Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988


Blackadder's Christmas Carol

7.9/10 IMDB

Pleasant Ebenezer Blackadder is turned into a cruel and witty miser after seeing visions of his ancestors and descendants.

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Robbie Coltrane, Miriam Margolyes, Jim Broadbent, Patsy Byrne, Denis Lill ..
Directed by: Richard Boden
Release date: 1988-12-23
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Blackadder's Christmas Carol

7.9/10 IMDB

After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Robbie Coltrane, Miriam Margolyes, Jim Broadbent, Patsy Byrne, Denis Lill ..
Directed by: Richard Boden
Release date: 1988-12-23

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School

6.8/10 IMDB

Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy Doo are on their way to a Miss Grimwood's Finishing School for Girls, where they have been hired as gym teachers. Once there, however, they find that it is actually a school for girl ghouls.

Starring: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Remy Auberjonois, Susan Blu, Jeff Cohen, Glynis Johns, Ruta Lee, Zale Kessler, Aaron Lohr, Patty Maloney ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1988-10-16

Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf

6.7/10 IMDB

Shaggy is turned into a werewolf, and it's up to Scooby, Scrappy and Shaggy's girlfriend to help him win a race against other monsters, and become human again.

Starring: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Hamilton Camp, Jim Cummings, Ed Gilbert, Frank Welker, Rob Paulsen, B.J. Ward, Pat Musick, Alan Oppenheimer ..
Directed by: Ray Patterson
Release date: 1988-11-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey?

George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey?

8.1/10 IMDB

George Carlin changes his act by bringing politics into the act, but also talks about the People he can do without, Keeping People Alert, and Cars and Driving part 2.

Starring: George Carlin, Robert N. Altman, Lloyd Lindsay Young ..
Directed by: Bruce Gowers, Rocco Urbisci
Release date: 1988-06-12
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Mr Jolly Lives Next Door

Mr Jolly Lives Next Door

8.7/10 IMDB

A couple of bored escorts find themselves suddenly involved with a hit-gang and an ax-murderer - Mr. Jolly. Gratuitous violence, rivers of blood and maximum hilarity, all rolled into one.

Starring: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Peter Cook, Nicholas Parsons, Dawn French, Peter Richardson, Jennifer Saunders, Gerard Kelly, Thomas Wheatley, Michael Cule ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 1988-03-05
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

7.8/10 IMDB

Sir Charles Baskerville dies on the moor under mysterious circumstances and rumors abound about a demonic hound. When the American heir arrives to take charge, a family friend calls in Holmes and Watson to get to the heart of the mystery.

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Raymond Adamson, Alastair Duncan, Ronald Pickup, Rosemary McHale, Kristoffer Tabori, James Faulkner, Edward Romfourt, Philipp Dettmer ..
Directed by: Brian Mills
Release date: 1988-08-31
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

7.7/10 IMDB

Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate, goes for a sleigh ride with Magic Johnson, commands Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello to make Christmas cards, receives a long phone call from Dinah Shore, even has more musical fun with k.d. lang, the Del Rubio Triplettes and Charo! Finally, Big Red arrives and announces that Pee-wee's Christmas list was so big, he didn't have enough presents for all the children of the world. Will Pee-wee follow his own advice and help others?

Starring: Paul Reubens, Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Grace Jones, Dinah Shore, Little Richard, Cher, Magic Johnson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Whoopi Goldberg ..
Directed by: Paul Reubens, Wayne Orr
Release date: 1988-12-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

7.2/10 IMDB

In the magical land of Narnia, it is always winter but never Christmas due to the tyrannical rule of the White Witch. The Witch fears a prophecy which states that two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve will be crowned kings and queens of Narnia, which will not only mean the end of her reign but of her life. When she learns that the four Pevensie children have arrived in Narnia, she will stop at nothing to prevent them from fulfilling this prophecy. However, the Great Lion, Aslan, is on the move to help the four children to save Narnia.

