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1. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Random's Child (1992)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

9.3
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Bill Gillespie makes peace with his estranged daughter after she comes to Sparta to settle her deceased mother's affairs.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 12

2. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Sammy's Visit (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

9.3
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The classic tale about the time Sammy Davis Jr. stopped by to visit the Bunkers. It begins with a briefcase he left in Archie's cab ... and ends with the kiss of infamy.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 176

3. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Small War: Part 1 (1992)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

9.2
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While Sparta's police chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie celebrates a mis-trial with Harriet DeLong, they worry about her son Eugene Glendon, who is out on probation. He was tricked into ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 17

4. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: The Bunkers and the Swingers (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

9.2
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Edith answers a magazine personal ad from a couple seeking new friends ... unaware that they engage in a swinging lifestyle.

Directors: Bob LaHendro, John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 106

5. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Edith's Problem (1972)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

9.1
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Edith's irritability as of late may be a sign of her going through menopause. Archie is frustrated when he finds out she can't possibly have her "change of life" in 30 seconds.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 121

6. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Private Sessions (1993)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

9.1
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When a young woman takes her life by jumping off a bridge, her boyfriend, who is also Virgil's law school classmate, stands accused of her murder.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 19

7. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City; his boss is Frieda Hechlinger; and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »

Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 105

8. The Citadel (1960 TV Movie)

Drama

9.0
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The good doctor is on trial before the British Medical Association Council, if he is found guilty, he will no longer be allowed to practice medicine. The story unfolds through flashbacks which depict his career and his subsequent downfall.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Ann Blyth, Lloyd Bochner, James Donald, Larry Gates

Votes: 16

9. All in the Family: 20th Anniversary Special (1991 TV Movie)

Documentary

9.0
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Cast members as well as viewers share what they remember about All in the Family. Even interviewed are viewers who were somewhat offended by Archie Bunker's vocabulary, like he called ... See full summary »

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Norman Lear

Votes: 22

10. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: ...And Then You Die (1988)

46 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

9.0
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Althea Tibbs is kidnapped and taken hostage by the prime suspect in a serial murder investigation.

Director: Anthony Wilkinson | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 21

11. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Final Arrangement (1990)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

9.0
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Wilson Sweet has a hard time believing that his good friend murdered his wife, who had been diagnosed with cancer.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 11

12. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Problem Too Personal (1990)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

9.0
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Harriet Delong's son is implicated in the investigation of an armed robbery committed by her ex-husband.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 12

13. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Trip Upstate (1989)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

9.0
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Gillespie is asked by a condemned prisoner to be present at his execution.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 29

14. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: And Justice for Some (1990)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

9.0
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Virgil's young neighbor is badly injured in a hit-and-run accident caused by a cocky drug trafficker.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 24

15. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Fate (1988)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

9.0
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Racial tensions boil over in Sparta when a married, white woman has an extramarital affair with a black businessman.

Director: Anthony Wilkinson | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 24

16. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Judging Books by Covers (1971)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Archie is irritated at Mike's offbeat friend, who dresses and behaves in a way that leads him to mistakenly conclude he is a homosexual. But Archie soon learns that one of his best friends is gay.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 174

17. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Love, Honor and Obey (1992)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

9.0
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Parker's friend takes matters into her own hands when she is fed up with her husband's physical abuse.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 25

18. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Murder Most Ancient (1989)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

9.0
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A young man stands accused of his abusive father's murder.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 17

19. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Perversions of Justice (1990)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

9.0
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Tempers flare in Sparta when an elementary school teacher is accused of molesting one of his students.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 17

20. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Sweet, Sweet Blues (1991)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

9.0
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A local jazz musician reveals information about the murder of Officer Sweet's grandfather, which reopens the 40-year-old case.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 40

21. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.

Stars: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Kent Smith, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 80

22. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Depraved Heart (1993)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.9
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Bubba Skinner is determined to have a womanizing real estate agent charged with attempted murder after the man knowingly infected Bubba's friend with HIV.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Carl Weathers, Alan Autry, David Hart

Votes: 30

23. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: Age of Consent (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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Brock tries to help a young man when his girlfriend's father tries to break up their relationship by dragging the youngster into court.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Penny Fuller

Votes: 9

24. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Archie Is Branded (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Archie thinks a swastika painted on his door may be juvenile pranksters, but Mike is concerned that the Bunkers' home may have been mistaken for the residence of a Jewish radical.

Directors: Bob LaHendro, John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 117

25. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Blessings (1990)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.9
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During the Christmas season, a flirtatious newspaper reporter prints an unflattering story about the Sparta Police Department.

Director: David Soul | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 14

26. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Cousin Maude's Visit (1971)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Edith's liberal cousin, Maude Findlay, arrives to help in caring for a flu-ridden Archie and Mike.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 118

27. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Every Man's Family (1993)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.9
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Bubba travels to Atlanta, GA in an attempt to improve his drug addicted nephew's quality of life.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Carl Weathers, Alan Autry, David Hart

Votes: 25

28. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Lionel's Engagement (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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The Bunkers, Stivics and Jeffersons attend Lionel's engagement party. His fiancée is a young woman whose father is white and mother is black, much to the chagrin of Archie and (especially) George.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 85

29. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Meet the Bunkers (1971)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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In the series' premiere, Mike and Gloria plan a surprise party to celebrate Archie and Edith's 22nd anniversary. But it quickly turns into a shouting match between conservative Archie and the liberal "Meathead" on virtually every topic.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 174

30. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Quick Fix (1990)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.9
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While spending his day off fishing, Bubba's dog unearths a dead infant, found to have been born to a mentally challenged teenager.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 14

31. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: These Things Take Time (1989)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.9
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Tibbs tries to help a teenage mother who was abandoned by her baby's father.

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 12

32. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Geary, Tol Avery, Robert Stevenson

Votes: 59

33. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Brotherly Love: Part 1 (1990)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.8
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Virgil Tibbs returns to Philadelphia to investigate his best man's death and uncovers police corruption within his friend's precinct.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 25

34. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Country Mouse, City Mouse (1989)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.8
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Bubba's nephew and Virgil's visiting niece become friendly and are chased by a dangerous criminal thought to have died in an explosion.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 18

35. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Edith's 50th Birthday (1977)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Archie, Mike and Gloria plan a surprise party for Edith to celebrate her 50th birthday. But an unwelcome visitor to the Bunker's home - while Edith is home alone - has a much different surprise in mind for the Bunker matriarch.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 110

36. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Everybody Tells the Truth (1973)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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All about how the time a repairman and his black apprentice came over to fix the Bunkers' refrigerator. Mike and Archie exchange wildly inaccurate versions about what happened, but Edith knows the real story.

Directors: Bob LaHendro, John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 110

37. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood (1971)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Archie and several neighbors learn that a black family is moving into the neighborhood, unaware that it is the Jeffersons. Lionel finds out about the effort to purchase the Jeffersons' new house and gets Archie to reveal his plans.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 125

38. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Pericles on 31st Street (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Racial tensions break out on 31st Street, a multi-ethnic community.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Dick Powell, Theodore Bikel, Arthur O'Connell, Carroll O'Connor

Votes: 16

39. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Pilot: Part 1 (1988)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.8
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Chief Gillespie reluctantly accepts visiting Sparta native Virgil Tibbs as his new Chief of Detectives in the midst of a high-profile murder investigation.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 38

40. Party of Five (1994–2000)
Episode: Spring Breaks: Part 2 (1996)

TV-PG | 48 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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Bailey tells Sarah he doesn't feel their relationship satisfies either of them truly, yet she pleads it's true love. The siblings prepare gloomily for Salinger's farewell dinner. Against ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Robman | Stars: Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert

Votes: 27

41. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: The Draft Dodger (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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It's Christmas again and the Bunker's are preparing for their holiday meal with Archie's buddy Pinky. Mike's old friend David Brewster drops by unexpectedly and Mike is concerned because he... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 102

42. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Trundel's Will Be Done (1992)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.8
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The wife of Harriet's sister's lover seeks custody of Harriet's nephew, the product of her late husband's affair.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 21

43. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.7
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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 »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 207

44. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.

Stars: Gene Darfler, John Hoyt, Walter Matthau, Simon Oakland

Votes: 44

45. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Correct Settling (1993)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.7
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Sparta Police investigate the possibility of a prison bishop being forced off the road being racially motivated. Bill Gillespie and Harriet Delong discuss taking their relationship to the next level.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 10

46. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Small War: Part 2 (1992)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.7
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Despite his disdain for Bill Gillespie, Harriet's son Eugene helps the Sparta Police bring down the crack house after he is an eyewitness to his best friend's drug-related murder.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 15

47. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Brother's Keeper (1992)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.7
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Luann is furious when her slacker brother returns and is immediately accused of robbing a shady sports bar. Her mother is in denial and insists her son has changed.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 22

48. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Bubba's Baby (1990)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.7
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Bubba's former acquaintance leaves a baby on his doorstep.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 28

49. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: By Means Most Foul (1992)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.7
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When a woman plots to kill her husband in order to continue her torrid love affair, things don't go exactly as planned.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 13

50. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Edith's 50th Birthday (1977)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Edith encounters a life-threatening rapist on her 50th birthday.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 87