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1. Rocky (1976)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

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Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Writer: Sylvester Stallone | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

2. Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13 | 139 min | History, Western

7.7
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Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

Writers: Thomas Berger, Calder Willingham | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

3. Columbo (1968–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

4. The Eiger Sanction (1975)

R | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.3
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An classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.

Writers: Hal Dresner, Warren Murphy, Rod Whitaker | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee, Jack Cassidy

5. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Approved | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.

Writers: Walter Reisch, Charles Brackett, Jules Verne | Director: Henry Levin | Stars: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker

6. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, History, War

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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, Olivia Cole, Ben Vereen, John Amos

7. Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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The adventures of three sexy female private eyes.

Creators: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Stars: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, David Doyle

8. 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

9. Save the Tiger (1973)

R | 100 min | Drama

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A businessman's professional struggles begin to conflict with his personal life over the course of two days.

Writer: Steve Shagan | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Norman Burton

10. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear.

Creator: William Blinn | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

11. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.

Creator: Leonard Freeman | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer

12. Kojak (1973–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Creator: Abby Mann | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

13. Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

6.4
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When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.

Writers: David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler, Gerald Gaiser | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Jane Fonda, George Segal, Ed McMahon, Richard Gautier

14. Dark Shadows (1966–1971)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.

Creator: Dan Curtis | Stars: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles, Nancy Barrett

15. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Creator: Michael Garrison | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Whitey Hughes, Dick Cangey

16. House of Dark Shadows (1970)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.6
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Vampire Barnabas Collins is released from his prison and searches for a cure to his affliction, so he can marry the incarnation of his lost love.

Writers: Sam Hall, Gordon Russell | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Roger Davis

17. A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)

132 min | Drama, Romance, War

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In 1944, a company of German soldiers on the Russian front are numbed by the horrors and hardships of war when Private Ernst Graeber's long awaited furlough comes through. Back home in ... See full summary »

Writers: Orin Jannings, Erich Maria Remarque | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: John Gavin, Liselotte Pulver, Jock Mahoney, Don DeFore

18. House Calls (1978)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age... See full summary »

Writers: Max Shulman, Julius J. Epstein, Alan Mandel, Charles Shyer | Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Art Carney, Richard Benjamin

19. The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Western

5.6
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A female hustler is chasing after rich men, but becomes repeatedly mixed up with a suave con man and card shark through a series of misadventures before falling in love with him.

Writers: Barry Sandler, Melvin Frank, Jack Rose | Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: George Segal, Goldie Hawn, Conrad Janis, Thayer David

20. Columbo (1968–2003)
Episode: Now You See Him (1976)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A stage illusionist kills his employer and makes it look like a contract killing; it's up to Lt. Columbo to trick the master trickster.

Writers: Michael Sloan, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Peter Falk, Jack Cassidy, Bob Dishy, Nehemiah Persoff

21. Hearts of the West (1975)

PG | 102 min | Western, Comedy

6.4
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Lewis Tater writes Wild West dime novels and dreams of actually becoming a cowboy. When he goes west to find his dream he finds himself in possession of the loot box of two crooks who tried... See full summary »

Writer: Rob Thompson | Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith, Donald Pleasence, Blythe Danner

22. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.4
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With the powers given by the bite of a radioactive spider, a young man fights crime as a wall-crawling superhero.

Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Ellen Bry

23. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: Spider-Man (1977)

92 min | Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi

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When an extortionist threatens to force a multi-suicide unless a huge ransom is paid, only Peter Parker can stop him with his new powers as Spider-Man.

Writer: Alvin Boretz | Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, David White, Michael Pataki, Hilly Hicks

24. The Missiles of October (1974 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

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Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Writers: Stanley R. Greenberg, Robert F. Kennedy | Director: Anthony Page | Stars: William Devane, Ralph Bellamy, Howard Da Silva, James Hong

25. Night of Dark Shadows (1971)

GP | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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A painter and his wife move into a home and find themselves plagued by ghosts and spirits of his ancestors that used to be witches.

Writers: Dan Curtis, Sam Hall | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: David Selby, Grayson Hall, Kate Jackson, Lara Parker

26. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Family

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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

27. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979)

60 min | Family, Mystery

7.3
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The cases of a pair of teen detective brothers and a teen girl amateur sleuth.

Creator: Edward Stratemeyer | Stars: Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson, Pamela Sue Martin, Ed Gilbert

28. The Werewolf of Washington (1973)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

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A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a ... See full summary »

Writer: Milton Moses Ginsberg | Director: Milton Moses Ginsberg | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Katalin Kallay, Henry Ferrentino, Despo Diamantidou

29. The Story of Ruth (1960)

132 min | Drama

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Inspired by the scriptural tale. Moabitess priestess Ruth is drawn both to a Judean man and to his talk of a forgiving God. After tragedy strikes, she begins a new life in Bethlehem.

