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1. The Waltons (1971–1981)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.6
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The life and trials of a 1930's mountain family.

Stars: Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott, Judy Norton

2. Dallas (1978–1991)

60 min | Drama

6.9
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The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

3. Mommie Dearest (1981)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Mommie Dearest, best selling memoir, turned motion picture, depicts the abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother...screen queen Joan Crawford.

Writers: Christina Crawford, Robert Getchell, Tracy Hotchner, Frank Perry, Frank Yablans | Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

4. 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

5. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

8.0
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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

6. The Hustler (1961)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

Writers: Sidney Carroll, Robert Rossen, Walter Tevis | Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

7. Remington Steele (1982–1987)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.

Creators: Robert Butler, Michael Gleason | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, James Read

8. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.

Writers: James M. Cain, David Mamet | Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, John Colicos, Michael Lerner

9. Benson (1979–1986)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Jessica Tate's sharp-tongued former butler, Benson DuBois, moves up in the world, becoming first the governor's "director of household affairs," then the state's budget director, then lieutenant governor and candidate for the executive mansion.

Stars: Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson, Missy Gold

10. Lou Grant (1977–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

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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

11. Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (1983 TV Movie)

115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.7
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The fictional story of the first "hypersonic" commercial passenger plane, which can make the flight from New York to London in a mere four hours. On the maiden flight of this plane, a minor... See full summary »

Writers: Robert M. Young, Peter R. Brooke | Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Lee Majors, Hal Linden, Lauren Hutton, Ray Milland

12. The Buddy System (1984)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

5.7
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A quiet school truant officer, Joe, uncovers a young boy's attempt to fake a residential address, and subsequently gets involved romantically with the boy's mother. The truant officer ... See full summary »

Writer: Mary Agnes Donoghue | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Nancy Allen, Jean Stapleton

13. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama

7.5
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From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Zindel, Alvin Sargent | Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach, Judith Lowry

14. McClain's Law (1981–1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Jim McClain was a cop and after being injured and deemed unfit for duty he was retired and for the past fifteen years was working on a fishing boat. One day he and his partner sell their ... See full summary »

Creator: Eric Bercovici | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

15. This Child Is Mine (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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Fact-based story about an unwed teen (Nancy McKeon) who fought a major court battle to recover her infant daughter from adoptive parents (Lindsay Wagner, Chris Sarandon).

Writers: Charles Rosin, Beth Polson | Director: David Greene | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Chris Sarandon, Michael Lerner, John Philbin

16. Blood Feud (1983 TV Movie)

210 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Made for TV movie about Bobby Kennedy's campaign to bring Jimmy Hoffa to justice.

Writer: Robert Boris | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Robert Blake, Cotter Smith, Danny Aiello, Edward Albert

17. Barn Burning (1980 TV Short)

41 min | Drama, Short, Family

5.9
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Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner's Barn Burning.

Writers: William Faulkner, Horton Foote | Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Diane Kagan, Shawn Whittington, Carolyn Coates

18. The Catholic Hour (1953– )

60 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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Stars: Carolyn Coates, Eleanor Phelps, Eugene Roche, Frederick Rolf

19. The Catholic Hour (1953– )
Episode: A Father's Death (1967)

Drama, Family

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Stars: Carolyn Coates, Eleanor Phelps, Eugene Roche, Frederick Rolf

20. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
Episode: Amazing Face (1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

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Writers: Mark Tinker, John Masius, Joshua Brand, John Falsey, Charles H. Eglee, Tom Fontana | Director: Janet Greek | Stars: Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd, Ed Begley Jr., Stephen Furst

21. The Catholic Hour (1953– )
Episode: An Abundance of Perspectives (1967)

Drama, Family

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Stars: Carolyn Coates, Eleanor Phelps, Eugene Roche, Frederick Rolf

22. Benson (1979–1986)
Episode: Made in Hong Kong: Part 1 (1984)

Comedy, Family

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While visiting Hongkong some people mistake Clayton for someone and grab him. But even upon learning the mistake his captors doesn't let him go. The rest of the staff alert the police.

Writers: Susan Harris, Rob Dames, Bob Fraser | Director: Bill Foster | Stars: Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson, Rene Auberjonois

23. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: Mastectomy: Part 1 (1979)

49 min | Drama

6.9
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Jock confesses his secret to Miss Ellie, which cause her to fear telling him about her cancer. J.R. continues his plan to undermine Cliff. Sue Ellen meets Dusty Farlow again.

Writers: David Jacobs, Arthur Bernard Lewis, Camille Marchetta | Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Jim Davis, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

24. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
Episode: Murder, She Rote (1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

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Writers: Mark Tinker, John Masius, Joshua Brand, John Falsey, Steve Bello, Tom Fontana | Director: Mark Tinker | Stars: Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd, Ed Begley Jr., Stephen Furst

25. The Catholic Hour (1953– )
Episode: Rebirths of Hope (1967)

Drama, Family

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Stars: Carolyn Coates, Eleanor Phelps, Eugene Roche, Frederick Rolf

26. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
Episode: Saving Face (1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

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Writers: Mark Tinker, John Masius, Joshua Brand, John Falsey, Tom Fontana, Norma Safford Vela, Jorge Zamacona | Director: Charles Braverman | Stars: Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd, Ed Begley Jr., Stephen Furst

27. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Search (1981)

TV-PG | Drama

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Lou fears a possible letdown when the staff use their connections to try to help a reporter find her biological parents. A glowing review on Lou's favorite restaurant makes it harder for him to get a table.

Writers: Allan Burns, James L. Brooks, Gene Reynolds, Leon Tokatyan, Everett Greenbaum, Elliott Reid | Director: Allen Williams | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

28. Remington Steele (1982–1987)
Episode: Small Town Steele (1984)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

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Ms. Holt and Mr. Steele are hired to investigate the disappearance of of an historian on a research trip to a small town which is hiding a secret for which someone is willing to kill.

Creators: Robert Butler, Michael Gleason | Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, Paul Gleason

29. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Gold Watch (1981)

Drama, Family, Romance

8.0
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Stanley Perkins is retired and returns to the mountain to see Rose. He helps the community but is really falling apart. His sister arrives to take him home, but the community helps him realize he still has things to offer for work.

Writers: Earl Hamner Jr., Juliet Law Packer | Director: Walt Gilmore | Stars: Jon Walmsley, Judy Norton, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott

30. Benson (1979–1986)
Episode: The Honeymooners (1983)

Comedy, Family

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Gretchen's fiancé can't be present for their wedding, so Benson stands in for the fellow as proxy - or so he and Gretchen assume.

Writers: Susan Harris, Terry Grossman, Kathy Speer | Director: Gary Brown | Stars: Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson, Rene Auberjonois

31. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: The Sign of the Beast: Part 1 (1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Creator: Eric Bercovici | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

32. Knots Landing (1979–1993)
Episode: Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1980)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

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Writer: David Jacobs | Director: David Moessinger | Stars: James Houghton, Kim Lankford, Michele Lee, Constance McCashin