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A list of the best television movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This television movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about television are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about television you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous television movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these television movie titles for more information about the films.

Examples of items on this list: Public Access, Being There and many more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best television movies?" and "What is the greatest television movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular television movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these television movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good television movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

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Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden

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Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

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Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter

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Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman

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11 5
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Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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12 6
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Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Tobey Maguire

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10 5
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Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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10 5
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Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, Jack Warden

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10 5
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John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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10 5
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Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

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9 5
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Debbie Harry, Jerry Stiller, John Waters

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8 5
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Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe

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9 7
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George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels

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7 6
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Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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7 6
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Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Jon Stewart

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Tom Islava added George Burns, Phyllis Diller, Walter Matthau

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4 4
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Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Matt Dillon

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2 2
Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Television
CraigAlarm added Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell

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Peter Boyle, Robert Forster, Peter Bonerz

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5 6
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Ralph Fiennes, Martin Scorsese, Ethan Hawke

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4 5
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Jada Pinkett Smith, Mos Def, Damon Wayans

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4 5
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

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3 4
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Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Martin Scorsese

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2 3
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CraigAlarm added John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Jay Leno

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Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen, Jenny McCarthy

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4 6
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Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Kelsey Grammer

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3 5
The Ring is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies About Television
Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Friedrich von Ledebur

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Fran Drescher, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Michael Richards

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Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Hurley, Ellen DeGeneres

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2 5
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Jeffrey Jones, John Ritter, Eugene Levy

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2 5
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CraigAlarm added Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

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Sigourney Weaver, David Duchovny, Seth Green

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1 4
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Reese Witherspoon, Tobey Maguire, Joey Lauren Adams

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1 4
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Robert Downey Jr., Teri Hatcher, Whoopi Goldberg

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1 4
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Debbie Harry, James Woods, David Cronenberg

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1 5
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Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer

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0 4
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Bert Williams, Brandon Boyce, Ron Marquette

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0 4
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Eddie Murphy, Robert De Niro, William Shatner

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Albert Brooks, Harry Shearer, Charles Grodin

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0 5
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Wes Craven, Peter Berg, Brent Spiner