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1. The Day After (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.

Writer: Edward Hume | Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum

Votes: 9,365

2. To Be or Not to Be (1983)

PG | 107 min | Comedy

6.7
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A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when what should intrude but World War II in the form of an invasion. His wife has the habit of entertaining young Polish officers while ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham, Edwin Justus Mayer, Melchior Lengyel | Director: Alan Johnson | Stars: Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Ronny Graham, Estelle Reiner

Votes: 7,073

3. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, War

8.0
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The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.

Creators: Bernard Fein, Albert S. Ruddy | Stars: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Robert Clary

Votes: 4,633

4. Cousins (1989)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.

Writers: Jean-Charles Tacchella, Stephen Metcalfe | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young, William Petersen

Votes: 3,240

5. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 2,421

6. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.3
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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

Votes: 1,138

7. Rich and Famous (1981)

R | 117 min | Drama

5.9
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Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected "serious" novelist. Merry Noel marries, has a daughter and writes... See full summary »

Writers: Gerald Ayres, John Van Druten | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, David Selby, Hart Bochner

Votes: 1,113

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

Votes: 857

9. Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Creator: Merwin Gerard | Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Will J. White, Olan Soule

Votes: 641

10. Thriller (1960–1962)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.6
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, David Frankham

Votes: 634

11. Sea Hunt (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Adventure

7.9
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Mike Nelson is a Scuba Diver in the days when it was still very new. He works alone and the plot was always mostly carried through his voice over narrations. These gave the show a flavor of... See full summary »

Creator: James Buxbaum | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Ken Drake, Courtney Brown, Jan Harrison

Votes: 489

12. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

Stars: Broderick Crawford, Art Gilmore, William Boyett, Vance Skarstedt

Votes: 461

13. Peyton Place (1964–1969)

30 min | Drama

7.5
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The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons. Some of the plots involved Rodney Harrington, the ... See full summary »

Creators: Paul Monash, Irna Phillips | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Ed Nelson, Ryan O'Neal, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 288

14. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 267

15. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Crime

8.5
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The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 208

16. The Rogues (1964–1965)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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The cousins St. Clair and Fleming are con-men so successful they no longer need to con. They can be persuaded, however, to use their skills: in a just cause, where a mark deserves it very, very much.

Creators: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Stars: Robert Coote, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Gig Young

Votes: 199

17. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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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, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nora Marlowe

Votes: 162

18. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 148

19. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 126

20. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Bart Burns, Vito Scotti, Johnny Seven

Votes: 124

21. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

Votes: 115

22. The Last Child (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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In a badly-overpopulated future, where each couple is only allowed one child and where people over 65 are forbidden medical care under a very draconian set of laws, a young couple, pregnant... See full summary »

Writer: Peter S. Fischer | Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Michael Cole, Van Heflin, Harry Guardino, Janet Margolin

Votes: 110

23. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.6
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 96

24. My Living Doll (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Rhoda is an extremely sexy young woman living with womanizing Air Force shrink Bob McDonald. What Bob knows and the rest of the world does not is that Rhoda's real name is AF 709, and she ... See full summary »

Creators: Bill Kelsay, Al Martin | Stars: Julie Newmar, Robert Cummings, Jack Mullaney, Doris Dowling

Votes: 95

25. The Ann Sothern Show (1958–1961)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Katy O'Connor is the assistant manager of the Bartley House Hotel in New York City working for Jason Macauley. She expected to get her bosses job when he was transferred to Calcutta, India ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Sothern, Ann Tyrrell, Don Porter, Jack Mullaney

Votes: 88

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

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.2
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 79

27. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Desi Arnaz, Bruce Gordon, Alberto Morin, Bartlett Robinson

Votes: 74

28. Navy Log (1955–1958)

30 min | History, War

8.2
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Creator: Samuel Gallu | Stars: Robert Carson, Robert Shayne, George Conrad, Morgan Jones

Votes: 69

29. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Episode: Kommandant of the Year (1965)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

7.7
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Knowing that the Allies won't bomb one of their own prisoner-of-war camps, the Germans store a secret rocket at Stalag 13 until its base on the Atlantic coast is completed. Hogan creates a ... See full summary »

Creators: Bernard Fein, Albert S. Ruddy | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Robert Clary

Votes: 69

30. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 66

31. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: A Good Imagination (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.3
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A bookworm uses his good imagination and some storylines from Poe to dispose of his cheating wife's paramours.

Writer: Robert Bloch | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Boris Karloff, Edward Andrews, Patricia Barry, Ed Nelson

Votes: 60

32. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Brazen Bequest (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Dr. Charles Cromwell is preparing to accept a large gift for Euclid College when a woman from his past makes a drunken appearance. He learns the donor's aide is behind her appearance. When the aide is found dead, Cromwell is charged.

