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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: 45,430

2. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Glory Hunter (1962)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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A famous doctor, who has made a name for himself working with the poor people of India, comes to Blair for tests due to a suspected neurological disorder, and also to raise more money for his hospital overseas.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Alfred Ryder, Martin Balsam

Votes: 8

3. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 454,271

4. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: A Hole in the City (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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Armored car robbers vanish across from Yankee Stadium, so Lt. Busti dragnets the neighborhood, house-to-house. Brutal gang mastermind Nunda has much more to worry about, because he's barged... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Sylvia Sidney

Votes: 37

5. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: New York to L.A. (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Det. Flint and Lt. Busti head to Los Angeles to extradite two sociopath brothers to face robbery and murder charges back in New York.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Nancy Malone, Harry Bellaver

Votes: 34

6. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Which Is Joseph Creeley? (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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A man sentenced to die for the coldblooded murder of another man, is given an operation to remove a tumor from his brain. When the tumor is removed, he becomes a docile individual with no ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Paul Burke, Nancy Malone, Martin Balsam, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 23

7. 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 species 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: 9,343

8. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gavin MacLeod, Ted de Corsia, Martin Gabel

Votes: 45

9. Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Director: Harry Kooperstein | Stars: Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Jim Backus, Martin Balsam

Votes: 15

10. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: What Happened to All the Sunshine and Roses? (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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A hospitalized doctor learns that his wife is pregnant, and searches to find someone to take over his practice.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 15

11. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 427,561 | Gross: $32.00M

12. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,542

13. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with oustanding 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: 190

14. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 97

15. Mister Peepers (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Wally Cox as Mr. Peepers played a shy science teacher at "Jefferson Junior High". Mr. Peepers was always facing problems, but never outwitted.

Stars: Wally Cox, Marion Lorne, Tony Randall, Patricia Benoit

Votes: 95

16. La piovra 2 (1985 TV Mini-Series)

384 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Part 1 - PAOLA - Police Inspector Cattani fights a losing battle to save his loved daughter's sanity, after what she suffered (see "La Piovra", original mini-series). He loses her, and his ... See full summary »

Stars: Michele Placido, Florinda Bolkan, Paul Guers, Jacques Dacqmine

Votes: 744

17. Inner Sanctum (1954– )

27 min | Mystery

8.5
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Stars: Edward Binns, Rusty Lane, Warren Stevens, Paul Stewart

Votes: 35

18. Ocean (1989 TV Mini-Series)

85 min | Drama

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After defending his sister from a wealthy landowner's sex-crazed son, Asdrubale is forced to go into hiding while his parents and sister, Yaiza, deal with the landowner Don Matjias who plots to abduct them in order to find Asdrubale.

Stars: Irene Papas, Mario Adorf, Thomas Patti, Gregg Thomsen

Votes: 67

19. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Archie Alone: Part 1 (1980)

Comedy

8.5
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Archie struggles to cope with the death of his beloved wife, Edith. A month earlier, the Dingbat had suffered a fatal stroke in her sleep. A stunned Archie rebuffs efforts from his friends to help him grieve.

Directors: Carroll O'Connor, Gary Shimokawa | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 26

20. La piovra 5 - Il cuore del problema (1990– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1990)

113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Director: Luigi Perelli | Stars: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Patricia Millardet, Remo Girone, Claudine Auger

Votes: 11

21. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Thanksgiving Reunion: Part 2 (1979)

Comedy

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The Stivics wonder how they will cope with Mike being jobless. Mike goes to Archie to air his grievances, and in a show of sympathy and support, he decides to loan him some money until he can find another job.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois

Votes: 11

22. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: The Return of Sammy (1980)

Comedy

8.5
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Sammy Davis Jr. accepts Archie's invitation to visit the restaurant after Archie sees him on a local talk show.

