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1. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends.

Creators: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, Dick Conway | Stars: Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow

2. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

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

3. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

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

8.1
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99 Metascore

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Writers: Davis Grubb, James Agee | Directors: Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum, Terry Sanders | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

4. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.2
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After the Civil war 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

5. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Joseph Kesselring | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

6. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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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

7. The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952–2014)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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As the sons age, we go through their teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.

Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

8. Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)

87 min | Comedy

6.7
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A bookie uses a phony real estate business as a front for his betting parlor. To further keep up the sham, he hires dim-witted Ellen Grant as his secretary figuring she won't suspect any ... See full summary »

Writers: Nat Perrin, Devery Freeman, Frank Tashlin, Everett Freeman | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Lucille Ball, William Holden, Janis Carter, James Gleason

9. The Life of Riley (1953–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bendix, Marjorie Reynolds, Wesley Morgan, Tom D'Andrea

10. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama

8.2
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Writers: Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis, Betty Smith | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

11. Meet John Doe (1941)

Passed | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.

Writers: Richard Connell, Robert Presnell Sr., Robert Riskin | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan

12. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

13. The Broadway Melody (1929)

Passed | 100 min | Musical, Romance

6.5
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Harriet and Queenie Mahoney, a vaudeville act, come to Broadway, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for his number in one of Francis Zanfield's shows. Eddie was in love with Harriet,... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Goulding, Sarah Y. Mason, Norman Houston, James Gleason | Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Bessie Love, Anita Page, Charles King, The Angeles Twins

14. The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel (Cary Grant) arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Leonardo Bercovici, Robert Nathan | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley

15. Suddenly (1954)

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

6.9
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In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.

Writer: Richard Sale | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates

16. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

17. Loving You (1957)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Musical

6.4
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Deke Rivers is a delivery man who is discovered by publicist Glenda Markle and country-western musician Tex Warner who want to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, giving him ... See full summary »

Writers: Herbert Baker, Hal Kanter, Mary Agnes Thompson | Director: Hal Kanter | Stars: Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey, James Gleason

18. The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

Approved | 137 min | Drama

7.4
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A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Nunnally Johnson, A.J. Cronin | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Rose Stradner

19. The Clock (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Soldier Joe Allen is on a two-day leave in New York, and there he meets Alice. She agrees to show him the sights and they spend the day together. In this short time they find themselves ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Nathan, Joseph Schrank, Paul Gallico, Pauline Gallico | Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason, Keenan Wynn

20. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Creator: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

21. A Guy Named Joe (1943)

Passed | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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Maj. Pete Sandidge is a very able pilot who seems to have a streak of luck as far as flying goes. World War II is raging and Pete has come out of it pretty so far. He even has a beautiful ... See full summary »

Writers: Chandler Sprague, David Boehm, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Dalton Trumbo | Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson, Ward Bond

22. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy

6.8
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A Movie star has triplets, but does not want her beloved public to find out. Has she made a mistake in hiring Jerry Lewis as the babysitter ?

Writers: Frank Tashlin, Preston Sturges | Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Connie Stevens, Reginald Gardiner

23. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Approved | 94 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller, Harry Segall | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson

24. The Last Hurrah (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Drama

7.5
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Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as Mayor of of a US town for the last time.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Edwin O'Connor | Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

25. We're Not Married! (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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In separate stories, five wedded couples learn that they are not legally married.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Dwight Taylor, Gina Kaus, Jay Dratler | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Victor Moore, Fred Allen

26. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.7
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Ralph Edwards, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton, Axel Gruenberg

27. A Free Soul (1931)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.

Writers: Adela Rogers St. Johns, John Meehan, Becky Gardiner | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable

28. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

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

29. Once Upon a Time (1944)

89 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.1
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A cash-strapped theater producer promotes a nine-year-old boy's dancing caterpillar.

Writers: Lewis Meltzer, Oscar Saul, Irving Fineman, Norman Corwin, Lucille Fletcher | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Cary Grant, Janet Blair, James Gleason, Ted Donaldson

30. What Price Glory (1952)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.3
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In 1918 France, Captain Flagg commands a disreputable company of Marines; his new top sergeant is his old friendly enemy, Quirt. The two men become rivals for the favors of fair innkeeper's... See full summary »

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Maxwell Anderson, Laurence Stallings | Director: John Ford | Stars: James Cagney, Corinne Calvet, Dan Dailey, William Demarest

31. Tales of Manhattan (1942)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A formal tailcoat that gets passed from one owner to another affects each life in a significant way.

