The Rewind

Here Are The 15 Best Films On TV Today And Tonight

Here Are The 15 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. Even for a Sunday, today's collection is top quality.

We've whittled it down to what we consider the 15 best today, covering early afternoon to late night. We particularly recommend Good Vibrations on BBC One tonight at half 10 - an underrated Irish classic.

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

 

Where Eagles Dare: 1.10pm, RTE One

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Year: 1968

Cast: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure

Plot: Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding American brigadier general George Carnaby prisoner, but that's not all that's really going on. (IMDB)

Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

She Wore A Yellow Ribbon: 3.35PM, BBC Two

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Year: 1949

Cast: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar

Plot: Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled. (IMDB)

Rating: 95% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Goldfinger: 6.25PM, Rte 2

Year: 1964

Cast: Sean Connery, Gert Frobe, Honor Blackman

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Plot: While investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve. (IMDB)

Rating: 98% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

The Madness Of King George: 6.50PM, Film Four

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Year: 1994

Cast: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves

Plot: When King George III goes mad, his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation. (IMDB)

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Paddington: 7.10PM, E4

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Year: 2014

Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters

Plot: A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. (IMDB)

Rating: 97% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Snowpiecer: 9.00PM, Film Four

Year: 2013

Cast: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton

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Plot: In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges. (IMDB)

Rating: 94% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Twelve Monkeys: 9.00PM, SyFy

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Year: 1995

Cast: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt

Plot: In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (IMDB)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

The Constant Gardener: 9.00PM, Sky Atlantic

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Year: 2005

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston

Plot: A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption. (IMDB)

Rating: 83% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Ocean's Eleven: 9.00PM, Comedy Central

Year: 2001

Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

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Plot: Danny Ocean and his ten accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. (IMDB)

Rating: 82% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Funny People: 9.00PM, Sky Comedy

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Year: 2009

Cast: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann

Plot: When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act. (IMDB)

Rating: 69% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

The Dirty Dozen: 9.00PM, ITV4

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Year: 1967

Cast: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson

Plot: During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers. (IMDB)

Rating: 86% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Good Vibrations: 10.30PM, BBC One

Year: 2012

Cast: Jodie Whittaker, Richard Dorner, Liam Cunningham

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Plot: A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene. (IMDB)

Rating: 94% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

East Is East: 11.25PM, Channel 4

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Year: 1999

Cast: Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jordan Routledge

Plot: In early 1970s England, a Pakistani father finds the authority he has previously maintained challenged by his increasingly Anglicized children. (IMDB)

Rating: 78% (Rotten Tomatoes)Dares

 

The Keeping Room: 11.35PM, Film Four

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Year: 2014

Cast: Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Worthington

Plot: Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three women must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.(IMDB)

Rating: 75% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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The Big Lebowski: 0.00AM, Sky Comedy

Year: 1998

Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore

Plot: Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (IMDB)

Rating: 82% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Quiz: Can You Name The Movie From The Screengrab

 

Michael McCarthy

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