Here Are The 14 Best Films On TV Today And Tonight

Here Are The 14 Best Films On TV Today And Tonight
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. In our time doing it, we've never seen anything like the choice available for viewers today. By our calculations, there are 78 films available to watch on terrestrial television today and tonight.

We've whittled it down to what we consider the 11 best today, covering early afternoon to late night.

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


The Battle of the River Plate: 2.00pm, BBC Two

Year: 1956

Cast: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter


Plot: In the first major naval battle of World War II, the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship. (IMDB)

Rating: 82% (Rotten Tomatoes)



The Devil Wears Prada: 6.50PM, Sony Movie Channel

Year: 2006

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep


Plot: A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. (IMDB)

Rating: 75% (Rotten Tomatoes)



The Way Way Back: 7.00PM, Film Four

Year: 2013

Cast: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney


Plot: Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park. (IMDB)

Rating: 83% (Rotten Tomatoes)



Darkest Hour: 7.30PM, BBC One

Year: 2017

Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas

Plot: In May 1940, the fate of World War II hangs on Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean the end of the British Empire. (IMDB)

Rating: 85% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Four Weddings And A Funeral: 9.00PM, Film Four

Year: 1994

Cast: Hugh Grant, Andie McDowell

Plot: Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love. (IMDB)

Rating: 96% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Taken: 9.00PM, E4

Year: 2008

Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen

Plot: A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. (IMDB)

Rating: 58% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life: 10.05PM, TG4

Year: 1983

Cast: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Plot: The comedy team takes a look at life in all of its stages in their own uniquely silly way. (IMDB)


Rating: 86% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Scarface: 10.30PM, ITV4

Year: 1983

Cast: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer

Plot: In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. (IMDB)

Rating: 81% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Chappaquiddick: 10.30PM, BBC Two

Year: 2017

Cast: Jason Carke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms

Plot: Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. (IMDB)

Rating: 81% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Get Out: 11.20PM, Film Four

Year: 2017

Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford

Plot: A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point. (IMDB)

Rating: 98% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Definitely, Maybe: 11.50PM, Sky Comedy

Year: 2008

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin

Plot: A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter. (IMDB)

Rating: 70% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Walk: 11.55PM, RTE Two

Year: 2015

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Chatlotte Le Bon

Plot: In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. (IMDB)

Rating: 83% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Mississippi Grind: 12.00AM, BBC One

Year: 2015

Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds

Plot: Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what's been lost. (IMDB)

Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)Dares


The Lunchbox: 12.30AM, BBC Two

Year: 2013

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Plot: A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. (IMDB)

Rating: 97% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Quiz: Can You Name The Movie From The Screengrab


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