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1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 37,628

2. Coronet Blue (1967– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Mike is running from some men when he falls into the harbour. He climbs out remembering only that he was running and the phrase 'coronet blue'. As the show continues from week to week, Mike... See full summary »

Creator: Larry Cohen | Stars: Frank Converse, Joe Silver, Brian Bedford, Robert Burr

Votes: 84

3. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 9,062

4. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Mike Ragan, Marian Seldes, Jack Klugman

Votes: 231

5. Sir Francis Drake (1961– )

25 min | Adventure, Family

8.5
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The adventures of Sir Francis Drake during the 1500's. Sir Francis is probably one of the most famous explorers of the high seas. The twenty six episodes of the series are about his ... See full summary »

Stars: Terence Morgan, Jean Kent, Michael Crawford, Milton Reid

Votes: 55

6. Rich Man, Poor Man (1976 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.

Stars: Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Dorothy McGuire

Votes: 1,871

7. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

Votes: 188

8. Roots (1977– )
Episode: Part I (1977)

Drama, History, War

8.4
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In Gambia, West Africa, Kunta Kinte, son of Omoro and Binta, distinguishes himself in manhood training rituals. But he does not enjoy his new status long: slave traders sweeping the ... See full summary »

Writers: William Blinn, Alex Haley, Ernest Kinoy | Director: David Greene | Stars: Edward Asner, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Maya Angelou

Votes: 106

9. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.3
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

Votes: 783

10. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.3
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 108

11. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together by Judge Fullton to investigate crimes which the police can't solve. These two men ... See full summary »

Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith, Juliet Harmer

Votes: 2,848

12. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.2
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 88

13. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 95

14. Kraft Mystery Theater (1959– )

60 min | Mystery

8.2
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A successor to Kraft Television Theater with a change of focus away from straight drama. The high productions remained along with the ability to attract well known talent.

Stars: Lee Patterson, Conrad Phillips, Keir Dullea, Patricia Dainton

Votes: 32

15. Twelfth Night (II) (1957 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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Writers: William Nichols, William Shakespeare | Director: David Greene | Stars: Max Adrian, Lloyd Bochner, Richard Buck, William Cottrell

Votes: 10

16. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
Episode: Greensleeves (1971)

52 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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Brett discovers a mysterious group has reopened his family's closed-up country house for unknown reasons.

Writer: Terence Feely | Director: David Greene | Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Rosemary Nicols, Cy Grant

Votes: 110

17. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: Too Many Suspects (1975)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.2
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When a famous fashion designer is found murdered, Inspector Richard Queen of the NYPD is baffled by her dying clue, prompting him to bring in his son, mystery writer Ellery Queen, to help in the investigation.

Writers: Frederic Dannay, Manfred Lee, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: David Greene | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Ray Milland, Kim Hunter

Votes: 225

18. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Creator: Reginald Rose | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 234

19. Five Fingers (1959–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Fingers is a double agent working for the US. His cover? Talent agent.

Stars: David Hedison, Luciana Paluzzi, Paul Burke, Michael Romanoff

Votes: 38

20. Remembering 'Roots' (2002 Video)

19 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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Director: Jeffrey Lerner | Stars: John Amos, Edward Asner, William Blinn, Georg Stanford Brown

Votes: 8

21. Rich Man, Poor Man (1976– )
Episode: Part I: Chapters 1 and 2 (1976)

120 min | Drama

8.0
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Writers: Dean Riesner, Irwin Shaw | Director: David Greene | Stars: Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Edward Asner

Votes: 29

22. Lucan (1977–1978)
Episode: Pilot (1977)

74 min

8.0
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A 20-year old who spent the first 10 years of his life running wild in the forest after being raised by predatory animals now strikes out on his own in search of his identity.

Writer: Michael Zagor | Director: David Greene | Stars: Ned Beatty, William Jordan, Lou Frizzell, John Randolph

Votes: 60

23. 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

24. Lucan (1977–1978)

60 min

7.9
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A boy, raised by wolves, is found at the age of 10. He is named Lucan and sent to a scientific institution to become civilized. All grown up, he leaves to find his family, but not all are convinced that he won't revert to his wild ways.

Creator: Michael Zagor | Stars: Kevin Brophy, Don Gordon, John Randolph, Ned Beatty

Votes: 71

25. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 42

26. Man of the World (1962– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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The adventures of globe trotting journalist and photographer Mike Strait.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Tracy Reed, Paul Maxwell, Graham Stark

Votes: 22

27. The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1979 TV Special)

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Writer: Marty Farrell | Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Mason Adams, Alan Alda, Loni Anderson, Lou Antonio

Votes: 21

28. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

Votes: 144

29. Fatal Vision (1984 TV Movie)

200 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children.

