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1. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

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Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

2. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton: Part 1 (1974)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Writers: Herman Groves, Clifford B. Hicks | Director: Tom Leetch | Stars: Eric Shea, Clay O'Brien, Kim Richards, Edward Andrews

3. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: The Paper Chase (1978)

60 min | Drama

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Professor Charles Kingsfield and the students form the core of the series: Midwestern farm boy James Hart; rich kid and 4th generation lawyer Franklin Ford III, oaf/sad sack Willis Bell; ... See full summary »

Writers: John Jay Osborn Jr., James Bridges | Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: John Houseman, K.C. Ligon, Tom Fitzsimmons, Robert Ginty

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

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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

5. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

TV-14 | 186 min | Drama, History, War

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In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

Writer: Abby Mann | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich

6. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Number 12 Looks Just Like You (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

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In a future society everyone must undergo an operation at age 19 to become beautiful and conform to society. One young woman desperately wants to hold onto her own identity.

Writers: Charles Beaumont, John Tomerlin, Rod Serling | Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Collin Wilcox Paxton, Richard Long, Pamela Austin, Suzy Parker

7. Inherit the Wind (1960)

TV-PG | 128 min | Drama, History

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Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Writers: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith, Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

8. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Lure (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Kitty gets caught up in a scheme where lawmen will try to arrest known criminal Dal Neely by using his daughter as bait. But everyone gets more than they bargained for in this story.

Writer: Clyde Ware | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

9. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

10. James at 16 (1977–1978)

60 min | Drama

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James, a daydreamer and photographer, must learn to cope with life as his father moves the family from Oregon to Boston MA. Though there is much humor here, the series dealt with many ... See full summary »

Creator: Dan Wakefield | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Linden Chiles, Lynn Carlin, Kim Richards

11. Backstory (2000– )

Documentary

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As seen on AMC, "Backstory" is a series that takes a provocative and in-depth look at the making of popular motion pictures. Stars, directors, producers and other Hollywood players provide ... See full summary »

Stars: Rino Romano, Rudy Behlmer, Richard D. Zanuck, Roddy McDowall

12. Alvin the Magnificent (1973 TV Movie)

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Writer: Herman Groves | Director: Tom Leetch | Stars: Edward Andrews, Norman Bartold, Larry J. Blake, Olive Dunbar

13. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)

60 min | Drama

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A TV Series about a bunch of Law students, their everyday lives and their effort to make it through Law School. Hart, Ford, Bell and the rest of them have to face Kingsfield, the most ... See full summary »

Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

14. Lucy Gets Lucky (1975 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Writer: Robert O'Brien | Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Dean Martin, Jackie Coogan, Bruce Gordon

15. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Queen of the Nile (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

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A reporter interviews a Hollywood movie queen who has a secret to her eternal beauty.

Writers: Charles Beaumont, Rod Serling | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Ann Blyth, Lee Philips, Celia Lovsky, Frank Ferguson

16. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Mystery in Dracula's Castle: Part 1 (1973)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Writer: Sue Milburn | Director: Robert Totten | Stars: Clu Gulager, Mariette Hartley, Johnny Whitaker, Mills Watson

17. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Approved | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Writers: William Rose, Tania Rose | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

18. James at 16 (1977–1978)
Episode: Pilot (1977)

100 min | Drama

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A 15-year-old whose family moves from Oregon to Boston misses the girlfriend he left behind, so he runs away to see her. On the way he hooks up with a female art student in her 20s who is ... See full summary »

Writer: Dan Wakefield | Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Linden Chiles, Lynn Carlin, Kim Richards

19. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.

Writers: Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Gordon W. Prange, Ladislas Farago | Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

20. The Making of 'Silent Running' (1972)

49 min | Documentary

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An on-set documentary about the making of the classic science fiction film "Silent Running".

Writers: Scott Beach, Frank Buxton | Director: Charles L. Barbee | Stars: Joan Baez, Scott Beach, Dick Dawson, Bruce Dern

21. A Child Is Waiting (1963)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

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Psychologist Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of the Crawthorne State Training Institute, one of the first boarding schools for developmentally challenged children. Dr. Clark is sympathetic ... See full summary »

Writer: Abby Mann | Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Gena Rowlands, Steven Hill

22. Like Normal People (1979 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

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A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story.

Writers: Joanna Lee, Robert Meyers | Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Shaun Cassidy, Linda Purl, Zalman King, James Keach

23. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

Unrated | 111 min | Comedy, Family

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When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family? From finding a house big enough for all of them and learning to make ... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Mort Lachman, Melville Shavelson | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Louise Troy

24. Babe (1975 TV Movie)

106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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The story of Babe Didrickson, who won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics and returned to become a world champion golfer, her battles to be accepted as a woman in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Joanna Lee, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Harry Paxton | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Susan Clark, Alex Karras, Slim Pickens, Jeanette Nolan

25. The Gift of Love (1978 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama, Romance

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This is the story of two people, from totally different backgrounds and social status. The boy is a Swiss immigrant working to help his impoverished family, and the girl comes from an ... See full summary »

Writers: O. Henry, Caryl Ledner | Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Marie Osmond, Timothy Bottoms, Bethel Leslie, June Lockhart

26. Mystery in Dracula's Castle (1973 TV Movie)

91 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

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Two brothers and a stray dog stumble upon some jewel thieves in a lighthouse.

