TV Episode, Biography (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Man in Space (1955)

51 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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With a combination of documentary footage and animation, the science and history of rockets, and the effects of space travel on man are illustrated.

Director: Ward Kimball | Stars: Dick Tufeld, Walt Disney, Heinz Haber, Ward Kimball

Votes: 108

2. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Fourth Anniversary Show (1957)

60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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The first half of this episode, in which Walt celebrates four years on TV, is about how Sergei Prokofieff's composition "Peter and the Wolf", which he played for Walt, convinced him to make... See full summary »

Directors: Hamilton Luske, Sidney Miller, Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Walt Disney, Sharon Baird, Bobby Burgess, Lonnie Burr

Votes: 31

3. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart (1961)

90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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A 16-week course in horsemanship has a group of students learning the finer points of sportsmanship, jumping, horsecare, dressage and riding to hounds under stern and exacting teachers.

Director: William Fairchild | Stars: Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Janet Munro, Tony Britton

Votes: 87

4. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (1963)

129 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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Dr. Syn, a country priest leads a rebel band against the King's naval press gangs. Press gangs (impressment) roam the country side beating young men into submission or unconsciousness, ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 582

5. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Escapade in Florence: Part 1 (1962)

60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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Director: Steve Previn | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Nino Castelnuovo, Clelia Matania

Votes: 70

6. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Golden Horseshoe Revue (1962)

48 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

9.0
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The 10,000th performance of Disneyland's venerable "Golden Horseshoe Revue," featuring special guest stars.

Director: Ron Miller | Stars: Annette Funicello, Gene Sheldon, Wally Boag, Betty Taylor

Votes: 38

7. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Mooncussers: Graveyard of Ships (1962)

85 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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A young boy discovers the existence of a group called the Mooncussers - a gang of pirates that work at night and sends out false homing signals to ships at sea; the ships then crash on the shore, where they are looted by the gang.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Oskar Homolka, Kevin Corcoran, Robert Emhardt, Rian Garrick

Votes: 46

8. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Prince and the Pauper: The Pauper King (1962)

50 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.9
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In London of 1537, two boys resembling each other meet accidentally and exchange "roles" for a short while. After many adventures, the prince regains his rightful identity and graciously makes his "twin" a ward of the court.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Guy Williams, Laurence Naismith, Donald Houston, Sean Scully

Votes: 189

9. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Sammy, the Way-Out Seal: Part 1 (1962)

89 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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Disney film about two young brothers who secretly bring home a seal from their summer vacation and try to hide it from Mom and Dad. Havoc ensues as Sammy's antics disrupt the quiet town of ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Jack Carson, Robert Culp, Patricia Barry, Elisabeth Fraser

Votes: 147

10. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Horse Without a Head: The 100,000,000 Franc Train Robbery (1963)

89 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.9
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A group of French slum children who share only one toy -- a headless wooden horse on wheels -- foil a robbery when a thief stashes the key to his hiding place inside the horse. Made in ... See full synopsis »

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Herbert Lom, Leo McKern, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 118

11. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Johnny Shiloh: Part 1 (1963)

60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.5
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Based on real life "boy solider" Johnny Clem, a young boy joins the Union Army against the wishes of his father and fellow soldiers.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Brian Keith, Kevin Corcoran, Darryl Hickman, Skip Homeier

Votes: 133

12. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Little Dog Lost (1963)

60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.8
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The story of Candy, a little Welsh Corgi, who's raised by his family from a little puppy. But when he's grown up, he gets lost, has adventures, and learns to herd cattle before he's ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Perkins | Stars: Winston Hibler, Hollis Black, Margaret Gerrity, Grace Bauer

Votes: 34

13. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Waltz King: Part 1 (1963)

95 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Director: Steve Previn | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Brian Aherne, Senta Berger, Peter Kraus

Votes: 29

14. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Ballad of Hector the Stowaway Dog: Where the Heck Is Hector? (1964)

120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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Aboard the merchant ship Simaloer, Mr Danzer and his circus troupe travelling to Lisbon. Mr Danzer needs badly new attractions for modest circus, and notices Hector, an airdale dog that is ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Walter Gotell, Edmund Hashim, Ed McCready, Eric Pohlmann

Votes: 16

15. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Tenderfoot: Part 3 (1964)

60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Directors: Robert L. Friend, Byron Paul | Stars: Brian Keith, Brandon De Wilde, James Whitmore, Richard Long

Votes: 22

16. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Ballerina: Part 1 (1966)

60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A rare and vivid look at the kind of work, devotion and hardship that makes a star on the ballet stage is dramatically presented in Ballerina. A young girl (Mette Hønningen) seeks to ... See full synopsis »

