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1. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.

Writers: John Carpenter, Nick Castle | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 81,190

2. Mod Squad (1968–1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police.

Creators: Tony Barrett, Harve Bennett, Sammy Hess, Buddy Ruskin | Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews

Votes: 914

3. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Creator: Michael Garrison | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Whitey Hughes, Dick Cangey

Votes: 2,332

4. 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

Votes: 1,772

5. The Big Valley (1965–1969)

60 min | Western

7.8
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The Wild West adventures of the residents and staff of Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Creators: A.I. Bezzerides, Louis F. Edelman | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 1,397

6. Stalag 17 (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.1
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When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.

Writers: Billy Wilder, Edwin Blum, Donald Bevan, Edmund Trzcinski | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss

Votes: 41,184

7. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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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: 6,222

8. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Television episodes built around the same sorts of incidents found in Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip.

Stars: Jay North, Gloria Henry, Herbert Anderson, Billy Booth

Votes: 1,062

9. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island with a mad scientist.

Writers: H.G. Wells, Al Ramrus, John Herman Shaner | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport, Barbara Carrera

Votes: 3,694

10. The Final Countdown (1980)

PG | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Writers: Thomas Hunter, Peter Powell, David Ambrose, Gerry Davis | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino

Votes: 15,018

11. 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: Bruce Geller, Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 1,265

12. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

Votes: 2,738

13. Damien: Omen II (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror

6.2
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Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.

Writers: Harvey Bernhard, David Seltzer, Stanley Mann, Mike Hodges | Directors: Don Taylor, Mike Hodges | Stars: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Robert Foxworth

Votes: 20,236

14. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 904

15. The Flying Nun (1967–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

6.3
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The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.

Creators: Bernard Slade, Harry Ackerman, Max Wylie | Stars: Sally Field, Marge Redmond, Madeleine Sherwood, Alejandro Rey

Votes: 1,010

16. Cannon (1971–1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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The cases of a fat private detective.

Creator: Edward Hume | Stars: William Conrad, Patrick Culliton, Tom Pittman, Charles Bateman

Votes: 1,261

17. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Creators: Herb Meadow, Sam Rolfe | Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,287

18. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

Creator: Roland Kibbee | Stars: Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Malachi Throne, Edward Binns

Votes: 955

19. Father of the Bride (1950)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, and the financial and organizational pain of arranging her wedding.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Edward Streeter | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor

Votes: 7,214

20. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

G | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.3
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The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.

Writers: Paul Dehn, Pierre Boulle | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy

Votes: 21,263

21. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Jean Inness, Ken Berry

Votes: 402

22. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

Votes: 590

23. Burke's Law (1963–1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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Amos Burke was a Los Angeles chief of detectives who was also a millionaire with a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a mansion, and a high-wheeling lifestyle. The hallmarks of this series were ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank D. Gilroy | Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey, Leon Lontoc

Votes: 405

24. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.6
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Creators: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 199

25. 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

Votes: 312

26. Ride the Wild Surf (1964)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.7
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A group of friends go to Hawaii in order to practice surfing, their favorite sport. But this is not all they do there - they also find love...

Writers: Jo Napoleon, Art Napoleon | Directors: Don Taylor, Phil Karlson | Stars: Fabian, Shelley Fabares, Peter Brown, Barbara Eden

Votes: 440

27. Tom Sawyer (1973)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Musical, Family

6.4
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Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.

Writers: Mark Twain, Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Johnny Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates, Jeff East

Votes: 1,385

28. The Naked City (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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Amid a semi-documentary portrait of New York and its people, Jean Dexter, an attractive blonde model, is murdered in her apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Maltz, Malvin Wald | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor

Votes: 7,856

29. Battleground (1949)

Approved | 118 min | Action, War, Drama

7.6
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A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.

Writer: Robert Pirosh | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy

Votes: 4,860

30. Petrocelli (1974–1976)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.3
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Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest.... See full summary »

Creators: Harold Buchman, Sidney J. Furie, E. Jack Neuman | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Howard, Albert Salmi, Arnold Jeffers

Votes: 417

31. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Bellamy, Charles Bickford, Stephen McNally

Votes: 84

32. The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (1976)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Western

6.5
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Sam Longwood, a frontiersman who has seen better days, spies the gold-mine partner, Jack Colby, who ran off with all the gold from a mine they were prospecting fifteen years earlier. He ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Alan Shapiro | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Lee Marvin, Oliver Reed, Robert Culp, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 913

33. Father's Little Dividend (1951)

82 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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In this sequel to Father of the Bride (1950), newly married Kay Dunstan announces that she and her husband are going to have a baby, leaving her father having to come to grips with the fact that he will soon be a granddad.

Writers: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Edward Streeter | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor

Votes: 2,386

34. Flying Leathernecks (1951)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, War, Action

6.4
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Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal.

Writers: James Edward Grant, Kenneth Gamet | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor, Janis Carter

Votes: 3,191

35. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Add a Plot

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

Votes: 139

36. Song of the Thin Man (1947)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Nick, Nora, and Nick Jr. investigate the murder of a band leader in New York.

Writers: Steve Fisher, Nat Perrin, James O'Hanlon, Harry Crane, Stanley Roberts, Dashiell Hammett | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 2,902

37. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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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, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan, Lee Marvin

Votes: 173

38. Thousands Cheer (1943)

Passed | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.4
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Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Jarrico, Richard Collins | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Mary Astor, John Boles

Votes: 658

39. The Rogues (1964–1965)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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The cousins St. Clair and Fleming are con-men so successful they no longer need to con. They can be persuaded, however, to use their skills: in a just cause, where a mark deserves it very, very much.

Creators: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Stars: Robert Coote, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Gig Young

Votes: 213

40. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Never-married attorney Bentley Gregg took on the task (with help from his "houseboy", Peter) of raising his young niece Kelly, after her parents died in an accident. The job was easier when... See full summary »

Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Bernadette Withers

Votes: 293

41. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Crime

8.5
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The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 222

42. The Farmer's Daughter (1963–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Katrin "Katy" Holstrum seeks help from her congressman Glen Morley while he is in a predicament of needing a governess for his boys, Steve and Danny. Katy is hired and her common sense ... See full summary »

Stars: Inger Stevens, William Windom, Cathleen Nesbitt, Mickey Sholdar

Votes: 164

43. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa, Harry Townes

Votes: 107

44. Girl Crazy (1943)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to ... See full summary »

Writers: Fred F. Finklehoffe, Guy Bolton, Jack McGowan | Directors: Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gil Stratton, Robert E. Strickland

Votes: 1,004

45. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.3
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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, Willis Bouchey, Laraine Day, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 91

46. The Human Comedy (1943)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family, while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Writers: William Saroyan, Howard Estabrook | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,257

47. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

Passed | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood ... See full summary »

Writers: Helen Deutsch, Jay Richard Kennedy, Lillian Roth, Mike Connolly, Gerold Frank | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 1,238

48. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 163

49. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 71

50. Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 127 min | Documentary

7.5
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The story behind the making of the 5 "Planet of the Apes" movies.

Writers: Brian Anthony, David Comtois, Kevin Burns | Directors: Kevin Burns, David Comtois | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Mort Abrahams, Charlton Heston, Richard D. Zanuck

Votes: 1,094