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1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

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

Votes: 51,648

2. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 5,777

3. Guys and Dolls (1955)

Approved | 150 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.3
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In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 12,893

4. Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.

Stars: Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain, Dana Plato

Votes: 7,402

5. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.1
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Votes: 2,448

6. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds 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

Votes: 11,113

7. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

30 min | Western

7.9
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Lane Bradford

Votes: 1,440

8. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.1
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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (five-card draw) is ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

Votes: 1,891

9. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Votes: 1,784

10. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

25 min | Western

7.7
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson

Votes: 496

11. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

TV-G | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

Votes: 4,891

12. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

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

7.8
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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: 2,482

13. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers...

Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell, Del Monroe

Votes: 2,417

14. The Killing (1956)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 67,522

15. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,226

16. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.2
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

Votes: 1,394

17. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Votes: 15,904

18. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.1
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After the Civil War, nomadic 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

Votes: 1,007

19. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 225 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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The life of Jesus Christ.

Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.

Votes: 7,066 | Gross: $15.47M

20. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 874

21. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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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: 746

22. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)

TV-G | 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 Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 838

23. The Hangman (1959)

Not Rated | 87 min | Western

6.7
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U.S. Marshal Bovard comes to a small border town to identify and arrest a fugitive but the whole town seems determined to prevent the marshal from doing his job.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Robert Taylor, Tina Louise, Fess Parker, Jack Lord

Votes: 458

24. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

Votes: 726

25. The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

Approved | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker, Arnold Stang

Votes: 7,642

26. Sky King (1951–1962)

30 min

8.1
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"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King,... See full summary »

Stars: Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters, Ewing Mitchell, Ron Hagerthy

Votes: 292

27. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 900

28. Father of the Bride (1950)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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The father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, along with the financial and organizational trouble of arranging the wedding.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor

Votes: 8,441

29. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 211

30. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)

30 min | Action, Western

7.8
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Canadian Mountie Sgt. Preston patrols the wilds of the Yukon with his horse Rex and his faithful dog Yukon King, battling both the elements and criminals.

Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Vic Perrin, Rex

Votes: 243

31. Fury (1955–1960)

30 min | Family, Western

7.5
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A horse and the boy who loved him.

Stars: Peter Graves, William Fawcett, Bobby Diamond, Highland Dale

Votes: 339

32. From the Terrace (1960)

Approved | 149 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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An ambitious young executive chooses a loveless marriage and an unfulfilling personal life in exchange for a successful Wall Street career.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy, Ina Balin

Votes: 2,046 | Gross: $11.34M

33. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Votes: 838

34. 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

Votes: 336

35. No Way Out (1950)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

Votes: 3,235

36. Teacher's Pet (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A hard-nosed newspaper editor poses as a night school student in order to woo a journalism teacher who cannot stand him.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young, Mamie Van Doren

Votes: 3,427

37. Whispering Smith (1961– )

30 min | Western

7.4
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Whispering Smith was a detective on the Denver, Colorado Police Department in the 1870s. This show took case histories from Smith's adventures. George Romack was Smith's partner and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Audie Murphy, Guy Mitchell, Sam Buffington, John Harmon

Votes: 100

38. The Outriders (1950)

Not Rated | 93 min | Romance, Western

6.1
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In 1865, three escaped Confederate POWs join the Quantrill raiders who are planning to rob a Union gold shipment concealed in a civilian wagon train.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan, Claude Jarman Jr.

Votes: 435

39. Medic (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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Highlights the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors and surgeons headed by Dr. Konrad Styner. One of the first medical shows on TV that paid strict attention to detail, and... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Boone, Mary Stewart, Robert Stevenson, Robert Bray

Votes: 95

40. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

7.7
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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

Votes: 116

41. Bells Are Ringing (1960)

Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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A Brooklyn answering service operator becomes involved in the lives of her clients, including a struggling playwright with whom she begins to fall in love.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr.

Votes: 2,297

42. Surfside 6 (1960–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Ken, Dave and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on and working out of a houseboat in Miami, Florida. A yacht, belonging to socialite Daphne, is anchored next to their houseboat.... See full summary »

Stars: Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra, Troy Donahue

Votes: 177

43. Annie Oakley (1954–1957)

30 min | Western

7.5
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A fictionalized account of the life of legendary Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Set in the quiet western town of Diablo, Annie and her little brother Tagg made sure that outlaws who ... See full summary »

Stars: Gail Davis, Brad Johnson, Jimmy Hawkins, Bob Woodward

Votes: 155

44. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)

30 min | Western

7.8
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Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

Votes: 489

45. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Never-married attorney Bentley Gregg took on the task (with help from his "houseboy", Peter) of raising his young niece Kelly, after her parents died in an accident. The job was easier when... See full summary »

Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Bernadette Withers

Votes: 338

46. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

Votes: 444

47. The Deputy (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.1
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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: 156

48. The Cry Baby Killer (1958)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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A teenage boy panics and takes hostages when he thinks he's committed murder. Jack Nicholson's film debut as the juvenile delinquent.

Director: Jus Addiss | Stars: Harry Lauter, Jack Nicholson, Carolyn Mitchell, Brett Halsey

Votes: 358

49. 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.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey

Votes: 2,395

50. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 386