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1. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher who wields a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

2. The Cyclops (1957)

Approved | 66 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.3
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An expedition to Mexico finds and does battle with a mutated 25-foot man with one big eye.

Writer: Bert I. Gordon | Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: James Craig, Gloria Talbott, Lon Chaney Jr., Tom Drake

3. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.2
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

4. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Western

8.1
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89 Metascore

A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him.

Writers: Carl Foreman, John W. Cunningham | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

5. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.3
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

6. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.8
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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Creators: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

7. The Monkees (1966–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

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

9. The Wolf Man (1941)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Horror

7.4
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A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.

Writer: Curt Siodmak | Director: George Waggner | Stars: Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy

10. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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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

11. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.5
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Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe, Ken Drake

12. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Writers: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

13. Of Mice and Men (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Drama

7.8
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George Milton and Lennie Small are migrant workers in the 1930s Depression. Lennie is mentally disabled and George looks after him. While working as hands on a Western ranch, they dream of ... See full summary »

Writers: John Steinbeck, Eugene Solow | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Charles Bickford

14. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Writers: Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

15. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

16. A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

6.3
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A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making?

Writers: Luther Davis, Adria Locke Langley | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis, Warner Anderson

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

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.6
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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

18. Stagecoach West (1960–1961)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Luke Perry and Simon Kane run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers and ladies in distress. They are accompanied by Simon's young son ... See full summary »

Stars: Wayne Rogers, Robert Bray, Richard Eyer, James Burke

19. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1967)

Unrated | 81 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A caretaker devotes himself to three demented adults after their father's death.

Writer: Jack Hill | Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Carol Ohmart, Quinn K. Redeker, Beverly Washburn

20. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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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

21. Black Spurs (1965)

81 min | Western

5.6
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A dissatisfied ranch hand becomes a bounty hunter. He conspires with a crooked town boss to dirty up a neighboring village where a valuable railroad franchise is headed, in order to divert ... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Fisher | Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Linda Darnell, Terry Moore, Scott Brady

22. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Creator: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

23. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.3
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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

24. The Haunted Palace (1963)

Passed | 87 min | Horror

6.8
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Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago.

Writers: Charles Beaumont, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr., Frank Maxwell

25. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Anthology series featuring both classic and modern sci-fi themes.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Prud'Homme, Walter Abel, Edgar Stehli

26. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.5
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Creator: James A. Michener | Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

27. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nora Marlowe

28. House of Frankenstein (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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An evil scientist and a hunchback escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.

Writers: Edward T. Lowe Jr., Curt Siodmak | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Anne Gwynne

29. Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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When the #1 heavyweight contender is mysteriously poisoned during a bout, Moto knows that identifying the gambler who placed large bets against him is the key to solving the murder.

Writers: Charles Belden, Jerome Cady, John P. Marquand | Director: James Tinling | Stars: Peter Lorre, Keye Luke, Dick Baldwin, Lynn Bari

30. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Larry Talbot chips Frankenstein's monster out of a block of ice. When Talbot changes to the Wolf Man, the two creatures do battle.

Writer: Curt Siodmak | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi

31. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

GP | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.0
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Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.

Writers: William Pugsley, Samuel M. Sherman | Director: Al Adamson | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney Jr., Anthony Eisley, Regina Carrol

32. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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One of the last bills signed by President Lincoln authorizes pushing the Union Pacific Railroad across the wilderness to California. But financial opportunist Asa Barrows hopes to profit ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter DeLeon, C. Gardner Sullivan, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Cunningham, Ernest Haycox | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

33. 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.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

34. Big House, U.S.A. (1955)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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When young Danny Lambert runs away from camp in south-central Colorado, he becomes the object of a park-wide-search by his wealthy father Robertson Lambert. He is found by Jerry Barker and ... See full summary »

Writers: John C. Higgins, George W. George, George F. Slavin | Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, Reed Hadley, William Talman

35. Only the Valiant (1951)

Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Western

6.5
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Capt. Richard Lance is unjustly held responsible, by his men and girlfriend, for an Indian massacre death of beloved Lt. Holloway. Holloway is killed while escorting a dangerous Indian ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund H. North, Harry Brown, Charles Marquis Warren | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Gregory Peck, Barbara Payton, Ward Bond, Gig Young

36. Not as a Stranger (1955)

135 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.8
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An ego-driven, aspiring physician, intolerant of the weaknesses of others, especially those closest to him, comes to grips with his own imperfections.

Writers: Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt, Morton Thompson | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum, Gloria Grahame

37. My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose | Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

38. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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When Ygor brings the monster to Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein for care, Ludwig gets the idea of replacing the monster's current criminal brain, with a normal brain.

Writers: Scott Darling, Eric Taylor | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill

39. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

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

40. Billy the Kid (1941)

Passed | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Western

5.8
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Billy Bonney is a hot-headed gunslinger who narrowly skirts a life of crime by being befriended and hired by a peaceful rancher, Eric Keating. When Keating is killed, Billy seeks revenge on... See full summary »

Writers: Gene Fowler, Howard Emmett Rogers, Bradbury Foote, Walter Noble Burns | Directors: David Miller, Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Ian Hunter, Mary Howard

41. The Alligator People (1959)

Approved | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A newlywed couple sit in a train. The husband receives a frantic telegram. He gets off at a station to make a phone call, the train pulls away without him on it, and that's the last his ... See full summary »

Writers: Orville H. Hampton, Charles O'Neal | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett, Lon Chaney Jr., George Macready

42. Jesse James (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.

Writer: Nunnally Johnson | Directors: Henry King, Irving Cummings | Stars: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, Randolph Scott

43. House of Dracula (1945)

Approved | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Count Dracula and the Wolf Man seek a cure for their afflictions; a hunchbacked woman, a mad scientist and the Frankenstein monster have their own troubles.

Writer: Edward T. Lowe Jr. | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Onslow Stevens, John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr., Martha O'Driscoll

44. Surfside 6 (1960–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Ken, Dave and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on and working out of a houseboat in Miami, Florida. A yacht, belonging to socialite Daphne, is anchored next to their houseboat.... See full summary »

Stars: Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra, Troy Donahue

45. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.1
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This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.

Writers: Kathryn Scola, Lamar Trotti, Richard Sherman | Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman

46. The Indian Fighter (1955)

Not Rated | 88 min | Western

6.4
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A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country unwittingly gets involved with a Sioux chief's daughter.

Writers: Robert L. Richards, Frank Davis, Ben Hecht | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas

47. Pardners (1956)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Western

6.2
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A rich momma's boy returns west with the son of his murdered father's partner to foil a gang trying to gain control of his family ranch.

Writers: Sidney Sheldon, Jerry Davis, Mervin J. Houser | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lori Nelson, Jeff Morrow

48. The Texan (1958–1960)

30 min | Western

8.0
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The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being the fastest gun in the west precedes him, roams across Texas from town to town, not looking for trouble , but trouble finds him.

Stars: Rory Calhoun, Regis Parton, Duncan Lamont, James Drake

49. Welcome to Hard Times (1967)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Western

6.1
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A sociopathic stranger all but destroys a small hardscrabble town but the 'mayor' convinces its survivors to stay and rebuild.

Writers: E.L. Doctorow, Burt Kennedy | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Henry Fonda, Janice Rule, Keenan Wynn, Janis Paige

50. North West Mounted Police (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers ("Isn't that a contradiction in terms?", another character asks him) travels to Canada in the 1880s in search of Jacques Corbeau, who is wanted for murder. He ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Le May, Jesse Lasky Jr., C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster