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1. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.

Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

Votes: 13,509

2. Roots (1977– )

TV-14 | 570 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 12,215

3. North and South (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 7,512

4. L.A. Law (1986–1994)

46 min | Drama

7.0
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The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker

Votes: 3,042

5. Guiding Light (1952–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, ... See full summary »

Stars: Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlin, Maureen Garrett, Robert Newman

Votes: 1,168

6. Coming Home (1978)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford

Votes: 9,756

7. Family (1976–1980)

60 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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The joys and heartaches of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California.

Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 844

8. Police Woman (1974–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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This was the first TV cop show to feature a female lead - Sergeant "Pepper" Anderson, an undercover cop for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Stars: Angie Dickinson, Earl Holliman, Charles Dierkop, Ed Bernard

Votes: 1,125

9. First Sunday (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.3
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Durell Washington and LeeJohn Jackson are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When Durell learns that his ex-girlfriend plans to move to another state with their son Durell Jr.--... See full summary »

Director: David E. Talbert | Stars: Ice Cube, Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan, Loretta Devine

Votes: 7,992 | Gross: $37.93M

10. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 136

11. Christy (1994–1995)

60 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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Based on the bestseller by Catherine Marshall, Christy tells the story of an idealistic nineteen year old who leaves the comforts of her city home to teach school in the impoverished ... See full summary »

Stars: Kellie Martin, Stewart Finlay-McLennan, Tyne Daly, Randall Batinkoff

Votes: 865

12. Something About Amelia (1984 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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Counseling helps family deal with the discovery that their child was sexually abused by the closest relative.

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Ted Danson, Glenn Close, Olivia Cole, Roxana Zal

Votes: 365

13. Heroes (1977)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to find out what became of the other men in his unit.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Henry Winkler, Sally Field, Harrison Ford, Val Avery

Votes: 1,297

14. The Women of Brewster Place (1989– )

200 min | Drama

7.8
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Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three ... See full summary »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Mary Alice, Olivia Cole, Robin Givens

Votes: 804

15. Insight (I) (1960–1984)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

Stars: Ellwood Kieser, Martin Sheen, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Brian Keith

Votes: 132

16. Big Shots (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Ricky Busker, Darius McCrary, Robert Joy, Robert Prosky

Votes: 636 | Gross: $3.39M

17. Some Kind of Hero (1982)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.6
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A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, Ronny Cox

Votes: 940 | Gross: $20.40M

18. Go Tell It on the Mountain (1984)

96 min | Drama

7.7
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This film adaptation of James Baldwin's celebrated novel tells the journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Harlem seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Paul Winfield, James Bond III, Olivia Cole, Rodrick F. Wimberly

Votes: 46

19. Backstairs at the White House (1979)

540 min | Drama, History

8.3
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Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.

Stars: Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 356

20. Children of Divorce (1980 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama

6.2
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The conflict and separation of their parents and the impact on four youngsters from three socially different families is the thrust of this drama written and directed by Joanna Lee.

Director: Joanna Lee | Stars: Barbara Feldon, Lance Kerwin, Stacey Nelkin, Carmine Caridi

Votes: 34

21. Rafferty (1977– )

60 min | Drama

6.9
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Military surgeon Rafferty, now a civilian, brings his rigid army ways to the more casual scene at City General. Often clashing with other staff, he's a mentor to carefree Daniel Gentry while oblivious to nurse Vera's affection for him.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, John Getz, Millie Slavin, Michael C. Gwynne

Votes: 34

22. Brewster Place (1990– )

30 min | Drama

7.0
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A spin off of the 1989 miniseries The Women of Brewster Place, which was based upon Gloria Naylor's novel of the same name.

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Brenda Pressley, Olivia Cole, Rachael Crawford

Votes: 45

23. Szysznyk (1977–1978)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A former Marine named Nick Szysznyk takes over running an inner city playground in Washington, D.C. In this fish out of water comedy, he has to learn how to deal with the city bureaucracy as well as his co-workers.

Stars: Leonard Barr, Ned Beatty, Thomas Carter, Olivia Cole

Votes: 11

24. The Lazarus Syndrome (1979– )

60 min | Drama

6.9
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MacArthur St. Clair is a tough as nails chief cardiologist at Webster Memorial Hospital. Because of his job dedication his wife Gloria is frustrated by their family life. Mac's realism ... See full summary »

Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Ronald Hunter, Susan Adams, Jon Cedar

Votes: 9

25. Fly Away Home (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, War

5.6
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An American photojournalist is sent to Saigon to cover the Vietnam War.

