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1. The Phantom Creeps (1949 TV Movie)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

Not a feature, but an edited version of the 1939 serial "The Phantom Creeps" which was released to TV in 1949.

Stars: Bela Lugosi, Robert Kent, Dorothy Arnold, Edwin Stanley

Votes: 102

2. Menace from Outer Space (1956 TV Movie)

Unrated | 78 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

A two-part episode of the sci-fi TV series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954), released as a feature.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett, Sally Mansfield, Robert Lyden

Votes: 231

3. Purple Death from Outer Space (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Sci-Fi

Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov return to the planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death, which wreaking destruction on Earth. However, Ming the Merciless has other plans for them.

Stars: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon

Votes: 99

4. How Awful About Allan (1970 TV Movie)

PG | 73 min | Thriller

After an eight-month stay in a mental hospital, a tormented man comes home to live with his sister; but a mysterious boarder may be trying to kill him.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Julie Harris, Joan Hackett, Kent Smith

Votes: 602

5. Good Against Evil (1977 TV Movie)

84 min | Horror

A writer, Andy Stuart, teams up with an exorcist, Father Kemschler, to battle Satan, and a group of Devil worshipers led by Mr. Rimmin.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Dack Rambo, Elyssa Davalos, Richard Lynch, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 420

6. The Disappearance of Flight 412 (1974 TV Movie)

72 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

During a radar test mission, Flight 412 witnesses the disappearance of 2 fighter-jets scrambled to intercept a UFO but the Air Force is determined to cover-up the incident.

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Glenn Ford, Bradford Dillman, David Soul, Robert F. Lyons

Votes: 427

7. 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: 468

8. Attack from Space (1965 TV Movie)

76 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Benevolent aliens from the planet Emerald send superhero Starman to protect Earth from invasion by an evil alien race called the Spherions. When Starman arrives on Earth, he discovers a ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Utako Mitsuya, Sachihiro Ohsawa, Hiroshi Hayashi

Votes: 381

9. Evil Brain from Outer Space (1965 TV Movie)

78 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A monstrous evil brain from outer space leads his minions on a crusade to conquer the universe, and unleashes hideous monsters on Earth that spread deadly diseases. Superhero Starman must ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takada, Makoto Abe

Votes: 564

10. Atomic Rulers (1965 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Super criminals are planning to infiltrate Earth with mass nuclear destruction! Only Starman can defend civilization by thwarting evil!

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Sachihiro Ohsawa, Junko Ikeuchi, Minako Yamada

Votes: 273

11. Snowbeast (1977 TV Movie)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror

A Colorado ski resort is besieged by a sub-human beast that commits brutal murders on the slopes.

Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: Bo Svenson, Yvette Mimieux, Robert Logan, Clint Walker

Votes: 1,319

12. Crash of Moons (1954 TV Movie)

Unrated | 78 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

Not a feature film but a three-part episode from the TV series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954) edited together and released as a feature.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett, Sally Mansfield, Robert Lyden

Votes: 673

13. Moon of the Wolf (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Horror

After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: David Janssen, Barbara Rush, Bradford Dillman, John Beradino

Votes: 1,111

14. Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965 TV Movie)

47 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The mighty Hercules battles a sea monster to save the legendary city of Troy.

Director: Albert Band | Stars: Gordon Scott, Paul Stevens, Mart Hulswit, Diana Hyland

Votes: 191

15. The Shadow (1954 TV Short)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Adventure

Lamont Cranston, a psychiatrist on retainer to the police department, is asked to assist in the Case of the Cotton Kimono murder investigation. Lamont and his girlfriend Margot Lane are not... See full summary »

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Tom Helmore, Paula Raymond, Frank M. Thomas, Alexander Scourby

Votes: 25

16. Tales of Frankenstein (1958 TV Short)

28 min | Short, Horror

Dr. Frankenstein has just finished rebuilding his creation, but the monster is unresponsive. He needs to try something different to make it work, perhaps some new parts. Enter a terminally ... See full summary »

Director: Curt Siodmak | Stars: Anton Diffring, Helen Westcott, Don Megowan, Ludwig Stössel

Votes: 242

17. Destination Space (1959 TV Movie)

51 min | Sci-Fi

From space pioneers to modernday missions, it's a thrilling look at man's quest to conquer space.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Harry Townes, John Agar, Charles Aidman, Whitney Blake

