21 Great Movies on Free TV This Week

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Every week we keep you up to date on the best films coming up on free-to-air TV and this week is no exception!

There’s some great films airing this week – check ’em out…

Kong: Skull Island

Monday at 18:40 on ITV 2

Warner Bros. Pictures

2017 ‧ Adventure/Action ‧ 2 hours

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6.6/10 IMDb 75% Rotten Tomatoes

A crew that reaches Skull Island, to map it, are attacked by a humongous ape. The survivors then regroup to find out more about the ape, the island’s natives and underground monsters.

Super 8

Monday at 18:45 on Film4

Paramount Pictures

2011 ‧ Sci-fi/Thriller ‧ 1h 52m

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7/10 IMDb 81% Rotten Tomatoes

A train crash sets off a series of bizarre events in a small town. When Deputy Sheriff Jack Lang investigates them, he uncovers a shocking secret.

Serenity

Monday at 21:00 on Horror Channel

Universal Pictures

2005 ‧ Sci-fi/Action ‧ 1h 59m

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7.8/10 IMDb 82% Rotten Tomatoes 4.6/5 Amazon UK

The Alliance, a military force that has colonized the galaxy, is in pursuit of two fugitives who are hiding in Serenity, a spaceship, whose crews comprises rebels.

Allied

Monday at 21:00 on Film4

Paramount Pictures

2016 ‧ War/Romance ‧ 2h 4m

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7.1/10 IMDb 61% Rotten Tomatoes

Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) and Marianne Beauséjour (Marion Cotillard) are World War II operatives who never reveal their true identities. After falling in love during a risky mission, they hope to leave all that double-dealing behind them and start new lives. Instead, suspicion and danger envelop their marriage as both husband and wife become pitted against each other in an escalating, potentially lethal test that has global consequences.

The Simpsons Movie

Tuesday at 19:15 on Film4

20th Century Fox

2007 ‧ Animation/Comedy ‧ 1h 28m

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7.3/10 IMDb 88% Rotten Tomatoes 4.4/5 Common Sense Media

Homer accidentally pollutes a lake of Springfield. When the town blames him for it, he decides to save the city and his family.

Arrival

Tuesday at 21:00 on Film4

Stage 6 Films

2016 ‧ Sci-fi/Thriller ‧ 1h 58m

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7.9/10 IMDb 94% Rotten Tomatoes

Louise Banks, a linguistics expert, along with her team, must interpret the language of aliens who’ve come to earth in a mysterious spaceship.

Jaws

Tuesday at 21:00 on ITV4

Universal Pictures

1975 ‧ Thriller/Horror ‧ 2h 10m

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8/10 IMDb 98% Rotten Tomatoes 87% Metacritic

When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.

Prisoners

Tuesday at 23:20 on Film4

Summit Entertainment

2013 ‧ Thriller/Crime ‧ 2h 33m

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8.1/10 IMDb 80% Rotten Tomatoes 70% Metacritic

When the police take time to find Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend, he decides to go on a search himself. His desperation leads him closer to finding the truth and also jeopardises his own life.

American Made

Wednesday at 21:00 on Film4

Universal Pictures

2017 ‧ Action/Drama ‧ 1h 55m

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7.2/10 IMDb 86% Rotten Tomatoes 65% Metacritic

Barry Seal, a commercial airline pilot, gets involved in drugs and arms smuggling while working for the CIA. Later, he turns into a government informant in order to escape his jail time.

The Fifth Estate

Wednesday at 23:15 on Film4

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

2013 ‧ Thriller/Drama ‧ 2h 8m

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6.2/10 IMDb 36% Rotten Tomatoes

WikiLeaks’s founding duo work as watchdogs and leak secret data to the world. However, they find themselves in a fix when they obtain access to confidential documents related to the US Intelligence.

