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1. 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

2. Police Story (1973–1977)

120 min | Drama, Crime

7.5
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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

Creator: Joseph Wambaugh | Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

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

60 min | Family, Mystery

7.4
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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

4. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979)
Episode: The Mystery of the Silent Scream (1977)

60 min | Family, Mystery

7.2
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A deaf girl who's in Las Vegas with a friend, stops at a gas station. She sees a man in a phone booth talking and reads his lips. She then drives off, she tells her friend that the man was ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Godfrey, Michael Sloan | Director: John J. Dumas | Stars: Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson, Larry Storch, Martha Garrett

5. The A-Team (1983–1987)
Episode: Mission of Peace (1986)

TV-PG | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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The A-Team is hired by a group of old age pensioners who run a Wild West attraction known as 'Mission De La Paz'. A land developer named Ashton is trying to drive them off the land. Murdock... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Lupo, Stephen J. Cannell, Steven L. Sears, Burt Pearl | Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, Dwight Schultz, Mr. T

6. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, John Carter

7. The Next Step Beyond (1978– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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An updated version of the popular series from the late 50's and early 60's, One Step Beyond. Still hosted by John Newland, this series looked for supposedly real stories of hauntings, ... See full summary »

Creator: Merwin Gerard | Stars: John Newland, Craig Littler, Henry Brandon, Martin Rudy

8. General Hospital (1963– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama | Active

6.9
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During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show... See full summary »

Creators: Doris Hursley, Frank Hursley, Jim Hursley | Stars: Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Rebecca Herbst, Laura Wright

9. The New Mike Hammer (1984–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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The cases of Mickey Spillane's classic private eye character.

Creator: Larry Brody | Stars: Stacy Keach, Lindsay Bloom, Don Stroud, Kent Williams

10. Hunter (1984–1991)
Episode: Turning Point (1987)

49 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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When Hunter and McCall investigate the alleged death of reporter Ralph Ormond (RICHARD GILLILAND) they uncover an extortion plot involving George Shadwell (JON CYPHER) a wealthy ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Lupo, Robert Bielak, Paul Schiffer | Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan, Jon Cypher

11. Hunter (1984–1991)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter and his partner, Sergeant Dee Dee McCall, are homicide investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department. Often they must go undercover to catch a variety ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank Lupo | Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan, Perry Cook

12. Dynasty (1981–1989)
Episode: The Vigil (1984)

Drama

6.6
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Peter DeVilbis, caught while trying to leave the country, is arrested for possession of drugs and jailed; Blake is offered a political posts; Fallon regains consciousness and learns she is paralyzed.

Creators: Esther Shapiro, Richard Alan Shapiro | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Pamela Sue Martin, Pamela Bellwood

13. Gone Are the Dayes (1984 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.3
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After the Days family witnesses a gang shooting in a Japanese restaurant, the police persuades them to testify against mobster Delgado. Detective Mitchell gets the job to hide the four ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Blecher, William Bleich, Jim Brecher | Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: Harvey Korman, Susan Anspach, Robert Hogan, Nate Esformes

14. Dynasty (1981–1989)

60 min | Drama

6.1
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The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; ... See full summary »

Creators: Esther Shapiro, Richard Alan Shapiro | Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson

15. Kung Fu Cannibals (1982)

R | 86 min | Adventure, Horror, Action

5.6
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A group of martial arts students are en route to an island that supposedly is home to the ghosts of martial artists who have lost their honor. A Hitler lookalike and his gang are running a ... See full summary »

Writer: Edward D. Murphy | Director: Edward D. Murphy | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Geoffrey Binney, Hope Holiday, Jillian Kesner

16. Catch the Heat (1987)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.7
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A cop goes undercover in to infiltrate a drug ring as Cinderella Pu, a Chinese dancer with a unique martial arts style. An agent, who is actually at the center of the ring, is attracted by Pu and claims he can make her a star.

