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1. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Eleventh Commandment (1963)

60 min | Drama

9.6
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Kildare puts two women together as roommates in Blair: a highly maternal elderly woman and a young commercial artist diagnosed with a debilitating illness. But the two do not get along well... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Molly Picon, Susan Oliver

Votes: 5

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

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Marilyn Maxwell, Rhodes Reason, Richard Anderson, Fabian

Votes: 11

3. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.9
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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, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 106

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

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.9
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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.

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

Votes: 38

5. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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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

Votes: 44

6. Where the Heart Is (1969–1973)

25 min | Drama

8.7
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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 »

Stars: Mike Hammett, Gregory Abels, Tracy Brooks Swope, Peter MacLean

Votes: 15

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

Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.7
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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.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: David Janssen, Betty Garrett, Ivan Dixon, Barry Morse

Votes: 61

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

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

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

Votes: 73,348

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

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

Votes: 10,901

10. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 142

11. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gene Coogan, Eddie Hice, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 48

12. Starlight Theatre (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Mary Sinclair, Durward Kirby, Virginia Gilmore, Alfred Ryder

Votes: 9

13. 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

Votes: 1,777

14. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 203

15. Two Faces West (1960– )

30 min | Western

8.5
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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

Votes: 13

16. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

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

Votes: 768

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

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.4
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 104

18. Hennesey (1959–1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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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 »

Stars: Jackie Cooper, Abby Dalton, Roscoe Karns, Henry Kulky

Votes: 124

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

60 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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Johnny Slate is the big boss who successfully keeps the circus running as it moves from town to town. He manages to deal with the unexpected frequently and uses Otto King, the accountant, as a sounding board.

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

Votes: 86

20. Johnny Staccato (1959– )

24 min | Drama

8.4
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Johnny Staccato is a jazz pianist and private detective.

Stars: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli, Dennis Sallas, Frank London

Votes: 151

21. The New Breed (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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"The New Breed" was an American crime - drama series ,aired on ABC network from 1961 to 1962, with thirty-six episodes,starring Leslie Nielsen at age 35.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Votes: 51

22. The Asphalt Jungle (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith, Dallas Mitchell

Votes: 42

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

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A woman prevents Dr. Casey from treating her daughter's medical condition because of her religious beliefs.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman

Votes: 7

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

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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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.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Robert Stack, Virginia Vincent, Peter Falk, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 43

25. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, War

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

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

Votes: 50,606

26. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Rupert Davies

Votes: 106

27. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 121

28. 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

Votes: 23

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

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.3
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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.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: David Janssen, Ed Nelson, Diane Brewster, Pamela Tiffin

Votes: 93

30. 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, William Douglas, Robert Culp

Votes: 5,293

31. The Magic Cottage (1949–1951)

8.2
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A well-received children's series that was broadcast live from New York City.

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

Votes: 12

32. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)
Episode: Dick v. Strudwick (1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

8.2
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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.

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

Votes: 152

33. 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

Votes: 10

34. 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

Votes: 2,508

35. 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

Votes: 1,756

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

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during its 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

Votes: 61

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

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

8.1
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A stranded team of soldiers are captured and experimented on by demonic looking aliens.

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

Votes: 303

38. Decoy (1957– )

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.0
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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, Frank Campanella, Joseph Sullivan, Ed Holmes

Votes: 90

39. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Thriller

8.0
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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 3-mile limit, where he could ... See full summary »

Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

Votes: 182

40. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Kraft Suspense Theater was an anthology series which featured a new cast and stories each week.

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

Votes: 157

41. Sam Benedict (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Sam Benedict is the go to lawyer in the San Francisco area with a reputation for winning impossible cases. Trudy has his office running efficiently while Hank keeps things from getting too serious as Benedict's right hand man.

Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Richard Rust, Joan Tompkins, Alexander Lockwood

Votes: 40

42. 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

Votes: 43

43. Sea Hunt (1958–1961)
Episode: Expatriate's Return (1960)

30 min | Action, Adventure

8.0
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While on patrol with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Mike becomes entangled with an exiled crime boss, who is trying to slip back into the country.

Director: Eddie Davis | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Bernard Fein, Don Ross, Bernard Kates

Votes: 5

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

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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In the Warsaw ghetto, a Jewish man seeks revenge for the rape of his sister by a German soldier.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Charles Laughton, Arthur Kennedy, Susan Kohner, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 10

45. 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 »

Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Ken Drake, Courtney Brown, Jan Harrison

Votes: 784

46. 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 »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 848

47. 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, Gary Lockwood

Votes: 36

48. 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

Votes: 47

49. Angel (1960–1961)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Angel has just moved to America from France after getting married to her sweetheart, John. Although she tries her best to be a loving and responsible housewife for her new husband, she ... See full summary »

Stars: Annie Fargue, Marshall Thompson, Doris Singleton, Don Keefer

Votes: 24

50. The Gertrude Berg Show (1961–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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A middle-aged widow enrolls in college as a freshman when her children are grown up, and her experience of life outside academia together with her gentle humor and emotional dignity prove an invaluable asset to the students' young minds.

Stars: Gertrude Berg, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Wickes, Skip Ward

Votes: 34