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1. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Western

8.2
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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Creator: Michael Garrison | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Whitey Hughes, Dick Cangey

2. Frankenstein (1931)

Unrated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.0
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Writers: John L. Balderston, Mary Shelley, Peggy Webling, Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh, Richard Schayer | Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

3. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Creators: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

4. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate.

Writers: Mary Shelley, William Hurlbut, John L. Balderston | Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

5. The General (1926)

Unrated | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines.

Writers: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, Al Boasberg, Charles Henry Smith | Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

6. Scarface (1932)

Passed | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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An ambitious and near insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.

Writers: Armitage Trail, Ben Hecht, Seton I. Miller, John Lee Mahin, W.R. Burnett | Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins

7. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Passed | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.

Writers: Ken Englund, Everett Freeman, James Thurber | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter

8. The Mummy (1932)

Unrated | 73 min | Horror

7.3
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A living mummy stalks the beautiful woman he believes is the reincarnation of his lover.

Writers: Nina Wilcox Putnam, Richard Schayer, John L. Balderston | Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron

9. The Last Circus (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.

Writer: Álex de la Iglesia | Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang, Manuel Tallafé

10. I Spy (1965–1968)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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A pair of intelligence agents posing as a tennis pro and his coach go on secret missions around the world.

Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Kenneth Tobey, Arthur Batanides

11. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Short)

Unrated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Writers: Dr. Seuss, Irv Spector, Bob Ogle | Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

12. The Terror (1963)

PG | 81 min | Horror

5.0
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A young officer in Napoleon's army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron.

Writers: Leo Gordon, Jack Hill | Directors: Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill, Jack Nicholson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller

13. Thriller (1960–1962)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.4
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, David Frankham

14. The Raven (1963)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Edgar Allan Poe | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court

15. Black Sabbath (1963)

Unrated | 92 min | Horror

7.3
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A trio of atmospheric horror tales about: A woman terrorized in her apartment by phone calls from an escaped prisoner from her past; a Russian count in the early 1800s who stumbles upon a ... See full summary »

Writers: Mario Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Ivan Chekhov, Marcello Fondato, F.G. Snyder, Aleksei Tolstoy | Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff, Mark Damon

16. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.4
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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

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

17. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

18. The Devil Commands (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Scientist becomes obsessed with the idea of communicating with his dead wife.

Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, Milton Gunzburg | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anne Revere, Amanda Duff, Richard Fiske

19. The Old Dark House (1932)

TV-G | 72 min | Comedy, Horror

7.4
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Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when the stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Writers: J.B. Priestley, Benn W. Levy | Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

20. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

7.9
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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

21. Bikini Beach (1964)

99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.3
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A millionaire sets out to prove his theory that his pet chimpanzee is as intelligent as the teenagers who hang out on the local beach, where he is intending to build a retirement home.

Writers: William Asher, Leo Townsend, Robert Dillon | Director: William Asher | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Martha Hyer, Don Rickles

22. Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Approved | 99 min | Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama

7.2
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One of the sons of Frankenstein finds his father's monster in a coma and revives him, only to find out he is controlled by Ygor who is bent on revenge.

Writers: Mary Shelley, Wyllis Cooper | Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill

23. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

24. Targets (1968)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

7.5
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Elderly horror-film star who, while making a personal appearance at a drive-in theater, confronts a psychotic Vietnam veteran who's turned into a mass-murdering sniper.

Writers: Peter Bogdanovich, Polly Platt | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Boris Karloff, Tim O'Kelly, Arthur Peterson, Monte Landis

25. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure

6.9
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This spinoff from "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." features the adventures of sexy spy April Dancer, who works for an international agency called the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement... See full summary »

Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Randy Kirby

26. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack, Anthony Franciosa

27. The Body Snatcher (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.

Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, Philip MacDonald, Val Lewton | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater

28. House of Frankenstein (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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An evil scientist and a hunchback escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.

Writers: Edward T. Lowe Jr., Curt Siodmak | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., J. Carrol Naish, John Carradine

29. Mad Monster Party? (1967)

Unrated | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor. Everyone is there ... See full summary »

Writers: Len Korobkin, Harvey Kurtzman, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Director: Jules Bass | Stars: Boris Karloff, Allen Swift, Gale Garnett, Phyllis Diller

30. The Black Cat (1934)

65 min | Horror, Crime, Adventure

7.2
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American honeymooners in Hungary are trapped in the home of a Satan- worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Peter Ruric, Edgar G. Ulmer | Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop

31. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England

Writers: Lee Loeb, John Grant, Sid Fields, Grant Garett | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens

32. The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

Unrated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

6.8
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Waldo Trumbull, an undertaker who hasn't had any 'customers' in a long time is forced the pay one year's back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients.

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Joyce Jameson

33. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Anthology series featuring both classic and modern sci-fi themes.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Prud'Homme, Walter Abel, Edgar Stehli

34. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nora Marlowe

35. Sabaka (1954)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure

4.5
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In India, a young elephant trainer vows revenge against the cult that killed his family and, when the local Maharajah refuses to help, sets out alone to battle his enemy.

Writer: Frank Ferrin | Director: Frank Ferrin | Stars: Nino Marcel, Boris Karloff, Lou Krugman, Reginald Denny

36. The Raven (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Horror

7.1
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A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, David Boehm | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware

37. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.3
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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 »

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

38. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

39. Unconquered (1947)

Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

Writers: Charles Bennett, Fredric M. Frank, Jesse Lasky Jr., Neil H. Swanson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff

40. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.6
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Creators: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman | Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson

41. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

42. Isle of the Dead (1945)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects ... See full summary »

Writer: Ardel Wray | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Katherine Emery

43. The Ghoul (1933)

77 min | Action, Drama, Horror

5.9
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An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.

Writers: Rupert Downing, Leonard Hines, Frank King, Roland Pertwee, John Hastings Turner | Director: T. Hayes Hunter | Stars: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Dorothy Hyson

44. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Harry Townes, Michael Rennie

45. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

46. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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

47. Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.4
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When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming - and his niece more demonstrably so - ... See full summary »

Writers: Mervyn Haisman, Henry Lincoln, Jerry Sohl | Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Mark Eden, Barbara Steele

48. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)

Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

3.5
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A corpse has 24 hours to mastermind a good deed without leaving his crypt, to go "up there" and have his youth restored.

Writers: Louis M. Heyward, Elwood Ullman | Director: Don Weis | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Deborah Walley, Aron Kincaid, Quinn O'Hara

49. Lured (1947)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.0
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A serial killer in London is murdering young women whom he meets through the personal columns of newspapers; he announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. ... See full summary »

Writers: Jacques Companéez, Simon Gantillon, Ernst Neubach, Leo Rosten | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff

50. Tower of London (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History

6.8
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In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert N. Lee | Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil, Ian Hunter