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1. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)
Episode: Episode #3.19 (1966)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

9.8
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Vincent Edwards is the weeks host and begins the show by singing, "A Fellow Needs a Girl", "Lulu's Back in Town" and "Maria" solo. Then, the Rogge Sisters perform an acrobatic routine by ... See full summary »

Director: Grey Lockwood | Stars: Vince Edwards, Bertha the Elephant, Tina the Elephant, Bette Davis

Votes: 58

2. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: The Unsinkable Bette Davis (1963)

Documentary

9.7
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Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis, Paul Henreid

Votes: 86

3. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: The Oscars - Moments of Greatness: Part 1 (1964)

30 min | Documentary

9.5
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Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 39

4. ABC Stage 67 (1966–1967)
Episode: The Love Song of Barney Kempinski (1966)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

9.3
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Director: Stanley Prager | Stars: Alan Arkin, John Gielgud, Alan King, Lee Grant

Votes: 7

5. ABC Stage 67 (1966–1967)
Episode: The People Trap (1966)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

9.3
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In 2067, due to a population explosion, couples must obtain a special permit in order to have a child.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Vera Miles, Connie Stevens, Lee Grant

Votes: 7

6. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Episode: Inmate 78 (1998)

44 min | Action, Western

9.2
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Chris is falsely arrested in a backwater town and sentenced to five years hard labor in a private prison. The rest of the Seven attempt to trace his movements and effect a rescue.

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

Votes: 52

7. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Code 261 (1973)

Crime, Drama

9.1
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Lt. Ryker, Officer's Terry Webster, Willie Gillis, and Mike Danko as well as Jill Danko try to help a young nurse get through the emotional trauma that she must endure after she is raped.

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

Votes: 11

8. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: The Odyssey of Rita Hayworth (1964)

30 min | Documentary

9.1
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Rita's early days as part of her parent's dancing act leads to film parts, bigger and better until she's a leading lady, paired with top male stars. Scenes from some of her best remembered ... See full summary »

Director: Al Ramrus | Stars: Fred Astaire, Joseph Cotten, Glenn Ford, Stewart Granger

Votes: 21

9. Century of Cinema (1995–1998)

Documentary

9.0
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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: 6

10. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Episode: Nemesis (1998)

45 min | Action, Western

9.0
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A drifter due to be hung offers a deal of information about the murder of Chris's wife and child to avoid the rope. The Seven, followed by an annoying writer go hunting for answers and a killer.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

Votes: 44

11. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: The Teacher (1974)

Crime, Drama

9.0
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Officer's Webster, Gillis and Danko investigate a robbery ring that is run by an ex-con known as "The Teacher" who is using thrill seeking teenagers to commit the crimes.

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 8

12. ABC Stage 67 (1966–1967)
Episode: A Christmas Memory (1966)

51 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.9
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Its the last Christmas together in Depression era Alabama of a sensitive boy and his elderly cousin who was his closest friend. The two raise enough money to buy the ingredients for 30 ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Geraldine Page, Donnie Melvin, Lavinia Cassels, Christine Marler

Votes: 176

13. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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This dramatic anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Jean Byron, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 94

14. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Angel (1975)

Crime, Drama

8.8
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An acquaintance from Jill's hometown comes looking to be a model or actress. She hooks up with an "agent" who gets her a lead in a Porto film. But Angel has a health problem that could endanger her.

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

Votes: 5

15. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: At Miss Minner's (1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Director: John Newland | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Isobel Elsom, John Newland

Votes: 13

16. From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
Episode: Spider (1998)

TV-PG | 54 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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The evolution of the lunar module at Grumman Aircraft Engineering.

Director: Graham Yost | Stars: Tom Hanks, Remi Aubuchon, Reed Birney, David Brisbin

Votes: 277

17. Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)

PG | 13 min | Short, Horror, Music

8.7
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A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Forrest J. Ackerman, Reed Armstrong

Votes: 14,467

18. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Cliffy (1975)

Crime, Drama

8.7
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A young mentally - challenged man witnesses a murder. Written by Mark Slade, who plays Cliffy and directed by Georg Stanford Brown, who plays Terry. Cliff's dream is to be a policeman. In ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Norman Alden

Votes: 18

19. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep (1976)

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

8.7
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Mobster Ralph Caesar survives a bombing attempt and plays dead, hiding out in a hotel room with two police guards. But he is found dead anyway, of poison. Furious crusading District ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Edward Albert, Michael V. Gazzo

Votes: 62

20. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: To Taste of Terror (1972)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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When the guys respond to an alarm, they arrive to find two men. When they split to get each of them. Mike ends up catching the one he was pursuing while the one Terry and Willy were chasing... See full summary »

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

Votes: 13

21. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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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

22. The Cousteau Odyssey (1977– )

Documentary

8.6
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Stars: Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Theodore Strauss, Albert Falco, Philippe Cousteau Sr.

Votes: 164

23. Century of Cinema (1995–1998)
Episode: A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)

225 min | Documentary

8.6
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Martin Scorsese describes his initial and growing obsession with films from the 1940s and 50s as the art form developed and grew with clips from classics and cult classics.

Directors: Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Allison Anders, Kathryn Bigelow, Francis Ford Coppola

Votes: 4,444

24. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Key Witness (1974)

Crime, Drama

8.6
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A couple having an affair witness a murder, but the married man in the relationship wants to keep quite about it and not go to the police for fear of losing his family. What they don't realize is that the killers are now after them.

Director: Phil Bondelli | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Bruce Fairbairn, Kate Jackson

Votes: 7

25. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Lots of Trees and a Running Stream (1973)

Crime, Drama

8.6
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While Mike Danko is away for police training Jill's ex-boyfriend shows up and claims that he is dying. Jill is unaware that his claims are fabricated in hopes of getting her back, and that he is involved in criminal activities.

