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1. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

2. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

3. Bonanza (1959–1973)

49 min | Western

7.4
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

4. Happy Days (1974–1984)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.5
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The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie.

Stars: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Tom Bosley

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

6. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 95 min | Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

Writers: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern | Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

7. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear.

Creator: William Blinn | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

8. Beaches (1988)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Writers: Iris Rainer, Mary Agnes Donoghue | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

9. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

10. Get Smart (1965–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, with a great deal of help from his competent partner Agent 99, battles the forces of KAOS

Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

11. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Creators: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

12. 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

13. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family; his outspoken wife Cathy, teenage ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright

14. Laverne & Shirley (1976–1983)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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The misadventures of two single women in the 1950's and '60's.

Creators: Lowell Ganz, Mark Rothman | Stars: Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander, Michael McKean

15. Kojak (1973–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Creator: Abby Mann | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

16. Maude (1972–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, Rue McClanahan

17. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro, Penny Marshall

18. Frankie and Johnny (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a café beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.

Writer: Terrence McNally | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane

19. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Ken Berry, Jean Inness

20. My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth.

Creator: John L. Greene | Stars: Ray Walston, Bill Bixby, Pamela Britton, Alan Hewitt

21. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979)

60 min | Family, Mystery

7.5
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The cases of a pair of teen detective brothers and a teen girl amateur sleuth.

Creator: Edward Stratemeyer | Stars: Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson, Pamela Sue Martin, Ed Gilbert

22. 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

23. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

24. 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

25. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

8.1
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Creator: Blake Edwards | Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

26. The Nude Bomb (1980)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.0
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Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Buck Henry, Arne Sultan, Bill Dana, Leonard Stern | Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Don Adams, Andrea Howard, Sylvia Kristel, Rhonda Fleming

27. Young Doctors in Love (1982)

R | 96 min | Comedy

5.1
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An 'Airplane'-style spoof of hospital soap operas: a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Elias, Rich Eustis | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Michael McKean, Sean Young, Gary Friedkin, Kyle T. Heffner

28. Nickelodeon (1976)

PG | 121 min | Comedy

6.3
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This homage to the childhood days of the motion pictures starts in 1910, when the young attorney Leo Harrigan by chance meets a motion picture producer. Immediately he's invited to become a... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Bogdanovich, W.D. Richter | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Brian Keith

29. Munster, Go Home! (1966)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Herman discovers he's the new lord of Munster Hall in England. The family sails to Britain, where they receive a tepid welcome from Lady Effigy and Freddie Munster, who throws tantrums ... See full summary »

Writers: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, George Tibbles | Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick

30. I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1962–1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Sitcom about two young blue-collar carpenters: the married one Harry Dickens, and the bachelor Arch Fenster (with his 'little black book'). Harry longs for the excitement of Fenster's ... See full summary »

Creator: Leonard Stern | Stars: Marty Ingels, John Astin, Emmaline Henry, David Ketchum

31. The World's Greatest Lover (1977)

PG | 89 min | Comedy

5.8
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A neurotic baker travels to Hollywood to attend a talent search for an actor to rival the great Valentino. Although not an actor, through blind luck he succeeds - to a certain degree!

Writer: Gene Wilder | Director: Gene Wilder | Stars: Gene Wilder, Carol Kane, Dom DeLuise, Fritz Feld

32. Mr. Novak (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los ... See full summary »

Creators: E. Jack Neuman, Boris Sagal | Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Burgess Meredith, Vince Howard

33. Madigan (1968)

101 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Rodman, Abraham Polonsky, Richard Dougherty | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Harry Guardino

34. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

35. The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971–1974)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Hope Lange, Marty Brill, Fannie Flagg

36. The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985–1992)

23 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A Canadian-produced fantastic anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Many of the teleplays were based upon Bradbury's novels and short stories.

