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1. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Unrated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 46,665

2. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,123

3. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.3
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Mr. Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "Honeymooners" sketches.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Votes: 149

4. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Ray Bloch

Votes: 145

5. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 888

6. 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: 621

7. 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 rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 740

8. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

Votes: 808

9. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.7
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Rex Reed, Fred Foy

Votes: 344

10. Paris Blues (1961)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.7
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During the 1960s, two American ex-pat jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in-love with two American tourist girls.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 1,761

11. America's Book of Secrets (2012– )

44 min

7.3
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From the facts behind the NSA spying scandals ("Big Brother") and the Boston Bombings ("American Terrorists") to America's secret prisons, Scientology, the Gold conspiracy and America's doomsday plans, this series features in-depth interviews with top journalists, law enforcement officials and whistleblowers.

Stars: Jonathan Adams, Ronald Kessler, Alex Jones, Erich 'Mancow' Muller

Votes: 372

12. Cabin in the Sky (1943)

Passed | 98 min | Musical, Fantasy

7.3
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A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he'll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 1,924

13. Jazz (2001 TV Mini-Series)

114 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.5
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A survey of the musical form's history and major talents.

Stars: Keith David, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington

Votes: 1,364

14. Assault on a Queen (1966)

Unrated | 106 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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A motley crew of treasure hunters plan to rob the cruise-liner RMS Queen Mary, using a recovered WW2 German submarine.

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Virna Lisi, Anthony Franciosa, Richard Conte

Votes: 649

15. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Milt Kamen, Mort Lindsey Orchestra

Votes: 261

16. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Talk show with celebrity guests.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 392

17. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.1
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 107

18. 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, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 79

19. The Garry Moore Show (1958–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Stars: Garry Moore, Carol Burnett, Durward Kirby, Alan King

Votes: 76

20. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 127

21. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 102

22. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Arnold Stang

Votes: 70

23. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

Votes: 91

24. Belle of the Nineties (1934)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Ruby Carter, the American Beauty queen of the night club-sporting world, shifts her operations from St. Louis to New Orleans (which kind of belies the Western genre designation), mostly to ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Mae West, Roger Pryor, Johnny Mack Brown, John Miljan

Votes: 457

25. Birth of the Blues (1941)

Approved | 87 min | Music

6.4
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Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Brian Donlevy, Carolyn Lee

Votes: 250

26. Reveille with Beverly (1943)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 246

27. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

4.5
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A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy and others were serious drama by famous authors.

Stars: Robert Emhardt, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope

Votes: 73

28. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)

30 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Daniel Schorr, Winston Burdett, Peter Kalischer

Votes: 53

29. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.7
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Interviews with figures from public life.

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 95

30. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

8.3
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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Rose Marie

Votes: 85

31. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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Stars: Rene Auberjonois, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 13

32. Change of Mind (1969)

R | 98 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

6.2
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A white man's brain is transplanted into a black man's skull.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Raymond St. Jacques, Susan Oliver, Janet MacLachlan, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 40

33. Murder at the Vanities (1934)

89 min | Musical, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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A homicide detective with an eye for the ladies investigating a murder in Earl Carroll's Vanities allows the music review to continue during the investigation.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Carl Brisson, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 441

34. The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)

60 min | Music

8.0
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The long-running television version of the long-running NBC radio series devoted to classical music as well as Broadway composers.

Stars: The Bell Telephone Orchestra, The Buster Davis Singers, Mel Brandt, Edward Villella

Votes: 24

35. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 68

36. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Jonathan Miller, John Betjeman

Votes: 64

37. The Asphalt Jungle (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith, Dallas Mitchell

Votes: 37

38. Talking Sticks: A Musical Journey (2014)

60 min | Documentary

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Vibes and marimba are the focus of this extraordinary and compelling film about creativity, culture and connection... See full synopsis »

Directors: Flavia Fontes, Marcelo Pontes | Stars: Ligia Amadio, Mike Balter, Gary Burton, Jim Catalano

39. The Strolling '20s (1966 TV Movie)

Music

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Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., Duke Ellington

40. Rock 'n' Roll Revue (1955)

38 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.9
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Packed with music by the greats of the time.

Director: Joseph Kohn | Stars: Cholly Atkins, Louie Bellson, Delta Rhythm Boys, Ruth Brown

Votes: 33

41. Happy Days (1970– )

60 min | Comedy, History, Music

7.7
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This summer replacement comedy/variety show, not to be confused with the long-running sitcom, was a simultaneous parody of/homage to the 1930's. In addition to its regular cast of comedians... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Burns, Louis Nye, Chuck McCann, Bob Elliott

Votes: 15

42. Trilogie De Tragedie (2016)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance | Completed

A look into the inequities of the ghosts of society through three interwoven french new wave styled vignettes by three different visual and literary artists.

Directors: Aaron Burk, Blake Fitzpatrick, Brad Paulson | Stars: Felissa Rose, Alexis Iacono, Andy Gates, Tiffani Fest

43. Masks and Memories (1934)

32 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.1
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Julie and Bob take a break from their Mardi Gras revels to visit Bob's home, where he lives with his sister and their reclusive Uncle Andy. Andy mistakes Julie for his sweetheart of years ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Lillian Roth, Weldon Heyburn, Queenie Smith, George Houston

Votes: 61

44. Black and Tan (1929)

19 min | Drama, Short, Music

6.4
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Duke Ellington in a jazz musical short with a tragic plotline.

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Fredi Washington, Hall Johnson Choir

Votes: 279

45. Hollywood on Parade No. A-9 (1933)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.5
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Portraits on the wall of Willy Pogany's studio come to life.

Director: Louis Lewyn | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Willy Pogany, Harry Green, Bebe Daniels

Votes: 14

46. The Hit Parade (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Musical

7.2
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Agent Pete Garland is fired by society singer Monica Barrett after he got her a new radio contract, because she thinks her lawyer friend Teddy Leeds fits in better with her social status. ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Frances Langford, Phil Regan, Max Terhune, Edward Brophy

Votes: 24

47. Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly (1973 TV Special)

90 min | Music

9.1
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An all-star tribute to Duke Ellington.

Director: Stan Harris | Stars: Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Peter Cetera, Ray Charles

Votes: 11

48. Freedom Spectacular (1964 TV Movie)

90 min | Music

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All star show in aid of The National Advancement of Colored People Association.

Director: Bill Foster | Stars: Cannonball Adderley, Steve Allen, Toni Basil, Ed Begley

49. Frankie Laine Time (1955–1956)

60 min | Music

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Summer replacement show for "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends". It was a variety series. Frankie Laine sang songs, and had a wide range of guest performers.

Stars: Frankie Laine, Jack E. Leonard, Gene Baylos, Duke Ellington

50. The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show (1958–1959)

30 min | Music

7.3
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The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show was a variety TV series including musical acts hosted by Patti Page. The series ran for one season from 1958-1959.

Stars: Patti Page, Teresa Brewer, Shari Lewis, The Ames Brothers

Votes: 7