TV MINI-SERIES ADDICT

by Maximilliann | created - 11 Sep 2015 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

The most suitable format to tell a story in film language: The TV mini-series. No slave to a specific time, or bored and repetitive commercial scenes. These are the best!!!

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1. Tut (2015)

88 min | Biography, Drama, History

A mini-series concentrating on the youngest Pharaoh to rule Ancient Egypt.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Avan Jogia, Sibylla Deen, Alexander Siddig

Votes: 7,598

2. Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (1994)

Not Rated | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child's voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes out of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Annabi Abdelialil, Omero Antonutti, Sabir Aziz, B. Haddan Mohammed

Votes: 435

3. In the Beginning (2000)

189 min | Adventure, Drama

Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's (Martin Landau's) devotion and Joseph's (Eddie Cibrian's) betrayal.

Stars: Martin Landau, Jacqueline Bisset, Billy Campbell, Eddie Cibrian

Votes: 751

4. The Bible (2013)

TV-14 | 440 min | Action, Drama, War

A religious dramatic miniseries about God's creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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

Votes: 10,228

5. Noah's Ark (1999– )

Unrated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In the Biblical story from Genesis, God floods the world as Noah rescues his family and the animals in a gigantic ark.

Stars: Jon Voight, Mary Steenburgen, F. Murray Abraham, Carol Kane

Votes: 1,868

6. Abraham (1993)

175 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to the promised land of Canaan with the promise that if he does so, his descendants will ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Prodan, Gottfried John, Kevin McNally, Simona Ferraro

Votes: 1,240

7. Jacob (1994 TV Movie)

91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

In the foreign land of Canaan lives Isaac, son of Abraham, with his clever, strong-willed wife Rebekah and his twin sons Esau and Jacob. The first-born, Esau, is a strong and fearless ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Matthew Modine, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sean Bean, Joss Ackland

Votes: 804

8. The Red Tent (2014– )

87 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob's only daughter, Dinah.

Stars: Minnie Driver, Iain Glen, Will Tudor, Vinette Robinson

Votes: 3,132

9. Joseph (1995)

185 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Paul Mercurio, Martin Landau, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 2,225

10. Moses the Lawgiver (1974– )

PG | 360 min | Drama

A biopic of Moses, who led the Jewish people out of Egypt, ex. by parting the Red Sea and afterwards delivered the Ten Commandments from God.

Stars: Irene Papas, Aharon Ipalé, Joseph Shiloach, Marina Berti

Votes: 439

11. The Ten Commandments (2006)

PG-13 | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

A telling of the biblical tale, where Moses returns to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery.

Stars: Dougray Scott, Linus Roache, Naveen Andrews, Mía Maestro

Votes: 1,173

12. Samson and Delilah (1996)

172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Mara and her husband Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. Much to their regret, they have not been able to have ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis Hopper, Elizabeth Hurley, Eric Thal, Michael Gambon

Votes: 862

13. David (1997)

190 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel ... See full summary »

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Jonathan Pryce, Leonard Nimoy, Sheryl Lee

Votes: 800

14. Solomon (1997)

PG-13 | 180 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Ben Cross, Anouk Aimée, Vivica A. Fox, Max von Sydow

Votes: 703

15. Jeremiah (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Winer | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Oliver Reed, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Vincent Regan

Votes: 945

16. Moses (1995)

180 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime

A retelling of the Bible story. Pharaoh Ramses II decrees the death of all Hebrew children, but Moses, placed in a basket in the Nile by his mother, is taken by a royal Princess and raised ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Frank Langella, Christopher Lee, Anna Galiena

Votes: 1,459

17. Esther (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), King of the Persians, whose empire now extends from India to Egypt after the defeat of the Babylonians, is holding a celebratory banquet for his people in the citadel ... See full summary »

Director: Raffaele Mertes | Stars: Louise Lombard, F. Murray Abraham, Jürgen Prochnow, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 826

18. The Nativity (2010)

120 min | Drama

Explores the troubled times of turn of the millennium Judea, bringing legend to vibrant life, but rooting the action in a world we can all recognise & understand.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Peter Capaldi, Al Weaver, Jack Shepherd

Votes: 251

19. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 18,585

20. Jesus (1999)

TV-PG | 240 min | Biography, Drama, History

A movie about the life, work and death of Jesus as we know it from the Bible.

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Debra Messing, Jacqueline Bisset, Gary Oldman

Votes: 2,554

21. Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama

A believable telling of the life of Mary, the chosen by God, mother of Christ. The story follows Mary before conception, at the revealing of the impending birth by the angel Gabrie, and ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Christian Bale, Pernilla August, Melinda Kinnaman, David Threlfall

Votes: 1,157

23. Mary of Nazareth (2012 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Mary, mother of Jesus.

Director: Giacomo Campiotti | Stars: Alissa Jung, Paz Vega, Andreas Pietschmann, Antonia Liskova

Votes: 245

24. Joseph of Nazareth (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

The people of Jerusalem are suffering under the reign of HEROD, and are hoping to be delivered from the Roman occupiers by the Messiah # whose arrival, it is rumored, is to take place very ... See full summary »

Directors: Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti | Stars: Tobias Moretti, Stefania Rivi, Massimo Reale, Ennio Fantastichini

Votes: 171

25. Mary Magdalene (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History

When the marriage between AMOS and MARY MAGDALENE turns out to be childless, he casts her out and gets a divorce. Mary has to leave Magdala. She befriends SILVANO, a Roman prefect, who ... See full summary »

Directors: Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti | Stars: Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Massimo Ghini, Giuliana de Sio, Gottfried John

Votes: 199

26. The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After ... See full summary »

Directors: Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti | Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Mehmet Günsür, Mathias Herrmann

Votes: 139

27. The Friends of Jesus - Judas (2001 TV Movie)

91 min | Biography, Drama, History

PILATE and the Roman legate VETURIUS look on worriedly as JESUS is celebrated as the new messiah in Jerusalem, fearing an uprising. Veturius decides to have Jesus arrested as soon as a ... See full summary »

Directors: Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti | Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Danny Quinn, Aglaia Szyszkowitz, Mathieu Carrière

Votes: 120

28. Peter and Paul (1981 TV Movie)

198 min | Biography, Drama, History

Peter the Fisherman (Robert Foxworth) and Paul of Tarsus (Sir Anthony Hopkins) assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Jesus Christ and their own personal conflicts.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Robert Foxworth, Eddie Albert, Raymond Burr

Votes: 505

29. Augustine: The Decline of the Roman Empire (2010 TV Movie)

200 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of the life and conversion of Aurelius Augustinus to Saint Augustine of Hippo.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Alessandro Preziosi, Monica Guerritore, Alexander Held, Johannes Brandrup

Votes: 278

30. St. Peter (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama

Saint Peter, a reluctant but passionate leader, from the crucifixion of Jesus to his own. The film's first half dramatizes the New Testament's "Acts": early fear, the renewal of Pentecost, ... See full summary »

Director: Giulio Base | Stars: Omar Sharif, Daniele Pecci, Flavio Insinna, Claudia Koll

Votes: 425

31. St. Paul (2000– )

Not Rated | 170 min | Adventure, Drama

Biblical epic from the book of Acts and Paul's epistles covering the conversion of Saul of Tarsus and his ministry to the Gentiles now known as Paul. Pursued by fellow Jew Reuben, who ... See full summary »

Stars: Johannes Brandrup, Thomas Lockyer, Barbora Bobulova, Ennio Fantastichini

Votes: 701

32. The Apocalypse (2000 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

It is 90 A.D., and the Roman Empire is being run by the Emperor Domitian, who has declared himself to be God, and ruler over heaven and Earth. The Christians, who do not recognize his ... See full summary »

Director: Raffaele Mertes | Stars: Richard Harris, Vittoria Belvedere, Benjamin Sadler, Christian Kohlund

Votes: 778

33. 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: 4,693

34. Hercules (2005– )

Not Rated | 240 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A chronicle of the life of the Greek hero who after killing his three sons must perform five labors to repent.

Stars: Paul Telfer, Elizabeth Perkins, Sean Astin, Leeanna Walsman

Votes: 1,872

35. A.D. The Bible Continues (2015)

44 min | Drama

Follows the book of ACTS. Shows the complete message of Christ and the transformation of Saul to Paul and how the high priest of Judea does not believe in what has taken place after the Crucifixion of Christ.

Stars: Richard Coyle, Vincent Regan, Adam Levy, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 4,254

36. Helen of Troy (2003– )

175 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The abduction of beautiful Helen, wife of Spartan King Menelaus, by Paris of Troy triggers a long war.

Stars: Emilia Fox, James Callis, Daniel Lapaine, Nigel Whitmey

Votes: 6,062

37. Odissea (1968– )

GP | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Odysseus' journey told in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. After fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus spends years trying to return home to Itaka.

Stars: Bekim Fehmiu, Carlo Alighiero, Leonard Steckel, Constantin Andrieu

Votes: 560

38. The Odyssey (1997)

PG-13 | 176 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The warrior King Odysseus leaves his idyllic life in the kingdom of Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. After winning the war, he now must endure a lengthy, ten-year journey to return, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Isabella Rossellini, Bernadette Peters

Votes: 13,157

39. Spartacus (2004 TV Movie)

174 min | Action, Drama, History

After he is bought by the owner of a Roman gladiator school and trained as a gladiator, a slave leads a rebellion of slaves and gladiators into revolt against Rome.

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Alan Bates, Angus Macfadyen, Rhona Mitra

Votes: 5,285

40. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)

TV-MA | 331 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: 120,795

41. Spartacus (2010–2013)

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

The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 213,237

42. Caesar (2002– )

PG-13 | 240 min | Biography, Drama, History

Twenty-year-old Julius Caeser flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla, but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Richard Harris, Christopher Walken, Valeria Golino

Votes: 2,503

43. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Drama, History

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 147,371

44. The Cleopatras (1983– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

The lives of a series of queens belonging to the Ptolemaic Dynasty of ancient Egypt, culminating in its final active ruler Cleopatra VII.

Stars: Michelle Newell, Graham Crowden, Helen Sparks, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 68

45. Cleopatra (1999– )

Not Rated | 177 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5