10 Best Made For TV Movies

Saturday, February 12 by Karsun

If you love made for TV movies then you'll love this list to learn about 10 best made for TV movies. These span over many years and cover many genres so there is something for everyone to enjoy. While some may seem cheesy or gratuitous, they're definitely fine entertainment.

  1. "Summer of Fear" (1978) Also known as "Stranger in Our House," this made for TV movie starred Linda Blair as a teen who suspects her cousin that comes to stay with them is not as she seems.
  2. "Dark Secret of Harvest Home" (1978) This made for TV horror movie was based on a book by Thomas Tryon and stars Bette Davis and Rosanna Arquette.
  3. "Born Innocent" (1974) This movie stars Linda Blair as a young girl that is troubled and is sent to a reform school for girls. There, she is subjected to unimaginable horrors.
  4. "Helter Skelter" (1976) This movie focused on the horrors of the Manson family and their trial for the mass murders of Sharon Tate and others during the '60s.
  5. "The Day After" (1983) This movie depicted life after a horrifying nuclear holocaust. It starred Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams and John Lithgow. Almost 100 million Americans watched this movie which is pretty unprecedented. 
  6. "Sybil" (1976) This was a true story based on a young woman who had thirteen different personalities. It stars Sally Field and Joanne Woodward.
  7. "The Burning Bed" (1984) This is a story starring Farrah Fawcett as a woman whose husband continues to abuse and beat her. She eventually sets his bed on fire, hence the title.
  8. "A Cry For Help: The Tracey Thurman Story" (1989) This is a true story about an abused wife who sues the city after they fail to protect her from her husband who almost kills her. It stars Nancy McKeon and Dale Midkiff.
  9. "Shattered Innocence" (1989) This made for TV movie is a based on a true story about a young girl who goes to Hollywood, becomes a porn star and later commits suicide. It stars Melinda Dillon.
  10. "Death of a Cheerleader" (1994) Also known as "A Friend to Die For," this movie stars Kellie Martin and Tori Spelling. It is about a young girl who wants to fit in and ends up murdering the cheerleader who bullies her and others.
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