My Made-for-TV Movie Collection

by jgiles-367-954534 | created - 19 Mar 2017 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

I am a huge fan of Made-for-TV Movies and have a growing collection of them, which I will list here. They are an underappreciated art form in my opinion, but they have a dedicated fanbase, nonetheless.

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1. Adam (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

After their child is abducted, John and Reve Walsh are trying to find him. But, shortly after that, Adam is found dead.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, JoBeth Williams, Martha Scott, Richard Masur

Votes: 497

2. Alice in Wonderland (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 187 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alice is in Looking Glass Land, where she meets many Looking Glass creatures and attempts to avoid the Jabberwocky, a monster that appears due to her being afraid.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Natalie Gregory, Sheila Allen, Sharee Gregory, Red Buttons

Votes: 2,654

3. Alice in Wonderland (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 150 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Alice (Tina Majorino) falls down a rabbit hole, and finds herself in Wonderland, a fantasy land of strange characters and ideas.

Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Tina Majorino, Whoopi Goldberg, Robbie Coltrane, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 7,166

4. Another Woman's Husband (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

Charming ladies man Johnny Miller is bored with his still committed wife, swimming instructor Susan. Under the 'bachelor' alias Jake Miller he has a relationship with psychologist Laurel ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Nosseck | Stars: Gail O'Grady, Lisa Rinna, Dale Midkiff, Sally Kirkland

Votes: 416

5. Her Best Friend's Husband (2002 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

Successful architect Will Roberts organizes a grand surprise birthday party for his wife Mandy with their daughter Kelly and college days friend, only to be told afterward she wants a ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Bess Armstrong, William R. Moses, Lindy Booth

Votes: 255

6. Hit and Run (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

A woman struggles with guilt after fleeing from the scene of an accident.

Director: Dan Lerner | Stars: Margaret Colin, Lisa Vidal, Drew Pillsbury, Allison Gregory

Votes: 330

7. The Familiar Stranger (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Mystery

A woman discovers that her husband faked his death and assumed a new identity, while she struggled for 10 years as a single mother.

Director: Alan Metzger | Stars: Margaret Colin, Jay O. Sanders, Aaron Ashmore, Michael Cera

Votes: 375

8. Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

After becoming a victim of video voyeurism, a Louisiana woman fights for justice.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Angie Harmon, Jamey Sheridan, Dale Midkiff, Tegan Moss

Votes: 534

9. Sex, Lies & Obsession (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

A high-school drama teacher struggles to keep her family together after she discovers her husband's sexual addiction.

Director: Douglas Barr | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna, Kevin Zegers, Robert Clark

Votes: 290

10. The Truth About Jane (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

A high-school girl's first sexual experience is with another girl, and, along with her first broken heart, she must deal with her mother's reaction to her revelation that she is a lesbian and with ostracism at school.

Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Stockard Channing, Ellen Muth, Kelly Rowan, Jenny O'Hara

Votes: 2,195

11. A Change of Heart (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

A woman discovers that her husband has been hiding a secret.

Director: Arvin Brown | Stars: Jean Smart, John Terry, Gretchen Corbett, Phillip Geoffrey Hough

Votes: 225

12. A Killing in a Small Town (1990 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Drama

The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Barbara Hershey, Brian Dennehy, John Terry, Richard Gilliland

Votes: 508

13. American Black Beauty (2005 TV Movie)

PG | 88 min | Family

Cheryl Birtwick is 16 years old, rich, and freshly orphaned. Having no home and no one left to care for her but a giant trust fund and a passel of attorneys, she is sent to live with Lane ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Gabai | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Danielle Keaton, Mark Kelly, Chris Hunter

Votes: 43

14. Gentle Ben (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Family

When a boy is left in the care of his mountain-ranger uncle, he learns valuable lessons about man's relationship with wild animals, and how the mayor poses a threat to local legend Ben - a grizzly bear.

Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Dean Cain, Corbin Bernsen, William Katt, Martin Kove

Votes: 269

15. Gentle Ben 2: Black Gold (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Drama, Family

With tensions running high between Jack & Fog over plans to drill on his land that abuts the wilderness preserve, Fog announces to the whole town that he isn't drilling for oil - but is ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Dean Cain, Reiley McClendon, Corbin Bernsen, Ashley Laurence

Votes: 176

16. 10.5 (2004)

Unrated | 165 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An earthquake reaching a 10.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, strikes the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. A large portion of land falls into the ocean, and the situation is worsened by aftershocks and tsunami.

