80s TV Movies

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1. Something About Amelia (1984 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Counseling helps family deal with the discovery that their child was sexually abused by the closest relative.

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Ted Danson, Glenn Close, Olivia Cole, Roxana Zal

Votes: 482

2. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: Polly (1989)

Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

An orphan tries to use gladness to unite the people in a small southern town.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Phylicia Rashad, Dorian Harewood, Barbara Montgomery

Votes: 508

3. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: The Richest Cat in the World (1986)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A dying millionaire wills his entire estate to his cat. However, his bumbling nephew and scheming wife have other ideas.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Ramon Bieri, Steven Kampmann, Caroline McWilliams, Steve Vinovich

Votes: 172

4. A Bunny's Tale (1985 TV Movie)

Unrated | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A dramatization of Gloria Steinem's undercover investigation of the working conditions Bunnies faced at the Playboy Clubs.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Cotter Smith, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Joanna Kerns

Votes: 251

5. Beulah Land (1980)

281 min | Drama

Miniseries detailing the lives of two Civil War families.

Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Michael Sarrazin, Eddie Albert, Hope Lange

Votes: 214

6. 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: 302

7. Belle Starr (1980 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Belle Star is a bandit with an itch to ride with the outlaw legends, the James gang, the Youngers and the Dalton boys.

Director: John A. Alonzo | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Cliff Potts, Michael Cavanaugh, Gary Combs

Votes: 87

8. Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (1987)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

Sociopathic socialite plots her father's murder.

Stars: Lee Remick, Tate Donovan, John Glover, Linda Kelsey

Votes: 79

9. The Letter (1982 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Lee Remick, Ronald Pickup, Jack Thompson, Ian McShane

Votes: 51

10. Mistral's Daughter (1984)

390 min | Drama, Romance

Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an ... See full summary »

Stars: Stefanie Powers, Lee Remick, Stacy Keach, Ian Richardson

Votes: 577

11. Haywire (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 200 min | Biography, Drama

Based on autobiography of Brooke Hayward, daughter of famous Broadway producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan, who grows up in the glamorous, cruel and emotionally unstable world of her parents.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Lee Remick, Jason Robards, Deborah Raffin, Dianne Hull

Votes: 93

12. The Babysitter (1980 TV Movie)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

Spoiled twelve-year-old Tara's new best friend from next-door gets hired as a live-in babysitter, but things soon go horribly wrong when Tara's mom starts hitting the bottle and fighting with her dad.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Patty Duke, William Shatner, Quinn Cummings, David Wysocki

Votes: 544

13. Please Don't Hit Me, Mom (1981 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, Family, Sport

A babysitter realizes that one of the children she looks after is being physically abused by his mother.

Director: Gwen Arner | Stars: Patty Duke, Nancy McKeon, Lance Guest, Sean Astin

Votes: 101

14. The Tenth Man (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

Based on the novel by Graham Greene, this is a story of a French advocate Chavel (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who, while imprisoned by the Germans during the occupation, trades his material ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 1,128

15. Guilty Conscience (1985 TV Movie)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While an unfaithful criminal lawyer considers killing his wife, his spouse develops some schemes of her own.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Blythe Danner, Swoosie Kurtz, Donegan Smith

Votes: 758

16. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

Disfigured man Quasimodo (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is feared and tormented by the townspeople of Notre Dame, but he has a sensitive nature of which few are aware.

Directors: Michael Tuchner, Alan Hume | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, David Suchet, Gerry Sundquist

Votes: 989

17. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982 TV Movie)

140 min | Musical, Drama, Thriller

Sweeney Todd returns to London to uncover the past, along the way meeting Mrs. Lovett, and begins to start his life of crime.

Directors: Terry Hughes, Harold Prince | Stars: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Cris Groenendaal, Sara Woods

Votes: 3,248

18. Lace (1984)

240 min | Drama

A young actress, thought to be easy and have no morals, gathers three former school chums to find out which is her mother. Much of the movie takes place in flashback and the identity of her... See full summary »

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Brooke Adams, Arielle Dombasle, Phoebe Cates

Votes: 1,135

19. The Burning Bed (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Paul Le Mat, Richard Masur, Grace Zabriskie

Votes: 2,329

20. Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987 TV Movie)

282 min | Biography, Drama

The true story of one of the richest women in America - heiress to the Woolworth fortune. She had vast wealth and seven husbands, but never found lasting love.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, David Ackroyd, Stéphane Audran, Amadeus August

