Favorite made for tv movie or title
"The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom"
Now this is aging me but I'd have to say, LACE just because I LOOOOVED when I heard Phoebe Cates (girl crush) say "Which one of you BITCHES is my mother?"
Honorable mentions:North & South, Liz Taylor as a madam, what more could you ask forRoots, cus every person of color had to see Roots lol
Starring Holly Hunter, Beau Bridges, Swoozie Kurts, and Max Headroom.
I loved Gia
i know my name is steven
"Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?"
Borrowed Hearts w/ Roma Dow ey and Eric mcormack. 1997. Used to be my Xmas go to movie but they stopped showing it. I just love it. Oh and the Joey butafucco movie with Alyssa Milano. Pure sleazy joy
I thought this would be first lol.
That was a good one. Not so fun fact, Steven's brother later murdered a woman and two teen girls.
@Lady_Heisenberg. GIA is the best! Still love that movie to pieces
"The Day After". Everyone couldn't stop talking about it.
When Friendship Kills: A Secret Between Friends
agree with the Gia comment too
Does anyone out there have a soft spot for "Evil Roy Slade"?
The 1992 Betty Broderick story. A woman scorned & her final fury.
I was totes caught up.
@Montana, You stole my thunder! LACE forevah!!!!
Also James Clavel's Taipan, ooooh, Pierce Brosnan at his best. I was in 6th grade when I read the book (massive) and then, they released the miniseries soon after, with my biggest crush! I just exploded. And I hated the actress who played his love interest, who happened to be the same one who played Phoebe Cate's mom in Lace.
The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972), with Jason Robards, Mildred Natwick and child star Lisa Lucas.
I remember a cozy evening watching "The House of Secrets and Lies" with my mom. She loved that title.
Death of a Cheerleader with Tori Spelling
I loved The Thorn Birds.
Has everyone forgotten "Trilogy of Terror"?
Band of Brothers
Also the 1996 Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle Pride and Prejudice and one additional vote for 1981's Brideshead Revisited.
Thorn Birds!!Jk, I just remember my mom loving the shit out of that miniseries when I was young.
Would Angels in America count? And of course Gia! Oh Ang, I love ya girl.
"Prick up your Ears."
Joe Orton would have loved going to those Brian Singer parties.
Oh, "North and South" and the sequel. The third part, not so much.
And Betty Broderick! I will ALWAYS stop what I am doing to watch Meredith B. go nuts and ram the car through Dan's front room, and throw back the Christmas ring. ("Oh, YOU liked it better. And that's what counts, right, Dan?! It's not what I ASKED for!") Sad to enjoy it so much, I know, when it's a true story about real people, but…that's some crazy shit right there.
I'll have to check out "Taipan." I'm on a big Pierce kick right now — on season three of "Remington Steele," which I didn't watch as a wee one when it was first-run — so I'm sure I will enjoy it.
"Prick Up Your Ears" was a theatrical film, not made for tv…
Oh hey, I looked it up. The one with Pierce is "Noble House." Four parts? Sound right?
That Certain Summer a very close second.
Rich Man,Poor Man; The Thornbirds & Gia
Angels in America
You ARE right! It's Noble House. It's been so long!
Favorite title: "Big Ass Spider" – was on the Syfy channel last Saturday night – best title ever! And funny – both intentionally and unintentionally.
Something for Joey – a whole goddamn weepfest of a made for tv movie in the 70s.
Oh! Special thanks to @AKM! James Clavell's book turned miniseries is Noble House. I'm going senile.
When it comes to crazy titles, the SyFy Channel takes the prize hands down:
SharktopusDinocrocFrankenfishMega Shark vs. Giant OctopusPiranhacondaDinocroc vs. SupergatorMegapython vs. GatoroidDinosharkJersey Shore Shark Attack
And many more besides those!
The 1970s were the Golden Age of TV movies. How could I choose just one? Trilogy of Terror, Bad Ronald, the Linda Blair masterpieces like Born Innocent and Sarah T: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic, Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby, and Like Normal People (featuring the stellar acting of Shaun Cassidy and Linda Purl, the queen of 70s TV movies).
Damn. Beat me too it! LOL
Loved that movie!
Contract on Cherry Street with Frank Sinatra, Martin Balsam, Harry Guardino, Verna Bloom, Michael Nouri and Henry Silva. Followed by Trilogy of Terror and Duel.
i read abt that once!! @hairydawg
there was this old movie i saw i think on lifetime YEARS AGOits called Lisa, with the young girl from my two dads. I used to love that movie. Shes living with her single mom an talks to some older dude onthe phone.
I second "I Know My First Name is Steven" (so sad)
And…."Sin of Innocence" with Megan Follows and Dermot Mulroney!
What about Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway and Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn.
Her Best Friend's Son starring BAG.
This title has got to be one of the best! 🙂
Totes best. Title. Ever.
BABYCAKES WHEN RICKI LAKES WAS FAT.
Is Piranhaconda about the Hammaconda on a sexual conquest spree? I'd watch that!
Gah! I remember that! When I was younger I thought that was so creepy. I like the cheerleader one with kellie Martin.
"Mother, May I Sleep With Danger" is the ultimate made-for-tv movie.
No one mentioned The Deliberate Stranger. Great title and movie (Mark Harmon as Ted Bundy).
Band of Brothers.
Bus Riley's Back in Town!
Lace, Gia, Betty Broderick (both movies), any Lifetime movie with Park Overall or Leslie Ann Warren…you KNOW your in for some serious melodrama usually with a healthy side of Bat Shit Crazy. And just because I grew up reading them I have to include the newest Flowers in the Attic and upcoming Petals in the Wind. My best friend from grade school and I read all the books a zillion times back in the day and there was no way in hell we were gonna miss the chance to watch the movies together!!! I am even changing my holiday plans so we can watch Petals together!
Kate's Secret, Her Only Daughter, The Burning Bed, I Know My First Name Is Stephen. PBS has great movies too.
I read the book and it made me cry. The real Stephen died in an "accident"
Anything with Meredith Baxter, Joanna Kearns, Tracy Gold, Melissa.Gilbert, Judith Light, and Connie Selleca.
I saw a messed up one with John Stamos on CBS and another messed up one with Tony Danza on the same network. Made for tv movies are not like they used to be. Thank God most of them ate on YouTube.
I want a date with Ryan banks
@Illinois Fan, that's exactly what I was going to say. Harmon was great in that role (his best along with the Oscar Snubbed "Summer School"). It's hard for me to imagine Ted Bundy and not see Mark Harmon.
Also, I always loved Helter Skelter. My Dad had me get that for him on DVD a couple of Christmas' ago.
Who will love my children?
Saddest film ever
'Salem's Lot is my favorite made for TV movie, but my favorite title is Mother May I Sleep with Danger.
Last Chance Cafe
It's got Kevin Sorbo (vomit). He owns a cafe. His name is Chance. It's the gal's last chance at finding love. I just wet myself!
"Anything with Meredith Baxter, Joanna Kearns, Tracy Gold, Melissa.Gilbert, Judith Light, and Connie Selleca."
Bwahahaha. Totally. They're the queens, aren't they?!
In the same vein as "The Deliberate Stranger," how about Gary Cole as Jeffrey MacDonald in "Fatal Vision"? I was nine when my family watched that, and I think that started my fascination with true crime. Bizarre story, and I'm still not sure who I believe.
I think we should crown "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" as the best title ever.
And I just thought of another one that's so bad it's good: "Friend 'Til the End" (I THINK) with Shannen Doherty. Remember that one? She's in a band and her sorority sister is trying to steal her bandmate boyfriend and just screw her over at every turn.
@Henriette +1 re: Salem's lot
@Akm +1 fatal vision
The '80's simply RULED the TV miniseries!
I thought "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" was an intriguing title.
But I loved Roots. It changed my life.
"The Girl Most Likely To…" Stockard Channing, Ed Asner, 1973.
Loved that one!!!!