My Favorite TV Movies (By Year)

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1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles

Votes: 20,386

2. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)

TV-G | 51 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving

Votes: 5,938

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

76 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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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: 5,353

4. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978 TV Movie)

97 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

2.3
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Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get to the Wookiee homeworld to celebrate Life Day, but are impeded by an Imperial blockade. Chewie's family passes the time with various forms of entertainment.

Directors: Steve Binder, David Acomba | Stars: Mickey Morton, Patty Maloney, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Votes: 10,359

5. Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 49 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.2
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When Scooby tries to make it big in Hollywood with little success, the rest of the gang try to convince him to return to his normal Saturday morning cartoon.

Director: Ray Patterson | Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Heather North

Votes: 741

6. Mazes and Monsters (1982 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy

4.2
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Bound together by a desire to play "Mazes and Monsters," Robbie and his three college classmates decide to move the board game into the local legendary cavern.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Tom Hanks, Wendy Crewson, David Wysocki, Chris Makepeace

Votes: 2,675

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

96 min | Comedy

5.6
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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: 946

8. The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children, Mace and Cindel, on a quest to find their parents.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Eric Walker, Warwick Davis, Fionnula Flanagan, Guy Boyd

Votes: 8,175

9. Death of a Salesman (1985 TV Movie)

PG | 136 min | Drama

7.3
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An aging traveling salesman recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Kate Reid, John Malkovich, Stephen Lang

Votes: 8,542

10. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)

94 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.

Directors: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat | Stars: Wilford Brimley, Warwick Davis, Aubree Miller, Siân Phillips

Votes: 6,978

11. Babes in Toyland (1986 TV Movie)

G | 140 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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A young girl wakes up in the realm of Toyland, where she teams up with her family and friends to overthrow the evil villain named, Barnaby.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Richard Mulligan, Eileen Brennan, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 2,384

12. Combat High (1986 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy

5.3
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Maxwell and Perry are forced in Military School after they've gone too far.

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Keith Gordon, Wallace Langham, George Clooney, Dana Hill

Votes: 870

AKA COMBAT ACADEMY

13. Convicted (1986 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.4
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Fact-based story about a Tennessee letter carrier who was falsely convicted of a rape. However, his legal problems continue even after the real rapist confesses.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Carroll O'Connor, John Larroquette, Laurie O'Brien

Votes: 107

Saddest movie ever!!!!!

14. Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (1988 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

4.6
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In this spoof of spy films, Alan, a U.N. translator, and his kindergarten teacher wife, Beverly, get roped into helping foil a presidential assassination plot by an unlikely G-man-who just ... See full summary »

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Harry Anderson, Ed Begley Jr., Wendy Crewson, Linda Purl

Votes: 182

15. The Dreamer of Oz (1990 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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The film is the biography of Frank Baum, the children's book author and creator of the fantasy world Oz.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: John Ritter, Annette O'Toole, Rue McClanahan, Charles Haid

Votes: 416

16. Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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Norman Bates recalls his childhood with his abusive mother while fearing his unborn child will inherit his split personality disorder.

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Anthony Perkins, CCH Pounder, Henry Thomas, Olivia Hussey

Votes: 5,821

17. For Richer, for Poorer (1992 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

6.3
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Fresh out of a college, a young man lazes about his family's estate, which irritates his father, a self-made millionaire who hatches a bankruptcy plan that he hopes will inspire his son to get a job.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Talia Shire, Jonathan Silverman, Joanna Gleason

Votes: 386

18. Bandit: Bandit Bandit (1994 TV Movie)

92 min | Comedy

5.1
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Assigned to deliver a prototype car to a press conference for the Governor, things are complicated by a fraudulent Bandit who ends up stealing Bandit's rig AND the prototype. Now Bandit has... See full synopsis »

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Brian Bloom, Brian Krause, Richard Belzer, Gerard Christopher

Votes: 137

19. Bandit: Bandit Goes Country (1994 TV Movie)

94 min | Comedy

4.7
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In what appears to be a prequel to the Smokey and the Bandit films, a young Bandit returns to his hometown to rekindle things with an old flame.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Brian Bloom, Brian Krause, Christopher Atkins, Elizabeth Berkley

Votes: 183

20. Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel (1994 TV Movie)

91 min | Comedy

5.5
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Bandit (Brian Bloom), a man's man who enjoys driving his fast car and living the free-and-easy life and occasional interludes with fast women, gets an unexpected and unwelcome visit from ... See full synopsis »

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Brian Bloom, Brian Krause, Scott Bloom, Christine Jansen

Votes: 120

21. Bandit: Beauty and the Bandit (1994 TV Movie)

Comedy

5.0
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TV version of "Smokey and The Bandit". This episode co-starred Kathy Ireland as a model, running from a man who wants money that she has. She gets a ride from The Bandit. They stop at a gas... See full summary »

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Brian Bloom, Brian Krause, Henry Cho, Joe Cortese

Votes: 130

22. The Innocent (1994 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

5.8
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The owner of a drugstore is killed in a hold-up. The only witness who saw one of the murderers without his mask is Gregory, a nine year old autistic boy. Cop Barlow is sure they'll try to ... See full summary »

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Polly Draper, Jeff Kober, Gary Werntz

Votes: 133

23. Harvey (1996 TV Movie)

120 min | Fantasy

5.3
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An unlikely hero, Elwood P. Dowd. This mild-mannered-but-eccentric bachelor has, for several years, happily kept company with Harvey, a six-foot-tall rabbit that only he can see. All's well... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Harry Anderson, Leslie Nielsen, Swoosie Kurtz, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 289

24. Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Mario Lopez, Michael Murphy, Jeffrey Meek, Rosemary Dunsmore

Votes: 602

25. 61* (2001 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record.

Director: Billy Crystal | Stars: Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur

Votes: 12,231

26. The Retrievers (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Family

4.7
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Soon after the Lowry Family - Tom, his wife Karen, and their two children, Liz and Widdy - leave the big city and move to the small Northern California town of Placerville, they are '... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Robert Hays, Mel Harris, Alan Rachins, Alana Austin

Votes: 335

27. Love Comes Softly (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 84 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.5
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A young woman on her way to a new life in the 1800's suddenly finds herself a widow. Now she must live with a recently widowed young man and his daughter. Can any of them find love again?

Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Dale Midkiff, Corbin Bernsen, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 5,059

28. Ring of the Nibelungs (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 184 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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The legend of Siegfried and Brunhild, loosely based on characters from the Norse sagas and the pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs outlined in the Nibelungensaga.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Benno Fürmann, Kristanna Loken, Alicia Witt, Julian Sands

Votes: 8,617

29. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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Flynn, an over 30 "professional student," is banned from more classes, since he already has 22 degrees. Unexpectedly hired by a mysterious library, he's soon pursuing a stolen artifact from... See full summary »

Director: Peter Winther | Stars: Noah Wyle, Sonya Walger, Bob Newhart, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 15,588

30. The Karate Dog (2005 TV Movie)

PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

2.8
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When LAPD computer expert Peter Fowler investigates the killing of an old man in Chinatown, he finds the only witness is his dog, Cho Cho. But Fowler soon discovers Cho Cho is the only dog ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Jon Voight, Simon Rex, Jaime Pressly, Pat Morita

Votes: 1,364

31. Attack of the Sabertooth (2005 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

2.9
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In the Fiji islands, the greedy and unscrupulous owner of the Valalola Resort Primal Park invites investors and guests for an opening party of his compound composed of hotel and zoo aiming ... See full summary »

Director: George Miller | Stars: Robert Carradine, Nicholas Bell, Brian Wimmer, Stacy Haiduk

Votes: 1,115

32. Romancing the Bride (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Melissa, is an American woman in beautiful Mexico for her wedding. Unfortunately, she wakes up handcuffed and married to an incredibly hot local Mexican named Carlos. Melissa has no ... See full summary »

Director: Kris Isacsson | Stars: Matt Cedeño, Jen Drohan, José Antonio Estrada, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 417

33. The Black Hole (2006 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.2
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An atomic research experiment goes awry in St. Louis, Missouri unleashing not only a big black hole, but also a creature from beyond that feeds on electricity through the streets of this Midwest city.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Kristy Swanson, Judd Nelson, David Selby, Heather Dawn

Votes: 1,354

34. High School Musical (2006 TV Movie)

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

5.3
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Troy and Gabriella - two teens who are worlds apart - meet at a karaoke contest and discover their mutual love for music.

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

Votes: 66,590

35. The Ron Clark Story (2006 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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A small-town teacher relocates to one of the toughest classrooms in the country.

