Great TV Series and Miniseries

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1. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 118,479

2. Elementary (2012–2019)

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

A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill

Votes: 102,864

3. Copper (2012–2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Action, Drama

In the 1860s, an Irish-American Civil War veteran joins the New York City police force.

Stars: Tom Weston-Jones, Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith, Ato Essandoh

Votes: 10,195

4. World Without End (2012)

TV-MA | 374 min | Drama, History, Romance

The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.

Stars: Ben Chaplin, Charlotte Riley, Nora von Waldstätten, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Votes: 8,185

5. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 294,103

6. The Walking Dead (2010–2022)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 874,641

7. Oliver Twist (2007–2008)

TV-PG | 176 min | Drama

The adventures of the orphaned Oliver Twist in Victorian London.

Stars: William Miller, Adam Arnold, Morven Christie, Louis Edleston

Votes: 2,712

8. Perception (2012–2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dr. Daniel Pierce is an eccentric neuropsychiatrist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases.

Stars: Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kelly Rowan, Arjay Smith

Votes: 19,462

9. Zen (2011)

270 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Caterina Murino, Nathalie Rapti Gomez, Stanley Townsend

Votes: 3,167

10. Magic City (2012–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

Centers on Miami mobsters and other characters from Miami Beach in the late 1950s.

Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Steven Strait, Jessica Marais

Votes: 12,130

11. Hatfields & McCoys (2012)

TV-14 | 290 min | Drama, History, Romance

Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr, Tom Berenger

Votes: 25,086

12. The Sopranos (1999–2007)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life that affect his mental state, leading him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.

Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 315,332

13. Wild Boys (2011)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Australia 1860s, Wild Boys follows a gang of bushrangers as they stage hold-ups determined to keep ahead of the troopers or wind up at the end of a noose.

Stars: Daniel MacPherson, Michael Dorman, Alexander England, Zoe Ventoura

Votes: 429

14. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Votes: 90,599

15. Human Target (2010–2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A unique bodyguard protects his clients by secretly infiltrating their lives in order to draw out and eliminate threats.

Stars: Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley, Indira Varma

Votes: 17,432

16. Birdsong (2012)

165 min | Drama, History, Romance

As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Clémence Poésy, Matthew Goode, Rory Keenan

Votes: 5,517

17. Rubicon (2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Will Travers is an analyst at a New York City-based federal intelligence agency who is thrown into a story where nothing is as it appears to be.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Jessica Collins, Lauren Hodges, Dallas Roberts

Votes: 10,214

18. The Finder (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An Iraq war vet suffers a brain injury that triggers the ability to see connections between seemingly unrelated events, objects or people.

Stars: Geoff Stults, Maddie Hasson, Mercedes Mason, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 14,913

19. Alcatraz (2012)

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

In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz. In the present day, they resurface and a secret agency are tasked with re-capturing them.

Stars: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra

Votes: 38,722

20. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for millennia.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,823,761

21. Suits (2011–2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

On the run from a drug deal gone bad, brilliant college dropout Mike Ross finds himself working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.

Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty

Votes: 371,306

22. The Philanthropist (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

"""The Philanthropist"" chronicles the heroic adventures of a billionaire playboy-turned-vigilante/philanthropist. James Purefoy (""Rome"") stars as Teddy Rist, a successful tycoon whose ... See full summary »

Stars: James Purefoy, Neve Campbell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lindy Booth

Votes: 1,477

23. Kidnapped (2006–2007)

Crime, Drama

Complex overtones surround the kidnapping of a wealthy New York family's 15-year-old son, leading a specialist and a retiring FBI agent to figure it out.

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Carmen Ejogo, Delroy Lindo, Linus Roache

Votes: 2,763

24. Strike Back (2010–2020)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions across the globe.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Michelle Lukes, Daniel MacPherson

Votes: 29,742

25. Fingersmith (2005)

Not Rated | 181 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

In Victorian England, Sue, a young thief, participates in a scam to defraud a rich heiress by becoming her maid. Things take an unexpected turn and Sue's plan goes horribly wrong.

Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Rupert Evans

Votes: 8,280

26. Terriers (2010)

TV-MA | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business.

Stars: Donal Logue, Michael Raymond-James, Laura Allen, Kimberly Quinn

Votes: 10,298

27. Idiot (2003– )

550 min | Drama

The thrilling drama based on the world's greatest masterpiece by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Half-sane Prince Myshkin returns from Swiss psycho-clinic to face the glamorous world of St Petersburg. ... See full summary »

Stars: Igor Ivanov, Marietta Melrose, Evgeniy Mironov, Vladimir Mashkov

Votes: 1,843

28. Over There (2005)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, War

A dramatized take on war in Iraq.

Stars: Josh Henderson, Luke Macfarlane, Erik Palladino, Keith D. Robinson

Votes: 4,252

29. Injustice (2011)

300 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A defense barrister is faced with the proposition: what can you do when you have defended the indefensible?

Stars: James Purefoy, Charlie Creed-Miles, Sasha Behar, Dervla Kirwan

Votes: 1,617

30. Any Human Heart (2010)

Drama, Romance

A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen, Conor Nealon, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 2,068

31. Jericho (2006–2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive.

Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell

Votes: 54,372

32. Exile (2011)

180 min | Drama, Thriller

A father and son story, with a thriller motor. It explores a mystery from the past with a brutal and shocking revelation.

Stars: John Simm, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, Nico Mirallegro

Votes: 1,684

33. L'onore e il rispetto (2006– )

Drama

Several italian families fight for honour and respect.

Stars: Nunzio Bertolami, Gabriel Garko, Valerio Morigi, Giuseppe Zeno

Votes: 570

34. White Collar (2009–2014)

TV-PG | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A white-collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white-collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman.

Stars: Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Tiffani Thiessen

Votes: 121,011

35. The Event (2010–2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale, Zeljko Ivanek

Votes: 25,575

36. Camelot (2011)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

When King Uther dies and Britain faces chaos, Merlin presents an unknown named Arthur as the new king by birthright, as the late king's son, against the ambitious desires of his half-sister, Morgan.

Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower, Tamsin Egerton, Peter Mooney

Votes: 23,177

37. Mildred Pierce (2011)

TV-MA | 336 min | Drama

Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda.

Stars: Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood, Brían F. O'Byrne

Votes: 19,738

38. Comanche Moon (2008)

TV-14 | 360 min | Drama, Western

The adventures and love lives of young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McRae leading up to their retirement to the city of Lonesome Dove.

Stars: Steve Zahn, Ryan Merriman, Keith D. Robinson, Wes Studi

Votes: 2,829

39. The Kennedys (2011)

TV-14 | 346 min | Drama, History, Romance

The triumphs and tragedies of the most popular political family in American history.

Stars: Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 7,102

40. The Borgias (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

In the fifteenth century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war, and marriage alliances.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

Votes: 48,830

41. Breakout Kings (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A squad of U.S. marshals team up with cons (former fugitives) to work together on tracking down prison escapees in exchange for getting time off their sentences.

Stars: Domenick Lombardozzi, Brooke Nevin, Malcolm Goodwin, Jimmi Simpson

Votes: 14,950

42. 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: 227,003

43. 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: 129,214

44. Broken Trail (2006)

Not Rated | 184 min | Western

A veteran cowboy and his nephew save five Chinese girls from prostitution while trekking from Oregon to Wyoming.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church, Greta Scacchi, Chris Mulkey

Votes: 5,841

45. Sherlock (2010–2017)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 830,242

46. Life (I) (2007–2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3