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List Rules Vote up your favorite cult shows that aired in the '60s

These are the best 1960s cult TV series, ranked from best to worst by your votes. It's hard to put your finger on what made a show a great 1960s cult TV series. Some of the best 60s cult TV shows were all time classic sci-fi shows, and others gained cult status through never before seen, genre-bending plot lines. One thing is for sure, the top 1960s cult TV series have very loyal fans.

What are some of the shows that appear on this best 1960s cult TV series list? The original Star Trek series is the epitome of a great 60s cult show. Viewers have went on to follow this series through many incarnations, but nothing beats the original. The Avengers is another good cult TV show that aired in the 1960s.

Ernie Kovacs' unique approach to comedy helped The Ernie Kovacs Show to develop a cult following. Other good shows that appear on this top 1960s cult TV series list include The Twilight Zone, Doctor Who and The Prisoner.

Which 60s cult TV series is your favorite? Vote the best shows up to the top of this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1960s Cult TV Series
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The Twilight Zone


The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, ...more

Actors: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

Premiered: 1959

Number of Seasons: 5

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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1960s Cult TV Series
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Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of Star Trek: The Original Series to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began. The show ...more

Actors: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Premiered: 1966

Number of Seasons: 3

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#20 on The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series

#35 on The TV Shows with the Best Writing

#33 on The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time

#28 on The Best TV Shows to Rewatch

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1960s Cult TV Series
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The Avengers


The Avengers is a spy-fi British television series created in the 1960s. The Avengers initially focused on Dr. David Keel and his assistant John Steed. Hendry left after the first series and Steed became the main character, partnered with a succession of assistants. Steed's most famous assistants ...more

Actors: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman

Premiered: 1961

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#52 on The Best Cult TV Shows of All Time

#3 on The Very Best British Sci Fi Shows, Ranked

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The Prisoner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1960s Cult TV Series
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The Prisoner


The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in the United Kingdom from 29 September 1967 to 1 February 1968. Starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan, it combined spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory, and psychological drama. The series follows a ...more

Actors: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick

Premiered: 1967

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