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1. East of Eden (1981)

480 min | Drama

Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.

Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jane Seymour, Bruce Boxleitner, Soon-Tek Oh

Votes: 629

2. Centennial (1978–1979)

TV-PG | 1,256 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid 1700s to the late 1970s.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Conrad

Votes: 2,632

3. Who Pays the Ferryman? (1977– )

50 min | Drama

Alan Haldane returns to Crete where he fought in the second world war. Only to find out that his former girlfriend died, but had a daughter. He decides to stay.

Stars: Jack Hedley, Betty Arvaniti, Takis Emmanuel, Patience Collier

Votes: 137

4. North and South, Book I (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 8,870

5. North and South, Book II (1986)

570 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 4,412

6. The Thorn Birds (1983)

460 min | Drama, Romance

In the arid 1920s Australian Outback, a Catholic priest and the beautiful granddaughter of a vast sheep station owner stand powerless before God's will, tormented by desire. How far are they willing to go in the name of love?

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown

Votes: 7,449

7. Mistral's Daughter (1984)

390 min | Drama, Romance

Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an ... See full summary »

Stars: Stefanie Powers, Lee Remick, Stacy Keach, Ian Richardson

Votes: 583

8. Captains and the Kings (1976)

540 min | Drama

Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s.

Stars: Richard Jordan, Harvey Jason, Patty Duke, Blair Brown

Votes: 356

9. Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.

Stars: Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Dorothy McGuire

Votes: 2,505

10. I, Claudius (1976)

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 14,530

11. V (1983)

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

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: 12,251

12. Master of the Game (1984)

413 min | Drama

Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is ... See full summary »

Stars: Dyan Cannon, Harry Hamlin, Ian Charleson, Cliff De Young

Votes: 392

13. Princess Daisy (1983 TV Movie)

190 min | Drama, Romance

The lovely Daisy Valenski (Merete Van Kamp) is the daughter of Russian Prince Stash Valensky (Stacy Keach) and American movie star Francesca Valenski (Lindsay Wagner). After her parents are... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Paul Michael Glaser, Robert Urich, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 300

14. Chiefs (1983)

200 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates.

Stars: Charlton Heston, Keith Carradine, Stephen Collins, Brad Davis

Votes: 1,391

15. Celebrity (1984)

313 min | Drama

Follows the life of three friends, T.J., Mack and Kleber. When they were young, something happened that would haunt them for the rest of their lives and they would each achieve notoriety in... See full summary »

Stars: Ned Beatty, Claude Akins, Dinah Manoff, Debbie Allen

Votes: 184

16. I'll Take Manhattan (1987)

375 min | Drama

Maxi Amberville tries to save the magazine empire her father built, but her treacherous uncle stands in her way.

Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Barry Bostwick, Francesca Annis, Jane Kaczmarek

Votes: 335

17. Maelstrom (1985– )

300 min | Thriller

Why did the millionaire leave a fortune to a unknown woman? After inheriting property there, Catherine Durrell travels to Norway where she gets caught up in a 'maelstrom' of murder and terror.

Stars: Tusse Silberg, David Beames, Edita Brychta, Christopher Scoular

Votes: 356

18. Väter und Söhne - Eine deutsche Tragödie (1986– )

480 min | Drama

Follows two wealthy families in Germany during the first half of the 20th century. One of them is German, the other one Jewish.

Stars: Julie Christie, Tina Engel, Dieter Laser, Rüdiger Vogler

Votes: 63

19. Return to Eden (1983)

267 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Wealthy but plain heiress Stephanie Harper marries handsome tennis player Greg Marsden, and thinks she has found true love. That is, until her husband makes a play for her best friend and ... See full summary »

Stars: Rebecca Gilling, James Reyne, Wendy Hughes, James Smillie

Votes: 1,122

20. Against the Wind (1978)

50 min | Drama, History

Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to... See full summary »

Stars: Mary Larkin, Kerry McGuire, Jon English, Warwick Sims

Votes: 727

21. Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994)

273 min | Drama, History, Romance

Civil War has just finished, but things in the country aren't much better, especially in the South.

Stars: Philip Casnoff, Kyle Chandler, Cathy Lee Crosby, Lesley-Anne Down

Votes: 1,979

22. Beulah Land (1980)

281 min | Drama

Miniseries detailing the lives of two Civil War families.

Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Michael Sarrazin, Eddie Albert, Hope Lange

Votes: 216

23. Harem (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 190 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Jessica, a young British girl, goes off to Arabia with her father to be with her fiancé when he's called there suddenly on diplomatic duty. On a tourist journey she's kidnapped by what ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale | Stars: Nancy Travis, Art Malik, Sarah Miles, Yaphet Kotto

Votes: 443

24. Blood & Orchids (1986 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

Hester Murdoch is found naked and nearly beaten to death by four young Hawaiian men on the beach and taken to the hospital. Some of the men didn't want to get involved, fearing they might ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Jane Alexander, Sean Young, José Ferrer

Votes: 206

25. Aspen (1977)

288 min | Drama, Thriller

The trial of an Aspen man accused of the rape and murder of a teenager.

