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1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 64,430

2. Charlotte's Web (2006)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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68 Metascore

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 34,533 | Gross: $82.99M

3. Charlotte's Web (1973)

G | 94 min | Animation, Family, Musical

6.9
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A gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter for dinner food.

Directors: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde, Rex Allen

Votes: 15,825 | Gross: $5.23M

4. The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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The life of an adventurous family, from the point of view of an 11-year-old girl gifted with animal language.

Stars: Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry, Danielle Harris

Votes: 11,791

5. The Waltons (1971–1981)

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

7.6
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The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II.

Stars: Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott, Judy Norton

Votes: 5,097

6. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time 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: 2,998

7. Spencer's Mountain (1963)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.1
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Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur, Donald Crisp

Votes: 2,253

8. The Invaders (1967–1968)

51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Max Kleven, William Windom

Votes: 2,220

9. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.4
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains.

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 2,174

10. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Hunt (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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Upon returning from a coon hunt, Hyder Simpson discovers that no one can see or hear him because he has passed on.

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Arthur Hunnicutt, Jeanette Nolan, Robert Foulk, Dexter Dupont

Votes: 1,617

11. The Education of Little Tree (1997)

PG | 112 min | Drama

7.2
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Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Friedenberg | Stars: James Cromwell, Joseph Ashton, Tantoo Cardinal, Mika Boorem

Votes: 1,477 | Gross: $0.12M

12. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Stopover in a Quiet Town (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.3
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A hung-over couple awaken to find themselves not only in a strange house, but in a deserted town, where nothing is as it should be.

Director: Ron Winston | Stars: Barry Nelson, Nancy Malone, Denise Lynn, Karen Norris

Votes: 1,433

13. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A Piano in the House (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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Sadistic and hated theater critic Fitzgerald Fortune buys a player piano that has the power to reveal the souls of all who hear it.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Barry Morse, Joan Hackett, Don Durant, Muriel Landers

Votes: 1,333

14. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Bewitchin' Pool (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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Two children escape their bickering parents through a portal in the bottom of their swimming pool to a magical land watched over by a kindly old woman the children call Aunt T.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Mary Badham, Dee Hartford, Tod Andrews, Jeffrey Byron

Votes: 1,269

15. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Ring-A-Ding Girl (1963)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.9
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Movie star Bunny Blake receives a ring from her hometown which is giving her warnings to come home while she flies cross country.

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Maggie McNamara, Mary Munday, David Macklin, George Mitchell

Votes: 1,145

16. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Black Leather Jackets (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Three leather jacket wearing, motorcycle riding men invade a peaceful neighborhood.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Lee Kinsolving, Shelley Fabares, Michael Forest, Denver Pyle

Votes: 1,053

17. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: You Drive (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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After being involved with a hit-and-run accident, which resulted in killing a child, Mr Oliver Pope's haunted by his car.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Edward Andrews, Helen Westcott, Kevin Hagen, Totty Ames

Votes: 1,026

18. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Jess-Belle (1963)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.3
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Appalachian beauty Jess-Belle can't bear to lose the object of her passion to the local rich girl, so she turns to the local witch for aid. The results bring unexpected and tragic consequences.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Anne Francis, James Best, Laura Devon, Jeanette Nolan

Votes: 1,021

19. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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On Christmas Eve 1933, the Waltons prepare for the holiday. However, John Walton, who was forced to take work in another part of the state, has not returned home yet, and his family are becoming increasingly worried.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Patricia Neal, Richard Thomas, Edgar Bergen, Ellen Corby

Votes: 778

20. Night Visions (2001– )

43 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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Night Visions is an anthology series similar to The Twilight Zone - some tales are supernatural, others are just commentaries on twisted human nature. Each hour episode is made up of two half-hour episodes aired back-to-back.

Stars: Henry Rollins, Emily Holmes, Dion Luther, Ty Olsson

Votes: 766

21. Palm Springs Weekend (1963)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Set in Palm Springs, California during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Ty Hardin, Stefanie Powers

Votes: 763

22. Where the Lilies Bloom (1974)

G | 98 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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A family of Appalachian children live together in the backwoods so that they can stay together after the death of their widower father.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Julie Gholson, Jan Smithers, Matthew Burrill, Helen Harmon

Votes: 568

23. Nanny and the Professor (1970–1971)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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Ever-cheerful Nanny helps the Everett family with her subtly magical abilities, such as seemingly reading minds, seeing the future or making fortunate coincidences happen.

Stars: Juliet Mills, Richard Long, David Doremus, Trent Lehman

Votes: 566

24. The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

8.2
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The Walton family is preparing for Christmas in the early 1930s. It's Christmas eve and they are waiting for father Walton to come home from his job in the city some 50 miles away. Since he... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Patricia Neal, Richard Thomas, Edgar Bergen, Ellen Corby

Votes: 561

25. Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1993–1996)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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Based on Banjo Paterson's poem "Man From Snowy River", this series takes place in Paterson's Ridge, a small town set in the mountains near Melbourne, during the late 19th century. It tells ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Clarke, Brett Climo, Guy Pearce, Sheryl Munks

Votes: 532

26. Heidi (1968 TV Movie)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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Swiss orphan Heidi's (Jennifer Edwards') Aunt Dete (Miriam Spoerri) leaves her in her grumpy grandfather's (Sir Michael Redgrave's) care up in the Alps, where she also meets young goatherd Peter (John Moulder-Brown).

