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Last film added: September 15, 2018. There are currently 1591 films in the database (since 1996).


    TV Shows and Made-for-TV Films (1996-2018)

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  1. Movie DetailsAmazing Screw-On Head, The (2006) 10  AnimationComedyHorrorObscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroTV ShowsI own on DVD
    A TV pilot featuring Emperor Zombie and Lincoln. Any last words before I spark it?
  2. Movie DetailsPlanet Earth (2006) 10  Documentary/TrueTV Shows
    Spectacular 11-part BBC documentary of the diversity of Earth's life, from the poles to deserts.
  3. Movie DetailsSouth Park - Imaginationland (2007) 10  AnimationComedyFantasyTV Shows
    Epic three-part story arc from season 11 released as a standalone movie. The best ever.

  4. EXCELLENT
  5. Movie DetailsBlack Mirror - Seasons 1-2 (2014) 9  ComedySci-FiWith Sex/NudityTV Shows
    Provocative sci-fi satire. Explores technology's darker ramifications on society. Gamification, limitless storage, AI. Brilliant.
  6. Movie DetailsFrisky Dingo - Seasons 1 and 2 (2008) 9  AnimationComedySci-FiTV Shows
    A supervillain named Killface plans to destroy humanity using the Annihilatrix. Clever and often hilarious.
  7. Movie DetailsInto the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Discovery Channel cosmology miniseries that discusses aliens, time travel and the history of the universe.
  8. Movie DetailsLast Week Tonight with John Oliver - Seasons 1-4 (2017) 9  ComedyDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    The very best news satire program. Weekly updates from former 'Daily Show' host and correspondent.
  9. Movie DetailsPrisoner - Complete Series Megaset, The (2006) 9  ConspiracySci-FiTV Shows
    Resigned secret agent McGoohan becomes trapped in an idyllic village. A 1967-68 TV cult classic.
  10. Movie DetailsSouth Park - The Complete 13 Seasons (2009) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyTV Shows
    The misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
  11. Movie DetailsStranger Things - Seasons 1-2 (2017) 9  ConspiracyFantasyHorrorSci-FiTV Shows
    A small Indiana town in the 1980s has a shadowy parallel dimension. Thrilling, emotionally resonant.
  12. Movie DetailsThrough the Wormhole - Season 1 (2010) 9  Mind-blowingSci-FiDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Compelling TV series that explores the deepest mysteries of human existence. Hosted by Morgan Freeman.
  13. Movie DetailsTwin Peaks - The Definitive Gold Box Edition (2007) 9  FantasyHorrorMind-blowingSci-FiTV ShowsI own on DVD
    David Lynch's groundbreaking 1990-91 TV series. It's a paranormal murder mystery set in northern Washington.
  14. Movie DetailsTwin Peaks: The Return (2017) 9  FantasyHorrorMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/NudityTV Shows
    David Lynch revisits the surreal, mystical character of a quaint Washington town 25 years later.
  15. Movie DetailsWhen We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Discovery's compelling six-part series about the race into space, the moon landings, shuttles, and beyond.
  16. Movie DetailsWonderfalls - The Complete Viewer Collection (2004) 9  ComedyTV ShowsI own on DVD
    Arguably the best cancelled television series ever. Only 4 of the 13 episodes actually aired.

