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1. Only Fools and Horses.... (1981–2003)
Episode: Yuppy Love (1989)

TV-14 | 50 min | Comedy

9.3
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After seeing the film 'Wall Street' Del fancies himself as Peckham's answer to Gordon Gecko and changes his image. He even - temporarily - gives up the Nag's Head for a trendy wine bar ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Dow | Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Buster Merryfield, Gwyneth Strong

Votes: 348

2. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: An Evening with Alan Jay Lerner (1989)

Music

9.2
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Musical celebration of the songs of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner.

Stars: June Anderson, Julie Andrews, Peter Bayliss, Leonard Bernstein

Votes: 6

3. Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony (2012 TV Special)

60 min | Music

9.1
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Idina Menzel's two night performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall.

Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: Idina Menzel, Marvin Hamlisch, Taye Diggs, Andrew Doolittle

Votes: 46

4. Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes (1959 TV Special)

60 min | Music

8.9
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Director: Bill Colleran | Stars: Mitzi Gaynor, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra

Votes: 14

5. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Judy Garland: By Myself (2004)

TV-14 | 116 min | Documentary, Biography

8.9
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Actress Judy Garland tells her own story through recordings she made while preparing to write her autobiography.

Director: Susan Lacy | Stars: Harris Yulin, June Allyson, Del Armstrong, Desi Arnaz

Votes: 191

6. The Lieutenant (1963–1964)
Episode: Cool of the Evening (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Rice helps a young woman being attacked. To his surprise she claims he was the attacker. Rice must convince the woman to change her story and try and discover the true identity of the attacker before his career is ruined.

Director: Robert Gist | Stars: Gary Lockwood, Robert Vaughn, Kathryn Hays, Norman Fell

Votes: 14

7. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Hazard Pay (2012)

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

8.8
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The guys put a business plan into action; Walt confesses to Marie.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 11,209

8. Mr. Belvedere (1985–1990)
Episode: The Trip: Part 2 (1988)

Comedy, Family

8.8
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Heather and Angela give Mr. Sparks what he wants; to go to Atlantic City. They bring Wesley along. She calls Belvedere and tells him where they are and he freaks out. Afterwards George and ... See full summary »

Director: Don Corvan | Stars: Christopher Hewett, Ilene Graff, Rob Stone, Tracy Wells

Votes: 19

9. The 40th Annual Tony Awards (1986 TV Special)

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: George Abbott, Debbie Allen, Philip Anglim, Susan Anton

Votes: 10

10. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (1997)

Music

8.6
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Directors: Gary Halvorson, Michael Smuin | Stars: Karen Akers, Christine Baranski, Ruth Brown, Tony Capone

Votes: 12

11. It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986–1990)
Episode: Save the Planet (1988)

Comedy

8.6
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Garry's old college professor drops by and rekindles the 60's peace and love movement.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Garry Shandling, Molly Cheek, Scott Nemes, Michael Tucci

Votes: 8

12. Judy Garland in Concert (1964)

60 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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Director: Buddy Bregman | Stars: Judy Garland, Vic Damone

Votes: 42

13. Petula (1968 TV Special)

60 min | Music

8.4
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A taped television showcase for Petula Clark, in which she sings a number of her hit songs. Harry Belafonte is her guest.

Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Petula Clark, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 14

14. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Bernadette Peters (1977)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.4
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Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Bernadette Peters, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 81

15. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991)

60 min | Music

8.4
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Director: David Heeley | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Adele Astaire, Peter Duchin, Will Friedwald

Votes: 42

16. All About Eve (1950)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

8.3
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98 Metascore

An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 102,305 | Gross: $0.01M

17. The Beiderbecke Tapes (1987– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1987)

Drama, Music, Mystery

8.3
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Trevor & Jill meet John the barman who gives them a jazz tape without any jazz on it. At a meeting with Dave the wimp they find out about The Peoples Front For The Liberation of west ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Parker | Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Dudley Sutton, Malcolm Storry

Votes: 9

18. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: The Day the Earth Froze (1993)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Joel and the Bots learn the ins and outs of the circus in the short Here Comes the Circus (1946) and then try to make sense of the Nordic fairy tale film The Day the Earth Froze (1959). ... See full summary »

Director: Trace Beaulieu | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 288

19. Save the Children (1973)

G | 123 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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Documentary about a concert held in Chicago in 1972.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Cannonball Adderley, Jerry Butler, Sammy Davis Jr., Dennis Edwards

Votes: 28

20. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016–2017)
Episode: Very Erectus (2016)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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As Dirk and Todd embark on a hunt for Patrick Spring's dark enigmas, Todd reveals a secret of his own. Detectives Estevez and Zimmerfield take big risks as they inch closer to the truth of their missing person's investigation.

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks, Fiona Dourif

Votes: 800

21. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

Votes: 829

22. Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend (1987)

60 min | Documentary

8.1
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Her story is well-known - the lonely child who yearned for affection and approval which she finally seemed to find as Hollywood's greatest love goddess. But even though she scaled heights ... See full summary »

Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Scotty Beckett, Eric Blore, Clara Bow

Votes: 176

23. Barbra: The Concert (1995 TV Special)

125 min | Music

8.1
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Directors: Barbra Streisand, Dwight Hemion | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Steve Susskind, Judith Gordon, Philip Austin

Votes: 373

24. Sports Night (1998–2000)
Episode: Celebrities (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

8.1
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Natalie organizes a post-show trivia game but excludes Jeremy, who ends up meeting a woman at a bar.

