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1. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: A Death of Princes (1960)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Detective walks from icing surrendering shooter Gimpy, so his commander asks Adam to volunteer to spy him. Adam struggles with taking the assignment on gun-happy comrade Bane, whose jacket ... See full summary »

Writer: Stirling Silliphant | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Eli Wallach, Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Nancy Malone

2. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Creator: James E. Moser | Stars: Richard Crenna, Tol Avery, Robert Stevenson, Maxine Stuart

3. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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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

4. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »

Creator: Nat Hiken | Stars: Phil Silvers, Paul Ford, Harvey Lembeck, Allan Melvin

5. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

Creator: Paul Monash | Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gavin MacLeod, Ted de Corsia, Martin Gabel

6. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

PG | 126 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison.

Writers: Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

7. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

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

8. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

9. The November Plan (1977 TV Movie)

Crime, Drama

8.2
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Writers: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins | Director: Don Medford | Stars: Wayne Rogers, Elaine Joyce, Philip Sterling, Clifton James

10. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.1
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

11. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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79 Metascore

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

Writers: Oscar Fraley, Eliot Ness, David Mamet | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

12. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

13. Texas (1980–1982)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Daytime Drama, spun off from "Another World," which followed Iris Carrington from Bay City as she rediscovered Alex Wheeler, a former love, and moved to the Houston area. The stories ... See full summary »

Creators: John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington, Paul Rauch | Stars: Beverlee McKinsey, Carla Borelli, Jerry Lanning, Caryn Richman

14. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Snow Train: Part 1 (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Matt, Doc, and Festus are aboard a train in snow covered mountains when it is stopped by Indians who want 2 unknown passengers turned over to them for selling poisonous whiskey to them earlier.

Writer: Preston Wood | Director: Gunnar Hellström | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

15. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Creators: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

16. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Lady (1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.9
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A woman and her adult, attractive niece stop in Dodge to earn some money to complete their journey to San Francisco. When an offer of marriage to her aunt threatens to derail those plans, the niece takes action.

Writer: John Mantley | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

17. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

18. Captains and the Kings (1976 TV Mini-Series)

540 min | Drama

7.8
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Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s.

Stars: Richard Jordan, Harvey Jason, Patty Duke, Blair Brown

19. 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, Dana Elcar, Hilda Simms

20. Decoy (1957– )

30 min | Drama, Crime

7.8
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New York City policewoman Casey Jones' assignment to fight crime often entails her going undercover in some of the seediest and most dangerous parts of the city.

Stars: Beverly Garland, Joseph Sullivan, Frank Campanella, Simon Oakland

21. Brenner (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Roy is a hardened twenty year cop with the NYPD; his son Ernie is an idealistic rookie. Together they face and learn from their different views of life and work.

Stars: Edward Binns, James Broderick, Dick O'Neill, Walter Greaza

22. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: A Copy of Murder (1968)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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An author, preparing a book about a well-publicized murder case in a small California city, is killed when his yacht blows up. The author's publisher hires Mannix to find the book's last ... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link, Bruce Geller | Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Barbara Rush, Clifton James

23. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: Rundown on a Bum Rap (1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A friend of Mark is found drunk and bending over an assault victim. Even though his night-school law teacher and Ironside lend assistance, Mark becomes frustrated with the legal process as he tries to help his friend gain an acquittal.

Creator: Collier Young | Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Raymond Burr, James Gregory, Janet MacLachlan, Don Galloway

24. Night Court (1984–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Creator: Reinhold Weege | Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Charles Robinson

25. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.7
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

Stars: James Drury, Doug McClure, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

26. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay, Paul Moriarty

27. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )
Episode: The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel (1988)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Jessica is summoned to California where a recently recovered Air Force plane could pin a decades-old murder on her dead husband Frank.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michael Ansara, Jane Greer, Clifton James

28. The A-Team (1983–1987)

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

7.6
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Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Frank Lupo | Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz, Dirk Benedict

29. Lone Star (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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78 Metascore

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J. Lang

30. The Last Detail (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.

Writers: Robert Towne, Darryl Ponicsan | Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young, Clifton James

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

192 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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The story of the People's Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide.

Writers: Ernest Tidyman, Charles A. Krause | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Powers Boothe, Ned Beatty, Irene Cara, Veronica Cartwright

32. City of Angels (1976– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.6
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Weekly adventures of hard-boiled '30s detective Jake Axminster.

Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins | Stars: Wayne Rogers, Meredith Baxter, Steve Kanaly, Laurence Luckinbill

33. Inside 'The Man with the Golden Gun' (2000 Video)

35 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Writer: Bruce Scivally | Director: John Cork | Stars: Maud Adams, Albert R. Broccoli, Sean Connery, Britt Ekland

34. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Killer with a Kiss (1960)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A young man working at Bellevue Hospital, at the Mental Ward, has a neurosis himself. He harbors a deep seated hatred of his deceased military hero father, whom he blames for his mother's ... See full summary »

Writers: Leonard Praskins, Sloan Nibley | Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Nancy Malone

35. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
Episode: Last Rights (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.6
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Creators: Glen A. Larson, Lou Shaw | Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Jack Klugman, Garry Walberg, John S. Ragin, Val Bisoglio

36. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Linda (1966)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.6
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Upon returning from Texas The Virginian finds himself in the middle of express line holdup. On the stagecoach he meets a beautiful woman who ultimately confides in him that she is a courier carrying a package - possibly illegal.

Writers: Cy Chermak, Frank Fenton, Owen Wister | Director: Don McDougall | Stars: James Drury, Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Don Quine

37. Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)
Episode: Till the End of Night (1967)

Western

7.6
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While pursuing an escaped prisoner, MacGregor is arrested for murder by an old enemy of Marshal Crown's and is sentenced to be hanged. He escapes from jail with Sarah Lou Burke, another ... See full summary »

Creator: Christopher Knopf | Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, Jill Townsend

38. The Iceman Cometh (1973)

PG | 239 min | Drama

7.5
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A salesman with a sudden passion for reform has an idea to sell to his barfly buddies: throw away your pipe dreams. The drunkards, living in a flophouse above a saloon, resent the idea.

Writers: Thomas Quinn Curtiss, Eugene O'Neill | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges

39. Monsters (1988–1990)

30 min | Horror

7.5
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A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.

Stars: John Bolger, Pamela Dean Kelly, Michael J. Anderson, Carlos Lauchu

40. Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)

90 min | Western

7.5
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The western adventures of tough but fair Marshal Jim Crown.

Creator: Christopher Knopf | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, Jill Townsend

41. David and Lisa (1962)

95 min | Drama

7.5
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The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds ... See full summary »

Writers: Eleanor Perry, Theodore Isaac Rubin | Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin, Howard Da Silva, Neva Patterson

42. Gabriel's Fire (1990–1991)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A cop who's been sent to prison for killing his partner is freed by a lawyer who hires him as a private investigator.

Creators: Donald R. Boyle, Coleman Luck, Jacqueline Zambrano | Stars: James Earl Jones, Laila Robins, Brian Grant, Dylan Walsh

43. Bonanza (1959–1973)

49 min | Western

7.4
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

44. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.4
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The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.

Creators: Glen A. Larson, Lou Shaw | Stars: Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito, Joseph Roman

45. The Contender (1980 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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The rags-to-riches story of amateur boxer Johnny Captor.

Stars: Marc Singer, Katherine Cannon, Moses Gunn, Alan Stock

46. Friendly Persuasion (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.4
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During the Civil War, a Quaker couple risks their lives by helping runaway slaves.

Writers: Jessamyn West, William P. Wood | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Richard Kiley, Shirley Knight, Clifton James, Michael O'Keefe

47. A Natural Born World-Shaker: Making 'Cool Hand Luke' (2008 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Director Stuart Rosenberg, in his final interview, enlivens this entertaining look at the creation of this chain-gang classic - the film that cemented Paul Newman's status as a screen icon.... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Stuart Rosenberg, Eric Lax, Frank Pierson, Ralph Waite

48. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Letter of the Law (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.4
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A rich landowner seizes the chance to get a little more acreage when he discovers that a homesteader has failed to file the paperwork to make his quarter section his own.

Writers: Les Crutchfield, John Meston | Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

49. The Fall Guy (1981–1986)
Episode: Mighty Myron (1982)

Action, Adventure

7.4
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Colt and Howie are trying to catch a jewelry thief. Unfortunately they find him killed in a Circus. He was a animal tamer and Suspicsion Number One is the Orangutan Myron... See full synopsis »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Markie Post

50. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Soda Pop and Paper Flags (1963)

60 min | Adventure

7.4
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Tod and Linc are en route from St. Louis to Memphis, Tennessee. They stop in Mapleton, Mo., for gas. Tod defends a transient hobo from troublemakers. Deciding to stay, Tod & Linc go to work... See full summary »

Creators: Herbert B. Leonard, Stirling Silliphant | Director: Fred Jackman Jr. | Stars: Martin Milner, Glenn Corbett, Chester Morris, Frank Overton