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Jennifer Edwards, Michael Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, Jean Simmons

Votes: 529

27. Gentle Ben (1967–1969)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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The adventures in the Florida Everglades of a game warden, Tom Wedloe, his wife Ellen, their son Mark, and Mark's tame bear Ben.

Stars: Dennis Weaver, Clint Howard, Beth Brickell, Bruno The Bear

Votes: 524

28. Falcon Crest (2018)

120 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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It is about the impossible love of the young people of the two families who have hostility among themselves.

Stars: Zerrin Tekindor, Ebru Özkan, Boran Kuzum, Aybüke Pusat

Votes: 317

29. The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.2
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After experiencing several stressful situations within a short time --including the failure of the family business and the loss of her mother-- Janet Broderick becomes ill. Falling into a ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury, Polly Holliday, Joe Warren

Votes: 275

30. A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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In November 1963, the Walton siblings and their families return to Walton's Mountain for Thanksgiving, including John-Boy and his new fiancée Janet. Several days later, they receive tragic news that President Kennedy had been assassinated.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 241

31. A Walton Easter (1997 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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In 1969, John-Boy is a TV news anchorperson in New York and he is in the throes of writing a new book. He and a very pregnant Janet are making plans to return to Walton's Mountain for the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Corcoran | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Jon Walmsley

Votes: 184

32. A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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Most of the Waltons have split up in the days approaching Thanksgiving 1947. But most of the family begins to arrive at Walton's Mountain begging with John-Boy recovering from a case of ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Ralph Waite, Jon Walmsley, Judy Norton, Mary Beth McDonough

Votes: 175

33. A Walton Wedding (1995 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

7.0
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In 1964, John-Boy Walton is planning his wedding to Janet Gilchrist, the editor of a New York fashion magazine and the daughter of a diplomat. The two of them plan a small wedding and he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Jon Walmsley

Votes: 162

34. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Foundling (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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The family takes in a deaf girl who was abandoned by her mother.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 150

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: 147

36. Apple's Way (1974–1975)

60 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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The Apple family adjusts to life in a small Iowa town.

Stars: Ronny Cox, Frances Lee McCain, Malcolm Atterbury, Vincent Van Patten

Votes: 146

37. A Wedding on Walton's Mountain (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.8
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Erin Walton is considering marrying her boyfriend Paul but her old boyfriend Ashley, who left for the war and married someone else, lived through his wife's death and would like to get Erin... See full summary »

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Ralph Waite, Jon Walmsley, Judy Norton, Mary Beth McDonough

Votes: 134

38. Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

7.4
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Mary Ellen marries Jonesy but they don't exactly have a good start. While on their honeymoon, she suffers an accident that leaves her unable to bear children. She then shuts everyone, even ... See full summary »

Director: Gwen Arner | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Jon Walmsley, Judy Norton

Votes: 123

39. A Mother's Gift (1995 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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A singer and her husband leave their home in their frontier town for Pioneer life in the West but realizes that life in the west is hard on their marriage and her dreams.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Nancy McKeon, Adrian Pasdar, Lucy Deakins, Jeremy London

Votes: 116

40. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Pony Cart (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.2
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Martha Corrine, Grandpa's sister in law, comes to the mountain to visit. She helps Ben build a pony cart.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 113

41. 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: 108

42. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Carnival (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.8
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Four carnival performers are stranded after the carnival leaves Walton's Mountain, so they stay with the Waltons while they try to get back home.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 101

43. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Sinner (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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Reverend Mathew Fordwick arrives in Walton's Mountain, but his credibility is tarnished even before his first service after drinking "the recipe" at an afternoon with the Baldwin sisters.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 100

44. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: An Easter Story (1973)

TV-G | 101 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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When Olivia is stricken with polio, John-Boy refuses to accept the doctor's prognosis that she may never walk again.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 97

45. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Calf (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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The children are upset when their father sells a newborn calf to another farmer who intends to slaughter it for beef.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 97

46. It's a Man's World (1962– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Wes and Tom-Tom are friends going to college and with musician Vern share a houseboat. Wes also watches out for his younger brother Howie and the four of them deal with girls, jobs, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Corbett, Ted Bessell, Michael Burns, Randy Boone

Votes: 95

47. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Literary Man (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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A writer comes to Walton's Mountain and impresses John-Boy with his tales of literary connections and accomplishments.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 94

48. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Boy from the CCC (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.5
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A cynical New York teenager ends up staying on Walton's Mountain.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 92

49. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Dust Bowl Cousins (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.8
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Cousins from Kansas come to visit while they await news of possible employment in Newport News.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 92

50. The Invaders (1967–1968)
Episode: The Watchers (1967)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Paul Cook's an electronics expert with an aversion to people. He's also the man several generals are coming to meet with, because he can analyse the nation's defences and suggest ways to ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Shirley Knight, Kevin McCarthy, Leonard Stone

Votes: 92



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