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1. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 39

2. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995– )

348 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ulrich Tukur, Sidney Gilliat

Votes: 325

3. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: The Clocks (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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A widow planning to re-marry insists she is being haunted - by the ghost of her first husband.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Dick Powell, Joan Fontaine, David Farrar, Wayne Rogers

Votes: 17

4. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 141

5. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.5
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 98

6. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957– )

30 min | Mystery

8.4
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Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.

Stars: J. Carrol Naish, James Hong, Rupert Davies, Arthur Gomez

Votes: 69

7. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series which became the first successful filmed series on American television.

Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 41

8. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Two Secret Service agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Dick Cangey, Whitey Hughes

Votes: 3,106

9. Conflict (1956–1957)

60 min

8.2
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This anthology series focused on characters at odds or having struggles in life. Alternating with Warner Brothers westerns, the episodes were set in various centuries and different casts.

Stars: Gig Young, Rex Reason, Will Hutchins, James Garner

Votes: 20

10. The 39 Steps (1935)

Not Rated | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 42,659

11. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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 »

Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Oscar Beregi Jr.

Votes: 111

12. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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: 70

13. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: The Deadly Dolls (1967)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A puppeteer comes on board to entertain the crew. But it is later revealed that his puppets are alive and they plan to take over the sub. That's when they replace the crew members with ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Vincent Price, Terry Becker

Votes: 36

14. Behind Closed Doors (1958–1959)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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The files of Rear Admiral Ellis M. Zacharias were the basis of this series based on American counterespionage from 25 years in naval intelligence. The stories were connected with the Cold ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Gordon, Ellis M. Zacharias, John Sutton, Jacques Aubuchon

Votes: 19

15. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Episode: The Night of the Eccentrics (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Agents West and Gordon are notified by another agent about an assassination plot against President Juarez of Mexico. Later, they find the agent dead with a knife in his back through a flyer... See full summary »

Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Victor Buono, Richard Pryor

Votes: 102

16. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Votes: 14,688

17. Curse of the Demon (1957)

Approved | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Maurice Denham

Votes: 9,024

18. The Count of Monte Cristo (1956– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.6
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A TV series adaptated from the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »

Stars: George Dolenz, Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron, Henry Corden

Votes: 22

19. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995– )
Episode: Opportunity Lost (1995)

58 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Michael Balcon, Charles Bennett

Votes: 12

20. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

Approved | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles

Votes: 45,876

21. The Christophers (1952– )

30 min

7.5
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Stars: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Dean Jagger, Dolores Hope

Votes: 26

22. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: The Secret of the Loch (1965)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Nelson is to meet a scientist working on a secret project at Loch Ness. When he arrives he discovers the scientist is dead. A series of strange events leads Nelson to believe there may be a way for a submarine to enter the Loch.

Director: Sobey Martin | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Torin Thatcher, Hedley Mattingly

Votes: 29

23. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers...

Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell, Del Monroe

Votes: 2,366

24. The Young in Heart (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Thrown out of the Riviera, a family of grifters meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman and insinuate themselves into her life while they sponge off her.

Directors: Richard Wallace, Lewis Milestone, Gilbert Pratt, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Roland Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 923

25. Forever and a Day (1943)

104 min | Drama, History

7.3
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During World War II, an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. However, he meets Leslie Trimble who lives in the house and who is ... See full summary »

Directors: Edmund Goulding, Cedric Hardwicke, Frank Lloyd, Victor Saville, Robert Stevenson, Herbert Wilcox, René Clair | Stars: George Kirby, Doreen Munroe, May Beatty, Connie Leon

Votes: 448

26. Unconquered (1947)

Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff

Votes: 1,499

27. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa, Harry Townes

Votes: 131

28. Ivy (1947)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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An Edwardian belle meets a rich bachelor, but what to do about her husband and her lover?

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Patric Knowles, Herbert Marshall, Richard Ney

Votes: 568

29. Land of the Giants (1968–1970)

60 min | Sci-Fi

7.1
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A spaceship from Earth crash-lands on an Earth-like planet on which everything, including the human-like inhabitants, is twelve times the size of its counterpart on Earth.

