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1. Tales of the Unexpected (1977– )
Episode: No Way Out (1977)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

9.0
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Ex-Navy officer John Kelty unwittingly pilots his boat through a time warp in the Bermuda Triangle. He travels forward 25 years and finds that Fate has sent him to save his son from the same mistake that ruined his own life.

Writers: Richard Fielder, James Schmerer | Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Bill Bixby, Robert Pine, Robert Hogan, Sheila Larken

Votes: 5

2. Streets of Laredo (1995– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1999)

88 min | Drama, Western

8.8
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Woodrow breaks off from his posse to pursue Mo Mo while his men try to capture or kill Joey Garza. Meanwhile Lorena searches for Pea and Joey's mother Maria tries to help her son elude the law.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Ned Beatty

Votes: 5

3. Tales of the Unexpected (1977– )
Episode: The Final Chapter (1977)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.8
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Investigative reporter Frank Harris has himself committed to death row under an assumed identify in order to probe the psychological impact of the death sentence. Suddenly his outside ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard O. Lewis, John Wilder | Director: Richard Lang | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Ned Beatty, Neva Patterson, Tim O'Connor

Votes: 8

4. The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (1985 Video)

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.6
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Directors: Ken Annakin, Robert Butler, John Hough, Jack Kinney, Wolfgang Reitherman, Robert Stevenson | Stars: Eddie Albert, Julie Andrews, Michael Sundin, Raymond Bailey

Votes: 68

5. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Family Man (1969)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.6
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When the husband of a couple younger than Jim goes on the lam, Jim decides to take over as the breadwinner for the young wife and her new baby he delivers. However, the toil of doing two jobs leads to Jim deciding to quit as emotions grow.

Writers: Arthur Heinemann, Owen Wister | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: John McIntire, Doug McClure, Tim Matheson, Sara Lane

Votes: 8

6. Flying High (1978–1979)
Episode: Swan Song for an Ugly Duckling (1978)

46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Creators: Martin Cohan, Dawn Aldredge | Director: Dennis Donnelly | Stars: Connie Sellecca, Pat Klous, Kathryn Witt, Howard Platt

Votes: 6

7. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: The New Rachel (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.5
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The members of New Directions compete to become the next star of the Glee Club, and a fresh crop of students is introduced.

Creators: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan | Director: Brad Falchuk | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale

Votes: 920

8. The American Side (2014)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.4
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Following a mysterious suicide at Niagara Falls, a low-rent detective unravels a conspiracy to build a revolutionary invention by enigmatic scientist, Nikola Tesla.

Writers: Greg Stuhr, Jenna Ricker | Director: Jenna Ricker | Stars: Greg Stuhr, Alicja Bachleda, Camilla Belle, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 43

9. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Duets (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.4
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Will's duet challenge, with a free meal for the winners, causes some relationship issues between the members of the club.

Creators: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan | Director: Eric Stoltz | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 717

10. Flying High (1978–1979)
Episode: South by Southwest (1978)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Creators: Martin Cohan, Dawn Aldredge | Director: Peter Roger Hunt | Stars: Connie Sellecca, Pat Klous, Kathryn Witt, Howard Platt

Votes: 5

11. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Audition (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.3
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New faces challenge some Glee Club veterans during auditions, while new and old relationships leave some feeling happy, and others sad.

Creators: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan | Director: Brad Falchuk | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 831

12. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Long Ride Home (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.3
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Holly finds two cowboys who are looking for work. The younger hand Jim looks up to Ben as the only father he has ever known as the two roam around looking for a place to settle. Ben isn't ready to settle down but Jim may have found a home.

Writers: Richard Fielder, Owen Wister | Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: John McIntire, Doug McClure, Tim Matheson, Sara Lane

Votes: 10

13. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Pilot (1976)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Alice works at Mel's Diner with Flo and Vera. A talent agent comes to town and Alice is hoping for a big break.

Writer: Robert Getchell | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Linda Lavin, Alfred Lutter III, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland

Votes: 15

14. All the President's Men (1976)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.

Writers: Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, William Goldman | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 65,886

15. Always Remember I Love You (1990 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

8.0
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Just after he turns sixteen, Robert finds out that he is adopted. His parents find to their horror that he was kidnaped from his real parents. They decide to tell him about this, even ... See full summary »

Writer: Vivienne Radkoff | Director: Michael Miller | Stars: Patty Duke, Stephen Dorff, David Birney, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 464

16. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: A Piece of the Rock (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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The beneficiary of her late husband's will pays a visit to Alice.

