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1. Columbo (1971–2003)
100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.
2. Some Like It Hot (1959)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
4. Emergency! (1972–1979)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.
7. The Apartment (1960)
Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
11. From Here to Eternity (1953)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War
In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.
12. Maverick (1957–1962)
60 min | Comedy, Western
Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »
14. City Heat (1984)
PG | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant--once partners, now bitter enemies--reluctantly team up to investigate a murder.
16. Hazel (1961–1966)
30 min | Comedy
George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to... See full summary »
17. Mannix (1967–1975)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and police department contact Tobias.
18. Irma la Douce (1963)
Unrated | 147 min | Comedy, Romance
In Paris, an ex-cop falls in love with a prostitute, and tries to get her out of that life by paying for all of her time. Not so easy...
19. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family
Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies.
20. A Star Is Born (1954)
Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.
22. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
60 min | Drama
Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The ... See full summary »
23. Love, American Style (1969–1974)
60 min | Comedy, Romance
An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
27. Willard (1971)
GP | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at ... See full summary »
28. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »
29. House of Horrors (1946)
Approved | 65 min | Horror, Thriller
An unsuccessful sculptor saves a madman named "The Creeper" from drowning. Seeing an opportunity for revenge, he tricks the psycho into murdering his critics.
30. A Farewell to Arms (1957)
Approved | 152 min | Drama, Romance, War
The story of an affair between an English nurse an an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I.
31. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
R | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
This, the second adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel, is much closer to the source text than the original - Murder, My Sweet (1944), which tended to avoid some of the sleazier parts of ... See full summary »
32. Police Story (1973–1977)
120 min | Drama, Crime
Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »
33. Buddy Buddy (1981)
R | 96 min | Comedy
Walter Matthau plays a professional killer going by the name of Trabucco, who is on his way to rub out gangster Rudy "Disco" Gambola, set to testify against the mob. As Trabucco heads off ... See full summary »
34. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, History
Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with ... See full summary »
35. One More Train to Rob (1971)
GP | 108 min | Western
Harker Flet and compatriots Timothy X. Nolan and Katy, along with three other men, steal $40,000 in money and jewelry from a California train in the gold-mining country of the 1880's. The ... See full summary »
37. The Wild Angels (1966)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Peter Fonda plays 'Heavenly Blues', the leader of Hell's Angels chapter from Venice, California while Bruce Dern plays 'Loser', his best pal. When they both botch their attempt to retrieve ... See full summary »
38. Live a Little, Love a Little (1968)
M | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Photographer Greg Nolan moonlights in two full-time jobs to pay the rent, but has trouble finding time to do them both without his bosses finding out.
41. The Magician (1973–1974)
60 min | Adventure, Drama
Anthony Blake is a very compassionate and wealthy magician, who uses his talents as an illusionist and escape artist to help people in trouble. Max Pomeroy, a friend who is a syndicated ... See full summary »
42. The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads ... See full summary »
43. Tony Rome (1967)
110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Tony Rome, a tough Miami PI living on a houseboat, is hired by a local millionaire to find jewelry stolen from his daughter, and in the process has several encounters with local hoods as well as the Miami Beach PD.
45. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
46. Conquest of Space (1955)
Approved | 81 min | Sci-Fi
A team of American astronauts leave their space station on the first mission to Mars, but the captain's religious beliefs may get in the way.
Writers: Chesley Bonestell, Willy Ley, Philip Yordan, Barré Lyndon, George Worthing Yates, James O'Hanlon | Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Walter Brooke, Eric Fleming, Mickey Shaughnessy, Phil Foster
47. Woman on the Run (1950)
Passed | 77 min | Film-Noir, Crime, Drama
Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer.
48. The Marrying Kind (1952)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
Florence and Chet Keefer have had a troublesome marriage. Whilst in the middle of a divorce hearing the judge encourages them to remember the good times they have had hoping that the ... See full summary »
50. Child Bride of Short Creek (1981 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
Partially based on the true events surrounding a rural religious cult in the American Midwest, and how the members' children suffered for their parents' fanaticism.