Top 100 Best TV Movies (Made for Television Movies)

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Give way to the list of 100 best TV movies. Movies were meant only for the big screen but a time came in the late 40s when producers thought that not everyone like to go to theaters and watch movies. So they gave a try to specially ‘made for Television movies’ where the audience can watch brand new movies that were originally going to release at theater but were actually premiered on TV. The experiment was not fruitful but this led to the other dimension in film-making.

The first reason TV movies were not successful was that TV networks were afraid that ad partners might turn on them and contact directly to film producers for advertisements. So TV networks showed no enthusiasm in promoting TV movies. Secondly TV movies were not big budget films with larger than life feel. However, film producers and director still continued to work in this field. And Then came Steven Spielberg’s first film ‘Duel’ in 1971. This made for television film got so popular among fans that it was released at theaters and held special screening over-seas. The film started the golden era of TV movies.

The benefit of TV movies are that they require lesser money to invest and you do not need to have popular celebrities in your film. Plus the film were exposed to a larger audience that can easily be transformed in to cult fan following. So there was a flood of TV movies in later decade. But only few TV movies made impact on the mind of audience.

Here we have compiled a list of 100 greatest television movies of all time:

100. Animal Farm
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99. Fatherland
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98. Cinderella (TV Movie)
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97. Starstruck
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96. The Even Stevens Movie
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95. Gotti
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94. 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out
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93. Empire Falls
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92. Spartacus
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91. Treasure Island
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90. Get a Clue
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89. My Fake Fiance
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88. The Girl
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87. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
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86. My Boy Jack
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85. Joan of Arc
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84. Helen Of Troy
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83. The Lost Battalion
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82. Iron Jawed Angels
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81. The Snaper
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80. Soldier’s Girl
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79. Wuthering Heights
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78. The Five People You Meet In Heaven
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77. If these Walls Could Talk
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76. Wish Upon a Star
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75. Gulliver Travels
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74. When Trumpets Fade
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73. Hemmingway and Gellhorn
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72. Greek Charming
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71. Halloweentown
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70. All you Need is Cash
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69. Forgotten Silver
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68. Fail Safe
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67. RKO 281
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66. All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
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65. Reefer Madness: The Musical
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64. High School Musical Series
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63. Wizards of Waverly Place
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62. Human Trafficking
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61. Alice in Wonderland (1999)
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60. Santa Claus is Comin to Town
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59. Doctor Who
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58. Ballet Shoes
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57. The Laramie Project
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56. Flight 93
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55. Brian’s Song
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54. Grey Gardens
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53. Cold Comfort Farm
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52. Cyberbully
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51. Attila
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50. Toast
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49. Lemonade Mouth
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48. Curse of the Ring
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47. Escape from Sobibor
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46. The Hobbit
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45. Afro Samurai: Ressurection
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44. A Christmas Carol (1984)
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43. Anne of Avonlea
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42. The Mists of Avalon
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41. The Color of Magic
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40. Page Eight
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39. Clear History
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38. The Ron Clark Story
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37. Death of A Salesman
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36. Hogfather
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35. Northanger Abbey
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34. The Girl in The Cafe
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33. Persuasion
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32. Blackadder’s Christmas Carol
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31. Threads
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30. And the Band Played On
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29. Too Big To Fail
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28. Salem’s Lot
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27. Babylon 5 Series
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26. The Day After
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25. Recount
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24. Wit
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23. Red Riding Series
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22. Pirates of School Valley
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21. Something the Lord Made
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20. V
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19. 12 Angry Men
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18. Prayers for Bobby
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17. 61*
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16. Taking Chance
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15. Citizen X
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14. Battlestar Galactica: Razor
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13. The Sunset Limited
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12. You Don’t Know Jack
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11. Conspiracy
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10. 24
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9. Anne of Green Gables
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8. Hitler: The Rise of Evil
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7. The Librarian Series
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6. Game Change
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5. Behind the Candelabra
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4. Gia
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3. Rudolph: The Red Nosed Reindeer
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2.Temple Grandin
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1. Duel
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So which film would you call the greatest tv movies ever made? Do you think we missed any good tv film in the list? If so then do let us know in comments.

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