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1. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015– )
Episode: "What the Hell Did I Do?" (2015)

TV-14 | Documentary

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Filmmakers spend nearly a decade investigating Robert Durst and his alleged crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Juliette Campa, Rose Cordova, Robert Durst, Andrew Jarecki

Votes: 531

2. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Richard Burton: In from the Cold (1988)

Biography, Drama, Music

9.5
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Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Kate Burton, Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Mike Nichols

Votes: 13

3. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

9.2
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Interviews with figures from public life.

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

Votes: 103

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.0
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 120

5. Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (1962 TV Special)

Documentary, Comedy, Music

9.0
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Director: Joe Hamilton | Stars: Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Randy Doney

Votes: 89

6. The South Bank Show (1978– )
Episode: Monty Python's Spamalot (2006)

Documentary

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Stars: Melvyn Bragg, John Cleese, Tim Curry, John Du Prez

Votes: 7

7. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.9
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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, Royal Dano

Votes: 110

8. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 142

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

60 min | Music

8.9
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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: 111

10. The 39th Annual Academy Awards (1967 TV Special)

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Neile Adams, Anouk Aimée, Ann-Margret

Votes: 115

11. Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala (1977 TV Movie)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Hank Aaron, Donnie Ray Albert, Muhammad Ali, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 74

12. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015– )

TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary

8.8
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Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki examines the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon, Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes.

Stars: Robert Durst, Andrew Jarecki, Gary Napoli, Debra Kay Anderson

Votes: 25,015

13. Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway (1985 TV Special)

75 min | Comedy, Documentary

8.8
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Whoopi Goldberg in her original one-woman show

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Star: Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 98

14. Fatherhood (2014– )

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Hank Azaria, Stephen Moyer, Jerry Stahl, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 5

15. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015– )
Episode: Family Values (2015)

TV-14 | Documentary

8.8
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Family and friends of Kathie Durst continue to hunt for the truth about what happened to her.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Debra Kay Anderson, Robert Durst, Michael Simon Hall, Kevin J. Hynes

Votes: 426

16. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | 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: 1,013

17. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Arthur Penn

Votes: 4,341

18. The Jack Paar Program (1962–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.7
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This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Paar, Jose Melis, Jim G. Lucas, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 72

19. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015– )
Episode: The State of Texas vs. Robert Durst (2015)

TV-14 | Documentary

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In 2003, Galveston, Texas, becomes a media circus as the press descends to cover Durst's trial.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Debra Kay Anderson, Cody Cazalas, Dick Deguerin, Robert Durst

Votes: 411

20. Mad Men (2007–2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

8.6
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 155,863

21. 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 outstanding 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: 201

22. Welcome to the Basement (2012– )

Comedy

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Matt's (Matt Sloan) got a bunch of movies he's never seen before. Craig (Craig Johnson) doesn't know what they are... See full synopsis »

Stars: Matt Sloan, Craig Johnson, Tona Williams, Aaron Yonda

Votes: 54

23. Angels in America (2003)
Episode: Millennium Approaches: Bad News (2003)

TV-MA | 66 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.4
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Louis abandons a hospitalized Prior; Joe and Roy confide in each other over drinks. Later, Prior hears voices from his hospital bed while Louis solicits sex from strangers, and Joe makes a drunken confession to his mother.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 375

24. Angels in America (2003)
Episode: Perestroika (2003)

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.4
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A fight with Joe leaves Louis badly scarred; Roy plays a final practical joke on Ethel; Prior wrestles the Angel and then addresses a review board in Heaven; Harper heads out West; Prior, ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 311

25. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Severance (2015)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

8.4
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Don is oddly drawn to a diner waitress as he learns about the loss of an old acquaintance, Peggy and Joan are disrespected by a chauvinistic client, and Cosgrove is in for big changes after his biggest business connection retires.

Director: Scott Hornbacher | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,157

26. Angels in America (2003)

TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.3
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.

Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 22,800

27. The Mark Twain Prize: Steve Martin (2005 TV Special)

Documentary

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Director: Christine Clark Bradley | Stars: Dave Barry, Claire Danes, Larry David, Tom Hanks

Votes: 16

28. That Was the Week That Was (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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An Americanized version of the famous hit British TV show, retaining David Frost from the British cast.

Stars: David Frost, Phyllis Newman, Nancy Ames, Buck Henry

Votes: 74

29. The 31st Annual Tony Awards (1977 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jack Albertson, Theoni V. Aldredge, Jane Alexander, Alan Arkin

Votes: 11

30. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 35,249

31. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

TV-MA | 131 min | Drama

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A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

Votes: 59,256

32. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 504

33. Wit (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama

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A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald

Votes: 7,726

34. The Gin Game (1981 TV Movie)

83 min | Drama

8.1
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Weller Martin challenges his new friend Fonsia Dorsey to a game of Gin. But is suddenly in for more than he wagers.

Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 96

35. Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2010– )

Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Our American Stories exploring the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century. Becoming American - exploring the many journeys to becoming ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Alexander, Mario Batali, Stephen Colbert, Louise Erdrich

Votes: 77

36. The Graduate (1967)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels

Votes: 220,974 | Gross: $104.40M

37. The Big Party (1959– )

60 min | Music

8.0
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Short lived variety show, sponsored by Revlon, with a different host each week. The premise had the guest host entertaining various celebrities in their penthouse, hotel suite, etc. This ... See full summary »

Stars: Barbara Britton, Mike Nichols, Abe Burrows, Bobby Darin

Votes: 6

38. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mike Nichols, Julia Roberts

Votes: 11

39. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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84 Metascore

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

Votes: 48,901 | Gross: $22.95M

40. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 433

41. Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store (2015 TV Special)

66 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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Comedian Louis C.K. performs live at the Comedy store in LA.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Jay London

Votes: 3,825

42. Whoopi: Back to Broadway - The 20th Anniversary (2005 TV Special)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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Twenty years before this video was produced, comedian Whoopi Goldberg took Broadway by storm in a one-woman show that established her as one of the wittiest, finest performers of her ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 220

43. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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83 Metascore

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

Votes: 151,622 | Gross: $21.00M

44. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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90 Metascore

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Elaine Friedman

Votes: 20,419 | Gross: $3.12M

45. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 701

46. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep (2004 TV Special)

120 min | Biography

7.8
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Peers honor the actress for her contributions to movies.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, Robert De Niro, Mike Nichols

Votes: 218

47. The 28th Annual Tony Awards (1974 TV Special)

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews

Votes: 41

48. Angels in America (2003)
Episode: Perestroika: Heaven, I'm in Heaven (2003)

TV-MA | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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In the final chapter, Prior is accompanied to the hospital by Joe's mother, Hannah. Joe's mother is tremendously compassionate, and quick with a response. Harper finally leaves Joe, and she... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Al Pacino, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk

Votes: 40

49. Family (1976–1980)

60 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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The joys and heartaches of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California.

Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 880

50. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1967)

60 min | Music

7.7
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Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ... See full summary »

Stars: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Votes: 64