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1. Breaking Point (1963–1964)
Episode: Millions of Faces (1963)

60 min | Drama

9.6
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Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Paul Richards, Eduard Franz, Susan Harrison, Jan Sterling

Votes: 5

2. The Forsaken Westerns (2017– )

30 min | Western

9.1
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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.

Star: Bob Terry

Votes: 11

3. Your Jeweler's Showcase (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

9.1
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Stars: Sheldon Leonard, Barbara Whiting, Jack Kruschen, Steve Brodie

Votes: 8

4. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Price of Tomatoes (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.1
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A truck driver on a very tight schedule stops to give a lift to a pregnant hitch-hiker; and then his life gets very complicated.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Dick Powell, Peter Falk, Inger Stevens, William Challee

Votes: 65

5. The Case of the Dangerous Robin (1960– )

30 min | Mystery, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Robin Scott is a wealthy, Oxford-educated freelance insurance investigator, skilled in karate and judo, who travels all over the world investigating claims made against insurance companies,... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Blake Fleming, Rick Jason, Walter Reed, Merry Anders

Votes: 31

6. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: Home to Judgment (1968)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.8
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In the American Midwest Kelly and Scott are on the run from an armed hunting party. They have learned the identities of some of the biggest saboteurs in America. They have been posing as ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Will Geer, Una Merkel

Votes: 38

7. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 3,059

8. Bold Venture (1959– )

30 min | Adventure

8.6
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An adventurer and his pretty young ward live in a house boat in Trinidad.

Stars: Dane Clark, Joan Marshall, Bernie Gozier, Richard Peel

Votes: 11

9. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Clarence Bibs Story (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

8.6
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Clarence, Millie's mop boy, is wearing a gun he just cleaned for a customer. When he accidentally kills a famous outlaw, some locals play up their new friend's reputation hoping for more fun as they expect his partner to come to town.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Buddy Hackett, Paul Fix

Votes: 42

10. Doctors' Hospital (1975–1976)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The cases of Dr. Jake Goodwin, chief surgeon of a Los Angeles hospital.

Stars: George Peppard, Zohra Lampert, Jim Antonio, Don Billett

Votes: 16

11. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: Mainly on the Plains (1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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Boris Karloff portrays a well-meaning scientist who behaves suspiciously like Miguel de Cervantes's literary creation, Don Quixote.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Boris Karloff, Carl Schell

Votes: 30

12. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

Votes: 2,493

13. The Aquanauts (1960– )

60 min | Adventure

8.3
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Professional salvage divers Larry and Drake (later replaced by Mike) made their livings braving the dangers of the deep recovering sunken wrecks off the Southern California coast. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Ely, Keith Larsen, Jeremy Slate, Peter Falk

Votes: 45

14. The Rough Riders (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

8.3
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After the Civil War, two former Union soldiers and an ex-Confederate team up to travel the West.

Stars: Kent Taylor, Jan Merlin, Peter Whitney, Bill Catching

Votes: 49

15. Montserrat (I) (1971 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

8.3
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The story is set during the South American Wars of Independence. Simón Bolivar, the liberator, has escaped from Spanish custody with the aid of an idealistic Spanish officer, Captain ... See full summary »

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Jack Albertson, Michael Baseleon, Scott Colomby, Keir Dullea

Votes: 11

16. Bearcats! (1971– )
Episode: Dos Gringos (1971)

60 min | Adventure

8.3
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A Mexican revolutionary is in the US raising funds for his efforts to overthrow the Mexican government. The Mexican army sends an officer to the US to kill him.

Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole, Eric Braeden, Catherine Ferrar

Votes: 7

17. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars (1975)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Christmas Eve is anything but peaceful for Kojak and his men. A woman is convinced her boyfriend is going to commit some kind of crime-but she doesn't know what; and a jealous husband is looking to kill his cheating wife.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 72

18. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Executioners (1962)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.3
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Although some question his guilt, a man is hanged in Medicine Bow when a woman denies being with him at the time. A stranger with many talents arrives in Medicine Bow taking a job at Shiloh who takes a keen interest in the main players.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 87

19. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: The War Lord (1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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When the daughter of a powerful British arms producer is kidnapped, Kelly, who naturally had a romantic relationship with her, immediately suspects a hoax. When her father insists on paying... See full summary »

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Jean Marsh, Cecil Parker

Votes: 20

20. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Woman from White Wing (1962)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.3
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A man at the unfinished White Wing cabin on Shiloh asks Judge Garth to meet him. Garth tells The Virginian the troubled history of his arrival at Shiloh. Garth's future with Betsy is threatened by the man and his desire for revenge.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 52

21. 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: 130

22. Tombstone Territory (1957– )

30 min | Western

8.2
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Tough Sheriff Clay Hollister keeps the law in Tombstone, Arizona with the support of his faithful Deputies and the Editor of the local newspaper.

Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Quintin Sondergaard, Bill Catching

Votes: 143

23. This Man Dawson (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Keith Andes stars as an ex- military man hired on to root out corruption in the police department in an unnamed U.S. city.

Stars: Keith Andes, William Conrad, William Woodson, Tom McDonough

Votes: 18

24. Sea Hunt (1958–1961)
Episode: Cindy (1960)

30 min | Action, Adventure

8.2
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Mike attempts a risky rescue of a young girl trapped inside an underwater mine.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Ron Foster, Joseph Hamilton, Amzie Strickland

Votes: 8

25. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Strangers at Sundown (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.2
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A outlaw gang traps Garth and Betsy and several stagecoach passengers at a way station. The gang wants one of the passengers who betrayed the gang. The people discuss their lives as time expires on whether to turn over the man.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 37

26. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: Trial by Treehouse (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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Kelly and Alexander are charged with apprehending the mastermind of a scheme to turn city-wide power outages into a marketable commodity. Two complications; Alexander has little confidence ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Cicely Tyson, Raymond St. Jacques

Votes: 20

27. Men Into Space (1959–1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

8.1
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The more-or-less realistic adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.

Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Charles Herbert, Tyler McVey

Votes: 123

28. The Law and Mr. Jones (1960–1962)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Abraham Lincoln Jones is a lawyer assisted by his law clerk, young C.E. Carruthers, and his secretary Marsha Spear. His cases usually did not involve violence but rather "white collar" ... See full summary »

Stars: James Whitmore, Janet De Gore, Conlan Carter, Russ Brown

Votes: 27

29. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: Bridge of Spies (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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A beautiful tour guide, a handsome tennis pro and the romantic city of Venice would make for an intimate friendship if the tour guide didn't like to slip knives between men's ribs. As American agents drop like flies is Kelly safe?

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Barbara Steele, Carlo Croccolo

Votes: 22

30. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: Face of Fear (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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After several unexplained violent outbursts, one in which he smashes his own lab, a hospital technician fears that he is going insane like his father did years earlier.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Robert Culp, Mary Astor

Votes: 8

31. The Detectives (1959–1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

Votes: 121

32. Bearcats! (1971– )

120 min | Adventure

8.0
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Two honorable men-for-hire look for adventure in the pre-World War I American southwest in their fancy Stutz Bearcat.

Stars: Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole, Henry Darrow, John Anderson

Votes: 116

33. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Los Angeles is where Sergeant Nick Anderson and his fellow officers work to keep the streets safe. After the arrest of the accused, attorney John Egan plans their defense, while the prosecution is lead by Jerry Miller.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, Roger Perry, John Larch

Votes: 86

34. Target: The Corruptors (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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The show featured a newspaper reporter, Paul Marino, and his undercover Agent, Jack Flood, as they infiltrated the mob and reported on a different type of crime every week. The results of ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen McNally, Robert Harland, Harold J. Stone, Burt Brinckerhoff

