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1. My World and Welcome to It (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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John Monroe observes and comments on life, to the bemusement of his rather sensible wife Ellen (Joan Hotchkis) and intelligent, questioning daughter Lydia (Lisa Gerritsen). Monroe's ... See full summary »

Stars: William Windom, Joan Hotchkis, Lisa Gerritsen, Henry Morgan

Votes: 260

2. Breathe (II) (2010)

Short, Thriller

8.8
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Welcome to the world of Teus Pro. An ancient Greek god is living among mortals and is forced to prey among women in order to survive.

Director: Lonny Stevens | Stars: Alex Marino, Tina Marie Nigro, Jon Jon Briones, Rae Toledo

Votes: 5

3. Three Coins in the Fountain (1970 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Three young American women living in Rome seek romance and adventure

Director: Hal Kanter | Stars: Cynthia Pepper, Yvonne Craig, Joanna Moore, Antony Alda

Votes: 11

4. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: Peter Pan (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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After seeing the play, 7-year-old Rusty imagines that he can fly like Peter Pan, so his father invites the theater's elderly stagehand to the house to dispel the fantasy and bring Rusty back down to Earth.

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Jean Hagen, Sherry Jackson, Rusty Hamer

Votes: 5

5. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 112

6. Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (1993 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.4
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Director: Allan Kartun | Stars: Bob Hope, Paula Abdul, Army Archerd, Lucie Arnaz

Votes: 30

7. Backstory (2000– )

Documentary

8.4
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As seen on AMC, "Backstory" is a series that takes a provocative and in-depth look at the making of popular motion pictures. Stars, directors, producers and other Hollywood players provide ... See full summary »

Stars: Rino Romano, Rudy Behlmer, Richard D. Zanuck, Red Buttons

Votes: 72

8. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)
Episode: The Seven Little Foys (1964)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

8.3
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After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Foy Jr., Alan Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Merrill Osmond

Votes: 6

9. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: A Trip to Wisconsin (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Danny grudgingly agrees to take the family to visit old Mrs. Finch, who took care of Margaret Williams when her parents were on the until Rusty becomes lost searching for arrowheads.

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Jean Hagen, Sherry Jackson, Rusty Hamer

Votes: 6

10. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Sophia Loren: Actress Italian Style (1997)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Still considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, Sophia Loren, an international star for many years. Born into poverty in Italy, Loren went from modeling to acting, and with ... See full summary »

Stars: Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Charles Chaplin

Votes: 96

11. 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: 522

12. Bob Hope: The Road to Laughter (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.0
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Before he was an icon, before he was a legend, before he spent every Christmas with the troops... before he was a fixture on TV and the Academy Awards... Bob Hope's journey on the road to ...

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: Fred Applegate, Larry Gelbart, Mort Lachman, Leonard Maltin

Votes: 6

13. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies (2001)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Documentary on the legendary Hollywood movie mogul, who created his own independent production company to produce such classics as Dodsworth, Stella Dallas, Wuthering Heights, The Little ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark A. Catalena, Peter Jones | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Dana Andrews, Ann Blyth, Marlon Brando

Votes: 169

14. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: Margaret Feels Neglected (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Danny's wife Margaret has a first-class case of neglect symptoms. She discovered that the spotlight that shines on Danny isn't big enough for both of them. The family must make Margaret feel wanted.

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Jean Hagen, Sherry Jackson, Rusty Hamer

Votes: 5

15. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,288

16. 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, George N. Neise

Votes: 121

17. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: Little League (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Rusty wants to play little league baseball, but he fails his try-out with his neighborhood team, the Giants. Danny, who owns a vacant lot on which the Giants want to play their games, makes... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Jean Hagen, Sherry Jackson, Rusty Hamer

Votes: 9

18. My World and Welcome to It (1969–1970)
Episode: Man Against the World (1969)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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In the pilot episode: We meet a cartoonist with a vivid imagination (deftly illustrated by James Thurber), who lives a fairly standard life in American suburbia with a wife, a child, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: William Windom, Joan Hotchkis, Lisa Gerritsen, Harold J. Stone

Votes: 5

19. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: Party Dress (1953)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Danny objects to his 11-year-old daughter going to her first formal dance with a boy, until he is reminded of his own youth.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Danny Thomas, Jean Hagen, Sherry Jackson, Rusty Hamer

Votes: 9

20. My World and Welcome to It (1969–1970)
Episode: The Ghost and Mr. Monroe (1969)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Director: Danny Arnold | Stars: William Windom, Joan Hotchkis, Lisa Gerritsen, Harold J. Stone

Votes: 5

21. E! Mysteries & Scandals (1998– )

30 min | Documentary

7.7
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Hollywood's most notorious scandals exposed through interviews and re-enactments.

