Best TV Movies/Miniseries

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1. 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: 8,947

2. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 15,263

3. Fatal Vision (1984)

TV-14 | 181 min | Crime, Drama, History

A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children.

Stars: Karl Malden, Eva Marie Saint, Barry Newman, Gary Cole

Votes: 808

4. Stop at Nothing (1991 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

A woman believes that her husband is molesting their daughter. Unfortunately she can't prove it, so when the courts grant him custody, she is approached by a woman who went through the same... See full summary »

Director: Chris Thomson | Stars: Veronica Hamel, Lindsay Frost, David Ackroyd, Robert Desiderio

Votes: 92

5. Miracle Landing (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

A passenger jet loses a portion of its fuselage in flight over Hawaii and is forced to make an emergency landing.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Connie Sellecca, Wayne Rogers, Ana Alicia, Nancy Kwan

Votes: 491

6. 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: 3,404

7. 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: 2,290

8. Rags to Riches (1987–1988)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A wealthy widowed businessman adopts five daughters to live with him at his mansion.

Stars: Joseph Bologna, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Blanca De Garr, Kimiko Gelman

Votes: 521

9. Hatfields & McCoys (2012)

TV-14 | 290 min | Drama, History, Romance

Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr, Tom Berenger

Votes: 22,846

10. Judgment Day: The John List Story (1993 TV Movie)

96 min | Crime, Drama

The story of the notorious American mass murderer who killed his entire immediate family to hide his personal failures and hid for decades before he was finally arrested.

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Robert Blake, Beverly D'Angelo, David Caruso, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 179

11. Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (1988 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama, Family

This movie is the inspiring true-life drama of seventeen-year-old Niki Janus. After fleeing persecution in Greece, Niki and her family immigrate to West Virginia and begin living the ... See full summary »

Director: George Miller | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Chris Sarandon, Chantal Contouri, Chynna Phillips

Votes: 113

12. Chips, the War Dog (1990 TV Movie)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Misfits Danny Stauffer and Chips (a chicken-chasing German shepherd) are teamed up in the Army's "Dogs for Defense" program during WWII.

Director: Ed Kaplan | Stars: Brandon Douglas, Ned Vaughn, Paxton Whitehead, Robert Miranda

Votes: 224

13. 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: 18,108

14. Anne of Avonlea (1987)

230 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Marilyn Lightstone, Schuyler Grant

Votes: 8,016

15. The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Drama

Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.

Director: Brent Shields | Stars: Keri Russell, Skeet Ulrich, Mare Winningham, Tania Gunadi

Votes: 3,987

16. Can You Feel Me Dancing? (1986 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Drama

A young blind woman struggles for independence.

Director: Michael Miller | Stars: Justine Bateman, Max Gail, Jason Bateman, Frances Lee McCain

Votes: 124

17. Love Is Never Silent (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Margaret Ryder has always looked after her deaf parents, Janice and Abel. Long the only contact her folks have had with the speaking world, Margaret struggles with whether she should strike... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Mare Winningham, Cloris Leachman, Sid Caesar, Phyllis Frelich

Votes: 267

18. A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward

Votes: 11,060

19. Empty Cradle (1993 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Kate Jackson, Lori Loughlin, Eriq La Salle, David Lansbury

Votes: 318

20. The Brooke Ellison Story (2004 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Biography, Drama

Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.

Director: Christopher Reeve | Stars: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, John Slattery, Lacey Chabert, Vanessa Marano

Votes: 1,507

21. The Karen Carpenter Story (1989 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Story of the meteoric rise and sudden fall of Karen Carpenter, who became a famous singer before battling anorexia and bulimia.

Directors: Joseph Sargent, Richard Carpenter | Stars: Cynthia Gibb, Mitchell Anderson, Peter Michael Goetz, Michael McGuire

Votes: 1,143

22. Shattered Innocence (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

A HS grad leaves behind her modest life and finds work in the Sex industry. It ends in disaster.

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: Jonna Lee, Melinda Dillon, John Pleshette, Kris Kamm

Votes: 353

23. Chips, the War Dog (1990 TV Movie)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Misfits Danny Stauffer and Chips (a chicken-chasing German shepherd) are teamed up in the Army's "Dogs for Defense" program during WWII.

Director: Ed Kaplan | Stars: Brandon Douglas, Ned Vaughn, Paxton Whitehead, Robert Miranda

Votes: 224

24. Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (1988 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama, Family

This movie is the inspiring true-life drama of seventeen-year-old Niki Janus. After fleeing persecution in Greece, Niki and her family immigrate to West Virginia and begin living the ... See full summary »

Director: George Miller | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Chris Sarandon, Chantal Contouri, Chynna Phillips

Votes: 113



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