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1. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.9
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 218,427

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

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: 142

3. Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

8.8
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The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers.

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

Votes: 57,221

4. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.8
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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

Votes: 103

5. 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, Slim Pickens

Votes: 943

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

382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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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

Votes: 10,244

7. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

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

Votes: 750

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 104

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

Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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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

Votes: 144

10. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

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

8.5
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

Votes: 126

11. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.5
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Person to Person is about wtf man? Just stop

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

Votes: 94

12. The Jack Paar Program (1962–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.5
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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

Votes: 62

13. The Living Edens (1997– )

Not Rated | Documentary

8.5
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Creator: Elizabeth Hirschhorn | Stars: Sally Kellerman, Peter Coyote, Linda Hunt, James Coburn

Votes: 30

14. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

Votes: 183

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

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

Votes: 114

16. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 109

17. Evocator (2009)

Short, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Writer: Matt Zemlin | Director: Matt Zemlin | Stars: Matt Zemlin, Colin Smith, Sam Lohan, Liz Maine

Votes: 528

18. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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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

Votes: 143,903

19. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 92

20. 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

Votes: 61

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

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

Votes: 103

22. 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

Votes: 11,240

23. The Graduate (1967)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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77 Metascore

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.

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

Votes: 192,563

24. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Votes: 379

25. 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

Votes: 45

26. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 30

27. Mickey's 50 (1978)

90 min | Documentary, Family

8.0
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Writer: Phil May | Directors: Mike Jittlov, Phil May | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Edgar Bergen, Mel Brooks, LeVar Burton

Votes: 6

28. 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

Votes: 822

29. Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man (1970 TV Special)

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

Votes: 21

30. 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

Votes: 86,538

31. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

Votes: 138

32. 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, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 3,090

33. This Is Tom Jones (1969–1971)

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Stars: Tom Jones, Mike Sammes, Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie

Votes: 60

34. 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

Votes: 45

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

Unrated | 55 min | Comedy

7.8
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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

Votes: 58

36. 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

Votes: 5,276

37. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 520

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

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.7
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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, George N. Neise

Votes: 101

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

60 min | Music

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

Votes: 61

40. 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

Votes: 7

41. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.6
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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

Votes: 194

42. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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

Votes: 70

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

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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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

Votes: 708

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

Family

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Gene Allen, Julie Andrews, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 86

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

Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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Writers: David Butler, Vincenzo Labella, Giuliano Montaldo | Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Ken Marshall, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, John Houseman

Votes: 13

46. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Paddy Chayefsky's 'The Mother' (1994)

Biography, Drama, Music

7.6
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Writer: Paddy Chayefsky | Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Mary Alice, Anne Bancroft, Katherine Borowitz, Joan Cusack

Votes: 18

47. 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

Votes: 5,455

48. 'night, Mother (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

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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

Votes: 1,626

49. Homecoming (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 105 min | Drama

7.5
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Tales of a group of siblings who are forced to fend for themselves when they are abandoned by their mother in the parking lot of a shopping mall. They eventually meet their grandmother, a ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 590

50. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Fear of Flying (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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Marge goes into therapy to cure her of her traumatizing fear of flying.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 983