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1. The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1986 TV Special)

8.9
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Golden Globe Award - American award awarded by the Hollywood association of the foreign press from 1944 for works in movies and television's pictures.

Stars: Charlton Heston, Donna Mills, June Allyson, Rosanna Arquette

Votes: 64

2. Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Episode: Part 1 (1985)

TV-G | Drama, Family

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Anne Shirley, a young orphan from the fictional community of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia (based upon the real community of New London, Prince Edward Island), is sent to live with Marilla and ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Sullivan | Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 105

3. Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Episode: Part 2 (1985)

TV-G | Drama, Family

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Director: Kevin Sullivan | Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 93

4. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Ride into Darkness (1960)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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Jess rides to Danver's Pass to help Dan Preston who wrote him and to whom he owes a favor. However, when he arrives at Danver's Pass no one knows of Dan but it is obvious to Jess that everyone is lying under orders from Matt Jessup.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr., Robert Fuller

Votes: 44

5. Anne of Green Gables (1985)

TV-G | 199 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 17,886

6. 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: 1,475

7. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 15,150

8. 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

9. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Street of Hate (1960)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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Slim takes on the responsibility of the paroled Frank Buckley who was convicted of manslaughter for a rancher's war hero son's death. He is not wanted in the community which puts Slim and Jess in the middle of a war over him staying.

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr., Robert Fuller

Votes: 60

10. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: The Tumbleweed Wagon (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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A prisoner is killed by the son of a broke farmer as they transport him to the tumbleweed wagon for pickup. Needing the $100 for the job the farmer decides to substitute Slim when they find him alone on the road putting Slim in danger.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Jack Elam, Steve Darrell

Votes: 50

11. The Boys of Twilight (1992– )

60 min | Drama, Western

8.3
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The short lived series was set in the small town of Twilight, Utah. Promoted by the town's develop minded mayor Twilight is discovered by upwardly mobile urbanites, looking to get out of ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Wilford Brimley, Ben Browder, Louise Fletcher

Votes: 16

12. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: A Dream of Wild Horses (1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

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An aging rancher gives up, and places all the responsibility on his stressed out daughter. Jonathan and Mark show up to offer support.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Don Collier, Richard Farnsworth

Votes: 35

13. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Saddle Stiff (1972)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.2
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Cactus Murphy, an embittered ranch whom Ben fired, suggests that the Cartwright patriarch is getting a little old to "put in a real week's work." Ben's response: Take a job under the ... See full summary »

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Mitch Vogel

Votes: 40

14. The Rebel (1959–1961)
Episode: Yellow Hair (1959)

Approved | 25 min | Western

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A mortally wounded soldier stumbles into Johnny's camp. Before he dies, he says only one thing: "Fort Concho." Johnny rides to the fort and discovers it empty of soldiers. The sole survivor... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Nick Adams, Royal Dano, Rodolfo Acosta, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 27

15. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 266,956 | Gross: $198.68M

16. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

Votes: 1,675

17. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: He Was Only Seven (1972)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Jamie's 7-year-old friend, Jonah Morgan, is badly wounded when he and Jamie walk into the Virginia City Bank during a robbery by the evil Springer gang. The boy later dies of his injuries. Joe and Jamie accompany Jonah's grief-hardened, paraplegic grandfather on the hunt for Springer and his cronies.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Mitch Vogel

Votes: 46

18. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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66 Metascore

Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin

Votes: 189,265 | Gross: $102.31M

19. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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58 Metascore

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Votes: 113,962 | Gross: $53.27M

20. The Straight Story (1999)

G | 112 min | Biography, Drama

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86 Metascore

An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

Votes: 75,244 | Gross: $6.20M

21. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Passed | 129 min | Drama, History

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96 Metascore

A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 81,711 | Gross: $0.06M

22. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)
Episode: The Long Shadow (1970)

PG | Western

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Mysterious events start occurring on the ranch putting the ranch hands in danger. But who is behind it? Some of the hands quit in fear forcing the Cannons to find who is behind the incidents and why they are occurring.

Director: Phil Rawlins | Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Mark Slade, Henry Darrow

Votes: 23

23. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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87 Metascore

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 114,451 | Gross: $30.00M

24. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | 135 min | Western

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69 Metascore

A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

Votes: 60,700 | Gross: $31.80M

25. Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951–1958)

30 min | Western

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Hickok rode Buckshot and 300-pound Jingles rode Joker. Jingles described Hickok as "the bravest, Strongest, fightingest U.S. Marshal in the whole West." And that's about it: he beat up all the bad guys and somehow kept his good looks.

