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1. 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

2. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Geary, Tol Avery, Robert Stevenson

Votes: 60

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 51

4. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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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 »

Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Allan Melvin

Votes: 1,055

5. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gene Coogan, Eddie Hice, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 46

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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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.

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

Votes: 50

7. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 102

8. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

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

Votes: 743

9. 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.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 126,721

10. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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

Votes: 86

11. The November Plan (1977 TV Movie)

Crime, Drama

8.2
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Director: Don Medford | Stars: Wayne Rogers, Elaine Joyce, Philip Sterling, Clifton James

Votes: 13

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

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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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 »

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Barbara Rush, Clifton James

Votes: 34

13. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: Song of the Wild West (1984)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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Jonathan and Mark come to a country-western bar where they provide an angelic assist to a young country singer emulating her lost mother, a former country star hoping to find her lost glory, and a widow mourning her lost husband.

Director: Victor French | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Jerry Hardin, Michele Greene

Votes: 38

14. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel (1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michael Ansara, Jane Greer, Clifton James

Votes: 139

15. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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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

Votes: 3,574

16. 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: 326

17. Brenner (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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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

Votes: 26

18. 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.

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

Votes: 52

19. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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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.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 228,773 | Gross: $76.27M

20. Texas (1980–1982)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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 »

Stars: Beverlee McKinsey, Carla Borelli, Jerry Lanning, Caryn Richman

Votes: 66

21. Decoy (1957– )

30 min | Drama, Crime

7.9
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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

Votes: 80

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

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.9
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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.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Don Quine, Sara Lane

Votes: 17

23. 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 rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 815

24. 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: 54

25. Friendly Persuasion (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.8
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During the Civil War, a Quaker couple risks their lives by helping runaway slaves.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Richard Kiley, Shirley Knight, Clifton James, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 16

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.8
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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.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 43

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

50 min | Adventure

7.8
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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 »

Director: Fred Jackman Jr. | Stars: Martin Milner, Glenn Corbett, Chester Morris, Frank Overton

Votes: 23

28. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Winter Kill (1971)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.8
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During a harsh winter that kills off the stock of many ranchers, Ben offers to test a new breed's endurance by herding a cow from the stock on Sawtooth Mountain. A rival rancher attempts to... See full summary »

Director: William Wiard | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Mitch Vogel

Votes: 24

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

Votes: 1,191

30. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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The adventures of two young drifters across America.

Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 952

31. City of Angels (1976– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.7
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Weekly adventures of hard-boiled '30s detective Jake Axminster.

Stars: Wayne Rogers, Pepper Martin, Meredith Baxter, Steve Kanaly

Votes: 61

32. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 25

33. The Contender (1980– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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The rags-to-riches story of amateur boxer Johnny Captor.

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

Votes: 15

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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.

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

Votes: 27

35. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Snow Train: Part 2 (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.7
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Matt avoids capture by the three Indian braves and continues on to the telegraph station. Exhausted, he finds out the telegraph lines are down. However, an advisory was issued before while ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 43

36. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)
Episode: The Deadly Replay (1974)

48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The HL-10, the vehicle Steve Austin was piloting when he had his crash two years ago, has been rebuilt and Steve is asked to have another go at it by his old friend Jay Rogers. Although ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II | Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Clifton James, Jack Ging

Votes: 42

37. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Real People of Muddy Creek (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.7
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Only a few brave souls remain in Muddy Creek to help Ben and Little Joe defend a town jail and its occupant from the Harper outlaw gang.

Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Joe Don Baker

Votes: 26

38. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)
Episode: Treasure of Hazzard (1980)

PG | 49 min | Action, Comedy

7.7
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The Dukes assist young history professor Laura Bardsley search for a Civil War-era strongbox containing a valuable regimental payroll signed by President Lincoln. Boss becomes aware of the ... See full summary »

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

Votes: 38

39. 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.

Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz, Dirk Benedict

Votes: 27,064

40. Night Court (1984–1992)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Charles Robinson

Votes: 7,400

41. 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.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young, Clifton James

Votes: 17,212

42. Lone Star (1996)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

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

Votes: 24,062 | Gross: $13.27M

43. 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: 1,017

44. Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)

90 min | Western

7.6
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The western adventures of tough but fair Marshal Jim Crown.

Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, Jill Townsend

Votes: 260

45. Monsters (1988–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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

Votes: 965

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

29 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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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

Votes: 23

47. The A-Team (1983–1987)
Episode: Pros and Cons (1983)

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

7.5
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When a friend of B.A.'s ends up in a prison in Strykersville, FL, the team goes in with an elaborate plan to rescue him. The warden has developed a fight program and he forces prisoners to ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, Melinda Culea, Dwight Schultz

Votes: 196

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

71 min | Western

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 20

49. The Iceman Cometh (1973)

PG | 239 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 1,103

50. David and Lisa (1962)

95 min | Drama

7.4
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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 »

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin, Howard Da Silva, Neva Patterson

Votes: 1,824