Michael S's BEST TV series (and a few best movies)by michaeljustgreat | created - 11 Jun 2016 | updated - 30 Jun 2016 | Public
ALL these TV series are nothing short of excellent. Not perfect in the sense that in a long TV series such as for instance Smallville, there will always be filler episodes. But to manage to create 10 seasons in Smallville with an excellent main story intertwined with good short stories linked to the episodes is really a feat in itself.
I guarantee you one thing: no matter your taste, you will be really highly surprised at how good and enjoyable these TV series really are.
A few good movies are also listed but it is not the focus of this list.
Despite my love of science-fiction, there are a few non-science fiction TV series that are surprisingly excellent such as Dexter for instance. I tried to avoid anything related to crimes and murders because I find it kind of depressing. But Dexter converted me to his brand of "justice" in a compelling way!! In a completely different way, same for Forensic Files.
You will NOT regret watching these TV series and movies listed in this list. That I guarantee you!!
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1. Smallville (2001–2011)
TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.
2. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.
3. Babylon 5 (1994–1998)
TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the mid 23rd Century, the Earth Alliance space station Babylon 5, located in neutral territory, is a major focal point for political intrigue, racial tensions and various wars over the course of five years.
4. The Gathering (1993 TV Movie)
Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The opening of a crucial space station is put in jeopardy when the commanding officer is accused of the attempted murder of a diplomat.
6. Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998 TV Movie)
Unrated | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Emperor Londo Mollari of the Centauri Republic tells the story of the Earth-Minbari War that almost destroyed humanity and later inspired its last best, hope for peace.
10. Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight (2002 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A disgraced Ranger takes command of an old, possibly haunted, ship on an escort mission that encounters deadly peril from a new enemy civilization.
11. Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (2007 Video)
Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
It's the tenth anniversary of the Interstellar Alliance, and President Sheridan is on his way to Babylon 5 for the celebration.
12. Earth: Final Conflict (1997–2002)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
When an alien species comes to Earth bearing gifts for humanity, a few suspicious humans seek to discover and resist the newcomers' true designs.
13. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
14. Caprica (2009–2010)
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences.
16. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,133,663 | Gross: $322.74M
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,064,694 | Gross: $290.48M
18. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
Votes: 871,657 | Gross: $309.13M
19. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.
Votes: 660,773 | Gross: $474.54M
20. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Votes: 581,145 | Gross: $310.68M
21. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
Votes: 647,049 | Gross: $380.26M
22. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.
Votes: 791,544 | Gross: $936.66M
23. Jupiter Ascending (2015)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry.
Votes: 168,347 | Gross: $47.39M
26. 24 (2001–2010)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.
27. 24: Live Another Day (2014)
TV-14 | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jack Bauer comes out of hiding in London to head off a massive terrorist attack while being hunted down by American forces dispatched by President James Heller.
29. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.