Tv Movies & more (saved)

by ReelRarities | created - 31 Jan 2013 | updated - 2 days ago | Public

My list of rarities from (mostly) the 60's & up that should have had their dvd release by now but sadly have not. We especially enjoy the 70's 'suspicion & suspense', 'teen trauma', and 'tragic but true' made for tv movies that started airing in the 70's as a 'movie of the week'.

The ABC Movie of the Week and others that followed brought us some of the best... casts of wonderful actors we'd often only seen on the big screen, now in our homes... and these TvMs always had something going on that sucked you in and kept you watching :)

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1. Like Mother, Like Daughter (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 92 min | Drama, Mystery

Dawna Wilkins is a strong, independent and self-made woman. Married and divorced at an early age, she raised her daughter Emily by herself and put herself through school, now to become the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Malenfant | Stars: Michelle Stafford, William R. Moses, Dani Kind, Gianpaolo Venuta

Votes: 399

2. Night Sins (1997 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, Thriller

A female FBI investigator takes over jurisdiction in Dear Lake, a small northern town just as a young boy is abducted. Her investigation leads to a bigger series of abductions and murders ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Harry Hamlin, Karen Sillas, Martin Donovan

Votes: 310

3. Her Deadly Rival (1995 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

A man's marriage is threatened by an unknown admirer.

Director: James Hayman | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Annie Potts, Lisa Zane, Tommy Hinkley

Votes: 219

4. After Jimmy (1996 TV Movie)


Drama about a teenage boy's suicide.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Bruce Davison, Peter Facinelli, Mae Whitman

Votes: 288

5. Engaged to Kill (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Family

Abby's 19-year-old daughter has a great new boyfriend, Nick. When danger arises, Abby turns to Nick for help, unaware that Nick blames Abby for the death of his previous girlfriend and has been waiting for the opportunity to get revenge.

Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: Maria del Mar, Joe Lando, Dominic Zamprogna, Katharine Isabelle

Votes: 373

6. My Family's Secret (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Grady suffers from multiple personality disorder. Lara doesn't know she just angered the most dangerous one.

Director: Curtis Crawford | Stars: Nicholle Tom, Dylan Neal, Peter MacNeill, Janet-Laine Green

Votes: 452

7. Determination of Death (2001)

PG-13 | 100 min | Crime, Drama

In order to free themselves from debt, a husband and wife plan to fake the husband's death but the scheme goes terribly awry.

Director: Michael Miller | Stars: Veronica Hamel, Michele Greene, John Ratzenberger, William Katt

Votes: 233

8. Primal Doubt (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

When an ex-romance author who is trapped in an unsatisfying marriage, decides to give love another chance with a man she met over the Internet, she finds herself caught up in a terrifying murder mystery.

Director: Yelena Lanskaya | Stars: Janine Turner, Costas Mandylor, Maeve Quinlan, William Allen Young

Votes: 288

9. Too Close to Home (1997 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 115 min | Drama, Thriller

A woman obsessed with her adult son, angered by the idea of him leaving her and his marriage to a beautiful nurse, does everything in her power to prevent his independence.

Director: Bill Corcoran | Stars: Judith Light, Ricky Schroder, Sarah Trigger, Dorothy Gordon

Votes: 274

10. Deadly Nightshade (1995 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

Charming working class boy Eric is moving up by pimping in Martin Duvall's nightclub. He falls in love with naive Jessica 'Jesse' Kerner, who enjoys the luxury life and doesn't have to do a... See full summary »

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Piper Laurie, Chad Lowe, Kirk Baltz

Votes: 247

11. This Child Is Mine (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Fact-based story about an unwed teen (Nancy McKeon) who fought a major court battle to recover her infant daughter from adoptive parents (Lindsay Wagner, Chris Sarandon).

Director: David Greene | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Chris Sarandon, Michael Lerner, John Philbin

Votes: 131

12. Bad to the Bone (1997 TV Movie)

96 min | Crime, Drama

A bad girl uses her brother to kill her lover.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Kristy Swanson, Jeremy London, David Chokachi, Christine Tucci

Votes: 369

13. No Child of Mine (1993 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 93 min | Biography, Drama

A woman accustomed to always having the last word in every situation, finds herself trying to "rescue" her grandson, Jesse, from being signed away to grow up in an institution for Down's Syndrome children.

Director: Michael Katleman | Stars: Patty Duke, Tracy Nelson, G.W. Bailey, Susan Blakely

Votes: 158

14. House of Secrets (1993 TV Movie)

120 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Marion Ravinel is trapped in an abusive spousal relationship. She forms a plan with her husband's former lover to kill him. However, the outcome turns out to be more than she planned on as ... See full summary »

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Boxleitner, Kate Vernon, Michael Boatman

Votes: 233

15. Daughters of Privilege (1991 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

A Florida newspaper owner's daughter gets involved with her father's archrival who uses this to bring down his business.

Director: Michael Fresco | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Daphne Ashbrook, Kate Vernon, Angela Alvarado

Votes: 174

16. Sybil (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Biography, Drama

A true story of a young woman whose abusive childhood results in her developing a multiple personality disorder.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Jessica Lange, Tammy Blanchard, Ron White, JoBeth Williams

Votes: 1,577

17. Homecoming (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Family

Tales of a group of siblings who are forced to fend for themselves when they are abandoned by their mother in the parking lot of a shopping mall. They eventually meet their grandmother, a ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Jean | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Kimberlee Peterson, Trever O'Brien, Hanna Hall

Votes: 843

18. The Husband She Met Online (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A woman meets a charming and wealthy man who becomes obsessive and controlling.

Director: Curtis Crawford | Stars: Meredith Monroe, Jason Gray-Stanford, Damon Runyan, Bill Lake

Votes: 394

19. Family Sins (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama

A seemingly respectable pillar of the community hides sickening secrets within the walls of her family home.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Deanna Milligan, Will Patton, Kevin McNulty

Votes: 847

20. Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (2001 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

Fans of Mary Tyler Moore may be taken aback by her performance in this fact-based drama, in which she plays a character far removed from her bubbly Laura Petrie and Mary Richards personae. ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Robert Forster, Gabriel Olds, Jean Stapleton

Votes: 264

21. Bed of Lies (1992 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Vickie Daniel, a low born woman who was married to rich man is accused for the assassination of her husband. But the trial reveals that in the marriage existed bad treatment and torture by ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Susan Dey, Chris Cooper, G.W. Bailey, John Anderson

Votes: 165

22. Black Widower (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

True story of a charming, popular American who managed to kill his mother and 3 wives before anyone even suspected him.

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Kelly McGillis, David Lipper, Francis X. McCarthy, Lori Hallier

Votes: 203

23. Black Widow (2008 TV Movie)

85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A photo journalist begins to suspect her best friend Danny's new love interest could be linked to the murders of wealthy men.

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, Alicia Coppola, Adriana DeMeo, Randall Batinkoff

Votes: 677

24. Look Again (2011 TV Movie)

87 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Just as her life is coming together, a young woman experiences a terrible tragedy when her boyfriend is murdered by an intruder from whom the woman herself barely escapes. The police ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marc Piché | Stars: Morena Baccarin, Paul Christie, Sadie LeBlanc, Chris William Martin

Votes: 511

25. Encounter with Danger (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

As Jack leaves town for business, he seizes the opportunity to take Lori along so that they rekindle their relationship. But when he disappears, Lori discovers that Jack was about to reveal... See full summary »

Director: Neill Fearnley | Stars: Shannen Doherty, Mark Humphrey, Sebastien Roberts, David Nykl

Votes: 261

26. Secrets from Her Past (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A murder witness fakes her own death and changes her identity.

Director: Gordon Yang | Stars: Ashley Jones, Michael Woods, Mark Slacke, Al Sapienza

Votes: 272

27. Without a Kiss Goodbye (1993 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Drama

A young couple have a sick baby who tests positive for having a chemical in antifreeze in his bloodstream. When he dies, his mother is the suspect. Her husband races to find new evidence before her trial. blogmonstermike.word

Director: Noel Nosseck | Stars: Lisa Hartman, Christopher Meloni, Peter Jurasik, James Staley

Votes: 171

28. Vows of Deception (1996 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

A wife is on trial for the murder of her husband.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Nick Mancuso, Michael Woolson, Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 324

29. The Wrong Woman (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Drama

A woman is falsely accused of a crime.

Director: Richard Gabai | Stars: Danica McKellar, Jonathan Bennett, Jaleel White, Fred Dryer

Votes: 685

30. Zoe Gone (2014)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A detective tries to help a teenager find her kidnapped baby.

Director: Conor Allyn | Stars: Samantha Hanratty, Alexandra Holden, Andrea Bowen, Jean Louisa Kelly

Votes: 504

31. Dirty Teacher (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A high school senior becomes the victim of an elaborate frame-up after learning that her boyfriend is sleeping with their teacher.

Director: Doug Campbell | Stars: Josie Davis, Kelcie Stranahan, Cameron Deane Stewart, Darlene Vogel

Votes: 1,922

32. Unstable (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

After an abusive, dangerous relationship, a wealthy pampered new bride who has been under psychiatric care for mental issues is either sabotaging herself and her husband or her new husband is rapidly making her unstable.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Shiri Appleby, David Alpay, Charlotte Sullivan, John Bourgeois

Votes: 439

33. Crisis Point (2012 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A hostage negotiator is unable to continue with her job after a siege she tried to resolve ended in disaster and a man was killed.

Director: Adrian Wills | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Erika Rosenbaum, Marc Menard, Richard Jutras

Votes: 477

34. Exposed (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

A young teacher, Emily Bennett, sets out to clear her name after digitally fabricated pornographic photos of her are sent to her students. She soon discovers that this incident is linked to... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Gagnon | Stars: Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Peter Stebbings, David Orth, Ray Galletti

Votes: 345

35. Mother Knows Best (1997 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

A woman urges her daughter to get married. And when her daughter does, she doesn't think that she made a good choice. So she goes out and hires a killer to kill her son-in-law.

Director: Larry Shaw | Stars: Joanna Kerns, Christine Elise, Grant Show, Jessica Walter

Votes: 568

36. Unholy Matrimony (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Drama based on the true story of a police detective's relentless investigation into an insurance fraud involving a woman's murder. He's soon convinced he's hot on the trail of those ... See full summary »

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Patrick Duffy, Charles Durning, Michael O'Keefe, Lisa Blount

Votes: 87

37. What Happened to Bobby Earl? (1997 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 81 min | Drama

Rose Earl is proud as a peacock when Bobby, her eldest, whom she raised, like his kid brother Michael, to become moral men and model citizens, is the first member of the modest family ever ... See full summary »

Director: Bradley Wigor | Stars: Kate Jackson, Drew Ebersole, Matthew Settle, Kristian Alfonso

Votes: 203

38. Down Will Come Baby (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

Traumatized after a tragic accident at summer camp, a 12-year-old girl finds solace in a mysterious, kind lady in the city park who seems to have a bizarre fixation on rules and order, and whose friendship grows increasingly obsessive.

Director: Gregory Goodell | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Diana Scarwid, Tom Amandes, Evan Rachel Wood

Votes: 513

39. Broken Silence: A Moment of Truth Movie (1998 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

When a young track star is raped by her coach, no one but her mother will believe her story.

Director: Joseph L. Scanlan | Stars: Ariana Richards, Susan Blakely, William Bumiller, Tracee Ellis Ross

Votes: 296

40. Cry for the Strangers (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller