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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: 67,148

2. The Chase (1966)

Passed | 134 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 9,753 | Gross: $5.00M

3. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

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

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

Votes: 7,570

4. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends.

Stars: Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow

Votes: 6,356

5. 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: 4,815

6. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.2
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Votes: 4,720

7. 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: 4,631

8. The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house, but Tacy dreams of starting off with their own home on wheels--a trailer.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 4,000

9. 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: 2,966

10. The Best Man (1964)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.6
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The 2 front runners for their party's presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the former President's endorsement.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 2,817

11. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.

Stars: Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly

Votes: 2,726

12. Master of the World (1961)

Not Rated | 102 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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In 1868, an American scientist and his team become hostages of fanatical pacifist Robur who uses his airship Albatross to destroy military targets on Earth.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Henry Hull, Mary Webster

Votes: 2,712

13. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.0
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Bret and Bart Maverick are well-dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game.

Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

Votes: 2,444

14. The Spider (1958)

Passed | 73 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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Teenagers from a rural community and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Ed Kemmer, June Kenney, Eugene Persson, Gene Roth

Votes: 2,356

15. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.4
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains.

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 2,257

16. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Votes: 2,202

17. What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)

M | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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An aging widow hides a deadly secret which she will do anything to keep buried.

Directors: Lee H. Katzin, Bernard Girard | Stars: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller

Votes: 2,046

18. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.6
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Personable Western series based in Wyoming from the 1890s onward.

Stars: Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

Votes: 1,761

19. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

TV-G | 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: 1,752

20. War of the Colossal Beast (1958)

Approved | 69 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.7
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Glenn Manning, "The Amazing Colosasal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very hungry.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Sally Fraser, Roger Pace, Duncan 'Dean' Parkin, Russ Bender

Votes: 1,729

21. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)

60 min | Adventure, Western

7.3
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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

Votes: 1,579

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

TV-G | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

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

Votes: 1,565

23. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Jungle (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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A businessman who has recently returned from Africa is stalked by the superstitions and warnings of a witch doctor.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: John Dehner, Walter Brooke, Jay Adler, Emily McLaughlin

Votes: 1,360

24. 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: 1,313

25. Hazel (1961–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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The misadventures of the Baxter family and their live-in maid, Hazel Burke.

Stars: Shirley Booth, Bobby Buntrock, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake

Votes: 1,305

26. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

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

7.7
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith, Jacqueline Beer

Votes: 1,155

27. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: What's in the Box (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.3
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Philanderer Joe Britt sees his indiscretions shown on his own TV set after it was worked on by a unique repairman.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Joan Blondell, William Demarest, Sterling Holloway, Sandra Gould

Votes: 1,097

28. Drive a Crooked Road (1954)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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An upright car mechanic falls in love with the girlfriend of a gangster. This forces him to participate in the criminal underworld.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Dianne Foster, Kevin McCarthy, Jack Kelly

Votes: 953

29. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

Stars: Broderick Crawford, Art Gilmore, William Boyett, Vance Skarstedt

Votes: 891

30. Laramie (1959–1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.7
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It is the 1870s in the Wyoming Territory, Slim Sherman and his fourteen-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father's death.

Stars: Robert Fuller, John Smith, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 860

31. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.3
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Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe, Ken Drake

Votes: 820

32. The Raid (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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Van Heflin As Maj. Neal Benton

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin

Votes: 791

33. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Votes: 789

34. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.6
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Loosely based on historical fact, the series portrays the gunslinging Wyatt Earp and his successful determination for law and order.

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

Votes: 678

35. Five Minutes to Live (1961)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Music

5.7
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CONTAINS SPOILERS Originally released in 1961 as Five Minutes to Live, this low-budget crime drama was later re-released as Door-to-Door Maniac. Fred narrates the film in flashback, ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Karn | Stars: Johnny Cash, Donald Woods, Cay Forester, Pamela Mason

Votes: 655

36. 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: 639

37. 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: 608

38. Sign of the Pagan (1954)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.1
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With the Roman Empire divided, Attila the Hun hopes to conquer. In his way are a brave centurion, a beautiful princess...and Christianity.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Jack Palance, Ludmilla Tchérina, Rita Gam

Votes: 568

39. Laredo (1965–1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.8
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Rustlers, bank robbers, and their own wild schemes: a band of Texas Rangers keeps getting in and out of trouble, under the jaundiced eye of Captain Parmalee.

Stars: Neville Brand, Peter Brown, William Smith, Philip Carey

Votes: 519

40. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

TV-14 | 60 min | Western

7.8
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an Agent helping Wells Fargo cope with bad guys, to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco, California, who still does some... See full summary »

Stars: Dale Robertson, Art Felix, Kit Carson, William Demarest

Votes: 508

41. Good Times (1967)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

4.6
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Sonny and Cher spoof many Hollywood classic movie scenes.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Sonny Bono, Cher, Sonny & Cher, George Sanders

Votes: 505

42. Apache Rifles (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Western

6.1
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A young cavalry officer is assigned the job of bringing in a band of Apaches who have been terrorizing the countryside.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Dante, Linda Lawson, L.Q. Jones

Votes: 492

43. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 421

44. Six Bridges to Cross (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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The emotional story of a lifelong friendship between a Boston rookie cop and a young street-wise delinquent.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Tony Curtis, George Nader, Julie Adams, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 381

45. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

7.6
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An anthology based (earlier more so than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Dick Powell was often the star, as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 331

46. The Glass Web (1953)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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A beautiful but heartless television actress, uses seduction and tricks to blackmail the men in her life to a point, where she could get herself killed.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, John Forsythe, Kathleen Hughes, Marcia Henderson

Votes: 320

47. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space ... See full summary »

Stars: Truman Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Michael Fox, Peter Hansen

Votes: 310

48. Cell 2455, Death Row (1955)

Approved | 77 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Whit, condemned and awaiting execution, reviews the events of his life that has brought him to Cell 2455 on San Quentin's Death Row, a story he had told in a autobiography that became a ... See full summary »

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: William Campbell, R. Wright Campbell, Marian Carr, Kathryn Grant

Votes: 299

49. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)

30 min | Action, Western

7.6
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Canadian Mountie Sgt. Preston patrols the wilds of the Yukon with his horse Rex and his faithful dog Yukon King, battling both the elements and criminals.

Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Vic Perrin, Rex

Votes: 298

50. A Day of Fury (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.3
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When gunslinger Jagade arrives in a law-abiding god-fearing town he manages to turn the townsfolk into scoff-law sinners while the town Marshal is powerless due to a moral debt to Jagade.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Dale Robertson, Mara Corday, Jock Mahoney, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 297



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