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1. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton (2017 TV Special)

106 min | Biography

Actress Diane Keaton is honored with the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award in a ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Diane Keaton, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 26

dvr tcm 8/17

2. The 19th Annual the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Celebrating Bill Murray (2016 TV Special)

85 min | Comedy

Actor Bill Murray is celebrated as the 19th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Director: Linda Mendoza | Stars: Bill Murray, Aziz Ansari, Roy Blount Jr., Jane Curtin

Votes: 15

DVR PBS 8/17

3. Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell (1993 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Biography

Actress Sharon Stone hosts this documentary about the life and career of 1930s sex symbol Jean Harlow. Included are clips from many of her films, photos and stories about her life before ... See full summary »

Director: Tom McQuade | Stars: Jean Harlow, Sharon Stone

Votes: 132

DVR TCM 4/17

4. Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas (1997 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

The history of Christmas and the traditions that make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year.

Stars: Harry Smith, Forrest Church, A.W. Purdue, Elaine Pagels

Votes: 102

did not record a view date

5. 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009 TV Movie)

TV-G | 69 min | Documentary

A look at the movies in the year 1939, considered by many to be one of the greatest years in film history.

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Leonard Maltin, Thomas Schatz, F.X. Feeney

Votes: 290

dvr tcm 3/17

6. Atlantis Rising (2017 TV Movie)

93 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

Hollywood legend James Cameron and filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici go on an adventure to find the lost city of Atlantis by using Greek philosopher Plato as a virtual treasure map.

Director: Simcha Jacobovici | Stars: James Cameron, Georgeos Díaz-Montexano, Peter Ellul Vincenti, Richard Freund

Votes: 163

DVR History Channel 5/17

7. Minnelli on Minnelli: Liza Remembers Vincente (1987 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Tribute to film director Vincente Minnelli by his daughter Liza.

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Vincente Minnelli, Leon Ames, Fred Astaire

Votes: 31

tcm 7/17

8. Roanoke: Search for the Lost Colony (2015 TV Movie)


For over 400 years, the disappearance of 117 colonists from Roanoke Island has been America's oldest mystery. Now, a mysterious stone inscription may lead to uncovering the truth. Expert ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon McCormick | Stars: Jamie Renell, Matt Mangum, Sam Ayers, Jennifer Davis Brennan

Votes: 35

dvr History Channel 5/17 Saw as "Roanoke: Search for the Lost Colony: Extended Edition" This is the first half. Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven" is the second half

9. Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven (2017 TV Movie)


Stonework experts Jim and Bill Vieira continue their hunt for the Lost Colony of Roanoke by analyzing the inscription on the mysterious Dare Stone against the 400-year-old historical record... See full summary »

Director: Brandon McCormick | Stars: Matt Mangum, Daniel Williams-Lopez, Alexander Kane, Dango Nu Yen

Votes: 8

dvr History Channel 5/17 Saw as "Roanoke: Search for the Lost Colony: Extended Edition" This is the second half. "Roanoke: Search for the Lost Colony" is the first half

10. Extinct or Alive: Tasmanian Tiger (2016 TV Movie)

36 min | Documentary

A trio of experts venture into Tasmania's undeveloped wilderness in search of the Tasmanian Tiger, one of the most terrifying predators ever to walk the earth.

Director: David Carr | Star: Forrest Galante

Votes: 19

DVR Animal Planet 2017

11. Dangerous Day Ahead (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

The words 'Dangerous Day Ahead' appeared in the last tweet sent by storm chaser Tim Samaras, just hours before he, his son Paul Samaras and chase partner Carl Young were killed while ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Bettes, Simon Brewer, Jim Cantore, Juston Drake

DVR TWC 2017

12. David Gilmour: Wider Horizons (2015 TV Movie)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour discusses his childhood, family life, early career and process for the creation of his fourth solo album Rattle That Lock.

Director: Kieran Evans | Star: David Gilmour

Votes: 131

DVR Palladium 2016

13. 9/11: The Falling Man (2006 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 80 min | Documentary

The Falling Man is a documentary that examines one of the many images that were circulated by the press immediately after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. The ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Singer | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Iliana Guibert

Votes: 1,252

DVR ??? 9/17

14. Lizzie Borden Had an Axe (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | History

The murder of Lizzie Borden's Mother and Father undergoes a forensic investigation - on this Discovery Channel special.

