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1. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.4
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 4,680

2. 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: 7,173

3. The Apartment (1960)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

Votes: 94,943

4. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

Votes: 4,714

5. 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: 1,047

6. Laramie (1959–1963)

60 min | Western

7.7
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It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »

Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 261

7. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

Votes: 943

8. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.3
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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

Votes: 1,287

9. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.2
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After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

Votes: 696

10. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Sensitive teenager Dobie Gillis (yes, Dobie being his real given name) exasperates his grocer father Herbert T. Gillis and is the apple of Winnie Gillis' eye, she being his mother. Dobie ... See full summary »

Creator: Max Shulman | Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Frank Faylen, Florida Friebus

Votes: 872

11. Mister Ed (1958–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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Mister Ed is a horse who is owned by Wilbur Post. Mister Ed is not just any horse, he talks to Wilbur! But this gets Wilbur in all kinds of trouble because Mister Ed won't talk to anyone ... See full summary »

Creators: Walter Brooks, Sonia Chernus | Stars: Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines, Mister Ed

Votes: 1,865

12. My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth.

Creator: John L. Greene | Stars: Ray Walston, Bill Bixby, Pamela Britton, Alan Hewitt

Votes: 938

13. F Troop (1965–1967)

30 min | Comedy, War, Western

7.5
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The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote US Army outpost in the Wild West.

Creator: Richard M. Bluel | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson

Votes: 1,383

14. Mystery Street (1950)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach.

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Richard Brooks, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 1,622

15. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss.

Creators: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Garrett

Votes: 1,287

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

Votes: 891

17. Auntie Mame (1958)

Unrated | 143 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.

Writers: Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Patrick Dennis | Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark

Votes: 7,632

18. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

6.3
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American girls dream of finding romance in Rome, but there is none for secretaries, Anita tells her replacement at the USDA. But Maria soon meets Prince Dino de Cessi at a party at her ... See full summary »

Writers: John Patrick, John H. Secondari | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan

Votes: 1,972

19. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith, Jacqueline Beer

Votes: 593

20. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

Creator: Irving Pincus | Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Votes: 408

21. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.5
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Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe, Ken Drake

Votes: 443

22. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 519

23. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.2
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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

Votes: 336

24. Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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At the Doll House, a 1930's New Orleans bordello, Hallie is the main attraction both for clients and for Jo, the madame. Her comfortable if tedious life is disrupted by the arrival in town ... See full summary »

Writers: Nelson Algren, John Fante, Edmund Morris | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda, Anne Baxter

Votes: 1,250

25. The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954–1959)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

7.3
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Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.

Stars: Lee Aaker, James Brown, Rin Tin Tin II, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 373

26. 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

27. Circus Boy (1956–1958)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

7.5
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12-year-old Corky has been adopted by a traveling circus owned by Big Tim Champion. He is water boy to baby elephant Bimbo and otherwise participates in the behind-the-scenes life of the circus.

Stars: Micky Dolenz, Noah Beery Jr., Robert Lowery, Bimbo the Elephant

Votes: 134

28. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.2
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 84

29. Fourteen Hours (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.2
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An unhappy man threatens suicide by standing on the ledge of a high-rise building for 14 hours.

Writers: John Paxton, Joel Sayre | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Paul Douglas, Richard Basehart, Barbara Bel Geddes, Debra Paget

Votes: 1,412

30. No Man of Her Own (1950)

98 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Sally Benson, Catherine Turney, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund, Jane Cowl, Phyllis Thaxter

Votes: 992

31. December Bride (1954–1959)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for... See full summary »

Creator: Parke Levy | Stars: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

Votes: 119

32. Hollywood or Bust (1956)

95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A singer who can't pay his bookie joins a nerdy, star-struck movie fan and his Great Dane in a cross-country convertible ride to Hollywood.

