TV Movies That I've Seen Or Want to See (A-G)

by HauntedGirl | created - 21 Dec 2010 | updated - 23 Oct 2017 | Public

I am extremely fond of telefilms, mini-series and anthology series from the late 60s to the mid 70s, with a particular interest in thrillers, mysteries, and supernatural themed subjects, therefore you will see some films listed from other decades, but a predominance of my selections are from the TV Movie's heyday: The 1970s.

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1. The Wide World of Mystery (1973– )
Episode: Alien Lover (1975)

74 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

An orphaned teenager becomes involved with an alien who was beamed to Earth from another galaxy in a TV signal. Is the alien a dream come true or a harbinger of doom?

Director: Lela Swift | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Pernell Roberts, Susan Brown, John Ventantonio

Votes: 32

2. All the Kind Strangers (1974 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 73 min | Horror, Thriller

A couple traveling through a backwoods area are held by a a group of orphans who want them to become their parents. Unfortunately, the kids have a habit of killing adults who refuse that particular honor.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Stacy Keach, Samantha Eggar, John Savage, Robby Benson

Votes: 479

Cast: Stacy Keach, Samantha Eggar, John Savage, Robby Benson Haven't Seen It Yet.

3. Angel on My Shoulder (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Fantasy

Criminal dies and goes to hell, and is given one last chance to redeem himself by helping a respected judge.

Director: John Berry | Stars: Peter Strauss, Richard Kiley, Barbara Hershey, Janis Paige

Votes: 159

4. Are You in the House Alone? (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A teenage girl is harassed by a stalker who torments her with threatening notes and phone calls.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Kathleen Beller, Blythe Danner, Tony Bill, Robin Mattson

Votes: 720

Cast: Blythe Danner, Dennis Quaid Haven't Seen It Yet.

5. The Ash Tree (1975 TV Short)

32 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Man of leisure Sir Richard (Edward Petherbridge) receives notification that his Uncle has died, bequeathing him his stately country manor and all its lands. On his return to England he ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, Preston Lockwood, Barbara Ewing, Lalla Ward

Votes: 248

Haven't Seen It Yet.

6. Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

When an abused heiress grows to giant size because of her encounter with aliens, she decides to get revenge on her cheating husband and those who annoyed her.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Daniel Baldwin, William Windom, Frances Fisher

Votes: 2,617

7. Bad Ronald (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A perverted teenage boy who lives in the walls of a house finds the house sold to a family after his mother dies, and he falls for one of the new residents.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 1,590

A Personal Favorite.

8. The Bad Seed (1985 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Fatal freak accidents force a widow to realize her precocious 9-year-old daughter was born to kill.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Blair Brown, Lynn Redgrave, David Carradine, Carrie Wells

Votes: 365

Haven't Seen It Yet.

9. Baffled! (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Race car driver suffers from visions where he sees people killed. An ESP expert believes that his visions will really happen.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Susan Hampshire, Rachel Roberts, Vera Miles

Votes: 226

10. The Bait (1973 TV Movie)

78 min | Drama

An undercover policewomen risks her life to trap a homicidal rapist.

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: Donna Mills, Michael Constantine, William Devane, Arlene Golonka

Votes: 84

Haven't Seen It Yet.

11. Banyon (1971–1973)

60 min | Crime, Drama

The adventures of 1930's Los Angeles private eye Miles Banyon.

Stars: Robert Forster, Joan Blondell, Richard Jaeckel, Julie Gregg

Votes: 98

Haven't Seen It Yet.

12. 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.

Director: Richard Rothstein | Stars: Bud Cort, Lori Petty, Moses Gunn, Gregg Henry

Votes: 971

Haven't Seen It Yet.

13. Bay Coven (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

A young newlywed couple move into a remote village in middle America only to find a secret coven of witches who want them to join all the fun; or face the consequences.

Director: Carl Schenkel | Stars: Tim Matheson, Pamela Sue Martin, Barbara Billingsley, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 509

14. Beauty and the Beast (1976 TV Movie)

74 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

A beautiful girl agrees to marry a hideous, deformed beast and live in his castle in order to save her father's life.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Virginia McKenna, Bernard Lee

Votes: 343

15. The Wide World of Mystery (1973– )
Episode: A Beautiful Killing (1974)

73 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A pair of detectives are faced with murder at a plush health spa for women.

Stars: Lynda Day George, Christopher George, Nita Talbot

Votes: 5

16. Beauty (1998 TV Movie)

90 min | Romance

The "beauty" is talented painter Alix Miller. Her father, Alexander, is scheduled to go to the isolated Crompton mansion in New Hampshire to paint a family portrait of the mysterious, ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Janine Turner, Jamey Sheridan, Linden Ashby, Shirley Broderick

Votes: 320

Haven't Seen It Yet.

17. The Bermuda Depths (1978 TV Movie)

98 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle.

Director: Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Leigh McCloskey, Carl Weathers, Connie Sellecca, Julie Woodson

Votes: 552

I wanted to like it more than I actually did. OK, Average Rating.

18. Betrayal (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Drama, Thriller

A lonely widow hires a young woman as her companion. What she doesn't know is that the woman and her boyfriend are extortionists, who are planning on making her their next victim, then killing her when they get her money.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Amanda Blake, Tisha Sterling, Dick Haymes, Sam Groom

Votes: 57

Haven't Seen It Yet.

19. Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A retired businessman notices that there has been a rash of ships and planes disappearing off the Florida coast, and he starts to investigate.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Sam Groom, Donna Mills, Susanne Reed

Votes: 163

Haven't Seen It Yet.

20. The Wide World of Mystery (1973– )
Episode: The Black Box Murders (1975)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

A group of interested parties searching for stolen campaign money in a deserted house learn a murderer is among them.

Stars: Leslie Charleson, Marshall Efron, Tom Ligon, Julie Newmar

21. Black Noon (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Western

A traveling minister and his wife are quietly menaced by a devil cult in the Old West. By the time the Good Reverend figures out what's going on it may be too late to stop the evil.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Yvette Mimieux, Ray Milland, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 186

Personal Favorite.

22. Black Water Gold (1970 TV Movie)

73 min | Adventure, Drama

A scuba team, a marine archaeologist and a Mexican historian join forces to reach the wreck of an historic Spanish galleon before a well-armed commercial expedition does.

Director: Alan Landsburg | Stars: Keir Dullea, Bradford Dillman, France Nuyen, Aron Kincaid

Votes: 64

Haven't Seen It Yet.

23. Blackout (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Keith Carradine, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark, Michael Beck

Votes: 697

Haven't Seen It Yet.

24. Blood Ties (1991 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

This film concerns the exploits of the "Carpathian American" society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans are just like any other expatriate organization, they enjoy family get together, and... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Harley Venton, Patrick Bauchau, Kim Johnston Ulrich, Michelle Johnson

Votes: 365

Haven't Seen It Yet.

25. The Blue Yonder (1985 TV Movie)

92 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Sport

Have you ever thought of traveling through time, going forward or backward to any date? That's the intriguing question aviator and inventor Max Knickerbocker asks Jonathan Knicks. Max is ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Peter Coyote, Huckleberry Fox, Art Carney, Dennis Lipscomb

Votes: 253

26. Body Bags (1993 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Three short stories in the horror genre: the first about a serial killer, the second about a hair transplant gone wrong, and the third about a baseball player.

Directors: John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Larry Sulkis | Stars: John Carpenter, Tom Arnold, Tobe Hooper, Robert Carradine

Votes: 6,459

Haven't Seen It Yet.

27. The Wide World of Mystery (1973– )
Episode: The Book of Murder (1974)

73 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Much-married and once successful writer Henry T. Aythecliff, now heavily in debt, summons his three ex-wives to his mansion, planning to extort a sizable amount of money from each. When he ... See full synopsis »

Director: Lloyd Richards | Stars: Pamela Bellwood, Louise Latham, Nan Martin, Barry Primus

28. Born Innocent (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

Young girl runs away from her abusive family only to end up in a juvenile detention center for girls where she's raped and brutalized by her sadistic peers. Only one honest social worker shows interest in helping her.

Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Linda Blair, Joanna Miles, Allyn Ann McLerie, Mary Murphy

Votes: 757

Loved It.

29. The Wide World of Mystery (1973– )
Episode: The Break (1974)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Two strangers break into a man's house and subject him to a series of terrifying - and humiliating - mind games. But why?

Stars: Jack Hedley, Tony Selby, Robert Shaw, Mary Ure

30. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Bride of Boogedy (1987)

TV-PG | 93 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A family with a great love for practical jokes is haunted by the family ghost Mr. Boogedy.

Director: Oz Scott | Stars: Richard Masur, Mimi Kennedy, Tammy Lauren, David Faustino

Votes: 482

Haven't Seen It Yet.

31. Terror at London Bridge (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror

London Bridge, London, England, 1888. Jack the Ripper dies in the Thames river. London Bridge, Lake Havasu, Arizona, 1985. The last original stone used to rebuild the London Bridge is laid,... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Stepfanie Kramer, Randolph Mantooth, Adrienne Barbeau

Votes: 406

Haven't Seen It Yet.

32. The Brotherhood of the Bell (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

A successful professor has his life disrupted by a secret from his past - in his college days he became a member of a powerful secret society, and now the society has a job for him.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Glenn Ford, Rosemary Forsyth, Dean Jagger, Maurice Evans

Votes: 457

Loved It.

