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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

Votes: 475,766

2. Doctor Who (2005– )

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

8.8
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith, David Tennant

Votes: 147,815

3. House (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

8.8
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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

Votes: 304,704

4. The X-Files (1993– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.7
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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

Votes: 147,367

5. 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.

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

Votes: 63,937

6. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.3
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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

Votes: 237,876

7. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

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

Votes: 237,593

8. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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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

Votes: 264,633

9. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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86 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 410,287 | Gross: $260.00M

10. 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

Votes: 25,035

11. Star Trek (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

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

Votes: 49,603

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

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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92 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy 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

Votes: 906,482 | Gross: $460.94M

13. Full House (1987–1995)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three young children.

Creator: Jeff Franklin | Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 41,200

14. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

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

8.9
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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

Votes: 108,734

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

Votes: 93,501

16. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.1
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83 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

Votes: 597,203 | Gross: $38.40M

17. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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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

Votes: 420,180 | Gross: $32.00M

18. 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

Votes: 501,101 | Gross: $6.10M

19. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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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, Aaron Ruben, Danny Thomas | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 8,299

20. 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.

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

Votes: 44,326

21. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.5
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75 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

Votes: 741,446 | Gross: $204.84M

22. 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

Votes: 34,467

23. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.5
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85 Metascore

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. 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

Votes: 658,034 | Gross: $242.37M

24. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 149 min | Adventure, 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

Votes: 425,058 | Gross: $56.72M

25. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

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

8.4
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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

Votes: 36,065

26. The Young and the Restless (1973– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

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

Votes: 4,431

27. 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.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 3,294

28. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 32,761

29. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

Creator: Susan Harris | Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 21,923

30. Saved by the Bell (1989–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

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

Votes: 25,061

31. Superman Returns (2006)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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

Votes: 239,762 | Gross: $200.07M

32. 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

Votes: 25,271

33. Bewitched (1964–1972)

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

7.6
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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

Votes: 11,358

34. 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

Votes: 11,242

35. MacGyver (1985–1992)

48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

Creator: Lee David Zlotoff | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill, Robin Mossley

Votes: 26,872

36. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.8
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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: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Sean Schemmel, Terry Klassen

Votes: 76,850

37. Gilligan's Island (1964–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.

Creator: Sherwood Schwartz | Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 8,887

38. Batman (1966–1968)

TV-G | 25 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: Bill Finger, Lorenzo Semple Jr., William Dozier | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 12,823

39. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Creator: Norman Lear | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 10,183

40. Miami Vice (1984–1990)

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

7.5
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Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.

Creators: Anthony Yerkovich, Andres Carranza | Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 16,684

41. The Partridge Family (1970–1974)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.5
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The humourous adventures of a family of pop musicians.

Creator: Bernard Slade | Stars: Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce

Votes: 2,158

42. 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, Barry Williams

Votes: 8,825

43. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

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

8.5
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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

Votes: 25,966

44. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

5.9
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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Creator: Tony Warren | Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,505

45. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

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

6.1
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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

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

Votes: 5,487

46. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

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

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

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 24,978

47. 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

Votes: 8,469

48. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,354

49. The Addams Family (1964–1966)

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

8.0
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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

Votes: 8,705

50. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

8.1
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Creator: Blake Edwards | Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

Votes: 603