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1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

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: 62,789

2. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Bank Job (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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Barney thinks the Mayberry Bank is a pushover for a robbery and sets out to prove it.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Lee Krieger, Frances Osborne

Votes: 191

3. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Barney's Physical (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Barney has to gain weight and somehow grow taller in a week's time in order to meet new guidelines for sheriff's deputies or lose his job. Can he do it?

Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 162

4. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Shoplifters (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Ben Weaver complains to the Mayberry sheriff's office that merchandise has been disappearing from his department store. While Andy investigates, Barney decides to go undercover to catch the crook(s).

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 179

5. You Are There (1953–1972)

30 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 129

6. Hotel de Paree (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.4
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Sundance, a reformed gunslinger just released from prison, drifts into the town of Georgetown, Colorado. A tangle with the town villain ends up with Sundance being forced to shoot him, ... See full summary »

Stars: Earl Holliman, Jeanette Nolan, Strother Martin, Judi Meredith

Votes: 33

7. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: A Black Day for Mayberry (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Andy and Barney have to protect a shipment of gold which will be going through Mayberry on the way to Fort Knox. It's critical that they keep it a secret, but Barney spills the beans ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 171

8. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Old Yellow Boots (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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Matt becomes suspicious when drifter Frank Cassidy publicly announces his engagement to spinsterish Beulah Parker immediately after the seemingly unrelated murders of an old prospector and her abusive brother Leroy.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 96

9. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Borrowed Baby (1962)

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

8.4
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Perry and Della find a baby in his office leading Della to be a mom and Perry trying to find the mother. He finds another man is also trying to sell information about the baby. When he is found dead, the mother looks to be guilty.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 116

10. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: The Meanest Professor (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Bud is stuck with having to write an article for the school paper about a teacher he doesn't like.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 17

11. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 10,826

12. 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

13. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, and Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables (1959).

Stars: Desi Arnaz, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 89

14. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Printer's Devil (1963)

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

8.3
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A man sells his soul to the Devil to save his failing newspaper and gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Robert Sterling, Pat Crowley, Burgess Meredith, Ray Teal

Votes: 1,043

15. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: A Bell for Volcano (1965)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.2
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A town drunk and a businessman from a small town make a trip to San Francisco to buy a bell for the new Church In Volcano, California. While on the way back the businessman gets sick in ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Jay Novello, Dick Simmons, Robert Carricart, Jean Willes

Votes: 20

16. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: TV or Not TV (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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After Andy is profiled in a national sheriff's magazine as the 'Sheriff Without A Gun', a television production team comes to town to research a possible TV show about Mayberry's sheriff ... See full summary »

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 147

17. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

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

8.1
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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 4,290

18. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.1
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

Votes: 1,668

19. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Rupert Davies

Votes: 128

20. It's a Man's World (1962– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Wes and Tom-Tom are friends going to college and with musician Vern share a houseboat. Wes also watches out for his younger brother Howie and the four of them deal with girls, jobs, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Corbett, Ted Bessell, Michael Burns, Randy Boone

Votes: 92

21. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: Contract: Kill Ironside (1971)

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

8.1
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A hit man is given the job of killing Ironside before he can testify before the Grand Jury, and the hit man has well-deserved the reputation of never missing his mark.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 22

22. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,965

23. Harrigan and Son (1960– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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James Harrigan and his son run a law firm, but have different ways of proving their clients' innocence.

Stars: Roger Perry, Pat O'Brien, Georgine Darcy, Helen Kleeb

Votes: 42

24. Green Acres (1965–1971)
Episode: Music to Milk By (1967)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Eb becomes obsessed over winning a contest on a Pixley radio station. To win, he has to listen around the clock and identify all the groovy tunes. That becomes even harder after Eleanor the... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Frank Cady, Tom Lester

Votes: 44

25. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.9
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 4,512

26. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 83

27. Johnny Staccato (1959– )
Episode: Evil (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Johnny investigates the popular new preacher at the mission who's taken the life savings of at least one elderly local woman.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: John Cassavetes, Alexander Scourby, Lloyd Corrigan, Elizabeth Patterson

Votes: 23

28. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Johnny Cross (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.8
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Johnny Cross, though innocent, is a wanted man. Bounty hunters are after the reward. Newly finds him and intends to bring him in. Johnny has a choice to make when Newly is injured on the way back to Dodge.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 49

29. Branded (1965–1966)
Episode: The Vindicators (1965)

23 min | Western

7.7
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Ned Travis is a reporter for the New York Herald who's made something of a career for himself writing about Jason McCord and Bitter Creek. He wants McCord to tell him the truth about what ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, June Lockhart, Claude Akins, John Litel

Votes: 29

30. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

7.6
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, California. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product formerly mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson

Votes: 590

31. The Naked City (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Two New York City detectives investigate the death of an attractive young woman. The apparent suicide turns out to be murder.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor

Votes: 10,888

32. Nanny and the Professor (1970–1971)
Episode: Nanny Will Do (1970)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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Professor Everett's three rambunctious children scare away another housekeeper. Suddenly at the door appears Nanny, unbidden and undaunted, bringing mystery and magic to a family that doesn't know how much they need her.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Juliet Mills, Richard Long, David Doremus, Trent Lehman

Votes: 30

33. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Sky (1959)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

7.5
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Young Billy flees Dodge in fear after being suspected of shooting dead an older saloon girl whose sexual advances he had been resisting.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 72

34. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Speak No Evil (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.5
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Coley Claybourne is unwanted in Virginia City. He announces that his father has died. Then he shows a pouch full of gold that he and his father had discovered. Ben and two other executors must decide what to do with Coley and the mine.

Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Patricia Smith

Votes: 43

35. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Gold Mine (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.5
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Joe helps a young Mexican boy who has suffered from years of abuse by two sadistic slave owners who now want the lad's gold claim and will do anything to get it.

Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, David Canary

Votes: 38

36. Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)
Episode: Till the End of Night (1967)

TV-PG | 71 min | Western

7.5
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While pursuing an escaped prisoner, MacGregor is arrested for murder by an old enemy of Marshal Crown's and is sentenced to be hanged. He escapes from jail with Sarah Lou Burke, another ... See full summary »

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, Jill Townsend

Votes: 29

37. 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: 1,637

38. Branded (1965–1966)

30 min | Western

7.4
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In the 1880s Jason McCord travels the country trying to prove he's no coward. He needs to do this because the military career of this West point graduate came to an end when he was thrown out of the army after being accused of cowardice.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant, John Pickard

Votes: 571

39. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Ozzie and Harriet Nelson raise their two sons Ricky and David. As the sons age, they experience teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.

Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 998

40. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Moon Child (1965)

50 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A small town is on edge because two women have been murdered. Kimble (David Janssen) is stopped by a group of vigilantes who suspect any stranger. He escapes and hides in an abandoned building, where he is helped by a young naive woman (June Harding).

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: David Janssen, Murray Hamilton, June Harding, David Sheiner

Votes: 76

41. Window on Main Street (1961–1962)
Episode: The Return (1961)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Cameron Brooks, writer, returns home after 28 years to write about his hometown. But the town has changed a lot since his return.

Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Robert Young, Constance Moore, Ford Rainey, Brad Berwick

Votes: 7

42. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

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

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

Votes: 7,119

43. 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: 310

44. Window on Main Street (1961–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Cam Brooks, a writer, returns to Millsberg, his hometown, and renews his friendship with the editor of the local newspaper, Lloyd Ramsey. The inhabitants of the town were subjects of Cam's ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Young, Constance Moore, Ford Rainey, Brad Berwick

Votes: 32

45. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)
Episode: The Editor (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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Harriet is elected editor of the Woman's Club News. Ozzie gets involved, and things go awry.

Director: Ozzie Nelson | Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 6

46. Green Acres (1965–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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A New York City attorney and his wife attempt to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville.

Stars: Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester, Pat Buttram

Votes: 5,012

47. Peyton Place (1964–1969)

30 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons. Some of the plots involved Rodney Harrington, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Nelson, Barbara Parkins, Warner Anderson, Ryan O'Neal

Votes: 442

48. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.2
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 160

49. Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964–1969)
Episode: Love Letters to the Sarge (1965)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.2
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Carter receives anonymous love letters.

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell, Larry Hovis

Votes: 37

50. The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963)
Episode: My Daddy Can Lick Your Daddy (1963)

22 min | Drama

7.2
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An aging boxing champ is challenged to a title fight by his own son whom he hates.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Gary Lockwood, Mary Murphy, Lelia Goldoni

Votes: 24



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