Director: Dick Martin | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 15

23. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)
Episode: The Time Element (1958)

60 min | Drama

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A man is sent back in time to December 6, 1941 and tries to warn people about the upcoming Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: William Bendix, Martin Balsam, Darryl Hickman, Jesse White

Votes: 143

24. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 716

25. The New Breed (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

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"The New Breed" was an American crime - drama series ,aired on ABC network from 1961 to 1962, with thirty-six episodes,starring Leslie Nielsen at age 35.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Votes: 46

26. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Desi Arnaz, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 74

27. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: A Patient Lost (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Kildare catches a patient/doctor snooping on the interns and incurs the wrath of Dr. Carl Noyes.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 16

28. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: The Manhunter (1958)

Not Rated | 26 min | Western

8.4
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While hunting down the cold blooded killer Jimmy Dawes, Paladin is forced to kill him. When Paladin returns the body, he must face the sheriff and Dawes' angry brothers.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Richard Boone, Joseph Calleia, Martin Balsam, David Whorf

Votes: 48

29. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

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

Votes: 113

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 80

31. Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

8.3
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The story deals with Gloria Vanderbilt's difficult coming-of-age when, at eleven, she was a pawn in a custody battle between her sybaritic mother and her aunt.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Christopher Plummer, Maureen Stapleton, Martin Balsam

Votes: 538

32. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 89

33. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Archie Alone: Part 2 (1980)

Comedy

8.3
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Archie's refusal to grieve over Edith's sudden death continues to take its toll on his friends and family ... until one day he happens to go into their bedroom and sees Edith's slippers.

Directors: Carroll O'Connor, Gary Shimokawa | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 20

34. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: Out of a Concrete Tower (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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The animosity between Dr. Noyes and Dr. Orloff reaches a boiling point after Yvonne's overdose. Conclusion of five-part story.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 14

35. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Enemy Before Us (1970)

75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Jeff Dillon decides to revisit the scenes of his impoverished youth, and learns sadly that "you can't go home again".

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Martin Balsam, Richard Conte, Katina Paxinou

Votes: 7

36. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.2
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An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 102,031 | Gross: $9.60M

37. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.2
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 391

38. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 246

39. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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There were only two seasons of THE ELEVENTH HOUR. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist working under the aegis of elder psychiatrists ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Irene Martin

Votes: 55

40. Mr. Broadway (1964– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Life and times of a press agent and man-about-town.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Lani Miyazaki, Horace McMahon, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 13

41. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 55

42. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 39

43. La piovra 5 - Il cuore del problema (1990 TV Mini-Series)

522 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Superintendent Corrado Cattani is dead. After his lover, the beautiful judge Silvia Conti, recovers somewhat from the shock over his death, she decides to take vengeance and carry on his ... See full summary »

Stars: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Patricia Millardet, Remo Girone, Claudine Auger

Votes: 383

44. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Bomber's Moon (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A hard-hearted Colonel loses many men in his group's bombing missions over World War Two Germany, but keeps on going and won't tolerate lightly a young Major losing his nerve under the strain,who refuses to continue.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Martin Balsam, Hazel Court, Robert Cummings, Larry Gates

Votes: 8

45. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Edith Versus the Energy Crisis (1979)

Comedy

8.2
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Archie can only complain when the height of the 1979 energy crisis prompts Murray to take severe conservation measures. Surely, Archie would find some peace and warmth at home, right? Not with Edith minding the thermostat!

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois

Votes: 11

46. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Murray's Daughter (1980)

Comedy

8.2
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When Murray's daughter comes to town to take possession of a family inheritance, Archie gets the two to make peace after years of estrangement. Murray's daughter in this episode is played by Martin Balsam's real-life daughter, Talia.

Directors: Carroll O'Connor, Jon Sharp | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 13

47. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The New Exhibit (1963)

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

8.2
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A wax-museum employee fights to preserve five figures of famous murderers.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Martin Balsam, Will Kuluva, Margaret Field, William Mims

Votes: 630

48. 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: 2,176

49. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,339

50. 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: 1,592