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1. 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: 845

2. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Christmas Eve is anything but peaceful for Kojak and his men. A woman is convinced her boyfriend is going to commit some kind of crime-but she doesn't know what; and a jealous husband is looking to kill his cheating wife.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 57

3. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Episode: The Mercenaries (1977)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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One of the men that J.R. served with in Vietnam has come up missing after he joined a mercenary group. At the request of his Vietnam buddies wife, J.R. and Barnaby investigate the group in hopes of finding him.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, Gregory Walcott

Votes: 5

4. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Just Another Polish Wedding (1977)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Jim gets Gandy a job with his P.I. buddy Marcus Hayes who promptly then tries to steal the case.

Director: William Wiard | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 91

5. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: The Reincarnation of Angie (1975)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Hoods snatch a stockbroker, and his sister hires Rockford for $23.64, because Jim's in the yellow pages and her big brother instructed her not to dial the cops. Jim's protective of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Elayne Heilveil

Votes: 81

6. 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: 19,487

7. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator.

Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

Votes: 4,799

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: 4,867

9. Barney Miller (1974–1982)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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: 3,294

10. In Living Color (1990–1994)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show.

Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park, David Alan Grier

Votes: 7,278

11. 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: 317

12. Hardcastle and McCormick (1983–1986)
Episode: Surprise on Seagull Beach (1985)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Ed Bernard, Michael Cornelison

Votes: 8

13. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Night of the Piraeus (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Kojak investigates three murders connected to a rare stamp smuggled from Greece.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Telly Savalas, Norman Lloyd, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 43

14. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: The Adventure of the Black Falcon (1976)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Family

7.9
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Letting a fine wine "breathe" proves deadly for the wine's owner Nick Kingston, who leaves it unattended for a killer to poison it. The vintner, who's hosting a party upstairs, comes back ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Howard Duff, Signe Hasso

Votes: 52

15. 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: 164

16. Barney Miller (1974–1982)
Episode: Thanksgiving Story (1977)

25 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The detectives clean up the mess after three mental patients have Thanksgiving dinner at an automat An automat was a type of cafeteria, popular in the 1950's. Where food and drink was obtained from vending machines.

Director: David Swift | Stars: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Jack Soo

Votes: 19

17. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.6
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The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Marvin Miller, William Reynolds

Votes: 594

18. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Bird of Prey: Part 2 (1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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The conspirators assassinate the president of a South American country and successfully frame Mannix for the killing. Now, the detective must dodge the authorities and hunt the conspirators as he tries to clear his name.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Richard Evans, Robert Loggia

Votes: 5

19. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Bird of Prey: Part 1 (1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Mannix travels to an island that's part of a South American country. Mannix's client wants to repay the man for the saving the life of the son of the client some years earlier. But Mannix ... See full summary »

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Richard Evans, Robert Loggia

Votes: 6

20. Dynasty (1981–1989)
Episode: Blake Goes to Jail (1981)

48 min | Drama

7.5
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Blake goes on trial for murder.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Pamela Sue Martin, Pamela Bellwood

Votes: 33

21. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Fathers and Guns (1986)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

7.5
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Furillo faces a moral and emotional dilemma when his father is shot, while Belker has nightmares about nuclear destruction.

Director: Edwin Sherin | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Betty Thomas

Votes: 17

22. Misfits of Science (1985–1986)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The adventures of a team of misfit superheroes who fight crime for a scientific think tank.

Stars: Dean Paul Martin, Kevin Peter Hall, Mark Thomas Miller, Courteney Cox

Votes: 563

23. Make Me an Offer (1980 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

7.4
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The day after his final exams, Joyce learns from her husband Donald that he just used her to pay and clean for him during his studies. Now he's leaving her for her best friend Glenna, with ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Susan Blakely, Patrick O'Neal, John Rubinstein, Bruce Bauer

Votes: 38

24. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Make Me a Perfect Murder (1978)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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An Emmy-winning TV executive kills her lover (who is also her boss); Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Peter Falk, Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill, James McEachin

Votes: 984

25. Dynasty (1981–1989)
Episode: Parental Consent (1985)

47 min | Drama

7.4
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Alexis agrees to a business deal with a king in exchange for a marriage between their families. Jeff takes on a new challenge- Lady Ashley.

Director: Kim Friedman | Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, John James, Pamela Bellwood

Votes: 21

26. Mannix (1967–1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and police department contact Tobias.

Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood, Ron Nyman

Votes: 1,561

27. Switch (1975–1978)

90 min | Crime, Action, Drama

7.3
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An ex-cop and an ex-con start their own detective agency.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Eddie Albert, Charlie Callas, Sharon Gless

Votes: 267

28. Smile (1975)

PG | 113 min | Comedy

7.2
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It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Bruce Dern, Barbara Feldon, Michael Kidd, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 1,694

29. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: A Case of Immunity (1975)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The first secretary to the Suarian king may have immunity from the consequences of committing murder, but Lt. Columbo is wilier than any foreign diplomat.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Peter Falk, Hector Elizondo, Sal Mineo, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 962

30. Wonder Woman (1975–1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes.

Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil, Richard Eastham

Votes: 4,249

31. Kojak (1973–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 4,206

32. The Next Step Beyond (1978– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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An updated version of the popular series from the late 50's and early 60's, One Step Beyond. Still hosted by John Newland, this series looked for supposedly real stories of hauntings, ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Craig Littler, Henry Brandon, Martin Rudy

Votes: 19

33. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Episode: Hart to Hart (1979)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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A friend of Jonathan Hart's is killed in a motor accident just after he has left a health farm, apparently committing suicide. There was no warning of him being troubled so the Harts go undercover to find out what happened at the farm.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 335

34. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: The Corrupter (1973)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Manhattan is awash with re-cut stolen gems after a legit jeweler is killed, but Kojak ties the honest gem-smith's silent partner to Lawrence, a shady power broker. The partner was "The ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Telly Savalas, Lola Albright, Robert Webber, Dan Frazer

Votes: 64

35. L.A. Law (1986–1994)

46 min | Drama

7.0
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The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker

Votes: 2,873

36. Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A man tells his story of how he became unstuck in time and abducted by aliens.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans

Votes: 9,609

37. Delvecchio (1976–1977)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.0
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The investigations of LAPD detective Dominick Delvecchio, who is also studying to become a lawyer.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Charles Haid, Michael Conrad, Mario Gallo

Votes: 102

38. Evening in Byzantium (1978 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

7.0
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Terrorists invade the Cannes Film Festival.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Glenn Ford, Eddie Albert, Vince Edwards, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 64

39. Target Risk (1975 TV Movie)

73 min | Action, Thriller

7.0
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A professional courier's girlfriend is abducted, and the kidnappers threaten to kill her unless the courier helps them fake a diamond robbery.

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Meredith Baxter, John P. Ryan, Bo Svenson, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 14

40. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: A Way to Dusty Death (1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Joe is trying to find a missing teenage boy who was acquitted of murder on a technicality. The boy's small town is convinced he did it and sheriff Howard Duff is not helpful.

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Howard Duff, Janis Paige

Votes: 14

41. Switch (1975–1978)
Episode: The James Caan Con (1975)

60 min | Crime, Action, Drama

7.0
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An wannabe actor who blackmails women targets an actress who ask for help from Pete and Frank.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Robert Wagner, Eddie Albert, Charlie Callas, Sharon Gless

Votes: 5

42. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, John Carter

Votes: 1,382

43. Wonder Woman (1975–1979)
Episode: Diana's Disappearing Act (1978)

TV-G | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Count Cagliostro has found a way to turn lead into gold, albeit temporarily. An example of his work has been sent to Diana Prince in the form of a golden locket. The Count instructs his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Richard Gautier, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 60

44. In Living Color (1990–1994)
Episode: The Fist That Rocks the Cradle (1992)

Comedy

6.9
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Directors: Terri McCoy, Fax Bahr, Adam Small, Rosie Perez | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park, Tommy Davidson

Votes: 18

45. Hunter (1984–1991)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Rick Hunter is a renegade cop who breaks the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Partnered with the equally stunning and rebellious Sgt. McCall, the tough-minded duo set out to crack down on L.A.'s slimiest criminals.

Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan, Perry Cook

Votes: 2,403

46. The Rookies (1972–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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The trials and adventures of three young police officers.

Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Kate Jackson

Votes: 584

47. The Keegans (1976 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.8
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A professional football player is accused of murdering the man who attacked his sister. His brother, an investigate reporter, sets out to prove his brother's innocence.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Adam Roarke, Spencer Milligan, Heather Menzies-Urich, Tom Clancy

Votes: 24

48. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Lee Wilkof

Votes: 3,523

49. Someone's Watching Me! (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Lauren Hutton, David Birney, Adrienne Barbeau, Charles Cyphers

Votes: 2,186

50. Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980 TV Movie)

156 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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The story of how Norma Jean, once an orphan in Hollywood, becomes Marilyn Monroe, the movie star and celebrity. The movie begins with her as a child and ends with the mysterious way she ... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Arnold, John Flynn, Lawrence Schiller | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Richard Basehart, Frank Converse, John Ireland

Votes: 163