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1. The Longest Journey (1999 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

9.1
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April Ryan is a young visual-arts student in Venice, Newport. She's been having some strange dreams lately, but little does she know about the important role she'll have in changing the future.

Directors: Didrik Tollefsen, Ragnar Tørnquist | Stars: Sarah Hamilton, Regina Lund, Louis Aguirre, Roger Raines

Votes: 1,009

2. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: Blizzard (1977)

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

8.9
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Kind Miss Beadle dismisses her students early on Christmas Eve as soft snow flurries begin to fly, unaware that the children will soon be caught walking home in a deadly, howling blizzard.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 208

3. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Vaughn Taylor, Ed Herlihy, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 119

4. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)
Episode: Widow's Walk (1986)

Crime, Drama

8.6
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Spenser needing to get over Susan's departure takes a job that takes him out of town. A woman whose husband's a fisherman who died recently, needs his help because another family who wants ... See full summary »

Director: William Wiard | Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Carolyn McCormick, Ron McLarty

Votes: 11

5. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

Votes: 10,775

6. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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In this live drama series, over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Mona Freeman, Hans Conried

Votes: 106

7. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Documentary dramas, plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Votes: 69

8. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Fifth of July (1982)

130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Ken Talley is 32, strong, goodlooking and a Vietnam vet with both legs shot off seven years earlier. He is somewhat cynical. His lover Jed is bigger and stronger, a gardner, a good listener... See full summary »

Directors: Kirk Browning, Marshall W. Mason | Stars: Richard Thomas, Jeff Daniels, Swoosie Kurtz, Jonathan Hogan

Votes: 126

9. Hotel (1983–1988)
Episode: Passages (1984)

Drama, Romance

8.1
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The St. Gregory hosts a bar mitzvah and one of the participants recognises a person at the hotel as a former Treblinka guard. A man sent to collect a spoilt young woman by her father falls for her. Christine fakes an engagement with Mark.

Director: Jerome Courtland | Stars: James Brolin, Connie Sellecca, Shea Farrell, Nathan Cook

Votes: 13

10. The Adams Chronicles (1976)

50 min | Drama, History

8.0
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Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Wilson, Michael O'Hare, Wesley Addy, David Birney

Votes: 159

11. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Philip Coolidge

Votes: 114

12. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Ramparts (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The discovery of a dead body inside a Volkswagen van dumped in a river leads Briscoe and Curtis to investigate the disappearance of a campus radical from the late 1960s.

Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

Votes: 157

13. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.8
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The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.

Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Howie Mandel, David Morse, Christina Pickles

Votes: 3,232

14. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 62

15. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)
Episode: In Search of Crimes Past (1995)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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On the eve of his execution, the accused's daughter takes Col. Barnfather hostage, demanding a reinvestigation of the case to save her father. Bolanger, who had originally investigated the ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Fink | Stars: Daniel Baldwin, Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Isabella Hofmann

Votes: 83

16. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 29,739

17. Between Time and Timbuktu (1972 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A poet-astronaut is shot through an area of space called the Chronosynclastic Infundibulum. He is duplicated into infinite copies of himself, each of whom finds himself in a bizarre ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Barzyk | Stars: 'Cousin Brucie' Morrow, Dortha Duckworth, William Hickey, Ray Goulding

Votes: 142

18. Ed (2000–2004)
Episode: Closure (2001)

Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Ed takes a divorce case representing Sonja, who might have married for a green card. He also contacts ex-wife Liz to get closure. Phil investigates who's giving away free games. Mike finds he has more to learn from Dr. Jerome.

Director: Melanie Mayron | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Jana Marie Hupp, Josh Randall

Votes: 23

19. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: The Overnight Case (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A woman has recurring nightmares where she dreams she has woken up but her husband is a stranger who calls her by an unfamiliar name, as people and places keep shifting around her--and she never knows when the dream is over.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Roald Dahl, Kevin McCarthy, Martin Balsam, Helen Stenborg

Votes: 14

20. Doubt (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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68 Metascore

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

Director: John Patrick Shanley | Stars: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

Votes: 115,175 | Gross: $33.42M

21. Three Days of the Condor (1975)

R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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63 Metascore

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow

Votes: 43,600 | Gross: $41.51M

22. Ed (2000–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A separated, fired NYC lawyer returns to his hometown in Ohio, meets old high school friends and cute crush, buys a bowling alley and opens a law office in it.

Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Josh Randall, Jana Marie Hupp

Votes: 6,297

23. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming

Votes: 509

24. Dr. Cook's Garden (1971 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A young doctor returns to his New England home town after a long absence. He visits with the town's kindly old physician, Dr. Cook, a man he has admired since childhood. However, he soon ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Bing Crosby, Frank Converse, Blythe Danner, Thomas Barbour

Votes: 150

25. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

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

7.4
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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the nineteenth century American Midwest.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush

Votes: 14,940

26. Past the Bleachers (1995 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama, Family, Mystery

7.4
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Bill and his wife have recently had to live through a tragedy. When Bill decides to coach a little league baseball team, he meets a young mute boy named Lucky, who may be just what the team... See full summary »

Director: Michael Switzer | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Barnard Hughes, Glynnis O'Connor, Ken Jenkins

Votes: 122

27. Good Times (1974–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A poor family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker

Votes: 5,248

28. Lou Grant (1977–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.2
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The trials of a former television station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff.

Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Mason Adams, Jack Bannon

Votes: 1,548

29. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Mystery and suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.

Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Ron McLarty, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 1,849

30. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 180

31. Good Times (1974–1979)
Episode: Operation Florida (1975)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.1
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Florida is in the hospital for a gall bladder operation, but the real pain is finding out how much everything costs.

Director: Herbert Kenwith | Stars: Esther Rolle, John Amos, Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter

Votes: 34

32. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
Episode: Split Decision (1988)

TV-PG | Drama

7.1
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Craig returns to the hospital, while Rosenthal wonders if she can return to work as well; Brett Johnston's parents pay him a visit; Auschlander is asked to be a best man.

Director: John Heath | Stars: Norman Lloyd, Ronny Cox, William Daniels, Bonnie Bartlett

Votes: 20

33. Enchanted (2007)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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75 Metascore

A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey

Votes: 167,457 | Gross: $127.81M

34. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Set in Riverside on the upper West Side of Manhattan, Ryan's Hope centered mostly on the working class Ryans, an Irish-American family headed by Maeve and Johnny Ryan. They owned Ryan's Bar... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Levin, Nancy Addison, Helen Gallagher, Ron Hale

Votes: 364

35. The Incident (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

7.0
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Small town lawyer, Harmon Cobb, defends a Nazi prisoner of war against murder charges. Set during World War II, Cobb has to contend with the difficulties of defending the devil when the ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Susan Blakely, Robert Carradine, Peter Firth

Votes: 438

36. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: The Rimers of Eldritch (1972)

88 min | Music

7.0
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A backwater Iowa town is in ethical turmoil after the sexual assult of a teenage girl and murder trial.

Director: Davey Marlin-Jones | Stars: Roberts Blossom, K Callan, Cliff Carpenter, Sarah Cunningham

Votes: 26

37. L.A. Law (1986–1994)

TV-PG | 46 min | Drama

6.9
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The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker

Votes: 4,003

38. Another World (1964–1999)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The continuing story of life in the Midwestern town of Bay City, and the love, loss, trials, and triumph of its residents, who come from different backgrounds and social circles. Those who ... See full summary »

Stars: Victoria Wyndham, Constance Ford, Hugh Marlowe, Beverlee McKinsey

Votes: 765

39. My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York (1998)

30 min | Short

6.8
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A widowed Midwestern housewife travels to Manhattan for the first time to visit her daughter. Once there, she becomes obsessed with the Hell's Angels-ish bikers' club across the street from her daughter's East Village apartment.

Director: Barbara Schock | Stars: Helen Stenborg, Patricia Dunnock, Scott Sowers, Mickey Jones

Votes: 107

40. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Blacklist (1982)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

6.8
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When one of the paper reporters' father comes to town to perform. It seems he was a folk singer in the 50's and he was blacklisted during the Communists Witch Hunts. They learn that one of ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 10

41. One Life to Live (1968–2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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One Life to Live centres takes place in the fictional town of Llanview, PA.around the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and Rileys.

Stars: Erika Slezak, Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Votes: 2,086

42. Marvin's Room (1996)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

6.7
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68 Metascore

After 20 years caring for her father, woman with cancer now must re-connect with her trashy sister and nephews she's never met after being diagnosed. Her love helps the angry teen nephew, and her sister learns to relate to people.

Director: Jerry Zaks | Stars: Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro

Votes: 23,932 | Gross: $12.78M

43. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: A Flash of Green (1984)

131 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Local reporter gets involved with corrupt county commissioner.

Director: Victor Nunez | Stars: Ed Harris, Blair Brown, Richard Jordan, George Coe

Votes: 172

44. Hotel (1983–1988)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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The misadventures of the staff and guests of the St. Gregory Hotel.

Stars: James Brolin, Connie Sellecca, Nathan Cook, Shari Belafonte

Votes: 1,102

45. Starting Over (1979)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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64 Metascore

A divorced man falls in love, but somehow he can't get over his ex-wife. This affects his love life in comic ways. Based on Dan Wakefield's novel.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning

Votes: 2,159 | Gross: $41.64M

46. A Hobo's Christmas (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.4
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An old hobo finds the family he walked out on 20 years before.

Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Barnard Hughes, Gerald McRaney, Wendy Crewson, William Hickey

Votes: 289

47. The Europeans (1979)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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It's the mid-nineteenth century. Adult siblings Felix Young and Eugenia Munster were born and raised in Europe and have a somewhat bohemian lifestyle reflective of their travels throughout ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Lee Remick, Robin Ellis, Wesley Addy, Tim Choate

Votes: 735

48. L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Episode: Belle of the Bald (1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Drama

6.3
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Victor begins a complicated case concerning the undo influence of a younger woman over a much older man. Grace's return to the D.A.'s office is marked by dark humor over her prosecuting a ... See full summary »

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry

Votes: 11

49. Not in Front of the Children (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.1
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Divorced for two years, Nancy Caruthers, asks her new lover, Paul Adams, a medical student, to move in. She has custody of her two daughters, but this new living arrangement prompts her ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Linda Gray, John Getz, John Lithgow, Stephen Elliott

Votes: 51

50. Me and Veronica (1992)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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A woman must get the kids of her estranged dead beat irresponsible jailed sister back from sister's latest trailer park boyfriend and also try to cope with the fact that her sister may have serious self-destructive mental issues.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Elizabeth McGovern, Patricia Wettig, Michael O'Keefe, John Heard

Votes: 103



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