Stars: A.J. Benza, A.C. Lyles, Marc Wanamaker, Bob Thomas

Votes: 175

22. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Cary Grant: A Class Apart (2004)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Director: Robert Trachtenberg | Stars: Jeanine Basinger, Ralph Bellamy, Peter Bogdanovich, Dyan Cannon

Votes: 457

23. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: Everything Happens to Me (1961)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Danny is dead-tired after just having flown from New York to Los Angeles to work out plans for a big show, accidentally took two sleeping pills, and has no place to sleep because there are ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hamer, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 6

24. Alcoa Theatre (1957–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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When The Alcoa Hour dramatic anthology series moved from Sunday night to Monday, both the name and the format were changed. Instead of having a completely different cast for each episode, ... See full summary »

Stars: David Niven, Jack Lemmon, Robert Ryan, Jack Carson

Votes: 42

25. Accidental Family (1967–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Nightclub comedian Jerry Webster was a widower with a small son, Sandy. He purchased a farm in the San Fernando Valley to be a base of operations for him and a home for Sandy. The farm was ... See full summary »

Stars: Jerry Van Dyke, Lois Nettleton, Teddy Quinn, Susan Benjamin

Votes: 21

26. Sinatra: Dark Star (2005 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Christopher Olgiati | Stars: Jamie Cullum, Robbyn Swan, Anthony Summers, Anthony Petrozelli

Votes: 59

27. Deceptions (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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Twin sisters trade places with unexpected results.

Directors: Robert Chenault, Melville Shavelson | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Barry Bostwick, Jeremy Brett, James Faulkner

Votes: 372

28. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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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 Kathy, teenage ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 638

29. The Five Pennies (1959)

Approved | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to ... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong, Harry Guardino

Votes: 1,359

30. Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996)

46 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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An overview of Clark Gable's life and memorable career hosted by Liam Neeson.

Director: Susan F. Walker | Stars: Liam Neeson, Carroll Baker, Melville Shavelson, James Bacon

Votes: 85

31. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

Unrated | 111 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Louise Troy

Votes: 6,356 | Gross: $25.91M

32. Room for One More (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

7.2
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A fairly well-to-do family takes in two troubled orphans.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Lurene Tuttle, Randy Stuart

Votes: 1,550

33. Ike: The War Years (1980 TV Movie)

7.2
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Dramatization of the World War II years of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Directors: Boris Sagal, Melville Shavelson | Stars: Joe Altieri, Dana Andrews, J.D. Cannon, Robert Duvall

Votes: 128

34. Wonder Man (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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After being murdered by gangsters, an exuberant nightclub entertainer returns as a ghost to persuade his meek twin brother to help bring his killers to justice.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Donald Woods

Votes: 1,566

35. Goodyear Theatre (1957–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Robert Ryan, David Niven, Jane Powell, Peter Leeds

Votes: 31

36. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: Family Troubles (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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The family plans a clever ruse to end Danny's severe case of jitters about his career as a night club entertainer. Meanwhile, Rusty wants an allowance.

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Jean Hagen, Sherry Jackson, Rusty Hamer

Votes: 6

37. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: The Sea Captain (1953)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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On Danny's birthday his kids pay more attention to a kind old sea captain who lives in the building. Danny finds away to regain their attention,as a dad and for his birthday.

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Jean Hagen, Sherry Jackson, Rusty Hamer

Votes: 5

38. On Moonlight Bay (1951)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.1
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During World War I, a teenage girl begins a romance with a college student, but his unconventional attitudes cause friction with her father.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Jack Smith, Leon Ames

Votes: 1,867

39. Tales from the Script (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary

7.1
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison, John August

Votes: 1,320 | Gross: $0.01M

40. The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to. On the high seas, her ship is attacked by pirates who know... See full summary »

Directors: David Butler, Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan, Walter Slezak

Votes: 1,465

41. Sorrowful Jones (1949)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, William Demarest, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 474

42. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: Terry's Boyfriend (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.0
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The Williams family is in an uproar. Terry's been asked to a school dance, her very first date. Danny can't understand all the excitement.

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Jean Hagen, Sherry Jackson, Rusty Hamer

Votes: 8

43. The Paleface (1948)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Western

6.9
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Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong, Iris Adrian

Votes: 3,025

44. Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully

Votes: 1,257

45. I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.9
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The success and decline of songwriter Gus Kahn is portrayed, with his wife, Grace Kahn, sticking by him the whole time.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Doris Day, Danny Thomas, Frank Lovejoy, Patrice Wymore

Votes: 682

46. Ike: The War Years (1979– )

291 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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Made-for-TV biography of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Stars: Lloyd Alan, Terence Alexander, Dana Andrews, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 212

47. Living It Up (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold

Votes: 1,149

48. The Seven Little Foys (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias, Angela Clarke

Votes: 1,177

49. The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story and ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Steve Cochran

Votes: 821

50. Beau James (1957)

105 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Biopic of the political career of Jimmy Walker, flamboyant and somewhat corrupt Mayor of New York City from 1926-1932.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Bob Hope, Vera Miles, Paul Douglas, Alexis Smith

Votes: 299