Here Are The 12 Best Films On TV Today And Tonight

Here Are The 12 Best Films On TV Today And Tonight
Michael McCarthy
By Michael McCarthy
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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

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)



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)

Rating: 80% (Rotten Tomatoes)



Labyrinth: 3.05PM, Sony Movie Channel

Year: 1986


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

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)


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)

Rating: 85% (Rotten Tomatoes)


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

Year: 2016

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

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)


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)

Rating: 84% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Cape Fear: 9.00PM, Sky Atlantic

Year: 1991

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

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)


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)

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)


Quiz: Can You Name The Movie From The Screengrab

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