  17. VERY GOOD
  18. Movie Details12 Angry Men (1997) 8  TV Shows
    Excellent made-for-TV remake of the 1957 classic, starring George C. Scott and Jack Lemmon.
  19. Movie DetailsAdventure Time - Seasons 1 and 2 (2011) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyTV Shows
    A boy and a magical dog are hero-adventurers in the Land of Ooo. Hilariously bizarre.
  20. Movie DetailsBoJack Horseman - Seasons 1-4 (2017) 8  AnimationComedyTV Shows
    Absurd adult cartoon about a washed-up 1990s sitcom horse in Hollywood. Surprising wit, depth, self-loathing.
  21. Movie DetailsBreaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football (2008) 8  Obscure/RareSportDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    HBO chronicles the profound effect of the 1960s Civil Rights movement on college football programs.
  22. Movie DetailsCosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey - Episodes 1-7 (2014) 8  Documentary/TrueTV Shows
    Neil deGrasse Tyson picks up where Carl Sagan left off. The story of our universe.
  23. Movie DetailsFull Frontal with Samantha Bee - Seasons 1-2 (2017) 8  ComedyDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Weekly news satire, with particular attention to women's issues, from the former 'Daily Show' correspondent.
  24. Movie DetailsGrand Night In: The Story of Aardman, A (2015) 8  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    History of Aardman Animations, the acclaimed British stop-motion animation studio behind Morph, Wallace & Gromit.
  25. Movie DetailsGruffalo, The (2009) 8  AnimationFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A cunning mouse outwits a succession of predators while walking in the deep dark wood.
  26. Movie DetailsInherit the Wind (1999) 8  Obscure/RareTV Shows
    Like 12 Angry Men, another excellent made-for-TV remake starring Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott.
  27. Movie DetailsMarvelous Misadventures of Flapjack - Seasons 1-3, The (2010) 8  AnimationComedyObscure/RareTV Shows
    Cartoon seafaring adventures of young Flapjack and pirate K'nuckles who live in a talking whale.
  28. Movie DetailsParanoia Agent: Complete Collection (2004) 8  AnimationHorrorObscure/RareTV Shows
    Satoshi Kon's dark, paranormal 13-episode Japanese TV series. The spectral, enigmatic assailant Lil' Slugger fascinates.
  29. Movie DetailsPersuaders, The (2004) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    The cultures of marketing and advertising influence what Americans buy and how they view themselves.
  30. Movie DetailsPushing Daisies - The Complete First Season (2007) 8  ComedyFantasyTV Shows
    A man can bring dead people back to life, with Amélie-style narration. Whimsical forensic romance.
  31. Movie DetailsRobot Chicken - Seasons 1-3 (2007) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyTV Shows
    Demented stop-motion animation using action figures and toys. These sketch-comedy vignettes skewer pop culture.
  32. Movie DetailsRoom on the Broom (2012) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A gentle witch offers rides to a variety of animals on her increasingly crowded broom.
  33. Movie DetailsSeinfeld - The Complete Series (1998) 8  ComedyTV Shows
    A sitcom about nothing. Starring New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his neurotic friends.
  34. Movie DetailsTell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak (2009) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Diary-style documentary by Spike Jonze about Maurice Sendak, the unconventional author of iconic children's books.
  35. Movie DetailsVenture Bros. - Seasons One and Two, The (2006) 8  AnimationComedySci-FiTV Shows
    The warped misadventures of a middle-aged mad scientist, his teenage sons, and their maniac bodyguard.
  36. Movie DetailsX-Files: The Complete Collector's Edition, The (2002) 8  ConspiracyHorrorSci-FiTV Shows
    FBI agents Mulder and Scully investigate paranormal cases and discover alien conspiracies within our government.

