Best-Reviewed TV Movies 2018

While made-for-TV movies are increasingly being swept aside in favor of limited series, cable networks and streaming services are still investing in the age-old art form. Netflix titles dominate our list of films released on TV and digital only, but the streaming giant wasn’t able to top all-star TV movie–machine HBO and The Tale, its film starring Laura Dern about a woman forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2018. Scores might change over time.

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#1

The Tale (2018)
99%

#1
Adjusted Score: 102134%
Critics Consensus: The Tale handles its extraordinarily challenging subject matter with sensitivity, grace, and the power of some standout performances led by a remarkable Laura Dern.
Synopsis: Jennifer has it all, with a loving boyfriend and a great career as a journalist and professor. But when her... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Fox

#2
Adjusted Score: 98483%
Critics Consensus: To All the Boys I've Loved Before plays by the teen rom-com rules, but relatable characters and a thoroughly charming cast more than make up for a lack of surprises.
Synopsis: A teenage girl's love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her life.... [More]
Directed By: Susan Johnson

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 98209%
Critics Consensus: Raw and rich in decade-spanning detail, Jane Fonda in Five Acts paints a living portrait of one popular culture's most compelling figures.
Synopsis: A look at the life, work, activism and controversies of actress and fitness tycoon Jane Fonda.... [More]
Directed By: Susan Lacy

#4

Cam (2018)
93%

#4
Adjusted Score: 98627%
Critics Consensus: Smart and suspenseful, CAM is a techno-thriller that's far more than the sum of its salacious parts -- and an outstanding showcase for Madeline Brewer in the leading role.
Synopsis: A camgirl has her principles, until a mysterious woman who looks just like her takes over her channel.... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Goldhaber

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A hard fought coda to a beloved series, Sense8's epilogue exemplifies its strange, sensual, somewhat silly delights.
Synopsis: Passions run high as the Sensates and their closest allies fight to save the cluster and stop their enemies for... [More]

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