Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977

1.

The Hobbit

4.7
6.8/10 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
2.

Abigail's Party

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

Beverly Moss invites her new neighbours, Angela and Tony, over for drinks. She has also asked her divorced neighbour Susan, whose fifteen-year-old daughter Abigail is holding a party back in their house. Beverly's husband Laurence comes home late from work, just before the guests arrive. The gathering starts off in a stiff, insensitive, British-middle-class way as the virtual strangers tentatively gather, until Beverly and Laurence start sniping at each other. As Beverly serves more drinks and the alcohol takes effect, Beverly flirts more and more overtly with Tony, as Laurence sits impotently by.

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 : Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back
3.

Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back

3.9
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
4.

Count Dracula

3.9
7.5/10 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
5.

The Incredible Hulk

3.6
7.2/10 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 : Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas
6.

Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas

3.4
8.0/10 IMDB

Bing Crosby and his family spend Christmas at the estate of 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 : Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years
7.

Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years

3.4
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
8.

The Nutcracker

3.4
8.0/10 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
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1977 : Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews
9.

Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews

3.3
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
10.

In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan

3.3
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

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