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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. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

9.0
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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. Bonanza (1959–1973)

49 min | Western

7.4
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

4. Lost in Space (1965–1968)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.2
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A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course.

Creator: Irwin Allen | Stars: Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen

5. Badlands (1973)

PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Writer: Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

6. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher who wields a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

7. Stripes (1981)

R | 106 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

Writers: Len Blum, Daniel Goldberg, Harold Ramis | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates

8. 1941 (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.9
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Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, John Milius | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

9. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.2
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

10. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.7
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

Stars: James Drury, Doug McClure, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

11. The Wild Bunch (1969)

R | 145 min | Western

8.1
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An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

Writers: Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah, Roy N. Sickner | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

12. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Writers: Stirling Silliphant, John Ball | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

13. The Big Valley (1965–1969)

60 min | Western

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The Wild West adventures of the residents and staff of Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Creators: A.I. Bezzerides, Louis F. Edelman | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

14. 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

15. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.3
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, Robert Culp, Robert Duvall

16. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | Western

8.3
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

17. 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

18. Ride the High Country (1962)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.

Writer: N.B. Stone Jr. | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr

19. Rancho Deluxe (1975)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.4
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Two drifters, of widely varying backgrounds, rustle cattle and try to avoid being caught in contemporary Montana.

Writer: Thomas McGuane | Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Sam Waterston, Elizabeth Ashley, Clifton James

20. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.6
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Creators: Herb Meadow, Sam Rolfe | Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

21. Blue Thunder (1983)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Don Jakoby | Director: John Badham | Stars: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern

22. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.5
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Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe, Ken Drake

23. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

24. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

Horror, Thriller

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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

25. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

Writers: Frank Kowalski, Sam Peckinpah, Gordon T. Dawson | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young

26. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

R | 102 min | Drama

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Story of two men drag racing across the USA in a primer grey 55 chevy. Wilson is the mechanic, James Taylor is the driver.

Writers: Rudy Wurlitzer, Will Corry | Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson

27. The Shooting (1966)

G | 82 min | Western

6.8
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A mysterious woman persuades two cowboys to help her in a revenge scheme.

Writer: Carole Eastman | Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: Millie Perkins, Jack Nicholson, Will Hutchins, Warren Oates

28. Major Dundee (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, War, Western

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62 Metascore

During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Julian Fink, Oscar Saul, Sam Peckinpah | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, James Coburn

29. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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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

30. The Blue and the Gray (1982 TV Mini-Series)

381 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.

Creator: John Leekley | Stars: Stacy Keach, John Hammond, Diane Baker, Kathleen Beller

31. Barquero (1970)

R | 115 min | Western

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Jake Remy leads a gang of outlaw cutthroats making their escape toward Mexico from a successful robbery. Barring their way is a river--crossable only by means of a ferry barge. The barge ... See full summary »

Writers: George Schenck, William Marks | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Warren Oates, Forrest Tucker, Kerwin Mathews

32. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Jacqueline Beer

33. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

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A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.

Writers: David Newman, Robert Benton | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Hume Cronyn, Warren Oates

34. The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954–1959)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

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Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.

Stars: Lee Aaker, James Brown, Rin Tin Tin II, Joe Sawyer

35. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

36. The Border (1982)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

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A corrupted border agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.

Writers: Deric Washburn, Walon Green, David Freeman | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine, Warren Oates

37. Branded (1965–1966)

30 min | Action, Western

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In the 1880s Jason McCord travels the country trying to prove he's no coward. He needs to do this because the military career of this West point graduate came to an end when he was thrown out of the army after being accused of cowardice.

Creator: Larry Cohen | Stars: Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant, John Pickard

38. Kid Blue (1973)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Western

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Bickford Waner, an apparently naive young man from Fort Worth, arrives in the tiny Texas town of Dime Box and takes on a variety of menial jobs. He's befriended by Reese Ford and his wife ... See full summary »

Writer: Bud Shrake | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Warren Oates, Peter Boyle, Ben Johnson

39. Race with the Devil (1975)

PG | 88 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

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Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual.

Writers: Lee Frost, Wes Bishop | Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit, Lara Parker

40. Thriller (1960–1962)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.6
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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

41. Tom Sawyer (1973)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Musical, Family

6.4
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Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.

Writers: Mark Twain, Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Johnny Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates, Jeff East

42. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

43. Return of the Seven (1966)

Unrated | 95 min | Western

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Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the town that they (The Seven) helped. One day someone comes and takes most of the men prisoner. His wife seeks out ... See full summary »

Writer: Larry Cohen | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Yul Brynner, Robert Fuller, Julián Mateos, Warren Oates

44. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)

60 min | Drama

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Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Nicholas Colasanto, Jack Krupnick, Fernando Lamas

45. Dillinger (1973)

R | 107 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.0
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John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down.

Writer: John Milius | Director: John Milius | Stars: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, Cloris Leachman

46. Police Story (1973–1977)

120 min | Drama, Crime

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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

Creator: Joseph Wambaugh | Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

47. The Rebel (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

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After the end of the American Civil War, a former Confederate Army private roams the Wild West and, as a rogue drifter, gets involved in helping out various settlers threatened by various bad guys.

Creators: Nick Adams, Andrew J. Fenady | Stars: Nick Adams, Ross Sturlin, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant

48. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »

Stars: Connie Stevens, Poncie Ponce, Robert Conrad, Anthony Eisley

49. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

50. East of Eden (1981 TV Mini-Series)

480 min | Drama

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Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jane Seymour, Bruce Boxleitner, Soon-Tek Oh