Director: Dean Alioto | Stars: Michael Martins, Tom Lange, Thomas P. Mauriello, Stefani Koorey

Votes: 35

2004 discovery channel

15. Liza with a Z (1972 TV Special)

55 min | Music

Liza Minnelli stars in a television concert directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. She performs such songs as the title number, "Liza with a 'Z'" and "Son of a Preacher Man". The concert ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Marisa Berenson, Lorna Luft

Votes: 549

Watched first run on NBC

DVR 9/17 Discovery Channel

17. Rome: Engineering an Empire (2005 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary, History

Despite their personal short comings, many of the Roman Empires great engineering accomplishments were introduced during the reign of the Caesars. The tradition continued under Vespasian, ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Cassel | Stars: Michael Carroll, George Piscopo, Massimo Vari, Giorgio Cuneo

Votes: 212

Recorded HDD History Channel 2005

18. Diana: In Her Own Words (I) (2017 TV Movie)

112 min | Documentary, Biography

This documentary uses the recordings Princess Diana made for the book that was written by Andrew Morton. In this documentary Diana narrates her life and the events that surrounded her.

Directors: Tom Jennings, David Tillman | Star: Princess Diana

Votes: 1,001

dvr Nat Geo 9/17

20. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966 TV Special)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer, Cathy Steinberg

Votes: 14,366

saw tv premier 1966

21. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Special)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers

Votes: 7,753

saw tv premier 1973

22. It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (1974 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Peanuts gang prepare for Easter in their own clumsy ways.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Todd Barbee, Melanie Kohn, Stephen Shea, Linda Ercoli

Votes: 2,220

saw tv premier 1974

23. Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to (1991 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

Kathleen Turner hosts a retrospective look at the life and career of actress Myrna Loy through photographs and many clips of her roles, from early bit parts in silent films to her final appearance in a made-for-TV movie.

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Warner Baxter, Dolores Costello, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 202

DVR TCM 11/17

24. Billy the Kid: New Evidence (2015 TV Movie)


In a California memorabilia shop in 2010, collector Randy Guijarro bought a tintype that looked to be a familiar figure, Billy the Kid - playing croquet with his gang known as The ... See full summary »

Stars: Kevin Costner, Jor-el Vaasborg, Stephen Manley, Petrie Willink

Votes: 58

DVR National Geographic Channel 11/17

26. Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later (2016 TV Movie)

80 min | Documentary

A two hour special taking a look at one of the most infamous day in American History - December 7th, 1941 - the bombing of Pearl Harbour, 75 years on.

Votes: 6

history 12/17

27. Tora Tora Tora: The Real Story of Pearl Harbor (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, War

An examination of the 1941 air raid on the US naval base.

Director: Laura Verklan | Stars: Yoshio Shiga, John Finn, Donald Stratton, Richard Fiske

Votes: 37

History 12/17

DVR American Heroes Channel 12/17

29. Great Moments from Soundbreaking (2016 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary, History, Music

In this compilation special, host Steven Van Zandt presents highlights from Soundbreaking, the eight-part mini-series that looks at seminal moments in recorded music in order to explore the art of music recording and how it has evolved.

Director: Dennis Allen | Stars: Steven Van Zandt, Dermot Mulroney

DVR PBS 12/17

30. The Immortal Story (1968 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 58 min | Drama

In the Portuguese town of Macao, a wealthy trader named Charles Clay hires two people to recreate a story of a sailor who is paid to impregnate a man's wife.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Roger Coggio, Norman Eshley

Votes: 2,315

7/07; SAW AS "The Immortal Story" (IMDb export title "Histoire immortelle")

31. Daughter of the Mind (1969 TV Movie)

90 min | Thriller, Horror

A professor of cybernetics comes to believe that his dead daughter is communicating with him from the netherworld.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Don Murray, Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Barbara Dana

Votes: 287

saw tv premier 1969

32. The Lathe of Heaven (1980 TV Movie)

105 min | Sci-Fi

George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, tries to suppress this unpredictable gift with drugs. Dr. Haber, an assigned psychiatrist, discovers the gift to be real and ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred Barzyk, David R. Loxton | Stars: Bruce Davison, Peyton E. Park, Niki Flacks, Kevin Conway

Votes: 2,353

saw tv premier 1980 pbs

33. The Tribe (1970 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Drama

A Marine Corps drill instructor who is disgusted by the fact that the Corps now accepts draftees finds himself pitted against a hippie who has been drafted but refuses to accept the military's way of doing things.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Darren McGavin, Earl Holliman, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Gruber

Votes: 682

saw tv premier 1970

34. Summer of My German Soldier (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance, War

A young American girl meets a German prisoner of war.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Bruce Davison, Esther Rolle, Michael Constantine

Votes: 358

saw tv premier 1978

35. Sole Survivor (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy

This story is loosely based on the discovery of the B-24 "Liberator" bomber the "Lady Be Good" that was found in the Libyan desert after the crew got lost on their 1st bombing mission to Italy.

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Vince Edwards, Richard Basehart, William Shatner, Lou Antonio

Votes: 769

saw tv premier 1970

36. Shirts/Skins (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Comedy, Sport

Six businessmen who have a weekly after-hours basketball game get caught up in a bet about a hide-and-seek contest.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Rene Auberjonois, Bill Bixby, Leonard Frey, Doug McClure

Votes: 67

saw tv premier 1973

37. Satan's Triangle (1975 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The female survivor of a shipwreck and two Coast Guard helicopter pilots sent to rescue her find themselves trapped in a mysterious part of the ocean known as Satan's Triangle.

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Kim Novak, Doug McClure, Alejandro Rey, Ed Lauter

Votes: 708

saw tv premier 1975

38. 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

saw as "Sam Hill: Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster?" tv premier 1971

39. Salem's Lot (1979 TV Movie)

PG | 200 min | Horror

A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia

Votes: 18,692

saw tv premier 1979

40. The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Music

Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.

Directors: Eric Idle, Gary Weis | Stars: Eric Idle, John Halsey, Ricky Fataar, Neil Innes

Votes: 5,712

saw tv premier 1978

41. One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

True story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: LeVar Burton, Madge Sinclair, Paul Benjamin, James Luisi

Votes: 138

saw tv premier 1978

42. The Man Without a Country (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 78 min | Adventure, Drama

During the 1800s, an American officer who renounces his country during his court-martial is sentenced to sail the seas on American warships without ever setting foot on American soil again or getting news of America.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Beau Bridges, Peter Strauss, Robert Ryan

Votes: 161

saw tv premier 1973

43. Frankenstein: The True Story (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: James Mason, Leonard Whiting, David McCallum, Jane Seymour

Votes: 1,252

saw tv premier

44. A Winner Never Quits (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Family

Fact-based story of a young boy who lost his right arm in a childhood accident, but went on to fulfill his dreams of playing major-league baseball. Pete Gray had to overcome the early ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Keith Carradine, Mare Winningham, G.W. Bailey, Dennis Weaver

Votes: 174

Saw on TV 1986

45. Surviving (1985 TV Movie)

143 min | Drama

Promising student Rick Brogan discovers that his father whom he idolizes is cheating on his mother. Heartbroken, he finds comfort in the arms of his old crush but her father opposes the relationship which pushes Rick over the edge.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Len Cariou, Zach Galligan, Marsha Mason

Votes: 487

saw on tv in malaysia 1988

46. High School U.S.A. (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy

Set in a senior high school class, J.J. pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique.

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Nancy McKeon, Todd Bridges, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 1,068

saw tv premier 1983

47. Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)

200 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only "surviving" child of the last Czar and Czarina of Russia.

Stars: Amy Irving, Olivia de Havilland, Jan Niklas, Nicolas Surovy

Votes: 1,019

saw tv premier 1986

48. Amber Waves (1980 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

A drifter stranded in Kansas accepts a job offer from a wheat harvester who, in desperation over his cancer and financial woes, attempts suicide but becomes a father-figure to the young man.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Kurt Russell, Mare Winningham, Fran Brill

Votes: 173

saw tv premier 1980

49. Timestalkers (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi