1980's TV Movies

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1. Malibu (1983 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

A young couple from Milwaukee moves into the fabled, high-society Malibu beach community and becomes involved with the lives of the various people living in the community.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: William Atherton, James Coburn, Susan Dey, Chad Everett

Votes: 71

2. Scruples (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

A woman inherits a millionaire business, but the problems she needs to solve are of the same proportions.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Sean Allan, Priscilla Barnes, Dirk Benedict, Simmy Bow

Votes: 65

3. The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

It's quiet in Chastity Gulch, a small town in the Wild West. The men of the village are all in the Army and fight their battles far away. The women are getting very bored. At once, a bunch ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Priscilla Barnes, Lee Horsley, Howard Duff, Pamela Bellwood

Votes: 89

4. Perfect People (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

After many years of marriage Ken and Barbara decide to change their way of living radically. In order to become more attractive they submit themselves not only under modern diets and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Lauren Hutton, Perry King, Priscilla Barnes, Cheryl Pollak

Votes: 52

5. Not Just Another Affair (1982 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

A marine biologist who is celibate. A lawyer whom no woman can't seem to resist. What happens when the two of them meet?

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Gil Gerard, Victoria Principal, Robert Webber, Barbara Barrie

Votes: 118

6. Thursday's Child (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Sam Alden is the 17-year-old high school star player in baseball who seems to have it all. However, his family notices that he is often bothered with fits of coughing. Worried, his parents ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Don Murray, Jessica Walter, Rob Lowe

Votes: 90

7. The Execution (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Loretta Swit, Rip Torn, Jessica Walter, Barbara Barrie

Votes: 94

8. Killer in the Mirror (1986 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A woman's truly evil twin steals her sister's wealthy beloved and marries him. After his death, she fakes her own demise and returns from the "dead" to claim her sister's identity--and to frame her for the murder of her husband.

Director: Frank De Felitta | Stars: Ann Jillian, Len Cariou, Max Gail, Allen Garfield

Votes: 74

9. Mistress (1987 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

A woman who's been having an affair with a married man who's been taking care of her. When he dies she finds herself with nothing. So she tries to rebuild her life but not without the stigma of being a kept woman following her.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Victoria Principal, Sherry Adamo, Rowena Balos, Abigail BeMiller

Votes: 89

10. Naked Lie (1989 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Thriller

They are the perfect, and politically correct, couple. He is a judge, she is a high profile attorney. When she takes on a sensational murder case, the trail leads right to her own front door.

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Victoria Principal, James Farentino, Glenn Withrow, William Lucking

Votes: 91

11. Blind Witness (1989 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

Woman is trapped in her home with her husband's killers.

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Victoria Principal, Paul Le Mat, Stephen Macht, Matt Clark

Votes: 162

12. Silence of the Heart (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

Skip Lewis is a 16 year old, who's been through some stuff. Like he has been having academic problems, and a girl whom he has been pursuing has told him that she has no interest in him. He ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Mariette Hartley, Dana Hill, Howard Hesseman, Chad Lowe

Votes: 306

13. North Beach and Rawhide (1985 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

"Boys Town" drama about a man named Rawhide MacGregor, a one-time ex-convict who runs a cattle ranch as a correctional facility for urban juvenile delinquents where he tries through a ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: William Shatner, Tate Donovan, James Olson, Ron O'Neal

Votes: 39

14. 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: 553

15. Secrets of a Married Man (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

A man (Shatner) going through a mid-life crisis, starts patronizing prostitutes. Eventually, he meets a very expensive one (Shepherd) and he thinks he has it all. That is until her pimp starts hounding him.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: William Shatner, Michelle Phillips, Glynn Turman, Cybill Shepherd

Votes: 122

16. Broken Angel (1988 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Thriller, Drama

A man (William Shatner) combs Los Angeles for his missing daughter, and discovers she belongs to a gang dealing in crack.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: William Shatner, Susan Blakely, Roxann Dawson, Jason Horst