Stars: Sam Elliott, Perry King, Gene Barry, Roger Davis

Votes: 83

26. 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: 20,452

27. Till We Meet Again (1989– )

240 min | Drama, Romance, War

Made for TV movie revolving around the lives of three young women as they deal with the incidents around them. Along the way they find romance and become swept up in family intrigue. Events... See full summary »

Stars: Michael York, Courteney Cox, Mia Sara, Lucy Gutteridge

Votes: 575

28. Crossings (1986)

TV-MA | 269 min | Drama, Romance, War

An industrialist meets the wife of a French ambassador on a transatlantic voyage to Europe. As time and the war progresses, she returns to America when Paris becomes occupied by the Nazis ... See full summary »

Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Lee Horsley, Christopher Plummer, Jane Seymour

Votes: 203

29. Kane & Abel (1985)

240 min | Drama

Kane and Abel are born on the same day the same year on each side of the Atlantic. William Kane is born in one of the richest families of Boston and grows up to be a banker on Wall Street. ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Strauss, Sam Neill, Ron Silver, David Dukes

Votes: 750

30. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977)

750 min | Drama

The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men, with whom he surrounds himself, in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.

Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 164

31. Hollywood Wives (1985)

270 min | Drama, Romance

A three-part, six-hour adoptation of Jackie Collins' book about a group of very wealthy, attractive, snobbish women who are caught up in the low life and high society of Hollywood.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Joanna Cassidy, Mary Crosby, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 238

32. Lucky Chances (1990)

272 min | Drama, Romance

Based on the novels "Chances" and "Lucky" by Jackie Collins, this miniseries features the rise of Gino Santangelo in the Las Vegas casino industry, and his daughter Lucky's subsequent ... See full summary »

Stars: Vincent Irizarry, Michael Nader, Anne-Marie Johnson, Eric Braeden

Votes: 259

33. Rage of Angels (1983 TV Movie)

189 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

Based on Sidney Sheldon's novel. A young assistant district attorney (Parker) is used by a ruthless attorney (Morell) to get his client off. She is fired and almost disbarred, but fights ... See full summary »

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Ken Howard, Kevin Conway, Ronald Hunter

Votes: 213

34. Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (1986 TV Movie)

190 min | Drama

When a mobster is about to be indicted, one of his people James Moretti thinks he can get to Adam Warner, the vice President to stop it. So he arranges for lawyer Jeniffer Parker to get a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Ken Howard, Michael Nouri, Susan Sullivan

Votes: 94

35. The Survivors (1969–1970)

60 min | Drama

Tracy Carlyle Hastings attempted to protect her son Jeffrey from obnoxious outside sources such as her husband, Philip; her father, Baylor; and her half brother Duncan. The family ... See full summary »

Stars: Lana Turner, George Hamilton, Kevin McCarthy, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 23

36. A Woman of Substance (1984)

300 min | Drama, Romance

This mini-series charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the twentieth century, to respected business woman and grandmother in the 1980s. From humble beginnings... See full summary »

Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Barry Bostwick, Deborah Kerr, Diane Baker

Votes: 778

37. Hold the Dream (1986)

195 min | Drama, Romance

Four-part, four-hour follow-up to A Woman of Substance (1984) with Deborah Kerr, now playing Emma Harte at age eighty in the last winter of her life and dealing with her granddaughter Paula... See full summary »

Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Deborah Kerr, Fiona Fullerton, Stephen Collins

Votes: 292

38. Bouquet of Barbed Wire (1976– )

60 min | Drama

Drama about a troubled middle-class family.

Stars: Frank Finlay, Sheila Allen, Susan Penhaligon, James Aubrey

Votes: 119

40. The Aphrodite Inheritance (1979)

50 min | Drama, Adventure, Crime

When British Engineer Barry Collier is injured in an accident in Cyprus his brother David flies out only to find he has died. It soon becomes apparent that Barry Collier was involved with ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter McEnery, Alexandra Bastedo, Stefan Gryff, Paul Maxwell

Votes: 69

41. The Dark Side of the Sun (1983– )

55 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Supernatural thriller series dealing with a secret society on the Greek island of Rhodes.

Stars: Patrick Mower, Christopher Scoular, Emily Richard, Peter Egan

Votes: 64

42. The Flying Doctors (1985)

120 min | Drama, Romance

Follows the lives of those in the Australian outback flying doctor service.

Stars: Andrew McFarlane, Lorna Patterson, Keith Eden, Vikki Hammond

Votes: 112

43. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 15,184

44. Testimony of Two Men (1977)

360 min | Drama

Ambitious, post-Civil War costume drama spaning 36 years which intertwines several stories of lust, power, greed and murder in dealing with two former army field doctors and their passion ... See full summary »

Stars: David Birney, Barbara Parkins, Steve Forrest, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 90

45. The Dirtwater Dynasty (1988)

100 min | Drama

"Dirtwater Dynasty" is the story of embittered rivalry, triumph and despair. The life of Richard Eastwick is told in a story spanning three generations and eight decades. Born in the London... See full summary »

Stars: Hugo Weaving, Victoria Longley, Steve Jacobs, Bruce Spence

Votes: 164

46. If Tomorrow Comes (1986)

304 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

This mini-series focuses on two people, Tracy Whitney and Jeff Stevens. In the beginning, Tracy was an innocent, who was in love and pregnant, with the son of an affluent family. She is ... See full summary »

Stars: Madolyn Smith Osborne, Tom Berenger, David Keith, Jack Weston

Votes: 1,508

47. Sins (1986)

420 min | Drama, Romance

Young Helene Junot witnesses the death of her mother at the hands of Nazis. Separated from her brother, Edmund, by the war, Helene goes to work at the chateau of the Count De Ville. There ... See full summary »

Stars: Joan Collins, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Marisa Berenson, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 280

48. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)

310 min | Action, Drama, History

The different aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian ... See full summary »

Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 467

49. 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: 18,856

50. Shaka Zulu (1986)

300 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8