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1. Today (1952– )
Episode: Episode dated 21 April 1989 (1989)

News, Talk-Show

9.8
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Stars: Bette Davis, James Earl Jones

Votes: 53

2. Star Wars: Rebels (2014– )
Episode: Twilight of the Apprentice (2016)

TV-Y7 | 44 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.8
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Ahsoka, Kanan and Ezra head to Malachor to find a Sith temple. While there, they battle Inquisitors, Darth Vader and the old master.

Director: Dave Filoni | Stars: Taylor Gray, Freddie Prinze Jr., Ashley Eckstein, Matt Lanter

Votes: 1,856

3. The View (1997– )
Episode: Episode dated 17 November 2010 (2010)

TV-14 | Talk-Show

9.6
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Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Rachael Ray, Joy Behar, Quincy Jones

Votes: 22

4. Gabriel's Fire (1990–1991)
Episode: Windows (1990)

Drama, Thriller

9.5
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Director: Vern Gillum | Stars: James Earl Jones, Laila Robins, Brian Grant, Dylan Walsh

Votes: 6

5. Howard Stern (1994–2005)
Episode: Episode dated 1 July 1996 (1996)

TV-14 | Comedy, Talk-Show

9.4
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Stars: Howard Stern, Nicolas Cage, Marc Coppola, James Earl Jones

Votes: 7

6. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Driving Miss Daisy (2015)

Biography, Drama, Music

9.3
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Stars: Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Boyd Gaines

Votes: 18

7. Star Wars: Rebels (2014– )
Episode: Shroud of Darkness (2016)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.2
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Kanan, Ezra, and Ahsoka return to the Lothal Jedi Temple to find out how the Inquisitors have continually been able to track the rebels.

Directors: Saul Ruiz, Dave Filoni | Stars: Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tiya Sircar

Votes: 722

8. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain (1983)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

9.1
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How do you envision the rain, or any kind of weather? Some of the things to ask about in this show of weather legends. When LeVar's plans of attending a picnic and softball game are ... See full summary »

Directors: Larry Lancit, Herk Harvey | Stars: LeVar Burton, Herk Harvey, James Earl Jones

Votes: 10

9. Star Wars: Rebels (2014– )
Episode: The Siege of Lothal (2015)

TV-Y7 | 44 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.1
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When the rebel crew plan to evacuate, Ezra disagrees to let the people be in danger of the Empire and gets some unpleasant company.

Directors: Bosco Ng, Brad Rau, Dave Filoni | Stars: Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tiya Sircar

Votes: 963

10. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror V (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.1
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The family's job at Mr. Burns' country estate goes awry when Homer goes mad. Meanwhile, Homer's attempt to repair a toaster results in inadvertent time travel, and Bart and Lisa face ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,966

11. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City; his boss is Frieda Hechlinger; and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »

Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 106

12. Lamp Unto My Feet (1948–1979)

60 min

9.0
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One of Television's earliest religious series providing inspirational drama and readings. Aired usually on Sunday mornings.

Stars: Carmen De Lavallade, Glen Tetley, Marvin Silbersher, George Dr. Crothers

Votes: 6

13. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: The Tyrant (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

9.0
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When a controversial African politician falls ill, he is brought to Princeton Plainsboro for treatment. The team struggles with whether to help a merciless dictator being subpoenaed for ... See full summary »

Director: David Straiton | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,739

14. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: Who Do You Kill? (1963)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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A young African-American couple battle economic and social woes. Joe can only find menial jobs and to make ends meet Ruth works in a cheap bar. Then tragedy strikes their child.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Godfrey Cambridge

Votes: 14

15. Tina Turner: One Last Time Live in Concert (2000 Video)

120 min | Documentary, Music

8.9
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Compilation of Tina Turner's two final concerts at Wembley Stadium, recorded during her 'Twenty Four Seven' tour, and featuring classic hits, cover versions and new songs.

Director: David Mallet | Stars: Tina Turner, Ivona Brnelic, Clare Louise Turton, Solange Guenier

Votes: 161

16. Under a Killing Moon (1994 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.9
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In the year 2042, a clumsy noir gumshoe named Tex Murphy must stop a cult of religious fanatics who plan to destroy the human race.

Director: Chris Jones | Stars: James Earl Jones, Brian Keith, Russell Means, Margot Kidder

Votes: 238

17. Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement (1978)

130 min | Documentary

8.9
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This documentary explores the growth and development of black theatre from its earliest roots, also examining its close ties with the civil rights movement. Included are interviews with ... See full summary »

Director: Woodie King Jr. | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Ed Bullins, Lorraine Hansberry, James Earl Jones

Votes: 7

18. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)
Episode: Blood Ties: Part 1 (1997)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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A prominent businessman's housekeeper is found murdered at a banquet in his honor.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Clark Johnson, Kyle Secor

Votes: 50

19. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)
Episode: Blood Ties: Part 2 (1997)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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Felix Wilson makes a shocking confession about his relationship with his deceased housekeeper.

Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Clark Johnson, Kyle Secor

Votes: 44

20. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1969)

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.9
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Director: Neil Smith | Stars: Matt Robinson, Loretta Long, Will Lee, Bob McGrath

Votes: 10

21. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)
Episode: Episode #5.92 (2009)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Director: Brian McAloon | Stars: Craig Ferguson, Rosemarie DeWitt, James Earl Jones, Shadoe Stevens

Votes: 8

22. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Episode: Part 1 (1977)

TV-G | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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After Joseph and Mary's betrothal, Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel, who tells her she will bear the Son of God. Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to take part in Herod's census, where Jesus is born.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 199

23. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 292,501

24. House M.D. (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

8.8
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An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 332,782

25. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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81 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 917,006 | Gross: $290.16M

26. La Premiere (2009)

20 min | Short, History

8.8
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A story of two brothers and their creation of the first motion picture exhibition.

Directors: Michael Regalbuto, Nick Regalbuto | Stars: James Earl Jones, Ronald Guttman, Henri Lubatti, Matthew Wolf

Votes: 29

27. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1969)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Stars: Carlos Alomar, James Catusi, Robin Clark, Jim Henson

Votes: 13

28. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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92 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 989,825 | Gross: $460.94M

29. Long Ago and Far Away (1989–1993)

Animation, Drama, Family

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Stars: James Earl Jones, Mia Farrow, Tim Curry, Tammy Grimes

Votes: 67

30. Super Bowl XXVII Halftime Show (1993 TV Movie)

Music

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Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Michael Jackson, James Earl Jones, Mike Kopplin, Anahita Perez

Votes: 56

31. The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2000 TV Special)

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Stars: Jensen Ackles, Julia Barr, Jennifer Bassey, Tom Bergeron

Votes: 24

32. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Along Came a Spider (1962)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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The Prestons defend a retired vaudevillian who is accused of murdering his son-in-law. The main witness is the accused man's nine-year-old granddaughter.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Paul Hartman, Kathleen Maguire

Votes: 7

33. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

Votes: 9,346

34. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, JESUS OF NAZARETH brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 14,428

35. Mathnet (1987–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.6
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A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.

Stars: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech, Bari K. Willerford, Toni Di Buono

Votes: 182

36. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 107

37. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Jonathan Miller, John Betjeman

Votes: 66

38. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: King Lear (1974)

175 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.6
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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Sherin | Stars: Douglass Watson, Paul Sorvino, Raul Julia, James Earl Jones

Votes: 99

39. The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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83 Metascore

Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 711,147 | Gross: $422.78M

40. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.5
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 369,330

41. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.5
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Inspired by an earlier children's series, Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Shelley Duvall hosts this series featuring some of the best known actors in Hollywood performing adaptations of ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Votes: 1,453

42. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.5
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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

Votes: 2,486

43. Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992)

170 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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An anime adaptation of the Hindu myth the Ramayana, where the avatar Sri Ram combats the wicked king Ravana.

Directors: Ram Mohan, Yûgô Sakô, Koichi Saski | Stars: Catherine Battistone, Richard Cansino, Bryan Cranston, Mari Devon

Votes: 809

44. Square One Television (1987–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.5
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A kids anthology show that humorously illustrates various elements of mathematics.

Stars: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

Votes: 394

45. Dangerous: The Short Films (1993 Video)

112 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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The music videos of Michael Jackson's Dangerous, including "Black or White," "Gone Too Soon," "Jam," "Heal the World," and more.

Directors: Billy DiCicco, David Fincher, Michael Jackson, David Kellogg, John Landis, Andrew Morahan, Vincent Paterson, Joe Pytka, Herb Ritts, John Singleton | Stars: Michael Jackson, Naomi Campbell, Gilby Clarke, Macaulay Culkin

Votes: 1,911

46. World of Discovery (1990– )

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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Stars: James Brolin, Richard Crenna, Richard Kiley, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 10

47. The Second Coming (1992)

30 min | Short

8.5
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The authorities accuse a Black man wearing dreadlocks who calls himself Jesus of being a lunatic.

Director: Blair Underwood | Stars: Blair Underwood, Wren T. Brown, Rosalind Cash, Herb G. Dogan III

Votes: 28

48. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: A Song of Songs (1987)

Not Rated | 49 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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Gabe, a jazz musician, is reunited with his old flame. He finds out that after all these years, the woman he once loved has changed.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Akosua Busia, Rosalind Cash

Votes: 19

49. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)
Episode: Blood Ties: Part 3 (1997)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Pembleton and Giardello reluctantly get search warrants to collect blood samples from Felix Wilson and his son.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Clark Johnson, Kyle Secor

Votes: 45

50. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #1.83 (1970)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.5
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Today on Sesame Street, Big Bird struggles to get his bags of birdseed to his nest. His adult friends help him figure it out. Sesame Street is brought to you today by the letters A, H, and ... See full summary »

Stars: James Catusi, Jim Henson, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster

Votes: 8