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1. 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.

Creators: Sheldon Leonard, Aaron Ruben, Danny Thomas | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 7,848

2. 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

Votes: 3,111

3. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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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

Votes: 800

4. The Major and the Minor (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Edward Childs Carpenter, Fanny Kilbourne | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

Votes: 4,139

5. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways.

Creator: Paul Henning | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 4,666

6. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout.

Writers: Charles R. Jackson, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 23,895

7. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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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

Votes: 4,265

8. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Western

8.1
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89 Metascore

A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him.

Writers: Carl Foreman, John W. Cunningham | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 76,596

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 8,195

10. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Bill Kennedy, John Hamilton

Votes: 1,966

11. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.3
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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Votes: 73,859

12. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Television episodes built around the same sorts of incidents found in Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip.

Stars: Jay North, Gloria Henry, Herbert Anderson, Billy Booth

Votes: 1,154

13. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Not Rated | 172 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, MacKinlay Kantor | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright

Votes: 38,444

14. Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964–1969)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.1
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The misadventures of a bumbling Marine named Gomer Pyle.

Creator: Aaron Ruben | Stars: Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell, Roy Stuart

Votes: 1,530

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

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,004

16. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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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.

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,212

17. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.

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

Votes: 1,777

18. The Outlaw (1943)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid are played against each other over the law and the attentions of vivacious country vixen Rio McDonald.

Writer: Jules Furthman | Directors: Howard Hughes, Howard Hawks | Stars: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell, Walter Huston

Votes: 2,872

19. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

Creator: Irving Pincus | Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Votes: 476

20. Pollyanna (1960)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

Writers: Eleanor H. Porter, David Swift | Director: David Swift | Stars: Jane Wyman, Hayley Mills, Richard Egan, Karl Malden

Votes: 6,650

21. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

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

Votes: 2,272

22. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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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

Votes: 1,497

23. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

95 min | Romance, Western

7.4
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A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for the rape and murder of his wife.

Writers: Les Crutchfield, James Poe | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman

Votes: 4,422

24. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.

Writers: Ken Englund, Everett Freeman, James Thurber | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter

Votes: 4,346

25. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Approved | 94 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller, Harry Segall | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson

Votes: 4,234

26. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.7
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Creators: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 236

27. Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)

Passed | 99 min | Western

6.7
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During the Civil War, a group of Confederates escapes from the Union POW camp at Fort Bravo but has to contend with the desert, the Mescalero Indians and the pursuing Union troops.

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

Votes: 1,684

28. Phffft (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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After eight years of marriage, Robert and Nina divorce. He takes up with his womanising Navy buddy Charlie Nelson while she looks to her interfering mother for guidance. Both start dating ... See full summary »

Writer: George Axelrod | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Jack Carson, Kim Novak

Votes: 1,003

29. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Miss Brooks teaches English at Madison High, rents a room from Mrs. Davis, gets rides to school with student Walter, fights with Principal Conklin, and tries to snag shy biology teacher ... See full summary »

Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jane Morgan, Robert Rockwell

Votes: 255

30. Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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In Africa, the girl Jill Young trades a baby gorilla with two natives and raises the animal. Twelve years later, the talkative and persuasive promoter Max O'Hara organizes a safari to ... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Rose, Merian C. Cooper | Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Mr. Joseph Young

Votes: 3,222

31. The Sheepman (1958)

Approved | 85 min | Western

6.9
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A stranger in a Western cattle-town behaves with remarkable self-assurance, establishing himself as a man to be reckoned with. The reason appears with his stock: a herd of sheep, which he ... See full summary »

Writers: William Bowers, James Edward Grant, William Roberts | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen, Mickey Shaughnessy

Votes: 1,667

32. Angel and the Badman (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Romance, Western

7.0
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Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.

Writer: James Edward Grant | Director: James Edward Grant | Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 3,734

33. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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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

Votes: 279

34. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Votes: 726

35. Fury (1936)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to frame the mob for his murder.

Writers: Bartlett Cormack, Fritz Lang, Norman Krasna | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 8,473

36. San Francisco (1936)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.3
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A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.

Writers: Anita Loos, Robert E. Hopkins | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt

Votes: 3,756

37. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Lucy is still getting into trouble with her sidekick Ethel, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 720

38. Lady in the Lake (1947)

Approved | 105 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.

Writers: Steve Fisher, Raymond Chandler | Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Tom Tully

Votes: 3,465

39. M (1951)

88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.8
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In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Leo Katcher, Waldo Salt | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Martin Gabel, Luther Adler

Votes: 763

40. My Little Margie (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Creator: Frank Fox | Stars: Gale Storm, Charles Farrell, Clarence Kolb, Don Hayden

Votes: 216

41. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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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

Votes: 306

42. Libeled Lady (1936)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A newspaper man, his jilted fiancée, and his lawyer hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story into the truth, before a high-society woman can sue for libel.

Writers: Maurine Dallas Watkins, Howard Emmett Rogers, George Oppenheimer, Wallace Sullivan | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy

Votes: 5,202

43. Wonder Man (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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After being murdered by gangsters, an exuberant nightclub entertainer returns as a ghost to persuade his meek twin brother to help bring his killers to justice.

Writers: Don Hartman, Melville Shavelson, Philip Rapp, Jack Jevne, Eddie Moran, Arthur Sheekman | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Donald Woods

Votes: 1,413

44. My Sister Eileen (1955)

Approved | 108 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Ruth and her beautiful sister Eileen come to New York's Greenwich Village looking for "fame, fortune and a 'For Rent' sign on Barrow Street". They find an apartment (such as it is!), but ... See full summary »

Writers: Blake Edwards, Richard Quine, Joseph Fields, Jerome Chodorov, Ruth McKenney | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Betty Garrett, Bob Fosse

Votes: 1,147

45. Only the Valiant (1951)

Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Western

6.5
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A despised cavalry commander is unfairly blamed by his troop for the death of a popular officer and must redeem himself in front of his men during an Indian attack on the fort.

Writers: Edmund H. North, Harry Brown, Charles Marquis Warren | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Gregory Peck, Barbara Payton, Ward Bond, Gig Young

Votes: 825

46. Wife vs. Secretary (1936)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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The wife of a publishing executive mistakenly believes that her husband's relationship with his attractive secretary is more than professional.

Writers: Norman Krasna, John Lee Mahin, Faith Baldwin, Alice Duer Miller | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, May Robson

Votes: 2,175

47. The Dolly Sisters (1945)

Approved | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.5
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Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.

Writers: John Francis Larkin, Marian Spitzer | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 497

48. Keeper of the Flame (1942)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Journalist Steve O'Malley wants to write a biography of a national hero who died when his car ran off a bridge. Steve receives conflicting reports and tales that make him question what the truth about the hero is.

Writers: I.A.R. Wylie, Donald Ogden Stewart | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf, Margaret Wycherly

Votes: 1,497

49. The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Quick tempered but likable Biff Grimes falls for beautiful Virginia Brush, but he is not the only young man in the neighborhood who is smitten with her.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, James Hagan | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, Alan Hale

Votes: 2,111

50. The Big Store (1941)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A detective is hired to protect the life of a singer, who has recently inherited a department store, from the store's crooked manager.

Writers: Sid Kuller, Hal Fimberg, Ray Golden, Nat Perrin | Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Tony Martin

Votes: 3,751