The best TV-MOVIEs I've seen

by OJT | created - 11 Jul 2016 | updated - 11 Jul 2016 | Public

Sometimes movies made for TV are brilliant. Here's the best I've seen.

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1. The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As ... See full summary »

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Mark Rendall, John Bourgeois, Hannah Lochner

Votes: 833

2. Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley, Austin Nichols

Votes: 13,972

3. Something the Lord Made (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Alan Rickman, Yasiin Bey, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 10,814

4. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 23,862

5. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A team of investigators attempt to stop a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper from claiming his next victim, but uncover something far more terrifying.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Warren Clarke, Paddy Considine, James Fox, David Calder

Votes: 7,591 | Gross: $0.15M

6. The Deliberate Stranger (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 185 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Mark Harmon, Frederic Forrest, George Grizzard, Ben Masters

Votes: 1,932

7. One of My Wives Is Missing (1976 TV Movie)

93 min | Thriller

Daniel Corban's wife Elizabeth disappeared after they had a fight. Then she shows up, yet he insists that the woman isn't actually his wife.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Jack Klugman, Elizabeth Ashley, James Franciscus, Joel Fabiani

Votes: 333

8. The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 132 min | Drama, History, Romance

A gay activist attempts to raise H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. awareness during the early 1980s.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt

Votes: 30,370

9. Der 90. Geburtstag oder Dinner for One (1963 TV Short)

Not Rated | 18 min | Short, Comedy

At Miss Sophie's 90th birthday dinner, her butler James must fill in for her four departed friends - and that includes lots of drinks before every course!.

Directors: Heinz Dunkhase, Franco Marazzi | Stars: Freddie Frinton, May Warden, Heinz Piper

Votes: 5,671

10. A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward

Votes: 10,237

11. The Matthew Shepard Story (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Drama

Based on the true story of openly gay college student Matthew Shepard killed in an act of a hate crime by senseless violence and such cruelty that attracted global attention.Matthew's tragic death back in 1998 soon has changed the whole world forever.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Stockard Channing, Shane Meier, Wendy Crewson, Kristen Thomson

Votes: 1,203

12. The Burning Bed (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Paul Le Mat, Richard Masur, Grace Zabriskie

Votes: 2,163

13. Too Big to Fail (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: James Woods, John Heard, William Hurt, Erin Dilly

Votes: 13,442

14. You Don't Know Jack (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama

A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Al Pacino, Brenda Vaccaro, John Goodman, Deirdre O'Connell

Votes: 24,450

15. Original Sins (1995 TV Movie)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

On Jonathan Frayne's radio talk show, the guilty call in to reveal their darkest sins. But when one mysterious caller confesses to murder, Jonathan is inextricably drawn into the case--and ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Egleson | Stars: Mark Harmon, Julianne Phillips, Ron Perlman, David Clennon

Votes: 260

16. 12 Angry Men (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 117 min | Crime, Drama

Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Hume Cronyn, Ossie Davis

Votes: 11,896

17. 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: 830

18. The Relief of Belsen (2007 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

With the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, safety did not come to its 60,000 prisoners right away. Starring Iain Glen, this award-winning movie recalls the actual events ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Hardy | Stars: Iain Glen, Nigel Lindsay, Jemma Redgrave, Corin Redgrave

Votes: 257

19. Duel (1971 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzell

Votes: 55,382

20. Page Eight (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the... See full summary »

Director: David Hare | Stars: Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Tom Hughes, Michael Gambon

Votes: 13,072

21. Citizen X (1995 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

During the 1980s, Soviet authorities hunt for a serial killer who picks his victims in railway stations and commuter trains and lures them into the woods.

Director: Chris Gerolmo | Stars: Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 14,932

22. The Infiltrator (1995 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

A freelancer reporter goes undercover and joins a Neo-Nazi hate group.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Oliver Platt, Arliss Howard, Tony Haygarth, Michael Byrne

Votes: 621

23. 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: 12,593

24. Living with the Dead (2002 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Crime

A man begins to have disturbing visions of dead people, among whom are his mother and victims of a local serial killer. The detective investigating the murders looks to him for help in solving the case.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Diane Ladd, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 1,144

25. Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

When a charismatic teenager falters under constant pressure from his parents and school, he makes a potentially deadly mistake.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Jonathan Jackson, JoBeth Williams, Carly Pope, Robin Dunne

Votes: 535

26. Cab to Canada (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 120 min | Drama

Fact-based story about a Pasadena cab driver who picks up what he believes is a routine fare, an elderly woman on her way to a funeral. However, the wealthy woman is soon is insisting that ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Jason Beghe, Catherine Bell, Haley Joel Osment

Votes: 302

27. The Debt (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime, Thriller

An ex-robber reluctantly agrees to do one last job in order to protect his family.

Director: Jon Jones | Stars: Warren Clarke, Hugo Speer, Lee Williams, Orla Brady

Votes: 222

30. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

Plagued by guilt, a corrupt police official attempts to solve the case of a missing schoolgirl after seeing connections between her disappearance and a rash of prior abductions.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: David Morrissey, Lisa Howard, Chris Walker, Shaun Dooley

Votes: 6,506

31. The Con (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A lonely gas station attendent in Mississippi falls in love with a con woman who wants to get her hands on an inheritance he doesn't know about.

Director: Steven Schachter | Stars: William H. Macy, Rebecca De Mornay, Mike Nussbaum, Angela Paton

Votes: 485



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