Starring: Richard Dempsey, Sophie Cook, Jonathan R. Scott, Sophie Wilcox, Barbara Kellerman, Ailsa Berk, Ronald Pickup, Jeffrey Perry, Kerry Shale, Lesley Nicol ..
Directed by: Marilyn Fox
Release date: 1988-11-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks

Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks

8.4/10 IMDB

London, 1963: The Doctor returns to the place where it all began — alongside his latest companion, Ace, with unfinished business. Not for the first time, unusual events are unfolding at Coal Hill School. At 76 Totter's Lane, the Doctor discovers that his oldest foes — the Daleks — are on the trail of stolen Time Lord technology that he left on Earth long ago. The Daleks are planning to perfect their own time-travel capability, in order to unleash themselves across the whole of time and space.

Starring: Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Simon Williams, Pamela Salem, Karen Gledhill, Dursley McLinden, George Sewell, Michael Sheard, Terry Molloy, Harry Fowler ..
Directed by: Andrew Morgan, John Nathan-Turner
Release date: 1988-10-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : John Denver's Christmas in Aspen

John Denver's Christmas in Aspen

7.4/10 IMDB

John Denver's Christmas in Aspen starring among others The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Starring: John Denver, Anne Murray, Alexander Gradsky ..
Directed by: James Yukich
Release date: 1988-12-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : The Tenth Man

The Tenth Man

6.9/10 IMDB

During World War 2 the Germans arrested people at random off the streets of Paris and in retaliation to sabotage by the resistance announced the execution of one in ten prisoners. Chosen as one of the victims, lawyer Chavel trades his place with another man in return for all his possessions. At the end of the war he returns to his house and tries to integrate himself with the family of the man who traded places with him, all the while hiding his true identity. However matters are complicated when a stranger arrives claiming to be Chavel.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, Kristin Scott Thomas, Cyril Cusack, Jim Carter, Brenda Bruce, Timothy Watson, Paul Rogers, Peter Jonfield, Michael Attwell ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1988-12-04

The Incredible Hulk Returns

5.6/10 IMDB

Dr. David Banner meets a former student, who has a magical hammer that summons Thor, a Norse god who is prevented from entering Valhalla. When the two superheroes stop feuding long enough to breathe, they are a team unmatched by any of their enemies.

Starring: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin, Eric Allan Kramer, Lee Purcell, Charles Napier, John Gabriel, Jay Baker, Tim Thomerson, Steve Levitt ..
Directed by: Nicholas Corea, Bill Bixby
Release date: 1988-05-22

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

7.2/10 IMDB

Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the lion, Aslan.

Starring: Richard Dempsey, Sophie Cook, Barbara Kellerman, Jonathan R. Scott, Sophie Wilcox, Maureen Morris, Michael Aldridge, Jeffrey Perry, Mick Walter, Barbara Kellerman ..
Directed by: Marilyn Fox
Release date: 1988-11-13

The Steamie

8.6/10 IMDB

Tony Roper wrote 'The Steamie' for Glasgow's Mayfest in 1987. Return to Hogmany 1957 when a fiesty group of Glasgow women; Mrs Culfeathers, Dolly, Doreen and the irrepressible Magrit, all meet at The Steamie to do the traditional family wash before the New Year. The Steamie is a hilarious cameo of Glasgow's social history where the washing was always easier to do when the Women shared their laugher and sorrow and a scandalous supply of gossip. This is the definitive version of the most popular play of the last 20 years with the all star cast of Dorothy Paul as Magrit, Eileen McCallum as Dolly, Kate Murphy as Doreen, Sheila McDonald as Mrs Culfeathers and a very young Peter Mullan as Andy, the whisky loving handy man.

Starring: Eileen McCallum, Dorothy Paul, Katy Murphy, Sheila Donald, Peter Mullan, Irene Sunters, Caroline Paterson, Myra McFadyen, Lillian Welsh, Faye Milligan ..
Directed by: Haldane Duncan
Release date: 1988-12-31
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : The Woman He Loved

The Woman He Loved

6.1/10 IMDB

In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world and Wallis has since been demonised as the woman who stole the King of England.

Starring: Jane Seymour, Olivia de Havilland, Tom Wilkinson, Anthony Andrews, Lucy Gutteridge, Robert Hardy, Julie Harris, Phyllis Calvert, Richenda Carey, Susan Denaker ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1988-04-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : The Short & Curlies

The Short & Curlies

6.6/10 IMDB

A short comedy by Mike Leigh about the romance between a young woman and a man who communicates only through jokes and humor...

