The Ultimate list of Television shows that should be on DVD!

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1. Turnabout (1979– )

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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Tough sportswriter Sam and cosmetics exec Penny are a married couple who find themselves inhabiting each other's bodies thanks to a magic statue. They try to live the lives of each other ... See full summary »

Stars: John Schuck, Sharon Gless, Richard Stahl, Bobbi Jordan

Votes: 19

2. Partners in Crime (1984– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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When their ex-husband Raymond winds up murdered, Carole and Sydney set out to find his killer and eventually decide to run the detective agency Raymond has left them.

Stars: Lynda Carter, Loni Anderson, Walter Olkewicz, Leo Rossi

Votes: 126

3. Tattinger's (1988– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Nick Tattinger runs a restaurant in New York City assisted by Sheila Bradey, the chef; Sid Wilbur, the maitre d'; Lou Chatham the head waiter; Marco Bellini the bartender; and Billie Low, ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Collins, Blythe Danner, Jerry Stiller, Roderick Cook

Votes: 43

4. Mr. Merlin (1981–1982)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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The misadventures of Merlin the Magician and his apprentice in modern San Francisco.

Stars: Barnard Hughes, Clark Brandon, Jonathan Prince, Elaine Joyce

Votes: 171

5. Topper (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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A recently deceased couple try, any way they can, to get into heaven rather than wander the Earth as invisible souls with no purpose.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Kate Jackson, Andrew Stevens, Jack Warden, Rue McClanahan

Votes: 111

6. Double Trouble (1984–1985)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Sitcom about the antics between two twins, Kate and Allison (played by real life twins Liz and Jean Segal). Allison was always the serious outgoing sister, while Kate was more fun and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Sagal, Liz Sagal, James Vallely, Jonathan Schmock

Votes: 201

7. Blithe Spirit (1956 TV Movie)

75 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.1
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Television adaptation of Noel Coward's famous play about an unhappily married man plagued by the spirit of his dead previous wife.

Directors: Noël Coward, Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Claudette Colbert, Noël Coward, Brenda Forbes

Votes: 46

8. Blithe Spirit (1966 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Roberts, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 35

9. Pajama Tops (1983 TV Movie)

105 min | Comedy

7.2
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French inspired farce about affairs, mistaken identities and similar hijinks.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Susan George, Robert Klein, Pia Zadora, Alan Scarfe

Votes: 34

10. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: Reunion in Vienna (1958)

Comedy, Drama

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An archduke who had been banished from Austria returns to Vienna for a reunion of his old fellow aristocrats and meets up with the former love of his life, who is now married to a psychoanalyst.

Director: Cyril Coke | Stars: Trevor Howard, Helen Cherry, Ralph Michael, Miles Malleson

11. Oh Madeline (1983–1984)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Madeline Wayne craves excitement in her mundane life leading her to try every fad, dragging her friend Doris along. Her husband Charlie, a romance novelist, watches things unfold with his buddy Robert, Doris's ex.

Stars: Madeline Kahn, James Sloyan, Louis Giambalvo, Jesse Welles

Votes: 63

12. Paper Moon (1974–1975)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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The adventures of Moses Pray, a con artist selling bibles to credulous widows, and Addie , a young girl, as they travel the roads of America during the time of the Great Depression in the 1930s.

Stars: Christopher Connelly, Jodie Foster, Vern Porter, Jacques Hampton

Votes: 100

13. Easy Street (1986–1987)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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An elderly hillbilly and his friend are rescued from a life of poverty by a long-lost family member who married into wealth in Beverly Hills but is now doing social battle with her late husband's snobby family.

Stars: Loni Anderson, Jack Elam, Lee Weaver, Dana Ivey

Votes: 55

14. Bridesmaids (1989 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Four very different women, best friends during high school many years earlier, gather in the small town where they grew up for a reunion as bridesmaids in preparation for a wedding for a fifth friend.

Director: Lila Garrett | Stars: Shelley Hack, Sela Ward, Stephanie Faracy, Brooke Adams

Votes: 186

15. The Sun Also Rises (1984– )

240 min | Drama

6.3
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An ex-soldier suffered some sort of injury to his genitals during World War I. Instead of going back home to the USA, he stays in Paris with several other wounded souls; some have been ... See full summary »

Stars: Hart Bochner, Jane Seymour, Robert Carradine, Zeljko Ivanek

Votes: 93

16. Bare Essence (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 212 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A T.V. show along the lines of a soap opera which centers on one young woman, Tiger Hayes, as she starts up a perfume company. The usual soap plots of adultery, romance, corruption, and ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Linda Evans, Genie Francis, Lee Grant

Votes: 138

17. Bare Essence (1983– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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This is the story of a young woman thrust into the perfume industry: will she fail or succeed against the odds? Genie Francis is as lovely & spirited as always!

