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1. 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.

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

Votes: 50,862

2. Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (1978– )
Episode: Junk It to Me Baby (1978)

60 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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Richie Brockelman finally has some P.I. work coming his way when he has to bid on an old '54 Chevy for a client. But after leaving his wallet in the car upon delivering it, he discovers the... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Barbara Bosson, Stanley Brock, Danny Dayton, Douglas Dirkson

Votes: 6

3. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Ten Little Indians (1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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Someone has placed a fabulous price on Matt's head, and there are many competing to earn it.

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

Votes: 48

4. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: The Stranger (1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.0
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When young Peter Lundstrom is expelled from his private school for petty theft, his wealthy father sends the boy to stay with Uncle Nels Oleson in Walnut Grove for a long-overdue lesson in values.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 114

5. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.9
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 106

6. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 72

7. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: Summit (1986)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.8
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Mark and Jonathan try to reunite a mother with her son who is now the Deputy Premier of the U.S.S.R. When he is told that his mom would like to see him he believes Jonathan is with the CIA and not an angel.

Director: Dan Gordon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Ben Hammer, Vachik Mangassarian

Votes: 26

8. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 73,393

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 10,906

10. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,197

11. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 142

12. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)
Episode: Death Probe: Part 1 (1977)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.6
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When an object tracks across the sky and lands in a remote area in Wyoming, Oscar and Steve arrive on the scene and find that a Russian space probe built to withstand the extreme Venus ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Moder | Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 72

13. Reasonable Doubts (1991–1993)
Episode: Legacy (1993)

Crime, Drama

8.6
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Tess' boyfriend Asher tries abduct a man but is stopped. He reveals he was trying to bring the man to Israel because he's a Nazi. Tess tries to help him but it appears the man was granted ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Singer | Stars: Mark Harmon, Marlee Matlin, William Converse-Roberts, Tim Grimm

Votes: 7

14. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 204

15. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.5
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 61

16. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.4
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

Votes: 916

17. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

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

Votes: 769

18. 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: 916

19. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.4
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 105

20. 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: 104

21. The Trials of O'Brien (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A flamboyant, Shakespeare-quoting, New York City defense attorney always seems to get into trouble.

Stars: Peter Falk, Joanna Barnes, Elaine Stritch, David Burns

Votes: 59

22. The New Breed (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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"The New Breed" was an American crime - drama series ,aired on ABC network from 1961 to 1962, with thirty-six episodes,starring Leslie Nielsen at age 35.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Votes: 51

23. Convoy (1965– )

60 min | War, Drama

8.4
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Civilian Captain Foster (the freighter "Flagship") and Commander Talbot (US Navy destroyer Escort "DD 181") are responsible for convoying ships across the Atlantic during World War II.

Stars: John Gavin, Horst Ebersberg, Michael Stanwood, Richard Angarola

Votes: 23

24. This Is the Life (1952–1988)
Episode: Bon Voyage and Shalom (1983)

Drama, Family

8.4
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A minister who has a fatal illness resigns his church and prepares to take a sea voyage to the Holy Land to fulfill a life-long dream. At the dock he encounters an elderly Jewish man who is... See full summary »

Director: Sharron Miller | Stars: Alan Young, Nehemiah Persoff, Charles Aidman, Whit Bissell

Votes: 7

25. The Facts of Life (1979–1988)
Episode: Concentration (1986)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Blair gets stuck in an elevator with her baby sister and an elevator operator on the way to accept an award.

Director: John Bowab | Stars: Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn

Votes: 14

26. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)
Episode: Death Probe: Part 2 (1977)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.4
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With time running out, Steve must do anything he can to disable the Russian space probe in spite of the fact that it is virtually indestructible and has numerous inventive capabilities that it uses as weapons.

Director: Dick Moder | Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 50

27. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident of White Eyes (1963)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Favor and Hey Soos stop a runaway stagecoach with a dying driver and several passengers after an Indian attack. Favor leads the coach to the next station. Apaches are waiting and Favor soon learns why along with the other passengers.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Charles H. Gray

Votes: 25

28. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Like Old Times (1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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A released safe cracker and aging saloon girl renew their love, but some crooks are pressuring him to break into safes again.

Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 38

29. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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97 Metascore

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Votes: 192,850 | Gross: $25.00M

30. Search (1972–1973)

60 min | Adventure

8.3
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"World Securities", an international high-tech private investigation company, employs field operatives who are aided by implanted audio receivers and who carry tiny cameras and telemetry ... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Doug McClure, Anthony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 185

31. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Rupert Davies

Votes: 106

32. The Missiles of October (1974 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.3
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Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: William Devane, Ralph Bellamy, Howard Da Silva, James Hong

Votes: 812

33. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Live drama series that was one of the best television shows ever shown. Over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 85

34. King of Diamonds (1961–1962)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Crime

8.3
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John King, the two-fisted, globe-trotting chief of security for the world's diamond industry, travels the world battling jewel thieves and gem smugglers. Assisted by his young protégé, ... See full summary »

Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ray Hamilton, Joan Tabor, Gerald Mohr

Votes: 23

35. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Down the Long Night (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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Norman Garry is harassed by former neighbor Max Evar. Evar,an "expert on horror", lost his family due to a fire he holds Garry responsible for. Garry asks the NYPD for help and Det. Flint ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Nancy Malone

Votes: 31

36. Barney Miller (1974–1982)
Episode: Riot (1981)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Luger turns a small disturbance with the Hassidic community into a full-blown riot. The squad discovers a survivalist couple setting up their housekeeping in the sewers.

Director: Noam Pitlik | Stars: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Votes: 33

37. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Empty Chair (1959)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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With Capone in prison, Frank Nitti tries to grab the open top spot in the empire. But Capone's bookkeeper is giving him a run for his money.

Director: John Peyser | Stars: Robert Stack, Barbara Nichols, Bruce Gordon, Betty Garde

Votes: 93

38. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 21,151

39. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 111,529 | Gross: $9.60M

40. Barney Miller (1974–1982)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The captain of a city police station and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come to the building.

Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Steve Landesberg, Gregory Sierra

Votes: 3,603

41. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Two Secret Service agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Dick Cangey, Whitey Hughes

Votes: 3,140

42. Mr. Novak (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los ... See full summary »

Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Burgess Meredith, Vince Howard

Votes: 98

43. Five Fingers (1959–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Fingers is a double agent working for the US. His cover? Talent agent.

Stars: David Hedison, Luciana Paluzzi, Paul Burke, Michael Romanoff

Votes: 36

44. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident of the Wanderer (1964)

60 min | Western

8.2
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During a rainstorm the men see a man who disappears but eventually comes into camp - dry. His name is Michob - the same as the wanderer in a book of legends owned by Wishbone. When bad things occur, some of the men think he is a jinx.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, James Murdock

Votes: 20

45. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Incident on a Bridge (1961)

52 min | Adventure

8.2
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Tod and Buz, in Cleveland, Ohio working as laborers on a "three week job at a gravel yard", stay at their Russian supervisor's home. He has a mute daughter who has a miserable life. When a ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Nehemiah Persoff, Lois Smith

Votes: 44

46. Barney Miller (1974–1982)
Episode: The Ghost (1978)

25 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The police do not believe a man who claims he's being visited by a poltergeist. Then they put the man in jail, and strange events begin occurring about the squad room.

Director: Lee Bernhardi | Stars: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Jack Soo

Votes: 34

47. Police Story (1973–1979)
Episode: The Hunters (1974)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Detectives Calabrese and Jameson become emotionally involved in a robbery/homicide/rape crime spree when a friend becomes a victim. Originally aired on Oct 23, 1973. This title was changed from "The Hunters" to "Big John Morrison".

Director: Richard Benedict | Stars: Tony Lo Bianco, Don Meredith, Jackie Cooper, Dane Clark

Votes: 9

48. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Mark of Cain (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.2
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A buffalo hunter stumbles on the fact that a local man was head of an abusive Confederate prison camp during the war. With tension high, Matt and Festus will try to prevent citizens from taking the law into their own hands.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 39

49. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: The Treasure of San Bosco Reef: Part 1 (1968)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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Director: Robert L. Friend | Stars: Antony Alda, James Daly, Roger Mobley, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 6

50. Adam-12 (1968–1975)
Episode: The Vendetta (1972)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A WWII survivor encounters a Nazi collaborator. Malloy and Reed stumble upon his ambush plan during a routine night check. The pair use their humanity and police training before this vendetta causes another tragedy.

Director: Sam Freedle | Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Barbara Nichols, Peter Brocco

Votes: 14