Starring: Alison Steadman, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Thewlis, Wendy Nottingham ..
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 1988-09-29
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Big Bird in Japan

Big Bird in Japan

7.1/10 IMDB

While visiting Japan, Big Bird wanders off from a guided tour bus in Tokyo, and is lost until a Japanese woman helps him get to where he needs to go. The woman, however, is hiding a secret.

Starring: Caroll Spinney, Brian Muehl, Maiko Kawakami, Yôko Haruta, Pat Morita ..
Directed by: Jon Stone
Release date: 1988-10-01

Bonanza: The Next Generation

5.5/10 IMDB

This is the continuing saga of the Cartwrights, only none of the original Cartwrights are here anymore but their sons. Ben and Hoss have passed on, and Little Joe is MIA; he went with Teddy Roosevelt and is currently missing. Ben's brother, Aaron is now in charge of the Ponderosa, and Little Joe's wife Annie also lives there. His son, Benjamin has come back fom the East. Charlie Poke is a man who owes his life to Ben Cartwright and is now the ranch foreman, and is not exactly on good terms with Aaron. Aaron has allowed a mining company access to mine on the Ponderosa, but the man in charge has other ideas. And Hoss' son Josh whom no one has seen before, has come to the Ponderosa to kill Hoss cause he thinks Hoss deserted him and his mother not knowing that Hoss died before he could go back to bring his mother back to the Ponderosa.

Starring: Robert Fuller, John Ireland, Peter Mark Richman, John Amos, Michael Landon Jr., Barbara Anderson, Dabbs Greer, Richard Bergman, Jack O'Leary, Brian A. Smith ..
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Release date: 1988-03-22

Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story

7.2/10 IMDB

Film that tells the story of Los Gatos (California) high school football coach Charlie Wedemeyer. At 31, onetime football pro Wedemeyer is living the American dream; a winning team, a happy marriage and public adulation.

Starring: Pam Dawber, Michael Nouri, Bess Meyer, Peter Berg, James Handy, Dan Lauria, Kyle Chandler, Reginald VelJohnson, Noble Willingham, Stephen Dorff ..
Directed by: Roy Campanella II
Release date: 1988-12-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Go Toward the Light

Go Toward the Light

7.4/10 IMDB

A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.

Starring: Linda Hamilton, Piper Laurie, Joshua Harris, Ned Beatty, Ned Beatty, Rosemary Dunsmore, Steven Eckholdt, Brian Bonsall, Richard Thomas, John Wesley ..
Directed by: Mike Robe
Release date: 1988-11-01

Jackie Gleason: The Great One

6.9/10 IMDB

Documentary about the life and times of Jackie Gleason.

Starring: John Candy, Jackie Gleason, Red Buttons, Art Carney, Jane Curtin, Teri Garr, Jane Kean, Sue Ane Langdon, John Larroquette, Sheila MacRae ..
Directed by: Daniel Helfgott
Release date: 1988-09-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : The Strike

The Strike

7.7/10 IMDB

Paul, a former miner, writes a hard-hitting screenplay about his own experiences of the 1984 miners' strike. However, the Hollywood production company that gets hold of his script turns it into a ludicrously sensationalist and anachronistic action film, starring Al Pacino as Arthur Scargill, and Meryl Streep as his wife.

Starring: Peter Richardson, Jennifer Saunders, Alexei Sayle, Dawn French, Nigel Planer, Robbie Coltrane, Adrian Edmondson, Keith Allen, Rik Mayall, Ronald Allen ..
Directed by: Peter Richardson
Release date: 1988-02-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : A Very Brady Christmas

A Very Brady Christmas

5.8/10 IMDB

Almost 20 years after the start of the original "Brady Bunch" the kids are grown up and have kids of their own. Everyone is having a wonderful time back at the family house for Christmas, until Mike learns of a structural problem in one of the buildings he designed. As he is inspecting the problem, the building collapses, trapping him inside. As the whole family waits by the pile of rubble, they fear the worst. Will Dad be all right?

Starring: Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Jennifer Runyon, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Jerry Houser ..
Directed by: Peter Baldwin
Release date: 1988-12-18
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Journey's End

Journey's End

7.4/10 IMDB

A British Company in the WWI trenches await an inevitable German attack in this 1988 adaptation of R.C. Sherriff's play.