Stars: Genie Francis, Ian McShane, Jennifer O'Neill, Jessica Walter

Votes: 48

18. The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

7.3
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The film follows the trials and tribulations of David O. Selznick as he attempts to find an actress to play the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939).

Director: John Erman | Stars: Tony Curtis, Bill Macy, Harold Gould, Sharon Gless

Votes: 325

19. Take My Daughters, Please (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

6.3
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A woman with four single daughters sets out to try and get them married.

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Rue McClanahan, Kim Delaney, Deidre Hall, Stepfanie Kramer

Votes: 57

20. Jack and Mike (1986–1987)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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The stories revolve around Jackie, a newspaper columnist for a Chicago newspaper, and Mike, a restaurant owner, live a fast paced life and their careers often interfere in their plans. ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Hack, Tom Mason, Tricia O'Neil, Holly Fulger

Votes: 32

21. Glitter (1984–1985)

60 min | Drama

6.0
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The story of the relationships that go on at the offices of "Glitter," a top entertainment magazine.

Stars: David Birney, Morgan Brittany, Arthur Hill, Arte Johnson

Votes: 34

22. Snoops (1989–1990)

60 min | Comedy

7.1
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Chance Dennis is a criminology professor, his wife, Micki, works for the state depsrtment. They live in Washington, D.C. Every now and then they come across a murder and for some strange ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Reid, Daphne Reid, Troy Curvey Jr., John Karlen

Votes: 17

23. Good Sports (1991– )

30 min | Comedy, Sport

6.0
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A sitcom about two sports anchors, a vain faded football star and a former Miss America, who have a love-hate relationship.

Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O'Neal, Lane Smith, Brian Doyle-Murray

Votes: 38

24. Dead on the Money (1991 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

5.2
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Director: Mark Cullingham | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Amanda Pays, Eleanor Parker, Kevin McCarthy

Votes: 57

25. Apology (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 93 min | Thriller

5.7
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For her newest sculpture artist Lily has an unusual idea: During the exhibit she wants to play anonymous apologies. She sets up an answering machine on a special phone line and publicly ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Weller, George Loros, John Glover

Votes: 242

26. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Comedy

7.3
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Lecturer and broadcaster Sheridan Whiteside has been invited to dinner at the home of a pompous small-town bigwig. But he stays rather longer than anyone expects.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Orson Welles, Lee Remick, Joan Collins, Don Knotts

Votes: 47

27. Purlie (1981 TV Movie)

142 min | Comedy, Musical, Family

8.7
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In the early days of the civil rights movement, a Southern plantation owner holds his sharecroppers in virtual slavery. Purlie comes home as a preacher who will shake things up and bring freedom to his people.

Director: Rudi Goldman | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Sherman Hemsley, Rhetta Hughes, Melba Moore

Votes: 76

28. Sibs (1991–1992)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Nora, Audie, and Lily are three sisters navigating life events. Lily is newly single, Audie worried about her real estate career while Nora is a successful accountant happily married to Howie.

Stars: Marsha Mason, Alex Rocco, Jami Gertz, Dan Castellaneta

Votes: 25

29. Goodtime Girls (1980)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Four young women share a Washington, D.C. apartment during World War II.

Stars: Annie Potts, Lorna Patterson, Georgia Engel, Francine Tacker

Votes: 22

30. Private Benjamin (1981–1983)

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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The misadventures of a spoiled young woman who joins the army and her friends.

Stars: Lorna Patterson, Hal Williams, Eileen Brennan, Lisa Raggio

Votes: 161

31. Rebecca (1979– )

205 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.3
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A young English girl in Monte Carlo falls in love with a rude, handsome stranger who proposes to her and rescues her from the drudgery of being a hired companion. But when he takes her to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Joanna David, Anna Massey, Hugh Morton

Votes: 253

32. High Society (1995– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Dot Emerson is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie, writes best-selling romance novels. Val enters the picture as Dot and Ellie's old ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Smart, Mary McDonnell, Dan O'Donahue, Luigi Amodeo

Votes: 119

33. Filthy Rich (1982–1983)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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When Big Guy Beck dies, the heirs to his estate are given a stipulation (via a pre-recorded video will) before they inherit his wealth. They have to live with Big Guy's illigitimate son, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dixie Carter, Charles Frank, Jerry Hardin, Michael Lombard

Votes: 72

34. Fallen Angels (1974 TV Movie)

51 min | Comedy

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Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Sacha Distel, Joan Collins, Susannah York, Ronald Fraser

35. Diana (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Lovely Diana Smythe moves from London to begin a new life in New York City.

