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1. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Family

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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

2. 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

3. 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.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan, Max Baer Jr.

4. 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

5. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.

Writers: Viña Delmar, Josephine Lawrence, Helen Leary, Nolan Leary | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell

6. 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

7. 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.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

8. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Drama, Western

8.1
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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

9. A Global Affair (1964)

84 min | Comedy

5.3
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As an employee at the United Nations building in New York City, Bob Hope finds himself in charge of an infant abandoned at the UN. Besides being a bachelor trying to cope with an infant, he... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Fisher, Charles Lederer, Arthur Marx, Eugene Vale | Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Bob Hope, Michèle Mercier, Elga Andersen, Yvonne De Carlo

10. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Passed | 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

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

12. 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

13. Rendezvous (1935)

94 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ... See full summary »

Writers: Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack, P.J. Wolfson, George Oppenheimer, Herbert O. Yardley | Directors: William K. Howard, Sam Wood | Stars: William Powell, Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barnes, Lionel Atwill

14. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Passed | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

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

20. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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

21. 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

22. Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964–1969)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.2
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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

23. 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

24. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

8.1
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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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

95 min | Drama, Thriller, 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

29. Mighty Joe Young (1949)

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

30. Only the Valiant (1951)

Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Western

6.5
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Capt. Richard Lance is unjustly held responsible, by his men and girlfriend, for an Indian massacre death of beloved Lt. Holloway. Holloway is killed while escorting a dangerous Indian ... See full summary »

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

31. 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

32. 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

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

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Lucy is back again in this one hour sequel to I Love Lucy. Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. ... See full summary »

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

34. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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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

35. Let's Do It Again (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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In this 1953 musical remake of "The Awful Truth" Wyman is married to womanizing composer Milland and sets out to give him some of his own medicine. She has an affair, but her ploy backfires... See full summary »

Writers: Mary Loos, Arthur Richman, Richard Sale | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Jane Wyman, Ray Milland, Aldo Ray, Leon Ames

36. 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

37. 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

38. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Producer Walter Wanger, who had just been released from a prison term after shooting a man he believed was having an affair with his wife, wanted to make a film about the appalling ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Collins | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Neville Brand, Emile Meyer, Frank Faylen, Leo Gordon

39. Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960)

G | 96 min | Family, Drama

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Taken in by distant members of his family after being orphaned, Toby Tyler runs away to join the circus.

Writers: Lillie Hayward, James Otis Kaler, Bill Walsh | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Kevin Corcoran, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Bob Sweeney

40. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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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

41. The Babe Ruth Story (1948)

106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.5
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The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called ... See full summary »

Writers: George Callahan, Bob Considine, Babe Ruth | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: William Bendix, Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford, Sam Levene

42. My Little Margie (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

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

43. 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

44. Libeled Lady (1936)

TV-G | 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

45. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

TV-G | 94 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

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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

46. The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Quick-tempered but likable Biff grimes falls big for beautiful Virginia Brush, but he's not the only young man in the neighborhood who's smitten.

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

47. Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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In a luxury hotel stage director Nicoleff stages a show to get the money to pay his bills. Mrs. Prentiss, who is backing the show wants her daughter Ann to marry the millionaire T. Mosely ... See full summary »

Writers: Manuel Seff, Peter Milne, Robert Lord | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart, Alice Brady

48. The Big Store (1941)

Passed | 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

49. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

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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

50. Road to Rio (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.4
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Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Gale Sondergaard