19 Great Movies on Free-to-Air TV This Week

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Another week closer to normality…hopefully. At least there’s TV in the meantime! Right? See our free-to-air picks below.

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Monday at 18:05 on Film4

2014 ‧ Adventure/Drama ‧ 2h 30m

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6/10 IMDb 30% Rotten Tomatoes 2/5 Common Sense Media

20th Century Fox

After learning of his true lineage, Moses, a former general, rises against Pharaoh Ramesses II to help the Hebrews escape from Egypt. He faces several challenges and is strongly opposed by Ramesses.

The Last Stand

Monday at 21:00 on Film4

2013 ‧ Action/Western ‧ 1h 50m

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6.3/10 IMDb 61% Rotten Tomatoes 54% Metacritic

Lionsgate

Thriller with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Knoxville and Forest Whitaker. Owen, a former LAPD narcotics officer, must enlist the help of a ragtag group of his townsfolk to stop Gabriel Cortez, an international drug lord, from crossing over the border to Mexico.

Rocky

Monday at 22:00 on ITV4

1976 ‧ Sport/Drama ‧ 2h 2m

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8.1/10 IMDb 94% Rotten Tomatoes 70% Metacritic

United Artists

Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a chance to fight heavyweight champion Apollo Creed. In a bid to earn respect and glory, Rocky jumps into the ring, unaware of the tough task ahead of him.

T2 Trainspotting

Monday at 23:10 on Film4

2017 ‧ Drama/Comedy ‧ 1h 57m

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7.2/10 IMDb 81% Rotten Tomatoes 3.8/5 Amazon.co.uk

Sony Pictures Releasing

After 20 years, Mark Renton returns to Edinburgh to reunite with his old friends. However, things do not go as planned when he joins his best friend, Sick Boy, and his lover to start a brothel. Ewan McGregor stars in Danny Boyle’s sequel to the classic drama.

The Road

Tuesday at 21:00 on Sony Movies

2009 ‧ Drama/Sci-fi ‧ 1h 59m

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7.2/10IMDb 73% Rotten Tomatoes 64%Metacritic

Dimension Films

In a post-apocalyptic world, a father must protect his son from a group of cannibals who have menaced the streets. They plan to head south where there is a hospitable environment to live in. Stars Viggo Mortensen, Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron.

Eye in the Sky

Tuesday at 21:00 on Film4

2015 ‧ War/Thriller ‧ 1h 43m

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7.3/10IMDb 95% Rotten Tomatoes 4.4/5 Amazon UK

Entertainment One Films

Katherine, a British colonel, in charge of a state-of-the-art multinational operation to eliminate Al-Shabaab terrorists in Nairobi, Kenya, is in a dilemma when an innocent girl enters the kill zone. Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman star.

Wonder

Wednesday at 18:45 on Film4

2017 ‧ Drama/Comedy ‧ 1h 53m

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8/10 IMDb 85% Rotten Tomatoes 4/5 Common Sense Media

Lionsgate

Heart-warming drama starring Julia Roberts. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie Pullman becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Ali

Wednesday at 23:10 on ITV4

2001 ‧ Sport/Drama ‧ 2h 45m

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6.8/10 IMDb 68% Rotten Tomatoes 65% Metacritic

Sony Pictures Releasing

Cassius Clay, a young boxer, wins his debut championship and goes on to reach new heights of fame through his conversion to Islam, his refusal to fight in Vietnam and other controversial actions. Biographical sports drama film starring Will Smith and Jamie Foxx.

The Lego Batman Movie

Thursday at 17:55 on ITV2

2017 ‧ Animation/Family ‧ 2h 9m

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7.3/10 IMDb 90% Rotten Tomatoes 4.5/5 Amazon UK

Warner Bros. Pictures

Batman works together with his ward, Robin, and the police commissioner’s daughter, Barbara, to foil the Joker’s plans of taking over Gotham City.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Thursday at 18:25 on Film4

2014 ‧ Action/Sci-fi ‧ 2h 31m

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8/10 IMDb 90% Rotten Tomatoes 4.6/5 Amazon UK

20th Century Fox

Wolverine travels back in time to stop Mystique from assassinating Bolivar Trask, whose death leads to the creation of the Sentinels, which are robots designed to kill mutants.

