Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979

1.

Orphan Train

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Telling of the story of the Orphan Trains. The first form of foster care in the United States.

Starring: Jill Eikenberry, Kevin Dobson, Glenn Close, Linda Manz ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1979-12-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

This emmy award winner for Best Animated Special is based on the first tale of C.S. Lewis' acclaimed children's books, "The Chronicles of Narnia." When four children pass through a special wardrobe closet, they discover the kingdom of Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures. But an evil witch's spell has cast Narnia into eternal winter. Fearing that an ancient prophecy has come true, and that the children are Narnia's chosen rulers, the witch tricks their youngest brother into betraying his family. Now, only Aslan, noble lion and King of the Woods, can help them defeat the witch, restore springtime to Narnia... and claim their rightful places on the throne.

Starring: Simon Adams, Sheila Hancock, Arthur Lowe, Leo McKern, Victor Spinetti ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1979-03-31
3.

Elvis

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

This biopic traces Elvis Presley’s life from his impoverished childhood to his meteoric rise to stardom to his triumphant conquering of Las Vegas.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Bing Russell, Robert Grayson, Season Hubley, Pat Hingle, Melody Anderson, Ed Begley Jr., Charles Cyphers, Peter Hobbs ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1979-02-10
4.

The Sorrows of Gin

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver (Aliens) and Emmy-winner Edward Herrmann (The Purple Rose of Cario) portray an affluent suburban couple whose empty and gin-fueled lives are observed through the eyes of their neglected, eight-year old daughter.

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Edward Herrmann, John Harkins, Baxter Harris, Eileen Heckart, Mara Hobel, Marcella Lowery, William Prince, Rachel Roberts ..
Directed by: Jack Hofsiss
Release date: 1979-10-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : All Quiet on the Western Front
5.

All Quiet on the Western Front

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to bear, and as his friends die or become gravely wounded, Paul questions the sanity of fighting over a few hundreds yards of war-torn countryside.

Starring: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm, Patricia Neal, David Bradley, Paul Mark Elliott, Dominic Jephcott, Michael Sheard, Ewan Stewart ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1979-11-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : The Cracker Factory
6.

The Cracker Factory

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Suicidal suburban housewife drifts in and out of asylums.

Starring: Natalie Wood, Perry King, Peter Haskell, Shelley Long, Vivian Blaine, Marian Mercer, Juliet Mills, Shane Butterworth, David Comfort, Art Evans ..
Directed by: Burt Brinckerhoff
Release date: 1979-03-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : An American Christmas Carol
7.

An American Christmas Carol

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized to collect on unpaid loans. Assuming the roles of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future from Charles Dickens' classic story, the three apparitions force Slade to face the consequences of his skinflint ways, and he becomes a caring, generous, amiable man.

Starring: Henry Winkler, Dorian Harewood, Susan Hogan, Cec Linder ..
Directed by: Eric Till
Release date: 1979-12-16
8.

The Plumber

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

At first simply grating, the presence of a hard-edged, macho plumber who damages more than he repairs and returns day after day soon turns menacing for the intellectual wife of a distracted doctor.

Starring: Ivar Kants, Judy Morris, Robert Coleby, Candy Raymond, Henri Szeps, Yomi Abioudan, Beverley Roberts, Bruce Rosen, Daphne Grey, Meme Thorne ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1979-06-08
9.

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Capt. William "Buck" Rogers is a jovial space cowboy who is accidentally time-warped from 1987 to 2491. Earth is engaged in interplanetary war following a global holocaust, and Buck's piloting skills make him an ideal starfighter recruit for the Earth Defense Directorate, where his closest colleagues are Dr. Huer (Tim O'Connor), squadron leader Col. Wilma Deering (former model Erin Gray), the wisecracking robot Twiki (voiced by cartoon legend Mel Blanc), and a portable computer-brain named Dr. Theopolis.

Starring: Gil Gerard, Pamela Hensley, Erin Gray, Henry Silva, Joseph Wiseman, Duke Butler, Felix Silla, Tim O'Connor ..
Directed by: Daniel Haller
Release date: 1979-03-02
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1979 : S.O.S. Titanic
10.

S.O.S. Titanic

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.

Starring: David Janssen, Cloris Leachman, Susan Saint James, David Warner, Ian Holm, Helen Mirren, Harry Andrews, Warren Clarke, Maurice Roeves, Ian Abercrombie ..
Directed by: William Hale
Release date: 1979-09-23

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