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1. 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.

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

Votes: 62,252

2. The Naked City (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Two New York City detectives investigate the death of an attractive young woman. The apparent suicide turns out to be murder.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor

Votes: 10,847

3. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 10,743

4. 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.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 7,072

5. Green Acres (1965–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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A New York City attorney and his wife attempt to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville.

Stars: Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester, Pat Buttram

Votes: 4,964

6. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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

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

Votes: 4,488

7. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 4,252

8. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,947

9. Ironside (1967–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Barbara Anderson

Votes: 2,721

10. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.7
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The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.

Stars: Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly

Votes: 2,548

11. Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964–1969)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.1
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The misadventures of a bumbling U.S. Marine named Gomer Pyle.

Stars: Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell, Roy Stuart

Votes: 2,455

12. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.2
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

Votes: 1,661

13. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy.

Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin

Votes: 1,620

14. Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Romance, Western

6.3
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In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbors rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him.

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Yul Brynner, Janice Rule, George Segal, Alfred Ryder

Votes: 1,546

15. The Trouble with Girls (1969)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

5.5
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Chautauqua manager Walter Hale and his loyal business manager struggle to keep their traveling troupe together in small town America.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Elvis Presley, Marlyn Mason, Nicole Jaffe, Sheree North

Votes: 1,231

16. Teenage Cave Man (1958)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.1
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A young man defies tribal laws and searches for answers. The result of his quest yields knowledge of past generations.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Darah Marshall, Leslie Bradley, Frank DeKova

Votes: 1,214

17. Portrait in Black (1960)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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After a married woman and her lover murder her cruel husband, they find themselves targeted by someone who is aware of their crime.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart, Sandra Dee

Votes: 1,104

18. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Printer's Devil (1963)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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A man sells his soul to the Devil to save his failing newspaper and gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Robert Sterling, Pat Crowley, Burgess Meredith, Ray Teal

Votes: 1,033

19. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Ozzie and Harriet Nelson raise their two sons Ricky and David. As the sons age, they experience teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.

Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 991

20. Hot Rods to Hell (1967)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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While on a business trip just before Christmas, Tom Phillips gets into a car accident, which was caused by the reckless driving of the other car involved. Although Tom suffered no paralysis... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Mimsy Farmer, Laurie Mock

Votes: 838

21. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

7.7
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, California. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product formerly mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson

Votes: 584

22. Branded (1965–1966)

30 min | Western

7.6
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In the 1880s Jason McCord travels the country trying to prove he's no coward. He needs to do this because the military career of this West point graduate came to an end when he was thrown out of the army after being accused of cowardice.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant, John Pickard

Votes: 567

23. Nanny and the Professor (1970–1971)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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Ever-cheerful Nanny helps the Everett family with her subtly magical abilities, such as seemingly reading minds, seeing the future or making fortunate coincidences happen.

Stars: Juliet Mills, Richard Long, David Doremus, Trent Lehman

Votes: 560

24. Medical Center (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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Located in the Los Angeles area, Medical Center was an otherwise unnamed hospital complex that was part of a large university campus. Dr. Paul Lochner was the chief of staff, an experienced... See full summary »

Stars: James Daly, Chad Everett, Chris Hutson, Virginia Hawkins

Votes: 539

25. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first, under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba, and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates, Harry Landers

Votes: 452

26. Peyton Place (1964–1969)

30 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons. Some of the plots involved Rodney Harrington, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Nelson, Barbara Parkins, Warner Anderson, Ryan O'Neal

Votes: 440

27. For Love or Money (1963)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Wealthy Chloe Brasher has three beautiful daughters; Bonnie, Kate, and Jan. Chloe pays attorney Deke Gentry to fix them up with three suitable husbands.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Gig Young, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 355

28. Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 90 min | Western

7.5
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The western adventures of tough, but fair, Marshal Jim Crown.

Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, Jill Townsend

Votes: 308

29. Some Kind of a Nut (1969)

M | 90 min | Comedy

4.5
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In this comedy-satire on conformity, Dick Van Dyke plays a Manhattan bank teller who grows a beard when he develops a rash from a bee sting. He is promptly fired from his job while his ... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson, Rosemary Forsyth, Zohra Lampert

Votes: 225

30. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Bank Job (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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Barney thinks the Mayberry Bank is a pushover for a robbery and sets out to prove it.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Lee Krieger, Frances Osborne

Votes: 190

31. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Shoplifters (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Ben Weaver complains to the Mayberry sheriff's office that merchandise has been disappearing from his department store. While Andy investigates, Barney decides to go undercover to catch the crook(s).

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 177

32. Johnny Staccato (1959– )

24 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Johnny Staccato is a jazz pianist and private detective.

Stars: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli, Dennis Sallas, Frank London

Votes: 171

33. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: A Black Day for Mayberry (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Andy and Barney have to protect a shipment of gold which will be going through Mayberry on the way to Fort Knox. It's critical that they keep it a secret, but Barney spills the beans ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 170

34. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Barney's Physical (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Barney has to gain weight and somehow grow taller in a week's time in order to meet new guidelines for sheriff's deputies or lose his job. Can he do it?

Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 162

35. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.5
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 157

36. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: TV or Not TV (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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After Andy is profiled in a national sheriff's magazine as the 'Sheriff Without A Gun', a television production team comes to town to research a possible TV show about Mayberry's sheriff ... See full summary »

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 146

37. You Are There (1953–1972)

30 min | Drama, History

8.6
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 127

38. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Rupert Davies

Votes: 127

39. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Borrowed Baby (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Perry and Della find a baby in his office leading Della to be a mom and Perry trying to find the mother. He finds another man is also trying to sell information about the baby. When he is found dead, the mother looks to be guilty.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 115

40. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Old Yellow Boots (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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Matt becomes suspicious when drifter Frank Cassidy publicly announces his engagement to spinsterish Beulah Parker immediately after the seemingly unrelated murders of an old prospector and her abusive brother Leroy.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 94

41. It's a Man's World (1962– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Wes and Tom-Tom are friends going to college and with musician Vern share a houseboat. Wes also watches out for his younger brother Howie and the four of them deal with girls, jobs, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Corbett, Ted Bessell, Michael Burns, Randy Boone

Votes: 92

42. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Goodbye, Dolly (1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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When the milkman gets a truck to do his deliveries, Opie is asked to care for his old delivery horse, Dolly. After she refuses to eat for several days, they figure out what's wrong.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Frances Bavier, George Lindsey

Votes: 91

43. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, and Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables (1959).

Stars: Desi Arnaz, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 89

44. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 84

45. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Suppose Andy Gets Sick (1967)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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Goober takes over at the Sheriff's office while Andy has the flu.

Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Frances Bavier, George Lindsey

Votes: 77

46. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Moon Child (1965)

50 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A small town is on edge because two women have been murdered. Kimble (David Janssen) is stopped by a group of vigilantes who suspect any stranger. He escapes and hides in an abandoned building, where he is helped by a young naive woman (June Harding).

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: David Janssen, Murray Hamilton, June Harding, David Sheiner

Votes: 75

47. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Sky (1959)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

7.5
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Young Billy flees Dodge in fear after being suspected of shooting dead an older saloon girl whose sexual advances he had been resisting.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 72

48. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
Episode: The Cure (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

7.2
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Josh is hired by a woman to sober up Harry a drunk who is also Josh's friend. She learned his wealthy brother who Harry hasn't seen in fifteen years and detests is coming to visit so she wants Harry to be presentable for the visit.

Director: Gene Reynolds | Stars: Steve McQueen, Claudia Bryar, Charles Thompson, Thomas Browne Henry

Votes: 52

49. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Johnny Cross (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.8
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Johnny Cross, though innocent, is a wanted man. Bounty hunters are after the reward. Newly finds him and intends to bring him in. Johnny has a choice to make when Newly is injured on the way back to Dodge.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 49

50. Green Acres (1965–1971)
Episode: Music to Milk By (1967)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Eb becomes obsessed over winning a contest on a Pixley radio station. To win, he has to listen around the clock and identify all the groovy tunes. That becomes even harder after Eleanor the... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Frank Cady, Tom Lester

Votes: 44



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