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1. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 19,614

2. Ironside (1967–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Barbara Anderson

Votes: 1,946

3. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.6
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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: 1,667

4. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, John Hamilton, Bill Kennedy

Votes: 2,176

5. Adam-12 (1968–1975)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.

Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge, William Boyett

Votes: 2,145

6. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.3
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The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.

Stars: Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito, Joseph Roman

Votes: 3,473

7. McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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San Francisco Police Commissioner Stewart "Mac" McMillan and his amateur detective wife keep their marriage unpredictable while solving the city's most baffling crimes.

Stars: Rock Hudson, John Schuck, Susan Saint James, Nancy Walker

Votes: 1,343

8. McHale's Navy (1962–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, War

7.5
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The misadventures of a misfit PT Boat crew during World War II.

Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway, Carl Ballantine

Votes: 1,599

9. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery

7.4
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Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Dick Sargent

Votes: 4,059

10. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

Votes: 878

11. Coogan's Bluff (1968)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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An Arizona deputy goes to New York City to escort a fugitive back into custody.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark, Tisha Sterling

Votes: 11,819

12. Operation Petticoat (1977–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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It's hijinks on the high seas when a U.S. submarine has to take on a collection of female nurses. Somehow or another, the sub gets painted pink in the process.

Stars: Melinda Naud, Jim Varney, Richard Brestoff, John Astin

Votes: 115

13. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.4
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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: 625

14. The Tall Man (1960–1962)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Fictionalized stories about Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid set in New Mexico in the 1870s.

Stars: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager, Mark Tapscott, Judy Nugent

Votes: 87

15. The Love God? (1969)

M | 101 min | Comedy

6.4
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Abner Audubon Peacock (Don Knotts) is the publisher of a bird-watcher's magazine which is converted into a girlie mag by an unscrupulous operator Osborn Tremaine (Edmond O'Brien).

Director: Nat Hiken | Stars: Don Knotts, Anne Francis, Edmond O'Brien, James Gregory

Votes: 615

16. McHale's Navy (1964)

93 min | Comedy, War

6.4
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The crew of PT-73 get into trouble when they back the wrong horse in a race. Now they have to come up with a way to raise the money to pay off the winners.

Director: Edward Montagne | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Joe Flynn, Bob Hastings

Votes: 621

17. The Black Sleep (1956)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Sir Joel Cadman, a mad scientist, kidnaps his victims and cuts open their brains in an effort to discover a means to cure his wife's brain tumor.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Akim Tamiroff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine

Votes: 935

18. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Bart Burns, Vito Scotti, Johnny Seven

Votes: 136

19. The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Montagne | Stars: Don Knotts, Leslie Nielsen, Joan Freeman, Jesse White

Votes: 1,608

20. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

60 min | Western

7.9
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an agent helping Wells Fargo cope with badguys to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco who still does some agent work.

Stars: Dale Robertson, William Demarest, Kit Carson, Lory Patrick

Votes: 240

21. The Girl in Black Stockings (1957)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.4
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A party girl is murdered, and everyone at a Utah motel is a suspect.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Lex Barker, Anne Bancroft, Mamie Van Doren, Ron Randell

Votes: 446

22. How to Frame a Figg (1971)

G | 103 min | Comedy

6.6
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Don Knotts is Hollis Figg, the dumbest bookkeeper in town. When the city fathers buy a second-hand computer to cover up their financial shenanigans, they promote Figg to look after things, ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Don Knotts, Joe Flynn, Edward Andrews, Elaine Joyce

Votes: 603

23. The Deputy (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.2
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The Deputy is Clay McCord, a storekeeper in 1880's Silver City, Arizona Territories, who is an expert shot, but refuses to use his gun because he believes they are the major cause of ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan, Wallace Ford

Votes: 143

24. Angel in My Pocket (1969)

G | 105 min | Comedy, Family

7.0
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A homespun minister (Andy Griffith) and his family move to a small town where he tries to win the support and trust of his new congregation.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Andy Griffith, Jerry Van Dyke, Kay Medford, Lee Meriwether

Votes: 347

25. The Lineup (1954–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Based on actual cases from the San Francisco Police files, Lt. Guthrie and Inspector Grebb work as a team to track down criminals. In the last season Inspectors Delaney and Summers are ... See full summary »

Stars: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed, Ruta Lee

Votes: 56

26. Shotgun Slade (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.6
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A late entry in the TV Westerns boom of the late 50s. Shotgun Slade unlike other show hero wasn't a marshal, sheriff or gunfighter for hire, but Slade was a private detective, hired to ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Brady, Frank Ferguson, Monica Lewis, Andy Clyde

Votes: 54

27. Macabre (1958)

Passed | 72 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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A doctor's daughter is kidnapped and buried alive, and he is given just five hours to find and rescue her.

Director: William Castle | Stars: William Prince, Jim Backus, Christine White, Jacqueline Scott

Votes: 663

28. Crash (1978 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

5.5
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True story recounting the crash of Eastern Airlines flight 401, which crashed in the Everglades while on approach to Miami in December 1972. Accurate in many respects, the movie goes ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: William Shatner, Adrienne Barbeau, Brooke Bundy, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 157

29. Revolt at Fort Laramie (1957)

Approved | 73 min | Western

5.4
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It's just prior to the Civil War and Fort Laramie's problem is the Sioux Indians. When it is announced that war has been declared the fort becomes divided between northerners and ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Dehner, Gregg Palmer, Frances Helm, Don Gordon

Votes: 113

30. War Drums (1957)

75 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.8
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The friendship between a white man and an Apache chief is tested when they fall in love with the same woman during a time of frontier conflict.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Lex Barker, Joan Taylor, Ben Johnson, Larry Chance

Votes: 165

31. McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965)

90 min | Comedy, War

5.7
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The crew of PT-73 are in trouble again when Ensign Parker is mistaken for a pilot and gets shanghied into the Air Force.

