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1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 137 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 139,798 | Gross: $128.30M

2. V (1984–1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.

Stars: Marc Singer, Faye Grant, Michael Ironside, Jane Badler

Votes: 7,122

3. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro, Penny Marshall

Votes: 3,436

4. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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A town's sheriff and regular patron of a historical whorehouse fights to keep it running when a TV preacher targets it as the Devil's playhouse.

Director: Colin Higgins | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning

Votes: 7,774 | Gross: $69.70M

5. The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)

60 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

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After fully recovering from her near fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.

Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Ford Rainey

Votes: 3,667

6. V (1983 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.

Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Faye Grant, Peter Nelson

Votes: 10,219

7. Nashville (1975)

R | 159 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Shelley Duvall

Votes: 17,584

8. The Candidate (1972)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter

Votes: 7,329

9. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk

Votes: 22,148

10. 60 Minutes (1968– )

60 min | Documentary, News

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A popular television News magazine in the USA, in which an ever changing team of CBS News correspondents contribute segments ranging from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture.

Stars: Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft, Morley Safer

Votes: 2,066

11. Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)

143 min | Drama, History, War

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During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula, Rutger Hauer, Hartmut Becker

Votes: 6,196

12. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 427

13. The Best Man (1964)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

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The two front runners for their party's Presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the ex-President's endorsement.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 2,177

14. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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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: 184

15. The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

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A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains, has Cooper following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite ... See full summary »

Directors: Roger Spottiswoode, Buzz Kulik | Stars: Robert Duvall, Treat Williams, Kathryn Harrold, Ed Flanders

Votes: 766

16. Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (1998– )

53 min | Documentary, War

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Based on information derived from formerly classified documents and messages, coupled with interviews with experts, authors and eyewitnesses from all over the world, SECRET OF WAR is the ... See full summary »

Stars: Charlton Heston, Thomas B. Allen, Paul Beaver, Norman Polmar

Votes: 86

17. ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953– )

30 min | News

5.4
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From the 60's to the 90's, the three major networks were, for the most part, the only source for national and international news. ABC News, anchored by Peter Jennings, regularly presented ... See full summary »

Stars: Diane Sawyer, David Muir, Jonathan Karl, Cecilia Vega

Votes: 138

18. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 93

19. The Man (1972)

G | 93 min | Drama

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When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in a building collapse, and the Vice-President declines the office due to age and ill-health, Senate President pro tempore Douglas ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Earl Jones, Martin Balsam, Burgess Meredith, Lew Ayres

Votes: 233

20. The President's Plane Is Missing (1973 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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An incompetent Vice President is in control of the government after the President's plane mysteriously disappears with him on board.

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Peter Graves, Arthur Kennedy, Raymond Massey

Votes: 136

21. Nasty Habits (1977)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

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In a Philadelphia convent, two nuns battle it out to be elected to the position of head abbess, and neither is about to let anything stand in the way of getting what she wants.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Melina Mercouri, Geraldine Page, Sandy Dennis

Votes: 215

22. Face the Nation (1954– )

30 min | News, Talk-Show

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A program featuring one or more question-and-answer sessions with prominent figures currently in the news. One of the longest-running programs on television.

Stars: Bob Schieffer, John Dickerson, Peggy Noonan, Bernie Sanders

Votes: 95

23. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)

30 min | Documentary, History

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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Daniel Schorr, Winston Burdett, Peter Kalischer

Votes: 53

24. See It Now (1951–1958)

30 min | Documentary, News

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This show was an irregularly scheduled hour long program that gave more complete coverage of issues. The show consisted of 'Edward R. Murrow (I)' sitting in the New York studio talking ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Howard K. Smith, Harry S. Truman, Richard Hottelet

Votes: 56

25. To the Contrary (1992– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Bonnie Erbe, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Irene Natividad, Genevieve Wood

Votes: 14

26. Trapped Beneath the Sea (1974 TV Movie)

97 min | Action, Drama

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Based on an incident that occurred off the coast of Florida in 1973, this film tells the story of four men who find themselves trapped in a mini-submarine in the ocean depths.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, Joshua Bryant, Paul Michael Glaser

Votes: 25

27. ABC Close-Up! (1960– )

30 min | Documentary

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Stars: Joseph Julian, John Daly, Arthur Goldberg, Quinera King

Votes: 6

28. CBS Reports (1959– )

60 min | Documentary, News

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Stars: Howard K. Smith, Eric Sevareid, Edward R. Murrow, Harry Reasoner

Votes: 10

29. Discovery (1962– )

30 min | Documentary, Family

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Historical and cultural documentary TV series for children aired on ABC originally as a weekday series, but later moved to Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings throughout most of the Sixties.

Stars: Virginia Gibson, Frank Buxton, Corpuscle, Bill Owen

Votes: 25

30. Television: The First Fifty Years (1999 Video)

120 min | Documentary

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Director: Kent Hagen | Stars: Eddie Albert, Jed Allan, Dayton Allen, Fred Allen

31. ABC Scope (1964– )

30 min | Documentary, News

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Public affairs series.

Stars: Howard K. Smith, Lou Cioffi, John Scali, Louis Rukeyser

32. King: Man of Peace in a Time of War (2007 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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A salute to a man who remains an inspiration and a force for social change nearly forty years after his untimely death at the age of 39.

Stars: Obba Babatundé, Mike Douglas, Laurence Fishburne, Hugh M. Hefner

Votes: 11

33. Adventure (1953– )

60 min | Adventure

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Initially, the three CBS reporters would discuss various topics with scientists. Later shows featured one topic.

Stars: Charles Collingwood, Howard K. Smith, Bernard DeVoto, Mike Wallace

34. Years of Crisis (1950–1964)

60 min | News

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An annual year end news roundup, scheduled for late December or early January, moderated for most of its run by Edward R. Murrow. The program featured discussions of world events with CBS reporters.

Stars: Eric Sevareid, Edward R. Murrow, Alexander Kendrick, David Schoenbrun

35. Africa (1967 TV Movie)

200 min | Documentary

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Documentary looking at the new independent African states.

Stars: Gregory Peck, Howard K. Smith

36. Section 315 (1959 TV Movie)

30 min | News

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CBS News looks at the controversy over Section 315 of the Communications Act and the equal time requirement for political candidates.

Director: Michael Zeamer | Stars: Howard K. Smith, Frank Stanton

37. Kennedy-Nixon Debate (1960 TV Movie)

Documentary

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A televised debate between 1960 presidential candidates John F. Kennedy (Democrat and Richard M. Nixon (Republican). Most political observers agree that Nixon came across poorly--unprepared... See full summary »

Stars: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Howard K. Smith

Votes: 14

38. Issues and Answers (1960–1981)

30 min | News

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An interview program featuring prominent people in the news.

Stars: Howard K. Smith, Edward P. Morgan, Hubert H. Humphrey, Everett Dirksen

39. Eyewitness to History (1960– )

30 min | Documentary, News

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Stars: Howard K. Smith, Walter Cronkite, David Schoenbrun, Richard Hottelet

40. Year End Review: Dinner at Howard K. Smith's (1966 TV Movie)

60 min | News

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The annual year-end review program produced by ABC News featuring its correspondents analyzing world and domestic events of 1966. The program this year was produced at the Maryland home of ABC News correspondent Howard K. Smith.

Stars: Lou Cioffi, William H. Lawrence, Edward P. Morgan, John Scali

41. New Year and the Nation (1963 TV Movie)

30 min | News

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The second of two year-end review programs produced by ABC News and featuring its correspondents analyzing world and domestic events of 1962.

Director: Jack Sameth | Stars: Lou Cioffi, John McVane, John Scali, Howard K. Smith

42. Politics '64 (1964 TV Movie)

60 min | News

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A news and public affairs special produced by ABC- TV News to preview the upcoming Democratic National Convention. News segments in the program are live, taped, and on film.

Stars: George Gobel, Hubert H. Humphrey, Sam J. Irvin, Edward P. Morgan

43. The Year of Confrontation (1962 TV Movie)

30 min | News

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The first of two year-end review programs produced by ABC News and featuring its correspondents analyzing world events, especially, in this case, the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Jack Sameth | Stars: Lou Cioffi, John McVane, John Scali, Howard K. Smith

44. 1960 Presidential Debates (1960– )

240 min | News

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Senator John F. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee, and Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee, participate in the first set of general election presidential debates in United States history.

Stars: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Frank McGee, Douglass Cater

Votes: 7

45. Howard K. Smith (1962– )

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Stars: Howard K. Smith, Edward R. Murrow, Jacob Javits, H.V. Kaltenborn

46. Hungary: Return of the Terror (1958 TV Movie)

30 min | News

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CBS News correspondent Howard K. Smith hosts this look at the execution of Imre Nagy and the fate of others, and summarized the revolt in Budapest against the Russians.

Director: Vern Diamond | Stars: Daniel Schorr, Howard K. Smith

47. The Remarkable 20th Century (2000 TV Movie)

600 min | Documentary

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10 episode documentary series on the 20th Century hosted by Howard K. Smith.

Directors: Scott Popjes, Steven Vosburgh | Stars: Howard K. Smith, Jimmy Hodson

Votes: 7

48. Year Out: Year in 1965 (1965 TV Movie)

60 min | News

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The annual year-end review program produced by ABC News featuring its correspondents analyzing world and domestic events of 1965, including events in Vietnam and the future of U.S. policy there.

Stars: Lou Cioffi, William H. Lawrence, Edward P. Morgan, John Rolfson

49. The View from the White House (1968 TV Movie)

60 min | News

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ABC newsman Howard K. Smith interviews The First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, on life in The White House, as her husband's administration nears its end. President Johnson makes a cameo appearance.

Director: Marshall Diskin | Stars: Lady Bird Johnson, Lyndon Johnson, Howard K. Smith

50. The Black Star Rises (1957 TV Movie)

30 min | News

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CBS Chief European Correspondent Howard K. Smith reports on the trip made by U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon through Ghana and six other countries in Africa.

Star: Howard K. Smith