Mini-Series Ranked

by zzzorf | created - 30 Nov 2016 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

These are all the mini-series that I have watched & rated since joining IMDb in July 2016. This is not a complete list of everything I have watched ever as my memory isn't that good but is a complete list since joining and thus keeping track. I have them listed in order of my ratings from top to bottom.

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1. The Stand (1994)

Not Rated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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: 29,328

10/10

2. 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.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 17,964

10/10

3. Rose Red (2002)

PG-13 | 254 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown, David Dukes

Votes: 20,454

10/10

4. Anne of Avonlea (1987)

230 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Marilyn Lightstone, Schuyler Grant

Votes: 7,953

9/10

5. Millennium (2010)

540 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

The adventures of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and hacker Lisbeth Salander.

Stars: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre, Sofia Ledarp

Votes: 6,803

9/10

6. Storm of the Century (1999– )

PG-13 | 257 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A dangerous blizzard hits an isolated town and brings along a mysterious stranger intent on terrorizing people for his own desires.

Stars: Becky Ann Baker, Kathleen Chalfant, Adam Zolotin, Adam LeFevre

Votes: 18,704

9/10

7. Tin Man (2007)

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

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

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

Votes: 12,661

9/10

8. Pride and Prejudice (1995)

TV-PG | 327 min | Drama, Romance

While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.

Stars: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 69,244

9/10

9. The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988)

Unrated | 171 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the lion, Aslan.

Stars: Richard Dempsey, Sophie Cook, Jonathan R. Scott, Sophie Wilcox

Votes: 5,279

9/10

10. It (1990)

TV-PG | 192 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

Stars: Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O'Toole, Harry Anderson

Votes: 106,870

8/10

11. Jason and the Argonauts (2000– )

180 min | Adventure, Fantasy

One of the most legendary adventures in all mythology is brought to life in Jason and the Argonauts, an epic saga of good and evil. As a mere boy Jason, the heir to the kingdom of Ancient ... See full summary »

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Olivia Williams, Angus Macfadyen, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 4,593

8/10

12. The Day of the Roses (1998– )

220 min | Drama

The dramatized true-story of the Granville train disaster in Jan 1977 and the subsequent inquiry. Told across two time-frames: the impossible conditions of rescuers, victims and survivors and the divisive investigation by the Coroner.

Stars: Cormac Costello, Stephen Curry, Helen Dallimore, Gigi Edgley

Votes: 164

8/10

13. The River Kings (1991)

200 min | Drama

Filmed on South Australia's glorious River Murray, this television mini-series is set during the 1920s and tells of the story of a runaway who escapes to the river to work on a paddle-boat ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Kerr, Edward Hepple, Willie Fennell, Tamblyn Lord

Votes: 28

8/10

14. Mystery Road (2018– )

Not Rated | 57 min | Drama

Detective Jay Swan is assigned to investigate a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station. Soon, Jay's investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.

Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Judy Davis, Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair

Votes: 1,403

8/10

15. 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.

Stars: Keith David, Robert Powell, Jake Canuso, Diogo Morgado

Votes: 10,038

8/10

16. 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 »

Stars: Keira Knightley, Charlotte Atkinson, Anna Friel, Charlie Rowe

Votes: 9,574

8/10

17. The Lost Room (2006)

TV-PG | 270 min | Action, Fantasy, Mystery

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: 27,254

7/10

18. Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000)

185 min | Drama, Family, Romance

The continuing adventures of Anne Shirley in New York and in France during World War I.

Stars: Lauren Peters, Nicole Peters, Megan Follows, Jonathan Crombie

Votes: 3,931

7/10

19. The Langoliers (1995)

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

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: 25,066

7/10

20. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)

Unrated | 178 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.

Stars: Treat Williams, Jeremy London, Tushka Bergen, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Votes: 2,356

7/10

21. 11.22.63 (2016)

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

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: 62,158

7/10

22. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 152,856

7/10

23. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

In the time before the arrival of Spartacus, the House of Batiatus faces many challenges from competitors, and within its own household.

