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1. Zabriskie Point (1970)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.1
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An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los ... See full summary »

Writers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Franco Rossetti, Sam Shepard, Tonino Guerra, Clare Peploe | Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 9,089

2. Electra Glide in Blue (1973)

PG | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Boris, Rupert Hitzig | Director: James William Guercio | Stars: Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush, Mitchell Ryan, Jeannine Riley

Votes: 3,169

3. 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

Votes: 3,040

4. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Tales of visitors to a unique resort island that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

Votes: 2,860

5. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.4
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The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.

Creators: Glen A. Larson, Lou Shaw | Stars: Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito, Joseph Roman

Votes: 2,412

6. The Boys in Company C (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Follows a group of men as they prepare for the Vietnam war and their eventual tour of Vietnam.

Writers: Rick Natkin, Sidney J. Furie | Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, James Canning, Michael Lembeck

Votes: 1,938

7. T.J. Hooker (1982–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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The weekly adventures of tough-as-nails veteran police officer Sgt. T.J. Hooker, who rides the beat with his rookie partner Vince Romano.

Creator: Rick Husky | Stars: William Shatner, Heather Locklear, Adrian Zmed, James Darren

Votes: 1,777

8. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.5
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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Votes: 1,296

9. Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

120 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

Stars: William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell, Olga Russell

Votes: 1,079

10. Baretta (1975–1978)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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The cases of maverick undercover New York detective Tony Baretta.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Stars: Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Edward Grover, Michael D. Roberts

Votes: 746

11. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

Votes: 568

12. Blue Thunder (1984– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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An advanced prototype police helicopter and their ground support crew battle crime.

Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak, Dick Butkus

Votes: 527

13. Zandy's Bride (1974)

PG | 116 min | Western

6.2
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Zandy Allan purchases a mail-order bride, Hannah Lund. He treats her as a possession, without respect or humanity, until their shared ordeal as they struggle to survive develops in him a ... See full summary »

Writers: Lillian Bos Ross, Marc Norman | Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Eileen Heckart, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 492

14. Apology (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 93 min | Thriller

5.7
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For her newest sculpture artist Lily has an unusual idea: During the exhibit she wants to play anonymous apologies. She sets up an answering machine on a special phone line and publicly ... See full summary »

Writer: Mark Medoff | Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Weller, George Loros, John Glover

Votes: 219

15. Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982–1983)

60 min | Adventure

7.3
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Pith-helmeted Buck is a Great White Hunter who here (unlike the real one from the 1940s) works out of the Raffles Hotel bar in Singapore during the 1930s fighting all kinds of bad guys in pre-war Malaya.

Creators: Frank Cardea, George Schenck | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Clyde Kusatsu, Ron O'Neal, Cindy Morgan

Votes: 216

16. Get Christie Love! (1974 TV Movie)

74 min | Action, Crime

5.5
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A beautiful policewoman goes undercover to break up a drug ring.

Writers: Dorothy Uhnak, George Kirgo | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Teresa Graves, Harry Guardino, Louise Sorel, Paul Stevens

Votes: 215

17. Birds of Prey (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Thriller, Crime

7.1
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Harry Walker, X-military pilot, works for a radio station in Salt Lake City as a traffic helicopter pilot. While on his rounds he observes a bank robbery taking place and the abduction of a... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Boris, Rupert Hitzig | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: David Janssen, Ralph Meeker, Elayne Heilveil, Harry Klekas

Votes: 212

18. Salvage 1 (1979– )

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Harry runs a salvage operation, in which he and his partners reclaim trash and junk and sell it as scrap (or as other things). Harry also has a home-made spaceship which he sometimes uses ... See full summary »

Creator: Mike Lloyd Ross | Stars: Andy Griffith, Joel Higgins, Trish Stewart, J. Jay Saunders

Votes: 186

19. Beulah Land (1980 TV Mini-Series)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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Miniseries detailing the lives of two Civil War families.

Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Michael Sarrazin, Eddie Albert, Hope Lange

Votes: 182

20. Mrs. Columbo (1979–1980)

60 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

5.5
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Mrs. Kate Columbo, wife of the famous lieutenant, solves crimes as a reporter, while raising her little daughter.

Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Lili Haydn, Henry Jones, Don Stroud

Votes: 171

21. Deadly Messages (1985 TV Movie)

120 min | Thriller

6.1
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Laura Daniels, single and bored, finds new interest in life when she discovers an old ouija board. It appears, however, that the object's previous owner was murdered - and messages from ... See full summary »

Writer: William Bleich | Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Kathleen Beller, Michael Brandon, Dennis Franz, Scott Paulin

Votes: 161

22. Little Women (1978– )
Episode: Pilot (1978)

200 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.5
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Louisa May Alcott's classic novel about four sisters growing up in Civil War New England. Jo, the tomboyish sister with a literary flair, recounts the trials and joys of her coming of age ... See full summary »

Writers: Louisa May Alcott, Suzanne Clauser | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Susan Dey, Ann Dusenberry, Eve Plumb

Votes: 152

23. Letting Go (1985 TV Movie)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Writers: Zev Wanderer, Tracy Cabot, Charlotte Brown | Director: Jack Bender | Stars: John Ritter, Sharon Gless, Joe Cortese, Kit McDonough

Votes: 130

24. Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)
Episode: Fatal Attraction (1987)

120 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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This was the pilot to the series. A man and a woman who are lovers commit a murder. Eventually it is revealed that the victim is the father and husband of the two who killed him. J.L. ... See full summary »

Creators: Dean Hargrove, Joel Steiger, Douglas Stefen Borghi | Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell, Anne Francis

Votes: 128

25. Rockabye (1986 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.7
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A distraught mother (Valerie Bertinelli) and a tabloid reporter (Rachel Ticotin) search for the woman's son, who was kidnapped by a black market baby ring.

Writer: Laird Koenig | Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Rachel Ticotin, Jason Alexander, Ray Baker

Votes: 94

26. Deliver Us from Evil (1973 TV Movie)

75 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Several men hiking in the mountains discover an injured skyjacker who parachuted from a plane with $600,000. They kill him, then start fighting each other over the money.

Writer: Jack B. Sowards | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: George Kennedy, Jan-Michael Vincent, Bradford Dillman, Charles Aidman

Votes: 93

27. Testimony of Two Men (1977 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Drama

8.5
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Ambitious, post-Civil War costume drama spaning 36 years which intertwines several stories of lust, power, greed and murder in dealing with two former army field doctors and their passion ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Manley, David Birney, Barbara Parkins, Steve Forrest

Votes: 80

28. Amelia Earhart (1976 TV Movie)

Unrated | 150 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Biography follows the life of famed woman pilot Amelia Earhart, including her marriage to a famous publisher and her disappearance during a flight in 1937.

Writer: Carol Sobieski | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Susan Clark, John Forsythe, Stephen Macht, Susan Oliver

Votes: 79

29. A Summer Without Boys (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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A middle-aged woman going through a divorce takes her daughter to a summer lodge, where she finds herself competing with her daughter for the lodge's handyman.

Writer: Rita Lakin | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Barbara Bain, Michael Moriarty, Kay Lenz, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 76

30. Little Women (1978 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.9
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Stars: Meredith Baxter, Susan Dey, Ann Dusenberry, Eve Plumb

Votes: 75

31. Detour to Terror (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama

4.2
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A homicidal dune-buggy trio terrorizes a busload of Las Vegas bound tourists with the intent to kidnap one of them.

Writers: Sydney A. Glass, Mark Rodgers | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: O.J. Simpson, Randall Carver, Anne Francis, Rick Hill

Votes: 70

32. Honky (1971)

R | 92 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Black girl from rich family loves white boy from poor family.

Writers: Will Chaney, Gunard Solberg | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Brenda Sykes, John Neilson, Maia Danziger, Lincoln Kilpatrick

Votes: 68

33. Thief (1971 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama, Crime

7.1
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A professional thief tries to break with his past but has to pull off one last job to pay off a gambling debt.

Writer: John D.F. Black | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Richard Crenna, Angie Dickinson, Cameron Mitchell, Hurd Hatfield

Votes: 67

34. Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best Friend (1981 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.4
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A well-to-do gay gentleman in his 50's, Sidney Shorr, befriends a troubled single mom and her young daughter in Central Park. Their friendship gradually grows, and eventually he takes the ... See full summary »

Writers: Marilyn Cantor Baker, Oliver Hailey | Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Tony Randall, David Huffman, Kaleena Kiff, Lorna Patterson

Votes: 64

35. Cry for Me, Billy (1972)

R | 93 min | Crime, Western, Drama

6.0
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Drifter falls in love with Indian girl, with tragic results.

Writer: David Markson | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Cliff Potts, Maria Potts, Harry Dean Stanton, Don Wilbanks

Votes: 61

36. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: My Brother, My Enemy (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Rick Daly is a young, trigger-happy cop with good intentions to help people. In response to a knife-killing, he is too quick on the trigger and winds up killing a preteen boy. Kojak ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 51

37. Eischied (1979–1980)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.0
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The investigations of NYPD Chief of Detectives Earl Eischied.

Stars: Joe Don Baker, Alan Oppenheimer, Alan Fudge, Eddie Egan

Votes: 48

38. The Letter (1982 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

6.6
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The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.

Writers: Lawrence B. Marcus, W. Somerset Maugham | Director: John Erman | Stars: Lee Remick, Ronald Pickup, Jack Thompson, Ian McShane

Votes: 47

39. Crime Club (1975 TV Movie)

90 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

8.0
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An attorney, an investigative reporter and the head of a crime prevetion organization set out to find out who is behind a series of ice-pick murders.

Writer: Gene R. Kearney | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Scott Thomas, Eugene Roche, Robert Lansing, Biff McGuire

Votes: 46

40. Black Sky: The Race for Space (2004 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.2
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The remarkable story of Burt Rutan and SpaceShipOne. Only three of the most powerful governments in the world have achieved what they set out to do from a garage in the Mojave desert: to put a man in space.

Writers: Scott B, Sandy Guthrie | Directors: Scott B, Sandy Guthrie, Jill Shinefield, Gail Willumsen | Stars: Paul G. Allen, Jim Benson, Brian Binnie, Cory Bird

Votes: 44

41. David Cassidy - Man Undercover (1978–1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Twenty-something officer Dan Shay operates undercover in the Los Angeles youth scene.

Creator: Richard Fielder | Stars: David Cassidy, Simon Oakland, Wendy Rastattar, Michael A. Salcido

Votes: 41

42. The Third Girl from the Left (1973 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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A chorus girl comes to the realization that she is not getting any younger and that her longtime relationship with a nightclub comedian is going nowhere. She finds herself attracted to an ... See full summary »

Writer: Dory Previn | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Kim Novak, Tony Curtis, Michael Brandon, George Furth

Votes: 41

43. The Night the City Screamed (1980 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Drama

5.5
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A big-city blackout brings out looters, an ambitious politician, a police squad, and a young woman stranded after a party. An all-star cast.

Writer: Larry Brody | Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Jack Andreozzi, Jason Bernard, Taurean Blacque, Timothy J. Borquez

Votes: 40

44. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: A Long Way from Times Square (1975)

45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Kojak and Crocker go to Nevada to execute a subpoena on Arnold Saxler to have him testify on the murder of a councilman for whose mobster murderer he worked but Saxler has root s in Nevada which cause difficulties for the NYPD pair.

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

Votes: 36

45. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Christmas Eve is anything but peaceful for Kojak and his men. A woman is convinced her boyfriend is going to commit some kind of crime-but she doesn't know what; and a jealous husband is looking to kill his cheating wife.

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

Votes: 36

46. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: A Question of Answers (1975)

97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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When local and federal officers want to catch a loan shark, Kojak persuades a boyhood friend to go undercover as part of a deal to dismiss a case pending against him. Pressure mounts as the... See full summary »

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

Votes: 35

47. The Great Niagara (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama

7.5
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An embittered old man is obsessed with conquering the Niagara River and Niagara Falls. He endangers his sons' lives by forcing them to challenge the falls by going over them in a barrel.

Writer: Robert E. Thompson | Director: William Hale | Stars: Richard Boone, Michael Sacks, Randy Quaid, Jennifer Salt

Votes: 33

48. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Bad Dude (1976)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A hit man from Detroit is in town and Kojak races the clock to find the intended victim before it's too late.

Creator: Abby Mann | Director: Sigmund Neufeld Jr. | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 32

49. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: In Full Command (1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Kojak has cultured an informant to solve a series of gangland killings. An assistant chief inspector, often passed over for promotions, sees an opportunity to achieve the position of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 30

50. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: On the Edge (1976)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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An aging detective with a troubled home life is hard-driven to crack one last headline-grabbing case, even if it means breaking the rules to get it done.

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

Votes: 30