Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977


The Hobbit

6.7/10 IMDB

Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from them by the evil dragon Smaug. The only problem is that Gandalf has told the dwarves that Bilbo is an expert burglar, but he isn't...

Starring: Orson Bean, Richard Boone, Hans Conried, John Huston, Otto Preminger, Cyril Ritchard, Theodore Gottlieb, Paul Frees, Don Messick, John Stephenson ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1977-11-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Abigail's Party

Abigail's Party

7.9/10 IMDB

Beverly wears low-cut dresses, too much make-up, and has a reputation as a man-eating monster. She turns a social get-together between married couples into a virtual time-bomb of emotional tension.

Starring: Alison Steadman, Tim Stern, Janine Duvitski, John Salthouse, Harriet Reynolds ..
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 1977-11-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : George Carlin: On Location at USC

George Carlin: On Location at USC

7.7/10 IMDB

George Carlin's first ever comedy special, filmed live at the University of Southern California. Here, he talks about monopoly, flying on planes, random thoughts, walking, and other things.

Starring: George Carlin, Shayna Alexander, Brenda Carlin ..
Directed by: Marty Callner
Release date: 1977-04-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Scum


7.7/10 IMDB

A hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. [This is the original version scheduled for broadcast on 'Play for Today' on 8-Nov-1977 but withdrawn by the BBC because it was deemed too controversial. Director Alan Clarke edited the film and released it in cinemas in 1979 (See 'Scum (1979)'). The BBC would eventually broadcast the original on 27-Jul-1991.]

Starring: Ray Winstone, David Threlfall, Martin Phillips, Davidson Knight, John Blundell, Phil Daniels, Ray Burdis, Patrick Murray, Ian Sharrock, Tony London ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1977-11-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back

Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back

8.6/10 IMDB

In 1977, Bette Midler's first television special premiered, featuring guest stars Dustin Hoffman and Emmett Kelly. It went on to win Bette her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Special — Comedy-Variety or Music. To make the show palatable to home viewers, the special featured heavily cleaned up versions of the material Midler was performing at that time on stage. The title of the show, Ol' Red Hair is Back, was a takeoff on the title of Frank Sinatra's recent album Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back.

Starring: Bette Midler, Dustin Hoffman, Emmett Kelly, Sharon Redd, Donald York, Merle Miller, Robin Grean ..
Directed by: Dwight Hemion
Release date: 1977-12-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Count Dracula

Count Dracula

7.3/10 IMDB

For those familiar with Bram Stoker's novel, this adaptation follows the book quite closely in most respects. Jonathan Harker visits the Count in Transylvania to help him with preparations to move to England. Harker becomes Dracula's prisoner and discovers Dracula's true nature. After Dracula makes his way to England, Harker becomes involved in an effort to track down and destroy the Count, eventually chasing the vampire back to his castle.

Starring: Louis Jourdan, Frank Finlay, Susan Penhaligon, Judi Bowker, Jack Shepherd, Mark Burns, Bosco Hogan, Richard Barnes, Ann Queensberry, Susie Hickford ..
Directed by: Philip Saville
Release date: 1977-12-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

8.2/10 IMDB

The Nutcracker is Mikhail Baryshnikov's breathtaking and critcally acclaimed Emmy nominated production. The thisspectacular performance is danced by the magnificent team of Baryshnikov, one of the greatest classical dancers of the century, and Gelsey Kirkland, both chowcased at the peak of the their careers, with members of the American Ballet Theatre.

Starring: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gelsey Kirkland, Gregory Osborne ..
Directed by: Tony Charmoli
Release date: 1977-01-01

The Incredible Hulk

7.0/10 IMDB

An accidental overdose of gamma radiation causes a mutation in scientist David Banner's DNA: now whenever he becomes angry, he metamorphoses into a seven-foot-tall, 330-pound, mindless muscular green creature.

Starring: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Susan Sullivan, Jack Colvin, Susan Batson, Mario Gallo, Eric Server, Charles Siebert, Terence Locke, June Whitley Taylor ..
Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Release date: 1977-11-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Our Day Out

Our Day Out

8.0/10 IMDB

When a teacher takes a group of troubled school children on a school trip to Conwy in Wales, the children understand life outside of Liverpool.