Votes: 142

17. The Violation of Sarah McDavid (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Sarah McDavid, an idealistic young teacher, takes a job in a rough high school where she is eventually attacked and raped in her classroom after school hours and decides to buck the school ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Patty Duke, Ned Beatty, James Sloyan, Vernee Watson

Votes: 105

18. Paper Dolls (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Pilot for the television series introduces the mothers of teenage fashion models who market their daughters for a powerful agent.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Joan Hackett, Jennifer Warren, Joan Collins, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 181

19. 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

20. Police Story: Monster Manor (1988 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama

Misfit policemen turn an old mansion into a party house and wind up part of a sting operation.

Director: Aaron Lipstadt | Stars: Brian McNamara, Clayton Rohner, Scott Burkholder, Claudia Christian

Votes: 53

21. Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

The 1970s Palm Beach, Fla., marriage of Roxanne and Herbert Pulitzer ends in a scandalous 1980s divorce.

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Perry King, Courteney Cox, Betsy Russell, Sondra Blake

Votes: 154

22. Out of the Darkness (1985 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

"Out of the Darkness" is a gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam" - the infamous serial killer who stalked New York City in... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Martin Sheen, Hector Elizondo, Matt Clark, Jennifer Salt

Votes: 320

23. Hard Knox (1984 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

A retired fighter pilot becomes the head of his alma matter military high school for two weeks with hilarious consequences. He shapes up the school and raises morale so that they are able ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Robert Conrad, Red West, Joan Sweeny, Bill Erwin

Votes: 127

24. Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story (1986 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

A fictionalized tale of a young man who ends up in Boy's Town in Omaha, Nebraska. A kind priest helps the troubled boy find his way out of a life of trouble.

Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: Art Carney, Jack Bannon, Anne Pitoniak, Darrell Larson

Votes: 44

25. A Gun in the House (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Emily Cates is left at home alone when a stranger breaks in and holds her hostage.

Director: Ivan Nagy | Stars: Sally Struthers, David Ackroyd, Dick Anthony Williams, Joel Bailey

Votes: 99

26. The Star Maker (1981 TV Movie)

192 min | Drama

Danny Youngblood is a famed Hollywood director with a reputation for modeling sexy starlets into superstar actresses, and then turning his discoveries into his wives, one after another. ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Rock Hudson, Suzanne Pleshette, Melanie Griffith, Teri Copley

Votes: 74

27. Take Your Best Shot (1982 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy

An actor whose career has gone flat resolves to pursue a more stable occupation while also trying to save his troubled marriage.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Robert Urich, Meredith Baxter, Jeffrey Tambor, Jack Bannon

Votes: 47

28. Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

A real estate salesman with career and marriage problems gets hooked on cocaine, and finds that not only does it not help him cope with them, but it makes them much, much worse.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Karen Grassle, Pamela Bellwood, James Spader

Votes: 273

29. The Awakening of Candra (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

Based on the true-life story of teenage bride Candra Torres who was abducted in 1975 while on a honeymoon camping trip in the High Sierras.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Blanche Baker, Cliff De Young, Richard Jaeckel, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 50

30. The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (1984 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

A teenager must cope with a disease that causes himself to age at an astronomical rate.

Director: Corey Blechman | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Betty Buckley, Hal Holbrook, Season Hubley

Votes: 158

31. 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

32. Her Life as a Man (1984 TV Movie)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

To land a sportswriting job on a national magazine run by a chauvinistic editor, an aspiring female reporter convincingly disguises herself as a man to get the inside story.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Robyn Douglass, Marc Singer, Laraine Newman, Miriam Flynn

Votes: 90

33. Club Med (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

O'Shea is the easy going head honcho at Club Med. After years apart, he finally runs into his ex-wife Kate. They fight, fall in love again, and know it won't work. Stuffy Englishman Gilbert... See full summary »

