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51. Johnny Staccato (1959– )

24 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Johnny Staccato is a jazz pianist and private detective.

Stars: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli, Dennis Sallas, Frank London

Votes: 171

52. The 39th Annual Academy Awards (1967 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: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Neile Adams, Anouk Aimée, Ann-Margret

Votes: 122

53. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Blood Brother (1973)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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Terry Webster's cousin Jimmy returns from Vietnam and has trouble finding a job and to adjusting to life back home in general. Despite the support and help from Terry, Jimmy is finding the ... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

54. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Deadly Cage (1973)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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Recovery sidelines Webster from regular duty and puts him in a police/prison guard exchange program. Believing that the post will teach him little, he instead opts to pose as a prisoner who was held back from transfer at the last minute.

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

55. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Down Home Boy (1973)

Crime, Drama

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Lt. Ryker assigns officer's Webster and Gillis to watch over a telethon that has a major country and western singer headlining. Grudgingly they accept their humdrum assignment, but they ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

56. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Legacy of Death (1974)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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The rookies are concerned about a fellow officer who is purposely trying to get killed in the line of duty in order to receive the financial benefits his family needs to pay for medical bills.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

57. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: Rimfire (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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A played out mine that a Barkley mining partnership abandoned is now occupied by Chinese immigrants. The partnership needs to regain control of the old mine as a means to deliver air to an adjacent, ore rich mine.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 50

58. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer (1976)

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

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Famous inventor Lamont Franklin suddenly withdraws from the world and starts holing up in his shed, playing incessantly with his toy trains. So why would someone kill him? A clue at the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Arthur Godfrey, David Hedison

Votes: 72

59. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: The Day the Earth Froze (1993)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Joel and the Bots learn the ins and outs of the circus in the short Here Comes the Circus (1946) and then try to make sense of the Nordic fairy tale film The Day the Earth Froze (1959). ... See full summary »

Director: Trace Beaulieu | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 326

60. Happy! (2017–2019)
Episode: The War on Easter (2019)

TV-MA | 48 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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Sax is clean...ish. But somehow the filth just seems to find him.

Director: Brian Taylor | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Ritchie Coster, Lili Mirojnick, Medina Senghore

Votes: 497

61. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Trial by Doubt (1974)

Crime, Drama

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While on a night patrol Officer Gillis's partner is shot and killed. Then after notifying his estranged wife, she grabs his gun and shoots herself. The series of traumatic events leave him with plenty of doubt about his future as a cop.

Director: Richard Newton | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

62. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: What a Way to Go: An Extravaganza in the Making (1964)

30 min | Documentary

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Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman

Votes: 7

63. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Episode: Working Girls (1998)

44 min | Action, Western

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Buck, J.D. and Chris are in Wickestown, a tent town whose main resources are whiskey and women. When Buck sees one of the women being beaten by a man he steps in and Chris and J.D. must ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

Votes: 46

64. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

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73 Metascore

A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Votes: 423,008 | Gross: $42.44M

65. The Great Escape (1963)

Not Rated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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87 Metascore

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 208,482 | Gross: $12.10M

66. Century of Cinema (1995–1998)

Documentary

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Personal and profound look into lives immersed in film. These documentaries about films and culture show the medium's role in love and war, nostalgia and national identity. Cinema was born ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Nagisa Ôshima, Allison Anders, Kathryn Bigelow

Votes: 8

67. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: A Matter of Justice (1973)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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While Mike and Jill are out celebrating their wedding anniversary a gunman comes into the restaurant they are dining in and starts shooting. Jill is seriously injured and loses her baby. ... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 9

68. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: A Very Special Piece of Ground (1972)

Not Rated | 52 min | Crime, Drama

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Danko's veteran partner (Earl Holliman) loses his family ranch and unborn son in a single day. Danko doesn't want to add to his woes by reporting on his growing rage on and off the job.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 11

69. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: Birth of a Star (1963)

Documentary

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Directors: Alexander Grasshoff, Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Stefanie Powers, Sharon Tate

Votes: 9

70. Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)
Episode: Boys at Ranch (2003)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family

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On a visit to Francis' dude ranch Hal can't help being disappointed in Francis' success, Reese and Malcolm fear Francis has turned into an overly responsible grownup, and Gretchen punishes Dewey for breaking a valuable doll.

