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1. 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

2. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

8.9
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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

3. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy

4. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

M | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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James Bond woos a mob boss's daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps that involves beautiful women from around the world.

Writers: Simon Raven, Richard Maibaum | Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Gabriele Ferzetti

5. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War

7.8
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A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Lukas Heller, E.M. Nathanson | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes

6. The Muppet Movie (1979)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.7
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69 Metascore

Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.

Writers: Jack Burns, Jerry Juhl | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

7. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.8
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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

8. Kelly's Heroes (1970)

GP | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.

Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Brian G. Hutton | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor

9. Kojak (1973–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Creator: Abby Mann | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

10. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Barbara Moore

11. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 225 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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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.

12. 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

13. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner

14. Cape Fear (1962)

Not Rated | 105 min | Thriller

7.8
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A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.

Writers: John D. MacDonald, James R. Webb | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

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

16. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A retired intelligence agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Creators: Richard Lindheim, Michael Sloan | Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

17. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.5
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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

18. 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

19. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

20. Alice in Wonderland (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 187 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Alice is in Looking Glass land, where she meets many Looking Glass creatures and attempts to avoid the Jabberwocky, a monster that appears due to her being afraid.

Writers: Lewis Carroll, Paul Zindel | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Natalie Gregory, Sheila Allen, Sharee Gregory, Red Buttons

21. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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A crime drama that focused on the lives of the detectives of New York's 65th Precinct. The emphasis in the stories was mostly on real-life crime and the human element. Season one stars were... See full summary »

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

22. Alice (1976–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.8
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A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »

Creator: Robert Getchell | Stars: Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback, Philip McKeon

23. Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Approved | 167 min | War, Action, Drama

6.8
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A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Milton Sperling, John Melson | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews

24. Capricorn One (1977)

PG | 123 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret...

Writer: Peter Hyams | Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston

25. 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.

26. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

147 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.

Writers: Guy Trosper, Thomas E. Gaddis | Directors: John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand

27. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

28. The Commish (1991–1995)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Slightly offbeat television police comedy/drama. Tony Scali is the police commissioner in a small town, where solutions to difficult situations often require considerable creativity. Tony's... See full summary »

Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Stephen Kronish | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Geoffrey Nauffts

29. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Jacqueline Beer

30. The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

31. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson, Elizabeth Franz

32. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.0
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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

33. Mackenna's Gold (1969)

M | 128 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

6.8
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The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're ... See full summary »

Writers: Heck Allen, Carl Foreman | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas, Camilla Sparv

34. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.4
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Adventurers return to the overturned ship, seeking a fortune.

Writers: Paul Gallico, Nelson Gidding | Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle

35. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)

60 min | Drama, Crime

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The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, William Reynolds, Stephen Brooks

36. John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965)

96 min | Comedy

5.4
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The Crown Prince of Fawzia gets dropped from the football team at Notre Dame; and his father, King Fawz (Peter Ustinov)... See full synopsis »

Writer: William Peter Blatty | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Ustinov, Richard Crenna, Jim Backus

37. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

Creator: James E. Moser | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates, Harry Landers

38. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Nicholas Colasanto, Jack Krupnick, Fernando Lamas

39. The Scalphunters (1968)

102 min | Comedy, Western

6.9
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Forced to trade his valuable furs for a well-educated escaped slave, a rugged trapper vows to recover the pelts from the Indians and later the renegades that killed them.

Writer: William W. Norton | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas, Ossie Davis

40. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971–1974)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Creator: Chris Bearde | Stars: Sonny Bono, Cher, Ted Zeigler, Peter Cullen

41. Burke's Law (1963–1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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Amos Burke was a Los Angeles chief of detectives who was also a millionaire with a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a mansion, and a high-wheeling lifestyle. The hallmarks of this series were ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank D. Gilroy | Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey, Leon Lontoc

42. Escape to Athena (1979)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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During World War II, the prisoners of a German camp on a Greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Anhalt, Richard Lochte, George P. Cosmatos | Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven, Stefanie Powers

43. Lisa and the Devil (1973)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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Surreal goings-on at a Spanish villa in this poetic horror fairytale, which was crassly re-edited into The House of Exorcism (1975) for US release.

Writers: Mario Bava, Alfredo Leone | Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Telly Savalas, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina, Alessio Orano

44. The Arsenio Hall Show (1989–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.4
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Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Burton Richardson, Sinbad, Barry Manilow

45. Genghis Khan (1965)

127 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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This is the story of the shy Mongol boy Temujin who,during the 13th century, becomes the fearless Mongol leader Genghis Khan that unites all Mongol tribes and conquers India,China,Persia,Korea and parts of Rusia,Europe and Middle-East.

Writers: Clarke Reynolds, Beverley Cross, Berkely Mather | Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Omar Sharif, James Mason, Eli Wallach

46. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

47. Top of the Pops (1964–2012)

30 min | Music

7.0
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A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Stars: Pan's People, Lulu Cartwright, Legs & Co, Rosie Hetherington

48. Horror Express (1972)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link. He brings the creature back to Europe aboard a ... See full summary »

Writers: Arnaud d'Usseau, Julian Zimet | Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa

49. Land Raiders (1969)

M | 101 min | Action, Western

5.3
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An outlaw committing a string of robberies and murders manages to blame the crimes on Apaches, bringing about an Indian war.

Writers: Jesse Lasky Jr., Ken Pettus, Pat Silver | Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Telly Savalas, George Maharis, Arlene Dahl, Janet Landgard

50. Battle of the Network Stars (1976 TV Special)

120 min | Family, Game-Show, Sport

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Director: Roger Goodman | Stars: Howard Cosell, Gabe Kaplan, Darleen Carr, Lynda Carter