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

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Another huge week of free-to-air films on TV this week – check ’em out.

Eye In The Sky

Monday at 18:55 on Film4

2015 ‧ War/Thriller ‧ 1h 43m

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7.3/10 IMDb 95%Rotten Tomatoes 73% Metacritic

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.

Daddy’s Home 2

Monday at 21:00 on Film4

2017 ‧ Comedy ‧ 1h 40m

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6/10 IMDb 21% Rotten Tomatoes 30% Metacritic

Paramount Pictures

Co-dads Dusty and Brad intend on providing their children with the perfect Christmas. However, their plans get ruined when both their fathers decide to visit them for Christmas.

Footloose

Tuesday at 18:45 on Film4

1984 ‧ Musical/Dance ‧ 1h 50m

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6.6/10 IMDb 50% Rotten Tomatoes 42% Metacritic

Paramount Pictures

Teenager Ren and his family move from the city to a small town. He’s in for a culture shock and can’t quite believe that he’s living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal.

Before I Go to Sleep

Tuesday at 23:10 on Film4

2014 ‧ Thriller/Mystery ‧ 1h 32m

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6.3/10 IMDb 37% Rotten Tomatoes 3.9/5 Amazon UK

StudioCanal

Ever since a vicious attack nearly claimed her life, Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman) has suffered from anterograde amnesia and is unable to form new memories. Every morning, she becomes reacquainted with her husband, Ben (Colin Firth), and the other constants in her life. In accordance with her doctor’s (Mark Strong) instructions, Christine keeps a video diary. As Christine starts to uncover terrifying truths about her past, she begins to question everything — and everyone — around her.

Back to the Future

Wednesday at 18:45 on Film4

1985 ‧ Sci-fi/Adventure ‧ 1h 56m

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8.5/10 IMDb 96% Rotten Tomatoes 87% Metacritic

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.

Bridge to Terabithia

Wednesday at 19:05 on Sony Movies

2007 ‧ Family/Fantasy ‧ 1h 36m

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7.1/10 IMDb 85% Rotten Tomatoes 74% Metacritic

Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

A rich city girl, Leslie, and a poor country boy, Jess, create Terabithia, a land of magical beings, and become its rulers. This helps Jess to escape and cope with a tragedy.

You Only Live Twice

Wednesday at 20:00 on ITV4

1967 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 1h 57m

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6.9/10 IMDb 73% Rotten Tomatoes 61% Metacritic

United Artists

An American space capsule is supposedly swallowed by a Russian spaceship. However, James Bond discovers that SPECTRE is behind the theft and endeavours to find out the motive behind it.

Transformers: The Last Knight

Wednesday at 21:00 on Film4

2017 ‧ Sci-fi/Action ‧ 2h 34m

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5.2/10 IMDb 15% Rotten Tomatoes 27% Metacritic

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.

Rocky Balboa

Wednesday at 22:20 on ITV4

2006 ‧ Sport/Action ‧ 1h 42m

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7.1/10 IMDb 63% Metacritic 77% Rotten Tomatoes

MGM Distribution Co.

A retired Rocky Balboa wins against reigning champion Mason Dixon in a computer simulation of a fight. Enraged by this, Mason challenges Rocky to a 10-round exhibition bout.

Bad Neighbours

Thursday at 00:05 on Film4

2014 ‧ Comedy ‧ 1h 37m

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6.3/10 IMDb 3.5/5 Amazon UK 68% Metacritic

Universal Pictures

Mac and Kelly’s peaceful suburban life is offset by a fraternity house next door, which is inhabited by constantly partying college students who refuse to be quiet no matter how hard the couple try.

Lincoln

Thursday at 21:00 on Film4

2012 ‧ War/Drama ‧ 2h 30m

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7.3/10 IMDb 89% Rotten Tomatoes 86% Metacritic

20th Century Fox

Abraham Lincoln uses his powers as the president of the United States of America as he strives to abolish slavery and reunite his country during the Civil War.

Ocean’s Eleven

Thursday at 21:00 on 5Star

2001 ‧ Heist/Crime ‧ 2h 7m

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7.7/10 IMDb 82% Rotten Tomatoes 4/5 Common Sense Media

Warner Bros. Pictures

Danny Ocean, a gangster, assembles a group of eleven people in an effort to steal money from three popular casinos in Las Vegas owned by his rival, Terry Benedict.

Steven Gerrard: Make Us Dream

Thursday at 23:10 on ITV4

2018 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 44m

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8.1/10 · IMDb

Amazon

Steven Gerrard’s soccer career begins when he joins the Liverpool F.C. at eight years old. He leaves 26 years later, having won two FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Cup, one FA Community Shield, one UEFA Super Cup and one UEFA Champions League.

Desperado

Thursday at 23:55 on Paramount Network

1995 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 1h 47m

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7.2/10 IMDb 62% Rotten Tomatoes 4.5/5 Amazon UK

Sony Pictures Releasing

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.

The Full Monty

Friday at 22:45 on BBC One

1997 ‧ Comedy/Drama ‧ 1h 35m

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7.2/10 IMDb 96% Rotten Tomatoes 75% Metacritic

20th Century Fox

After the steel mill they work at shuts down, a group of unemployed men decide to get involved in the stripping business to earn a living. They invest the money they have saved to get started.

Oranges and Sunshine

Friday at 23:20 on BBC Two

2010 ‧ Drama/Historical drama ‧ 1h 45m

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7.1/10 IMDb 4.7/5 Amazon UK 69% Rotten Tomatoes

Icon Film Distribution

Until the early 1970s, thousands of British children — many orphans, others taken by social workers from broken homes — were packed onto ships bound for Australia. Promised “oranges and sunshine,” many instead endured abuse in workhouses as virtual slaves. In 1987, Nottingham, England, social worker Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson) learns the horrific extent of this program as she attempts to help two of its survivors, the timid Jack (Hugo Weaving) and the violent Len (David Wenham).

Battle of Britain

Saturday at 16:00 on ITV4

1969 ‧ War/Action ‧ 2h 13m

7/10 IMDb 67% Rotten Tomatoes

United Artists

During World War II, the British Royal Air Force fights the Luftwaffe while trying to sabotage Adolf Hitler’s plan of invading Great Britain.

One Fine Day

Saturday at 18:50 on Sony Movies

1996 ‧ Romance/Rom-com ‧ 1h 49m

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6.5/10 IMDb 50% Rotten Tomatoes

20th Century Fox

Single parents Melanie Parker and Jack Taylor bond over their shared experiences as they babysit each other’s children during a hectic workday in New York.

The Other Woman

Saturday at 21:00 on E4

2014 ‧ Comedy/Romance ‧ 1h 49m

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6/10 IMDb 25% Rotten Tomatoes 4.4/5 Amazon UK

20th Century Fox

Carly, Mark’s girlfriend, is shocked when she learns of his marriage. She meets his wife, Kate, and they become good friends. However, Kate discovers Mark’s affair with Amber.

Jason Bourne

2016 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 2h 3m

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6.6/10 IMDb 54% Rotten Tomatoes 58% Metacritic

Universal Pictures

Jason Bourne, a former CIA agent, is drawn out of hiding by CIA director Robert Dewey. He then sets out to discover more about his past, family and his father’s death.

Ride Along

Saturday at 22:35 on ITV

2014 ‧ Comedy/Action ‧ 1h 40m

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6.2/10 IMDb 18% Rotten Tomatoes 4.2/5Amazon UK

Universal Pictures

Ben, a security guard, is in love with police officer James’ sister. In order to win the top cop’s heart, he rides along with him on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta.

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