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1. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Writers: Stephen King, Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

2. CHiPs (1977–1983)

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

6.4
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The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Creator: Rick Rosner | Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Brodie Greer

3. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.

Stars: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern, Alley Mills

4. Emergency! (1972–1979)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

5. Adam-12 (1968–1975)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.

Creators: Robert A. Cinader, Jack Webb | Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge, William Boyett

6. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator.

Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

7. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin, Gerald McRaney

8. MacGyver (1985–1992)

48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

Creator: Lee David Zlotoff | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Stephen Chang, Bruce McGill

9. Knots Landing (1979–1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.8
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Gary and Valene Ewing, relatives of the Ewing clan of Dallas, arrive in Knots Landing to make a new home for themselves. However, scheming Abby Fairgate-Cunningham later breaks up their marriage when she seduces Gary.

Stars: Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark, Kevin Dobson

10. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.

Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Roxie Roker

11. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

12. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A veteran cop with more than 20 years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco.

Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Reuben Collins, Richard Hatch

13. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.9
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The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.

Stars: Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel, David Morse

14. Wiseguy (1987–1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional ... See full summary »

Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Frank Lupo | Stars: Jonathan Banks, Jim Byrnes, Ken Wahl, Dwight Koss

15. Return to Me (2000)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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54 Metascore

A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife's heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart.

Writers: Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Andrew Stern, Samantha Goodman | Director: Bonnie Hunt | Stars: David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Carroll O'Connor, Robert Loggia

16. 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

17. Hunter (1984–1991)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter and his partner, Sergeant Dee Dee McCall, are homicide investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department. Often they must go undercover to catch a variety ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank Lupo | Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan, Perry Cook

18. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »

Creator: David Victor | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

19. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

Creators: Barbara Avedon, Barbara Corday | Stars: Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen, Martin Kove

20. Webster (1983–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter -- and life lessons -- in every episode.

Stars: Susan Clark, Alex Karras, Emmanuel Lewis, Henry Polic II

21. B.J. and the Bear (1978–1981)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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A trucker and his pet monkey travel the highways of America, getting into various adventures and misadventures along the way.

Creator: Christopher Crowe | Stars: Greg Evigan, Eric Server, Linda McCullough, Candi Brough

22. Rich Man, Poor Man (1976 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.

Stars: Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Dorothy McGuire

23. Lou Grant (1977–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.1
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After everyone on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" got fired, Lou Grant went to Los Angeles and became city editor of the L.A. Tribune, owned by Mrs. Pynchon, with whom Lou often has loud but ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Mason Adams, Jack Bannon

24. 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

25. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, John Carter

26. Cannery Row (1982)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Monterey, California in the 1940's. Cannery Row - the section of town where the now closed fish canneries are located - is inhabited primarily by the down and out, although many would not ... See full summary »

Writers: John Steinbeck, David S. Ward | Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Audra Lindley, Frank McRae

27. 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

28. Police Story (1973–1977)

120 min | Drama, Crime

7.5
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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

Creator: Joseph Wambaugh | Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

29. 1st & Ten: The Championship (1984–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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The comical exploits of the "California Bulls" (a fictional professional football team) and the organization's players.

Creator: Carl Kleinschmitt | Stars: Cliff Frazier, Prince Hughes, Donald Gibb, O.J. Simpson

30. Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (1976–1977)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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This is the sequel to the mini-series, RICH MAN, POOR MAN. It begins with Rudy Jordache apprehending the man who killed his brother, Falconetti. He then also takes in his nephew, Wesley. He... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Strauss, Gregg Henry, James Carroll Jordan, Susan Sullivan

31. The Invisible Man (1975–1976)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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The weekly adventures of Dr. Daniel Westin, an invisible scientist working as an agent for a private thinktank.

Creators: Harve Bennett, Steven Bochco | Stars: David McCallum, Melinda O. Fee, Craig Stevens, Paul Kent

32. The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1979– )

60 min | Comedy

6.2
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Sheriff Lobo's the corrupt sheriff from Orly County who appeared in several episodes during the first season of _"B.J. and the Bear" (1979)_, as B.J.'s occasional nemesis. He now stars in ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Claude Akins, Brian Kerwin, Mills Watson, Janet Curtis-Larson

33. Reasonable Doubts (1991–1993)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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A drama about the working relationship between Assistant DA Tess Kaufman, a prosecutor sensitive to the rights of the accused, and hard-charging, gruff Detective Dicky Cobb, an old-fashioned cop with a "bust-the-perps" attitude.

