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1. North by Northwest (1959)

Approved | 136 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Writer: Ernest Lehman | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Votes: 173,995

2. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

8.9
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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

Votes: 31,799

3. From Here to Eternity (1953)

TV-PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, James Jones | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Votes: 28,546

4. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

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

Votes: 11,962

5. Elmer Gantry (1960)

TV-PG | 146 min | Drama

7.9
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A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause.

Writers: Richard Brooks, Sinclair Lewis | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger

Votes: 6,637

6. I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie.

Creator: Sidney Sheldon | Stars: Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 5,785

7. 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

Votes: 5,273

8. The Munsters (1964–1966)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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A family of friendly monsters have misadventures never quite realising why people react to them so strangely.

Stars: Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo, Butch Patrick

Votes: 5,076

9. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

Votes: 4,134

10. 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

Votes: 3,945

11. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery

7.4
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Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion ... See full summary »

Writers: James Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum | Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Dick Sargent

Votes: 3,246

12. Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

Approved | 99 min | Drama

7.9
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An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger.

Writers: Ketti Frings, William Inge | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 2,870

13. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 2,251

14. Broken Lance (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Western

7.0
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Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Murphy, Philip Yordan | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark

Votes: 2,018

15. Dream On (1990–1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Cult adult comedy about dreamer Martin Tupper, whose life is full of colourful characters. Divorced and living with his growing teenage son, still friends with his ex-wife, and constantly ... See full summary »

Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman | Stars: Brian Benben, Chris Demetral, Denny Dillon, Wendie Malick

Votes: 1,842

16. The Monkees (1966–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

Votes: 1,647

17. 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

Votes: 1,611

18. Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman.

Writers: Oscar Brodney, Cid Ricketts Sumner | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Walter Brennan, Leslie Nielsen, Mala Powers

Votes: 1,333

19. Torpedo Run (1958)

Approved | 98 min | War, Drama

6.4
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A submarine commander is forced to blow up a Japanese ship with prisoners.

Writers: Richard Sale, William Wister Haines | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Diane Brewster, Dean Jones

Votes: 1,182

20. The Ugly American (1963)

120 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country... See full summary »

Writers: William J. Lederer, Eugene Burdick, Stewart Stern | Director: George Englund | Stars: Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle

Votes: 1,054

21. McHale's Navy (1962–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, War

7.7
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The misadventures of a misfit PT Boat crew during World War II.

Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway, Carl Ballantine

Votes: 991

22. Family Affair (1966–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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A highly paid consulting engineer, Bill Davis' carefree existence as a swinging bachelor was just about perfect. Maintaining an elegant apartment off Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, he had his ... See full summary »

Creators: Don Fedderson, Edmund L. Hartmann | Stars: Brian Keith, Kathy Garver, Anissa Jones, Johnny Whitaker

Votes: 947

23. 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

Votes: 837

24. I Spy (1965–1968)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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A pair of intelligence agents posing as a tennis pro and his coach go on secret missions around the world.

Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Kenneth Tobey, Arthur Batanides

Votes: 762

25. The Mating Game (1959)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Tax collector Lorenzo Charlton comes to the Larkins' farm to ask why Pop Larkins hasn't paid his back taxes. Charlton has to stay for a day to try to estimate the income from the farm, but ... See full summary »

Writers: William Roberts, H.E. Bates | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Tony Randall, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark

Votes: 758

26. The Facts of Life (1960)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

6.6
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Two romantic couples are each married to different people! They really DO love each other. At the beginning Kitty thinks Larry is un-funny, unendurable, and unrelenting. Larry thinks Kitty ... See full summary »

Writers: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Ruth Hussey, Don DeFore

Votes: 721

27. Thriller (1960–1962)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.4
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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

Votes: 609

28. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 607

29. Hazel (1961–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to... See full summary »

Creator: Ted Key | Stars: Shirley Booth, Bobby Buntrock, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake

Votes: 556

30. Beloved Infidel (1959)

123 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Toward the end of his life F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.

