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1. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

9.0
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Follows the lives of six 20-something friends living in Manhattan.

Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

2. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family | Active

8.9
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith, David Tennant

3. The X-Files (1993–2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Creator: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick

4. House M.D. (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.

Creator: David Shore | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

5. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

8.4
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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Creators: Seth MacFarlane, David Zuckerman | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

6. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

8.9
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

7. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A Phoenix secretary steals $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.

Writers: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

8. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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91 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

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

44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.7
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Set decades after Captain James T. Kirk's 5-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers in a new Enterprise set off on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

10. Star Trek (1966–1969)

4,050 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

11. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

9.0
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Creators: Mark Frost, David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

12. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

8.8
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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Creators: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Brian Graden | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

13. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Creator: Larry Gelbart | Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

14. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 160 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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86 Metascore

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

15. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor.

Creator: Marc Cherry | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria

16. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

17. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.1
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84 Metascore

A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.

Writers: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd, William Wisher Jr. | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

18. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.5
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68 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.

Writers: James Cameron, William Wisher Jr. | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

19. Saved by the Bell (1989–1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A TV show centered on six students and their years at Bayside High School in Palisades, California.

Creator: Sam Bobrick | Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies

20. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

8.2
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

21. The Young and the Restless (1973– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama | Active

5.1
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Set in Genoa City, Y&R is the long-running soap that tells the story of the struggle behind the business- and sex-savvy Abbott and Newman clans.

Creators: William J. Bell, Lee Phillip Bell | Stars: Doug Davidson, Eric Braeden, Joshua Morrow, Peter Bergman

22. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Not Rated | 161 min | Western

8.9
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90 Metascore

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mickey Knox | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

23. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

8.1
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79 Metascore

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

Writers: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

24. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.6
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90 Metascore

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas, Philip Kaufman | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

25. Cheers (1982–1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.

Creators: James Burrows, Glen Charles, Les Charles | Stars: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt

26. Superman Returns (2006)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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72 Metascore

Superman reappears after a long absence, but is challenged by an old foe who uses Kryptonian technology for world domination.

Writers: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Bryan Singer, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden

27. Bewitched (1964–1972)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

Creator: Sol Saks | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead

28. 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.

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

29. Batman (1966–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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The Caped Crusader battles evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s parody of the comic book hero's exploits.

Creators: William Dozier, Bill Finger, Lorenzo Semple Jr. | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

30. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.

Creators: Sheldon Leonard, Danny Thomas | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

31. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Creator: Wilfred Lloyd Baumes | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy

32. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.

Creator: Leonard Freeman | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer

33. Miami Vice (1984–1990)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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The adventures of the vice squad detectives of the Miami Police Department.

Creator: Anthony Yerkovich | Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

34. The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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The misadventures of a large family united when two widowed people married.

Creator: Sherwood Schwartz | Stars: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick

35. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

Not Rated | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Glen A. Larson | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

36. The Waltons (1971–1981)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.6
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The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II.

Creator: Earl Hamner Jr. | Stars: Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott, Judy Norton

37. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.6
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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

38. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Jôji Yanami, Masako Nozawa, Christopher Sabat, Sean Schemmel

39. Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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The adventures of three sexy female private eyes.

Creators: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Stars: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, David Doyle

40. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Creator: Bruce Geller | Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

41. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Creator: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

42. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.4
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

43. Dallas (1978–1991)

60 min | Drama

6.9
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The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family.

Creator: David Jacobs | Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

44. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)

PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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The adventures of the fast-drivin', rubber-burnin' Duke boys of Hazzard County.

Creator: Gy Waldron | Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

45. Happy Days (1974–1984)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.5
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The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie.

Creator: Garry Marshall | Stars: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Tom Bosley

46. The A-Team (1983–1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Frank Lupo | Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz, Dirk Benedict

47. The Addams Family (1964–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

8.1
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The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

Creator: David Levy | Stars: John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, Jackie Coogan

48. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family.

Creators: Bill Cosby, Michael Leeson, Ed. Weinberger | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

49. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

50. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

Creators: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall | Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro, Penny Marshall