Votes: 346

21. Babes in Toyland (1986 TV Movie)

G | 140 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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

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

Votes: 2,649

22. Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986 TV Movie)

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.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Amy Irving, Olivia de Havilland, Jan Niklas, Nicolas Surovy

Votes: 1,013

23. Harem (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 190 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Jessica, a young British girl, goes off to Arabia with her father to be with her fiancé when he's called there suddenly on diplomatic duty. On a tourist journey she's kidnapped by what ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale | Stars: Nancy Travis, Art Malik, Sarah Miles, Yaphet Kotto

Votes: 439

24. The Far Pavilions (1984)

315 min | Drama, History, Romance

Story of forbidden love in 1800s India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.

Stars: Ben Cross, Amy Irving, Christopher Lee, Robert Hardy

Votes: 660

25. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: Mr. Boogedy (1986)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A novelty-salesman moves his family into a new house. Initially dismissing incidents as more of their father's practical jokes, the family soon learns that the house is haunted by people who lived in the house 300 years previously.

Director: Oz Scott | Stars: Richard Masur, Mimi Kennedy, Benji Gregory, David Faustino

Votes: 1,058

26. North and South, Book I (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 8,783

27. The Winds of War (1983)

883 min | Drama, Romance, War

The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Houseman

Votes: 3,345

28. Kennedy (1983)

282 min | Biography, Drama, History

Biography of the 1961-1963 Presidency of John F. Kennedy.

Stars: John Shea, E.G. Marshall, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Andrew Rayden

Votes: 467

29. Lonesome Dove (1989)

TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 18,696

30. Anne of Green Gables (1985)

TV-G | 199 min | Drama, Family

An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 17,799

31. Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (1987)

285 min | History, Romance, War

Epic story about the romance between the most powerful man in the world and the woman who conquered his heart.

Stars: Armand Assante, Jacqueline Bisset, Stephanie Beacham, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 391

32. Shogun (1980)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 10,644

33. The Thorn Birds (1983)

460 min | Drama, Romance

This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown

Votes: 7,389

34. A Woman Called Golda (1982 TV Movie)

191 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Ned Beatty, Franklin Cover, Judy Davis

Votes: 707

35. Masada (1981)

394 min | Action, Drama, History

After the destruction of the Second Temple, nine hundred Jewish zealots hold out against a five thousand man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss, Barbara Carrera, Alan Feinstein

Votes: 1,914

36. East of Eden (1981)

480 min | Drama

Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.

Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jane Seymour, Bruce Boxleitner, Soon-Tek Oh

Votes: 625

37. I Saw What You Did (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A group of pranksters unintentionally get the attention of a serial killer who soon starts targeting them.

Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Shawnee Smith, Tammy Lauren, Candace Cameron Bure, Robert Carradine

Votes: 585

38. The Deliberate Stranger (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 185 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Mark Harmon, Frederic Forrest, George Grizzard, Ben Masters

Votes: 2,103

39. Jack the Ripper (1988)

TV-PG | 190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the Queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 4,084

40. The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987– )

178 min | Drama

Family image matters more than anything to the Grenvilles, even when the son is shot dead by his former chorus girl wife, whom his mother despises.

Stars: Ann-Margret, Claudette Colbert, Stephen Collins, John Rubinstein

Votes: 280

41. The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)

TV-G | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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: 8,796

42. Scruples (1980– )

279 min | Drama, Romance

The soap-operatic story follows the fortunes of three ambitious youngish people: Billy, secretary and then wife to an older zillionaire, whose death frees Billy to start up a Beverly Hills ... See full summary »

Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Barry Bostwick, Marie-France Pisier, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 267

43. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)

310 min | Action, Drama, History

The different aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian ... See full summary »

Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 460

44. V (1983)

Unrated | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.

Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Faye Grant, Peter Nelson

Votes: 12,143

45. V: The Final Battle (1984)

TV-14 | 272 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A small group of human resistance fighters fight a desperate guerilla war against the genocidal extra-terrestrials who dominate Earth.

Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Robert Englund, Faye Grant

Votes: 6,631

46. War and Remembrance (1988–1989)

1,620 min | Drama, War

The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amidst the events after the U.S.'s entry into World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 2,246

47. The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988)

PG | 251 min | Crime, Drama, History

In early twentieth-century Atlanta, the murder of a young girl prompts strong reactions from the community, and ultimately leads to the arrest of a man who may actually be innocent.

Stars: Jack Lemmon, Richard Jordan, Robert Prosky, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 612