Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983


Eddie Murphy: Delirious

8.1/10 IMDB

Taped live and in concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. in August, 1983, Eddie Murphy: Delirious captures Eddie Murphy's wild and outrageous stand-up comedy act, which he performed in New York and eighteen other cities across the U.S. to standing-room-only audiences. Eddie's comedy was groundbreaking, completely new, razor sharp and definitely funny.Eddie Murphy pontificates in his own vulgarly hilarious fashion on everything from bizarre sexual fantasies to reliving the family barbecue, and is peppered with Eddie's one-of-a-kind wit. Laugh along as Eddie reminiscences of hot childhood days and the ice cream man intermixed with classic vocal parodies of top American entertainers.Experience Eddie Murphy at his best, live and red hot! Delirious! Uncensored and Uncut!

Starring: Eddie Murphy, James Argiro ..
Directed by: Bruce Gowers
Release date: 1983-10-15

The Day After

7.0/10 IMDB

In the mid-1980s, the U.S. is poised on the brink of nuclear war. This shadow looms over the residents of a small town in Kansas as they continue their daily lives. Dr. Russell Oakes maintains his busy schedule at the hospital, Denise Dahlberg prepares for her upcoming wedding, and Stephen Klein is deep in his graduate studies. When the unthinkable happens and the bombs come down, the town's residents are thrust into the horrors of nuclear winter.

Starring: Jason Robards, John Cullum, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Lithgow, Bibi Besch, Lori Lethin, Amy Madigan, William Allen Young, Jeff East ..
Directed by: Nicholas Meyer
Release date: 1983-11-28

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

8.8/10 IMDB

This feature-length film is the last episode of the long-running television series M*A*S*H, which follows an army surgical team during the Korean War. After years of serving together, the close-knit unit is about to be disbanded. Capt. "Hawkeye" Pierce (Alan Alda) is recovering from a nervous breakdown, while his friends, like easygoing Capt. B.J. Hunnicut (Mike Farrell) and uptight Maj. Charles Winchester (David Ogden Stiers), deal with the impending change in their own ways.

Starring: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr, William Christopher, Allan Arbus, Rosalind Chao, Kellye Nakahara ..
Directed by: Alan Alda
Release date: 1983-02-28
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Doctor Who: The Five Doctors

Doctor Who: The Five Doctors

8.1/10 IMDB

Many incarnations of the Doctors and their old companions are taken out of time and deposited in the Death Zone on Gallifrey. There, they must battle the Master, Daleks, Cybermen and Yeti in order to reach the Dark Tower and discover the Tomb of Rassilon.

Starring: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Richard Hurndall, Tom Baker, William Hartnell, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson ..
Directed by: Peter Moffatt
Release date: 1983-11-25

Style Wars

8.1/10 IMDB

Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant's PBS documentary tracks the rise and fall of subway graffiti in New York in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Starring: Cap, Daze, Dondi, Kase 2, Eric Haze, Ed Koch, Rammellzee, Irene Cara, Gene Anthony Ray, Skeme ..
Directed by: Tony Silver
Release date: 1983-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Carlin at Carnegie

Carlin at Carnegie

7.9/10 IMDB

Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City in 1982, released in 1983. Most of the material comes from his A Place for My Stuff, the album released earlier that same year. The final performance of "Seven Dirty Words," his last recorded performance of the routine, features Carlin's updated list.

Starring: George Carlin ..
Directed by: Steven J. Santos
Release date: 1983-01-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Special Bulletin

Special Bulletin

7.6/10 IMDB

A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC area so they may be detonated at sea. They threaten to detonate a nuclear device of their own of their demand isnt met.

Starring: Ed Flanders, Kathryn Walker, Roxanne Hart, Christopher Allport, David Clennon, David Rasche, Rosalind Cash, Ebbe Roe Smith, Roberta Maxwell, Robert Kay ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 1983-03-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

7.6/10 IMDB

One spring, Mole decides that he can ignore the spring cleaning for a little longer, and begins a series of adventures with his new friend Rat. They go for a picnic on the riverbank, on a caravan expedition with Toad, until Toad switches allegiance to his new car and his reckless driving makes Mole and Rat search out Badger for help in curbing Toad's profligate habits. But Toad gets away from them and gets a 20-year sentence from the magistrate for theft, reckless driving, and Gross Impertinence. While Toad works his wiles on the jailer's daughter and escapes jail dressed as a washer woman, Badger tries to guard Toad Hall from the machinations of the Weasels and is badly beaten. And it requires a plan of attack and all four comrades to regain Toad Hall.

