Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969

1.

Frosty the Snowman

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate, Frosty and Karen, a young girl who he befriends, stow away on a freight train headed for the north pole. Little do they know that the magician is following them, and he wants his hat back!

Starring: Jimmy Durante, Billy De Wolfe, Jackie Vernon, Paul Frees, June Foray ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1969-12-07
2.

Night Gallery

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

This anthology telefilm aired on NBC on November 8, 1969, and tells three strange tales: "The Cemetery," directed by Boris Sagal; "Eyes," directed by Steven Spielberg; and "The Escape Route," directed by Barry Shear. This film also served as a backdoor pilot for the TV series of the same name, which premiered on December 16, 1970.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Ossie Davis, Richard Kiley, Roddy McDowall, Barry Sullivan, Tom Bosley, George Macready, Sam Jaffe, Norma Crane, Barry Atwater ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg, Barry Shear, Boris Sagal
Release date: 1969-11-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Sinatra
3.

Sinatra

3.7
8.4/10 IMDB

Featuring Don Costa and his Orchestra, this final installment of Frank Sinatra's annual televised specials showcases highlights from his storied career and an early rendition of "My Way," which would go on to become Sinatra's signature song.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Don Costa ..
Directed by: Tim Kelly
Release date: 1969-11-05
4.

Winter of the Witch

3.3
7.5/10 IMDB

The life of a witch is disrupted by the arrival of a boy and his mother. The intruders' presence makes her struggle to adjust to the modern world, and to change from bad to good witch. Based on the book "Old Black Witch" by Wende and Harry Devlin.

Starring: Hermione Gingold, Anna Strasberg, Burgess Meredith, Jack Manning, Roger Morgan, George M. Cohan Jr., Matherine Baht, Ethel Woodruff, Katharine Raht ..
Directed by: Gerald Herman
Release date: 1969-10-31
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Then Came Bronson
5.

Then Came Bronson

3.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Jim Bronson is a young newspaperman who quits his job following the suicide of his best friend, and sets out on a cross-country trip on his motorcycle in his quest for the meaning of life in which he befriends a runway bride, another searching soul, in this pilot for the TV series of the same name, and theatrically released in some parts of the world including Spain.

Starring: Michael Parks, Bonnie Bedelia, Akim Tamiroff, Gary Merrill, Sheree North, Martin Sheen, Bert Freed, Bruce Mars, Ted Gehring, Lawrence Hauben ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1969-03-23
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : The Immortal
6.

The Immortal

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

A professional race-car driver discovers that there are certain properties in his blood that will make him, basically, immortal. A dying multi-millionaire also finds out about the racer's blood, and is determined to get it to keep himself alive. This pilot film preceded the later TV series.

Starring: Christopher George, Jessica Walter, Barry Sullivan, Carol Lynley, Ralph Bellamy, Vincent Beck, William Sargent, Joseph Bernard, Garry Walberg, Lillian Adams ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1969-09-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Royal Family
7.

Royal Family

3.2
7.9/10 IMDB

Intimate portrait of the daily life of the British Royal Family drawn from 18 months of filming within Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Balmoral.

Starring: Michael Flanders, Richard Nixon, Prince Andrew, Prince Charles of Edinburgh, Prince Edward, Prince Philip, Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom ..
Directed by: Richard Cawston
Release date: 1969-06-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Hey, Cinderella!
8.

Hey, Cinderella!

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Hey Cinderella! is a one-hour Jim Henson special which tells a cracked version of the classic fairy tale. Cinderella lives with her wicked stepmother (as everyone who ever read the fairy tale knows), but what part of the story is never told is how Cinderella's fairy godmother had help from monsters, a prince pretending to be a gardener, and none other than Kermit the Frog.

Starring: Belinda Montgomery, Robin Ward, Joyce Gordon, Pat Galloway, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz ..
Directed by: Jim Henson
Release date: 1969-03-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Male of the Species
9.

Male of the Species

3.0
8.0/10 IMDB

Male of the Species was conceived as three TV Plays for the British 'ITV Saturday Night Theatre' series. In their UK form and respective order they were known as 'Macneil' featuring Sean Connery; 'Cornelius' featuring Michael Caine and 'Emlyn' featuring Paul Scofield.

Starring: Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Paul Scofield, Laurence Olivier, Anna Calder-Marshall ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1969-01-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1969 : Seven in Darkness
10.

Seven in Darkness

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A plane carrying seven blind people to a convention for the blind in Seattle crashes in the mountains due to severe weather. Only the blind survive the crash and they must make their way back through the wilderness to civilization.

Starring: Milton Berle, Bill Dyer, Nancy Fisher, James Griffith, Michael Masters, Dina Merrill, Barry Nelson, Arthur O'Connell, Alejandro Rey, Tippy Walker ..
Directed by: Michael Caffey
Release date: 1969-09-23

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