Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003


Love Comes Softly

7.2/10 IMDB

Marty is a 19 year old pioneer woman, recently married. She goes west with her husband Clem, hoping to start a new life. But Clem unexpectedly dies, and Marty finds herself alone, two months pregnant. Clark Davis, a widower, offers her a marriage of convenience: she needs food and money, and he needs someone to take care of his daughter Missie. She accepts his proposal as a temporary solution.

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Dale Midkiff, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Corbin Bernsen, Theresa Russell, Oliver Macready, Tiffany Amber Knight, Nick Scoggin, Rutanya Alda, Jaimz Woolvett ..
Directed by: Michael Landon Jr.
Release date: 2003-04-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Kim Possible: A Sitch In Time

Kim Possible: A Sitch In Time

7.0/10 IMDB

Kim and Ron start out a new school year, only to find out that Ron's family is moving to Norway. This puts a strain on their partnership, just as Dr. Drakken, Monkey Fist, and Duff Killigan team up to find and use an ancient time travel device to rule the world. Attacking Kim in the past, present, and future, can these villians succeed? Or will an unforeseen force be more destructive?

Starring: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry, Gary Cole, John DiMaggio, Michael Dorn, Michael Clarke Duncan, Dakota Fanning, Vivica A. Fox ..
Directed by: Steve Loter
Release date: 2003-11-28
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Hornblower: Loyalty

Hornblower: Loyalty

8.0/10 IMDB

Hornblower must deliver a French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest, all while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Lorcan Cranitch, Tony Haygarth, Julia Sawalha, Paul Copley, Sean Gilder, Greg Wise, Ian McElhinney ..
Directed by: Andrew Grieve
Release date: 2003-01-05
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Hornblower: Duty

Hornblower: Duty

7.9/10 IMDB

Admiral Pellew interrupts Hornblower's wedding reception and tasks him to locate a British ship which has disappeared off the French coast, where Napoleon's troops are engaged in covert activities.

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Ron Cook, Lorcan Cranitch, Tony Haygarth, Julia Sawalha, Barbara Flynn, Paul Copley, Sean Gilder ..
Directed by: Andrew Grieve
Release date: 2003-01-06

Soldier's Girl

7.8/10 IMDB

This true story, which takes place in Fort Campbell, KY, tells the heart-wrenching story of the life and tragic death of soldier Barry Winchell. His love for Calpernia Addams, a transgender nightclub performer, was misunderstood by his fellow soldiers and eventually led to his murder.

Starring: Lee Pace, Troy Garity, Shawn Hatosy, Andre Braugher, Merwin Mondesir, Dan Petronijevic, Mike Realba, Jeanie Calleja, Barclay Hope, Tulsi Balram ..
Directed by: Frank Pierson
Release date: 2003-05-10

The Mayor of Casterbridge

7.7/10 IMDB

Adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel. At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day, realising his loss, he swears not to touch liquor again for as many years as he has lived so far. Eighteen years later, Henchard has become Mayor of Casterbridge, a man well respected but not well liked. The unexpected return of his wife and daughter Elizabeth Jane sets off a turn of events that force him to face the consequences of his selfish impulses and violent temper.

Starring: Ciarán Hinds, Juliet Aubrey, Jodhi May, James Purefoy, Alex Kelly ..
Directed by: David Thacker
Release date: 2003-12-28


7.5/10 IMDB

In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, Grandpa tells mysterious Indian tales of love, friendship and magic.

Starring: August Schellenberg, Eddie Spears, Gary Farmer, John Trudell, Chaske Spencer, Teneil Whiskeyjack, Alex Rice, Michael Greyeyes, Tantoo Cardinal, Dakota House ..
Directed by: Steve Barron
Release date: 2003-12-28
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story

7.2/10 IMDB

Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.

Starring: Thora Birch, Michael Riley, Kelly Lynch, Robert Bockstael, Makyla Smith, Elliot Page ..
Directed by: Peter Levin
Release date: 2003-04-07

EastEnders: Dot's Story

8.1/10 IMDB

Dot travels to Wales to visit the now very ill woman who she stayed with during World War II.

