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1. E/R (1984–1985)
Episode: Enter Romance (1984)

Comedy

9.0
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Howard's first wife Sheila meets with him and Jenny in order to make the final decision about where Jenny is going to live. The E/R reluctantly welcomes an obnoxious new administrator named... See full summary »

Writer: Mark Schaefer | Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Elliott Gould, Mary McDonnell, Conchata Ferrell, Lynne Moody

2. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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86 Metascore

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

3. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

4. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Best Friends (1984)

Comedy, Family

8.4
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Writers: David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt, Michael G. Moye, Bob Illes, James R. Stein, Martin Cohan, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr | Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Alfonso Ribeiro, Franklyn Seales

5. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Growing Pains: Part 2 (1984)

Comedy, Family

8.3
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Writers: David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt, Michael G. Moye, Danny Kallis, Jim Geoghan, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan | Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

6. Doctor Doctor (1989–1991)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Doctor, Doctor chronicles the exploits of four doctors who formed the Northeast Medical Partners. After completing their Harvard medical schooling and residences they all got together and ... See full summary »

Creator: Norman Steinberg | Stars: Matt Frewer, Julius Carry, Beau Gravitte, Maureen Mueller

7. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Writers: Stephen King, Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

8. George Burns Comedy Week (1985– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: George Burns, Cynthia Windham, Michael Ansara, Candice Azzara

9. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Growing Pains: Part 1 (1984)

Comedy, Family

7.8
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Writers: David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt, Michael G. Moye, Neil Lebowitz, Martin Cohan, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr | Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Alfonso Ribeiro, Joel Higgins

10. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Mission (1985)

PG-13 | 46 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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A courageous young World War II gunner and aspiring cartoonist, trapped in the belly of a B-17 aircraft, has only his imagination as a force that might be able to save him.

Writers: Steven Spielberg, Joshua Brand, John Falsey, Menno Meyjes | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Kevin Costner, Casey Siemaszko, Kiefer Sutherland, J.J. Cohen

11. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean

12. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

13. Misfits of Science (1985–1986)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The adventures of a team of misfit superheroes who fight crime for a scientific think tank.

Creator: James D. Parriott | Stars: Dean Paul Martin, Kevin Peter Hall, Mark Thomas Miller, Courteney Cox

14. Ohara (1987–1988)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.3
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Creators: Michael Braverman, John A. Kuri, Pat Morita | Stars: Pat Morita, Robert Clohessy, Rachel Ticotin, Meagen Fay

15. Charles in Charge (1984–1990)
Episode: The Wrong Guy (1985)

25 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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Lila is asked out on a date by a guy that her parents do not approve of and she must decide whether to go on the date and betray the trust of her parents and Charles.

Writers: Barbara Weisberg, Barbara Weisberg, Michael Jacobs, Jeffrey Ferro, Fredric Weiss | Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Scott Baio, Julie Cobb, James Widdoes, April Lerman

16. E/R (1984–1985)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Dr. Sheinfeld, freshly divorced, becomes a physician on call at the emergency room of a Chicago hospital, where he soon locks horns with the vivacious Dr. Eve Sheridan and attracts the ... See full summary »

Stars: Elliott Gould, Conchata Ferrell, Lynne Moody, Shuko Akune

17. Airwolf (1984–1986)
Episode: Where Have All the Children Gone? (1985)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Hawke goes to deliver a congressional medal of Honor to a brother of one of his friends, but there's only children around and no adults.

Writers: Donald P. Bellisario, Al Martinez, Alan Godfrey | Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Jean Bruce Scott, Ernest Borgnine

18. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

PG | 101 min | Family, Adventure

7.0
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In the 1930s, a tomboyish girl runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, because there was work there.

Writer: Jeanne Rosenberg | Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan

19. Growing Pains (1985–1992)
Episode: Dirt Bike (1985)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.0
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Ben (JEREMY MILLER) sells his dreams to his sister Carol (TRACEY GOLD) for a school research project. Mike (KIRK CAMERON) disobeys his parents and rides a dirt bike, but gets injured in an accident.

Writers: Neal Marlens, Kerry Ehrin, Ali Marie Matheson | Director: John Tracy | Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold

20. Airwolf (1984–1986)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter.

Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine, Jean Bruce Scott

21. Knots Landing (1979–1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.8
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Gary and Valene Ewing, relatives of the Ewing clan of Dallas, arrive in Knots Landing to make a new home for themselves. However, scheming Abby Fairgate-Cunningham later breaks up their marriage when she seduces Gary.

Stars: Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark, Kevin Dobson

22. Ruthless People (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.

Writers: Dale Launer, O. Henry | Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater

23. Growing Pains (1985–1992)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.6
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The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother.

Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

24. Summer School (1987)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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27 Metascore

A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand ... See full summary »

Writers: Stuart Birnbaum, David Dashev, Jeff Franklin | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas Grossman, Patrick Labyorteaux

25. Misfits of Science (1985–1986)
Episode: Guess What's Coming to Dinner (1985)

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Creator: James D. Parriott | Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Dean Paul Martin, Kevin Peter Hall, Mark Thomas Miller, Courteney Cox

26. Fear (1996)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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51 Metascore

When Nicole met David; handsome, charming, affectionate, he was everything. It seemed perfect, but soon she sees that David has a darker side. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear.

Writer: Christopher Crowe | Director: James Foley | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Amy Brenneman

27. Playing with Fire (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Unintentionally hilarious made-for-TV film starring a not-so-young Gary Coleman as a teenage arsonist. The authorities, friends, and neighbors warn his absentee parents until it is too late.

Director: Ivan Nagy | Stars: Gary Coleman, Cicely Tyson, Ron O'Neal, Yaphet Kotto

28. Charles in Charge (1984–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.1
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Charles, a college student, moves in with the Powell family as the housekeeper, baby-sitter, and friend to the children. Along with his best friend, Buddy, Charles attempts to manage his ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Jacobs | Stars: Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Nicole Eggert, Josie Davis

29. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.0
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Ricky Stratton is a spoiled rich kid who lives the life that many kids dream of, but he still suffers from the problems that many teens do.

Creators: Martin Cohan, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Joel Higgins, Franklyn Seales

30. No Man's Land (1987)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A rookie cop goes undercover and infiltrates a car thief ring.

Writer: Dick Wolf | Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Charlie Sheen, D.B. Sweeney, Lara Harris, Randy Quaid

31. The Wild Life (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David.

Writer: Cameron Crowe | Director: Art Linson | Stars: Chris Penn, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Eric Stoltz, Jenny Wright

32. Lost Angels (1989)

R | 116 min | Drama

6.0
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A troubled youth from a split Los Angeles family is sent to a private psychiatric hospital after a violent scrape with the police. In the hospital, he makes a connection with one of the doctors who has his own problems.

Writer: Michael Weller | Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Adam Horovitz, Amy Locane, Don Bloomfield

33. Just Between Friends (1986)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

5.9
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Holly and Sandy strike up an instant friendship; they don't know however that they have more in common than they'd like. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is tested.

Writer: Allan Burns | Director: Allan Burns | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Danson, Christine Lahti, Julie Payne

34. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: Casebusters (1986)

Unrated | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.9
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A brother and sister (Noah Hatahway, Virginia Keehne) are amateur sleuths who help their grandfather (Pat Hingle) run a security business. While digging around on their own, they ... See full summary »

Writers: George Arthur Bloom, Don Roos | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Pat Hingle, Noah Hathaway, Virginya Keehne, Gary Riley

35. The Brotherhood of Justice (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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A group of high school students, led by a rich boy Derek, is sick of shool violence and decides to become underground vigilantes named "Brotherhood of Justice". It starts with the idea "... See full summary »

Writers: Noah Jubelirer, Jeffrey Bloom | Director: Charles Braverman | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Kiefer Sutherland, Lori Loughlin, Joe Spano

36. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Fine Tuning (1985)

PG-13 | 25 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

4.5
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Three junior-high pals build an antenna that pulls in outer-space versions of 1950s TV shows, and receive something threatening as well: a newscast revealing alien plans to land in ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Spielberg, Joshua Brand, John Falsey, Earl Pomerantz | Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Matthew Labyorteaux, Gary Riley, Jim Gatherum, Milton Berle

37. Ratboy (1986)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

3.8
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Several shady and shallow people try to profit, one after the other, from a physically deformed teenager whose face looks like a snout of a rodent and who lives hidden in a city garbage dump, alone and miserable.

Writer: Rob Thompson | Director: Sondra Locke | Stars: Sondra Locke, Robert Townsend, Christopher Hewett, Larry Hankin

38. The Jerk, Too (1984 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy

2.9
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Writers: Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, Ziggy Steinberg, Rocco Urbisci | Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Mark Blankfield, Ray Walston, Robert Sampson, Patricia Barry

39. Dark Horse (1985 TV Movie)

70 min | Action

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Director: Robert L. Collins | Stars: Randy Brooks, Nicholas Campbell, Ed Crick, Wings Hauser

40. George Burns Comedy Week (1985– )
Episode: Death Benefits (1985)

Comedy

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Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Ian Abercrombie, Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff, Billy Beck, William Boyett

42. Knots Landing (1979–1993)
Episode: Love to Take You Home (1984)

TV-14 | Drama

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Writers: David Jacobs, Peter Dunne | Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Alec Baldwin, William Devane, Kevin Dobson, Julie Harris

43. Doctor Doctor (1989–1991)
Episode: Murder, He Wrote (1990)

Comedy

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Creator: Norman Steinberg | Director: Robert Berlinger | Stars: Matt Frewer, Julius Carry, Beau Gravitte, Maureen Mueller

44. Ohara (1987–1988)
Episode: Terry (1987)

Drama, Crime

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Stars: Pat Morita, Kevin Conroy, Jon Polito, Madge Sinclair