Stars: John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare

Votes: 117,264

6/10

24. Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)

TV-14 | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice.

Stars: Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Trevor Eve

Votes: 5,897

6/10

25. Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1989)

Unrated | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Adventure

Young Prince Caspian of Narnia wonders and dreams about the old days of Narnia when animals talked, and there were mythical creatures and four rulers in Caer Paravel. But his uncle and aunt... See full summary »

Stars: Warwick Davis, Jonathan R. Scott, Sophie Wilcox, William Todd-Jones

Votes: 2,006

6/10

26. Lonesome Dove (1989)

TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 18,860

6/10

27. 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.

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

Votes: 8,935

5/10

28. The Shiralee (1987)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, Family

Macauley is a swagman on the road in the 1940s looking for work. He's a laid back, laconic sort of bloke but when he gets landed with his daughter after his drunken play-girl wife in ... See full summary »

Stars: Bryan Brown, Noni Hazlehurst, Rebecca Smart, Lewis Fitz-Gerald

Votes: 290

5/10

29. Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018)

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900.

Stars: Natalie Dormer, Lily Sullivan, Lola Bessis, Harrison Gilbertson

Votes: 2,880

5/10

30. The Kingdom (1994–1997)

TV-MA | 561 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Doctors at an ultramodern hospital in Denmark become convinced, by way of weird, inexplicable happenings, that the place is haunted.

Stars: Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Kirsten Rolffes, Ghita Nørby, Holger Juul Hansen

Votes: 16,198 | Gross: $0.09M

5/10

31. For the Term of His Natural Life (1983)

520 min | Adventure, Drama

In 1830's England, a young man from a good but troubled family is unjustly convicted of stealing a watch. He's transported to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) where he suffers under the enmity ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Perkins, Patrick Macnee, Samantha Eggar, Diane Cilento

Votes: 171

5/10

32. Sara Dane (1982– )

Not Rated | 250 min | Drama, History, Romance

The lavish, passionate story of a beautiful convict girl, Sara Dane who is transported from England to Australia for a crime she did not commit. She struggle for freedom and independence against almost impossible odds.

Stars: Juliet Jordan, Harold Hopkins, Barry Quin, Brenton Whittle

Votes: 37

5/10

33. Over the Garden Wall (2014)

TV-PG | 110 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Two brothers find themselves lost in a mysterious land and try to find their way home.

Stars: Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 30,465

5/10

34. Bangkok Hilton (1989)

240 min | Drama, Thriller

The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a... See full summary »

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Denholm Elliott, Hugo Weaving, Joy Smithers

Votes: 4,290

3/10

35. A Fortunate Life (1986)

95 min | Biography, Drama, History

Four part biopic about classic Australian author A.B. Facey (1894-1982). Born in a large impoverished family, uneducated and illiterate, he had to fend for himself since he was eight, and as a recruit in WWI, he was sent to Gallipoli.

Stars: Bill Kerr, Dorothy Alison, Dale Randall, John Ley

Votes: 61

3/10

36. Eureka Stockade (1984)

Drama

A miniseries on the Eureka Rebellion in Australia back in 1854

Stars: Bryan Brown, Bill Hunter, Carol Burns, Amy Madigan

Votes: 42

3/10

37. The Cowra Breakout (1984)

50 min | Action, Drama, War

In August 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war at the Australian POW camp at Cowra stage a mass breakout. Four guards are killed in the escape, and 231 prisoners die by wounds sustained or ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan David Lee, Dennis Miller, Andrew Lloyde, Tony Barry

Votes: 99

3/10

38. Under Capricorn (1983– )

Not Rated | Drama, History

Charles Adair arrives in New South Wales from Ireland, eager to make his fortune. He's tempted into a land scheme by the wealthy Sam Flusky, who hopes that Charles can also help his ... See full summary »

Stars: Lisa Harrow, John Hallam, Peter Cousens, Julia Blake

Votes: 36

2/10



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