Starring: June Brown, Jade Capstick, Gwenllian Davies, Dafydd Emyr, Robert Evans, Rhys Parry Jones, Ruth Jones, Jason Magic, Eve Myles, Kenny Thompson ..
Directed by: Joanna Hogg
Release date: 2003-01-02


7.1/10 IMDB

A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.

Starring: Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Lange, Hayden Panettiere, Clancy Brown, Richard Bull, Joseph Sikora, Mary Seibel, Danny Goldring, Randall Arney, Rich Komenich ..
Directed by: Jane Anderson
Release date: 2003-01-21

The Even Stevens Movie

6.1/10 IMDB

The Stevens think that they've won an all-expenses-paid trip to an island that's halfway around the world. When their house is destroyed, their food stolen, and their bacon eaten, the Stevens family breaks apart in front of all their friends on live national television, while the island itself is only a short distance away from Sacramento!

Starring: Margo Harshman, Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, Tom Virtue, Tim Meadows, Donna Pescow, Steven Anthony Lawrence, Nick Spano, A.J. Trauth, Fred Meyers ..
Directed by: Sean McNamara
Release date: 2003-06-13

Path to War

7.3/10 IMDB

A powerful drama of soaring ambition and shattered dreams that takes a provocative insider's look at the way the USA goes to war—as seen from inside the LBJ White House leading up to and during the Vietnam War.

Starring: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill, Philip Baker Hall, Tom Skerritt, Gary Sinise, Reed Diamond, Felicity Huffman, Diana Scarwid ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 2003-10-28
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Hearts of Gold

Hearts of Gold

7.5/10 IMDB

An old-fashioned love story set in the South Wales valleys during the 1930s. Well-to-do doctor Andrew joins his father's infirmary, and in miner's daughter Bethan finds a spirit lacking in his previous girlfriends. The two fall in love, but their differing backgrounds prove a major sticking point.

Starring: Jeremy Sheffield, Kate Jarman, Geraldine James, David Troughton, Judy Parfitt, David Warner, Robert Gwyn Davin, Siobhan Flynn, Andrew Howard, Celyn Jones ..
Directed by: Richard Laxton
Release date: 2003-07-05
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : The Deal

The Deal

7.0/10 IMDB

It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. However Tony Blair is also beginning to appear more likely as he will appeal to Southern voters who would be turned off by Brown. Blair rings Brown to arrange a meeting to discuss which will go for the job. The film flashbacks to the start of their relationship, sharing an office in Westminster on their first seats.

Starring: David Morrissey, Matt Blair, Michael Sheen, Dexter Fletcher, Frank Kelly, Stuart McQuarrie, Ian Hanmore, Paul Rhys, Stuart Bowman, Gordon Kennedy ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 2003-09-28
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle

Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle

6.8/10 IMDB

Jessica Fletcher is off to solve another murder mystery, this time in Ireland.

Starring: Angela Lansbury, Fionnula Flanagan, Tegan West, Cyril O'Reilly, Lynn Wanlass, Timothy V. Murphy, Joe Michael Burke ..
Directed by: Anthony Pullen Shaw
Release date: 2003-05-09
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Straight From the Heart

Straight From the Heart

6.8/10 IMDB

Jordan Donavan, a photographer in New York, is so disappointed when after five years of going steady Edward Morgan offers her not marriage but just to move in with him, that she accepts the match-making arranged via a magazine by her female friend with Tyler Ross, a horse rancher in the West, whose candidacy was actually also posted by his sister. After a bad start they soon grow closer.

Starring: Teri Polo, Andrew McCarthy, Patricia Kalember, Greg Evigan, Christine Tucci, David Jean Thomas, J. Kenneth Campbell, Richard Gross, Erika Young, Ari Mäkinen ..
Directed by: David S. Cass Sr.
Release date: 2003-02-09
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : The John Garfield Story

The John Garfield Story

7.4/10 IMDB

This documentary looks at the life and career of John Garfield, whose career was cut short when he died at age 39. His difficult childhood in the rough neighborhoods of New York City provided the perfect background for the tough-guy roles he would play on both stage and screen.