Starring: Edward Petherbridge, Jeremy Northam, Mark Payton, Timothy Spall, Gary Cady, Dorian Healy, George Baker, Clive Swift, John Forgeham, Anthony Herrick ..
Directed by: Michael Simpson
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Gregory Peck: His Own Man

Gregory Peck: His Own Man

7.6/10 IMDB

Talented and enduring Academy Award-winning star, Gregory Peck, tells how it was when studios ruled and a shy boy from a broken family could rise to become a famous leading man. Unfashionably modest, Peck describes his fascinating journey from early theater roles, through his first films, to Hollywood’s elder statesman.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Jane Fonda, Audrey Hepburn, Jack Lemmon, Liza Minnelli, Robert Mulligan, Stephen Peck, Anthony Quinn, Lee Remick ..
Directed by: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter
Release date: 1988-03-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Necessary Parties

Necessary Parties

7.0/10 IMDB

Fifteen-year-old Chris Mills isn't too happy with his divorcing parents. In fact, he doesn't want them to split at all, so he hires car repair shop owner -- and former attorney -- Archie Corelli to run interference for him and put a stop to the proceedings. It's a match made in heaven because Chris and Archie both have a deep desire to see the right thing done.

Starring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Taylor Fry, Julie Hagerty, Geoff Pierson, Danielle Marcot, Judd Trichter, Stefan DeSalle, Jennifer McComb, Brenda Denmark, Jason Kristofer ..
Directed by: Gwen Arner
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : The Christmas Wife

The Christmas Wife

6.2/10 IMDB

An aging and recent widower, not wanting to spend his first Christmas alone, responds to an ad in the newspaper which reads: "You are not alone. We make social arrangements of all kinds." When he visits the Social Arranger, he makes it very clear his only interest is in "social company" and is subsequently introduced to a woman who agrees to spend the holiday with him. The woman bids him to not ask any questions about her personal life, which harbors a secret that threatens their developing friendship, and could ultimately change both their lives.

Starring: Jason Robards, Julie Harris, Don Francks, James Eckhouse, Patricia Hamilton, Deborah Grover, David Gardner, Tom Harvey, Christopher Andrade, Steven Andrade ..
Directed by: David Hugh Jones
Release date: 1988-12-12
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace

Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace

7.0/10 IMDB

Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt, Patty Duke, Erin Gray, Larry Wilcox, Wendelin Harston, Tupper Cullum, David Ogden Stiers, Charles Siebert ..
Directed by: Christian I. Nyby II
Release date: 1988-02-28

Inherit the Wind

6.6/10 IMDB

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jason Robards, Darren McGavin, Jean Simmons, Kyle Secor, Michael Ensign, Megan Follows, John Harkins, Don Hood, Josh Clark ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1988-03-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss

Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss

6.9/10 IMDB

From Jean Shepherd (A Christmas Story) comes the story of 14 year old Ralphie's first job, and the family vacation the family is planning to a rustic fishing cabin on Lake Michigan. Originally made for the Disney Channel, this film is a delightful family comedy.

Starring: Jerry O'Connell, James B. Sikking, Dorothy Lyman, Jean Shepherd ..
Directed by: Dick Bartlett
Release date: 1988-08-05
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : David


7.0/10 IMDB

David is a six-year-old boy who is caught in the middle of his two feuding (& divorced) parents. His father, Charles, kidnaps him to California, where he eventually sets him on fire as a means of revenge against Marie, David's mother (Young David receives third-degree burns over 90% of his body). This movie chronicles David's struggle to recover and the obstacles he faces along the way.

Starring: Bernadette Peters, John Glover, Dan Lauria, George Grizzard, Christopher Allport, Georgann Johnson, Jordan Charney, Matthew Lawrence, Cheryl Anderson, Alexandra Borrie ..
Directed by: John Erman
Release date: 1988-10-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

7.2/10 IMDB

The tale begins when a brother and sister are separated in a shipwreck, but survive to be washed up on the shore of Illyria. The sister, Viola, disguises herself as a man and takes service with Duke Orsino, who has fallen in love with Lady Olivia. Entrusted with pleading on her master's behalf, Viola is utterly disconcerted to find that Olivia has fallen in love with her. Thus begins the confusion of this delightful comedy.

