Here Are 14 Of The Best Films On TV Today

Here Are 14 Of The Best Films On TV Today
By Ryan Carrick

Every day, here on The Rewind, we search high and low for the best films on TV today. We have looked through the TV listings to pick out the best entertainment television has to offer, just for you.

Today, we picked out 14 of the best movies from across a variety of different genres so there's definitely enough to keep you occupied this Sunday. We've got comedies, thrillers, dramas, blockbusters, horrors and a classic or two thrown in there for good measure.

As usual, all of these movies are free to watch on non-subscription channels but they may not be available on all platforms. So, have a look and pick out a couple of films on TV tonight to watch on your night in.

Films on TV Today

A Little Princess: 1.35pm, RTÉ2

Year: 1995

Cast: Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham

Plot: A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead. (IMDb)


Rating: 97% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Some Like it Hot: 3.30pm, RTÉ One

Year: 1959


Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

Plot: After two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (IMDb)

Rating: 95% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Diamonds are Forever: 4.30pm, UTV

Year: 1971

Cast: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray


Plot: A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon. (IMDb)

Rating: 65% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Escape to Victory: 4.45pm, ITV4


Year: 1981

Cast: Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Pelé

Plot: As allied P.O.W.s prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape. (IMDb)


Rating: 63% (Rotten Tomatoes)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2: 6.15pm, E4

Year: 2015

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Plot: Katniss and a team of rebels from District 13 prepare for the final battle that will decide the fate of Panem. (IMDb)

Rating: 70% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World: 6.15pm, Sony Movie Channel

Year: 2003

Cast: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd

Plot: During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America. (IMDb)

Rating: 85% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Stand By Me: 6.25pm, Channel 5

Year: 1986

Cast: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman

Plot: After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a childhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy. (IMDb)

Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)

The Second Best Marigold Hotel: 6.35pm, Film 4

Year: 2015

Cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy

Plot: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy, posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals, Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. (IMDb)

Rating: 65% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Tomb Raider: 6.45pm, ITV2

Year: 2018

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins

Plot: Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father, Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) disappeared. (IMDb)

Rating: 51% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Pretty Woman: 9pm, Comedy Central

Year: 1990

Cast: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander

Plot: A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love. (IMDb)

Rating: 63% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Hell or High Water: 9pm, Film 4

Year: 2016

Cast: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges

Plot: A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. (IMDb)

Rating: 97% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Role Models: 9pm, Sky Comedy

Year: 2008

Cast: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks

Plot: Wild behaviour forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program. (IMDb)

Rating: 77% (Rotten Tomatoes)

X-Men: Days of Future Past: 10pm, Channel 4

Year: 2014

Cast: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman

Plot: The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. (IMDb)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Hellraiser: 10.55pm, Horror Channel

Year: 1987

Cast: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence

Plot: An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (IMDb)

Rating: 71% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Eyewitness: 11pm, Virgin Media Three

Year: 1981

Cast:  William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer

Plot: Eccentric Vietnam War vet turned janitor claims to have witnessed a murder of a man tied to international political underground in order to get the attention of a TV reporter he has a huge crush on. The cops suspect his loser best friend. (IMDb)

Rating: 75% (Rotten Tomatoes)

So, these are 14 of the best films on TV today. Enjoy!

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