Top 10 Best HBO Mini-Series of All Time

Best HBO Mini-Series:

In today’s fast-moving world, where people are living from weekend-to-weekend, Mini-series is a Godsend as we can easily binge a show in a day or two and get closure. HBO is a master of this genre as well, as it has produced some of the best Mini-series of all time.

#10: From the Earth to the Moon (1998)

Total Number of Episodes: 12

Average runtime: 1 hour

Total Time: 720 minutes

From the Earth to the Moon stars the legendary Tom Hanks as the host and the story follows the Apollo Space Program from various viewpoints. The moon landing is considered to be one of the biggest moments in mankind’s history, and this show captures that defining moment beautifully.

#9: John Adams (2008)

Total Number of Episodes: 7

Average runtime: 71 minutes

Total Time: 502 minutes

John Adams is a super realistic show which tells us the story of John Adams, the Founding Father of the United States of America. The attention to detail in this mini-series is fantastic and refreshing. The acting is the best part of the show as all the actors perform phenomenally.

#8: The Young Pope (2016)

Total Number of Episodes: 10

Average runtime: 50 minutes

Total Time: 546 minutes

Watch this show to know how Lenny Belardo, alias Pius XIII, became the first American Pope in history. The story is not based on true events, as one might think. But that doesn’t take anything from the show as Jude Law’s cunning and aggressive performance is enough to make you stay.

#7: Generation Kill (2008)

Total Number of Episodes: 7

Average runtime: 70 minutes

Total Time: 472 minutes

Generation Kill follows the story of multiple recon Marines during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Generation Kill is as close to a documentary as it gets. This show successfully manages to explore the harsh realities of war without taking any sides and with complete honesty.

#6: The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)

Total Number of Episodes: 6

Average Runtime: 47 minutes

Total Time: 279 minutes

Based on true-life events, this show is about Robert Durst, the controversial real estate icon, who is the key suspect in several unsolved crimes. If you like crime stories, then this show is the one for you and you won’t be able to believe that it is based on a real story.

#5: Sharp Objects (2018)

Best HBO Series

Total Number of Episodes: 8

Average Runtime: 54 minutes

Total Time: 421 minutes

Another HBO mini-series with a stellar cast, Sharp Objects revolves around Amy Adams’ character Camille Preaker, a reporter who returns home to cover a violent murder. The show is very intelligent and it respects its viewers and if you are into slow burners, then this show will stay with you forever.

#4: The Night Of (2016)


Total Number of Episodes: 9

Average runtime: 1 hour

Total Time: 525 minutes

The Night Of is a story about Nasir, whose life turns upside down after a wild night, as he wakes up to find a woman stabbed to death and is charged with her murder. The way in which the whole story is told is fantastic and it is dark and gritty.

#3: Angels in America (2003)

Total Number of Episodes: 6 Episodes

Average runtime: 1 hour

Total Time: 352 minutes

Angels in America packs a stellar star cast and it explores the story about the AIDS crisis during the mid-1980s. The show managed to win 11 Emmys, it cleared every category. The show will leave a long-lasting impact on you.

#2: Band of Brothers (2001)


Total Number of Episodes: 10

Average runtime: 1 hour

Total Time: 594 minutes

Band of Brothers is the best War TV show of all time without a doubt and it is the story of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War 2. The show is very emotional and you’ll bond with the characters immediately, which will only hurt you later but it’ll be worth it.

#1: Chernobyl (2019)

Best HBO Mini-Series

Total Number of Episodes: 5

Average Runtime: 1h 6min

Total Time: 330 minutes

HBO does it again. Chernobyl is the heart-wrenching story of world’s one of the worst man-made catastrophes of all time. The show is unsettling and it will haunt you for the rest of your life. The show is so good you will never forget it, and we are not sure if that is a good thing or not.

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