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1. Columbo (1971–2003)

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

2. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greenbush

3. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Mystery writer finds herself investigating murders that occur around her.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

4. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

5. The A-Team (1983–1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Frank Lupo | Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz, Dirk Benedict

6. Bonanza (1959–1973)

49 min | Western

7.4
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

7. 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

8. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

PG | 126 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison.

Writers: Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

9. 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

10. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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In Sparta, Mississippi, a crusty Police Chief (later Sheriff) and his African American Chief Detective investigate crimes.

Creator: James Lee Barrett | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Alan Autry, David Hart, Hugh O'Connor

11. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin, Gerald McRaney

12. Vanishing Point (1971)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

7.3
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Kowalski works for a car delivery service. He takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to take from Colorado to San Francisco, California. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the ... See full summary »

Writers: Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Malcolm Hart | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger, Victoria Medlin

13. 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

14. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Western

8.1
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A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

Writers: James Warner Bellah, Willis Goldbeck, Dorothy M. Johnson | Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

15. MacGyver (1985–1992)

48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

Creator: Lee David Zlotoff | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Stephen Chang, Bruce McGill

16. Adam-12 (1968–1975)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.

Creators: Robert A. Cinader, Jack Webb | Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge, William Boyett

17. The Big Valley (1965–1969)

60 min | Western

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The Wild West adventures of the residents and staff of Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Creators: A.I. Bezzerides, Louis F. Edelman | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

18. Mod Squad (1968–1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police.

Creator: Buddy Ruskin | Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews

19. Matlock (1986–1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holliday, Nancy Stafford

20. CHiPs (1977–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Creator: Rick Rosner | Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Paul Linke

21. Dharma & Greg (1997–2002)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

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There could hardly be an odder match, but love knows no reason- assistant DA Greg Montgomery, the golden spoon son of successful businessman Edward Montgomery and his bossy spouse Kitty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray, Mimi Kennedy

22. Hoot (2006)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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46 Metascore

A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.

Writers: Wil Shriner, Carl Hiaasen | Director: Wil Shriner | Stars: Logan Lerman, Luke Wilson, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson

23. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

24. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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After a crippled test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as a unique intelligence agent.

Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Lindsay Wagner

25. El Dorado (1966)

Approved | 126 min | Western

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Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Harry Brown | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt

26. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

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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

27. Rio Bravo (1959)

Not Rated | 141 min | Western

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A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.

Writers: Jules Furthman, Leigh Brackett, B.H. McCampbell | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

28. Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

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A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents, and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same.

Stars: Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Conrad Janis, Ralph James

29. Bite the Bullet (1975)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Western

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A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert.

Writer: Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Ben Johnson

30. High Plains Drifter (1973)

R | 105 min | Western

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A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

Writer: Ernest Tidyman | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitch Ryan

31. The Fall Guy (1981–1986)

60 min | Action, Adventure

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The adventures of a film stunt performer who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Markie Post

32. Kung Fu (1972–1975)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

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The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

Creator: Ed Spielman | Stars: David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera, Philip Ahn

33. Eight Is Enough (1977–1981)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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This comedy drama focused on a family with eight very independent children.

Stars: Dick Van Patten, Lani O'Grady, Susan Richardson, Laurie Walters

34. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)

60 min | Drama

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Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

Stars: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi, David Selby

35. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

36. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

37. McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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San Francisco attorney Stuart McMillan is named Commissioner of the San Francisco Police Department. With his pretty, but somewhat kooky, wife Sally, her hard-drinking housekeeper Mildred, ... See full summary »

Creator: Leonard Stern | Stars: Rock Hudson, John Schuck, Susan Saint James, Nancy Walker

38. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

39. Fame (1982–1987)

60 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.8
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The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

Creator: Christopher Gore | Stars: Debbie Allen, Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Albert Hague

40. Early Edition (1996–2000)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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His name is Gary Hobson. He gets tomorrow's newspaper today. He doesn't know how. He doesn't know why. All he knows is when the early edition hits his doorstep, he has twenty-four hours to set things right.

Creators: Ian Abrams, Patrick Q. Page, Vik Rubenfeld | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Shanesia Davis-Williams, Fisher Stevens, Billie Worley

41. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

60 min | Western

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The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to establish his cattle empire despite Indian hostility. He's aided by brother Buck and son... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow, Linda Cristal

42. Simon & Simon (1981–1995)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Drama

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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

43. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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Stars: Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly

44. Rio Lobo (1970)

G | 114 min | Adventure, Western, Romance

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After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

Writers: Burton Wohl, Leigh Brackett | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

45. Webster (1983–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Family

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The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter -- and life lessons -- in every episode.

Creator: Stu Silver | Stars: Susan Clark, Alex Karras, Emmanuel Lewis, Henry Polic II

46. Cannon (1971–1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

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The cases of a fat private detective.

Stars: William Conrad, Patrick Culliton, Tom Pittman, Charles Bateman

47. I Spy (1965–1968)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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A pair of intelligence agents posing as a tennis pro and his coach go on secret missions around the world.

Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Kenneth Tobey, Arthur Batanides

48. The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)

PG | 114 min | Western

6.0
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Western story about a defiant wife who leaves her husband to take up riding with outlaws.

Writers: Marilyn Durham, Eleanor Perry | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sarah Miles, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden

49. Match Game 73 (1973–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

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The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two contestants compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson

50. Chisum (1970)

G | 111 min | Biography, Western

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Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.

Writer: Andrew J. Fenady | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson