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1. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis (1977 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

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Jane Fonda hosts the AFI Life Achievement Awards ceremony honoring Bette Davis featuring clips from her films and the reminiscences of many co-workers.

Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Peter Falk, Mia Farrow

Votes: 379

2. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: No Hiding Place (1963)

60 min | Drama

9.3
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An upwardly mobile black family moves into a previously all-white neighborhood in suburban Long Island, New York. Chuck and Anne Severson, who are Neil's friends, at first welcome them to ... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Edwin Sherin

Votes: 6

3. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
Episode: Anna Mae (2016)

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

9.1
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Annalise starts to break under pressure and wants to escape; Frank needs to accept the things he has done; Wes is one step closer to learning about his past.

Director: Bill D'Elia | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

Votes: 1,423

4. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
Episode: Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (2018)

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

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A meeting with Olivia Pope proves to be crucial in giving Annalise the opportunity to argue her case in the nation's highest court.

Director: Zetna Fuentes | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King

Votes: 1,087

5. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: Who Do You Kill? (1963)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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A young African-American couple battle economic and social woes. Joe can only find menial jobs and to make ends meet Ruth works in a cheap bar. Then tragedy strikes their child.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Godfrey Cambridge

Votes: 16

6. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: Age of Consent (1963)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Brock tries to help a young man when his girlfriend's father tries to break up their relationship by dragging the youngster into court.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Penny Fuller

Votes: 10

7. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: Here Today (1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Brock writes a long series of articles about the plight of the urban poor, but no newspaper or magazine will publish them.

Director: John Berry | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 5

8. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
Episode: There's My Baby (2016)

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

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The Keating 5 are called into questioning by A.D.A Denver about the night Emily Sinclair was murdered. Meanwhile, Caleb goes missing as the manhunt for Philip intensifies.

Director: Stephen Williams | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

Votes: 1,318

9. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 42 (2016)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama

8.9
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Claire joins Frank as he campaigns in South Carolina, but he doesn't trust her. A disastrous scandal blindsides Frank on primary day.

Director: Robin Wright | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Derek Cecil

Votes: 3,200

10. House of Cards (2013–2018)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama

8.8
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A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright, Kate Mara

Votes: 438,727

11. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
Episode: Mama's Here Now (2015)

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

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Wracked with guilt, Annalise turns to an unlikely source for help, while Bonnie is assigned a difficult case which she must solve without Annalise.

Director: Mike Listo | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

Votes: 1,651

12. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: My Child on Monday Morning (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Social workers help family of autistic little girl get the institutional help she needs by enrolling her in special school for autistic children.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, James Noble

Votes: 5

13. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: The Name of the Game (1964)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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An old-time union leader is eager to go against a corporate executive he has battled in the past, but it seems that he'd rather fight than come to a compromise that would benefit all sides.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 8

14. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
Episode: Where Are Your Parents? (2019)

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

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Everyone gathers at Annalise's for the holiday but she is still wrestling with a decision about her future. The Miller murder investigation widens.

Director: DeMane Davis | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Rome Flynn

Votes: 453

15. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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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: 122

16. Actors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (2016 TV Special)

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The live broadcast of actors to be honored in the annual Actors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, George Clooney, Rita Moreno

Votes: 14

17. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
Episode: Living the Rest of My Life (2000)

TV-G | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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A grown man is too attached to his mother to let her live her own life and have her own money. Monica and Tess comes to see Abby for a clothing donation and gets her to visit the senior home. Abby moves there, and her son tries to get her to come back home.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Cicely Tyson

Votes: 21

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

60 min | Drama

8.7
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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: 11

19. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Geary, Tol Avery, Maxine Stuart

Votes: 70

20. The Proud Family (2001–2005)
Episode: Behind Family Lines (2002)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.6
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Both Trudy and Oscar's families come to visit for the twins' baptism, but end up arguing the entire time.

Director: Bruce W. Smith | Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 19

21. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: Crash (1972)

TV-G | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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At the hospital, John and Roy bring in a football player who was a hard tackler. The burglar suffers from a heart attack. John encourages Roy to apologize for calling him 'some kind of nut.... See full summary »

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

Votes: 60

22. Biography: Farrah Fawcett Forever (2019– )

Documentary

8.5
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A Biography Special. A celebration of the life of actress Farrah Fawcett, an American icon whose influence on pop culture has been underestimated.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cicely Tyson

Votes: 11

23. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 15,221

24. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
Episode: Go Cry Somewhere Else (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The prosecution attempts to bring up a new charge against Annalise; Nate reveals new information that could jeopardize his own innocence.

