The Running ManNovember 13, 1987
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 for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers” and certain death for a chance to be pardoned and set free.
Slumdog MillionaireNovember 12, 2008
Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
National Lampoon's European VacationJuly 25, 1985
The Griswalds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and thus pack their bags for the continent. They do their best to catch the flavor of Europe, but they just don't know how to be be good tourists. Besides, they have trouble taking holidays in countries where they CAN speak the language.
MallratsOctober 20, 1995
Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.
Quiz ShowSeptember 16, 1994
Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
UHFJuly 21, 1989
The eccentric new manager of a UHF television channel tries to save the station from financial ruin with an odd array of programming.
Melvin and HowardSeptember 19, 1980
The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.
Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too MuchOctober 13, 2017
Maths teacher Ted Slauson became adept at recording and memorizing prices of products featured on the iconic game show The Price is Right, an obsession dating back to the show's inception in 1972. This passion and dedication for the show culminated in him helping a contestant place a perfect bid during a 2008 showcase, an innocent act that would create one of the biggest controversies in television industry history.
Monster ChallengeSeptember 21, 2018
Famed composer Michael Giacchino catapults a hapless Patton Oswalt (as himself) into an outrageous series of challenges in his infectiously silly tribute to the eccentricities of Japanese game shows.
SamarJanuary 13, 2013
Samar is a Tamil action-adventure film directed by Thiru. It features Vishal and Trisha Krishnan in the lead roles, with Sunaina, Manoj Bajpai and J. D. Chakravarthy appearing in supporting roles.
Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck ScandalMarch 16, 2003
On May 19, 1984, an out of work ice cream truck driver from Southwestern Ohio broke the bank on CBS' hit game show of the mid-1980's "Press Your Luck" and made TV history by setting a record for the most money won by a contestant in one appearance on a daytime game show; A record which may have been long been surpassed with the Big-Jackpot game shows of today, but still stands strong as the biggest win in "Press Your Luck's" history. Was it brilliance? Was it cheating? And how did he do it? "Press Your Luck's" host and crew, the family of Michael Larson - the man who walked away with $110,237 in cash and prizes - and Michael's opponents from that fateful day gathered in Hollywood 19 years later to relive the events of that remarkable event in TV history.
The ContestantMarch 16, 2007
Martín's lucky hit when he wins the most lucrative prize in television history puts his life upside down.
The Gong Show MovieMay 23, 1980
A week in the life of "The Gong Show" host and creator Chuck Barris.
Major FraudMay 8, 2003
Footage from the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" is examined to reveal how a contestant almost cheated his way to the jackpot.
The Grand Knockout TournamentJune 19, 1987
The Grand Knockout Tournament (colloquially also known as It's a Royal Knockout) was a one-off charity event which was shown on British television on 19 June 1987. It followed the format of It's a Knockout (the British version of Jeux Sans Frontieres), a slapstick TV gameshow which was broadcast in the UK until 1982. The event was staged on the lakeside lawn of the Alton Towers stately home-cum-theme park. However, the event used its own specially created immersing set, meaning that the location was not very recognisable in the TV broadcast.
RecklessNovember 17, 1995
On Christmas Eve, a relentlessly cheerful woman escapes from the killers hired by her husband, and embarks on a series of strange encounters.
Tell 'Em Steve Dave Presents: ElephANTS in the RoomMay 26, 2018
In the summer of 2017, the podcast Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave filmed a gameshow pilot episode to pitch to an unnamed television network. “ElephANTs in the Room” combines the classic atmosphere of beloved gameshows, with the insightful and humorous world of podcasting. When you add in elephant-based physical changes, and the perils of taboo topics that no that sane person would ever dare to discuss, you get “ElephANTs in the Room!” With an explosive and shocking final challenge, it’s safe to say you have NEVR seen a gameshow like this!
Game Show Moments Gone BananasJanuary 1, 2008
Relive the most outrageous moments, outtakes and bloopers from popular game shows all around the world -- ranging from the 1950s through the present -- with this hilarious series. Actor and television personality Ben Stein ("America's Most Smartest Model") hosts the show, with segments such as "Top Host Screw-ups," "Top Blonde Moments," "Top Wardrobe Malfunctions," "Top Celebrity Moments" and "Top Brain Freeze Moments."
For Love or MoneyNovember 20, 1984
Suzanne Pleshette/Gil Gerard TV movie, centering on a fictitious game show.
The Million HareApril 5, 1963
Bugs races Daffy to get to the TV station first and win the prize on the "Beat Your Buddy" show.