Best Tv Movie Movies of 1986


George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head

8.1/10 IMDB

George Carlin is in top form with these stand-up recorded at the Beverly Theater in Los Angeles in 1986. Routines included are "Losing Things," "Charities," "Sports," "Hello and Goodbye," "Battered Plants," "Earrings," and "A Moment of Silence." Also included is a short film entitled "The Envelope" co-starring Vic Tayback.

Starring: George Carlin, Rick Ducommun, Anthony James, Vic Tayback, Adam Rich, Lyle Talbot ..
Directed by: Rocco Urbisci
Release date: 1986-06-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1986 : Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage

Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage

7.5/10 IMDB

Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.

Starring: Joan Hickson, Polly Adams, Cheryl Campbell, Rosalie Crutchley, Paul Eddington, Rachael Weaver, David Horovitch, Tara MacGowran, James Hazeldine, Ian Brimble ..
Directed by: Julian Amyes
Release date: 1986-12-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1986 : Mr. Boogedy

Mr. Boogedy

7.2/10 IMDB

A novelty-salesman moves his family into a new house. Initially dismissing incidents as more of their father's practical jokes, the family soon learns that the house is haunted by people who lived in the house 300 years previously.

Starring: Richard Masur, Mimi Kennedy, Benji Gregory, David Faustino, Kristy Swanson, Howard Witt, John Astin, Katherine Kelly Lang, Jamie McEnnan, Kedric Wolfe ..
Directed by: Oz Scott
Release date: 1986-04-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1986 : Promise


7.6/10 IMDB

Bob returns home for his mother’s funeral knowing that he must fulfill a promise made 30 years earlier—to care for his younger brother DJ, who is schizophrenic. When Bob eventually takes over responsibility for his younger brother’s well-being, he embarks upon the most difficult challenge of his life.

Starring: James Garner, James Woods, Piper Laurie, Alan Rosenberg, Peter Michael Goetz, Michael Alldredge, Mary Marsh, Barbara Niven, Steven M. Gagnon, Virginia Settle ..
Directed by: Glenn Jordan
Release date: 1986-12-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1986 : Sword of Gideon

Sword of Gideon

7.2/10 IMDB

Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.

Starring: Steven Bauer, Michael York, Rod Steiger, Colleen Dewhurst, Leslie Hope, Lino Ventura, Robert Joy, Laurent Malet, Peter Dvorsky, Cyrielle Clair ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1986-09-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1986 : The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn

The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn

7.9/10 IMDB

In this tribute to her frequent co-star and longtime love, Katharine Hepburn hosts a behind-the-scenes look at Spencer Tracy's personal and professional life that features intimate personal accounts, interviews and clips from his most acclaimed work on the silver screen.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Widmark, Joanne Woodward, Freddie Bartholomew, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Champlin ..
Directed by: David Heeley
Release date: 1986-03-09
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1986 : Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

6.7/10 IMDB

Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only surviving daughter of the Czar and Czarina of Russia.

Starring: Amy Irving, Olivia de Havilland, Rex Harrison, Omar Sharif, Susan Lucci, Elke Sommer, Claire Bloom, Nicolas Surovy, Edward Fox, Christian Bale ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1986-12-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1986 : Houston: The Legend of Texas

Houston: The Legend of Texas

6.6/10 IMDB

Sam Elliot stars as Sam Houston, the visionary who nearly single-handedly forged the state of Texas into a powerful entity in its own right. Refusing to forget the Alamo (as if anyone could), Houston led the military in Texas' rebellion against Mexico. G.D. Spradlin co-stars as President Andrew Jackson, with Michael Beck appearing as Jim Bowie, James Stephens as Stephen Austin, and Richard Yniguez as Mexican General Santa Anna. Lensed on location in the Lone Star state, this sweeping made-for-TV film originally occupied three hours' screen time on November 22, 1986. Its title at that time was Houston: The Legend of Texas. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Starring: Sam Elliott, Claudia Christian, Devon Ericson, Michael C. Gwynne, Donald Moffat, John Quade, Ned Romero, William Russ, John P. Ryan, James Stephens ..
Directed by: Peter Levin
Release date: 1986-11-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1986 : Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

7.5/10 IMDB

Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three grown grand children (who are scattered across the U.S. living their own lives), with their estranged father, her son. She hires a private detective to search for them so as to try to get everyone together on Christmas Eve.

Starring: Loretta Young, Arthur Hiller, Ron Leibman, Trevor Howard, Patrick Cassidy, Season Hubley, Kate Reid, Lisa Vidal, Arthur Hill ..
Directed by: Stuart Cooper
Release date: 1986-12-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1986 : The Parent Trap II

The Parent Trap II

6.3/10 IMDB

Two best friends plot to get their single parents together to stop one of them from moving to New York.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Tom Skerritt, Carrie Kei Heim, Bridgette Andersen, Alex Harvey, Gloria Cromwell, Judith Tannen, Janice Tesh, Duchess Tomasello, Daniel Brun ..
Directed by: Ronald F. Maxwell
Release date: 1986-07-26

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