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1. The Last Starfighter (1984)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A video-gaming boy, seemingly doomed to stay at his trailer park home all his life, finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force.

Writer: Jonathan R. Betuel | Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason

Votes: 26,248

2. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.5
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A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Writers: Blake Edwards, Hans Hoemburg, Reinhold Schünzel | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 14,055

3. The Music Man (1962)

Approved | 151 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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A con man comes to a Midwestern town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.

Writers: Meredith Willson, Franklin Lacey, Marion Hargrove | Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 12,277

4. How the West Was Won (1962)

Approved | 164 min | Western

7.1
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Writer: James R. Webb | Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

Votes: 13,011

5. S.O.B. (1981)

R | 122 min | Comedy

6.4
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A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.

Writer: Blake Edwards | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman

Votes: 3,849

6. 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 its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

Votes: 554

7. Mame (1974)

PG | 132 min | Musical

5.9
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The musical revolves around the antics of Mame Dennis, a fun-loving, wealthy eccentric with a flare for life and a razor sharp wit. Her life is suddenly changed when she becomes the ... See full summary »

Writers: Patrick Dennis, Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee, Paul Zindel | Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Lucille Ball, Robert Preston, Bea Arthur, Bruce Davison

Votes: 1,866

8. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

Votes: 181

9. Semi-Tough (1977)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.8
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A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.

Writers: Walter Bernstein, Dan Jenkins | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Robert Preston

Votes: 1,696

10. Junior Bonner (1972)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

6.8
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Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts.

Writer: Jeb Rosebrook | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Steve McQueen, Robert Preston, Ida Lupino, Ben Johnson

Votes: 3,665

11. Beau Geste (1939)

Passed | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Beau, John, and Digby Geste are three inseparable, adventurous brothers who haven been adopted into the wealthy household of Lady Brandon. When money in the uppercrust household grows tight... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Carson, Percival Christopher Wren | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 3,919

12. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California.

Writers: Walter DeLeon, C. Gardner Sullivan, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Cunningham, Ernest Haycox | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

Votes: 1,528

13. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

Votes: 137

14. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.

Writers: Alan Le May, Charles Bennett, Jesse Lasky Jr., Thelma Strabel | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey

Votes: 1,964

15. Child's Play (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.

Writers: Robert Marasco, Leon Prochnik | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Robert Preston, Beau Bridges, Ron Weyand

Votes: 533

16. This Gun for Hire (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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When hired killer Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he's is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.

Writers: Albert Maltz, W.R. Burnett, Graham Greene | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar

Votes: 5,562

17. The Sundowners (1950)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Adventure, History

5.7
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Brother is pitted against brother in this tale of fueding ranchers in the old west.

Writer: Alan Le May | Director: George Templeton | Stars: Robert Preston, Robert Sterling, Chill Wills, Cathy Downs

Votes: 261

18. Wake Island (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.

Writers: W.R. Burnett, Frank Butler | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

Votes: 1,239

19. 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: 171

20. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 89

21. 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: 746

22. Tulsa (1949)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.3
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It's Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee Lansing's rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company. Cherokee plans revenge by bringing in her own wells... See full summary »

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Curtis Kenyon, Richard Wormser | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Pedro Armendáriz, Lloyd Gough

Votes: 636

23. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.6
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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, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 226

24. 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, Jeff Donnell, Mona Freeman

Votes: 76

25. Blood on the Moon (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.9
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Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton.

Writers: Lillie Hayward, Harold Shumate, Luke Short | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,311

26. Variety Girl (1947)

93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Writers: Monte Brice, William Cottrell, Edmund L. Hartmann, T. Hee, Frank Tashlin, Robert L. Welch | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 192

27. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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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

Votes: 104

28. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 69

29. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

7.4
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In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to ... See full summary »

Writers: Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch, William Inge | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 536

30. North West Mounted Police (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers ("Isn't that a contradiction in terms?", another character asks him) travels to Canada in the 1880s in search of Jacques Corbeau, who is wanted for murder. He ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Le May, Jesse Lasky Jr., C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster

Votes: 972

31. The Last Frontier (1955)

Approved | 98 min | History, Western

6.5
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Crude and uncivilized backwoods trapper Jed Cooper and his two partners sign up as scouts in a remote Oregon army fort, manned chiefly by untrained rookie soldiers. Jed, flirting with the ... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Yordan, Russell S. Hughes, Richard Emery Roberts | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Victor Mature, Guy Madison, Robert Preston, James Whitmore

Votes: 843

32. Your Show of Shows (1950–1954)

90 min | Comedy

8.7
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Live, original comedy originally featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Carl Reiner and Howard Morris joined the show later. Two of the great skits on the show were "The Hickenloopers", a ... See full summary »

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris

Votes: 154

33. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 65

34. Rehearsal for Murder (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A year after his fiancée's death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: David Greene | Stars: Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Macnee, Lawrence Pressman

Votes: 362

35. Whispering Smith (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Western

6.7
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Legendary railroad detective Whispering Smith becomes convinced that old friend and colleague Murray Sinclair has joined a criminal band to loot the railroad.

Writers: Frank Butler, Karl Kamb, Frank H. Spearman | Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, Brenda Marshall, Donald Crisp

Votes: 657

36. Finnegan Begin Again (1985 TV Movie)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Robert Preston is retired and taking care of his senile wife. He can't get her to allow him to throw anything out and their house has become unmanageable. He meets Mary Tyler Moore who is ... See full summary »

Writer: Walter Lockwood | Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Robert Preston, Sam Waterston, Sylvia Sidney

Votes: 318

37. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 131

38. Password All-Stars (1961–1975)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

6.6
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Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.

Stars: Allen Ludden, Elizabeth Montgomery, Carol Burnett, Betty White

Votes: 216

39. The Macomber Affair (1947)

Approved | 89 min | Adventure

6.8
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Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo. The obnoxious ways of Margaret Macomber make the three of them get ... See full summary »

Writers: Ernest Hemingway, Seymour Bennett, Frank Arnold, Casey Robinson | Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Gregory Peck, Joan Bennett, Robert Preston, Reginald Denny

Votes: 516

40. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 106

41. The Chisholms (1979 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Western

7.6
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The adventures of the Chisholm family as they travel west in 1844.

Creators: David Dortort, Evan Hunter | Stars: Rosemary Harris, Ben Murphy, James Van Patten, Susan Swift

Votes: 64

42. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

8.6
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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Janet Blair, Roy Rogers, John Raitt

Votes: 95

43. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's ... See full summary »

Writers: Melvin Frank, George S. Kaufman, Norman Panama, Arthur A. Ross, Harry Tugend | Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

Votes: 359

44. Outrage! (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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After a technicality results in the release of a man being tried for the rape and murder of a young woman, her father murders the man. Admitting his guilt and refusing to use temporary ... See full summary »

Writer: Henry Denker | Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Robert Preston, Beau Bridges, Burgess Meredith, Linda Purl

Votes: 76

45. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

Votes: 83

46. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1966)

60 min | Music

7.7
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Stars: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Votes: 60

47. My Outlaw Brother (1951)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.2
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A young man travels to Mexico in search of his brother, who has become involved with a dangerous gang.

Writers: Gene Fowler Jr., Alfred Lewis Levitt, Max Brand | Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Wanda Hendrix, Robert Preston, Robert Stack

Votes: 177

48. The Lady Gambles (1949)

99 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A desperate husband tries to find help for his wife suffering from addictive gambling.

Writers: Roy Huggins, Halsted Welles, Lewis Meltzer, Oscar Saul | Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston, Stephen McNally, Edith Barrett

Votes: 352

49. Best of the Badmen (1951)

Passed | 84 min | Western

6.1
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The outlaws of the Clanton and Younger gangs are the heroes of this fictionalized biography.

Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, John Twist | Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor, Jack Buetel, Robert Preston

Votes: 356

50. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

Votes: 44