Most Popular Sci-Fi TV Mini-Series


1. Maniac (2018– )

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

8.1
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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: 25,872

2. The Defenders (2017– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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Set a few months after the events of the second season of Daredevil, and a month after the events of Iron Fist, the vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up in New York City to fight a common enemy: The Hand.

Stars: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones

Votes: 65,811

3. 11.22.63 (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A high school teacher travels back in time to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Stars: James Franco, Sarah Gadon, George MacKay, Chris Cooper

Votes: 56,211

4. Ghoul (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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In a totalitarian near-future India, a mysterious prisoner is sent to a remote military interrogation center where he turns the tables on his captors by exposing their most shameful secrets and unleashing a demon from Arabic folklore.

Stars: Manav Kaul, Radhika Apte, Rohit Pathak, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee

Votes: 8,138

5. The Stand (1994)

Not Rated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 28,017

6. The War of the Worlds

Drama, Sci-Fi | Filming

In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy's attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth.

Stars: Eleanor Tomlinson, Jonathan Aris, Freya Allan, Reid Anderson

7. The Langoliers (1995)

PG-13 | 180 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.

Stars: Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, Tom Holland, Kate Maberly

Votes: 23,962

8. Ascension (2014)

231 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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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: 15,798

9. Childhood's End (2015)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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After peaceful aliens invade earth, humanity finds itself living in a utopia under the indirect rule of the aliens, but does this utopia come at a price?

Stars: Mike Vogel, Osy Ikhile, Daisy Betts, Georgina Haig

Votes: 9,850

10. Dune (2000– )

Not Rated | 265 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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A three-part miniseries on politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah. Based on Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel.

Stars: William Hurt, Alec Newman, Giancarlo Giannini, Uwe Ochsenknecht

Votes: 16,230

11. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015)

60 min | Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi

8.2
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In an alternate history, during the time of real life Napoleonic Wars, two men of destiny, the gifted recluse Mr. Norrell and daring spellcasting novice Jonathan Strange, use magic to help England.

Stars: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 10,182

12. Battlestar Galactica (2003)

TV-14 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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Following the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol by the Cylons, a rag-tag fugitive fleet of the last remnants of mankind flees the pursuing Cylons while simultaneously searching for their true home: Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 58,433

13. V (1983)

Unrated | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.

Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Faye Grant, Peter Nelson

Votes: 11,625

14. The Tommyknockers (1993)

R | 181 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, John Ashton, Allyce Beasley

Votes: 9,602

15. Taken (2002)

877 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Three families experience alien abductions over a period of five decades.

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

Votes: 18,006

16. Children of Dune (2003– )

Unrated | 266 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.

Stars: Alec Newman, Julie Cox, Ian McNeice, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 10,760

17. Teen Titans Project (2014– )

Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.7
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The first ever Live-Action Web Series the follows the stories of Robin, Superboy and Wondergirl.

Stars: Joao Bounassar, Jennifer Ward, Jared Egusa, Justin Jones

Votes: 73

18. Nightwing: The Series (2014)

TV-14 | Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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When his girlfriend is supposedly shot and killed, Dick Grayson quits as Robin and goes off to fight crime as Nightwing. While doing so he comes into the path of Deathstroke and has to defeat him before he kills again.

Stars: Danny Shepherd, Bob Lee Dysinger, Stephen Manley, Michael Tylo

Votes: 1,302

19. The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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A girl with special cat-like powers is being hunted by an assassin.

Stars: Skyler Samuels, Gracie Gillam, Ki Hong Lee, Benjamin Stone

Votes: 9,046

20. Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006– )

480 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.

Stars: Robert Mammone, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tom Berenger, Kim Delaney

Votes: 4,236

21. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

8.6
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An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder.

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Simon Helberg

Votes: 38,915

22. Vixen (2015– )

TV-PG | 5 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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Vixen is based on the DC Character Mari McCabe / Vixen, a costumed superhero crime-fighter with the power to mimic the abilities of any animal that has ever lived on Earth. The series is set in the same fictional universe as Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow.

Stars: Megalyn Echikunwoke, Anika Noni Rose, Emily Bett Rickards, Sean Patrick Thomas

Votes: 2,586

23. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012– )

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant.

Stars: Thom Green, Anna Popplewell, Enisha Brewster, Ayelet Zurer

Votes: 22,107

24. SS-GB (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A British homicide detective investigates a murder in a German-occupied England in a parallel universe where the Nazis won World War II.

Stars: Sam Riley, James Cosmo, Rainer Bock, Kate Bosworth

Votes: 2,203

25. Tin Man (2007)

TV-PG | 270 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz".

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Neal McDonough, Kathleen Robertson

Votes: 12,360

26. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot (2016)

6 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Following Inhuman Yo-Yo Rodriguez also known as 'Slingshot' on a personal Mission against time.

Stars: Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Yancey Arias, Chloe Bennet, Hiroo Minami

Votes: 1,225

27. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Academy (2016)

Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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New recruits enroll at S.H.I.E.L.D Academy.

Stars: Ralph Lammie Jr., Noelle Ann Mabry

Votes: 256

28. Alice (2009)

Not Rated | 184 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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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.

Stars: Caterina Scorsone, Andrew Lee Potts, Matt Frewer, Kathy Bates

Votes: 8,750

29. The Hot Zone

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Pre-production

The frightening spread of the EBV (Ebolavirus).