Director: Norman Campbell | Stars: Mette Hønningen, Kirsten Simone, Astrid Villaume, Poul Reichhardt

Votes: 29

17. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Willie and the Yank: The Mosby Raiders (1967)

79 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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Willie, a fifteen year old soldier, accidentally shoots an officer and runs off. After several adventures he ends up as a scout for the Conderate Mosby's Raiders.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: James MacArthur, Nick Adams, Jack Ging, Kurt Russell

Votes: 54

18. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: A Boy Called Nuthin': Part 1 (1967)

87 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.7
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Richie Caldwell leaves Chicago to live with his uncle in the untamed West and finds he has much to learn. His uncle is cantankerous and not pleased with being saddled with a 12 year-old boy who has few survival skills.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Ron Howard, Richard Bakalyan, Donna Butterworth, Rafael Campos

Votes: 18

19. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Dante's Inferno (1967)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.6
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A movie about jealousy, and the complex and painful relationship between Rossetti and his sickly wife, Elizabeth. They are members of the upper-crust layer of society, bourgeois painters, ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Oliver Reed, Judith Paris, Andrew Faulds, Izabella Telezynska

Votes: 385

20. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968)

42 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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A university professor, confident that everything which occurs in life has a rational explanation, finds his beliefs severely challenged when, during a vacation to a remote coastal village ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Michael Hordern, Ambrose Coghill, George Woodbridge, Nora Gordon

Votes: 890

21. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Song of Summer (1968)

74 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.3
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Traces last 5 years of the life of Frederick Delius through the eyes of a young composer called Eric Fenby.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Max Adrian, Maureen Pryor, Christopher Gable, David Collings

Votes: 314

22. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: My Dog, the Thief: Part 1 (1969)

88 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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An air-traffic reporter discovers that his partner--a St. Bernard dog--has accidentally swiped a priceless necklace from a jewel-smuggling gang.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Mary Ann Mobley, Elsa Lanchester, Joe Flynn

Votes: 77

23. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Boy Who Stole the Elephant: Part 1 (1970)

60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.3
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A boy working in a struggling circus troupe develops a great rapport with an elephant on loan from a more successful circus. When he learns that his boss has just bet the elephant in a card... See full summary »

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: David Wayne, June Havoc, Dabbs Greer, Parley Baer

Votes: 22

24. Solo (1970– )
Episode: Roy Dotrice as Anton Chekhov (1970)

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Director: Joan Craft | Star: Roy Dotrice

25. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Dance of the Seven Veils (1970)

59 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.3
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An imaginary portrait of composer Richard Strauss.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Christopher Gable, Judith Paris, Kenneth Colley, Vladek Sheybal

Votes: 62

26. Biography (1970– )
Episode: Danton (1970)

Biography

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Director: John Davies | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Alan Dobie, Michael Robbins, Clifford Cox

Votes: 10

27. Solo (1970– )
Episode: A Selection from E.E. Cummings (1970)

Biography

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Director: James Cellan Jones | Star: Alec Guinness

Votes: 13

28. Solo (1970– )
Episode: Ian McKellen as John Keats (1970)

Biography

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Director: Joan Craft | Star: Ian McKellen

Votes: 9

29. Biography (1970– )
Episode: A King and His Keeper (1970)

Biography

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King Charles I takes refuge on an island, with whose governor he has an awkward relationship.

Director: Roderick Graham | Stars: Alan Badel, Robin Ellis, Peter Cellier, Michael Deacon

30. Solo (1970– )
Episode: Jeremy Brett as Byron (1970)

Biography

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Director: William Slater | Star: Jeremy Brett

Votes: 5

31. Solo (1970– )
Episode: Eric Porter as Leo Tolstoy (1970)

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Director: Joan Craft | Star: Eric Porter

32. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Wacky Zoo of Morgan City: Part 1 (1970)

60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.2
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Mayor Philbrick is trying to help Maggie Hargrove push through a proposed art museum...which will be built where the zoo currently exists. To help the zoo fail, Philbrick assigns Mitch ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Joe Flynn, Cecil Kellaway, Wally Cox

Votes: 22

33. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Find Me (1974)

Documentary, Biography, Music

6.9
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Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Sheila Allen, David Collings, Charlotte Cornwell

Votes: 7

34. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Child of Glass (1978)

93 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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A boy continues to see a ghost of a Creole girl and he has to help her solve a riddle...otherwise he might be haunted for the rest of his life!

