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1. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)
Episode: The Hunley (1963)

60 min | Drama

9.4
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During the Civil War, an engineer working for the Confederacy develops a primitive submarine that can evade the Union ships blockading Southern ports.

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Chuck Courtney, Gene Evans, Van Heflin

Votes: 9

2. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical people, as well as important historical events.

Stars: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Kent Smith, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 86

3. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The show consisted of forty episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Cris Roberts, Mike Ragan, David Armstrong

Votes: 278

4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 12,186

5. 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: 164

6. Hotel de Paree (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.4
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Sundance, a reformed gunslinger just released from prison, drifts into the town of Georgetown, Colorado. A tangle with the town villain ends up with Sundance being forced to shoot him, ... See full summary »

Stars: Earl Holliman, Jeanette Nolan, Strother Martin, Judi Meredith

Votes: 31

7. Suspicion (1957–1958)
Episode: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When a palmist tells an English lord that he is about to commit a murder, the man postpones his wedding in order to meet his fate without sullying the reputation of the woman he loves.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Ronald Howard, Rosemary Harris, Gladys Cooper, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 10

8. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Hong, Weaver Levy, Lawrence Tierney

Votes: 99

9. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.3
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 128

10. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Breakdown (1955)

TV-14 | 26 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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William Callew is involved in a bad traffic accident on a rural road, that leaves him so paralyzed he appears lifeless, and when help arrives they think he's really dead.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Cotten, Raymond Bailey, Forrest Stanley

Votes: 1,053

11. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)
Episode: Flight Plan (1967)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A painting worth $500,000 is stolen from a Washington museum. A former U.S. government official is seriously injured trying to stop the theft. The thief flies to Los Angeles, intending to ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Stephen Brooks, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 9

12. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Well (1966)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.3
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Dodge becomes restless when a severe drought dries up all the wells except for one. Now it becomes a fight to keep living, placing Marshal Dillon in the middle.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 70

13. 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: 3,898

14. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas, Robert Culp

Votes: 5,848

15. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 138

16. The Rogues (1964–1965)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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The cousins St. Clair and Fleming are con-men so successful they no longer need to con. They can be persuaded, however, to use their skills: in a just cause, where a mark deserves it very, very much.

Stars: Robert Coote, Gig Young, Charles Boyer, David Niven

Votes: 259

17. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)
Episode: Survival (1968)

PG | Western

8.2
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Blue and Big John are stranded in the desert by Apaches with no horses and water to see if they can survive like the Apaches. They capture an Apache wounded by Blue who they think may lead them to water when he becomes thirsty.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Mark Slade, Henry Darrow

Votes: 41

18. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Angry Mourner (1957)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Sam Burris awakens his wife Betsy, saying he heard a shot at a neighbor's house. Through binoculars they spy Belle Adrian prowling about the house. Fortunately, Perry Mason on vacation comes to Belle's aid when she is charged with murder.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 187

19. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Substitute Face (1958)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Carl Houser quits his bank job and loads his money belt with cash as he leaves. He takes his family on a ship cruise where his wife consults Perry about the cash but when Carl apparently goes overboard she is charged with murder.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 144

20. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Lazy Lover (1958)

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

8.1
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While repositioning his car in the driveway, Bertrand Allred finds the unconscious Robert Fleetwood. It appears that Bertrand's step-daughter struck Fleetwood as she was driving toward the house but the cover-up results in murder.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 159

21. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )
Episode: The Choice (1961)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Past closing time at an out of the way nightclub, the woman that runs it waits for the last customer to leave, then hears on the radio of an escaped killer mental patient is in the area. ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Horton, James Best, Jimmy Lydon

Votes: 14

22. 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: 4,115

23. The Sheriff of Cochise (1956–1959)

30 min | Crime, Western

8.0
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While this sounds like a western, THE SHERIFF OF COCHISE was a contemporary police drama set in Cochise County, AZ. Stories seemed to be strangely similar to HIGHWAY PATROL, emphasizing ... See full summary »

Stars: John Bromfield, Stan Jones, Roy Engel, Joe Kirk

Votes: 55

24. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 956

25. Man Without a Gun (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

7.9
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The adventures of Adam MacLean, publisher and chief reporter for the Yellowstone Sentinel of Yellowstone, Wyoming, in the late 19th century.

Stars: Rex Reason, Mort Mills, Harry Harvey, Forrest Taylor

Votes: 25

26. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Back for Christmas (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Before leaving on a trip to America, a man kills his wife and buries her in the basement. Once in the United States. he receives correspondence tipping him off that the murder will undoubtedly be exposed.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams, Isobel Elsom, Arthur Gould-Porter

Votes: 565

27. Batman (1966–1968)
Episode: Batman Sets the Pace (1966)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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After an ingenious escape, Batman and Robin again pick up the trail of the Joker. The villain's ultimate crime is designed not only to make him rich but to ruin Batman's reputation.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 164

28. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Buried Clock (1958)

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

7.9
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Jack Hardisty steals $100,000 from the bank where he works and asks his father-in-law, Dr. Blane, the chairman of the board, to repay it to avoid a scandal. While investigating, Drake discovers Dr. Blane rifling Jack's home and Jack dead.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 132