Writer: Stirling Silliphant | Director: Joel Silberg | Stars: Tiana Alexandra, David Dukes, Rod Steiger, Brian Thompson

17. Two of a Kind (1983)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

4.6
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God has had just about enough of the human's attitude so he will destroy the planet very soon. It is up to a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with very amateur criminal minds, to... See full summary »

Writer: John Herzfeld | Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Charles Durning, Oliver Reed

18. Big Bad Mama II (1987)

R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.6
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It's 1934, and the evil local land baron forecloses on Angie's place, and she and her two daughters must leave and continue their life of crime. A reporter witnesses their heist of a bank, ... See full summary »

Writers: R.J. Robertson, Jim Wynorski, Frances Doel, William W. Norton | Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Angie Dickinson, Robert Culp, Danielle Brisebois, Julie McCullough

19. Final Mission (1984)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime

4.5
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Vince Deacon, a higly decorated Vietnam War veteran, serves as a SWAT team captain for LAPD. When his family gets attacked by thugs and he kills one of them in self defense he's being ... See full summary »

Writers: Joe Mari Avellana, Anthony Maharaj, Joseph Zucchero | Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: Richard Young, Christine L. Tudor, Jason Ross, John Dresden

20. Not of This Earth (1988)

R | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.3
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A science fiction vampire movie. The Vampire is an emissary from an embattled world near destruction who teleports to Earth to see if they can live here. He finds that our blood is ... See full summary »

Writers: R.J. Robertson, Jim Wynorski, Charles B. Griffith, Mark Hanna | Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Traci Lords, Arthur Roberts, Lenny Juliano, Ace Mask

21. Portrait of a Hitman (1979)

R | 86 min | Drama, Action

4.3
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A professional hitman is hired to kill a brain surgeon. However, it turns out that not only are he and the surgeon old friends, but they are both in love with the same woman.

Writer: Yabo Yablonsky | Director: Allan A. Buckhantz | Stars: Jack Palance, Rod Steiger, Bo Svenson, Ann Turkel

22. The Dark (1979)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.0
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An alien mutilator stalks and kills human prey during the night.

Writer: Stanford Whitmore | Directors: John 'Bud' Cardos, Tobe Hooper | Stars: William Devane, Cathy Lee Crosby, Richard Jaeckel, Keenan Wynn

23. Commando Squad (1987)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

3.6
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An American narcotics agent takes her squad to Mexico, where she must break up a drug-smuggling gang that has also kidnapped her boyfriend.

Writer: Michael Sonye | Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Kathy Shower, Brian Thompson, William Smith, Robert Quarry

24. No Dead Heroes (1986)

86 min | Action

3.6
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A US lieutnant is turned into a guinea pig for deadly KGB experiments.

Writers: Junn P. Cabreira, Arthur Gelfield | Director: Junn P. Cabreira | Stars: Max Thayer, John Dresden, Nick Nicholson, David Anderson

25. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Episode: Death Is the Punchline (1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

3.2
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Writers: Paul Robert Coyle, Edward Hume | Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, Ed Begley Jr.

26. The Two-Five (1978 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

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Two rookie cops accidentally walk in on a gambling operation and arrest everyone there. And don't realize that several important people were there, one of whom is the mayor's mother. ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert A. Cinader, Joseph Polizzi | Director: Bruce Kessler | Stars: Don Johnson, Joe Bennett, Michael Durrell, John Crawford

27. Police Story (1973–1977)
Episode: Day of Terror... Night of Fear (1978)

100 min | Drama, Crime

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Officer Ron Tice engages hostage-taker Richey Neptune in protracted negotiations, a task complicated by the fact that one of the five hostages is the Deputy Chief's daughter-in-law.

Creator: Joseph Wambaugh | Director: E. Arthur Kean | Stars: Chad Everett, Sandy Dennis, Bruce Davison, Tom Simcox

28. The New Mike Hammer (1984–1989)
Episode: Dead Man's Run (1984)

Action, Crime, Mystery

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It is New Year's Eve and the patrons are waiting for Hammer. While they are waiting for him to arrive, Pat relates the story of how Hammer had helped a freedom movement establish a democratic government in Altos.

Writers: B.W. Sandefur, Mickey Spillane | Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Stacy Keach, Lindsay Bloom, Don Stroud, Kent Williams

29. The Next Step Beyond (1978– )
Episode: To Fight a Ghost (1979)

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Creator: Merwin Gerard | Director: John Newland | Stars: Brioni Farrell, Phillip Clark, Lisa Pera, Radames Pera