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1. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Pilot (1976)

145 min | Western

9.0
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Zeb Macahan returns to the farm of Macahan to take his family to Oregon.

Directors: Burt Kennedy, Daniel Mann, Bernard McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Richard Kiley, Eva Marie Saint, Bruce Boxleitner

Votes: 30

2. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Erika (1977)

97 min | Western

8.6
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Zeb finds Luke with the Simonites but before Luke is strong enough to leave, Zeb must take the opportunity to find a friend who has started a vendetta against an Indian tribe. Luke has ... See full summary »

Directors: Burt Kennedy, Daniel Mann, Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Eva Marie Saint, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 21

3. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.5
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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Votes: 1,770

4. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Bowie John Christie (1977)

89 min | Western

8.5
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Zeb must make the hardest choice in his life when attempting to save the life of his friend who has been taken captive by the Indians. Luke realizes that he can not stay with the Simonites ... See full summary »

Directors: Burt Kennedy, Daniel Mann, Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Eva Marie Saint, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 19

5. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: Next in Command (1963)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.4
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A battle-hardened corporal joins Sgt. Saunders squad, but remains distant and aloof from the other members, causing dissension in the ranks.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Jack Hogan, Pierre Jalbert

Votes: 37

6. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: Night Patrol (1963)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.4
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While on a night patrol to bring in a prisoner, Sgt. Saunders and his squad discover an American GI in the woods waging a one-man war on his own.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Skip Homeier, Jack Hogan

Votes: 32

7. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Wanted Man (1962)

30 min | Western

8.4
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A young man rides his sick and pregnant Ma into Laramie knowing the law is looking for his ever-absent Pa. When a bounty hunter also shows up, Troop must decide who he should help, the sick Ma or the one lawfully after the reward.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Marie Windsor, Dick Foran

Votes: 7

8. How the West Was Won (1976– )

Western

8.3
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The Macahans, a family from Virginia headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

Stars: James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb, William Kirby Cullen

Votes: 1,311

9. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: The Celebrity (1962)

Action, Drama, War

8.3
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Saunders' squad is resting in the destroyed town of Avranche when they receive the new replacement. The famous baseball player Del Packer joins the Company K and is worshiped by Pvt. Billy ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Steven Rogers

Votes: 41

10. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Long Gun (1962)

30 min | Western

8.3
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Famous Marshal Ben Wyatt arrives in Laramie with a body. In a hotel room he waits for the other two partners behind a rifle in ambush. Troop feels he can't let him do that which forces a showdown in the streets.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, John Dehner

Votes: 17

11. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: The Walking Wounded (1963)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.3
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A slightly wounded Sgt. Saunders travels to the aid station in an ambulance with a beautiful nurse, a doctor who has lost his nerve and a driver who never had any nerve.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Rick Jason, Vic Morrow, Steven Rogers, Pierre Jalbert

Votes: 35

12. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: Far from the Brave (1962)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.2
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Sgt. Saunders takes a great risk by giving a new private a Browning Automatic Rifle, when he knows he has other men better qualified with it.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Joe Mantell, Jack Hogan

Votes: 38

13. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Woman from White Wing (1962)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.2
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A man at the unfinished White Wing cabin on Shiloh asks Judge Garth to meet him. Garth tells The Virginian the troubled history of his arrival at Shiloh. Garth's future with Betsy is threatened by the man and his desire for revenge.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 47

14. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.1
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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

Votes: 440

15. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Episode: Family Forecast (1986)

Action, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A game show host suspects that the show he is currently hosting is fixed. So he turns to the Simons for help because he was already involved in the game show fixing scandal in the 50's even... See full summary »

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 19

16. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Sunday (1962)

30 min | Western

8.1
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Troop takes Billy Deal, a wanted outlaw, into custody. He needs to transport him by train to Casper. An old acquaintance in town wants to take him to Montana instead to resolve other issues and there's only one train leaving town on Sunday.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Andrew Duggan

Votes: 7

17. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Provost Marshal (1977)

96 min | Western

8.0
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An Ex-Captain by the name of Martin Grey, who is now a bounty hunter and who also holds a commission as a Provost Marshal is hunting down army deserters, with Luke Macahan currently at the top of his list.

Directors: Burt Kennedy, Daniel Mann | Stars: James Arness, Eva Marie Saint, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 9

18. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Cort (1962)

30 min | Western

7.9
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Cort Evers arrives in town, falling off his horse. The doctor says he doesn't have long to live as he tries to end his ten year chase to find his brother Mitch to avenge the death of six men during the war.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Kevin Hagen

Votes: 9

19. The Yellow Rose (1983–1984)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Nightime soap opera involving The Yellow Rose, a 200,000 acre ranch in Texas operated by the offspring of the founder, Wade Champion. His sons (Roy and Quisto) and his 29-year old widow, ... See full summary »

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, David Soul, Edward Albert, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 141

20. 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: 1,243

21. Louis L'Amour's Down the Long Hills (1986 TV Movie)

85 min | Western

7.7
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Two young survivors of a wagon-train massacre battle horse thieves as they take a prize stallion through Utah. Director: Burt Kennedy

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Bo Hopkins, Michael Wren, Don Shanks

Votes: 87

22. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Episode: Ancient Echoes (1987)

60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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An elderly Native American shaman engages Rick and A. J. to help find his nephew after the nephew goes missing following the nephew's discovery of Native American burial artifacts at a construction site.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 15

23. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Episode: Betty Grable Flies Again (1983)

