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1. Delirium (2014 TV Movie)
Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Set in a world where love is deemed illegal and can be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway does the unthinkable: she falls in love.
3. Mockingbird Lane (2012 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and Lily... See full summary »
4. Bates Motel (1987 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A mentally disturbed man, who roomed with the late Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum, inherits the legendary Bates Motel after the death of Norman and tries to fix it up to make it a respectable business.
5. Frankenstein (2004 TV Movie)
88 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America ... See full summary »
10. The Ranch (2004 TV Movie)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
A professional bordello in Nevada, where prostitution is somewhat legal, the sex workers employed there and the clients that frequent it.
11. Heat Vision and Jack (1999 TV Short)
30 min | Short, Action, Comedy
As the result of a NASA miscalculation, Astronaut Jack Austin flies too close to the sun, the rays expanding his mind and making him the smartest man on the planet. Now he and his talking ... See full summary »
12. Locke & Key (2011 TV Movie)
Adventure, Drama, Horror
An adventure story centered around three children who become the caretakers of a New England mansion that is home to a bevy of secrets and magic.
14. Semper Fi (2001 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama, Action
Cliff Truckee refuses a privileged start in life at a top college while other young men are enlisting. On the bus out of Chicago he meets a girl on her way to join the Marines, falls in ... See full summary »
17. Nick Knight (1989 TV Movie)
92 min | Horror
Detective Nick Knight is investigating a series of murders in which the bodies are found drained of blood - but the most recent one doesn't fit the pattern. Instead it involves the cure ... See full summary »
19. Kook's Tour (1970)
53 min | Comedy
After nearly 50 years of eye-poking and face-slapping, the Stooges decide to retire and tour the world with their dog, Moose. They start by touring America's national parks, however, with ... See full summary »
20. The Sixth Gun (2013 TV Movie)
60 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Failed pilot adaptation of an eponymous comic book set in the old west about six cursed guns that give dark powers and are tied to its owners until their deaths. A heroine and an antihero are after the sixth gun that grants visions.
21. The Witches of Eastwick (1992 TV Movie)
30 min | Drama, Fantasy
An unsold TV series pilot about three single witches living together who try to conjure up their idea of the "perfect man". One day, their wish comes true when a seemingly perfect man named... See full summary »
22. In the Game (2004 TV Movie)
30 min | Comedy
Riley Reed (Hewitt) is an up-and-coming sports producer and single mom who unwillingly gets thrusted into the spotlight when she becomes an on-camera reporter for ESPN.
23. This Girl for Hire (1983 TV Movie)
100 min | Comedy, Mystery
In this pilot for a proposed TV series, B.T. Brady is a flippant, but somewhat klutzy female private detective in Hollywood who sets out to solve the murder of a obnoxious mystery writer. ... See full summary »
26. Alien Tracker (2003 Video)
PG-13 | 103 min | Sci-Fi
In a galaxy far away, alien criminals organize a spectacular prison break. Pursued by their home planet's authorities, their leader Zin decides there's one place to go: through a wormhole ... See full summary »
28. What's Alan Watching? (1989 TV Special)
60 min | Comedy
Seventeen-year-old Alan is a couch potato who views life, and his family, as if they were on television. Libby and Leo are his parents, Gail is his sister (who's engaged to Lenny Kling the ... See full summary »
32. The Ten Commandments (1959 TV Movie)
60 min | Drama
Pilot for a proposed anthology series where each story revolved around the meaning of one of the Ten Commandments in modern times. The theme for this story was the third commandment: "Thou shalt not take the Lord's name in vain."
33. Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions (1991 TV Short)
6 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
Nightmarish pilot about Robert Potemkin, a man with deformed back, who lives in the attic of his family's house. One night, his siamese sisters plan a prank on him, but sentient lizards send him to a parallel world to save photo-people.
34. The Chadwick Family (1974 TV Movie)
113 min | Drama
A father finds himself taking care of a "family" that in addition to his son and three daughters, also consists of two sons-in-law and his youngest daughter's Chinese boyfriend.
36. City Beneath the Sea (1969 TV Short)
11 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi
Failed pilot for a show that was meant to replace Star Trek after it got canceled. In the future, humans and humanoid amphibians live in cities beneath the sea. Matthews and the crew of his sub Titan must save their city from a saboteur.
41. The Comedy Spot (1960–1962)
30 min | Comedy
Summer replacement series for "The Red Skeleton Show" during their annual hiatus from 1960-1962, this series featured unsold pilots for comedy series as well as reruns from other comedy anthology series.
45. Shangri-La Plaza (1990 TV Movie)
30 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A musical-comedy unsold pilot made by CBS in 1990. Macho Ira and sensitive George are two polar-opposite brothers who own an auto-repair shop in Southern California. Both men quickly fall ... See full summary »
47. ABC Saturday Comedy Special (1976– )
Another summer comedy compilation show, this program featured pilots for shows that had not been selected as part of the 1978 fall season, reruns of shows from earlier seasons, and a set of... See full summary »
50. Island Sons (1987 TV Movie)
100 min | Crime, Drama
A successful businessman in Hawaii disappears amid allegations of illegal activities. Years later his four sons bear the burden and repercussions of these allegations as well taking care of... See full summary »