What’s on TV this week? Lots of great movies!
This week features 12 Years a Slave, High-Rise, Alien: Covenant, and an Independence Day double bill.
12 Years a Slave
Monday at 21:00 on Film4
2013 ‧ Drama/History ‧ 2h 14m
Solomon Northup, a free African-American, is promised a fortnightly job by Brown and Hamilton. However, after arriving in Washington DC, he realises that he has been sold into slavery.
The Inbetweeners Movie
Monday at 21:00 on E4
2011 ‧ Comedy/Coming-of-age story ‧ 1h 37m
Now that their final year of school is over, friends Will, Simon, Neil and Jay are off to Crete for a holiday. Hoping to get as much sun, sea and sex as possible, the boys quickly find more trouble than they had bargained for.
Monday at 23:40 on Film4
2011 ‧ Drama/Erotic ‧ 1h 41m
Successful and handsome New Yorker Brandon (Michael Fassbender) seems to live an ordinary life, but he hides a terrible secret behind his mask of normalcy: Brandon is a sex addict. His constant need for gratification numbs him to just about everything else. But, when Sissy (Carey Mulligan), Brandon’s needy sister, unexpectedly blows into town, crashes at his apartment and invades his privacy, Brandon is finally forced to confront his addiction head-on.
Tuesday at 21:00 on Sony Movies Action
1995 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 1h 47m
El Mariachi, a musician by profession, sets out with a guitar case full of guns to avenge his lover’s death and the maiming of his hand. He travels from one town to another in search of Bucho.
Tuesday at 21:00 on Film4
2017 ‧ Comedy/Road ‧ 2h 2m
When Ryan is invited to speak at the annual Essence Festival, she sees it as a chance to reconnect with her best friends Sasha, Lisa and Dina, and the girls set out on a trip to New Orleans.
Snow White and the Huntsman
Wednesday at 18:25 on Film4
2012 ‧ Fantasy/Adventure ‧ 2h 12m
A huntsman is tasked with murdering Snow White, a princess, on the orders of her stepmother, the Evil Queen. Instead of killing her, he ends up becoming her protector.
Wednesday at 21:00 on Film4
2017 ‧ Sci-fi/Horror ‧ 2h 3m
The crew of a colony ship, Covenant, receive a radio transmission from a habitable planet. However, they encounter deadly aliens while investigating the planet and try to escape.
Wednesday at 23:10 on Film4
2013 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 1h 49m
Two undercover agents, Robert and Michael, aim to expose Manny ‘Papi’ Greco, a drug lord. Unaware of each other’s true identities, the two get into trouble when they finally meet Papi.
Thursday at 21:00 on Film4
2016 ‧ Sci-fi/Romance ‧ 1h 56m
During a voyage to a distant colony planet, Jim’s hypersleep pod malfunctions, waking him up. He and fellow passenger Aurora must work together to prevent their spaceship from meeting with a disaster.
Thursday at 23:15 on Film4
2015 ‧ Drama/Thriller ‧ 1h 59m
Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control. As the residents break into tribal factions, Laing finds himself in the middle of mounting violence.
13 Going on 30
Friday at 21:00 on ITVBe
2004 ‧ Romance/Comedy ‧ 1h 38m
Jenna Rink makes an unusual wish on her birthday. Miraculously, her wish comes true and the 13-year-old Jenna wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman.
Borg vs McEnroe
Friday at 23:20 on BBC Two
2017 ‧ Sport/Drama ‧ 1h 48m
When legendary tennis player Bjorn Borg realises a young and abrasive American player, John McEnroe, is his biggest competition, a rivalry develops between them.
Saturday at 01:05 on Film4
2015 ‧ Thriller/Sci-fi ‧ 1h 44m
During a food shortage a survivalist lives off of a small plot of land in the forest. When two women show up looking for food and shelter, his existence is threatened.
A Most Violent Year
Saturday at 01:10 on Sony Movies
2014 ‧ Thriller/Crime ‧ 2h 5m
In 1981 New York, a fuel supplier (Oscar Isaac) tries to adhere to his own moral compass amid the rampant violence, corruption and decay that threaten his family and his business.
Saturday at 18:00 on Film4
1996 ‧ Sci-fi/Action ‧ 2h 33m
An alien race destroys major cities of the world with their advanced weaponry. However, a geek, a pilot, the US President and a group of ragtag survivors unite to save mankind from annihilation.
Independence Day: Resurgence
Saturday at 21:00 on Film4
2016 ‧ Sci-fi/Action ‧ 2h 9m
Twenty years after the alien invasion, Earth is again attacked by the same species but a few fearless men and women take on the charge to save the planet.
Insidious: The Last Key
Saturday at 23:20 on Film4
2018 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 43m
Elise Rainier, a parapsychologist, is haunted by her past as she is forced to return to her childhood home. She and her family have to fight the evil that is terrorising and possessing people.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Sunday at 21:00 on Film4
2014 ‧ Sci-fi/Action ‧ 2h 11m
Ceasar, a chimpanzee and leader of the evolved apes, allows a human family into his territory. However, due to a vindictive bonobo, misunderstandings arise between the two species, resulting in war.