Director: David D'Ovidio | Stars: Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Masterson, Justin Berfield

Votes: 378

71. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Cauldron (1973)

Crime, Drama

8.2
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While off duty, Officer's Webster and Gillis are taken hostage by two men headed to Mexico in search of an unorthodox medical treatment for one of the men. After they escape the men, the officer's must trek through the desert to survive.

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 9

72. The Chisholms (1979– )
Episode: Chapter III (1979)

46 min | Romance, Western

8.2
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Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Robert Preston, Rosemary Harris, Ben Murphy, Brian Kerwin

Votes: 6

73. Captains and the Kings (1976)
Episode: Chapter III (1976)

50 min | Drama

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Joseph Armagh rejects the love of Elizabeth Healey, learns of the dying Katherine Hennessey's unrequited love, promising to wed her daughter Bernadette before Katherine's jealous husband goes too far in a salacious attack on Joseph.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Richard Jordan, Patty Duke, Blair Brown, Katherine Crawford

Votes: 6

74. Captains and the Kings (1976)
Episode: Chapter IV (1976)

50 min | Drama

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Tensions escalate between the labor unions and the railroad, as Joseph Armagh fathers four children with Bernadette even as he seeks to avenge himself on her father for depriving him of the two great loves of his life.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Richard Jordan, Patty Duke, Blair Brown, Katherine Crawford

Votes: 5

75. Captains and the Kings (1976)
Episode: Chapter V (1976)

50 min | Drama

8.2
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Joseph Armagh's attempted blackmail of an upstanding senator results in suicide and a lasting curse.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Richard Jordan, Perry King, Patty Duke, Blair Brown

Votes: 6

76. Captains and the Kings (1976)
Episode: Chapter VI (1976)

50 min | Drama

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Rory Armagh romances Marjorie Chisholm while his sister Anne-Marie's relationship with Courtney Wickersham crashes and burns through no fault of their own.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Richard Jordan, Perry King, Patty Duke, Blair Brown

Votes: 5

77. Captains and the Kings (1976)
Episode: Chapter VII (1976)

50 min | Drama

8.2
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While his son Rory searches for brother Kevin with Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders in the jungles of Cuba, Joseph Armagh quietly orchestrates the annulment of Rory's marriage to Marjorie Chisholm.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Richard Jordan, Perry King, Patty Duke, Lee de Broux

Votes: 5

78. Captains and the Kings (1976)
Episode: Chapter VIII (1976)

91 min | Drama

8.2
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Rory Armagh seeks the Democratic nomination for President over Woodrow Wilson, while his father ponders a lifetime without love.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Richard Jordan, Perry King, Sian Barbara Allen, Patty Duke

Votes: 5

79. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: Days of Wrath (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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After a whirlwind courtship, Jarrod marries. His absolute joy quickly turns to grief and then to relentless revenge.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 54

80. Waterloo Road (2006–2015)
Episode: Don't Mention the War (2013)

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Staff and pupils don 40s gear for the World War Two living history week, with austerity rations which annoys the kids. For authenticity the teachers organize a foraging expedition, where ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Pickles | Stars: Carl Au, Mark Beswick, Laurie Brett, Victoria Bush

Votes: 5

81. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Johnny Lost His Gun (1974)

Crime, Drama

8.2
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A drug bust goes down, but Terry chases one of dealers, who gets away. An old friend of Mike's from Vietnam shows up, but seems cagey. Chris and Terry come to believe, after a bit of ... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

82. Fallen Angels (1993–1995)
Episode: Murder, Obliquely (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Annie, in true noir fashion, fatalistically falls in love with a millionaire who is quite bewitched by another lover and is not afraid to show it. In flashback narrative Annie explains that... See full summary »

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Laura Dern, Alan Rickman, Diane Lane, Robin Bartlett

Votes: 75

83. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: Natalie Wood: Hollywood's Child (1964)

Documentary

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Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Natalie Wood

Votes: 6

84. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: Shadow of a Giant (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.2
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Nick and Heath join a posse led by a legendary marshall.The problem is the marshall is reckless and endangers all of his deputies lives.