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Matthew Perry, Judith Buchan, Griffin Cork, Jerry Callaghan

Votes: 8,093

36. High School Musical 2 (2007 TV Movie)

TV-G | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

4.9
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School's out for summer and the East High Wildcats are ready to make it the time of their lives after landing jobs in a wealthy country club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family.

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

Votes: 44,980

37. Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost (2007 TV Movie)

93 min | Family, Mystery

6.1
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Roxy Hunter, a tumultuous and precocious nine-year-old "going on 35" has just moved to the sleepy little town of Serenity Falls with her widowed mother, Susan, and family friend, the boy ... See full summary »

Director: Eleanor Lindo | Stars: Aria Wallace, Robin Brûlé, Demetrius Joyette, Yannick Bisson

Votes: 255

38. Hatching Pete (2009 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Comedy, Family

5.6
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When Cleatus can't play the school mascot, Pete has to secretly do the job.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Jason Dolley, Mitchel Musso, Tiffany Thornton, Josie Loren

Votes: 1,905

39. Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Kate Melton, Hayley Kiyoko, Robbie Amell, Nick Palatas

Votes: 4,104

40. Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009 TV Movie)

TV-G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A young wizard conjures a spell that puts her family in jeopardy.

Director: Lev L. Spiro | Stars: Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone

Votes: 11,236

41. 16 Wishes (2010 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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A 16-year-old girl prepares a list of 16 wishes for eight years, hoping they will come true on her 16th birthday. A fairy comes to give her 16 candles that make the 16 wishes come true. Her... See full summary »

Director: Peter DeLuise | Stars: Debby Ryan, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Anna Mae Wills, Karissa Tynes

Votes: 9,460

42. The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.2
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A Californian family inherits a castle in Romania. This is especially exciting to the son, who is obsessed with monsters. And he is not disappointed.

Director: Eric Bross | Stars: Victoria Justice, Chase Ellison, Anna Galvin, Matt Winston

Votes: 2,143

43. The Jensen Project (2010 TV Movie)

G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.9
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After a 16-year absence, Claire and Matt Thompson are reintroduced to The Jensen Project - a secret community of geniuses conducting advanced underground research to solve the world's most difficult problems.

Director: Douglas Barr | Stars: Justin Kelly, Kellie Martin, Brady Smith, LeVar Burton

Votes: 373

44. Christmas Lodge (2011 TV Movie)

G | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.3
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Mary Tobin has wonderful memories of family gatherings at the Christmas Lodge. When she arrives for a weekend vacation, she quickly realizes that the lodge that she loves has fallen into ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Ingram | Stars: Erin Karpluk, Michael Shanks, Rukiya Bernard, Rebecca Toolan

Votes: 1,347

45. Big Time Movie (2012 TV Movie)

G | 68 min | Comedy

6.8
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Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan head to London for their first big world tour, but instead get mixed up in a mission to save the world. With their bags switched at the airport, they ... See full summary »

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos PenaVega, Logan Henderson

Votes: 1,405

46. Behind the Candelabra (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A chronicle of the tempestuous six year romance between megastar singer, Liberace, and his young lover, Scott Thorson.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Eric Zuckerman

Votes: 35,527

47. Teen Beach Movie (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 110 min | Family, Musical

5.8
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Two surfing lovers, whose doomed relationship is nearing to a close, find themselves swept into a a dimension traversing wave that sends them into a beach movie musical in the 60's.

Director: Jeffrey Hornaday | Stars: Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Gracie Gillam, Garrett Clayton

Votes: 7,232

48. Stan Lee's Mighty 7 (2014 TV Movie)

66 min | Animation

6.2
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Stan Lee encounters a group of actual aliens and teaches them to be a team of superheroes, using their "actual" exploits as comic book stories.

Stars: Sean Astin, Jim Belushi, Jeff Bennett, Mayim Bialik

Votes: 156

49. Descendants (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 112 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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Ben, son of Belle and the once selfish beast, is poised to become next on the throne, however he is not ready and allows the villan kids from the Isle Of The Lost to attend Auradon Prep. ... See full summary »

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson

Votes: 10,294

50. Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 81 min | Drama, Family

8.0
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Based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing, this once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes us inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Alyvia Alyn Lind, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Gerald McRaney

Votes: 1,397

51. Descendants 2 (2017 TV Movie)

TV-G | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.7
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Mal returns to the Isle of the Lost to find her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, teaming up with Harry, the son of Captain Hook, and Gil, the son of Gaston.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart

Votes: 3,525