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I miss the era of TV movies

Especially their heyday in the 1980s and 1990s. Such a specific genre.

Watching "Terror in the Family" now.

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by Anonymousreply 24March 31, 2024 9:17 PM

TV movies were much better in the 70s when networks had their own studios for TV films. Many of them seemed cinematic (even “The Homecoming,” the pilot for “The Waltons) and some great horror too.

by Anonymousreply 1March 26, 2024 10:33 AM

Tainted Blood was another good one.

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by Anonymousreply 2March 26, 2024 10:37 AM

Me, too, OP. Lots of trash but also many movies with top-flight acting and production values.

Summer of My German Soldier was one of the best T.V. movies I've seen--as good or better than any theater-distributed film. Bruce Davison (of Longtime Companion fame) and DL fave Kristy McNichol both gave performances that took my breath away. Esther Rolle was also first-rate.

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by Anonymousreply 3March 26, 2024 10:37 AM

I enjoyed Surviving. It was a very good film.

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by Anonymousreply 4March 26, 2024 10:41 AM

The Burning Bed was good too

by Anonymousreply 5March 26, 2024 12:20 PM

Thread about ABC Movie of the Week

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by Anonymousreply 6March 26, 2024 1:01 PM

Someone I Touched

by Anonymousreply 7March 26, 2024 1:03 PM

[quote]I enjoyed Surviving. It was a very good film.

R4 And what an all-star cast!

A who's who of '80s pop culture -- Molly Ringwald, Zack Galligan, River Phoenix, Heather O'Rourke, Ellen Burstyn, Len Cariou, Paul Sorvino, Marsha Mason, etc.

by Anonymousreply 8March 26, 2024 1:21 PM

Don't forget this two-part gem!

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by Anonymousreply 9March 26, 2024 2:50 PM

Who can forget ...

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by Anonymousreply 10March 27, 2024 12:11 AM

Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?

by Anonymousreply 11March 27, 2024 12:13 AM

Who remembers this one?

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by Anonymousreply 12March 27, 2024 12:17 AM

An Inconvenient Woman

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

by Anonymousreply 13March 27, 2024 12:20 AM

The Legend of Lizzie Borden.

by Anonymousreply 14March 27, 2024 12:23 AM

The Best Little Girl in the World, with Jennifer Jason Leigh, inspired a whole generation of American girls to try self-starvation!

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by Anonymousreply 15March 27, 2024 12:29 AM

“The Stranger Within,” basically “Rosemary’s Baby” except with aliens instead of Satanists.

Starring DL fave Barbara Eden.

by Anonymousreply 16March 27, 2024 12:36 AM

Brian’s Song 🎵 (1971)

by Anonymousreply 17March 27, 2024 12:44 AM

BAD RONALD is my all time favorite. I don't know why it hasn't been remade for today with Ronald obsessed with anime or a fantasy TV show.

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by Anonymousreply 18March 27, 2024 2:23 AM

Also: don't pick up the phone ... WHEN MICHAEL CALLS. Starring Elizabeth Ashley and Michael Douglas.

"Auntie My-Helen?"

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by Anonymousreply 19March 27, 2024 2:28 AM

I love Bad Ronald

by Anonymousreply 20March 27, 2024 2:45 AM
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by Anonymousreply 21March 27, 2024 10:58 PM

Another classic

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by Anonymousreply 22March 27, 2024 11:01 PM

Let's not forget these:

Seven In Darkness

A Short Walk to Daylight

Daughter of the Mind

Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring

Where Have All the People Gone?

The People

Night Slaves

Crowhaven Farm

...the list goes on and on.

by Anonymousreply 23March 28, 2024 2:40 AM

Dame Dunaway stars in this one

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