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1. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

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Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

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

2. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

3. Wonder Woman (1975–1979)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.0
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The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes.

Creator: William M. Marston | Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil, Richard Eastham

4. Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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The adventures of three sexy female private eyes.

Creators: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Stars: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, David Doyle

5. Mod Squad (1968–1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police.

Creator: Buddy Ruskin | Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews

6. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The cases of an easy going private investigator.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

7. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

8. Knight Rider (1982–1986)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart, Patricia McPherson

9. Dynasty (1981–1989)

60 min | Drama

6.1
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The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; ... See full summary »

Creators: Esther Shapiro, Richard Alan Shapiro | Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson

10. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.2
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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

11. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Creator: Bruce Geller | Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

12. Get Smart (1965–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.3
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, with a great deal of help from his competent partner Agent 99, battles the forces of KAOS

Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

13. The Money Pit (1986)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

6.2
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A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.

Writer: David Giler | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton

14. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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After a crippled test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as a unique intelligence agent.

Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Lindsay Wagner

15. Green Acres (1965–1971)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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A New York attorney and his wife try to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville.

Stars: Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester, Pat Buttram

16. Airwolf (1984–1986)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter.

Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine, Jean Bruce Scott

17. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Western

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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

18. Remington Steele (1982–1987)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.

Creators: Robert Butler, Michael Gleason | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, James Read

19. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Barbara Moore

20. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Creator: Sidney Sheldon | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Lee Wilkof

21. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)

60 min | Drama

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Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

Stars: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi, David Selby

22. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Add a Plot

Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

23. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

24. McCloud (1970–1977)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Sam McCloud is a rustic country sheriff from a rural part of the United States. He travels to the big city and joins the police force, using his country ways and laid-back approach to nab the bad guys.

Creator: Herman Miller | Stars: Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon, Terry Carter, Ken Lynch

25. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979)

60 min | Family, Mystery

7.3
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The cases of a pair of teen detective brothers and a teen girl amateur sleuth.

Creator: Edward Stratemeyer | Stars: Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson, Pamela Sue Martin, Ed Gilbert

26. Thriller (1960–1962)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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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

27. I Spy (1965–1968)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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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

28. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Louis Quinn

29. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

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The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »

Creator: David Victor | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

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

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

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

Creator: Irwin Allen | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell, Del Monroe

31. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

Creator: Roland Kibbee | Stars: Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Malachi Throne, Edward Binns

32. 13 Ghosts (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

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A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors.

Writer: Robb White | Director: William Castle | Stars: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp

33. Topaz (1969)

M | 143 min | Thriller

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A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.

Writers: Leon Uris, Samuel A. Taylor | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon, Karin Dor

34. Ironside (1967–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

Creator: Collier Young | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Barbara Anderson

35. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure

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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

36. Von Ryan's Express (1965)

Unrated | 117 min | Action, Adventure, War

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An American POW leads a group of mainly British prisoners to escape from the Germans in WWII.

Writers: David Westheimer, Wendell Mayes, Joseph Landon | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Raffaella Carrà, Brad Dexter

37. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »

Stars: Connie Stevens, Poncie Ponce, Robert Conrad, Anthony Eisley

38. 12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

60 min | Drama, War

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This series chronicles the adventures--in the air and on the ground--of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson, Robert Lansing

39. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, John Carter

40. Moulin Rouge (1952)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Writers: Pierre La Mure, Anthony Veiller, John Huston | Director: John Huston | Stars: José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Colette Marchand, Suzanne Flon

41. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.6
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The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Marvin Miller, William Reynolds

42. Tarzan (1966–1968)

60 min | Action, Adventure

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Tarzan (Lord Greystoke), already well educated and fed up with civilization, returns to the jungle and, more-or-less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, wages war against poachers and other bad guys.

Stars: Ron Ely, Manuel Padilla Jr., Charles Wood, Virgil Richardson

43. The Wizard of Baghdad (1960)

92 min | Comedy

5.2
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A genie turned mortal after his many failures is sent to Baghdad. As his last chance to prove himself he must help a prince and princess fulfill a prophecy.

Writers: Jesse Lasky Jr., Pat Silver, Samuel Newman | Director: George Sherman | Stars: Dick Shawn, Diane Baker, Barry Coe, John Van Dreelen

44. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

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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

45. Cover Up (1984–1985)

60 min | Drama

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A fashion photographer and a veteran special forces soldier posing as her model go on intelligence missions around the world.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Richard Anderson, Mykelti Williamson, Irena Ferris

46. Lost Horizon (1973)

G | 150 min | Fantasy, Musical, Adventure

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This retelling of the classic tale of James Hilton's Utopian lost world plays out uneasily amid musical production numbers and Bacharach pop music. While escaping war-torn China, a group of... See full summary »

Writers: Larry Kramer, James Hilton | Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, George Kennedy

47. Police Story (1973–1977)

120 min | Drama, Crime

7.5
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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

Creator: Joseph Wambaugh | Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

48. The Formula (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Thriller

5.6
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A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil ... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Shagan | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, Marthe Keller, John Gielgud

49. Noble House (1988 TV Mini-Series)

355 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Ian Struan Dunross is chairman of Struan & Co, the oldest and largest of the British-East Asia trading companies. To the Chinese, that also makes him "Tai-Pan" ("supreme leader") of the "... See full summary »

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Deborah Raffin, Ben Masters, John Rhys-Davies

50. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)

60 min | Drama

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Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Nicholas Colasanto, Jack Krupnick, Fernando Lamas