Starring: Richard Pearson, Michael Hordern, Ian Carmichael, David Jason, Beryl Reid, Una Stubbs, Jonathan Cecil, Brian Trueman, Edward Kelsey, Alan Bardsley ..
Directed by: Chris Taylor, Mark Hall
Release date: 1983-12-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : The Witches and the Grinnygog

The Witches and the Grinnygog

7.9/10 IMDB

An ancient church is being dismantled and moved to a new location, stone by stone. One of the gargoyles from the stones falls into the possession of a mother who takes the stone man back to her family. Soon after, four strangers show up in the village and the Sogood & Firkettle children seem to be the only ones who question the mysterious things that begin to happen. This film was originally broadcast across six 25 minute episodes with a total runtime of 150 minutes. A few years later, the US cable network Nickelodeon edited the miniseries into a 2 hour (including commercials) movie block. This 2 hour edited version was shown throughout the 1980s on US television.

Starring: Giles Harper, Heidi Mayo, Adam Woodyatt, Zoe Loftin, Paul Curtis, Anna Wing, Sheila Grant, Patricia Hayes, Olu Jacobs, John Barrard ..
Directed by: Diarmuid Lawrence
Release date: 1983-11-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : The Scarlet and the Black

The Scarlet and the Black

7.5/10 IMDB

Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, but O'Flaherty's activities become so large that the Nazi's decide to assassinate him the next time he leaves the Vatican. O'Flaherty continues his work in a variety of disguises. Based on a true story. Written by John Vogel

Starring: Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, Kenneth Colley, Barbara Bouchet, Olga Karlatos, John Gielgud, Raf Vallone, Walter Gotell, Julian Holloway, Michael Byrne ..
Directed by: Jerry London
Release date: 1983-02-02

The Kingfisher

7.6/10 IMDB

An elderly couple are reunited after fifty years.

Starring: Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller, Cyril Cusack, Gary Owen ..
Directed by: James Cellan Jones
Release date: 1983-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : The Tigris Expedition

The Tigris Expedition

8.6/10 IMDB

In 1977, Thor Heyerdahl built a reed boat, the Tigris (the name for the Tiger in Latin), whose task was to demonstrate that trade and migration contacts could exist between Mesopotamia and Indian civilization as represented by modern Pakistan. The Tigris was built in Iraq and set sail with an international crew of 11 on board across the Persian Gulf to Pakistan, and from there to the Red Sea. After about five months of sailing, the Tigris, which retained its seaworthiness, was burned in Djibouti on April 3, 1978 in protest against the wars that erupted in the Red Sea and the Horn of Africa.

Starring: Thor Heyerdahl, Carlo Mauri, Norman Baker, Norris Brock, Hans Peter Böhn, Germán Carrasco, Asbjorn Damhus, Rashad Nazir Salim, Yuri Senkevich, Toru Suzuki ..
Directed by: Thor Heyerdahl
Release date: 1983-08-27


7.2/10 IMDB

A working-class family in London's East End is struggling to stay afloat during the recession under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's premiership. Only the mother Mavis is working; father Frank and the couple's two sons Colin, a timid, chronically shy individual and Mark, an outspoken, headstrong young man, are on the dole. This situation is contrasted by the presence of Mavis's sister Barbara, and her husband John, whose financial and social loftiness appears to be a comfortable facade over the unspoken soreness of a lackluster marriage.

Starring: Phil Daniels, Tim Roth, Jeffrey Robert, Pam Ferris, Gary Oldman, Marion Bailey, Alfred Molina, Tilly Vosburgh, Paul Daley, Leila Bertrand ..
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 1983-10-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : The Accidental Death of an Anarchist

The Accidental Death of an Anarchist

9.0/10 IMDB

During questioning by the police, a railway worker falls to his death from the multi-story police HQ. The government says it was an accident but there is a public outcry. The Superintendant and Inspector responsible are awaiting the arrival of an Investigating Judge but get more than they bargained for when a lunatic escapes and impersonates him.

Starring: Gavin Richards, Jim Bywater, Clive Russell, Gavin Muir, John Surman, Susan Denaker, Hal Jeayes, Richard Coverley, Vincenzo Nicoli, Steve Fideli ..
Directed by: Gavin Richards, Alan Horrox
Release date: 1983-01-01

Two of a Kind

4.7/10 IMDB

God has had just about enough of the human's attitude so he will destroy the planet very soon. It is up to a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with very amateur criminal minds, to save the world.

Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Charles Durning, Oliver Reed, Scatman Crothers, Beatrice Straight, Richard Bright, Vincent Bufano, Toni Kalem, James Stevens ..
Directed by: John Herzfeld
Release date: 1983-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Quarterback Princess

Quarterback Princess

6.3/10 IMDB

The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team. There's just one problem. She's a girl. With everyone from the coach to her next door neighbor against her, she's out to prove that not only can she can play football, but she can win the state championship. (Based on a true story)

Starring: Helen Hunt, Don Murray, Barbara Babcock, Dana Elcar, John Stockwell, Mary-Robin Redd, Joshua Cadman, Severn Darden, Carmen Argenziano, Nancy Parsons ..
Directed by: Noel Black
Release date: 1983-12-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

6.6/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.

Starring: Ian Richardson, Donald Churchill, Denholm Elliott, Glynis Barber, Brian Blessed, Eleanor Bron, Edward Judd, Ronald Lacey, Martin Shaw, Connie Booth ..
Directed by: Douglas Hickox
Release date: 1983-11-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Schindler


7.6/10 IMDB

The true story of German-Czech businessman Oskar Schindler (1908-74) as told by some of the Jews — more than a thousand people — whose lives he saved from extermination during World War II.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Emilie Schindler, Oskar Schindler, Winston Churchill, Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler, Josef Kramer, Irena Schek, Mojesz Pantirer, Solomon Urbach ..
Directed by: Jon Blair
Release date: 1983-10-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Separate Tables

Separate Tables

7.6/10 IMDB

Two one-act plays explore love and loneliness. In "Table by the Window" an aging fashion model contrives a reunion with her ex-husband, a politician ruined by scandal, and their passion is rekindled. In "Table Number Seven" a meek woman harbors a secret love for a man accused of fraud and sex offenses, forcing her to take a stand for the first time in her life.

Starring: Julie Christie, Claire Bloom, Alan Bates, Irene Worth, Sylvia Barter, Bernard Archard, Liz Smith, Kathy Staff, Brian Deacon, Susannah Fellows ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1983-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi

Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi

7.0/10 IMDB

Go behind the scenes — and into the costumes — as production footage from Return of the Jedi is interspersed with vintage monster movie clips in this in-depth exploration of the painstaking techniques utilized by George Lucas to create the classic creatures and characters seen in the film.

Starring: Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Kenny Baker, David Alan Barclay, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davis, Mike Edmonds, Stuart Freeborn, Jim Henson, Howard G. Kazanjian ..
Directed by: Robert Guenette
Release date: 1983-11-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Right of Way

Right of Way

7.4/10 IMDB

Miniature Dwyer is named after her mother, who was making miniature doll houses when Minnie was born. Minnie, too, has built doll houses for years, and when she learns that she is terminally ill, she and her husband Teddy begin planning their joint suicide. She makes sure that her dolls are placed with people who will appreciate and cherish them. The couple refuse to allow their grief-stricken daughter or the solicitous social worker or anyone else to forestall the death they are determined is right for them

Starring: Bette Davis, James Stewart, Melinda Dillon, Priscilla Morrill, John Harkins, Jacque Lynn Colton, Louis Schaefer, Charles Walker, Ismael 'East' Carlo, Jane Kaczmarek ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1983-11-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : The Horror of It All

The Horror of It All

6.8/10 IMDB

A collection of film clips from horror movies and interviews with the actors and directors who made them.

Starring: José Ferrer, Dana Andrews, Martine Beswick, Robert Bloch, John Carl Buechler, John Carradine, Roger Corman, Curtis Harrington, Rouben Mamoulian, Gloria Stuart ..
Directed by: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter
Release date: 1983-02-23

Skin Deep

4.5/10 IMDB

Drama set in the glamorous but bitchy and cut-throat world in the fashion industry.

