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1. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.7
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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.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

2. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

3. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.5
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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 »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

4. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: But Linda Only Smiled (1961)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A woman prevents Dr. Casey from treating her daughter's medical condition because of her religious beliefs.

Creator: James E. Moser | Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman

5. The Greatest Show on Earth (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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Stars: Jack Palance, Stuart Erwin, Michael Consoldane, Del Graham

6. The New Breed (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Creator: Hank Searls | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

7. Bus Stop (1961–1962)
Episode: A Lion Walks Among Us (1961)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Writers: Ellis Kadison, Tom Wicker | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Marilyn Maxwell, Rhodes Reason, Richard Anderson, Fabian

8. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)
Episode: Dick v. Strudwick (1999)

Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Strudwick, a colleague of Dick, has written a physics book that everyone considers to be brilliant, which makes Dick very jealous.

Creators: Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner | Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

9. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

TV-14 | 186 min | Drama, History, War

8.3
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In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

Writer: Abby Mann | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich

10. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.3
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Roy Markham, a former successful New York attorney, becomes a private detective and his cases take him worldwide. For the first two months of the show, Markham had an assistant, John Riggs,... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Milland, Simon Scott, Henry Corden, Gail Bonney

11. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

Creator: Paul Monash | Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gavin MacLeod, Ted de Corsia, Ed Begley

12. The Asphalt Jungle (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Stars: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith, Dallas Mitchell

13. King of Diamonds (1961–1962)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Crime

8.3
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John King, the two-fisted, globe-trotting chief of security for the world's diamond industry, travels the world battling jewel thieves and gem smugglers. Assisted by his young protégé, ... See full summary »

Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ray Hamilton, Joan Tabor, Gerald Mohr

14. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Escape into Black (1964)

Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.3
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When Kimble suffers temporary amnesia from an explosion, he finds himself caught between a social worker who wants to help and a psychiatrist who doesn't.

Writers: Larry Cohen, Roy Huggins | Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: David Janssen, Betty Garrett, Ivan Dixon, Barry Morse

15. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: The Glory Among Men (1964)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.3
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A bitter, antagonistic replacement whom none of Saunders' men can stand (with good reason) is wounded and pinned down by German snipers...who use him to try and lure his fellow Americans into their ambush.

Writer: Tom Seller | Director: Vic Morrow | Stars: Rick Jason, Vic Morrow, Jack Hogan, Dick Peabody

16. 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.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, Robert Culp, Robert Duvall

17. Where the Heart Is (1969–1973)

25 min | Drama

8.2
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Set in Northcross, Connecticut, "Where the Heart Is" followed the dysfunctional lives of the Hathaway family and those near them. The problem of the Hathaway family was quite simple: ... See full summary »

Creators: Margaret DePriest, Lou Scofield | Stars: Gregory Abels, Mason Adams, David Bailey, Laurinda Barrett

18. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: Guest Appearance (1962)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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When his young son dies unexpectedly from an embolism after a broken leg, a TV emcee blames Kildare and tries to use his show to attack him and destroy his medical career.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Jack Carter, Georgann Johnson

19. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
Episode: Nightmare (1963)

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

8.2
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A stranded team of soldiers are captured and experimented on by demonic looking aliens.

Writer: Joseph Stefano | Director: John Erman | Stars: James Shigeta, Ed Nelson, Martin Sheen, Bill Gunn

20. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The Girl from Little Egypt (1963)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A beautiful airline stewardess badly injuries Kimble in a traffic accident and in his delirium he admits who he is and she helps him. In turn, Kimble helps her realize the married man she's dating is not right for her.

Writers: Stanford Whitmore, Roy Huggins | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: David Janssen, Ed Nelson, Diane Brewster, Pamela Tiffin

21. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

22. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

23. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

24. You Are There (1953–1957)

30 min | Drama, History

8.1
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, E.G. Marshall, Todd Hunter

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

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

26. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Alan Simmons | Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Larry J. Blake

27. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

28. Sea Hunt (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Adventure

7.9
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Mike Nelson is a Scuba Diver in the days when it was still very new. He works alone and the plot was always mostly carried through his voice over narrations. These gave the show a flavor of... See full summary »

Creator: James Buxbaum | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Ken Drake, Courtney Brown, Jan Harrison

29. Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Creator: Merwin Gerard | Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Will J. White, Olan Soule

30. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

31. Follow the Sun (1961–1962)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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The show follows the adventures of two free-lance magazine writers based in Hawaii.

