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1. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

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Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

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

2. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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86 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.

Writer: Robert Towne | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

3. The Birds (1963)

TV-PG | 119 min | Horror, Thriller

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A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.

Writers: Daphne Du Maurier, Evan Hunter | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy

4. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

5. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Creator: Bruce Geller | Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

6. Barney Miller (1974–1982)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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The captain of a city police station and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come to the building.

Creators: Danny Arnold, Theodore J. Flicker | Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Steve Landesberg, Gregory Sierra

7. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

8. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Tales of visitors to a unique resort island that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

9. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

Stars: James Drury, Doug McClure, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

10. My Three Sons (1960–1972)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons.

Stars: Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston, Don Grady, William Demarest

11. Ironside (1967–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

Creator: Collier Young | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Barbara Anderson

12. Maude (1972–1978)

30 min | Comedy

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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter; owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, Rue McClanahan

13. Kelly's Heroes (1970)

GP | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.

Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Brian G. Hutton | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor

14. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Barbara Moore

15. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Creator: Sidney Sheldon | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Lee Wilkof

16. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

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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

17. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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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

18. The Two Jakes (1990)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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56 Metascore

The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds Jake Gittes investigating adultery and murder... and the money that comes from oil.

Writer: Robert Towne | Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe

19. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

20. Marty (1955)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

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A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love, meet at a dance and fall in love.

Writer: Paddy Chayefsky | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli

21. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

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

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Ken Berry, Eddie Ryder

22. Mannix (1967–1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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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

23. Storm Center (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

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A small-town librarian is branded as a Communist by local politicians when she refuses to withdraw a controversial book from the library's shelves.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, Elick Moll | Director: Daniel Taradash | Stars: Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly

24. Lou Grant (1977–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

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After everyone on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" got fired, Lou Grant went to Los Angeles and became city editor of the L.A. Tribune, owned by Mrs. Pynchon, with whom Lou often has loud but ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Mason Adams, Jack Bannon

25. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)

60 min | Drama, Crime

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The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, William Reynolds, Stephen Brooks

26. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Betty Furness, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva, James Daly

27. Petrocelli (1974–1976)

60 min | Drama, Crime

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Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest.... See full summary »

Creators: Harold Buchman, Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Howard, Albert Salmi, Fred Stromsoe

28. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

29. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

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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, Ossie Davis, J.D. Cannon

30. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

31. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

32. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Harry Townes, Michael Rennie

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

60 min | Drama

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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

34. Onionhead (1958)

111 min | Comedy, Drama

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After his girlfriend Jo refuses to make a commitment to their relationship, Al Woods decides to enlist and finds himself in the US Coast Guard. He makes it through basic training but a ... See full summary »

Writers: Nelson Gidding, Weldon Hill | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Andy Griffith, Felicia Farr, Walter Matthau, Erin O'Brien

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

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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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

36. Mr. Novak (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

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The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los ... See full summary »

Creators: E. Jack Neuman, Boris Sagal | Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Burgess Meredith, Vince Howard

37. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

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

38. Movers & Shakers (1985)

PG | 80 min | Comedy

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Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Grodin | Director: William Asher | Stars: Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin, Vincent Gardenia, Tyne Daly

39. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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

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

40. Judd for the Defense (1967–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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High-priced Houston TX lawyer Clinton Judd and his assistant Ben defend people all over the country. The cases often reflected then-current real-life ones (e.g., antiwar protesters).

Creator: Paul Monash | Stars: Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Walter Brooke, John Dehner

41. The Detectives (1959–1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, ... See full summary »

Creator: Jules V. Levy | Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

42. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama

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

43. Mister Buddwing (1966)

Approved | 100 min | Drama

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An amnesiac wanders the streets of Manhattan, trying to solve the mystery of who he is.

Writers: Evan Hunter, Dale Wasserman | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: James Garner, Jean Simmons, Suzanne Pleshette, Katharine Ross

44. The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964)

60 min | Western

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Stars: Dan O'Herlihy, Kurt Russell, Mark Allen, Meg Wyllie

45. The Roaring 20's (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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The adventures of a newspaper reporter covering the world of cops and gangsters in 1920s Chicago.

Stars: Dorothy Provine, Donald May, Gary Vinson, Mike Road

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

60 min | Drama

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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, Dana Elcar, Hilda Simms

47. Mister Peepers (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

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Wally Cox as Mr. Peepers played a shy science teacher at "Jefferson Junior High". Mr. Peepers was always facing problems, but never outwitted.

Creator: David Swift | Stars: Wally Cox, Marion Lorne, Patricia Benoit, Tony Randall

48. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)

30 min | Comedy

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Creator: Parke Levy | Stars: Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Verna Felton, Shirley Mitchell

49. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror

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Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

50. Alcoa Premiere (1961–1963)

60 min | Drama

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Hosted by famous dancer/actor Fred Astaire, this series presented a new drama with each week's episode. Unlike some of the earlier drama series, which tended either toward classics or ... See full summary »

Stars: Fred Astaire, Keir Dullea, Paul Comi, Joan Staley