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1. Mary Poppins (1964)

Approved | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family.

Writers: Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, P.L. Travers | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns

Votes: 106,999 | Gross: $102.30M

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

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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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.

Creator: Sam Rolfe | Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Cosmo Sardo

Votes: 3,174

3. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 16,375

4. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Approved | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Lawrence B. Marcus | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 62,803

5. Mannix (1967–1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and police department contact Tobias.

Creators: Bruce Geller, Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood, Ron Nyman

Votes: 1,538

6. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,039

7. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 24,776

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: 2,100

9. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

Votes: 3,106

10. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Writers: Mary Shelley, William Hurlbut, John L. Balderston | Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 31,734

11. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.3
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

Votes: 1,164

12. Nanny and the Professor (1970–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Ever-cheerful Nanny helps the Everett family with her subtly magical abilities, such as seemingly reading minds, seeing the future or making fortunate coincidences happen.

Creators: AJ Carothers, Thomas L. Miller | Stars: Juliet Mills, Richard Long, David Doremus, Trent Lehman

Votes: 443

13. Bell Book and Candle (1958)

Unrated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance, Fantasy

6.9
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A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancée, so she enchants him to love her instead, only to fall in love with him for real.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, John Van Druten | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 7,092

14. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Lucy Carter, a widow with two teen children, takes a job as a secretary for her stuffy brother-in-law.

Creators: Milt Josefsberg, Ray Singer | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Votes: 860

15. The Razor's Edge (1946)

Approved | 145 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, W. Somerset Maugham | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter

Votes: 3,839

16. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

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

Votes: 2,437

17. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

Creator: Roland Kibbee | Stars: Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Malachi Throne, Murray Pollack

Votes: 1,142

18. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.7
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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, Truman Capote

Votes: 335

19. That Darn Cat! (1965)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6.7
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A woman is kidnapped. While in captivity, she manages to send a message out with a wandering cat. The cat's owner calls the FBI. The FBI tries to follow the cat. Jealous boyfriends and nosy... See full summary »

Writers: Gordon Gordon, Mildred Gordon, Bill Walsh | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 4,089

20. Burke's Law (1963–1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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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

Votes: 436

21. Willard (1971)

GP | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A social misfit uses his only friends, his pet rats, to exact revenge on his tormentors.

Writers: Gilbert Ralston, Stephen Gilbert | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Bruce Davison, Elsa Lanchester, Sondra Locke, Michael Dante

Votes: 2,051 | Gross: $19.22M

22. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.6
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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: 258

23. Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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On the Carolina coast, Godolphin College's new track coach lodges at Blackbeard's Inn, run by the Daughters of the Buccaneers who claim to be descendants of the notorious pirate and who risk losing their hotel to the local mobster.

Writers: Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, Ben Stahl | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 3,723

24. Then Came Bronson (1969–1970)

60 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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A disillusioned reporter, James "Jim" Bronson, quits his job and starts wandering the road on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a form of soul-searching. He meets various characters. Some he helps, others he educates.

Creator: Denne Bart Petitclerc | Stars: Michael Parks, Bonnie Bedelia, Robert Hooks, Steve Ihnat

Votes: 303

25. Startime (I) (1959–1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

4.9
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Ford Motor Company sponsored this hour long program which rotated between variety shows, dramatic productions and musical comedies. One of the offerings was turned into a regular series, Sing Along With Mitch.

Stars: Dean Martin, Alice Backes, Jack Albertson, Marian Anderson

Votes: 103

26. The Spiral Staircase (1945)

Approved | 83 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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A serial killer (circa 1916) is targeting women with 'afflictions'; one night during a thunderstorm, mute Helen feels menaced.

Writers: Mel Dinelli, Ethel Lina White | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith

Votes: 6,636

27. David Copperfield (1935)

Passed | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.6
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When David's father dies, his mother remarries. His new stepfather Murdstone has a mean and cruel view on how to raise a child. When David's mother dies from grief, Murdstone sends David to... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Hugh Walpole, Howard Estabrook | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 2,805

28. 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.

