Here Are The 20 Best Films On TV Today & Tonight

Here Are The 20 Best Films On TV Today & Tonight
Sean Power
By Sean Power
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Today there's an absolute feast of films on TV for you to enjoy.

After searching through the listings we've narrowed our selection down to 20 great movies across a range of genres, from the morning to the late night.

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

Films On TV

Fly Away Home: 12.20pm, Sony Movies

Year: 1996

Cast:  Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany

Plot: A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air. (IMDb)


Rating: 87% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Little Women: 1.35pm, Sony Movies

Year: 1994

Cast: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst

Plot: The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. (IMDb)


Rating: 92% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Longest Day: 2pm, Film Four

Year: 1962

Cast: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton

Plot: The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view. (IMDb)


Rating: 87% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Dead Poets Society: 4pm, Sony Movies

Year: 1989

Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke

Plot: English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (IMDb)

Rating: 84% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Looney Tunes: Back in Action: 4.15pm, ITV Two

Year: 2003

Cast:  Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin

Plot: The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond. (IMDb)

Rating: 56% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Lego Batman Movie: 5.05pm, ITV Two

Year: 2017

Cast: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson

Plot: A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick. (IMDb)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Moana: 5.50pm, BBC One

Year: 2016

Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

Plot: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. (IMDb)

Rating: 95% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Tremors: 6.35pm, The Horror Channel

Year: 1990

Cast:  Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter

Plot: Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one. (IMDb)

Rating: 88% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Life of Pi: 6.55pm, Channel Four

Year: 2012

Cast:  Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain

Plot: A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. (IMDb)

Rating: 87% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Shrek 2: 7.10pm, ITV Two

Year: 2004

Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

Plot: Shrek and Fiona travel to the Kingdom of Far Far Away, where Fiona's parents are King and Queen, to celebrate their marriage. When they arrive, they find they are not as welcome as they thought they would be. (IMDb)


Rating: 89% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Casino Royale: 8.30pm, UTV

Year: 2006

Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench

Plot: After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro. (IMDb)

Rating: 95% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Bridesmaids: 9pm, ITV Two

Year: 2011

Cast:  Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne

Plot: Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (IMDb)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol: 9pm, E4

Year: 2011

Cast:  Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

Plot: The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name. (IMDb)

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Billy Elliot: 9.15pm, BBC Four

Year: 2000

Cast:  Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood

Plot: A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. (IMDb)

Rating: 85% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: 9.15pm, Channel Four

Year: 2016

Cast:  Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson

Plot: When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. (IMDb)

Rating: 64% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Sully: 9.45pm, RTE One

Year: 2016

Cast:  Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

Plot: The story of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. (IMDb)

Rating: 85% (Rotten Tomatoes)


About a Boy: 10.05pm, TG4

Year: 2002

Cast:  Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette

Plot: A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy. (IMDb)

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Wall Street: 10.45pm, Sony Movies Classic

Year: 1987

Cast:  Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie

Plot: A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing. (IMDb)

Rating: 78% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Incredible Hulk: 11pm, ITV Four

Year: 2008

Cast: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth

Plot: Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into whenever he loses his temper. (IMDb)

Rating: 67% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Big Game: 11.45pm, Channel Four

Year: 2014

Cast:  Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson

Plot: A young teenager camping in the woods helps rescue the President of the United States when Air Force One is shot down near his campsite. (IMDb)

Rating: 78% (Rotten Tomatoes)


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