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1. The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977 TV Mini-Series)

434 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.4
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The first two Godfather films were re-edited together in chronological order with additional footage added.

Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan

Votes: 2,651

2. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.2
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A man, newly recovered from a nervous breakdown, becomes convinced that a monster only he sees is damaging the plane he's flying in.

Creator: Rod Serling | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: William Shatner, Christine White, Ed Kemmer, Asa Maynor

Votes: 1,976

3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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80 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 787,264 | Gross: $57.30M

4. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 44,369

5. The AckerMonster Chronicles! (2012)

90 min | Documentary

9.0
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**2014 RONDO HATTON AWARD WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY** +++++ Nudism. Esperanto. KING KONG. Sci-Fi. What do all of these things have in common? Simple: Forrest J Ackerman! Who's that? Glad you... See full synopsis »

Writer: Jason Brock | Director: Jason Brock | Stars: Forrest J. Ackerman, Greg Bear, Ray Bradbury, Joe Dante

Votes: 17

6. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Thirty Minutes (1960)

30 min | Western

8.9
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A wanted outlaw rides into town heading for the Birdcage. When he is recognized, he kills a man and threatens to do the same to the rest of the patrons unless Troop clears the street. One of the patrons is Johnny.

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Jack Elam

Votes: 15

7. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Paul Bryar, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 81

8. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Cornered (1960)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Johnny kills a well known gunman when the gunman's gun jams. One son of the man was just hanged, and the remaining son is known to be faster than the father, forcing Johnny to face a bleak situation on his own.

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Frank DeKova

Votes: 12

9. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.7
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Roy Markham, a former successful New York attorney, becomes a private detective and his cases take him worldwide. For the first two months of the show, Markham had an assistant, John Riggs,... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Milland, Simon Scott, Henry Corden, Gail Bonney

Votes: 40

10. The Near Departed (2012)

10 min | Short, Drama

8.7
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A man goes to a Funeral Parlor to make arrangements that will clear his humiliation and reputation.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Alexander Raye Pimentel | Director: Alexander Raye Pimentel | Stars: Anastasia Charalambous, David Fichtenmayer, Chad Figurido

Votes: 11

11. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,436

12. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: And When the Sky Was Opened (1959)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.6
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Three U.S. astronauts blast off from Earth on an initial test flight in an experimental rocket-ship, but during the flight into space the ship disappears from radar, then reappears. On ... See full summary »

Creator: Rod Serling | Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Rod Taylor, Jim Hutton, Charles Aidman, Maxine Cooper

Votes: 1,626

13. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Homecoming (1961)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Troop hears that Frank Walker escaped prison. When he tells the wife and son, he is shot and can't use his gun hand. The son, who worships his father, tells Dan "that'll make it awful hard on you!" and hopes he'll be dead within the week.

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 7

14. 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: 1,609

15. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Creators: Herb Meadow, Sam Rolfe | Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,514

16. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: Forgotten Front (1962)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.5
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Searching for a Nazi gun emplacement, the GIs try to pump information from a German deserter who is unsure of his loyalties.

Writers: Jerome Coopersmith, Richard Matheson | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Shecky Greene, Jack Hogan

Votes: 68

17. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Nick of Time (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.5
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A pair of newlyweds stopping in a small town are trapped by their own superstition when playing a fortune telling machine in a local diner.

Creator: Rod Serling | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: William Shatner, Patricia Breslin, Guy Wilkerson, Stafford Repp

Votes: 1,406

18. Star Trek (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 49,666

19. Thriller (1960–1962)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.4
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, David Frankham

Votes: 811

20. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: Home Is the Brave (1960)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Cheyenne is sent to White River with the body of Cole Prescott for burial who died in battle saving his comrades including Cheyenne. Cheyenne expects a warm greeting but instead the town is full of hatred for the man and want him gone.

