Gone but not Forgotten

by mlievonen | created - 11 Apr 2017 | updated - 11 Apr 2017 | Public

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1. The Torkelsons (1991–1992)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

As a single mother of five, Mrs. Millicent Torkelson is a do-it-yourselfer with a flair for finding ingenious ways to make ends meet and making the best of bad times. Her oldest daughter ... See full summary »

Stars: Connie Ray, Olivia Burnette, Lee Norris, Rachel Duncan

Votes: 819

Dorothy Jane is growing up and shares her heart with the Man in the Moon.

2. Almost Home (1993)

30 min | Comedy

Having a hard time making ends meet after her divorce, Millicent Torkelson moves her three children to Seattle, where she becomes the nanny to the spoiled Morgan children.

Stars: Connie Ray, Olivia Burnette, Lee Norris, Rachel Duncan

Votes: 296

The Torkelsons continued with a new name and cast changes.

3. Kidd Video (1984– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Fantasy, Music

A teen rock band is abducted to a cartoon fantasy world where music is the key to defeating their enemies and finding their way home.

Stars: Bryan Scott, Gabriela Nelson, Robbie Rist, Steve Alterman

Votes: 184

Live action becomes animated, music videos.

4. Whiz Kids (1983–1984)

60 min | Adventure

The adventures of a group of young kids who are amateur computer experts and detectives.

Stars: Matthew Labyorteaux, Todd Porter, Jeffrey Jacquet, Andrea Elson

Votes: 272

The smart kids have all the fun.

5. The Wizard (1986–1987)

42 min | Adventure, Drama

An eccentric little person inventor has adventures battling evil around the world.

Stars: David Rappaport, Douglas Barr, Fran Ryan, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 270

Magic and adventure.

6. Flight of the Navigator (1986)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 38,917 | Gross: $18.56M

Childhood fantasy and fun.

7. CBS Storybreak (1984– )
Episode: Witch-Cat (1985)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Family

Add a Plot

Stars: Betsy Chasse, Diana Daves, Joan Gerber, Patrick Gorman

Votes: 29

Joan Carris' novel of the same name comes to the small screen in this animated tale.

8. Heartland (1989– )

30 min | Comedy

Tom and Casey Stafford with their sons John and Gus and adopted daughter, Kim living on a farm in Nebraska have trouble making ends meet, and accepting the fact that Casey's father, is ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Keith, Katie Layman, Jason Kristofer, Devin Ratray

Votes: 27

Short-lived family sitcom.

9. Wildflower (1991 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

An abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children.

Director: Diane Keaton | Stars: Beau Bridges, Susan Blakely, William McNamara, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 1,058

Excellent TV movie from Lifetime - when their movies were actually good instead of trashy. Coming of age drama with several well-known actors.

10. The Last Prostitute (1991 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

When a pair of teenage boys break away from their summer camp to lose their virginity to an infamous hooker, they discover that she's since gone straight to become a rancher. After she ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Sônia Braga, Richard Dillard, David Kaufman, Dennis Letts

Votes: 135

One of my favorite Coming of Age movies.

11. The Charmings (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy

Snow White, Prince Charming and their family are transported through time to the present day. They try to fit into normal society, despite their unfamiliarity with technology.

Stars: Christopher Rich, Judy Parfitt, Cork Hubbert, Brandon Call

Votes: 197

Snow White and Prince Charming attempt happily ever after.

12. The Littlest Hobo (1979–1985)

Adventure, Drama, Family

The wandering adventures of an intelligent German shepherd dog.

Stars: London, Allan Royal, Harvey Atkin, Ted Follows

Votes: 883

The adventures of a German Shepherd. One of the best episodes features Megan Follows.

13. The Beachcombers (1972–2004)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of a professional lumber salvager and his friends in Gibsons, British Columbia.

Stars: Bruno Gerussi, Robert Clothier, Rae Brown, Pat John

Votes: 420

A Sunday evening favorite from Canada.

14. Fraggle Rock (1983–1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

Stars: Karen Prell, Gerard Parkes, Kathryn Mullen, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 5,746

A Jim Henson classic.

15. The Puppy's Further Adventures (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Adventure, Animation, Family

Separated from his human family, Petey the Puppy and his canine friends travel around in search of them.

Stars: Michael Bell, Peter Cullen, Nancy McKeon, Billy Jayne

Votes: 39

The Adventures of Petey, Dolly, Duke, Dash, and Lucky.

16. Our House (1986–1988)

60 min | Drama, Family

Following the death of his son, Gus Witherspoon takes in his daughter-in-law and his three grandchildren to live with him. Adjustment to the new arrangement is not easy on any of them.

Stars: Wilford Brimley, Deidre Hall, Shannen Doherty, Chad Allen

Votes: 485

Quality family television. Following the death of husband/father, a widow and her children move in with grandpa.

17. The Cat from Outer Space (1978)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Three scientists help an Alien feline, stranded on Earth, to repair its damaged spacecraft in order to return home but their efforts are hampered by inept army officials and foreign spies.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 3,643

The Wonderful World of Disney.

18. Rags to Riches (1987–1988)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A wealthy widowed businessman adopts five daughters to live with him at his mansion.

Stars: Joseph Bologna, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Blanca De Garr, Kimiko Gelman

Votes: 472

Orphans sing and dance their way into a wealthy man's heart.

19. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

Marjorie Winfield's engagement to Bill Sherman, who has just arrived home from fighting in World War I, serves as the backdrop for the trials and tribulations of her family.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 1,705

Doris Day classic.

20. My Two Dads (1987–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

When Marcy Bradford dies, she leaves her teen-age daughter Nicole in the custody of a father she has never met; or rather, two fathers - Michael, a straight-laced and formal man; and Joey, ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Reiser, Greg Evigan, Staci Keanan, Florence Stanley

Votes: 2,539

Two men, a teenage girl, the boy next door, and the judge.

21. Clara's Heart (1988)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 1,930 | Gross: $5.19M

22. Sudie and Simpson (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

Sudie and Simpson, Louis Gossett, Jr. stars in this film based on Sarah Flanigan Carter's autobiographical novel about growing up in World War II-era Georgia, Sudie Harrington, a feisty ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Tewkesbury | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Sara Gilbert, John M. Jackson, Frances Fisher

Votes: 143

23. Good King Wenceslas (1994 TV Movie)

Drama

Based upon the true story that inpired the Christmas carol about a young king's care for his people.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Jonathan Brandis, Perry King, Leo McKern

Votes: 233

24. SeaQuest 2032 (1993–1996)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Family

In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth.

Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi, Roy Scheider

Votes: 5,470

Aka Seaquest DSV

25. Ellen Foster (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Julie Harris, Jena Malone, Ted Levine, Glynnis O'Connor

Votes: 377

26. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

G | 88 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson, Dylan Kussman

Votes: 4,314 | Gross: $7.30M

27. Mr. Belvedere (1985–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Family

The humourous adventures of an English housekeeper working for an American family.

Stars: Christopher Hewett, Bob Uecker, Ilene Graff, Rob Stone

Votes: 3,223



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