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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

Votes: 31,829

2. A Chorus Line (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Music, Musical

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46 Metascore

Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

Writers: Arnold Schulman, Michael Bennett, James Kirkwood Jr., Nicholas Dante | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann, Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges

Votes: 7,293

3. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

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Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Votes: 401

4. The Pirates of Penzance (1983)

G | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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This movie is an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta of the same name, with parts of other of their operettas stirred in. Frederic has fallen in love with sweet innocent ... See full summary »

Writers: William S. Gilbert, Wilford Leach | Director: Wilford Leach | Stars: Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose

Votes: 2,480

5. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Creators: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman | Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 258

6. Cinderella (1957 TV Special)

90 min | Musical, Family, Comedy

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The first of three TV versions of the classic fairy tale that featured a Rodgers and Hammerstein score.

Writers: Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Julie Andrews, Ilka Chase, Edie Adams, Howard Lindsay

Votes: 726

7. Plenty (1985)

R | 121 min | Drama

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A young Englishwoman spends 20 years to make whatever kind of life for herself at the expense of others around her in post-World War 2 England.

Writer: David Hare | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Charles Dance, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 2,036

8. Piñero (2001)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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40 Metascore

"Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing ... See full summary »

Writer: Leon Ichaso | Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito, Talisa Soto, Nelson Vasquez

Votes: 1,192

9. Donahue (1967–1995)

60 min | Talk-Show

6.5
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The precursor to all the daytime talk shows that arose during the 1980's and 90's. Phil Donahue's show started off similar to other shows of its day, featuring celebrities and musical acts,... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Donahue, Sammy Davis Jr., Dolly Parton, Debby Boone

Votes: 205

10. Swimming to Cambodia (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

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Spalding Gray tells about his participation in the film, "The Killing Fields" & the background story about the troubles of Cambodia.

Writer: Spalding Gray | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Spalding Gray, Sam Waterston, Ira Wheeler

Votes: 1,621

11. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)

69 min | Documentary, Music

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A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.

Director: Tony Silver | Stars: Demon, Kase 2, Eric Haze, Spank

Votes: 1,972

12. Such Good Friends (1971)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

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While awaiting the outcome of her husband's surgery, Julie Messinger discovers he has been having affairs.

Writers: Lois Gould, Elaine May, David Shaber | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Dyan Cannon, James Coco, Jennifer O'Neill, Ken Howard

Votes: 304

13. The Happiness Cage (1972)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A German scientist works on a way of quelling overly aggressive soldiers by developing implants that directly stimulate the pleasure centers of the brain.

Writers: Ron Whyte, Dennis Reardon | Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Christopher Walken, Joss Ackland, Ralph Meeker, Ronny Cox

Votes: 378

14. Alice at the Palace (1982 TV Movie)

72 min | Family, Musical, Fantasy

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Young Alice falls down a rabbit hole and meets a variety of fantastic creatures.

Writers: Lewis Carroll, Elizabeth Swados | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Meryl Streep, Betty Aberlin, Debbie Allen, Stuart Baker-Bergen

Votes: 212

15. The Pirates of Penzance (1980 TV Movie)

122 min | Comedy, Musical

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A young man named Frederick leaves the zany band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability, but when the Pirate King turns up to call on an old debt, Frederick must ... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Directors: Wilford Leach, Joshua White | Stars: Kevin Kline, George Rose, Linda Ronstadt, Rex Smith

Votes: 284

16. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1982 TV Movie)

Comedy, Fantasy

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Theseus has defeated Hippolyta in battle, and now claims her as his bride. But before the nuptials begin, a pair of young lovers flee into the forest to be married, pursued by a pair of ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Diane Venora, James Hurdle, Ricky Jay, Ralph Drischell

Votes: 73

17. Coriolanus (1979 Video)

Drama, History

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Wilford Leach | Stars: Frank Adu, Bimbo, Thomas Martell Brimm, Christine Campbell

Votes: 73

18. All's Well That Ends Well (1981 TV Movie)

141 min | Comedy, Romance

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Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Celia Johnson, Ian Charleson, Michael Hordern, Angela Down

Votes: 90

19. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in. 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, (Ar Carney) a personable chap who drinks a little and befriends a "pookah" a 6 ... See full summary »

Stars: James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Tim O'Connor, Max Adrian

Votes: 31

20. Othello (1979 Video)

Drama, Romance

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Video production of Shakespeare's stage play about Othello, a Moorish general in Venice deeply in love with his wife Desdemona and, unbeknown to him, deeply hated by his trusted ensign and best friend, Iago, who has death on his mind.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Joseph Papp | Stars: Frances Conroy, Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia

Votes: 20

21. Much Ado About Nothing (1973 TV Movie)

Comedy, Romance

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Videotape of the Joseph Papp production. Don Pedro and his men (Teddy Roosevelt Roughriders) have returned from the wars. After Beatrice turns down his proposal, Don Pedro decides to ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Sam Waterston, Kathleen Widdoes, Barnard Hughes, Charles Bartlett

Votes: 91

22. Classic Albums: Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell (1999 Video)

58 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Bob Smeaton | Stars: Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman, Karla DeVito, Max Weinberg

Votes: 202

23. The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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The childhood, adolescence, and incredible adult years of Al Hirshfeld, celebrated creator of thousands of line drawings of famous people - many in the entertainment industry - over a span ... See full summary »

Writer: Susan Warms Dryfoos | Director: Susan Warms Dryfoos | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Carol Channing, Joan Collins, Jules Feiffer

Votes: 167

24. Camera Three (1955–1979)

30 min | Music

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Stars: James Macandrew, Margaret Croyden, Lois Nettleton, Michael Kane

Votes: 21

25. Sticks and Bones (1973)

105 min | Drama

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A young man returns home from Vietnam blind. He is very bitter about the war and alienates his family and friends. This movie deals with the aftermath of war and how people react to it both veterans and their families.