Director: John Erman | Stars: Barbara Barrie, Biff McGuire, Anthony Zerbe, Nina Foch

Votes: 414

35. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Adventures of Pollyanna (1982)

90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.7
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Pollyanna comes to stay with her aunt, Polly Harrington, the most powerful woman in the town of Harrington. Aunt Polly wants her to concentrate on her studies but Pollyanna would rather ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Shirley Jones, Patsy Kensit, Edward Winter, Beverly Archer

Votes: 21

36. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang (1982)

Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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A remake to the 1975 feature film. Donavan arrives in town and soon finds he is the legal guardian to two kids Clovis and Celia. He tries to decline but the sheriff insists.....

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Judith Baldwin, Ed Begley Jr., Alice Borden, Tom Bower

Votes: 25

37. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Walt Disney: One Man's Dream (1981)

120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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Various entertainers and artists look at how Walt Disney influenced these areas through his work in a variety of fields.

Directors: Phil May, Dwight Hemion, Marty Pasetta | Stars: Charles Aidman, Julie Andrews, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 31

38. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Ask Max (1986)

45 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.9
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A 12-year-old genius, poor Max is a washout socially. To impress his girl friend, he sells the design of his latest invention-a jumping bike-to a major toy company.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Jeff Cohen, Gino De Mauro, Cassie Yates, Ray Walston

Votes: 67

39. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The B.R.A.T. Patrol (1986)

95 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.8
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A group of military brats uncovers a plot to steal base equipment.

Director: Mollie Miller | Stars: Sean Astin, Tim Thomerson, Jason Presson, Joe Wright

Votes: 364

40. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Casebusters (1986)

Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.8
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A brother and sister (Noah Hathaway, Virginia Keehne) are amateur sleuths who help their grandfather (Pat Hingle) run a security business. While digging around on their own, they ... See full summary »

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Pat Hingle, Noah Hathaway, Virginya Keehne, Gary Riley

Votes: 61

41. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Directed by William Wyler (1986)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.9
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A tribute to director William Wyler consisting of interviews and excerpts from his many classic films.

Director: Aviva Slesin | Stars: A. Scott Berg, Bette Davis, Samantha Eggar, Greer Garson

Votes: 372

42. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: A Fighting Choice (1986)

100 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.7
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Bright teenager afflicted with epilepsy sues his parents for the right to have "split brain" surgery in order to cure his seizures.

Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Beau Bridges, Karen Valentine, Patrick Dempsey, Frances Lee McCain

Votes: 65

43. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Girl Who Spelled Freedom (1986)

90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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A Cambodian family is given sponsored immigration to the United States where one daughter becomes a spelling bee champion.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Wayne Rogers, Mary Kay Place, Kieu Chinh, Kathleen Sisk

Votes: 181

44. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Help Wanted: Kids (1986)

100 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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When the Burkes loose their jobs in New York, they have to move to Arizona, where Tom has an job-offer in the management of a small company for children's clothing. Unfortunately Tom's new ... See full summary »

Director: David Greenwalt | Stars: Cindy Williams, Bill Hudson, Chad Allen, Hillary Wolf

Votes: 110

45. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Hero in the Family (1986)

120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.3
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A teenage son of an astronaut tries to help his father after he and a chimpanzee switch brains as the result of a space flight mis-hap in which the boy must protect the "chimp" in which his... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Christopher Collet, Cliff De Young, Annabeth Gish, Darleen Carr

Votes: 68

46. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: I-Man (1986)

96 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.1
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When a man is exposed to an alien gas, he acquires the ability to heal instantly and survive any injury or toxin.

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Scott Bakula, Ellen Bry, Joey Cramer, John Bloom

Votes: 250

47. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Isaac in America: A Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer (1987)

58 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Director: Amram Nowak | Star: Judd Hirsch

Votes: 56

48. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: The Leftovers (1986)

100 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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A close-knit group of orphans and their father-figure, Max, try to keep their home from being shut down. Helping them out are a single mom and the elderly butler from Max's aunt's mansion, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Pamela Adlon, Andrea Barber, Bernadette Birkett, Matthew Brooks

Votes: 93

49. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Little Spies (1986)

120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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When a runaway stray dog is rescued by the local neighborhood kids, they discover a nearby gang is involved.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Robert Costanzo, Peter Smith, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 166

50. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Mr. Boogedy (1986)

46 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.5
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A novelty-salesman moves his family into a new house. Initially dismissing incidents as more of their father's practical jokes, the family soon learns that the house is haunted by people who lived in the house 300 years previously.

Director: Oz Scott | Stars: Richard Masur, Mimi Kennedy, Benji Gregory, David Faustino

Votes: 1,038


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