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1. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

2. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Mystery writer finds herself investigating murders that occur around her.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

3. The Hindenburg (1975)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.1
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A film that chronicles the events of the Hindenburg disaster in which a zeppelin burst into flames.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link, Michael M. Mooney, Nelson Gidding | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes

4. 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

5. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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

6. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Ken Berry, Jean Inness

7. Mannix (1967–1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and police department contact Tobias.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood, Joseph Campanella

8. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

9. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.3
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

10. The Rogues (1964–1965)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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The cousins St. Clair and Fleming are con-men so successful they no longer need to con. They can be persuaded, however, to use their skills: in a just cause, where a mark deserves it very, very much.

Creators: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Stars: Robert Coote, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Gig Young

11. McCloud (1970–1977)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Sam McCloud is a rustic country sheriff from a rural part of the United States. He travels to the big city and joins the police force, using his country ways and laid-back approach to nab the bad guys.

Creator: Herman Miller | Stars: Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon, Terry Carter, Ken Lynch

12. Rollercoaster (1977)

PG | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller... See full summary »

Writers: Tommy Cook, Sanford Sheldon, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: James Goldstone | Stars: George Segal, Timothy Bottoms, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda

13. Burke's Law (1963–1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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Amos Burke was a Los Angeles chief of detectives who was also a millionaire with a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a mansion, and a high-wheeling lifestyle. The hallmarks of this series were ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank D. Gilroy | Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey, Leon Lontoc

14. Honey West (1965–1966)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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After the death of her father, sexy Honey West took over his high-tech private detective firm, assisted by rugged Sam Bolt and her pet ocelot Bruce.

Stars: Anne Francis, John Ericson, Bruce, Irene Hervey

15. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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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

16. Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Peter Falk, Gene Barry, Katherine Justice, William Windom

17. The Rebel (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.5
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After the end of the American Civil War, a former Confederate Army private roams the Wild West and, as a rogue drifter, gets involved in helping out various settlers threatened by various bad guys.

Creators: Nick Adams, Andrew J. Fenady | Stars: Nick Adams, Ross Sturlin, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant

18. Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

6.8
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The third TV-Movie in the highly successful "Murder, She Wrote" involved Jessica Fletcher Jessica discovers a shocking old family secret that leads her on a journey to the deep South to ... See full summary »

Writer: Matthew Sommer | Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Phylicia Rashad, Michael Jace, David Ogden Stiers

19. The Execution of Private Slovik (1974 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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The story of Eddie Slovik, who was executed by the Army in 1945, the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link, William Bradford Huie | Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Martin Sheen, Mariclare Costello, Ned Beatty, Gary Busey

20. Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (2003 TV Movie)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Jessica Fletcher is off to solve another murder mystery, this time in Ireland.

Writers: Rosemary Anne Sisson, Bruce Lansbury, Lyn Hamilton | Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Fionnula Flanagan, Tegan West, Cyril O'Reilly

21. Darkroom (1981–1982)

60 min | Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

7.1
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An anthology horror/thriller series, along the same lines as "Twilight Zone" or "Night Gallery." Each week features a new story and a new cast.

Stars: James Coburn, Helen Hunt, Randy Powell, Quinn Cummings

22. Prototype (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.9
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An intelligent android (Michael) constructed by a research team is taken outdoors and successfully passed off as human in a trial run. When the government hears of this, they order their ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: David Greene | Stars: Christopher Plummer, David Morse, Frances Sternhagen, James Sutorius

23. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.4
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Stoney Burke is a rodeo rider who wants to win the Golden Buckle, the award to the world's champion saddle bronco rider. He didn't win it but he encountered a considerable amount of ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, Bill Hart

24. Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (2000 TV Movie)

95 min | Mystery

6.9
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JB Fletcher is a speaker at Speakers Incorporated attended by various authors. Uri Malenkovitch also attends to promote his book about the KGB. When he is killed, Jessica helps a struggling writer accused of his murder.

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Richard Crenna, Robert Mailhouse, Kathryn Morris

25. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

7.8
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Creator: James A. Michener | Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

26. Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (1997 TV Movie)

100 min | Mystery

7.0
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TV movie continuing the adventures of Mystery book writer Jessica Fletcher from "Murder, She Wrote". Jessica is on a train headed for El Paso where she is to lecture at a conference. She ... See full summary »

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Ray Baker, Cliff Bemis, Keith David

27. 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

28. 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, Roger Delgado

29. Guilty Conscience (1985 TV Movie)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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While an unfaithful criminal lawyer considers killing his wife, his spouse develops some schemes of her own.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: David Greene | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Blythe Danner, Swoosie Kurtz, Donegan Smith

30. The Guardian (1984 TV Movie)

105 min | Thriller

6.6
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The residents of a New York apartment building are shocked when one of them is shot during a burgulary. They decide to hire a security expert to patrol the building, but he seem a little ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: David Greene | Stars: Martin Sheen, Louis Gossett Jr., Arthur Hill, Tandy Cronyn

31. Johnny Ringo (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

7.6
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Ex-gunfighter Johnny Ringo is now the sheriff of a small Western town, and attempts to keep the peace with the aid of his deputy, Cully, and his girl, Laura Thomas.

