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1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 64,119

2. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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75 Metascore

An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Votes: 61,970 | Gross: $24.38M

3. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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92 Metascore

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Votes: 41,939

4. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.0
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80 Metascore

Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

Votes: 41,684 | Gross: $17.57M

5. Airport (1970)

G | 137 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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42 Metascore

A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.

Directors: George Seaton, Henry Hathaway | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy, Jean Seberg

Votes: 16,263 | Gross: $100.49M

6. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 13,501

7. The Sand Pebbles (1966)

PG-13 | 182 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.6
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In 1926, a U.S. Naval engineer gets assigned to a gunboat on a rescue mission in war-torn China.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen

Votes: 12,430

8. Leonard Part 6 (1987)

PG | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

2.2
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Secret Agent Leonard Parker (Bill Cosby) is called out of retirement to save the world from evil genius Medusa Johnson (Gloria Foster).

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Bill Cosby, Tom Courtenay, Joe Don Baker, Moses Gunn

Votes: 7,752 | Gross: $4.92M

9. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.3
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The Wild West adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their Nevada ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 7,257

10. Some Came Running (1958)

Approved | 137 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Dave Hirsch, a writer and an army veteran winds up in his small Indiana hometown, to the dismay of his respectable older brother. He meets and befriends various different characters and tries to figure out what to do with his life.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer

Votes: 5,309

11. Funny Lady (1975)

PG | 136 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Story of singer Fanny Brice's stormy relationship with showman Billy Rose.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 4,665 | Gross: $40.06M

12. Hour of the Gun (1967)

Approved | 100 min | Western

6.7
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Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton gang in a fight. In revenge, Clanton's thugs kill the Marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan, Albert Salmi

Votes: 3,192

13. Rawhide (1959–1965)

TV-PG | 50 min | Western

8.0
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Gil Favor (Eric Fleming) is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive. He is assisted by Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood). The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Votes: 2,897

14. Underworld U.S.A. (1961)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A teenager who witnesses the murder of his father vows to exact revenge on the four mobsters involved in the killing.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay, Paul Dubov

Votes: 2,451

15. The Invaders (1967–1968)

51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Max Kleven, William Windom

Votes: 2,213

16. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Votes: 2,107

17. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Shelter (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.7
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A suburban dinner party is interrupted by a bulletin warning of an impending nuclear attack. As the neighbors scramble to prepare themselves, they turn against the one family that installed a permanent bomb shelter.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Larry Gates, Joseph Bernard, Jack Albertson, Peggy Stewart

Votes: 1,921

18. The Young Savages (1961)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A D.A. investigates 3 white teenagers accused of murdering a blind Puerto Rican kid.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews, Vivian Nathan

Votes: 1,916

19. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy.

Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin

Votes: 1,681

20. Lou Grant (1977–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.2
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The trials of a former television station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff.

Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Mason Adams, Jack Bannon

Votes: 1,554

21. Guiding Light (1952–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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This show took place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield and centered on the middle class Bauer family.

Stars: Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlin, Maureen Garrett, Robert Newman

Votes: 1,376

22. Hazel (1961–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to... See full summary »

Stars: Shirley Booth, Bobby Buntrock, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake

Votes: 1,256

23. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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The adventures of two young drifters across America.

Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 1,242

24. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy

7.1
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An aging heir-less millionaire wants to leave his fortune to the unsuspecting family of his first love but not before testing his prospective heirs by living with them under the guise of a poor boarder.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Piper Laurie, Rock Hudson, Charles Coburn, Gigi Perreau

Votes: 1,191

25. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known The Twilight Zone (1959), this series was an extension of the tradition of radio horror and supernatural dramas such as Light's Out, The ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 1,122

26. Lucky Luciano (1973)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Biopic of Mafia boss Lucky Luciano, covering his life from 1946 to 1962 with occasional flashbacks.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Vincent Gardenia, Silverio Blasi, Charles Cioffi

Votes: 1,048

27. The Great Impostor (1960)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr. is a versatile man who gets his kicks out of impersonating a marine, a monk, a navy surgeon and a prison warden, eventually getting in trouble with the law for it.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Tony Curtis, Karl Malden, Edmond O'Brien, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 1,048

28. Death of a Gunfighter (1969)

M/PG | 94 min | Western

6.3
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A Texas town's council fires the town's old-fashioned marshal who refuses to resign, thus leading to violence from both sides.

