Here Are The 17 Best Films On TV Today And Tonight

Here Are The 17 Best Films On TV Today And Tonight
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As usual on the weekend, there's a lot more meat on the bone to the choices of films on TV today compared to the scraps we live off during the week.

We've got your whole day covered with 17 selections of movies for you today, with all genres and age groups catered for.

Films On TV Tonight

Empire of the Sun: 12.50PM, RTE One

Year: 1987

Cast: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson

Plot: A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (IMDb)

Rating: 75% (Rotten Tomatoes)



South Pacific: 3.35PM, BBC Two

Year: 1958


Cast: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr

Plot: On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military miss (IMDb)

Rating: 80% (Rotten Tomatoes)



Philadelphia: 4.25PM, True Movies

Year: 1993


Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell

Plot: When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. (IMDb)

Rating: 80% (Rotten Tomatoes)



Dances With Wolves: 4.55PM, Sony Movie Channel

Year: 1990


Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene

Plot: Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. (IMDb)

Rating: 83% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Strangers on a Train: 7,20PM, TCM

Year: 1951

Cast: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman

Plot: A psychopath forces a tennis star to comply with his theory that two strangers can get away with murder. (IMDb)

Rating: 98% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Sherlock Holmes: 8pm, ITV Two

Year: 2009

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Plot: Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. (IMDb)

Rating: 69% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Rambo: 9pm, Sony Movies

Year: 2008

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden

Plot: In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit. (IMDb)

Rating: 69% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Disturbia: 9pm, Film Four

Year: 2007

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Carrie-Anne Moss

Plot: A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer. (IMDb)

Rating: 69% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Dirty Harry: 9.15pm, TCM

Year: 1971

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino


Plot: When a madman calling himself "the Scorpio Killer" menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. (IMDb)

Rating: 89% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The 40-Year-Old Virgin: 9.15pm, Sky One

Year: 2005

Cast: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd

Plot: Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother. (IMDb)

Rating: 85% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Hope Springs: 10.05pm, TG4

Year: 2012

Cast: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell

Plot: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. (IMDb)

Rating: 75% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Chuck: 10.45pm, Sony Movie Channel

Year: 2016

Cast: Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Ron Perlman

Plot: A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, who had a once-in-a-lifetime bout with Muhammad Ali that would inspire the film Rocky (IMDb)

Rating: 80% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Attack The Block: 11.05pm, Film Four

Year: 2011

Cast: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail

Plot: A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion. (IMDb)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)


American Graffiti: 11.10pm, True Movies

Year: 1973

Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat

Plot: A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. (IMDb)

Rating: 96% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Traders: 11.40pm, RTE Two

Year: 2015

Cast: Killian Scott, John Bradley, Nika McGuigan

Plot: What if it made perfect sense for ordinary people to kill each other for money? Better than slow grinding financial ruin and misery, and all done according to a strict code by consenting adults. This is Trading. (IMDb)

Rating: 80% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Commune: 00.00AM, BBC Two

Year: 2016

Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Fares Fares, Ulrich Thomsen

Plot: A story about the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance in a Danish commune in the 1970s. (IMDb)

Rating: 71% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Blues Brothers: 00.25AM, RTE One

Year: 1980

Cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd

Plot: Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised. (IMDb)

Rating: 84% (Rotten Tomatoes)


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