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1. Visions (1976–1980)
Episode: The Great Cherub Knitwear Strike (1976)

Drama

9.3
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Writer: Ethel Tyne | Director: George Tyne | Stars: Wil Albert, Adam Arkin, Leon Askin, Kathleen Beller

2. Die Irre von Chaillot (1960 TV Movie)

145 min

8.8
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Writers: Harry Buckwitz, Jean Giraudoux, William Michael Treichlinger | Director: Harry Buckwitz | Stars: Hermine Körner, Anita Mey, Trude Hesterberg, Eva Vaitl

3. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
Episode: The Inheritors: Part 1 (1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Four soldiers have been shot in the head by bullets made from the fragment of a meteorite. As a result, they have developed genius level IQs. Three of them have disappeared, one remains in ... See full summary »

Writers: Seeleg Lester, Sam Neuman, Ed Adamson | Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Harron, James Shigeta, Steve Ihnat

4. Meeting of Minds (1977–1981)

60 min | Biography, History, Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Leon Askin, John Hoyt

5. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.7
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Paul Bryar, Tim Graham, Marguerite Chapman

6. Die Fernsehsaga - Eine steirische Fernsehgeschichte (1995 TV Movie)

185 min | Drama

8.7
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Writer: Julian Pölsler | Director: Julian Pölsler | Stars: Leon Askin, Jan Biczycki, Franz Buchrieser, Herbert Fux

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

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

8. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Between 1956 and September 1957, this filmed show featured plays by John Nesbitt, the host of the show. Starting in September 1957, plays by other authors were presented.

Stars: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Maurice Marsac, Norbert Schiller

9. 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

10. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Episode: The Missing Klink (1969)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

8.4
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Hogan wants to kidnap Burkhalter and trade him for a captured underground agent and instead finds out that Klink is his hostage.

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

11. Rocky and His Friends (1959–1964)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.3
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An comedic anthology featuring primarily the adventures of a heroic flying squirrel and his dumb moose friend.

Stars: June Foray, Bill Scott, Edward Everett Horton, Paul Frees

12. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
Episode: King for a Day (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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Cub reporter Jimmy Olsen (Jack Larson) is mistaken for Prince Gregory of Burgonia (Chet Marshall), who has been targeted for assassination. Putting his life on the line, Jimmy agrees to ... See full summary »

Writer: Dwight V. Babcock | Director: George Blair | Stars: George Reeves, Jack Larson, Noel Neill, John Hamilton

13. The Rogues (1964–1965)
Episode: Plavonia, Hail and Farewell (1964)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Tony and Margaret scheme to separate a very wealthy Plavonian, known as Mr. Smith, from some of his money, gotten through ruthless, cut-throat tactics. On the way to do so, Tony, posing as ... See full summary »

Writers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Robert A. Cinader, Carey Wilber | Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Charles Boyer, David Niven, Gig Young, Gladys Cooper

14. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Episode: The Informer (1965)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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The prisoners create an elaborate underground ruse to fool a German spy that has been placed in their ranks.

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

15. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Episode: Will the Real Adolf Please Stand Up? (1966)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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With camp security raised, Hogan and his men are desperate to smuggle some top-secret of German fortifications to allies. The solution? Make liberal use of Carter's remarkable impersonation of Adolf Hitler!

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

16. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, Robert Culp, Robert Duvall

17. 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

18. Kottan ermittelt (1976–1983)

Comedy, Crime

8.2
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"Kottan ermittelt" (which translates as "Kottan investigates") is one of the defining moments of Austrian television. Masquerading as a police/crime series, it is actually a fierce anarchic... See full summary »

Stars: Walter Davy, Curt A. Tichy, Bibiane Zeller, Carlo Böhm

19. The Double Life of Henry Phyfe (1966– )

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Mild-mannered accountant Harry Phyfe is recruited by a US counterintelligence agency to impersonate a dead foreign agent who was his opposite in all respects except appearance.

