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Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies From The 1980s

List RulesVote 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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  • 1

    The Secret Garden

    Gennie James, Barret Oliver
    41
    22

    Released1987

    Directed byAlan Grint

    Young, orphaned Mary Lennox (Gennie James) leaves her residence in India to live with her uncle Archibald Craven (Derek Jacobi) at his lavish manor in Yorkshire, England. Ignored by her heartless
  • 2
    Angela Lansbury, Irene Worth
    16
    14

    Released1989

    Directed byWaris Hussein

    Penelope Keeling (Angela Lansbury) is a withdrawn English matron from an artistic family. After suffering what seems to be a heart attack, Penelope reevaluates her past choices and decides to  ...more
  • 3
    James Garner, James Woods
    17
    16

    Released1986

    Directed byGlenn Jordan

    Long absent from his family, Bob Beuhler (James Garner) returns home after his mother's death to find she has left him her estate and placed his brother, D.J. (James Woods), in his care. Harking back  ...more
  • 4
    James Woods, JoBeth Williams
    14
    16

    Released1989

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    This film reconstructs the true story of stockbroker William Griffith Wilson (James Woods), a World War I veteran whose small drinking problem becomes a serious addiction after he loses his fortune  ...more
  • 5
    Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy
    11
    21

    Released1987

    Directed byJud Taylor

    Fierce but aging widow Annie Nations (Jessica Tandy) lives alone on her farm. Unable to let go of the past -- she sometimes visits with the ghost of her husband (Hume Cronyn) -- Annie gets pulled  ...more
  • 6

    Thursday's Child

    Rob Lowe, Jessica Walters
    8
    17

    Released1983

    Directed byDavid Lowell Rich

  • 7
    Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Urich
    6
    15

    Released1988

    Directed byDelbert Mann

    This adaptation of the classic novel by Howard Feast takes place at the dawn of the American Revolution. Superstitious teenager Adam Cooper (Chad Lowe) struggles to gain the approval of his  ...more
  • 8
    Diana Rigg, Deborah Kerr
    10
    21

    Released1982

    Directed byAlan Gibson

    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 directed  ...more
  • 9

    Casey Stengel

    William Duell, Charles Durning
    5
    13

    Released1981

    Directed byNick Havinga

  • 10

    Home Fires Burning

    Barnard Hughes, Sada Thompson
    5
    15

    Released1989

    Directed byGlenn Jordan

    After his estranged son, Henry (Bill Pullman), returns a damaged man from the front lines of World War II, Jake Tibbetts (Barnard Hughes), a cantankerous Southern newspaper editor, struggles with the
  • 11

    Camille

    Greta Scacchi, Colin Firth
    8
    19

    Released1984

    Directed byDesmond Davis

    Marguerite Gautier (Greta Scacchi), known to her clients as "Camille," is a prostitute in Paris, and she's resigned to her lot. But when gallant stranger Armand Duval (Colin Firth) presents himself
  • 12
    Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi
    7
    18

    Released1982

    Directed byMichael Tuchner

    An adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic tale follows deformed Quasimodo (Anthony Hopkins) as he falls for the lovely Gypsy Esmeralda (Lesley-Anne Down). Unfortunately, Quasimodo's strict father figure  ...more
  • 13
    Cloris Leachman, Sid Caesar
    7
    19

    Released1985

    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.  ...more
  • 14
    Henry Fonda, José Ferrer
    4
    15

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Collins

    In 1961, Clarence Earl Gideon (Henry Fonda) is arrested on charges of petty theft. Unable to afford an expensive lawyer to defend him, he is forced to represent himself and receives a five-year  ...more
  • 15

    Mister Lincoln

    Roy Dotrice, George C. Scott
    4
    15

    Released1981

    Directed byGordon Rigsby

  • 16
    John Lithgow, Richard Bradford
    3
    14

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Korty

    During the 1970s, racial tensions erupt in a small Georgia town when a black lieutenant who died a hero in Vietnam is refused burial in the cemetery. Maj. Kendall Laird (John Lithgow) travels to  ...more
  • 17
    Ellen Burstyn, Teri Garr
    3
    15

    Released1987

    Directed byAnthony Page

    Canadian expatriate housewife Barbara Jackson (Ellen Burstyn) and her husband, Bob (Ronald Hines), are shocked out of their 1960s suburban malaise when British intelligence agent Stewart (Alan Bates)  ...more
  • 18

    The Winter of Our Discontent

    Donald Sutherland, Teri Garr
    3
    18

    Released1983

    Directed byWaris Hussein

    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.  ...more
  • 19
    Stockard Channing, Sam Waterston
    3
    18

    Released1987

    Directed byStuart Margolin

    A Boston teacher, Leah Lazenby (Stockard Channing), decides to turn her old home into a boarding house to pull in some much-needed extra money. It turns out her tenants help her in more ways than  ...more
  • 20

    Dear Liar

    Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann
    2
    15

    Released1981

    Directed byGordon Rigsby

  • 21

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Peter Cushing, Nigel Hawthorne
    2
    16

    Released1980

    Directed byJim Goddard

    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 two  ...more
  • 22
    Cicely Tyson, Morgan Freeman
    2
    16

    Released1981

    Directed byPeter Levin

    Marva Collins (Cicely Tyson) is a Chicago schoolteacher who strives to do her best to educate her students. However, she grows frustrated by the boundaries imposed on her methods by a failing public  ...more
  • 23

    The Tenth Man

    Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi
    1
    12

    Released1988

    Directed byJack Gold

    After willing his estate to another man's family in order to save his own life in a Nazi prison, Chavel (Anthony Hopkins) returns to his erstwhile home in disguise, where he meets Therese (Kristin
  • 24

    The Master of Ballantrae

    John Gielgud, Ian Richardson
    1
    18

    Released1984

    Directed byDouglas Hickox

    This rousing tale of adventure centers on Henry Durrie (Richard Thomas), a Scottish nobleman who is forced to flee his homeland and abandon the woman he loves after a failed attempt to overthrow the
  • 25

    The Corsican Brothers

    Trevor Eve, Geraldine Chaplin
    0
    13

    Released1985

    Directed byIan Sharp