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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 149 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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86 Metascore

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Votes: 403,675

2. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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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

Votes: 3,109

3. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 2,995

4. The Saint (1962–1969)

48 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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The exploits of a charming, modern-day Robin Hood.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

Votes: 2,624

5. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Creator: Leslie Stevens | Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas, Robert Culp

Votes: 4,445

6. Ragtime (1981)

PG | 155 min | Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Writers: E.L. Doctorow, Michael Weller | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

Votes: 6,461

7. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

Votes: 795

8. Secret Agent (1964–1966)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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Two years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and retconned. The series returned in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 695

9. Crossroads (1964–1988)

30 min | Drama

3.7
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The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell.

Creators: Hazel Adair, Peter Ling | Stars: Noele Gordon, Susan Hanson, Ronald Allen, Paul Henry

Votes: 202

10. The Final Option (1982)

R | 125 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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A trooper with the British Special Air Service (SAS) infiltrates a radical political group who are planning a terrorist operation against American dignitaries. A glamourized look at the ... See full summary »

Writers: George Markstein, James Follett, Reginald Rose | Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Edward Woodward

Votes: 2,088

11. Phase IV (1974)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. ... See full summary »

Writer: Mayo Simon | Director: Saul Bass | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick, Alan Gifford

Votes: 4,629

12. The Edge of Night (1956–1984)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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In the fictional city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include ... See full summary »

Creator: Irving Vendig | Stars: Terry Davis, Tony Craig, Frances Fisher, Joe Lambie

Votes: 226

13. Steptoe and Son (1962–1974)

45 min | Comedy

8.0
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Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to ... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton, Tim Buckland

Votes: 1,619

14. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)

50 min | Drama

8.5
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Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel. Her life and happenings among the guests and staff of the... See full summary »

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Stars: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Votes: 673

15. A King in New York (1957)

G | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde, Oliver Johnston

Votes: 5,233

16. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

Creators: Monty Berman, Dennis Spooner | Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 585

17. The Mouse That Roared (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

7.0
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An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan.

Writers: Roger MacDougall, Stanley Mann, Leonard Wibberley | Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell, David Kossoff

Votes: 6,636

18. Dark of the Sun (1968)

Approved | 100 min | War, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.

Writers: Ranald MacDougall, Adrian Spies, Wilbur Smith | Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Peter Carsten, Jim Brown

Votes: 1,838

19. Danger Man (1960–1962)

24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 602

20. Isadora (1968)

M | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free ... See full summary »

Writers: Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Drabble, Isadora Duncan, Clive Exton, Sewell Stokes | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, Jason Robards, John Fraser

Votes: 1,613

21. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, ... See full summary »

Creator: Dennis Spooner | Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Ivor Dean

Votes: 601

22. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack, Anthony Franciosa

Votes: 323

23. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

Votes: 67

24. Town Without Pity (1961)

Approved | 105 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the rape of a local girl and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Garrett.

Writers: Manfred Gregor, George Hurdalek, Jan Lustig, Silvia Reinhardt | Director: Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Barbara Rütting, Christine Kaufmann, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 1,084

25. Screaming Mimi (1958)

79 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

5.9
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Exotic dancer Virginia Wilson sees a man get shot moments after he tries to knife her in a shower, so she goes to Dr. Greenwood a psychiatrist for therapy. He falls in love with her and ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Blees, Fredric Brown | Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Philip Carey, Gypsy Rose Lee, Harry Townes

Votes: 339

26. Carry on Cowboy (1965)

93 min | Comedy, Western

6.2
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Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a "sanitary engineer" (plumber) by the name of Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal! Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids - revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise...

Writer: Talbot Rothwell | Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 1,846

27. The Iron Petticoat (1956)

87 min | Comedy

5.3
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Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her... See full summary »

Writer: Ben Hecht | Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Bob Hope, Katharine Hepburn, Noelle Middleton, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 722

28. The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.

Writers: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Collins, Robert Morley

Votes: 1,979

29. The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972)

PG | 98 min | Western

6.4
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A slave kills a white man in self-defense and heads West towards freedom, pursued by a professional slave hunter.

Writers: James Bellah, Martin Goldman, Larry G. Spangler | Director: Martin Goldman | Stars: Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin, Don Pedro Colley, Thomas Anderson

Votes: 251

30. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

6.2
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This well-liked series was a drama/soap set in a hospital.

