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Here Are The 12 Best Films On TV Today And Tonight

Here Are The 12 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 and this week there's the quality to match the quantity.

We have waded through the never-ending list of films to find what we think are the best or most enjoyable 12 films available today. Robert De Niro fans face a choice between two of his films at 9 o'clock.

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

 

The Big Country: 1.40pm, BBC Two

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Year: 1958

Cast: Gregory Peck. Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker

Plot: A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land. (IMDb)

Rating: 100% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

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The Prince of Egypt: 2.00PM, Sky One

Year: 1998

Cast: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer

Plot: Egyptian Prince Moses learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people. (IMDb)

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Rating: 80% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Labyrinth: 3.05PM, Sony Movie Channel

Year: 1986

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Cast: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud

Plot: Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth. (IMDb)

Rating: 71% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Grumpy Old Men: 3.45PM, RTE One

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Year: 1993

Cast: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret

Plot: A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street. (IMDb)

Rating: 63% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

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Bend It Like Beckham: 6.45PM, E4

Year: 2002

Cast: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Plot: The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team. (IMDb)

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Rating: 85% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: 7.30PM, UTV

Year: 2016

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Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk

Plot: The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans. (IMDb)

Rating: 84% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Just Friends: 8.00PM, Comedy Central

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Year: 2005

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris

Plot: While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer. (IMDb)

Rating: 42% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

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Meet The Parents: 9.00PM, Sky One

Year: 2000

Cast: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo

Plot: Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare. (IMDb)

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Rating: 84% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Cape Fear: 9.00PM, Sky Atlantic

Year: 1991

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Cast: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

Plot: A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him. (IMDb)

Rating: 73% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Bowfinger: 9.00PM, Sky Comedy

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Year: 1999

Cast: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham

Plot: When a desperate movie producer fails to get a major star for his bargain basement film, he decides to shoot the film secretly around him. (IMDb)

Rating: 81% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

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Philomena: 11.35PM, BBC One

Year: 2013

Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark

Plot: A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. (IMDb)

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Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

The Cabin In The Woods: 00.00AM, Channel 4

Year: 2011

Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison

Plot: Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (IMDb)

Rating: 92% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

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