Stars: Guy Madison, Andy Devine, Sam Flint, William Haade

Votes: 143

26. Soldiers of Fortune (1955–1957)

30 min | Adventure

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Soldiers of Fortune is a 1955 syndicated half hour American television adventure series. It starred John Russell as Tim Kelly and Chick Chandler as his sidekick Toubo Smith who were ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Chick Chandler, John Daheim, Jan Arvan

Votes: 68

27. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: Quarantine (1977)

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

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Counting on his immunity to protect him from the deadly mountain fever that killed his first wife and daughter, Isaiah Edwards takes Doc Baker to help with neighboring Elmsville's outbreak.... See full summary »

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

Votes: 157

28. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: The Legend of Lily (1960)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Excitement comes to Laramie with the arrival of singer Lily Langford. Jonesy met her once while Jess and Slim tangle with Texan Shanghai Pierce who is after her husband Ben Carson who cheated him and others at cards and on paying bills.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr., Robert Fuller

Votes: 52

29. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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75 Metascore

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 166,446 | Gross: $61.28M

30. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, 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: 58,069 | Gross: $93.74M

31. Red River (1948)

Passed | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson | Stars: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan

Votes: 25,771

32. The Rebel (1959–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

7.8
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After the end of the Civil War, a former Confederate Army private roams the Wild West, and, as a rogue drifter, gets involved in helping out various settlers threatened by various bad guys.

Stars: Nick Adams, Chuck Hamilton, Sid Troy, Ross Sturlin

Votes: 401

33. Roots (1977)
Episode: Part V (1977)

TV-14 | 51 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Although the series was originally aired in 8 parts in the US, it was reedited into 6 parts for its UK release. This is part of episode 4 in the UK version. In 1806, Kizzy is brutally punished for helping the slave she loves escape.

Stars: John Amos, Chuck Connors, Sandy Duncan, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs

Votes: 136

34. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: The Cherokee Trail (1981)

Unrated | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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In the late 19th Century, Mary Breydon, a widow, and Peggy Breydon, her daughter manage a stagecoach stop on The Cherokee Trail. The story is told from the perspective of Peggy, looking back on her adventures.

Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: Cindy Pickett, Mary Larkin, Timothy Scott, David Hayward

Votes: 19

35. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

7.7
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73 Metascore

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 117,144 | Gross: $119.50M

36. Laramie (1959–1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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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: 780

37. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

PG | 60 min | Western

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The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to establish his cattle empire despite Indian hostility. He's aided by brother Buck and son... See full summary »

Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow, Linda Cristal

Votes: 1,473

38. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, War

7.7
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63 Metascore

When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

Votes: 22,888 | Gross: $21.75M

39. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner (1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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The arrival of an old friend of Victoria and Tom's causes trouble in the Valley, due to the man's claim on a plot of land which has been earmarked as the location of a new dam.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 75

40. The Big Valley (1965–1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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The Wild West adventures of the Barkley family in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 2,248

41. A Day at the Races (1937)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

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A veterinarian posing as a doctor and a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Allan Jones

Votes: 12,205

42. 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: 314

43. Travis McGee (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.6
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Travis McGee is a world-weary private investigator trying to help boat skipper friend Van Harder salvage his reputation that sank when his boat ran aground, resulting in a death that might have been faked.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Sam Elliott, Gene Evans, Barry Corbin, Richard Farnsworth

Votes: 70

44. Cimarron City (1958–1960)

Approved | 60 min | Western

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Cimmaron City is booming due to oil and gold and hopes to become capital of the future state of Oklahoma. Matthew Rockford is the son of the city's founder; he's now mayor and a major cattle rancher. Sheriff Temple must keep law and order.

Stars: George Montgomery, John Smith, Audrey Totter, Dan Blocker

Votes: 116

45. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
Episode: The Partners (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

7.6
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Josh is arrested on a bogus horse-stealing charge. Jason shows up to get him out of jail and a proposal for the two of them to work together. Together they kill 3 brothers wanting revenge against Josh for killing their brother.

Director: George Blair | Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Robert Morris, Elaine Riley

Votes: 51

46. The Natural (1984)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport

7.5
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61 Metascore

An unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

Votes: 40,312 | Gross: $47.95M

47. High Plains Drifter (1973)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Western

7.5
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69 Metascore

A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 45,812 | Gross: $15.70M

48. Fort Apache (1948)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.5
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At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz

Votes: 15,076

49. Best Friends for Life (1998 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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Director: Michael Switzer | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Linda Lavin, Richard Farnsworth, Gwen Verdon

Votes: 80

50. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: Image of Yesterday (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.5
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A former suitor of Victoria Barkley comes into town. Her feelings towards him changes quickly when he and his gunslingers make themselves at home at the Barkley Ranch.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 47



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