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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 160 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: 362,528

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.

Creator: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 2,724

3. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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: 2,654

4. Satellite in the Sky (1956)

85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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The British launch the world's first orbital vehicle. Their military sends a super-bomb along, which goes wrong and threatens the crew and a stowaway.

Writers: John Mather, J.T. McIntosh, Edith Dell | Director: Paul Dickson | Stars: Kieron Moore, Lois Maxwell, Donald Wolfit, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 289

5. 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: 2,320

6. 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: 3,958

7. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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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: 421

8. 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: 696

9. Steptoe and Son (1962–1974)

45 min | Comedy

8.1
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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: 1,395

10. 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: 6,011

11. Secret Agent (1964–1966)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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

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

Votes: 598

12. 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: 4,130

13. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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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: 308

14. Raiders in the Sky (1953)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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Wing-commander Tim Mason leads a squadron of Lancaster bombers on almost nightly raids from England. Having flown eighty-seven missions he will shortly be retiring from flying, but the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Wooldridge, Robert Westerby | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ian Hunter, Dinah Sheridan, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 379

15. 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, Jayne Bentzen

Votes: 208

16. 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: 4,909

17. 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: 1,966

18. Isadora (1968)

M | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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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: 1,415

19. 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: 624

20. 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: 6,284

21. 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: 492

22. 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: 516

23. Crossroads (1964–1988)

30 min | Drama

3.5
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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: Peter Ling, Hazel Adair | Stars: Noele Gordon, Susan Hanson, Ronald Allen, Paul Henry

Votes: 184

24. 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: 1,674

25. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

Votes: 61

26. 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: 1,891

27. Town Without Pity (1961)

Approved | 105 min | 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: 1,032

28. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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: 78

29. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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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: 15

30. 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: 221

31. 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: 671

32. Dark of the Sun (1968)

Approved | 100 min | War, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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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: 1,657

33. 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: 810

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

70 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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Stars: Dirk Benedict, Barbi Benton, David Carradine, Mary Crosby

Votes: 135

35. Somerset (1970–1976)

30 min

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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: 37

36. 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: 237

37. 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: 444

38. Devil Doll (1964)

81 min | Horror

3.8
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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: 1,363

39. The Monsters (1962– )

50 min | Sci-Fi

7.0
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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: 24

40. 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: 58

41. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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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

42. 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: 409

43. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.1
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Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 36

44. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 39

45. Let's Make Up (1954)

72 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

5.2
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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: 102

46. 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

47. Mrs Thursday (1966–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Elderly cleaning lady inherits her boss's house, fortune - and butler.

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Kathleen Harrison, Hugh Manning, Richard Caldicot, George Waring

Votes: 16

48. 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: 336

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

Drama

7.7
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, Jane Barrett, Brian Rix, Michael Brennan

Votes: 41

50. Time Lock (1957)

73 min | Thriller

6.0
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A boy is accidentally locked in a bank vault. With less than 10 hours of oxygen left in the vault, it becomes a race to save the boy.

Writers: Arthur Hailey, Peter Rogers | Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Robert Beatty, Lee Patterson, Betty McDowall, Vincent Winter

Votes: 219