Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965

1.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

5.7
8.3/10 IMDB

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn the meaning of Christmas.

Starring: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez, Karen Mendelson, Geoffrey Ornstein, Peter Robbins, Tracy Stratford, Cathy Steinberg, Christopher Shea ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1965-12-09
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Cinderella
2.

Cinderella

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

After the success of the live 1957 Cinderella on CBS (with Julie Andrews), the network decided to produce another television version. The new script hewed closer to the traditional tale, although nearly all of the original songs were retained and performed in their original settings. Added to the Rogers and Hammerstein score was "Loneliness of Evening", which had been composed for South Pacific but not used.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Celeste Holm, Jo Van Fleet, Pat Carroll, Barbara Ruick, Lesley Ann Warren, Stuart Damon, Joe E. Marks, Don Heitgerd ..
Directed by: Charles S. Dubin
Release date: 1965-02-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Up the Junction
3.

Up the Junction

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

The lives and loves of three young working class women, set in the pubs, terraced houses and factories of Battersea, South London.

Starring: Carol White, Geraldine Sherman, Vickery Turner, Tony Selby, George Sewell, Michael Standing, Jessie Robins, Rita Webb, Hilda Barry, Ray Barron ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 1965-11-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : The End of Arthur's Marriage
4.

The End of Arthur's Marriage

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

In this off-beat musical – a satire that combines fantasy, social observation and songs – a working class man goes to put a deposit on a new house only to find he prefers spending to saving and is happy to spend his money on a few hours of happiness rather than a lifetime's conventionality.

Starring: Ken Jones, Maureen Ampleford, Charles Lamb, Winifred Dennis, Robert Dougall, Janie Booth, Hugh Paddick, Joanna Dunham, Edward de Souza, Ian Ellis ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 1965-11-17
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Hercules and the Princess of Troy
5.

Hercules and the Princess of Troy

2.4
5.2/10 IMDB

Hercules (Gordon Scott) sets out to save the city of Troy from a horrible sea monster. Meanwhile, the city is threatened by a different kind of monster--a smarmy politician who will stop at nothing to seize the throne.

Starring: Gordon Scott, Paul Stevens, Mart Hulswit, Diana Hyland, Steve Garrett, Gordon Mitchell ..
Directed by: Albert Band
Release date: 1965-03-08
6.

Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet

2.2
3.8/10 IMDB

In 2020, after the colonization of the moon, the spaceships Vega, Sirius and Capella are launched from Lunar Station 7. They are to explore Venus under the command of Professor Hartman, but an asteroid collides and explodes Capella. The leader ship Vega stays orbiting and sends the astronauts Kern and Sherman with the robot John to the surface of Venus, but they have problems with communication with Dr. Marsha Evans in Vega. The Sirius lands in Venus and Commander Brendan Lockhart, Andre Ferneau and Hans Walter explore the planet and are attacked by prehistoric animals. They use a vehicle to seek Kern and Sherman while collecting samples from the planet. Meanwhile John helps the two cosmonauts to survive in the hostile land.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Faith Domergue, John Bix, Gennadi Vernov, Georgi Zhzhyonov, Georgiy Teykh, Vladimir Yemelyanov, Yuriy Sarantsev ..
Directed by: Curtis Harrington
Release date: 1965-08-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Inherit the Wind
7.

Inherit the Wind

1.8
8.2/10 IMDB

A young man, Bert Cates, is arrested in a small Bible Belt town for teaching the theory of Evolution in the public school. Two of the finest legal minds in the U.S. are called to the trial: Henry Drummond for the defense, and Matthew Harrison Brady for the prosecution. The trial proceeds on three levels, the guilt or innocence of Cates, the issue of the Bible vs. Darwin, and finally, the personal confrontation between Drummond and Brady.

Starring: Melvyn Douglas, Ed Begley, Diane Baker, Murray Hamilton, John Randolph, Adrienne King, Burt Brinckerhoff, Norman Wright, Robert Breen, Fred Burrell ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1965-11-18
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Stand Up, Nigel Barton
8.

Stand Up, Nigel Barton

1.8
8.0/10 IMDB

Semi-autobiographical TV play by Dennis Potter, from the BBC's 'Wednesday Play' series. It deals with the experiences of Nigel Barton, a young man from a poor mining community who wins a scholarship to Oxford University. The villagers accuse him of snobbery, while the rich University students treat him like a peasant. Uncertain of which sphere he should be moving in, Nigel tries to reconcile himself with his proud but stubborn father, and also succeed at University, despite its pretentions which apall him.

Starring: Keith Barron, Jack Woolgar, Vickery Turner, Janet Henfrey, Katherine Parr, Robert Mill, PJ Kavanagh, Johnnie Wade, Godfrey James, Llewellyn Rees ..
Directed by: Gareth Davies
Release date: 1965-12-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Alice
9.

Alice

1.8
7.7/10 IMDB

In this look at Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), aka Lewis Carroll, Dennis Potter mixed biographical drama with a psychological profile to explore the roots of Dodgson's creativity. Dodgson tells stories to ten-year-old Alice Liddell, leading to recreations of scenes adapted from ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (1865), designed to resemble the original Sir John Tenniel illustrations.

Starring: George Baker, Deborah Watling, Rosalie Crutchley, Tessa Wyatt, John Moffatt ..
Directed by: Gareth Davies
Release date: 1965-10-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Debate: Baldwin vs. Buckley
10.

Debate: Baldwin vs. Buckley

1.8
7.8/10 IMDB

The Cambridge Union Society debates the motion "Has the American Dream Been Achieved at the Expense of the American Negro?" on its 150th anniversary. David Heycock and James Baldwin argue the Affirmative. Jeremy Burford and William F. Buckley argue the Negative.

Starring: William F. Buckley Jr., James Baldwin, David Heycock, Jeremy Burford ..
Release date: 1965-06-12
11.

The Stately Ghosts of England

1.7
7.4/10 IMDB

A documentary-style TV programme made by NBC in which Margaret Rutherford and her husband Stringer Davis visit three so-called haunted mansions.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Tom Corbett, Walter Goldsmith, Joseph C. Harsch, Mrs. Walter Goldsmith ..
Directed by: Frank De Felitta
Release date: 1965-01-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : The Holy Terror
12.

The Holy Terror

1.6
7.2/10 IMDB

A television dramatization based on the life and work of Florence Nightingale. The story, set in 1856, relates the incidents in her life following the war in the Crimea, where she had gained such fame that her name was virtually a household word.

Starring: Julie Harris, Denholm Elliott, Torin Thatcher, Kate Reid, Leueen MacGrath, Brian Bedford, Alan Webb, Olga Bellin, Constance Carpenter, Toni Darnay ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1965-04-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood
13.

The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood

1.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Everyone knows the story of Red Riding Hood. But every story has two sides and now the wolf has finally told his. This original musical comedy special, with songs by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, first aired on November 28, 1965 on ABC.

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Cyril Ritchard, Vic Damone, Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler, Dave Rowberry, John Steele, Hilton Valentine, Marlene Dell, Bette Henritze ..
Directed by: Sid Smith
Release date: 1965-11-28
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : The Beast from the Beginning of Time
14.

The Beast from the Beginning of Time

1.4
5.1/10 IMDB

After being dug up by two archaeologists, the preserved body of a prehistoric man returns to life and wreaks havoc.

Starring: Ralph Seeley, Dick Welsbacher, Marc Clark, Suzanne Farrar, John Froome, Henry Harvey, Webb Smith, Dusty Herring, Karla Kessler, Tom Leahy, Jr. ..
Directed by: Tom Leahy, Jr.
Release date: 1965-10-31
15.

The Eye Creatures

1.3
2.2/10 IMDB

Alien "eye" creatures invade a small town in this uncredited remake of "Invasion of the Saucer Men".

Starring: John Ashley, Cynthia Hull, Warren Hammack, Chet Davis, Bill Peck, Ethan Allen, Charles McLine, Nathan Wyle, Bob Cowan, Tony Huston ..
Directed by: Larry Buchanan
Release date: 1965-10-29
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Doctor Who: The Chase
16.

Doctor Who: The Chase

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The travellers learn from the Time-Space Visualiser taken from the Moroks' museum that Daleks, equipped with their own time machine, are on their trail with orders to exterminate them. They flee in the TARDIS. The chase begins on the desert planet Aridius and takes in a number of stopping-off points, including a spooky haunted house which is actually a futuristic fun-fair attraction.

Starring: William Hartnell, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves, Robert Marsden, Roger Hammond, Vivienne Bennett, Hugh Walters, Richard Coe ..
Directed by: Richard Martin, Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1965-06-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Doctor Who: The Time Meddler
17.

Doctor Who: The Time Meddler

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The Doctor, Vicki, and new companion Steven Taylor arrive in Saxon Northumbria on the eve of the Viking and Norman invasions. It is 1066, a pivotal moment in British history. The hand of a mysterious Monk is at work in the nearby monastery, intending that history takes a different course.

Starring: William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves, Peter Butterworth, Alethea Charlton, Peter Russell, Michael Miller, Michael Guest, Geoffrey Cheshire, Norman Hartley ..
Directed by: Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1965-07-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Doctor Who: Galaxy 4
18.

Doctor Who: Galaxy 4

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The Doctor, Vicki and Steven arrive on an arid planet where they meet the beautiful Drahvins and the hideous Rills. Each has crash-landed after a confrontation in space. The Rills are friendly, compassionate explorers. The Drahvins are dull-witted, cloned soldiers, terrorised by the intelligent, warlike matriarch Maaga.

Starring: William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves, Stephanie Bidmead, Marina Martin, Susanna Caroll, Lyn Ashley, Jimmy Kaye, William Shearer, Angelo Muscat ..
Directed by: Derek Martinus, Mervyn Pinfield
Release date: 1965-10-02
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Doctor Who: The Myth Makers
19.

