With Universal Title (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 524,818 | Gross: $260.00M
2. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.
6. The Andromeda Strain (1971)
G | 131 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.
Votes: 31,949 | Gross: $3.42M
7. American Graffiti (1973)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Votes: 77,785 | Gross: $115.00M
8. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
R | 109 min | Comedy
At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.
Votes: 107,989 | Gross: $0.20M
9. Sixteen Candles (1984)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
Votes: 98,743 | Gross: $23.69M
12. Emergency! (1972–1979)
TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.
19. Out of Africa (1985)
PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
Votes: 68,021 | Gross: $87.10M
23. Jaws 2 (1978)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.
Votes: 67,249 | Gross: $102.92M
24. Cat People (1982)
R | 118 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.
Votes: 18,362 | Gross: $7.00M
29. The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After fully recovering from her nearly fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.
30. Dragnet (1987)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.
Votes: 30,461 | Gross: $57.39M
32. Fletch (1985)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job and finding clues when it's clear the man is healthy.
Votes: 45,579 | Gross: $50.61M
33. Magnum Force (1973)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is on the trail of vigilante Police Officers who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.
36. Somewhere in Time (1980)
PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.
Votes: 25,620 | Gross: $9.71M
37. Black Sheep Squadron (1976–1978)
Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The dramatized World War II adventures of U.S. Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his U.S. Marine Attack Squadron 214, (The Black Sheep Squadron).
38. Car Wash (1976)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A comedic take on the daily life of car-wash employees, chronicling their hopes, fears, joys, dreams, and tribulations, and meeting some eccentric customers along the way.
39. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Biographical story of the legendary country singer's rise from humble, poverty-stricken beginnings in Kentucky to worldwide superstardom and how she changed the sound and style of country music forever.
Votes: 15,856 | Gross: $67.18M
40. High Plains Drifter (1973)
R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Western
A gunfighting stranger (Clint Eastwood) 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.
Votes: 47,297 | Gross: $15.70M
42. The Beguiled (1971)
R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War
While imprisoned in a Confederate girls' boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him.
43. The Secret of My Success (1987)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance
A talented young man can't get an executive position without rising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life.
Votes: 28,126 | Gross: $67.00M
44. Brewster's Millions (1985)
PG | 102 min | Comedy
A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days, in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.
Votes: 34,081 | Gross: $38.80M
45. Earthquake (1974)
PG | 122 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.
Votes: 13,084 | Gross: $79.70M
47. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
R | 114 min | Comedy, Musical
A town's Sheriff and regular patron of a historical whorehouse fights to keep it running when a television reporter targets it as the Devil's playhouse.
Votes: 9,428 | Gross: $69.70M
49. Family Plot (1976)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.
50. Battlestar Galactica (1978)
PG | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.