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Tiana Alexandra, Michael Beck, Randy Brooks

Votes: 35

26. The Sky Is Gray (1980 TV Movie)

46 min | Drama

7.2
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A young boy named James comes of age in 1940s Louisiana and grapples with what it means to be black during a time of racism and poverty. James's mother accompanies her son to town to see ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Olivia Cole, James Bond III, Margaret Avery, Cleavon Little

Votes: 41

27. Arly Hanks (1993 TV Movie)

Comedy

5.9
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The small town of Maggody, population 775, Stump County, Arkansas, has a new Police Chief - Arly Hanks, who has returned home from New York City after a messy divorce, her former husband ... See full summary »

Director: Arlene Sanford | Stars: Kate Jackson, Ron Perlman, Polly Bergen, Olivia Cole

Votes: 11

28. Report to Murphy (1982– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The everyday problems and frustrations of a parole officer, as he deals with the released prisoners that come and go.

Stars: Michael Keaton, Donna Ponterotto, Donnelly Rhodes, Margot Rose

Votes: 8

29. Mistress of Paradise (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

3.8
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In the 19th century, a wealthy Northern woman marries a Louisiana plantation owner and then becomes suspicious about his first wife's death.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Chad Everett, Anthony Andrews, Olivia Cole

Votes: 29

30. The 5th Annual TV Land Awards (2007 TV Special)

Comedy, Family, History

7.3
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Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Kirstie Alley, John Amos, Desi Arnaz Jr., Lucie Arnaz

Votes: 18

31. The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1979 TV Special)

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Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Mason Adams, Alan Alda, Loni Anderson, Lou Antonio

Votes: 16

32. The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978 TV Special)

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Alan Alda, Jack Albertson, Robert Alda, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 29

33. The Fig Tree (1987 TV Movie)

58 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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Director: Calvin Skaggs | Stars: Karron Graves, Teresa Wright, Doris Roberts, William Converse-Roberts

Votes: 8

34. Roots Remembered (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

5.8
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Feature-length British documentary catching up with the cast of _"Roots" (1977) (mini)_ 30 years on and exploring its place in history.

Director: Marina Warsama | Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Esther Armah, Edward Asner, John Barnes

Votes: 5

35. The Television Annual: 1978/1979 (1979 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

6.6
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Stars: Shana Alexander, Bill Bixby, Georg Stanford Brown, John Chancellor

Votes: 5

36. The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1977 TV Special)

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Director: Bill Carruthers | Stars: Jack Albertson, Alan Alda, Steve Allen, Bea Arthur

Votes: 36

37. The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards (1977 TV Special)

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Stars: John Amos, Army Archerd, Summer Bartholomew, Susan Blakely

38. The 2nd Annual Black Achievement Awards (1979 TV Special)

60 min | Music

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Director: Sammy Davis Jr. | Stars: John Amos, Lerone Bennett, Mary Frances Berry, Roscoe Lee Browne

39. Be Good, Be Nice (2011)

5 min | Short, Drama

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A young girl has an unpleasant encounter with her friends father.

Director: Crystal Dawn Parsons | Stars: Olivia Cole, Kaitlen Morrissey, Bob Pope, Paul Rowe

40. Betjeman and Me: Griff Rhys Jones (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: James Runcie | Stars: Griff Rhys Jones, Olivia Cole, Stephen Fry, Barry Humphries

41. The Lazarus Syndrome (1979– )
Episode: A Brutal Assault (1979)

Drama

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Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Ronald Hunter, Susan Adams, Olivia Cole

42. Szysznyk (1977–1978)
Episode: A Star Is Burned (1978)

Comedy

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Stars: Leonard Barr, Ned Beatty, Thomas Carter, Olivia Cole

43. L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Episode: America the Beautiful (1989)

Drama

7.8
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Grace has mixed feelings when she prosecutes a wealthy businessman for killing a homeless man for scourging around the garbage outside his house, as well as dealing with a crazed activist ... See full summary »

Director: Max Tash | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry

Votes: 6

44. Report to Murphy (1982– )
Episode: Baker vs. Murphy (1982)

Comedy

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Stars: Michael Keaton, Donna Ponterotto, Donnelly Rhodes, Margot Rose

45. Szysznyk (1977–1978)
Episode: Ball Three (1977)

Comedy

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Stars: Leonard Barr, Ned Beatty, Thomas Carter, Olivia Cole

46. Szysznyk (1977–1978)
Episode: Beef Encounters (1977)

Comedy

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Stars: Leonard Barr, Ned Beatty, Thomas Carter, Olivia Cole

47. Brewster Place (1990– )
Episode: Bernice Sands Comes Home (1990)

Drama

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Director: Helaine Head | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Brenda Pressley, Olivia Cole, Rachael Crawford

48. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Big Easy Murder (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Jessica travels to New Orleans and is caught up in a web of voodoo related murders.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Lisa Akey, Elizabeth Ashley, G.W. Bailey

Votes: 75

49. Rafferty (1977– )
Episode: Brothers & Sons (1977)

Drama

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Director: Barry Crane | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, John Getz, Erin Blunt, David Clennon

50. Report to Murphy (1982– )
Episode: Charlie Goes Awry (1982)

Comedy

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Stars: Michael Keaton, Donna Ponterotto, Donnelly Rhodes, Margot Rose