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1. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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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

2. 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

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. 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

6. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Drama, Western

8.2
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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

7. 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

8. 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, Clarence Nash

9. 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

10. Honolulu (1939)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Movie star Brooks Mason wants a vacation from his over zealous fans. He hires Hawaiian plantation-owner George Smith, a look-alike, to change places with him for a few weeks.

Writers: Herbert Fields, Frank Partos | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Eleanor Powell, Robert Young, George Burns, Gracie Allen

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. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Passed | 172 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.3
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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

13. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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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

14. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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

15. 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

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. 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

18. The Outlaw (1943)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. Tennessee Champ (1954)

Approved | 73 min | Drama

5.5
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A little B-picture that M-G-M tossed out, barely promoted and forgot about but one that is better than some of the A-dross from Leo in the same era. Shelley Winters, after an absence of 15 ... See full summary »

Writers: Eustace Cockrell, Art Cohn | Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Shelley Winters, Keenan Wynn, Dewey Martin, Earl Holliman

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.8
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Judge Hardy takes his family to New York City, where Andy quickly falls in love with a socialite. He finds the high society life too expensive, and eventually decides that he liked it better back home.

Writers: Aurania Rouverol, Tom Seller, Annalee Whitmore | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden

29. Orchestra Wives (1942)

Approved | 98 min | Music

7.0
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Connie Ward is in seventh heaven when Gene Morrison's band rolls into town. She is swept off her feet by trumpeter Bill Abbot. After marrying him, she joins the bands tour and learns about ... See full summary »

Writers: Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware, James Prindle | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Glenn Miller, The Glenn Miller Orchestra

30. 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

31. 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

32. Lady in the Lake (1947)

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

6.7
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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

33. 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

34. Killer McCoy (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, George Bruce, Thomas Lennon, George Oppenheimer | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Brian Donlevy, Ann Blyth, James Dunn

35. San Francisco (1936)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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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

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

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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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

37. Libeled Lady (1936)

TV-G | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

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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

38. M (1951)

88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.9
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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: Leo Katcher, Norman Reilly Raine, Waldo Salt | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Martin Gabel, Luther Adler

39. My Little Margie (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

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

40. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

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

7.8
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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

41. 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

42. 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

43. 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

44. Wonder Man (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Fantasy

7.3
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Boisterous nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew was the witness to a murder committed by gangster Ten Grand Jackson. One night, two of Jackson's thugs kill Buzzy and dump his body in the lake... See full summary »

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

45. 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

46. Riffraff (1936)

Passed | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie. He quits his poorly paid job to concentrate on getting better working conditions as union leader. Unfortunately, the union members disagree ... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Marion, H.W. Hanemann, Anita Loos | Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Una Merkel, Joseph Calleia

47. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Drama, Western

7.5
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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

48. Bombshell (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis, adopting a baby -- all sorts of schemes which go awry.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Jules Furthman, Caroline Francke, Mack Crane | Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone

49. 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

50. 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