Doctor Who: The Myth Makers

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

When the TARDIS arrives on the plains of Asia Minor not far from the besieged city of Troy, the Doctor is hailed by Achilles as the mighty god Zeus and taken to the Greek camp. He meets Agamemnon and Odysseus. Forced to admit he is a mere mortal — albeit a traveller in space and time — he is given two days to devise a scheme to capture Troy. Steven and Vicki, meanwhile, have been taken prisoner by the Trojans. Vicki, believed to possess supernatural powers, is given two days to banish the Greeks to prove she is not a spy.

Starring: William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves, Adrienne Hill, Max Adrian, Cavan Kendall, Alan Haywood, Barrie Ingham, Frances White, James Lynn ..
Directed by: Michael Leeston-Smith
Release date: 1965-11-06
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Star Trek: The Cage
20.

Star Trek: The Cage

0.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Captain Pike is held prisoner and tested by aliens who have the power to project incredibly lifelike illusions. The original pilot episode of the first Star Trek series.

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Leonard Nimoy, Susan Oliver, Majel Barrett, John Hoyt, Peter Duryea, Laurel Goodwin ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1965-02-01
21.

A Tap on the Shoulder

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Ken's Loach's first production for The Wednesday Play is a story of a group of criminals planning a robbery, with the unwitting aid of a wealthy, well-connected society acquaintance. But who is the greater villain?

Starring: Lee Montague, Richard Shaw, Judith Smith, Griffith Davies, Tony Selby, George Tovey, Edwin Brown, Mark Elwes, Tom Bowman, Rose Hill ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 1965-01-06
22.

The Coming Out Party

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Ken Loach production for The Wednesday Play

Starring: Toni Palmer, George Sewell, Dennis Golding, Jane Muir, Wally Patch, Will Stampe, Carol White, Hilda Barry, Alec Ross, Julie May ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 1965-12-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Doctor Who: The Space Museum
23.

Doctor Who: The Space Museum

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS jumps a time track and the travellers arrive on the planet Xeros. There they discover their own future selves displayed as exhibits in a museum established as a monument to the galactic conquests of the warlike Morok invaders who now rule the planet. When time shifts back to normal, they realise that they must do everything they can to avert this potential future. Vicki helps the native Xerons obtain arms and revolt against the Moroks. The revolution succeeds and the travellers go on their way, confident that the future has been changed.

Starring: William Hartnell, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Maureen O'Brien, Richard Shaw, Ivor Salter, Salvin Stewart, Peter Diamond, Lawrence Dean, Ken Norris ..
Directed by: Mervyn Pinfield
Release date: 1965-05-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Doctor Who: The Rescue
24.

Doctor Who: The Rescue

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The Doctor, Ian and Barbara arrive on the planet Dido. They find a crashed spaceship, the only two survivors of which are terrorised by the monster Koquillion. But who is Koquillion?

Starring: William Hartnell, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Maureen O'Brien, Ray Barrett, Tom Sheridan, John Stuart, Colin Hughes ..
Directed by: Christopher Barry
Release date: 1965-01-09
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Doctor Who: The Romans
25.

Doctor Who: The Romans

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Landing in Rome, A.D. 64 the travellers take a rare holiday. While Ian and Barbara are happy to relax, the Doctor and Vicki set off to pursue adventure. However, adventure soon finds Ian and Barbara too as they are kidnapped by slave traders, and the Doctor's imitation of Maximus Pettulian sees him taken to the court of Emperor Nero where he inadvertently plays a part in deciding the course of history...

Starring: William Hartnell, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Maureen O'Brien, Derek Francis, Michael Peake, Brian Proudfoot, Kay Patrick, Peter Diamond, Derek Sydney ..
Directed by: Christopher Barry
Release date: 1965-02-06
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Doctor Who: The Web Planet
26.

Doctor Who: The Web Planet

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

On the planet Vortis, the Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki are swept up in the struggles of the butterfly-like Menoptera, the original denizens of Vortis who were forced to flee the planet for the moon Pictos to escape the encroaching web of the Animus and its mind-controlled minions, the ant-like Zarbi and their living weapons, the larvae guns.

Starring: William Hartnell, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Maureen O'Brien, Catherine Fleming, Roslyn de Winter, Arne Gordon, Arthur Blake, Jolyon Booth, Jocelyn Birdsall ..
Directed by: Richard Martin
Release date: 1965-03-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1965 : Doctor Who: The Crusade
27.

Doctor Who: The Crusade

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS arrives in 12th century Palestine where a holy war is in progress between the forces of King Richard the Lionheart and the Saracen ruler Saladin. Barbara is abducted in a Saracen ambush and the Doctor, Ian and Vicki make their way to King Richard's palace in the city of Jaffa.

Starring: William Hartnell, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Maureen O'Brien, Julian Glover, Jean Marsh, Walter Randall, Roger Avon, Bernard Kay, David Anderson ..
Directed by: Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1965-04-17

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