Director: Edward Montagne | Stars: Joe Flynn, Tim Conway, Bob Hastings, Gary Vinson

Votes: 252

32. The Million Dollar Rip-Off (1976 TV Movie)

73 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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An electronics genius, who is an ex-con, and four of his lady friends devise a plot to steal millions of dollars from the Chicago Transit Authority. A detective, who had been keeping tabs ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Freddie Prinze, Allen Garfield, Christine Belford, Linda Scruggs

Votes: 58

33. Pharaoh's Curse (1957)

Approved | 66 min | Horror

4.6
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Archaeologists in Egypt find one of their crew has been turned into a blood sucking mummy after they have unleashed a three thousand year curse by entering a Pharaoh's tomb.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Mark Dana, Ziva Rodann, Diane Brewster, George N. Neise

Votes: 272

34. Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The story of Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 pilot for the CIA who was shot down in his spy plane over Russia, captured and imprisoned.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Lee Majors, Noah Beery Jr., Nehemiah Persoff, Brooke Bundy

Votes: 93

35. The Perils of Pauline (1967)

107 min | Comedy

5.9
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This version of the Perils of Pauline (recognizable from the others by it's song "Where are you my pretty Pauline... See full synopsis »

Directors: Herbert B. Leonard, Joshua Shelley | Stars: Pat Boone, Terry-Thomas, Pamela Austin, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 211

36. Fort Bowie (1958)

Approved | 80 min | Western

5.6
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At Fort Bowie, Captain Thompson favors peace talks but Major Wharton advocates war with the renegade Apaches led by Chief Victorio.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Ben Johnson, Jan Harrison, Kent Taylor, Maureen Hingert

Votes: 181

37. P.J. (1968)

Approved | 109 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth ... See full summary »

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: George Peppard, Raymond Burr, Gayle Hunnicutt, Brock Peters

Votes: 169

38. Tomahawk Trail (1957)

60 min | Western

5.6
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An incompetent Cavalry lieutenant leads his patrol into an Apache ambush on the Tomahawk Trail,gets wounded in a skirmish and loses the command to his sergeant.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Chuck Connors, John Smith, Susan Cummings, Lisa Montell

Votes: 145

39. Short Walk to Daylight (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

7.1
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Eight people are trapped in a New York subway after an earthquake, and try to find their way out.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: James Brolin, Don Mitchell, James McEachin, Abbey Lincoln

Votes: 156

40. The Dalton Girls (1957)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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Female relatives of the infamous Dalton gang carry on the family tradition.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Merry Anders, Lisa Davis, Penny Edwards, Sue George

Votes: 123

41. The Bob Cummings Show (1961–1962)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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Charter pilot Bob flew everywhere, often playing amateur detective. He had an aerocar, a vehicle which worked like a car until he attached its optional wing and flew off. He was aided by ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Cummings, Murvyn Vye, Roberta Shore, Yvette Vickers

Votes: 26

42. Rebel in Town (1956)

78 min | Western

6.7
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After the Civil War, in a Yankee town five Confederates find trouble when one of them accidentally shoots a local young boy.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: John Payne, Ruth Roman, J. Carrol Naish, Ben Cooper

Votes: 177

43. Broadside (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Lt. Anne Morgan and her fellow Waves are posted to the backwater station on Ranakai, much to the displeasure of Commander Adrian. So his South Seas idyll, including gourmet cook, isn't disrupted has Adrian scheming to transfer the women.

Stars: Kathleen Nolan, Edward Andrews, Dick Sargent, Sheila James Kuehl

Votes: 24

44. Man-Trap (1961)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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During the Korean War, Matt saves the life of his buddy, Vince, who promises that someday he'll repay Matt by cutting him in on a million dollars. Eight years later Matt is in the midst of ... See full summary »

Director: Edmond O'Brien | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Stella Stevens, Elaine Devry

Votes: 111

45. Strategy of Terror (1969)

M | 90 min | Mystery

6.5
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A reporter and a New York City cop team up to find out who is trying to assassinate a UN leader.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Barbara Rush, Neil Hamilton, Frederick O'Neal

Votes: 10

46. The Ray Milland Show (1953–1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Originally Ray McNutley is an English professor at an all girls school where every female swoons for him except for the Dean. Luckily he has an understanding wife Peggy. By the second year ... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Milland, Phyllis Avery, Gordon Jones, Minerva Urecal

Votes: 25

47. Hot Cars (1956)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A salt-of-earth family man needs money for his sick son, and decides to keep a job at a used car lot despite realizing it is selling stolen cars.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: John Bromfield, Carol Shannon, Joi Lansing, Ralph Clanton

Votes: 96

48. Ellery Queen: Don't Look Behind You (1971 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Mystery

5.7
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Detective Ellery Queen has to solve a series of murders where the victims were killed in numerically descending ages, the male victims were strangled with blue cords and the female victims with pink ones.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Peter Lawford, Harry Morgan, E.G. Marshall, Skye Aubrey

Votes: 97

49. The Chinese Typewriter (1979 TV Movie)

75 min | Action, Adventure

6.5
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This unsold TV pilot set in Hawaii is about two PIs hired by an airline company to retrieve a stolen jet, the company's latest prototype.

Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Tom Selleck, James Whitmore Jr., Lane Bradbury, William Daniels

Votes: 22

50. Bop Girl Goes Calypso (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Musical

5.1
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To prove his theory that rock and roll is on its way out, a sociologist tries to convince a "bop" singer to switch to calypso, much to the ire of her Hollywood nightclub manager.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Judy Tyler, Bobby Troup, Margo Woode, Mary Kaye

Votes: 84