Stars: Liam Cunningham, James D'Arcy, Noah Emmerich, Topher Grace

30. FLCL (2000–2018)

TV-14 | 151 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.3
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A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.

Stars: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi, Suzuki Matsuo

Votes: 12,842

31. Dinotopia (II) (2002– )

TV-PG | 250 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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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.

Stars: David Thewlis, Katie Carr, Jim Carter, Alice Krige

Votes: 4,975

32. The Lost Room (2006)

270 min | Action, Fantasy, Mystery

8.3
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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: 26,203

33. The City and the City (2018)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad in the European city-state of Beszel, investigates the murder of a student from Beszel's twin-city of Ul Qoman - which occupies the same space but is perceived differently.

Stars: Christian Camargo, Ron Cook, Mandeep Dhillon, Robert Firth

Votes: 763

34. Lost in Austen (2008)

180 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet.

Stars: Jemima Rooper, Elliot Cowan, Hugh Bonneville, Florence Hoath

Votes: 9,431

35. Residue (2015)

130 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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The government cover-up of the causes behind a massive explosion in a futuristic UK metropolis spur photo journalist Jennifer Preston on to search for the truth and in the process blow open a paranormal phenomenon haunting the city.

Stars: Natalia Tena, Iwan Rheon, Jamie Draven, Danny Webb

Votes: 1,911

36. Kidô senshi Gandamu Yunikôn: Yunikôn no hi (2010– )

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Drama

8.0
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Industrial 7's Magallanica, where the current conflict began, has been revealed as the hiding place of Laplace's Box. Banagher heads for Industrial 7, but his way is barred by Riddhe and ... See full summary »

Stars: Koki Uchiyama, Ayumi Fujimura, Shûichi Ikeda, Yûko Kaida

Votes: 664

37. You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.7
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When a group of ordinary people learn that an eight-mile-wide comet is on a collision course with Earth, they hunker beneath the town of Slough to watch the end of the world on television.

Stars: Mathew Baynton, Jenna Fischer, Joel Fry, Gaia Scodellaro

Votes: 6,171

38. Ant-Man (2017)

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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Follow Scott Lang as Ant-Man, dealing with everything from super villains to miniature alien invasions (and occasionally helping Cassie with her homework). Along with The Wasp and Hank Pym, Ant-Man protects the world one inch at a time.

Stars: Josh Keaton, Melissa Rauch, Dee Bradley Baker, William Salyers

Votes: 133

39. Batman Beyond (2015– )

Action, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Bruce Wayne passes the torch of BATMAN to Terry McGinnis in the futuristic megalopolis, Neo-Gotham.

Stars: Mike Voutsinos, Robert L. Wilson, Rachel Leyco, Shani Drake

Votes: 67

40. The Triangle (2005)

Not Rated | 240 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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A shipping magnate hires four experts from various fields to investigate what happened to his ships that went missing in the Bermuda Triangle. The team discovers a threat that might unravel time itself and cause the world to end.

Stars: Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bruce Davison

Votes: 7,897

41. The Flash: Chronicles of Cisco (2016)

TV-PG | 2 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Follows "The Flash" character Cisco Ramon as he works late at S.T.A.R. Labs making improvements to the Flash's suit.

Stars: Carlos Valdes, Britne Oldford

Votes: 494

42. V: The Final Battle (1984)

TV-14 | 272 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A small group of human resistance fighters fight a desperate guerilla war against the genocidal extra-terrestrials who dominate Earth.

Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Robert Englund, Faye Grant

Votes: 6,247

43. The Andromeda Strain (2008)

180 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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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.

Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder

Votes: 12,976

44. Dirk Gently (2010–2012)

58 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'.

Stars: Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd, Lisa Jackson, Jason Watkins

Votes: 2,412

45. The Prisoner (2009)

360 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s, about a government agent who is kidnapped, and sent to a remote island known as "The Village".

Stars: Ian McKellen, Jim Caviezel, Ruth Wilson, Jamie Campbell Bower

Votes: 6,928

46. Street Fighter: Resurrection (2016– )

Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.0
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The long-presumed dead Charlie Nash is back, and is targeting legendary Street Fighter champions for mysterious reasons. Ken and Ryu must uncover his lethal plan and discover if he is ally or enemy.

Stars: Alain Moussi, Mike Moh, Christian Howard, Natascha Hopkins

Votes: 246

47. Creature (1998)

Not Rated | 240 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.0
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An amphibious shark-like monster terrorizes an abandoned secret military base and the people who live on the island it is located on. A marine biologist, as well as several other people, ... See full summary »

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Kim Cattrall, Colm Feore, Cress Williams

Votes: 2,328

48. Black Panther (2010)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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Black Panther is the ruler and protector of the African nation of Wakanda. Using technology, wits, and extraordinary fighting ability he must protect his nation from an invasion led by Ulysses Klaw, the man who killed his father.

Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Jill Scott, Carl Lumbly, Stephen Stanton

Votes: 1,135

49. The Day of the Triffids (2009)

186 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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With most of the world blinded and the dangerous carnivorous Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered survivors to fight this plant invasion and the madness following.

Stars: Dougray Scott, Joely Richardson, Eddie Izzard, Brian Cox

Votes: 3,661

50. Halo: The Fall of Reach (2015)

TV-14 | 64 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Animated series adapted from the original book, Halo: The Fall of Reach. It's an explanation and backstory of the shaping and creation of Spartan 117, The Master Chief.

Stars: Jen Taylor, Steve Downes, Michelle Lukes, Britt Baron

Votes: 2,132



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