Best Tv Movie Movies of 1976

1.

The Disappearance of Aimee

3.8
8.1/10 IMDB

In 1926, celebrated evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson mysteriously disappeared. She turned up several weeks later and recounted the details of her kidnapping and escape to authorities. Not everyone believed her, however, and she was accused of having gone away to have an affair with a married man. A court hearing took place to reveal the truth.

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Bette Davis, James Sloyan, James Woods, John Lehne, Lelia Goldoni, Severn Darden, William Jordan, Sandy Ward, Barry Brown ..
Directed by: Anthony Harvey
Release date: 1976-11-17
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1976 : The Signalman
2.

The Signalman

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

The Signalman is a 1976 BBC television adaptation of "The Signal-Man", an 1866 short story by Charles Dickens. The story was adapted by Andrew Davies as the BBC's sixth Ghost Story for Christmas, with Denholm Elliott starring as the signalman and Bernard Lloyd as the traveller, an unnamed character who acts as a plot device in place of the short story's narrator. It was the first of the series not to be an adaptation of an M.R. James story, and the last adaptation of an existing story. The production was directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark and filmed on the Severn Valley Railway.

Starring: Denholm Elliott, Bernard Lloyd, Reginald Jessup, Carina Wyeth ..
Directed by: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Release date: 1976-12-22
3.

Helter Skelter

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".

Starring: George DiCenzo, Steve Railsback, Nancy Wolfe, Marilyn Burns, Christina Hart, Cathey Paine, Alan Oppenheimer, Rudy Ramos, Sondra Blake, George Garro ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1976-04-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1976 : One of My Wives Is Missing
4.

One of My Wives Is Missing

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Vacationing in a small town, a frantic Daniel Corban (James Franciscus) shows up at the local police station, declaring that his wife has disappeared. Corban imperiously demands that the easygoing police inspector (Jack Klugman) drop everything and find his missing spouse. Within a few days, a woman (Elizabeth Ashley) claiming to be the wife shows up-but Corban insists that he's never met the woman before.

Starring: Jack Klugman, Elizabeth Ashley, James Franciscus, Joel Fabiani, Milton Selzer, Ruth McDevitt, Byron Webster, Garry Walberg, Anthony Costello, Michael Stearns ..
Directed by: Glenn Jordan
Release date: 1976-03-05
5.

Is There Anybody There?

3.2
8.0/10 IMDB

A beautiful woman, Kate (Tina Grenville), is released from a sanatorium unaware that while she was away her husband John (George Lazenby) has begun an affair with her sister Marianne (Wendy Hughes). The two sisters live together in a creepy apartment block while John is away, and find themselves stalked by some mysterious strangers.

Starring: Wendy Hughes, Tina Grenville, George Lazenby, Patrick Ward, Chantal Contouri, Gordon McDougall, Charles Tingwell ..
Directed by: Peter Maxwell
Release date: 1976-06-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1976 : The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case
6.

The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.

Starring: Cliff De Young, Anthony Hopkins, Denise Alexander, Sian Barbara Allen, Martin Balsam, Peter Donat, Dean Jagger, Laurence Luckinbill, Tony Roberts, Walter Pidgeon ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1976-02-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1976 : The Loneliest Runner
7.

The Loneliest Runner

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

A young boy who still wets the bed finds escapism from his abusive mother and his own embarrassment by going running after school.

Starring: Lance Kerwin, Brian Keith, DeAnn Mears, Melissa Sue Anderson, Rafer Johnson, Michael Landon, Walker Edmiston, Clifford A. Pellow, Bing Russell, Randy Faustino ..
Directed by: Michael Landon
Release date: 1976-12-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1976 : Griffin and Phoenix
8.

Griffin and Phoenix

2.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Griffin has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Instead of quietly facing his death, he decides to have fun in the time remaining. At a college class on death, he meets Phoenix, who has terminal leukemia.

Starring: Peter Falk, Jill Clayburgh, Dorothy Tristan, Sally Kirkland, John Lehne, Ben Hammer, George Chandler, Milton Parsons, Irwin Charone, John Harkins ..
Directed by: Daryl Duke
Release date: 1976-02-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1976 : Rogue Male
9.

Rogue Male

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Early in 1939 Sir Robert Thorndyke takes aim at Adolf Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has followed him. Knowing that his government would turn him over to German authorities, Sir Robert goes underground in his battle with his pursuers.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, John Standing, Alastair Sim, Harold Pinter, Michael Byrne, Mark McManus, Ray Smith, Hugh Manning, Robert Lang, Cyd Hayman ..
Directed by: Clive Donner
Release date: 1976-09-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1976 : Mayday at 40,000 Feet!
10.

Mayday at 40,000 Feet!

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

The co-pilot and engineer of a passenger jet struggle to keep the plane airborne until it can reach an open airfield after a killer aboard the plane fires a gun at an engine and pilot of the plane.

Starring: David Janssen, Don Meredith, Christopher George, Ray Milland, Lynda Day George, Margaret Blye, Marjoe Gortner, Broderick Crawford, Shani Wallis, Jane Powell ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1976-11-12

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