Director: Bob Giraldi | Stars: Jack Scalia, Linda Hamilton, Patrick Macnee, Janis Lee

Votes: 134

34. Casanova (1987 TV Movie)

Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Romance

A very long, beginning-to-end life story of an eighteenth century womanizer that is arrested, not so much for his crimes, but because he is viewed as an undesirable by the husbands and ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Faye Dunaway, Sylvia Kristel, Ornella Muti

Votes: 276

35. Not Quite Human (1987 TV Movie)

97 min | Family, Sci-Fi, Comedy

Dr. Jonas Carson, a scientist, invents Chip, an android teenager. Dr. Carson sends Chip to school with his daughter Becky to see whether an android could interact with others. But his ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Jay Underwood, Alan Thicke, Robyn Lively, Joseph Bologna

Votes: 986

36. Nightingales (1988 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

Five pretty nurse students and their boss Leonore are the focus of this TV series. They are all living together in a villa called "Nightingale House" located in Los Angeles. Leonore has a ... See full summary »

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Fran Bennett, Chelsea Field, Galyn Görg, Neith Hunter

Votes: 39

37. The Loner (1988 TV Movie)


A wealthy and eccentric cop and his female partner get caught up in murder and mayhem when they try to solve a $750,000 jewel theft.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: John Terry, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Constance Towers, Rick Logan

Votes: 5

38. Rockabye (1986 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

A distraught mother (Valerie Bertinelli) and a tabloid reporter (Rachel Ticotin) search for the woman's son, who was kidnapped by a black market baby ring.

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Rachel Ticotin, Jason Alexander, Ray Baker

Votes: 113

39. Stamp of a Killer (1987 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Thriller

A pregnant mother and her young son become the target of a killer.

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: John Aylward, Joseph Hacker, Judith Light, Audra Lindley

Votes: 58

40. Glitz (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Thriller

Vincent Marra is a Miami cop on medical leave in Puerto Rico, where he's being stalked by a sex offender he testified against. Vincent's girlfriend leaves him for a job as a "hostess" in an... See full summary »

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: Jimmy Smits, Markie Post, John Diehl, Madison Mason

Votes: 106

41. The Promise of Love (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

A woman who gave up college to marry her Marine boyfriend becomes a widow soon after her husband is sent to Vietnam.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Jameson Parker, Andy Romano, Joanna Miles

Votes: 133

42. I Was a Mail Order Bride (1982 TV Movie)

92 min | Comedy, Romance

On a bet with one of his practical-joking partners, a Los Angeles lawyer responds to an ad from a pretty Chicago magazine writer offering herself as a bridal candidate as an investigative ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Ted Wass, Kenneth Kimmins, Karen Morrow

Votes: 63

43. The Seduction of Gina (1984 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

Gina is young, recently married and bored. On a trip to Lake Tahoe she discovers the game of blackjack. Increasingly obsessed with gambling, she keeps hoping her lucky streak will last.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Michael Brandon, Fredric Lehne, Ed Lauter

Votes: 50

44. Shattered Vows (1984 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama, Romance

At the age of 16 Mary becomes a nun. But she never gets used to the strict rules of her new life and when she falls in love with Father Tim, she wants to withdraw her vow.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, David Morse, Caroline McWilliams, Tom Parsekian

Votes: 101

45. Ordinary Heroes (1986 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama, War

This is about a man falling in love with a woman and then immediately gets drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. In the war he becomes blind and gets discharged.

Director: Peter H. Cooper | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Richard Baxter, Valerie Bertinelli, Jesse D. Goins

Votes: 100

46. Silent Witness (1985 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Drama

The marriage of a young working-class woman is jeopardized when she witnesses her brother-in-law's participation in a gang rape of an intoxicated woman in a neighborhood bar.

Director: Michael Miller | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, John Savage, Chris Nash, Melissa Leo

Votes: 133

47. Taken Away (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama