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1. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 27,271

2. Barefoot in the Park (1967)

G | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 13,578 | Gross: $19.99M

3. The Odd Couple (1968)

G | 105 min | Comedy

7.7
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Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman

Votes: 27,264 | Gross: $44.53M

4. I.Q. (1994)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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66 Metascore

A mechanic romances the mathematician niece of physicist Albert Einstein, with help from Einstein and his friends.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Walter Matthau, Lou Jacobi

Votes: 21,228 | Gross: $26.37M

5. Deconstructing Harry (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy

7.4
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61 Metascore

Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephanie Roth Haberle

Votes: 38,282 | Gross: $10.57M

6. Nobody's Fool (1994)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

A stubborn man past his prime reflects on his life of strict independence and seeks more out of himself.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, Melanie Griffith

Votes: 16,017 | Gross: $39.49M

7. Cactus Flower (1969)

M | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A dentist pretends to be married to avoid commitment, but when he falls for his girlfriend and proposes, he must recruit his lovelorn nurse to pose as his wife.

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Jack Weston

Votes: 7,210 | Gross: $25.89M

8. Mame (1974)

PG | 132 min | Musical

6.0
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It's the late 1920s. Upon the death of wealthy Chicagoan Edward Dennis, his nine-year old son Patrick Dennis becomes the ward of their only living relative, Edward's equally wealthy New ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Lucille Ball, Robert Preston, Bea Arthur, Bruce Davison

Votes: 2,234

9. A Thousand Clowns (1965)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward.

Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, Gene Saks

Votes: 2,752

10. Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy

6.9
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Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Blythe Danner, Jonathan Silverman, Stacey Glick, Lisa Waltz

Votes: 2,765 | Gross: $11.96M

11. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Bart Burns, Vito Scotti, Johnny Seven

Votes: 152

12. The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

6.8
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A suddenly unemployed ex-executive suffers a nervous breakdown.

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, Gene Saks, Elizabeth Wilson

Votes: 2,353

13. The One and Only (1978)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Henry Winkler, Kim Darby, Gene Saks, William Daniels

Votes: 575 | Gross: $16.93M

14. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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The misadventures of a single adopted father raising a teenage niece with the help of his manservant.

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

Votes: 342

15. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.8
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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, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 312

16. Lovesick (1983)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.0
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A psychiatrist who falls in love with a patient is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it.

Director: Marshall Brickman | Stars: Dudley Moore, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Guinness, Christine Baranski

Votes: 654 | Gross: $10.17M

17. Bye Bye Birdie (1995 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Rock-and-roll icon Conrad Birdie is about to go into the Army, and plans are being made to arrange his final going-away concert.

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Jason Alexander, Vanessa Williams, Chynna Phillips, Tyne Daly

Votes: 644

18. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 104

19. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.8
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 109

20. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.3
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This program aired once every fourth week, and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950s. Many stars appeared on this show.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 69

21. 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 television shows ever shown. Over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 90

22. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Martin Gabel

Votes: 115

23. Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

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A middle aged restaurateur begins to feel the desire to roam and realizes that one day each week, his mother's apartment will be empty all afternoon. He makes several attempts at seduction,... See full summary »

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman, Paula Prentiss, Renée Taylor

Votes: 419

24. Barrymore (2011)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

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61 Metascore

As John Barrymore reckons with the ravages of his life of excess, he rents an old theatre to rehearse for a backer's audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III.

Director: Erik Canuel | Stars: Christopher Plummer, John Plumpis

Votes: 297

25. Working in the Theatre (1976– )

60 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

6.5
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Bringing together performers, directors, playwrights, designers, choreographers, producers and behind-the-scenes personnel from the American and international theatre, the program offers a ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Dalrymple, George White, Brendan Gill, Ted Chapin

Votes: 19

26. A Fine Romance (1992)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

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An Italian gentleman and a doctor's wife plot to break up their spouses' tryst in Paris.

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Julie Andrews, Marcello Mastroianni, Jonathan Cecil, Ian Fitzgibbon

Votes: 227

27. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Documentary dramas, plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Votes: 63

28. 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. television dramas to make effective use of background music.

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

Votes: 46

29. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres, dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al, utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Kurt Kasznar

Votes: 36

30. Brenner (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Roy is a hardened twenty year cop with the NYPD; his son Ernie is an idealistic rookie. Together they face and learn from their different views of life and work.

Stars: Edward Binns, James Broderick, Dick O'Neill, Walter Greaza

Votes: 27

31. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 28

32. On Seventh Avenue (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama

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When her brother embezzles half a million dollars from the family business, a young designer is forced into a unique partnership with a Texas stockholder and a mob boss in order to keep the company afloat.

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Wendy Makkena, Stephen Collins, Damian Chapa, Lara Harris

Votes: 32

33. The Elgin Hour (1954–1955)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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A drama series that ran every other week, attracted top notch actors and actresses, and was broadcast from New York City.

Stars: Gertrude Berg, Polly Bergen, Charles Dingle, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 22

34. The Goodbye People (1984)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Director: Herb Gardner | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Martin Balsam, Pamela Reed, Vincent Gugleotti

Votes: 39

35. The Good Policeman (1991)

110 min | Drama

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Isaac Seidel is a highly unconventional New York police-commissioner. He is well-abled in dealing with trouble at the headquarter, the maffia and situations in the streets. His loyalty to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Ron Silver, Tony Lo Bianco, Blair Brown, Joanna Pacula

Votes: 56

36. Great Ghost Tales (1961– )

30 min | Horror

8.1
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The last regularly scheduled television series to be broadcast live in the U.S. was hosted by Frank Gallop, and featured dramatizations of ghost stories and other tales of the supernatural,... See full summary »

Stars: John Abbott, R.G. Armstrong, Eric Berry, Peter Brandon

Votes: 21

37. Out There (1951–1952)

30 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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Innovative anthology series was one of the first adult-oriented science fiction series of the early-fifties and probably suffered for it. Teleplays were adapted from the best science ... See full summary »

Stars: Casey Allen, Robert Webber, Arthur Batanides, Stewart Bradley

Votes: 10

38. The 39th Annual Tony Awards (1985 TV Special)

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Danny Aiello, Susan Anton, Rene Auberjonois, Emanuel Azenberg

39. Playwrights '56 (1955– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Gene Saks, Albert Dekker, Nina Foch, Russell Hicks

Votes: 20

40. The 45th Annual Tony Awards (1991 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Julie Andrews, Jeremy Irons, Jane Adams, Bruce Adler

Votes: 26

41. Rendezvous (1957– )

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Charles Drake, Peter O'Toole, Gordon Tanner, Gaylord Cavallaro

Votes: 18

42. The 37th Annual Tony Awards (1983 TV Special)

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Richard Burton, Lena Horne, Jack Lemmon, George Abbott

Votes: 5

43. Where Is Thy Brother? (1958 TV Movie)

Drama

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Stars: Lee Grant, Will Kuluva, Paul Lipson, Frank Marth

44. Funny (1988)

81 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.1
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Director: Bran Ferren | Stars: Emanuel Azenberg, Bob Balaban, Peter Boyle, Marshall Brickman

Votes: 17

45. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley, the Organizer (1959)

30 min | Comedy

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After an upcoming 6-month out-of-town trial unexpectedly settles out of court, Bentley must figure out how to break the 6-month lease of his home he made in anticipation of the trip. Worse than that, the tenants have already moved in.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Margaret Brayton

46. Great Ghost Tales (1961– )
Episode: Bye Bye Baby (1961)

30 min | Horror

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Stars: Collin Wilcox Paxton, Edmon Ryan, Gene Saks, David J. Stewart

47. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Castoff (1998)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A serial killer who targets the New York S&M crowd claims that television is responsible for his violent behavior.

Director: Gloria Muzio | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

Votes: 127

48. You Are There (1953–1971)
Episode: D-Day (June 6, 1944) (1955)

Drama, History

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Director: Jack Gage | Stars: Ray Walston, Harold J. Stone, Gene Saks, Peter Gumeny

49. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)
Episode: Episode #11.149 (1974)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Stars: Merv Griffin, Bea Arthur, Lucille Ball, Gary Morton

50. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: Hilde and the Turnpike (1954)

Drama, History, Music

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Stars: Alistair Cooke, Olga Fabian, Peggy McCay, Ludwig Rüth