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1. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Love's Labor Lost (1995)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Romance

Dr. Benton has to deal with the aftermath of his mother's fall and crosses the line with the surgical attending when he insists on scrubbing in for her operation. Dr. Greene deals with Jodi... See full summary »

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle

Votes: 867

2. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Felina (2013)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walter White makes one last attempt to secure his family's future, while also visiting some old enemies, during his final return to Albuquerque.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 79,566

3. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Face Off (2011)

TV-14 | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse is brought to the FBI for questioning on his knowledge of ricin. In a last effort to kill Gus, Walt must ask for help from an old enemy.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 37,404

4. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Ab Aeterno (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The mysteries behind Richard Alpert's arrival to the island, his immortality, and his alliance with Jacob are revealed--plus more details about the purpose of the island and the relationship between Jacob and the smoke monster.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 5,273

5. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Contest (1992)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

George's mother throws her back out when she falls down after catching George performing a personal act; the gang partakes in a contest of self-denial.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 4,502

6. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )
Episode: The Car Pool Lane (2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Larry scrambles to find tickets to a very promising Dodger game. But before he can go, he has to take care of a few things first. The duties include getting out of jury duty, driving a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Shelley Berman

Votes: 1,108

7. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Final Grades (2006)

TV-MA | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In the Season Four finale, the bodies from the vacants pile up while Burrell offers his support to Daniels and admonishes Rawls for crossing him. A distraught Bubbles finds himself at his wit's end after his revenge plan backfires.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 3,189

8. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Job Switching (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After Ricky and Fred get upset about the girls' spending, Lucy and Ethel go to work in a candy factory while the boys do the housework.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 448

9. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Eye of the Beholder (1960)

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

A young woman lying in a hospital bed, her head wrapped in bandages, awaits the outcome of a surgical procedure performed by the State in a last-ditch attempt to make her look "normal."

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Maxine Stuart, William D. Gordon, Jennifer Howard, George Keymas

Votes: 3,682

10. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (2002)

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

After being falsely informed his daughter has been killed, the enraged Jack Bauer goes to the dock to kill the Drazens whilst the traitor at CTU tries to make a quick escape.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Leslie Hope, Sarah Clarke, Elisha Cuthbert

Votes: 1,832

11. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Merv Griffin Show (1997)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

George runs over a flock of pigeons. Jerry's girlfriend has a vintage toy collection she won't let him touch. A new co-worker is freaking Elaine out. Kramer rebuilds the set of "The Merv Griffin Show" in his apartment.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 2,302

12. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977)
Episode: Chuckles Bites the Dust (1975)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Mary thinks that the death of Chuckles the Clown is nothing to laugh about--until she attends the funeral.

Director: Joan Darling | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight

Votes: 288

14. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Home from the Sea (1983)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

It is July 4th and Magnum is off the coast on his surf ski when a speed boat shoots past him throwing TM into the water and the surf ski drifts away.

Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 266

15. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)
Episode: Hearts and Souls (1998)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sipowicz helps his ex-wife deal with a drunk-driving violation. Simone's body rapidly succumbs to infection in the wake of his heart transplant.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Jimmy Smits, Dennis Franz, James McDaniel, Kim Delaney

Votes: 162

16. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Everyone's Waiting (2005)

TV-MA | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay. Nate is convinced she won't make it and insists that he can't ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 6,876

17. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Confession (1991)

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

Sgt. Greevey is murdered and an angry Det. Logan pressures a confession out of the killer. Prosecutors struggle to allow the confession to be used in court.

Director: Fred Gerber | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 215

18. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Hell and High Water (1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Doug saves a kid who's stuck in a flooded culvert and becomes a local hero when a TV helicopter films part of the rescue operation.

Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle

Votes: 748

19. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The Constant (2008)

TV-14 | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

During the helicopter ride to the ship, Desmond's consciousness begins jumping back and forth between present day 2004 and 1996. He is forced to find Daniel Faraday in 1996 in order to get answers and stop the jumps.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Jeremy Davies, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 9,600

20. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: To Serve Man (1962)

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

An alien race comes to Earth, promising peace and sharing technology. A linguist and his team set out to translate the aliens' language, using a book whose title they deduce is "To Serve Man".

