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1. Walking Tall (1981– )
Episode: Deadly Impact (1981)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Action

9.3
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After an old friend is murdered by chemical company workers dumping excess toxic waste, Sheriff Pusser teams up with a whistle-blowing company employee to solve the case.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Bo Svenson, Walter Barnes, Harold Sylvester, Courtney Pledger

Votes: 6

2. Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North (1989 TV Movie)

187 min | Drama, Thriller

9.0
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Oliver North survives a serious car accident. The young midshipman struggles to re-enter the Naval Academy, enters the Marine Corps, serves in Vietnam, and moves to Washington to work for the Nati.

Director: Mike Robe | Stars: David Keith, Barnard Hughes, Annette O'Toole, Peter Boyle

Votes: 1,506

3. The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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During the Civil War, five children from a Union family are held hostage by Confederate soldiers. A wounded Union soldier (who happens to be black) takes refuge in the barn of the place the... See full summary »

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Brock Peters, Christian Juttner, Charles Courtland, Kyle Richards

Votes: 11

4. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Trundel's Will Be Done (1992)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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The wife of Harriet's sister's lover seeks custody of Harriet's nephew, the product of her late husband's affair.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 21

5. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: Man to Man (1986)

Not Rated | 47 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.7
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Jonathan and Mark try to get a father and son to get to know each other again before Gary loses his father due to leukemia. Jonathan tries to make these tycoons live life to the fullest and not work so hard.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Joe Dorsey, Lee Montgomery

Votes: 20

6. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,175

7. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: Highway to Heaven: Part 1 (1984)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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Jonathan Smith, an angel, arrives at a retirement home to help not only the occupants but also the administrator Leslie Gordon. However, Leslie's brother Mark, a jaded and bitter former police officer, is suspicious of Jonathan.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, John Bleifer, Mary McCusker

Votes: 70

8. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: Highway to Heaven: Part 2 (1984)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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When Mark Gordon's investigation starts getting too close, Jonathan must reveal his true identity and purpose to Mark in order to successfully complete his assignment.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, John Bleifer, Mary McCusker

Votes: 57

9. Roots (1977– )

TV-14 | 570 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 12,876

10. Roots (1977– )
Episode: Part II (1977)

TV-14 | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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Despite a violent rebellion, the slave ship Lord Ligonier completes its voyage and Kunta Kinte endures the indiginity of an Annapolis slave auction. Fiddler, the slave in charge of Kunta's ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman | Stars: Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene

Votes: 127

11. Guns of Paradise (1988–1990)

60 min | Drama, Western

8.3
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Gunfighter Ethan Cord, left to raise his dead sister's children, tries to settle down in the town of Paradise, but finds that his past continues to haunt him.

Stars: Lee Horsley, Jenny Beck, Matthew Newmark, Brian Lando

Votes: 275

12. Roots (1977– )
Episode: Part IV (1977)

TV-14 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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Kunta Kinte's only child, Kizzy, is on the Moore's ranch, older, and with an 18-year old son, George. He is the opposite of Kunta, as Kizzy says, "a slave through and through" and his ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: John Amos, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Sandy Duncan

Votes: 111

13. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 5,425

14. Robert Kennedy and His Times (1985– )

309 min | Drama

8.2
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A personal portrait of one of the most controversial men of this century and the turbulent times in which he lived. An entire era, including the fight for civil rights, the Cuban Missile ... See full summary »

Stars: Jordan Charney, John Ericson, Danna Hansen, Mimi Kennedy

Votes: 94

15. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: A Body to Die For (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The owner of a new, hot fitness club in Cabot Cove has secrets that lead to murder.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Julie Adams, Jason Beghe, Joe Dorsey

Votes: 107

16. Voyagers! (1982–1983)

60 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A member of a league of time travelers and a boy travel through time repairing errors in world history.

Stars: Jon-Erik Hexum, Meeno Peluce, Stephen Liska, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 1,034

17. Cover Up (1984–1985)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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A fashion photographer and a veteran special forces soldier posing as her model go on intelligence missions around the world.

Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Richard Anderson, Mykelti Williamson, Irena Ferris

Votes: 361

18. The Wizard (1986–1987)

42 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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An eccentric little person inventor has adventures battling evil around the world.

Stars: David Rappaport, Douglas Barr, Fran Ryan, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 235

19. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: The Harder They Fall (1981)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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David 'Blackwell' is paralyzed after being hit by a car. He becomes convinced with the idea that the Hulk's powers of regeneration could make him walk again.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Denny Miller

Votes: 45

20. Nashville 99 (1977– )

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Featuring Claude Atkins as Metro Nashville police lieutenant and Jerry Reed as his sidekick, this show features many country music personalities and is shot on location at various downtown ... See full summary »

Stars: Claude Akins, Jerry Reed, Lucille Benson, Charley Pride

Votes: 10

21. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)
Episode: A Boy's Best Friend (1983)

PG | 49 min | Action, Comedy

8.0
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Rosco is despondent when Flash is dog-napped, having been mistaken for a valuable show dog named Maxine. Flash's captors, who are hoping to claim a large reward for returning the missing ... See full summary »

Director: Sorrell Booke | Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

Votes: 31

22. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Deadly Misunderstanding (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Jessica tries to exonerate a temporary employee accused of her husband's murder.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Lisa Cutter, Joe Dorsey, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 98

23. Voyagers! (1982–1983)
Episode: Merry Christmas, Bogg (1982)

49 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Phineas and Jeffery convince George Washington not the join the British during the American Revolution and steal back his plans from a British officer for attacking Trenton in 1776. While ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: Jon-Erik Hexum, Meeno Peluce, Peter Donat, Joe Dorsey

Votes: 23

24. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: Morning After (1983)

50 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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The Oil Baron's Ball ends with fists and food flying between J.R., Bobby, Cliff, Ray, and Mark. Cliff sets the Ewings on edge by defaming Jock's memory during his acceptance speech at the ball and with other sarcastic remarks to J.R.

Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman

Votes: 42

25. The Law and Harry McGraw (1987–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Harry MacGraw is a private investigator who appeared three times in the television series, Murder, She Wrote. He now stars in his own series, wherein he is still a private investigator in ... See full summary »

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Barbara Babcock, Earl Boen, Marty Davis

Votes: 59

26. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 55

27. Coach (1989–1997)
Episode: A Jerk at the Opera (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Sport

7.8
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When Christine and an ex-boyfriend attend the Opera, Hayden becomes jealous.

Director: Andrew Chulack | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Jerry Van Dyke, Clare Carey, Bill Fagerbakke

Votes: 21

28. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Death Stalks the Big Top: Part 1 (1986)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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When Jessica's niece receives a silver Leprechaun from someone who has been presumed dead for years, Jessica decides to hunt down the mysterious gift giver from beyond the grave.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Martin Balsam, Jackie Cooper, Alex Cord

Votes: 141

29. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Murder in F Sharp (1990)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Dennis Stanton investigates when a prominent pianist's wife is murdered shortly after the pianist's hands are badly burnt.

Director: Kevin G. Cremin | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Keith Michell, Stephen Caffrey, Melinda Culea

Votes: 95

30. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Dead Wrong: The John Evans Story (1984)

48 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.7
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Convicted of murder and set for execution, John Evans tells his story to the prison chaplain.

Director: E. Arthur Kean | Stars: John Laughlin, Bibi Besch, Cameron Dye, Timothy Gibbs

Votes: 18

31. Movin' On (1974–1976)

90 min | Drama

7.6
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A pair of big-rig truckers, one a crusty old veteran, the other a college-educated youngster, team up to haul cargo across the country.

Stars: Claude Akins, Frank Converse, Roosevelt Grier, Ned Austin

Votes: 254

32. Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980 TV Movie)

192 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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The real-life story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Reverend Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Powers Boothe, Ned Beatty, Irene Cara, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 1,066

33. Walking Tall (1981– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Action

7.6
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Sheriff Buford Pusser maintains law and order in McNeal County, Tennessee with the help of his loving family, loyal staff and a large club he calls his "pacifier."

Stars: Bo Svenson, Walter Barnes, Harold Sylvester, Courtney Pledger

Votes: 150

34. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Death Stalks the Big Top: Part 2 (1986)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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One murder leads to another as Jessica finds herself chasing down false alibis and the employees of a rival circus.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Martin Balsam, Jackie Cooper, Alex Cord

Votes: 129

35. Riptide (1984–1986)
Episode: It's a Vial Sort of Business (1984)

30 min | Action, Thriller, Crime

7.6
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The guys are hired by a couple who are concerned that their son who was going to college dropped out and went to work in a fast food restaurant. They eventually find him and some men shoot ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Perry King, Joe Penny, Thom Bray, Jason Bernard

Votes: 12

36. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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The cases and adventures of the police forces in and around Sparta, Mississippi.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Alan Autry, David Hart, Hugh O'Connor

Votes: 2,505

37. The Mississippi (1982–1984)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Famed urban attorney Ben Walker leaves the fast paced world to buy a Mississippi tug boat and practice law from there. Cruising the river with help from Stella and Lafe, he finds difficult cases wherever he docks.

Stars: Ralph Waite, Linda Miller, Stan Shaw, Patrick Harrison

Votes: 21

38. Remington Steele (1982–1987)
Episode: Corn Fed Steele (1985)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Laura and Steele are approached by some people who want to hire them to locate some missing hogs which are part of a corporation's new product. And when they initially refuse they learn ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, Harry Groener

Votes: 45

39. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Episode: Guessing Game (1982)

Action, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A psychic hires Rick and A.J. to help her capture a serial killer.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Jeannie Wilson, Mary Carver

Votes: 31

40. Movin' On (1974–1976)
Episode: Living It Up! (1976)

48 min | Drama

7.5
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Against Will's objections, Sonny rents the rig to a broker and almost loses it, and more, to a crew that broke in to an armory. To keep them in the dark and out of his way, the broker treats Will and Sonny to a few days at an exclusive resort.

Director: Anton Leader | Stars: Claude Akins, Frank Converse, Roosevelt Grier, Art Metrano

Votes: 6

41. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: When the Music Stopped (1992)

Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A washed up country singer, whose biggest fan is Bubba Skinner, is accused of the murder of his former road manager.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 18

42. Misfits of Science (1985–1986)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The adventures of a team of misfit superheroes who fight crime for a scientific think tank.

Stars: Dean Paul Martin, Kevin Peter Hall, Mark Thomas Miller, Courteney Cox

Votes: 636

43. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 114 min | Drama

7.4
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A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

Votes: 8,279

44. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: The Buck Stops Here (1983)

50 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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The Charity Rodeo at Billy Bob's brings out the best of the Ewing clan's riding skills but uncovers the depth of their emotional crises.

Director: Leonard Katzman | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman

Votes: 40

45. Hardball (1989–1990)
Episode: The Hunt for Honus Wagner (1990)

Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Add a Plot

Stars: John Ashton, Richard Tyson, John Carter, Burton Collins

Votes: 5

46. Remington Steele (1982–1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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.

Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, James Read

Votes: 5,478

47. The Great Santini (1979)

PG | 115 min | Drama

7.2
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As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated marine pilot.

Director: Lewis John Carlino | Stars: Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O'Keefe, Lisa Jane Persky

Votes: 4,849

48. Hopscotch (1980)

R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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Grounded with a desk job by incompetent superiors, a clever CIA agent retires and writes a tell all memoir that will embarrass his bosses, prompting him to go on the run and elude them.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty

Votes: 5,141

49. Wise Blood (1979)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Brad Dourif, John Huston, Dan Shor, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 3,977

50. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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CBS late-afternoon specials designed for middle school and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teenagers.

Stars: Monica Calhoun, Tammy Lauren, Nick Angotti, Beau Dremann

Votes: 151