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
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1971 : Columbo: Murder by the Book
2.

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
3.

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 : Ransom for a Dead Man
4.

Ransom for a Dead Man

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

A brilliant tort attorney gets rid of her boring husband by faking his kidnapping and keeping the ransom. The FBI may be fooled, but not Columbo.

Starring: Peter Falk, Lee Grant, John Fink, Harold Gould, Patricia Mattick, Paul Carr, Jed Allan, Charles Macaulay, Hank Brandt, Jean Byron ..
Directed by: Richard Irving
Release date: 1971-03-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1971 : The Cat in the Hat
5.

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
6.

In Broad Daylight

3.2
6.8/10 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 : Dr. Cook's Garden
7.

Dr. Cook's Garden

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

A young doctor returns to his New England home town after a long absence. He visits with the town's kindly old physician, Dr. Cook, a man he has admired since childhood. However, he soon finds out that the old doctor isn't quite what he seems to be, and the young doctor finds his life in danger.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Frank Converse, Blythe Danner, Barnard Hughes, Thomas Barbour, Fred Burrell, Staats Cotsworth, Bethel Leslie, Abby Lewis, Carol Morley ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1971-01-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1971 : If Tomorrow Comes
8.

If Tomorrow Comes

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

In California, a young Caucasian girl and a Japanese-American boy defy local prejudices and secretly marry--on Dec. 7, 1941, minutes before Pearl Harbor is attacked.

Starring: Patty Duke, Frank Michael Liu, Anne Baxter, James Whitmore, Pat Hingle, Mako ..
Directed by: George McCowan
Release date: 1971-12-17
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1971 : The Death of Me Yet
9.

The Death of Me Yet

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

The editor of a small-town newspaper has his past unexpectedly catch up with him: he finds out that a Soviet agent who knew him when he was a spy has been sent to the U.S. to kill him.

Starring: Doug McClure, Darren McGavin, Rosemary Forsyth, Richard Basehart, Meg Foster, Dana Elcar, Jean Allison, Stephen Dunne, Scottie MacGregor, Allen Jaffe ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1971-10-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1971 : The Last Child
10.

The Last Child

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

In a badly-overpopulated future, where each couple is only allowed one child and where people over 65 are forbidden medical care under a very draconian set of laws, a young couple, pregnant with their second child (the first died shortly after birth) enlist the help of an elderly former US Senator to help them escape to Canada.

Starring: Michael Cole, Janet Margolin, Harry Guardino, Van Heflin, Ed Asner, Kent Smith, Michael Larrain, Philip Bourneuf, James A. Watson, Jr, Barbara Babcock ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1971-10-05

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