Director: Robert Berlinger | Stars: Josh Charles, Peter Krause, Felicity Huffman, Joshua Malina

Votes: 59

25. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 602

26. Mr. Belvedere (1985–1990)
Episode: Debut (1986)

Comedy, Family

8.0
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After Mr. Belvedere saves George from nearly getting himself killed by an electrocution when his TV falls into the bathtub, George decides to quit his job as a sports writer, and become a ... See full summary »

Director: Noam Pitlik | Stars: Christopher Hewett, Ilene Graff, Rob Stone, Tracy Wells

Votes: 21

27. Sports Night (1998–2000)
Episode: How Are Things in Gloca Morra? (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

8.0
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The show is held up when a tennis match goes longer than expected, putting a damper on Dana and Gordon's dinner plans.

Director: Marc Buckland | Stars: Josh Charles, Peter Krause, Felicity Huffman, Joshua Malina

Votes: 67

28. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: Junior Miss (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.0
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A musical version of the hit play.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Don Ameche, Joan Bennett, Paul Ford, Carol Lynley

Votes: 6

29. Magical Maestro (1952)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.9
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A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, Carlos Ramírez

Votes: 895

30. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
Episode: Kill from Nowhere (1959)

25 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Louise Reardon (Mary Alan Hokanson) is a wheelchair-bound woman with no enemies --but somebody lures her to a window as a sniper's target. The only obvious suspect is Joe Scully (Wesley Lau... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Craig Stevens, Lola Albright, Hope Emerson, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 36

31. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Mummenschanz (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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While the experimental mime troupe performs onstage, Miss Piggy must deal backstage with the advances of a recently smitten Gonzo.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Mummenschanz, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 96

32. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Archival footage, live performances, and interviews conducted by none other than Clint Eastwood depict the life and career of Tony Bennett.

Director: Bruce Ricker | Stars: Tony Bennett, Anthony Hopkins, Christina Aguilera, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 111

33. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 984

34. The Lonesome Mouse (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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Jerry crashes a vase onto Tom's head, which gets Mammy to throw Tom out. Jerry revels in his freedom, among other things turning Tom's picture into a Hitler caricature then spitting on it. ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: William Hanna, Harry Lang, Lillian Randolph

Votes: 834

35. Pennies from Heaven (1978– )
Episode: Says My Heart (1978)

84 min | Drama, Musical

7.8
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Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Bob Hoskins, Steve Ubels, Gemma Craven

Votes: 12

36. Hell's Angels (1930)

Passed | 127 min | Drama, War

7.7
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Brothers Monte and Ray leave Oxford to join the Royal Flying Corps. Ray loves Helen; Helen enjoys an affair with Monte; before they leave on their mission over Germany they find her in still another man's arms.

Directors: Howard Hughes, Edmund Goulding, James Whale | Stars: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow, John Darrow

Votes: 4,295

37. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Renée Fleming, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 474

38. That's Entertainment! (1974)

G | 135 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.7
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Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Peter Lawford

Votes: 4,218 | Gross: $26.89M

39. Red Hot Riding Hood (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.7
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The characters of the traditional fairy tale demand a new approach to the story as a sexy urban comedy with Red as an adult nightclub dancer.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Sara Berner, Daws Butler, June Foray, Frank Graham

Votes: 2,007

40. Kid Millions (1934)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.

Directors: Roy Del Ruth, Willy Pogany | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ann Sothern, Ethel Merman, George Murphy

Votes: 395

41. Seventeen (1940)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Willy Baxter is now 17, which is practically 18, so he prefers "William". William is supposed to be studying for college entrance exams, but a sophisticated Chicago girl arrives in town. ... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Betty Field, Otto Kruger, Ann Shoemaker

Votes: 7

42. Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (2009 Video)

108 min | Documentary, Musical

7.7
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This is a two-hour in-depth exploration into the Hollywood musicals of the 1930s.

Stars: June Allyson, John Badham, Robert S. Birchard, Pat Boone

Votes: 38

43. Hideaway Girl (1936)

72 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Shirley Ross, Robert Cummings, Martha Raye, Monroe Owsley

Votes: 11

44. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: Baby, It's Cold Outside (1978)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.7
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The 4077th is forced to use extreme measures to save a group of soldiers suffering from hypothermia, while Klinger suffers temporary deafness after a mine explosion on his watch.

Director: George Tyne | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit

Votes: 210

45. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
Episode: Breakout (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A phony priest totes a Bible into a prison cell and presents it to a convicted murderer (Frank DeKova, "The Untouchables" ). The hollow book contains a gun, which the killer uses to escape.... See full summary »

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Craig Stevens, Lola Albright, Hope Emerson, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 48

46. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Valerie Harper (1976)

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

7.7
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Impressed with guest star Valerie Harper's beauty, Statler and Waldorf argue over who will go backstage to meet her so they decide to flip for her. Statler wins and sets off to woo her with... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Valerie Harper, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 88

47. The Beiderbecke Affair (1985)
Episode: We Are on the Brink of a New Era, If Only... (1985)

Drama

7.7
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The election comes, and goes. More clandestine meetings. Files are exchanged. Houses are raided. A Forest is cut down to size. A pool-side meeting with the brothers

Director: David Reynolds | Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Colin Blakely, Dominic Jephcott

Votes: 7

48. The Fisher King (1991)

R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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61 Metascore

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi

Votes: 71,103 | Gross: $41.90M

49. That's Entertainment! III (1994)

G | 113 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.6
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Some of MGM's musical stars review the studio's history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) to Brigadoon (1954), from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in ... See full summary »

Directors: Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,232 | Gross: $0.27M

50. Love on Toast (1937)

65 min | Comedy

7.6
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Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Stella Adler, John Payne, Grant Richards, Kathryn Kane

Votes: 13



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