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1. Frank's Place (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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A professor from Boston runs his late father's New Orleans restaurant.

Stars: Tim Reid, Robert Harper, Daphne Reid, Francesca P. Roberts

Votes: 248

2. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Save the Best for Last: Part 2 (1992)

Comedy

8.8
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Dwayne decides he's not going to Whitley's wedding. He gives her wedding present to Ron and asks him to take it to the ceremony... See full synopsis »

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 27

3. The Boys (1992 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.7
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Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Khiry Abdul-Samad, Hakeem Abdul-Samad, Tajh Abdul-Samad, Bilal Abdul-Samad

Votes: 10

4. Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982–1983)
Episode: To Kill a Princess (1983)

60 min | Adventure

8.7
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Director: George McCowan | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Cindy Morgan, Ron O'Neal, Clyde Kusatsu

Votes: 6

5. Mathnet (1987–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.6
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A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.

Stars: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech, Bari K. Willerford, Toni Di Buono

Votes: 154

6. Square One Television (1987–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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A kids anthology show that humorously illustrates various elements of mathematics.

Stars: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

Votes: 348

7. The Righteous Apples (1980– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Focuses on the activities of The Righteous Apples, five Boston-area high school musicians, who in a troubled world, seek to help people in distress.

Stars: George M. Chappell, René Le Vant, Rene Auberjonois, Fuddle Bagley

Votes: 29

8. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 4,925

9. The Sophisticated Gents (1981– )

240 min | Drama

8.2
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Successful black men who were saved from the streets as teenagers come together in a reunion to honor their mentor.

Stars: Sonny Jim Gaines, Paul Winfield, Bernie Casey, Roosevelt Grier

Votes: 56

10. North and South (1985 TV Mini-Series)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 7,295

11. Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990)
Episode: Once Upon a Time (1987)

60 min | Crime, Fantasy, Drama

8.1
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Attacked, mutilated and left for dead, Catherine Chandler is rescued by the mysterious man-beast called Vincent.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Ron Perlman, Roy Dotrice, Jay Acovone

Votes: 104

12. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A retired intelligence agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

Votes: 3,060

13. Sparks (1996–1998)

Comedy

7.8
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Alonzo Sparks is a lawyer who has a practice in Compton. His two sons Maxie and Greg join the practice. Maxie is basically an "ambulance chaser" who doesn't do things by the book. Greg is ... See full summary »

Stars: James Avery, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Terrence Howard, Kym Whitley

Votes: 91

14. Hot L Baltimore (1975– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Somewhat steamy/racy (for the time) carryings on in a ruined old hotel (the "E" burned out some time before and was never repaired).

Stars: James Cromwell, Richard Masur, Conchata Ferrell, Al Freeman Jr.

Votes: 165

15. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Do You Take This Woman? (1991)

Comedy

7.8
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Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy) is having doubts about her marriage to Senator Byron Douglas III (Joe Morton) the day before the wedding.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 11

16. North and South (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1985)

94 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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In 1854, the Hazards pay a visit to Mont Royal. Billy loses his interest in Ashton when he sees her in the cotton barn with another man and soon turns his interest to the demure Brett. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 78

17. 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: 976

18. Up Against the Wall (1991)

PG-13 | Drama

7.6
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A black teen from a Chicago housing project struggles to find acceptance after he transfers into a suburban high school.

Director: Ron O'Neal | Stars: Marla Gibbs, Ron O'Neal, Stoney Jackson, L. Scott Caldwell

Votes: 25

19. The Equalizer (1985–1989)
Episode: Nocturne (1986)

46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A music critic overhears a voice in an elevator and identifies him as the man who had abducted her, raped and beaten her so badly that she lost her sight.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jessica Harper, Michael Parks, Ron Frazier

Votes: 35

20. The Equalizer (1985–1989)
Episode: Torn (1986)

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

7.6
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McCall finds his attention divided when Jason Mazer from The Agency offers him a chance at revenge against an old enemy, while at the same time a young girl asks McCall to protect her and her mother against her abusive father.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Edward Woodward, Ron O'Neal, Yvonne Wilder, Zohra Lampert

Votes: 37

21. Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered and Shafted (2004)

92 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: David F. Walker | Stars: Jim Brown, Mayme Clayton, Larry Cohen, D-Knowledge

Votes: 20

22. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: J.B.. as in Jailbird (1988)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A chance encounter with her old friend Michael Hagarty leaves Jessica standing over a dead Bulgarian diplomat and accused of murder.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Maureen Arthur, Sam Behrens, Michael Callan

Votes: 110

23. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control.

Stars: William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp, Michael Paré

Votes: 2,985

24. Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982–1983)

60 min | Adventure

7.4
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Pith-helmeted Buck is a Great White Hunter who here (unlike the real one from the 1940s) works out of the Raffles Hotel bar in Singapore during the 1930s fighting all kinds of bad guys in pre-war Malaya.

Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Clyde Kusatsu, Ron O'Neal, Cindy Morgan

Votes: 264

25. As Summers Die (1986 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

7.4
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The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Tramont | Stars: Scott Glenn, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bette Davis, John Randolph

Votes: 547

26. North Beach and Rawhide (1985 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.4
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"Boys Town" drama about a man named Rawhide MacGregor, a one-time ex-convict who runs a cattle ranch as a correctional facility for urban juvenile delinquents where he tries through a ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: William Shatner, Tate Donovan, James Olson, Ron O'Neal

Votes: 33

27. Remington Steele (1982–1987)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.

Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, James Read

Votes: 5,073

28. The Wayans Bros. (1995–1999)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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The wacky escapades of brothers Shawn and Marlon Waynes, along with their wise but eccentric father.

Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford

Votes: 3,296

29. Remington Steele (1982–1987)
Episode: Lofty Steele (1984)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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Somewhere in Ms. Holt's loft is hidden incriminating evidence for which someone is willing to kill.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, Gregg Henry

Votes: 39

30. The Equalizer (1985–1989)
Episode: Unnatural Causes (1986)

47 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A serial killer is targeting New York's lonely single women who respond to a Lonely Hearts newspaper ad. His calling card is an orchid he pins to the body. Meanwhile, McCall is writing an ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metzger | Stars: Edward Woodward, Gwen Verdon, Kim Delaney, Bobby Di Cicco

Votes: 31

31. Living Single (1993–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Follows the lives of several single male and female roommates and friends in 1990s Brooklyn, New York.

Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 2,752

32. Knight Rider (1982–1986)
Episode: Sky Knight (1985)

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

7.2
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On her way to her sister's wedding in Boston, Bonnie's plane is highjacked by the New Dawn Movement. Its leader, Charles Zurich, plans to trade his hostages for 197 prison inmates and ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Patricia McPherson, Peter Parros

Votes: 81

33. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Whitley's Last Supper (1990)

Comedy

7.2
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Kim moves into high gear for practice med-school exam, While Whitley downshifts her spending.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 9

34. Crazy Like a Fox (1984–1986)
Episode: Fox and Hounds (1985)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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Director: Charles Braverman | Stars: Jack Warden, John Rubinstein, Penny Peyser, Robby Kiger

Votes: 9

35. Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990)

60 min | Crime, Fantasy, Drama

7.0
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The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City.

Stars: Ron Perlman, Roy Dotrice, Jay Acovone, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 4,547

36. Crazy Like a Fox (1984–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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Rough-and-tumble private Investigator Harry Fox, Sr. solves crimes with the reluctant help of his son, respected San Francisco lawyer Harrison Fox, Jr.

Stars: Jack Warden, John Rubinstein, Penny Peyser, Robby Kiger

Votes: 350

37. The Equalizer (1985–1989)
Episode: Nightscape (1986)

47 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A woman is brutally gang-raped on the NY subway and her husband tries to track down those responsible. She contacts McCall to help save her husband.

Director: Aaron Lipstadt | Stars: Edward Woodward, Frances Fisher, Thomas G. Waites, Madeleine Potter

Votes: 25

38. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )
Episode: Surperfly: Ron O'Neal Story (1999)

Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.0
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Stars: Al Fann, Sheila Frazier, Robert Guillaume, Julius Harris

Votes: 9

39. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.

Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

Votes: 13,042

40. Knight Rider (1982–1986)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart, Patricia McPherson

Votes: 21,587

41. Brothers (1977)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.9
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Thinly disguised account of the relationship between radical black activist Angela Davis and Black Panther and prison inmate George Jackson, who was one of those killed in a failed 1971 prison breakout.

Director: Arthur Barron | Stars: Bernie Casey, Vonetta McGee, Ron O'Neal, John Lehne

Votes: 60

42. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Bald Ambition (1986)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama

6.9
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Furillo is asked to help a proud Calletano head off a mutiny when his precinct officers are on the verge of a racial war among themselves.

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 15

43. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: El Capitan (1985)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama

6.9
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Calletano is in charge of the Hill when Furillo takes part in a precinct captains retreat. Hunter's stolen RV turns into a hostage situation. Garibaldi confronts Goldblume about his new relationship with Gina Srignoli.

Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Robert Prosky

Votes: 19

44. The Equalizer (1985–1989)
Episode: Pretenders (1986)

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

6.9
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McCall helps a rookie reporter who suspects her new neighbor of criminal activity. As McCall probes further, he discovers the man may have murderous intentions and is being protected by Control.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Edward Woodward, Tony Musante, Chad Redding, Philip Bosco

Votes: 29

45. The Equalizer (1985–1989)
Episode: Wash-Up (1986)

TV-14 | 47 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Two window-washers who want to form a union ask for McCall's help when they are threatened by their murderous employer. Meanwhile, McCall's housekeeper moves into his townhouse temporarily for a few days with her two young sons in tow.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Edward Woodward, Robert Davi, Yvonne Wilder, Bill Cwikowski

Votes: 35

46. A Different World (1987–1993)

60 min | Comedy

6.8
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

Stars: Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 4,062

47. Brave New World (1980 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A man who grew up in a primitive society educating himself by reading Shakespeare is allowed to join the futuristic society where his parents are from. However, he can not adapt to their repressive ways.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Julie Cobb, Bud Cort, Keir Dullea, Ron O'Neal

Votes: 559

48. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Look Homeward, Ninja (1986)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

6.8
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Bates' new partner is accused of sexually harassing a hooker. Ballantine is reinstated, but still crazy. Buntz' erstwhile friend tries to end him in a garage shootout.

Director: John Patterson | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Robert Prosky

Votes: 16

49. The Final Countdown (1980)

PG | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino

Votes: 16,247

50. Playing with Fire (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Unintentionally hilarious made-for-TV film starring a not-so-young Gary Coleman as a teenage arsonist. The authorities, friends, and neighbors warn his absentee parents until it is too late.

Director: Ivan Nagy | Stars: Gary Coleman, Cicely Tyson, Ron O'Neal, Yaphet Kotto

Votes: 46