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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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The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

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Network Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

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Broadcast News Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter

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Pleasantville Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Tobey Maguire

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Being There Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, Jack Warden

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Bruce Almighty Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman

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Galaxy Quest Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

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Poltergeist Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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Tootsie Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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Hairspray John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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Hairspray Debbie Harry, Jerry Stiller, John Waters

Shows That May Be Just Too Scary For TV

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Wayne's World Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe

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Good Night, and Good Luck George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels

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Death to Smoochy Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Jon Stewart

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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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The Running Man Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

Black Panther Movie Quotes

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To Die For Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Matt Dillon

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Tom Islava added The Sunshine Boys George Burns, Phyllis Diller, Walter Matthau

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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Television
CraigAlarm added Bewitched Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell

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Scary Movie 3 Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen, Jenny McCarthy

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Medium Cool Peter Boyle, Robert Forster, Peter Bonerz

The Best 14A Drama Movies

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Bamboozled Jada Pinkett Smith, Mos Def, Damon Wayans

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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Television
The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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The King of Comedy Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Martin Scorsese

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15 Minutes Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Kelsey Grammer

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Ginger and Fred Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Friedrich von Ledebur

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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Quiz Show Ralph Fiennes, Martin Scorsese, Ethan Hawke

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CraigAlarm added Click Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

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CraigAlarm added Mad City John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Jay Leno

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UHF Fran Drescher, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Michael Richards

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EDtv Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Hurley, Ellen DeGeneres

The Best Solo Sports for Girls

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Stay Tuned Jeffrey Jones, John Ritter, Eugene Levy

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Videodrome Debbie Harry, James Woods, David Cronenberg

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S.F.W. Reese Witherspoon, Tobey Maguire, Joey Lauren Adams

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Soapdish Robert Downey Jr., Teri Hatcher, Whoopi Goldberg

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The TV Set Sigourney Weaver, David Duchovny, Seth Green

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The Insider Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer

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Public Access Bert Williams, Brandon Boyce, Ron Marquette

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Showtime Eddie Murphy, Robert De Niro, William Shatner

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Real Life Albert Brooks, Harry Shearer, Charles Grodin

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Shocker Wes Craven, Peter Berg, Brent Spiner