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1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 44,398

2. Bewitched (1964–1972)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

Creator: Sol Saks | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 11,375

3. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 3,163

4. Green Acres (1965–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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A New York City attorney and his wife attempt to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville.

Creator: Jay Sommers | Stars: Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester, Pat Buttram

Votes: 3,677

5. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 9,040

6. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.2
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

Votes: 1,195

7. Hazel (1961–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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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

Votes: 905

8. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

8.2
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An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Writer: Budd Schulberg | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Votes: 9,730

9. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 704

10. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »

Creator: Nat Hiken | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Allan Melvin

Votes: 990

11. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 187

12. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Writers: Jerome Cady, Jay Dratler, Leonard Hoffman, Quentin Reynolds, James P. McGuire | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 5,958

13. No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy, War

7.7
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Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy -- no one more than Sgt. King.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Ira Levin, Mac Hyman | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 2,836

14. State of the Union (1948)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.

Writers: Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Anthony Veiller, Myles Connolly | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 2,516

15. Kiss of Death (1947)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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With his law-breaking lifestyle in the past, an ex-con, along with his family, attempt to start a new life, knowing a betrayed someone from the past is bound to see otherwise.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, Eleazar Lipsky | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark

Votes: 5,152

16. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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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.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 180

17. The Brass Bottle (1964)

87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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Comedy about the proverbial genie who comes out of a bottle (a table lamp in this instance) to serve his new master. The only problem is that instead of helping his master, the genie (Burl ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Brodney, F. Anstey | Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Tony Randall, Burl Ives, Barbara Eden, Kamala Devi

Votes: 368

18. Follow the Sun (1961–1962)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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The show follows the adventures of two free-lance magazine writers based in Hawaii.

Stars: Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Jay Lanin, Gary Lockwood

Votes: 30

19. Death of a Salesman (1951)

115 min | Drama

7.4
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Willy Loman is an over-the-hill salesman who faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family: Willy's long-suffering wife Linda, and Biff and Happy, his troubled sons and his life.

Writers: Arthur Miller, Stanley Roberts | Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Fredric March, Mildred Dunnock, Kevin McCarthy, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 608

20. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum.... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 77

21. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Ray Bloch

Votes: 143

22. The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)

Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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A dramatization of the American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command's dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces.

Writers: Milton Sperling, Emmet Lavery | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger

Votes: 1,235

23. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 149

24. Murder, Inc. (1960)

103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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The rise and fall of a 1930's Brooklyn crime syndicate, known as Murder Incorporated, led by mobster Lepke Buchalter.

Writers: Irve Tunick, Mel Barr, Burton Turkus, Sid Feder | Directors: Burt Balaban, Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Stuart Whitman, May Britt, Henry Morgan, Peter Falk

Votes: 831

25. The Street with No Name (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.

Writer: Harry Kleiner | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 1,879

26. The Caddy (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.4
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Although gifted golfer Harvey Miller is too nervous to golf in public tournaments, he acts as coach and caddy for friend Joe Anthony.

Writers: Edmund L. Hartmann, Danny Arnold, Ken Englund | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Donna Reed, Barbara Bates

Votes: 1,370

27. Bon Voyage! (1962)

130 min | Family, Comedy, Adventure

6.0
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The Willards from Terre Haute, Indiana, travels abroad for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation in Paris, France. Harry Willard believes that the greatest problem will be avoiding tap water, but ... See full summary »

Writers: Marrijane Hayes, Joseph Hayes, Bill Walsh | Director: James Neilson | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jane Wyman, Michael Callan, Deborah Walley

Votes: 403

28. I Bury the Living (1958)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror

6.3
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Cemetery director Robert Kraft discovers that by arbitrarily changing the status of plots from empty to occupied on the planogram causes the death of the plots' owners.

Writer: Louis Garfinkle | Director: Albert Band | Stars: Richard Boone, Theodore Bikel, Peggy Maurer, Howard Smith

Votes: 1,842

29. Too Much Johnson (1938)

67 min | Comedy

6.2
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A woman has two lovers. When one man finds out about the other, he acts as a villain and chases after the protagonist.

Writers: William Gillette, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Virginia Nicolson, Edgar Barrier, Arlene Francis

Votes: 317

30. The Dakotas (1962– )

60 min | Western

8.3
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Marshal Ragan and his deputies maintain the peace in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory.

