Most Influential movies and TV Shows

This is a list of the movies and TV show that have influenced other movies and have found their way into the culture. From Jaws (we are going to need a bigger boat) to Battlestar Galactica (Frack this) many TV shows and movies have left their mark. If I left any out please say so.
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1.
Jaws (1975)
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When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
“ "We are going to need a bigger boat" How many times have you heard that or a variation of it. ” - DOMSociety
 
2.
Superman (1978)
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An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. (143 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ It is hard to remember, but before this movie superheros were just for young children. it is because of this movie we now have all of the other super hero movies. ” - DOMSociety
 
3.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. (98 mins.)
“ Named by Gene Rodenberry as one of the infuences behind Star Trek ” - DOMSociety
 
4.
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series)
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth. (44 mins.)
“ I am listing the New version of the show because it lasted longer than the fracking original so more people are aware of it. ” - DOMSociety
 
5.
Psycho (1960)
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A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
“ I do not remember any direct quotes, but I do remeber a number of writers and directors saying it was this movie that influenced theirs. ” - DOMSociety
 
6.
Alien (1979)
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ The original Alien is a masterpiece almost more a psychological thriller than a Sci-Fi movie. ” - DOMSociety
 
7.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
“ Bill Cosby showed that an African American family is more than just the stereotype in a time when most African Americans on TV were either poor living in the projects or the latest perpetrator to be arrested on the cop show. I remember all the heat the show got because he removed the African from African American. ” - DOMSociety
 
8.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
America's top fake news show. (22 mins.)
“ Take a look at the casts of this show over the years and compare it to the current hits on TV and Movies. John Stewart is a King maker in the entertainment world. ” - DOMSociety
 
9.
Rocky (1976)
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Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
“ A story about a boxer who lost in the end written by an actor nobody (at the time) that went on to gross around a quarter of a billion dollars. ” - DOMSociety
 
10.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. (83 mins.)
“ The first attempt at making a cartoon the feature and not just the opening act to a movie. ” - DOMSociety
 
11.
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986 TV Series)
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Chicago-based daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey invites a guest panel to discuss a topic, in front of a studio audience... (60 mins.)
“ TV talk shows owe their existence to Oprah Winfrey. No she did not invent the medium what she did was raise the class and integrity to a level Springer could not match. ” - DOMSociety
 
12.
Leave It to Beaver (1957 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends. (30 mins.)
“ This show went on to become one of the most referenced by the people who hate the suburbs. ” - DOMSociety
 
13.
Rear Window (1954)
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A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
“ How many times has this movie been remade? ” - DOMSociety
 
14.
Dragnet (1951 TV Series)
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles. (30 mins.)
“ The archetype for most cop shows. A format where the crime is the story rather than the characters lives. Think Law & Order. ” - DOMSociety
 
15.
Thirtysomething (1987 TV Series)
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Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst... (60 mins.)
“ Love it or hate it this show took the whinny format movies of the times and created a format for whinny introspective self-absorbed people everywhere. Think Grays anatomy, Private Practice, ER, or any other show like that. ” - DOMSociety
 
16.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000 TV Series)
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas. (60 mins.)
“ CBS should just change its name to the CSI Network who many versions do they have? From CSI came NCIS, Criminal Minds and the many shows formulated like it. ” - DOMSociety
 
17.
Sesame Street (1969 TV Series)
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs. (55 mins.)
“ Learning with felt ” - DOMSociety
 
18.
New American Bandstand 1965 (1952 TV Series)
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On this show, Dick Clark hosts a daily to weekly dance show that features the latest hit music for the attending teens to dance to. In addition, the show has performances by popular musicians and audience members rate songs. (90 mins.)
“ This show introduced both Rock & Roll and integration to white America
Note: I could not find the listing for Bandstand without the word new. ” - DOMSociety
 
19.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ This movie like a few others transcends time and is true Americana. ” - DOMSociety
 
20.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962 TV Series)
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities. (105 mins.)
“ Every talk show host wants to be like Johnny. ” - DOMSociety
 
21.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Call it sappy call it overplayed because of a copyright snafu this movie became a Christmas tradition. ” - DOMSociety
 
22.
All in the Family (1971 TV Series)
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day. (30 mins.)
“ This show showed a different side of America and during its run influenced the culture of the times. Archie was a racist with an old fashion way of looking at things that no longer fit in the America of the times; if it ever really did. ” - DOMSociety
 
23.
Casablanca (1942)
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In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ It could be the invention of cool or the idea of the protagonist not getting the girl. ” - DOMSociety
 
24.
Gunsmoke (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City. (60 mins.)
“ The essential western drama originally a radio drama. ” - DOMSociety
 
25.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
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A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? (119 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ Classic chick-flick and mentioned in many other movies. ” - DOMSociety
 
26.
Twilight (2008)
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A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire. (122 mins.)
“ As much as I hate this movie (which is a lot) it is hard to deny the impact it is having in the culture. ” - DOMSociety