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17 Great Movies on Free-to-Air TV This Week



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Another week, another great selection of movies available on free-to-air television. We’ve rounded up the best films airing this week so you don’t miss out on some cinema magic from the comfort of your own home.

Check out what’s on this week…

The Gambler

Tuesday at 21:00 on Film4

6/10 IMDb43% Rotten Tomatoes3.4/5 Facebook

Paramount Pictures

Crime thriller starring Mark Wahlberg. Jim Bennett, a literature professor, is addicted to gambling. His dangerous fixation soon lands him in trouble and pits him against his worst enemies.

Gangster Squad

Tuesday at 23:05 on ITV4

6.7/10 IMDb32% Rotten Tomatoes40% Metacritic

Warner Bros. Pictures

Action crime drama starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, 2013. A secret crew of LAPD comes together under the leadership of John, a former World War II soldier, to tear down the world of one of the most dangerous gangsters, Mickey Cohen, who runs the city.


Wednesday at 18:20 on Talking Pictures TV

8.1/10 IMDb100% Rotten Tomatoes86% Metacritic

United Artists

Mystery. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontanie and George Sanders. A naive woman marries a widower, Maxim and settles in his mansion. Horror strikes, when she discovers that Maxim had killed his ex-wife.

Days of Thunder

Wednesday at 21:00 on Paramount Network

6/10 IMDb39%Rotten Tomatoes4.4/5 Amazon.co.uk

Paramount Pictures

Action-packed drama starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Cole Trickle, a budding racer, is recruited by a big brand but meets with an accident. However, when he returns, he has to face an adversary who not only wants to defeat but also disable him.

The Running Man

Wednesday at 21:00 on Sony Movies Classic

6.6/10 IMDb3.1/5 Letterboxd

Columbia Pictures

Stars Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick and Alan Bates. Rex, a pilot, fakes his own death to scam an insurance company for GBP 50,000. Rex gets annoyed when Stephen, an insurance investigator begins to take special interest in Rex’s case.


Thursday at 21:00 on Sony Movies Classic

8/10 IMDb85% Rotten Tomatoes79% Metacritic

Columbia Pictures

Ben Kingsley won an Oscar in the title role of this epic story of a man of peace who brought an empire to its knees. A lawyer, Mohandas Gandhi, returns to British India from South Africa. He begins a nationwide campaign of non-violent resistance against British rule, pressuring Britain to liberate India.


Thursday at 21:00 on Horror Channel

6.9/10 IMDb80% Rotten Tomatoes

Icon Film Distribution

When a storm upturns their yacht, a group of passengers jump on board a ship close by. However, they soon realise that they are in greater danger aboard the mysterious vessel.


Thursday at 22:05 on ITV4

8.7/10 IMDb96% Rotten Tomatoes90% Metacritic

Warner Bros.

Acclaimed crime drama starring Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta. Young Henry Hill, with his friends Jimmy and Tommy, begins the climb from being a petty criminal to a gangster on the mean streets of New York.


Friday at 21:00 on Sony Movies

7.7/10 IMDb89% Rotten Tomatoes78% Metacritic

Warner Bros. Pictures

Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo. Robert Graysmith, a cartoonist by profession, finds himself obsessively thinking about the Zodiac killer. He uses his puzzle-solving abilities to get closer to revealing the identity of the killer.

Eddie the Eagle

Saturday at 18:50 on Film4

7.4/10 IMDb82% Rotten Tomatoes54%Metacritic

20th Century Fox

Taron Egerton stars in a comedy charting the life of Michael Edwards, who, in 1988, was the first ski jumper to represent Britain at the Olympics since 1929.

Notting Hill

Saturday at 21:00 on 5Star

7.1/10 IMDb83%Rotten Tomatoes68%Metacritic

PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. William, a British bookseller, meets and falls in love with Anna, a high-profile American actress. However, their relationship goes through many problems due to their different social statuses.


Saturday at 21:00 on Sony Movies

8.6/10 IMDb72% Rotten Tomatoes74% Metacritic

Warner Bros. Pictures

In Earth’s future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth’s population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind’s new home.

Victoria and Abdul

Saturday at 21:15 on BBC Two

6.8/10 IMDb66% Rotten Tomatoes58% Metacritic

Focus Features

Abdul Karim, a young prison clerk from India, travels to present Queen Victoria with a mohur on her Golden Jubilee and strikes an unlikely friendship with her.

Sexy Beast

Saturday at 23:20 on Film 4

7.3/10 IMDb86% Rotten Tomatoes79% Metacritic

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Jonathan Glazer’s thriller stars Ray Winstone as a retired criminal whose peace is broken by a psychopathic gangster. With Ben Kingsley.

Thelma and Louise

Sunday at 01:25 on 5Star

7.5/10 IMDb84% Rotten Tomatoes88% Metacritic


Docile housewife Thelma accompanies her pal Louise, an independent waitress, on a brief fishing trip. However, Louise kills a man who endeavours to rape Thelma at a bar. The two flee to Mexico. Stars Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and Brad Pitt.

The Sting

Sunday at 15:30 on ITV 4

8.3/10 IMDb94% Rotten Tomatoes83% Metacritic

Universal Pictures

Oscar-winning crime drama starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, 1973. Swindler Johnny Hooker, whose partner is butchered by the henchmen of Doyle Lonnegan, a ruthless crime boss, seeks to take revenge. Aiding him is Henry Gondorff, a conman evading the FBI.

The Swimmer

Sunday at 19:05 on Sony Movies Classic

7.7/10 IMDb100% Rotten Tomatoes

Columbia Pictures

Well-off ad man Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) is visiting a friend when he notices the abundance of backyard pools that populate their upscale suburb. Ned suddenly decides that he’d like to travel the eight miles back to his own home by simply swimming across every pool in town. Soon, Ned’s journey becomes harrowing; at each house, he is somehow confronted with a reminder of his romantic, domestic and economic failures, until a final visit with an old flame (Janice Rule) leaves him devastated.

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