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1. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 58,028 | Gross: $0.06M

2. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,784

3. Swept Away (2002)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

3.6
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18 Metascore

A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Madonna, Adriano Giannini, Bruce Greenwood, Elizabeth Banks

Votes: 14,527 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Ithaca (2015)

PG | 96 min | Drama, War

5.5
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36 Metascore

With his older brother off to war, fourteen-year-old telegram messenger Homer Macauley comes of age in the summer of 1942.

Director: Meg Ryan | Stars: Alex Neustaedter, Meg Ryan, Sam Shepard, Hamish Linklater

Votes: 2,143

5. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 106

6. The Girls Next Door (2005– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Reality-TV, Romance

5.6
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An inside peek at what really goes on inside the Playboy Mansion, starring Hugh Hefner's then three main girlfriends Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson.

Stars: Hugh Hefner, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson

Votes: 3,435

7. The Banishment (2007)

157 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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59 Metascore

A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Konstantin Lavronenko, Maria Bonnevie, Aleksandr Baluev, Dmitriy Ulyanov

Votes: 6,531

8. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 240

9. The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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The Chipmunks compete with the Chipettes in a round the world race.

Director: Janice Karman | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Dody Goodman, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 4,749 | Gross: $6.80M

10. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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An American anthology series, with a new episode and different actors and actresses each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan, the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 225

11. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.

Stars: Willie Tyler, Frank Welker, Hal Smith, Janet Waldo

Votes: 213

12. The Human Comedy (1943)

Passed | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,661

13. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.8
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 329

14. The Time of Your Life (1948)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A wide variety of persons come into Nick's Pacific Street Saloon, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: James Cagney, William Bendix, Wayne Morris, Jeanne Cagney

Votes: 983

15. Teatr telewizji (1953– )

Drama

8.9
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Series of television plays.

Stars: Krzysztof Globisz, Jerzy Trela, Krystyna Janda, Slawomir Orzechowski

Votes: 16

16. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 31

17. Intimate Relations (1996)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Harold Guppy moves into the Beasley household as a lodger. Before long Mrs. Beasley falls for him and eventually ends up in his bed. Her 13-year old daughter Joyce is aware of what is ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Goodhew | Stars: Julie Walters, Rupert Graves, Matthew Walker, Laura Sadler

Votes: 662 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Candid Camera (I) (1960–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

6.9
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Unsuspecting people are placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous, and hilarious positions, while their reactions are recorded on a hidden camera.

Stars: Allen Funt, Durward Kirby, Sid Ramin, Dorothy Collins

Votes: 334

19. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.8
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Joseph N. Welch, Helen Hayes

Votes: 136

20. Encounter (1952–1961)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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An anthology television series aired from Toronto, Canada, and carried by both CBC and ABC. In Canada, the series was known as "General Motors Presents". The one-hour dramas were either ... See full summary »

Stars: Austin Willis, Barry Morse, Katharine Blake, James Doohan

Votes: 17

21. Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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The story of singer Rosemary Clooney's rise to fame, her marriage to Jose Ferrer, and her nervous breakdown.

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Sondra Locke, Tony Orlando, Penelope Milford, John Karlen

Votes: 54

22. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres, dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al, utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Tim O'Connor

Votes: 42

23. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Presented by Eastman Kodak, the program was a series of original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and featuring well known performers. The stories ranged from musicals to comedies and dramas.

Stars: Arthur Q. Bryan, Bill Erwin, Macdonald Carey, George Sanders

Votes: 108

24. 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: 38

25. Things We Did Last Summer (1978 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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Garret Morris vignette has him going back to his old job posing for lawn jockeys.

Director: Gary Weis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray

Votes: 76

26. Actor's Studio (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

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Produced by the ABC as its television network was just getting off the ground, this program was one of the first dramatic series television to attract top-name actors and actresses. ... See full summary »

Stars: Marc Connelly, George Keane, Don Hanmer, Nancy Franklin

Votes: 51

27. The Magic City (1954)

80 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Kosmas, a young man living in the slums, constantly tries to make ends meet, hoping for a better day. Because of debts, he gets tangled up in smuggling. His morals are tested and he tries to find a way out.