Stars: Gary Conway, Don Matheson, Stefan Arngrim, Don Marshall

Votes: 1,530

30. Sabotage (1936)

Approved | 76 min | Thriller

7.1
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A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester, John Loder

Votes: 11,915

31. Kind Lady (1951)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Mary Herries has a passion for art and fine furniture. Even though she is getting on in years, she enjoys being around these priceless articles. One day she meets a strange young painter ... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ethel Barrymore, Maurice Evans, Angela Lansbury, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 694

32. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: Death from the Past (1967)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The Seaview encounters a strange structure on the sea floor. Investigating they discover a German submarine from WW2. Surviving Germans on-board think the war is still being fought. And ... See full summary »

Director: Jus Addiss | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, John Van Dreelen, Jan Merlin

Votes: 18

33. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: Escape from Venice (1965)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Captain Crane is in Venice to meet a secret agent when she is killed. It is believed she had knowledge of a new secret Soviet weapon, and how to combat it. Crane's mission is made more complex when he is accused of the agents death.

Director: Alex March | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Renzo Cesana, Vincent Gardenia

Votes: 34

34. Land of the Giants (1968–1970)
Episode: Terror-Go-Round (1968)

60 min | Sci-Fi

7.1
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Fitzhugh and Barry get caught by a traveling circus act, using a bear to keep other little people to make them escape. Mark and Commander Burton must find a way to divert the kidnappers ... See full summary »

Director: Sobey Martin | Stars: Gary Conway, Don Matheson, Stefan Arngrim, Don Marshall

Votes: 32

35. Blackmail (1929)

85 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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After killing a man in self-defence, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton

Votes: 7,662

36. The Girl Was Young (1937)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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Man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont, Edward Rigby

Votes: 6,971

37. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: The Heat Monster (1967)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A Norwegian scientific installation makes contact with an alien intelligence. The Seaview goes to investigate and ends up in a life and death struggle after the alien invades the sub.

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Alfred Ryder, Terry Becker

Votes: 23

38. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Frank Vosper

Votes: 13,691

39. The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

140 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

6.9
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As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe

Votes: 605

40. Joan of Paris (1942)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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An RAF squadron is brought down over occupied France. The flyers get to Paris in spite of the fact that the youngest, Baby, is injured. He must be hidden and his wounds cared for. The Gestapo has already issued orders for their arrest.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Paul Henreid, Thomas Mitchell, Laird Cregar

Votes: 591

41. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey

Votes: 2,359

42. Where Danger Lives (1950)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.8
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A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman, becomes involved in the death of her husband, and has to flee with her to the Mexican border.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Claude Rains, Faith Domergue, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 1,854

43. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: The Sky's on Fire (1966)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A meteor storm ignites atmospheric gases in the southern hemisphere. Adm. Nelson believes one of the Seaview's missiles can extinguish it but someone on board is secretly trying to stop him.

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, David J. Stewart, Robert H. Harris

Votes: 34

44. The Clairvoyant (1935)

TV-G | 81 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true ...

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare, Ben Field

Votes: 780

45. Secret Agent (1936)

Unrated | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young, Peter Lorre

Votes: 6,511

46. Black Magic (1949)

Passed | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.5
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Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.

Directors: Gregory Ratoff, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Nancy Guild, Akim Tamiroff, Frank Latimore

Votes: 626

47. King Solomon's Mines (1937)

Not Rated | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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White hunter Allan Quartermain and his enigmatic guide help a young Irish woman locate her missing father in unexplored Darkest Africa.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Paul Robeson, Cedric Hardwicke, Roland Young, Anna Lee

Votes: 767

48. The Green Glove (1952)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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An ex-soldier and his new girlfriend comb France for a valuable relic...which others are willing to kill for.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Glenn Ford, Geraldine Brooks, Cedric Hardwicke, George Macready

Votes: 555

49. The Sign of the Ram (1948)

84 min | Drama

6.4
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The wheelchair-bound matriarch of an English family uses her handicap to cynically manipulate all those around her. She coldly destroys a daughter's relationship with a man she truly loves,... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Susan Peters, Alexander Knox, Phyllis Thaxter, Peggy Ann Garner

Votes: 240

50. Balalaika (1939)

Approved | 102 min | Musical, Romance

6.4
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A Russian prince disguised as a worker and a cafe singer secretly involved in revolutionary activities fall in love.

Director: Reinhold Schünzel | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Ilona Massey, Charles Ruggles, Frank Morgan

Votes: 226