Another great week of films on television – including The Social Network which was called the ‘best movie of the decade’ by Quentin Tarantino! Also on the list is Drive, Stand By Me, and Selma (which has 99% Rotten Tomatoes).
Monday at 18:25 on Film4
2003 ‧ Action/Sci-fi ‧ 2h 14m
Nightcrawler, a mutant, tries to murder the president of the United States. Meanwhile, when William Stryker attacks Professor X’s school, his mutant students team up to thwart his evil plans.
Stand By Me
Monday at 21:00 on Sony Movies Classic
1986 ‧ Adventure/Drama ‧ 1h 29m
Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern are four friends who decide to hike to find the corpse of Ray Brower, a local teenager, who was hit by a train while plucking blueberries in the wild.
Monday at 21:00 on Film4
2017 ‧ Action/Sci-fi ‧ 2h 21m
Logan comes out of retirement to escort a young mutant named Laura to a safe place. He meets with other mutants, who run from an evil corporation that has been experimenting with them, along the way.
Monday at 23:45 on Film4
2013 ‧ Thriller/Horror ‧ 1h 39m
After the untimely death of her father, India and her mother are left alone in their estate. Soon, the arrival of her uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, is followed by unexpected developments.
White House Down
Tuesday at 21:00 on 5Star
2013 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 2h 17m
A Capitol policeman leaps into action to save his daughter and protect the American president from a group of terrorists who have seized the White House.
Tuesday at 21:00 on Sony Movies
2011 ‧ Action/Crime ‧ 1h 35m
A stuntman and getaway driver falls in love with Irene who is married to a criminal. In a bid to protect her from her husband and some gangsters, he decides to cross over to the other side of the law.
Tuesday at 23:20 on Film4
2017 ‧ Drama/Music ‧ 1h 49m
Bored with her life in her New Jersey hometown, Patricia Dombrowski decides to follow her idol and become a rapper. Along with her friend, grandmother and a musician, she tries to overcome obstacles.
Wednesday at 01:50 on Channel 4
2016 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 2h 48m
With help from an orphaned pickpocket (Kim Tae-ri), a Korean con man (Ha Jung-woo) devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman (Kim Min-hee) out of her inheritance.
The Social Network
Wednesday at 21:00 on Sony Movies
2010 ‧ Drama/History ‧ 2h 1m
Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site, Facebook, with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin. But soon, a string of lies tears their relationship apart even as Facebook connects people.
Wednesday at 21:00 on Film4
2014 ‧ Thriller/Action ‧ 1h 30m
Lucy is a 2014 French science fiction action film written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by his wife Virginie Besson-Silla for his company EuropaCorp. The film was shot in Taipei, Paris, and New York City. It stars Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, and Amr Waked.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Wednesday at 22:45 on Film4
2016 ‧ Comedy/Mockumentary ‧ 1h 27m
Conner, Owen and Lawrence become famous after launching their rap album. But Connor abandons the band to form a solo career and is forced to see his celebrity status crash after the project fails.
Thursday at 21:00 on Film4
2014 ‧ War/Drama ‧ 2h 17m
Louis Zamperini, a US Olympic track record holder, pulls himself through a plane crash in the Second World War only to be left at the mercy of nature and eventually caged up as a prisoner of war.
Thursday at 23:45 on Film4
2014 ‧ Comedy/Drama ‧ 1h 43m
Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a struggling single woman, moves to Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Having to work very long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of Vincent (Bill Murray), a bawdy misanthrope next door. Vincent takes Oliver along on his trips to the race track, strip club and dive bar, and an unlikely friendship is born. The man is a mentor to the boy in his hedonistic way, and Oliver sees the good in Vincent that no one else can.
Friday at 18:45 on Film4
2016 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 1h 58m
The lives of four mothers, who are dealing with personal issues in their own way, intertwine over a week leading to Mother’s Day.
Friday at 21:00 on Sony Movies
1997 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 2h 20m
Sean Archer, an FBI Agent, undergoes plastic surgery in order to impersonate and get hold of his son’s killer and his arch-enemy, Castor Troy. Trouble brews when Castor begins impersonating Sean.
Happy Death Day
Friday at 21:00 on Film4
2017 ‧ Horror/Comedy ‧ 1h 36m
College student Theresa Gelbman continues to relive the day when she was killed to discover the identity of her murderer.
War of the Worlds
Friday at 22:45 on BBC One
2005 ‧ Sci-fi/Action ‧ 1h 58m
Ray Ferrier, a dockworker, is ready to spend a weekend together with his children. However, an alien tripod descends on Earth threatening to wipe out humanity.
Friday at 22:50 on Film4
2016 ‧ Thriller/Horror ‧ 1h 27m
Nancy travels to a secluded beach following the death of her mother. While surfing, she gets attacked by a great white shark, which leaves her stranded on a rock 200 yards from the shore.
Friday at 23:20 on BBC Two
2014 ‧ Drama/Historical drama ‧ 2h 8m
Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
How to Train Your Dragon
Sunday at 15:05 on Film4
2010 ‧ Animation/Family ‧ 1h 38m
Hiccup, a Viking, must kill a dragon to mark his passage into manhood and be initiated into his tribe. However, he ends up doing the exact opposite by befriending a deadly Night Fury.
Saturday at 16:55 on Film4
2001 ‧ Sci-fi/Comedy ‧ 1h 42m
When a meteor crashes on Earth, it brings with it single-celled organisms which evolve rapidly. However, four professionals stumble upon these aliens and must stop their growth to avoid an invasion.
Saturday at 21:00 on Film4
2016 ‧ Comedy ‧ 1h 49m
Uptight lawyer Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss’s controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at his firm. Tricked by his grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro), Jason finds himself driving the foulmouthed old man to Daytona Beach, Fla., for a wild spring break that includes frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke. While Jason worries about the upcoming wedding, Dick tries to show his grandson how to live life to the fullest.
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death
Sunday at 01:00 on Film4
2014 ‧ Horror/Drama ‧ 1h 38m
During World War II, the London bombings force schoolteachers Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) and Jean Hogg (Helen McCrory) to evacuate a group of children to Crythin Gifford. When the refugees take shelter at Eel Marsh House, Eve soon comes to realize that they are not alone. The longer they remain there, the more the house’s evil spirit threatens the children. With the help of a pilot (Jeremy Irvine), Eve tries to protect the children and uncover the truth behind the Woman in Black.
The Imitation Game
Sunday at 18:45 on Film4
2014 ‧ War/Drama ‧ 1h 54m
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.