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1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Cheney Vase (1955)

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

When Lyle Endicott is fired from his job at an art museum, he comes up with a plan to take advantage of a trusting invalid whom he befriended at the museum.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Patricia Collinge, Darren McGavin, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 745

2. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Case of Mr. Pelham (1955)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A series of troubling incidents lead Mr. Pelham to believe that he has a double who is deliberately impersonating him.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Tom Ewell, Raymond Bailey, Justice Watson

Votes: 824

3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: One More Mile to Go (1957)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Sam Jacoby has his wife's corpse in the trunk of his car, and is menaced by a motorcycle cop, who nags him about a taillight.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, David Wayne, Steve Brodie, Louise Larabee

Votes: 466

4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Poison (1958)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Harry Pope is lying in bed and discovers that there is a sleeping snake on his stomach.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Wendell Corey, James Donald, Arnold Moss

Votes: 275

5. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Wet Saturday (1956)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Mr. Princey's daughter has just murdered the schoolmaster. A murderess in the family? That won't do. It's up to Mr. Princey to frame someone else for her crime.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Cedric Hardwicke, John Williams, Tita Purdom

Votes: 483

6. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Revenge (1955)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Carl Spann's wife Elsa is assaulted by an unknown attacker, he drives his still-incoherent wife around town, hoping she can point him out, so he can kill him.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Ralph Meeker, Vera Miles, Frances Bavier

Votes: 1,428

7. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Dip in the Pool (1958)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

William Botibol is a compulsive gambler. While on a cruise he enters a betting pool to guess the number of miles the ship will travel in the course of 24 hours. William thinks he has figured out a way to guarantee he will win the bet.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Keenan Wynn, Fay Wray, Philip Bourneuf

Votes: 247

8. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (1960)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Twice a month, Mrs. Bixby travels to Baltimore to visit an elderly aunt, her only living relative. Or so she tells her dentist husband. In fact, she visits the Colonel, her rich lover. ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Meadows, Les Tremayne, Stephen Chase

Votes: 256

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Mr. Blanchard's Secret (1956)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A mystery writer's imagination gets her in trouble when she turns her overstimulated mind to her new next-door neighbors -- and wonders why she has never seen the wife.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Horton, Meg Mundy, Mary Scott

Votes: 429

10. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Perfect Crime (1957)

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

A lawyer, with blackmail in mind, meets with a famed detective to prove he convicted an innocent man.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Vincent Price, James Gregory, Gavin Gordon

Votes: 396

11. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: I Saw the Whole Thing (1962)

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

A mystery writer named Michael Barnes is accused of causing a fatal motorcycle accident with his car. The eyewitnesses prove less than reliable, however, when he defends himself in court ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe, Kent Smith, Evans Evans

Votes: 295

12. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Lamb to the Slaughter (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Mary Maloney's police chief husband is found murdered, the police investigate and have a hard time trying to find the murder weapon.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Barbara Bel Geddes, Harold J. Stone, Allan Lane

Votes: 671

13. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Horse Player (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Father Amion discovers that the large amounts of money turning up on the collection plate come from a grateful horse player who has hit a winning streak.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Rains, Ed Gardner, Percy Helton

Votes: 242

14. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Case of Mr. Pelham (1955)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A series of troubling incidents lead Mr. Pelham to believe that he has a double who is deliberately impersonating him.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Tom Ewell, Raymond Bailey, Justice Watson

Votes: 824

15. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Crystal Trench (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An obsessed young woman waits decades for her husband's body to emerge from the ice, after he fell from a mountain.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, James Donald, Patricia Owens, Werner Klemperer

Votes: 266

16. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Arthur (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When his pretty ex-fiancee returns from another failed relationship, a chicken farmer not wanting anything to do with her, decides to eliminate her.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Harvey, Hazel Court, Robert Douglas

Votes: 298

17. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Back for Christmas (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Before leaving on a trip to America, a man kills his wife and buries her in the basement. Once in the United States. he receives correspondence tipping him off that the murder will undoubtedly be exposed.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams, Isobel Elsom, Arthur Gould-Porter

Votes: 616

18. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Bang! You're Dead (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A 5-year-old boy finds his uncle's revolver, partially loads it with bullets, and plays with it in public, unaware of its deadly power.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen Dunne, Biff Elliot, Lucy Prentis

Votes: 337

19. Memory of the Camps (2014 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary

Cameramen from Britain's Army Film Unit capture footage of concentration camps in German in 1945.

Directors: Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jasper Britton, Adolf Hitler, Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock

Votes: 402 | Gross: $0.00M

20. Suspicion (1957–1958)
Episode: Four O'Clock (1957)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Paul Steppe, a watch repairman, suspects his wife is cheating on him while he tends to his store every afternoon. Consumed with jealousy, he devises a time bomb set to go off at four o' ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Nancy Kelly, E.G. Marshall, Richard Long, Tom Pittman

Votes: 163

22. Hotel Room (1993)
Episode: Blackout (1993)

47 min | Drama, Mystery

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Director: David Lynch | Stars: Crispin Glover, Alicia Witt, Clark Heathcliff Brolly

Votes: 149

23. Twin Peaks (2017)
Episode: Part 1 (2017)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A man observes a mysterious glass box, South Dakota police discover a hideous crime and Hawk receives a cryptic message about Special Agent Dale Cooper.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Jane Adams, Joseph Auger, Melissa Jo Bailey

Votes: 4,841

24. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1990)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dale demonstrates odd deductive techniques for the sheriff's department; Benjamin and his brother take a trip; and Donna and James plan to solve Laura's murder.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 3,926

25. DumbLand (2002)

35 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A series of 5-minute line animations (drawn in the rough style and with the minimalist plots of David Lynch's The Angriest Dog in the World comic strip) featuring an angry and violent Neanderthal, and his family and neighbors.

Star: David Lynch

Votes: 2,511

26. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Episode: Episode #2.7 (1990)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Maddy prepares to leave Twin Peaks, Leo wants shoes, Norma learns of Nadine's regression, Tojamura reveals his identity to Pete, and Cooper arrests Ben Horne for the murder of Laura Palmer only to receive a devastating message.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 3,598

27. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Episode: Episode #2.1 (1990)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In the aftermath of the incident at the Great Northern Hotel, the investigation into Laura Palmer's death continues, and information is provided from an unexpected source.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 3,250

28. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Episode: Episode #2.22 (1991)

TV-14 | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Lucy chooses the father for her baby. Nadine's memory returns. Donna's father attacks Ben. Can Cooper overcome his deepest fears as he enters the surreal Black Lodge to save Annie?

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 3,609

29. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Episode: Episode #2.2 (1990)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Agent Cooper receives unwanted help and unwelcome news, and Audrey gets into deeper trouble.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 2,795

30. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1990)

Unrated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Undercurrents of passion, greed, jealousy and intrigue surface in a seemingly respectable town when a high school homecoming queen is found murdered.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 13,041

31. The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Eric Bogosian, Jeff Daniels, Brad Davis, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 466

32. The Magic Flute (1975 TV Movie)

G | 135 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

The Queen of the Night offers her daughter Pamina to Tamino, but he has to bring her back from her father and priest Sarastro. She gives a magic flute to Tamino and magic bells to the bird ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ulrik Cold, Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Håkan Hagegård

Votes: 3,897

33. Elvis (I) (1979 TV Movie)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Bing Russell, Robert Gray

Votes: 3,159

34. Madame le juge (1978– )
Episode: 2 + 2 = 4 (1978)

88 min | Crime, Drama

This time, examining magistrate Elisabeth Massot must determine whether high school student Jean-Michel, the main suspect, has actually murdered his parents or not. The case gets all the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Simone Signoret, Jean-Claude Dauphin, Didier Haudepin, François Perrot

Votes: 6

35. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: Rip Van Winkle (1987)

49 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

The story of a lazy man who falls asleep in the Catskill mountains for twenty years.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Harry Dean Stanton, Ed Begley Jr., Mark Blankfield

Votes: 115

36. Love Among the Ruins (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An aging actress is being sued for breach of promise. She hires as her lawyer a man who was an ex-lover, and is still in love with her, although she doesn't know it. She realizes that the ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Richard Pearson

Votes: 785

37. The Corn Is Green (1979 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

A strong-willed teacher, determined to educate the poor and illiterate youth of an impoverished Welsh village, discovers one student whom she believes to have the seeds of genius in him.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ian Saynor, Bill Fraser, Patricia Hayes

Votes: 531

38. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Greibble (1986)

Not Rated | 23 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Joan Simmons is a harried mom who is alone in the house and thrown for a loop when a giant floppy, furry creature with a huge appetite for inanimate objects appears during a storm and wreaks havoc.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Hayley Mills, Dick Miller, Justin Mooney, Don McLeod

Votes: 159

39. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

When a drug courier is found dead after a car accident, Frank and the team traces his work to the nightclub "Mr V's".

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, William Conrad

Votes: 397

40. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: Ring of Fear (A Dangerous Assignment) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

In order to infiltrate a criminal gang that bribes boxers Frank makes a contract with one of them, Buddy. This leads to a kidnapping of his girlfriend and Frank has to find her before Buddy forfeits.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Georg Stanford Brown

Votes: 479

41. Moonlighting (1985–1989)
Episode: Big Man on Mulberry Street (1986)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

David hears that his former brother-in-law has just died. Maddie is shocked that David was briefly married. She becomes very curious about his former wife and follows him to New York where she finds out some amazing information.

Directors: Christian I. Nyby II, Stanley Donen | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Marilyn Jones

Votes: 135

42. Fear of Fear (1975 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

Margot, who lives in a comfortable middle class apartment, fears that she is losing her mind after having had her second child. Her husband Kurt, who is busy studying for an exam, does not ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Margit Carstensen, Ulrich Faulhaber, Brigitte Mira, Irm Hermann

Votes: 1,397

43. Jail Bait (1973 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama

Jailbait (Wildwechsel, 1973), also known as Wild Game Crossing, is a bleak story of teenage angst, set in industrial northern Germany during the 1950s. Like in many other of his films, ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Eva Mattes, Ruth Drexel, Harry Baer, Jörg von Liebenfelß

Votes: 335

44. The Stationmaster's Wife (1977 TV Movie)

201 min | Drama

The lackluster and plodding station master Bolwieser has the (mis)fortune to be married to the town's siren; his trusting nature leads him into serious trouble when she beds nearly every ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Elisabeth Trissenaar, Kurt Raab, Bernhard Helfrich, Karl-Heinz von Hassel

Votes: 589

45. Jessica Jones (2015–2019)
Episode: AKA Sin Bin (2015)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Just when Jessica has Kilgrave right where she wants him, Hogarth's involvement complicates the situation. Details of Kilgrave's past emerge.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Wil Traval, Erin Moriarty

Votes: 4,766

46. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 34 (2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama

A hurricane endangers more than just the entire East Coast and Frank must make a difficult choice.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 3,082

47. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 33 (2015)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama

The damage is done and the Underwoods must repair it. But deep wounds don't heal fast, and sometimes not at all.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 3,231

48. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Down (2009)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller