IMDB's ~350 Top viewer-rated TV movies, 1950-2010

The titles in this list's default display would be ordered by rating, but IMDB only allows me to do that by means of an extremely tedious drag-and-drop or manual number input function. I therefore recommend selecting "IMDB rating" in the drop-down box next to the "sort by" option, and choosing the third "View" icon if you wish to to browse this list in a manner similar to the IMDB's "Top 250".

About this list:

This list was created in August 2011 to recognize exceptional original movies made with the typically smaller budgets of TV.

1. Movies made by the BBC and basic cable networks such as Lifetime are included, but I've attempted to exclude movies from premium-channel "pay extra" big-budget networks, such as HBO and Showtime. An exception to this is if the film was produced (entirely or partially) by a premium network, but originally aired on a non-premium network first or simultaneously.

2. Stage performances, theater, stand-up comedy acts, and reality TV series-based productions are excluded. Theatre-stylized productions are included, but not video recordings of actual theatrical/stage performances. Thus, movies like Ingmar Bergman's Trollflöjten, which was filmed in a theatrical style, are included on the list.

3. Each film on this list has (or had at the time it was added) a minimum rating of 7.5, with a minimum of around 100 votes. (A few movies with nearly 100 votes are included, if the film had a sufficiently high score and each additional vote to that point wouldn't lower it significantly, even if those new votes were all 1s.)

4. Two-part movies are included, but mini-series are not. The running time for list-eligible movies is thus limited to 240 minutes for a single production.

5. Movies without a running time of at least 70 minutes (minus commercials) are excluded. This means that several, but not all, children's and comedy specials which the IMDB refers to as "TV Movies" are excluded.

6. Titles included on this list should stand alone as movies. Because of this, sequels which would otherwise appear on the list are likely excluded if the movies which they're sequels of didn't make the list, for whatever reason (e.g. a viewer rating below 7.5). In this same vein, movies which introduce a TV series are included, but not vice-versa. This may preclude movies based on TV series which require knowledge of a series' characters/story arc/etc in order to be understood, or continuations of a season's story arc in "special episode" extra-long "movie" form.

7. This list goes back as far as 1950. Because this list was created to highlight original, contemporary works, screenplays based on plays or novels published prior to 1945 are excluded. Thus, many adapted versions of The 3 Musketeers, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Charles Dickens novels, Jane Austen novels, Thomas Hardy novels, Daniel Defoe novels, Shakespeare plays, etc etc are excluded. But there are exceptions to this: If a production based on a work which debuted prior to 1945 is re-imagined into an original work (e.g. classic works re-imagined as musicals, or adapted into a modern-day/future setting, or a different cultural setting, or a work intended for an adult audience is produced as an animated movie), then it's eligible for inclusion. Another exception to the pre-1945 rule is if the work is based on folk tales/folklore/unknown original authors. Thus, some versions of Cinderella are included.

8. Docudramas and mockumentaries are included, but very few documentaries; the reason being that made-for-TV movie-length "pure" documentaries aren't listed by the IMDB as "TV Movies" by "type" the way that other films here are, making such titles much more difficult to compile.

The aforementioned exclusions do not mean that the excluded movies are not to be regarded as wortwhile viewing. But they should have their own lists. E.g. "Best made-for-TV adaptations of literary classics".

It's sometimes unclear from the information available on the movie's page if the production is a play adapted for TV or just a recorded theater performance. Sometimes the run time of the film isn't listed. Sometimes I just overlook stuff. If anyone sees a title on the list which according to the aforementioned guidelines shouldn't be included, then please let me know by leaving a comment. Thanks!
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1.
The Girl Most Likely to... (1973 TV Movie)
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An ugly girl undergoes plastic surgery and becomes beautiful. She then takes revenge on all the people who mistreated her when she was ugly. (64 mins.)
Director: Lee Philips
 
2.
Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons. (90 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
3.
Bill: On His Own (1983 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Bill Sackter struggles to cope after his best friend and guardian, Barry Morrow and his wife Beverly move away... (96 mins.)
Director: Anthony Page
 
4.
Sybil (1976 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed 16 different personalities. (198 mins.)
 
5.
Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying. (73 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
 
6.
Looking for Miracles (1989 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Sixteen-year-old Ryan Delaney has won a scholarship, but it's not a full one, so he needs a summer job to pay for his university expenses... (103 mins.)
Director: Kevin Sullivan
 
7.
Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys (2008 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
It has been one year since the boys have become rich. Julian decided to keep the money safe, but when it comes time for everyone to get their share, the money is lost forever. (60 mins.)
 
8.
A Girl Named Sooner (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young girl in the hills of Indiana, who had been abandoned by her family and raised by a bootlegging old woman, is taken by the authorities and made the ward of a childless couple. (85 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
9.
Who Is the Black Dahlia? (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Dramatization of an actual homicide investigation. In 1947 Los Angeles, a police detective tries to... (100 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
10.
In This House of Brede (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun. (105 mins.)
Director: George Schaefer
 
11.
Hello, I'm Your Aunt! (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Unemployed and homeless Babbs Baberley (Alexander Kalyagin) is being chased by the police who attempt to arrest him for vagrancy... (98 mins.)
Director: Viktor Titov
 
12.
The Adventures of Buratino (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Screen version of a very popular novel by A. Tolstoy. A wooden boy Buratino tries to find his place in life... (130 mins.)
Director: Leonid Nechaev
 
13.
Love Among the Ruins (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An aging actress is being sued for breach of promise. She hires as her lawyer a man who was an ex-lover and is still in love with her... (100 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
14.
Fear of Fear (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Margot, who lives in a comfortable middle class apartment, fears that she is losing her mind after having had her second child... (88 mins.)
 
15.
The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax. (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos
 
16.
The Naked Civil Servant (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England. (77 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
 
17.
The Magic Flute (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Queen of the Night offers her daughter Pamina to Tamino, but he has to bring her back from her father and priest Sarastro... (135 mins.)
 
18.
Ironiya sudby, ili S legkim parom! (1975 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A group of old friends have a tradition of going to a public bathing house on New Years eve. Incidentally... (192 mins.)
Director: Eldar Ryazanov
 
19.
Noor pensionär (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
One lovely day a young man, a former ballet dancer suddenly finds himself on a pension and begins searching for a new place in life... (80 mins.)
Director: Sulev Nõmmik
 
20.
Bremen Freedom (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A very stylized TV version of the Fassbinder play. The set consists of a few pieces of furniture in... (87 mins.)
 
21.
Blaise Pascal (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Blaise Pascal struggles to understand the natural world around him, in addition to an inner quest for religious faith. (135 mins.)
 
22.
That Certain Summer (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A teenager must deal with his divorced father's homosexuality. (73 mins.)
Director: Lamont Johnson
 
23.
The Judge and Jake Wyler (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A retired lady judge runs a private detective agency, helped by an ex-con and various parolees. (120 mins.)
 
24.
The Glass House (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young guard and a college professor convicted of manslaughter both start their first day in prison. (90 mins.)
Director: Tom Gries
 
25.
The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946, wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past. (75 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
 
26.
The Night Stalker (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An abrasive Las Vegas newspaper reporter investigates a series of murders committed by a vampire. (74 mins.)
 
27.
Duel (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer. (90 mins.)
 
28.
An Early Frost (1985 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young lawyer hasn't told his parents about his homosexuality. Now he must tell them--at a time when the diagnosis was still a death sentence--that he has AIDS. (95 mins.)
Director: John Erman
 
29.
Just a Question of Love (2000 TV Movie)
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After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay. (88 mins.)
Director: Christian Faure
 
30.
Surviving (1985 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Rick is a 17 year old golden boy whose father wants him to became a doctor like himself. Lonnie is a problematic 16 year old girl... (143 mins.)
Director: Waris Hussein
 
31.
I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970's. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home. (180 mins.)
Director: Larry Elikann
 
32.
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death. (170 mins.)
 
33.
Cinderella (1957 TV Special)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The first of three TV versions of the classic fairy tale that featured a Rodgers and Hammerstein score. (90 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
34.
Cinderella (1965 TV Special)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
1965 TV-version of the classic fairy tale, set to a Rodgers and Hammerstein score. (84 mins.)
 
35.
Death of a Salesman (1966 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An abridged award-winning TV adaptation of a famous play about an aging traveling salesman who's on the verge of a nervous breakdown. His job is gone and his family hates him for never being there. He tries mending things with them. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Segal
 
36.
Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant. (100 mins.)
Director: Richard Irving
 
37.
Mehed ei nuta (1968 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A group of sleepless nerds should be taken into sanitarium for hard-therapy. They are taken to a lonely island but no sanitarium is in sight... (80 mins.)
Director: Sulev Nõmmik
 
38.
Run a Crooked Mile (1969 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man witnesses a murder in a secluded mansion. When he reports it, there's no evidence of the murder... (100 mins.)
Director: Gene Levitt
 
39.
Das Millionenspiel (1970 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A candidate in a game show is hunted by three men. He will get a Million DMark, if he survives for a week; the hunters will get the money... (96 mins.)
Director: Tom Toelle
 
40.
Sole Survivor (1970 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
This story is loosely based on the discovery of the B-24 "Liberator" bomber the "Lady Be Good" that was found in the Libyan desert after the crew got lost on their 1st bombing mission to Italy. (100 mins.)
Director: Paul Stanley
 
41.
The Andersonville Trial (1970 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia. (150 mins.)
Director: George C. Scott
 
42.
The Point (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A father tells his son a bedtime story about young Oblio, who believes that having no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point. (74 mins.)
Director: Fred Wolf
 
43.
World on a Wire (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality... (212 mins.)
 
44.
Frankenstein: The True Story (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A more psychological telling of the Mary Shelley story has a different kind of monster... (185 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
45.
Sunshine (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young woman living in the woods with her husband, a struggling musician, and her daughter discover she has terminal cancer... (121 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
46.
Steambath (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit... (90 mins.)
 
47.
A Cold Night's Death (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Scientists Culp and Wallach suspect that there is someone other than their research primates inhabiting their polar station. (74 mins.)
 
48.
Outrage (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
One man decides to wage war against a gang of teenage punks besieging an affluent California community. Based on a true incident. (74 mins.)
 
49.
I Heard the Owl Call My Name (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young priest named Mark is sent as a vicar to a native American village in B.C. Canada, there he learns of faith and humanity, as he watches their culture being torn to shreds. (90 mins.)
Director: Daryl Duke
 
50.
Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch began expressionism... (210 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
51.
Martha (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A single woman in her early thirties, Martha (Margit Carstensen) is on vacation with her father in Rome when he has a heart attack and falls down dead... (116 mins.)
 
52.
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. (110 mins.)
Director: John Korty
 
53.
The Execution of Private Slovik (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of Eddie Slovik, who was executed by the Army in 1945, the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War. (120 mins.)
Director: Lamont Johnson
 
54.
The Missiles of October (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis. (150 mins.)
Director: Anthony Page
 
55.
A Case of Rape (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When she was raped, Ellen thought it was the worst thing to ever happen to her. What was worse, was the treatment by the hospital staff... (100 mins.)
Director: Boris Sagal
 
56.
Helter Skelter (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The investigation and trial of the horrific Tate-LaBianca mass murders orchestrated by the psychotic pseudo-hippie cult leader, Charles Manson. (119 mins.)
Director: Tom Gries
 
57.
The Macahans (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Zeb Macahan, a pioneering westerner, help's move his brother's family to the wild west. They run into... (119 mins.)
 
58.
I Only Want You to Love Me (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man is interviewed by a sympathetic woman. His tale unfolds, of hard work that never pleases his parents... (104 mins.)
 
59.
Eleanor and Franklin (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view. (203 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
60.
One of My Wives Is Missing (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Daniel Corban's wife Elizabeth disappeared after they had a fight. Then she shows up, yet he insists that the woman isn't actually his wife. (93 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
 
61.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of conflicts, power plays and secrets in a wealthy Mississippi family. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Moore
 
62.
Dni Turbinykh (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
(223 mins.)
Director: Vladimir Basov
 
63.
Scum (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this TV film was made... (75 mins.)
Director: Alan Clarke
 
64.
The Gathering (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Dying father (Ed Asner) pulls his torn family together for a last Christmas. (94 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
65.
The Dog in the Manger (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Teodoro, the secretary of countess Diana de Belfler, is in love with her maid Marcela. Following the development of their affair, countess suddenly feels the jealousy. (138 mins.)
Director: Yan Frid
 
66.
Something for Joey (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti and his younger brother Joey... (96 mins.)
Director: Lou Antonio
 
67.
O scrisoare pierduta (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Director: Liviu Ciulei
 
68.
Pro Krasnuyu Shapochku (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A sequel to the well-known story about a Little Red Riding Hood (Krasnaya Shapochka). This time, a family of a slain wolf decides to avenge his death... (135 mins.)
Director: Leonid Nechaev
 
69.
Die Vorstadtkrokodile (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(88 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Becker
 
70.
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House. (155 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
71.
Pervye radosti (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
About life in the Russian city of Saratov before the Bolshevik revolution. (218 mins.)
Director: Grigori Nikulin
 
72.
The Norman Conquests (1977 Mini-Series)
Episode: Living Together (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
A dysfunctional family gets together at the house of their cantankerous mother and old resentments, jealousies, and rivalries are reignited. (93 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wise
 
73.
An Ordinary Miracle (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A wizard invents characters who all come to life and start to arrive at his house: a King, his servants... (138 mins.)
Director: Mark Zakharov
 
74.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954 TV Series)
Episode: Child of Glass (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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! (120 mins.)
 
75.
Summer of My German Soldier (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young American girl meets a German prisoner of war. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Tuchner
 
76.
Keménykalap és krumpliorr (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A few kids make a circus show for their sick friend, and get in some trouble along the way (92 mins.)
 
77.
Bezymyannaya zvezda (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
"Stars never leave their orbits". The poor astronomy teacher got one more demonstration of this law when he met HER... (140 mins.)
Director: Mikhail Kozakov
 
78.
The Very Same Munchhausen (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A philosophical and poetic portrait of the famous (or maybe infamous?) Baron Munchhausen. His crazy... (142 mins.)
Director: Mark Zakharov
 
79.
The Sacketts (1979 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three... (240 mins.)
Director: Robert Totten
 
80.
Priklyucheniya Elektronika (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Professor Gromov constructs a robot called Electronic, which looks exactly like Sergey Syroezhkibn, a 6-grader from one of Odessa (USSR) schools... (215 mins.)
 
81.
Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
A woman, who had left home 20 years previously under acrimonious circumstances, finds out that she is terminally ill... (88 mins.)
Director: Milton Katselas
 
82.
Murder by Natural Causes (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Allison, the unfaithful wife of a famous mentalist with a heart problem, together with her lover tries to kill him by scaring him to death, but the whole thing goes downhill when [spoiler] (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
 
83.
Priklyucheniya printsa Florizelya (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
(206 mins.)
 
84.
Neobyknovennoye leto (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
About life in the Russian city of Saratov in 1919 during the Russian Civil War. (308 mins.)
Director: Grigori Nikulin
 
85.
September Vacation (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
(141 mins.)
 
86.
Shogun (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan. (125 mins.)
Director: Jerry London
 
87.
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The real-life story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Reverend Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide. (192 mins.)
 
88.
Playing for Time (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Female prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp (Auschwitz) are spared from death in return for performing music for their captors. (150 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
89.
Say a Word for the Poor Hussar (1981 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
(167 mins.)
Director: Eldar Ryazanov
 
90.
Skyward (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An aging Bette Davis is a flight instructor at an old Texas airport. When a young girl in a wheelchair finds the airport by watching gliders fly... (100 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
91.
White Mama (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy... (105 mins.)
Director: Jackie Cooper
 
92.
The Pirates of Penzance (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young man named Frederick leaves the zany band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability... (122 mins.)
 
93.
The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The film follows the trials and tribulations of David O. Selznick as he attempts to find an actress to play the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind. (98 mins.)
Director: John Erman
 
94.
The Calm (1980 TV Movie)
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Filmed in 1976 and shelved for five years. A young man in his twenties leaves prison after a three-year sentence... (81 mins.)
 
95.
The Black Stuff (1980 TV Movie)
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a gang of Liverpudlians goes to Middlesborough to lay a tarmac road. (110 mins.)
Director: Jim Goddard
 
96.
Amber Waves (1980 TV Movie)
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Two seemingly disparate men experience powerful life lessons when a wheat harvester gives a hitch-hiking... (98 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
97.
Blade on the Feather (1980 TV Movie)
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A reclusive, elderly author is visited by a young admirer...but both men are more than they claim to be. (82 mins.)
 
98.
Bill (1981 TV Movie)
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Bill Sackter, a intellectually disabled man, ventures out into the world for the first time, having... (97 mins.)
Director: Anthony Page
 
99.
Peter and Paul (1981 TV Movie)
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Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts. (198 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
 
100.
Skokie (1981 TV Movie)
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A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie. (125 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wise