Strange New World (Made for TV Science Fiction Movies - 1980's)

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1. Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

On the maiden flight of the first hypersonic commercial plane which can make the flight from New York City to London in four hours, a minor disaster occurs resulting in the plane actually ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Lee Majors, Hal Linden, Lauren Hutton, Ray Milland

Votes: 764

3. The Henderson Monster (1980 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A famous scientist, while performing experiments involving DNA, accidentally creates a monster.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Stephen Collins, Larry Gates, Christine Lahti, Jason Miller

Votes: 46

4. The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

When Kirby inherits only one thing from his millionaire uncle: a pocket watch that can stop time. Only, the bad guys know that he has it, and will do anything to take it from him. But they ... See full summary »

Director: William Wiard | Stars: Robert Hays, Pam Dawber, Zohra Lampert, Ed Nelson

Votes: 489

5. The Lathe of Heaven (1980 TV Movie)

105 min | Sci-Fi

George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, tries to suppress this unpredictable gift with drugs. Dr. Haber, an assigned psychiatrist, discovers the gift to be real and ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred Barzyk, David R. Loxton | Stars: Bruce Davison, Peyton E. Park, Niki Flacks, Kevin Conway

Votes: 2,300

6. Computercide (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The year is 1995 and Michael Stringer is the only private eye left on Earth. One day, he is assigned by a woman to investigate Eden Isle, a complex for people who want a perfect life ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Joe Cortese, Tom Clancy, Susan George, David Huddleston

Votes: 43

7. The Martian Chronicles (1980)

360 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In the 21st century, Earth begins the colonization of Mars. However, things do not go as planned, at first due to the hostile Martian natives and later because of the self-destructive Earthmen.

Stars: Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicutt, Bernie Casey, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 1,864

8. Mysterious Two (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Two aliens visit the Earth in an effort to enlist converts to travel the universe with them.

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: John Forsythe, Priscilla Pointer, Noah Beery Jr., Vic Tayback

Votes: 89

9. The Day After (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

The effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum

Votes: 12,594

10. The Invisible Woman (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

In a research lab, a scientist's pet chimpanzee mixes up an invisibility formula. A young woman accidentally drinks the solution and becomes invisible.

Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Bob Denver, Jonathan Banks, David Doyle, George Gobel

Votes: 58

11. Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Three people are transported into a parallel reality, where they find they must use modern technology, but medieval weapons, in order to save the citizenry from a murderous warlord.

Director: Terry Marcel | Stars: Richard Hatch, Kay Lenz, John Saxon, Peter O'Farrell

Votes: 987

12. Prototype (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

An intelligent android (Michael) constructed by a research team is taken outdoors and successfully passed off as human in a trial run. When the government hears of this, they order their ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene | Stars: Christopher Plummer, David Morse, Frances Sternhagen, James Sutorius

Votes: 308

13. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1983)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The mind of a computer programmer forced to take a virtual vacation is removed by a totalitarian government and accidentally trapped in the virtual reality simulation. He must find a way out before he expires.

Director: Douglas Williams | Stars: Raul Julia, Linda Griffiths, Donald Moore, Wanda Cannon

Votes: 2,259

14. V (1983)

Unrated | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.

Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Faye Grant, Peter Nelson

Votes: 11,737

15. Brave New World (1980 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A man who grew up in a primitive society educating himself by reading Shakespeare is allowed to join the futuristic society where his parents are from. However, he cannot adapt to their repressive ways.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Julie Cobb, Bud Cort, Keir Dullea, Ron O'Neal

Votes: 715

17. 984: Prisoner of the Future (1982 TV Movie)

76 min | Sci-Fi

A corporate executive is taken prisoner by an underground organization known as The Movement, and is turned over to a ruthless interrogator.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Stephen Markle, Don Francks, Stan Wilson, David Clement

Votes: 147

18. Starcrossed (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

An alien woman is running from a deadly enemy and tries to hide on Earth where she meets a young mechanic, who helps her to get back home and to fight for the freedom of her people.

Director: Jeffrey Bloom | Stars: James Spader, Belinda Bauer, Peter Kowanko, Clark Johnson

Votes: 455

19. Out of Time (1988 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A cop from the future goes back in time to Los Angeles and teams up with his grandfather to capture a master criminal.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Bruce Abbott, Bill Maher, Rebecca Schaeffer, Kristian Alfonso

Votes: 148

20. The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children, Mace and Cindel, on a quest to find their parents.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Eric Walker, Warwick Davis, Fionnula Flanagan, Guy Boyd

Votes: 8,556

21. 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: 254

22. Max Headroom (1985 TV Movie)

57 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

In the dystopic near future, a crusading TV reporter investigates news stories with the help of a wisecracking computer version of himself.

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton | Stars: Matt Frewer, Nickolas Grace, Hilary Tindall, William Morgan Sheppard

Votes: 1,734

23. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)

94 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.

Directors: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat | Stars: Wilford Brimley, Warwick Davis, Aubree Miller, Siân Phillips

Votes: 7,342

24. Murder in Space (1985 TV Movie)

95 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Set in the "not-so-distant future", the crew of an international space station are set to return triumphantly to Earth, until someone starts killing the other crew members.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Wilford Brimley, Michael Ironside, Martin Balsam, Damir Andrei

Votes: 169

25. J.O.E. and the Colonel (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 94 min | Sci-Fi, Action

Scientists create "the perfect soldier" in a lab experiment by recombining his molecules. He is then sent out on dangerous but vital missions.

Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: Terence Knox, Gary Kasper, Aimee Eccles, William Lucking

Votes: 66

26. Not Quite Human (1987 TV Movie)

97 min | Family, Sci-Fi, Comedy

Dr. Jonas Carson, a scientist, invents Chip, an android teenager. Dr. Carson sends Chip to school with his daughter Becky to see whether an android could interact with others. But his ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Jay Underwood, Alan Thicke, Robyn Lively, Joseph Bologna

Votes: 914

27. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1987 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Romance, Sci-Fi

An alien lands on Earth and decides that he needs to take a job in order to raise money to build a spaceship so he can get back to his home planet.

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Lewis Smith, James Laurenson, Robert Picardo, Bruce McGill

Votes: 286

28. Survival Earth (1985 TV Movie)

80 min | Sci-Fi

In this Canadian rendering of a potential "apocalypse then", in 1996, after the collapse of modern civilization (due to atomic "accidents" and the "failure" of the world's economy), a young... See full summary »

Director: Peter McCubbin | Stars: Nancy Cser, Jeff Holec, Craig Williams

Votes: 26

29. Timestalkers (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Scott McKenzie, a history professor, becomes involved with two time travelers from the year 2586 after making a discovery in an old photograph from 1886.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: William Devane, Lauren Hutton, John Ratzenberger, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 1,044

30. Not Quite Human II (1989 TV Movie)

91 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Chip, the android boy is back. This time, he is off to college, suffering from a computer virus and in love with Roberta, another android. Will there be a happy ending?

Director: Eric Luke | Stars: Jay Underwood, Alan Thicke, Robyn Lively, Greg Mullavey

Votes: 453

31. Northstar (1986 TV Movie)

90 min | Sci-Fi

An astronaut's ship passes through a strange magnetic field on its way back to Earth, and when he emerges from it after landing, he finds he has acquired superhuman powers and a super-genius IQ.

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Greg Evigan, Deborah Wakeham, Mitchell Ryan, Mason Adams

Votes: 143

32. Condor (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Sci-Fi

In Los Angeles in 1999, a crime-fighting organization known as Condor goes up against the Black Widow, a master criminal. The Black Widow steals the national security code and threatens to ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Ray Wise, Wendy Kilbourne, Vic Polizos, James Avery

Votes: 124

33. Annihilator (1986 TV Movie)

99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Humanoid killer robots stalk a newspaperman,, who has knowledge of their existence. One of the robots is made to look like his girlfriend.

Director: Michael Chapman | Stars: Mark Lindsay Chapman, Susan Blakely, Lisa Blount, Brion James

Votes: 266

34. Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi

The Bionic Woman and the Six Million Dollar Man reunite, with a few younger bionic assistants, and try to catch a bionic spy.

Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 774

35. Something Is Out There (II) (1988– )

200 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Two police officers investigate a series of brutal murders in which the victims have had bodily organs removed. When one of them questions a young woman who has been seen at the crime ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Cortese, Maryam d'Abo, George Dzundza, Gregory Sierra

Votes: 486

36. V: The Final Battle (1984)

TV-14 | 272 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A small group of human resistance fighters fight a desperate guerilla war against the genocidal extra-terrestrials who dominate Earth.

Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Robert Englund, Faye Grant

Votes: 6,313

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