Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983

1.

The Day After

5.0
7.1/10 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
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Doctor Who: The Five Doctors
2.

Doctor Who: The Five Doctors

4.4
8.2/10 IMDB

All five Doctors (Peter Davison, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Richard Hurndall and Tom Baker) and many of their old companions are taken out of time and deposited in the Death Zone on Gallifrey. There they must battle not only the Master, but 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
3.

The Wind in the Willows

3.9
7.7/10 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 Scarlet and the Black
4.

The Scarlet and the Black

3.9
7.6/10 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
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1983 : Right of Way
5.

Right of Way

3.8
7.8/10 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 ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1983-11-21
6.

Meantime

3.7
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 : Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi
7.

Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi is a television documentary, first broadcast on CBS in 1983. It is a look behind-the-scenes of the creation of the various alien creatures from the third Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, which was released that year.

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 : The Hound of the Baskervilles
8.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

3.6
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 : R.H.I.N.O.; Really Here in Name Only
9.

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

3.3
6.7/10 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
10.

Special Bulletin

3.2
7.7/10 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

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