Classic TV Movies

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1. Trilogy of Terror (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 72 min | Horror, Thriller

Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes

Votes: 5,501

2. The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

The girl next door makes a teen born with immune deficiencies want to leave his germ-free bubble.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, Robert Reed, Diana Hyland

Votes: 4,149

3. Born Innocent (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

Young girl runs away from her abusive family only to end up in a juvenile detention center for girls where she's raped and brutalized by her sadistic peers. Only one honest social worker shows interest in helping her.

Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Linda Blair, Joanna Miles, Allyn Ann McLerie, Mary Murphy

Votes: 811

4. Go Ask Alice (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

A 15-year-old girl in late-1960s America is sucked into an odyssey of sex and drugs and eventually seeks help.

Director: John Korty | Stars: William Shatner, Ruth Roman, Wendell Burton, Julie Adams

Votes: 809

5. 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: 2,138

6. The Deadly Tower (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The infamous story of Charles Whitman, "America's favourite sniper" (in Stephen King's words), is told here once again.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Kurt Russell, Richard Yniguez, Ned Beatty, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 878

7. To Catch a Killer (1992)

Unrated | 182 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Dennehy, Michael Riley, Margot Kidder, Meg Foster

Votes: 2,197

8. Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (1990 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Drama, Music

Dramatization looks at the tumultuous relationship that existed between rock group The Beach Boy's Brian and Dennis Wilson and their father, Murry. It also examines their struggles with drugs and alcohol.

Director: Michael Switzer | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Greg Kean, Arlen Dean Snyder, Casey Sander

Votes: 328

9. Sweet Hostage (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

An escaped mental patient kidnaps an illiterate teenage farm girl and takes her to his mountain hide-away, where they soon become friends and, eventually, lovers.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Linda Blair, Martin Sheen, Jeanne Cooper, Lee de Broux

Votes: 619

10. A Killer in the Family (1983 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A father serving time for murder convinces his three teenage sons that his life is being threatened by fellow inmates and that they should break him out of jail. However, when his sons ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Robert Mitchum, James Spader, Lance Kerwin, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 487

11. The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 96 min | Drama, History, Mystery

In Massachusetts in 1893, Lizzie Borden is put on trial for murdering her father and stepmother with an axe.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Fionnula Flanagan, Ed Flanders, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 1,280

12. Elvis (I) (1979 TV Movie)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Bing Russell, Robert Gray

Votes: 3,179

13. The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killin' cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama. The movie concentrates ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Gethers | Stars: Richard Crenna, Dennis Farina, Billy Zane, Tony Plana

Votes: 514

14. Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

This movie is a teaching tool about a teenage girl struggling with alcoholism to cope with her feelings of insecurity and usual problems of adolescence.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Linda Blair, Larry Hagman, Verna Bloom, William Daniels

Votes: 428

15. Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

15 year old Dawn runs away from what she feels is an intolerable home life. In the big city, she ends up turning to prostitution when she is unable to get a job due to her age. Life at home... See full summary »

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Eve Plumb, Leigh McCloskey, Lynn Carlin, William Schallert

Votes: 296

16. The Girl Most Likely to... (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An ugly girl undergoes plastic surgery and becomes beautiful. She then takes revenge on all the people who mistreated her when she was ugly.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Stockard Channing, Edward Asner, Jim Backus, Joe Flynn

Votes: 1,144

17. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)

180 min | Crime, Drama

The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.

Stars: Cindy Pickett, John Ashton, Corin Nemec, Luke Edwards

Votes: 2,215

18. The UFO Incident (1975 TV Movie)

92 min | Biography, Drama, History

In the early 1960s, a married couple undergo hypnosis, which unlocks memories of a forgotten event on a lonely road. Soon they believe they were abducted by extraterrestrials.

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: James Earl Jones, Estelle Parsons, Barnard Hughes, Dick O'Neill

Votes: 527

19. Off the Minnesota Strip (1980 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama

A teenage runaway attempts to readjust to home and family life in Minnesota after returning home after years of working on the streets of New York City as a hooker and tries desperately to ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Michael Learned, Mare Winningham, Heather McAdam

Votes: 78

20. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Horror

A young couple inherits an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own.

Director: John Newland | Stars: Kim Darby, Jim Hutton, Barbara Anderson, William Demarest

Votes: 3,078

21. Elvis Meets Nixon (1997 TV Movie)

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

A "mockumentary" about Elvis's real-life trip to the White House to become a federal marshal under the DEA, but meets the President instead. Along the way, the film exposes Elvis's humor, ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Rick Peters, Bob Gunton, Alyson Court, Denny Doherty

Votes: 594

22. Sooner or Later (1979 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Romance

Thirteen-year-old Jessie is in love with Michael, a 17-year-old guitar instructor and aspiring musician. When she finally captures his interest, she lies and tells him she's 16. But what ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Hart | Stars: Denise Miller, Rex Smith, Barbara Feldon, Judd Hirsch

Votes: 393

23. That Certain Summer (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

A teenager must deal with his divorced father's homosexuality.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Martin Sheen, Joe Don Baker, Marlyn Mason

Votes: 332

24. Are You in the House Alone? (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A teenage girl is harassed by a stalker who torments her with threatening notes and phone calls.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Kathleen Beller, Blythe Danner, Tony Bill, Robin Mattson

Votes: 793

25. The Night Stalker (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Mystery

An abrasive Las Vegas newspaper reporter investigates a series of murders committed by a vampire.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 4,814

26. Bad Ronald (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A perverted teenage boy who lives in the walls of a house finds the house sold to a family after his mother dies, and he falls for one of the new residents.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 1,818

27. Midnight Offerings (1981 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror

Vivian has magic powers. She doesn't hesitate to save her boyfriend David from failing in school by murdering teachers. However, David has gotten tired of her and is putting his charm on a ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson, Mary Beth McDonough, Patrick Cassidy, Marion Ross

Votes: 479

28. Death Scream (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

On March 13, 1964, Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was attacked and viciously stabbed to death several times by a psychopath while nearby residents watched but did nothing to help.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Raul Julia, John P. Ryan, Phillip Clark, Lucie Arnaz

Votes: 142

29. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

In a small Southern town, a wrongfully-killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him from beyond the grave.

Director: Frank De Felitta | Stars: Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones, Lane Smith

Votes: 4,737

30. Summer of Fear (1978 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

A teenage girl's life is turned upside down after her cousin moves into her house, and as time goes by, she begins to suspect that she may be a practitioner of witchcraft.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Linda Blair, Lee Purcell, Jeremy Slate, Jeff McCracken

Votes: 1,871

31. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: The Snapper (1993)

R | 91 min | Drama

83 Metascore

Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Colm Meaney, Tina Kellegher, Ruth McCabe, Eanna MacLiam

Votes: 5,408 | Gross: $3.32M

32. The Rape of Richard Beck (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Seattle veteran cop Richard Beck becomes a sexual assault victim and must deal with the painful aftermath.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Richard Crenna, Meredith Baxter, Pat Hingle, Frances Lee McCain

Votes: 374

33. Sometimes They Come Back (1991 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Tim Matheson, Brooke Adams, Robert Rusler, Chris Demetral

Votes: 8,788

34. 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: 2,379

35. The Night Strangler (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A reporter hunts down a 144-year old alchemist who is killing women for their blood.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Darren McGavin, Jo Ann Pflug, Simon Oakland, Scott Brady

Votes: 2,493

36. Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, Music

Two young girls start a band and open up a nightclub in town where the local kids can hang out and stay out of trouble, but they encounter opposition from local people who think rock is the... See full summary »

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Howie Mandel, Patricia Childress, Max Perlich

Votes: 492

37. Night Drive (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Thriller

A housewife is stalked by a psycho after she sees him murder a highway patrol officer.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Valerie Harper, Richard Romanus, Nicholas Pryor, John Quade

Votes: 393

38. The Truth About Alex (1986 TV Movie)

48 min | Drama, Romance

Alex admits to his best friend Brad that he is gay.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Scott Baio, Peter Spence, Jessica Steen, Ivan Beaulieu

Votes: 128

39. Someone's Watching Me! (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Lauren Hutton, David Birney, Adrienne Barbeau, Charles Cyphers

Votes: 3,175

40. This House Possessed (1981 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

After having a nervous breakdown, a rock singer has to spend some time in hospital. A private nurse is hired, and with her he buys a new house, a fantastic house in the country. The nurse, ... See full summary »

Director: William Wiard | Stars: Parker Stevenson, Lisa Eilbacher, Joan Bennett, Slim Pickens

Votes: 366

41. The Loneliest Runner (1976 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama, Sport

A young boy who still wets the bed finds escapism from his abusive mother and his own embarrassment by going running after school.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Brian Keith, DeAnn Mears, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 340

42. The Night That Panicked America (1975 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles's radio play "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provokes mass panic.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Vic Morrow, Cliff De Young, Michael Constantine, Walter McGinn

Votes: 604

43. When Michael Calls (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Horror, Thriller

A woman begins receiving ominous phone calls from her nephew who died 15 years earlier. With each phone call, a family member dies. Will she be the next in line?

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Elizabeth Ashley, Michael Douglas, Al Waxman

Votes: 660

44. Rated X (2000 TV Movie)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama

Biopic of notorious Mitchell Brothers who opened up a successful San Francisco strip club and thriving porn business that lead to a downward spiral of power and greed.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Rafer Weigel, Tracy Hutson

Votes: 3,208

45. Outrage (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

One man decides to wage war against a gang of teenage punks besieging an affluent California community. Based on a true incident.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Robert Culp, Marlyn Mason, Beah Richards, Jacqueline Scott

Votes: 268

46. The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Family, Sport

A popular high school hockey player hides that fact that he is an alcoholic.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Scott Baio, Lance Kerwin, Ed Lauter, Mariclare Costello

Votes: 106

47. Deliver Us from Evil (1973 TV Movie)

75 min | Crime, Drama

Several men hiking in the mountains discover an injured skyjacker who parachuted from a plane with six hundred thousand dollars.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: George Kennedy, Jan-Michael Vincent, Bradford Dillman, Charles Aidman

Votes: 153

48. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1991 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, Thriller

An elderly, bedridden former movie star is "cared for" by her sister, who hates her and keeps her a virtual prisoner in the family mansion.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave, Bruce A. Young, Amy Steel

Votes: 519

49. The Secret Night Caller (1975 TV Movie)

74 min | Crime, Drama

A man who is the pillar of his community has a secret - he has a compulsion to make obscene telephone calls.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Robert Reed, Hope Lange, Robin Mattson, Michael Constantine

Votes: 49

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

100 min | Drama, Romance, War