Directors: Don Siegel, Robert Totten | Stars: Richard Widmark, Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor, David Opatoshu

Votes: 999

29. Above and Beyond (1952)

Approved | 122 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.9
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Col. Paul Tibbetts piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War 2.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore, Larry Keating

Votes: 982

30. Toys in the Attic (1963)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.8
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Newlyweds Julian and Lily Berniers have been in Chicago on business before returning to their hometown, New Orleans, where they'll meet with Julian's older spinster sisters Anna and Carrie,... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Yvette Mimieux, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 927

31. The Missiles of October (1974 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.2
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In October 1962, the Kennedy administration struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: William Devane, Ralph Bellamy, Howard Da Silva, James Hong

Votes: 886

32. Ada (1961)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Political drama about a honest but naive gubernatorial candidate who is manipulated by his corrupt campaign manager and is forced to temporarily cede power to his wife, a woman of integrity despite her shameful past.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Susan Hayward, Dean Martin, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 818

33. 12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

60 min | Drama, War

8.2
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This series chronicled the adventures, in the air and on the ground, of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson, Robert Lansing

Votes: 817

34. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The cases of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, William Reynolds, Stephen Brooks

Votes: 801

35. The Brothers Rico (1957)

Passed | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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A retired mob accountant is drawn back in when his brothers, who have recently made a hit for the organization, decide to go to the authorities.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant, Larry Gates

Votes: 708

36. Jeanne Eagels (1957)

Not Rated | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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The life of 1920s actress Jeanne Eagels.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kim Novak, Jeff Chandler, Agnes Moorehead, Charles Drake

Votes: 592

37. The Strange One (1957)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Jocko De Paris, cadet leader in a Southern military academy, so manipulates events that George Avery, Jr., son of the school's executive officer, is found drunk and expelled. Through ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Garfein | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Pat Hingle, Peter Mark Richman, Arthur Storch

Votes: 547

38. 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, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming

Votes: 515

39. Then Came Bronson (1969–1970)

60 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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A disillusioned reporter, James "Jim" Bronson, quits his job and starts wandering the road on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a form of soul-searching. He meets various characters. Some he helps, others he educates.

Stars: Michael Parks, Bonnie Bedelia, Bruce Dern, Robert Hooks

Votes: 405

40. The Spiral Road (1962)

Approved | 139 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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In 1936, a Dutch physician who treats leprosy patients in the jungles of Indonesia has a dangerous run-in with a local witch-doctor who uses black magic to kill his enemies.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 405

41. One Foot in Hell (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Western

6.2
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In this Western, Alan Ladd exacts revenge on a small town the best way he knows how -- by becoming sheriff.

Director: James B. Clark | Stars: Alan Ladd, Don Murray, Dan O'Herlihy, Dolores Michaels

Votes: 390

42. Backstairs at the White House (1979)

540 min | Drama, History

8.2
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Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.

Stars: Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 383

43. Glory Alley (1952)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Music

6.0
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In New Orleans, prizefighter Socks Barbarrosa suddenly runs out of the ring before his title bout, and swears he'll never fight again. He gives no reason for his strange actions. His girl ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Leslie Caron, Kurt Kasznar, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 380

44. Cattle King (1963)

Passed | 88 min | Western

5.9
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A rich landowner of Wyoming fights to prevent the Texas herds from trampling his rich meadows.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Robert Taylor, Robert Loggia, Joan Caulfield, Robert Middleton

Votes: 361

45. The Hoodlum Priest (1961)

101 min | Drama

6.6
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Based on the life of Fr. Charles Clark, a minister to street gangs.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Don Murray, Larry Gates, Cindi Wood, Keir Dullea

Votes: 344

46. Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 90 min | Western

7.3
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The western adventures of tough, but fair, Marshal Jim Crown.

Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, Jill Townsend

Votes: 315

47. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A father and son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 314

48. Francis Covers the Big Town (1953)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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A man who has a talking mule gets a job on a newspaper, and both get mixed up in a murder trial.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Yvette Duguay, Gene Lockhart, Nancy Guild

Votes: 255

49. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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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: 249

50. Take Me to Town (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

6.6
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A pretty saloon entertainer escapes the marshal's custody and hides in a small town where she unexpectedly becomes surrogate mother to three motherless boys who wish to see their father re-married.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Sterling Hayden, Phillip Reed, Lee Patrick

Votes: 238



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