29. The Rogues (1964–1965)
Episode: The Golden Ocean (1965)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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When ruthless and unusually wary tycoon Gregg Roberts tries to take advantage of Tony's friend Peter Stewart, Tony devises a scheme to have Roberts invest in a venture involving a new scientific method that produces gold.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Gig Young, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Robert Coote

Votes: 10

30. Batman (1966–1968)
Episode: The Joker Trumps an Ace (1966)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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A wave of senseless robberies by the Joker prove to be part of a plot against a visiting maharajah.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 171

31. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: You Got to Have Luck (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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During a massive manhunt for escaped convict Sam Cobbett, Cobbett invades a house where young housewife Mary Schaffner is home alone.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Cassavetes, Marisa Pavan, Lamont Johnson

Votes: 536

32. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

PG | 60 min | Western

7.8
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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: 1,325

33. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Case of Mr. Pelham (1955)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A series of troubling incidents lead Mr. Pelham to believe that he has a double who is deliberately impersonating him.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Tom Ewell, Raymond Bailey, Justice Watson

Votes: 741

34. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Dangerous People (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Two men wait at a train station. A wailing siren periodically reminds them that a maniac has escaped from the local mental hospital.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Albert Salmi, Robert H. Harris, Ken Clark

Votes: 234

35. Suspicion (1957–1958)
Episode: Four O'Clock (1957)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Paul Steppe, a watch repairman, suspects his wife is cheating on him while he tends to his store every afternoon. Consumed with jealousy, he devises a time bomb set to go off at four o' ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Nancy Kelly, E.G. Marshall, Richard Long, Tom Pittman

Votes: 154

36. Batman (1966–1968)
Episode: The Minstrel's Shakedown (1966)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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A musical and electronics oriented new villain threatens the Gotham Exchange for ransom.

Director: Murray Golden | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 162

37. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Banquo's Chair (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A retired detective plans to make a suspect in a murder think he's seeing the victim's ghost on the anniversary of her death in the home she was murdered in. Others are invited to pretend they see nothing, hoping to jar a confession.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams, Kenneth Haigh, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 237

38. Batman (1966–1968)
Episode: Barbecued Batman? (1966)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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As the Dynamic Duo attempts to oppose the Minstrel, the villain escalates his plans' destructive potential in retaliation in a way Batman might not be able to thwart.

Director: Murray Golden | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 150

39. Batman (1966–1968)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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The Caped Crusader and his young ward battle evildoers in Gotham City.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 15,830

40. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The cases of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, William Reynolds, Stephen Brooks

Votes: 719

41. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: I Killed the Count: Part 1 (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A maid discovers the body of Count Victor Mattoni. It's up to Inspector Davidson from Scotland Yard to find the murderer, in part one of a three-part episode.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams, Alan Napier, Charles Cooper

Votes: 240

42. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: I Killed the Count: Part 2 (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Inspector Davidson continues to investigate the murder of Count Mattoni, in part two of this three-part story.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams, Rosemary Harris, Alan Napier

Votes: 229

43. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Relative Value (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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John Manbridge likes the good things in life, including betting on the horses. With no real means of support, he's taken to forging cheques in his cousin, Felix Manbridge's account. Felix ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Denholm Elliott, Torin Thatcher, Tom Conway

Votes: 158

44. Assignment: Underwater (1960– )

30 min | Adventure

7.4
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The story of Bill Greer, an ex-marine turned owner of the "Lively Lady", a charter boat for hire.

Stars: Bill Williams, Diane Mountford, William Henry, Ralph Moody

Votes: 27

45. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: De Mortuis (1956)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Professor Rankin's buddies Wally and Bud stop by to take him fishing. They find him in his cellar, filling in a hole with cement. They suspect he may have also filled it with his wife.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Emhardt, Cara Williams, Henry Jones

Votes: 333

46. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: I Killed the Count: Part 3 (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Inspector Davidson continues to investigate the murder of Count Mattoni -- and receives yet another confession. Final part of a three-part story.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams, Rosemary Harris, Alan Napier

Votes: 230

47. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Revenge (1955)

TV-14 | 26 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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When Carl Spann's wife Elsa is assaulted by an unknown attacker, he drives his still-incoherent wife around town, hoping she can point him out, so he can kill him.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Ralph Meeker, Vera Miles, Frances Bavier

Votes: 1,277

48. Inferno (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A tough, hard-driving business tycoon suffers a broken leg and is left to die in the desert by his scheming wife and her greedy lover.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Larry Keating

Votes: 1,031

49. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: A Bullet for Baldwin (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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When an office worker is fired from his job, he shoots his boss to death, but when he returns to the office his boss is alive, and has no recollection of the incident.

Director: Justus Addiss | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Qualen, Sebastian Cabot, Phillip Reed

Votes: 482

50. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Momentum (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Richard Paine decides to steal money from his boss that he has owed him for months, and it turns into an unnecessary and ironic murder.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Skip Homeier, Joanne Woodward, Ken Christy

Votes: 327



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