Writer: Erna Lazarus | Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Pat Crowley, Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom

Votes: 1,160

33. The Joey Bishop Show (1961–1965)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Joey Barnes is the host of a TV talk show originating in New York. Each episode dealt with events in his personal and professional life as a celebrity. Many guest stars appeared on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Joey Bishop, Joe Besser, Abby Dalton, Corbett Monica

Votes: 70

34. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.4
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 106

35. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)

88 min | Comedy

7.2
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Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and has no family of his own. He decides to leave his estate to the family of his first love, who turned down his marriage proposal years ago because ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Hoffman, Eleanor H. Porter | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Piper Laurie, Rock Hudson, Charles Coburn, Gigi Perreau

Votes: 812

36. Casey Jones (1957– )

30 min | Adventure, Western

8.1
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Television version of the classic train story of Casey Jones, the engineer of the steam-engine powered "Cannonball Express".

Stars: Eddy Waller, Alan Hale Jr., Dub Taylor, Mary Lawrence

Votes: 88

37. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

8.1
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Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game which he then captains,along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi river. This action series is set in 19th century America.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Dick Wessel, Jack Lambert, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 100

38. Rhubarb (1951)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

7.0
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Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the ... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Davenport, Francis M. Cockrell, H. Allen Smith, David Stern | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Ray Milland, Jan Sterling, Gene Lockhart, William Frawley

Votes: 464

39. Pete and Gladys (1960–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Pete Porter was the next-door neighbor who spent most of his time complaining about his scatterbrained wife Gladys, who was unseen to viewers.

Creator: Parke Levy | Stars: Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Verna Felton, Shirley Mitchell

Votes: 74

40. Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Crime

6.7
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When Pa wins a jingle-writing contest, he and Ma head for New York City. They they get in trouble with gangsters when they lose some stolen money which they had already agreed to deliver to one of the thugs.

Writers: Martin Ragaway, Leonard Stern | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall

Votes: 482

41. Riding High (1950)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy

6.2
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A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Mark Hellinger | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bing Crosby, Coleen Gray, Charles Bickford, Frances Gifford

Votes: 309

42. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.7
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, George N. Neise

Votes: 101

43. Get Yourself a College Girl (1964)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Music

4.8
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A college co-ed tries to balance her time writing songs and dealing with her publisher whom tries to pursue her.

Writer: Robert E. Kent | Director: Sidney Miller | Stars: Mary Ann Mobley, Joan O'Brien, Nancy Sinatra, Chris Noel

Votes: 295

44. The Lawless (1950)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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A newspaper editor in a small agricultural town finds himself going against the people in the town when he gets involved in the plight of the area's fruit pickers, who are mostly Mexican.

Writer: Daniel Mainwaring | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Gail Russell, Johnny Sands, Lee Patrick

Votes: 241

45. How to Marry a Millionaire (1957–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Stars: Merry Anders, Barbara Eden, Lori Nelson, Jimmy Cross

Votes: 26

46. Date with the Angels (1957–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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New bride Vickie and her insurance salesman husband Gus involve their friends and neighbors in a variety of comic episodes.

Stars: Betty White, Bill Williams, Natalie Masters, Roy Engel

Votes: 64

47. Three for the Show (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Musical

6.0
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This musical reworking of TOO MANY HUSBANDS (1940), features Grable as a top singer and dancer who's been widowed by WW II. She marries her late husband's songwriting partner, Gower ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Hope, Leonard Stern, W. Somerset Maugham | Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Betty Grable, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 223

48. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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Roy Markham, a former successful New York attorney, becomes a private detective and his cases take him worldwide. For the first two months of the show, Markham had an assistant, John Riggs,... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Milland, Simon Scott, Henry Corden, Gail Bonney

Votes: 38

49. Three Secrets (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Drama

7.0
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A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Rackin, Gina Kaus | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Patricia Neal, Ruth Roman, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 279

50. Francis Goes to the Races (1951)

88 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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The owner of a talking mule, now a horse-breeder, gets involved with gangsters.

Writers: Robert Arthur, Oscar Brodney, David Stern | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Piper Laurie, Cecil Kellaway, Jesse White

Votes: 274