TV The Best Miniseries TV Shows  

Originally by
8.3k votes 983 voters 83k views 102 items Follow Embed

List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Miniseries TV series.

The very best miniseries shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest miniseries shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Including TV shows that are currently streaming on Netflix, some of the best HBO original shows are also here. Popular miniseries TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining miniseries show of all time is. Don't let your favorite miniseries television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of miniseries television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available. What do you think is the best mini series that has ever been on TV? Take a look at these TV mini series and see if your favorite is represented.

List features shows like The Shining, John Adams, and more! These are the best miniseries ever!

This list answers the questions, "What is the best miniseries show of all time?" and "What are the greatest miniseries shows?"

list ordered by

1
+ - 351 68
Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

The Best Shows Currently on the Air The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time

2
+ - 170 79
Lonesome Dove is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Lonesome Dove Diane Lane, Robert Duvall, Steve Buscemi

3
+ - 129 54
North and South is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
North and South Elizabeth Taylor, Kirstie Alley, Johnny Cash

4
+ - 127 72
John Adams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
John Adams Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett

5
+ - 166 98
Roots is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Roots LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Robert Reed

6
+ - 111 73
Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Pride and Prejudice Colin Firth, Lucy Davis, Alison Steadman

7
+ - 100 49
Shōgun is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Shōgun Orson Welles, Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune

8
+ - 108 64
V is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
V Robert Englund, Michael Ironside, Lane Smith

9
+ - 137 75
The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
The Pacific Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy

10
+ - 87 58
Jesus of Nazareth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Jesus of Nazareth James Earl Jones, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer

11
+ - 83 51
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Deadwood Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

12
+ - 94 55
The Thorn Birds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
The Thorn Birds Christopher Plummer, Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Simmons

13
+ - 78 43
The Winds of War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
The Winds of War Chaim Topol, Charles Lane, David Dukes

14
+ - 64 32
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Fargo Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman

15
+ - 80 60
I, Claudius is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
I, Claudius Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips

The Best Fantasy TV Shows These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

16
+ - 69 42
V: The Final Battle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
V: The Final Battle Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Robert Englund

17
+ - 65 54
It is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

18
+ - 68 45
Centennial is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Centennial Mark Harmon, Timothy Dalton, Andy Griffith

19
+ - 74 42
The Wire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
The Wire Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

20
+ - 72 49
Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Holocaust Meryl Streep, Ian Holm, Michael Moriarty

21
+ - 37 28
Hornblower is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Hornblower Fred Astaire, Peter Arne, David Buck

22
+ - 59 50
The Stand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
The Stand Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan

23
+ - 60 43
Rich Man, Poor Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Rich Man, Poor Man Nick Nolte, Ed Asner, Talia Shire

24
+ - 58 54
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah

25
+ - 34 33
Sense and Sensibility is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Sense and Sensibility David Morrissey, Dominic Cooper, Janet McTeer

26
+ - 57 54
The Lost Room is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
The Lost Room Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies, Peter Jacobson

27
+ - 59 57
Battlestar Galactica (The Mini... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries) Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Mary McDonnell

28
+ - 47 44
From the Earth to the Moon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
From the Earth to the Moon Tom Hanks, Nick Searcy, Lane Smith

29
+ - 16 10
Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Spartacus Lucy Lawless, Jaime Murray, Katrina Law

TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night

30
+ - 23 19
Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Boardwalk Empire Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

31
+ - 30 28
Bleak House is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Bleak House Gillian Anderson, Carey Mulligan, Charles Dance

32
+ - 29 27
Salem's Lot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows

33
+ - 28 26
Elizabeth I is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Elizabeth I Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Hugh Dancy

34
+ - 45 46
Generation Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Generation Kill Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen

35
+ - 27 25
Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Pride and Prejudice Barbara Shelley, Judy Parfitt, Tessa Peake-Jones

36
+ - 43 44
Tin Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Tin Man Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Neal McDonough

37
+ - 18 15
The Temptations is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows

38
+ - 23 26
Brideshead Revisited is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Brideshead Revisited Jeremy Irons, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud

39
+ - 42 44
Storm of the Century is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Storm of the Century Stephen King, Spencer Breslin, Colm Feore

40
+ - 18 20
Scarlett is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Scarlett Ann-Margret, Sean Bean, Timothy Dalton

41
+ - 16 14
Shackleton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Shackleton Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Kevin McNally

42
+ - 17 9
The Blue and the Gray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
The Blue and the Gray Gregory Peck, Robert Vaughn, Rip Torn

43
+ - 23 25
The Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows

The Best TV Shows That Never Got a Real Finale The Best Current NBC Dramas

44
+ - 16 21
The Last Days of Pompeii is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows

45
+ - 43 41
Monty Python's Personal Best is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Monty Python's Personal Best John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

46
+ - 11 5
Masada is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Masada Peter O'Toole, Barbara Carrera, David Warner

47
+ - 11 11
Wuthering Heights is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows

48
+ - 9 13
Return to Eden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Return to Eden Wendy Hughes, Chris Haywood, Wendy Playfair

49
+ - 7 1
Shaka Zulu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Shaka Zulu Christopher Lee, Trevor Howard, Edward Fox

50
+ - 19 27
Gulliver's Travels is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Miniseries TV Shows
Gulliver's Travels Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Ted Danson