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. Today, there's a great spread to keep you going from early afternoon until late into the night.

We've whittled it down to what we consider the 14 best today. We particularly recommend British classic Withnail And I on Channel 4 tonight at 12.15AM - if you can stay up late enough!

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


Kelly's Heroes: 1.10pm, RTE One

Year: 1970

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles


Plot: A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure. (IMDb)

Rating: 78% (Rotten Tomatoes)



The Book Of Life: 1.25PM, Channel 4

Year: 2014

Cast: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum


Plot: Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. (IMDb)

Rating: 82% (Rotten Tomatoes)



Oklahoma!: 2.05PM, BBC Two

Year: 1955

Cast: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson


Plot: In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies. (IMDb)

Rating: 88% (Rotten Tomatoes)



Dave: 3.35PM, RTE One

Year: 1993

Cast: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella

Plot: To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place. (IMDb)

Rating: 95% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Dead Poets Society: 4.10PM, Sony Movie Channel

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)


Thunderball: 6.05PM, Rte Two

Year: 1965

Cast: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi

Plot: James Bond heads to the Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme. (IMDb)

Rating: 88% (Rotten Tomatoes)


What's Eating Gilbert Grape: 6.40PM, Sony Movie Channel

Year: 1993

Cast: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis

Plot: A young man in a small Midwestern town struggles to care for his mentally-disabled younger brother and morbidly obese mother while attempting to pursue his own happiness. (IMDb)


Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Simpsons Movie: 7.15PM, Film Four

Year: 2007

Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright

Plot: After Homer pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives. (IMDb)

Rating: 88% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Breakfast Club: 9.00PM, Sky Comedy

Year: 1985

Cast: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

Plot: Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (IMDb)

Rating: 89% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Stand By Me: 9.00PM, Sony Movie Channel

Year: 1986

Cast: Will Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman

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

Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)


LA Story: 10.50PM, Sky Comedy

Year: 1991

Cast: Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant

Plot: With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles. (IMDb)

Rating: 94% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Side Effects: 11.05PM, Film Four

Year: 2013

Cast: Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law

Plot: A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects. (IMDb)

Rating: 83% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Billy Elliot: 12.00AM, BBC One

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)


Withnail And I: 12.15AM, Channel 4

Year: 1987

Cast: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

Plot: In 1969, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous. (IMDb)

Rating: 94% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Quiz: Can You Name The Movie From The Screengrab


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