  37. GOOD
  38. Movie DetailsAtom Smashers, The (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    How does life exist? Documentary chronicles the search for the Higgs boson by Fermilab physicists.
  39. Movie DetailsBeavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) 7  AnimationComedyTV Shows
    Beavis and Butt-Head visit Vegas, the Grand Canyon and the White House. I am Cornholio!
  40. Movie DetailsBernard and Doris (2008) 7  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    An HBO Films picture about tobacco heiress Doris Duke (Sarandon) and her gay butler (Fiennes).
  41. Movie DetailsBerserk - The Complete Collection (2002) 7  AnimationFantasyHorrorObscure/RareTV Shows
    Anime about young warrior Guts and the mercenary company called the Band of the Hawk.
  42. Movie DetailsBest of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, The (2005) 7  AnimationFantasySci-FiTV ShowsI own on DVD
    My childhood memories, now on DVD. A first-rate reMASTERing of this moralizing homoerotic 1980s toy-advert.
  43. Movie DetailsCowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) 7  AnimationComedySci-FiTV Shows
    On Mars in the year 2071, the Bebop crew tries to contain a deadly virus.
  44. Movie DetailsDead Like Me - The Complete First Season (2003) 7  ComedyFantasyTV Shows
    Showtime TV series about the lives of undead grim reapers trying to make ends meet.
  45. Movie DetailsExtras - The Complete Series (2007) 7  ComedyTV Shows
    Movie extra Ricky Gervais weasels his way into speaking roles, then finds commercial success miserable.
  46. Movie DetailsGia (1998) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Frequently naked Angelina Jolie is Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s.
  47. Movie DetailsGruffalo's Child, The (2011) 7  AnimationFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    The child of the Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and seeks the Big Bad Mouse.
  48. Movie DetailsHappy Town - Episodes 1-8 (2010) 7  HorrorTV Shows
    Paranormal crime drama that aspires to be Twin Peaks. Dark mysteries in an idyllic town.
  49. Movie DetailsHellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007) 7  AnimationFantasyHorrorObscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroTV Shows
    Hellboy ends up battling the goddess Hecate after a professor resurrects a powerful female vampire.
  50. Movie DetailsLook Around You - Series 1 and 2 (2005) 7  ComedyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A BBC TV comedy series that satirizes 1970s educational science programs. A nonsensical, faithful homage.
  51. Movie DetailsPompeii: The Last Day (2003) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.
  52. Movie DetailsPrisoner, The (2009) 7  ConspiracyObscure/RareTV Shows
    AMC miniseries based on the classic 1960s TV show. Interesting but muddled. Caviezel lacks personality.
  53. Movie DetailsSerenity (2005) 7  Sci-FiTV Shows
    Finale to the cancelled Firefly TV series. Features space-age weaponry, martial arts, and witty dialogue.
  54. Movie DetailsSouth Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) 7  AnimationComedyMusical/MusicTV Shows
    I'm sorry I can't help myself. That movie has warped my fragile little mind.
  55. Movie DetailsStanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Kubrick's incredible attention to detail revealed in 1,000+ boxes of his meticulously sorted film materials.
  56. Movie DetailsTin Man (2007) 7  FantasySci-FiTV Shows
    Dark re-imagining of the Land of Oz. Zooey Deschanel stars in this three-part Sci-Fi miniseries.
  57. Movie DetailsX-Files: Fight the Future, The (1998) 7  ConspiracyHorrorSci-FiTV Shows
    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson must fight the government in a conspiracy about alien colonization.

  58. FAIR
  59. Movie DetailsAlice in Wonderland (1999) 6  FantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A made-for-TV, family-friendly version with a cast of Hollywood all stars. It's hardly worth watching.
  60. Movie DetailsBreast Men (1997) 6  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityTV Shows
    HBO movie follows two doctors who invented silicone breast implants through time. David Schwimmer stars.
  61. Movie DetailsHellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006) 6  AnimationFantasyHorrorObscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroTV Shows
    A samurai sword sends Hellboy into a dangerous realm of Japanese legends, ghosts and monsters.
  62. Movie DetailsHeroes - Seasons 1-3 (2009) 6  FantasySci-FiComic Book/SuperheroTV Shows
    Cleverly structured graphic novel in TV-show format about people with diverse superpowers. It became unwatchable.
  63. Movie DetailsHow Beer Saved the World (2011) 6  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Simplifies human history to exaggerate the importance of beer to civilization. BEER! Extreme hyperbole!
  64. Movie DetailsPU-239: The Half Life of Timofey Berezin (2007) 6  Obscure/RareTV Shows
    A nuclear plant worker with radiation poisoning tries to sell stolen plutonium to Moscow gangsters.
  65. Movie DetailsStudent Services (2011) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    A 19-year-old freshman in France, desperate for cash, is enticed into a life of prostitution.
  66. Movie DetailsTuesdays with Morrie (1999) 6  Obscure/RareTV Shows
    A made-for-TV movie with sportswriter Hank Azaria and retired professor Jack Lemmon, dying of ALS.

  67. ADEQUATE
  68. Movie DetailsSaiyûki Vol. 1: The Journey Begins (2003) 5  AnimationFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A Dragonball Z-like anime adventure of four heroes traveling West to confront a powerful demon.
  69. Movie DetailsSuperstorm (2007) 5  Obscure/RareSci-FiTV Shows
    Scientists attempt to divert or weaken a Miami-bound hurricane using cloud seeding. A miniseries docudrama.

  70. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  71. Movie DetailsSharknado (2013) CRAP  HorrorTV Shows
    Was idiotically curious about the magnitude of this TV-movie's absurdity. It's a bloody, bad-CGI trainwreck.


  72. Statistical ratings distribution of these 65 films (4.1% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 65 films: 7.5.

    10:4.6%

    9:18.5%

    8:29.2%

    7:30.8%

    6:12.3%

    5:3.1%

    CRAP:1.5%



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