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Lloyd Bochner, Susan Cummings, Richard Kiel, Hardie Albright

Votes: 3,217

21. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)
Episode: Three Men and Adena (1993)

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

Bayliss has a new clue on his primary case and with Frank they interrogate a suspect who they believe to be the murderer of Adena

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Daniel Baldwin, Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Clark Johnson

Votes: 301

22. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Best of Both Worlds (1990)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Responding to a distress call on one of the Federation's outer-most colonies, the Enterprise arrives...only to find a big hole in the ground where the town used to be, and discovers the Borg are behind the attack.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 3,469

23. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)
Episode: The Subway (1997)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A man is pinned by a train in a subway station, producing a mortal wound that is temporarily suppressed by his situation, the Homicide detectives must determine if the incident was an accident or deliberate.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Reed Diamond, Peter Gerety

Votes: 331

24. Get Smart (1965–1970)
Episode: My Nephew the Spy (1965)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Max's Aunt and Uncle help stop a KAOS communication center disguised as a shoe store.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Conrad Janis, Charles Lane

Votes: 148

25. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Chinese Restaurant (1991)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

Jerry, Elaine and George stop for a quick Chinese dinner before seeing "Plan 9 From Outer Space," but circumstances at the eatery make them miss the movie.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 2,403

26. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Through the Looking Glass (2007)

TV-14 | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Jack and the survivors wait for Charlie to turn off The Others' signal-jamming device, not knowing that he has been captured at the Looking Glass station. In addition, Sayid, Jin and Bernard are captured after The Others invade the camp.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin, Michael Emerson

Votes: 9,173

27. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Ozymandias (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt goes on the run. Jesse is taken hostage. Marie convinces Skyler to tell Walter, Jr. the truth.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 110,214

28. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Salud (2011)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse, Gus, and Mike fly down to Mexico, and Jesse cooks the blue meth for the cartel. Walt misses his son's 16th birthday after his fight with Jesse.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 17,319

29. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Soup Nazi (1995)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

A soup stand owner obsesses about his customers' ordering procedure, but his soup is so good that people line up down the block for it anyway.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 3,836

30. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Aftershock (1996)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After witnessing an inmate's execution, McCoy, Kincaid, Briscoe, and Curtis react in different and extreme ways.

Director: Martha Mitchell | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

Votes: 458

31. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (1996)

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

Scully recounts the investigation of an alleged UFO encounter for the famous quirky author Jose Chung's latest novel. The case gives a whole new meaning to the term Rashomon effect. Chung later returns in Millennium: Jose Chung's 'Doomsday Defense' (1997).

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Charles Nelson Reilly, William Lucking

Votes: 4,352

32. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. (2006)

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

Jack Bauer works with Martha Logan to get a confession out of President Logan and an old antagonist returns to settle a score with Jack.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 1,101

33. Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967–1968)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young boy aids in the fight against a mechanized terrorist organization as the sole controller of a prototype giant robot.

Stars: Mitsunobu Kaneko, Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama, Kôichi Chiba, Akio Itô

Votes: 471

34. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
Episode: Goodbye (1990)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Kevin's grades in Mr Collin's Math class are not that good. After talking to Kevin, Mr Collins suggests that he could give him extra lessons to help him on the upcoming test. Kevin seems to... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Olivia d'Abo

Votes: 424

35. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer's Phobia (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After Marge befriends John, a gay store owner, Homer worries that his presence will have a negative effect on Bart's sexuality.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,454

36. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: 24 Hours (1994)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

The pilot for the popular TV series is set during 24 frantic hours in the lives of a group of doctors, nurses, and staff members of a busy emergency room at a Chicago hospital. They deal ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Sherry Stringfield

Votes: 1,793

37. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (1983)

TV-PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

In the closing days of the Korean War, the staff of the 4077 M*A*S*H Unit find themselves facing irrevocable changes in their lives.

Director: Alan Alda | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit

Votes: 3,021

38. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Two Cathedrals (2001)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

As the Haitian army continues their seizure of the American embassy there, Bartlet and the staff prepare for the announcement that Bartlet has M.S. and the President must decide whether or ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 2,139

39. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Middle Ground (2004)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The wire begins to yield information about the Barksdale organization. Stringer and Avon reminisce on how far they have come. McNulty finds the way to a key piece of the puzzle in an ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 3,458

40. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (2006)

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

The Russian and US Presidents are set to sign an anti-terror treaty when assassinations rock Los Angeles, a call from a distressed Chloe forces Jack into action and President Logan's wife believes there may be a conspiracy.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

Votes: 1,201

41. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Clarifications (2008)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Baltimore's renewed police commitment brings fresh recruits to Daniels and McNulty, starting with Carver. Facing a new political challenge, Carcetti is forced to make dangerous political deals.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Dominic West, Reg E. Cathey, John Doman, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 2,205

42. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Hamptons (1994)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

The gang goes to the Hamptons for the weekend to visit Elaine's friends' new baby.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 2,365

43. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A Stop at Willoughby (1960)

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

Tired of his miserable job and wife, a businessman starts dreaming on the train each night, about an old, idyllic town called Willoughby. Soon he has to know whether the town is real and fancies the thought of seeking refuge there.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Rod Serling, James Daly, Howard Smith, Patricia Donahue

Votes: 2,912

44. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

The guys run into Reverend Jim and try to get him a job, but first they have to convince Louie to hire him and help him pass the exam.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 203