Creator: Robert Singer | Stars: Mark Harmon, Marlee Matlin, William Converse-Roberts, Tim Grimm

34. Switch (1975–1978)

90 min | Crime, Action, Drama

7.2
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An ex-cop and an ex-con start their own detective agency.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Robert Wagner, Eddie Albert, Charlie Callas, Sharon Gless

35. 240-Robert (1979–1981)

60 min | Adventure

7.8
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The missions of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Emergency Services Detail.

Stars: John Bennett Perry, Mark Harmon, Joanna Cassidy, Brian Frishman

36. Best Seller (1987)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right,... See full summary »

Writer: Larry Cohen | Director: John Flynn | Stars: James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Victoria Tennant, Allison Balson

37. Yes, Giorgio (1982)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Musical

4.1
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A famous opera singer, Giorgio Fini, loses his voice during an American tour. He goes to a female throat specialist, Pamela Taylor, whom he falls in love with.

Writers: Anne Piper, Norman Steinberg | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Luciano Pavarotti, Kathryn Harrold, Eddie Albert, Paola Borboni

38. Frank's Place (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Frank Parish is a professor from Boston, who has not seen his father since he was two. 35 years later, he is told that his father died and that he owned a restaurant in New Orleans, which ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Reid, Robert Harper, Daphne Reid, Francesca P. Roberts

39. Tummy Trouble (1989)

G | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.2
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Baby Herman swallows his rattle, and Roger has to take him to the hospital to get it out.

Writers: Kevin Harkey, Bill Kopp, Rob Minkoff, Mark Kausler, Patrick A. Ventura | Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Charles Fleischer, April Winchell, Lou Hirsch, Corey Burton

40. The Death of Richie (1977 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

7.4
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A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure on him from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.

Writers: John McGreevey, Thomas Thompson | Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Eileen Brennan, Robby Benson, Lance Kerwin

41. Wonderbug (1976–1978)

15 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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The adventures of a living clunker of a dune buggy that is able to become a superhero car.

Creators: Joe Ruby, Ken Spears | Stars: Jack Baker, David Levy, Carol Anne Seflinger, Frank Welker

42. The Blue Knight (1975–1976)

60 min | Action, Drama, Crime

7.0
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The exploits of Los Angeles beat cop Bumper Morgan.

Stars: George Kennedy, John Steadman, Barbara Rhoades, Lee Weaver

43. Wet Gold (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Adventure, Drama

4.7
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Wet Gold is the story of a young woman (Laura), who works as a waitress in a cafe. Laura stumbles across a drunk elderly man (Sampson), who fills her with exciting stories of a boat that ... See full summary »

Writers: Otis Jones, David Sherwin | Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Brooke Shields, Burgess Meredith, Thomas Byrd, Brian Kerwin

44. The Bronx Zoo (1987–1988)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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Stars: Edward Asner, David Wilson, Kathleen Beller, Nicholas Pryor

45. Flush (1977)

90 min | Comedy

3.8
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Odd comedy about strange and funny noises.

Writers: Tom Friedman, Charles Swenson | Director: Andrew J. Kuehn | Stars: William Callaway, William Bronder, Jeannie Linero, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez

46. 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

47. Convicted: A Mother's Story (1987 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.6
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Liz is a mother of two, who loves them. One day her boyfriend asks her to take some money out of her office so that he could borrow it then he will return it to her after a few days so she ... See full summary »

Writers: Elizabeth Gill, Ellen Kesend, Katherine Specktor | Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Ann Jillian, Gloria Loring, Kiel Martin, Fred Savage

48. A Death in Canaan (1978 TV Movie)

125 min | Drama

7.1
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When a teenager is accused of his mother's murder, the community of Canaan rallies to his defense.

Writers: Joan Barthel, Spencer Eastman, Thomas Thompson | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Paul Clemens, Tom Atkins, Jacqueline Brookes

49. Stone (1979– )

60 min | Drama

6.5
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Stars: Pat Hingle, Dennis Weaver, Robby Weaver, Joby Baker

50. Mother and Daughter: The Loving War (1980 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.3
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A love-hate relationship among three generations of women, a grandmother, her daughter and granddaughter, spaning 30 years.

Writer: Rose Leiman Goldemberg | Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Tuesday Weld, Frances Sternhagen, Kathleen Beller, Jeanne Lange