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1. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Writers: Tom Wolfe, Philip Kaufman | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 42,429

2. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Creator: Larry Gelbart | Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 30,496

3. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)

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

8.1
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Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week.

Creator: Donald P. Bellisario | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt, Dennis Wolfberg

Votes: 18,827

4. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and disingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 17,420

5. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)

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

6.8
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In addition to fighting evil, Superman has a burning romance with Lois Lane in both his identities.

Creators: Deborah Joy LeVine, Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel | Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, Eddie Jones

Votes: 14,061

6. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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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.

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

Votes: 11,364

7. Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001)

43 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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Walker, a martial artist, and his partner Trivette are Texas Rangers. They make it their business to battle crime in Dallas and all around the State of Texas.

Creators: Christopher Canaan, Leslie Greif, Paul Haggis, Albert S. Ruddy | Stars: Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson, Noble Willingham

Votes: 10,720

8. Dallas (1978–1991)

60 min | Drama

6.9
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The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family.

Creator: David Jacobs | Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

Votes: 7,737

9. Who's the Boss? (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.5
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Tony Micell, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother.

Creators: Martin Cohan, Blake Hunter | Stars: Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano, Danny Pintauro

Votes: 6,006

10. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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A high strung and cynical man's life is never the same when his naive but good-natured cousin comes to America to live with him.

Creator: Dale McRaven | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Rebeca Arthur

Votes: 5,579

11. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Creator: Wilfred Lloyd Baumes | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy

Votes: 4,734

12. The Anderson Tapes (1971)

GP | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper.

Writers: Lawrence Sanders, Frank Pierson | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 4,729

13. Matlock (1986–1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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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.

Creator: Dean Hargrove | Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 3,775

14. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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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

Votes: 3,587

15. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)

60 min | Talk-Show

5.2
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Chicago-based daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey invites a guest panel to discuss a topic, in front of a studio audience. The topics are often controversial or sensational.

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King, Chris Rock

Votes: 3,543

16. Wonder Woman (1975–1979)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.0
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The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes.

Creators: William M. Marston, Stanley Ralph Ross | Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil, Richard Eastham

Votes: 3,474

17. Laverne & Shirley (1976–1983)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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The misadventures of two single women in the 1950's and '60's.

Creators: Lowell Ganz, Garry Marshall, Mark Rothman | Stars: Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander, Michael McKean

Votes: 3,419

18. Newhart (1982–1990)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "... See full summary »

Creators: Barry Kemp, Sheldon Bull | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston, Julia Duffy

Votes: 2,984

19. Barney Miller (1974–1982)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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The captain of a city police station and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come to the building.

Creators: Danny Arnold, Theodore J. Flicker | Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Steve Landesberg, Gregory Sierra

Votes: 2,857

20. Tour of Duty (1987–1990)

45 min | Action, Drama, War

8.4
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The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.

Creators: L. Travis Clark, Steve Duncan | Stars: Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey, Tony Becker, Miguel A. Núñez Jr.

Votes: 2,651

21. Designing Women (1986–1993)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Outspoken feminist Julia Sugarbaker runs a design firm out of her Atlanta home, along with her shallow ex-beauty queen sister, Suzanne, divorced mother Mary Jo, and, naive country girl ... See full summary »

Creator: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason | Stars: Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Meshach Taylor

Votes: 2,618

22. 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.

Creators: Steven Bochco, Terry Louise Fisher | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker

Votes: 2,458

23. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)

60 min | Drama

6.2
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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.

Creator: Earl Hamner Jr. | Stars: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi, David Selby

Votes: 1,977

24. All My Children (1970–2011)

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

6.6
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Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, All My Children is the decades-old, risk-taking soap that centers around Erica Kane and her long line of husbands.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Cameron Mathison, Michael E. Knight, Alicia Minshew, Susan Lucci

Votes: 1,835

25. Life Goes On (1989–1993)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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A TV-series about the life of the Thachers, especially "Corky", that has Down syndrome but goes to ordinary school ("mainstreaming). We get into their problems and joys. Drew Thacher's ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Braverman | Stars: Bill Smitrovich, Patti LuPone, Chris Burke, Kellie Martin

Votes: 1,437

26. Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

120 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

Creators: Douglas Stefen Borghi, Dean Hargrove, Joel Steiger | Stars: William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell, Olga Russell

Votes: 1,273

27. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

Creator: Edward Hume | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, John Carter

Votes: 1,136

28. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Try and Catch Me (1977)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A successful mystery writer suspects her niece's husband murdered her, and she exacts revenge by asphyxiating him in her house safe.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Peter Falk, Ruth Gordon, Mariette Hartley, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 1,096

29. The Commish (1991–1995)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Slightly offbeat television police comedy/drama. Tony Scali is the police commissioner in a small town, where solutions to difficult situations often require considerable creativity. Tony's... See full summary »

Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Stephen Kronish | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Geoffrey Nauffts

Votes: 1,039

30. Russkies (1987)

PG | 99 min | Drama

5.5
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A group of American boys and a shipwrecked Russian sailor become friends in the midst of the Cold War.

Writers: Sheldon Lettich, Alan Jay Glueckman, Michael Nankin | Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Whip Hubley, Joaquin Phoenix, Peter Billingsley, Stefan DeSalle

Votes: 1,014

31. Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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An amiable, inquisitive Chicago priest moonlights as a detective and is assisted by a rather worldly, lock-picking nun.

Creators: Dean Hargrove, Joel Steiger | Stars: Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, Mary Wickes, James Stephens

Votes: 985

32. 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.

Creator: Robert L. Collins | Stars: Angie Dickinson, Earl Holliman, Charles Dierkop, Ed Bernard

Votes: 817

33. Midnight Caller (1988–1991)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Jack Killian is an ex-cop in San Francisco. He quit the police force after accidentally shooting his partner. He was approached by Devon King, the manager of a local radio station, and ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Di Lello | Stars: Gary Cole, Dennis Dun, Arthur Taxier, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 751

34. Hotel (1983–1988)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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The elegant St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco is the setting for a string of distinct plots, usually romantic, often involving famous guest stars for an episode or two. Victoria Cabot runs... See full summary »

Creators: John Furia, Barry Oringer | Stars: James Brolin, Connie Sellecca, Nathan Cook, Shari Belafonte

Votes: 724

35. Evening Shade (1990–1994)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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In this laid-back comedy, Wood Newton is a former pro American Football player who has retired and returned to his childhood home, the small town of Evening Shade, Arkansas. He's now the ... See full summary »

Creator: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Marilu Henner, Charles Durning, Michael Jeter

Votes: 704

36. The One and Only (1978)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise ... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Gordon | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Henry Winkler, Kim Darby, Gene Saks, William Daniels

Votes: 516

37. Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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An airplane carring coffee beans from South America has some unpleasant stowaways: a hoard of tarantulas which overcome the pilots as the airplane is flying over an orange-producing town in... See full summary »

Writers: John Groves, Guerdon Trueblood | Director: Stuart Hagmann | Stars: Claude Akins, Charles Frank, Deborah Winters, Bert Remsen

Votes: 332

38. The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Molly Dodd was a mid-30s, divorced woman living in New York and facing the comedy and drama of a widely changing career, difficulties of apartment living, love life and its consequences, and so on.

Creator: Jay Tarses | Stars: Blair Brown, James Greene, Allyn Ann McLerie, William Converse-Roberts

Votes: 316

39. Changes (1991 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Beautiful and successful television news anchor Melanie Adams falls in love with renowned heart transplant surgeon Peter Hallam. After a whirlwind courtship, they marry. Each has children ... See full summary »

Writers: Danielle Steel, Susan Nanus | Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Michael Nouri, Chris Gartin, Randee Heller

Votes: 286

40. Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995 TV Movie)

210 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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The story of Elizabeth Taylor's rise to stardom, beginning in Los Angeles 1942. Her dominating mother has decided that her daughter must become a star - no matter what others or Elizabeth ... See full summary »

Writers: C. David Heymann, Burr Douglas | Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Nigel Havers, Katherine Helmond, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 280

41. Reasonable Doubts (1991–1993)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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A drama about the working relationship between Assistant DA Tess Kaufman, a prosecutor sensitive to the rights of the accused, and hard-charging, gruff Detective Dicky Cobb, an old-fashioned cop with a "bust-the-perps" attitude.

Creator: Robert Singer | Stars: Mark Harmon, Marlee Matlin, William Converse-Roberts, Tim Grimm

Votes: 273

42. Lucky Stiff (1988)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

4.4
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Rotund Ron Douglas has no luck with women until he meets Cynthia Mitchell, who invites him home for Christmas dinner. Her backwoods clan, descended from the Donner party, is skewed toward ... See full summary »

Writer: Pat Proft | Director: Anthony Perkins | Stars: Donna Dixon, Joe Alaskey, Jeff Kober, Fran Ryan

Votes: 256

43. Switch (1975–1978)

90 min | Crime, Action, Drama

7.2
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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

Votes: 247

44. The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II (1978)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Several years after the deaths of Dick Buek and her father, Jill Kinmont and her mother leave Los Angeles to spend their summer in their hometown of Bishop, California. They rent a summer ... See full summary »

Writer: Douglas Day Stewart | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Marilyn Hassett, Timothy Bottoms, Nan Martin, Belinda Montgomery

Votes: 235

45. Guns of Paradise (1988–1990)

60 min | Drama, Western

8.2
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Gunfighter Ethan Cord, left to raise his dead sister's children, tries to settle down in the town of Paradise, but finds that his past continues to haunt him.

Creators: David Jacobs, Robert Porter | Stars: Lee Horsley, Jenny Beck, Matthew Newmark, Brian Lando

Votes: 233

46. Christmas Eve (1986 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

7.7
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Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three ... See full summary »

Writers: Blanche Hanalis, Laurence Stallings, Richard H. Landau | Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Loretta Young, Arthur Hill, Ron Leibman, Trevor Howard

Votes: 231

47. LBJ: The Early Years (1987 TV Movie)

155 min | Drama

7.1
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This made-for-TV film chronicles the years 1934 through 1963, tracing the beginnings of Johnson's public career, chronicling his reputation for down-and-dirty politicking, and following his progress.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Randy Quaid, Patti LuPone, Morgan Brittany, Pat Hingle

Votes: 213

48. Lucky Chances (1990 TV Mini-Series)

272 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Based on the novels "Chances" and "Lucky" by Jackie Collins, this miniseries features the rise of Gino Santangelo in the Las Vegas casino industry, and his daughter Lucky's subsequent ... See full summary »

Stars: Vincent Irizarry, Michael Nader, Anne-Marie Johnson, Eric Braeden

Votes: 206

49. Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (1986 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

6.9
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Katharine Hepburn as Mrs. Delafield, a widow who falls in love with her Jewish doctor - to her and his children's objection.

Writer: James Prideaux | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Harold Gould, Bibi Besch, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 196

50. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: Dear Sigmund (1976)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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Psychiatrist Sidney Freedman composes a letter to Sigmund Freud during a visit to the 4077, while the rest of the camp endures the hijinks of a mystery prankster.

Creator: Larry Gelbart | Director: Alan Alda | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit

Votes: 195