Stars: Larry Ward, Jack Elam, Chad Everett, Michael Greene

Votes: 52

31. Don't Go Near the Water (1957)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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On a small South Pacific island during WW2, various US Navy P.R. personnel pass the time romancing the nurses and the native girls while trying to avoid front line Sea Duty.

Writers: William Brinkley, Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gia Scala, Earl Holliman, Anne Francis

Votes: 455

32. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 60

33. Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Writer: Budd Schulberg | Directors: Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg | Stars: Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee

Votes: 637

34. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 54

35. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Votes: 57

36. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.5
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 88

37. Outlaws (1960–1962)

60 min | Western

7.7
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The adventures of a marshal and his young deputies in a section of Oklahoma infested with bandit gangs, gunmen and robbers.

Stars: Don Collier, Barton MacLane, Bruce Yarnell, Slim Pickens

Votes: 39

38. The Aldrich Family (1949–1953)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Based on a popular radio show, this middle class American family comedy is built around the life of the Aldrich family of Elm Street, Centerville. In particular, the show focuses on the ... See full summary »

Writer: Clifford Goldsmith | Stars: Robert Barry, Charita Bauer, Nancy Carroll, Robert Casey

Votes: 15

39. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Paul Bryar, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 81

40. Never Wave at a WAC (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A divorced socialite decides to join the Army because she hopes it will enable her to see more of her boyfriend, a Colonel. She soon encounters many difficulties with the Army lifestyle. ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Englund, Frederick Kohner, Frederick Brady | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson, William Ching

Votes: 279

41. McKeever & the Colonel (1962–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A young cadet at a boys' military academy is always getting into trouble and driving his superior officer crazy.

Stars: Scott Edmund Lane, Allyn Joslyn, Jackie Coogan, Keith Taylor

Votes: 35

42. Big Town (1950–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.7
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"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network radio series (1937- 1952) and film series ("I Cover the Underworld," "Underworld After Dark," and "Underworld Scandal") before ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McVey, Mark Stevens, Jane Nigh, Mary K. Wells

Votes: 19

43. The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk (1967)

60 min | Adventure, Mystery

7.8
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The Hardy Boys become owners of the Chinese junk Hai Hau. They head to New York City and go spelunking to break up a gang of criminals.

Writers: Edward Stratemeyer, Ronald Dunas, Richard Murphy | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Richard Gates, Tim Matheson, Portia Nelson, Ricky Kelman

Votes: 19

44. Harrigan and Son (1960– )

30 min

8.2
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James Harrigan and his son run a law firm, but have different ways of proving their clients' innocence.

Stars: Roger Perry, Pat O'Brien, Georgine Darcy, Helen Kleeb

Votes: 34

45. Treasury Men in Action (1950–1955)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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A squad of Treasury Department agents, headed by "The Chief", go after counterfeiters and other criminals who commit crimes that fall under the Treasure Department's jurisdiction.

Stars: Walter Greaza, Ross Martin, Tom McKee, John Stephenson

Votes: 25

46. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

8.8
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Summer replacement show featuring pilot programs that had not been sold.

Creators: Hal Kanter, Richard Michaels | Stars: Soupy Sales, Ned Glass, Sid Gould, Darryl Hickman

Votes: 17

47. Face of Fire (1959)

79 min | Drama

7.0
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A local handyman saves a child in a fire, but the burns he receives disfigure his face so much that the townspeople avoid him.

Writers: Albert Band, Stephen Crane, Louis Garfinkle | Director: Albert Band | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, James Whitmore, Bettye Ackerman, Miko Oscard

Votes: 174

48. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

4.5
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A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy and others were serious drama by famous authors.

Stars: Robert Emhardt, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope

Votes: 73

49. The Web (1950–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Live dramas based on stories by members of the Mystery Writers of America

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Leslie Nielsen, Haila Stoddard, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 27

50. Men of Annapolis (1957– )

30 min | Drama

7.3
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An anthology series about the happenings and experiences of midshipmen attending the US Naval Academy. Sometimes humorous as in kidnapping school mascots but more often the difficulties facing future officers.

Stars: Art Gilmore, Mason Alan Dinehart, Bill Swan, John Brinkley

Votes: 21