While cinematic releases play the starring position in Hollywood, movies which can be tailor-made for TV proceed to quietly entertain audiences at dwelling.
Made-for-TV motion pictures haven’t historically proved in style with critics, nevertheless there are quite a few that present loads of glorious movies are by no means launched in film theaters.
Movie critic aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has checked out the easiest televisual titles, rating these movies in accordance to their adjusted Tomatometer (critics) scores.
These are the highest-rated made-for-TV movies, in accordance to Rotten Tomatoes…
- 17. The Honeymooners (13 p.c)
- 16. I Am (36 p.c)
- 15. No Strings Attached (49 p.c)
- 14. I’m Still Here (53 p.c)
- 13. Cinema Verite (61 p.c)
- 12. POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (72 p.c)
- 11. Blank City (82 p.c)
- 10. Trumbo (84 p.c)
- 9. Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (92 p.c)
- 8. The Kid Stays within the Picture (91 p.c)
- 7. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (92 p.c)
- 6. Side by Side (93 p.c)
- 5. Sing Your Song (95 p.c)
- 4. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (95 p.c)
- 3. Behind the Candelabra (94 p.c)
- 2. Room 237 (94 p.c)
- 1. Life Itself (99 p.c)
17. The Honeymooners (13 p.c)
2005 ‧ Comedy ‧ 1h 30m
A bus driver (Cedric the Entertainer) continually devises elaborate rouses to get wealthy, however issues spiral uncontrolled when one scheme ends in him shedding all his cash.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “This pointless remake of the classic TV series only offers generic characters and gags.”
16. I Am (36 p.c)
2010 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 20m
A Hollywood filmmaker speaks with philosophers, scientists and others to uncover how individuals can reside a extra enlightened life.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “I Am is undeniably well-meaning—and unfortunately proof that a filmmaker’s best intentions aren’t enough to guarantee a worthwhile viewing experience.”
15. No Strings Attached (49 p.c)
2011 ‧ Romance/Rom-com ‧ 1h 50m
Boy meets woman and so they agree to maintain issues strictly bodily—however their affair turns into sophisticated after they fall in love.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “It benefits from the presence of Natalie Portman and director Ivan Reitman’s steady hand, but No Strings Attached doesn’t have the courage or conviction to follow through on its ribald premise.”
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14. I’m Still Here (53 p.c)
2010 ‧ Documentary/Drama ‧ 1h 46m
Director Casey Affleck follows Hollywood star Joaquin Phoenix on this mockumentary as he schemes to retire from appearing and kickstart a weird new profession path as a hip-hop artist.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “As unkempt and inscrutable as Joaquin Phoenix himself, I’m Still Here raises some interesting questions about its subject, as well as the nature of celebrity, but it fails to answer many of them convincingly.”
13. Cinema Verite (61 p.c)
2011 ‧ Drama ‧ 1h 26m
A movie crew follows a household round in a pioneering actuality present whereas the husband and spouse’s relationship begins to disintegrate.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: (*17*)
12. POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (72 p.c)
2011 ‧ Documentary/Comedy ‧ 1h 30m
Documentary maker Morgan Spurlock units out to make a film solely financed via promoting and product placement.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold plays smartly to Spurlock’s strengths, and the result is a breezy, albeit not particularly enlightening documentary.”
11. Blank City (82 p.c)
2009 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 39m
This paperwork New York’s DIY unbiased filmmaking impressed by the punk rock period of the late Nineteen Seventies.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Blank City pays affectionate tribute to the No Wave filmmakers’ movement—and the bygone New York City that birthed it.”
10. Trumbo (84 p.c)
2007 ‧ Documentary/Political cinema ‧ 1h 36m
Blacklisted in Hollywood for refusing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities, legendary screenwriter Dalton Trumbo resorts to writing scripts underneath a pseudonym.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Trumbo celebrates the life and work of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo with measures of humor and sadness.”
9. Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (92 p.c)
2011 ‧ Documentary ‧ 2h 5m
Stars together with Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Ron Howard pay tribute to legendary low-budget producer-director-entrepreneur Roger Corman.
Den of Geek wrote: “Most of all, Corman’s World paints a portrait of a filmmaker who, although not without flaw (his penny-pinching mode of operation didn’t always work in his favour), has earned a great deal of respect and fondness from those who’ve spent any time on set with him.”
8. The Kid Stays within the Picture (91 p.c)
2002 ‧ Documentary/History ‧ 1h 33m
This documentary tells the story of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans’s unbelievable rise, fall and return.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Though not objective by any means, The Kid Stays in the Picture is irresistibly entertaining.”
7. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (92 p.c)
2010 ‧ Documentary/Drama ‧ 1h 30m
This documentary traces veteran comic and cosmetic surgery fanatic Joan Rivers’ life and profession.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Penetrating Rivers’ coarse image, this compelling documentary offers an honest, behind-the-scenes look at her career—and at show business in general.”
6. Side by Side (93 p.c)
2012 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 39m
Film’s worth in an more and more digitalised trade is debated by, amongst others, film administrators James Cameron, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Keanu Reeves proves a groovy guide through this informative exploration of how technology is transforming cinema, with an even-handed defense for both the old and the new.”
5. Sing Your Song (95 p.c)
2011 ‧ Music/Biography ‧ 1h 43m
This documentary follows Harry Belafonte’s ascent to stardom, changing into an acclaimed singer and actor, all whereas taking part in social activism.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Sing Your Song takes an absorbing—if decidedly non-critical—look at an incredible show business career and admirable public life.”
4. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (95 p.c)
2011 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 20m
Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind the Sesame Street character Elmo, is praised in interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg and others.
Movie critic Roger Ebert wrote of the movie that viewers “learn a lot of the tricks behind giving the muppets such distinctive personality.”
3. Behind the Candelabra (94 p.c)
2013 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 1h 58m
Legendary pianist Liberace takes a much-younger gay lover, however the relationship quickly sours.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Affectionate without sacrificing honesty, Behind the Candelabra couples award-worthy performances from Michael Douglas and Matt Damon with some typically sharp direction from Steven Soderbergh.”
2. Room 237 (94 p.c)
2012 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 42min
Numerous weird conspiracy theories concerning the hidden meanings supposed hideen inside Stanley Kubrick’s horror film The Shining are explored on this documentary.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Mysterious and provocative, Room 237 is a fascinating journey into the world of obsessive cinephilles.”
1. Life Itself (99 p.c)
2014 ‧ Documentary ‧ 2 hours
The life and work of legendary film critic Roger Ebert are explored on this documentary, focussing specifically on his sometimes savage rivalry with fellow movie critic, Gene Siskel.
Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus states: “Rich in detail and warmly affectionate, Life Itself offers a joyful yet poignant tribute to a critical cinematic legacy.”