20 Best Drama Mini-Series Everby christian94 | created - 20 Jul 2013 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
The required television drama mini-series all time. Genre defining or redefining masterpieces of the small (or now not so small) screen. In order from very best to very good.
Yet to see: Bleak House (2005) Mildred Pierce (2011)
Runner Ups: War & Peace (1972) V (1983) V: The Final Battle (1984) The Final Cut (1995) Dune (2000) Space Race (2005) The Pacific (2010) 24: Live Another Day (2014) The Night Of (2018) When They See Us (2019)
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1. I, Claudius (1976)
Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History
The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.
13 episodes - 11h09min
2. Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
PG | 283 min | Drama
Ten years within the marriage of Marianne and Johan.
6 episodes - 4h43min
3. 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.
5 episodes - 5h30min
4. From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, History
Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.
12 episodes - 10h45min
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.
7 episodes - 8h22min
6. The Best Intentions (1991)
333 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. How they fell in love, married against the wishes of their families, and had a difficult marriage and life in rural Sweden. Bergman's father was a ... See full summary »
4 episodes - 5h33min
7. House of Cards (1990)
TV-14 | 226 min | Drama
The schemes of a ruthlessly ambitious British politician who will stop at nothing to get to the top.
4 episodes - 3h46min
8. Mother (2018– )
65 min | Drama, Mystery
A temporary teacher at an elementary school realizes that one of her students is being abused at home by her family. She makes an impulsive decision to kidnap the child and attempts to become her mother.
16 episodes - over 16 hours
9. Signal (2016– )
80 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Detectives from the present and a detective from the past communicate via walkie-talkie to solve a long-time unsolved case.
16 episodes - approx 21h40
10. Fanny and Alexander (1983)
312 min | Drama
Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.
5 episodes - 5h12min
11. Battlestar Galactica (2003)
TV-14 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
2 episodes - 3h03min
12. Omerta, la loi du silence (1996– )
528 min | Thriller, Crime
Gilbert Tanguay, the director of the anti-crime squad, hires two men to catch the head of Montreal's Mafia, Giuseppe Scarfo. One, Pierre Gauthier, is going to lead the investigation, and ... See full summary »
14 episodes - 8h48min
13. Omertà II - La loi du silence (1997– )
14 episodes - 8h50min (approx)
14. Omertà - Le dernier des hommes d'honneur (1999– )
13 episodes - 8h40min (approx)
15. To Play the King (1993)
218 min | Drama
Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened by a liberal monarch and an upcoming General Election.
4 episodes - 3h38min
16. Traffik (1989)
Unrated | 315 min | Crime, Drama
The Hamburg police arrest an international businessman, charging him with smuggling heroin from Pakistan. While he's on trial, his trophy wife, a former Olympic swimmer, discovers steely ... See full summary »
6 episodes - 5h15min
17. 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.
10 episodes - 9h54min
18. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
Not Rated | 931 min | Crime, Drama
In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight. However, he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld.
14 episodes - 15h31min
19. Peter the Great (1986)
371 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biopic of Peter I, Czar of Russia, from childhood in 1682 to the Great Northern War against Sweden during the 1700s.
4 episodes - 6h11min
20. The Singing Detective (1986)
415 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery
Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.
6 episodes - 6h55min
21. Generation War (2013)
TV-MA | 270 min | Action, Drama, History
Five friends go out to war and promise each other to be back for Christmas.
Votes: 24,205 | Gross: $0.09M
3 episodes - 4h30min
22. The Little Drummer Girl (2018)
55 min | Drama, Thriller
A Palestinian assassin is targeting prominent Israelis. An English actress is recruited by the Israelis to infiltrate the assassin's terrorist cell. This will require all of her acting talents and put her at considerable risk.
6 episodes - 5h42min
23. Eight Hours Don't Make a Day (1972– )
Not Rated | 476 min | Drama
The young toolmaker Jochen fights with his colleagues to a performance bonus. He gets to know the girl Marion. For both, it is love at first sight.
Votes: 303 | Gross: $0.02M