Starring: Briony Behets, James Smillie, Bartholomew John, Nicole Kidman, John Ewart ..
Directed by: Mark Joffe, Chris Langman
Release date: 1983-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi' : The Making of a Saga

From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi' : The Making of a Saga

7.7/10 IMDB

From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga is a 1983 television documentary special that originally aired on PBS. It is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the original Star Wars trilogy, with particular emphasis on the final film, Return of the Jedi. Narrated by actor Mark Hamill, the documentary was written by Richard Schickel who had written the previous television documentaries The Making of Star Wars (1977) and SP FX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

Starring: George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt, Phil Tippett, Stuart Freeborn, Joe Johnston, John Williams, Tim Rose, Harrison Ford ..
Release date: 1983-12-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Adam


7.2/10 IMDB

Based on the true story that shocked the nation and led to vast changes in how law enforcement handled missing children cases...John and Reve Walsh deal with their grief in front of the whole country when their son, Adam, is abducted and later found dead.

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti, JoBeth Williams, Martha Scott, Richard Masur, Paul Regina, Mason Adams, Tony Frank, John M. Jackson, Alex Harvey, John Boston ..
Directed by: Michael Tuchner
Release date: 1983-10-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Will There Really Be a Morning?

Will There Really Be a Morning?

7.5/10 IMDB

This is the story of actress Frances Farmer, her struggles with mental illness and involuntary confinement in an insane asylum.

Starring: Susan Blakely, Lee Grant, Royal Dano, John Heard, Leonardo Cimino, Melanie Mayron, Madeleine Sherwood, Ivor Francis, Joe Lambie, Jack Creley ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1983-02-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Birth of a Nation

Birth of a Nation

7.1/10 IMDB

A new teacher at a highly problematic comprehensive school feels that corporal punishment may just be inflaming the problems, and so begins to campaign against it.

Starring: Jim Broadbent, Robert Stephens, Bruce Myers, Richard Butler, Fred Pearson, Peggy Ann Clifford, William Hoyland, Bruce Payne, Ray Mort, Suzanna Hamilton ..
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release date: 1983-06-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Big Bird in China

Big Bird in China

7.0/10 IMDB

Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese schoolchildren, watch a Tai Ji demonstration, learn some Chinese words and songs, and meet the mischievous Monkey King.

Starring: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson, Brian Meehl, Lianzi Ouyang, Cheryl Blaylock, Edward G. Christie ..
Directed by: Jon Stone
Release date: 1983-05-29
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories

Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories

7.2/10 IMDB

A TV special hosted by Leonard Nimoy and featuring the actor discussing the making of "The Original Series" and the first two Star Trek movies, "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". Also included is a short preview of "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock".

Starring: Leonard Nimoy ..
Directed by: Kevin Curtis
Release date: 1983-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : R.H.I.N.O.; Really Here in Name Only

R.H.I.N.O.; Really Here in Name Only

6.4/10 IMDB

An isolated, overweight girl with a penchant for shoplifting, gets pushed from pillar to post as the authorities struggle to know what to do with her.

Starring: Deltha McLeod, Andrew Partridge, Michael Buffong, Alfred Fagon, Penny Fairbrace, Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke, Peter Halliday, Paul Kember, Judy Riley ..
Directed by: Jane Howell
Release date: 1983-07-02
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

7.1/10 IMDB

Abandoned by their parents, a young brother and sister try to find their way home. On the way, they find themselves trapped in the plot of a nasty witch.

Starring: Ricky Schroder, Joan Collins, Paul Dooley, Bridgette Anderson, Shelley Duvall, Bridgette Andersen ..
Directed by: James Frawley
Release date: 1983-12-05
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Murder in Coweta County

Murder in Coweta County

7.5/10 IMDB

Wallace a wealthy landowner in Meriwether County, Georgia, has virtually unlimited power in the county, including having the sheriff under his control. When he murders a share cropper he thinks that he is powerful enough to get away with it. Because the act of murder took place in Coweta County, it is under the jurisdiction of the Coweta County sheriff who hunts the murderer without trepidation.

Starring: Johnny Cash, Andy Griffith, Ed Van Nuys, Robert Schenkkan, Jo Henderson, Daniel Keyes, Danny Nelson, Norman Matlock, Brent Jennings, June Carter Cash ..
Directed by: Gary Nelson
Release date: 1983-02-15

Murder Me, Murder You

6.6/10 IMDB

Private eye Mike Hammer probes his long-lost love's death while seeking their daughter.

