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1. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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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, Danny Thomas | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

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.

Creator: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

3. 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

4. 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

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.

6. 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

7. 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

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

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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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

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. 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

12. 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, Slim Pickens

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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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

18. 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

19. 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

20. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Passed | 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

21. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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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

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

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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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

23. 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

24. 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

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

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

26. 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

27. 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

28. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

95 min | 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. Good Girls Go to Paris (1939)

75 min | Comedy

6.6
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A Midwesterner waitress, scheming to gold-dig her way to Paris, gets mixed up with a wealthy New York family.

Writers: Lenore J. Coffee, William J. Cowen, Ken Englund, Gladys Lehman | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Joan Blondell, Walter Connolly, Alan Curtis

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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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

34. 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

35. 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

36. Orchestra Wives (1942)

Approved | 98 min | Music

6.9
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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

37. Phffft (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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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

38. The Lady Is Willing (1942)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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In order to adopt an abandoned baby, an actress arranges a marriage of convenience with a doctor.

Writers: James Edward Grant, Albert McCleery | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Fred MacMurray, Aline MacMahon, Stanley Ridges

39. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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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

40. 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

41. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.6
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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.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

42. 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

43. 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

44. Francis Goes to West Point (1952)

81 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
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Francis the talking mule gets his owner in and out of trouble while he is taking basic training at West Point.

Writers: Oscar Brodney, Dorothy Reid, David Stern | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Lori Nelson, Alice Kelley, Gregg Palmer

45. Skylark (1941)

92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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As her fifth wedding anniversary approaches, a woman realizes that she is fed up with always coming in second to her husband's advertising business. Just at the moment when she is trying to... See full summary »

Writers: Zion Myers, Samson Raphaelson, Allan Scott | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Brian Aherne, Binnie Barnes

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. Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951–1958)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Hickok rode Buckshot and 300-pound Jingles rode Joker. Jingles described Hickok as "the bravest, Strongest, fightingest U.S. Marshal in the whole West." And that's about it: he beat up all the bad guys and somehow kept his good looks.

Stars: Guy Madison, Andy Devine, Sam Flint, William Haade

48. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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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

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. 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