Votes: 43

35. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die (1974)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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An obsessed neighbor murders anyone he thinks is a threat to his relationship with a mentally fragile young woman.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Andrea Marcovicci, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 68

36. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: Laya (1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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Scott is ordered to get close to an African woman who has access to important intelligence about armed shipments to her country. But he is faced with an attack of conscience once he begins to develop genuine feelings for her.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Janet MacLachlan, Michael Rennie

Votes: 13

37. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: Let's Kill Karlovassi (1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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Kelly and Scott get an assignment not to their liking. They are sent to a seaside vacation spot to take out an undercover spy Karlovassi. But after meeting him they develop a friendship with the charming rogue.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Walter Slezak, Ruth Roman

Votes: 15

38. Bearcats! (1971– )
Episode: The Big Guns (1971)

60 min | Adventure

8.0
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A renegade army colonel steals some heavy artillery in order to destroy a convoy of explosives headed for England.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole, Leslie Nielsen, Morgan Paull

Votes: 6

39. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

7.9
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Colonel Mackenzie, commander of the 4th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Clark near Brackettville in Kinney County in southwest Texas during the 1870s, receives secret orders from President Ulysses... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Carlson, Art Gilmore, Riley Hill, Jack Ging

Votes: 55

40. Frontier (1955–1956)

30 min | Western

7.9
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An unglamorized look at the settling of the American West with pioneers dealing with the elements, beset with nefarious characters and other problems that test their fortitude.

Stars: Walter Coy, Scott Forbes, Dabbs Greer, Jack Kelly

Votes: 26

41. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: A Room with a Rack (1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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Recovering from his torture at the hands of enemy agents, Kelly Robinson travels with Scotty to Spain's Costa del Sol for a 30-day vacation. There he's pleased to meet old friend Lindy but ... See full summary »

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Salome Jens, Cyril Delevanti

Votes: 22

42. Police Story (1973–1979)
Episode: Collision Course (1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Veteran officer Vince LaSorda has a rookie officer in his patrol car, and he doesn't like it one bit - the rookie is a woman.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Sue Ane Langdon, Dean Stockwell, Jerry Lee Lewis, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 24

43. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Killer in the House (1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A man on the run hides out at his brother's house - something the brother and his wife are most uneasy about.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Dick Powell, Edmond O'Brien, Earl Holliman, Wallace Ford

Votes: 7

44. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Episode: Sunday: Doomsday (1973)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A black funeral wreath on his office door predicts Barnaby's death on Sunday. Even after he figures out who the psycho ex-convict is with a vendetta against him, Barnaby is stymied until ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Gary Lockwood, Corinne Camacho

Votes: 33

45. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: Tag, You're It (1968)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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In San Francisco, Kelly and Scotty are on temporary duty at "the department's" training school. One of the trainees is a mole for the Soviets. After he kills another trainee, he gets ... See full summary »

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, John Smith, Paul Mantee

Votes: 18

46. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: Tonia (1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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Scotty's assignment is a love affair with a headstrong but most alluring Italian woman. Naturally she's in the grips of a leftist leader who has evil plans for Scott and Kelly.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Leslie Uggams, David Opatoshu

Votes: 21

47. Sea Hunt (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Adventure

7.8
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Mike Nelson is a S.C.U.B.A. diver in the days when it was still very new. He works alone, and the plot was mostly carried through his voice-over narrations. These gave the show a flavor of ... See full summary »

Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Ken Drake, Courtney Brown, Jan Harrison

Votes: 857

48. The Pawnbroker (1964)

Approved | 116 min | Drama

7.8
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A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Jaime Sánchez

Votes: 6,813

49. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Both Sides of the Law (1976)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Kojak competes with a world-famous criminologist to recover five priceless Rembrandt drawings.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 48

50. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: Close to the Heart (1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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While driving his van Ironside is struck by a woman while she is having a mild heart attack. Once in the hospital they discover her problem was caused by a bullet but she has no memory of being shot.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 13