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1. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Unrated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

Writers: Wendell Mayes, John D. Voelker | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

2. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

8.9
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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

3. The Flintstones (1960–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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The misadventures of a modern stone-age family and friends.

Stars: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Bea Benaderet

4. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

5. Irma la Douce (1963)

Unrated | 147 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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In Paris, an ex-cop falls in love with a prostitute, and tries to get her out of that life by paying for all of her time. Not so easy...

Writers: Alexandre Breffort, Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Bruce Yarnell

6. The Fortune Cookie (1966)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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A crooked lawyer persuades his brother-in-law to feign a serious injury.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich, Judi West

7. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

8. Bell Book and Candle (1958)

Unrated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance, Fantasy

6.9
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A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancee, so she enchants him to love her instead... only to fall in love with him for real.

Writers: John Van Druten, Daniel Taradash | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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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

10. Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

A jealous piano teacher Orville Spooner sends his beautiful wife, Zelda, away for the night while he tries to sell a song to a famous nightclub singer Dino, who is stranded in town.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Anna Bonacci | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston, Felicia Farr

11. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Admiral Nelson takes a brand new atomic submarine through its paces. When the Van Allen radiation belt catches fire, the admiral must find a way to beat the heat or watch the world go up in... See full summary »

Writers: Irwin Allen, Charles Bennett | Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre

12. Blue Hawaii (1961)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His father wants him to go to work at the Great ... See full summary »

Writers: Allan Weiss, Hal Kanter | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters

13. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends.

Creators: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, Dick Conway | Stars: Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow

14. The Long, Long Trailer (1953)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house, but Tacy dreams of starting off with their own home on wheels--a trailer. After the two are hitched, they ... See full summary »

Writers: Clinton Twiss, Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn

15. 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.

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

16. Fun in Acapulco (1963)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Music

5.7
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Mike works on a boat in Acapulco. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner gets him fired, Mike must find new work. Little boy Rauol helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a ... See full summary »

Writer: Allan Weiss | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Elsa Cárdenas, Paul Lukas

17. Mister Ed (1958–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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Mister Ed is a horse who is owned by Wilbur Post. Mister Ed is not just any horse, he talks to Wilbur! But this gets Wilbur in all kinds of trouble because Mister Ed won't talk to anyone ... See full summary »

Creator: Walter Brooks | Stars: Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines, Mister Ed

18. Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)

Passed | 99 min | Western

6.7
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A ruthless Union captain is renowned throughout his prison fort as the toughest soldier in the business, capable of capturing every escaped convict under his supervision. However, when he ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Fenton, Phillip Rock, Michael Pate | Director: John Sturges | Stars: William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe, William Demarest

19. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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Stars: Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly

20. Follow That Dream (1962)

109 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Lederer, Richard Powell | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Anne Helm, Joanna Moore

21. The Errand Boy (1961)

92 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond | Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Brian Donlevy, Howard McNear, Dick Wesson

22. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Action, Western, Adventure

8.3
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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

23. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Dobie Gillis is an average teenager living in average Central City with an average desire--girls! He lusts after many nubile women, notably Thalia Menninger. Rivals for affection include ... See full summary »

Creator: Max Shulman | Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Frank Faylen, Florida Friebus

24. Heller in Pink Tights (1960)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Story of theatrical troupe that travels through the Old West.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Walter Bernstein, Louis L'Amour | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Margaret O'Brien, Steve Forrest

25. Dragnet (1951–1959)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Creator: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule, Vic Perrin

26. The Wheeler Dealers (1963)

107 min | Comedy

6.6
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Henry J. Tyroone leaves Texas where his oil wells are drying up and arrives in New York with a lot of oil money to play with in the stock market. He meets stock analyst Molly Thatcher, who ... See full summary »

Writers: George J.W. Goodman, Ira Wallach | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Lee Remick, James Garner, Phil Harris, Chill Wills

27. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

28. Thriller (1960–1962)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.4
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, David Frankham

29. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Another popular 1950's sitcom about a close family. The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like... See full summary »

Creator: William Roberts | Stars: Donna Reed, Paul Petersen, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares

30. Bundle of Joy (1956)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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Kitschy musical remake of "Bachelor Mother". Debbie Reynolds plays an over-eager clerk in a large department store and Eddie Fisher plays the boss' son. After getting fired from her job, ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Krasna, Robert Carson, Arthur Sheekman, Felix Jackson | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan

31. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

32. The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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As the sons age, we go through their teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.

Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

33. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Hocus-Pocus and Frisby (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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A rural gas station attendant given to telling tall tales about himself is kidnapped by aliens who believe him to be one of Earth's leading intellects.

Writers: Frederick Louis Fox, Rod Serling | Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Andy Devine, Milton Selzer, Howard McNear, Dabbs Greer

34. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

8.0
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Creator: Blake Edwards | Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

35. The Big Circus (1959)

109 min | Drama

6.4
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Hank Whirling tries to keep his financially troubled circus on the road despite the efforts of a saboteur who has determined that the show must not go on.

Writers: Irwin Allen, Charles Bennett, Irving Wallace | Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Victor Mature, Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming, Kathryn Grant

36. Good Day for a Hanging (1959)

Approved | 85 min | Western

6.4
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After claiming his daughter's childhood-sweetheart killed the marshal, one man finds himself in conflict with his daughter, his fiancée and many of the townsfolk.

Writers: Daniel B. Ullman, Maurice Zimm, John Reese | Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Margaret Hayes, Robert Vaughn, Joan Blackman

37. It Started with a Kiss (1959)

Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Air Force Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick meets and marries a beautiful model, Maggie Putnam, on the eve of being shipped off to Spain. When the new Mrs. Fitzpatrick waits to join her husband, she ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Lederer, Valentine Davies | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds, Eva Gabor, Gustavo Rojo

38. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Creator: Irving Pincus | Stars: Richard Crenna, Walter Brennan, Kathleen Nolan, Michael Winkelman

39. 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

40. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Bard (1963)

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

6.1
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Julius Moomer, a talentless self-promoting hack who dreams of becoming a successful television writer, uses a book of magic to summon William Shakespeare to write dramatic teleplays that ... See full summary »

Writer: Rod Serling | Director: David Butler | Stars: Jack Weston, John McGiver, Doro Merande, John Williams

41. You Can't Run Away from It (1956)

95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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Ellen (June Allyson) is kidnapped by father (Charles Bickford) after she ran off and got married to someone he thinks is a gold digger. She escapes and starts an adventurous trip back to ... See full summary »

Writers: Samuel Hopkins Adams, Claude Binyon, Robert Riskin | Director: Dick Powell | Stars: June Allyson, Jack Lemmon, Charles Bickford, Paul Gilbert

42. Drums Across the River (1954)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.2
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When whites hunger after the gold on Ute Indian land, a bigoted young man finds himself forced into a peacekeeping role.

Writers: John K. Butler, Lawrence Roman | Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Audie Murphy, Walter Brennan, Lyle Bettger, Lisa Gaye

43. The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

5.6
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When a movie star is kidnapped, everyone thinks it's a publicity stunt. It's not.

Writers: Richard Alan Simmons, Sylvia Tate | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jane Russell, Keenan Wynn, Ralph Meeker, Fred Clark

44. The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961)

98 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.2
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Two Air Force friends have fun during their enlistment.

Writer: William Bowers | Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jack Webb, Martha Hyer, France Nuyen

45. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Never-married attorney Bentley Gregg took on the task (with help from his "houseboy", Peter) of raising his young niece Kelly, after her parents died in an accident. The job was easier when... See full summary »

Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Bernadette Withers

46. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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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

47. Bachelor Flat (1962)

91 min | Comedy

6.0
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Anthropology Professor Bruce Patterson (Terry Thomas) has the natural British charm that allures women automaticaly. When his fiancée Helen Bushmill (Celeste Holm) is abroad for an extended... See full summary »

Writers: Budd Grossman, Frank Tashlin | Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tuesday Weld, Richard Beymer, Terry-Thomas, Celeste Holm

48. Topper (1953–1955)

30 min | Fantasy, Comedy

7.8
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This series was about a somewhat grumpy and uptight banker, Cosmo Topper, and the ghosts which only he could see or hear, George and Marion Kerby. The Kerbys would often try to get Cosmo to... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll, Buck

49. Laramie (1959–1963)

60 min | Western

7.4
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It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »

Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

50. -30- (1959)

96 min | Drama

6.7
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Managing Editor Sam Gatlin arrives in the afternoon and departs early the next morning, having assembled a morning newspaper for Los Angeles. During this implausibly active day in the life ... See full summary »

Writer: William Bowers | Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, William Conrad, David Nelson, Whitney Blake