Writers: Richard Matheson, George Waggner | Director: Emory Horger | Stars: Clint Walker, Paula Raymond, John Howard, John Archer

Votes: 24

21. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Night Call (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.4
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Telephone calls begin to haunt a disabled elderly woman.

Creator: Rod Serling | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Gladys Cooper, Nora Marlowe, Martine Bartlett, Rod Serling

Votes: 826

22. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Samson the Great (1960)

30 min | Western

8.4
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On an otherwise slow day, a fight promoter rolls into town. Troop, his hands full refereeing, sees the fighter beat all comers. Afterwards, when they won't leave town as ordered, Dan finds himself the next contestant in the ring.

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Walter Burke

Votes: 13

23. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Invaders (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.4
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When a woman investigates a clamor on the roof of her rural house, she discovers a small UFO and little aliens emerging from it. Or so it seems.

Creator: Rod Serling | Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Agnes Moorehead, Douglas Heyes, Rod Serling

Votes: 1,462

24. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Yawkey (1960)

30 min | Western

8.4
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A well known fast gun rides into Laramie, sits down at The Birdcage and says he wants to see Troop in front in 30 minutes. As Dan doesn't know him or why he's here, he has no choice but to show at 3:30 as requested

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Ray Danton

Votes: 12

25. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.3
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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Creators: Seth MacFarlane, David Zuckerman | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 237,993

26. Bourbon Street Beat (1959–1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A former New Orleans cop partners with an Ivy League lawyer to open up a private detective agency with offices on the city's famed Bourbon Street.

Stars: Richard Long, Andrew Duggan, Van Williams, Arlene Howell

Votes: 94

27. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Little Girl Lost (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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Awoken in the middle of the night by the cries of his daughter, a father enters the girl's room to find that she has vanished - even though he can still hear her crying out for help.

Creator: Rod Serling | Director: Paul Stewart | Stars: Sarah Marshall, Robert Sampson, Charles Aidman, Rod Serling

Votes: 987

28. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Third from the Sun (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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Two families of Government employees plan to steal a spaceship and travel to another planet just prior to a nuclear war. They must also deal with a stooge who wants to stop them.

Creator: Rod Serling | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Fritz Weaver, Edward Andrews, Joe Maross, Denise Alexander

Votes: 1,507

29. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.2
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

Votes: 1,195

30. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 417

31. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.2
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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: 393

32. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )

60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.

Stars: Michael Callan, Joseph Cotten, Brandon De Wilde, Julie Harris

Votes: 100

33. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A World of His Own (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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A writer demonstrates he can control reality simply by dictating changes.

Creator: Rod Serling | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Keenan Wynn, Phyllis Kirk, Mary LaRoche, Modoc

Votes: 1,118

34. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Episode: Green Fingers/The Funeral/The Tune in Dan's Cafe (1972)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.2
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Nasty developer Mike Saunders is ready to destroy a widow to further his career. / Greedy Morton Silkline arranges a late funeral for his client Ludwig Asper. / A married couple stops at a diner where the jukebox plays one song repeatedly.

Writers: Rod Serling, R.C. Cook, Richard Matheson, Gerald Sanford, Garrie Bateson, Shamus Frazer | Directors: John Badham, John Meredyth Lucas, David Rawlins | Stars: Joe Flynn, Cameron Mitchell, Pernell Roberts, Werner Klemperer

Votes: 150

35. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.1
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After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

Votes: 880

36. Soy leyenda (1967)

15 min | Short

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Writers: Mario Gómez Martín, Richard Matheson, Alfonso Núñez Flores | Director: Mario Gómez Martín | Stars: Ana Castor, Moisés Menéndez, Ricardo Palacios, Elisa Ramírez

Votes: 14

37. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
Episode: First Anniversary (1996)

45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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As a husband celebrates his first wedding anniversary, he must struggle with the strange, growing revulsion he feels when he touches, smells, tastes or sees his otherwise stunningly beautiful and talented wife.