60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The daughter of an eccentric pilot solicits Rick and A.J.'s help when her father is convinced the B-25 Mitchell bomber he saw on the news is the same plane his crew forced him to bail out of during the war.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker, Mary Carver, Pat Hingle

Votes: 26

24. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: Lost Sheep, Lost Shepherd (1962)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

7.7
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A bitterly disturbed tank Sgt. escorts Lt. Hanley's men to a French town that seems to have been abruptly abandoned.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Rick Jason, Vic Morrow, Jeffrey Hunter, Steven Rogers

Votes: 52

25. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Episode: Rough Rider Rides Again (1982)

60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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An actor who played the character on a long running TV show has fallen on hard times and his only means of support is making appearances as his old character. But when a producer gets the ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Jeannie Wilson, Mary Carver

Votes: 35

26. Shootout in a One Dog Town (1974 TV Movie)

78 min | Western

7.6
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A small-town banker is forced to protect his town against a vicious gang of bank robbers determined to get the $200,000 stored in his bank.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Richard Crenna, Stefanie Powers, Jack Elam, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 47

27. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Episode: Double Play (1984)

Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Rick has a recurring dream that he kills A.J.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 26

28. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Episode: Full Moon Blues (1986)

Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The brothers have trouble with both the Fed's and the Mob while looking for a eccentric woman's ex-boyfriend all while Rick makes an important life decision.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 14

29. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

Not Rated | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 16,825

30. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

7.5
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In the old west, a man becomes a sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can decamp if things get tough. In the end, he uses ingenuity instead.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan

Votes: 8,210

31. 7 Men from Now (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Western

7.5
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A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin, Walter Reed

Votes: 3,618

32. James Cagney: Top of the World (1992 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Carl H. Lindahl | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Casey Cagney Thomas, James Cagney, Mae Clarke

Votes: 144

33. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Episode: Judgement Call (1987)

Action, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Downtown hires AJ and Rick to protect Temple despite having adversial positions in a criminal matter. Steve Belinsky is arrested after a shooting and Temple endangers her life when she becomes his advocate as a psycho targets her.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 13

34. The Tall T (1957)

Approved | 78 min | Romance, Thriller, Western

7.4
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An independent former ranch foreman is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by trio of ruthless outlaws.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Sullivan, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 3,258

35. Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western (1997 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary

7.4
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Director: Len Morris | Stars: James Garner, Tom Selleck, Clint Eastwood, Daniel Stern

Votes: 70

36. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Mixed Doubles (1982)

Not Rated | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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Magnum is tasked with protecting a young tennis pro who is being threatened.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 116

37. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Episode: The Club Murder Vacation (1983)

60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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When Rick and A.J. begin piecing together the details of a murder A.J. believes he witnessed while on vacation with Cecilia, the local sheriff threatens retribution if the brothers don't stop 'snooping around.'

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver, Eddie Barth

Votes: 29

38. Ride Lonesome (1959)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Western

7.3
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A bounty hunter escorts a killer to town to be hanged, but is allowing the man's outlaw brother to catch up with him, for a showdown over a shocking previous murder.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best

Votes: 3,246

39. Comanche (2000)

Drama, History, War

7.3
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The heart warming true story of the only U.S. survivor of The Battle of Little Big Horn... the horse named Comanche.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Wilford Brimley, Kris Kristofferson, Gerald McRaney, Buck Taylor

Votes: 33

40. Thank Ya, Thank Ya Kindly (1991 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Director: Clyde Lucas | Stars: Hank Worden, Frankie Avalon, Harry Carey Jr., Clint Eastwood

Votes: 8

41. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Episode: Deep Water Death (1987)

Action, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Rick and AJ are hired for security work at a oceanic amusement facility. They encounter two unsavory characters from their past who the brothers direct their suspicions to after a fatality occurs.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 12

42. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Episode: Mobile Home of the Brave (1986)

Action, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Photographer Harrison captures noted mobster Manny Crobett on film but when pursued switches the roll with the vacationing Johnsons. AJ and Rick take the family under their protection, making the park area a dangerous place to be.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 14

43. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Episode: The List (1983)

60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A.J. falls hard for a mysterious client who hires the Simon Brothers to prove she didn't murder a publisher who planned to include her in an annual list of San Diego's ten sexiest women.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Jeannie Wilson, Mary Carver

Votes: 25

44. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)

60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 3,214

45. Comanche Station (1960)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Western

7.1
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A man saves a woman who had been kidnapped by Comanches, then struggles to get both of them home alive.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Nancy Gates, Claude Akins, Skip Homeier

Votes: 2,359

46. The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)

G | 104 min | Family, Drama

7.1
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When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Alastair Sim, Peter Barkworth, Maurice Colbourne, Susan Tebbs

Votes: 213

47. Snoops (1989–1990)

60 min | Comedy

7.1
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Chance Dennis is a criminology professor, his wife, Micki, works for the state depsrtment. They live in Washington, D.C. Every now and then they come across a murder and for some strange ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Reid, Daphne Reid, Troy Curvey Jr., John Karlen

Votes: 17

48. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Episode: D-I-V-O-R-C-E (1986)

Action, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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The brothers get in the middle of a divorce involving two of their Mom's best friends.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 16

49. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Episode: Facets (1985)

60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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AJ and Rick are called in when a valuable gem is stolen from Nyquist jewelers who suspect their rivals, the Cartons. The brothers find themselves in the midst of a feud and AJ experiences guilt when forced to use his gun.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 15

50. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982–1983)

60 min | Adventure

7.0
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A drama series, based on the classic musical film of the same name.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Roger Wilson, Peter Horton, Drake Hogestyn

Votes: 206