Starring: Julie Garfield, Ellen Adler, Joseph Bernard, Phoebe Brand, Michael Coppola, James Cromwell, Hume Cronyn, Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Glover, Lee Grant ..
Directed by: David Heeley
Release date: 2003-02-03

The Challenge

5.2/10 IMDB

Estranged twins Lizzie and Shane are chosen for a Survivor-like popular game show with college scholarships as the prize.

Starring: Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Lukas Behnken, Brian Skala, Theo Rossi, Sarah Bastian, Joe Michael Burke, Zakk Moore, Diana Carreno, Ty Hodges ..
Directed by: Craig Shapiro
Release date: 2003-04-07

Monte Walsh

7.0/10 IMDB

Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the range and the occasional trip into town. Monte has a long-term relationship with prostitute Martine Bernard, while Chet has fallen under the spell of the widow who owns the hardware store. Camaraderie and competition with the other cowboys fill their days, until one of the hands, Shorty Austin, loses his job and gets involved in rustling and killing. Then Monte and Chet find that their lives on the range are inexorably redirected.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Isabella Rossellini, Keith Carradine, George Eads, Robert Carradine, Barry Corbin, James Gammon, Rex Linn, John Michael Higgins, William Sanderson ..
Directed by: Simon Wincer
Release date: 2003-01-17

Fallen Angel

7.0/10 IMDB

When his father dies, Terry (Gary Sinese) returns to the house where he grew up, planning to stay only long enough to clean and settle the estate. Yet something indescribable keeps him there longer than expected. Soon, he is reunited with memories and people from his past and his life is changed forever.

Starring: Gary Sinise, Joely Richardson, Gordon Pinsent, Boyd Banks, Michael Rhoades, Michael Rhoades, Rick Roberts, Jake Brockman, Ryan Simpkins, Jordy Benattar ..
Directed by: Michael Switzer
Release date: 2003-03-23

A Painted House

6.4/10 IMDB

A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming season, the boy learns that his challenges guide him in discovering who he really is.

Starring: Scott Glenn, Arija Bareikis, Robert Sean Leonard, Melinda Dillon, Logan Lerman, Audrey Marie Anderson, Geoffrey Lewis, Pablo Schreiber ..
Directed by: Alfonso Arau
Release date: 2003-04-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl

6.1/10 IMDB

Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn who becomes mistress to England's king, Henry VIII, before being ousted by her younger sister, Anne. Mary leaves the Court to marry a commoner, but returns when Anne embarks on a reckless policy to save herself from ruin.

Starring: Natascha McElhone, Jodhi May, Jared Harris, Steven Mackintosh, Philip Glenister, Jack Shepherd, John Woodvine, Ron Cook, Anthony Howell, Jane Gurnett ..
Directed by: Philippa Lowthorpe
Release date: 2003-03-28

And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself

6.5/10 IMDB

In 1914, the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa invites studios to shoot his actual battles against Porfírio Diaz army to raise funds for financing guns and ammunition. The Mutual Film Corporation, through producer D.W. Griffith, interests for the proposition and sends the filmmaker Frank Thayer to negotiate a contract with Pancho Villa himself.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Eion Bailey, Alan Arkin, Jim Broadbent, Matt Day, Michael McKean, Kyle Chandler, Alexa Davalos, Colm Feore, Anthony Stewart Head ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 2003-09-07

The Lion in Winter

7.0/10 IMDB

King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way he can have his dalliances with his young mistress (Yuliya Vysotskaya). Needless to say the queen is not pleased, although she still has affection for the king. Working through her sons, she plots the king's demise and the rise of her second and preferred son, Richard (Andrew Howard), to the throne. The youngest son, John (Rafe Spall), an overweight buffoon and the only son holding his father's affection is the king's choice after the death of his first son, young Henry. But John is also overly eager for power and is willing to plot his father's demise with middle brother, Geoffrey (John Light) and the young king of France, Phillip (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Geoffrey, of course sees his younger brother's weakness and sees that route as his path to power. Obviously political and court intrigue ensues

Starring: Glenn Close, Patrick Stewart, Andrew Howard, Antal Konrád, Rafe Spall, John Light, Soma Marko, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Yuliya Vysotskaya, Clive Wood ..
Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky
Release date: 2003-12-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Our Town

Our Town

7.8/10 IMDB

Our Town is a three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It is a character story about an average town's citizens in the early twentieth century as depicted through their everyday lives. Using metatheatrical devices, Wilder sets the play in a 1930s theater. He uses the actions of the Stage Manager to create the town of Grover's Corners for the audience. Scenes from its history between the years of 1901 and 1913 play out. Originally broadcast on the Showtime Network, then as part of the PBS series "Masterpiece Theatre" (season 33, episode 1).

Starring: Paul Newman, Jayne Atkinson, Reathel Bean, Wendy Barrie-Wilson, John Braden, Tom Brennan, Kieran Campion, Patch Darragh, Frank Converse, Jane Curtin ..
Directed by: James Naughton
Release date: 2003-05-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : My House in Umbria

My House in Umbria

6.9/10 IMDB

Emily Delahunty is an eccentric British romance novelist who lives in Umbria in central Italy. One day while travelling, the train she is on is bombed by terrorists. After she wakes up in a hospital, she invites three of the other survivors of the disaster to stay at her Italian villa for recuperation. Of these are The General, a retired British Army veteran, Werner, a young German man, and Aimee, a young American girl who has now become mute after her parents were both killed in the explosion.

Starring: Maggie Smith, Ronnie Barker, Chris Cooper, Benno Fürmann, Giancarlo Giannini, Timothy Spall, Libero De Rienzo, Emmy Clarke, Cecilia Dazzi, Anna Longhi ..
Directed by: Richard Loncraine
Release date: 2003-05-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

7.0/10 IMDB

Linus and Lucy's younger brother Rerun wants a dog for Christmas, and Snoopy's brother Spike may be the answer.

Starring: Jimmy Bennett, Adam Taylor Gordon, Ashley Rose Orr, Corey Padnos, Hannah Leigh, Nick Price, Jake Miner, Kaitlyn Maggio, Bill Melendez, Corey Padnos ..
Directed by: Larry Leichliter, Bill Melendez
Release date: 2003-12-09

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

6.3/10 IMDB

An aging actress' husband dies of a heart attack en route to Rome, where they'd planned to holiday. There, she rents an apartment and, through the Contessa, she meets a young man, with whom she begins an affair.

Starring: Helen Mirren, Olivier Martinez, Anne Bancroft, Rodrigo Santoro, Brian Dennehy, Roger Allam, Victor Alfieri, Suzanne Bertish, Jane Bertish, Tara Lynne O'Neill ..
Directed by: Robert Allan Ackerman
Release date: 2003-05-04

The Cheetah Girls

4.8/10 IMDB

A four-member teen girl group named the Cheetah Girls go to a Manhattan High School for the Performing Arts and try to become the first freshmen to win the talent show in the school's history. During the talent show auditions, they meet a big-time producer named Jackal Johnson, who tries to make the group into superstars, but the girls run into many problems.

Starring: Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, Kiely Williams, Sabrina Bryan, Lynn Whitfield, Sandra Caldwell, Juan Chioran, Lori Alter, Kyle Schmid, Denton Rowe ..
Directed by: Oz Scott
Release date: 2003-08-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Cult Culture: The Poseidon Adventure

Cult Culture: The Poseidon Adventure

7.9/10 IMDB

This documentary follows avid fans and the pop cultural impact of the classic disaster movie The Poseidon Adventure.

Starring: Genemichael Barrera, Mark Beltzman, John Bosley, Justin Brinsfield, Monica Carbery, Jak Castro, David Cerda, David Conner, Shawn Crosby, Leanne Fonteyn ..
Directed by: Douglas Blush, Lisa J. Klein
Release date: 2003-12-31
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Lucky 7

Lucky 7

6.6/10 IMDB

Before Amy Myer's mother died when Amy was 7, she planned out the little girl's life on a timeline, including the fact that Amy would marry her 7th boyfriend. When Amy falls in love with #6, she's thrown into a tailspin, because all of her mother's advice had worked perfectly. Now she must decide whether to follow her mother's advice and wait for #7, or follow her own heart.

Starring: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Patrick Dempsey, Brad Rowe, Brian Markinson, Emily Holmes, Michelle Harrison, Lochlyn Munro, Gail O'Grady, Aaron Douglas, Jennifer Copping ..
Directed by: Harry Winer
Release date: 2003-07-20

Right on Track

6.1/10 IMDB

Based a on a true story about two sisters who came out on top of a man's sport. The story is based on Erica and Courtney Enders, two sisters who get in to junior drag racing and make it all the way to the top. The two sisters fight a battle of fellow racers who are against having girls race with them therefore it pushes them harder to compete against their competition. Erica becomes stressed when her racing life becomes mixed with her social life and academic goals, and decided to quit racing, until she realizes racing is what she truly wants to do. Finally towards the end of their teen years the Enders sisters come out on top to win the junior drag racing national title. They continue to race throughout high school and college, and still do so today.

Starring: Beverley Mitchell, Brie Larson, Jon Lindstrom, Jodi Russell, Marcus Toji, Ruby Chase O'Neil, Eric Jacobs, Briana Shipley, Janice Power, Stefania Barr ..
Directed by: Duwayne Dunham
Release date: 2003-03-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Byron


7.0/10 IMDB

Life and adventures of lord George Gordon Byron. BBC dramatization of the poet's final thirteen years

Starring: Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Little, Vanessa Redgrave, Camilla Power, Julie Cox, Stephen Campbell Moore, Sally Hawkins, Branka Kati?, Philip Glenister, Julian Firth ..
Directed by: Julian Farino
Release date: 2003-09-27

D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear

6.0/10 IMDB

Based on the known events that shook the United States for 23 days in 2002. Within 24 hours six people were killed by a sniper in Maryland County. A man and his son get overlooked in all settings where shootings occur. The police, in cooperation with the FBI follows the wrong track of a white van, while the murderers act with impunity and panic seizes the population

Starring: Charles S. Dutton, Jay O. Sanders, Bobby Hosea, Helen Shaver, Tom O'Brien, Charlayne Woodard, Garwin Sanford, Trent Cameron, Doug Abrahams, David Neale ..
Directed by: Tom McLoughlin
Release date: 2003-10-17
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

7.1/10 IMDB

The inspirational portrayal of Mother Teresa, a simple nun who became one of the most significant personalities of the 20th Century. Armed with a faith that could move mountains, Mother Teresa followed her calling to help the poor, the lepers, the dying and the abandoned children in the slums of Calcutta, challenging many authorities - including the church - along the way.

Starring: Olivia Hussey, Sebastiano Somma, Ingrid Rubio, India Eisley ..
Directed by: Fabrizio Costa
Release date: 2003-10-19
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Eddie's Million Dollar Cook Off

Eddie's Million Dollar Cook Off

6.0/10 IMDB

Eddie Ogden is his pa's pride and joy as well as the Groundhogs team's only asset as baseball talent. Then Eddie discovers a taste and talent for cuisine. Although his brothers Andy and Alex, and Pa as well as classmates enjoy his dishes, they only mock cooking, so he arranges and 'accidental' registration for him and two friends in Home Economics. Only Eddie -secretly again- and nerdy shrew Bridget Simons enter a national cooking competition for school-kids. Ma finds out and to his surprise proves supportive, as well as the teacher, who once won the competition herself.

Starring: Taylor Ball, Orlando Brown, Reiley McClendon, Mark L. Taylor, Rose McIver, Kylie Leydon, Bobby Flay, Susan Brady, Nick Miller, Johnny Barker ..
Directed by: Paul Hoen
Release date: 2003-07-18
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Margery and Gladys

Margery and Gladys

7.1/10 IMDB

When wealthy, recently-widowed suburban housewife, Margery (PENELOPE KEITH), and her ‘rough diamond’ of a cleaner, Gladys (JUNE BROWN), disturb a house burglar, they knock him unconscious, panic and leave him for dead, fleeing in the cleaner’s wrecked old car. What follows is a comedy of misunderstandings in which these two very different, mature ladies are led on an unfortunate series of incidents which snowballs into a crime spree. They prove to be more than a match for the unlikely pair of policemen, DI Woolley (Roger Lloyd Pack) and DS Stringer (Martin Freeman), who are left to solve the ladies disappearance and puzzling string of crimes which follow. As the police net tightens around them, the two very different, mature ladies are propelled on a shared voyage of self-discovery as skeletons fall from the closets forcing both women to reflect on their past lives.

Starring: Penelope Keith, June Brown, Martin Freeman, Peter Vaughan, Roger Lloyd Pack, Adam Godley, Richard Ridings, David Hounslow, Matthew Lockwood ..
Directed by: Geoffrey Sax
Release date: 2003-09-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Jimmy Neutron: Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion

Jimmy Neutron: Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion

7.5/10 IMDB

Jimmy is enlisted as a spy by the Big Top Secret Organization. His mission: find and rescue Agent X - who turns out to be Jimmy's movie hero, Jet Fusion.

Starring: Debi Derryberry, Christian Slater, Wendie Malick, Michael Clarke Duncan, Tim Curry, Dan Castellaneta, Frank Welker, Rob Paulsen, Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo ..
Directed by: Mike Gasaway
Release date: 2003-10-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Major Fraud

Major Fraud

7.1/10 IMDB

Footage from the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" is examined to reveal how a contestant almost cheated his way to the jackpot.

Starring: Martin Bashir, Chris Tarrant, Charles Ingram ..
Directed by: Ingrid Kelly
Release date: 2003-05-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : The Alchemists of Sound

The Alchemists of Sound

8.2/10 IMDB

A documentary about the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, responsible for creating some of the most memorable television and radio music in British popular culture, including "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and Doctor Who (1963).

Starring: Oliver Postgate, Roger Limb, Brian Hodgson, Desmond Briscoe, Maddalena Fagandini, Dick Mills, Adrian Utley, David Cain, Delia Derbyshire, Malcolm Clarke ..
Directed by: Roger Pomphrey
Release date: 2003-10-19

You Wish!

6.0/10 IMDB

Alex is a high school student who always feels like he is overshadowed by his little brother Stevie; he can't get the girl of his dreams; he and his two best friends, Abby and James, are outsiders at school; and he is constantly benched on his football team. Then Stevie receives a lucky coin from a strange old man, a coin which he gives to Alex, telling him to make a wish. The next day, Alex gets everything he ever wished for - Stevie is gone (in fact, he is the star of his own TV show, and his family don't even know him); Alex dates the most popular girl at school; he is one of the most popular kids himself; and he is the star of the football team. At first he enjoys his new life, only to later find out that everything that was great in his original life now is gone.

Starring: A.J. Trauth, Spencer Breslin, Lalaine, Tim Reid, Sally Stockwell, Peter Feeney, Ari Boyland, Emma Lahana, Joshua Leys, Jay Ryan ..
Directed by: Paul Hoen
Release date: 2003-01-10
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : The Importance of Being Morrissey

The Importance of Being Morrissey

7.7/10 IMDB

Featuring interviews by famous fans and followers, this rare documentary encapsulates the essence of the controversial, enigmatic, and deliciously melancholic bard.

Starring: Morrissey, Bono, Johnny Marr, Nancy Sinatra, Christopher Eccleston, J.K. Rowling, Noel Gallagher, Alan Bennett, Kathy Burke, Harry Hill ..
Directed by: Tina Flintoff, Ricky Kelehar
Release date: 2003-06-08

A Wrinkle in Time

5.6/10 IMDB

Based on a children's series by the same name. Meg and Charles Wallace are aided by Calvin and three interesting women in the search for their father who disappeared during a government experiment. Their travels take them around the universe to a place unlike any other.

