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1. The Great Escape (1963)

Approved | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.3
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Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Writers: Paul Brickhill, James Clavell, W.R. Burnett | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 158,033

2. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

Votes: 31,871

3. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and disingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 18,518

4. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

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

Votes: 41,580

5. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

7.9
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78 Metascore

On Halloween night of 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 151,870

6. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.

Creator: Leonard Freeman | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer

Votes: 3,822

7. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.

Writers: John Carpenter, Nick Castle | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 86,590

8. You Only Live Twice (1967)

Approved | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.9
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Agent 007 and the Japanese secret service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

Writers: Harold Jack Bloom, Roald Dahl | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 72,551

9. THX 1138 (1971)

R | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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75 Metascore

Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society.

Writers: George Lucas, Walter Murch | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie

Votes: 38,068

10. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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52 Metascore

Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

Writers: Debra Hill, John Carpenter, Robert Zappia, Matt Greenberg | Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams

Votes: 47,497

11. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Creator: Ian La Frenais | Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 1,851

12. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

Writers: Robert M. Young, Alexander Key | Director: John Hough | Stars: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards

Votes: 6,911

13. Oh, God! (1977)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.

Writers: Larry Gelbart, Avery Corman | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 6,912

14. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Roger Hammond, Bernard Hill

Votes: 81

15. Prince of Darkness (1987)

R | 102 min | Horror

6.7
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50 Metascore

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Writer: John Carpenter | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong

Votes: 24,044

16. Jesus of Nazareth (1977 TV Mini-Series)

382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Ressurection, 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: 11,781

17. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,004

18. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,217

19. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 225 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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The life of Jesus Christ.

Writers: Fulton Oursler, Henry Denker, James Lee Barrett, George Stevens | Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.

Votes: 6,249

20. Halloween II (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.5
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40 Metascore

While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

Votes: 48,935

21. Fantastic Voyage (1966)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.

Writers: Harry Kleiner, David Duncan, Otto Klement, Jerome Bixby | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 12,768

22. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Creator: Leslie Stevens | Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas, Robert Culp

Votes: 4,461

23. The Last Tycoon (1976)

PG | 123 min | Drama

6.4
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F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harold Pinter | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 5,995

24. Will Penny (1967)

Approved | 108 min | Romance, Western

7.2
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Aging cowboy Will Penny gets a line camp job on a large cattle spread and finds his isolated cabin is already occupied by a husbandless woman and her young son.

Writer: Tom Gries | Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence, Lee Majors

Votes: 2,913

25. Phenomena (1985)

X | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

6.9
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A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Writers: Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

Votes: 15,535

26. Centennial (1978 TV Mini-Series)

1,256 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.

Creator: John Wilder | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Conrad

Votes: 2,126

27. Wogan (1982–1993)

35 min | Talk-Show

6.6
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Long-running talk show featuring relaxed and informal chat with celebrity guests.

Stars: Terry Wogan, Joanna Lumley, Kenneth Williams, Ben Elton

Votes: 124

28. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

3.9
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Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

Writer: Henry Edwards | Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb

Votes: 4,945

29. The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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A German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II.

Writers: Tom Mankiewicz, Jack Higgins | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 13,678

30. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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Six years after Michael Myers last terrorized Haddonfield, he returns there in pursuit of his niece, Jamie Lloyd, who has escaped with her newborn child, for which Michael and a mysterious cult have sinister plans.

Writers: Debra Hill, John Carpenter, Daniel Farrands | Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd, Marianne Hagan, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 20,088

31. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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43 Metascore

Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

Writers: Dhani Lipsius, Larry Rattner, Benjamin Ruffner, Alan B. McElroy | Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

Votes: 28,568

32. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 114 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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88 Metascore

After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent.

Writers: Evan Jones, Kenneth Cook | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

Votes: 4,853

33. All Quiet on the Western Front (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 150 min | War, Drama

7.1
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Writers: Paul Monash, Erich Maria Remarque | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm

Votes: 5,587

34. The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988 TV Movie)

PG | 178 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

5.7
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Allied prisoners tunnel out of a stalag, then return to avenge fellow escapees executed by the Nazis.

Writer: Walter Halsey Davis | Directors: Jud Taylor, Paul Wendkos | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Judd Hirsch, Tony Denison, Charles Haid

Votes: 291

35. Halloween 5 (1989)

X | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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31 Metascore

Set one year after the events of Halloween 4, Michael Myers returns to Haddonsfield once again to try and kill his niece.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Michael Jacobs, Dominique Othenin-Girard, Shem Bitterman | Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Beau Starr

Votes: 22,137

36. The Night of the Generals (1967)

PG | 148 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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In 1942, a Polish prostitute is murdered in Warsaw. Suspicion falls on three generals, and Major Grau of German Intelligence seeks justice despite the ongoing atrocities committed during WWII.

Writers: Joseph Kessel, Paul Dehn, Hans Hellmut Kirst, James Hadley Chase | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 4,728

37. Dracula (1979)

R | 109 min | Horror, Romance

6.4
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Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Set in 1913 England, the bloodsucking, but handsome, charming and seductive, Count Dracula seeks an immortal bride.

Writers: W.D. Richter, Hamilton Deane, John L. Balderston, Bram Stoker | Director: John Badham | Stars: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan

Votes: 6,775

38. Soldier Blue (1970)

R | 112 min | Western

6.9
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After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two ... See full summary »

Writers: Theodore V. Olsen, John Gay | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence, John Anderson

Votes: 3,631

39. The Princess and the Cobbler (1993)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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When Tack upsets Zigzag the Vizier, the wizard drags him off to the royal castle, where Princess Yum Yum falls for the bashful boy and saves him from execution. Unfortunately, Zigzag plans ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Williams | Director: Richard Williams | Stars: Vincent Price, Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Beals, Bobbi Page

Votes: 2,468

40. Shadows and Fog (1991)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy

6.8
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With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Michael Kirby, David Ogden Stiers

Votes: 12,739

41. The Barchester Chronicles (1982 TV Mini-Series)

385 min | Drama

8.3
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When a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires, scandal taints the cozy community of Barchester when their local church becomes the object of a scathing, investigative report.

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Janet Maw, Nigel Hawthorne, Angela Pleasence

Votes: 821

42. Cul-De-Sac (1966)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to ... See full summary »

Writers: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran

Votes: 8,263

43. The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Writers: Sidney Carroll, Alexandre Dumas père | Director: David Greene | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Trevor Howard, Louis Jourdan, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 2,729

44. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 479

45. Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Creator: Merwin Gerard | Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Francis De Sales, Will J. White

Votes: 750

46. Kidnapped (1971)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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In 18th century Scotland, during the Jacobite Rebellion, David Balfour claims his inheritance from his uncle who has him shanghaied on a ship where David meets fugitive Jacobite rebel Alan Breck.

Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack Pulman | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Lawrence Douglas, Vivien Heilbron

Votes: 771

47. 1984 (1956)

90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Writers: George Orwell, William Templeton, Ralph Gilbert Bettison | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling, David Kossoff

Votes: 2,140

48. Mrs. Columbo (1979–1980)

60 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

5.7
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Mrs. Kate Columbo, wife of the famous lieutenant, solves crimes as a reporter, while raising her little daughter.

Creator: Richard Alan Simmons | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Lili Haydn, Henry Jones, Don Stroud

Votes: 206

49. The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985–1992)

23 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A Canadian-produced fantastic anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Many of the teleplays were based upon Bradbury's novels and short stories.

Creator: Mark Massari | Stars: Ray Bradbury, Frank Whitten, Desmond Kelly, Wayne Robson

Votes: 630

50. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.6
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A British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 153