Creator: Aaron Spelling | Stars: Don Durant, Mark Goddard, Karen Sharpe, Terence de Marney

32. Black Saddle (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

7.8
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After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.

Creators: Hal Hudson, John McGreevey | Stars: Peter Breck, Russell Johnson, Anna-Lisa, Keenan Wynn

33. The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1962)

143 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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1) Jerôme Chambard, a retired man, taken in by nuns in a convent, swears like a trooper. 2) Françoise takes a lover because he has promised her a diamond necklace. 3) Denis, a seminarist, ... See full summary »

Writers: David Alexander, Michel Audiard, René Barjavel, Maurice Bessy, Julien Duvivier, Henri Jeanson, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Michel Simon, Lucien Baroux, Claude Nollier, Françoise Arnoul

34. Savage (1973 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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A TV reporter investigates compromising photographs of a nominee to the Supreme Court.

Writers: Mark Rodgers, William Link, Richard Levinson | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Will Geer, Paul Richards

35. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, Roger Perry, John Larch

36. The NBC Tuesday Mystery Movie (1971–1977)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The NBC Mystery Movie was an "umbrella title" for one of many mystery series shown on a rotating basis in the same time slot on Sunday nights on NBC. The original three series featured were... See full summary »

37. Rehearsal for Murder (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A year after his fiancée's death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: David Greene | Stars: Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Macnee, Lawrence Pressman

38. Blacke's Magic (1986– )

60 min | Drama

7.2
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A magician and his con-man father solve mysteries using a combination of sleight of hand and con games.

Stars: Hal Linden, Harry Morgan, R.J. Adams, Claudia Christian

39. My Sweet Charlie (1970 TV Movie)

G | 97 min | Drama

7.3
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A pregnant white Southern girl and a black New York lawyer, both on the run in rural Texas, meet up in a boarded-up, abandoned house and realize they both need each other in order to ... See full summary »

Writers: David Westheimer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Patty Duke, Al Freeman Jr., Ford Rainey, William Hardy

40. Jericho (1966–1967)

60 min | Drama, War

8.0
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The Jericho team were a trio of Allied specialists who operated as intelligence agents and saboteurs behind Nazi lines. Franklin Sheppard, of American Army Intelligence, was their ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Francks, John Leyton, Marino Masé, Horst Ebersberg

41. That Certain Summer (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

7.6
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A teenager must deal with his divorced father's homosexuality.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Martin Sheen, Joe Don Baker, Marlyn Mason

42. The Psychiatrist (1970– )

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Roy Thinnes, Luther Adler, Pete Duel, John Rubinstein

43. San Francisco International Airport (1970–1971)

60 min | Drama

3.4
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Stars: Clu Gulager, Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Werle, Walter Brooke

44. The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969–1972)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, John Milford

45. Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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An Arab terrorist is smuggled out of West Beirut by American secret forces, he is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and killing five innocent people including a five-year-old child. ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Sam Waterston, Ron Leibman, Robert Davi, Joe Morton

46. 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

47. Crisis at Central High (1981 TV Movie)

125 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Story of the federally-ordered integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.

Writers: Elizabeth Huckaby, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Charles Durning, Henderson Forsythe, Calvin Levels

48. Murder by Natural Causes (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Allison, the unfaithful wife of a famous mentalist with a heart problem, together with her lover tries to kill him by scaring him to death, but the whole thing goes downhill when it turns out that he knew about it all along.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Robert Day | Stars: Richard Anderson, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook, Barry Bostwick

49. Tenafly (1973–1974)

90 min | Drama, Crime

7.2
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African-American private eye Harry Tenafly was a happily married, middle-class family man who had given up being a cop to work for a better paying position at a big L.A. detective agency. ... See full summary »

Stars: James McEachin, David Huddleston, Rosanna Huffman, Lillian Lehman

50. A Cry for Help (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama

7.1
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A talk-radio host, who specializes in abusing and insulting his audience, gets a call from a disturbed teenage girl who says she is going to commit suicide. He frantically tries to get his ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter S. Fischer | Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Robert Culp, Elayne Heilveil, Ken Swofford, Julius Harris