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1. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

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Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

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

2. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 175 min | Western

8.7
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80 Metascore

Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Writers: Sergio Leone, Sergio Donati, Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Mickey Knox | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

3. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

4. Bonanza (1959–1973)

49 min | Western

7.4
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

5. Home Improvement (1991–1999)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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The daily trials and tribulations of Tim Taylor, a TV show host raising three mischeivous boys with help from his loyal co-host, domineering wife, and genius neighbor.

Creators: Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean | Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith

6. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

60 min | Comedy, Western

7.7
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Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

7. Eight Is Enough (1977–1981)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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This comedy drama focused on a family with eight very independent children.

Stars: Dick Van Patten, Lani O'Grady, Susan Richardson, Connie Needham

8. Firecreek (1968)

Approved | 104 min | Western

6.8
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A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.

Writer: Calvin Clements Sr. | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Gary Lockwood

9. The Cannonball Run (1981)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy

6.0
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A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country car race.

Writer: Brock Yates | Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise

10. 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

11. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

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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

12. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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Tales of visitors to a unique resort island that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

13. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

Stars: James Drury, Doug McClure, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

14. Kung Fu (1972–1975)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

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The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

Creator: Ed Spielman | Stars: David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera, Philip Ahn

15. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Drama, Western

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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

16. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

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After the Civil war adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

17. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Western, Family

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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Creator: George W. Trendle | Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Lane Bradford

18. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

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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

19. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

7.6
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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

20. Suburban Commando (1991)

PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Family

4.2
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Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, etc. His ship is damaged after a fight with an interstellar nasty and he must hide out on Earth until it can recharge. He leaves his ... See full summary »

Writer: Frank A. Cappello | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd, Shelley Duvall, Larry Miller

21. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

22. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Western

8.3
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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Creator: Michael Garrison | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Whitey Hughes, Dick Cangey

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

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.4
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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

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

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Add a Plot

Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

25. F Troop (1965–1967)

30 min | Comedy, War, Western

7.6
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The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote US Army outpost in the Wild West.

Creator: Richard M. Bluel | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson

26. Simon & Simon (1981–1995)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Drama

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Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Creator: Philip DeGuere | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

27. The Way West (1967)

122 min | Adventure, Western

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In 1843 a former U.S. senator leads a wagon train of settlers to Oregon, but his megalomania leads to growing dissatisfaction with his leadership.

Writers: Ben Maddow, Mitch Lindemann, A.B. Guthrie Jr. | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark, Lola Albright

28. Vera Cruz (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Western

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During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz.

Writers: Roland Kibbee, James R. Webb, Borden Chase | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero

29. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

60 min | Western

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The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to establish his cattle empire despite Indian hostility. He's aided by brother Buck and son... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow, Linda Cristal

30. Jubal (1956)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Western

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A new foreman rejects the sexual advances of a frustrated rancher's wife, which leads to conflicts that could get him killed.

Writers: Russell S. Hughes, Delmer Daves, Paul Wellman | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Valerie French

31. Zorro (1957–1959)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

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Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro.

Stars: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

32. Rio Lobo (1970)

G | 114 min | Adventure, Western, Romance

6.8
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After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

Writers: Burton Wohl, Leigh Brackett | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

33. The Villain (1979)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Western

5.3
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Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming.... See full summary »

Writer: Robert G. Kane | Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde

34. Webster (1983–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Family

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The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter -- and life lessons -- in every episode.

Creator: Stu Silver | Stars: Susan Clark, Alex Karras, Emmanuel Lewis, Henry Polic II

35. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Western

7.5
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In the old west, a man becomes a sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can decamp if things get tough. In the end, he uses ingenuity instead.

Writer: William Bowers | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan

36. Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

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A con artist arrives in a mining town controlled by two competing companies. Both companies think he's a famous gunfighter and try to hire him to drive the other out of town.

Writer: James Edward Grant | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Elam, Harry Morgan

37. Cannonball Run II (1984)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy

4.7
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The original characters from the first Cannonball movie race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

Writers: Brock Yates, Hal Needham, Albert S. Ruddy, Harvey Miller | Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.

38. The Man from Laramie (1955)

Approved | 104 min | Western

7.4
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A stranger defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Frank Burt, Thomas T. Flynn | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell

39. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Western

7.4
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An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.

Writer: Rudy Wurlitzer | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado

40. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977–1978)

60 min | Adventure, Family, Western

7.5
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An innocent fugitive from the law lives in the wilderness with a grizzly bear companion and helps passers-by in the forest.

Creator: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Don Shanks, John Bishop

41. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Unrated | 106 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.7
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A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit."

Writers: Mickey Spillane, A.I. Bezzerides | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

42. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

43. Edge of Eternity (1959)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Helped by socialite Janice Kendon and barkeeper Scott O'Brien, Arizona deputy sheriff Les Martin works to solve three brutal murders in and around the Grand Canyon. His efforts leads to the... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Markson, Knut Swenson, Richard Collins | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Victoria Shaw, Mickey Shaughnessy, Edgar Buchanan

44. The Night of the Grizzly (1966)

G | 102 min | Adventure, Western

6.4
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Marshall "Big Jim" Cole turns in his badge and heads to Wyoming with his family in order to settle on some land left him by a relative. He faces opposition both from a neighbor who wants ... See full summary »

Writer: Warren Douglas | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Nancy Kulp

45. The Comancheros (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Western, Adventure

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Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known ... See full summary »

Writers: James Edward Grant, Clair Huffaker, Paul Wellman | Directors: Michael Curtiz, John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff

46. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Approved | 122 min | Western

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Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Writers: Leon Uris, George Scullin | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet

47. The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954–1959)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

7.3
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Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.

Stars: Lee Aaker, James Brown, Rin Tin Tin II, Joe Sawyer

48. The Sacketts (1979 TV Movie)

240 min | Western

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Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three Sackett brothers out west from their Tennessee home. Along the way the oldest, Tell,... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Byrnes, Louis L'Amour | Director: Robert Totten | Stars: Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Jeff Osterhage, Glenn Ford

49. Laramie (1959–1963)

60 min | Western

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It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »

Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

50. How the West Was Won (1978 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Western

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The Macahans, a family from Virginia headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb