There Are Some Outstanding Films On TV Today

There Are Some Outstanding Films On TV Today
By Michael McCarthy

No sport, nowhere to go - these are Sundays that are made for posting up in the sitting room with ample supplies of tea and junk food, and watching a good movie.

At this stage, you may have stretched your Netflix subscription to the limit and finding that hidden gem has become a lot harder than it used to me. Luckily, we still have good old fashioned television to keep you amused. And there is a great selection of films ready for you to watch this Sunday. Here are some of the best:

 

Groundhog Day: Sony Movie Channel +1, 2.40PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSVeDx9fk60

Year: 1993

Cast: Billy Murray, Andie McDowell

Plot: A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (IMDB)

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Rating: 96% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Bill Murray at his absolute apex completely carries this film which has found its way into every day vernacular.

 

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Battle of the Bulge: ITV4, 3.45PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdjau_yi5AY

Year: 1965

Cast: Robert Shaw, Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Telly Savalas, Charles Bronson

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Plot: A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II. (IMDB)

Rating: 57% (Rotten Tomatoes)

A Sunday afternoon war flick, perfect.

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Independence Day: E4, 5.10PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1E7h3SeMDk

Year: 1996

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Cast: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldlum

Plot: The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive. (IMDB)

Rating: 65% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Who cares about the rating? This is aliens invading earth. It's perfect Sunday evening viewing.

 

Pulp Fiction: Sony Movie Channel, 8.00PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7EdQ4FqbhY

Year: 1994

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

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: 92% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Tarantino's masterpiece needs no explanation or reviews. But it's always worth a rewatch!

 

Rain Man: BBC One, 9.30PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5oGOhPcyvw

Year: 1988

Cast: Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman

Plot: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (IMDB)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Barry Levinson's film is funnier than you probably remember it, as well as obviously hitting us right in the feels on a regular basis.

 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpSaTrW4leg

Year: 2014

Cast: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman

Plot: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. (IMDB)

Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)

The second installment of the recent Planet of the Apes trilogy is probably the best of the three.

 

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