Soap Operas

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1. The Bold and the Beautiful (1987– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Romance

The saga of high fashion glamour, honor, romance, passion, and most importantly, family.

Stars: Katherine Kelly Lang, Ronn Moss, Susan Flannery, John McCook

Votes: 7,026

2. General Hospital (1963– )

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

Families, friends, enemies, and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate city of Port Charles, New York, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner, and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.

Stars: Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Laura Wright, Kelly Monaco

Votes: 4,292

3. Dynasty (2017– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

Follows two of America's wealthiest families as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.

Stars: Elizabeth Gillies, Rafael de la Fuente, Robert Christopher Riley, Sam Adegoke

Votes: 14,586

4. Riverdale (2017– )

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

While navigating the troubled waters of romance, school and family, Archie and his gang become entangled in dark Riverdale mysteries.

Stars: K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse

Votes: 115,296

5. All My Children (1970–2011)

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

Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, this show is the decades-old, risk-taking soap that centers around Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her long line of husbands.

Stars: Susan Lucci, David Canary, Michael E. Knight, Cameron Mathison

Votes: 2,523

6. The Young and the Restless (1973– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Set in Genoa City, this is the long-running soap that tells the story of the struggle behind the business, and sex-savvy Abbott and Newman clans.

Stars: Doug Davidson, Eric Braeden, Peter Bergman, Joshua Morrow

Votes: 5,602

7. Days of Our Lives (1965– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

A chronicle of the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem.

Stars: Frances Reid, Deidre Hall, John Clarke, John Aniston

Votes: 6,080

8. Dynasty (1981–1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.

Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson

Votes: 6,473

9. Joy (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Drama

56 Metascore

Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 128,045 | Gross: $56.45M

10. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

The world's longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: William Roache, Helen Worth, Sally Dynevor, Anne Kirkbride

Votes: 4,814

11. Dallas (1978–1991)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with his brother Bobby, his arch-enemy Cliff Barnes and his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

Votes: 11,980

12. One Life to Live (1968–2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

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: 2,184

13. The Haves and the Have Nots (2013– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Centers on the rich Cryer and Harrington families (the haves) and the poor Young family (the have nots) whose lives intertwine when Hanna Young starts working for the Cryers.

Stars: Tika Sumpter, John Schneider, Crystal Fox, Angela Robinson

Votes: 2,884

14. Knots Landing (1979–1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

The residents of Knots Landing, a coastal suburb of Los Angeles, deal with various issues such as infidelity, health scares, rape, murder, kidnapping, assassinations, drug smuggling, corporate intrigue and criminal investigations.

Stars: Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 2,297

15. Dallas (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

The next generation of the Ewing family, cousins John Ross Ewing and Christopher Ewing, clash over the family's oil business and vast fortune.

Stars: Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo

Votes: 9,981

16. Santa Barbara (1984–1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Romance

In Santa Barbara, California, the fascinating and tumultuous life of the rich Capwells around who gravitate other families, from the Lockridges, the rival family, to the Andrades or the ... See full summary »

Stars: A Martinez, Marcy Walker, Nancy Lee Grahn, Jed Allan

Votes: 2,293

17. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Set in the vineyards of California, this primetime soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

Stars: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi, David Selby

Votes: 3,254

18. Guiding Light (1952–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

This show took place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield and centered on the middle class Bauer family.

Stars: Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlin, Maureen Garrett, Robert Newman

Votes: 1,443

19. Another World (1964–1999)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Romance

The 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.

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

Votes: 817

20. The Bay (2010– )

Not Rated | Drama, Romance

In a posh community by the sea, Bay City's rich and famous indulge their lifestyles w/ forbidden love, taboo sex, malicious lies and never-ending scandal. A multiple Emmy® winning drama, produced, directed and created by Gregori J. Martin.

Stars: Kristos Andrews, Mary Beth Evans, Jade Harlow, Tristan Rogers

Votes: 1,179

21. Search for Tomorrow (1951–1986)

30 min | Drama, Romance

Jo Gardner lived in Henderson where she wed many times. She was a motel owner, librarian, then a B&B owner with best pal Stu Bergman. Jo's daughter Patti and Janet Bergman were good friends. Stu married 1st Marge, then Ellie.

Stars: Mary Stuart, Sherry Mathis, Lisa Peluso, Larry Haines

Votes: 205

22. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

The trials and tribulations of The Ryans, an Irish-American family in New York City.

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

Votes: 390

23. Peyton Place (1964–1969)

30 min | Drama, Romance

The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons. Some of the plots involved Rodney Harrington, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Nelson, Barbara Parkins, Warner Anderson, Dick Tufeld

Votes: 499

24. The Edge of Night (1956–1984)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In the city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include dowager ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Flood, Forrest Compton, Donald May, Joel Crothers

Votes: 322

25. The Colbys (1985–1987)

60 min | Drama

This spin-off of Dynasty (1981) featured the adventures of Jeff and Fallon Colby and Jeff's other wealthy relatives in California.

Stars: Charlton Heston, John James, Katharine Ross, Emma Samms

Votes: 846

26. Port Charles (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Romance

Spin-off of "General Hospital" focusing on the professional and personal lives of the first year interns at Port Charles' General Hospital. Now residents at the hospital, the doctors and ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Pinson, Jon Lindstrom, Lynn Herring, Jay Pickett

Votes: 408

27. All My Children (2013– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Continuation of the ABC soap opera All My Children, which ran from 1970 until 2011.

Stars: Julia Barr, Ryan Bittle, Lindsay Hartley, Vincent Irizarry

Votes: 302



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