Writers: Robert Leslie Bellem, Erle Stanley Gardner | Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 54

33. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

Votes: 53

34. The Gray Ghost (1957– )

30 min | Adventure, War, Western

8.8
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Stars: Tod Andrews, Phil Chambers, Sherwood Price, Jean Willes

Votes: 50

35. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Telltale Tap (1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Clyde Darrell is a young rising accountant at a company where the CEO's secretary has fallen in love with him. When she learns Clyde loves the niece of the CEO, she turns on him. After they have argued, she is found murdered.

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Samuel Newman | Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 47

36. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Potted Planter (1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Nelson Tarr bought a small town radio station due to a recommendation from his friend Andrea Walden who is married to the owner. However, her husband believes the rumors about her infidelity so when he is murdered, Nelson is charged.

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Robert C. Dennis | Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 46

37. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Flighty Father (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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After funeral services for Louise Holbrook, her daughter, ten million dollar heiress Tracy, meets a man who claims to be her father, long gone Jay Holbrook. The family head, old Cousin Lawrence King, is blind and cannot identify Holbrook.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 44

38. Steve Canyon (1958–1960)

30 min | Adventure

7.8
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Stars: Dean Fredericks, Jackson Beck, Paul Frees, Jerry Paris

Votes: 42

39. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Western, Drama

8.5
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Creator: Kathleen Hite | Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Votes: 33

40. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

7.8
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Colonel Mackenzie, commander of the 4th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Clark near Brackettville in Kinney County in southwest Texas, during the 1870's receives secret orders from U.S. President ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Carlson, Art Gilmore, Riley Hill, Jack Ging

Votes: 33

41. Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: Vanishing Point (1960)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.6
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Quarrelsome couple Fred and Mary Graham rent an old house but, following an argument, Mary disappears. Fred is tried for her murder but released for lack of evidence. However, he discovers ... See full summary »

Creator: Merwin Gerard | Director: John Newland | Stars: Edward Binns, Fredd Wayne, June Vincent, Byron Foulger

Votes: 27

42. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: The Rivals (1959)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.3
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A rich playboy pays Brett Maverick to switch identities with him, so the playboy can court a wealthy young woman, who'd otherwise reject him.

Writers: Marion Hargrove, Richard B. Sheridan | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: James Garner, Jack Kelly, Roger Moore, Pat Crowley

Votes: 26

43. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Vengeance Is the Spur (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.9
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A wealthy woman persuades The Virginian to take her to the badlands to a gang lead by the previous foreman of Shiloh. Her initial story is not the full truth. She wants to kill a man there because of her daughter but falls for the leader.

Writers: Roy Huggins, Harry Kleiner, Owen Wister | Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke

Votes: 22

44. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Summer replacement show featuring pilot programs that had not been sold.

Creator: Richard Michaels | Stars: Soupy Sales, Darryl Hickman, Wallace Ford, Marvin Kaplan

Votes: 19

45. And No One Could Save Her (1973 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A woman searches for her husband, who boarded a plane for Ireland and disappeared.

Writer: Anthony Skene | Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Lee Remick, Milo O'Shea, Frank Grimes, Liam Redmond

Votes: 16

46. Under Fire (1957)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, War

6.1
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On the same day that he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary valor in the European campaign during World War II, Sergeant Joe Dusak is charged with desertion during... See full summary »

Writer: James Landis | Director: James B. Clark | Stars: Rex Reason, Harry Morgan, Steve Brodie, Peter Walker

Votes: 15

47. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)
Episode: The High Cost of Dying (1958)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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When a man convicted of armed robbery is mortally wounded in a prison knife fight, he calls on Hammer to perform a last service - retrieve the loot he hid before he was arrested and use the money to ransom his wife who has been kidnapped.

Writers: Mickey Spillane, Ken Pettus | Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Darren McGavin, Bart Burns, Lynne Allen, William Allyn

Votes: 15

48. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
Episode: Ex Con (1956)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Three felons enlist the unwilling aid of a former cell-mate to steal a $12,000 cash shipment from a farmers' combine.

Writer: Stuart Jerome | Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Broderick Crawford, William Allyn, Lonnie Blackman, Robert Brubaker

Votes: 9

49. The Rogues (1964–1965)
Episode: The Project Man (1964)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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Tony and Timmy learn that officials of a Texas town plan to unscrupulously influence the placement of a space launch site to profit from land they have bought so the two plot to replace the true government officials and collect the bribe.

Creators: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Gig Young, Robert Coote, Robert Middleton, Marlyn Mason

Votes: 9

50. Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: Contact (1960)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.7
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Bill Dermott finds himself haunted by a determined voice in his mind plotting a heinous murder. Could this unsettling phenomenon possibly be linked to the antique pocket watch he received as a gift from his wife?

Writers: Paul David, Lawrence B. Marcus | Director: John Newland | Stars: John Newland, Ron Randell, Catherine McLeod, William Allyn

Votes: 7