Starring: Katie Stuart, Gregory Smith, David Dorfman, Chris Potter, Kyle Secor, Sean Cullen, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Kate Nelligan, Alison Elliott, Alfre Woodard ..
Directed by: John Kent Harrison
Release date: 2003-04-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : The Nuclear Boy Scout

The Nuclear Boy Scout

7.9/10 IMDB

David Hahn in the mid-nineties was a teenage boy scout working towards his merit badges. One badge in particular, the Atomic Energy Merit Badge, caught his imagination when it required him to make a model of a nuclear reactor out of cotton buds etc. David went further and sought out household sources of the materials he would need to make his reactor. Here he talks us through what he did and the surprising results he got.

Starring: David Hahn ..
Directed by: Bindu Mathur
Release date: 2003-01-12

The Cunning Little Vixen

7.7/10 IMDB

An adaptation of Leos Janacek's opera Prihody Lisky Bystrousky (1925), based on the novel Liska Bystrouska by Rudolf Tesnohlidek. It follows the life of Sharp-Ears, a fox who is captured by a forester as a cub and raised in his home prior to escaping back into the forest.

Starring: Christine Buffle, Grant Doyle, Matt Baker, Richard Coxon, Keel Watson, Peter Van Hulle, Andrew Foster-Williams, Katarina Giotas, Matt Baker ..
Directed by: Geoff Dunbar
Release date: 2003-04-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Complicated Women

Complicated Women

7.7/10 IMDB

A look at actresses who starred in films with thought-provoking subjects made between 1930 and July 1934, before the Hollywood Production Code —the infamous Hays Code— was enforced.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Frances Dee, Karen Morley, Kitty Carlisle, Mae Madison, Mark Vieira, Mick LaSalle, Molly Haskell, Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis ..
Directed by: Hugh Munro Neely
Release date: 2003-05-06
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Rita


7.2/10 IMDB

Biography of 1940's sex goddess Rita Hayworth.

Starring: Kim Basinger, Robert Board, Anthony Franciosa, Tab Hunter, Nicole Kidman, Delbert Mann, Ann Miller, Juanita Moore, Terry Moore, Marc Platt ..
Directed by: Elaina Archer
Release date: 2003-09-09
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Lucy


6.4/10 IMDB

MOW about the life of Lucille Ball, focusing on the loving yet tumultuous relationship with Desi Arnaz.

Starring: Rachel York, Danny Pino, Ann Dowd, Madeline Zima, LaChanze, Olivia Tennet, Rebecca Hobbs, Mervyn Smith, Russell Newman, Zoe Carides ..
Directed by: Glenn Jordan
Release date: 2003-05-04

See Jane Date

5.7/10 IMDB

Jane Grant has just received an invitation to her younger cousin's wedding, and it's engraved with two of the most dreaded words a perpetually available sing can encounter: "plus guest." Come wedding day, Jane had better deliver. After all, she's already told everyone, including her meddlesome Aunt Ina and now-famous high school nemesis Natasha Nutley, that she's in a serious relationship. Now Jane has two months to find a guy to fit the lie, complete the guest list, and save face. If the series of miserable set-ups orchestrated by her well-meaning best friends Eloise and Amanda are any indication, Jane's in for big trouble. From the first date to blind date, from double date to last date, the match game is on - and with millions of men to pick from, Jane is sure to find Mr. Right, right?

Starring: Charisma Carpenter, Holly Marie Combs, Rachelle Lefevre, Antonio Sabàto, Jr., Linda Dano, Joshua Malina, David Lipper, Evan Marriott, Cameron Mathison, Zachary Levi ..
Directed by: Robert Berlinger
Release date: 2003-08-16
Best Tv Movie Movies of 2003 : Full-Court Miracle

Full-Court Miracle

5.7/10 IMDB

Full-Court Miracle is a 2003 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on November 23, 2003. Inspired by the true story of University of Virginia basketball star Lamont Carr, the film centers on a group of young Jewish basketball players who search for a coach to help them out of a slump. The main character Alex Schlotsky is inspired by the true story of Alex Barbag and Chad Korpeck.

Starring: Richard T. Jones, Alex D. Linz, R. H. Thomson, Sean Marquette, Jase Blankfort, Erik Knudsen, Sheila McCarthy ..
Directed by: Stuart Gillard
Release date: 2003-11-21

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