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1. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: My Dinner with Kingsfield (1984)

60 min | Drama

9.6
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A snowstorm strands Kingsfield on his way to the airport. When he knocks on the nearest door to use the phone, it is Hart's apartment. When they learn the airport is closed, Kingsfield ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 5

2. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)
Episode: The Hunley (1963)

60 min | Drama

9.4
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During the Civil War, an engineer working for the Confederacy develops a primitive submarine that can evade the Union ships blockading Southern ports.

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Chuck Courtney, Gene Evans, Van Heflin

Votes: 9

3. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )
Episode: Part 2 (1977)

120 min | Drama

9.3
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Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 7

4. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: The Paper Chase (1978)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Ill-prepared for his first class, novice law student James Hart incurs the wrath of Professor Kingsfield, who declares Hart "dead" regarding his continued participation. Hart then tries to find a way back into the professor's good graces.

Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: John Houseman, K.C. Ligon, Tom Fitzsimmons, Robert Ginty

Votes: 14

5. Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn (2016)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

9.0
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Intimate and compelling documentary on the life and career of Leslie Howard (1893-1943)

Director: Thomas Hamilton | Stars: Derek Partridge, Norman Spencer, Matthew Sweet, Doug Wheeler

Votes: 57

6. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Birthday Party (1983)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Hart and the others want to do something special to mark Professor Kingsfield's 80th birthday, against the advice of Mrs. Nottingham and Kinsgfield himself. Meanwhile, why is the U.S. Attorney General paying a midnight visit to Kingsfield?

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 5

7. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )
Episode: Part 4 (1977)

120 min | Drama

9.0
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Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 9

8. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.

Stars: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Kent Smith, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 83

9. The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)
Episode: Kill Oscar (1976)

48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.9
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Ex-OSI scientist Dr. Franklin is being backed by foreign powers to steal the experimental weather control device he once worked on. To do so, he devices a plan to replace the secretaries of... See full summary »

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, John Houseman

Votes: 68

10. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )
Episode: Part 5 (1977)

120 min | Drama

8.9
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Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 7

11. Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (1987– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.8
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The history of the major Golden Age of Hollywood film company, RKO Pictures.

Stars: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Votes: 106

12. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)
Episode: Kill Oscar: Part 2 (1976)

48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.8
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With Jaime Sommers critically injured, Steve Austin races to Dr. Franklin's secret hideout to find the kidnapped Oscar Goldman. Austin plans to rescue his friend and boss despite Oscar's own orders to kill him lest he spill state secrets.

Director: Barry Crane | Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, John Houseman

Votes: 53

13. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )
Episode: Part 3 (1977)

120 min | Drama

8.8
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Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 8

14. The New Steve Allen Show (1961–1965)

48 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.7
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It was a show basically about laughing until you were in tears, or just falling down, doubling over with laughter...a show for the whole family, with some of the funniest comic people on ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Allen, Johnny Jacobs, Louis Nye, Joey Forman

Votes: 39

15. The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)
Episode: Kill Oscar: Part 3 (1976)

48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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Dr. Franklin has retreated to a remote island and uses the stolen weather-control machine to surround it with a raging hurricane. While the military plans an attack, Steve Austin and Jaime ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, John Houseman

Votes: 61

16. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical

Stars: Julie Andrews, John Lahr, Stephen Sondheim, Philip Furia

Votes: 289

17. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 107

18. The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1979 TV Special)

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Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Mason Adams, Alan Alda, Loni Anderson, Lou Antonio

Votes: 17

19. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Driver Ed (1983)

Comedy, Family

8.6
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Grandfather Stratton tries to teach Ricky how to drive.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Joel Higgins

Votes: 15

20. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Laura's Struggle (1985)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Laura is having trouble adjusting to the added time commitments of Law Review while keeping up with her regular courses. All her friends are disturbed by the changes in her personality but ... See full summary »

Director: Sharron Miller | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 5

21. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Limits (1984)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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A distinguished and popular professor of trial law is afflicted with "senility." No one has noticed this except his students, perhaps because his symptoms are worse under the pressure of a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 5

22. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Moot Court (1978)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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The students pair off (via random draw) for 'Moot Court', a courtroom-like competition. Hart lucks out, as his partner is close friend and fellow study group member Logan. Bell is not so ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, Robert Ginty

Votes: 10

23. A.D. (1985– )
Episode: Part 5 (1985)

180 min | Drama, History

8.6
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Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

Votes: 5

24. 227 (1985–1990)
Episode: See You in Court (1987)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.6
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Mary, Rose, and Pearl are toying around with Brenda's new keyboard, and Mary sings a song she wrote in high school. Sandra stops by and Mary sings the song for her. Sandra helped her edit ... See full summary »

Director: Gerren Keith | Stars: Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams, Alaina Reed-Hall, Jackée Harry

Votes: 5

25. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: The Tables Down at Ernie's (1979)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Kingsfield's character and background are further developed in this episode: his own days as a student at the law school, hanging out at Ernie's in the 1930's, and his friendship, then, ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, Robert Ginty

Votes: 10

26. 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

27. The Adams Chronicles (1976– )

50 min | Drama, History

8.5
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Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Wilson, Michael O'Hare, Wesley Addy, David Birney

Votes: 143

28. The Last Convertible (1979– )

360 min | Drama

8.5
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A World War II coming-of-age drama about five men who meet in the fall of 1940 at Harvard. The war affects all of them, each in different ways. A green 1939 Packard convertible is at the ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Albert, Bruce Boxleitner, Tracy Brooks Swope, James Casey

Votes: 118

29. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 320,676

30. Clarence Darrow (1974 TV Movie)

81 min | Biography, Drama

8.4
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The taped performance of Henry Fonda's one-man show was aired as "IBM Presents Clarence Darrow" on September 4, 1974, on NBC.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Henry Fonda, John Houseman

Votes: 91

31. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: A Day in the Life of... (1978)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Hart asks Kingsfield to answer a question before he thoroughly researched the case himself. As a penalty, Kingsfield gives Hart additional research that is due the following morning. Hart ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, Robert Ginty

Votes: 10

32. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Great Expectations (1978)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The study group plans a weekend getaway picnic to blow off steam, but Professor Kingsfield assigns a lot of work at the last minute, causing the group to drop the getaway and just have an ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, Robert Ginty

Votes: 11

33. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )
Episode: Part 1 (1977)

150 min | Drama

8.4
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Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 7

34. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Plague of Locusts (1983)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The annual influx of law firm recruiters invades the campus, and Ford's father seems to be leading the charge. Ford Senior's tactics cause Junior to re-evaluate his opinion of his father, ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 5

35. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Scavenger Hunt (1979)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Professor Kingsfield unleashes his first-year students in the campus-wide annual scavenger hunt. In an effort to find the answers to more questions than any other study group, everyone is ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, Robert Ginty

Votes: 7

36. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 40

37. The Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War (1984)

98 min | Documentary

8.3
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The story of an American Communist militia that fought for the Spanish Republicans in the 1936-39 Civil War.

Directors: Noel Buckner, Mary Dore, Sam Sills | Stars: Ruth Davidow, Colleen Dewhurst, John Houseman, Studs Terkel

Votes: 101

38. Hazard's People (1976 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: John Elerick, Cliff Emmich, Stefan Gierasch, Richard Herd

Votes: 32

39. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Happy Birthday (1983)

Comedy, Family

8.3
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It's Ricky's 13th Birthday and his first with his father. After first thinking his Dad has forgotten his birthday, he wishes for the impossible - which is for Kate, his Dad and his Grandfather to all get along.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Joel Higgins

Votes: 10

40. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: I Won't Dance (1984)

Comedy, Family

8.3
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Rick fixes his grandfather up with his teacher.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 12

41. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: The Man in the Chair (1979)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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A disabled transfer student is befriended by, and included in, the study group. As time goes on, he takes advantage of the group's kindness/empathy. His mother, who, as a family friend of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert C. Thompson | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, Robert Ginty

Votes: 7

42. The Seven Lively Arts (1957– )
Episode: The Sound of Jazz (1957)

Music

8.3
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Director: Jack Smight | Stars: John Crosby, Red Allen, Danny Barker, Vic Dickenson

Votes: 11

43. The Winds of War (1983– )

883 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Houseman

Votes: 2,942

44. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )

750 min | Drama

8.2
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The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.

Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 147

45. Your Favorite Story (1953– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: Adolphe Menjou, John Hamilton, Gertrude Michael, Bruce Payne

Votes: 12

46. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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A TV Series about a bunch of Law students, their everyday lives and their effort to make it through Law School. Hart, Ford, Bell and the rest of them have to face Kingsfield, the most ... See full summary »

Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 598

47. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: The Clay Footed Idol (1979)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Each study group must find and report on an 'interesting' case, with the best to be presented orally in class. Our favorite study group stumbles upon (completely by accident) a decades-old ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, Robert Ginty

Votes: 9

48. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet

Votes: 8,797

49. Captains and the Kings (1976– )

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: 329

50. Our Town (1977 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Ned Beatty, Sada Thompson, Barbara Bel Geddes

Votes: 167