Starring: Stacy Keach, Tanya Roberts, Don Stroud, Delta Burke, Tom Atkins, Jonathan Banks, Lisa Blount, Michelle Phillips, Bert Rosario, Randi Brooks ..
Directed by: Gary Nelson
Release date: 1983-04-09

High School U.S.A.

5.5/10 IMDB

Set in a senior high school class, J.J. pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique which culminates in a race at the end of the movie between the two rivals in this light comedy.

Starring: Crystal Bernard, Michael J. Fox, Nancy McKeon, Todd Bridges, Angela Cartwright, Bob Denver, Anthony Edwards, Crispin Glover, Dwayne Hickman, Lauri Hendler ..
Directed by: Rod Amateau
Release date: 1983-10-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : King Lear

King Lear

7.6/10 IMDB

An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, John Hurt, Brian Cox, Dorothy Tutin, Anna Calder-Marshall, Diana Rigg, Leo McKern, David Threlfall, Robert Lindsay, Colin Blakely ..
Directed by: Michael Elliott
Release date: 1983-04-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

6.9/10 IMDB

Aegeon of Syracuse has come to Ephesus to seek his son, who went in search of his missing twin and mother months ago. Too bad that Ephesus has just declared war on Syracuse, and will instantly put to death any Syracusean found within their borders unless a ransome's paid. Meanwhile, the son, Antipholus, and his servant, Dromio (also an identical twin), keep running into strangers who seem to know them...

Starring: Cyril Cusack, Charles Gray, Nicolas Chagrin, Nick Burnell, Graham Christopher, Ross Davidson, Howard Lee, Daniel Rovai, Paul Springer, Jenny Weston ..
Directed by: James Cellan Jones
Release date: 1983-12-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : The Aerodrome

The Aerodrome

6.6/10 IMDB

In the future England is ruled by a fascist government, and one day the leaders begin the construction of a heavily guarded, mysterious airport. BBC adaptation of Rex Warner's 1941 novel of the same name. A stereotypical village in a somewhat alternative England is taken over wholesale by 'The Air Force.' Living in the village is young Roy, who has just learned he is not who he thought he was. Attempting to forge a new sense of identity, he joins the dashing Air Force, seduced by its dynamism and direct and brutal ways.

Starring: Peter Firth, Dominic Jephcott, Richard Briers, Richard Johnson, Jill Bennett, Natalie Ogle, Mary MacLeod, Mary Peach, Derek Martin, Sheila Reid ..
Directed by: Giles Foster
Release date: 1983-12-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : A Pattern of Roses

A Pattern of Roses

6.1/10 IMDB

While his parents are renovating a cottage in an English village, teenager Tim and his friend Rebecca uncover information about the mysterious death of a 15-year-old boy who lived in the house decades prior, and as they dig deeper, Tim begins to find events from the past being mirrored in his own life.

Starring: Stuart MacKenzie, Suzanna Hamilton, Vivian Pickles, Norman Rodway, Philip Jackson, Bill Wallis, Caroline John, David Gant, Roger Milner, Peter Schofield ..
Directed by: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Release date: 1983-12-29
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : A Killer in the Family

A Killer in the Family

6.7/10 IMDB

Three teenage boys break their father out of prison only to discover that he is a murderous sociopath. Based on a true story.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, James Spader, Lance Kerwin, Eric Stoltz, Salome Jens, Lynn Carlin, Stuart Margolin, Arliss Howard, Amanda Wyss, Susan Swift ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1983-10-30

I Want to Live

6.7/10 IMDB

The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.

Starring: Lindsay Wagner, Martin Balsam, Pamela Reed, Harry Dean Stanton, Michael Alldredge, Kent Broadhurst, Seymour Cassel, Jon Cedar, Dana Elcar, Ellen Geer ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1983-05-09
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

6.8/10 IMDB

The classic Dickens tale of an orphan boy who escapes the horrors of the orphanage only to be taken in by a band of thieves and pickpockets.

