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1. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

2. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy

8.3
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When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Robert Thoeren, Michael Logan | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

3. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear.

Creator: William Blinn | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

4. Emergency! (1972–1979)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

5. Adam-12 (1968–1975)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.

Creators: Robert A. Cinader, Jack Webb | Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge, William Boyett

6. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

7. The Apartment (1960)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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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.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

8. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher who wields a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

9. From Here to Eternity (1953)

TV-PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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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.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, James Jones | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

10. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)

60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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A probationary angel sent back to earth teams with an ex-cop to help people.

Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, James Troesh, Margie Impert

11. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.3
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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 »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

12. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Creator: Sidney Sheldon | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Lee Wilkof

13. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)

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

7.3
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The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.

Creators: Glen A. Larson, Lou Shaw | Stars: Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito, Joseph Roman

14. Mannix (1967–1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood, Joseph Campanella

15. Zorro (1957–1959)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

8.3
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Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro.

Stars: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

16. A Star Is Born (1954)

TV-PG | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Writers: Moss Hart, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, William A. Wellman | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

17. Irma la Douce (1963)

Unrated | 147 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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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...

Writers: Alexandre Breffort, Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Bruce Yarnell

18. Love, American Style (1969–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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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.

Stars: Stuart Margolin, Mary Grover, Barbara Minkus, William Callaway

19. The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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As the sons age, we go through their teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.

Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

20. S.W.A.T. (1975–1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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The missions of the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics unit.

Creators: Robert Hamner, Lee Stanley | Stars: Steve Forrest, Robert Urich, Rod Perry, Mark Shera

21. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)

60 min | Comedy

6.2
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The further misadventures of Archie Bunker, now the owner of a local pub, and his regulars.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin, Jason Wingreen

22. The Rookies (1972–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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The trials and adventures of three young police officers.

Creator: Rita Lakin | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Kate Jackson, Gerald S. O'Loughlin

23. Willard (1971)

GP | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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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 »

Writers: Gilbert Ralston, Stephen Gilbert | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Bruce Davison, Elsa Lanchester, Sondra Locke, Michael Dante

24. City Heat (1984)

PG | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant--once partners, now bitter enemies--reluctantly team up to investigate a murder.

Writers: Blake Edwards, Joseph Stinson | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander, Madeline Kahn

25. Hazel (1961–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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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 »

Creator: Ted Key | Stars: Shirley Booth, Bobby Buntrock, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake

26. Police Story (1973–1977)

120 min | Drama, Crime

7.5
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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 »

Creator: Joseph Wambaugh | Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

27. The Wild Angels (1966)

R | 93 min | Drama, Action

5.8
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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 »

Writer: Charles B. Griffith | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd

28. A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Approved | 152 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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The story of an affair between an English nurse an an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Ernest Hemingway, Laurence Stallings | Directors: Charles Vidor, John Huston | Stars: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica, Oskar Homolka

29. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Creator: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

30. Movin' On (1974–1976)

90 min | Drama

7.6
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A pair of big-rig truckers, one a crusty old veteran, the other a college-educated youngster, team up to haul cargo across the country.

Creators: Phillip D'Antoni, Barry J. Weitz | Stars: Claude Akins, Frank Converse, Roosevelt Grier, Ned Austin

31. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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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 »

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Nicholas Colasanto, Jack Krupnick, Fernando Lamas

32. Buddy Buddy (1981)

R | 96 min | Comedy

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Francis Veber, Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss, Klaus Kinski

33. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)

Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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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 »

Writer: Howard Browne | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker, Jean Hale

34. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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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.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

35. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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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 »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack, Anthony Franciosa

36. The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

6.2
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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 »

Writers: James Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum | Director: Edward Montagne | Stars: Don Knotts, Leslie Nielsen, Joan Freeman, Jesse White

37. Live a Little, Love a Little (1968)

M | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.7
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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.

Writers: Michael A. Hoey, Dan Greenburg | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Don Porter, Rudy Vallee

38. Tony Rome (1967)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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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.

Writers: Marvin H. Albert, Richard L. Breen | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Jill St. John, Richard Conte, Gena Rowlands

39. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

R | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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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 »

Writers: David Zelag Goodman, Raymond Chandler | Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles

40. My Little Margie (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Creator: Frank Fox | Stars: Gale Storm, Charles Farrell, Clarence Kolb, Don Hayden

41. Joe's World (1979–1980)

30 min

5.8
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Creators: Larry Rhine, Mel Tolkin | Stars: Ramon Bieri, K Callan, Christopher Knight, Melissa Sherman

42. The Magician (1973–1974)

60 min | Adventure, Drama

7.3
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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 »

Creator: Bruce Lansbury | Stars: Bill Bixby, Julian Christopher, Keene Curtis, Joseph Sirola

43. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.1
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Stars: Bob Hope, Jerry Colonna, Danny Thomas, Janis Paige

44. Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)

Approved | 106 min | Musical

5.7
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Nancy Peterson and her friends wants to get a spot on Bob Crosby's TV show, but their agent has linked them.

Writers: Sid Silvers, Hal Kanter, Sammy Cahn | Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Tony Martin, Janet Leigh, Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken

45. The Marrying Kind (1952)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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 »

Writers: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, Madge Kennedy, Sheila Bond

46. Conquest of Space (1955)

Approved | 81 min | Sci-Fi

5.9
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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. Child Bride of Short Creek (1981 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

Writers: Joyce Eliason, Michael Fessier Jr. | Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Diane Lane, Christopher Atkins, Conrad Bain, Kiel Martin

48. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nora Marlowe

49. Because of Him (1946)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A young woman who wants to break into the theater schemes to become the protege of a famous Broadway star.

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Sig Herzig | Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Helen Broderick

50. Woman on the Run (1950)

Passed | 77 min | Film-Noir, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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.

Writers: Alan Campbell, Norman Foster, Sylvia Tate | Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith, John Qualen