The Rewind

Here Are The 18 Best Films On TV Today & Tonight

Here Are The 18 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. This time we've managed to narrow it down to 18 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 Today & Tonight

Citizen Kane: 3.15pm, BBC Two

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Year: 1941

Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore

Plot: Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'. (IMDb)

Rating: 100% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Queen of Katwe: 3.20pm, RTE One

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Year: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o

Cast: 2016

Plot: A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. (IMDb)

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Non-Stop: 6.55pm, Film Four

Year: 2014

Cast:  Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy

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Plot: An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages demanding $150 million into an off-shore account, or someone will die every 20 minutes. (IMDb)

Rating: 61% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Kung Fu Panda 2: 7.10pm, E4

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Year: 2011

Cast:  Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan

Plot: Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past. (IMDb)

Rating: 81% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Ocean's Twelve: 7.25pm, TCM

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Year: 2004

Cast:  George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

Plot: Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's 11. (IMDb)

Rating: 55% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall: 9pm, Sky One

Year: 2008

Cast: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd

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Plot: Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend. (IMDb)

Rating: 83% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Taken 3: 9pm, E4

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Year: 2014

Cast: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace

Plot: Accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed, Bryan Mills goes on the run and brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name. (IMDb)

Rating: 13% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Bad Neighbours: 9pm, ITV Two

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Year: 2014

Cast: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron

Plot: After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down. (IMDb)

Rating: 73% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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The Green Mile: 9pm, Film Four

Year: 1999

Cast: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse

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Plot: The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift. (IMDb)

Rating: 78% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Pulp Fiction: 9pm, Sony Movies

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Year: 1994

Cast: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson

Plot: The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (IMDb)

Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

A Fistful of Dollars: 9.30pm, ITV Four

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Year: 1964

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch

Plot: A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. (IMDb)

Rating: 98% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Baby Driver: 9.35pm, RTE One

Year: 2017

Cast:  Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm

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Plot: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. (IMDb)

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

How to Be Single: 9.35pm, RTE Two

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Year: 2016

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann

Plot: A group of young adults navigate love and relationships in New York City. (IMDb)

Rating: 47% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

The Hangover Part II: 9.45pm, TCM

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Year: 2011

Cast:  Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms

Plot: Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry. (IMDb)

Rating: 33% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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I Love You Phillip Morris: 10.05pm, TG4

Year: 2009

Cast:  Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann

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Plot: A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with. (IMDb)

Rating: 71% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

James Bond: The World Is Not Enough: 10.30pm, UTV

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Year: 1999

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle

Plot: James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot while protecting an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain. (IMDb)

Rating: 52% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

The Equalizer: 11.40pm, ITV Four

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Year: 2014

Cast:  Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz

Plot: A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life, before he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters and can't stand idly by. (IMDb)

Rating: 59% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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21 Grams: 12.05am, Sony Movies

Year: 2003

Cast: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts

Plot: A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con. (IMDb)

Rating: 80% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

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