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

Votes: 9

17. Derrick (1974–1998)
Episode: Abitur (1978)

Crime, Drama

8.0
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Robert Becker's father wants his son to continue the family legacy and take up the practice after him. But first Robert must pass the abitur, and his father has got him a mentor.

Writer: Herbert Reinecker | Director: Theodor Grädler | Stars: Horst Tappert, Fritz Wepper, Willy Schäfer, Peter Dirschauer

Votes: 25

18. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Close Encounters of the Worst Kind (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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Little grips are causing big problems at Mel's Diner.

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

Votes: 10

19. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Vera's Mortician (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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Vera's new boyfriend is Jerry, a mortician 20 years her senior. But Alice - already creeped out by Jerry's profession - suspects that he hasn't told naive Vera everything about his personal life.

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

Votes: 7

20. Tales of the Unexpected (1977– )
Episode: You're Not Alone (1977)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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A businesswoman who moves into a high-rise apartment finds her privacy invaded and her lifestyle shattered by a voyeur with sophisticated equipment. He drives her to the brink of madness ... See full summary »

Writer: Carol Saraceno | Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Joanna Pettet, Gary Collins, Herb Edelman, Patricia Smith

Votes: 5

21. The Conversation (1974)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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86 Metascore

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 68,396

22. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Block Those Kicks (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.9
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Everyone at Mel's Diner is on a habit breaking kick.

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

Votes: 10

23. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989 TV Movie)

180 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away,... See full summary »

Writers: J.P. Miller, Cynthia Whitcomb, W.H. Echols II | Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Cindy Pickett, John Ashton, Corin Nemec, Luke Edwards

Votes: 1,710

24. Something for Joey (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Sport

7.8
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This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti and his younger brother Joey, who has lukemia. John and Joey's bond is a strong ... See full summary »

Writer: Jerry McNeely | Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Geraldine Page, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Marc Singer, Jeff Lynas

Votes: 377

25. Tales of the Unexpected (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Anthology series presenting stories of suspense, mystery and science-fiction, usually with some sort of twist ending.

Stars: William Conrad, David Birney, Bill Bixby, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 38

26. Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (2013 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.8
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Engaging, humorous, and provocative, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. The film ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Kantor | Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Mary Ellen Barrett, Jamie Bernstein, Matthew Broderick, Mel Brooks

Votes: 43

27. Sarge (1971–1972)
Episode: A Company of Victims (1971)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Creator: David Levy | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: George Kennedy, Ramon Bieri, Sallie Shockley, Harold Sakata

Votes: 6

28. Streets of Laredo (1995– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1999)

Drama, Western

7.8
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Captain Woodrow Coll returns to his old profession of Texas Ranger in order to track down a killer who likes robbing trains and murdering victims on a whim.

Writers: Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Ned Beatty

Votes: 8

29. Darkroom (1981–1982)
Episode: Exit Line (1982)

Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

7.8
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Actor Dan Burroughs tries desperately to convince an extremely influential critic to revise her negative opinion about his play and performance.

Director: Peter Crane | Stars: James Coburn, Newell Alexander, Jim Boeke, Jack Carter

Votes: 11

30. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Has Anyone Here Seen Telly? (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.8
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No one believes Vera when she tells them that Telly Savalas stopped by.

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

Votes: 11

31. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Vera, Queen of the Soaps (1982)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.8
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Vera gets an addiction to soap operas and her work suffers.

Creator: Robert Getchell | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Linda Lavin, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland, Celia Weston

Votes: 8

32. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.

Writers: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 262,108

33. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.7
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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: Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

Votes: 952

34. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

60 min | 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

Votes: 1,004

35. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Writers: John Godey, Peter Stone | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 18,455

36. God Bless the Child (1988 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

7.7
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Single mother, Theresa Johnson, becomes homeless, loses her job and tries to survive with her young daughter, Hillary, through charities and public shelters.

Writer: Dennis Nemec | Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Mare Winningham, Grace Johnston, L. Scott Caldwell, Obba Babatundé

Votes: 300

37. Evening Primrose (1966 TV Movie)

60 min | Fantasy, Horror, Musical

7.7
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A man becomes part of a secret society of people who live in a department store and quickly falls in love with their leader's young maid.

Writers: James Goldman, John Collier, Beppe Wolgers | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Dorothy Stickney, Larry Gates, Charmian Carr

Votes: 169

38. Darkroom (1981–1982)
Episode: Siege of 31 August (1981)

Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

7.7
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After buying his son a military playset, a Vietnam veteran-turned-farmer keeps hearing war sounds in the night and discovers that his son's toy soldiers are alive.

Writer: Davis Grubb | Director: Peter Crane | Stars: James Coburn, Hank Brandt, Patrick Brennan, Pat Corley

Votes: 23

39. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: The Priest Killer (1971)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A police chief who is confined to a wheelchair and a former cop who is now a priest team up to discover who has been committing a series of murders of local priests.

Creator: Collier Young | Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Raymond Burr, George Kennedy, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell

Votes: 32

40. Darkroom (1981–1982)
Episode: Uncle George (1981)

Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

7.7
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When their Uncle George dies, Bert and Margo Haskell convince a homeless man to pose as their late uncle in order to keep receiving his pension checks.

Writer: Peter S. Fischer | Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: James Coburn, Claude Akins, John Lawrence, June Lockhart

Votes: 16

41. The Women of Brewster Place (1989 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama

7.6
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Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three ... See full summary »

Writers: Gloria Naylor, Karen Hall | Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Mary Alice, Olivia Cole, Robin Givens

Votes: 672

42. Promise (1986 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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When his mother dies, Bob not only inherits her house, but also the custody of his younger brother, who suffers from schizophrenia and epilepsy. At the age of 21, Bob promised to look after... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Friedenberg, Ken Blackwell, Tennyson Flowers | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: James Garner, James Woods, Piper Laurie, Peter Michael Goetz

Votes: 242

43. Three for the Road (1975– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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When his wife dies, a free-lance photographer/writer and his two sons (aged about 17 and 12) assuage their grief with a new and adventurous life style: they sell their home, buy a large ... See full summary »

Creator: Jerry McNeely | Stars: Alex Rocco, Vincent Van Patten, Leif Garrett, Julie Sommars

Votes: 22

44. The Kennedys of Massachusetts (1990 TV Mini-Series)

278 min | Drama

7.6
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This sweeping mini-series profiling the Kennedy family ran three nights. The film chronicles 55 years in the lives of the family opening in 1906 with the marriage of Joseph P. Kennedy, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Bronk, Alison Wachtler, Casey Affleck, Cindy Baer

Votes: 99

45. See the Man Run (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

7.6
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Kidnappers making a ransom demand dial a wrong number & reach a struggling actor instead. He decides to cut himself in for some of the money.

Writer: Mann Rubin | Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Robert Culp, Angie Dickinson, Eddie Albert, June Allyson

Votes: 54

46. The Force of Evil (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Thriller

7.6
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A murderer on parole victimizes a family against whom he holds a grudge.

Writer: Robert M. Young | Director: Richard Lang | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Pat Crowley, Eve Plumb, William Watson

Votes: 59

47. Winner Take All (1975 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

7.6
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In this TV-movie, Shirley Jones plays an average American housewife who just happens to be addicted to gambling. The story chronicles how her problem is destroying her "ideal" suburban life... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Garner, Caryl Ledner | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Shirley Jones, Laurence Luckinbill, Sam Groom, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 53

48. Return to Oz: The Joy That Got Away (2007)

PG | 61 min | Documentary

7.6
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A Documentary on the '1985' film: Return to Oz (1985).

Writer: Gabe Rodriguez | Director: Gabe Rodriguez | Stars: John Fricke, Jeanette Furevig, Crystal Gonzales, Jeff Legace

Votes: 39

49. My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story (2009)

52 min | Documentary

7.6
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MY DOG: AN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE STORY explores the unique relationship between people and their beloved pets through candid interviews with notable dog lovers. Viewers are offered an intimate... See full summary »

Director: Mark St. Germain | Stars: Cindy Adams, Edward Albee, Richard Belzer, Glenn Close

Votes: 86

50. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Better Never Than Late (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.6
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Mel's Diner is robbed with Alice at the register and Mel sleeping in the storeroom.

Creator: Robert Getchell | Director: William Asher | Stars: Linda Lavin, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland, Polly Holliday

Votes: 12