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1. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: The Nuisance (1976)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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Johnny is the victim of a hit and run driver, while in the hospital, he flirts with his physical therapist, whom Dixie hires, when Johnny really has a nurse, who is "out to get him". The ... See full summary »

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

2. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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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

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

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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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

4. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: Messin' Around (1974)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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Chet (aka "The Phantom Bomber") nails Johnny with a number of practical jokes, for which Johnny later gets his revenge. A child is stuck in a tree house (with the tree burning underneath) ... See full summary »

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Director: Richard Newton | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

5. 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

6. Zorro (1957–1959)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

8.4
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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

7. Something for a Lonely Man (1968 TV Movie)

120 min | Western

8.4
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The blacksmith of a small western town finds himself an outcast. He had led the townspeople west in hopes of starting a new life, only to find the town that they founded is to be bypassed by the railroad.

Writers: John Fante, Frank Fenton | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Dan Blocker, Susan Clark, John Dehner, Warren Oates

8. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: Television (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

8.4
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On the quiz show Hold That Cuckoo, the host puts Lou thru some embarrassing stunts.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

9. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: The Actors' Home (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Thinking it's a counterfeit, bud tears up a $500 bill. When it turns out to be real, he goes nuts and is put in the old actors' home. This episode includes the "Who's On First" Routine.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Dorothy Green, William Phipps

14. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: Hungry (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

8.3
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The boys visit two restaurants, one with twin waitresses.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joe Kirk, Bobby Barber

15. 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

16. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: My Husband Is a Check-Grabber (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Laura's silence forces Rob to recount their evening out to determine what he did that made her infuriated over jeopardizing Ritchie's college future.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

17. Aggie (1956– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Adventures of a Fashion Designer on International Assignments.

Stars: Joan Shawlee, Michael Ward, Patrick McGoohan, Vernon Greeves

18. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Death Stacks the Deck (1958)

26 min | Adventure, Family, Western

8.0
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Carlos Urista inherits the family ranch, but loses it in a card game. Magistrado Galindo plans on taking control of the hacienda and controlling the water supply to all the other ranches. Zorro steps in to prevent it.

Writers: Johnston McCulley, John Meredyth Lucas | Director: John Meredyth Lucas | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Vinton Hayworth

19. 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

20. My Little Margie (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Creator: Frank Fox | Stars: Gale Storm, Charles Farrell, Clarence Kolb, Don Hayden

21. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Pineapple Rose (1968)

73 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Peggy is kidnapped - she's been mistaken for the sister of pop idol Lincoln Bridges.Howard's executive assistant Andy Hill leads the hunt for Peggy.

Writer: Richard Neubert | Director: Nicholas Colasanto | Stars: Cliff Potts, Susan Strasberg, Andrew Prine, Nancy Ames

22. The Magician (1973–1974)
Episode: The Illusion of the Curious Counterfeit: Part I (1974)

45 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Performing at the Magic Castle, Tony Blake notices his ex-girlfriend in the audience, looking distraught. A man behind her is acting strange. Tony invites her onstage and makes her vanish but the bad guy is fast on their trail.

Creator: Bruce Lansbury | Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Bill Bixby, Joseph Sirola, Julian Christopher, John Colicos

23. From Here to Eternity (1953)

Approved | 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

24. A Star Is Born (1954)

Approved | 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

25. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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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

26. Movin' On (1974–1976)

90 min | Drama

7.8
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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

27. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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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

28. Stories of the Century (1954– )

30 min | Western

7.8
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Railroad detective Matt Clark roams the west, tracking down outlaws and bandits who are preying on the railroad.

Stars: Jim Davis, Mary Castle, Kristine Miller, Pat Hogan

29. The Last Resort (1979–1980)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Larry Breeding, Stephanie Faracy, Zane Lasky, Walter Olkewicz

30. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: Hillary's Birthday (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

7.8
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The boys plan a surprise party, but the noise angers Mr. Fields.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

31. The Feather and Father Gang (1976– )
Episode: Never Con a Killer (1977)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Writer: William Driskill | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Bettye Ackerman, Jim Backus, Ray Ballard, Alan Beckwith

32. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Lonesome Bride (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

7.8
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A stagecoach arrives in North Fork, the door opens, and out steps a woman. In talking with her, Micah finds out that she has come to marry Lucas.

Writer: Arthur Browne Jr. | Director: Otto Lang | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joan Taylor

33. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: The Politician (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Lou runs for public office, so Bud brings in Lou's 4th grade teacher for sympathy.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

34. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Zorro Fights His Father (1958)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

7.8
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Magistrado Galindo arrests a peasant on phony charges of civil unrest, and sentences him to be executed at midnight. He stations the soldiers around the plaza so as to capture Zorro if he attempts a rescue.

Writers: Johnston McCulley, John Meredyth Lucas | Director: John Meredyth Lucas | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Vinton Hayworth

35. 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

36. Movin' On (1974–1976)
Episode: Roadblock (1974)

Drama

7.7
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Sonny agrees to give a fellow trucker's daughter a ride to her mother's place, not knowing she's a juvenile craps shooting prodigy, and that Red is in trouble with a loan shark.

Creators: Phillip D'Antoni, Barry J. Weitz | Director: John Peyser | Stars: Claude Akins, Frank Converse, Mackenzie Phillips, Richard Jaeckel

37. Your Jeweler's Showcase (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Sheldon Leonard, Jack Kruschen, Steve Brodie, Bob Sweeney

38. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: Pest Exterminators (1953)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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The boys exterminate the ants at a rich lady's house, but she thinks they have killed her aunts.

Writer: Jack Townley | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

39. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Stampede (1957)

60 min | Comedy, Western

7.6
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Bret & new character Dandy Jim join a gold rush to even a score with Cadiz, a crooked gambler who cleaned them out. Cadiz's brawler Battling Krueger is taking on all comers, and en route ... See full summary »

Writer: Gerald Drayson Adams | Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: James Garner, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Pamela Duncan, Joan Shawlee

40. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Suitable for Framing (1971)

PG | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Noted art critic Dale Kingston kills his uncle for his valuable collection of paintings. Despite Columbo's suspicions, all the clues point to the dead man's ex-wife. Can the lieutenant reveal the true culprit before it is too late?

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Peter Falk, Ross Martin, Don Ameche, Kim Hunter

41. The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952–2014)

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

42. 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

43. 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

44. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)

77 min | Action, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Macaulay, Bradford Ropes, John Grant, Frederic I. Rinaldo, Robert Lees | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Tom Brown, Joan Shawlee

45. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: Bingo (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Lou has to get a license for his chimp but accidentally applies for a marriage license.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

46. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Divorce (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Suspected infidelity puts Buddy's marriage to Pickles in jeopardy, and Rob, friends to both, finds himself situated between an enraged husband and an hysterical wife.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

47. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)

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

7.4
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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

48. Hazel (1961–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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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

49. The Tony Randall Show (1976–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Creators: Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses | Stars: Tony Randall, Barney Martin, Allyn Ann McLerie, Rachel Roberts

50. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Sam Pomerantz Scandals (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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The gang vacations at Rob's army buddy's new resort, but when Rob incapacitates its headlining comic, he gets the gang to help put on a show to make up for it.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Director: Claudio Guzmán | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews