Highest Rated Titles With Robert Ellenstein

1. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
45 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Set decades after Captain James T. Kirk's 5-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers in a new Enterprise set off on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

2. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Howling Dog (1959)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A divorced woman escapes a sanitarium to retrieve money stolen by her ex-husband now married to her ex-sister-in-law. Her brother handles the problem but decides he wants his ex-wife back but when the ex-husband is murdered she is charged.

3. North by Northwest (1959)
136 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

4. Combat! (1962–1967)
60 min | Action, Drama, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

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 »

5. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: Top of the Stairs (1969)
60 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Passing through the town of Abbottsville on their way to a wedding,Victoria and Audra stop to see Victoria's brother-in-law.They are not allowed to see him and are told he is judged insane ... See full summary »

6. Thriller (1960–1962)
49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

7. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)
60 min | Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

8. Telephone Time (1956–1958)
30 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Between 1956 and September 1957, this filmed show featured plays by John Nesbitt, the host of the show. Starting in September 1957, plays by other authors were presented.

9. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

10. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
30 min | Family, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The adventures of a Wild West rancher who wields a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle.

11. Get Smart (1965–1970)
30 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, with a great deal of help from his competent partner Agent 99, battles the forces of KAOS

12. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

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

13. Channing (1963–1964)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
14. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)
30 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
15. CHiPs (1977–1983)
Episode: Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 1 (1979)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Creator: Rick Rosner |  Director: Don Weis |  Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Helen Baron
16. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Madcap Modiste (1960)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A fashion designer on live TV negates a deal her husband/partner brokered with another firm. Later, before their fashion show she takes a pill with champagne provided by her husband and shortly falls to the floor saying she was poisoned.

17. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: The Exchange (1969)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The episode opens with a mission already underway in a foreign country. But an unforeseeable accident causes Cinnamon Carter to be captured by the foreign government just as she completes ... See full summary »

18. Columbo (1968–2003)
100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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.

19. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The cases of an easy going private investigator.

20. Rawhide (1959–1965)
50 min | Drama, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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.

21. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
30 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

22. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

23. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Vagabond Vixen (1957)
52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A man picking up a young woman hitchhiking tries to help her but the actions backfire when he finds himself the victim of blackmail. The man's business partner was also involved with the woman and murdered for which he is charged.

24. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Episode: The Night of the Winged Terror: Part 1 (1969)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

James West is dispatched to a town after the U.S. receives a warning of an impending catastrophe. The Secret Service agent is unable to prevent the town's mayor from blowing up a new ... See full summary »

25. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
50 min | Action, Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

26. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)
51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

27. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

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

28. Mr. Novak (1963–1965)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los ... See full summary »

29. The Dakotas (1963– )
60 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Marshal Ragan and his deputies maintain the peace in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory.

30. The Lineup (1954–1960)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
31. Crusader (1955–1956)
30 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In revenge for the Communist government in Poland having sent his mother to a concentration camp where she died, Matt Anders devotes himself to freeing others from totalitarian countries.

32. Paris 7000 (1970– )
60 min | Adventure, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
33. G.E. True (1962– )
30 min | Adventure, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Episodes based on stories from "True" magazine.

34. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Caledonia - It's Worth a Fortune! (1974)
50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When knowledge of a critically ill convict's hidden fortune comes to light, Rockford becomes involved in helping the con's wife find the treasure before his former partner arrives and demands his share.

35. Get Smart (1965–1970)
Episode: Double Agent (1966)
30 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Max becomes a drunken jobless bum so that KAOS will recruit him.

36. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Noise of Death (1960)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When Eliot Ness and Agent Martin Flaherty raid a small butcher shop looking for illegal liquor, they find more the cheap booze: they find the body of the store's owner, Arturo Vittorini, in... See full summary »

37. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
60 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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

38. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

39. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

40. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
30 min | Action, Mystery, Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

41. Riverboat (1959–1961)
60 min | Adventure, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
42. Man with a Camera (1958–1960)
30 min | Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Former combat cameraman Mike Kovac is now a freelance photographer in New York City, specializing in difficult and dangerous assignments where he can get the kinds of pictures that other ... See full summary »

43. Michael Shayne (1960–1961)
60 min | Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
44. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
45. The Whistler (1954– )
30 min | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
46. Columbo (1968–2003)
Episode: Any Old Port in a Storm (1973)
96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A connoisseur running a California winery murders his younger half-brother to prevent him from selling the family business. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

47. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: Counterplay (1966)
60 min | Action, Drama, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Saunders' squad is sent behind enemy lines to find and destroy a German radar installation. Sgt. Rawlings, a radar specialist, is sent along to learn all he can about the German radar ... See full summary »

48. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Photographer (1959)
30 min | Family, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

When a photographer, an old friend of the McCain's, is accused of murder, Mark and Lucas find themselves on opposite sides against each other.

49. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
60 min | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Victoria Barkley heads her adult brood on the Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley, near Stockton, in the 1870s. Heath is the illegitimate son of Victoria's husband, Tom (who is... See full summary »

50. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.