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1. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City. His boss is Frieda Hechlinger, and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »

Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 109

2. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: The Sinner (1963)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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A prostitute battles the parents of her baby's father--a derelict--for custody of the child.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Elizabeth Lawrence

Votes: 10

3. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: Summit (1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.8
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Mark and Jonathan try to reunite a mother with her son who is now the Deputy Premier of the U.S.S.R. When he is told that his mom would like to see him he believes Jonathan is with the CIA and not an angel.

Director: Dan Gordon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Ben Hammer, Vachik Mangassarian

Votes: 32

4. A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

8.7
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An elderly widow must find meaning and activity in her life when her son suggests she is no longer capable of handling her own affairs.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Bette Davis, Penny Fuller, Christopher Guest, George Hearn

Votes: 526

5. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Originally billed as "Playhouse of the Stars" this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York City. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952, and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Robert Paige, Walter Coy

Votes: 169

6. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.

Stars: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern, Alley Mills

Votes: 30,630

7. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 5,832

8. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
Episode: Brothers (1983)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama

8.2
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Westphall treats a cancer patient whose brother wants him to die without prolonged suffering. After a disastrous first date, Ehrlich tries to get a second date with Daniels and make things ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Tinker | Stars: Ed Flanders, David Birney, G.W. Bailey, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 17

9. Mr. Belvedere (1985–1990)
Episode: The Teacher (1986)

Comedy, Family

8.2
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Wesley is appalled when Mr. Belvedere becomes friends with his teacher.

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

Votes: 20

10. The White Shadow (1978–1981)

60 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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A white former NBA professional retires from the pro game and gets a job as a basketball coach in a predominantly black inner-city high school.

Stars: Ken Howard, Kevin Hooks, Byron Stewart, Timothy Van Patten

Votes: 890

11. Mama's Family (1983–1990)
Episode: Mama Gets a Job (1983)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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Mama's in a funk because she met one of her aunts, "who's three days older than God," but has a job. Mama's never worked outside the house in her life, so Vint and Naomi talk her into ... See full summary »

Directors: Roger Beatty, Harvey Korman | Stars: Vicki Lawrence, Ken Berry, Dorothy Lyman, Eric Brown

Votes: 47

12. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Ever After (1992)

TV-PG | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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An actress neighbor involves Jessica in her husband's murder.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Marcia Cross, Nada Despotovich, John DiSanti

Votes: 127

13. The White Shadow (1978–1981)
Episode: Little Orphan Abner (1979)

Drama, Sport

8.0
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Goldstein's shyness makes him the forgotten man on the team. When his grandfather takes ill, the players show him partial compassion. But only til his grandfather comes home. Goldstein must grow out of his shell and command respect.

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Ken Howard, Joan Pringle, Thomas Carter, Kevin Hooks

Votes: 10

14. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Make of Two Hearts (1995)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Kayson, a married man, tries to start a romance with Susan by asking her to dinner. Deb unknowingly eats LSD-laced chocolates. Carol takes an interest in a Russian girl abandoned in the ER.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle

Votes: 214

15. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.9
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A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.

Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali

Votes: 101,489

16. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.9
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The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.

Stars: Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel, David Morse

Votes: 2,817

17. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
Episode: Who's Aunt Rose? (1991)

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

7.9
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Following the death of a very distant relative, Grandpa Arnold comes to visit and convinces the family to attend the funeral and burial. While at the event, Kevin begins to think about the mortality of his dad and grandfather.

Director: Rob Thompson | Stars: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Olivia d'Abo

Votes: 132

18. Ghostbusters (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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71 Metascore

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 306,694 | Gross: $238.63M

19. The Garry Shandling Show: 25th Anniversary Special (1986 TV Special)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy

7.8
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A parody of Johnny Carson anniversary shows made for the Showtime cable network.

Director: Tom Trbovich | Stars: Garry Shandling, Paul Willson, Ritch Brinkley, Andy Goldberg

Votes: 98

20. Sydney (1990– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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SYDNEY was a sitcom about a woman named Sydney (Bertinelli) who moves her New York detective agency to her hometown, with her younger brother (Perry), a rookie cop, tagging along.

Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Matthew Perry, Craig Bierko, Barney Martin

Votes: 40

21. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: A Cry for Help (1983)

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A con man has to be let go because he had nothing on him when arrested, so Cagney and Lacey have to find a way to get him with the goods. Meanwhile, a fellow police academy graduate of Mary Beth's is a wife-beater.

Director: Barbara Peeters | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 25

22. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

Votes: 44,199

23. Night Court (1984–1992)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.7
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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Charles Robinson

Votes: 8,341

24. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Fowl Play (1984)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

7.7
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News breaks during Roll Call that patrolman Swan has killed himself following Buttman's rowdy initiation party. The hooker that was involved also turns up dead and Washington leans on ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Robert Prosky

Votes: 30

25. Dear John (1988–1992)
Episode: John and Kirk's Excellent Adventure (1991)

Comedy

7.7
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Kirk uses a copy of a key to John's apartment made without John's knowledge to get ready for a surprise birthday party. In route to the apartment he picks up a woman to impress with apartment as his, but the woman robs John's apartment.

Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jere Burns, Jane Carr, Harry Groener

Votes: 6

26. Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990)
Episode: Siege (1987)

60 min | Crime, Fantasy, Drama

7.7
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Vincent helps the residents of an apartment building defend their homes against thugs who want them out so the land can be re-developed.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Ron Perlman, Roy Dotrice, Renn Woods

Votes: 63

27. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill, Bert Freed

Votes: 6,282

28. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: The Fugitive: Part 2 (1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Ned considers his options with the FBI when the family becomes involved.

Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 99

29. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors made guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

Votes: 4,177

30. Dream On (1990–1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Cult adult comedy about dreamer Martin Tupper, whose life is full of colourful characters. Divorced and living with his growing teenage son, still friends with his ex-wife, and constantly ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Benben, Denny Dillon, Wendie Malick, Chris Demetral

Votes: 2,513

31. Police Story (1973–1979)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

Votes: 625

32. No Way Out (1950)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

Votes: 3,396

33. War and Love (1985)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Jacek, who is Jewish, miraculously manages to survive World War II in Nazi-occupied Poland. As a subplot to Jacek's story, which also involves a love affair with Haling ( Kyra Sedgwick ) ... See full summary »

Director: Moshé Mizrahi | Stars: Sebastian Keneas, Kyra Sedgwick, David Spielberg, Cheryl Gianini

Votes: 41

34. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Stan the Man (1982)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

7.5
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Davenport is held at knife-point by a suspect in the booking area. Larue and another office argue over who will make an undercover bust. Fearing that his apartment will be torn down, an ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 36

35. Baretta (1975–1978)
Episode: Think Mink (1977)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Add a Plot

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Robert Blake, Kitty Carl, Sydney Chaplin, Elisha Cook Jr.

Votes: 10

36. Mama's Family (1983–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Thelma Harper and her spinster sister Fran open their home to Thelma's recently divorced son Vinton and his teenage son and daughter. It's quite an adjustment for everyone, especially the ... See full summary »

Stars: Vicki Lawrence, Beverly Archer, Ken Berry, Dorothy Lyman

Votes: 3,663

37. Misfits of Science (1985–1986)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The adventures of a team of misfit superheroes who fight crime for a scientific think tank.

Stars: Dean Paul Martin, Kevin Peter Hall, Mark Thomas Miller, Courteney Cox

Votes: 692

38. Lili (1953)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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An orphaned young woman becomes part of a puppet act and forms a relationship with the anti-social puppeteer.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Votes: 2,776

39. Code Red (1981–1982)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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The adventures of a Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief's family and crew.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Andrew Stevens, Martina Deignan, Julie Adams

Votes: 102

40. Leben des Galilei (1947)

Approved | 30 min | Short

7.4
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Galileo, an eminent professor and scientist in the 17th century Venetian Republic, is short of money. A prospective student tells him about a novel invention, the telescope, that is being sold in Amsterdam.

Directors: Ruth Berlau, Joseph Losey | Stars: Peter Brocco, Stephen Brown, Hugo Haas, Frances Heflin

Votes: 12

41. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: Granny Gets Busy (1991)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

7.4
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Philip gets upset when he sees his mother spending time with a new man. The kids bet each other that they can't do something the other sex would normally do.

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Janet Hubert, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 258

42. Night Court (1984–1992)
Episode: Pick a Number (1984)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

7.4
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A humble man with a $3 million lottery ticket wants Harry to give it away to the most worthy person.

Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Harry Anderson, Ellen Foley, John Larroquette, Charles Robinson

Votes: 51

43. 240-Robert (1979–1981)

60 min | Adventure

7.3
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The missions of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Emergency Services Detail.

Stars: John Bennett Perry, Mark Harmon, Joanna Cassidy, Brian Frishman

Votes: 125

44. Family Ties (1982–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman

Votes: 13,281

45. It's a Living (1980–1989)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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This series featured a group of waitresses (and a pianist, Sonny) who work at a fancy restaurant at the top of a skyscraper.

Stars: Gail Edwards, Barrie Youngfellow, Paul Kreppel, Marian Mercer

Votes: 465

46. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd (Art Carney), a personable chap who drinks a little, and befriends a "pookah", a ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim O'Connor, James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Max Adrian

Votes: 32

47. Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990)

60 min | Crime, Fantasy, Drama

7.1
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The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City.

Stars: Ron Perlman, Roy Dotrice, Jay Acovone, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 5,190

48. Civil Wars (1991–1993)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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Eli Levinson and Sydney Guilford are top divorce attorneys in NYC. The dynamic changes when Charlie Howell is hired and Eli takes a lower profile. Sydney and Charlie develop a flirtatious ... See full summary »

Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Peter Onorati, Alan Rosenberg, Debi Mazar

Votes: 89

49. The Shrike (1955)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

7.1
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A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young ... See full summary »

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, June Allyson, Joy Page, Kendall Clark

Votes: 117

50. Hester Street (1975)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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It's 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard, Dorrie Kavanaugh

Votes: 1,048