Votes: 87

18. The Night Rider (1962 TV Short)

Approved | 26 min | Western, Short, Music

Tim is the boss of a trail-herding crew consisting of Kentucky, a cook who plays the guitar, Joe, and Marty, a young, impressionable cowhand who longs for the glamorous life of a gunfighter... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hinn | Stars: Johnny Cash, Dickie Jones, Johnny Western, Merle Travis

Votes: 24

19. Counterspy (1958 TV Movie)

27 min | Adventure

When a massive Soviet battleship negotiates the treacherous Oslo harbor without a local pilot, American counterespionage agent David Harding suspects that the enemy has developed a secret ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Don Megowan, Brad Johnson, Gerald Milton, Phyllis Stanley

Votes: 9

20. Carry on Christmas (1973 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy

In this fourth and final annual Christmas TV special, Sid is a working as saucy Santa in a department store grotto. He reflects on how Christmas has been celebrated though the ages, aided ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Fouracre | Stars: Sidney James, Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 148

21. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Short)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 37,762

22. Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962 TV Movie)

Approved | 53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »

Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano

Votes: 2,139

23. Nick & Noel (1993 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family

Nick and Noel is a story about feuding neighbors who work together to find a little girl a mother by Christmas.

Director: John Sparey | Stars: Jerry Houser, Kath Soucie, Paul Williams, Lorna Patterson

Votes: 65

24. WWF in Your House: Badd Blood (1997 TV Special)

PG | 180 min | Action, Sport

Hell in a Cell(Non-Title):WWF European Champion Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker, WWF Intercontinental Title: Owen Hart vs. Faarooq, WWF Tag Team Titles: The Godwins vs. The Headbangers, ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Shawn Michaels, Mark Calaway, Owen Hart, Ron Simmons

Votes: 222

26. WCW Halloween Havoc 1995 (1995 TV Special)

180 min | Action, Sport

WCW Title: Hulk Hogan vs. The Giant, WCW Television Title: Dallas Page vs. Johnny B. Badd, Monster Truck Challenge: Hulk Hogan vs. The Giant, Randy Savage vs. Lex Luger, Sting & Ric Flair ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Leathers | Stars: Hulk Hogan, Paul Wight, Dallas Page, Marc Mero

Votes: 66

27. WCW Halloween Havoc (1996 TV Special)

180 min | Sport

WCW Title: Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage, WCW Tag Team Titles: Harlem Heat vs. The Outsiders, WCW Cruiserweight Title: Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Dean Malenko, Syxx vs. Chris Jericho, Lex Luger vs.... See full summary »

Stars: Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Booker Huffman, Lash Huffman

Votes: 58

28. Halloween Havoc (1997 TV Special)


Steel Cage Match (non-title): WCW Champion Hollywood Hogan vs. Roddy Piper, WCW United States Title: Curt Hennig vs. Ric Flair, WCW Cruiserweight Title (Belt vs. Mask Match): Eddie Guerrero... See full summary »

Stars: Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Curt Hennig, Ric Flair

Votes: 54

29. WWF Insurrextion (2000 TV Special)

TV-14 | 180 min | Action, Sport

WWF Title: The Rock vs. Triple H vs. Shane McMahon, WWF European Title: Eddy Guererro vs. Chris Jericho, WWF Tag Team Titles: Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz, WWF Hardcore Title: Crash ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Paul Levesque, Shane McMahon, Eddie Guerrero

Votes: 92

30. Invasion (2001 TV Special)

180 min | Action, Sport

In a battle for pro wrestling supremacy between the WWF and the WCW/ECW Alliance, the WWF team of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker and Kane battle the WCW/... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Mark Calaway, Chris Jericho

Votes: 352

31. WWE Judgment Day (2003 TV Special)

180 min | Sport

The main feud heading into PPV on the SmackDown. brand was between Brock Lesnar against Big Show and on the Raw brand was between Triple H and Kevin Nash.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: André the Giant, Steve Austin, Shelton Benjamin, Chris Benoit

Votes: 200

32. WWF One Night Only (1997 TV Special)


WWF European Championship: British Bulldog v Shawn Michaels; WWF Championship: Bret Hart v Undertaker; Vader v Owen Hart; LOD v Godwinns; WWF Tag Team Championship: Headbangers v Los ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Calaway, Mark Canterbury, Jesus Castillo, Chyna

