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1. Gideon (1966 TV Movie)

110 min

10.0
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Gideon isn't expecting to meet an angel, much less be given orders from God - and he's not sure he likes it.

Director: Wilhelm Semmelroth | Stars: Max Eckard, Florent Antony, Helmut Peine, Konrad Mayerhoff

Votes: 6

2. Gideon (1971 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

9.0
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The Angel of God and an ordinary shepherd named Gideon debate obedience versus disobedience to God.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Peter Ustinov, José Ferrer, David Barton, Robert Casper

Votes: 18

3. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.9
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 125

4. Welcome to the Basement (2012– )

Comedy

8.6
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Matt's (Matt Sloan) got a bunch of movies he's never seen before. Craig (Craig Johnson) doesn't know what they are. Every episode Matt's gonna spring one on Craig. It might be good, it ...

Stars: Matt Sloan, Craig Johnson, Tona Williams, Aaron Yonda

Votes: 63

5. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

8.6
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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Jonathan Miller, John Betjeman

Votes: 70

6. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,455

7. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

8.4
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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as " Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 201

8. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

Votes: 57

9. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

Votes: 92

10. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama

8.1
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88 Metascore

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Votes: 114,876

11. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 61

12. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 41

13. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
Episode: Marty (1953)

51 min | Drama

8.1
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Marty Pilletti is a 34 year-old butcher who lives with his mother. His brothers and sisters are all married and his dear mother - along with several other of her friends - is always asking ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand, Esther Minciotti, Joe Mantell

Votes: 225

14. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #11.74 (1972)

Comedy, Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Orson Bean, Paddy Chayefsky, Ed McMahon

Votes: 13

15. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 441

16. Marty (1955)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli

Votes: 17,045

17. The Catered Affair (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception, because Jane's ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald

Votes: 2,272

18. Film '72 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

Stars: Barry Norman, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 387

19. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Paddy Chayefsky's 'The Mother' (1994)

Biography, Drama, Music

7.6
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Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Mary Alice, Anne Bancroft, Katherine Borowitz, Joan Cusack

Votes: 19

20. The David Susskind Show (1958–1987)

Talk-Show

7.5
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Stars: David Susskind, Groucho Marx, Ernie Kovacs, Jackie Gleason

Votes: 22

21. The Americanization of Emily (1964)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.4
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An American naval officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, James Coburn

Votes: 3,956

22. The Hospital (1971)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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An over-burdened doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes, Richard Dysart

Votes: 4,496 | Gross: $19.71M

23. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, David Brenner

Votes: 303

24. Middle of the Night (1959)

Approved | 118 min | Drama

7.3
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A widowed businessman becomes obsessed with one of his employees, the divorcée Betty Preisser.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Fredric March, Kim Novak, Glenda Farrell, Albert Dekker

Votes: 820

25. The True Glory (1945)

87 min | Documentary, War

7.2
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A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly 1400 cameramen. It opens as the assembled allied forces plan and train ... See full summary »

Directors: Garson Kanin, Carol Reed | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Fallon, Robert Harris, Sam Levene

Votes: 314

26. Ein Zug nach Manhattan (1981 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Rolf von Sydow | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Ulrike Bliefert, Bruni Löbel, Charles Brauer

Votes: 19

27. A Double Life (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,382

28. Altered States (1980)

R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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58 Metascore

A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

Votes: 26,125 | Gross: $19.85M

29. The Goddess (1958)

104 min | Drama

6.9
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Loosely based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, the story of a young woman destined from childhood on to be adored by millions but unhappy in her own life. Patty Duke plays Emily Ann Faulkner ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Kim Stanley, Lloyd Bridges, Steven Hill, Betty Lou Holland

Votes: 634

30. The Bachelor Party (1957)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

6.9
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Five office friends meet up for a night on the town to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of one of them. As the night wears on and the drink starts to tell, they become more confidential ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Don Murray, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden, Philip Abbott

Votes: 515

31. Iso keikka (1966 TV Movie)

50 min

6.8
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Directors: Jack Witikka, Jukka Sipilä | Stars: Tauno Palo, Kirsti Ortola, Tea Ista, Uljas Kandolin

Votes: 5

32. Paint Your Wagon (1969)

PG-13 | 158 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell

Votes: 10,024 | Gross: $31.68M

33. Star 80 (1983)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband becomes dangerously jealous. Based on the true story of 1980 Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Cliff Robertson, Carroll Baker

Votes: 4,612 | Gross: $6.47M

34. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.6
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58 Metascore

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

Votes: 17,447 | Gross: $0.00M

35. As Young as You Feel (1951)

Unrated | 77 min | Comedy

6.6
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A 65-year-old printer hatches an elaborate scheme to avoid forced retirement.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, David Wayne, Jean Peters

Votes: 788

36. The 44th Annual Academy Awards (1972 TV Special)

6.6
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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Ann-Margret, Karen Black, Yvonne Blake, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 73

37. The 49th Annual Academy Awards (1977 TV Special)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Warren Beatty, Ellen Burstyn, Jane Fonda, Richard Pryor

Votes: 112

38. The 28th Annual Academy Awards (1956 TV Special)

Family

5.6
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A bonus of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences is the American Film Awards created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of cinematographic art for their ... See full summary »

Directors: George Seaton, Bill Bennington, Dick Schneider | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Jerry Lewis, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Votes: 51

39. The Gulf Playhouse (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

3.9
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This live show was seen through the "eye" of the camera. The actors in each episode would talk to the camera as if it were a person.

Stars: Mildred Dunnock, James Westerfield, Eddie Bracken, Henry Jones

Votes: 21

40. Grande Teatro Tupi (1951– )

Drama

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Stars: Wanda Kosmo, Rita Cléos, Nydia Lícia, Rildo Gonçalves

41. TV de Vanguarda (1952– )

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Stars: Lima Duarte, Luiz Orioni, Henrique Martins, Jaime Barcellos

42. Gran teatro (1960–1965)

90 min | Drama

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Stars: Jesús Puente, Paco Morán, Fernando Delgado, Nela Conjiu

43. Your Place or Mine? (1976 TV Movie)

Comedy

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The sexual revolution as seen through the eyes of a recently divorced traveling plastics salesman.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: James Coco, Andrew Duncan, Julie Garfield, Cynthia Harris

44. Teatterituokio (1962– )

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Stars: Katriina Rinne, Martti Kuisma, Arja Pessa, Asta Backman

45. Mitten in der Nacht (1971 TV Movie)

90 min | Romance

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A widower in his fifties falls in love with a much younger woman.

Director: Werner Schlechte | Stars: Karin Anselm, Arno Assmann, Carola Höhn, Brigitte Dryander

46. Mati (1958 TV Movie)

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Director: Janez Senk | Stars: Rahela Ferari, Nada Kasapic, Miodrag Lazarevic, Tamara Miletic

47. Der zehnte Mann (1968 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

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Is Evelyn Foreman schizophrenic, or is she really possessed by a dybbuk?

Director: Ludwig Cremer | Stars: Eduard Wandrey, Hans Hessling, Alfred Balthoff, Karl Hellmer

48. Teledrama (1955– )

Drama

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Stars: Percival Ferreira, Cacilda Lanuza, Waldir Guedes, Eloísa Mafalda

49. Veliki poduhvat (1960 TV Movie)

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Director: Sava Mrmak | Stars: Karlo Bulic, Rahela Ferari, Jovan Gec, Vladimir Medar

50. O Grande Negócio (1973 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Artur Ramos | Stars: Jorge Brum do Canto, Ermelinda Duarte, Adelaide João, Eduardo Jacques