Writers: Sy Bartlett, Sheilah Graham, Gerold Frank | Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Deborah Kerr, Eddie Albert, Philip Ober

Votes: 521

31. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Spur of the Moment (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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An engaged heiress is terrorized by a middle-aged woman on a horse pleading with her not to go through with her impending marriage.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Rod Serling | Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Diana Hyland, Marsha Hunt, Philip Ober, Roger Davis

Votes: 413

32. Ten North Frederick (1958)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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At her father's funeral, Ann Chapin thinks back over the last five years of his life, years of apparent political and personal failure dominated by a selfish and dissatisfied wife and eased... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Dunne, John O'Hara | Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Gary Cooper, Diane Varsi, Suzy Parker, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 381

33. The Magnificent Yankee (1950)

89 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Biography of celebrated American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Writers: Francis Biddle, Emmet Lavery | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Eduard Franz, Philip Ober

Votes: 367

34. The Secret Fury (1950)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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During the ceremony marrying Ellen and David, a stranger stands up when that phrase "if anyone knows why these two may not be joined..." is spoken. The stranger announces that Ellen is ... See full summary »

Writers: Lionel Houser, Jack Leonard, James O'Hanlon | Director: Mel Ferrer | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan, Jane Cowl, Paul Kelly

Votes: 367

35. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.3
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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

Votes: 360

36. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family; his outspoken wife Cathy, teenage ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 356

37. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Creator: Irving Pincus | Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Votes: 352

38. Honey West (1965–1966)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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After the death of her father, sexy Honey West took over his high-tech private detective firm, assisted by rugged Sam Bolt and her pet ocelot Bruce.

Stars: Anne Francis, John Ericson, Bruce, Irene Hervey

Votes: 328

39. Never a Dull Moment (1950)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Kay Kingsley, a sophisticated and successful songwriter in New York City. falls in love with a widowed rancher, Chris Heyward, she meets at the Madison Square Garden Rodeo and they get ... See full summary »

Writers: Lou Breslow, Doris Anderson, Kay Swift | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray, William Demarest, Andy Devine

Votes: 307

40. The Brass Bottle (1964)

87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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Comedy about the proverbial genie who comes out of a bottle (a table lamp in this instance) to serve his new master. The only problem is that instead of helping his master, the genie (Burl ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Brodney, F. Anstey | Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Tony Randall, Burl Ives, Barbara Eden, Kamala Devi

Votes: 304

41. Escapade in Japan (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family

5.8
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A plane on its way to Japan is forced to land at sea just off the Japanese coast. A small American boy survives the ditching but is separated from the rest of the passengers and crew and is... See full summary »

Writer: Winston Miller | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Teresa Wright, Cameron Mitchell, Jon Provost, Roger Nakagawa

Votes: 289

42. The Unknown Man (1951)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Prominent attorney Brad Mason takes on the defense of Rudi Walchek, a young hit-man hoodlum accused of murder. Convinced of the youthful thug's innocence, Mason get him acquitted. Later, he... See full summary »

Writers: Ronald Millar, George Froeschel | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Ann Harding, Barry Sullivan, Keefe Brasselle

Votes: 263

43. Scandal at Scourie (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

6.6
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After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba. All of them are available for adoption and at a stop at Scourie, Ontario little Patsy ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Corwin, Leonard Spigelgass, Karl Tunberg, Mary McSherry | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead, Donna Corcoran

Votes: 262

44. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

25 min | Drama, Western

7.3
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Robert Taylor, Stanley Andrews, Don Haggerty, Gregg Palmer

Votes: 260

45. About Mrs. Leslie (1954)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A rooming house landlady recalls her past in flashbacks.

Writers: Viña Delmar, Ketti Frings, Hal Kanter | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Shirley Booth, Robert Ryan, Marjie Millar, Alex Nicol

Votes: 258

46. The Clown (1953)

91 min | Drama

6.6
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Once a famous Ziegfeld star, Dodo Delwyn, is reduced to playing clowns in burlesque and amusement parks as a result of his drinking. His son Little Dink idolizes Dodo and faithfully ... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Marion, Leonard Praskins, Martin Rackin | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Red Skelton, Jane Greer, Tim Considine, Loring Smith

Votes: 226

47. Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)

105 min | Drama

7.2
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In this sequel to "Knock On Any Door", the residents of a Chicago tenement building band together to insure that the son of Nick Romano does not follow in his father's footsteps...to the electric chair.

Writers: Willard Motley, Robert Presnell Jr. | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Burl Ives, Shelley Winters, James Darren, Jean Seberg

Votes: 213

48. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Crime

7.8
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The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 211

49. Sugarfoot (1957–1961)

60 min | Western

7.3
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Correspondence-school law graduate Tom Brewster travels west to seek his fortune. Unfortunately, his "cowboy" abilities leave a lot to be desired and earn him the nickname "Sugarfoot" which... See full summary »

Stars: Will Hutchins, Charles Fredericks, Don 'Red' Barry, Terry Frost

Votes: 206

50. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space ... See full summary »

Stars: Truman Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Michael Fox, Peter Hansen

Votes: 181