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1. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Time of Your Life (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

9.9
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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: Tom Donovan | Stars: Jeri Archer, James Barton, Jack Carson, Terry Carter

Votes: 9

2. Le massacre des innocents (1961 TV Movie)

9.6
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Director: Roland-Bernard | Stars: Olivier Hussenot, Teddy Bilis, Nicole Berger, Yvette Etiévant

Votes: 8

3. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: Mr. Lincoln: Part 2 (1952)

Drama, History, Music

9.6
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The program has five segments: (1) "Lincoln, Part II: Early Boyhood" (drama tracing Abraham Lincoln's early youth), (2) "A Christmas Tie" (William Saroyan story), (3) "Tugboat Captain" (... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew McCullough, Jean Benoît-Lévy, Norman Lloyd | Stars: Claude Bessy, Kenneth Buck, Blanche Cholet, Alistair Cooke

Votes: 5

4. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Episode: Two by Saroyan: 'Once Around the Block' and 'My Heart's in the Highlands' (1960)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

9.2
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Stars: Orson Bean, Kevin Coughlin, Larry Hagman, Eddie Hodges

Votes: 5

5. 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

6. 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

7. Ein Leben lang (1964 TV Movie)

110 min

8.9
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Director: Imo Moszkowicz | Stars: Martin Benrath, Karl-Otto Alberty, Krista Keller, Heinz-Leo Fischer

Votes: 10

8. 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

9. Bates Motel (2013–2017)
Episode: Dark Paradise (2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.8
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Norman tries to keep up appearances despite a troubling discovery; Dylan and Emma receive a surprise guest.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke

Votes: 1,219

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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: 2,785

13. Die Pariser Komödie (1961 TV Movie)

95 min

8.4
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Director: Boleslaw Barlog | Stars: Karin Remsing, Käthe Braun, Eva Lissa, Elsa Wagner

Votes: 7

14. 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: 58,037 | Gross: $0.06M

15. 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

16. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Episode: The Party's Over (2004)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Luke tries to smooth things over with Liz and TJ when they stress out about buying a house in Stars Hollow. When Emily learns Rory and Dean are dating again, she calls a temporary truce ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson

Votes: 418

17. Mozart in the Jungle (2014–2018)
Episode: Touché Maestro, Touché (2015)

TV-MA | 31 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.2
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Guest cellist, Andrew Walsh (Dermot Mulroney) invites Hailey out to see Lang Lang play, and gives her, her first real glimpse inside the world of classical music's elite crew. Thomas and ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Schwartzman | Stars: Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Bernadette Peters, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 377

18. Summer Playhouse (1954– )

30 min

8.1
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Stars: Stanley Adams, Steve Allen, Phyllis Avery, Ralph Bell

Votes: 7

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. The Vietnam War (2017)
Episode: Déjà Vu (1858-1961) (2017)

TV-MA | 81 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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After nearly a century of French colonial rule, Vietnam emerges independent, but divided.

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Peter Coyote, Nguyen Thoi Bung, Max Cleland, Le Quan Cong

Votes: 619

23. Estudio 1 (1965–1984)

Drama

7.7
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Stars: Ana María Vidal, Fernando Delgado, José Bódalo, Luisa Sala

Votes: 30

24. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: Major Topper (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.7
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Between the Swamp-mates trying to top each other, the camp deals with a bad batch of morphine and a corporal who shoots down invisible enemy gliders.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit

Votes: 222

25. The Banishment (2007)

157 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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

26. 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

27. 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

28. My Heart Is in the Highlands (1976 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama

7.5
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Screen version of William Saroyan's play about a family of Armenian immigrants during the Great Depression.

Director: Levon Grigoryan | Stars: G. Sahakyan, Sos Sargsyan, Arus Asryan, Nikolai Gritsenko

Votes: 13

29. 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

30. 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

31. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: The Race for the Double Helix (I) (1987)

97 min | Documentary

7.4
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Watson and Crick race to find the structure of DNA before Linus Pauling, Maurice Wilkins, or Rosalind Franklin can find the key to unlocking the secret.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Tim Pigott-Smith, Alan Howard, Juliet Stevenson

Votes: 667

32. 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

33. 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

34. V gorakh moyo serdtse (1967)

40 min | Short

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

Votes: 60

35. 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

36. 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

37. Actor's Studio (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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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

38. 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

39. 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

40. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: The Jazz World (1955)

Drama, History, Music

7.1
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The program has two segments: (1) "The Jazz World" (Leonard Bernstein discusses jazz and conducts a jazz number), and (2) "Famous America Boyhoods" (William Saroyan recreates scenes of his boyhood).

Directors: Seymour Robbie, Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Richard Casey, Alistair Cooke, Pat DeSimone

Votes: 9

41. 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

42. 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

43. 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

44. 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

45. 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

46. 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

47. 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

48. 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

49. 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

50. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)
Episode: A Midsummer Daydream (1955)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A man meets the girl of his dreams in a marriage license bureau, but his love life is derailed when his beloved falls for a slick gambler instead.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Kim Hunter, Don Hanmer, Keenan Wynn, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 33



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