Best Tv Movie Movies of 1971

1.

Duel

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Traveling businessman David Mann angers the driver of a rusty tanker while crossing the California desert. A simple trip turns deadly, as Mann struggles to stay on the road while the tanker plays cat and mouse with his life.

Starring: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzell, Gene Dynarski, Lucille Benson, Tim Herbert, Charles Seel, Shirley O'Hara, Alexander Lockwood ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1971-11-13
2.

The Homecoming: A Christmas Story

4.3
8.1/10 IMDB

The Walton family is preparing for Christmas in the early 1930s. It's Christmas Eve, and they are waiting for Daddy Walton to come home from his job in the city some 50 miles away. Since he is late, everyone is worried and over the radio the mother and grandparents hear about an overturned bus and hurt travelers but keep this news from the rest of the family. The story is really a coming of age story about the oldest son John-Boy who must cut down the tree with his grandfather since his father isn't home and is eventually told about his missing father and sets out to find him. An all round heartwarming story, especially if you are a fan of The Waltons. A simple story about a simple family in simple times. Great family entertainment!

Starring: Patricia Neal, Richard Thomas, Edgar Bergen, Ellen Corby, Dorothy Stickney, Josephine Hutchinson, William Windom, Cleavon Little, Andrew Duggan, David Huddleston ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1971-12-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1971 : Columbo: Murder by the Book
3.

Columbo: Murder by the Book

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

When one member of a mystery writing team wants to break from his less talented partner, he becomes the victim in a real-life murder mystery.

Starring: Peter Falk, Jack Cassidy, Rosemary Forsyth, Martin Milner, Barbara Colby, Lynette Mettey, Bernie Kuby, Hoke Howell, Haven Earle Haley ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1971-09-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1971 : Brian's Song
4.

Brian's Song

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

Starring: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey, Shelley Fabares, David Huddleston, Judy Pace ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1971-11-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1971 : The Neon Ceiling
5.

The Neon Ceiling

3.8
8.1/10 IMDB

A housewife and her teenage daughter, fleeing their boring lives, stop in a diner in the California desert. She runs up against the diner's owner, a gruff, beer-drinking artist whose life's work is the neon sculptures he creates and attaches to the ceiling.

Starring: Gig Young, Lee Grant, Denise Nickerson, Herb Edelman, William Smithers, Robert Pratt, James McEachin ..
Directed by: Frank Pierson
Release date: 1971-02-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1971 : The Cat in the Hat
6.

The Cat in the Hat

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

In a marvelously animated version of one of the most beloved of all Dr. Seuss tales, two youngsters find themselves at home with nothing to do on a rainy afternoon. But when the magical, mischievous Cat in the Hat arrives on the scene, they're all cat-apulted into a day of rousing, romping, outlandish antics they - and you - will never forget!

Starring: Allan Sherman, Daws Butler, Pamelyn Ferdin, Tony Frazier, Gloria Camacho, Thurl Ravenscroft, Gene Morford ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1971-07-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1971 : In Broad Daylight
7.

In Broad Daylight

3.2
6.9/10 IMDB

A newly blind actor discovers his wife is cheating on him with his best friend and hatches a plot to murder her and frame his friend for it.

Starring: Richard Boone, Suzanne Pleshette, Stella Stevens, John Marley, Fred Beir, Whit Bissell, Paul Smith, Dan Spelling, Barbara Dodd, Wally Taylor ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1971-10-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1971 : A Little Game
8.

A Little Game

3.2
6.5/10 IMDB

A hostile youngster who will stop at nothing to break up his mother's marriage is suspected of homicide, and his stepfather fears that he may be the boy's next victim.

Starring: Diane Baker, Ed Nelson, Howard Duff, Katy Jurado, Mark Gruner, Christopher Shea, Helen Kleeb ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1971-10-31
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1971 : Mean Justice
9.

Mean Justice

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Moreno (Bronson) is a tough ranch hand on the vast half million acre Garret Ranch. Rich in timber, gas, cattle and oil, the ranch is a major employer of rough rugged cowboys in northern New Mexico. Unexpectedly, Moreno has been accused , and tried for the murder of the daughter of the Garret ranch's popular foreman (Denver Pyle). As luck turns against the Garret ranch, each man endures struggles against nature, competitors, and each other in order to keep the operation profitable.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Ryan O'Neal, Denver Pyle, Richard Egan, Terry Moore, Anne Seymour, Oliver McGowan, Paul Tripp, Vic Perrin ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1971-02-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1971 : A Death of Innocence
10.

A Death of Innocence

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

A mother travels to New York to see her daughter who is awaiting trial for murder. The mother is totally convinced of her daughter's innocence and does all she can to help her. As the trial progresses however, the mother begins to have doubts.

Starring: Shelley Winters, Arthur Kennedy, Tisha Sterling, John Randolph, Ann Sothern, Harold Gould, Doreen Lang, Antoinette Bower, Peggy McCay, Richard Bright ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1971-11-26

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