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1. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A retired intelligence agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Creators: Richard Lindheim, Michael Sloan | Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

2. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

8.4
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The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers and menaces that appear around their land.

Stars: Thea White, Marty Grabstein, Simon Prebble, Lionel G. Wilson

3. Kate & Allie (1984–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend, Kate McArdle, also divorced and raising a ... See full summary »

Creator: Sherry Coben | Stars: Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, Fred Koehler, Allison Smith

4. Crime Story (1986–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.

Creators: Chuck Adamson, Gustave Reininger | Stars: Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan, Billy Campbell

5. Mad Monster Party? (1967)

Unrated | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor. Everyone is there ... See full summary »

Writers: Len Korobkin, Harvey Kurtzman, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Director: Jules Bass | Stars: Boris Karloff, Allen Swift, Gale Garnett, Phyllis Diller

6. The Howdy Doody Show (1947–1960)

30 min | Family

8.0
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Creator: E. Roger Muir | Stars: Bob Smith, Nick Nicholson, Bill LeCornec, Lew Anderson

7. A Price Above Rubies (1998)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life

Writer: Boaz Yakin | Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Christopher Eccleston, Julianna Margulies, Allen Payne

8. Seize the Day (1986)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

6.1
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Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the ... See full summary »

Writers: Saul Bellow, Ronald Ribman | Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Robin Williams, Richard B. Shull, David Bickford, Glenne Headly

9. Underdog (1964–1973)

TV-G | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.8
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The adventures of a rhyming canine superhero.

Stars: George S. Irving, Wally Cox, Norma MacMillan, Kenny Delmar

10. Safe Men (1998)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves ... See full summary »

Writer: John Hamburg | Director: John Hamburg | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Michael Lerner, Paul Giamatti

11. Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977)

G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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Raggedy Ann and Andy leave their playroom to rescue Babette, a beautiful French doll kidnapped by a pirate.

Writers: Johnny Gruelle, Patricia Thackray, Max Wilk | Director: Richard Williams | Stars: Claire Williams, Didi Conn, Mark Baker, Fred Stuthman

12. Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (1963–1966)

30 min | Animation

7.8
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Tennessee Tuxedo is a wise-cracking penguin, who along with Chumley the Walrus, Yakety Yak, and Baldy Eagle, frequently complain about conditions at the Megopolis Zoo to curator Stanley ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Adams, Bradley Bolke, Kenny Delmar, George S. Irving

13. Checking Out (2005)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

6.2
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A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.

Writers: Richard Marcus, Allen Swift | Director: Jeff Hare | Stars: Peter Falk, Laura San Giacomo, David Paymer, Judge Reinhold

14. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.3
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When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.

Writers: Clement Moore, Jerome Coopersmith | Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel

15. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.1
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

16. On Seventh Avenue (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama

4.6
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When her brother embezzles half a million dollars from the family business, a young designer is forced into a unique partnership with a Texas stockholder and a mob boss in order to keep the company afloat.

Writer: William M. Finkelstein | Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Wendy Makkena, Stephen Collins, Damian Chapa, Lara Harris

17. Les barbapapa (1973– )

26 min | Animation

7.1
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Creators: Talus Taylor, Annette Tison | Stars: Allen Swift, Julia Holewinski, Leen Jongewaard

18. The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town (1977 TV Movie)

TV-G | 50 min | Animation, Musical, Family

7.2
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The Mailman decides to stop another deluge of letters by answering questions about the Easter Bunny: Sunny, a baby rabbit found and adopted by Kidville (a town of only kids--even a kid ... See full summary »

Writer: Romeo Muller | Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Skip Hinnant, Bob McFadden, Allen Swift

19. Pinocchio's Christmas (1980 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family

6.9
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It's Pinocchio's first Christmas, and he sells the book Geppetto gives him for present money, but Cat and Fox trick him out of it. So, Pinocchio becomes part of a (Christmas) Marionette ... See full summary »

Writers: Carlo Collodi, Romeo Muller | Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Alan King, George S. Irving, Bob McFadden, Patricia Bright

20. The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972–1974)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Stars: Don Messick, Joan Gerber, John Stephenson, Richard Long

21. There Are Still Slaves in the World (1964)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

5.5
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The film documents modern slave trade through a number of Arabian and African countries, under muslim rule. The filming was conducted both in public places, and sometimes with the use of ... See full summary »

Writers: Baccio Bandini, Gianfranco Calderoni, Roberto Malenotti, Sean O'Callaghan, Louise de Vilmorin | Directors: Maleno Malenotti, Roberto Malenotti, Folco Quilici | Stars: Robert Lamoureux, Robin Maugham, Allen Swift

22. Where the Wild Things Are (1973)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.1
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A boy named Max imagines he is "Where The Wild Things Are''.

