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1. Star Trek (1966–1969)

4,050 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

2. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.4
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.

Writers: Harper Lee, Horton Foote | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

3. 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

4. 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

5. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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

6. 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

7. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Creators: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

8. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

9. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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

10. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Ken Berry, Jean Inness

11. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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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

12. 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

13. The Invaders (1967–1968)

51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Creator: Larry Cohen | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Mark Russell, Max Kleven

14. Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Creator: Merwin Gerard | Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Will J. White, Olan Soule

15. 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

16. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

8.0
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Creator: Blake Edwards | Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

17. Wild River (1960)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her.

Writers: Paul Osborn, William Bradford Huie, Borden Deal | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi

18. 12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

60 min | Drama, War

8.0
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This series chronicles the adventures--in the air and on the ground--of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson, Robert Lansing

19. No Way Out (1950)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

20. Laramie (1959–1963)

60 min | Western

7.4
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It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »

Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

21. Fail-Safe (1964)

Approved | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?

Writers: Walter Bernstein, Eugene Burdick, Harvey Wheeler | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

22. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

7.8
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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

23. The Rebel (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.5
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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

24. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

25. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

26. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Creator: Reginald Rose | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Ossie Davis, J.D. Cannon

27. The Deputy (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.0
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The Deputy is Clay McCord, a storekeeper in 1880's Silver City, Arizona Territories, who is an expert shot, but refuses to use his gun because he believes they are the major cause of ... See full summary »

Creators: Roland Kibbee, Norman Lear | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan, Wallace Ford

28. Mystery Street (1950)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach.

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Richard Brooks, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester

29. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)

TV-PG | 124 min | Drama

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In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to ... See full summary »

Writers: Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch, William Inge | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Angela Lansbury

30. Desire Under the Elms (1958)

111 min | Drama, Romance

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Ephraim Cabot is an old man of amazing vitality who loves his New England farm with a greedy passion. Hating him, and sharing his greed, are the sons of two wives Cabot has overworked into ... See full summary »

Writers: Irwin Shaw, Eugene O'Neill | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives, Frank Overton

31. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

32. You Are There (1953–1957)

30 min | Drama, History

8.1
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, E.G. Marshall, Todd Hunter

33. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

34. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Creator: James A. Michener | Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

35. Lonelyhearts (1958)

100 min | Drama

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Eager to land a journalistic position, Adam White goes to work as an advice-giving newspaper columnist. His editor, Shrike, takes pleasure in browbeating his alcoholic wife Florence for her... See full summary »

Writers: Dore Schary, Howard Teichmann, Nathanael West | Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Myrna Loy, Robert Ryan, Dolores Hart

36. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.9
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, Ricardo Montalban

37. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Western, Drama

8.3
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Creator: Kathleen Hite | Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

38. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Jeff Donnell, Mona Freeman

39. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

40. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Bellamy, Stephen McNally, Leon Ames

41. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

42. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

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Stoney Burke is a rodeo rider who wants to win the Golden Buckle, the award to the world's champion saddle bronco rider. He didn't win it but he encountered a considerable amount of ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, Bill Hart

43. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Alan Simmons | Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Larry J. Blake

44. The True Story of Jesse James (1957)

TV-14 | 92 min | Action, Biography, Crime

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The last eighteen years in the life of Jesse James, showing his home life in Missouri, his experiences with Quantrill's raiders, his career of banditry with his brother Frank and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Newman, Nunnally Johnson | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Agnes Moorehead

45. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

7.8
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Stars: Darren McGavin, Dick Wessel, Jack Lambert, Burt Reynolds

46. Posse from Hell (1961)

Approved | 89 min | Western

6.8
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Banner Cole is a tough sheriff's deputy who forms a small posse to go after 4 death cell escapees who killed the sheriff , along with 3 other men, and kidnapped a woman with rape in mind.

Writer: Clair Huffaker | Director: Herbert Coleman | Stars: Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Zohra Lampert, Vic Morrow

47. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.1
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

48. Alcoa Premiere (1961–1963)

60 min | Drama

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Hosted by famous dancer/actor Fred Astaire, this series presented a new drama with each week's episode. Unlike some of the earlier drama series, which tended either toward classics or ... See full summary »

Stars: Fred Astaire, Keir Dullea, Paul Comi, Joan Staley

49. Boomerang! (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

Writers: Richard Murphy, Fulton Oursler | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams

50. Black Saddle (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

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After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.

Creators: Hal Hudson, John McGreevey | Stars: Peter Breck, Russell Johnson, Anna-Lisa, Keenan Wynn