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1. The X-Files (1993–2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick

2. Billy Madison (1995)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

6.4
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16 Metascore

In order to inherit his fed up father's hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again.

Writers: Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler | Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Adam Sandler, Darren McGavin, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Bradley Whitford

3. 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

4. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.1
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

5. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

Not Rated | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

6. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy

7. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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77 Metascore

Ralphie has to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s.

Writers: Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, Bob Clark | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz

8. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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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

9. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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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

10. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)

TV-14 | 97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.7
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In the not-too-distant future, a man and his robots are trapped aboard the Satellite of Love, where mad scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made.

Creator: Joel Hodgson | Stars: Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy

11. The Natural (1984)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport

7.6
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An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

Writers: Bernard Malamud, Roger Towne, Phil Dusenberry | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

12. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)

60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

5.9
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Monica, Tess, and Andrew are a trio of angels sent to Earth to tell depressed and troubled people that God loves them and hasn't forgotten them.

Creator: John Masius | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Valerie Bertinelli

13. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.2
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

14. 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

15. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.7
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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

16. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)

60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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A probationary angel sent back to earth teams with an ex-cop to help people.

Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, James Troesh, Margie Impert

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

50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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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

18. Murphy Brown (1988–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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The misadventures of a tough female television journalist and her friends.

Creator: Diane English | Stars: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli, Charles Kimbrough

19. Millennium (I) (1996–1999)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A former FBI profiler with the ability to look inside the mind of a killer begins working for the mysterious Millennium Group.

Stars: Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn, Brittany Tiplady

20. Gargoyles (1994–1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland long ago

Creator: Greg Weisman | Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker

21. Raw Deal (1986)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.4
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A former FBI agent turned small town sheriff agrees to help the FBI chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia when the FBI chief's son is killed by the Chicago Mafia.

Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Donati, Gary DeVore, Norman Wexler | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Sam Wanamaker, Paul Shenar

22. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)

TV-14 | 30 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.7
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Each episode of this TV series depicts a short, strange tale...with a twist! With eerie stories vaguely reminiscent of 'The Twilight Zone,' viewers learn to appreciate that things are often... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Sparer, Catherine Battistone, John Marzilli, Karen Shallo

23. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

24. Captain America (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.2
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Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull.

Writers: Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Stephen Tolkin, Lawrence Block | Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin

25. 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

26. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Creators: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

27. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Grace is a recovering alcoholic, now divorced from an abusive marriage, struggling to bring up 2.4 children on her own.

Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum

28. 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

29. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)

51 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

8.5
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

30. Sisters (1991–1996)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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"Sisters" follows the lives and loves of four close, but very different, sisters of the Reed family living in Winnetka, Illinois. Alex, the oldest, is a wealthy, slightly snobish, WASP wife... See full summary »

Creators: Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman | Stars: Swoosie Kurtz, Patricia Kalember, Sela Ward, Elizabeth Hoffman

31. 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

32. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

33. The Commish (1991–1995)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Slightly offbeat television police comedy/drama. Tony Scali is the police commissioner in a small town, where solutions to difficult situations often require considerable creativity. Tony's... See full summary »

Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Stephen Kronish | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Geoffrey Nauffts

34. Deadly Nightmares (1983–1991)

26 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Fictional stories are told in this television series by The Hitchhiker. Each story is usually a mysterious thriller.

Creators: Lewis Chesler, Riff Markowitz, Richard Rothstein | Stars: Page Fletcher, Nicholas Campbell, Vincent Grass, Kirstie Alley

35. Airport '77 (1977)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under 100 feet of water.

Writers: Arthur Hailey, Michael Scheff, David Spector, H.A.L. Craig, Charles Kuenstle | Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland

36. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

37. Love, American Style (1969–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.

Stars: Stuart Margolin, Mary Grover, Barbara Minkus, William Callaway

38. The Rookies (1972–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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The trials and adventures of three young police officers.

Creator: Rita Lakin | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Kate Jackson, Gerald S. O'Loughlin

39. The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

TV-14 | 119 min | Drama

7.5
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Strung-out junkie deals with daily demoralizing drug addiction while crippled wife and card sharks continue to pull him down.

Writers: Walter Newman, Lewis Meltzer, Nelson Algren | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker, Arnold Stang

40. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.4
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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

41. 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

42. The Martian Chronicles (1980 TV Mini-Series)

281 min | Sci-Fi

6.7
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Earth sends its first manned probe to Mars in 1999, and a jealous Martian murders the two astronauts when his wife has erotic dreams of meeting them. Members of a subsequent expedition are ... See full summary »

Stars: Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicutt, Bernie Casey, Christopher Connelly

43. Summertime (1955)

Not Rated | 100 min | Romance, Drama

7.6
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A lonely American woman unexpectedly finds romance in Venice, Italy.

Writers: Arthur Laurents, H.E. Bates, David Lean | Director: David Lean | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda, Darren McGavin

44. Dead Heat (1988)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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Two cops are brought back to life to chase down supernatural criminals.

Writer: Terry Black | Director: Mark Goldblatt | Stars: Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Lindsay Frost, Darren McGavin

45. Monsters (1988–1990)

30 min | Horror

7.5
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A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.

Stars: John Bolger, Pamela Dean Kelly, Michael J. Anderson, Carlos Lauchu

46. The Night Stalker (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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An abrasive Las Vegas newspaper reporter investigates a series of murders committed by a vampire.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Jeffrey Grant Rice | Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Ralph Meeker

47. Night Stalker (2005– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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Kolchak and his partner, Perri, investigate his wife's mysterious murder and end up uncovering something much more disturbing...

Stars: Stuart Townsend, Gabrielle Union, Eric Jungmann, Cotter Smith

48. Police Story (1973–1977)

120 min | Drama, Crime

7.5
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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

Creator: Joseph Wambaugh | Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

49. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

Creator: James E. Moser | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates, Harry Landers

50. Fallen Angels (1993–1995)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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Stars: Dan Hedaya, Lynette Walden, Peter Gallagher, Patrick Masset