Made for TV movies (and some series) I found enjoyable - hallmark included

by stillspectral-37732 | created - 02 Sep 2017 | updated - 02 Jan 2018 | Public

Under permanent construction like most of my lists. just made for TV movies that turned out ok or good to watch, including hallmark.

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1. Dekalog (1989–1990)

TV-MA | 572 min | Drama

100 Metascore

Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments.

Stars: Artur Barcis, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Aleksander Bardini, Olaf Lubaszenko

Votes: 18,891 | Gross: $0.10M

2. Sybil (1976)

198 min | Biography, Drama

A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed sixteen different personalities is treated by a doctor.

Stars: Joanne Woodward, Sally Field, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett

Votes: 6,059

3. Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991 TV Movie)

G | 98 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A single New England woman responds to an advertisement by a Midwestern widower in which he asks for a bride to help him raise his two children.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

Votes: 1,860

I really liked the main protagonist and the overall feeling she gave off.

4. Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001– )

TV-G | 180 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The bones of a giant are discovered. This turns Jack Robinson's life upside down as he learns the truth behind the fairy tale and how he can fix his greedy ancestor's mistakes.

Stars: Matthew Modine, Vanessa Redgrave, Mia Sara, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 3,282

  • i like the harp and the goose and the world atop the beanstalk in general. Despite a few zonks here and there, this is a fun fairy tale retellig.

5. Tin Man (2007)

TV-PG | 270 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz".

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Neal McDonough, Kathleen Robertson

Votes: 12,631

i liked the three companions and ideas. Azkadelia ended up being a little too cardboard, which is a pity, it's an interesting idea for the character but could have used more depth

6. The Seventh Stream (2001 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A lonely widowed Irish fisherman meets a pretty mysterious woman who may just literally be the stuff of legends.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Scott Glenn, Saffron Burrows, Simon Delaney, Eddie Grimes

Votes: 337

As an adaptation of a well-known fairy tale, I really liked its mood, interesting cast as well.

7. Arabian Nights (2000)

Not Rated | 175 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

To cure a Prince's murderous madness, Scheherezade tells him a series of wonderous stories.

Stars: Mili Avital, Alan Bates, James Frain, Tchéky Karyo

Votes: 4,684

8. What I Did for Love (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Call him a city slicker. Call him a tenderfoot. But don't call him a member of the family--yet. Rising L.A. lawyer James White is going home for the holidays with his fiancée, Sadie Ryder, ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Jeremy London, Dorie Barton, James Gammon, Steve Monroe

Votes: 401

this was very pleasant.

9. Unleashing Mr. Darcy (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Drama, Romance

In this modern day spin on "Pride & Prejudice," Elizabeth Scott (Cindy Busby), is fishing for direction in her life and gets the opportunity to professionally show her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in a fancy New York dog show.

Director: David Winning | Stars: Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Frances Fisher

Votes: 2,239

10. The Makeover (2013 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 93 min | Comedy

After losing election for US Congress, the well spoken Hannah coaches a beer vendor for the position as he, contrary to Hannah, has a likable personality. Can they learn from each other?

Director: John Gray | Stars: Julia Stiles, David Walton, Camryn Manheim, Georgia Lyman

Votes: 2,820

11. Fallen Angel (2003 TV Movie)

G | 120 min | Romance, Drama

When his father dies, Terry returns to the house where he grew up, planning to stay only long enough to clean and settle the estate. Yet something indescribable keeps him there longer than ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Switzer | Stars: Gary Sinise, Joely Richardson, Gordon Pinsent, Jordy Benattar

Votes: 914

12. The Lost Valentine (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Drama, Romance

Lucas Thomas's grandmother Caroline returns every Valentine's Day to the station where, at their then first wedding anniversary, she waved off to the pacific war theatre in 1944 naval pilot... See full summary »

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Betty White, Sean Faris, Billy Magnussen

Votes: 4,945

one of the better stories but the utterly charmless jenniffer love hewitt and her very anti-charismatic love interest are so totally unappealing, they bring the movie down a notch

13. A Nutcracker Christmas (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 86 min | Drama, Family

When her niece is cast in The Philadelphia Ballet's production of the Nutcracker, a jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life and love she left behind.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Amy Acker, Sascha Radetsky, Sophia Lucia, Catherine Mary Stewart

Votes: 1,009

14. Star Trek (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the 23rd Century, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 67,008

15. Crown for Christmas (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

After getting fired from her job as a maid at a ritzy New York City hotel, Allie reluctantly accepts a temporary gig as the governess to a young girl who is part of a powerful family in Europe that lives in a castle.

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Danica McKellar, Rupert Penry-Jones, Ellie Botterill, Pavel Douglas

Votes: 3,100

16. How to Fall in Love (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

An accountant, who never quite grew out of his awkward teenage years, finds himself with a dating coach - she happens to be his high school crush as well. Thanks to his coach, he gets a ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Eric Mabius, Brooke D'Orsay, Jody Thompson, Gina Holden

Votes: 2,801

really likeable.

