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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: 65,218

2. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

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

8.5
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 13,727

3. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,530

4. Big Town (1950–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network radio series (1937- 1952) and film series ("I Cover the Underworld," "Underworld After Dark," and "Underworld Scandal") before ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McVey, Mark Stevens, Jane Nigh, Mary K. Wells

Votes: 25

5. Union Pacific (1958– )

30 min | Western

8.5
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Bart McClelland supervises rail construction for Union Pacific west of Omaha dealing with everything from marauders to land issues. He's aided by surveyor Billy Kincaid and Georgia who runs the mobile Golden Nugget saloon.

Stars: Jeff Morrow, Judson Pratt, Susan Cummings, J.M. Kerrigan

Votes: 43

6. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident of the Painted Lady (1961)

Not Rated | 52 min | Western

8.5
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Favor's herd is held for ransom by a town who lost $15,000 to Texas drover Thad Clemens. Favor finds him in a nearby town where it appears he lost the money to lady saloon owner. However, Favor finds the situation is much more complicated.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 45

7. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.4
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A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 187,014

8. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.4
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 98,053 | Gross: $8.18M

9. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.4
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 2,148

10. State Trooper (1956– )

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Rod Blake, a State Trooper is an officer of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The setting is in the 1950s American West.

Stars: Rod Cameron, Robert Armstrong, Don Haggerty, Paul Stader

Votes: 65

11. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Obituary (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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A newspaper article extolling Lucas' skills with a gun brings him trouble when a gunfighter shows up in town aiming to prove that he's faster than Lucas.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Brian G. Hutton

Votes: 61

12. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: Outcast of Cripple Creek (1960)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

8.4
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Cheyenne arrives in Cripple Creek to take over as Marshal for a friend who passed away. His job is to keep the cattle drovers to Cow Street instead of Peace Street where the locals reside. However, he soon finds the corruption involved.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Clint Walker, Rhodes Reason, Lisa Gaye, Robert J. Wilke

Votes: 41

13. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

Votes: 2,874

14. The Apartment (1960)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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94 Metascore

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

Votes: 151,204 | Gross: $18.60M

15. Tales of the Texas Rangers (1955–1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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Typical western with a twist. The two stars appeared as Texas Rangers but in a different scenario each program. One week, they might be Rangers in the 1840s and the next week they would be ... See full summary »

Stars: Willard Parker, Harry Lauter, William Boyett, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 81

16. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series with episodes split between comedies and drama. Anita Colby and Arlene Dahl shared hosting duties the first season that was originally filmed live but switched to film. ... See full summary »

Stars: Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Anita Colby, Dorothy Green

Votes: 36

17. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: Delayed Action (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

8.3
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After a holdup at the Three Forks National bank. Lone Ranger and Tonto are framed for the holdup by members of the real gang involved.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: John Hart, Jay Silverheels, James Griffith, Ben Welden

Votes: 22

18. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Perjured Parrot (1958)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The only witness to a rich man's murder is his parrot, who keeps repeating the suspect's name. But in court, everyone is surprised at what the bird says next. Perry does his magic at an informal coroner's Inquest in a rural area.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 184

19. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: The Last Bad Man (1957)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.3
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The beginnings of the Tiburcio Vasquez's entry into a life of crime is told beginning with his dislike of the Americanos. His prison escape and various exploits eventually lead to a bitter end in 1870's California.

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: Armand Alzamora, Jean Moorhead, Carlos Rivero, Eddie Parker

Votes: 10

20. All About Eve (1950)

Passed | 138 min | Drama

8.2
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98 Metascore

An ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 113,384 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

8.2
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97 Metascore

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Votes: 229,166 | Gross: $25.00M

22. The Heiress (1949)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 12,384

23. Black Saddle (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.2
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After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.

Stars: Peter Breck, Russell Johnson, Anna-Lisa, J. Pat O'Malley

Votes: 67

24. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Bloodlines (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

8.2
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The three Malakie boys comes to town and bust up the saloon. Lucas McCain and Marshal Micah Torrance stop them, but in the course of doing so, one of the boys shoots and kills his own ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Buddy Hackett

Votes: 73

25. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Crying Cherub (1960)

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

8.2
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When a Matisse painting is stolen from a museum, the finger is pointed at an assistant in the museum whose boyfriend is an artist as well as his estranged wife. The wife tries to blackmail the museum owner but is murdered after a fight.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 125

26. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Fraudulent Foto (1959)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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DA Brander Harris is investigating graft in a hospital project. He meets with Leora Matthews to obtain proof. Leora disrobes and kisses Harris as a photographer takes a picture. It goes to political fixer Marshall Scott who is murdered.

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

Votes: 161

27. 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: 4,473

28. Tombstone Territory (1957– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.1
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Tough Sheriff Clay Hollister keeps the law in Tombstone, Arizona with the support of his faithful Deputies and the Editor of the local newspaper.

Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Quentin Sondergaard, Bill Catching

Votes: 199

29. How to Marry a Millionaire (1957–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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Motherly Mike, ditzy but sexy Loco, and sensible Greta move to the big city to find themselves wealthy men to turn into husbands. After the first year Greta gets married with Gwen the new roommate in this syndicated series.

Stars: Merry Anders, Barbara Eden, Lori Nelson, Jimmy Cross

Votes: 48

30. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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An anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful 20th Century Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jesse White, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes

Votes: 98

31. Rawhide (1959–1965)

TV-PG | 50 min | Western

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

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

Votes: 2,947

32. The Killing (1956)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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Crook Johnny Clay assembles a five man team to plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 76,268

33. Strangers on a Train (1951)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.0
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88 Metascore

A psychopath forces a tennis star to comply with his theory that two strangers can get away with murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 117,291 | Gross: $7.63M

34. The Lone Wolf (1954– )

30 min | Adventure

8.0
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Michael Lanyard is a debonair gentleman who travels the world solving crimes and getting lawbreakers arrested. He operates on the edge of what is legal and occasionally finds time to romance the beautiful women he encounters.

Stars: Louis Hayward, John Doucette, Burt Mustin, James Anderson

Votes: 81

35. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: Helen of Abajinian (1957)

Not Rated | 26 min | Western

8.0
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Paladin is hired to defend an Armenian maiden's honor, but it soon appears that she may not be the one in need of looking after.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Richard Boone, Harold J. Stone, Wright King, Lisa Gaye

Votes: 85

36. The Ann Sothern Show (1958–1961)
Episode: Katy's Investment Club (1959)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell, Jack Mullaney

Votes: 5

37. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: The Reasonable Man (1958)

Not Rated | 26 min | Western

8.0
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Paladin offers his services in preventing a coming-of-age story from killing either of its two key players.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Richard Boone, Tom Pittman, Adam Williams, Norma Moore

Votes: 75

38. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 118 min | Drama

7.9
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72 Metascore

A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Votes: 38,011

39. Stagecoach (1939)

Passed | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.9
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93 Metascore

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine

Votes: 39,909

40. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

7.9
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After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women, and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

Votes: 1,278

41. The Court Jester (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.9
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A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful King.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 10,795

42. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 31,556 | Gross: $9.46M

43. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

Passed | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

Votes: 14,689 | Gross: $0.33M

44. I Remember Mama (1948)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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The ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family, circa 1910.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Votes: 4,754

45. The Ann Sothern Show (1958–1961)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Katy O'Connor is the assistant manager of the Bartley House Hotel in New York City working for Jason Macauley. She expected to get her bosses job when he was transferred to Calcutta, India ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Sothern, Ann Tyrrell, Don Porter, Jack Mullaney

Votes: 126

46. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.9
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This show started in New York City, with Broadway actors and actresses. It then moved to Hollywood, California, where Hollywood actors and actresses headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 128

47. Tombstone Territory (1957– )
Episode: Day of the Amnesty (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.9
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After a government-enforced truce and amnesty ends a murderous range-war, the hired killers employed by the factions are allowed the run of Tombstone knowing they can't be held accountable ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Jack Elam, Patrick McVey

Votes: 18

48. Tombstone Territory (1957– )
Episode: Payroll to Tombstone (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.9
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A dispatch case carrying $30,000 in payroll money is stolen from the Army officer serving as its courier. The Army suspects that the aging officer may have stolen the money to finance his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Peggy Knudsen, John Reach

Votes: 18

49. The Unexpected (1952– )
Episode: Split Second (1952)

25 min | Drama

7.9
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A man's life flashes before him as he jumps from a bridge to his death.

Director: Eddie Davis | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Veda Ann Borg, Neville Brand, Pierre Watkin

Votes: 7

50. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Moses (Charlton Heston), an Egyptian Prince, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 59,205 | Gross: $93.74M



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