Writers: Gene Deitch, Maurice Sendak | Director: Gene Deitch | Stars: Allen Swift, Peter Schickele

23. Diver Dan (1961– )

7 min | Animation, Action, Family

7.4
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Dan explores a magical undersea world "peopled" by talking fish and ruled by a beautiful and wise mermaid. Much of the drama is fueled by the nefarious Baron Barracuda and his henchfish ... See full summary »

Creator: J. Anthony Ferlaine | Stars: Suzanne Turner, Allen Swift, Frank Freda

24. The Little Drummer Boy Book II (1976 TV Short)

30 min | Family, Short, Animation

6.4
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Aaron, the drummer boy, struggles to protect a bellmaker's great silver bells from seizure by Roman soldiers.

Writer: Jules Bass | Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Greer Garson, Zero Mostel, David Jay, Bob McFadden

25. The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes (1972 TV Movie)

60 min

6.5
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This is one of the 'Animagical' titles from the children's film archive of Rankin/Bass. The story line is reminiscent of an earlier 1966 R/B Animagic film, 'The Daydreamer', both of which ... See full summary »

Writer: Romeo Muller | Director: Jules Bass | Stars: Danny Kaye, Cyril Ritchard, Imogene Coca, Allen Swift

26. King Leonardo and His Short Subjects (1960– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.8
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King Leonardo the lion is the inept ruler of the land of Bongo Congo. Aided by the skunk Odie Colognie, Leonardo tried to stop the evil plans of Biggy Rat, who kept trying to install Leo's ... See full summary »

Stars: Jackson Beck, Sandy Becker, Kenny Delmar, George S. Irving

28. The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit (1962)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

5.2
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We see the box set of the title, including "one mean, stupid cat"; "one sweet, lovable mouse" and other items. We see them used in two sequences, set against blank backdrops. First, the two... See full summary »

Writer: Chris Jenkyns | Director: Gene Deitch | Star: Allen Swift

29. Alice of Wonderland in Paris (1966)

G | 52 min | Animation, Fantasy

5.1
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After Wonderland, Alice dreams of going to Paris. A mouse named Francois, the grandson of Anatole, agrees to take her there if she will tell him her favorite cheese. Along the way they share several stories.

Writers: Gene Deitch, Ludwig Bemelmans, Crockett Johnson, James Thurber, Eve Titus | Director: Gene Deitch | Stars: Luce Ennis, Norma MacMillan, Howard Morris, Carl Reiner

30. Boo Moon (1954)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.6
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Casper emerges from a subway station, following a crowd of scared strangers. He encounters a man saying "see the wonders of the moon for ten cents," and offering a sight through a telescope... See full summary »

Writer: Isadore Klein | Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Cecil Roy, Allen Swift

31. A Family Circus Christmas (1979 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.9
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Writers: Bil Keane, Joseph Cavella | Director: Al Kouzel | Stars: Anne Costello, Bob Kaliban, Mark Dermott, Missy Hope

32. The Bluffers (1986–1991)

25 min | Animation

7.7
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Animation about animals living in the last forest on the barren land of Bluffoonia. Clandestino, the local tyrant, wants to exploit these lands.

Creators: Gene Deitch, Frank Fehmers | Stars: Kees ter Bruggen, Gene Deitch, Richard Felgate, Eric Jan Harmsen

33. It's Greek to Me-ow! (1961)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

4.1
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The usual Tom and Jerry hijinks, set in ancient Greece; parts are set in the streets, parts in a temple.

