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1. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Storm Over Shiloh (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

9.0
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When Elizabeth is late returning from a ride for dinner and her horse returns alone, the Graingers, The Virginian, and Trampas go looking for her. A storm impedes them until a clue takes them to an abandoned mine that has caved in.

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: John McIntire, Doug McClure, David Hartman, Sara Lane

Votes: 11

2. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Another's Footsteps (1964)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.7
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The Virginian tracks the man who killed a young friend in a bank robbery. He finds the man's wife and young son alone on a run down ranch. Finding they need help, he stays on as a ranch hand but soon finds himself in a misguided situation.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 52

3. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: No Second Chance (1960)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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Slim finds old hatreds surface when Fran Ericson returns to Laramie at the same time a group of men have messages for Slim and the other relay stations. She wants vindication for her father being run out of the stage line Slim backs.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Jeff Richards, Fay Spain

Votes: 51

4. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Evil That Men Do (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.5
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Garth takes on a parolee that The Virginian has an interest in who has been in an orphanage or prison since he was a baby. He has trouble adjusting to life outside prison and Garth is worried about Betsy's growing interest in him.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 66

5. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.4
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 249

6. Branded (1965–1966)
Episode: Cowards Die Many Times (1966)

22 min | Western

8.4
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Jason arrives 'home' and gets reacquainted with Ann as he begins a job surveying land for a railroad. Ann is happy for him, but Ted Evers is not. Ted has a freight company, which he knows ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Chuck Connors, Lola Albright, John Ireland, William 'Billy' Benedict

Votes: 14

7. Branded (1965–1966)
Episode: Kellie (1966)

23 min | Western

8.4
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A teenaged girl who, along with Jason McCord, is being held hostage by bandits.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Chuck Connors, Lola Albright, John Carradine, Morgan Brittany

Votes: 17

8. Branded (1965–1966)
Episode: Nice Day for a Hanging (1966)

23 min | Western

8.4
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After hearing his friend is about to be hung for murder, Jason rides into town in time to see the hanging and realizes he must try to heal the severed bond between a father and son before ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Chuck Connors, Whitney Blake, Beau Bridges, Rusty Lane

Votes: 14

9. The Forsaken Westerns (2017– )

30 min | Western

8.3
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Rare unsold western TV show pilots, anthology and western series episodes. Neglected for years some never transferred to digital format until now. Hundreds of shows are being rescued for this series.

Stars: Bob Terry, Michael Hinn, Ray Corrigan, Bill Hale

Votes: 26

10. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: If You Have Tears (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.3
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A friend has been framed for the murder of a woman's husband in Montana. The Virginian and Trampas go there to investigate the charge as they believe their friend who says he is innocent even though he is known to them as a womanizer.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 48

11. The Millionaire (1955–1960)
Episode: Millionaire Alicia Osante (1959)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Michael has a hard time finding Alicia Osante because she's trying to avoid immigration officials, with the help of sailor William Williams, who is on leave from San Diego.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Marvin Miller, Rita Moreno, Ben Cooper, Lisa Simone

Votes: 10

12. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Show Me a Hero (1965)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.3
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While returning to Shiloh Trampas injures his horse saving a man with a runaway team. He is forced to stay a few days in a small town with the man as an old friend arrives to force the town to sign over its gambling rights to him.

Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Randy Boone

Votes: 36

13. The Ray Milland Show (1953–1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Originally Ray McNutley is an English professor at an all girls school where every female swoons for him except for the Dean. Luckily he has an understanding wife Peggy. By the second year ... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Milland, Phyllis Avery, Gordon Jones, Minerva Urecal

Votes: 34

14. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Big Image... Little Man (1964)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.2
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A self-important businessman is pushed off a train and found by The Virginian and Steve on a cattle drive across a desert. He is forced to work his way on the drive and learns some lessons about himself and his impact on other's lives.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Roberta Shore

Votes: 44

15. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Ever Ride the Waves in Oklahoma? (1962)

50 min | Adventure

8.2
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Tod and Buz, driving up the California coast, give a ride to a surfer heading to Huntington Beach to challenge the local "king". When the surfer is killed in his attempt, Buz vows to bring ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Gist | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Jeremy Slate, Romney Tree

Votes: 36

16. Branded (1965–1966)
Episode: Mightier Than the Sword (1965)

22 min | Western

8.2
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Jason rides into a town to visit an old friend who stood up for him at his court martial, but he soon learns that his friend has died and his daughter is alone fighting against a town who's... See full summary »

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Chuck Connors, Lola Albright, Kevin Hagen, Mike Lane

Votes: 13

17. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Brian Conlin Story (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Western

8.2
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Brian Conlin walks into Hale's camp, delirious and dehydrated. After he recovers, he leads Coop to his group of Irish immigrants, whose wagons have broken down, and Hale invites them to ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 10

18. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Gentle Ones (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.2
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When their parents died, Mark's older brother raised him at times like he was breaking a horse. Part because he was just a kid himself and others because he didn't know any better. But Mark... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Robert Walker Jr.

