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1. The Deadly Game (1982 TV Movie)

112 min | Thriller

Retired Lawyers amuse themselves by prosecuting, defending and judging a hapless traveler.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: George Segal, Trevor Howard, Robert Morley, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 98

2. The Terry Fox Story (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.

Director: Ralph L. Thomas | Stars: Eric Fryer, Robert Duvall, Chris Makepeace, Rosalind Chao

Votes: 473

3. Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson (1983 TV Movie)

55 min | Comedy, Drama

Towards the end of their lives, two old friends discover that one of them was in love with the other one's wife for more than thirty years.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jackie Gleason

Votes: 76

4. Between Friends (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Two middle-aged women with nothing in common meet by accident and develop a close friendship while continuing to deal with their own lives.

Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Carol Burnett, Henry Ramer, Bruce Grey

Votes: 221

5. Right of Way (1983 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama

A dying woman and her husband agree to a joint-suicide pact, whether others like it or not.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Bette Davis, James Stewart, Melinda Dillon, Priscilla Morrill

Votes: 612

6. To Catch a King (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 115 min | Thriller, Drama

In 1940, two Americans, Joe Jackson (Robert Wagner) and Hannah Winter (Teri Garr), attempt to thwart a plot to kidnap the Duke of Windsor (Sir John Standing) during a visit to Windsor.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Robert Wagner, Teri Garr, Horst Janson, John Standing

Votes: 121

7. The Cold Room (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A girl who arrives in modern day East Germany begins reliving the horrifying events that happened to a young girl in 1936.

Director: James Dearden | Stars: George Segal, Amanda Pays, Renée Soutendijk, Warren Clarke

Votes: 198

8. The Blood of Others (1984)

135 min | Drama, History, Romance

WWII. In German occupied Paris, Helene is torn between the love for her boyfriend Jean, working for the resistance and the German administrator Bergmann, who will do anything to gain her ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Jodie Foster, Michael Ontkean, Sam Neill, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 473

9. Sakharov (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama

Biography of Russian physicist & dissident Andrei Sakharov focuses on his first acts in his civil rights movement to his receiving the Nobel Peace prize. Sakharov's actions first caused him... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Jason Robards, Glenda Jackson, Nicol Williamson, Frank Finlay

Votes: 106

10. Draw! (1984 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

In the final days of the Old West, a former desperado faces down a now drunken ex-sheriff, who was his long time nemesis.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Coburn, Alexandra Bastedo, Graham Jarvis

Votes: 535

11. Flashpoint (1984)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two Texas border guards, a young hotshot and his older and more cynical partner, find a jeep buried for 20 years in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in ... See full summary »

Director: William Tannen | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn, Kevin Conway

Votes: 1,916 | Gross: $3.85M

12. The Glitter Dome (1984 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In this seedy neo-noire tale, two Hollywood homicide cops investigating a movie mogul's murder stumble upon a child-pornography ring.

Director: Stuart Margolin | Stars: James Garner, Margot Kidder, John Lithgow, John Marley

Votes: 275

13. The Guardian (1984 TV Movie)

105 min | Crime, Thriller

Plagued by crime, the residents of a NYC condominium hire a seemingly over-zealous security expert to patrol the building.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Martin Sheen, Louis Gossett Jr., Arthur Hill, Tandy Cronyn

Votes: 342

14. Countdown to Looking Glass (1984 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

Dramatic doomsday scenario in which the Cold War fully escalates. The story is told through a live news report that follows the apocalyptic world-ending nuclear exchange between the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R.

Director: Fred Barzyk | Stars: Scott Glenn, Michael Murphy, Helen Shaver, Patrick Watson

Votes: 407

15. A Passage to India (1984)

PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

Votes: 15,793 | Gross: $27.19M

16. Gulag (1985 TV Movie)

130 min | Drama

Mickey Almon is a sports star turned reporter covering the athletics in Moscow. Framed by the KGB and forced to confess that he was spying for America, he is sentenced to detention in a ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young | Stars: David Keith, Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, John McEnery

Votes: 617

17. Heaven Help Us (1985)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A new transfer student to St. Basil's Boys' Prep School tries to fit in while romantically pursuing a troubled young girl.

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthy, John Heard, Mary Stuart Masterson

Votes: 3,748 | Gross: $6.07M

18. Finnegan Begin Again (1985 TV Movie)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Mike Finnegan is nearing retirement and taking care of his senile wife. He can't get her to allow him to throw anything out and their house has become unmanageable. He meets Liz DeHaan, who... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Robert Preston, Sam Waterston, Sylvia Sidney

Votes: 379

19. Blackout (1985)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Keith Carradine, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark, Michael Beck

Votes: 750

20. Volunteers (1985)

R | 107 min | Comedy

55 Metascore

1962, after Yale graduation, womanizing Lawrence flees a gambling debt that his rich dad won't pay. He takes his roomie's place as Peace Corps Volunteer in Thai Golden Triangle with 2 other PCVs. Will he survive 2 years?

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 7,974 | Gross: $19.88M

21. Sweet Dreams (1985)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

65 Metascore

The story of Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon

Votes: 3,860 | Gross: $9.09M

22. The Park Is Mine (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A Vietnam vet takes forceful control of Central Park to remember those who served and died in the Vietnam War.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Helen Shaver, Yaphet Kotto, Lawrence Dane

Votes: 1,756

23. Fortress (1985)

TV-MA | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

An Australian school teacher and her students are kidnapped. She and the children fight for their lives and try to escape from their captors.

Director: Arch Nicholson | Stars: Sean Garlick, Rachel Ward, Elaine Cusick, Laurie Moran

Votes: 2,415

24. Head Office (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

31 Metascore

Lazy, womanizing Jack gets employed at the NYC HQ of the multinational conglomerate, INC. Crazy chaos, promotions, firings, suicides etc. seem to be the way of the day.

