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

Biography, Drama, History

9.6
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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

2. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Episode: Part 2 (1977)

Biography, Drama, History

9.3
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Jesus meets Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist and continues to perform miracles among his people.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, James Farentino

3. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family | Active

9.0
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Creator: Matt Groening | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

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

382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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A reverent depiction of the life of Christ using the Gospel accounts.

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

5. Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy | Active

8.8
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He's got it all: a loving wife, good friends, a successful career, a great home...what could possibly go wrong for Larry David? Seinfeld co-creator Larry David stars as himself in this ... See full summary »

Creator: Larry David | Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

6. The Living Edens (1997– )

Not Rated | Documentary

8.5
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Stars: Sally Kellerman, Peter Coyote, Linda Hunt, James Coburn

7. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.4
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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

8. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.4
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Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

9. Evocator (2009)

Comedy, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Writer: Matt Zemlin | Director: Matt Zemlin | Stars: Matt Zemlin, Colin Smith, Sam Lohan, Liz Maine

10. The Jack Paar Program (1962–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Paar, Jose Melis, Jim G. Lucas, Jonathan Winters

11. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Writers: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch, Frederick Treves, Ashley Montagu | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

12. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.2
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

13. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

14. The Graduate (1967)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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77 Metascore

Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.

Writers: Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Charles Webb | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels

15. The Miracle Worker (1962)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

Writer: William Gibson | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson

16. The 39th Annual Academy Awards (1967 TV Special)

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Neile Adams, Anouk Aimée, Ann-Margret

17. Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man (1970 TV Movie)

60 min

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Writers: Gary Belkin, Peter Bellwood, Thomas Meehan, Herbert Sargent, Judith Viorst | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Mel Brooks, Jack Cassidy, Lee J. Cobb

18. Marco Polo (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1982)

Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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Writers: David Butler, Vincenzo Labella, Giuliano Montaldo | Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Ken Marshall, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, John Houseman

19. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

8.0
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, Ricardo Montalban

20. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical

Stars: Julie Andrews, John Lahr, Stephen Sondheim, Philip Furia

21. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

22. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

23. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Tim Conway

24. Marco Polo (1982 TV Mini-Series)

504 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.

Stars: Ken Marshall, Denholm Elliott, Tony Vogel, David Warner

25. This Is Tom Jones (1969–1971)

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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Stars: Tom Jones, Mike Sammes, Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie

26. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

7.8
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To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

27. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

28. Shogun (1980 TV Movie)

125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.8
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An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.

Writers: James Clavell, Eric Bercovici | Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Frankie Sakai

29. ABC Stage 67 (1966– )

51 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A weekly anthology of one-hour plays, both original and adapted from literary sources.

Stars: Lauren Bacall, Laurence Olivier, Lee Grant, Arthur Kennedy

30. Mickey's 50 (1978)

90 min | Documentary, Family

7.8
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Writer: Phil May | Directors: Mike Jittlov, Phil May | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Edgar Bergen, Mel Brooks, LeVar Burton

31. Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very ... See full summary »

Writer: Harvey Fierstein | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Brian Kerwin

32. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1966)

60 min | Music

7.7
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Stars: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, Frank Gallop

33. The 37th Annual Academy Awards (1965 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Julie Andrews, Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Ashley

34. An Audience with Mel Brooks (1983 TV Special)

Unrated | 55 min | Comedy

7.7
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Mel Brooks delivers an enjoyable hour of comic diversion with his lovely actress-wife Anne Bancroft, writer comedian Ronny Graham, and British Shakespearean actor Jonathan Pryce. Brooks ... See full summary »

Writer: Ronny Graham | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Jonathan Pryce, Ronny Graham

35. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: Mickey's 50 (1978)

Unrated | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.7
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Writers: Nick Bennion, Phil May | Director: Phil May | Stars: Jack Albertson, Anne Bancroft, Edgar Bergen, Mel Brooks

36. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

37. The 36th Annual Academy Awards (1964 TV Special)

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Nick Adams, Julie Andrews, Annabella

38. Clapper Board (1972–1982)

25 min | Family

7.6
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Stars: Chris Kelly, John Huntley, Lionel Jeffries, Richard Fleischer

39. The 55th Annual Tony Awards (2001 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Thomas Meehan | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Joan Allen, Nancy Anderson

40. 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.

Writers: Helene Hanff, James Roose-Evans, Hugh Whitemore | Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Jean De Baer

41. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Betty Furness, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva, James Daly

42. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Drama, Western

7.5
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Creators: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

43. 'night, Mother (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

7.5
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What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning? This is Thelma Cates' dilemma. Her daughter, ... See full summary »

Writer: Marsha Norman | Director: Tom Moore | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Anne Bancroft, Ed Berke, Carol Robbins

44. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

7.5
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

45. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.5
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75 Metascore

The life and career of Hank Greenberg, the first major Jewish baseball star in the Major Leagues.

Writer: Aviva Kempner | Director: Aviva Kempner | Stars: Reeve Brenner, Hank Greenberg, Walter Matthau, Alan M. Dershowitz

46. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: William Brower, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt, Pat Kirkland

47. The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1977 TV Special)

Reality-TV

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Stars: Edward Asner, Anne Bancroft, Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett

48. Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999– )
Episode: Opening Night (2004)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy

7.5
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In the fourth-season finale, Larry David flies to New York with fellow performers David Schwimmer and Cady Huffman to star on Broadway in "The Producers". Along the way, he argues with ... See full summary »

Writer: Larry David | Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Mel Brooks

49. Homecoming (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 105 min | Drama

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Tells of a group of siblings who are forced to fend for themselves when their mother they are abandoned by their mother in the parking lot of a shopping mall. They eventually meet their ... See full summary »

Writers: Cynthia Voigt, Christopher Carlson, Mark Jean | Director: Mark Jean | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Kimberlee Peterson, Trever O'Brien, Hanna Hall

50. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Harry Townes, Michael Rennie