Starring: Alun Armstrong, Jean Heywood, Elizabeth Estensen, Lennox Greaves, George Malpas, Robert Gillespie, Bill Moores, Iona Banks, Jill Richards, Peter Tilbury ..
Directed by: Pedr James
Release date: 1977-12-12
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask

6.6/10 IMDB

The story of Louis XIV of France and his attempts to keep his identical twin brother Philippe imprisoned away from sight and knowledge of the public, and Philippe's rescue by the aging Musketeers, led by D'Artagnan.

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Jenny Agutter, Patrick McGoohan, Louis Jourdan, Ian Holm, Vivien Merchant, Brenda Bruce, Ralph Richardson, Denis Lawson, Hugh Fraser ..
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release date: 1977-07-17
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : A Circle of Children

A Circle of Children

7.7/10 IMDB

A teacher at a school for emotionally disturbed children takes an interest in one particular child who doesn't talk but emits a stream of gibberish.

Starring: Jane Alexander, Rachel Roberts, David Ogden Stiers, Nan Martin, Matthew Labyorteaux, Niki Dantine, Susan Pratt, Judy Lewis, Ray Buktenica, Michelle Stacy ..
Directed by: Don Taylor
Release date: 1977-03-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Dead of Night

Dead of Night

6.2/10 IMDB

This anthology tells three stories: a man buys a car that takes him back and forth through time; a tale of vampires; and a distraught mother asks for her drowned son to come back to life and gets more than she bargained for.

Starring: Ed Begley Jr., E.J. André, Ann Doran, Christina Hart, Orin Cannon, Jean Le Bouvier, Dick McGarvin, Karen Hurley, Patrick Macnee, Anjanette Comer ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1977-03-29
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas

Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas

8.1/10 IMDB

Bing Crosby and his family spend Christmas at the estate of a distant relative in England.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Stanley Baxter, David Bowie, Harry Crosby, Mary Crosby, Nathaniel Crosby, Kathryn Grant, Ron Moody, Trinity Boys Choir, Twiggy ..
Directed by: Dwight Hemion
Release date: 1977-11-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan

In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan

7.1/10 IMDB

Based on a true case, this tells the story of two parents in New Jersey whose daughter has lapsed into a coma from which doctors say she will never recover. The parents must decide whether to keep her alive on life support systems, or to disconnect them and let her die with some dignity left.

Starring: Brian Keith, Piper Laurie, David Huffman, Stephanie Zimbalist, Biff McGuire, David Spielberg, Bert Freed ..
Directed by: Glenn Jordan
Release date: 1977-09-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews

Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews

8.0/10 IMDB

This program, culled from the over 28 hours of interview footage between Sir David Frost and U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, was originally broadcast in May of 1977. Never before, nor since, has a U.S. President been so candid on camera. Even more intriguing is the fact that Nixon agreed to appear on camera with no pre-interview preparation or screening of questions.

Starring: David Frost, Richard Nixon ..
Directed by: Jorn H. Winther
Release date: 1977-05-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : The Gathering

The Gathering

7.8/10 IMDB

When Adam Thornton learns that he only has a little time left, he decides that he wants to make peace with his family. Only problem is that most of his family are not exactly fond of him because he walked out on his wife and of his stubborn nature and he hasn't spoken to his youngest son after having an argument with him which he was in the wrong but only realize after his son left and has not been heard from since. But he goes to her to help him find him. But when his doctor says that it won't be good for him to travel, she suggests that they invite them all for Christmas. While most of them come, Adam's attempt at reconciliation won't be easy.

Starring: Ed Asner, Maureen Stapleton, Rebecca Balding, Sarah Cunningham, Bruce Davison, Veronica Hamel, James Karen, Lawrence Pressman, John Randolph, Gail Strickland ..
Directed by: Randal Kleiser
Release date: 1977-12-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald

The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald

6.7/10 IMDB

The bizarre story behind the man accused of assassinating John F. Kennedy and what might have happened had he been brought to trial.

