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1. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.

Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

Votes: 14,322

2. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy

Votes: 6,527

3. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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Monica, Tess, and Andrew are a trio of angels sent to Earth to tell depressed and troubled people that God loves them and hasn't forgotten them.

Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Valerie Bertinelli

Votes: 5,229

4. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 139,828 | Gross: $79.10M

5. Good Times (1974–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker

Votes: 4,506

6. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin, Charles Napier

Votes: 9,583

7. One Life to Live (1968–2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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One Life to Live premiered in 1968, centering on the lives of the citizens of the fictional town of Llanview, PA. Concentrating on the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and ... See full summary »

Stars: Erika Slezak, Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Votes: 1,911

8. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

PG | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Votes: 80,473 | Gross: $106.59M

9. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

TV-G | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

Votes: 4,912

10. Match Game 73 (1973–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.4
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The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two could compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson

Votes: 1,241

11. How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn, Anne Bancroft, Kaelynn Craddick

Votes: 9,283 | Gross: $23.57M

12. Maude (1972–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, Rue McClanahan

Votes: 2,654

13. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 541

14. My Fellow Americans (1996)

PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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49 Metascore

Two former U. S. Presidents, hated rivals, join forces to expose the current, corrupt President at the risk of their lives.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard

Votes: 12,903 | Gross: $22.29M

15. Scarlett (1994)

PG-13 | 360 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Atlanta, 1873. It's another day (Melanie's funeral, in fact), and Scarlett is determined to win back Rhett (who's spending a lot of time with Belle Watling). First, she goes to Tara and ... See full summary »

Stars: Joanne Whalley, Timothy Dalton, Annabeth Gish, Julie Harris

Votes: 2,462

16. The Kid Who Loved Christmas (1990 TV Movie)

118 min | Drama

6.6
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A family is torn apart at Christmas when to wife of a couple, trying to adopt a son, is killed in a car accident and the husband, a musician, is deemed unfit to raise a child.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Michael Warren, Sammy Davis Jr., Gilbert Lewis

Votes: 217

17. The Mighty Quinn (1989)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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71 Metascore

When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.

Director: Carl Schenkel | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, James Fox, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 3,824 | Gross: $4.56M

18. Match Game PM (1975–1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.0
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A high-stakes version of the classic game show, hosted by Gene Rayburn. A group of celebrities would be given a sentence with a missing word, which they would then have to fill in. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly

Votes: 274

19. Rosewood (1997)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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71 Metascore

A dramatization of a 1923 horrific racist lynch mob attack on an African American community.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Bruce McGill

Votes: 6,540 | Gross: $13.10M

20. The New Mike Hammer (1984–1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The cases of Mickey Spillane's classic private eye character.

Stars: Stacy Keach, Lindsay Bloom, Don Stroud, Kent Williams

Votes: 722

21. Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996–1999)

Unrated | 60 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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"The Legacy" is a secret society that began many centuries ago to accumulate knowledge and artifacts to help fight against the evil in the world. This particular Legacy team is set in San ... See full summary »

Stars: Derek de Lint, Martin Cummins, Robbi Chong, Helen Shaver

Votes: 1,322

22. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 153

23. Cleopatra Jones (1973)

PG | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.8
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During the 1970s, U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones proves to be an invaluable asset to the local police forces in the war on drugs.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes, Antonio Fargas

Votes: 2,058

24. Promised Land (1996–1999)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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When Russell Greene loses his job, he decides to go on the road with his family. So he gathers his wife, Claire, his son, Josh, his daughter, Dinah, his mother, Hattie, and his nephew, ... See full summary »

Stars: Gerald McRaney, Wendy Phillips, Austin O'Brien, Sarah Schaub

Votes: 421

25. House of Cards (1993)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

6.2
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A widow tries to find out why her daughter's strange behavior, a reaction to the death of her father, is progressively worsening.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Tommy Lee Jones, Asha Menina, Shiloh Strong

Votes: 2,318 | Gross: $0.32M

26. Flamingo Road (1980–1982)

60 min | Drama

6.8
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The lives and trials of the residents of Truro, Florida.

Stars: John Beck, Woody Brown, Howard Duff, Morgan Fairchild

Votes: 239

27. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, David Brenner

Votes: 308

28. Up the Down Staircase (1967)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

7.6
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The experiences of a young female English teacher in an inner-city New York high school.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Patrick Bedford, Sandy Dennis, Eileen Heckart, Ruth White

Votes: 1,507

29. Donny and Marie (1975–1979)

60 min | Music

6.1
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Long running variety show, featuring the brother-sister singing duo of Donny and Marie Osmond. The first season also featured all of the Osmond families, but Donny and Marie were obviously ... See full summary »

Stars: Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Paul Lynde, Ruth Buzzi

Votes: 273

30. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.8
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 309

31. To Dance with the White Dog (1993 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.6
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This is the touching story of an elderly widower trying to work through his grief. When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Christine Baranski, Terry Beaver

Votes: 448

32. Down in the Delta (1998)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.8
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Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »

Director: Maya Angelou | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Mary Alice, Esther Rolle

Votes: 1,314 | Gross: $5.66M

33. The New Odd Couple (1982–1983)

30 min | Comedy

5.3
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An African American remake of the television series inspired by the Neil Simon play about two friends living together despite their completely disparate attitudes to life.

Stars: Ron Glass, Demond Wilson, John Schuck, Bart Braverman

Votes: 77

34. Finder of Lost Loves (1984–1985)

60 min | Drama

6.6
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Cary Maxwell is a private investigator and owner of Maxwell Unlimited. MU specializes in helping people find their lost loves. Each week Maxwell, along with Daisy Lloyd and Rita Hargrove, ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Deborah Adair, Anne Jeffreys, Richard Kantor

Votes: 67

35. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 132

36. P.K. and the Kid (1987)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama

5.2
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P.K. runs away from home because her step-father keeps on harassing her sexually and her mother is ignoring the problem. She hides in the loading space of Kid Kane's pickup, who's on the ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Lombardo | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Molly Ringwald, Alex Rocco, Charles Hallahan

Votes: 145

37. Nothing But a Man (1964)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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87 Metascore

A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.

Director: Michael Roemer | Stars: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris, Gloria Foster

Votes: 987 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Darkroom (1981–1982)

60 min | Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

7.5
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An anthology horror/thriller series, along the same lines as "Twilight Zone" or "Night Gallery." Each week features a new story and a new cast.

Stars: James Coburn, Helen Hunt, Randy Powell, Quinn Cummings

Votes: 204

39. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Paul Benjamin, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Roger E. Mosley

Votes: 202

40. Ethnic Notions (1986)

57 min | Documentary

8.2
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This documentary traces the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice.

Director: Marlon Riggs | Stars: Barbara T. Christian, George Frederickson, Carlton Moss, Esther Rolle

Votes: 174

41. Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! (1971)

G | 85 min | Family, Drama

5.9
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Barney (Jack Klugman) owns the last working farm in Manhattan. For various reasons, city officials have decided to close it down. A special event is planned to raise awareness and money to ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Mann | Stars: Jack Klugman, Norma French, Reuben Figueroa, David Mann

Votes: 64

42. Message from Nam (1993 TV Movie)

175 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Journalism Major Paxton Andrews loses the man she loves in the Vietnam War. Always having followed the beat of a different drum, she decides to work out her grief by going to Vietnam and ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Jenny Robertson, Nick Mancuso, Ed Flanders, Ted Marcoux

Votes: 271

43. Summer of My German Soldier (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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A young American girl meets a German prisoner of war.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Bruce Davison, Esther Rolle, Michael Constantine

Votes: 337

44. Train Ride (2000)

R | 93 min | Drama

6.9
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Three college seniors who are thinking about nothing but graduation and going out with a bang from college, harshly discover that a culmination of four years of hard work can lead to a ... See full summary »

Director: Rel Dowdell | Stars: Dakota Anderson, Thomas Braxton Jr., Joe Clair, Rel Dowdell

Votes: 222

45. The Bold Ones: The Senator (1970–1971)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Hays Stowe is a new senator who comes to Washington DC with his wife Erin and daughter Norma. He arrives full of optimism that being on the side of justice can help him change things for ... See full summary »

Stars: Hal Holbrook, Michael Tolan, Kate Hawley, Sharon Acker

Votes: 51

46. The RuPaul Show (1997–1998)

30 min | Music, Talk-Show

6.3
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A celebrity talk show featuring drag queen superstar RuPaul.

Stars: Michelle Visage, RuPaul, Olivia Newton-John, Jerry Augustyniak

Votes: 46

47. Age-Old Friends (1989 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy

7.6
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John Cooper is in a retirement home. There are strict rules for the residents, but he refuses to fall into passivity. He flirts constantly with Nurse Wilson and spends time with his best ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Aaron Alexander, Frummie Blatt, Hume Cronyn, Tandy Cronyn

Votes: 90

48. Color Adjustment (1992)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

7.0
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Analyzes the evolution of television's earlier, unflattering portrayal of blacks from 1948 until 1988, when they are depicted as prosperous and as having achieved the American dream, a ... See full summary »

Director: Marlon Riggs | Stars: Steven Bochco, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Henry Louis Gates

Votes: 111

49. See China and Die (1981 TV Movie)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A maid who reads detective stories finds herself embroiled in a real life mystery involving her dead boss and a mysterious statue he brought back from China.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Esther Rolle, Kene Holiday, Frank Converse, Paul Dooley

Votes: 23

50. Celebrity Sweepstakes (1974–1977)

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

5.7
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Contestants win money by guessing which members of the celebrity panel answer questions correctly, with payoffs determined by odds set by the studio audience.

Stars: James MacKrell, Carol Wayne, Joey Bishop, Dick Martin

Votes: 17