Here Are The Best 21 Films On TV Today & Tonight

Here Are The Best 21 Films On TV Today & Tonight
By Sean Power
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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.

Today there's an absolute feast of quality movies for you to enjoy. We've narrowed our selection down to 22 great films 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

Seven Years in Tibet: 11.15am, Sony Movies

Year: 1997

Cast: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong

Plot: True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet. (IMDb)


Rating: 60% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Chicken Run: 1.40pm, BBC One


Year: 2000

Cast:  Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Phil Daniels

Plot: When a cockerel apparently flies into a chicken farm, the chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners. (IMDb)


Rating: 97% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Some Like It Hot: 3.40pm, BBC Two


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)


Paddington: 4.10pm, E4


Year: 2014

Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters

Plot: A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. (IMDb)

Rating: 97% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Frozen: 6.20pm, BBC One

Year: 2013

Cast:  Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff

Plot: When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. (IMDb)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Kong: Skull Island: 6.45pm, ITV Two

Year: 2017

Cast:  Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson

Plot: After the Vietnam war, a team of scientists explores an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden. (IMDb)

Rating: 75% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Super 8: 6.50pm, Film Four

Year: 2011

Cast: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler

Plot: During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (IMDb)

Rating: 81% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: 7.05pm, RTE One

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)


Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: 9pm, E4

Year: 2013

Cast:  Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd

Plot: With the 1970s behind them, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York City's first twenty-four-hour news channel by storm. (IMDb)

Rating: 75% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Railway Man: 9pm, Film Four

Year: 2013

Cast: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård

Plot: A former British Army officer, who was tortured as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him. (IMDb)

Rating: 66% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Bram Stoker's Dracula: 9pm, The Horror Channel

Year: 1992


Cast:  Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins

Plot: The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (IMDb)

Rating: 71% (Rotten Tomatoes)


I Am Legend: 9.30pm, Sky One

Year: 2007

Cast: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan

Plot: Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure in this post-apocalyptic action thriller. (IMDb)

Rating: 68% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Captain America: Civil War: 9.30pm, UTV

Year: 2016

Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Plot: Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man. (IMDb)

Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Die Hard 4.0: 9.30pm, Channel Four

Year: 2007

Cast: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant

Plot: John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C. (IMDb)

Rating: 82% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Imitation Game: 9.40pm, RTE Two

Year: 2014

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode

Plot: During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. (IMDb)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Enforcer: 9.40pm, TCM

Year: 1976

Cast:  Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino

Plot: San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with female partner Inspector Kate Moore, with whom he's not too excited to be working. (IMDb)

Rating: 79% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Painted Veil: 10.05pm, TG4

Year: 2006

Cast: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber

Plot: A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. (IMDb)

Rating: 74% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Internal Affairs: 11pm, BBC One

Year: 1990

Cast: Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, Nancy Travis

Plot: An Internal Affairs agent becomes obsessed with bringing down a cop who has managed to maintain a spotless reputation despite being involved in a web of corruption. (IMDb)

Rating: 88% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Raid 2: 11.15pm, Film Four

Year: 2014

Cast: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra

Plot: Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force. (IMDb)

Rating: 81% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Funny People: 11.50pm, Sky Comedy

Year: 2009

Cast:  Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann

Plot: When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act. (IMDb)

Rating: 69% (Rotten Tomatoes)


10 Cloverfield Lane: 11.55pm, Channel Four

Year: 2016

Cast: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.

Plot: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack. (IMDb)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)


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