Favourite miniseries

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1. 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: 69,215

2. 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.

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

Votes: 62,577

3. Prime Suspect (1991)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell, Jack Ellis

Votes: 5,993

4. Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)

182 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Approaching retirement, Jane Tennison investigates the murder of a missing girl. But the cracks soon begin to show as Jane struggles with an alcohol problem and the death of her father.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Stephen Tompkinson, Laura Greenwood, Eve Best

Votes: 2,543

5. Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996)

200 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Ray Emmet Brown, John Brobbey, Julia Lane

Votes: 2,087

6. Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)

195 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Liam Cunningham, Oleg Menshikov, Ben Miles

Votes: 2,328

7. Stephen Fry: Out There (2013)

60 min | Documentary

Actor Stephen Fry has for two years seeking up some of the most homophobic persons in the world who spend most of their time fighting gays, and challenges their view upon their extreme homophobia.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Andrew, João Silvério Trevisan, Renata Peron

Votes: 525

8. Llamas with Hats (2009–2015)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Carl is a cheeky serial killer, who is constantly being yelled at by his roommate, Paul. Paul dislikes Carl's sociopathic tendencies and unstoppable killings, and eventually decides to ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Alex, Jason Steele

Votes: 504

9. The Election Chaser (2001)

30 min | Comedy

Spoof of 24 hour news channels (specifically CNN, but also SKY and others) from the creators of the satirical weekly newspaper The Chaser.

Stars: Charles Firth, Dominic Knight, Chas Licciardello, Julian Morrow

Votes: 46

10. Yes We Canberra! (2010)

26 min | Comedy

The Chaser boys take on Australia's 2010 election.

Stars: Andrew Hansen, Chas Licciardello, Julian Morrow, Craig Reucassel

Votes: 47

11. 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.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 332,470

12. The Night Of (2016)

TV-MA | 525 min | Crime, Drama

After a night of partying with a woman he picked up, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

Stars: Riz Ahmed, John Turturro, Bill Camp, Amara Karan

Votes: 102,302

13. The Defenders (2017)

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

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: 79,123

14. 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.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan, Mary Lynn Rajskub

Votes: 41,461

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

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

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: 40,135

16. North & South (2004)

TV-PG | 235 min | Drama, Romance

North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

Votes: 27,519

17. The Lost Room (2006)

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: 27,236

18. 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: 17,957

19. FLCL (2000–2018)

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

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: 13,775

20. 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: 12,249

21. 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.

Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson, Alphonsia Emmanuel

Votes: 12,561

22. State of Play (2003)

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In London, a naive young politician becomes a suspect when his female assistant and mistress is killed in a suspicious accident. The politician's investigative journalist friend and his team uncover a government conspiracy.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy, Philip Glenister

Votes: 8,775

23. 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

24. Paranoia Agent (2004– )

TV-MA | Animation, Drama, Horror

Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.

Stars: Shôzô Îzuka, Toshihiko Seki, Michael McConnohie, Liam O'Brien

Votes: 8,243

25. Wuthering Heights (2009)

TV-PG | 142 min | Drama, Romance

Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.

Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley, Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Lancashire

Votes: 7,749

26. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

A creature named Kyubey offers Madoka and Sayaka a wish if they agree to become 'magical girls' and fight abstract beings called 'witches'. However, a magical girl named Homura is, for uncertain reasons, determined to stop this agreement.

Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Emiri Kato, Christine Marie Cabanos

Votes: 5,970

27. 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: 4,291

28. The Bourne Identity (1988)

Unrated | 185 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An injured, unconscious man washes ashore in a small French town. As he recovers, it becomes quite clear, someone is trying to kill him.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Jaclyn Smith, Anthony Quayle, Donald Moffat

Votes: 3,856

29. Les Misérables (2018–2019)

372 min | Drama, History, Romance

Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more.

Stars: Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Adeel Akhtar, David Bradley

Votes: 4,290

30. Edge of Darkness (1985)

307 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Charles Kay, Ian McNeice

Votes: 3,289

31. Jane Eyre (1983)

239 min | Romance

A young governess falls in love with her mysterious employer, but a terrible secret puts their happiness at risk.

Stars: Zelah Clarke, Timothy Dalton, Carol Gillies, James Marcus

Votes: 2,908

32. Prime Suspect 2 (1992)

203 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Colin Salmon, John Benfield, Jack Ellis

Votes: 2,880

33. Prime Suspect 3 (1993)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Karen Tomlin, David Thewlis

Votes: 2,749

34. Dirk Gently (2010–2012)

58 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

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: 2,607

35. Middlemarch (1994)

375 min | Drama, History, Romance

This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Robert Hardy, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 2,055

36. The Slap (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

Traces the shattering repercussions of a single event upon a group of family and friends. Based on Christos Tsiolkas' best-selling novel.

Stars: Jonathan LaPaglia, Sophie Okonedo, Alex Dimitriades, Essie Davis

Votes: 2,131

37. Prime Suspect 1973 (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Prime Suspect 1973 tells the story of 22-year-old Jane Tennison's first days in the police force, in which she endured flagrant sexism before being thrown in at the deep end with a murder enquiry.

Stars: Stefanie Martini, Sam Reid, Blake Harrison, Alun Armstrong

Votes: 2,080

38. National Treasure (2016)

192 min | Drama

Paul Finchley is a bona fide "national treasure", one half of a popular, long-running comedy double act. However, the famous comedian's world is thrown into chaos when he is accused of historic sexual abuse.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters, Andrea Riseborough, Babou Ceesay

Votes: 1,704

39. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005– )

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A modern re-telling of four William Shakespeare stories.

Stars: Nick Malinowski, Shirley Henderson, James McAvoy, Sarah Parish

Votes: 1,212

40. Through My Eyes (2004)

240 min | Biography, Drama

The true life story of Lindy Chamberlain and her recount of a dingo taking her baby.

Stars: Miranda Otto, Craig McLachlan, Peter O'Brien, Steven Vidler

Votes: 158

41. Bastard Boys (2007)

Not Rated | 225 min | Drama

The true story about the war on the Australian waterfront, when on the 7th April 1998, Chris Corrigan and the Liberal Government at the time, conspired and illegally dismissed the unionised... See full summary »

Stars: Darren K. Hawkins, Kelly Hetherington, Lynne McGregor, Ivan Topic

Votes: 114

42. The Shark Net (2003– )

60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A compelling, three-part series taken from Robert Drewe's memoir about his early life growing up during the reign of one of Australia's most notorious serial killers.

Stars: William McInnes, Angie Milliken, Tim Draxl, Dan Wyllie

Votes: 65

43. The Norman Conquests (1977)

93 min | Comedy

The trilogy presents a comically fraught weekend from three different perspectives, as family and in laws gather at the decaying country home of their bedridden mother; the drink flows, and... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Keith, Tom Conti, David Troughton

Votes: 50

46. Neighbours vs. Zombies (2014– )

Action, Drama, Horror

Zombies attack Ramsay Street and give the neighbours a Halloween they'll never forget.

Stars: Stefan Dennis, Kevin Harrington, Ben Nicholas, Louna Maroun

Votes: 20

47. Turnabout Storm (2011– )

536 min | Animation, Crime, Fantasy

Phoenix Wright is transported to Equestria to defend Rainbow Dash, who has been accused of murdering a racing rival.

Stars: Tomoyo Ichijouji, Faustina Arriola, KissOfJudas, AderuMoro

Votes: 9

48. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 79,174

49. 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: 30,420

50. Lonesome Dove (1989)

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