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Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s  

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List Rules Vote up the best Hallmark Hall of Fame movies that aired from 1980 to 1989

This is a list of the Hallmark Hall of Fame movies from 1980 to 1989. The Hallmark Hall of Fame series is a film anthology program that began in 1951 and bounced between different channels until the Hallmark Channel was created and it settled there. Hallmark Hall of Fame movies are some of the best TV movies out there, with production values that rival that of feature films and casts full of big-name stars.

The Hallmark Hall of Fame movies from the '80s includes several film adaptations of classic literature books such as A Tale of Two Cities, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Corsican Brothers, and The Secret Garden. Several Hallmark Hall of Fame films from the 1980s and their casts swept the award nominations. My Name Is Bill W, a film about the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, was nominated for seven Emmy Awards and James Woods won an Emmy for his work in the lead role. The film also earned two Golden Globe nominations.

Check out what other HHoF movies came out between 1980 and 1989 and vote up the best Hallmark Hall of Fame films from the '80s.

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The Secret Garden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
The Secret Garden Colin Firth, Derek Jacobi, Alison Doody
Adaptation of the children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. After the sudden death of her parents, Mary Lennox is sent from their home in India to the English estate of a distant family ...more
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My Name Is Bill W. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
James Woods, Gary Sinise, James Garner
My Name Is Bill W. is a 1989 CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie directed by Daniel Petrie, starring James Woods, JoBeth Williams and James Garner. William G. Borchert, who wrote the film ...more
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Witness for the Prosecution is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Diana Rigg, Deborah Kerr, Donald Pleasence
Witness for the Prosecution is a 1982 TV version of Agatha Christie's short story and play, and also a remake of the classic Billy Wilder 1957 film Witness for the Prosecution. The film was ...more
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Promise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
James Woods, James Garner, Piper Laurie
Feckless bachelor Bob, who promised his mother that at her death he would care for his schizophrenic younger brother D.J., becomes apprehensive when the time comes. Facing up to his ...more
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Anthony Hopkins, John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1982 British-American TV movie, based on the Victor Hugo novel. It was directed by Michael Tuchner and Alan Hume, and produced by Norman Rosemont and Malcolm J. ...more
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The Shell Seekers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Angela Lansbury, Michael Gough, Sam Wanamaker
The Shell Seekers is a 1989 Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie based on the 1987 novel The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher and starring Angela Lansbury. The movie aired on ABC on December 3, ...more
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Love is Never Silent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Cloris Leachman, Sid Caesar, Mare Winningham
Love Is Never Silent is a 1985 Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie aired on CBS December 9, 1985 and stars Mare Winningham and Cloris Leachman. It is based on the novel by Joanne Greenberg.
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Home Fires Burning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Home Fires Burning Neil Patrick Harris, Robert Prosky, Barnard Hughes
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Foxfire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
John Denver, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn
Foxfire is a 1987 Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie starring Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, and John Denver, based on the play of the same name. The movie aired on CBS on December 13, 1987. Tandy won ...more
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Gideon's Trumpet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Henry Fonda, José Ferrer, Fay Wray
Gideon's Trumpet is a 1980 television movie directed by Robert E. Collins.
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Thursday's Child is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Thursday's Child Rob Lowe, Jessica Walters, Gena Rowlands
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Mister Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Mister Lincoln Roy Dotrice, George C. Scott
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Camille is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Camille Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth, John Gielgud
Camille is a 1984 television film based on the 1852 novel and play La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils. It was adapted by Blanche Hanalis and directed by Desmond Davis. It stars ...more
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Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Casey Stengel William Duell, Charles Durning, George C. Scott
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Dear Liar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Dear Liar Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann
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The Tenth Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
The Tenth Man Anthony Hopkins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi
Adaptation of the novel by Graham Greene. Jean Louis Chavel, a well-to-do lawyer in Nazi-occupied France, is arbitrarily arrested and sent to prison. Once there, he is randomly selected for ...more
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Resting Place is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Morgan Freeman, John Lithgow, C. C. H. Pounder
Resting Place is a 1986 drama film written by Walter Halsey Davis and directed by John Korty.
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A Tale of Two Cities is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
A Tale of Two Cities Peter Cushing, Nigel Hawthorne, Kenneth More
A Tale of Two Cities is a 1980 television film directed by Jim Goddard, and based on the Charles Dickens novel set in the French Revolution. The film stars Chris Sarandon playing dual roles as ...more
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The Marva Collins Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Roderick Wimberly, Samuel Muhammad Jr., Mashaune Hardy
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The Room Upstairs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Sarah Jessica Parker, Stockard Channing, Joan Allen
The Room Upstairs is a 1987 Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie based on the novel The Room Upstairs by Norma Levinson, starring Stockard Channing, Sam Waterston, Joan Allen and Linda Hunt. The young ...more
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April Morning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Susan Blakely
Adapted from the novel by Howard Fast. Re-creation of the fateful morning of April 19, 1775, on which British soldiers marched out of Boston to seize and destroy Colonial munitions stockpiled in ...more
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Pack of Lies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Teri Garr, Ellen Burstyn, Alan Bates
Pack of Lies is a 1987 drama film written by Hugh Whitemore and directed by Anthony Page.
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The Winter of Our Discontent is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
The Winter of Our Discontent Donald Sutherland, Teri Garr, Tuesday Weld
The Winter of Our Discontent is a 1983 made-for-TV movie directed by Waris Hussein based on the novel of the same name by John Steinbeck.
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Stones for Ibarra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
Stones for Ibarra Glenn Close, Keith Carradine, Alfonso Arau
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The Master of Ballantrae is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s
The Master of Ballantrae John Gielgud, Ian Richardson, Finola Hughes
The Master of Ballantrae is a 1984 television film directed by Douglas Hickox.