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Lorne Greene, Frances Lee McCain, Lawrence Pressman, Charles Robinson, George Wyner, Mo Malone, John Pleshette, Annabelle Weenick, William Jordan ..
Directed by: David Greene, Gordon Davidson
Release date: 1977-09-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : The Making of Star Wars

The Making of Star Wars

7.4/10 IMDB

Learn the incredible behind-the-scenes story of how the original Star Wars movie was brought to the big screen in this fascinating documentary hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2 which includes interviews with George Lucas and appearances by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Starring: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, George Lucas, William Conrad, Gary Kurtz, Kenny Baker, Peter Diamond, Garrick Hagon ..
Directed by: Robert Guenette
Release date: 1977-09-16

Professional Foul

8.5/10 IMDB

Three philosophy professors travel to Prague for a conference. One of them, Anderson, is forced to rethink his ideas on ethics when a former student is arrested by the Czech authorities for writing about individualist approaches to morality.

Starring: Peter Barkworth, John Shrapnel, Stephen Rea, Richard O'Callaghan, Shane Rimmer, David de Keyser, Bernard Hill, Billy Hamon, Sam Kelly, Victor Langley ..
Directed by: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Release date: 1977-09-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : The Police Tapes

The Police Tapes

7.3/10 IMDB

The Police Tapes is a 1977 documentary about a New York City police precinct in the South Bronx. The original ran ninety minutes and was produced for public television; a one-hour version later aired on ABC. Filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond spent three months in 1976 riding along with patrol officers in the 44th Precinct of the South Bronx, which had the highest crime rate in New York City at that time. They produced about 40 hours of videotape that they edited into a 90-minute documentary.

Starring: Charles Rydell, Anthony Bouza ..
Directed by: Susan Raymond, Alan Raymond
Release date: 1977-01-02

The Death of Richie

6.8/10 IMDB

A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Eileen Brennan, Robby Benson, Lance Kerwin, Shirley O'Hara, Jennifer Rhodes, John Zaremba, Jesse Emmett, Charles Fleischer, Clint Howard ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1977-01-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Something for Joey

Something for Joey

7.8/10 IMDB

This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti and his younger brother Joey, who has leukemia. John and Joey's bond is a strong one. Joey hangs out with John in the Penn State locker room, and inspires him to be the top college football player in the country. Their bond knows no boundaries and goes beyond making touchdowns and winning awards.

Starring: Geraldine Page, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Marc Singer, Jeff Lynas, Linda Kelsey, Brian Farrell, Kathleen Beller, Steve Guttenberg, Paul Picerni, Stephen Parr ..
Directed by: Lou Antonio
Release date: 1977-04-05
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : The Hunted Lady

The Hunted Lady

5.8/10 IMDB

An undercover policewoman finds herself framed for murder. Forced to flee for her life, she determines to clear her name and bring the real killers to justice.

Starring: Donna Mills, Lawrence P. Casey, Andrew Duggan, Alan Feinstein, Geoffrey Lewis, Michael McGuire, Jenny O'Hara, Quinn K. Redeker, Robert Reed, Will Sampson ..
Directed by: Richard Lang
Release date: 1977-11-28

Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years

7.9/10 IMDB

The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.

Starring: Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Priscilla Pointer, Walter McGinn, Rosemary Murphy, Blair Brown, Mark Harmon, David Healy, Peggy McCay, Donald Moffat ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1977-03-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : The Father Knows Best Reunion

The Father Knows Best Reunion

7.6/10 IMDB

First of two reunion movies starring the original cast of the popular 1950's series "Father Knows Best." Jim and Margaret Anderson invite their children and grandchildren for a visit to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

Starring: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin, Kyle Richards, George Petrie, Peter Kastner ..
Directed by: Marc Daniels
Release date: 1977-05-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown

It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown

7.1/10 IMDB

At the school homecoming, Charlie Brown learns that he is be the escort at the banquet for the red headed girl that he has pined for all his life. With that added pressure, he hopes to put in a good showing at the football where he is placekicker. Unfortunately, Lucy is supposed to hold the ball for him.. It's homecoming night, and Charlie Brown is not only the escort for the homecoming queen (which happens to be the red-haired girl he's been drooling over for goodness knows how long), he is also the kicker for the school's football team (and Lucy's the holder. Need I say more?) Despite a certain person's old habit that won't die young, Charlie brown is blamed for their team's loss, but he ends up becoming the life of the homecoming dance. However, we never see it, and Charlie Brown doesn't remember it, which brings the question; did it really happen?

Starring: Arrin Skelley, Daniel Anderson, Michelle Muller, Bill Melendez, Laura Planting ..
Directed by: Phil Roman
Release date: 1977-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : A Flintstone Christmas

A Flintstone Christmas

6.9/10 IMDB

Santa has an accident at Fred's house on Christmas Eve, Fred and Barney have to continue his run for him.

Starring: Gay Autterson, Mel Blanc, Lucille Bliss, Henry Corden, Jean Vander Pyl, John Stephenson, Hal Smith, Paul Berval, Don Messick, Virginia Gregg ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1977-12-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn

Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn

6.5/10 IMDB

In this sequel to Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway, Alexander's story is told in both the past and the present. Alexander's parents send him away from home for being too sensitive and not helping enough on their farm. He goes to Los Angeles in hopes of going to art school, but when he can't find a job as a minor, he turns to prostitution. After being arrested, he wants to head to Arizona to marry Dawn, but he falls into a lucrative job/relationship with a gay football star.

Starring: Leigh McCloskey, Eve Plumb, Juliet Mills, Jean Hagen, Lonny Chapman, Asher Brauner, Diana Douglas, Fred Sadoff, Alice Hirson, Frances Faye ..
Directed by: John Erman
Release date: 1977-05-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Murder at the World Series

Murder at the World Series

6.0/10 IMDB

A disturbed young man threatens violence at the World Series after failing to make the Houston Astros.

Starring: Lynda Day George, Bruce Boxleitner, Murray Hamilton, Michael Parks, Karen Valentine, Janet Leigh, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Hugh O'Brien, Nancy Kelly, Johnny Seven ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1977-03-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : The Kiss of Death

The Kiss of Death

6.5/10 IMDB

Trevor is an extremely shy undertaker's assistant. He always tags along with his good friend Ronnie, when he goes to the pub with his girlfriend Sandra. Sandra introduces Trevor to her more forward friend Linda. Linda has a difficult time getting Trevor to go out with her, but she finally gets him to go to a disco; he won't dance, so Linda dances with Ronnie.

Starring: David Threlfall, Kay Adshead, Angela Curran, John Wheatley, Clifford Kershaw, Marlene Sidaway, Eileen Denison, Brian Pollitt, Christine Moore, Frank McDermott ..
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 1977-01-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : The City

The City

6.1/10 IMDB

Matt and Scott are two detectives trying to catch a crazy guy who has a beef with a country singer. Banks' problem with country singer, Wes Collins, is that Wes punched him in the face when he was a baby. Banks is now intent on getting revenge for this by killing Wes. Only Matt and Scott can stop him. Written by Josh Pasnak

Starring: Robert Forster, Don Johnson, Ward Costello, Jimmy Dean, Mark Hamill, Susan Sullivan, Paul Fix, Felton Perry, Adam Rich, William Conrad ..
Directed by: Harvey Hart
Release date: 1977-01-12

A Killing Affair

6.1/10 IMDB

A white female detective is partnered with a black male detective to find the person who is committing a series of particularly vicious murders. During the course of the investigation the two begin to develop an attraction to each other, but the situation is complicated by the fact that he is married.

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, O.J. Simpson, Rosalind Cash, John Mahon, Priscilla Pointer, Allan Rich, Charles Robinson, John P. Ryan, Dean Stockwell, Dolph Sweet ..
Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian
Release date: 1977-09-21

The Last Dinosaur

5.4/10 IMDB

Wealthy big game hunter (Boone), along with his group, gets trapped in pre-historic times where they are stalked by a ferocious dinosaur.