Stars: Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Jay Lanin, Gigi Perreau

32. Michael Shayne (1960–1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Michael Shayne is a private detective who solves crimes in Miami, Florida.

Stars: Richard Denning, Herbert Rudley, Jerry Paris, Patricia Donahue

33. Johnny Staccato (1959– )
Episode: Double Feature (1960)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Writer: Shimon Wincelberg | Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli, Bert Freed, John Marley

34. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)

60 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun.

Creators: Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner | Stars: John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart

35. Picket Fences (1992–1996)

120 min | Drama

7.8
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An aging sheriff tries to keep the peace in a small town plagued by bizarre and violent crimes.

Stars: Kathy Baker, Tom Skerritt, Lauren Holly, Costas Mandylor

36. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Hayden Rorke, John Doucette

37. Johnny Staccato (1959– )

24 min | Drama

7.8
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Johnny Staccato is a jazz pianist and private detective.

Stars: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli, Frank London, Garry Walberg

38. Bus Stop (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Grace owns the bus stop in Sunrise CO. She, waitress Elma, Sheriff Will and D.A. Glenn watch life through the stories which unfold as passengers arrive and then depart the small town.

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Rhodes Reason, Richard Anderson, Joan Freeman, Marilyn Maxwell

39. The Magic Cottage (1949–1951)

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Stars: Pat Meikle, Stuart Bradley, Don Hastings, Bernard Kates

40. Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: If You See Sally (1960)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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Pa Ellis blames his daughter Sally following the accidental death of her brother Paul and she moves to the city but Pa relents and asks her to come home. Sally sets out to hitch-hike and is... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: John Newland, Harry Jackson, Bernard Kates, Rusty Lane

41. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Underworld Bank (1960)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The crime lords have now become money lenders. So when they cut one of their men out of his share of a heist, he comes after them...and so does Eliot Ness.

Writers: Eliot Ness, Oscar Fraley, Aben Kandel | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Robert Stack, Virginia Vincent, Peter Falk, Thomas Mitchell

42. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

43. Hennesey (1959–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Jackie Cooper played Hennesey, a Navy doctor in an onshore office. Abby Dalton, very young and beautiful then, played his blonde yeoman/secretary/nurse. She had a crush on Hennesey but he ... See full summary »

Creator: Don McGuire | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Abby Dalton, Roscoe Karns, Henry Kulky

44. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

45. Decoy (1957– )

30 min | Drama, Crime

7.7
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New York City policewoman Casey Jones' assignment to fight crime often entails her going undercover in some of the seediest and most dangerous parts of the city.

Stars: Beverly Garland, Joseph Sullivan, Frank Campanella, Simon Oakland

46. Two Faces West (1960– )

30 min | Western

7.7
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Marshal Ben January and his twin brother, Dr. Rick January (both played by Charles Bateman) fight to establish law and order in the wild frontier town of Gunnison in the 1860s.

Stars: Charles Bateman, Francis De Sales, Joyce Meadows, Paul Comi

47. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Adventure

7.6
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Mr. Lucky was an honest professional gambler who had won a plush floating casino, the ship Fortuna, and used it as his base of operations. Staying beyond the 12-mile limit, where he could ... See full summary »

Creator: Blake Edwards | Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

48. Hawk (1966– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.6
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The crimebusting techniques of Native American detective John Hawk of the New York City DA's office.

Creator: Allan Sloane | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Wayne Grice, Leon Janney, John Marley

49. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1960)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Writer: Rod Serling | Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Oskar Homolka, Sam Jaffe, Bernard Kates, Arthur Kennedy

50. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Phantasms (1993)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Data deals with his new ability to experience nightmares as the Enterprise deals with the installation of a new warp core that won't work as expected.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Brannon Braga | Director: Patrick Stewart | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn