Television movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant television movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out clever, humorous, witty, realistic, satirical and semi serious films and TV shows about / with television, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, tv show, runaway, adaptation, reality tv and media plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
television
 914
television movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as television: Loving Pablo (2017), Great News (2017), Channel Zero (2016), Black Mirror (2011), Episodes (2011), Network (1976), UHF (1989), Videodrome (1983), Edtv (1999), Stay Tuned (1992).

List of television movies

 6.3
 11K
Loving Pablo (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The film chronicles the rise and fall of the world's most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.
Style: factual, serious, rough, exciting, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug cartel, journalist, cocaine, latinx lead, husband wife relationship, minister, lover, pregnant woman, flashback, airplane, congress ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, year 1993, year 1982, year 1992 ...
Place: florida, colombia, panama
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 6.9
 3K
Great News (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A New Jersey mom puts her relationship with her daughter to the test when she lands an internship at the same TV station where her daughter works.
Style: light, humorous, entertaining, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: tv news, sitcom, workplace situations, media satire, workplace humor, television, ambition, mother daughter relationship, overbearing mother, tv reporter, ego clash, uptight character ...
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 7.2
 7K
Channel Zero (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Inspired by Brian Russell’s Creepypasta tale, Channel Zero: No-End House tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator, who visits the No End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. ...
Style: suspense, bleak, enigmatic, based on legend
Plot: supernatural, monster, childhood, child in peril, television, kidnapping, death of brother, missing person, small town, anthology, loss of son
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 8.9
 248K
Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: thought provoking, dark humor, biting, clever, cynical ...
Plot: human nature, social decay, media satire, computers and web, society, technology gone awry, chaos, technophobia, technology, media, alternate reality, politician ...
Time: future
Place: england
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 7.9
 29K
Episodes (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A British husband-and-wife comedy writing team travel to Hollywood to remake their successful British TV series, with disastrous results.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, cynical, funny ...
Plot: showbiz, hollywood, writer's life, tv show, actor's life, sitcom, culture clash, womanizer, couple relations, producer, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 8.1
 125K
Network (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Style: clever, talky, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: tv show, corruption, anchor, network, murder, adultery, media, workaholic, suicidal, gay slur, racial slur, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, new york
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 7.0
 23K
UHF (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The eccentric new manager of a UHF television channel tries to save the station from financial ruin with an odd array of programming.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, gag humor, funny ...
Plot: parody, tv show, music video, workplace situations, tv star, tv station, loser, game show, workplace, goofy hero, media, disorder ...
Time: 80s
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 7.3
 71K
Videodrome (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
Style: surreal, disturbing, serious, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brainwashing, cult, bdsm, hallucination, suicide, tv station, gory, obsession, media, assassination, audition, mind control ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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 6.1
 38K
Edtv (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, audition, voyeurism, celebrity culture, tv station, tv star, store, media satire, tv show, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
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 6.1
 9K
Stay Tuned (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Salesman Roy Knable spends all his free time watching television, to the exasperation of his wife, Helen. One day, TV salesman Spike convinces Roy to buy a satellite dish offering 666 channels. The new addition to Roy's home entertainment ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, witty, biting ...
Plot: satellite dish, wrestling, axe, couple relations, suburbs, media satire, suburban life, tv show, hostages, crumbling marriage, survival, television ...
Time: 80s
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My Favorite Year (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, showbiz, fish out of water, odd couple, friendship, comeback, media satire, tv show, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, media ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
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 8.1
 796K
The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, clever, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, manipulations, freedom, tv show, dishonesty, voyeurism, hollywood, loneliness, suburban life, fictional reality show, alternate reality, fictional reality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: usa, florida
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Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Mike Judge's slacker duo, Beavis and Butt-Head, wake to discover their TV has been stolen. Their search for a new one takes them on a clueless adventure across America where they manage to accidentally become America's most wanted.
Style: road movie, humorous, not serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, casino, congress, masturbation, white house, police brutality, buddies, odd couple, hotel, swat team, sun, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, washington d.c., texas, cross country, usa ...
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 7.5
 59K
Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, witty, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, moral dilemma, lawyer, cheating, contests and competitions, media, manipulation, advertising, fame, professor, prejudice, ethics ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, boston
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The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: house, race against time, fish out of water, parents and children, danger, supermarket, heroes, love and romance, suburbs, rivalry, society, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.7
 126K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, danger, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, against the odds, resistance, massacre, gadget ...
Time: future, near future, twentieth century, 2010s, 20th century ...
Place: california, los angeles
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 7.5
 112K
Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's ...
Style: witty, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: small town life, utopia, coming of age, parallel world, siblings relations, small town, time travel, alternate reality, racism, book burning, fish out of water, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france
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 7.2
 24K
Broadcast News (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. ...
Style: clever, witty, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, journalism, workaholic, romance, unlikely couple, journalist, workplace romance, media satire, tv show, love and romance, media, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: talky, realistic, clever, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, fighting the system, communism, government, politician, communist, paranoia, tv show, media, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, california, pentagon, soviet union ...
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 8.0
 58K
Being There (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: politics, comedy of errors, impotence, autism, eviction, white house, secret service, newspaper, funeral, dying, innocence, businessman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 6.8
 39K
To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: dark humor, clever, disturbing, semi serious, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, spouse killer, murder, journalism, adultery, winter, ambition, media, femme fatale, crime, blind ambition, desire for fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
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 6.5
 9K
Bamboozled (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: TV producer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it incredibly becomes ...
Style: semi serious, biting, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: racism, rise and fall, media satire, tv show, artists and showbiz, society, writer's life, showbiz, hip hop, overnight success, television, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, harlem manhattan new york city, iowa, alabama, south carolina ...
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The Osterman Weekend (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, violence, betrayal, arrow, cia, manhunt, voyeurism, government agency, terror, fight, family, kgb ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
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 5.5
 56K
Showtime (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tough guy, fish out of water, chase, reality tv, misfit partners, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, crime, odd couple, police operation, partners against crime, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.4
 123K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, psychic, supernatural, missing child, parents and children, poltergeist, good versus evil, child in peril, little girl, curses spells and rituals, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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 7.0
 73K
Scrooged (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, christmas, holiday, redemption, christmas carol, scrooge, back from the dead, supernatural, hopes, power relations, obnoxious boss, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1955, year 1971, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, new york
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 6.5
 65K
Morning Glory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young and devoted morning television producer is hired as an executive producer on a long-running morning show at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: tv reporter, work ethic, workaholic, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, showbiz, tv show, workplace situations, ambition, media, workplace, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 6.1
 137K
The Cable Guy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up -- and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, friendship, karaoke, prostitute, prison, basketball, buddies, odd couple, danger, friends, designer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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 3.2
 5K
Ringmaster (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent thrir problems on the air.
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tv show, dysfunctional family, media, society, suburbs, disorder, vengeance, infidelity, sexual relations, media satire, social decay, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.5
 13K
Soapdish (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Celeste Talbert is the star of the long-running soap opera "The Sun Also Sets." With the show's ratings down, Celeste's ruthlessly ambitious co-star, Montana Moorehead, and the show's arrogant producer, David Seton Barnes, ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mistaken identity, parody, media satire, showbiz, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, disorder, celebrity culture, farce, television, producer, television studio ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: montana, usa, new jersey
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