The Rewind

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 usual on the weekend, the choices are plentiful across the free to air channels.

We've whittled it down to what we consider the 11 best today, covering early afternoon to late night. There are a few classics on offer for all kinds of taste.

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

 

The Vikings 1.10pm, RTE One

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Year: 1958

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine

Plot: A slave and a Viking prince fight for the love of a captive princess. (IMDb)

Rating: 76% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Space Jam: 2.20PM, ITV 2

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Year: 1996

Cast: Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Bugs Bunny

Plot: In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan. (IMDb)

Rating: 43% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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The Remains Of The Day: 3.10PM, RTE One

Year: 1993

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft

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Plot: A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer. (IMDb)

Rating: 95% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Happy Feet: 4.05PM, ITV 2

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Year: 2006

Cast: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman

Plot: Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce! (IMDb)

Rating: 76% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Dr. No: 6.25PM, Rte Two

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Year: 1962

Cast: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee

Plot: A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program. (IMDb)

Rating: 95% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Kung Fu Panda: 7.10PM, E4

Year: 2008

Cast: Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie

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Plot: The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance. However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a novice in martial arts. (IMDb)

Rating: 87% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

The Jerk: 9.00PM, Sky Comedy

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Year: 1979

Cast: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams

Plot: A simpleminded, sheltered country boy suddenly decides to leave his family home to experience life in the big city, where his naivete is both his best friend and his worst enemy. (IMDb)

Rating: 81% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner: 9.00PM, True Movies

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Year: 1967

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn

Plot: A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé. (IMDb)

Rating: 73% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Mike Bassett: England Manager: 10.20PM, UTV

Year: 2001

Cast: Ricky Tomlinson, Amanda Redman, Bradley Walsh

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Plot: The manager of England's national football unexpectedly succumbs to a heart attack, and suddenly the search is on for a replacement. Most people who seem qualified for the position have the good sense to turn it down, and so the responsibility falls to Mike Bassett, a scruffy and loud-mouthed lout whose claim to football fame is leading a previously undistinguished team to a league championship. Bassett insists that England will win the World Cup under his leadership, but that's before he replaces his star player with a once-gifted footballer who has since developed a drinking problem, and hired a one-time car salesman as his assistant. After stunning losses to Poland and Belgium, Bassett goes from a favorite of both fans and the press to one of the most hated men in England; hoping to whip his team into shape, he subjects them to the high-tech training methods of eccentric Dr. Shoegaarten, which injures more players than it helps. Despite Bassett's ineptitude, England manages to qualify for the World Cup tournament thanks to group opponents Turkey losing their final game, and he flies to Rio with his team in hopes of somehow turning their bad luck around. (IMDb)

Rating: 75% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Rush: 11.05PM, Film Four

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Year: 2013

Cast: Daniel Bruhl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wade

Plot: The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. (IMDb)

Rating: 88% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Educating Rita: 0.00AM, BBC One

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Year: 1983

Cast: Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams

Plot: An alcoholic professor has been hired by a working-class girl for higher education. (IMDb)

Rating: 80% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

 

Quiz: Can You Name The Movie From The Screengrab

 

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