Writer: Eli Bauer | Director: Gene Deitch | Star: Allen Swift

34. The Beagles (1966–1968)

Animation, Comedy, Family

5.4
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Creators: W. Watts Biggers, Treadwell Covington, Joseph Harris, Chester Stover | Stars: Sandy Becker, Allen Swift, Kenny Delmar

35. The New Casper Cartoon Show (1963–1969)

Animation, Family

7.1
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Stars: Bradley Bolke, Bob Hastings, Jim MacGeorge, Jack Mercer

36. Down and Outing (1961)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

4.7
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Tom's master is going fishing, and Tom comes along. Jerry comes along, too, despite Tom's attempt to stop him, and manages to get Tom in all kinds of trouble with his master, leading Tom to... See full summary »

Writer: Larz Bourne | Director: Gene Deitch | Star: Allen Swift

37. Casper and Wendy's Ghostly Adventures (2002 Video)

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Casper And Wendy's Ghostly Adventures. Casper the friendly ghost to the rescue! The night is Halloween, the night when witches, goblins and ghosts howl and shriek and scare the life out of ... See full summary »

Stars: Jackson Beck, Bradley Bolke, Gilbert Mack, Norma MacMillan

38. Dicky Moe (1962)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

4.5
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The captain's obsession with the white whale Dicky Moe led his crew to abandon ship. He abducts Tom and enlists him as crew but Jerry's already on board to help make Tom's life miserable.

Writers: Eli Bauer, Gene Deitch | Director: Gene Deitch | Star: Allen Swift

39. Sorry Safari (1962)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

4.0
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Tom and Jerry accompany a man on a safari trip into the jungle. Like usual, Tom attempts to catch Jerry, but the man in the safari is fed up with Tom's antics and is very bitter to him.

Writer: Larz Bourne | Director: Gene Deitch | Star: Allen Swift

40. High Steaks (1962)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

4.4
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Tom's owner is having a cookout. Jerry sees this, and develops a taste for steak himself, but Tom stops him with a barbecue fork. They fence with forks. Jerry sends Tom flying toward the ... See full summary »

Writer: Larz Bourne | Director: Gene Deitch | Star: Allen Swift

41. Tall in the Trap (1962)

8 min | Animation, Western, Family

4.3
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Jerry is wanted by a local Western town for cheese theft; the cheese owner and the Sherriff are fed up with them. Along comes Tom, who is recruited by the Sherriff to dispose of Jerry, ... See full summary »

Writers: Tedd Pierce, Bill Danch, Gene Deitch | Director: Gene Deitch | Star: Allen Swift

42. Flebus (1957)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.5
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The gregarious Flebus, whom everyone likes, grows desperate when he meets the one person who can't stand him.

Writer: Ernest Pintoff | Directors: Ernest Pintoff, Gene Deitch | Star: Allen Swift

43. Samson Scrap and Delilah (1962)

Short, Animation

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Creators: Gene Deitch, Allen Swift | Director: Gene Deitch | Star: Allen Swift

44. It's a Living (1957)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.3
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Dinky quits the cartoon business and gets a job as a spokes-duck for TV commercials.

Writers: Larz Bourne, Bob Kuwahara | Directors: Winfield Hoskins, Gene Deitch | Star: Allen Swift

45. Camp Clobber (1958)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

4.6
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The apartment house superintendent, Clint Clobber, a turkey if there ever was one, is constantly pestered by an old retired Army general, who keeps the tenants in a dither and uproar with ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Tendlar, Gene Deitch | Star: Allen Swift

46. How to Avoid Friendship (1964)

Animation, Short

6.7
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Writer: Eli Bauer | Director: Gene Deitch | Stars: Arthur Treacher, Allen Swift

47. Barpappa (1990– )

Animation

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Star: Allen Swift

48. Shove Thy Neighbor (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Things are peaceful in John Doormat's neighborhood until he gets a new neighbor, and the new neighbor comes with a dog that likes to grab and gnaw on John's leg every time he sees him. ... See full summary »

Writers: Larz Bourne, Bob Kuwahara | Directors: Connie Rasinski, Gene Deitch | Stars: Allen Swift, Bern Bennett

49. The Giants (1969)

10 min | Animation, Short

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Two dwarfs - one bright blue and the other bright red - get into a fight, and each calls in a similarly colored giant to fight their battle.

Writer: Gene Deitch | Director: Gene Deitch | Stars: Allen Swift, Miroslav Machácek, Josef Somr

50. Old Mother Clobber (1958)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

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A Cinemascope cartoon in which Clint Clobber, in his usual job as an apartment-house manager, is annoyed no end by a brat of a girl who seems determined to drive him out of his mind as she ... See full summary »

Directors: Connie Rasinski, Gene Deitch | Stars: Allen Swift, Norma MacMillan