Writer: Sue Milburn | Director: Robert Totten | Stars: Clu Gulager, Mariette Hartley, Johnny Whitaker, Mills Watson

27. Bad Ronald (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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A shy teenager accidentally kills a mocking peer, and his mother helps him hide in a spare room in their house. Problems arise when the mother goes for an operation and dies, and the house ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Peter Marin, John Holbrook Vance | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch, Dabney Coleman

28. Truck Turner (1974)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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Truck is a bounty hunter who gets a job to track down a guy named Gator. When he and his partner find him, a chase ensues and Gator is killed. This makes Gator's woman, Dorinda, very angry ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Williams, Michael Allin, Jerry Wilkes | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Alan Weeks, Annazette Chase

29. Three for Two (1975 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

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Writer: James Eppy | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Gino Conforti, Tammi Bula

30. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Young Runaways (1978)

Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Heartless parents C.L. Doyle and his wife take two of their older children, Rosebud & Joseph T. Doyle on a family vacation to Alaska, but dump their younger ones, Freddy & Margaret Jean in ... See full summary »

Writer: Sy Gomberg | Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Anne Francis, Robert Webber, Gary Collins, Pat Delaney

31. The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 148 min | Crime, Drama

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Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.

Writer: J.P. Miller | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Cliff De Young, Anthony Hopkins, Denise Alexander, Sian Barbara Allen

32. Silent Running (1972)

GP | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.

Writers: Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino, Steven Bochco | Director: Douglas Trumbull | Stars: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint

33. Cold Turkey (1971)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

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Hoping for positive publicity, a tobacco company offers $25 million to any American town that quits smoking for 30 days. Amidst a media frenzy, Eagle Rock, Iowa accepts the challenge while the company's PR man tries to sabotage the effort.

Writers: Norman Lear, William Price Fox Jr., Margaret Rau, Neil Rau | Director: Norman Lear | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Pippa Scott, Tom Poston, Edward Everett Horton

34. Cage Without a Key (1975 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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A high school girl who needs a ride accepts one from a boy she doesn't know. He then forces her to participate in a robbery, in which a clerk is killed. They are soon caught, and the girl, ... See full summary »

Writer: Joanna Lee | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Susan Dey, Jonelle Allen, Sam Bottoms, Anne Bloom

35. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1974 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

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The story of a family living in a New York City slum in 1912, headed by a loving but alcoholic father and a strong-willed mother.

Writers: Frank Davis, Blanche Hanalis, Tess Slesinger, Betty Smith | Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Diane Baker, James Olson, Pamelyn Ferdin

36. I Want to Live (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

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The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person ... See full summary »

Writers: Gordon Cotler, Nelson Gidding, Barbara Graham, Don Mankiewicz, Ed Montgomery | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Martin Balsam, Pamela Reed, Harry Dean Stanton

37. Duel at Diablo (1966)

Approved | 103 min | Action, War, Western

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Lieutenant McAllister is ordered to transport several ammunition wagons to another fort through Apache territory with only a small troop of rookie soldiers to guard them. Along for the ride... See full summary »

Writers: Marvin H. Albert, Michael M. Grilikhes | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson, Dennis Weaver

38. One Little Indian (1973)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Western

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On the run from the Cavalry, a man tries to disappear while accompanied by two camels and a runaway boy. His escape is made harder when he meets a widow and her daughter who may turn him in.

Writer: Harry Spalding | Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: James Garner, Vera Miles, Pat Hingle, Morgan Woodward

39. Thursday's Child (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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A family is devastated to discover that their young son has a terminal heart condition, and the only thing that can save him is a relatively new procedure, a heart transplant.

Writers: Gwen Bagni, Victoria Poole | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Don Murray, Jessica Walter, Rob Lowe

40. The Hallelujah Trail (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Comedy, Western

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A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the ... See full summary »

Writers: William Gulick, John Gay | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton, Pamela Tiffin

41. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Murdoch (1971)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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A Marshall with a warrant to legally execute ten outlaws upon capture, enlist Matt's help, and finds out of one men is his rebellious son.

Writer: Jack Miller | Director: Robert Totten | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

42. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Mystery in Dracula's Castle: Part 2 (1973)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Writer: Sue Milburn | Director: Robert Totten | Stars: Clu Gulager, Mariette Hartley, Johnny Whitaker, Mills Watson

43. Hawaii (1966)

Approved | 189 min | Drama

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Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But ... See full summary »

Writers: James A. Michener, Dalton Trumbo, Daniel Taradash | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman

44. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Harold Livingston, Alan Dean Foster | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

45. Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

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A minor-league baseball player has to spend $30,000,000 in thirty days in order to inherit $300,000,000. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.

Writers: George Barr McCutcheon, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

46. The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton (1974 TV Movie)

60 min

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Writers: Herman Groves, Clifford B. Hicks | Director: Tom Leetch | Stars: Eric Shea, Clay O'Brien, Kim Richards, Edward Andrews

47. The Fighter (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

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Vietnam war veteran Merle is working as concierge. His small salary and the one of his wife Rindy are just enough to survive. Thus when Merle hears that there will be an amateur boxing ... See full summary »

Writer: Jerome Kass | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Gregory Harrison, Glynnis O'Connor, Pat Hingle, Steve Inwood

48. Freaky Friday (1976)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Writer: Mary Rodgers | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Patsy Kelly

49. She Waits (1972 TV Movie)

74 min | Horror

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A murdered woman seeks revenge, possesses her husband's new wife.

Writer: Art Wallace | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Patty Duke, David McCallum, Dorothy McGuire, Lew Ayres

50. The Red Badge of Courage (1974 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama, War, Western

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During the Civil War, a young man enthusiastically joins the Union army thirsting to find glory and honor, but his first battle opens his eyes to the reality of how un-glorious and dishonorable war really is.

Writers: John Gay, Stephen Crane | Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Richard Thomas, Michael Brandon, Wendell Burton, Charles Aidman