Starring: George C. Scott, Tim Curry, Michael Hordern, Timothy West, Eileen Atkins, Cherie Lunghi, Oliver Cotton, Richard Charles, Lysette Anthony, Timothy Spall ..
Directed by: Clive Donner
Release date: 1983-12-17
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

7.4/10 IMDB

A sheltered but adventurous young woman finds trouble when she encounters a wolf.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, Frances Bay, Diane Ladd, Darrell Larson, John Vernon, Shelley Duvall ..
Directed by: Graeme Clifford
Release date: 1983-11-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Heart of Steel

Heart of Steel

5.8/10 IMDB

A steel factory that employs most of the town shuts down, leaving a man desperate to keep his family and friends together while alcohol consumes him in this depressing drama.

Starring: Peter Strauss, Pamela Reed, John Doucette, Barry Primus, John Goodman, Robert Swan, Gary Cole, Bruce A. Young, Frank Howard, Justin Ernsberger ..
Directed by: Donald Wrye
Release date: 1983-12-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Who Will Love My Children?

Who Will Love My Children?

7.3/10 IMDB

Who Will Love My Children? is a 1983 American made-for-television biographical film based on the life of Lucile Fray. Lucile Fray was diagnosed with cancer in 1952 and wanted to find suitable homes for her ten children, since she felt her husband could not properly care for them. Prior to her death, she succeeded. The film was directed by John Erman, written by Michael Bortman, and starred Ann-Margret in her first television film. It was originally broadcast on American Broadcasting Company. The same evening as its original broadcast, February 14, 1983, the children of Lucile Fray appeared on That's Incredible!, an ABC program.

Starring: Ann-Margret, Frederic Forrest, Cathryn Damon, Donald Moffat, Lonny Chapman, Patricia Smith, Jess Osuna, Christopher Allport, Soleil Moon Frye, Tracey Gold ..
Directed by: John Erman
Release date: 1983-02-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

6.8/10 IMDB

A prince chases his destiny to an ancient castle in search of a cursed princess, thanks to the help of an informative lumberjack.

Starring: Beverly D'Angelo, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Reeve, René Auberjonois, George Dzundza, Carol Kane, Sally Kellerman, Richard Libertini, Ron Rifkin, Carol Smith ..
Directed by: Jeremy Kagan
Release date: 1983-07-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : The Secret Adversary

The Secret Adversary

7.1/10 IMDB

After a chance meeting and an indiscreet conversation, childhood friends Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley become involved in a convoluted intrigue led by a mysterious man known simply as Mr. Brown.

Starring: James Warwick, Francesca Annis, Honor Blackman, George Baker, Alec McCowen, Gavan O'Herlihy, Peter Barkworth, Toria Fuller, John Fraser, George Baker ..
Directed by: Tony Wharmby
Release date: 1983-10-09
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Flying Into the Wind

Flying Into the Wind

6.6/10 IMDB

The Wyatts wish to educate their children at home, but the education authorities have other ideas. Moving between 1969 and 1980, we see how this affects the various individuals and attitudes.

Starring: Graham Crowden, Derrick O'Connor, Rynagh O'Grady, Adrian Wagstaff, Prudence Oliver, Tim Preece, Martin Duncan, Christopher Hancock, Arthur Whybrow, Joanna Phillips-Lane ..
Directed by: Edward Bennett
Release date: 1983-06-26

Memorial Day

6.9/10 IMDB

An attorney finds himself at the center of a surprise reunion with the veterans of his platoon from Vietnam.The reunion stirs up painful memories and disturbing secrets for all involved.

Starring: Mike Farrell, Shelley Fabares, Keith Michell, Bonnie Bedelia, Robert Walden, Edward Herrmann, Bert Remsen, Alan Oppenheimer, Danny Glover, Charles Cyphers ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1983-11-23
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : An Englishman Abroad

An Englishman Abroad

7.5/10 IMDB

Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.

Starring: Alan Bates, Coral Browne, Charles Gray, Harold Innocent, Douglas Reith, Peter Chelsom, Roger Hammond, Matthew Sim, Vernon Dobtcheff, Mark Wing-Davey ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1983-11-29

Cocaine: One Man's Seduction

7.1/10 IMDB

A 47 year old real estate salesman gets trapped in the insidious web of cocaine addiction.

Starring: Dennis Weaver, Karen Grassle, Pamela Bellwood, James Spader, Jeffrey Tambor, Denise Crosby, David Ackroyd, Ted Le Plat, Ki?u Chinh ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1983-08-08

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