Director: Nikos Koundouros | Stars: Giorgos Foundas, Margarita Papageorgiou, Stephanos Stratigos, Thanasis Vengos

Votes: 221

28. Estudio 1 (1965–1984)

Drama

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Stars: Ana María Vidal, Fernando Delgado, José Bódalo, Luisa Sala

Votes: 30

29. The Time of Your Life (1976 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama

7.6
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William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around the denizens of a San Francisco bar in 1939. Lonely, lovelorn, weary or cynical, the characters drift in and out of the bar and... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Benjamin Hendrickson, Richard Ooms, Nicolas Surovy, Sam Tsoutsouvas

Votes: 45

30. The Stars Are Singing (1953)

Approved | 99 min | Musical

6.2
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Fifteen-year-old Katri Walenska jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The United States Immigration officials are alerted---the USA still had a functioning ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Rosemary Clooney, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Lauritz Melchior, Bob Williams

Votes: 55

31. Call Her Mom (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy

6.9
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A sexy waitress becomes the house mother in a fraternity house.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Connie Stevens, Thelma Carpenter, John David Carson, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 45

32. The Bigelow Theatre (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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A live CBS half-hour dramatic anthology series, but on two networks in its second season (as "Bigelow-Sanford Theater"); Sunday evenings over CBS and Thursday evenings over DuMont.

Stars: Don DeFore, William Frawley, Jeffrey Silver, Ann Dvorak

Votes: 13

33. The Sons of Tennessee Williams (2010)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography, History

4.3
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52 Metascore

THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast and fantastic culture of wildly popular 'drag balls' starting in the late 1950s. These men ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Wolff | Stars: Charles Maddox, Tommy Dietsch, Ed Herlihy, George Roth

Votes: 110 | Gross: $0.00M

34. Hollywood Opening Night (1951–1953)

30 min | Drama

6.1
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Stars: Jimmy Fidler, Jimmy Wallington, William Boyett, Jorja Curtright

Votes: 15

35. Summer Playhouse (1954– )

30 min

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Stars: Stanley Adams, Steve Allen, Phyllis Avery, Ralph Bell

Votes: 7

36. The Silver Theatre (1949–1950)

30 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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The teleplays normally concerned the various aspects of romance.

Stars: Conrad Nagel, George Reeves, Don DeFore, Diana Lynn

Votes: 8

37. Hello Out There (1949)

31 min | Short

6.7
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A down on his luck gambler ends up in jail in a small Texan town where he meets and falls in love with Emily. They make plans to go to San Francisco but may not get the opportunity.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Marjorie Steele, Harry Morgan, Lee Patrick, Ray Teal

Votes: 15

38. George Stevens' World War II Footage (1946)

420 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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Raw footage filmed by George Stevens during World War II between 1944 and 1946 for the US Army Signal Corps. Includes footage shot at D-Day, the liberation of Paris and the Dachau concentration camp.

Director: George Stevens | Star: George Stevens

Votes: 13

39. Smesne i druge price (2004– )

12 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Dragan Micanovic, Nebojsa Dugalic, Branislav Platisa, Petar Kralj

Votes: 6

40. Cameo Theatre (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.9
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Live dramatic plays presented in the round with minimal props, scenery and costumes.

Stars: Claire Luce, Ernest Truex, Douglass Montgomery, Judy Parrish

Votes: 7

41. Grande Teatro Tupi (1951– )

Drama

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Stars: Wanda Kosmo, Rita Cléos, Nydia Lícia, Rildo Gonçalves

42. Half Moon Bay (2014)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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"Half Moon Bay" is an omnibus format project consisting of four films that are based on William Saroyan's works. All the actions in the stories take place in a town called Half Moon Bay. ... See full summary »

Director: Marine Zakaryan | Stars: Ashot Adamyan, Vivien Bastajyan, Hovhannes Galstyan, Narine Grigoryan

Votes: 23

43. V gorakh moyo serdtse (1967)

40 min | Short

7.3
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Director: Rustam Khamdamov | Stars: Yelena Kozelkova, Elena Solovey

Votes: 60

44. Teatro estudio (1976–1981)

90 min | Drama

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Stars: Andrés Mejuto, Inma de Santis, Nicolás Dueñas, Alberto Fernández

45. A.N.T.A. Album of 1955 (1955 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Musical

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Closed circuit fund raising performance telecast live from the Adelphi Theatre in New York City to 31 movie theaters across the country. The project was a joint venture by the American National Theatre & Academy and CARE.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Louie Bellson, Victor Borge, Ray Boyle

46. NET Opera Theater (1967– )

Music, Musical

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Stars: Heather Harper, Peter Pears, John Reardon, Cornelis Opthof

47. That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

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Danny Aiello hosts a look at the themes of the pop music of the 1950s and 60s that had an Italian flavor. His emphasis is on the ways the music was part of family life, reflecting family ... See full summary »

Director: T.J. Lubinsky | Stars: Danny Aiello, Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como, Vic Damone

48. Ragazza mia (1960– )

240 min

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Stars: Lea Padovani, Amedeo Nazzari, Alida Valli, Scilla Gabel

49. This Proud Land (1965– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Robert Preston, Roy Acuff, Eddy Arnold, John Astin

50. Le massacre des innocents (1961 TV Movie)

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Director: Roland-Bernard | Stars: Olivier Hussenot, Teddy Bilis, Nicole Berger, Yvette Etiévant

Votes: 8



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