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Here Are The 11 Best Films On TV Today And Tonight

Here Are The 11 Best Films On TV Today And Tonight

Every day here on the Rewind, we scrawl through the TV listings to find you the best films on TV on a given day.

As always on a Sunday, there is a huge collection of films to choose from across the stations, but sadly, the quality just isn't there in most offerings. RTE One's mid-afternoon selection of Getting Even with Dad probably sums this up. It had the worst Rotten Tomatoes score we've seen in just 3%.

We have fought through the dross though (and there's plenty of it!) to find what we think are the best or most enjoyable 11 films available today. Some are classics, some are just a bit of craic.

As usual, all of these films are available on non subscription channels, though may not be on all platforms.

 

The Spy Who Loved Me: 12.15pm, ITV 4

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Year: 1977

Cast: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach. Curd Jurgens

Plot: James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, with the help of a K.G.B. Agent, whose lover he killed. (IMDb)

Rating: 79% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

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Three Amigos!: 1.20PM, Comedy Central

Year: 1986

Cast: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short

Plot: Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing. (IMDb)

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Rating: 46% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

My Girl: 2.45PM, Sony Movie Channel

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Year: 1991

Cast: Anna Chlumsky, Macauley Culkin, Dan Aykroyd

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Plot: A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend. (IMDb)

Rating: 53% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Guys and Dolls: 3.50PM, BBC Two

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Year: 1955

Cast: Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons

Plot: In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game. (IMDb)

Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Live and Let Die: 6.15PM, RTE Two

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Year: 1973

Cast: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour

Plot: James Bond is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organisation and a reliable psychic tarot card reader. (IMDb)

Rating: 66% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Groundhog Day: 6.55PM, Sony Movie Channel

Year: 1993

Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott

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Plot: A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (IMDb)

Rating: 96% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Billy Madison: 7.15PM, Comedy Central

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Year: 1995

Cast: Adam Sandler, Darren McGavin, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Plot: In order to inherit his fed up father's hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again. (IMDb)

Rating: 40% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby: 9.00PM, Comedy Central

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Year: 2006

Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen

Plot: Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test. (IMDb)

Rating: 71% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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National Lampoon's Animal House: 9.00PM, Sky Comedy

Year: 1978

Cast: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce

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Plot: At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him. (IMDb)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Tower Heist: 11.10PM, Sky Comedy

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Year: 2011

Cast: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck

Plot: When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to their wealthy employer's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence. (IMDb)

Rating: 67% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Joy: 11.15PM, Channel 4

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Year: 2015

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

Plot: Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. (IMDb)

Rating: 60% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

 

Quiz: Can You Name The Movie From The Screengrab

 

Michael McCarthy

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