My Favorite TV Movies (By Year)

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1.
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them. (47 mins.)
Director: Larry Roemer
 
2.
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)
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When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind. (51 mins.)
 
3.
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time. (76 mins.)
Director: Eric Idle, Gary Weis
 
4.
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get home to Chewie's family to celebrate Life Day, which includes various forms of entertainment. (97 mins.)
Director: Steve Binder
 
5.
Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When Scooby tries to make it big in Hollywood with little success, the rest of the gang try to convince him to return to his normal Saturday morning cartoon. (60 mins.)
Director: Ray Patterson
 
6.
Mazes and Monsters (1982 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Bound together by a desire to play "Mazes and Monsters," Robbie and his four college classmates decide to move the board game into the local legendary cavern. (100 mins.)
 
7.
High School U.S.A. (1983 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Set in a senior high school class, J.J. pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique. (96 mins.)
Director: Rod Amateau
 
8.
The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children on a quest to find their parents. (96 mins.)
Director: John Korty
 
9.
Death of a Salesman (1985 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An aging traveling salesman recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it. (136 mins.)
 
10.
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal attack the Ewoks village. The parents... (94 mins.)
Director: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat
 
11.
Babes in Toyland (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
11-year-old Lisa has no time for toys; she's too busy taking care of her siblings and cooking for her mother... (140 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
12.
Combat High (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Maxwell and Perry are forced in Military School after they've gone too far. (96 mins.)
Director: Neal Israel
“ AKA COMBAT ACADEMY ” - NCF
 
13.
Convicted (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Fact-based story about a Tennessee letter carrier who was falsely convicted of a rape. However, his legal problems continue even after the real rapist confesses. (120 mins.)
“ Saddest movie ever!!!!! ” - NCF
 
14.
Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (1988 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
In this spoof of spy films, Alan, a U.N. translator, and his kindergarten teacher wife, Beverly, get... (90 mins.)
Director: James Frawley
 
15.
The Dreamer of Oz (1990 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The film is the biography of Frank Baum, the children's book author and creator of the fantasy world Oz. (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Bender
 
16.
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Norman Bates recalls his days as a young boy living with his schizophrenic mother while fearing his unborn child will inherit his split personality disorder. (96 mins.)
Director: Mick Garris
 
17.
For Richer, for Poorer (1992 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Fresh out of a college, a young man lazes about his family's estate, which irritates his father, a self-made millionaire who hatches a bankruptcy plan that he hopes will inspire his son to get a job. (90 mins.)
Director: Jay Sandrich
 
18.
Bandit: Bandit Bandit (1994 TV Movie)
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(92 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
19.
Bandit: Bandit Goes Country (1994 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
In what appears to be a prequel to the Smokey and the Bandit films, a young Bandit returns to his hometown to rekindle things with an old flame. (94 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
20.
Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel (1994 TV Movie)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
21.
Bandit: Beauty and the Bandit (1994 TV Movie)
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Director: Hal Needham
 
22.
The Innocent (1994 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The owner of a drugstore is killed in a hold-up. The only witness who saw one of the murderers without his mask is Gregory... (96 mins.)
Director: Mimi Leder
 
23.
Harvey (1996 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
An unlikely hero, Elwood P. Dowd. This mild-mannered-but-eccentric bachelor has, for several years, happily kept company with Harvey... (120 mins.)
Director: George Schaefer
 
24.
Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers... (95 mins.)
 
25.
61* (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. (129 mins.)
Director: Billy Crystal
 
26.
The Retrievers (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Soon after the Lowry Family - Tom, his wife Karen, and their two children, Liz and Widdy - leave the... (95 mins.)
Director: Paul Schneider
 
27.
Love Comes Softly (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young woman on her way to a new life in the 1800's suddenly finds herself a widow. Now she must live with a recently widowed young man and his daughter. Can any of them find love again? (84 mins.)
 
28.
Curse of the Ring (2004 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The young blacksmith Siegfried, who, not knowing that he is heir to a conquered kingdom, becomes popular with the Burgunds by slaying their bane... (184 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
29.
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Flynn, an over 30 "professional student," is banned from more classes, since he already has 22 degrees... (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Winther
 
30.
The Karate Dog (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
When LAPD computer expert Peter Fowler investigates the killing of an old man in Chinatown, he finds the only witness is his dog... (84 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
31.
Attack of the Sabertooth (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
In the Fiji islands, the greedy and unscrupulous owner of the Valalola Resort Primal Park invites investors... (90 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
32.
Romancing the Bride (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Melissa, is an American woman in beautiful Mexico for her wedding. Unfortunately, she wakes up handcuffed... (120 mins.)
Director: Kris Isacsson
 
33.
The Black Hole (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
An atomic research experiment goes awry in St. Louis, Missouri unleashing not only a big black hole, but also a creature from beyond that feeds on electricity through the streets of this Midwest city. (90 mins.)
Director: Tibor Takács
 
34.
High School Musical (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Troy and Gabriella - two teens who are worlds apart - meet at a karaoke contest and discover their mutual love for music. (98 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
35.
The Ron Clark Story (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A small-town teacher relocates to one of the toughest classrooms in the country. (90 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
 
36.
High School Musical 2 (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
School's out for summer and the East High Wildcats are ready to make it the time of their lives after landing jobs in a wealthy country club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family. (104 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
37.
Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Roxy Hunter, a tumultuous and precocious nine-year-old "going on 35" has just moved to the sleepy little... (93 mins.)
Director: Eleanor Lindo
 
38.
Hatching Pete (2009 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
When Cleatus can't play the school mascot, Pete has to secretly do the job. (90 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gillard
 
39.
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed. (120 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
 
40.
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Teenage wizard Alex casts a spell that accidentally changes history so her parents never fell in love. She and her brothers face a race against time to put things right before they are erased from existence. (94 mins.)
Director: Lev L. Spiro
 
41.
16 Wishes (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A 16 year old girl prepares a list of 16 wishes for 8 years, hoping they will come true on her 16th birthday... (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Deluise
 
42.
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A Californian family inherits a castle in Romania. This is especially exciting to the son, who is obsessed with monsters. And he is not disappointed. (83 mins.)
Director: Eric Bross
 
43.
The Jensen Project (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
After a 16-year absence, Claire and Matt Thompson are reintroduced to The Jensen Project - a secret community of geniuses conducting advanced underground research to solve the world's most difficult problems. (95 mins.)
Director: Douglas Barr
 
44.
Christmas Lodge (2011 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Mary Tobin has wonderful memories of family gatherings at the Christmas Lodge. When she arrives for a weekend vacation... (86 mins.)
Director: Terry Ingram
 
45.
Big Time Movie (2012 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan head to London for their first big world tour, but instead get mixed up in a mission to save the world... (68 mins.)
 
46.
Behind the Candelabra (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A chronicle of the tempestuous six year romance between megastar singer, Liberace, and his teenage lover, Scott Thorson. (118 mins.)
 
47.
Teen Beach Movie (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Two surfing lovers, whose doomed relationship is nearing to a close, find themselves swept into a a dimension traversing wave that sends them into a beach movie musical in the 60's. (110 mins.)
 
48.
Stan Lee's Mighty 7 (2014 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Stan Lee encounters a group of actual aliens and teaches them to be a team of superheroes, using their "actual" exploits as comic book stories. (66 mins.)
 
49.
Descendants (2015 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a... (112 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
50.
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors (2015 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing, this once-in-a-lifetime... (120 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek