My Favorite TV Movies

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1.
Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)
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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
 
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The Missiles of October (1974 TV Movie)
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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
 
3.
21 Hours at Munich (1976 TV Movie)
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A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes. (101 mins.)
 
4.
Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)
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During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in... (143 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
 
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In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (1988 TV Movie)
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Florida 1985: A series of brutal robberies and murders keeps the F.B.I busy. Although all crimes seem to be comitted by the same group... (92 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
 
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Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991 TV Movie)
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True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Iscove
 
7.
Stalin (1992 TV Movie)
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The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin. (172 mins.)
Director: Ivan Passer
 
8.
Sharpe's Rifles (1993 TV Movie)
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In the Peninsular War, a British sergeant is field promoted to a lieutenant in charge of a disrespectful rifle company. (102 mins.)
Director: Tom Clegg
 
9.
Sharpe's Eagle (1993 TV Movie)
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Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle... (100 mins.)
Director: Tom Clegg
 
10.
Sharpe's Company (1994 TV Movie)
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Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target... (100 mins.)
Director: Tom Clegg
 
11.
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994 TV Movie)
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This TV Movie is about the Tehran Conference between FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. It shows the interaction between the three leaders at the close of the Second World War. (194 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
12.
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995 TV Movie)
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The true story of how a group of African American pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest US fighter groups in World War II (106 mins.)
 
13.
Truman (1995 TV Movie)
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Though considered unqualified, Harry S. Truman becomes the 33rd president following the April 1945 death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. (135 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
 
14.
Rough Riders (1997 TV Series)
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Undersecretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt resigns to form a volunteer militia unit called "The Rough Riders" to fight in the Spanish American War. (240 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
15.
When Trumpets Fade (1998 TV Movie)
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A private in the latter days of WWII on the German front struggles between his will to survive and what his superiors perceive as a battlefield instinct. (95 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
 
16.
Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998 TV Movie)
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Emperor Londo Mollari tells the story of the Earth-Minbari war that almost destroyed Humanity and later inspired its last best hope for peace. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Vejar
 
17.
Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998 TV Movie)
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The crew of Babylon 5 discover an ancient artifact floating in hyperspace. (94 mins.)
 
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Bravo Two Zero (1999 TV Movie)
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This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man... (122 mins.)
Director: Tom Clegg
 
19.
The Crossing (2000 TV Movie)
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A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton. (89 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
 
20.
The Lost Battalion (2001 TV Movie)
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Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. (92 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
21.
Conspiracy (2001 TV Movie)
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A dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference where the Nazi Final Solution phase of the Holocaust was devised. (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
 
22.
Uprising (2001 TV Movie)
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Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943. (177 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
 
23.
Path to War (2002 TV Movie)
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In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam. (165 mins.)
 
24.
Monte Walsh (2003 TV Movie)
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Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but... (117 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
25.
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (2003 TV Movie)
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After a failed bank robbery, two heavily armed men hold the Los Angeles Police Department at bay for 44 minutes. (103 mins.)
Director: Yves Simoneau
 
26.
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004 TV Movie)
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A dramatization of the 90 days leading up to Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, and how General Dwight Eisenhower, against all odds, brilliantly orchestrated the most important military maneuver in modern history. (89 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
 
27.
Dirty War (2004 TV Movie)
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A terrorist group detonates a radiological dispersal device (RDD) in Central London. Due to a lack of preparation, training, and resources, chaos ensues. (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Percival
 
28.
Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)
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The stirring true story of Franklin D. Roosevelt's battle with polio in 1921. (121 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
29.
Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007 TV Movie)
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A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica. (101 mins.)
Director: Félix Alcalá
 
30.
Into the Storm (2009 TV Movie)
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Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm, Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII. (99 mins.)
 
31.
The Special Relationship (2010 TV Movie)
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A dramatization that traces former UK prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. (93 mins.)