Can you name all these 1970s TV movies?

Test your memory of the movie of the week.

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The 1970s was the prime time for TV movies. That's when the networks were rivals for the kinds of movie fans who weren't afraid to stay in on any given day of the week to catch feature films by talents like Steven Spielberg, Dan Curtis and many more.

Below, we've snipped scenes from 10 TV movies that any '70s fan would recognize. See if you can pick the correct name for each one, or if time has weakened your memory of these movies of the week. Good luck!

  1. Dennis Weaver starred in this 1971 TV movie that served as Steven Spielberg's full-length movie directorial debut:
    Image: Universal Pictures
  2. Aired as a two-part miniseries, this 1976 TV movie starred Sally Field in the title role:
    Image: Warner Bros. Television Distribution
  3. This 1972 eerie TV movie went on to become a short-lived but much-revered TV series.
    Image: ABC
  4. In 1971, ABC scored with this Emmy-winning movie of the week, about two football players who form a tight-knit friendship:
    Image: Sony Pictures Television
  5. This was a particularly horrifying character from this 1975 anthology TV movie:
    Image: ABC
  6. People love to poke fun at this 1972 TV movie, but it won an Emmy for best makeup anyway:
  7. It was the costumes that turned heads in this 1975 TV movie, starring Elizabeth Montgomery:
    Image: ABC
  8. This 1970 TV movie about a hippie who joins the Marines to fulfill his civic duty won an Emmy for its screenplay:
    Image: ABC
  9. William Demarest showed up as a handyman in this 1973 TV movie that more recently was remade for a theatrical release. It had goblin-like creatures you couldn't forget:
    Image: Lorimar Productions
  10. The Brady Bunch's Eve Plumb starred in this 1976 TV movie about a 15-year-old girl who has to survive alone in society:
    Image: NBC

Can you name all these 1970s TV movies?

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Bob 9 months ago
ABC Movie of The Week was such a great idea. I wish it was still a thing. Crowhaven Farm with Hope Lange was my favorite.
rycki1138 9 months ago
10 out of 10
You raced right through that one, well-done!
ndebrabant 20 months ago

You got 10 out of 10
You raced right through that one, well-done!
rycki1138 20 months ago
10 out of 10
You raced right through that one, well-done!
RichardPniewski 20 months ago
The Ballad of Andy Crocker, not mentioned here, is a classic. Bad Ronald is a depressing and brilliant horror/tragedy. Thursday's Game is good enough for theatres.
ndebrabant 25 months ago

You got 10 out of 10
You raced right through that one, well-done!
james 30 months ago
10/10 know my movies even though i wasn,t home much in the 70,s
CharlieJ 30 months ago
You got 9 out of 10
You raced right through that one, well-done!

Duel was the worst movie I ever watched...except for Cannery Row.
Terrence 30 months ago
Not bad............................9/10
Andy 30 months ago
"It was the costumes that turned heads in this 1975 TV movie, starring Elizabeth Montgomery"

Hardly. It was the first thing I'd seen Elizabeth Montgomery in other than "Bewitched" and I was completely FLOORED by her amazing performance!
Tresix 30 months ago
10/10. I wish the Me-TV networks had a channel that showed just the made-for-TV movies. You can add miniseries like "Rich Man, Poor Man" and "Roots" as well. Or maybe the regular network can set aside a night just for those.
booster 30 months ago
10/10. I saw 7 of those movies. The other 3, I recalled the titles.
AMgirl 30 months ago
I got 100%, piece of cake, my family loved to watch these made-for-TV movies on ABC, especially the Movie of the Week. I definitely remember Karen Black in Trilogy of Terror (think it was aired March 1975). Sally Field was taken more seriously as an actress after "Sybil," she won an Emmy for her performance. Does anyone remember "The House at Crowhaven Farm" (w/Hope Lange) or "The Screaming Woman" (w/Olivia de Havilland, who is still alive & kicking at age 102!), or "Daughter of the Mind," w/Gene Tierney & Pamela Ferdin) or "That Certain Summer," with Scott Jacoby or "Maybe I'll come Home in the Spring," with Sally Field (it's on YouTube). These movies were so entertaining. I can even remember the theme song!
Whitedevil 31 months ago
My knowledge of worthless trivia is beyond that of Emperor Palpatine....
You made Fred L. Worth feel worthless.
Dawn 31 months ago
9/10, missed #8. The only one I didn't see.
AndrewHass 31 months ago
I was 7/10 but on a few i just guessed.
CatMomWanda 31 months ago
10/10. I can't believe I remembered all of those. I miss the movie of the week. I always watched them. Some were better than others, but there were some real gems.
Barry22 31 months ago
10/10, Duel, Tribes and The Night Stalker were really good TV movies. There was another good one called The Girl Most Likely with Ed Asner.
cperrynaples Barry22 31 months ago
Yep, that movie was written by Joan Rivers and introduced Stockard Channing, best remembered as Rizzo in "Grease". She played an ugly duckling who got plastic surgery and started killing off her former rivals. Guess there WERE "worst things she could do"...LOL!!

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