Writer: Norman Corwin | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Tom Tryon, Peggy Wood, Viveca Lindfors

30. Petrocelli (1974–1976)

60 min | Drama, Crime

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Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest.... See full summary »

Creators: Harold Buchman, Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Howard, Albert Salmi, Fred Stromsoe

31. The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977 TV Movie)

215 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Howard Hughes is a driven man who amassed wealth and recognition as a Hollywood mover and shaker, aviation giant and man of mystery.

Writers: Noah Dietrich, John Gay, Bob Thomas | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, James Hampton, Tovah Feldshuh

32. Peeper (1976)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Mystery

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Set in the 1940s, the story follows a private eye on a case to find a long lost daughter of an oddball client. Two goons are on a mission to stop him.

Writers: Keith Laumer, W.D. Richter | Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Michael Caine, Natalie Wood, Kitty Winn, Michael Constantine

33. Harry O (1973–1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the Los Angeles Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine. Moving to San Diego, he lived on ... See full summary »

Creator: Howard Rodman | Stars: David Janssen, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Tulley, Henry Darrow

34. Baby Face Nelson (1957)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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George "Babyface" Nelson becomes one of the most important gangsters of 1930's Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone he allies himself with John Dillinger...

Writers: Daniel Mainwaring, Irving Shulman | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Carolyn Jones, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo Gordon

35. Savages (1972)

R | 106 min | Fantasy, Comedy

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An allegory about humankind progresses from a savage state to a civilized form, that is only a cover for it's innate barbarism.

Writers: George W.S. Trow, Michael O'Donoghue, James Ivory | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Lewis J. Stadlen, Anne Francine, Thayer David, Susan Blakely

36. 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

37. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Mike Ragan, Marian Seldes, Jack Klugman

38. Switch (1975–1978)

90 min | Crime, Action, Drama

7.1
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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

39. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977 TV Mini-Series)

750 min | Drama

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The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.

Creator: David W. Rintels | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

40. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Walter Coy

41. The Rhinemann Exchange (1977 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Thriller, War

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During World War II, an intelligence officer is dispatched by the U.S. government to arrange an exchange in Argentina of industrial diamonds needed by the Germans for a secret gyroscope needed by the Allies.

Stars: Stephen Collins, Lauren Hutton, Claude Akins, Vince Edwards

42. Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The story of Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 pilot for the CIA who was shot down in his spy plane over Russia, captured and imprisoned.

Writers: Curt Gentry, Francis Gary Powers, Robert E. Thompson | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Lee Majors, Noah Beery Jr., Nehemiah Persoff, Brooke Bundy

43. Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973)

PG | 90 min | Mystery

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Also known as "Run Stranger Run", this small film centres round an adopted teen who runs away to what he believes to be his birth town and mother... See full synopsis »

Writer: Robert Clouse | Director: Darren McGavin | Stars: Patricia Neal, Cloris Leachman, Bobby Darin, Tessa Dahl

44. Sudden Death (1977)

R | 84 min | Action, Drama

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When Ed Neilson's entire family is viciously murdered, he pleads with retired CIA operative Duke Smith (Robert Conrad) to investigate. He refuses, but relents after Neilson too meets an ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: Robert Conrad, Don Stroud, Felton Perry, John Ashley

45. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Jeff Donnell, Mona Freeman

46. Nero Wolfe (1979 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Mystery

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A wealthy realtor sends out dozens of copies of a book that paints the FBI in an unfavorable light. They harass her. So she turns to Nero Wolfe to get them off her back.

Writers: Rex Stout, Frank D. Gilroy | Director: Frank D. Gilroy | Stars: Thayer David, Tom Mason, Brooke Adams, Biff McGuire

47. The DuPont Show of the Week (1961– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Stars: Walter Matthau, Frank McGee, Will Rogers, Art Carney

48. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Say Goodbye to Jennifer (1975)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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An old war buddy of Jim's, now a fashion photographer, hires him to track down a beautiful fashion model, whom the authorities claim was killed in a fiery multi-car accident. It turns out ... See full summary »

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Hector Elizondo, Joe Santos

49. Fore Play (1975)

R | 75 min | Comedy

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Three vignettes about a man who buys a weird doll, a writer who is visited by his muse and a kidnapper with very odd demands who holds a VIP.

Writers: Bruce Jay Friedman, Dan Greenburg, Janet Kern, David Odell, Helga Petrashevich, Jack Richardson | Directors: John G. Avildsen, Bruce Malmuth, Robert McCarty, Ralph Rosenblum | Stars: Irwin Corey, Pat Paulsen, Deborah Loomis, Sudie Bond

50. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze