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20 Great Movies on Free TV This Week

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With cinemas opening last week, there’s lots of opportunity to see new films. However there’s lots of great movies for free on television. This week there’s The Adjustment Bureau, A Touch of Sin, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, A Room with a View, and Horton Hears a Who!

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Monday at 22:00 on Channel 5

United International Pictures

2001 ‧ Romance/Comedy ‧ 1h 37m

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6.7/10 IMDb 80% Rotten Tomatoes 66% Metacritic

Bridget, a single woman, writes a diary which focuses on the things she wishes to happen in her life. However, her life changes when two men vie for her affection.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Monday at 23:25 on Film4

20th Century Fox

15 2005 ‧ Action/Romance ‧ 2h 6m

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6.5/10 IMDb 4.3/5 Amazon UK 55% Metacritic

A husband and wife struggle to keep their marriage alive until they realise they are both secretly working as assassins. Now, their respective assignments require them to kill each other.

Kung Fu Panda 2

Tuesday at 14:35 on Film4

Paramount Pictures

2011 ‧ Animation/Comedy ‧ 1h 32m

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7.2/10 IMDb 81% Rotten Tomatoes 4/5 Common Sense Media

Dragon Warrior Po takes it upon himself to foil the plans of murderous peacock Shen who intends to conquer China and destroy kung fu. For this, Po has to unveil the mystery of his own past.

The Adjustment Bureau

Tuesday at 21:00 on Sony Movies

Universal Pictures

2011 ‧ Romance/Sci-fi ‧ 1h 46m

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7/10 IMDb 71% Rotten Tomatoes 60% Metacritic

David, a politician on the verge of winning a seat in the US Senate, falls in love with Elise, a ballet dancer. However, a mysterious group of men conspire to keep them apart.

Only the Brave

Tuesday at 18:25 in Film4

Summit Entertainment

2017 ‧ Drama ‧ 2h 14m

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7.6/10 IMDb 87% Rotten Tomatoes 72% Metacritic

When a hotshot crew from California ignores a warning by Superintendent Eric Marsh about a wildfire, he decides to get his crew certified as wildfire hotshots.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Tuesday at 21:00 on Film4

Sony Pictures Releasing

2017 ‧ Drama/Crime ‧ 2h 9m

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6.5/10 IMDb 53% Rotten Tomatoes 2/5 The Irish Times

After his firm’s owner suffers from a heart attack, Lawyer Roman is forced to appear in courtroom trials that go poorly. Eventually, the firm goes broke and Roman has to look for a new job.

Babel

Wednesday at 21:00 on Sony Movies

Paramount Vantage

2006 ‧ Drama/Thriller ‧ 2h 23m

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7.4/10 IMDb 69% Rotten Tomatoes 69% Metacritic

A group of people from three continents struggles with emotional stress and traumatic situations and tries hard to deal with their problems.

King Of Thieves

Wednesday at 22:00 on Channel 5

Studiocanal

2018 ‧ Crime/Drama ‧ 1h 48m

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5.5/10 IMDb 34% Rotten Tomatoes 4.4/5 Facebook

A crew of retired crooks pulls off a major heist in London’s jewellery district, but what begins as a nostalgic last hurrah for the group quickly becomes a brutal nightmare when greed overtakes them.

The Dressmaker

Wednesday at 23:05 on Film4

Universal Pictures

2015 ‧ Drama/Thriller ‧ 1h 59m

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7.1/10 IMDb 57% Rotten Tomatoes 4.4/5 Amazon UK

Accused of murder when she was a child, a dressmaker (Kate Winslet) returns to her small Australian town to seek revenge on the locals who did her wrong.

A Touch of Sin

Thursday at 01:25 on Film4

Xstream Pictures

2013 ‧ Drama/Action ‧ 2h 23m

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7.1/10 IMDb 94% Rotten Tomatoes 3.9/5 Amazon UK

Four outcasts on the edges of a rapidly changing China channel their rage into a bloody rampage.

Stand Up Guys

Thursday at 01:50 on Channel 4

Lionsgate

2012 ‧ Comedy/Crime ‧ 1h 35m

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6.5/10 IMDb 36% Rotten Tomatoes 41% Metacritic

Retired gangsters and best friends come together, after decades apart, for one last night in this action comedy.

Megamind

Thursday at 16:30 on Film4

DreamWorks Animation

2010 ‧ Animation/Comedy ‧ 1h 36m

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7.2/10 IMDb 72% Rotten Tomatoes 63% Metacritic

A supervillain named Megamind defeats and kills his enemy. Out of boredom he creates a superhero who becomes evil, forcing Megamind to turn into a hero.

Star Trek Beyond

Thursday at 21:00 on Film4

Paramount Pictures

2016 ‧ Sci-fi/Action ‧ 2h 2m

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7.1/10 IMDb 86% Rotten Tomatoes 68% Metacritic

When the Enterprise crashes after an attack by the dictator Krall and a swarm of drones, Kirk, Spock and the crew must find a way off a hostile planet and stop Krall before he destroys the Federation.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Thursday at 23:25 on Film4

Fox Searchlight Pictures

2015 ‧ Drama/Comedy ‧ 1h 45m

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7.7/10 IMDb 81% Rotten Tomatoes 74% Metacritic

Greg, a socially awkward teenager, spends most of his time with Earl. He is forced by his mother to befriend Rachel, who suffers from leukaemia, leading to an undying friendship between the three.

A Room with a View

Friday at 18:45 on Film4

Curzon Film Distributors

1985 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 1h 57m

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7.3/10 IMDb 100% Rotten Tomatoes 83% Metacritic

The Emersons come to Lucy’s rescue when she finds herself alone in Florence. She falls in love with George Emerson, but back home in England her fiancee awaits her return.

Everybody Wants Some!!

Friday at 23:10 on Film4

Paramount Pictures

2016 ‧ Comedy/Sport ‧ 1h 57m

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6.9/10 IMDb 87% Rotten Tomatoes 3.4/5 Amazon UK

In 1980 Texas, a college freshman (Blake Jenner) meets his new baseball teammates (Will Brittain, Ryan Guzman), an unruly group of disco-dancing, skirt-chasing partyers.

Horton Hears a Who!

Saturday at 12:50 on Film4

20th Century Fox

2008 ‧ Animation/Family ‧ 1h 28m

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6.8/10 IMDb 4.7/5 Amazon UK 4/5 Common Sense Media

Horton, an elephant, must dodge his pesky neighbours and find a safe place to keep the dust speck, which contains a microscopic community of creatures known as The Whos.

The Imitation Game

Saturday at 18:45 on Film4

The Weinstein Company

2014 ‧ War/Drama ‧ 1h 54m

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8/10 IMDb 90% Rotten Tomatoes 73% Metacritic

Alan Turing, a British mathematician, joins the cryptography team to decipher the German enigma code. With the help of his fellow mathematicians, he builds a machine to crack the codes.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Sunday at 14:25 on Film4

20th Century Fox

2013 ‧ Adventure/Comedy ‧ 1h 54m

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7.3/10 IMDb 51% Rotten Tomatoes 4.4/5 Amazon UK

A man living a dull life dreams up romantic and action-filled scenarios in order to escape from monotony. When his own job is threatened, he sets out on a real romantic and action-packed journey.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Sunday at 21:00 on Film4

Rank Film Distributors

1994 ‧ Romance/Comedy ‧ 1h 57m

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7/10 IMDb 96% Rotten Tomatoes 4.7/5 Amazon UK

Charles, a good-natured young introvert, tries to discover his true love for Carrie as he attends the wedding of four of his friends and a funeral.

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