Stars: Red Buttons, Fred Clark, Hope Summers, Leon Askin

20. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
Episode: Superman in Exile (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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Superman narrowly prevents disaster at an atomic facility. In doing so, he has become totally irradiated and will kill living things just by being close to them. This forces Superman into ... See full summary »

Writer: Jackson Gillis | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Jack Larson, John Hamilton

21. Young Frankenstein (1974)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

8.1
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Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad's castle and repeats the experiments.

Writers: Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Mary Shelley | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

22. Private Secretary (1953–1957)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Susie is secretary to handsome talent agent Peter Sands and keeps getting messed up in (and messing up) his private life. She's assisted (usually) by receptionist Vi and semi-rival Sylvia. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell, Joan Banks

23. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk, Jesse White

24. The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (1956–1957)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Hiram, thought to be a meek-little nobody by everyone around him, is one day discovered to have a range of skills that would make James Bond green with envy. The publisher of the newspaper ... See full summary »

Stars: Wally Cox, Ainslie Pryor, Thurston Hall, Stanley Adams

25. G.E. True (1962– )

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Episodes based on stories from "True" magazine.

Stars: Jack Webb, Felix Reinsch, Kurt Kreuger, Charles H. Radilak

26. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Episode: Klink vs. the Gonculator (1968)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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Coming up with a fake secret device, the gonculator, Klink brings to Stalag 13 the electronics expert who wants to defect.

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

27. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Episode: Man's Best Friend Is Not His Dog (1968)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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Hogan's crew is chasing a dog around after it buries a bone that contains pictures of a new German tank.

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

28. 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

29. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Creator: Bruce Geller | Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

30. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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, Edward Binns

31. One, Two, Three (1961)

Unrated | 115 min | Comedy

8.0
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Comedy about Coca-Cola's man in West Berlin, who may be fired if he can't keep his American boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Ferenc Molnár | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis

32. The Rogues (1964–1965)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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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

33. Insight (1960–1984)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

Stars: Ellwood Kieser, Martin Sheen, Brian Keith, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

34. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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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

35. The Lineup (1954–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed, Ruta Lee

36. Crusader (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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In revenge for the Communist government in Poland having sent his mother to a concentration camp where she died, Matt Anders devotes himself to freeing others from totalitarian countries.

Stars: Brian Keith, Edwin Reimers, Arthur Space, Leon Askin

37. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Death Squad (1970)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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Jim and Barney vacation together in a Latin American country. While there, Barney falls in love with artist Alma Ross. But the brother of the local police chief obsesses over Alma and is ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Geller, Laurence Heath | Director: Barry Crane | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

38. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Episode: How to Escape from Prison Camp Without Really Trying (1968)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

8.0
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Hogan has trouble trying to get thirty prisoners out of camp.

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

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

50 min | Adventure

7.9
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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.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Barbara Moore

40. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Bill Kennedy, John Hamilton

41. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.9
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, Ricardo Montalban

42. TV Reader's Digest (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Family-oriented stories from the pages of "Reader's Digest" were dramatized on film.

Stars: Hugh Reilly, Gene Raymond, Anthony Eustrel, Louis Jean Heydt

43. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Episode: Cupid Comes to Stalag 13 (1966)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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Hogan wants Klink to forget about a promotion so he plays cupid for him and General Burkhalter's sister.

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

46. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Episode: Top Hat, White Tie and Bomb Sights (1965)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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Using the microphone that Klink has installed in the barracks, Hogan tricks Klink into contacting an underground member.

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

47. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

7.8
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Stars: John Payne, Dan Blocker, Jeanne Bates, Stuart Randall

48. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Hayden Rorke, John Doucette

49. Felony Squad (1966–1969)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Creator: Richard Murphy | Stars: Howard Duff, Ben Alexander, Dennis Cole, Frank Maxwell

50. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Episode: Art for Hogan's Sake (1966)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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An assertive Gen. Burkhalter "requisitions" the famous Édouard Manet painting, The Fife Player," from the Louvre museum in Paris to give to Hermann Goering as a birthday present. Undaunted ... See full summary »

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