Stars: Kim Delaney, Fred Ward, Ivan Sergei, Dulé Hill

Votes: 3,612

17. 10.5: Apocalypse (2006– )

169 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A massive earthquake creates a chain of events that threaten two of the largest nuclear reactors.

Stars: Kim Delaney, Dean Cain, David Cubitt, Oliver Hudson

Votes: 2,269

18. Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999– )

Unrated | 170 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A devastating earthquake hits New York City, with survivors left fighting for their lives amongst the ruins.

Stars: Tom Skerritt, Sharon Lawrence, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Nicole Carson

Votes: 1,673

19. Getting Up and Going Home (1992 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance

A middle-aged lawyer (Tom Skerritt) struggles to face his inner demons as he finds himself embroiled in affairs with three separate women.

Director: Steven Schachter | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Blythe Danner, Roma Downey, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 61

20. Calendar Girl Murders (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Millionaire Richard Trainor is celebrating the fact that his new calendar featuring twelve nude woman is a huge success. However the party is ruined when Miss January is pushed off a ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Sharon Stone, Barbara Bosson, Robert Beltran

Votes: 528

21. Marathon (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

A middle aged man spends his free time running. Especially since his wife spends more of her time on her work. He later meets another runner, a younger woman who inspires to compete in a marathon.

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Bob Newhart, Herb Edelman, Dick Gautier, Anita Gillette

Votes: 46

22. The Parade (1984 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

Set in a small town in Kansas during the days before the town's annual Fourth of July parade, this rural drama follows Rachel Kirby whose life is thrown into turmoil when her estranged, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Michael Learned, Frederic Forrest, Rosanna Arquette, Maxwell Caulfield

Votes: 50

23. Winner Take All (1975 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

An average American housewife who is addicted to gambling gradually destroys her "ideal" suburban life and that of her family.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Shirley Jones, Laurence Luckinbill, Sam Groom, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 75

24. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)

G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

62 Metascore

Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey

Votes: 6,563

25. Murder of Innocence (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

Newlywed Laurie Wade finds her marriage, and eventually the rest of her life, shattered by her deep-rooted psychotic behavior. She goes from brief "short-circuits" to overtly murderous ... See full summary »

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Stephen Caffrey, Graham Beckel, Jerry Hardin

Votes: 354

26. Darkness Before Dawn (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

A family struggles with a daughter's addiction.

Director: John Patterson | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Stephen Lang, Gwynyth Walsh, L. Scott Caldwell

Votes: 197

27. For the Love of Aaron (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

Following her divorce, Margaret's son Aaron is the only person who matters to her. But when Margaret unexpectedly begins showing symptoms of mental-illness, the boy's father decides she is ... See full summary »

Director: John Kent Harrison | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Nick Mancuso, Keegan MacIntosh, John Kapelos

Votes: 82

28. Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted (1992 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

A Down-syndrome boy left in an institute by his parents. Ginny works in the institute and wants to have Jonathan but has to fight the system and the parents.

Director: George Kaczender | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Chris Burke, Jeffrey DeMunn, Tom Mason

Votes: 78

29. Greyhounds (1994 TV Movie)

92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Three old cops are sent back on the streets to clean up crime their own way.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: James Coburn, Robert Guillaume, Pat Morita, Dennis Weaver

Votes: 34

30. Destination America (1987 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

After his brother dies young, and due to a difficult relationship with his millionaire father, Corbet Jr. starts to spend most of his time outdoors. While drifting around, he meets an ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Joe Pantoliano, Corinne Bohrer, Alan Autry

Votes: 25

31. Highway Heartbreaker (1992 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

Slick amoral con man Mickey is out to fleece attractive women. But three of them join forces to bring him to justice.

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: John Schneider, Linda Gray, Heather Locklear, Tracy Nelson

Votes: 59

32. Born to Be Sold (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Thriller

A social worker tries to break up a ring of crooks who buy new-born babies from teen-aged mothers and sell them to couples who can't obtain them through legal adoption channels.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Lynda Carter, Harold Gould, Philip Sterling, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 119

33. Unabomber: The True Story (1996 TV Movie)

97 min | Crime, Drama, History

The real story behind the hunt for Theodore J. Kaczynski, later known as the Unabomber, a terrorist who sent several bombs through the mail, alarming authorities and society. The movie ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Purdy | Stars: Robert Hays, Dean Stockwell, Tobin Bell, Victoria Mallory

Votes: 296

34. The Abduction (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

While their marriage may have started off happily, Kate now finds that her police officer husband Paul has grown more unstable and abusive with each passing year. At long last, she leaves ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Victoria Principal, Robert Hays, Christopher Lawford, William Greenblatt

Votes: 88

35. Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama

Absent father, alcoholic brother Tim try to cope with life.

Director: Ken Olin | Stars: James Sikking, Bibi Besch, William McNamara, Jayne Brook

Votes: 2,040

36. Midnight's Child (1992 TV Movie)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

Kate and her artist husband are busy working parents. Everything seems to be going fine, going about their daily lives. Then, Anna, the Swedish nanny that Kate hired to care for their ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Marcy Walker, Cotter Smith, Olivia d'Abo, Elisabeth Moss

Votes: 267

37. Murder Without Conviction (2004 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Mystery

Recently released from her vows as a nun, Christine Bennett is discovering "life on the outside." After a visit to her mentally-handicapped cousin Gene, Christine becomes embroiled in the ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Megan Ward, Morgan Weisser, Rutanya Alda, David Proval

Votes: 190

38. Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (1992 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Said to be based on fact, the residents of new houses experience disturbing supernatural phenomena. They find out that their houses are built on land formerly used as a cemetery.

Director: John Patterson | Stars: Patty Duke, David Selby, Kiersten Warren, Blake Clark

Votes: 432

39. Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Horror

The demonic forces in the haunted Long Island house escape through a mystical lamp which finds its way to a remote California mansion where the evil manipulates a little girl by manifesting itself in the form of her dead father.

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: Patty Duke, Jane Wyatt, Fredric Lehne, Lou Hancock

Votes: 1,905

40. Fight for Life (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

Jerry Lewis plays an Ohio optometrist who has a six-year old daughter with epilepsy. He fights to get the FDA to approve a drug (at that time only available in England) for use in the U.S.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Morgan Freeman, Jaclyn Bernstein, Gerard Parkes

Votes: 137

41. Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love (1991 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Drama

Longtime singles Lillian Lambert and Clifford Pepperman enjoy a romance late in their lives.

Director: Charles Matthau | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Ryan Todd, Walter Matthau, William Schallert

Votes: 106

42. Pals (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Two long time friends, Jack Stobbs (George C. Scott) and Art Riddle (Don Ameche), have a fun and laughable adventure trying to spend the rest of their days fishing.

Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: George C. Scott, Don Ameche, Sylvia Sidney, Susan Rinell

Votes: 93

43. Incident in a Small Town (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 85 min | Drama, War

Walter Matthau and Harry Morgan star in this made-for-television drama, in which a judge in a small town discovers that the skeletons in his family closet are aired for all to see after he's named as a prime suspect in a murder.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Walter Matthau, Harry Morgan, Stephanie Zimbalist, Nick Stahl

Votes: 322

44. The Long Way Home (1998 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

After the death of his wife, depressed Tom Gerrin meets Leane Bossert, a 21-year-old free spirit, and the unlikely pair hitchhike across the country. In learning to respect each other's ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sarah Paulson, Kristin Griffith, Garwin Sanford

Votes: 444

45. A Long Way Home (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

Many years after being abandoned by his parents, Donald sets out in search of his siblings. His biggest challenge is cutting through layers of bureaucratic red tape. He happens upon a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Brenda Vaccaro, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Regina

Votes: 249

46. A Weekend in the Country (1996 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

At Kennedy Airport two frazzled New Yorkers are separately boarding a plane to Temecula, California. Comedian Bobby Stein, who's trailing his ex-lover and Sally Shelton, a very pregnant ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Bergman | Stars: Rita Rudner, Richard Lewis, Betty White, Joseph Fusco

Votes: 171