Writers: John Gay, Joe McGinniss | Director: David Greene | Stars: Karl Malden, Eva Marie Saint, Barry Newman, Gary Cole

Votes: 645

30. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 53

31. Pursuit (1958–1959)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Robert Alda, Warner Anderson, Lew Ayres, Jimmy Baird

Votes: 29

32. Rich Man, Poor Man (1976– )
Episode: Part II: Chapters 3 and 4 (1976)

120 min | Drama

7.8
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Writers: Dean Riesner, Irwin Shaw | Director: David Greene | Stars: Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Steve Allen

Votes: 18

33. Small Sacrifices (1989 TV Movie)

159 min | Drama

7.7
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On the 19th of May 1983 Diane Downs stops at the McKenzie-Williamette-Hospital and cries for help. She is wounded on her arm and her three children are also wounded seriously. She says that... See full summary »

Writers: Ann Rule, Joyce Eliason | Director: David Greene | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O'Neal, Gordon Clapp, John Shea

Votes: 678

34. After the Promise (1987 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.7
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Elmer Jackson is a carpenter in a small Californian town in the 1930s. Struggling to bring up 4 young boys after the death of his wife, he is horrified when the Government (citing ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert W. Lenski, Sebastian Milito | Director: David Greene | Stars: Mark Harmon, Diana Scarwid, Rosemary Dunsmore, Donnelly Rhodes

Votes: 635

35. For the People (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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David Koster is an obsessive New York City assistant district attorney who gets into trouble because of his passion for justice. His boss, Anthony Celese, tries to keep him under control ... See full summary »

Stars: William Shatner, Howard Da Silva, Lonny Chapman, Jessica Walter

Votes: 21

36. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A Piano in the House (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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Sadistic and hated theater critic Fitzgerald Fortune buys a player piano that has the power to reveal the souls of all who hear it.

Creator: Rod Serling | Director: David Greene | Stars: Barry Morse, Joan Hackett, Don Durant, Muriel Landers

Votes: 674

37. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Metamorphosis (1963)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Luke Jackson is scheduled to be executed in days. He killed a policeman seven years ago and after numerous appeals and stays... See full synopsis »

Creator: Reginald Rose | Director: David Greene | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Robert Duvall, William Redfield

Votes: 6

38. Rich Man, Poor Man (1976– )
Episode: Part VIII: Chapters 11 and 12 (1976)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Writers: Dean Riesner, Irwin Shaw | Director: David Greene | Stars: Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Andrew Duggan

Votes: 19

39. 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: 2,441

40. Espionage (1963–1964)

48 min | Drama, War

7.6
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An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods.

Stars: Victor Platt, Maxwell Shaw, Alan Tilvern, Gertan Klauber

Votes: 33

41. CBS Playhouse (1967– )

90 min

7.6
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Stars: Jason Wingreen, Paulene Myers, Mildred Trares, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 16

42. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: The Adventure of Auld Lang Syne (1975)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Family

7.6
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After a wealthy industrialist threatens to disinherit family and staff at a New Year's Eve party, he is soon found murdered in a nearby phone booth by fellow guest Inspector Queen, who calls on son Ellery to help unmask the killer.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: David Greene | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Joan Collins, David Doyle

Votes: 57

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

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, Robert Brown, Brian Rix, Michael Brennan

Votes: 52

44. Flight Into Danger (1956 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A small planes pilot must take the controls of a large passenger plane when the pilots fall victim to food poisoning.

Writer: Arthur Hailey | Stars: James Doohan, Larry Beattie, Elizabeth Cole, Corinne Conley

Votes: 24

45. Circle of Violence: A Family Drama (1986 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.4
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Georgia Benfield is at a difficult place in her life; her husband, Pete has left her for a younger woman, her teenage son, Chris is unmanageable, and she's struggling financially when her ... See full summary »

Writer: William Wood | Director: David Greene | Stars: Tuesday Weld, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Peter Bonerz, River Phoenix

Votes: 71

46. Friendly Fire (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama, War

7.4
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When they try to learn how how their son died in Vietnam, the Mullens meet lies and evasion on all sides.

Writers: C.D.B. Bryan, Fay Kanin | Director: David Greene | Stars: Carol Burnett, Ned Beatty, Sam Waterston, Dennis Erdman

Votes: 295

47. Encounter (1952–1960)
Episode: Othello (1953)

84 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: David Greene, William Shakespeare | Director: David Greene | Stars: Lorne Greene, Peggi Loder, Joseph Fürst, Katharine Blake

Votes: 9

48. Rich Man, Poor Man (1976– )
Episode: Part VII: Chapter 9 (1976)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Dean Riesner, Irwin Shaw | Director: David Greene | Stars: Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Kim Darby

Votes: 16

49. Vanishing Act (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Mystery

7.3
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In the Rocky Mountains, Harry Kenyon seeks out his missing wife Chris in the Winter Parade. Harry meets Lieutenant Rudameyer and tells that him he is from San Francisco and has just married... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Thomas | Director: David Greene | Stars: Mike Farrell, Margot Kidder, Fred Gwynne, Graham Jarvis

Votes: 378

50. The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (1977 TV Movie)

210 min | Drama

7.2
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The bizarre story behind the man accused of assassinating John F. Kennedy and what might have happened had he been brought to trial.

Writer: Robert E. Thompson | Directors: Gordon Davidson, David Greene | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Lorne Greene, Frances Lee McCain, Lawrence Pressman

Votes: 98