Anthology Series [NON Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy]

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1. The Millionaire (1931)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Comedy

A millionaire automaker retires upon the advice of his doctor, but becomes so bored he buys half interest in a gas station and works it on the sly.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Florence Arliss, David Manners, Evalyn Knapp

Votes: 363

2. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

Votes: 397

3. Fallen Angels (1993–1995)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

Fallen Angels is an American neo-noir anthology television series that ran in 1993 and 1995 on Showtime, and was produced by Propaganda Films. No first-run episodes were shown in 1994.

Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Lynette Walden, Dan Hedaya, Bernard Hocke

Votes: 367

4. Madly (2016)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

A global anthology film featuring innovative love stories from the some of the world's most visionary directors.

Directors: Bat for Lashes, Gael García Bernal, Anurag Kashyap, Sebastián Silva, Sion Sono, Mia Wasikowska | Stars: Radhika Apte, Kathryn Beck, Justina Bustos, Zoë Castle

Votes: 107

5. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.

Stars: Willie Tyler, Frank Welker, Hal Smith, Janet Waldo

Votes: 216

6. Melody Time (1948)

Approved | 75 min | Animation, Family, Music

69 Metascore

An anthology of animated vignettes set to contemporary music.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dennis Day, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 4,075

7. KaBlam! (1996–2000)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

'KaBlam!' is a comedic animation anthology show, hosted by the (also animated) Henry and June. Regularly appearing toons are 'Sniz and Fondue' (two hyperactive preadolescent wombat thingies... See full summary »

Stars: Noah Segan, Julia McIlvaine, Bert Pence, Scott Paulsen

Votes: 2,114

8. Bombay Talkies (2013)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama

One hundred years of Hindi cinema is celebrated in four short stories showcasing the power of film.

Directors: Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 4,521

9. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brinson, Paul Branson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 184

10. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Music

85 Metascore

The lives of an English working-class family are told out of order in a free-associative manner. The first part, "Distant Voices", focuses on the father's role in the family. The second part, "Still Lives", focuses on his children.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams

Votes: 3,167 | Gross: $0.69M

11. All the Invisible Children (2005)

124 min | Drama

Through the plights of seven different children, seven cruel destinies unfold, as the unknown innocents who share the same sensitivities and desires struggle for survival, understanding--and above all--love, in an apathetic grown-up world.

Directors: Mehdi Charef, Emir Kusturica, Spike Lee, Kátia Lund, Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott, Stefano Veneruso, John Woo | Stars: Adama Bila, Elysée Rouamba, Rodrigue Ouattara, Uros Milovanovic

Votes: 3,663

12. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

Anthology of unconnected movies of different genres.

Stars: Geraldine James, Alfred Molina, Mark Chapman, Julie Walters

Votes: 72

13. Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (2008–2010)

TV-MA | 2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Short skits based on the cut away gags from the show Family Guy.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Rachael MacFarlane, John Viener

Votes: 2,637

14. A Christmas in New York (2016)

TV-MA | 81 min | Romance

Several guests come to terms with love and its countless complications over the course of one night in an upscale Manhattan hotel.

Director: Nathan Ives | Stars: Ross McCall, Jaime Ray Newman, Jamie Bamber, Linda Park

Votes: 62

15. Schoolhouse Rock! (1973–2009)

TV-Y | 3 min | Animation, Short, Family

A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism.

Stars: Bob Dorough, Jack Sheldon, Lynn Ahrens, Val Hawk

Votes: 2,794

16. Make Mine Music (1946)

Approved | 75 min | Animation, Family, Music

60 Metascore

Animation done to contemporary popular music.

Directors: Robert Cormack, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 3,196

17. Le Plaisir (1952)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three separate stories about the same thing: le plaisir (pleasure).

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Simone Simon, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 3,788

18. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Oscar Beregi Jr.

Votes: 122

19. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

Shirley Temple's Storybook is an American children's anthology series hosted and narrated by actress Shirley Temple.

Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 129

20. The Cartoon Cartoon Show (1995–2002)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy

Various original cartoons by some of today's top animators.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Kath Soucie, Charlie Adler, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 615

21. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the series, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

Votes: 181

22. Murder in Mind (2001–2003)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Each episode of this anthology drama has a murderous theme with twist being that the action is followed from the point of view of the killer.

Stars: Tim Healy, Jackie Fielding, Reece Dinsdale, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 237

23. City of Life (2009)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

A privileged young male Arab at odds with his cultural identity and his less fortunate street smart friend; a disillusioned Indian taxi driver who bears an uncanny resemblance to a famous ... See full summary »

Director: Ali F. Mostafa | Stars: Alexandra Maria Lara, Sonu Sood, Saoud Al Kaabi, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 1,275

24. Personal Velocity (2002)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.

Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey, Fairuza Balk, John Ventimiglia

Votes: 3,324 | Gross: $0.77M

25. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 144

26. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

Originally billed as "Playhouse of the Stars" this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York City. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952, and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Robert Paige, Walter Coy

Votes: 181

27. The Oldest Profession (1967)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. 1) "The Prehistoric Era": A caveman discovers that a cavewoman is more attractive when cave paint is applied to her face. And she ... See full summary »

Directors: Claude Autant-Lara, Mauro Bolognini, Philippe de Broca, Jean-Luc Godard, Franco Indovina, Michael Pfleghar | Stars: Michèle Mercier, Enrico Maria Salerno, Gabriele Tinti, Elsa Martinelli

Votes: 335

28. Tall Tales & Legends (1985–1988)

Comedy, Drama, Family

An anthology series that showcases various mythical characters and incidents throughout history.

Stars: David McCharen, Stewart Duvall, Shelley Duvall, Michael McKean

Votes: 126

29. Dead Man's Gun (1997–1999)

60 min | Western

A cursed revolver brings violence to a variety of owners in the American West.

Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Jim Shield, Chilton Crane, Robert Thurston

Votes: 245

30. Rebel Highway (1994– )

Drama

A series of made-for-TV movies inspired by B-movies of the 1950s.

Stars: John Hawkes, Christian Klemash, Dick Miller, Wendy Schaal

Votes: 83

31. Screenplay (1986–1993)

Drama

An anthology drama series.

Stars: John Kavanagh, Tony Doyle, Michael Liebmann, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 51

32. Free Fall (2014)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

A woman falls out of the window of an apartment house. On her way back, she witnesses seven stories, one on each floor.

Director: György Pálfi | Stars: Piroska Molnár, Miklós Benedek, Tamás Jordán, Ferenc Lakos

Votes: 1,048

34. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The show consisted of forty episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Cris Roberts, Mike Ragan, David Armstrong

Votes: 285

36. Kaos (1984)

R | 187 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Five stories by Luigi Pirandello set in turn-of-the-century Italy.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Margarita Lozano, Orazio Torrisi, Carlo Cartier, Biagio Barone

Votes: 2,288 | Gross: $0.33M

37. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971–1973)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Adaptations of mystery stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Peter Vaughan, Douglas Wilmer, Ronald Hines

Votes: 153

38. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie.

Stars: Maurice Denham, Angela Easterling, Christopher Wren, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 183

39. Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)

Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

4 short films by a quartet of directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Ugo Gregoretti, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Rosanna Schiaffino, Bruce Balaban, Maria Pia Schiaffino, Jean-Marc Bory

Votes: 1,378

40. Dus Kahaniyaan (2007)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama

After five years of being married to wealthy executive Rahul Sarin, Pooja has a secret and intimate affair with Lt. Col. Aditya Singh every Thursday, on the pretext of visiting an ailing ... See full summary »

Directors: Jasmeet Dhodhi, Meghna Gulzar, Sanjay Gupta, Apoorva Lakhia, Hansal Mehta, Rohit Roy | Stars: Arbaaz Khan, Mandira Bedi, Sudhanshu Pandey, Jimmy Sheirgill

Votes: 1,427 | Gross: $0.18M

41. Cathedrals of Culture (2014)

165 min | Documentary

Six directors tackle the question "If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?" by capturing iconic buildings with narration from the perspective of the buildings.

Directors: Karim Aïnouz, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Margreth Olin, Robert Redford, Wim Wenders | Stars: Meret Becker, Gennadi Vengerov, Benedicte C. Westin, Jonas Salk

Votes: 196

42. Two-Fisted Tales (1992 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Thriller, War

Stories of an Old West gunfighter's last stand, a drag racer whose past comes back to haunt him, and WWI soldier's cowardice are introduced by the foul-mouthed, wheelchair-bound Mr. Rush. All segments were also in "Tales from the Crypt."

Directors: Richard Donner, Tom Holland, Robert Zemeckis | Stars: William Sadler, David Morse, Neil Giuntoli, Roderick Cook

Votes: 487

43. Tales of Manhattan (1942)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A formal tailcoat that gets passed from one owner to another affects each life in a significant way.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda

Votes: 1,754

44. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

An anthology series from the U.K., from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 46

45. Private Moments (2005)

R | 78 min | Drama, Romance

Serena Scott is a late-night host on London Talk Radio. Ratings are down, and she has only two weeks to turn things around or management will switch to elevator music. It's also her 27th ... See full summary »

Director: Jag Mundhra | Stars: Aruna Shields, Catalina Guirado, Natasja Vermeer, Luke Goss

Votes: 193