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1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

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

Votes: 45,454

2. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison

Votes: 32,664

3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 9,353

4. The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)

GP | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak, Pier Paolo Capponi

Votes: 6,675

5. Marooned (1969)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Three American astronauts are stranded in space when their retros won't fire. Can they be rescued before their oxygen runs out?

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen, James Franciscus

Votes: 3,542 | Gross: $4.35M

6. The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

G | 96 min | Western, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out ... See full summary »

Director: Jim O'Connolly | Stars: James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 2,790

7. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.1
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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

Votes: 2,177

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

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,153

9. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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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

Votes: 2,087

10. 29th Street (1991)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Frank Pesce is the luckiest man alive in spite of his bad luck. Based on a true story, a man growing up in a tough New York neighborhood has a gift for finding himself in the worst possible... See full summary »

Director: George Gallo | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Frank Pesce

Votes: 2,046 | Gross: $2.12M

11. Black Tigers (1978)

PG | 95 min | Action

5.0
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An ex-US Army commando must find the reason why his comrades from his unit are being systematically murdered before he is next.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, James Franciscus, Lloyd Haynes

Votes: 2,016 | Gross: $18.33M

12. When Time Ran Out... (1980)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.3
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An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, Edward Albert

Votes: 1,959 | Gross: $1.70M

13. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.6
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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

Votes: 1,666

14. 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

Votes: 1,645

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

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,542

16. Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)

G | 120 min | Drama, Family

6.0
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A skilled flyer but very rebellious young seagull is kicked out of his clan. However, instead of being sad or lonely, he decides to enjoy and explore his newfound freedom.

Director: Hall Bartlett | Stars: James Franciscus, Juliet Mills, Philip Ahn, David Ladd

Votes: 1,479 | Gross: $1.60M

17. The Last Shark (1981)

PG | 88 min | Horror

4.5
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James Franciscus tries to save hundreds of swimmers in a coastal resort after a Great White Shark starts terrorizing the area.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: James Franciscus, Vic Morrow, Micaela Pignatelli, Joshua Sinclair

Votes: 1,392

18. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Judgment Night (1959)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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It's 1942, and a man finds himself on a ship in the Atlantic, not knowing who he is, nor how he got there. He does know the ship will soon be attacked by a German U-boat.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Rod Serling, Nehemiah Persoff, Deirdre Owens, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 1,336

19. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy. Whenever the kids need... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin

Votes: 1,166

20. Butterfly (1982)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

4.5
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Orson Welles, as judge Rauch, holds a lengthy trial against Jess Tyler, a caretaker deserted by his wife ten years before, who's accused of improper relations with his daughter Kady. ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: Stacy Keach, Pia Zadora, Orson Welles, Lois Nettleton

Votes: 882

21. Killer Fish (1979)

PG | 101 min | Horror

4.1
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Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Lee Majors, Karen Black, Margaux Hemingway, Marisa Berenson

Votes: 875

22. The Greek Tycoon (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama

5.2
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The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset, Raf Vallone, Edward Albert

Votes: 857

23. Kidnapped (1971)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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In 18th century Scotland, during the Jacobite Rebellion, David Balfour claims his inheritance from his uncle who has him shanghaied on a ship where David meets fugitive Jacobite rebel Alan Breck.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Lawrence Douglas, Vivien Heilbron

Votes: 802

24. Jane Eyre (1970 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

6.5
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Jane Eyre is an orphan, sent to Lowood school, and eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield hall to a girl named Adele. While she is there, many strange things happen and eventually she... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: George C. Scott, Susannah York, Ian Bannen, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 725

25. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

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

Votes: 716

26. City on Fire (1979)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama

3.5
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A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Clark, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 682

27. 12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

60 min | Drama, War

8.3
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This series chronicles the adventures--in the air and on the ground--of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson, Robert Lansing

Votes: 630

28. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.6
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The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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

Votes: 598

29. The Hollywood Squares (1965–1980)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.7
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Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.