Writers: Robert Downey Sr., David Rabe | Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Tom Aldredge, Alan Cauldwell, Cliff De Young, Joe Fields

Votes: 37

26. Julius Caesar (1979 Video)

Drama, History

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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Michael Langham | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sonny Jim Gaines, Earle Hyman, Roscoe Orman

Votes: 42

27. All You Need Is Love (1977– )

60 min | Music, Documentary

7.9
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Series tracing the development of 20th-century popular music in all its forms.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Irving Caesar, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington

Votes: 53

28. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Jonathan Miller, John Betjeman

Votes: 63

29. Kiss Me, Petruchio (1981 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Follows actress Meryl Streep and actor Raul Julia as they prepare to perform Shakespeare's comedy "The Taming of the Shrew" for the "Shakespeare in the Park" theater festival.

Director: Christopher Dixon | Stars: Meryl Streep, Raul Julia, John Bottoms, Joel Brooks

Votes: 67

30. Hamlet (II) (1964)

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Directors: Bruce Minnix, Joseph Papp | Stars: Michael Alaimo, Ian Cameron, Staats Cotsworth, Howard Da Silva

31. Happy Days (1980 TV Movie)

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Writer: Samuel Beckett | Director: David Heeley | Stars: Irene Worth, George Voskovec

Votes: 24

32. The 35th Annual Tony Awards (1981 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Richard Chamberlain, Tom Aldredge, Jane Alexander

Votes: 21

33. Rain and Shine (1977)

110 min | Comedy

7.0
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Writers: Ferenc András, Géza Bereményi, Ákos Kertész | Director: Ferenc András | Stars: Erzsi Pásztor, Ildikó Pécsi, Éva Spányik, Imre Sarlai

Votes: 139

34. Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement (1978)

130 min | Documentary

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This documentary explores the growth and development of black theatre from its earliest roots, also examining its close ties with the civil rights movement. Included are interviews with ... See full summary »

Director: Woodie King Jr. | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Ed Bullins, Lorraine Hansberry, James Earl Jones

Votes: 7

35. The 40th Annual Tony Awards (1986 TV Special)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: George Abbott, Debbie Allen, Philip Anglim, Susan Anton

Votes: 11

36. The 38th Annual Tony Awards (1984 TV Special)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Julie Andrews, Robert Preston, Martine Allard, Emanuel Azenberg

Votes: 6

37. Signature (1981–1982)

30 min | Talk-Show

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A celebrity interview series noted for focusing its camera closely on the guest, while the interviewer remains in the shadows just off-screen.

Stars: Gregory Jackson, Pearl Bailey, Robert Altman, Benny Goodman

38. Empire City (1985)

89 min | Documentary

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A film essay contrasting the modern metropolis with its "golden age" from 1830-1930, with the participation of some of New York's leading political and cultural figures such as David ... See full summary »

Writer: Frances Fitzgerald | Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Brooke Astor, Louis Auchincloss, Herman Badillo, Jane Jacobs

39. Wedding Band (1974 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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Writer: Alice Childress | Directors: Joseph Papp, Jack Sameth | Stars: Ruby Dee, J.D. Cannon, Eileen Heckart, Rosanna Carter

40. Joseph Papp Presents: The Dance and the Railroad (1982 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writer: David Henry Hwang | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: John Lone, Tzi Ma

42. Swan Lake, Minnesota (1983 TV Movie)

50 min | Music

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Director: Kenneth Robins | Stars: Beba Altschuler, Jeni Austin, Chris Bloch, Bob Breuler

43. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1987 TV Special)

Documentary

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Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Don Ameche, Lucille Ball, Diahann Carroll, Ray Charles

Votes: 156

44. Day at Night (1973– )

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Stars: James Day, Jonathan Winters, Art Buchwald, Cab Calloway

45. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: Diamonds as Big as the Ritz: The Musical (1977)

Music, Documentary

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Writer: Stephen Sondheim | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Lionel Bart, Roger Daltrey, Agnes de Mille, Bob Fosse

46. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Elizabeth Ashley/Hall & Oates (1982)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music

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The host for the episode is Elizabeth Ashley, and the musical guest is Hall & Oates. The skits for this episode are as follows: Dan Rather starts the show with the evening news report. Pope... See full summary »

Writers: Barry W. Blaustein, Joe Bodolai, Brian Doyle-Murray, Nate Herman, Tim Kazurinsky, Nelson Lyon, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Pamela Norris, Mark O'Donnell, Margaret Oberman, Tony Rosato, David Sheffield, Rosie Shuster, Andrew Smith, Terry Southern, Bob Tischler, Eliot Wald | Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Harry Anderson, Elizabeth Ashley, Mel Brandt, Brian Doyle-Murray

Votes: 25

47. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 19 June 1957 (1957)

TV-G | Family, Game-Show

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Stars: Bill Cullen, Faye Emerson, Jayne Meadows, Garry Moore

48. Donahue (1967–1995)
Episode: Episode dated 5 June 1987 (1987)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Phil Donahue, Jackie Mason, Joseph Papp, Neil Simon

49. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: I, Don Quixote (1959)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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The original TV play which evolved into the hit musical, "Man of La Mancha".

Writers: Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Dale Wasserman | Director: Karl Genus | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Eli Wallach, Hurd Hatfield, Colleen Dewhurst

50. Signature (1981–1982)
Episode: Joseph Papp (1981)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Director: Michael Albanese | Stars: Joseph Papp, Gregory Jackson