Non-Stop

Thursday at 18:55 on Film4

Universal Pictures

2014 ‧ Thriller/Action ‧ 1h 46m

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6.9/10 IMDb 61% Rotten Tomatoes 56% Metacritic

A US air marshal receives threatening messages demanding that his airline transfer 150 million dollars to an offshore account, in the absence of which the passengers of his flight will be killed.

Beast

Thursday at 21:00 on Film4

30 West

2017 ‧ Psychological thriller/Drama ‧ 1h 47m

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6.8/10 IMDb 92% Rotten Tomatoes

In a small island community, a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider, who empowers her to escape her oppressive family. When he comes under suspicion for a series of murders, she defends him at all costs.

Let Me In

Thursday at 22:45 on Horror Channel

Icon Film Distribution

2010 ‧ Horror/Romance ‧ 1h 55m

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7.1/10 IMDb 88% Rotten Tomatoes

Owen leads a lonely life and is bullied by his peers at school. He happily befriends Abby, his new helpful neighbour, without being aware that she is hiding a secret from him.

A Bigger Splash

Thursday at 23:10 on Film4

StudioCanal

2015 ‧ Crime/Drama ‧ 2h 5m

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6.4/10 IMDb 90% Rotten Tomatoes 3.5/5 Amazon UK

While vacationing on a Sicilian island with her boyfriend (Matthias Schoenaerts), a rock star (Tilda Swinton) receives an unexpected visit from an old flame (Ralph Fiennes) and his seductive daughter (Dakota Johnson).

The Fault in Our Stars

Friday at 18:25 on Film4

20th Century Fox

2014 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 2h 13m

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7.7/10 IMDb 81% Rotten Tomatoes 69% Metacritic

Two cancer-afflicted teenagers Hazel and Augustus meet at a cancer support group. The two of them embark on a journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

Central Intelligence

Friday at 21:00 on Film4

Universal Pictures

2016 ‧ Comedy/Action ‧ 1h 56m

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6.3/10 IMDb 71% Rotten Tomatoes

Accountant Calvin Joyner’s life changes drastically after Bob Stone, his classmate in high school, drags him into a dubious covert operation.

The Green Mile

Friday at 23:10 on Film4

Warner Bros.

1999 ‧ Crime/Drama ‧ 3h 9m

8.6/10 IMDb 78% Rotten Tomatoes 61% Metacritic

Paul Edgecomb, the head guard of a prison, meets an inmate, John Coffey, a black man who is accused of murdering two girls. His life changes drastically when he discovers that John has a special gift.

A Dog’s Purpose

Saturday at 14:40 at Film4

Universal Pictures

2017 ‧ Fantasy/Drama ‧ 2 hours

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7.2/10 IMDb 35% Rotten Tomatoes 4.7/5 Amazon UK

A dog goes through four lifetimes with different owners through various time periods. During this journey, he steadily understands his real purpose.

Ice Age: Collision Course

Sunday at 17:00 on Film4

20th Century Fox

2016 ‧ Animation/Family ‧ 1h 40m

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5.7/10 IMDb 18% Rotten Tomatoes 4.4/5 Amazon UK

Scrat accidentally sets off an asteroid to Earth while trying to get his acorn. However, Manny, Sid and Diego must join forces with Buck to prevent the asteroid from wiping out their existence.

Snowpiercer

Sunday at 21:00 on Film4

The Weinstein Company

2013 ‧ Sci-fi/Sci-fi ‧ 2h 6m

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7.1/10 IMDb 94% Rotten Tomatoes 84% Metacritic

Survivors of Earth’s second Ice Age live out their days on a luxury train that ploughs through snow and ice. The train’s poorest residents, who live in the squalid caboose, plan to improve their lot by taking over the engine room.

The Keeping Room

Sunday at 23:35 on Film4

Lionsgate Films

2014 ‧ War/Thriller ‧ 1h 35m

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6/10 IMDb 75% Rotten Tomatoes 58% Metacritic

During the waning days of the Civil War, two Southern sisters (Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld) and a slave (Muna Otaru) must defend themselves against two Union Army soldiers.

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