Stars: Ray Bradbury, Frank Whitten, Desmond Kelly, Wayne Robson

37. The Brain Eaters (1958)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

3.9
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Strange things are happening in Riverdale, Illinois. A huge, seemingly alien structure has been found jutting out of the earth. Sent to investigate the origin of the mysterious object, ... See full summary »

Writer: Gordon Urquhart | Director: Bruno VeSota | Stars: Ed Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, Cornelius Keefe, Joanna Lee

38. The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1965–1966)

60 min | Adventure, War, Comedy

7.8
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In the spring of 1942, the New Zealand government presents the U.S. a 70-year-old wooden twin-masted schooner. The US military decides to use the ship to place spies ashore behind Japanese ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Warden, Gary Collins, Mike Kellin, Mark Slade

39. Little Miss Marker (1980)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Sorrowful Jones is a cheap bookie in 1930's. When a gambler leaves his daughter as a marker for a bet, he gets stuck with her. His life will change a great deal with her arrival and his ... See full summary »

Writers: Damon Runyon, Walter Bernstein | Director: Walter Bernstein | Stars: Walter Matthau, Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis, Bob Newhart

40. Zachariah (1971)

GP | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.7
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Two gunfighters separate and experience surreal visions on their journey through the west.

Writers: Philip Austin, Peter Bergman, Joe Massot, David Ossman, Phil Proctor | Director: George Englund | Stars: John Rubinstein, Patricia Quinn, Don Johnson, Country Joe and the Fish

41. Judd for the Defense (1967–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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High-priced Houston TX lawyer Clinton Judd and his assistant Ben defend people all over the country. The cases often reflected then-current real-life ones (e.g., antiwar protesters).

Creator: Paul Monash | Stars: Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Walter Brooke, John Dehner

42. Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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Based on the best-selling book and movie of the same name (Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)). Set in Ridgemont, New York, the Nashes are an unusual suburban family. Jim Nash, a college ... See full summary »

Stars: Pat Crowley, Mark Miller, Kim Tyler, Brian Nash

43. Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)

R | 91 min | Comedy

5.6
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A young businessman goes to a magic expert to learn hardness and skill with his cynical and greedy collaborators. He becomes a very good tap dancer, but will he be able to get free of his old boss?

Writer: Jordan Crittenden | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Smothers, John Astin, Susanne Zenor, Samantha Jones

44. The Comic (1969)

M | 94 min | Drama, Comedy

6.7
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Story of a brilliant silent-film comic whose talent is overshadowed by his ego.

Writers: Carl Reiner, Aaron Ruben | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Michele Lee, Mickey Rooney, Cornel Wilde

45. Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Mystery

5.8
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In this mystery, Holmes pursues his arch-enemy Moriarty to New York, which the villainous scoundrel has carried out the ultimate bank robbery. Meanwhile, Holmes enjoys a blossoming romance ... See full summary »

Writer: Alvin Sapinsley | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Roger Moore, John Huston, Patrick Macnee, Charlotte Rampling

46. Invasion of the Star Creatures (1962)

70 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

2.7
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A pair of comical soldiers (Robert Ball and Frankie Ray) investigate a mysterious crater in an atomic detonation area and discover several beautiful alien vixens (Dolores Reed and Gloria ... See full summary »

Writer: Jonathan Haze | Director: Bruno VeSota | Stars: Robert Ball, Frankie Ray, Gloria Victor, Dolores Reed

47. Who's Minding the Mint? (1967)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A mint worker accidentally destroys some money and decides to break in and reprint it, but find he has some unwanted partners.

Writers: R.S. Allen, Harvey Bullock | Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Jim Hutton, Dorothy Provine, Milton Berle, Joey Bishop

48. Grim Prairie Tales: Hit the Trail... to Terror (1990)

R | 86 min | Horror, Western

5.3
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Two travellers, one a well to do young clark on the way to a reunion with his wife, the other a scruffy, feral bounty hunter meet at sundown on a lonely prairie and agree to swap stories to... See full summary »

Writer: Wayne Coe | Director: Wayne Coe | Stars: James Earl Jones, Brad Dourif, Will Hare, Marc McClure

49. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Dana Elcar, Hilda Simms

50. The Greatest Show on Earth (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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Stars: Jack Palance, Stuart Erwin, Michael Consoldane, Del Graham