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1. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 27,160

2. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)

TV-PG | 240 min | Drama, Romance

The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Jones, Hans Matheson

Votes: 5,380

3. The Wrong Mans (2013–2014)

29 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

From actor/writer duo James Corden and Mathew Baynton, The Wrong Mans series centers on Sam Pinkett and Phil Bourne, office workers for Berkshire County Council, who have their menial ... See full summary »

Stars: Mathew Baynton, James Corden, Sarah Solemani, Dawn French

Votes: 6,144

4. Residue (2015)

130 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The government cover-up of the causes behind a massive explosion in a futuristic UK metropolis spur photo journalist Jennifer Preston on to search for the truth and in the process blow open a paranormal phenomenon haunting the city.

Stars: Natalia Tena, Iwan Rheon, Jamie Draven, Danny Webb

Votes: 2,339

5. Mercy Street (2016–2017)

TV-14 | 53 min | Drama, History

Follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War - New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green.

Stars: McKinley Belcher III, Suzanne Bertish, Norbert Leo Butz, Gary Cole

Votes: 2,212

6. It Could Be Worse (2013– )

Comedy

Jacob Gordon can't catch a break. A struggling actor with a personal life to match. His epic streak of bad luck just might change when he's cast in a Broadway musical; "The Ice Queen", opposite stage and screen royalty Veronica Bailey.

Stars: Wesley Taylor, Gideon Glick, Adam Chanler-Berat, Mitchell Jarvis

Votes: 164

7. God on Trial (2008 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, War

Awaiting their inevitable deaths at one of the worst concentration camps, a group of Jews make a rabbinical court to decide whether God has gone against the Holy Covenant and if He is the one guilty for their suffering.

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Joseph Muir, Josef Altin, Ashley Artus, Alexi Kaye Campbell

Votes: 2,943

8. Containment (2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

The series follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives.

Stars: David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Chris Wood, Claudia Black

Votes: 9,069

9. War & Peace (2016)

TV-14 | 379 min | Drama, History, Romance

As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.

Stars: Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 18,314

10. 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: 5,204

11. The Casual Vacancy (2015)

180 min | Drama

The citizens of the small British town of Pagford fight for the spot on the parish council after Barry Fairbrother dies.

Stars: Silas Carson, Joe Hurst, Michael Gambon, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 2,757

12. Labyrinth (2012)

Not Rated | 180 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

This mini-series follows two women, medieval Alaïs Pelletier du Mas (Jessica Brown Findlay), who lives through the Crusades and Cathar massacres in medieval France, and modern-day Alice ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hurt, Tom Felton, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tony Curran

Votes: 2,888

13. John Adams (2008)

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 25,804

14. Single Father (2010– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

After his wife Rita's fatal car accident, Dave tries to raise his four children, helped by Rita's best friend Sarah. Things get complicated when mourning gives way to romantic feelings, while his kids remain sincere priority.

Stars: David Tennant, Millie Innes, Chris Hegarty, Suranne Jones

Votes: 1,327

15. Taboo (2017– )

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

Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his late father's shipping empire. However, both the government and his biggest competitor want his inheritance at any cost - even murder.

Stars: Tom Hardy, David Hayman, Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin

Votes: 105,149

16. 11.22.63 (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A high school teacher travels back in time to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Stars: James Franco, Sarah Gadon, George MacKay, Chris Cooper

Votes: 63,280

17. When We Rise (2017)

TV-14 | 85 min | Drama

A chronicled re-telling of the gay rights movement in the United States, beginning with the Stonewall riots in 1969.

Stars: Rachel Griffiths, Austin P. McKenzie, Mary-Louise Parker, Emily Skeggs

Votes: 2,769

18. 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: 103,865

19. Tipping the Velvet (2002)

177 min | Drama, Romance

The story of Nan Astley who falls in love with three different women on her journey to stardom and happiness in 1887 Victorian England.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May

Votes: 7,127

20. Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar (2012)

174 min | Drama

A story of love and death. Rasmus, 19, escapes to Stockholm and finds love in the religious Benjamin just as the AIDS epidemic hits the city's gay community.

Stars: Adam Lundgren, Adam Pålsson, Björn Kjellman, Simon J. Berger

Votes: 3,764

21. 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: 6,008

22. Alias Grace (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.

Stars: Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Rebecca Liddiard, Zachary Levi

Votes: 20,142

23. The Book of Negroes (2015)

265 min | Drama, History, War

Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the eighteenth century.

Stars: Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin, Allan Hawco

Votes: 1,756

24. Patrick Melrose (2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

Based on the Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Maltz

Votes: 19,448

25. Maniac (2018)

TV-MA | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Two strangers are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will, they're assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.

Stars: Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Sonoya Mizuno, Justin Theroux

Votes: 54,928

26. Good Omens (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an eleven-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.

Stars: David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Frances McDormand, Sam Taylor Buck

Votes: 40,932

27. Play It Again, Dick (2014)

22 min | Comedy

Ryan Hansen tries to put together a Dick Casablancas-centric television spin-off, calling on his pals to help him get the show off the ground.

Stars: Ryan Hansen, Kyle Gallner, Viet Nguyen, Amanda Noret

Votes: 807

28. Veronica Mars (2004– )

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

After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III

Votes: 64,753

29. Queers (2017)

TV-14 | Drama

Eight short monologues were written for this series in response to the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which decriminalized homosexual acts in private between two men aged 21 or over.

Stars: Alan Cumming, Rebecca Front, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan

Votes: 370

30. Bartlett (2018– )

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Struggling creative director Roger Newhouse has just 10 hours to turn his life around in a comedic satire set in that vast gray area between fraud and re-invention known as advertising.

Stars: Anthony Veneziale, Chrissy Mazzeo, Don Reed, Eirinie Carson

Votes: 17

31. When They See Us (2019)

TV-MA | 296 min | Biography, Drama, History

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.

Stars: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Marquis Rodriguez

Votes: 53,327

32. Man in an Orange Shirt (2017)

TV-14 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

Tales of love across two films highlighting the very different challenges that face the couples, With Michael and Thomas just after WWII, and Adam and Steve in the present day.

Stars: Julian Morris, Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, David J Biscoe

Votes: 2,607

33. Last Teenagers of the Apocalypse (2016– )

Short, Fantasy

Grim has just died. He's thrown into purgatory and suffers from amnesia as he tries to understand his standing in a post-apocalyptic world. He's guided by his guardian angel Neon while also... See full summary »

Stars: Landon Liboiron, Avan Jogia, Carlson Young, Millie Jogia

Votes: 60

34. Elvis (2005)

173 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley, from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.

Stars: Antonia Bernath, Jack Noseworthy, Robert Patrick, Camryn Manheim

Votes: 3,431

35. Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 383,605

36. The Loudest Voice (2019)

TV-MA | 50 min | Biography, Drama

Seven-part limited series about Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News. It focuses on the past decade which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party's de facto leader, and the sexual harassment accusations that brought his career to an end.

Stars: Russell Crowe, Sienna Miller, Seth MacFarlane, Annabelle Wallis

Votes: 5,218



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