Starring: Richard Boone, Joan Van Ark, Steven Keats, Luther Rackley, Masumi Sekiya, William Ross, Carl Hansen, Nancy Magsig, Don Maloney, Vanessa Cristina ..
Directed by: Alexander Grasshoff, Tsugunobu Kotani
Release date: 1977-07-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Little Ladies of the Night

Little Ladies of the Night

6.0/10 IMDB

The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Lyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of underage girls working in prostitution. Pretty, young runaway Hailey Atkins has been turned out. Down deep she wants to go straight but has had great difficulty escaping her pimp and doesn't even have a place to go. York and Garfield go out on a limb to try and help.

Starring: David Soul, Linda Purl, Louis Gossett Jr., Clifton Davis, Carolyn Jones, Paul Burke, Lana Wood, Kathleen Quinlan, Vic Tayback, Katherine Helmond ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1977-01-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Alternative 3

Alternative 3

6.8/10 IMDB

Purporting to be an investigation into the UK's contemporary "brain drain", Alternative 3 uncovered a plan to make the Moon and Mars habitable in the event of climate change and a terminal environmental catastrophe on Earth.

Starring: Tim Brinton, Gregory Munroe, Carol Hazell, Shane Rimmer, Richard Marner, Alec Linstead, David Baxt, Norman Chancer, Anthony Roye, Patsy Trench ..
Directed by: Christopher Miles
Release date: 1977-06-20

The Return of the Incredible Hulk

7.0/10 IMDB

On the run and presumed dead by the authorities, David Banner, using the name 'Benton', continues in his efforts to find a cure. He accidentally finds himself in the middle of a plot to kill a young, crippled girl so her unscrupulous relatives can inherit the family fortune.

Starring: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Laurie Prange, Dorothy Tristan, John McLiam, William Daniels, Gerald McRaney, Mills Watson, Ted Cassidy ..
Directed by: Alan J. Levi
Release date: 1977-11-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Wilma


6.2/10 IMDB

The story of American track sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who overcame physical handicaps to win three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics.

Starring: Shirley Jo Finney, Cicely Tyson, Jason Bernard, Joe Seneca, Denzel Washington, Charles Blackwell, Norman Matlock, Larry Scott, Réjane Magloire, L. Warren Young ..
Directed by: Bud Greenspan
Release date: 1977-12-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Contract on Cherry Street

Contract on Cherry Street

6.3/10 IMDB

A policeman devises an unorthodox plan for bringing criminals to justice after his partner is brutally gunned down.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Martin Balsam, Jay Black, Verna Bloom, Joe De Santis, Martin Gabel, Harry Guardino, James Luisi, Michael Nouri, Marco St. John ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1977-11-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

7.0/10 IMDB

Orson Welles reads the poem especially for this film by Larry Jordan, which is dedicated to the late Wallace Berman, and is made possible by a grant from The National Endowment Of The Arts.

Starring: Orson Welles ..
Directed by: Lawrence Jordan
Release date: 1977-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous

6.9/10 IMDB

A spoiled little rich boy learns what life is really like after he falls overboard in the middle of the ocean and is picked up by a crusty old sea captain.

Starring: Karl Malden, Jonathan Kahn, Johnny Doran, Neville Brand, Fred Gwynne, Charles Dierkop, Jeff Corey, Fritz Weaver, Ricardo Montalban, Stan Haze ..
Directed by: Harvey Hart
Release date: 1977-12-04

A Christmas Carol

6.5/10 IMDB

"If I could work my will, every idiot that goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips would be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly in his heart" So spoke the immortal words of Christmas’ most famous miser, Charles Dicken’s Ebenezer Scrooge. Too mean to join in with the festivities; he sits alone on Christmas Eve. The scene is set for a visitation by the ghost of his late business partner, Marley, now bound to earth by eternal chains and his introduction to the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. For it is they who will take him through his life to face the truth about himself…

Starring: Michael Hordern, John Le Mesurier, Bernard Lee, Patricia Quinn, Carol MacReady, Zoë Wanamaker, Paul Copley, Christopher Biggins, John Salthouse, Veronica Doran ..
Directed by: Moira Armstrong
Release date: 1977-12-24

Scott Joplin

6.5/10 IMDB

The life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.

