Movies: TVM to See

by qempyrean | created - 08 Mar 2014 | updated - 3 days ago | Public

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1. In This House of Brede (1975 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 105 min | Drama

A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Diana Rigg, Pamela Brown, Gwen Watford, Denis Quilley

Votes: 241

2. Barbarians at the Gate (1993 TV Movie)

R | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The president of a major tobacco company decides to buy the company himself, but a bidding war ensues as other companies make their own offers.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: James Garner, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Riegert, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 2,642

3. Hauser's Memory (1970 TV Movie)

GP | 96 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A scientist is persuaded by the government to inject himself with the brain fluid of a dying colleague in order to preserve missile-defense secrets. However, he finds that he is now torn ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: David McCallum, Susan Strasberg, Helmut Käutner, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 86

4. Judgment: The Court Martial of the Tiger of Malaya - General Yamashita (1974 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, History, War

Dramatization of the trial of General Yamashita when he was tried for his actions in the Philippines during World War 2 that resulted in the death of thousands of civilians. And of how the lawyers assigned to defend him tried to.

Directors: Lee Bernhardi, Stanley Kramer | Stars: Philip Ahn, Philip Bruns, William Devane, John Fujioka

Votes: 16

5. Judgment: The Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (1974 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

Julius and friends try to feed the poor during the depression and rellish the idea of a new communist state who they want to survive. After WWII Russia is no longer our ally so their political activity becomes treason.

Directors: Lee Bernhardi, Stanley Kramer | Stars: Allan Arbus, Herschel Bernardi, Barbara Colby, George Cooper

Votes: 17

6. Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley (1975 TV Movie)

101 min | Drama

The trial and conviction of William "Rusty" Calley, an unknown 27-year-old lieutenant charged with the murder of 102 men, women, and children in the tiny Vietnamese village of My Lai, ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Musante, Richard Basehart, Bo Hopkins, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 103

7. Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction (2006 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

A documentary on the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait of Indonesia, bringing tsunamis, rains of pumice and ash, and a deadly flow of hot steam, sulfuric acid, and ash. More than 36,000 died; survivors had bad burns.

Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Rupert Penry-Jones, Olivia Williams, Kevin McMonagle, Ramon Tikaram

Votes: 688

8. A Tale of Two Cities (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, History, Romance

An ex-aristocrat from France and an alcoholic English lawyer find themselves crossing paths and in love with the same woman during the French Revolution.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Chris Sarandon, Peter Cushing, Kenneth More, Barry Morse

Votes: 649

9. John Leguizamo: Freak (1998 TV Special)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Comedy

John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee | Star: John Leguizamo

Votes: 995

11. John Leguizamo: Spic-O-Rama (1993 TV Special)


Based on his comedic one man play, John Leguizamo portrays six members of a dysfunctional family who talk in turn about the upcoming family wedding and one another.

Director: Peter Askin | Star: John Leguizamo

Votes: 120

12. The Hanged Man (1964 TV Movie)

Unrated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A gunman who believes his friend has been murdered sets out to get the people who killed him and finds himself enmeshed in corrupt labor union politics.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Vera Miles, Robert Culp, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 72

13. John Leguizamo: Sexaholix... A Love Story (2002 TV Special)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

John Leguizamo returns to HBO in this one-man stage show to examine the world's most intimate act! SEXAHOLIX is an affectionate tale of the comic's path to maturation and the women who ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Star: John Leguizamo

Votes: 428

14. Paper Man (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A prank that starts with a group of college students creating a fictitious person so they can get a credit card develops into a plot that takes a murderous turn.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Stefanie Powers, James Stacy, Tina Chen

Votes: 317

15. The Borgia Stick (1967 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A suburban couple discovers that they are pawns for a powerful crime syndicate. They try to break away from the cartel and go legitimate, but the syndicate doesn't want to give them up so easily.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Don Murray, Inger Stevens, Barry Nelson, Fritz Weaver

Votes: 157

16. The Neon Ceiling (1971 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

A housewife and her teenage daughter, fleeing their boring lives, stops in a diner in the California desert. She runs up against the diner's owner, a gruff, beer-drinking artist whose ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Gig Young, Lee Grant, Denise Nickerson, Herb Edelman

Votes: 122

17. The Hatfields and the McCoys (1975 TV Movie)

74 min | Action, Drama, Western

A retelling of the famous feud between two mountain families, the Hatfields and the McCoys, in rural Kentucky in the late 1800s.

Director: Clyde Ware | Stars: Jack Palance, Steve Forrest, Richard Hatch, Karen Lamm

Votes: 92

18. The Kansas City Massacre (1975 TV Movie)

99 min | Crime, Drama

Gangsters free one of their colleagues being escorted to prison and kill several FBI agents and local police officers in the attempt. FBI agent Melvin Purvis puts together a special squad ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Dale Robertson, Bo Hopkins, Scott Brady, Matt Clark

Votes: 128

19. The President's Plane Is Missing (1973 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

An incompetent Vice President is in control of the government after the President's plane mysteriously disappears with him on board.

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Peter Graves, Arthur Kennedy, Raymond Massey

Votes: 211

20. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (1963)

Unrated | 129 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Dr. Syn, a country priest leads a rebel band against the King's naval press gangs. Press gangs (impressment) roam the country side beating young men into submission or unconsciousness, ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 594

21. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: The Mooncussers: Graveyard of Ships (1962)

Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A young boy discovers the existence of a group called the Mooncussers - a gang of pirates that work at night and sends out false homing signals to ships at sea; the ships then crash on the shore, where they are looted by the gang.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Oskar Homolka, Kevin Corcoran, Robert Emhardt, Rian Garrick

Votes: 48

22. The Man in the Iron Mask (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, History

D'Artagnan and his fellow Musketeers plot to replace the ineffectual Louis XIV of France with his secretly imprisoned twin brother Phillipe, who is the firstborn and rightful King.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Patrick McGoohan, Louis Jourdan, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 2,285

23. The Execution of Private Slovik (1974 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Eddie Slovik, who was executed by the Army in 1945, the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Martin Sheen, Mariclare Costello, Ned Beatty, Gary Busey

Votes: 831

24. Vanished (1971)

196 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Government agencies investigate the mysterious disappearance of a powerful Presidential adviser.

