Best Tv Movie Movies of 1980

1.

Little Lord Fauntleroy

4.5
7.4/10 IMDB

Young Cedric Errol and his widowed mother live in genteel poverty in 1880s Brooklyn after the death of his father. Cedric's grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, has long ago disowned his son for marrying an American. But after the death of the Earl's remaining son, he decides to accept Cedric as his heir.

Starring: Ricky Schroder, Alec Guinness, Connie Booth, Eric Porter, Colin Blakely, Rolf Saxon, Rachel Kempson, Carmel McSharry, Antonia Pemberton, Antonia Pemberton ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1980-11-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1980 : Playing for Time
2.

Playing for Time

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

When a Jewish songstress is plucked from the stage and sent to Auschwitz, she and other musicians find themselves assigned to a terrible task—using their talents to soothe fellow prisoners who are sentenced to die in the gas chambers.

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Maud Adams, Christine Baranski, Robin Bartlett, Marisa Berenson, Anna Levine, Verna Bloom, Donna Haley, Lenore Harris ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann, Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1980-09-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1980 : White Mama
3.

White Mama

3.8
7.9/10 IMDB

A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her companionship and protection, and she becomes the mother he never had.

Starring: Bette Davis, Ernest Harden Jr., Eileen Heckart, Virginia Capers, Anne Ramsey, Lurene Tuttle, Tony Burton, Peg Shirley, Ernie Hudson, Vincent Schiavelli ..
Directed by: Jackie Cooper
Release date: 1980-03-05
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1980 : SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back
4.

SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back

3.7
7.7/10 IMDB

Learn the secrets of making movies in a galaxy far, far away. Hosted by Mark Hamill, this revealing documentary offers behind-the-scenes glimpses into the amazing special effects that transformed George Lucas’ vision for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back into reality!

Starring: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Alec Guinness, Frank Oz, Harrison Ford, Harrison Ford ..
Directed by: Robert Guenette
Release date: 1980-09-22
5.

The Lathe of Heaven

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, tries to suppress this unpredictable gift with drugs. Dr. Haber, an assigned psychiatrist, discovers the gift to be real and hypnotically induces Mr. Orr to change reality for the benefit of mankind --- with bizarre and frightening results.

Starring: Bruce Davison, Kevin Conway, Peyton E. Park, Niki Flacks, Vandi Clark, Bernedette Whitehead, Jo Livingston, Margaret Avery, R.A. Mihailoff, Ben Stephenson ..
Directed by: Fred Barzyk, David R. Loxton
Release date: 1980-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1980 : The Making of The Empire Strikes Back
6.

The Making of The Empire Strikes Back

3.5
8.1/10 IMDB

Even the most devout Star Wars fan might not know that filmmaker and journalist Michel Parbot was once given unprecedented access to the set, stars, and filmmakers behind The Empire Strikes Back. The resulting work, The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, has apparently never been commercially released. Most of the footage has been lost, but 15 minutes has circulated online in recent years. Now, the 1 hour cut of Michel Parbot’s lost documentary has been found.

Starring: Irvin Kershner, Gary Kurtz, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels, Ben Burtt, Phil Tippett ..
Directed by: Michel Parbot
Release date: 1980-09-22
7.

Skyward

3.5
7.7/10 IMDB

An aging Bette Davis is a flight instructor at an old Texas airport. When a young girl in a wheelchair finds the airport by watching gliders fly, she decides she wants to learn how to fly. Davis teaches her to fly with some special controls compensating for her handicap. Howard Hessman is a aircraft repair service trying desperately to get an old airplane back in the air. The three, together, put the young girl and the old plane up in the air.

Starring: Bette Davis, Howard Hesseman, Marion Ross, Clu Gulager, Ben Marley, Lisa Whelchel ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1980-11-20
8.

Scooby Goes Hollywood

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

The gang goes to Hollywood as Scooby-Doo stars in his first film. When a creepy creature wants to put a stop to the film, Scooby-Doo must solve the mystery to ensure his star status remains intact.

Starring: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Heather North, Patricia Stevens, Marilyn Schreffler, Rip Taylor, Michael Bell, Joan Gerber, Stan Jones ..
Directed by: Ray Patterson
Release date: 1980-01-01
9.

Animalympics

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Animalympics is all about the Animal Olympics Contest where all the animals around the world gather to take part in everything from skiing in North America to the very long marathon race in humid conditions. With lively music provided by Graham Gouldman, the film is very different to other cartoons, being more of a drama-comedy than cartoon.

Starring: Billy Crystal, Harry Shearer, Gilda Radner, Michael Fremer ..
Directed by: Steven Lisberger
Release date: 1980-02-01
10.

The Black Stuff

3.4
8.2/10 IMDB

Drama about a Merseyside tarmac gang away on a contract on Teesside. Without the boss around, there's a chance for some local diversion with the natives while keeping up the spirit of free enterprise, preferably on the firm's time.

Starring: Michael Angelis, Tom Georgeson, Bernard Hill, Alan Igbon, Peter Kerrigan, Gary Bleasdale, David Calder, Jean Warren, Valerie Lilley, Janine Duvitski ..
Directed by: Jim Goddard
Release date: 1980-01-02

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