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 5

26. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Episode: Manhunt (1998)

44 min | Action, Western

8.6
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Vin and Buck rescue the daughter of a missionary who was apparently abducted by an Indian brave. Vin isn't sure the young woman didn't flee with the Indian voluntarily. When the young Indian escapes jail, Vin is blamed.

Director: Steve Beers | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

Votes: 36

27. Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)
Episode: Traffic Jam (2000)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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As the family drives home from the water-park, they get stuck in a traffic jam. While each family members tries to deal with heat, stress and boredom in their own way, Dewey is roaming the country on his own.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Masterson, Justin Berfield

Votes: 532

28. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )
Episode: We're Going to the Catskills! (2018)

TV-MA | 52 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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The Weissmans arrive in the Catskills for their annual summer trip and attempt to settle into familiar patterns. Whispers of Midge and Joel's separation cause Rose to poke around her ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Palladino | Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalhoub, Alex Borstein, Marin Hinkle

Votes: 939

29. Ghostbusters (2009 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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You play the newest employee of the paranormal investigations and eliminations business as a new wave of Gozer related hauntings plagues New York City.

Directors: Kody Sabourin, David Wheeler | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 2,310

30. National Geographic Specials (1965– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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For over 30 years, the National Geographic Society has presented specials on nature, foreign culture, scientific breakthroughs, and things which fall under the general category of "neat ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexander Scourby, Leslie Nielsen, Joseph Campanella, Richard Kiley

Votes: 278

31. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: On Location: Night of the Iguana (1964)

Documentary

8.5
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Director: William Kronick | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Ava Gardner

Votes: 11

32. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Episode: One Day Out West (1998)

Action, Western

8.5
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A judge, who happens to be Mary's Father-in-Law, arrives in town and immediately sets out to bring law & order with him. Meanwhile the seven are contemplating their futures and whether or ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

Votes: 57

33. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Episode: Safecracker (1998)

44 min | Action, Western

8.5
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Buck and Nathan have the job of escorting a recently paroled prisoner to town. When they meet the prison wagon they are surprised to find their charge is a woman and her daughter. Mary has ... See full summary »

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

Votes: 46

34. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: The Authentic Death of Billy Stomper (1974)

Crime, Drama

8.5
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Officer Terry Webster falls in love with a girl who witnessed a murder committed by a drug dealer. After she is tracked down and killed for what she knows, Terry uses himself as bait to catch the killer.

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 6

35. Riverboat (1959–1961)
Episode: The Barrier (1959)

60 min | Adventure, Western

8.5
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The boat's passengers include a young couple whose husband is on his way to his first assignment as an Indian agent. Also aboard is a man who plans to try to bribe the new agent to help him smuggle liquor to the Indians.

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: Darren McGavin, Burt Reynolds, John Kerr, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 6

36. Riverboat (1959–1961)
Episode: The Faithless (1959)

60 min | Adventure, Western

8.5
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An escaped prisoner being returned to jail is chained to the Enterprise's mast by his guard. The convict has medical training, but refuses to aid a child who been stricken with a ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: Darren McGavin, Burt Reynolds, Richard Carlson, Bethel Leslie

Votes: 6

37. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: The Painted Hills (1993)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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Joel and the Bots learn from Body Care and Grooming (1947) that they might as well be dead if they don't keep their socks tidy. Later, the guys take on The Painted Hills (1951) in which ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 280

38. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Episode: Witness (1998)

44 min | Action, Western

8.5
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Ezra Standish's mother, Maude comes to visit at the same time Mary's little boy, Billy Travis comes to visit his mother. Billy was a witness to the murder of his father, Stephen. The ... See full summary »

Director: William Wages | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

Votes: 42

39. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.4
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

Votes: 1,050

40. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min | Documentary

8.4
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Stars: Joseph Cotten, John Huston, Paul Newman, Sharon Tate

Votes: 99

41. ABC Stage 67 (1966–1967)
Episode: A Time for Laughter: A Look at Negro Humor in America (1967)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.4
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Directors: Paddy Sampson, Arthur Storch | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Godfrey Cambridge, Diahann Carroll, Redd Foxx

Votes: 7

42. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Easy Money (1973)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Danko, Gillis, and Webster's assignment is to uncover an extortion ring. Their focus zeros in on JJ who looks to operate out of his pool hall with muscle Crater and Dude. It also involves Cal, brother of a nurse Susan they know.

Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 11

43. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Eyewitness (1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Officer Danko's partner is the third officer shot and killed while responding to a seemingly routine call. A mentally ill young man comes forward even though he himself questions if he is a credible eyewitness.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 5

44. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Hostage! (1972)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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Outlaw gang leader Jude Bonner seeks to force Matt to try and keep his condemned brother from hanging by kidnapping Kitty, brutally abusing and threatening to kill her.

Director: Gunnar Hellström | Stars: Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor

Votes: 96

45. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: Night of the Executioner (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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The conspiracy to murder a Congressman unravels due to Heath being in the area at the time of the killing. An old drunkard and then Heath himself are accused of being the shootist.

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

Votes: 45

46. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: Sound of Silence (1973)

Crime, Drama

8.4
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Officers Gillis and Webster desperately try to track down a girl who is diabetic in order to get her insulin before it is too late.

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

Votes: 8

47. Saints and Sinners (1962–1963)
Episode: Source of Information (1962)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Nick becomes very impressed with a dying woman.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Nick Adams, John Larkin, Richard Erdman, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 9

48. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.3
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69 Metascore

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

Votes: 1,148,864 | Gross: $120.54M

49. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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88 Metascore

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 276,168

50. Johnny Staccato (1959– )

24 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Johnny Staccato is a jazz pianist and private detective.

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

Votes: 171



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