the Wind" by V.C. Andrews.
18. If There Be Thorns (2015 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Living together with their loving and happy new family, Christopher and Cathy's past come to haunt them. Their mother Corrine moves in next door.
Movie based on the novel "If There Be Thorns" by V.C. Andrews.
19. Seeds of Yesterday (2015 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
The Sheffield family deals with home truths as their middle child inherits the Foxworth mansion with the family's ghosts ever-looming. The curse lives on and more tragedies are in store.
Movie based on the novel "Seeds of Yesterday" by V.C. Andrews.
20. Gulliver's Travels (1996)
PG | 186 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
An Englishman returns after nine years abroad and tells strange stories of the tiny people of Lilliput, the giants of Brobdingnang, the flying island Laputa, and the Houyhnhnms, a race of intelligent horses.
Two-part miniseries based on the book "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift.
21. Helen of Troy (2003– )
175 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The abduction of beautiful Helen, wife of Spartan King Menelaus, by Paris of Troy triggers a long war.
Two-part miniseries. Based on "The Iliad".
22. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
TV-PG | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Arthur Dent and his friend Ford Prefect escape the destruction of Earth only to face incredible trials, tribulations and adventures in space and time.
Six episode miniseries based on the novels "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", and the first half of "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" by Douglas Adams.
23. In Your Eyes (2014)
Not Rated | 106 min | Fantasy, Romance
Two seemingly unconnected souls from different corners of the United States make a telepathic bond that allows them to see, hear and feel the other's experiences, creating a bond that apparently can't be broken.
24. 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.
26. Merlin's Apprentice (2006)
TV-PG | 176 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The great sorcerer Merlin has returned to Camelot, a kingdom now vulnerable to ill fates and war since the theft of the Holy Grail, its greatest gift and protection. With the help of Jack, ... See full summary »
28. The Mists of Avalon (2001)
Unrated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy
Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of ... See full summary »
Two-part miniseries based on "The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley.
29. Mockingbird Lane (2012 TV Special)
TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vampiress. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and... See full summary »
Pilot to cancelled TV series. Reboot of The Munsters.
30. My Sweet Audrina (2016 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Living in her family's secluded mansion, Audrina is kept alone and out of sight and is haunted by nightmares of her older sister, First Audrina, who was left for dead in the woods after an ... See full summary »
Movie based on the novel "My Sweet Audrina" by V.C. Andrews.
31. Neverland (2011)
180 min | Adventure, Fantasy
Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets. Now, they've been rounded up by their mentor ... See full summary »
Two-part miniseries prequel to "Peter Pan".
32. Rain (2006)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
A musical prodigy comes to grips with her true past and real identity. Raised by an African American family, she learns that she is actually the daughter of a white socialite who had paid her step-family to raise her as their own.
Direct-to-DVD release. Based on the book "Rain" by the V.C. Andrews ghostwriter, Andrew Neiderman.
33. The Red Tent (2014– )
Adventure, Drama, History
The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob's only daughter, Dinah.
Two-part miniseries based on the novel "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant.
34. Riverworld (2010 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 178 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
Welcome to Riverworld, a place of strange, watery beauty and the current abode of a fascinating cast of the recently (and not-so-recently) dead. It certainly isn't Heaven, but it just might be Hell.
Four hour movie based on the Riverworld book series by Philip José Farmer.
35. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
A straitlaced, square couple, seeking shelter from a storm, find themselves in the castle of a transgender alien mad scientist intent on creating a buff bodybuilder.
36. The Storyteller (1987–1989)
225 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog.
2 seasons, 13 episodes.
37. Tin Man (2007)
TV-PG | 270 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz".
Three-part miniseries modern day retelling of "The Wizard of Oz".
38. Tut (2015)
88 min | Biography, Drama, History
A mini-series concentrating on the youngest Pharaoh to rule Ancient Egypt.
39. Twitches (2005 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Two teen witches who were separated at birth and were adopted by two different families meet on their 21st birthday and must use their powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives.
Movie based on the Twitches book series by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld.
40. Twitches Too (2007 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 83 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
After using their powers to battle the forces of darkness, the sisters settle down to lead normal lives. However, the discovery that their biological father may not be dead, but residing in New York, causes confusion for the pair.
Second movie based on the Twitches book series by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld.
41. 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.
10 episodes. Based on the novels "The White Queen", "The Red Queen", and "The Kingmaker's Daughter" by Philippa Gregory.
42. The White Princess (2017)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History
Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name, the story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII.
8 episodes. Based on the book "The White Princess" by Philippa Gregory.
43. The Spanish Princess (2019– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, History
The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.
Part 1, 8 episodes. Based on the books "The Constant Princess" and "The King's Curse" by Philippa Gregory.