Director: Norman S. Powell | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 47

85. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Snow Job (1973)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama

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Country, a small time hood with a cocaine addiction, learns that police HQ is storing a large amount of drugs. He becomes involved to steal the cache before it's destroyed. Webster is taken hostage trying to help Country beat his problem.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 9

86. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: The Adventure of the Blunt Instrument (1975)

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.2
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Edgar Manning, a mystery writer, wins the annual Blunt Instrument Award for his year's work and goes to pick it up at a party. Ellery, who was Edgar's rival for the award, is sidelined ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, John Dehner, Eva Gabor

Votes: 74

87. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger (1976)

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

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An elderly amateur criminologist finally figures out how a five-year-old "locked-room" murder was committed, and is murdered by the killer before he can alert Inspector Queen. Ellery takes ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Gary Burghoff, Ronny Cox

Votes: 57

88. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: The Adventure of the Sunday Punch (1976)

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Family

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During a practice bout, a lucky shot knocks champion boxer Kid Hogan unconscious. He revives enough to sip some water from his manager's "swill bottle," then falls comatose and is soon ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Robert Alda, Dane Clark

Votes: 62

89. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: The Adventure of the Two-Faced Woman (1976)

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

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Society matron Lillian McGraw is stabbed to death while examining a painting she purchased at auction. She had started to scrape off the painting to get at another painting underneath, and ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Theodore Bikel, Joyce Brothers

Votes: 64

90. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: The Adventure of the Tyrant of Tin Pan Alley (1976)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.2
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Famous crooner and cutthroat record producer Alvin Winer is doing a radio interview when songwriter Danny Murphy breaks into the studio and angrily accuses the singer of stealing his song. ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Polly Bergen, Ken Berry

Votes: 60

91. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Episode: The Collector (1998)

44 min | Action, Western

8.2
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An elderly woman and her pretty niece ask the Seven for help when a cattle baron tries to force them off their land. Chris learns that the land grabber has run off or killed the small ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

Votes: 41

92. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: The Honourable Policeman (1997)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Local laird Roddy MacLean returns to the village with his glamorous intended Serena St Claire,and asks Hamish to be the best man at their wedding. Hamish has his doubts as to whether the ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Grimås | Stars: David Ashton, Sally Dexter, Robert Carlyle, Ralph Riach

Votes: 55

93. Appointment with Destiny (1971–1973)
Episode: The Last Days of John Dillinger (1971)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: Rod Serling, William Wendt, William Shust, Diana Webster

Votes: 12

94. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: The Shield (1975)

Crime, Drama

8.2
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An officer is shot and killed by a man who assaulted a woman in her home. Officer Webster isn't sure if the man they've arrested for the crime is the right man even though the victim and ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Lamas | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 5

95. Julia (1968–1971)
Episode: Who's a Freud of Ginger Wolfe? (1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

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Julia is concerned that Corey has done all his school paintings in black.

Director: Ezra Stone | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Lloyd Nolan, Marc Copage, Michael Link

Votes: 9

96. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir

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100 Metascore

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Votes: 24,949

97. Lipstick on Your Collar (1993– )

360 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little interest in the decline of the British Empire. To their eyes, it can hardly compete... See full summary »

Stars: Giles Thomas, Ewan McGregor, Louise Germaine, Douglas Henshall

Votes: 1,203

98. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )

120 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National ... See full summary »

Stars: Salvatore Vecchio, Peter Coyote, Lisa Ling, Gerald Durrell

Votes: 248

99. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.1
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This program aired once every fourth week, and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950s. Many stars appeared on this show.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, Heller Halliday

Votes: 81

100. The 36th Annual Academy Awards (1964 TV Special)

News

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Nick Adams, Julie Andrews, Annabella

Votes: 116



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