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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The Tale (2018)

Adjusted Score: 101.593%
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: Based on the filmmaker's own story, THE TALE is an investigation into one woman's memory as she's forced to re-examine... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Fox

Adjusted Score: 97.806%
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: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once? Lara Jean Song... [More]
Directed By: Susan Johnson

Adjusted Score: 96.329%
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: This documentary provides an intimate perspective on Jane Fonda's multi-faceted life as an award-winning actress, sex icon, political activist, feminist,... [More]
Starring: Jane Fonda
Directed By: Susan Lacy


CAM (2018)

Adjusted Score: 97.036%
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: CAM is a technology driven psychological thriller set in the world of webcam porn. It follows Alice, an ambitious camgirl,... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Goldhaber

Adjusted Score: 93.017%
Critics Consensus: A hard fought coda to a beloved series, Sense8's epilogue exemplifies its strange, sensual, somewhat silly delights.
Synopsis: Personal lives are pushed aside as the cluster, their sidekicks, and some unexpected allies band together for a rescue mission... [More]

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