Director: Cherie Nowlan | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

Votes: 838

25. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Hell (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A former African child refugee's throat is slashed, and SVU connects the case to two former Ugandan war criminals--one a ruthless killer, the other a sympathetic former child soldier trying to change his life.

Director: David Platt | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T

Votes: 448

26. Roots (1977)
Episode: Part I (1977)

TV-14 | 97 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In 1750, in Gambia, West Africa, Kunta Kinte, son of Omoro and Binta, distinguishes himself among his tribesmen in manhood training rituals. But he does not enjoy his new status long: slave... See full summary »

Director: David Greene | Stars: Edward Asner, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Maya Angelou

Votes: 216

27. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 41 (2016)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama

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As Claire begins exploring a campaign of her own, she and Frank engage in backdoor political maneuvering. But this time they're not on the same side.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 3,065

28. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)
Episode: Silent Partner (1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Steven Harber, in debt with a pregnant wife, is also on the jury for the federal trial of a Cosa Nostra leader in San Diego. Harber takes a $5,000 bribe while at work at a filling station, ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, William Reynolds, Robert Hooks

Votes: 6

29. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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The cases of the N.Y.P.D.'s 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 883

30. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

News

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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as " Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 205

31. Soul! (1968–1973)

60 min | Music

8.2
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Stars: Ellis Haizlip, Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield, Anna Maria Horsford

Votes: 14

32. Here Come the Brides (1968–1970)
Episode: A Bride for Obie Brown (1970)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

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Obie, a well-respected worker, tells Joshua he is quitting because there is no Africa-American woman in town for him. Joshua comes up with a plan. He hires an entertainer to visit Seattle for a performance and hopes the two fall in love.

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Robert Brown, Bobby Sherman, David Soul, Bridget Hanley

Votes: 16

33. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Death Squad (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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Jim and Barney vacation together in a Latin American country. While there, Barney falls in love with artist Alma Ross. But the brother of the local police chief obsesses over Alma and is ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Crane | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 86

34. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: No Wings at All (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The struggles of a couple trying to cope with an adult son who is mentally retarded.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Lou Frizzell

Votes: 5

35. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: Nothing But the Half Truth (1964)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Neil considers quitting when Congressman Hanson doesn't follow through on promises made during a television show.

Director: Alex March | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 5

36. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: One Drink at a Time (1964)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Two homeless people have a falling out one of them begins binge drinking wood alcohol.

Director: John Berry | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Tom Ahearne

Votes: 5

37. 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: 25

38. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: You Can't Beat the System (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Brock tries to help a Korean War veteran suffering from post-traumatic distress.

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

Votes: 8

39. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )

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

8.1
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A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King

Votes: 107,512

40. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 39,890

41. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 399,028 | Gross: $169.71M

42. Free to Be... You & Me (1974 TV Movie)

48 min | Animation, Family, Musical

8.1
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Directors: Bill Davis, Len Steckler, Fred Wolf | Stars: Marlo Thomas, Alan Alda, Harry Belafonte, Mel Brooks

Votes: 321

43. The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1982 TV Special)

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Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Marlo Thomas, John Forsythe, Alan Alda, Debbie Allen

Votes: 10

44. CBS: On the Air (1978– )

450 min | Documentary

8.1
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7-part series celebrating the first 50 years of CBS broadcasting.

Stars: James Arness, Edward Asner, Lauren Bacall, Ken Berry

Votes: 27

45. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 70,733

46. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 680

47. Judd for the Defense (1967–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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High-priced Houston lawyer Clinton Judd, and his assistant Ben Caldwell, take cases throughout the U.S. The program dealt with then-taboo subjects.

Stars: Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Walter Brooke, John Dehner

Votes: 161

48. The 67th Annual Tony Awards (2013 TV Special)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

8.0
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Awards show, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hanks, Anna Kendrick

Votes: 141

49. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 40 (2016)

TV-MA | 49 min | Drama

8.0
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Claire's absence causes problems for Frank on the campaign trail amid rumors of a marital rift. Claire tries to strike out on her own.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Elizabeth Marvel

Votes: 3,442

50. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: The $5.98 Dress (1964)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A woman who's on welfare can't support her family with the money she gets, so she takes a job to earn more money. When the welfare department finds out about it, she's thrown in jail.

Director: Ron Winston | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, George Mathews

Votes: 5



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