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Here Are 21 Of The Best Films On TV Today & Tonight

Here Are 21 Of The Best Films On TV Today & Tonight

Every day here on the Rewind, we search through the TV listings to find the best films on TV so you don't have to.

As with most Saturdays, there's an absolute feast on quality movies on again today. We've narrowed our selection down to 21 great films across a range of genres, from the afternoon 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

Crocodile Dundee: 2.45pm, Film Four

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Year: 1986

Cast:  Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon

Plot: An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City. (IMDb)

Rating: 87% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

The Lego Batman Movie: 4.40pm, ITV Two

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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)

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Hulk: 6.25pm, E4

Year: 2003

Cast:  Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott

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Plot: Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry. (IMDb)

Rating: 62% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: 6.45pm, ITV Two

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Year: 2005

Cast: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly

Plot: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker. (IMDb)

Rating: 83% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

The Good Dinosaur: 7.05pm, RTE One

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Year: 2015

Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla

Plot: In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. (IMDb)

Rating: 76% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Goodbye Christopher Robin: 7.05pm, Channel Four

Year: 2017

Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald

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Plot: The relationship between writer AA Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, and how this became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh. (IMDb)

Rating: 63% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Quantum of Solace: 8.30pm, UTV

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Year: 2008

Cast:  Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric

Plot: James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organisation from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. (IMDb)

Rating: 65% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Donnie Brasco: 9pm, Sony Movies & 10.05pm, TG4

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Year: 1997

Cast: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen

Plot: An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one. (IMDb)

Rating: 88% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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The Shallows: 9pm, Film Four

Year: 2016

Cast: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo

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Plot: A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills. (IMDb)

Rating: 78% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

The Wedding Singer: 9pm, Comedy Central

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Year: 1998

Cast:  Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor

Plot: Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other. (IMDb)

Rating: 68% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Westworld: 9.20pm, TCM

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Year: 1973

Cast: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin

Plot: A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. (IMDb)

Rating: 87% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Bullitt: 9.30pm , ITV Four

Year: 1968

Cast: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn

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Plot: An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection. (IMDb)

Rating: 97% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Stronger: 9.30pm, RTE One

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Year: 2017

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson

Plot: Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. (IMDb)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

True Lies: 10.45pm, Film Four

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Year: 1994

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold

Plot: A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used-car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States. (IMDb)

Rating: 70% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Rush Hour: 10.50pm UTV

Year: 1998

Cast: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung

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Plot: A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way. (IMDb)

Rating: 60% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

99 Homes: 11.05pm, BBC One

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Year: 2014

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern

Plot: A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration. (IMDb)

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Three Kings: 11.05pm, TCM

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Year: 1999

Cast: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

Plot: In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help. (IMDb)

Rating: 94% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Room: 11.25pm, Channel Four

Year: 2015

Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers

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Plot: Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time. (IMDb)

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

The Dead: 11.40pm, RTE One

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Year: 1987

Cast: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll

Plot: Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them. (IMDb)

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

National Lampoon's Animal House: 11.50pm, Sky Comedy

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Year: 1978

Cast: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce

Plot: At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him. (IMDb)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Cop Land: 11.55pm, ITV Four

Year: 1997

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta

Plot: The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption. (IMDb)

Rating: 75% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

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Sean Power

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