Envelope-pushing storylines, high- caliber thesps.
Wham-bang pedigree: Steven Soderbergh, Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, a Cannes slot.
Playing the widows of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were meaty roles for Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige.
Ratings blockbuster, exec produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, was a successful move into minis by History.
Laura Linney leads the series’ swan song in four hourlong episodes, offering closure to its fans.
With an all-star cast in front of and behind the camera, pic tackles stories of mental illness.
Encore’s Brit import looked good but failed to resonate with viewers.
Cast — Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Sienna Miller — and pervy subject drew plaudits.
While cancelled by the BBC, mini delivered a rare look at the Cold War via 1950s London and emerging media of TV.
Hallmark Hall of Fame movie that aired on ABC delivers a satisfying spin on Pygmalion.
Moving story also enlightens about malaria in Africa, with Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn.
Rebecca Hall and Benedict Cumberbatch shine in this ambitious Ford Madox Ford adaptation by Tom Stoppard.
While not a critical hit, Al Pacino and Helen Mirren are names that can’t be ignored come award season.
Classy cast may have a shot at noms, but USA voted to not bring back the production as a drama series.
Satisfying and pretty romantic telepic from Hallmark Hall of Fame for ABC.
Another Sundance original sporting a stellar cast but without much ratings traction
Tumultuous relationship between June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash from the p.o.v. of June (Jewel).
Lifetime scored a ratings hit with this remake of the 1989 film that’s chock-full of eyeball-drawing actresses.
Prestige entry, helmed by Jane Campion and starring Elisabeth Moss, unspooled at Sundance and Berlin.
Brooding Swedish crime and punishment with Kenneth Branagh.
Reelz once again proves that it wants to play in the big-budget arena.