Stars: Richard Widmark, Skye Aubrey, Tom Bosley, James Farentino

Votes: 92

25. Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? (1971 TV Movie)

100 min | Western

An alcoholic drifter decides to run for sheriff in a small town. However, in order to get elected, he must find out who killed a visiting preacher.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Stephen R. Hudis, Judy Geeson, Will Geer

Votes: 25

26. Yuma (1971 TV Movie)

PG | 73 min | Western

A tough marshal is sent to clean up a lawless western town.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Walker, Barry Sullivan, Kathryn Hays, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 376

27. Vanishing Act (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Mystery

A man honeymooning with his new wife in the Rockies reports his wife's disappearance to the police. A few days later, a strange woman escorted by the local priest claims to be his missing wife, despite the man's inability to recognize her.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Mike Farrell, Margot Kidder, Fred Gwynne, Graham Jarvis

Votes: 476

28. The Girl on the Late, Late Show (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Thriller

A television producer decides to find out the whereabouts of a former movie actress whose career has long since faded. He discovers that his inquiries have set off a string of murders.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Don Murray, Bert Convy, Yvonne De Carlo, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 44

29. High School Musical (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A popular high school athlete and an academically gifted girl get roles in the school musical and develop a friendship that threatens East High's social order.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel

Votes: 74,019

30. Evening in Byzantium (1978)

240 min | Drama

Terrorists invade the Cannes Film Festival.

Stars: Glenn Ford, Eddie Albert, Vince Edwards, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 70

31. Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging (1977 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Western

A California rancher hires a private detective to deliver the rancher's long-lost daughter to him. However, several people, including the rancher's new wife, his foreman and a crooked ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Clu Gulager, Ralph Bellamy, Blair Brown, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 49

32. 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: 15,962

33. Linda (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Thriller

A woman kills her lover's wife, then sets out to frame her husband for the murder.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Stella Stevens, Ed Nelson, John McIntire, John Saxon

Votes: 56

34. Cheaters (2000 TV Movie)

R | 108 min | Drama

Eleven students conspire with their teacher to cheat on an academic competition.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Jena Malone, Paul Sorvino, Luke Edwards

Votes: 3,537

35. The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Trevor Howard, Louis Jourdan, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 3,759

36. The Four Feathers (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

When British Lieutenant Faversham resigns his commission rather than fight in the 1882 Sudan war, his army pals present him with the four white feathers of cowardice.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Beau Bridges, Robert Powell, Simon Ward, Jane Seymour

Votes: 472

37. Killing Kennedy (2013 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

Based on Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's best seller comes this shocking thriller starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin. As John F. Kennedy (Lowe) rises to become U.S. president, a ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Rob Lowe, Will Rothhaar, Jack Noseworthy, Casey Siemaszko

Votes: 3,282

38. Killing Lincoln (2013 TV Movie)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Drama, History

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Adrian Moat | Stars: Tom Hanks, Regen Wilson, Billy Campbell, Jesse Johnson

Votes: 2,014

39. City Beneath the Sea (1971 TV Movie)

G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A group of 21st-century colonists inhabit the underwater city called Pacifica. They find they must defend the city against hostile alien forces.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Colbert, Burr DeBenning

Votes: 564

40. Who Has Seen the Wind? (1965 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

This was part of a series of TV productions intended to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. This one centered around a family of refugees who, for lack of ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Robert Aiken, Stanley Baker, Theodore Bikel, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 18

42. The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966)

GP | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

United Nations narcotics agents attempt to trace heroin shipments from the Afghanistan-Iran border to the main European distributor.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Senta Berger, Stephen Boyd, Yul Brynner, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 731

43. Crown Matrimonial (1974 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, History

Unable to marry the divorced Wallis Simpson, King Edward VIII has to choose between the crown and love.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Bernard Archard, Barbara Atkinson, Maxine Audley, Peter Barkworth

44. Double Indemnity (1973 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A scheming wife lures an insurance investigator into helping murder her husband and then declare it an accident. The investigator's boss, not knowing his man is involved in it, suspects murder and sets out to prove it.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Richard Crenna, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Webber, Samantha Eggar

Votes: 505

45. The Man from Independence (1974)

60 min | Biography, Drama

Story of Harry S. Truman as he begins his political career in 1929.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott, June Dayton

Votes: 13

46. McNaughton's Daughter (1976– )

100 min | Drama

A female district attorney is assigned to prosecute a respected religious leader who is accused of murdering her young lover.

Stars: Susan Clark, Ricardo Montalban, John Elerick, James T. Callahan

Votes: 14

47. Do You Take This Stranger? (1971 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

A social climber/con artist schemes to inherit one million dollars by trading identities with a dying man.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Diane Baker, Gene Barry, Ivor Barry, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 15

48. Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Documents the rise of Mary Whitehouse during the 1960s, and the relationship between her and Sir Hugh Carleton Greene, the Director General of the BBC.

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Julie Walters, Alun Armstrong, Hugh Bonneville, Georgie Glen

Votes: 266

49. Melvin Purvis G-MAN (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Biography, Crime