33. Buried Secrets (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Drama

When Annalisse and her mother move into a new house she starts seeing a girl her age. She later finds that the girl is dead and she sets out to find out what happened to her.

Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno | Stars: Tiffani Thiessen, Tim Matheson, Melinda Culea, Erika Flores

Votes: 607

34. Cast a Deadly Spell (1991 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

In a fantastical 40's where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Fred Ward, David Warner, Julianne Moore, Clancy Brown

Votes: 2,206

Really Liked It.

35. The Cat Creature (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 72 min | Horror

When a rich man dies, some items from a collection of his are stolen- an ancient Egyptian gold amulet and the mummy that was wearing it. The police consult scholars from the local ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Meredith Baxter, David Hedison, Gale Sondergaard, John Carradine

Votes: 258

Personal Favorite.

36. The Challenge (1970 TV Movie)

74 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Gallery, a U.S. commando, and Yuro, an enemy commando, are sent to a no man's Pacific jungle island to capture a crashed U.S. space satellite. Whoever survives, wins. Their nations have agreed to this to avoid war, but they cheat.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Darren McGavin, Broderick Crawford, James Whitmore, Skip Homeier

Votes: 180

Haven't Seen It Yet.

37. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Child of Glass (1978)

Unrated | 93 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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!

Director: John Erman | Stars: Barbara Barrie, Biff McGuire, Anthony Zerbe, Nina Foch

Votes: 411

Liked It.

38. Chiller (1985 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Corporate exec Miles Creighton dies, and is cryogenically frozen in the hopes that he can be revived. 10 years later, the procedure is a success, and Miles returns--without his soul.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Michael Beck, Beatrice Straight, Laura Johnson, Dick O'Neill

Votes: 1,089

Really Liked It.

39. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)

60 min | Horror, Thriller

An anthology of suspense dramas concentrating on individuals confronted with supernatural occurrences.

Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Sheila Larken, Meg Foster, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 292

40. City Beneath the Sea (1971 TV Movie)

G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A group of 21st-century colonists inhabit the underwater city called Pacifica. They find they must defend the city against hostile alien forces.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Colbert, Burr DeBenning

Votes: 537

Really Liked It.

41. Class of '63 (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

A jealous husband uses a college reunion to take revenge on his wife's former lover, who he is convinced is still having an affair with her.

Director: John Korty | Stars: James Brolin, Joan Hackett, Cliff Gorman, Woody Chambliss

Votes: 52

42. The Wide World of Mystery (1973– )
Episode: The Cloning of Clifford Swimmer (1974)

74 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Clifford Swimmer is an angry and abusive man, unhappy in his marriage and cruel to his wife and son, and he wants out. He finds a unique solution: he will have himself cloned and will ... See full summary »

Director: Lela Swift | Stars: Peter Haskell, Sheree North, Lance Kerwin, William Bassett

Votes: 22

43. A Cold Night's Death (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Two scientists suspect that there is someone other than their research primates inhabiting their polar station.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Robert Culp, Eli Wallach, Michael C. Gwynne, Vic Perrin

Votes: 641

An offbeat psychological horror tale in which two scientists, snowbound in an Arctic research station while looking into the death of a colleague, find themselves stalked by an unknown force.

Personal Favorite.

44. The Wide World of Mystery (1973– )
Episode: Come Die with Me (1974)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

A man kills his older brother when he is refused a loan and then is held in bondage by the housekeeper who knows of the murder.

Stars: Eileen Brennan, Nick Ferrari, William Lanteau, Charles Macaulay

Votes: 6

46. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (2002)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A look at the classic "Cinderella" story from the perspective of one of her 'ugly' stepsisters

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Stockard Channing, Azura Skye, Trudie Styler, Emma Poole

Votes: 861

47. Conspiracy of Terror (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 78 min | Drama

A husband-and-wife detective team investigate the existence of lethal Satanic cults, while the husband battles with his Orthodox Jewish parents who haven't forgiven him for marrying a Gentile woman.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Michael Constantine, Barbara Rhoades, David Opatoshu, Roger Perry

Votes: 48

A husband and wife detective team investigates satanism in suburbia when not squabbling over visits to his parents who never forgave him for marrying out of the faith. Pilot to a prospective series.

Really Liked It.

48. Covenant (1985 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Thriller, Horror

A powerful family that controls the world's banks has made a deal with Satan to help the forces of evil take over the world. An underground group named The Judges bands together to try to stop them.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Jane Badler, Kevin Conroy, Charles Frank, Whitney Kershaw

Votes: 47

49. Crackle of Death (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

In this first of two Kolchak compilation TV films, reporter Carl Kolchak investigates a ghostly arsonist and an evil Native American spirit haunting a hospital.

Directors: Alexander Grasshoff, Don Weis | Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, William Smith, Elaine Giftos

Votes: 61