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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 max. 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

2. 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

3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

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

4. 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

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

G | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.2
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The world is shocked by the appearance of two 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

6. 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

7. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Western

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

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

9. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

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

8.0
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Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

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

10. 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.

Creator: Buddy Ruskin | Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews

11. 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

12. Damien: Omen II (1978)

R | 107 min | 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

13. The Flying Nun (1967–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

6.4
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The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.

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

14. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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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

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

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.6
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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

16. 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

17. Battleground (1949)

TV-PG | 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

18. 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, Ken Berry, Jean Inness

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

20. 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

21. 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

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

23. 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

24. Cannon (1971–1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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The cases of a fat private detective.

Stars: William Conrad, Patrick Culliton, Tom Pittman, Charles Bateman

25. Father of the Bride (1950)

TV-G | 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. 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

30. Burke's Law (1963–1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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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

31. 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

32. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

33. 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

34. 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 | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Howard, Albert Salmi, Fred Stromsoe

35. The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (1976)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Western

6.6
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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

36. 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

37. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nora Marlowe

38. 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

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

Not Rated | Documentary

7.4
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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

40. 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

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

42. The Five Man Army (1969)

M | 105 min | Western

6.7
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Spaghetti western about a group of bandits, led by Peter Graves, who plan on robbing a train transporting gold for the Mexican army.

Writers: Marc Richards, Dario Argento | Directors: Don Taylor, Italo Zingarelli | Stars: Bud Spencer, Peter Graves, James Daly, Nino Castelnuovo

43. 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

44. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Harry Townes, Michael Rennie

45. 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

46. The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964)

60 min | Western

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12 year old Jamie McPheeters, along with his ne'er-do-well father and a ragtag group of pioneers, travel westward from Paducah, Ky to the California gold fields in 1849.

Stars: Dan O'Herlihy, Kurt Russell, Mark Allen, Meg Wyllie

47. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Alan Simmons | Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Larry J. Blake

48. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Jeff Donnell, Mona Freeman

49. Thousands Cheer (1943)

Passed | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.5
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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

50. 87th Precinct (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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Manhattan's 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain. Storylines focus on neighborhood crime, and the ... See full summary »

Creator: Evan Hunter | Stars: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Norman Fell, Gregory Walcott