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1. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).

Writer: William Goldman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

2. Columbo (1968–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

3. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Approved | 192 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Writers: William Rose, Tania Rose | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

4. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

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Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

5. Shark Tale (2004)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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48 Metascore

When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidently killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother both decide to use the incident to their own advantage.

Writers: Michael J. Wilson, Rob Letterman, Scott Aukerman, Alec Berg, Sean Bishop, BJ Porter, Jeff Schaffer, Lona Williams, David P. Smith, David Soren | Directors: Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman | Stars: Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie

6. Next (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack.

Writers: Gary Goldman, Jonathan Hensleigh, Paul Bernbaum, Philip K. Dick | Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Thomas Kretschmann

7. View from the Top (2003)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

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27 Metascore

A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.

Writer: Eric Wald | Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Kelly Preston, Mark Ruffalo

8. The Great Race (1965)

Approved | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Comedy about an early 20th century car race across three continents.

Writers: Arthur A. Ross, Blake Edwards | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk

9. Made (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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62 Metascore

Two aspiring boxers, lifelong friends, get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.

Writer: Jon Favreau | Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Joe Goossen, Famke Janssen

10. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

11. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Fantasy, Drama, Romance

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79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Writers: Wim Wenders, Peter Handke, Richard Reitinger | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

12. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Drama, Western

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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

13. Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003– )

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show | Active

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A mix of celebrity interviews, musical performers, audience participation games, and segments spotlighting real people with extraordinary stories and talents, hosted by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres.

Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Anthony Okungbowa, Jon Abrahams, Lauren Graham

14. Undisputed (2002)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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58 Metascore

When heavyweight champion George 'Iceman' Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.

Writers: David Giler, Walter Hill | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker

15. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

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Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

16. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Western

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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Creators: Herb Meadow, Sam Rolfe | Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

17. The Cheap Detective (1978)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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San Francisco, 1940, detectives, dames, documents, Nazis, and a treasure.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan, Sid Caesar

18. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Bianna Golodryga, Ginger Zee, Ron Claiborne

19. The Player (1992)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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86 Metascore

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Writer: Michael Tolkin | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg

20. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama

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Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her madness proves to be a problem in the marriage. The film transpires to a positive role of madness in the family, challenging conventional representations of madness in cinema.

Writer: John Cassavetes | Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

21. The View (1997– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Sherri Shepherd, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar

22. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

23. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Dave Chappelle

24. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

25. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Creator: Digby Wolfe | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

26. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

27. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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A crime drama that focused on the lives of the detectives of New York's 65th Precinct. The emphasis in the stories was mostly on real-life crime and the human element. Season one stars were... See full summary »

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

28. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

29. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

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Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

Writers: Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, Jerry Juhl, Jack Rose | Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson

30. Live with Kelly and Michael (1988– )

60 min | Talk-Show

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This popular and long-running morning talk show owes much of its success to the chemistry between its two hosts, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. Although the format is not significantly ... See full summary »

Stars: Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin, Michael Strahan, Kathie Lee Gifford

31. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Ken Berry, Eddie Ryder

32. The Hollywood Squares (1965–1982)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.

Creators: Merrill Heatter, Bob Quigley | Stars: Kenny Williams, Peter Marshall, Cliff Arquette, Wally Cox

33. Corky Romano (2001)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Crime

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20 Metascore

The loser son of a Mafia honcho must go undercover for the FBI.

Writers: David Garrett, Jason Ward | Director: Rob Pritts | Stars: Chris Kattan, Peter Falk, Vinessa Shaw, Peter Berg

34. The Lost World (2001 TV Movie)

150 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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An expedition leaves for the Amazon to prove the existance of dinosaurs.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Adrian Hodges, Tony Mulholland | Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Bob Hoskins, James Fox, Tom Ward, Matthew Rhys

35. Anzio (1968)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, History, War

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One of WWIIs bloodiest battles as the Allies smash through the German lines which have enclosed the Anzio beachhead. Four months and 30,000 casualties before the Allies finally march to Rome.

Writers: H.A.L. Craig, Wynford Vaughan-Thomas, Frank De Felitta, Duilio Coletti, Giuseppe Mangione | Directors: Edward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk, Robert Ryan, Earl Holliman

36. The In-Laws (1979)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

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In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Bergman | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault

37. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

38. Vibes (1988)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

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Psychics hired to find lost temple...

Writers: Deborah Blum, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel | Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum, Ramon Bieri, Michael Lerner

39. The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

40. Husbands (1970)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Drama

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A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be ... See full summary »

Writer: John Cassavetes | Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Jenny Runacre

41. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

42. Wetten, dass..? (1981– )

165 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Music

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Each show has several celebrities invited who have to bet on different contestant(s) achieving his/her/their goal of performing a stunt. If the celebrities fail to anticipate whether their ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank Elstner | Stars: Thomas Gottschalk, Frank Elstner, Mirjam Weichselbraun, Jessica Schwarz

43. The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Craig Kilborn interviews Celebrity guests, with sketch-comedy thrown in.

Stars: Craig Kilborn, Kip Madsen, Jay Phillips, Ram Ord

44. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

Creator: James E. Moser | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates, Harry Landers

45. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure

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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Budd Albright, Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack

46. Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

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In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north ... See full summary »

Writer: David R. Schwartz | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby

47. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Betty Furness, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva, James Daly

48. American Cowslip (2009)

R | Comedy

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In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows ... See full summary »

Writers: Ronnie Gene Blevins, Mark David, Christopher Morrison | Director: Mark David | Stars: Ronnie Gene Blevins, Diane Ladd, Rip Torn, Cloris Leachman

49. The Brink's Job (1978)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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After a long time of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transport, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. ... See full summary »

Writers: Noel Behn, Walon Green | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates

50. Castle Keep (1969)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance, War

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During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans.

Writers: William Eastlake, Daniel Taradash, David Rayfiel | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Patrick O'Neal, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Peter Falk