Transformers: The Last Knight

Thursday at 21:00 on Film4

2017 ‧ Sci-fi/Action ‧ 2h 34m

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5.2/10 IMDb 15% Rotten Tomatoes 2/5 Common Sense Media

Paramount Pictures

Quintessa brainwashes Optimus Prime and heads to Earth to search for an ancient staff. Cade, Bumblebee and the Autobots race against time to find it, while also escaping an anti-Transformers force.

Get Out

Friday at 21:00 on Film4

2017 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 44m

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7.7/10 IMDb 98% Rotten Tomatoes 85% Metacritic

Universal Pictures

Oscar-winning horror starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams. Chris, an African-American man, decides to visit his Caucasian girlfriend’s parents during a weekend getaway. Although they seem normal at first, he is not prepared to experience the horrors ahead.

Shaun of the Dead

Friday at 21:00 on ITV2

2004 ‧ Comedy/Horror ‧ 1h 39m

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7.9/10 IMDb 92% Rotten Tomatoes 76% Metacritic

Universal Pictures

Shaun is a salesman whose life has no direction. However, his uneventful life takes a sudden turn when he has to singlehandedly deal with an entire community of zombies. Surreal romantic horror comedy starring Simon Pegg.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Friday at 23:45 on BBC One

2013 ‧ Comedy/Action ‧ 2h 1m

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6.9/10 IMDb 4.2/5 Amazon UK 86% Rotten Tomatoes

StudioCanal UK

DJ Alan Partridge becomes an unlikely negotiator when the radio station is held hostage by a disgruntled Pat Farrell, Alan’s colleague, who is afraid of losing his job after the radio station is sold.

Back to the Future

Saturday at 11:00 on Film4

1985 ‧ Sci-fi/Adventure ‧ 1h 56m

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8.5/10 IMDb 96% Rotten Tomatoes 5/5 Common Sense Media

Universal Pictures

Marty travels back in time using an eccentric scientist’s time machine. However, he must make his high-school-aged parents fall in love in order to return to the present.

Back to the Future Part II

Saturday at 13:20 on Film4

1989 ‧ Comedy/Sci-fi ‧ 1h 48m

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7.8/10 IMDb 65% Rotten Tomatoes 57% Metacritic

Universal Pictures

Marty Mcfly travels back in time with the help of Dr Emmett Brown and poses as his own son to prevent his imprisonment. However, all his efforts turn futile as the future changes the present.

Back to the Future Part III

Saturday at 15:30 on Film4

1990 ‧ Comedy/Western ‧ 1h 58m

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7.4/10 IMDb 80% Rotten Tomatoes 55% Metacritic

Universal Pictures

Marty travels back to 1885 to the Old West where Dr Emmett has fallen madly in love with a local schoolteacher. Marty must get him out of the wild West in order to save him from a premature end.

Taken 3

Saturday at 21:00 on Film4

2014 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 1h 55m

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6/10 IMDb 13% Rotten Tomatoes 2/5 Common Sense Media

20th Century Fox

Bryan Mills is accused of a murder he did not commit. He does not want to accept this unjust fate and makes a run for it, but Inspector Franck Dotzler seeks to hunt him down.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Sunday at 12:30 on Film4

2004 ‧ Animation/Comedy ‧ 1h 27m

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7.1/10 IMDb 68% Rotten Tomatoes 66% Metacritic

Paramount Pictures

A yellow sea sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants lives in the city of Bikini Bottom deep in the Pacific Ocean. He works at the Krusty Krab restaurant and is friends with a starfish named Patrick.

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