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, witty, realistic, humorous, satirical and semi serious films and TV shows about / with television, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, tv show, runaway, adaptation, pornography and reality tv plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as television: Black Mirror (2011), Episodes (2011), Loving Pablo (2017), Network (1976), UHF (1989), Videodrome (1983), Edtv (1999), Stay Tuned (1992), My Favorite Year (1982), The Truman Show (1998).
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Loving Pablo
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Spain, Bulgaria
123 min.
 6.3
Network
Drama
USA
121 min.
 8.1
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Tully
Comedy, Drama, Mystery
USA
95 min.
 7.0
Pine Gap
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Australia
360 min.
 6.3

List of television movies

 8.9
 248K
Black Mirror
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: twists and turns, thought provoking, dark humor, philosophical, disturbing ...
Plot: human nature, social decay, society, computers and web, technology, politician, news, media satire, corruption, alternate reality, reporter, fear ...
Time: future
Place: england
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 7.9
 29K
Episodes
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: witty, realistic, humorous, cynical, funny ...
Plot: tv show, actor's life, showbiz, writer's life, englishman abroad, husband wife relationship, womanizer, couple relations, sitcom, producer, hollywood, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 6.3
 9K
Loving Pablo
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, exciting, rough, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug cartel, husband wife relationship, cocaine, journalist, latinx lead, pregnant woman, minister, flashback, airplane, lover, television ...
Time: 80s, year 1982, year 1992, year 1981, year 1984 ...
Place: colombia, florida, panama
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 8.1
 125K
Network
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, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: corruption, murder, television, journalism, insanity, assassination, business, workplace romance, fighting the system, reality tv, greed, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, new york
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 7.0
 23K
UHF
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, funny, absurd ...
Plot: parody, television, tv show, imagination, workplace situations, music video, stupidity, workplace, goofy hero, media, dumb, cult ...
Time: 80s
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 7.3
 71K
Videodrome
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, psychological, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, cult, obsession, brainwashing, surrealism, television, pornography, violence, cyberpunk, insanity, sex, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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 6.1
 38K
Edtv
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, satirical, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: reality tv, voyeurism, television, fish out of water, dysfunctional family, celebrity culture, parenthood, store, media satire, tv show, life, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
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 6.1
 9K
Stay Tuned
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: television, suburbs, couple relations, parody, media satire, suburban life, tv show, devil, hostages, mentor, crumbling marriage, satellite dish ...
Time: 80s
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My Favorite Year
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, witty, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, television, gangster, swashbuckler, media satire, showbiz, gangsters, drinking, mentor, tv show, dialogue, redemption ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa
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 8.1
 796K
The Truman Show
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: surreal, touching, philosophical, thought provoking, satirical ...
Plot: freedom, fictional reality show, voyeurism, brainwashing, alternate reality, self discovery, fictional reality, loneliness, showbiz, television, paranoia, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future, 1990s
Place: usa, florida
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Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
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: humorous, road movie, not serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stupidity, road trip, television, on the road, desert, buddies, alter ego, odd couple, pornography, irreverent, weapons, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, texas, cross country, usa, washington d.c. ...
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 7.5
 59K
Quiz Show
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: clever, witty, intellectual, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, manipulation, lawyer, corruption, greed, cheating, idealism, television, manipulations, reality tv, cons and scams, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, boston
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The Brady Bunch Movie
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, clever, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: television, culture clash, parents and children, parody, family, danger, heroes, love and romance, suburbs, adaptation, rivalry, house ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.7
 126K
The Running Man
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: futuristic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, prison, murder, vengeance, prison escape, violence, television, brutality, motorcycle, corruption, survival, reality tv ...
Time: future, 80s, near future, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: california, los angeles
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 7.5
 112K
Pleasantville
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: touching, witty, semi serious, cerebral, satirical ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: small town, alternate reality, utopia, coming of age, censorship, time travel, prejudice, segregation, television, fascism, siblings relations, transformation ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1990s
Place: paris france, france
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 7.2
 24K
Broadcast News
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: journalism, romance, love triangle, television, workaholic, unlikely couple, friendship, relationships, dialogue, happy ending, mentor, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Good Night, and Good Luck.
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, idealism, fighting the system, communism, paranoia, censorship, propaganda, television, freedom, cold war, investigation ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: california, new york, usa, washington d.c., soviet union ...
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 8.0
 58K
Being There
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, cynical, semi serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: politics, president, terminal illness, television, comedy of errors, rise to the top, political, mistaken identity, world politics, homeless, storytelling, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.8
 39K
To Die For
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, biting, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, murder, journalism, crime, manipulation, television, blind ambition, hitman, desire for fame, crime gone awry, pornography, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
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 5.5
 56K
Showtime
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, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, crime, police, television, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, misfit partners, reality tv, car chase, parody, odd couple, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.5
 9K
Bamboozled
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, satirical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: racism, hip hop, television, rise and fall, race issues, murder, stereotypes, censorship, media satire, segregation, violence, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, yale university, alabama, south carolina, harvard university ...
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The Osterman Weekend
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, betrayal, violence, surveillance, conspiracy, spy, cold war, murder, gunfight, vengeance, brutality, paranoia ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
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 7.4
 123K
Poltergeist
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: suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, poltergeist, ghost, haunted house, missing child, psychic, child in peril, parents and children, family drama, good versus evil, little girl, parallel world ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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 7.0
 73K
Scrooged
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, funny, atmospheric ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, redemption, ghost, supernatural, greed, television, ghosts, death, love, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york
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 6.5
 65K
Morning Glory
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: television, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, showbiz, tv show, father daughter relationship, happy ending, workplace situations, ambition, mentor, romance, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
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 6.1
 137K
The Cable Guy
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, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, television, buddies, insanity, stalking, violence, dumb, loneliness, parody, crazy, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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 3.2
 5K
Ringmaster
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tv show, television, violence, pornography, media, revenge, society, family, disorder, suburbs, reality tv ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Series 7: The Contenders
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A TV program selects people at random to kill one another for fame and their freedom. Ever seen the show "Survivor" and wished they would just start killing each other?? Series 7 literally gives its contestants the guns. The film is not ...
Style: clever, cynical, stylized, disturbing, semi serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, gory, manipulation, survival, death, reality tv, small town, television, hospital, murder, violence, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.5
 13K
Soapdish
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, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: parody, farce, media satire, television, showbiz, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, reality tv, disorder, mistaken identity, celebrity culture, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: montana, usa, new jersey
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Death to Smoochy
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, cynical, surreal ...
Plot: vengeance, corruption, performer's life, television, revenge, mob, children, irish, sarcasm, death, foul language, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, salt lake city utah, manhattan new york city
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