Highest Rated Titles With Earl Rath


1. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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On Christmas Eve 1933, the Waltons prepare for the holiday. However, John Walton, who was forced to take work in another part of the state, has not returned home yet, and his family are becoming increasingly worried.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Patricia Neal, Richard Thomas, Edgar Bergen, Ellen Corby

Votes: 704

2. 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: 21,512

3. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The King of Denmark (1970)

75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Has a lost Shakespeare manuscript been discovered? Or is it an elaborate fraud? Researching a story for Jeff Dillon, Peggy Maxwell finds herself at the center of a mystery.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Susan Saint James, Joseph Cotten, Noel Harrison

Votes: 8

4. The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

8.1
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The Walton family is preparing for Christmas in the early 1930s. It's Christmas eve and they are waiting for father Walton to come home from his job in the city some 50 miles away. Since he... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Patricia Neal, Richard Thomas, Edgar Bergen, Ellen Corby

Votes: 451

5. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack, Anthony Franciosa

Votes: 382

6. Hawkins (1973–1974)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.8
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The cases of slow-talking West Virginia attorney Billy Jim Hawkins.

Stars: James Stewart, Strother Martin, Mayf Nutter, James Hampton

Votes: 82

7. The Racing Scene (1969)

G | 92 min | Documentary

7.8
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The story of James Garner's year with his racing team, from the time he bought the car, and assembled his team through Mexico, England, Florida and Canada.

Director: Andy Sidaris | Stars: James Garner, Chris Amon, Mario Andretti, Fred Baker

Votes: 52

8. The Waltons (1971–1981)

TV-G | 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.

Stars: Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott, Judy Norton

Votes: 4,305

9. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: A Deadly State of Mind (1975)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A psychiatrist, who specializes in hypnosis, murders the husband of his mistress and convinces her to lie to the police; it's up to Lt. Columbo to discover the truth.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Peter Falk, George Hamilton, Lesley Ann Warren, Stephen Elliott

Votes: 1,115

10. Hawkins (1973–1974)
Episode: Death and the Maiden (1973)

74 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.3
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Hawkins defends an heiress charged with a triple murder.

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: James Stewart, Strother Martin, Bonnie Bedelia, Kate Reid

Votes: 78

11. The Underground Man (1974 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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A private detective goes after the kidnapers of his ex-girlfriend's son and becomes involved in a series of murders.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Peter Graves, Sharon Farrell, Celeste Holm, Jim Hutton

Votes: 33

12. Another Man's Treasure (2005)

12 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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A dark suburban comedy about a man's obsession with collecting and the competitive world of garage sales.

Director: Kyle Ruddick | Stars: John Ross Clark, Tom Yi, Debbie McMahon, Lyle Stephen

Votes: 5

13. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Laurie Marie (1969)

75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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When Laurie Marie goes missing, a reward is offered, attracting all kinds of strange characters. Jeff Dillon becomes suspicious of a reclusive millionaire when his land falls within the search area.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Peter Mark Richman, Antoinette Bower, John Kerr

Votes: 6

14. Goodnight, My Love (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Crime, Comedy, Mystery

7.1
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A down-on-his-luck private eye and his partner, a dwarf, are drawn into a tangle of missing persons and murder in 1940s Los Angeles.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Richard Boone, Michael Dunn, Barbara Bain, Victor Buono

Votes: 118

15. Deadly Harvest (1972 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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An Iron Curtain defector who has been living for years as a California wine grower learns that Soviet agents are stalking him.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Richard Boone, Patty Duke, Michael Constantine, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 39

16. This Is the West That Was (1974 TV Movie)

90 min | Western, Comedy

6.9
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Wild Bill Hickok has to fight off not only a gang of gunfighters out to kill him, but also Calamity Jane, who has designs on him.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Ben Murphy, Kim Darby, Jane Alexander, Anthony Franciosa

Votes: 35

17. Go Ask Alice (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

6.5
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Inadvertently, a fourteen-year-old girl in the late American 1960s is sucked into an odyssey of sex and drugs. She eventually seeks help.

Director: John Korty | Stars: William Shatner, Ruth Roman, Wendell Burton, Julie Adams

Votes: 665

18. Gargoyles (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror

6.4
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An anthropologist/paleontologist and his daughter, while traveling through the southwestern US, stumble upon a colony of living, breathing gargoyles.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Jennifer Salt, Grayson Hall, Bernie Casey

Votes: 1,869

19. Rolling Man (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

6.4
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During the 1970s, a tow-truck driver serves 4 years in prison and upon release he tries to find his 2 motherless children and to put his life back together.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Don Stroud, Donna Mills, Jimmy Dean

Votes: 56

20. Busting (1974)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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LA cops Gould and Blake get in over their heads when they don't heed orders from above and go after a big crime boss. While higher ups in the police department want the cop duo to just ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Elliott Gould, Robert Blake, Allen Garfield, Antonio Fargas

Votes: 873

21. First Out (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 67 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

6.2
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A collection of five shorts that explores the lives and feelings of gay men, some mature, others who are coming out. The collection includes "Is One of You Eddie?", "Different," "The Neighborly Thing," "Meet Joe Gay," and "A Good Son."

Directors: Samantha Light, Robert Little, Benjamin Morgan, Tyrrell Shaffner, Michael Simon | Stars: Robert Laughlin, Craig Olsen, Leif Lillehaugen, Felix Montano

Votes: 8

22. Like a Brother (2002)

Unrated | 12 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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At a Labor Day picnic a gay teenager struggles to keep his cool as his best friend brags about the size of his muscles and other attributes.

Director: Alexandra T. Steele | Stars: Damien Midkiff, Ryan Honey, Lane Anderson, Joe Ahmadyar

Votes: 87

23. The Trial of Chaplain Jensen (1975 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

6.2
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Based on a true story, this film tells the story of Chaplain Andrew Jensen, the only U.S. navy chaplain ever court-martialed on charges of adultery.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: James Franciscus, Joanna Miles, Lynda Day George, Dorothy Tristan

Votes: 17

24. Shoot Out (1971)

GP | 95 min | Western

6.1
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A former bank robber searches for his double crossing partner who left him for dead, while having to look after a 6 year old girl.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gregory Peck, Patricia Quinn, Robert F. Lyons, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 1,163

25. Peeper (1975)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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Set in the 1940s, the story follows a private eye on a case to find a long lost daughter of an oddball client. Two goons are on a mission to stop him.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Michael Caine, Natalie Wood, Kitty Winn, Michael Constantine

Votes: 450

26. Different (2004)

Not Rated | 11 min | Comedy, Short

5.9
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Liberty High School student Justin has a secret. In an all gay world, Justin is straight, and the homecoming dance is tomorrow. Bobby, captain of the football team wants Justin as his date, but Justin likes Joanne. What will he do?

Director: Tyrrell Shaffner | Stars: Ben Hogestyn, Emily Brooke Hands, Kay Stratton, Christian Robblee

Votes: 143

27. Goodbye, Raggedy Ann (1971 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

5.9
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Hollywood writer tries to talk a dejected actress out of suicide.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Mia Farrow, Hal Holbrook, John Colicos, Marlene Warfield

Votes: 28

28. Twin Detectives (1976 TV Movie)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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Two identical twin brothers who own a detective agency hatch a plan to expose a phony group of psychics, but soon find themselves involved in a murder.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Jim Hager, Jon Hager, Lillian Gish, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 15

29. Miracle on 34th Street (1973 TV Movie)

100 min | Family, Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Jane Alexander, David Hartman, Suzanne Davidson

Votes: 429

30. Can Ellen Be Saved? (1974 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

5.7
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A young girl in search of spiritual enlightenment joins a religious cult, and becomes the focus of a struggle between her family and the group.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Katherine Cannon, Michael Parks, John Saxon

Votes: 39

31. The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973 TV Movie)

Unrated | 73 min | Horror

5.6
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An invisible demon in the cargo hold of a jet airliner terrorizes the passengers.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen, Tammy Grimes, Lynn Loring

Votes: 602

32. Raid on Rommel (1971)

GP | 99 min | Drama, War

5.6
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In 1942 Libya, a German-speaking British Intelligence officer uses former British POWs, some dressed in German uniforms, to fulfill a secret sabotage mission inside German-captured Tobruk.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Richard Burton, John Colicos, Clinton Greyn, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 1,657

33. Up in the Cellar (1970)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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A student poet seduces his college president's wife, daughter, and girlfriend over lost financial aid.

Director: Theodore J. Flicker | Stars: Wes Stern, Joan Collins, Larry Hagman, Judy Pace

Votes: 125

34. Telezonia (1974)

26 min | Short, Family, Musical

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Four children enter the magical world of Telezonia, where costumed characters teach them how to use the telephone.

Director: Eric Karson | Stars: Robert Towers, Robert Hoffman, Robin Muir, Tony Dickson

35. Pomroy's People (1973 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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When the teacher of school kids the small town of Blue Creek, Kentucky, dies suddenly, the mostly black children have to be bused to a distance school of mostly white kids, Pomroy must find... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Lonne Elder III, Brock Peters, Beah Richards, Marlene Warfield