Stars: Kenny Williams, Peter Marshall, Cliff Arquette, Wally Cox

Votes: 515

30. The Outsider (1961)

108 min | Drama, War

7.7
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Tony Curtis plays an Indian (Nicknamed "Chief" by other soldiers) who fights in WWII and helps to raise the flag at Iwo Jima.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Tony Curtis, James Franciscus, Gregory Walcott, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 478

31. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Lee Kurty, Jean Inness

Votes: 455

32. Heidi (1968 TV Movie)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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Orphan Swiss girl Heidi cannot be cared for by her aunt Dete anymore and she is left in her grumpy grandfather's care up in the Alps where Heidi also meets young goat herder Peter.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Jennifer Edwards, Michael Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, Jean Simmons

Votes: 454

33. Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)

93 min | Family, Drama, War

6.6
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In 1945 the fate of Vienna's famous Lipizzaner stallions hangs into balance.American general Patton could save them but first he asks to see them perform.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Robert Taylor, Lilli Palmer, Curd Jürgens, Eddie Albert

Votes: 425

34. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

25 min | Western

7.7
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson

Votes: 394

35. Dario Argento's World of Horror (1985)

76 min | Documentary, Biography

5.9
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Documentary on horror/mystery film maker Dario Argento. Features an in-depth interview with Argento and covers his work from 1969 to 1985.

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: Dario Argento, Romano Albani, Fiore Argento, Urbano Barberini

Votes: 341

36. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates, Harry Landers

Votes: 327

37. Concorde Affaire '79 (1979)

96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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A reporter tries to stop the crash of an aircraft after uncovering an airline's plot to save their business by sabotaging Concorde flights and have them decommissioned.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: James Franciscus, Mimsy Farmer, Venantino Venantini, Fiamma Maglione

Votes: 306

38. Nightkill (1980)

R | 97 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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A woman is convinced by her lover to poison her cruel husband, a rich businessman. However, she becomes terrified when she finds the lover dead as well. A sinister PI, who's investigating her husband's disappearance, contacts her.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jaclyn Smith, Mike Connors, James Franciscus

Votes: 297

39. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

Votes: 291

40. The Amazing Dobermans (1976)

G | 96 min | Family, Comedy, Crime

5.1
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An ex-con man and his five trained Dobermans help a Treasury Dept. agent stop a racketeer and his gang.

Director: Byron Chudnow | Stars: James Franciscus, Barbara Eden, Fred Astaire, Jack Carter

Votes: 287

41. Longstreet (1971–1972)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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The cases of a blind insurance investigator.

Stars: James Franciscus, Marlyn Mason, Peter Mark Richman, Ann Doran

Votes: 274

42. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, David Brenner, Sergio Franchi

Votes: 268

43. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Milt Kamen, Mort Lindsey Orchestra

Votes: 266

44. One of My Wives Is Missing (1976 TV Movie)

93 min | Thriller

8.1
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Daniel Corban's wife Elizabeth disappeared after they had a fight. Then she shows up, yet he insists that the woman isn't actually his wife.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Jack Klugman, Elizabeth Ashley, James Franciscus, Joel Fabiani

Votes: 250

45. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

60 min | Western

7.9
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an agent helping Wells Fargo cope with badguys to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco who still does some agent work.

Stars: Dale Robertson, William Demarest, Kit Carson, Lory Patrick

Votes: 240

46. Youngblood Hawke (1964)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama

6.1
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Youngblood Hawke is a truck driver from Kentucky who comes to New York City to become a hot-shot writer. Almost immediately, he meets editor Jeanne Green. She sees great promise in Hawke's ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: James Franciscus, Suzanne Pleshette, Geneviève Page, Eva Gabor

Votes: 239

47. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)

60 min | Horror, Thriller

7.9
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An anthology of suspense dramas concentrating on individuals confronted with supernatural occurrences.

Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Sheila Larken, Meg Foster, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 225

48. Hell Boats (1970)

PG-13 | 95 min | War, Drama

5.1
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An American commander, serving under the British Royal Navy in 1942, is assigned to blockade the island of Malta and told to formulate a plan to destroy the Nazi arsenal in Sicily.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: James Franciscus, Elizabeth Shepherd, Ronald Allen, Reuven Bar-Yotam

Votes: 208

49. Night Slaves (1970 TV Movie)

72 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A man and his wife find themselves stranded in a small western town. He discovers that a strange force has turned the residents into zombies, and runs into a beautiful woman who he believes is the key to the mystery.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Lee Grant, Scott Marlowe, Andrew Prine

Votes: 196

50. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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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, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 187