Votes: 49

19. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)
Episode: The Price of Revenge (1967)

PG | Western

8.2
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A friend of Buck is found nearly dead. He recovers at the ranch but is wanted so John wants him off the ranch. Conviently, the widow of the previous High Chaparral owner wants it back so she hires him to drive the Cannons off the ranch.

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Mark Slade, Henry Darrow

Votes: 44

20. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: City of Wheels (1962)

51 min | Adventure

8.1
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Todd and Buz work with wheelchair patients at a veterans hospital, where a nurse falls in love with a patient.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Steven Hill, Bethel Leslie

Votes: 44

21. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)
Episode: The Journal of Death (1970)

PG | Western

8.1
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Victoria is injured when a prisoner, a doctor being held for murder by a marshal, tries to escape. Big John is left with no choice but to have the prisoner operate on her. He has to go against the marshal who believes Victoria will die.

Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Mark Slade, Henry Darrow

Votes: 22

22. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: A Time to Step Down (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Angered that his longtime friend, Ben Cartwright, would ask him to retire into easier work after 50 years of wrangling, aging ranch-hand Dan Tolliver falls in with two disgruntled drifters who plan to rob the Ponderosa payroll.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Ed Begley

Votes: 46

23. The Rebel (1959–1961)
Episode: Grant of Land (1960)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.0
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Johnny signs on as a hand for a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, former Union soldier Paul Travis, who has settled for health reasons among Confederate sympathizers who mean him harm.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Nick Adams, Paul Richards, Ruta Lee, Ed Nelson

Votes: 20

24. Branded (1965–1966)
Episode: The First Kill (1965)

22 min | Western

8.0
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Jason meets the family of the first man he ever killed and finds just how deeply the living was wounded.

Director: Alex March | Stars: Chuck Connors, Chad Everett, James Dunn, John Pickard

Votes: 18

25. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

Votes: 403

26. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Legacy of Hate (1966)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.9
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The new owner of Shiloh quickly finds his hotheaded grandson accused of cattle rustling. He learns his neighbor is the widow of a friend who died with him. The sullied family name reduces their finance options putting Shiloh in jeopardy.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Don Quine, Sara Lane

Votes: 25

27. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Ballerina (1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.9
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A former ballet dancer falls in love while teaching classical dance to the daughter of a traveling violinist, wants to help her audition for the San Francisco ballet but meets resistance ... See full summary »

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 67

28. The Rebel (1959–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

7.8
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After the end of the Civil War, a former Confederate Army private roams the Wild West, and, as a rogue drifter, gets involved in helping out various settlers threatened by various bad guys.

Stars: Nick Adams, Chuck Hamilton, Sid Troy, Ross Sturlin

Votes: 407

29. Date with the Angels (1957–1958)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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New bride Vickie and her insurance salesman husband Gus involve their friends and neighbors in a variety of comic episodes.

Stars: Betty White, Bill Williams, Natalie Masters, Roy Engel

Votes: 82

30. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Dark Destiny (1964)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.8
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A horse thief's daughter staying at Shiloh is drafted to help an injured Randy who can't walk due to a spinal injury with therapy. Their frosty relationship changes when Randy gives up and her father escapes jail looking to kill Steve.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 40

31. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: Dora (1970)

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

7.8
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On Ironside's advice, produce-company owner Dora Copeland refuses a loan from a man with ties to organized crime. The man retaliates by trying to frame Dora's son, a struggling lawyer, for attempted rape of a young woman.