Stars: Jill Browne, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, John Carlisle, Desmond Carrington

Votes: 26

31. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 79

32. Somerset (1970–1976)

30 min

7.8
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Somerset debuted as another pedestrian daytime drama, revolving around the powerful conglomerate Delaney Brands and its effect on the fictional community of Somerset, Illinois. Two years ... See full summary »

Stars: Tina Sloan, Jameson Parker, JoBeth Williams, Philip MacHale

Votes: 40

33. Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (1984– )

70 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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An anthology series of chilling tales with a twist.

Stars: Dirk Benedict, Barbi Benton, David Carradine, Mary Crosby

Votes: 146

34. The Monsters (1962– )

50 min | Sci-Fi

7.4
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Zoologist John Brent & his wife Felicity, honeymooning in a small lakeside Northern England village, get involved in the mysterious death of a government agent, possibly caused by strange ... See full summary »

Stars: William E. Greene, Elizabeth Weaver, Mark Dignam, Clifford Cox

Votes: 28

35. The Magic Box (1951)

Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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The story of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor who (this film would have you think) made the first movie camera.

Writers: Ray Allister, Eric Ambler | Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 861

36. Devil Doll (1964)

81 min | Horror

3.9
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An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions.

Writers: Ronald Kinnoch, Charles F. Vetter, Frederick E. Smith | Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Bryant Haliday, William Sylvester, Yvonne Romain, Sandra Dorne

Votes: 1,409

37. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957– )

30 min | Mystery

8.6
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Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.

Stars: J. Carrol Naish, James Hong, Rupert Davies, Arthur Gomez

Votes: 60

38. Arrivederci, Baby! (1966)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime

5.3
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Nick tries to kill his wife to get her money, but when learning of this, she plans the same for him!

Writers: Richard Deeming, Ronald Harwood, Ken Hughes | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Tony Curtis, Rosanna Schiaffino, Lionel Jeffries, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Votes: 249

39. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.2
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 40

40. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 39

41. Brainwashed (1960)

102 min | Drama

6.9
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In 1938 Austria shortly after the Nazi occupation, a prominent Viennese intellectual, Werner von Basil, is arrested for smuggling art treatures out of the country and imprisoned by the ... See full summary »

Writers: Stefan Zweig, Harold Medford, Gerd Oswald, Herbert Reinecker | Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Claire Bloom, Hansjörg Felmy, Mario Adorf

Votes: 371

42. Murder on Approval (1955)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

5.8
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J. D. Everleigh, a wealthy American, purchases a rare stamp in London from Geoffrey Blake, who says he represents Robert Coburn, a stamp agent. Everleigh begins to suspect the stamp is a ... See full summary »

Writer: Kenneth R. Hayles | Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Tom Conway, Delphi Lawrence, Brian Worth, Michael Balfour

Votes: 82

43. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.3
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 56

44. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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1970s BBC police drama with experienced cop DCS Charlie Barlow. and DS John Watt who lead a task force charged with tackling the toughest chases Thamesford has to offer.

Stars: Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, David Lloyd Meredith, Terence Rigby

Votes: 17

45. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.6
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, Brian Rix, Robert Brown, Carl Bernard

Votes: 53

46. The Four Just Men (1959– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Richard Conte, Dan Dailey, Lisa Gastoni, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 59

47. Where the Spies Are (1966)

110 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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A local doctor is recruited as a cold war spy to fulfill a very important secret mission in the Middle East, only to experience that his mission is complicated by a sexy female double agent.

Writers: Wolf Mankowitz, Val Guest, James Leasor | Director: Val Guest | Stars: David Niven, Françoise Dorléac, John Le Mesurier, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 484

48. Nancy Astor (1982 TV Mini-Series)

55 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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Virginia-born Lady Astor is the first woman to sit in Parliament. Her outspokenness in unpopular causes leaves her open to heartbreak, public and private.

Stars: Lisa Harrow, Lise Hilboldt, James Fox, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 36

49. Across the Bridge (1957)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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On the run from the US police after being charged with embezzlement, a billionaire attempts to flee to Mexico by stealing the identity of a stranger. However, his life is made much more ... See full summary »

Writers: Graham Greene, Guy Elmes, Denis Freeman | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Rod Steiger, David Knight, Bernard Lee, Noel Willman

Votes: 434

50. Let's Make Up (1954)

72 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

5.4
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A young actress must decide which of two lovers will be her husband. She daydreams about each one to help her decide.

Writers: Robert Nesbitt, Harold Purcell | Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Errol Flynn, Anna Neagle, David Farrar, Kathleen Harrison

Votes: 114