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

Votes: 322

29. The Secret Garden (1949)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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A girl is sent to live with her uncle on his estate when her parents die. There she discovers much intrigue, family history and secrets and personal baggage. In particular, a screaming child and...a secret garden.

Writers: Robert Ardrey, Frances Hodgson Burnett | Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 1,852

30. 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 »

Creator: James A. Michener | Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 199

31. 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: 262

32. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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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, Roberta Peters

Votes: 735

33. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.2
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Creators: Allan Sherman, Howard Merrill | Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 272

34. The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Leonardo Bercovici, Robert Nathan | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley

Votes: 10,146

35. Lassie Come Home (1943)

Passed | 89 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home.

Writers: Hugo Butler, Eric Knight | Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, Dame May Whitty, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 3,842

36. Me, Natalie (1969)

M | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A young woman struggles for independence.

Writers: A. Martin Zweiback, Stanley Shapiro | Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Patty Duke, James Farentino, Martin Balsam, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 638

37. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Chet Kincaid, gym teacher at an inner-city Los Angeles high school, deals with students, principal Mr. Langford and counselor Marsha Peterson. He lives with his mother Rose, brother Brian ... See full summary »

Creators: Bill Cosby, Ed. Weinberger, Michael Zagor | Stars: Bill Cosby, Joyce Bulifant, Olga James, Lee Weaver

Votes: 623

38. 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: 180

39. The Big Clock (1948)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A career-oriented magazine editor finds himself on the run when he discovers his boss is framing him for murder.

Writers: Jonathan Latimer, Kenneth Fearing | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton, George Macready

Votes: 5,532

40. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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There were only two seasons of THE ELEVENTH HOUR. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist working under the aegis of elder psychiatrists ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Irene Martin

Votes: 53

41. Follow the Sun (1961–1962)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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The show follows the adventures of two free-lance magazine writers based in Hawaii.

Stars: Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Jay Lanin, Gary Lockwood

Votes: 30

42. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Alan Simmons | Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Larry J. Blake

Votes: 96

43. Pajama Party (1964)

82 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

4.4
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Gogo, a Martian teenager, is sent to Earth to prepare the way for an invasion. The first Earthling he meets, one Aunt Wendy, is a rich widow who runs a dress shop catering to teenagers. Her... See full summary »

Writer: Louis M. Heyward | Director: Don Weis | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Elsa Lanchester, Harvey Lembeck

Votes: 683

44. Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

5.1
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A frogman working for the U.S. Navy dives for buried treasure.

Writers: Allan Weiss, Anthony Lawrence | Director: John Rich | Stars: Elvis Presley, Dodie Marshall, Pat Priest, Pat Harrington Jr.

Votes: 939 | Gross: $1.95M

45. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.3
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Add a Plot

Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 92

46. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.1
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Add a Plot

Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 105

47. The Inspector General (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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An illiterate stooge in a traveling medicine show wanders into a strange town and is picked up on a vagrancy charge. The town's corrupt officials mistake him for the inspector general whom ... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Rapp, Harry Kurnitz, Nikolai Gogol | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 2,361

48. Tales of Manhattan (1942)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A formal tailcoat that gets passed from one owner to another affects each life in a significant way.

Writers: Henry Blankfort, Alan Campbell, Ladislas Fodor, László Görög, Ben Hecht, Samuel Hoffenstein, Melchior Lengyel, Ferenc Molnár, Donald Ogden Stewart, Lamar Trotti, László Vadnay | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda

Votes: 1,251

49. Ladies in Retirement (1941)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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The housekeeper to a retired actress tries at the same time to look after her own two emotionally disturbed sisters, with dramatic results.

Writers: Garrett Fort, Reginald Denham, Edward Percy | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Ida Lupino, Louis Hayward, Evelyn Keyes, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 668

50. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 149