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1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

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: 63,736

2. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: The Long Way Home: Part 2 (1963)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.9
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Still interred in a German POW camp, Sgt. Saunders and his squad must find a way to escape before they are all killed.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Richard Basehart, Jack Hogan

Votes: 45

3. Bix: 'Ain't None of Them Play Like Him Yet' (1981)

116 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.8
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Director: Brigitte Berman | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Richard Basehart, Hoagy Carmichael, Doc Cheatham

Votes: 20

4. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: Mormon Story (1978)

96 min | Western

8.8
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Zeb sides with the Sioux after the Russian incident triggers a war - and the clash leads to a great leader's sacrifice. Luke's feelings for Hillary Gant intensify, but when her father ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 36

5. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: Orville Gant (1978)

90 min | Western

8.8
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With the sheriff's son held hostage by Flint, the robbery goes forward, leaving two men dead. Jessie's condition worsens as the doctor can't help her. Zeb's and Beth's accounts of her ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 33

6. The Light That Failed (1961 TV Movie)

Drama

8.7
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Presented by The Breck Shampoo Company, this Rudyard Kipling classic takes place in 1880, the changes that take place, some good, some bad in the life of Dick Heldar. A struggling artist ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Edward Atienza, Richard Basehart, Eric Berry, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 7

7. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: The Long Way Home: Part 1 (1963)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.7
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Sgt. Saunder's squad is captured and placed in a temporary stockade, where they are interrogated by a cruel SS officer.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Richard Basehart, Jack Hogan

Votes: 45

8. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the Master of Suspense and Mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 3,498

9. The Paradine Case (1962 TV Movie)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.6
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Director: Alex March | Stars: Richard Basehart, Viveca Lindfors, Boris Karloff, Robert Webber

Votes: 10

10. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: Edge of Doom (1968)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Nelson is told the Seaview could be destroyed while carrying a top secret defense weapon but he has to determine if Captain Crane is an impostor.

Director: Justus Addiss | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Terry Becker, Del Monroe

Votes: 28

11. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: The Sky Is Falling (1964)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.6
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A U. F. O. has been spotted flying around the United States, terrifying people and violating every airspace regulation in the book. It falls into the sea, which, after another ship is ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Charles McGraw, Adam Williams

Votes: 60

12. 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

13. National Geographic: The Invisible World (1979 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

8.5
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Each moment, events take place that the human eye cannot perceive because these occurrences are too small, too large, too fast, too slow or beyond the spectrum of visible light. Witness ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Pomansanof | Star: Richard Basehart

Votes: 25

14. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: Interlude (1978)

97 min | Western

8.5
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Luke's attempt to foil the Flint gang's gold robbery scheme doesn't go as planned. Zeb rescues a woman from two hide-cutters and is surprised to find a love from his past. When a certain ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 31

15. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: Submarine Sunk Here (1964)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.5
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Chip Morton and Curley Jones are in New London making repairs on the diving bell's guidance system. At the same time a skirmish in the control room of the Seaview sails directly into a ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Carl Reindel, Eddie Ryder

Votes: 65

16. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: Troublemaker (1976)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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When teacher, Miss Beadle, is deemed unable to control some of the rowdy, older boys in her class, Mrs. Oleson convinces the Walnut Grove school board to replace her with a firmer, male ... See full summary »

Director: Victor French | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 188

17. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.4
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Combat!, a one-hour World War II drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Votes: 2,047

18. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 78

19. The Ten Thousand Day War (1980– )

52 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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A comprehensive history of the American stage of the Vietnam War.

Stars: Joseph B. Anderson, Anthony Astuccio, Peter Braestrup, George R. Christmas

Votes: 217

20. The Challenge of Change (1984)

Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Director: Michael Mendizza | Stars: Richard Basehart, Jiddu Krishnamurti

Votes: 44

21. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: The Lost Bomb (1966)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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An unfriendly government shoots down a cargo plane carrying a new top secret bomb. The race is on to retrieve the bomb and avoid detection from the enemy before the bomb can be accidentally exploded.

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, John Lupton, Gerald Mohr

Votes: 33

22. Columbo (1971–2003)

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

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 24,400

23. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)

Western

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The Macahans, a family from Virginia, headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

Stars: James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb, William Kirby Cullen

Votes: 1,643

24. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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The cases of the N.Y.P.D.'s 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 883

25. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 248

26. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: Cave of the Dead (1967)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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When four capital ships vanish, Admiral Nelson and Commander Van Wyck are sent to investigate. They find an island where Nelson removes a dagger from a skeleton which happens to be the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Warren Stevens, Terry Becker

Votes: 27

27. Knight Rider (1982–1986)
Episode: K.I.T.T. vs. K.A.R.R. (1984)

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

8.2
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K.I.T.T.'s bad tempered prototype K.A.R.R. is found buried in the sand by mechanic John Stanton and his girlfriend Mandy. K.A.R.R. convinces Stanton to replace his damaged parts and give ... See full summary »

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Patricia McPherson, Jeff Osterhage

Votes: 226

28. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: Sealed Orders (1967)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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When a top secret Neutron Bomb begins leaking radiation, Seaview crew men begin disappearing and those who haven't begin seeing things. The Seaview is racing the clock to fire or disarm the missile before it explodes.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Terry Becker, Del Monroe

Votes: 33

29. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: The Day the World Ended (1966)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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After the arrival of a newly elected U.S. Senator to inspect Admiral Nelson's new weapon, strange things begin to happen, culminating with the realization that everyone outside of the Seaview appears to have disappeared from the Earth.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Skip Homeier, Terry Becker

Votes: 33

30. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: You Can't Pick Cotton in Tahiti (1963)

50 min | Adventure

8.2
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Tod, in Chisholm, Tennessee working at a cotton gin, meets another "Yankee". He is a nomadic Hollywood song writer who has stopped in town looking for new material. The outsider is not ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Richard Basehart, Jena Engstrom

Votes: 40

31. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Los Angeles is where Sergeant Nick Anderson and his fellow officers work to keep the streets safe. After the arrest of the accused, attorney John Egan plans their defense, while the prosecution is lead by Jerry Miller.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, Roger Perry, John Larch

Votes: 94

32. Frances Farmer Presents (1958– )

120 min | Drama

8.1
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The actress showcases classic films and interviews guests.

Stars: Frances Farmer, Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, George Montgomery

Votes: 15

33. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Louis Nye

Votes: 192

34. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: The Fear-Makers (1964)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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The Seaview continues the secret underwater explorations that another sub was on when it mysteriously disappeared.

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Lloyd Bochner, Edgar Bergen

Votes: 58

35. Rawhide (1959–1965)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Western

8.0
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Gil Favor (Eric Fleming) is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive. He is assisted by Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood). The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Votes: 2,882

36. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Votes: 61,350 | Gross: $30.18M

37. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.0
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A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 53,932

38. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: Doomsday (1965)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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The Seaview is on exercises when a series of signals are received indicating the USA is at war and they are to prepare for launch of all missiles.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Donald Harron, Paul Carr

Votes: 49

39. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: Man of Many Faces (1967)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Admiral Nelson and Captain Crane are shocked to see a scientist shot to death during a live televised news conference viewed from the Nelson Institute. Especially shocking is that the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Terry Becker, Del Monroe

Votes: 31

40. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: The Black Sheep (1961)

Not Rated | 51 min | Drama, Western

8.0
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Rowdy escorts an injured sheepman and his flock to a nearby town. However, when the town's residents think he is one of the sheepmen, Rowdy finds himself on the receiving end of the same kind of treatment he used to dish out to sheepmen.

Director: Anton Leader | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 48

41. 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: 4,578

42. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1968 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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"The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" exposes the darkest chapter in history, from Adolf Hitler's rise to power as a Nazi demagogue to his ultimate fatal mistakes. Researchers spent ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kaufman | Stars: Richard Basehart, Ernst Hanfstaengl, Erich Kempka, Hjalmar Schacht

Votes: 239

43. Knight Rider (1982–1986)
Episode: Halloween Knight (1984)

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

7.9
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Bonnie has just moved into a new apartment. Next door a rowdy party is going on two days before Halloween. She appears to witness a woman being strangled by someone wearing a gorilla ... See full summary »

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Patricia McPherson, John Calvin

Votes: 169

44. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: The Judge (1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A judge runs the risk of being compromised when he seeks to commute a death sentence.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: David Niven, Richard Basehart, Nico Minardos, Mary Murphy

Votes: 8

45. Knight Rider (1982–1986)
Episode: Trust Doesn't Rust (1982)

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

7.9
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Two small time crooks steal and activate KITT's sociopathic predecessor, KARR, and it goes on the rampage.

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Patricia McPherson, William Sanderson

Votes: 261

46. Masada (1981)

394 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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After the destruction of the Second Temple, nine hundred Jewish zealots hold out against a five thousand man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss, Barbara Carrera, Alan Feinstein

Votes: 1,933

47. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 186

48. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Dust Devil on a Quiet Street (1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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An acting class prank gone tragically awry leads the detectives to look closely at a talented but emotionally-tortured student.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Nancy Malone

Votes: 24

49. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: The Cyborg (1965)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Nelson visits a scientist that's created cyborgs who hold him prisoner. Then a Nelson cyborg is sent to the Seaview to start a war.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Victor Buono, Brooke Bundy

Votes: 50

50. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: The Saboteur (1965)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Crane is brainwashed to sabotage an important national defense mission which is being monitored by the national intelligence agency.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Warren Stevens, Bert Freed

Votes: 39



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