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1. The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969–1972)
Episode: The Invasion of Kevin Ireland (1971)

60 min | Drama

9.3
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The firm defends Kevin Ireland, who admits trashing the office of a private background investigator whose reports, based on erroneous information, cost Ireland his employment and his marriage.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, Darren McGavin

Votes: 11

2. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City; his boss is Frieda Hechlinger; and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »

Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 105

3. 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: 105

4. Sons and Daughters (1974– )

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Jeff and Anita are students at Southwest High in the 1950's who find themselves falling in love. Bonding over family problems with Jeff's dad recently deceased and Anita's separated. Stash and 'Moose' are their pals.

Stars: Glynnis O'Connor, Gary Frank, Jan Shutan, John S. Ragin

Votes: 34

5. Saint Joan (1967 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

8.8
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A television adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's play about the life, battles and subsequent trial of Joan of Arc, based on the kept records from her trial.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Theodore Bikel, David Birney, Geneviève Bujold, James Daly

Votes: 13

6. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Deadfall: Part 1 (1968)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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An Intertect security chief apparently has been killed while driving. At almost the same time, an explosion at an Intertect client has killed a technician and destroyed a new laser device. ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard Horn | Stars: Mike Connors, Joseph Campanella, Michael Tolan, Beverly Garland

Votes: 24

7. Black Sheep Squadron (1976–1978)
Episode: Operation Stand-Down (1978)

60 min | Action, War, Adventure

8.8
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Squadron 214 has to re-qualify for combat duty. Conflict erupts when they discover they will be tested on what the book in Washington says and not direct combat experience against the Japanese.

Director: Philip DeGuere Jr. | Stars: Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar, W.K. Stratton

Votes: 13

8. Black Sheep Squadron (1976–1978)
Episode: Ten'll Get You Five (1978)

60 min | Action, War, Adventure

8.8
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The island is visited by a number of politicians on a fact finding mission. The pilot flying them is a serious black market operator. And soon horse trading among the men gets out of hand.

Director: Robert Conrad | Stars: Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar, W.K. Stratton

Votes: 14

9. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: A Matter of Principle (1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Joe Mannix is visited by Portia and Penelope Penhaven, two elderly, eccentric sisters who insist that Mannix investigate a hit-and-run earlier that day, which damaged one of the headlights ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Elsa Lanchester, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 14

10. Black Sheep Squadron (1976–1978)
Episode: Forbidden Fruit (1978)

60 min | Action, War, Adventure

8.7
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A new recruit joins the squadron and the commander has extreme doubts about his age. After a series of encounters it is obvious the young man is an extremely talented flyer and is welcomed into the squadron with open arms.

Director: Robert Conrad | Stars: Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar, W.K. Stratton

Votes: 15

11. The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)
Episode: The Best Date in Town (1964)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

8.7
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Patty is looking forward to the father-daughter dance but is disappointed when her father gets called away on a newspaper assignment.

Director: Stanley Prager | Stars: Patty Duke, William Schallert, Jean Byron, Paul O'Keefe

Votes: 7

12. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: The Star (1975)

120 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.7
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When the son of a famous actress disappears the police think its another instance of his recurring drug problem. Cannon is hired to find him, but no one is telling him the whole truth.

Director: William Wiard | Stars: William Conrad, Joan Fontaine, Jack Carter, Linden Chiles

Votes: 25

13. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: The Widowmaker (1987)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.7
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MacGyver's best friend falls to her death while mountain-climbing with him. MacGyver has no time to mourn when Murdoc shows up looking for revenge.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Michael Des Barres, Lisa Bayliss

Votes: 195

14. Centennial (1978 TV Mini-Series)

1,256 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Conrad

Votes: 2,257

15. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: Cleo Rocks (1989)

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

8.6
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MacGyver's friend Penny Parker gets the lead part in a new musical. MacGyver suspects it may be a set up by his arch-nemesis to trap him.

Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Teri Hatcher, Robert Donner

Votes: 156

16. The Bold Ones: The Protectors (1969–1970)
Episode: Deadlock (1969)

100 min | Drama

8.6
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The murder of a journalist, coming shortly after the killings of a black teenager and a white cop, threatens to inflame passions in the city. To prevent a riot, Lieutenant Sam Danforth and ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Hari Rhodes, Aldo Ray, Ruby Dee

Votes: 18

17. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: Partners (1987)

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

8.6
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Revenge is what is in store for MacGyver when a master-of-disguise hit man, who MacGyver thought long dead, shows up. This causes MacGyver to flashback to their first encounter.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill, Iris Klein

Votes: 179

18. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: The Invisible Killer (1989)

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

8.6
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MacGyver takes a group of Phoenix Foundation employees for a recreational trip into the wilderness but learns that someone of the group might be an escaped criminal.

Director: Dana Elcar | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, James Sloyan, Adam Arkin

Votes: 152

19. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: The Killing Scene (1968)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Bryan attempts to find a man and persuade the man to report his knowledge of a murder to save a death row inmate that Bryan helped convict but now believes is innocent.

Director: Ben Gazzara | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Robert Duvall, Tom Skerritt, Will Geer

Votes: 10

20. The Trials of O'Brien (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A flamboyant Shakespeare quoting New York Defense Attorney always seems to get into trouble.

Stars: Peter Falk, Joanna Barnes, Elaine Stritch, David Burns

Votes: 55

21. The Sound of Anger (1968 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

8.5
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A young man is arrested on suspicion of sabotaging the plane of his girlfriend's father, a wealthy man who despises him.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Burl Ives, Guy Stockwell, James Farentino, Dorothy Provine

Votes: 21

22. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Deadfall: Part 2 (1968)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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A doctor for Intertect arrives and treats Mannix's injuries. The physician also informs Mannix that Lew Wickersham has been taking steroids prescribed to treat an infection. That's why ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard Horn | Stars: Mike Connors, Joseph Campanella, Michael Tolan, Beverly Garland

Votes: 22

23. Dark Shadows (1966–1971)
Episode: Episode #1.111 (1966)

22 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.5
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Matthew explains the murder he committed was accidental and he only meant to scare Victoria.

Director: John Sedwick | Stars: Joan Bennett, Thayer David, Dana Elcar, Conard Fowkes

Votes: 15

24. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: Halloween Knights (1989)

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

8.5
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Murdoc enlists MacGyver's help to rescue his sister from his former employer. She is scheduled to be executed during a Halloween Party put on by the professional assassination organization.

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Daniel Davis, Frank C. Turner

Votes: 144

25. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: Phoenix Under Siege (1987)

TV-PG | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.5
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MacGyver and his grandfather have plans to go to a hockey game. However, when they stop by the Phoenix Foundation to get the tickets, they discover terrorists attempting to blow up a bomb.

Director: Gilbert M. Shilton | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, John Anderson, Tricia O'Neil

Votes: 180

26. Black Sheep Squadron (1976–1978)
Episode: The 200 Pound Gorilla (1977)

60 min | Action, War, Adventure

8.5
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Sgt Micklin receives a promotion but he seems very resistant to the idea. Pappy needs him to accept the new position so the chronic issues with ammunition for the Black Sheep squadron can be resolved.

Director: Dana Elcar | Stars: Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar, W.K. Stratton

Votes: 14

27. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: The Negotiator (1988)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.5
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When MacGyver's research into the wildlife around the planned building site of a marina threatens to cause a shutdown of the project, the owner hires a beautiful woman to persuade MacGyver to change his mind... by any means necessary.

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Kristian Alfonso, David Ackroyd

Votes: 147

28. 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: 723

29. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: A Woman's Place (1971)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Dr. Welby tries to help an alcoholic orthopedic surgeon.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Rachel Roberts

Votes: 5

30. Benson (1979–1986)
Episode: Benson's Appointment (1981)

Comedy, Family

8.4
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The governor sticks his neck out to appoint Benson the state budget director, a job requiring the state senate's confirmation.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson, Missy Gold

Votes: 9

31. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: Hell Week (1987)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.4
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An old mentor of MacGyver's asks him to judge a physics competition. The mentor's son becomes despondent after failing to win the competition and locks himself in the lab with a homemade bomb.

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Lawrence Dobkin, Lisa Wilcox

Votes: 159

32. Baretta (1975–1978)
Episode: If You Can't Pay the Price... (1975)

51 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Thugs hijack a drug shipment in Mexico, killing a guard and loading it onto trucks en route to Los Angeles. Baretta realizes that the drugs are destined for an old mobster and puts him ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Robert Blake, Dana Elcar, John Marley, Roy Jenson

Votes: 13

33. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: Legend of the Holy Rose: Part 2 (1989)

TV-PG | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.4
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MacGyver and his archaeologist friend continue on to London and France in their search for the Holy Rose. Along the way they come across a notorious jewel magnate who has deadly intentions.

