TV Movies I Like (in no particular order)

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1. The Thorn Birds (1983)

460 min | Drama

This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown

Votes: 6,870

2. North and South (1985–1994)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 8,180

3. North and South, Book II (1986)

570 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 4,000

4. Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994)

273 min | Drama, History, Romance

Civil War has just finished, but things in the country aren't much better, especially in the South.

Stars: Philip Casnoff, Kyle Chandler, Cathy Lee Crosby, Lesley-Anne Down

Votes: 1,749

5. Love Comes Softly (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 84 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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?

Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Dale Midkiff, Corbin Bernsen, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 5,168

6. Love's Enduring Promise (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, Family, Western

Devout, wild west farmer, Clark Davis, works his tail off to provide for his wife, sons Aaron and Arnie, and daughter Missie. When his doted upon, equally devoted oldest son Aaron is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: January Jones, Logan Bartholomew, Dale Midkiff, Katherine Heigl

Votes: 2,791

7. Love's Long Journey (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Family, Western

Missie's surprise pregnancy sets her on a new course that is both thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming, she and her husband, Willie, have headed west in a covered ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Erin Cottrell, Logan Bartholomew, William Morgan Sheppard, James Tupper

Votes: 1,747

8. Love's Abiding Joy (2006)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Family, Western

The continued Westward journey of settlers Missie and Willie Lahaye. Their roots now firmly planted as they set up homestead in the far West, Missie begins to realize her passion for ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Erin Cottrell, Dale Midkiff, Logan Bartholomew, Frank McRae

Votes: 1,485 | Gross: $0.25M

9. Love's Unending Legacy (2007 TV Movie)

Drama, Family, Romance

Missie three years later: being a single mother after her husband Willie was shot during a poker scuffle, move back east near her parents, Clark and Marty. She finds finds a new teaching ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Erin Cottrell, Dale Midkiff, Victor Browne, Samantha Smith

Votes: 1,215

10. Love's Unfolding Dream (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | Drama, Family, Western

Belinda Tyler struggles to choose between her career aspirations as a doctor and her feelings for a New York lawyer who wants a traditional wife.

Director: Harvey Frost | Stars: Erin Cottrell, Scout Taylor-Compton, Dale Midkiff, Robert Pine

Votes: 961

11. Love Takes Wing (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Family, Western

This is a Christian film from Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly series. Belinda Simpson is recovering from the loss of her husband. She arrives in a small Missouri town to become the local ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Diamond Phillips | Stars: Sarah Jones, Haylie Duff, Jordan Bridges, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 1,068

12. Love Finds a Home (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama, Family, Western

A pregnant Dr. Annie Watson is going to stay with her best friend, Dr. Belinda Owens while her husband Peter is off on a surveying job. Annie's mother-in-law Mary, a seen-it-all midwife ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Sarah Jones, Haylie Duff, Jordan Bridges, Patty Duke

Votes: 785

13. Love's Everlasting Courage (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama, Family, Western

In the early west, a young husband's trials in raising his child after his wife's unexpected death.

Director: Bradford May | Stars: Wes Brown, Cheryl Ladd, Bruce Boxleitner, Julie Mond

Votes: 661

14. Love Begins (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Family, Western

Clark Davis adventurous dreams of seeing the world are put into jeopardy after he and a friend start a fight which damages a local cafe. Through a plea deal with the Sheriff and café owner ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Wes Brown, Julie Mond, Abigail Mavity, Jere Burns

Votes: 815

15. The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)

G | 100 min | Family, Adventure, Drama

A family flees the city for the wilderness. They learn to live with nature and more importantly, that when one has family, one has everything.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Robert Logan, Susan Damante, Hollye Holmes, Ham Larsen

Votes: 1,087 | Gross: $31.22M

16. Adventures of the Wilderness Family 3 (1979)

G | 100 min | Family, Adventure

The family who went "back to nature" by homesteading in the Colorado Rockies is threatened by possible federal opposition to their mining claims on the land they moved to.

Director: Jack Couffer | Stars: Robert Logan, Susan Damante, Heather Rattray, Ham Larsen

Votes: 378

17. The Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1978)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Family

The Wilderness Family now face terrifying times in fierce winter storms, an avalanche, and being attacked by a ferocious pack of hungry wolves. Watch as America's favorite family stands ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Zuniga | Stars: Robert Logan, Susan Damante, Heather Rattray, Ham Larsen

Votes: 478

18. Christy (1994–1995)

60 min | Drama, Family

Based on the bestseller by Catherine Marshall, Christy tells the story of an idealistic nineteen year old who leaves the comforts of her city home to teach school in the impoverished ... See full summary »

Stars: Kellie Martin, Stewart Finlay-McLennan, Tyne Daly, Randall Batinkoff

Votes: 943

19. Christy: The Movie (2000 TV Movie)

PG | 89 min | Drama

Christy meets a brash female pilot who competes for the affection of Dr.MacNeil.

Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: Lauren Lee Smith, Stewart Finlay-McLennan, James Waterston, Bruce McKinnon

Votes: 156

20. Christy: Choices of the Heart (2001– )

Drama

Continuation of Choices of the Heart, concluding with Christy's wedding.

Stars: Lauren Lee Smith, Stewart Finlay-McLennan, James Waterston, Dale Dickey

Votes: 96

21. Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991 TV Movie)

G | 98 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A single New England woman responds to an advertisement by a Midwestern widower in which he asks for a bride to help him raise his two children.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

Votes: 1,750

22. Skylark (1993 TV Movie)

G | 95 min | Drama

Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall, Christopher Bell

Votes: 808

23. Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

On a cold winter day a mysterious stranger shows up at the Witting Farm. He is John Witting, the father of Jacob Witting who abandoned Jacob and his mother when Jacob was little. Jacob is ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Jack Palance, George Hearn

Votes: 755

24. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 14,009

25. Roots: The Next Generations (1979)

840 min | Drama, History, War

The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

Stars: Debbi Morgan, Dorian Harewood, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw

Votes: 2,010

26. Roots: The Gift (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History

The characters of Kunta Kinte and Fiddler from Roots are back in this movie. In this movie, the two of them accompany their owner to another plantation at Christmas time and they learn that... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., LeVar Burton, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew

Votes: 389

27. Queen (1993)

282 min | Drama, Romance

A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann-Margret, Patricia Clarkson, Tim Daly, Ossie Davis

Votes: 1,176

28. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)

60 min | Drama, Family, Western

The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town.

Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Shawn Toovey, Chad Allen

Votes: 8,477

29. Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie (1999 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, Western

When Dr. Mike's and Sully's daughter Katie is kidnapped, they and a group of townsfolk travel to Mexico to rescue her.

Director: James Keach | Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Jim Knobeloch, Frank Collison

Votes: 737

30. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

When Dr. Mike and Sully travel to Boston for Colleen's graduation from medical school, they find Dr. Mike's mother terminally ill. Sully finds himself a target for assassination by a corrupt politician.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Jessica Bowman, Jeffrey Aarles

Votes: 478

31. Lonesome Dove (1989)

TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 17,296

32. Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)

322 min | Drama, Western

Captain Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs, he decides to drive them north with the help of Isom ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Voight, Barbara Hershey, Ricky Schroder, William Petersen

Votes: 1,905

33. Streets of Laredo (1995)

300 min | Drama, Western

Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a ... See full summary »

Stars: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Ned Beatty

Votes: 1,476

34. Dead Man's Walk (1996)

PG-13 | 272 min | Western

In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Patricia Childress, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 1,279

35. Lorna Doone (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer falls in love with the "queen" of the notorious Doone clan --a family that he has sworn vengeance on.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Neil Finnighan, Jack Baverstock, Trevor Cooper, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 1,563

36. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1974)

G | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Western

After fleeing into the mountains after he is wrongly accused of murder, woodsman "Grizzly Adams" discovers an uncanny bond to the indigenous wildlife of the region after rescuing an orphaned grizzly bear cub whom he adopts and calls "Ben".

Director: Richard Friedenberg | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Don Shanks, Marjorie Harper, Lisa Jones

Votes: 688 | Gross: $45.41M

37. The Capture of Grizzly Adams (1982 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Family, Western

A wilderness-loving man must clear himself of a wrongful murder charge and rescue his daughter who may be sent to an orphanage in this made-for-TV movie.

Director: Don Keeslar | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Kim Darby, Noah Beery Jr., Keenan Wynn

Votes: 187

38. Grizzly Adams and the Legend of Dark Mountain (1999)

98 min | Adventure, Western

Grizzly Adams (Tom Tayback) and his pet bear, Samson, go in pursuit of some evil prospectors (Joseph Campanella, Joel Rook) who may have kidnapped a trio of kids.

Directors: John Huneck, David Sheldon | Stars: Tom Tayback, Lindsay Bloom, Jennifer Waldman, Selina Jayne

Votes: 70

39. Flicka (2006)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

57 Metascore

Young Katy claims a wild horse as her own -- an effort to prove to her father that she is capable of one day taking over the family ranch.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Alison Lohman, Tim McGraw, Maria Bello, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 6,685 | Gross: $21.00M

40. Flicka 2 (2010 Video)

PG | 96 min | Family

Carrie is a big-city teenager whose life is turned upside down when she moves to a horse ranch in Wyoming to live with her father. But everything changes when Carrie meets Flicka, a wild, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Damian | Stars: Patrick Warburton, Tammin Sursok, Clint Black, Reilly Dolman

Votes: 1,324

41. The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Drama

Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.

Director: Brent Shields | Stars: Keri Russell, Skeet Ulrich, Mare Winningham, Tania Gunadi

Votes: 3,672

42. Swiss Family Robinson (1975–1976)

60 min | Adventure

Karl Robinson, his wife, two sons and an orphaned girl wash up on a volcanic island after a shipwreck. Also on the island is Jeremiah Worth, who was marooned there seven years earlier.

Stars: Martin Milner, Pat Delaney, Willie Aames, Eric Olson

Votes: 137