Starring: Billy Dee Williams, Clifton Davis, Margaret Avery, Eubie Blake, Godfrey Cambridge, Seymour Cassel, DeWayne Jessie, Mabel King, Taj Mahal, Spo-De-Odee ..
Directed by: Jeremy Kagan
Release date: 1977-12-30

Tail Gunner Joe

6.7/10 IMDB

Senator Joseph McCarthy from Wisconsin accuses prominent people of Communist sympathies in order to give him a national power base when he later planned to run for President.

Starring: Peter Boyle, John Forsythe, Burgess Meredith, Patricia Neal, Jean Stapleton, Ned Beatty, Philip Abbott, Wallace Rooney, Heather Menzies, Wesley Addy ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Release date: 1977-02-06
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A.

Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A.

5.9/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of coal miners who became trapped underground in a cave-in on Christmas Eve, 1951.

Starring: Mitchell Ryan, Kurt Russell, Andrew Pine, John Carradine, Barbara Babcock, Melissa Gilbert, Don Porter, Karen Lamm, Bill McKinney, Shelby Leverington ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Release date: 1977-12-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Mayday at 40,000 Feet!

Mayday at 40,000 Feet!

5.5/10 IMDB

The co-pilot and engineer of a passenger jet struggle to keep the plane airborne after a marshal onboard, transporting a murderer to prison, has a heart attack and the killer uses his gun to shoot the captain and blow out the hydraulics.

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: 1977-04-29
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : A Cosmic Christmas

A Cosmic Christmas

6.6/10 IMDB

Three aliens from an unknown planet, who bear a strong resemblance to the Biblical Magi, visit earth to know the true meaning of Christmas. Peter, a young boy, and Lucy, his goose, are the first to encounter them. Unable to find the true meaning of Christmas in town, Peter takes them to his family's house in the woods. While Peter's grandmother tells the aliens about her memories of Christmas, Marvin, one of the town's bullies, steals Lucy. In the chase to rescue Lucy, Marvin falls through the ice in a lake. Peter attempts to rescue him but falls into the lake as well. The townsfolk, who were out searching for the aliens, attempt to save the boys but their human chain isn't long enough to reach them. The three aliens, who had sworn not to interfere with events on earth, decide to help in order to learn the meaning of Christmas.

Starring: Joey Davidson, Martin Lavut, Richard M. Davidson, Duncan Regehr, Patricia Moffat, Jane Mallett, Marvin Goldhar, Greg Rogers, Chris Wiggins, Nick Nichols ..
Directed by: Clive A. Smith
Release date: 1977-12-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : The Amazing Howard Hughes

The Amazing Howard Hughes

6.6/10 IMDB

The Amazing Howard Hughes is a 1977 television movie about American aviation pioneer and filmmaker Howard Hughes, based on the book by Hughes' business partner Noah Dietrich. The film starred Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, and Tovah Feldshuh.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, James Hampton, Tovah Feldshuh, Lee Purcell, Jim Antonio, Sorrell Booke, Marty Brill, Marla Carlis, Denise Galik ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1977-04-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : The Force of Evil

The Force of Evil

6.3/10 IMDB

A murderer on parole victimizes a family against whom he holds a grudge.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Pat Crowley, Eve Plumb, William Watson, Cindy Eilbacher, Jerry Ayres ..
Directed by: Richard Lang
Release date: 1977-03-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : The Deadliest Season

The Deadliest Season

6.4/10 IMDB

Gerry Miller, a professional hockey player, gives in to internal and outside pressures and adopts a more aggressive style on the ice. During one particularly violent game a player on an opposing team dies, and the authorities charge Miller with manslaughter.

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Kevin Conway, Meryl Streep, Sully Boyar, Jill Eikenberry, Walter McGinn, Mason Adams, Paul D'Amato, Alan North, George Petrie ..
Directed by: Robert Markowitz
Release date: 1977-03-15

Night Terror

6.0/10 IMDB

A housewife flees from a policeman's killer on the road between Phoenix and Denver.

Starring: Valerie Harper, Richard Romanus, Nicholas Pryor, John Quade, Michael Tolan, Beatrice Manley, Quinn Cummings, Damon Bradley Raskin, Madeleine Taylor Holmes, John War Eagle ..
Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer
Release date: 1977-02-07

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