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Lise Cutter, Michael Ensign

Votes: 138

34. Black Sheep Squadron (1976–1978)
Episode: Sheep in the Limelight (1978)

60 min | Action, War, Adventure

8.4
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The squadron save a transport plane under attack from the Japanese only to find later the wife of the president of the United States was on board. The subsequent publicity becomes overwhelming.

Director: Lawrence Doheny | Stars: Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar, W.K. Stratton

Votes: 15

35. Baretta (1975–1978)
Episode: The 5½ Pound Junkie (1975)

51 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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After Baretta's childhood friend Eddie is killed, he takes on the obligation of a pregnant widow who is addicted to smack. He "kidnaps" her in an attempt to wean her off drugs to prevent ... See full summary »

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Robert Blake, Dana Elcar, Ayn Ruymen, Sarah Cunningham

Votes: 14

36. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: The Great Blue Lake Land and Development Company (1975)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When his car breaks down in a small town Jim leaves $10,000 in a land company's safe. The next morning the money - and the man who locked the money up - are gone. When the man turns up dead the sheriff thinks Rockford did it.

Director: Lawrence Doheny | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Richard B. Shull

Votes: 99

37. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: The Human Factor (1986)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.4
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The military asks MacGyver to check out a new high-tech security system at one of their bases. Complications arise when the computer traps MacGyver inside and attempts to kill him.

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, June Chadwick, Peter Haskell

Votes: 189

38. Black Sheep Squadron (1976–1978)
Episode: The Iceman (1978)

60 min | Action, War, Adventure

8.4
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A friend of Boyington's, who's the number 1 ace, is shot down by a Japanese pilot, known as the Iceman, who only goes after the top pilots. Boyington is now the number one ace pilot and he ... See full summary »

Director: Dana Elcar | Stars: Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar, W.K. Stratton

Votes: 16

39. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: The Secret of Parker House (1988)

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

8.4
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Penny Parker asks MacGyver to accompany her in inspecting an old house that she inherited from her aunt, an apparently haunted house.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Teri Hatcher, Gisele MacKenzie

Votes: 171

40. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: We'll Walk Out of Here Together (1972)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A young college student who has become a paraplegic from spinal meningitis alternates between confidence and despair until she falls in love with a fellow rehab patient who used to be a truck driver in Colorado.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Sian Barbara Allen

Votes: 7

41. The Sting (1973)

PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Votes: 182,679 | Gross: $159.60M

42. Get Smart (1965–1970)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99.

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

Votes: 8,334

43. The Missiles of October (1974 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.3
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Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: William Devane, Ralph Bellamy, Howard Da Silva, James Hong

Votes: 763

44. '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: 94

45. The Duke (1979– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.3
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Ex-boxer Duke Ramsey becomes a Chicago private eye.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Daphne Reid, Michael Baseleon, Jack Brickhouse

Votes: 9

46. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: Countdown (1986)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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A cruise ship is the target of a terrorist attack and has three bombs hidden aboard. MacGyver and a friend from the agency are asked to dismantle the bombs before it's too late for the crew and passengers.

Director: Stan Jolley | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Ellen Bry, Steven Williams, Dana Elcar

Votes: 219

47. Black Sheep Squadron (1976–1978)
Episode: Deadliest Enemy of All: Part 2 (1977)

60 min | Action, War, Adventure

8.3
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Pappy receives an entirely new kind of wound when a nurse that he's fallen for reveals that she's married.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar, James Whitmore Jr.

Votes: 19

48. Petrocelli (1974–1976)
Episode: Edge of Evil (1974)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.3
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Accused of murdering Robert Warren crime suspect Adam North says he's innocent but all speaks against him. Adam asks the victim's best friend, Tony Petrocelli to defend him.

Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Howard, Albert Salmi, William Shatner

Votes: 12

49. Dark Shadows (1966–1971)
Episode: Episode #1.105 (1966)

22 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.3
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The sheriff and Burke witness Roger tampering with evidence in the death of Bill.

Director: John Sedwick | Stars: Joan Bennett, Mitchell Ryan, Louis Edmonds, Dana Elcar

Votes: 17

50. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: Ghost Ship (1987)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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While mapping some wilderness in Alaska, MacGyver discovers an abandoned ship. On it, a Russian stowaway tells him that the crew were all scared off, by Bigfoot!

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Katey Wright, Michele Goodger

Votes: 185