Director: John Florea | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Barbara Anderson, Don Mitchell

Votes: 32

32. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Friendship (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.8
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The Cartwrights convince the prison warden to free 23-year-old chain-gang convict, Danny Kid, imprisoned since he was an orphan of thirteen, and take him on as a ranch-hand to repay him for... See full summary »

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 53

33. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Medal (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.8
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Ben offers moral support to Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Matthew Rush when comes down on his luck. But that's the least of Matthew's problems, for he must also contend with the ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, David Canary

Votes: 38

34. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Price of the Hanging (1970)

TV-G | 75 min | Western

7.8
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MacKenzie is injured saving Tate on a cattle drive. Tate takes him to Concho for help only to find the doctor there is in jail and to hang the next day. Tate is able to secure his release but finds that it comes with some high costs.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Stewart Granger, Doug McClure, Lee Majors, James Drury

Votes: 18

35. Laramie (1959–1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.7
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It is the 1870s in the Wyoming Territory, Slim Sherman and his fourteen-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father's death.

Stars: Robert Fuller, John Smith, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 799

36. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

PG | 60 min | Western

7.7
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The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to establish his cattle empire despite Indian hostility. He's aided by brother Buck and son... See full summary »

Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow, Linda Cristal

Votes: 1,500

37. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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The adventures of two young drifters across America.

Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 1,238

38. Winchester '73 (1950)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, Western

7.7
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The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally

Votes: 15,405

39. The Texan (1958–1960)

30 min | Western

7.7
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The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being the fastest gun in the west precedes him, roams across Texas from town to town, not looking for trouble, but trouble finds him.

Stars: Rory Calhoun, Regis Parton, Duncan Lamont, James Drake

Votes: 110

40. CHiPs (1977–1983)
Episode: Second Chance (1979)

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

7.7
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Ponch and Jon are after jewelry thieves who use stolen motorcycles for quick getaways. The CHP holds a fun fair for kids in physical therapy. Ponch attempts to befriend a girl paralyzed after the thief hit her bicycle.

Director: John Florea | Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, David James Carroll

Votes: 40

41. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Shadows of the Past (1965)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.7
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Ryker's chess playing friend's bride he met in San Francisco arrives but unknown to him she has a hidden past she hides with a bottle. At the same time two brothers released from prison visit Ryker wanting revenge for their dead brother.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Roberta Shore

Votes: 32

42. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Lonely House (1961)

TV-PG | Western

7.7
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Joe Cartwright and the young widow of a family friend are held hostage on her isolated ranch outside Platte City by the same gang that robbed Little Joe in the town bank earlier that day.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 57

43. The Rebel (1959–1961)
Episode: Two Weeks (1961)

Approved | 26 min | Western

7.7
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An embittered confederate prison camp survivor talks Yuma into a card bet of two weeks servitude on the man's property. When Yuma loses the bet, he learns that service must be under the prison camp conditions the man suffered.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Nick Adams, Frank Overton, Jamie Farr, Shirley Ballard

Votes: 14

44. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.6
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Personable Western series based in Wyoming from the 1890s onward.

Stars: Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

Votes: 1,644

45. The Rebel (1959–1961)
Episode: Berserk (1960)

Approved | 30 min | Western

7.6
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Yuma stops to visit Dunsen who arrives in town and commences to randomly shoot townspeople. The townspeople believe Dunsen's war service has driven him mad and want to kill Dunsen but deputy Maggio permits Yuma to talk Dunsen to sanity.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Nick Adams, Tom Drake, K.T. Stevens, Dan Barton

Votes: 15

46. CHiPs (1977–1983)
Episode: Karate (1981)

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

7.6
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Ponch uses karate to try and convince kids at a youth center to stay away from gangs and drugs.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Lewis Van Bergen

Votes: 43

47. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)
Episode: The Price of Friendship (1965)

60 min | Adventure, Western

7.6
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Daniel Boone is robbed of his belongings on the trail after seeing the need for rescuing a young boy. Boone escapes and then goes on the hunt for the people that attacked him.

Director: John English | Stars: Fess Parker, Lane Bradford, William Phipps, John Pickard

Votes: 21

48. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)
Episode: A Bearskin for Jamie Blue (1969)

60 min | Adventure, Western

7.5
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While trading furs Daniel acquires an indentured servant who was born in prison and has never been free. Daniel intends to release him from service but the young man has trouble adjusting to his new life.

Director: William Wiard | Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Jimmy Dean, Darby Hinton

Votes: 14

49. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Clarion (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.5
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Ben Cartwright's effort to help friend Ruth Manning defend her ownership of nearby Gunlock's town newspaper, the Clarion, earns him the wrath of a corrupt, powerful judge who wants the Clarion for himself and will do anything to get it.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Phyllis Thaxter

Votes: 37

50. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Unseen Wound (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.5
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Ben visits his old friend Paul Rowen, the sheriff of Concho. His wife Katherine says he has been complaining of headaches for six months now. When he starts shooting innocent people he ... See full summary »

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 45



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