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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

2. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

3. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

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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. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 136 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.

Writers: Ira Levin, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

5. Emergency! (1972–1979)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

6. Rhoda (1974–1978)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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Rhoda Morgenstern was born in the Bronx in December 1941. She's always felt responsible for World War II. She had a bad puberty. It lasted 17 years. She's a High School graduate, she went ... See full summary »

Stars: Valerie Harper, Julie Kavner, Lorenzo Music, David Groh

7. Taxi (1978–1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

8. Any Which Way You Can (1980)

PG | 115 min | Action, Comedy

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Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeremy Joe Kronsberg, Stanford Sherman | Director: Buddy Van Horn | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith

9. Harold and Maude (1971)

GP | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

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Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Writer: Colin Higgins | Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack

10. Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy

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Philo Beddoe is an easy-going trucker and a great fist-fighter. With two friends - Orville, who promotes prize-fights for him, and Clyde, the orangutan he won on a bet - he roams the San ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeremy Joe Kronsberg | Director: James Fargo | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D'Angelo

11. Kojak (1973–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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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

12. Newhart (1982–1990)

30 min | Comedy

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Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston, Julia Duffy

13. My Bodyguard (1980)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard.

Writer: Alan Ormsby | Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Paul Quandt

14. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Bianna Golodryga, Ron Claiborne

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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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. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

17. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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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

18. Adam's Rib (1949)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

Writers: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell

19. Scavenger Hunt (1979)

PG | 116 min | Comedy

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To inherit a fortune, various addressees of a will must compete in a wild scavenger hunt to collect selected items, but cannot be simply bought.

Writers: Steven Vail, John Thomson, Gerry Woolery, Henry Harper | Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers, Ruth Gordon

20. The Big Bus (1976)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Action

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The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is going Non-stop from New York to Denver and is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the ... See full summary »

Writers: Fred Freeman, Lawrence J. Cohen | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Joseph Bologna, Stockard Channing, John Beck, Rene Auberjonois

21. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Elliott

22. Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood.

Writer: Gavin Lambert | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon

23. Perfect Gentlemen (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Writer: Nora Ephron | Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Ruth Gordon, Sandy Dennis, Lisa Pelikan

24. Pat and Mike (1952)

95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

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Pat's a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiance is around. The lady's golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants ... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray, William Ching

25. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

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An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.

Writers: John Howard Lawson, Guy Gilpatric, A.I. Bezzerides, W.R. Burnett | Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop

26. Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror

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Having been adopted by the madam of a southwestern brothel, a now adult Adrian must cope with the fact that he's Satan's kid, and not living up to his expectations.

Writers: Anthony Wilson, Ira Levin | Director: Sam O'Steen | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Patty Duke, Broderick Crawford, Ruth Gordon

27. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Redd Foxx

28. A Double Life (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

29. What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)

M | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna ... See full summary »

Writers: Theodore Apstein, Ursula Curtiss | Directors: Lee H. Katzin, Bernard Girard | Stars: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller

30. Edge of Darkness (1943)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, War

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After two years under German rule, a small Norwegian fishing village rises up and revolts against the occupying Nazis.

Writers: Robert Rossen, William Woods | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston, Nancy Coleman

31. Don't Go to Sleep (1982 TV Movie)

93 min | Horror, Mystery

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A young girl begins seeing the ghost of her sister who died in an accident a year earlier.

Writer: Ned Wynn | Director: Richard Lang | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Valerie Harper, Robin Ignico, Kristin Cumming

32. Where's Poppa? (1970)

R | 82 min | Comedy

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When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother, even though he promised his late father that he'd ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Klane | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: George Segal, Ruth Gordon, Ron Leibman, Trish Van Devere

33. The Trouble with Spies (1987)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy

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George Trent, a British spy, has gone incommunicado in Ibiza. Appleton Porter (Donald Sutherland) is sent to find out what happened to Trent. Porter settles into a small hotel with several ... See full summary »

Writers: Burt Kennedy, Mark McShane | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Ned Beatty, Ruth Gordon, Lucy Gutteridge

34. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Rex Reed, Richard Harris

35. Donahue (1967–1995)

60 min | Talk-Show

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The precursor to all the daytime talk shows that arose during the 1980's and 90's. Phil Donahue's show started off similar to other shows of its day, featuring celebrities and musical acts,... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Donahue, Sammy Davis Jr., Dolly Parton, Debby Boone

36. Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984)

PG | 97 min | Musical, Sci-Fi, Comedy

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Aliens land in the town of "Speelburgh" searching for the source of rock & roll. They find trouble with Dee Dee, Frankie and the pack.

Writers: Edward Gold, James Guidotti, Charles Hairston | Director: James Fargo | Stars: Pia Zadora, Craig Sheffer, Tom Nolan, Ruth Gordon

37. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Writer: Leonard Gershe | Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

38. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Milt Kamen, Hermione Gingold

39. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Mike Douglas, Sergio Franchi, Joe Harnell Sextet, Jackie Gleason

40. Maxie (1985)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

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A 1920s flapper who haunts her old house possesses a dull housewife who just moved in. Hilarity ensues.

Writers: Jack Finney, Patricia Resnick | Director: Paul Aaron | Stars: Glenn Close, Mandy Patinkin, Ruth Gordon, Barnard Hughes

41. The Actress (1953)

Passed | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her ... See full summary »

Writer: Ruth Gordon | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Teresa Wright, Anthony Perkins

42. The Marrying Kind (1952)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

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Florence and Chet Keefer have had a troublesome marriage. Whilst in the middle of a divorce hearing the judge encourages them to remember the good times they have had hoping that the ... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, Madge Kennedy, Sheila Bond

43. Two-Faced Woman (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

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While at a ski lodge, Larry Blake sees instructor Karin Borg and decides to sign up for private lessons. The next thing he knows, she is Mrs. Blake. When he announces that he is going back ... See full summary »

Writers: Ludwig Fulda, S.N. Behrman, Salka Viertel, George Oppenheimer | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Constance Bennett, Roland Young

44. Lord Love a Duck (1966)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A bright satirical comedy about an innocent high school girl granted her wishes by a student prodigy. A broad satire of teenage culture in the sixties, its targets ranging from progressive education to beach movies.

Writers: Al Hine, Larry H. Johnson, George Axelrod | Director: George Axelrod | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Tuesday Weld, Lola Albright, Martin West

45. The Great Houdini (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

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A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.

Writers: Peter Benchley, Melville Shavelson | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Paul Michael Glaser, Sally Struthers, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Vance

46. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Grover Jones | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard

47. Film 2014 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Jonathan Ross, Claudia Winkleman, Danny Leigh, Barry Norman

48. Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Drama

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True story of the doctor who considered it was not immoral to search for a drug that would cure syphillis.

Writers: John Huston, Heinz Herald, Norman Burnstine | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Donald Crisp

49. Jimmy the Kid (1982)

PG | 85 min | Comedy

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Gang of bumbling crooks kidnap a bratty little kid, find out they got more than they bargained for.

Writers: Sam Bobrick, Donald E. Westlake | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Gary Coleman, Paul Le Mat, Ruth Gordon, Dee Wallace

50. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery