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1. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,862

2. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1977)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 531

3. The Four Just Men (1959– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Four men: a British politician, an American journalist in Paris, a lawyer in the U.S., and a Roman hotelier, band together to fight injustice wherever they find it.

Stars: Richard Conte, Dan Dailey, Jack Hawkins, Lisa Gastoni

Votes: 66

4. The Sting (1973)

PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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83 Metascore

Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Votes: 222,965 | Gross: $159.60M

5. Festival (I) (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: David Garfield, Cyril Cusack, John Wood, John Welsh

Votes: 7

6. The Four Just Men (1959– )
Episode: Crack-Up (1960)

Drama

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A plane which crashed five years earlier is spotted by a hunter in Canada. Jeff is visited by the late pilot's wife. She wants him to get to the wreckage first to see if a half-million dollars of embezzled gold was aboard the aircraft.

Director: Anthony Bushell | Stars: Richard Conte, June Thorburn, Delena Kidd, Charles Irwin

Votes: 7

7. Temple Houston (1963–1964)

60 min | Western

8.2
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The adventures of frontier lawyer Temple Houston, son of the legendary Sam Houston.

Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Jack Elam, Frank Ferguson, Chubby Johnson

Votes: 46

8. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

8.2
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A BBC television series of forty-five-minute excerpts from stage plays running in London.

Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Evelyn Laye, Dora Bryan, Hugh Williams

Votes: 11

9. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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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: 243

10. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 109

11. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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87 Metascore

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 516,064 | Gross: $260.00M

12. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.9
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 64

13. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 32

14. Hamlet at Elsinore (1964 TV Movie)

170 min | Drama

7.9
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the Prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Alec Clunes, Michael Caine

Votes: 140

15. White Hunter (1957– )

30 min | Adventure

7.9
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Stars: Rhodes Reason, Harry Baird, Hugh Moxey, Tim Turner

Votes: 8

16. Danger Man (1960–1962)
Episode: Bury the Dead (1960)

TV-PG | 26 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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Drake investigates the suspicious death of a NATO agent, Tony. Drake believes Tony was murdered while investigating a group of gun smugglers, and looks to his house and fiancée for clues. ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Beverly Garland, Dermot Walsh, Paul Stassino

Votes: 46

17. Danger Man (1960–1962)

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is a special operative for N.A.T.O., specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 888

18. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

Votes: 28,506 | Gross: $28.35M

19. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 24,033

20. 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: 805

21. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 107

22. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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

23. The 23rd Annual Tony Awards (1969 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Alan King, Jack Albertson, Jane Alexander

Votes: 26

24. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass

Votes: 11,560

25. William Tell (1958–1959)

30 min | Adventure, Family

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Depicts the legend of William Tell, who, as the stories say, shot an apple off of his son's head and lead the rebellion to free Switzerland.

Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Goddard, Jennifer Jayne, Richard Rogers

Votes: 128

26. Dial 999 (1958– )

30 min | Crime

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Stars: Robert Beatty, John Witty, Michael Collins, Hugh Moxey

Votes: 16

27. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 22 November 1971 (1971)

Comedy, Talk-Show

7.6
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, George Barnes

Votes: 7

28. The Making of 'The Deep' (1977 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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Documentary of the making of this thriller about treasure-hunters and smugglers.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Robert Shaw

Votes: 11

29. From Russia with Love (1963)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.4
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85 Metascore

James Bond willingly falls into an assassination plot involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya, Daniela Bianchi

Votes: 107,112 | Gross: $24.80M

30. The Dam Busters (1955)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney

Votes: 8,844

31. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.4
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Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Marian Montgomery, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries

Votes: 571

32. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 5 June 1973 (1973)

90 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.4
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Tom Bradley

Votes: 7

33. The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)

PG | 117 min | Drama

7.2
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Mossad agents kidnap an American Jewish man, accuse him of being a fugitive Nazi war criminal and take him to Jerusalem to face trial for genocide.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Lawrence Pressman, Luther Adler

Votes: 999

34. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Michael Hordern, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 142

35. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 146

36. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.2
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 119

37. Holiday (1957)

17 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Lively holiday in Blackpool, with jazz accompaniment.

Director: John Taylor | Stars: Sandra Burslem, Robert Shaw

Votes: 39

38. The Battle for The Battle of Britain (1969 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

7.2
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Directors: Paul Annett, Christopher Doll | Stars: Michael Caine, Winston Churchill, Harry Saltzman, Benjamin Fisz

Votes: 10

39. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 10 November 1972 (1972)

Comedy, Talk-Show

7.2
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Shecky Greene

Votes: 5

40. The Wide World of Mystery (1973– )

90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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A 90 minute late-night mystery and suspense anthology series which ran on ABC (American Broadcasting Company), between 1973 and 1978.

Stars: John Karlen, Joel Fabiani, Philip Carey, Peter Coffield

Votes: 74

41. The Guest (1963)

105 min | Drama

7.1
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While renovating his house in London, Aston, out of pity, lodges a homeless man, but Aston's brother taunts and harasses the cranky old bum.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Alan Bates, Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw, Harold Pinter

Votes: 576

42. Libel (1959)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

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A shell-shocked World War II veteran with memory problems is accused of being an impostor by a former comrade.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Olivia de Havilland, Paul Massie, Robert Morley

Votes: 906

43. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 11 January 1972 (1972)

Comedy, Talk-Show

7.1
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Marvin L. Aronson

Votes: 7

44. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)
Episode: The Articles of War (1956)

TV-Y | 25 min | Adventure, Drama

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The island is running out of food. The situation becomes even more desperate when a Spanish naval ship arrives insisting that if Spanish prisoners are not released then an expected food ship will be attacked and destroyed.

Director: Leslie Arliss | Stars: Robert Shaw, Eric Pohlmann, Peter Hammond, Brian Rawlinson

Votes: 9

45. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)
Episode: The Slave Ship (1956)

TV-Y | 25 min | Adventure, Drama

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Three slaves escape to sea and in turn discover and capture a slave ship themselves. They know the British will be coming after them and so begins a desperate bid for freedom.

Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Robert Shaw, Roy Purcell, Eynon Evans, Earl Cameron

Votes: 9

46. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 19,254

47. Jaws: Deleted Scenes (2000 Video)

Short, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Deleted scenes from Jaws.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw

Votes: 42

48. Behind the Scenes with 'Thunderball' (1995 Video)

57 min | Documentary

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A two-part program looking at the making of the film Thunderball (1965). Part one, The Making of Thunderball, is followed by The Thunderball Phenomenon.

Director: John Cork | Stars: Ken Adam, Ursula Andress, Claudine Auger, John Barry

Votes: 122

49. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)
Episode: Conquest of New Providence (1957)

Not Rated | 24 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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While at sea, Tempest discovers that New Providence has been invaded by a Spanish force. Tempest heads back to port and begins putting together a plan to return the island to English control.

Directors: Leslie Arliss, Robert Day | Stars: Robert Shaw, Peter Hammond, Roger Delgado, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 8

50. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)
Episode: Gunpowder Plot (1956)

Not Rated | 24 min | Adventure, Drama

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Tempest is tasked with securing extra gun powder from the Admiralty after a succession pirate raids. The Admiralty refuses to give him the gunpowder and Tempest has to resort to some unconventional tactics.

Director: Leslie Arliss | Stars: Robert Shaw, André Morell, Peter Hammond, Pamela Wright

Votes: 9



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