17. Northpole: Open for Christmas (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 83 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A successful businesswoman, Mackenzie, inherits her beloved aunt's inn, and chooses to restore the hotel to its original grandeur only to sell it right before Christmas. Unbeknownst to ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Barr | Stars: Lori Loughlin, Bailee Madison, Dermot Mulroney, Paul Stewart

Votes: 1,435

18. Love on the Air (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

Competing radio personalities in Chicago find common ground when they have to work together.

Director: Kristoffer Tabori | Stars: Alison Sweeney, Jonathan Scarfe, Crystal Balint, David Lewis

Votes: 1,065

love these two. i was very involved in them and no eyerolling moments for me here... and it's perfect casting, this actress is the most likeable actress ive seen on hallmark, i really enjoyed these two. this one i could feel for, especially considering the actress plays a likeable character who is unaware what love really is until she finds it.everythng felt natural.i really enjoyed this one

19. On the Twelfth Day of Christmas (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

Maggie is thrilled when Mitch, her long time crush, moves back to town. When she learns Mitch's love for Christmas has drastically changed, she tries to bring his holiday spirits back by showing him the magic of Christmas.

Director: Harvey Crossland | Stars: Brooke Nevin, Robin Dunne, Dani Kind, Geri Hall

Votes: 1,395

20. The Christmas Train (2017 TV Movie)

TV-G | 99 min | Drama, Romance

A cynical journalist decides to take a train from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for Christmas to get inspiration for a story in honor of his late father. He gets to know the other passengers and runs into an old flame while aboard.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Danny Glover, Joan Cusack

Votes: 1,108

21. Journey Back to Christmas (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

A WWII era nurse is transported in time to 2016 and meets a man who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless.

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Oliver Hudson, Brooke Nevin, Meghan Heffern

Votes: 1,649

22. Smooch (2011 TV Movie)

TV-G | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

SMOOCH is a modern retelling of the classic Frog Prince tale with a romantic comedy twist. A rakishly handsome "English Royal" comes to America for an arranged marriage, and ends up being ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Kellie Martin, Simon Kassianides, Nick Ullett, Kiernan Shipka

Votes: 692

23. Loving Leah (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Drama, Romance

A quirky love story revolving around the unexpected wedding and unconventional married life of a 26-year-old widow and her late husband's brother, a handsome 30-year-old cardiologist.

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Adam Kaufman, Susie Essman, Harris Yulin

Votes: 2,595

24. The Love Letter (1998 TV Movie)

Unrated | 99 min | Fantasy, Romance

20th century computer games designer Scott exchanges love letters with 19th century poet Elizabeth Whitcomb through an antique desk that can make letters travel through time.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Campbell Scott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Dukes, Estelle Parsons

Votes: 1,729

25. Dater's Handbook (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cass is a successful business woman that appears unsuccessful in her personal life and decides to try The Daters Handbook at her sisters encouragement and dates several guys to test the process

Director: James Head | Stars: Meghan Markle, Kristoffer Polaha, Jonathan Scarfe, Lynda Boyd

Votes: 1,518

26. Second Chances (2013 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Drama

A badly injured leg forces hunky fireman Jeff, who lost his father in a fire as a young boy, to rent a ground floor room during his recovery. Thus he moves in with divorcée Jenny, a 911 ... See full summary »

Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Alison Sweeney, Greg Vaughan, Edward Asner, Benjamin Stockham

Votes: 1,255

27. Before You Say 'I Do' (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

George's fiancee regrets due to a bad marriage 10 years ago. George wishes that he could change things and suddenly finds himself 10 years back in time - days before the wedding. Can he change things?

Director: Paul Fox | Stars: David Sutcliffe, Jennifer Westfeldt, Lauren Holly, Brad Borbridge

Votes: 1,066

28. Angels and Ornaments (2014 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

Three suitors pursue a hopeless romantic after she makes a wish to find true love before Christmas

Director: Alan Goluboff | Stars: Jessalyn Gilsig, Sergio Di Zio, Graham Abbey, Roger Doche

Votes: 837

29. The Love Letter (1998 TV Movie)

Unrated | 99 min | Fantasy, Romance

20th century computer games designer Scott exchanges love letters with 19th century poet Elizabeth Whitcomb through an antique desk that can make letters travel through time.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Campbell Scott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Dukes, Estelle Parsons

Votes: 1,729

30. Straight from the Heart (2003 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance

Jordan Donavan, a photographer in New York, is so disappointed when after five years of going steady Edward Morgan offers her not marriage but just to move in with him, that she accepts the... See full summary »

Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Teri Polo, Andrew McCarthy, Patricia Kalember, Greg Evigan

Votes: 1,388

31. The Spirit of Christmas (2015 TV Movie)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Kate, a workaholic lawyer, has three weeks to get a haunted bed and breakfast appraised and sold. The uncooperative manager claims a spirit who lives there will not approve. With Kate's ... See full summary »

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Thomas Beaudoin, Kati Salowsky, Steven A. Miller, Jen Lilley

Votes: 5,114

32. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)

60 min | Drama, Family, Western

The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town.

Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Shawn Toovey, Chad Allen

Votes: 9,198

33. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the nineteenth century American Midwest.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush

Votes: 14,796



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