Stars: Diana Rigg, Richard B. Shull, Barbara Barrie, David Sheiner

Votes: 16

36. Down to Earth (1984–1987)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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After being struck down by a trolley (golly) in 1925, Ethel MacDoogan, a flapper, waits in heaven for a chance to help a family and earn her wings. That chance arrives in the form of the Preston family.

Stars: Carol Mansell, David Kaufman, Kyle Richards, Randy Josselyn

Votes: 40

37. As Is (1986 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama

7.4
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Story of a gay man who finds out he has aids and how people react.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Colleen Dewhurst, Robert Carradine, Jonathan Hadary, Doug Annear

Votes: 81

38. Tidy Endings (1988 TV Movie)

53 min | Drama

8.7
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Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Stockard Channing, Harvey Fierstein, Jean De Baer, Nathaniel Moreau

Votes: 86

39. Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995 TV Movie)

210 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The story of Elizabeth Taylor's rise to stardom, beginning in Los Angeles 1942. Her dominating mother has decided that her daughter must become a star - no matter what others or Elizabeth ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Nigel Havers, Katherine Helmond, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 339

40. Almost Perfect (1995–1996)

22 min | Comedy

6.9
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Kim Cooper is a producer/writer for the TV show 'Blue Justice'. She has to deal with both her professional career, her three partners Gary, Neal and Rob when writing the show and her boyfriend Mike.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Chip Zien, Matt Letscher, David Clennon

Votes: 144

41. Something's Afoot (1982 TV Movie)

Comedy, Musical, Mystery

8.8
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Stars: Jean Stapleton, Andy Gibb, Pam Hyatt, Don McManus

Votes: 32

42. Suddenly Susan (1996–2000)

30 min | Comedy

5.7
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Jack owns a magazine and is the former brother-in-law of Susan. After she runs out on her fiancé on their wedding day, Jack agrees to take her back at the magazine.

Stars: Brooke Shields, Judd Nelson, Kathy Griffin, Nestor Carbonell

Votes: 2,191

43. Safe at Home (1986– )

Comedy

6.7
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Initially, the show focused on Caroline Ford, a young woman who moves away from her mom and dad to join her older brother in Chicago. Martha Nix originally played Caroline for season 1 and ... See full summary »

Stars: Martha Nix, Michael Cutt, Gary Hudson, Brenda James

Votes: 22

44. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: You Can't Take It with You (1984)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.9
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Directors: Kirk Browning, Ellis Rabb | Stars: Elizabeth Wilson, Carole Androsky, Rosetta LeNoire, Jack Dodson

Votes: 99

45. A Season in Purgatory (1996 TV Movie)

150 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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True story about a kid from rich family with political ties who covers up a suspicious death of a young woman. This comes back to haunt him later.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Sherilyn Fenn, Craig Sheffer, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 257

46. People Like Us (1990 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama

6.3
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When a wealthy scriptwriter and socialite's daughter is murdered, he feels let down by the courts, and so decides to use his powerful position to enable his own form of justice.

Director: William Hale | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Connie Sellecca, Eva Marie Saint, Dennis Farina

Votes: 73

47. Deceptions (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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Twin sisters trade places with unexpected results.

Directors: Robert Chenault, Melville Shavelson | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Barry Bostwick, Jeremy Brett, James Faulkner

Votes: 375

48. Me and Mom (1985– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Stars: Lisa Eilbacher, Henry Darrow, James Earl Jones, Holland Taylor

Votes: 8

49. Paper Dolls (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.7
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Pilot for the TV series introduces the mothers of teenage fashion models who market their daughters for a powerful agent.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Joan Hackett, Jennifer Warren, Joan Collins, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 159

50. Paper Dolls (1984– )

60 min | Drama

7.0
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This series which was initially a television movie about modelling. The character of Racine, the modelling agent, is there. As are the two young models, Taryn Blake, who has been modelling ... See full summary »

Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Dack Rambo, Mimi Rogers, Richard Beymer

Votes: 132

51. Brothers (1984–1989)

22 min | Comedy

8.0
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Two conservative men support their younger brother when he comes out as gay, and help him navigate being openly homosexual in 1980s Philadelphia.

Stars: Robert Walden, Paul Regina, Brandon Maggart, Hallie Todd

Votes: 236

52. Duet (1987–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Ben Coleman, a mystery writer, meets Laura Kelly, a caterer, and it's love at first sight. The ups and downs of their romance form the basis of this series.

Stars: Matthew Laurance, Mary Page Keller, Chris Lemmon, Alison La Placa

Votes: 117