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1. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Family

8.0
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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Writers: George Hurdalek, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Ernest Lehman | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 127,421

2. Mary Poppins (1964)

Approved | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family.

Writers: Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, P.L. Travers | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns

Votes: 90,654

4. West Side Story (1961)

Unrated | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.6
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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Writers: Ernest Lehman, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins | Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 63,174

5. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming, Ken Hughes, Richard Maibaum | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

Votes: 25,730

6. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

G | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain.

Writers: Ralph Wright, Ted Berman, Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, Mary Norton | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 22,927

7. Pete's Dragon (1977)

G | 128 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

Writers: Malcolm Marmorstein, Seton I. Miller, S.S. Field | Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 14,719

8. Charlotte's Web (1973)

G | 94 min | Animation, Family, Musical

6.9
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A gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter for dinner food.

Writers: E.B. White, Earl Hamner Jr. | Directors: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde, Rex Allen

Votes: 12,155

9. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

G | 26 min | Family, Fantasy, Short

8.0
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The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Burny Mattinson, Tony Marino, Ed Gombert, Don Griffith, Alan Young, Alan Dinehart | Director: Burny Mattinson | Stars: Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Hal Smith, Will Ryan

Votes: 6,067

10. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 2,667

11. 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: 2,652

12. Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001 Video)

TV-G | 65 min | Animation, Family, Adventure

6.5
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Mickey and all his friends hold their own Christmas party at the House of Mouse, after being snowed in.

Writers: Thomas Hart, Roberts Gannaway, Jess Winfield, Kevin Campbell | Directors: Tony Craig, Roberts Gannaway, Rick Calabash | Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 1,343

13. Tom Sawyer (1973)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Musical, Family

6.4
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Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.

Writers: Mark Twain, Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Johnny Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates, Jeff East

Votes: 1,338

14. The Blue Bird (1976)

G | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.4
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A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by... See full summary »

Writers: Maurice Maeterlinck, Hugh Whitemore, Alfred Hayes, Aleksei Kapler | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cicely Tyson, Ava Gardner

Votes: 690

15. The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

PG | 101 min | Documentary

7.8
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78 Metascore

A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman -- aka The Sherman Brothers -- the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.

Directors: Gregory V. Sherman, Jeff Sherman | Stars: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Roy Edward Disney, Julie Andrews

Votes: 500

16. Half a Sixpence (1967)

143 min | Musical

6.4
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Arthur Kipps, an orphan apprenticed to a tyrannical owner of a mercantile, has a sudden abrupt change of life when his wealthy grandfather dies and leaves him a pile of money.

Writers: Beverley Cross, Dorothy Kingsley, H.G. Wells | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Tommy Steele, Julia Foster, Cyril Ritchard, Penelope Horner

Votes: 416

17. The Magic of Lassie (1978)

G | 100 min | Drama, Family, Musical

5.6
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Lassie is trying to find her way home. She will have to run all the way from Colorado to California. Her loving owner is looking for her too.

Writers: Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Jean Holloway | Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: James Stewart, Mickey Rooney, Pernell Roberts, Stephanie Zimbalist

Votes: 315

18. Your Show of Shows (1950–1954)

90 min | Comedy

8.7
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Live, original comedy originally featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Carl Reiner and Howard Morris joined the show later. Two of the great skits on the show were "The Hickenloopers", a ... See full summary »

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris

Votes: 154

19. Nostalgia Critic (2007– )
Episode: Batman and Robin (2008)

Unrated | Comedy

8.8
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The Critic reviews the worst Batman movie ever made, becomes particularly outraged at the Bat-Credit Card, and concludes with a rousing musical number.

Creator: Doug Walker | Director: Doug Walker | Stars: Doug Walker, Rob Walker

Votes: 131

20. The Making of 'West Side Story' (1985 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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A documentary which shows, in great detail, the making of the 1985 Bernstein-conducted recording of the entire score of "West Side Story", featuring operatic stars.

