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1. 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

2. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of an easy going private investigator.

Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

3. 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

4. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)

Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with ... See full summary »

Writer: Howard Browne | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker, Jean Hale

5. Simon & Simon (1981–1995)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Drama

7.2
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Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Creator: Philip DeGuere | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

6. Capone (1975)

R | 101 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.7
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The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years ... See full summary »

Writer: Howard Browne | Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Susan Blakely, Harry Guardino, Sylvester Stallone

7. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

8. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Action, Western, Adventure

8.3
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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

9. Mannix (1967–1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and police department contact Tobias.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood, Joseph Campanella

10. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.8
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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

11. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

60 min | Comedy, Western

7.7
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Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

12. Banacek (1972–1974)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek.

Creator: Anthony Wilson | Stars: George Peppard, Ralph Manza, Murray Matheson, Christine Belford

13. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.2
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After the Civil war adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

14. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Jacqueline Beer

15. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

7.8
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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

16. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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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

17. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »

Stars: Connie Stevens, Poncie Ponce, Robert Conrad, Anthony Eisley

18. Longstreet (1971–1972)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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The cases of a blind insurance investigator.

Creator: Stirling Silliphant | Stars: James Franciscus, Marlyn Mason, Peter Mark Richman, Ann Doran

19. Sugarfoot (1957–1961)

60 min | Western

7.3
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Correspondence-school law graduate Tom Brewster travels west to seek his fortune. Unfortunately, his "cowboy" abilities leave a lot to be desired and earn him the nickname "Sugarfoot" which... See full summary »

Stars: Will Hutchins, Charles Fredericks, Terry Frost, Don Haggerty

20. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

21. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Nicholas Colasanto, Jack Krupnick, Fernando Lamas

22. Bronco (1958–1962)

60 min | Western

7.2
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Stars: Ty Hardin, Robert Colbert, Morris Ankrum, Mike Road

23. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

24. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

25. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Accomplice (1962)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.9
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An old maid bank teller who decides it is time to provide for herself identifies Trampas as a bank robber and murder in order to extort $10,000 from the actual thief. The Virginian is the only thing between Trampas and the hangman's noose.

Writers: Howard Browne, William P. McGivern, Winston Miller, Owen Wister | Director: Maurice Geraghty | Stars: James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke

26. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Duel at Sundown (1959)

49 min | Action, Western, Adventure

7.6
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Bret Maverick is on his way to a high stakes poker game, when an injured friend with a hidden agenda, begs him to visit. After Bret arrives, the friend's beautiful daughter draws Bret into ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Collins, Howard Browne | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: James Garner, Jack Kelly, Edgar Buchanan, Abby Dalton

27. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Crimson Kiss (1957)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Fay Allison and her roommate Anita are found unconscious by Fay's aunt, Louise Marlow, who calls her attorney Perry Mason in desperation. In the girls' apartment Perry and Della discover a key that leads them to the body of Carver Clement.

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Walter Doniger, Joel Murcott, Milton Geiger | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

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

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

8.0
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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

29. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Sleight of Hand (1975)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Jim's girlfriend suddenly disappears with no clue as to how or why. Lt. Diel thinks Rockford is probably responsible for her disappearance and orders him to stay away from the case. But Jim can't stop until he finds out what happened.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: William Wiard | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Tom Atkins

30. Bourbon Street Beat (1959–1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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A former New Orleans cop partners with an Ivy League lawyer to open up a private detective agency with offices on the city's famed Bourbon Street.

Stars: Van Williams, Andrew Duggan, Richard Long, Arlene Howell

31. Portrait of a Mobster (1961)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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This movie portrays the rise and fall of 1920s gangster Dutch Schultz. While building his own mob ring, he romances Iris, the daughter of a man he killed. When Iris marries a cop, Schultz ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Browne, Harry Grey | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Vic Morrow, Leslie Parrish, Peter Breck, Norman Alden

32. The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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The cases of well-respected neurosurgeon Dr. David Craig and his two young charges.

Creators: Steven Bochco, Richard H. Landau, Paul Mason | Stars: David Hartman, E.G. Marshall, John Saxon, Robert Walden

33. Bus Stop (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Grace owns the bus stop in Sunrise CO. She, waitress Elma, Sheriff Will and D.A. Glenn watch life through the stories which unfold as passengers arrive and then depart the small town.

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Rhodes Reason, Richard Anderson, Joan Freeman, Marilyn Maxwell

34. Colt .45 (1957–1960)

30 min | Western

7.9
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Christopher Colt was apparently a gun salesman but was in fact a government agent tracking down notorious bad guys. His cousin Sam took the lead when the studio had contract disputes with the original star.