Creator: Leslie Stevens | Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Matt Frewer, Jayne Heitmeyer, Clint Howard, Steve Bacic

Votes: 167

38. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Last Flight (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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A World War I British fighter pilot lands at an American air force base in France 42 years in the future.

Creator: Rod Serling | Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Kenneth Haigh, Alexander Scourby, Simon Scott, Robert Warwick

Votes: 1,273

39. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

Votes: 3,103

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

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: 312

41. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)

60 min | Horror, Thriller

8.0
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An anthology of suspense dramas concentrating on individuals confronted with supernatural occurrences.

Creator: Richard Matheson | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Sheila Larken, Meg Foster, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 219

42. Buckskin (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Annie O'Connell's boarding house in Buckskin, Montana, in 1880, is the setting for dramas unfolding for travelers and townies alike. Stories are seen through the eyes of 10-year-old Jody.

Creator: Harold Swanton | Stars: Tom Nolan, Sally Brophy, Mike Road, Orville Sherman

Votes: 23

43. The D.A.'s Man (1959– )

30 min | Crime

8.0
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Ex-private eye Shannon works his way into New York mob operations, reporting his findings to the District Attorney's office through Asst. D.A. Bonacorsi.

Stars: John Compton, Ralph Manza, Herbert Ellis, Alfred Shelly

Votes: 9

44. 100 Years of Horror (1996– )
Episode: Boris Karloff (1996)

Unrated | Documentary, Horror

8.0
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100 Years of Horror looks at the life and career of Boris Karloff most famous for his performances as Frankenstein.

Writer: Ted Newsom | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Turhan Bey, Roger Corman, Hugh M. Hefner

Votes: 13

45. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Death Ship (1963)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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An interplanetary expedition from earth finds an exact duplicate of their ship and themselves crashed on the planet they were surveying. Should they stay or risk taking off and crashing?

Creator: Rod Serling | Director: Don Medford | Stars: Jack Klugman, Ross Martin, Fred Beir, Mary Webster

Votes: 628

46. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: Profile in Silver/Button, Button (1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

8.0
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"Profile in Silver": After preventing the assassination of President Kennedy, a historian from the future faces the consequences of his act. "Button, Button": A couple receives a box with a button -- and an unusual offer.

Creator: Rod Serling | Directors: John D. Hancock, Peter Medak | Stars: Lane Smith, Andrew Robinson, Louis Giambalvo, Barbara Baxley

Votes: 206

47. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Actor (1962)

30 min | Western

8.0
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An aging actor rides into town and collapses at The Birdcage. First thought to be a penniless drifter, it is soon discovered he is wounded and pursued by a woman with desires for him against the objections of her husband and brother.

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, John Carradine

Votes: 16

48. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)
Episode: Time of Terror (1972)

60 min | Horror, Thriller

8.0
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Terror ensues when Ellen Alexander wakes up alone in a hotel room, with no sign of her husband, Harry. Inquiries at the front desk yield the answer that he has checked out without her, and ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Matheson | Director: Robert Day | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Patricia Neal, Craig Stevens, Alice Ghostley

Votes: 29

49. Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone's Magic Man (2010)

110 min | Documentary, Biography, Fantasy

7.9
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Imagine becoming the top writer for "Playboy" in your twenties... Imagine being a mainstay for the groundbreaking "Twilight Zone"... Imagine verging on the cusp of a major film-writing ... See full summary »

Writer: Jason Brock | Director: Jason Brock | Stars: Roger Anker, Roger Corman, Harlan Ellison, George Clayton Johnson

Votes: 30

50. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A World of Difference (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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A businessman sitting in his office inexplicably finds that he is on a production set and in a world where he is a movie star. Uninterested in the newfound fame, he fights to get back to his home and family.

Creator: Rod Serling | Director: Ted Post | Stars: Howard Duff, David White, Frank Maxwell, Eileen Ryan

Votes: 1,153