Writers: Henry Blankfort, Alan Campbell, Ladislas Fodor, László Görög, Ben Hecht, Samuel Hoffenstein, Ferenc Molnár, Donald Ogden Stewart, Lamar Trotti, László Vadnay | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda

32. Down to Earth (1947)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.3
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Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he... See full summary »

Writers: Edwin Blum, Don Hartman, Harry Segall | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks, Marc Platt, Roland Culver

33. Babes on Broadway (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through... See full summary »

Writers: Fred F. Finklehoffe, Elaine Ryan | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler

34. Tycoon (1947)

Approved | 128 min | Romance, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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Engineer Johnny Munroe is enlisted to build a railroad tunnel through a mountain to reach mines. His task is complicated, and his ethics are compromised, when he falls in love with his ... See full summary »

Writers: Borden Chase, John Twist, C.E. Scoggins | Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: John Wayne, Laraine Day, Cedric Hardwicke, Judith Anderson

35. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

7.9
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The adventures of Vint Bonner, a cowboy in the post Civil War era.

Stars: John Payne, Dan Blocker, Jeanne Bates, Stuart Randall

36. The Story of Will Rogers (1952)

109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Writers: Frank Davis, Stanley Roberts, Jack Moffitt, Betty Blake Rogers | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Will Rogers Jr., Jane Wyman, Carl Benton Reid, Eve Miller

37. I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)

110 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.9
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Songwriter Gus Kahn gets the Hollywood treatment. The film chronicles his success and decline, with his wife Grace sticking by him the whole time.

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Doris Day, Danny Thomas, Frank Lovejoy, Patrice Wymore

38. Star in the Dust (1956)

80 min | Western

6.1
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The sheriff of Gunlock is planning to hang Sam Hall, who shot three farmers found on cattle land, at sundown. At the casino, betting is 8 to 3 he won't make it. The cattlemen are set to ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Brodney, Lee Leighton | Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: John Agar, Mamie Van Doren, Richard Boone, Coleen Gray

39. Forever Female (1953)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

6.9
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An aging actress refuses to admit she is too old to play the ingénue role anymore.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, J.M. Barrie | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Ginger Rogers, William Holden, Paul Douglas, James Gleason

40. 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

41. The Female Animal (1958)

84 min | Drama

6.1
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An aging film star and her alcoholic daughter compete for a handsome extra.

Writers: Robert Hill, Albert Zugsmith | Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Jane Powell, Jan Sterling, George Nader

42. The Jackpot (1950)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy

6.7
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Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.

Writers: John McNulty, Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: James Stewart, Barbara Hale, James Gleason, Fred Clark

43. Man in the Shadow (I) (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Virgil Renchler owns most of the town providing a thriving economy. When his men go to far and kill one of his migrant workmen, the sheriff goes after him even if it means his job and everyone else's.

Writer: Gene L. Coon | Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Orson Welles, Colleen Miller, Ben Alexander

44. Crash Dive (1943)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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A submarine lieutenant and his commander fall in love with the same girl.

Writers: Jo Swerling, W.R. Burnett | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, James Gleason

45. The Stu Erwin Show (1950–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Stu Erwin played a mild-mannered high-school principal, with June Collyer as his wife.

Stars: Stuart Erwin, June Collyer, Ann E. Todd, Sheila James Kuehl

46. Change of Heart (1934)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Catherinde and Mack and their close friends Chris and Madge graduate from a West Coast college and fly to New York City to find work.

Writers: Sonya Levien, James Gleason, Kathleen Norris, Samuel Hoffenstein | Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, James Dunn, Ginger Rogers

47. The Life of Riley (1949)

90 min | Comedy

7.0
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A factory worker's family is thrown into an uproar when his teenage daughter starts to date his boss' son.

Writers: Irving Brecher, Groucho Marx | Director: Irving Brecher | Stars: William Bendix, Rosemary DeCamp, James Gleason, Bill Goodwin

48. Racket Squad (1950– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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This series dramatizes confidence games which fall under the jurisdiction of Captain John Braddock.

Stars: Reed Hadley, Hugh Beaumont, Robert Bray, Fay Roope

49. Key to the City (1950)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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At a mayors convention in San Francisco, ex-longshoreman Steve Fisk meets Clarissa Standish from New England. Fisk is mayor of "Puget City" and is proud of his rough and tumble background. ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Beich, Robert Riley Crutcher | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Frank Morgan, Marilyn Maxwell

50. The Bowery (1933)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of... See full summary »

Writers: Michael L. Simmons, Bessie Roth Solomon, Howard Estabrook, James Gleason | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper, Fay Wray