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1. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West.

Creator: Blanche Hanalis | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greenbush

Votes: 11,376

2. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 115 min | Drama

8.0
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In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at ... See full summary »

Writers: John Steinbeck, Paul Osborn | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Votes: 29,408

3. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 10,100

4. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Writers: Richard Brooks, James Poe, Tennessee Williams | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

Votes: 32,690

5. Hee Haw (1969–1997)

60 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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Televised comedy/variety show with a country bent.

Creators: John Aylesworth, Frank Peppiatt | Stars: Roy Clark, Gunilla Hutton, Buck Owens, Junior Samples

Votes: 855

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, 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: 1,957

7. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

7.5
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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

Votes: 950

8. Two Moon Junction (1988)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.

Writers: Zalman King, MacGregor Douglas | Director: Zalman King | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher, Burl Ives

Votes: 3,904

9. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

Votes: 2,964

10. Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children on a quest to find their parents.

Writers: George Lucas, Bob Carrau | Director: John Korty | Stars: Eric Walker, Warwick Davis, Fionnula Flanagan, Guy Boyd

Votes: 7,307

11. The Big Country (1958)

Unrated | 165 min | Romance, Western

7.9
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A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.

Writers: James R. Webb, Sy Bartlett, Robert Wilder, Jessamyn West, Robert Wyler, Donald Hamilton | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston

Votes: 11,065

12. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.1
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A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Writers: Romeo Muller, Robert May, Johnny Marks | Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Paul Soles, Larry D. Mann

Votes: 16,435

13. Wogan (1982–1993)

35 min | Talk-Show

6.6
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Long-running talk show featuring relaxed and informal chat with celebrity guests.

Stars: Terry Wogan, Joanna Lumley, Kenneth Williams, Ben Elton

Votes: 124

14. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

8.2
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An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Writer: Budd Schulberg | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Votes: 9,487

15. 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: 817

16. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

60 min | Western

7.7
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Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

Votes: 1,076

17. Our Man in Havana (1959)

111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble.

Writer: Graham Greene | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 3,324

18. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.7
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Creators: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 237

19. White Dog (1982)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.1
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A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill Black people.

Writers: Romain Gary, Samuel Fuller, Curtis Hanson | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christa Lang, Vernon Weddle, Jameson Parker

Votes: 5,802

20. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Add a Plot

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

Votes: 189

21. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

60 min | Comedy

8.2
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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

Votes: 620

22. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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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: 698

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, Mort Lindsey Orchestra

Votes: 252

24. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Redd Foxx

Votes: 534

25. Summer Magic (1963)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.1
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A Bostonian widow moves with her kids to the country.

Writers: Sally Benson, Kate Douglas Wiggin | Director: James Neilson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Burl Ives, Deborah Walley

Votes: 1,497

26. The Bermuda Depths (1978 TV Movie)

98 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle.

Writers: Arthur Rankin Jr., William Overgard | Director: Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Leigh McCloskey, Carl Weathers, Connie Sellecca, Julie Woodson

Votes: 467

27. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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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

Votes: 323

28. Day of the Outlaw (1959)

Approved | 92 min | Western

7.4
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Blaise Starrett is a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town. The outlaws are held in check only by their notorious leader, but he is diagnosed with a fatal wound and the town is a powder keg waiting to blow.

Writers: Lee E. Wells, Philip Yordan | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise, Alan Marshal

Votes: 1,663

29. Captains and the Kings (1976 TV Mini-Series)

540 min | Drama

8.0
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Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s.

Stars: Richard Jordan, Harvey Jason, Patty Duke, Blair Brown

Votes: 311

30. So Dear to My Heart (1948)

Passed | 79 min | Family, Drama

7.2
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This heartwarming classic tells the tale of a country boy who adopts a mischevious black lamb and learns valuable lessons about love and dedication.

Writers: John Tucker Battle, Maurice Rapf, Ted Sears, Sterling North, Marc Davis, Ken Anderson, Bill Peet | Directors: Harold D. Schuster, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Burl Ives, Beulah Bondi, Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten

Votes: 849

31. Danger Bay (1984–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Adventure, Family

7.5
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The adventures of a marine biologist and his family as they fight environmental crimes and other problems.

Creators: Peter L. Dixon, Paul Saltzman | Stars: Donnelly Rhodes, Christopher Crabb, Ocean Hellman, Hagan Beggs

Votes: 276

32. Ensign Pulver (1964)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, War

5.9
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Life becomes so harried after Ensign Pulver's prank, he and the Captain are swept off deck during a storm, ending up on a tropical island, a group of ship wrecked nurses, dancing natives and 1 very big case of appendicitis.

Writers: Thomas Heggen, Joshua Logan, Peter S. Feibleman | Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Robert Walker Jr., Burl Ives, Walter Matthau, Tommy Sands

Votes: 1,196

33. Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987 TV Movie)

282 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The true story of one of the richest women in America - heiress to the Woolworth fortune. She had vast wealth and seven husbands, but never found lasting love.

Writers: Dennis Turner, C. David Heymann | Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, David Ackroyd, Stéphane Audran, Amadeus August

Votes: 286

34. 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, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 179

35. Desire Under the Elms (1958)

111 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Ephraim Cabot is an old man of amazing vitality who loves his New England farm with a greedy passion. Hating him, and sharing his greed, are the sons of two wives Cabot has overworked into ... See full summary »

Writers: Irwin Shaw, Eugene O'Neill | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives, Frank Overton

Votes: 837

36. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

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: 565

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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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: 80

38. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.5
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

Votes: 132

39. Just You and Me, Kid (1979)

PG | 93 min | Comedy

5.9
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George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by 14-year old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers.

Writers: Oliver Hailey, Leonard Stern, Tom Lazarus | Director: Leonard Stern | Stars: George Burns, Brooke Shields, Burl Ives, Ray Bolger

Votes: 574

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

60 min | Music

8.8
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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" song and her warm kiss to all in conclusion.

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

Votes: 101

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.8
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 111

42. The Spiral Road (1962)

145 min | Adventure

6.3
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An arrogant young doctor helps an eccentric older doctor care for natives in the Dutch West Indies circa 1936. Challenged by love, leprosy and black magic, he undergoes a series of ordeals ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Neil Paterson, Jan de Hartog | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 328

43. Sierra (1950)

83 min | Western

6.7
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Ring Hassard and father Jeff, wild horse breakers, live in a hidden mountain eyrie because Jeff is wanted for a murder he didn't commit. But things change when they take in a lost young ... See full summary »

Writers: Stuart Hardy, Edna Anhalt, Milton Gunzburg | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Wanda Hendrix, Audie Murphy, Burl Ives, Dean Jagger

Votes: 338

44. Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Writer: Budd Schulberg | Directors: Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg | Stars: Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee

Votes: 632

45. Pebble Mill (1972–1996)

45 min | News, Talk-Show

5.2
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Daily magazine show broadcast form the BBC's Pebble Mill studios. The show originally ran from 1973 to 1986 and was resurrected in 1991 (as "Pebble Mill") and ran until 1996.

Stars: Judi Spiers, Ross King, Alan Titchmarsh, Marian Foster

Votes: 33

46. The Brass Bottle (1964)

87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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Comedy about the proverbial genie who comes out of a bottle (a table lamp in this instance) to serve his new master. The only problem is that instead of helping his master, the genie (Burl ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Brodney, F. Anstey | Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Tony Randall, Burl Ives, Barbara Eden, Kamala Devi

Votes: 366

47. 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: 364

48. Green Grass of Wyoming (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.3
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"Thunderhead," a roving, big white stallion, causes problems for the Wyoming ranchers when he leads their blue-blooded racing mares off to join his wild horse herd in the mountains. ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Berkeley, Mary O'Hara | Director: Louis King | Stars: Peggy Cummins, Charles Coburn, Robert Arthur, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 234

49. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.4
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Interviews with figures from public life.

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

Votes: 99

50. Station West (1948)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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When two US cavalrymen transporting a gold shipment get killed, US Army Intelligence investigator John Haven goes undercover to a mining and logging town to find the killers.

Writers: Frank Fenton, Winston Miller, Luke Short | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Dick Powell, Jane Greer, Agnes Moorehead, Burl Ives

Votes: 597