Starring: Frances Barber, Richard Briers, Anton Lesser, Christopher Ravenscroft, James Saxon, James Simmons, Caroline Langrishe, Tim Barker, Abigail McKern, Christopher Hollis ..
Directed by: Paul Kafno, Kenneth Branagh
Release date: 1988-12-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Cycling the Frame

Cycling the Frame

6.7/10 IMDB

In 1988, Tilda Swinton toured round the Berlin Wall on a bicycle - starting and ending at the Brandenburg Gate - accompanied by filmmaker Cynthia Beatt. As Swinton travels through fields and historic neighborhoods, past lakes and massive concrete apartment buildings, the Wall is a constant presence.

Starring: Tilda Swinton ..
Directed by: Cynthia Beatt
Release date: 1988-08-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Mickey's 60th Birthday

Mickey's 60th Birthday

7.2/10 IMDB

This film combines live action/original animation and library animation. Mickey steals a magic hat from a Sorcerer and is put under a spell by the angry magi so that no one will recognize him until he finds his own magic within. While Mickey is on his quest, network news teams around the country desperately try to find the famous, beloved mouse who has mysteriously disappeared. On his quest, Mickey goes into the "Cheers" bar, meets up with the characters from "Family Ties", and winds up on Disneyland's Main Street the night before his Birthday celebration is to take place. It is there that he finds he has all the magic inside him that he will ever need. The spell is broken and the Birthday bash commences as the whole World celebrates the beloved Mickey Mouse.

Starring: Woody Harrelson, John Ritter, Burt Reynolds, Kirstie Alley, Cheech Marin, Jill Eikenberry, Phylicia Rash?d, Carl Reiner, Charles Fleischer, Wayne Allwine ..
Directed by: Scott Garen
Release date: 1988-11-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons

7.0/10 IMDB

Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Roy Kinnear, Benjamin Whitrow ..
Directed by: Charlton Heston
Release date: 1988-12-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Mr. H Is Late

Mr. H Is Late

7.2/10 IMDB

A team of inept undertakers attempt to get a coffin to a funeral on time. An undertaker is in charge of moving a coffin from a home to the church. The home is on the 26th floor of a skyscraper; the stairs are narrow; the lift is small and prone to stop working. Chaos ensues.

Starring: John Alderton, Bobby Ball, Tommy Cannon, Norman Collier, Charlie Drake, Gabrielle Drake, Jimmy Edwards, Linda Hayden, James Hunt, Roy Kinnear ..
Directed by: Eric Sykes
Release date: 1988-02-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Baja Oklahoma

Baja Oklahoma

5.8/10 IMDB

Juanita Hutchins works at Texas bar, but she aspires to be a country songwriter. When she's not looking after her impulsive daughter, Candy, or vouching for her promiscuous friend, Doris Steadman, she's trying to maintain some semblance of a romantic life. As Juanita prepares to make the leap to Nashville, her former boyfriend, Slick Henderson, returns to town, further complicating her situation.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Coyote, Swoosie Kurtz, William Forsythe, Billy Vera, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Bartel, Willie Nelson, Bruce Abbott ..
Directed by: Bobby Roth
Release date: 1988-02-20

Dead Solid Perfect

6.6/10 IMDB

A second-string pro golfer desperate for his shot at success tours the country.

Starring: Randy Quaid, Kathryn Harrold, Jack Warden, Corinne Bohrer, Brett Cullen, Larry Riley, Delane Matthews, John M. Jackson, Bibi Besch, John Durbin ..
Directed by: Bobby Roth
Release date: 1988-12-18
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Too Young The Hero

Too Young The Hero

6.8/10 IMDB

TV movie based upon the true story of Calvin Graham, who, as a 12 year old boy, enlisted in the US Navy during WWII.

Starring: Ricky Schroder, Debra Mooney, Mary-Louise Parker, Jon DeVries ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1988-03-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Elvis and Me

Elvis and Me

6.9/10 IMDB

The story of Priscilla's life with rock and roll star Elvis Presley.