Votes: 80

33. Summerslam (2003 TV Special)

TV-14 | 170 min | Action

Lillian Garcia Sings the National Anthem; World Tag Team Championship: La Resistance vs. The Dudley Boys; Christian Offers Eric Bischoff His Assistance; Undertaker vs. A-Train; Who is Going... See full synopsis »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Paul Levesque, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Bill Goldberg

Votes: 235

34. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy

An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice

Votes: 6,990

35. Happy Christmas, Miss King (1998 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Family, Romance

While Felix is away at the War the people of Avonlea try to have a good Christmas, but Miss King is suddenly badly hurt and she may not live...

Director: Stefan Scaini | Stars: Jackie Burroughs, Lally Cadeau, Mag Ruffman, Cedric Smith

Votes: 433

36. The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold (1981 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An Irish sailor is stranded on an island full of Leprechauns and soon finds himself aiding them in protecting their gold from a greedy Hag.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Art Carney, Peggy Cass, Bob McFadden, Ken Jennings

Votes: 306

37. Pinocchio's Christmas (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

It's Pinocchio's first Christmas, and he sells the book Geppetto gives him for present money, but Cat and Fox trick him out of it. So, Pinocchio becomes part of a (Christmas) Marionette ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Alan King, George S. Irving, Bob McFadden, Patricia Bright

Votes: 402

38. The Stingiest Man in Town (1978 TV Movie)

51 min | Animation, Drama, Family

This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to assist the poor or have Christmas Dinner with his nephew, he is visited by the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Walter Matthau, Tom Bosley, Theodore Bikel, Robert Morse

Votes: 255

39. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)

TV-G | 51 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving

Votes: 6,100

40. Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rudolph must find Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight on New Year's Eve.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam, Harold Peary

Votes: 2,635

41. Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977 TV Short)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Family

An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Roger Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, Paul Frees, Don Messick

Votes: 1,411

42. Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Frosty's kind of lonely, so the kids think of making him a wife, Crystal. But will Jack Frost let them be happy?

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Andy Griffith, Shelley Winters, Dennis Day, Paul Frees

Votes: 2,006

43. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel

Votes: 2,051

44. Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Buttons, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Alan Sues

Votes: 1,463

45. Survivor Series (1988 TV Special)

180 min | Action, Sport

Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Koko B. Ware, Hercules & Hillbilly Jim vs. Ted DiBiase, Haku, The Twin Towers & Red Rooster. Andre the Giant, Rick Rude, Dino Bravo, Mr. Perfect & Harley Race vs. ... See full summary »

Director: Kerwin Silfies | Stars: Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Ray Hernandez, Jim Morris

Votes: 250

46. Survivor Series (1993 TV Special)

180 min | Action, Sport

Lex Luger, The Undertaker and The Steiner Brothers vs. Yokozuna, Ludvig Borga, Crush and Quebecer Jacques, Marty Jannetty, The 1-2-3 Kid, Razor Ramon and Randy Savage vs. Irwin R. Schyster,... See full summary »

Stars: Larry Pfohl, Mark Calaway, Scott Steiner, Rick Steiner

Votes: 196

47. Survivor Series (1998 TV Special)

180 min

This event was also the first Survivor Series not to feature the traditional Survivor Series elimination-style tag team match, although the notion of survival is apparent in the knockout tournament.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Mick Foley, Steve Austin, Mark Calaway

Votes: 202

48. WWF Unforgiven (1998 TV Special)

180 min

WWF Title: Steve Austin vs. Dude Love, WWF Tag Team Titles: The New Age Outlaws vs. L.O.D. 2000, Inferno Match: The Undertaker vs. Kane, WWF European Title: Triple H vs. Owen Hart, NWA Tag ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Steve Austin, Mick Foley, Brian James, Monty Sopp

Votes: 197

49. WWE Unforgiven (2003 TV Special)

TV-14 | 180 min | Action

Triple H and Goldberg collided for the World Heavyweight Championship, Shane McMahon battled Kane in a Last Man Standing Match and Randy Orton clashed with Shawn Michaels.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Paul Levesque, Bill Goldberg, Shane McMahon, Glenn Jacobs

Votes: 149

50. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music