Short series

List of the best short series selected by visitors to our site: Patrick Melrose, Olive Kitteridge, Parade's End, The Beauty Inside, The Haunting of Hill House, Escape at Dannemora, Mrs. Fletcher, Chernobyl, The Lost Room, Alone.

In the top there are new series of 2022, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:05
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotDepression, Fate
StyleShort, For men, Fascinating, Philosophical

A critical and often humorous look at the upper class, tracking the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration03:59
CharactersFamily, Teachers, Mathematicians, Parents, Mothers
PlotDeath
StyleShort, Atmospheric, Makes me think

A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59
CharactersMaids
PlotLove, War, Treason, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
StyleShort, Romantic, By books

The story of a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette in the midst of World War I and a Europe on the brink of profound change.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, melodrama
CountryUSA
StyleShort

Alex wakes up every day as a different person. He is always the same person on the inside, but on the outside he is somebody else. When he meets Leah and falls in love everything changes for him. He knows he will see her again, but she will never see him.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersFamily, Lesbians, Brothers, Sisters, Parents
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Depression, Wedding
PlaceUSA
StyleShort, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric

The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersPartners
PlotRelationship, Prison Escape, Love triangle, Deception
PlacePrison
StyleAtmospheric, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Based on real events

The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotRelationship
PlaceCollege, USA

A dual coming-of-age comedy exploring the impact of internet porn and social media, Mrs. Fletcher follows empty nest divorcée Eve Fletcher — as she reinvents her life to find the happiness and sexual fulfillment that’s eluded her, and her college freshman son Brendan.

Markimdb: 9.4
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:56
CharactersScientists
PlotDisasters, Politics, Self-sacrifice
PlaceUSSR, Forest, Russia, Ukraine, Restricted areas
TimeDark ones
StylePopular, Short, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric

The true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history: the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, action, detective
CountryUSA
Duration04:30
CharactersHeroes
PlotTime travel, Supernatural, Adventures, Teleportation
PlaceUSA
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.

Genrethriller, drama
CountryRussia

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Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:60
CharactersWitches, Angels, Demons, Childrens
PlotSupernatural, Apocalypse, Death, Religion, Confrontation
PlaceEngland
StyleShort, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Fancy, Fascinating

Aziraphale, an angel, and Crowley, a demon, join forces to find the Antichrist and stop Armageddon.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:42
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotJealousy
PlacePrison, England
StyleShort, Fascinating

Freddie Jackson is released from prison in 1984 having served a four-year sentence for armed robbery. His wife Jackie, who has been waiting for him on the outside in the mistaken belief that that he wants to go straight, soon finds herself disappointed: Freddie is in fact raring to get back into the game and has set his sights on becoming top dog in the East End underworld.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersWhales, Whalers
PlotSurvival, Cold, Expeditions
PlaceThe Arctic
StyleFor men

Henry Drax is a harpooner and brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world, who will set sail on a whaling expedition to the Arctic with Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration05:36
CharactersHousewives, Parents
PlotDepression, Divorce
StyleShort, For girls, Dark

Mildred Pierce depicts an overprotective, self-sacrificing mother during the Great Depression who finds herself separated from her husband, opening a restaurant of her own and falling in love with a man, all the while trying to earn her spoiled, narcissistic daughter's love and respect.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:11
CharactersPsychologists
PlotRelationship
StyleShort

Tom and Louise meet in a pub immediately before their weekly marital therapy session. With each successive episode we piece together how their lives were, what drew them together and what has started to pull them apart.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleShort, By books, Fascinating

Follow Sugar into the underbelly of Victorian London seething with vitality, sexuality, ambition and emotion.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersSerial killers, Sisters, Journalists
PlotMystery, Funeral
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Twisted plot

Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
PlotTime travel, Mystery, Fate
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleShort, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Action, By books

An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersGeniuses, Strong women, Orphans
PlotChess, Sports, Adventures, Competitions, Growing up
PlaceUSA
StylePopular, Spectacular, By books, Fascinating, Women in the lead roles

In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration05:00
PlotLove
StylePopular

Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth.

Markimdb: 9.4
Genreaction, drama, documentary, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration10:00
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, Survival, Second world war, Self-sacrifice
StylePopular, Short, Action, Fascinating, Patriotic

Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersSpy
PlotRevenge
StyleShort, Action, Twisted plot

Former British soldier Jonathan Pine navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper, Pine must himself become a criminal.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryCanada
Duration02:35
CharactersMaids, Psychiatrists
PlacePrison
Time19th century
StyleShort, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Based on real events

Based on the true story of Grace Marks, a housemaid and immigrant from Ireland who was imprisoned in 1843, perhaps wrongly, for the murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear. Grace claims to have no memory of the murder yet the facts are irrefutable. A decade after, Dr. Simon Jordan tries to help Grace recall her past.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Killers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:32
CharactersSpy, Magicians, Wizards, Artists
PlacePrison
StyleShort, Spectacular, Atmospheric, By books, Fascinating

The two-night scripted miniseries “Houdini” follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America’s first bonafide world-renowned superstar.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:24
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Surgeons
PlotMedicine
PlaceVillage, Hospitals, Russia
StyleShort, By books

A young doctor who has graduated at the top of his class from the Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry is thrust out into an isolated and impoverished country side as the village's only doctor. As he learns to adapt to his new lifestyle, he develops a morphine addiction to stay his sanity while realizing what being a doctor in the real world means.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Students, Pupils
PlotInvestigation, Death, Justice, False accusations
PlaceSchool
StyleShort, By books, Fascinating

A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Strong women, Mothers
PlotIntrigue, Mystery, Jealousy
StyleFor girls, By books, Intriguing

The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration09:00
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Death, Self-sacrifice
PlaceJapan
StyleBased on real events

Track the intertwined real-life stories of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, John Basilone, and Eugene Sledge – across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. A companion piece to the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryCanada, Germany, United Kingdom, Hungary
Duration01:00
CharactersKings, Architects
TimeMiddle Ages

A sweeping epic of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty, a sensuous, spirited story set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles in 12th Century England.





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