Starring: Susan Walters, Dale Midkiff, Jon Cypher, Billy Green Bush, Anne Haney, Marshall R. Teague, Elden Henson, Linda Miller, Hugh Gillin, Mark Thomas Miller ..
Directed by: Larry Peerce
Release date: 1988-02-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : The Good, the Bad and Huckleberry Hound

The Good, the Bad and Huckleberry Hound

6.8/10 IMDB

It's the gold rush era in the Wild West. A mysterious stranger (Huckleberry Hound) arrives in a small desert town carrying a huge golden nugget. The notorious Dalton brothers steal it. The town asks "the stranger" to go after them.

Starring: Daws Butler, Charlie Adler ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols, Ray Patterson, John Kimball, Bob Goe, Jay Sarbry
Release date: 1988-04-05
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : God Bless the Child

God Bless the Child

7.3/10 IMDB

Single mother, Theresa Johnson, becomes homeless, loses her job and tries to survive with her young daughter, Hillary, through charities and public shelters.

Starring: Mare Winningham, Grace Johnston, Obba Babatundé, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Yasiin Bey, L. Scott Caldwell ..
Directed by: Larry Elikann
Release date: 1988-03-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : The Secret Identity of Jack the Ripper

The Secret Identity of Jack the Ripper

7.0/10 IMDB

A panel of experts examines the five main suspects in the Jack the Ripper murders and determines which of them is the most likely to have committed the crimes.

Starring: Paul Begg, Regis Cordic, John Douglas, William Roy Eckert, Daniel Farson, Martin Fido, Melvin Harris, Peter Ustinov, Melvin Harris, Roy Hazelwood ..
Directed by: Louis J. Horvitz
Release date: 1988-08-31
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake

6.8/10 IMDB

A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt, David Hasselhoff, John Beck, John Ireland, Doran Clark, George DelHoyo, Audra Lindley, David Ogden Stiers ..
Directed by: Ron Satlof
Release date: 1988-05-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town

Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town

7.2/10 IMDB

A behind-the-scenes documentary hosted by Joanna Cassidy on the making of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Starring: Joanna Cassidy, Chuck Jones, Mel Blanc, Tony Anselmo, Kathleen Turner, Walt Disney, Gene Kelly ..
Release date: 1988-07-14

To Heal a Nation

7.5/10 IMDB

The true story of Jan Scruggs, an embittered Vietnam veteran who returns from the war a broken man. However, with the help of his loving wife Becky, he begins to find a new life for himself, and a personal goal when he agrees to begin a determined campaign to raise funds for a veteran's memorial.

Starring: Eric Roberts, Glynnis O'Connor, Marshall Colt, Scott Paulin, Lee Purcell, Brock Peters, Gloria Carlin, Jordan Charney, Tamlyn Tomita, Laurence Luckinbill ..
Directed by: Michael Pressman
Release date: 1988-05-29
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : A Waltz Through the Hills

A Waltz Through the Hills

7.1/10 IMDB

When Sammy Dean and her older brother Andy are suddenly orphaned, they fear that they will be separated and placed in foster homes. So they set off along on foot, hoping to reach a ship that will take them to England and their only surviving relatives. The two young runaways must make their dangerous journey through some of the world’s harshest terrain-the wilds of the Australian outback.

Starring: Dan O'Herlihy, Ernie Dingo, Andre Jansen, Tina Kemp, Maggie Wilde West, Geoffrey Atkins, Michael Carman ..
Directed by: Frank Arnold
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick

The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick

6.2/10 IMDB

Kathy, a simple grocery clerk, finds her way into her local high society and the life of a wealthy suitor who thinks she's a stockbroker.

Starring: Barbara Eden, Josh Taylor, Judith Marie-Bergan, Judy Geeson, Jenny O'Hara, Robert Costanzo, Jennifer Savidge, Ernie Lively, Paul Kent, Dick O'Neill ..
Directed by: Robert Michael Lewis
Release date: 1988-08-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1988 : Tumbledown


7.2/10 IMDB

The film centres on the experiences of Robert Lawrence MC (played by Colin Firth), an officer of the Scots Guards during the Falklands War of 1982. While fighting at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown, Lawrence is shot in the head by an Argentine sniper, and left paralysed on his left side. He then must learn to adjust to his new disability.

Starring: Colin Firth, Paul Rhys, Paul Rhys, David Calder, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Sophie Thompson, Dan Hildebrand, Mark Williams, Paul Higgins, Timothy Carlton ..
Directed by: Richard Eyre
Release date: 1988-05-29

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