Director: Ken Finkleman | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Eddie Albert, Lori-Nan Engler, Merritt Butrick

Votes: 1,287 | Gross: $3.39M

25. Murrow (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama

Follow legendary news reporter/commentator from his radio broadcasts from the rooftops of London during the Blitz to his TV documentary series "See It Now" and his confrontations with the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Stephen Churchett, David Suchet, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 119

26. The Hitcher (1986)

R | 97 min | Thriller

32 Metascore

A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 40,492 | Gross: $5.84M

27. Odd Jobs (1986)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

Four students who work on different jobs during their vacations in summer are tired of doing the same thing every year. Therefore they decide to open up a moving company together and ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Story | Stars: Paul Reiser, Robert Townsend, Scott McGinnis, Rick Overton

Votes: 351

28. Act of Vengeance (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Charles Bronson, Ellen Burstyn, Wilford Brimley, Hoyt Axton

Votes: 575

29. As Summers Die (1986 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Tramont | Stars: Scott Glenn, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bette Davis, John Randolph

Votes: 614

30. Apology (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

For her newest sculpture artist Lily has an unusual idea: During the exhibit she wants to play anonymous apologies. She sets up an answering machine on a special phone line and publicly ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Weller, George Loros, John Glover

Votes: 264

31. Florida Straits (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A man who spent 20 years in Cuban prison after the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion and a boat captain and his crew go covertly to Cuba to find a cache of gold buried during the invasion. But can they trust each other?

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Raul Julia, Fred Ward, Daniel Jenkins, Jaime Sánchez

Votes: 211 | Gross: $0.04M

32. Sword of Gideon (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Steven Bauer, Michael York, Robert Joy, Laurent Malet

Votes: 1,071

33. ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western

52 Metascore

Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alfonso Arau

Votes: 63,619 | Gross: $39.25M

34. Control (1987)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

Fifteen strangers take part in an experiment to learn whether such a group can survive in a cramped disaster fallout shelter.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Kate Nelligan, Kate Reid, Burt Lancaster

Votes: 214

35. The Quick and the Dead (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Western

A mysterious stranger rides into a homesteading family's life when they are attacked by a ruthless gang.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Sam Elliott, Tom Conti, Kate Capshaw, Kenny Morrison

Votes: 1,829

36. The Last Innocent Man (1987 TV Movie)

Unrated | 109 min | Thriller

A criminal defense attorney is seduced by a beautiful woman and reluctantly takes on the defense of her estranged husband who is charged with murder, but finds his career threatened because... See full summary »

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Ed Harris, Roxanne Hart, David Suchet, Bruce McGill

Votes: 299

37. Long Gone (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: William Petersen, Virginia Madsen, Dermot Mulroney, Larry Riley

Votes: 915

38. The Lion of Africa (1988 TV Movie)

115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An idealistic young female doctor hires a hard drinking cynical truck driver to take her to town to buy medical supplies for a tribe stricken with cholera. She offers him payment in diamonds sought out by sinister parties.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Brooke Adams, Joseph Shiloach, Don Warrington

Votes: 183

39. Mandela (1987 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) become South Africa's first Black President, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in negotiating a bloodless revolution in that country.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Danny Glover, Tam Mpofu, Priscilla Mundawarara, Mike Davey

Votes: 196

40. The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987 TV Movie)

115 min | Biography, Drama

The true story of Robert Elliot Burns, the prisoner who, after being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, attempted two daring escapes.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Val Kilmer, Charles Durning, Sônia Braga, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 570

41. Laguna Heat (1987 TV Movie)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

After his partner is killed, private detective Tom Shephard returns to his home in Laguna Beach, California, where he finds himself embroiled in a series of nightmarish murders that take him back to the past and some twisted family ties.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Jason Robards, Rip Torn, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 131

42. The Trouble with Spies (1987)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

George Trent, a British spy, has gone incommunicado in Ibiza. Appleton Porter (Donald Sutherland) is sent to find out what happened to Trent. Porter settles into a small hotel with several ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Ned Beatty, Ruth Gordon, Lucy Gutteridge

Votes: 295 | Gross: $0.21M

43. Into the Homeland (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Action, Drama

Deep within the shadowy world of paramilitary white-supremacist movements, Into the Homeland is the story of an anguished father's search for his kidnapped daughter. Ex-cop Jackson Swallow ... See full summary »

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Becky Barnes, Kimberlee Bonnet, Powers Boothe, David Caruso

Votes: 138

44. Baja Oklahoma (1988 TV Movie)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Dan Jenkins co-wrote the screenplay based on his novel of the same name about Juanita, a barmaid in Ft. Worth, Texas, who wants to be a country-western songwriter.

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Coyote, Swoosie Kurtz, Billy Vera

Votes: 303

45. Dead or Alive (1988 TV Movie)

R | 98 min | Western

After a series of vicious crimes by a renegade group of cowboys, led by "Red Jack" Stilwell, a legendary tracker, Noble Adams is pulled out of retirement to capture Stilwell, dead or alive.... See full summary »

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Scott Wilson, Mark Moses, David Huddleston

Votes: 396

46. Steal the Sky (1988 TV Movie)

105 min | Action, Romance, War

An Israeli agent entices an Iraqi jet pilot to defect with his MIG fighter.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Ben Cross, Sasson Gabai, Nicolas Surovy

Votes: 153

47. Clinton and Nadine (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Clinton is desperate to find his brother's murderer. To do so, he enlists the aid of Nadine, an expensive call girl. Clinton and Nadine get sucked into a plot to smuggle guns to the Contra forces in Nicaragua.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Andy Garcia, Ellen Barkin, Morgan Freeman, Michael Lombard

Votes: 628