Director: Christopher Swann | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos

Votes: 117

21. Brigadoon (1966 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

7.6
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Writers: Ernest Kinoy, Alan Jay Lerner | Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Robert Goulet, Peter Falk, Sally Ann Howes, Finlay Currie

Votes: 116

22. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1973 TV Movie)

90 min | Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi

5.1
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Musical version of the story in which Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, Sherman Yellen | Director: David Winters | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Susan George, Susan Hampshire, Stanley Holloway

Votes: 109

23. Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (1962 TV Special)

Documentary, Comedy, Music

9.0
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Randy Doney

Votes: 89

24. The 38th Annual Academy Awards (1966 TV Special)

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Julie Andrews, Elizabeth Ashley, Burt Bacharach

Votes: 89

25. The Garry Moore Show (1958–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Stars: Garry Moore, Durward Kirby, Carol Burnett, Alan King

Votes: 75

26. The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (1985 Video)

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.7
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Directors: Ken Annakin, Robert Butler, John Hough, Jack Kinney, Wolfgang Reitherman, Robert Stevenson | Stars: Eddie Albert, Julie Andrews, Michael Sundin, Raymond Bailey

Votes: 66

27. The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon (1994 Video)

87 min | Documentary

8.2
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This is a detailed made-for-video documentary on the saga of the making of the movie Sound of Music, The (1965), and the story of the life of Maria von Trapp and her family which inspired it.

Director: Michael Matessino | Stars: Claire Bloom, Eleonore Von Trapp-Campbell, Johannes Von Trapp, Ted Chapin

Votes: 58

28. Special Collector's Edition (2010– )

9 min | Comedy, History

6.7
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Creators: David Díaz, Juan Pérez | Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 37

29. The Julie Andrews Show (1965 TV Special)

60 min

8.6
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Writers: Sam Denoff, Bill Persky | Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Julie Andrews, Gene Kelly, The New Christy Minstrels

Votes: 34

30. Stanley (1956–1957)

30 min | Comedy

3.8
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Stars: Buddy Hackett, Carol Burnett, Paul Lynde, Jane Connell

Votes: 31

31. Lucy in London (1966 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

7.9
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Lucy goes to hip London to experience all the current fads

Writers: Ron Friedman, Pat McCormick | Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Lucille Ball, Joby Blanshard, Jenny Counsell, The Dave Clark Five

Votes: 30

32. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Wrong Man (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.0
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Hootie Kyle felt cheated in a card game by Tenner Jackson. Later, he punches Jackson and takes his thirty dollars back. The next Hootie returns the money to the Marshal only to be told that Jackson had been murdered.

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

Votes: 25

33. Once Upon a Mouse (1981)

G | 27 min | Short, Family, Animation

7.0
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Writers: Robert Resnikoff, Jack Weinstein | Stars: Hans Conried, Walt Disney, Betty Lou Gerson, Aurora Miranda

Votes: 24

34. The Desert Song (1955 TV Movie)

Musical

8.4
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From the Golden Age of Television, a live TV performance of the famed operetta, more faithful to the original than either the 1943 or 1953 film versions.

Writers: Billy Friedberg, Will Glickman, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto A. Harbach, Frank Mandel, Laurence Schwab, Neil Simon | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Gale Sherwood, Rod Alexander, Salvatore Baccaloni

Votes: 17

35. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)
Episode: Episode #7.23 (1974)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Highlights include the first "Family" sketch, where Eunice's brother Phillip (guest Roddy McDowall) pays a visit. Also featured: Carol and Roddy sing a duet (with him wearing his "Planet of... See full summary »

Writers: Gary Belkin, Roger Beatty, Arnie Kogen, Bill Richmond, Gene Perret, Rudy De Luca, Barry Levinson, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Barry Harman, Ed Simmons | Director: Dave Powers | Stars: Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 15

36. Satins and Spurs (1954 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

7.1
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A rodeo performer at a show in Madison Square Garden falls for a handsome photographer who's been assigned to do a story on the show.

Writers: Billy Friedberg, Will Glickman, Max Liebman, Fred Saidy, Neil Simon | Directors: Max Liebman, Charles O'Curran | Stars: Betty Hutton, Kevin McCarthy, Guy Raymond, Genevieve

Votes: 13

37. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)
Episode: Episode #8.14 (1975)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Highlights of this program with guests Vincent Price and Joan Rivers include: ham actors Funt and Mundane's (Harvey, Carol) final performance of their latest play is undercut and sabotaged ... See full summary »

Writers: Gary Belkin, Roger Beatty, Arnie Kogen, Bill Richmond, Gene Perret, Rudy De Luca, Barry Levinson, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Ed Simmons | Director: Dave Powers | Stars: Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Vincent Price

Votes: 13

38. Candid Camera: 5 Decades of Smiles (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 1,380 min | Family

6.5
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Ten disc collection of the long running grandfather of all reality shows. From Allen Funt's first show in 1948 to the latest shows hosted by his son Peter. Also includes a new collection of 'Greatest Moments'.

Creator: Allen Funt | Stars: Allen Funt, Peter Funt, Muhammad Ali, Woody Allen

Votes: 12

39. Fireball Fun-For-All (1949– )

60 min | Comedy

7.4
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A lively comedy series. It was short-lived, but stars Olsen and Johnson continued to work on television variety shows during the 1950s.

Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Marty May, J.C. Olsen

Votes: 7

40. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)
Episode: Episode #8.23 (1975)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Highlights of this show with guests Jean Stapleton and Phil Silvers include: another spoof of TV commercials including for Mr. Coffee, sleeping pills and life insurance; and a feminist (... See full summary »

Writers: Gary Belkin, Roger Beatty, Arnie Kogen, Bill Richmond, Gene Perret, Rudy De Luca, Barry Levinson, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Ed Simmons | Director: Dave Powers | Stars: Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Jean Stapleton

Votes: 7

41. Lady in the Dark (1954 TV Movie)

85 min | Musical

7.2
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Writers: Moss Hart, Billy Friedberg | Director: Max Liebman | Stars: Ann Sothern, James Daly, Luella Gear, Paul McGrath

Votes: 6

42. The Patrice Munsel Show (1956–1957)

30 min | Music

6.3
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Metropolitan Opera soprano Patrice Munsel demonstrated her versatility as a singer in this live variety show. Show tunes, popular songs, and operatic excerpts were all part of her ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrice Munsel, Buddy Hackett, John Raitt, Howard Morris

Votes: 6

43. Dick Van Dyke (1968 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Writers: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall | Directors: Jerry Paris, Dean Whitmore | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Michel Legrand, Carl Reiner, Jerry Van Dyke

44. Diagnosis: Unknown (1960– )

60 min

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Head pathologist Coffee works at a big-city hospital helping police solve peculiar murders with the assistance of able colleagues Hudson and Mookerji and lab boy/handyman Link.

Creators: James A. Bank, Alan Woods | Stars: Patrick O'Neal, Phyllis Newman, Cal Bellini, Chester Morris

45. Max Liebman Spectaculars (1954– )

90 min

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Stars: Steve Allen, Dick Shawn, Judy Holliday, Rod Alexander

46. Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (1973 TV Movie)

58 min

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Writers: Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon | Director: Jack Regas | Stars: Ian Abercrombie, Russell Arms, Billy Bowles, Al Checco

47. The Adventures of Marco Polo (1956 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure, Musical

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Writers: Billy Friedberg, Neil Simon | Director: Max Liebman | Stars: Alfred Drake, Doretta Morrow, Arnold Moss, George Mitchell

48. The Patrice Munsel Show (1956–1957)
Episode: Episode #1.16 (1958)

Music

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Writers: Larry Gelbart, Sheldon Keller | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Patrice Munsel, Tony Bennett, Howard Morris, Pino Baratti

49. The Garry Moore Show (1958–1967)
Episode: Episode #4.3 (1961)

Comedy, Family

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Garry starts with a lip-sync routine of Tony Martin, then some New Yorkese words. Fontaine (as John L. C. Sivony) gives a Christopher Columbus monologue and Carol as a tipsy princess does a... See full summary »

Writers: Woody Allen, Norman Barasch, Vincent Bogart, Coleman Jacoby, Carroll Moore, Arnie Rosen | Director: Dave Geisel | Stars: Carol Burnett, Frank Fontaine, Marion Lorne, Tony Martin

50. The Garry Moore Show (1958–1967)
Episode: Episode #4.32 (1962)

Comedy, Family

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Carol and Durwood start the show by telling us of their recent Emmy award, and regret that this inspires Gary to sing a number, rather badly. Allen and Rossi do an early version of their ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Barasch, Vincent Bogart, Coleman Jacoby, Carroll Moore, Arnie Rosen | Director: Dave Geisel | Stars: Marty Allen, Carol Burnett, Robert Goulet, Durward Kirby