Stars: Wayde Preston, Kenneth MacDonald, Donald May, Don 'Red' Barry

35. Banacek (1972–1974)
Episode: No Sign of the Cross (1972)

72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A golden cross, on its way from a Mexican church to an American gangster anxious to reform his image, turns into worthless junk without ever leaving the possession of the couriers sent to ... See full summary »

Creator: Anthony Wilson | Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: George Peppard, Broderick Crawford, Louise Sorel, Gordon Pinsent

36. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Point Blank (1957)

60 min | Action, Western, Adventure

7.4
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Kicked out of one town, jailed for running a con in the next, Bret's luck turns when a sultry waitress eases him out of stir to work as a spotter in a casino. A cattle drive's heading to ... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Huggins, Howard Browne | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: James Garner, Karen Steele, Mike Connors, Richard Garland

37. Destry (1964– )

60 min | Western

7.6
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Young Harrison Destry, son of legendary lawman Tom Destry, had been a sheriff himself until he was framed and sent to prison. Now he roams about looking for the hombres that did him wrong. ... See full summary »

Stars: John Gavin, Ken Mayer, Bill Coontz, Boyd 'Red' Morgan

38. Follow the Sun (1961–1962)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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The show follows the adventures of two free-lance magazine writers based in Hawaii.

Stars: Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Jay Lanin, Gigi Perreau

39. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Cat's Paw (1971)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.9
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A high tech organized crime group comes to the attention of our favorite IMF team following the murder of Barny's brother. To bring down the organization and the corrupt police captain ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Geller, Howard Browne | Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Lesley Ann Warren, Greg Morris

40. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
Episode: The Girl in Boxcar #3 (1971)

50 min | Comedy, Western

7.0
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Decoys, misdirections and deceptions are the order of the day as Hannibal and the Kid get a taste of the other side of the robbery business when they are hired to transport $50,000. To add ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Pete Duel, Ben Murphy, John Larch, Alan Hale Jr.

41. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: A Clean and Quiet Town (1966)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.1
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In search of the one-armed man, Dr. Kimble finds himself in Clark City, a town controlled by violent policemen and a mysterious businessman who runs an illegal gambling operation.

Creator: Roy Huggins | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: David Janssen, Carol Eve Rossen, Michael Strong, William Bramley

42. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Black Fire (1958)

49 min | Action, Western, Adventure

7.7
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Crusty old General Eakins summons all his living relatives to his ranch to assess who'll inherit his fortune. Bret Maverick fills in for obnoxious ne'er-do-well nephew Homer Eakins, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Marion Hargrove, Howard Browne | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: James Garner, Hans Conried, Will Wright, Theona Bryant

43. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: The Burning Sky (1958)

49 min | Action, Western, Adventure

7.7
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Travelling across the Arizona desert, the stagecoach conveying Bart Maverick and his companions is attacked by what appear to be Apache Indians. The passengers manage to reach the ruins of ... See full summary »

Writers: Russell S. Hughes, Howard Browne | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Jack Kelly, Gerald Mohr, Joanna Barnes, Douglas Kennedy

44. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: The Naked Gallows (1957)

60 min | Action, Western, Adventure

7.7
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Bart's nosing round Bent Spur pursuing his friend's murderer. Bart was so down on his luck, he spent a winter trapping beaver outside town. Bent Spur's overstocked with red herrings, who ... See full summary »

Writer: Howard Browne | Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Jack Kelly, Fay Spain, Mike Connors, Jeanne Cooper

45. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: The Last Train West (1956)

60 min | Western

8.0
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Cheyenne is falsely accused of murder. He returns to White Bluff to clear his name.

Writers: Jack DeWitt, Howard Browne | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Clint Walker, Barbara Lawrence, James Garner, Barbara Eiler

46. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Leona (1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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In order to rescue a federal agent being tortured by criminals, the IMF create a conflict between the two leading organized crime bosses in the area: Mike Apollo and Joe Epic.

Writers: Bruce Geller, Howard Browne | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Peter Graves, Greg Morris, Lynda Day George, Peter Lupus

47. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Holiday at Hollow Rock (1958)

60 min | Action, Western, Adventure

7.9
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Bret attends the annual 4th of July horse race in Hollow Rock, WY. He learns the two top contenders have strong reasons for winning which may involve Bret more than just his desire to make a sure bet.

Writer: Howard Browne | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: James Garner, William Reynolds, Sandra Edwards, Tod Griffin

48. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Stone Pillow (1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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When your game is blackmail you have to protect your trump card, especially when your victim is a mobster. But when the IMF wants a piece of your action just be glad they want the mobster more than you.

Writers: Bruce Geller, Howard Browne | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Peter Graves, Greg Morris, Lynda Day George, Peter Lupus

49. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
Episode: The Root of It All (1971)

50 min | Comedy, Western

7.5
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Judy Carne, Pete Duel's "Love on a Rooftop" co-star, plays one of three Boston spinsters (two young adults and a late-middle-age chaperone; the other two women are buried in the "With" ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Pete Duel, Ben Murphy, Judy Carne, Tom Ewell

50. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: The Seventh Hand (1958)

60 min | Action, Western, Adventure

8.1
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Samantha Crawford invites five of the wealthiest and most influential poker players in the west to a game and stakes Bret to $20,000 to compete in the contest. After the game is robbed of ... See full summary »

Writers: Russell S. Hughes, Howard Browne | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: James Garner, Diane Brewster, Sam Buffington, James Philbrook