Best Tv Movie Movies of 1981

1.

Family Reunion

3.8
8.0/10 IMDB

A woman fights for what she believes in. Stars Bette Davis, J. Ashley Hyman, David Huddleston, John Shea, Roy Dotrice, David Rounds, Kathryn Walker, Roberts Blossom, Roberta Wallach, Jeff McCracken.

Starring: Bette Davis, John Shea, David Huddleston, Roberts Blossom, Kathryn Walker, David Rounds ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1981-10-11
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1981 : Kiss Me, Petruchio
2.

Kiss Me, Petruchio

3.8
7.9/10 IMDB

A documentary about the 1978 stage production of The Taming of the Shrew by the New York City Shakespeare company at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Includes scenes from the production, interviews with Meryl Streep (Kate) and Raul Julia (Petruchio) as well as an introduction by producer Joseph Papp and audience commentary.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Raúl Juliá, John Bottoms, Joel Brooks, Max Gulak, Joseph Papp, Larry Pine, Deborah Rush ..
Directed by: Christopher Dixon
Release date: 1981-01-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1981 : The Winter's Tale
3.

The Winter's Tale

3.5
7.2/10 IMDB

King Leontes of Bohemia suspects his wife, Hermione, and his friend, Polixenes, of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life, Leontes sets in motion a chain of events that lead to death, a ferocious bear, an infant left in the snow, young love, and a statue coming to life.

Starring: Jeremy Kemp, Robert Stephens, Anna Calder-Marshall, Margaret Tyzack, David Burke, John Welsh, Cyril Luckham, Rikki Fulton, John Benfield, Jeremy Dimmick ..
Directed by: Jane Howell
Release date: 1981-02-08
4.

Dark Night of the Scarecrow

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Bubba, an intellectually disabled man, is falsely accused of attacking a young girl. Disguised as a scarecrow, he hides in a cornfield, only to be hunted down and shot by four vigilante men. After they are acquitted due to lack of evidence, the men find themselves being stalked by a mysterious scarecrow.

Starring: Larry Drake, Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones, Lane Smith, Tonya Crowe, Jocelyn Brando, Tom Taylor, Richard McKenzie, Ivy Jones ..
Directed by: Frank De Felitta
Release date: 1981-10-24
5.

The Bunker

3.4
6.9/10 IMDB

Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Richard Jordan, Cliff Gorman, James Naughton, Martin Jarvis, Michael Kitchen, Andrew Ray, Piper Laurie, Susan Blakely, Michael Lonsdale ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1981-04-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1981 : Bill
6.

Bill

3.4
7.9/10 IMDB

Bill, a retarded man, ventures out into the world for the first time, having spent most of his life in a dreary inner city Institution. He is taken in by a kind family and learns what it means to love for the first time in his life.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Dennis Quaid, Largo Woodruff ..
Directed by: Anthony Page
Release date: 1981-12-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1981 : The Muscle Market
7.

The Muscle Market

3.4
8.8/10 IMDB

Danny Duggan runs a failing building contractors, and resorts to sub-gangster thuggery to keep the business afloat. However, with the bottom falling out of the building game, Duggan finds that playing at gangster is only fun when you're on the winning side.

Starring: Pete Postlethwaite, Pip Donaghy, Terence Rigby, Alison Steadman, Paul Jesson, Mitzi Mueller, Ken Sharrock, Paul Harman, Roger Phillips, Ronald Forfar ..
Directed by: Alan Dossor
Release date: 1981-01-13
8.

A Long Way Home

3.2
7.0/10 IMDB

Many years after being abandoned by his parents, Donald sets out in search of his siblings. His biggest challenge is cutting through layers of bureaucratic red tape. He happens upon a helpful counselor who offers her assistance in locating his missing brother and sister. Written by Fryingham

Starring: Timothy Hutton, Brenda Vaccaro, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Regina, John Lehne, George Dzundza, Bonnie Bartlett, Wil Wheaton, Lauren Peterson ..
Directed by: Robert Markowitz
Release date: 1981-12-06
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1981 : All the Way Home
9.

All the Way Home

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.

Starring: Sally Field, William Hurt, Ned Beatty, Ellen Corby, Ann Doran, Betty Garrett, Murray Hamilton, Polly Holliday, Michael Horton, Jeremy Licht ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1981-12-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1981 : The Trolls and the Christmas Express
10.

The Trolls and the Christmas Express

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

The Trolls and the Christmas Express is an animated classic about six roguish trolls who are determined to sabotage Christmas by infiltrating Santa's village disguised as elves. After a week of wreaking havoc but still not completely ruining Christmas, they are about to give up when they get a devilishly clever idea. On the day before Christmas Eve they get the reindeer dancing and singing songs all night long. The poor reindeer are so tired the next day that they cannot find the energy to pull Santa's sleigh. Christmas looks like it has finally been ruined - but everyone knows you can't stop Christmas! The elves quickly devise a plan to link the train from Santa's village with tracks that travel all over the world. Santa can deliver the toys using the Christmas Express.

Starring: Roger Miller, Hans Conried, Len Carlson, Billie Mae Richards, Carl Banas, Paul Soles ..
Directed by: John R. Gaug
Release date: 1981-11-26

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