24 Great Movies on Free TV This Week

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More great movies on television this week. This week includes Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Deadpool, Braveheart, Love Actually, and Deepwater Horizon

Assassin’s Creed

Monday at 21:00 on Film4

20th Century Fox

2016 ‧ Action/Adventure ‧ 2h 20m

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5.7/10 IMDb 18% Rotten Tomatoes 4.5/5 Facebook

With the help of technology, Callum learns that he is a descendant of a society of Assassins. He travels back in time to learn about his ancestor and acquire skills to defeat an evil organisation.

Drive

Monday at 22:50 on Sony Movies Action

FilmDistrict

2011 ‧ Action/Crime ‧ 1h 35m

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7.8/10 IMDb 92% Rotten Tomatoes 78% Metacritic

A stuntman and getaway driver falls in love with Irene who is married to a criminal. In a bid to protect her from her husband and some gangsters, he decides to cross over to the other side of the law.

Macbeth

Monday at 23:10 on Film4

StudioCanal

2015 ‧ Drama/War ‧ 1h 53m

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6.6/10 IMDb 80% Rotten Tomatoes 3.8/5 Amazon.co.uk

After murdering King Duncan (David Thewlis) and seizing the throne, Macbeth (Michael Fassbender) becomes consumed with guilt and paranoia as the tyrannical ruler of Scotland.

Life of Pi

Tuesday at 18:35 on Film4

20th Century Fox

2012 ‧ Adventure/Drama ‧ 2h 7m

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7.9/10IMDb 3.9/5 Goodreads 87% Rotten Tomatoes

Pi Patel finds a way to survive in a lifeboat that is adrift in the middle of nowhere. His fight against the odds is heightened by the company of a hyena and a male Bengal tiger.

Deadpool

Tuesday at 21:00 on Film4

20th Century Fox

2016 ‧ Action/Comedy ‧ 1h 49m

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8/10 IMDb 85% Rotten Tomatoes 65% Metacritic

Ajax, a twisted scientist, experiments on Wade Wilson, a mercenary, to cure him of cancer and give him healing powers. However, the experiment leaves Wade disfigured and he decides to exact revenge.

Buried

Tuesday at 23:10 on Film4

Lionsgate

2010 ‧ Thriller/Drama ‧ 1h 35m

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7/10 IMDb 87% Rotten Tomatoes 3.7/5 Amazon.co.uk

A US truck driver, Paul, is attacked by Iraqis and finds himself six feet underground with no idea of this claustrophobic situation. With just a lighter and a cellphone, he races against time.

Star Trek

Wednesday at 18:35 on Film4

Paramount Pictures

2009 ‧ Sci-fi/Action ‧ 2h 8m

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7.9/10 IMDb 94% Rotten Tomatoes 4/5 Common Sense Media

James Kirk, a brash young man, and Spock, an alien with human and Vulcan blood, join the crew of the USS Enterprise to combat Nero, a member of the Romulan race who wants to destroy multiple planets.

War for the Planet of the Apes

Wednesday at 21:00 on Film4

20th Century Fox

2017 ‧ War/Sci-fi ‧ 2h 20m

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7.4/10 IMDb 94% Rotten Tomatoes 82% Metacritic

When a rogue army of humans kills Caesar’s wife and son, he sets out to exact revenge. But his quest for retribution reveals his darker instincts even as he makes a startling discovery.

Ender’s Game

Thursday at 18:45 on Film4

Summit Entertainment

2013 ‧ Sci-fi/Action ‧ 1h 54m

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6.6/10 IMDb 62% Rotten Tomatoes 51% Metacritic

Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young strategist, is recruited by the International Military to lead the force defending Earth from a genocidal alien race bent on annihilating humankind.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Thursday at 21:00 on Film4

20th Century Fox

2014 ‧ Action/Comedy ‧ 2h 10m

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7.7/10 IMDb 75% Rotten Tomatoes 4.4/5 Amazon.co.uk

Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin faces several challenges when he gets recruited as a secret agent in a secret spy organisation in order to look for Richmond Valentine, an eco-terrorist.

The Ritual

Friday at 21:00 on Film4

eOne Films

2017 ‧ Horror/Mystery ‧ 1h 34m

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6.3/10 IMDb 73% Rotten Tomatoes 57% Metacritic

Reuniting after the tragic death of their friend, four college pals set out to hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. A wrong turn leads them into the mysterious forests of Norse legend, where an ancient evil exists and stalks them at every turn.

Braveheart

Friday at 21:00 on Sony Movies

20th Century Fox

1995 ‧ War/Drama ‧ 3h 2m

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8.3/10 IMDb 78% Rotten Tomatoes 68% Metacritic

William Wallace, a Scottish rebel, along with his clan, sets out to battle King Edward I of England, who killed his bride a day after their marriage.

Love Actually

Friday at 22:00 on Channel 5

Universal Pictures

2003 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 2h 25m

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7.6/10 IMDb 64% Rotten Tomatoes 5/5 Common Sense Media

Eight London couples try to deal with their relationships in different ways. Their tryst with love makes them discover how complicated relationships can be.

The Business

Friday at 22:50 on Film4

Pathé

2005 ‧ Drama/Crime ‧ 1h 37m

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6.7/10 IMDb 57% Rotten Tomatoes

Frankie, a young man from London, travels to Spain to deliver cash to a suave playboy, Charlie. Frankie’s life changes overnight when Charlie offers him a job as his driver.

The Evil Dead

Friday at 22:50 on Horror Channel

New Line Cinema

1981 ‧ Horror/Splatter ‧ 1h 57m

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7.5/10 IMDb 95% Rotten Tomatoes 71% Metacritic

Five friends travel to a remote cabin in the woods where they play a tape with incantations. This releases the demons which possess them in succession until only one is left fighting for survival.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Saturday on 11:00 on Film4

Paramount Pictures

2004 ‧ Animation/Comedy ‧ 1h 27m

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7.1/10 IMDb 68% Rotten Tomatoes 3/5 Common Sense Media

Trouble starts brewing in Bikini Bottom when someone steals King Neptune’s crown and the blame falls on Mr Krabs. Despite this, SpongeBob stands by his employer and sets out to find the treasure.

Rio 2

Saturday at 12:45 on Film4

20th Century Fox

2014 ‧ Animation/Family ‧ 1h 41m

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6.3/10 IMDb 48% Rotten Tomatoes 49% Metacritic

After moving out of Rio de Janeiro, Blu, Jewel and their children try to cope with the new surroundings in the Amazon. But Blu encounters the revengeful Nigel who further complicates the situation.

Mamma Mia!

Saturday at 20:00 on ITVBe

Universal Pictures

2008 ‧ Musical/Comedy ‧ 1h 50m

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6.4/10 IMDb 54% Rotten Tomatoes 51% Metacritic

As Sophie and her family are busy preparing for her wedding, she secretly invites three men, who were her mother’s lovers in the past, with the hope that one of them is her father.

Deepwater Horizon

Saturday at 21:00 on Film4

Summit Entertainment

2016 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 1h 47m

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7.1/10 IMDb 83% Rotten Tomatoes

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, igniting a massive fireball that kills several crew members. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. Banding together, the co-workers must use their wits to make it out alive amid all the chaos.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Saturday at 21:15 on Channel 4

Fox Searchlight Pictures

2017 ‧ Comedy/Drama ‧ 1h 56m

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8.2/10 IMDb 91% Rotten Tomatoes 88% Metacritic

Mildred Hayes is devastated after the rape and murder of her daughter. Months later, she protests and challenges the police officials when they fail to capture the culprit.

The Blues Brothers

Saturday at 22:10 on ITV4

Universal Pictures

1980 ‧ Comedy/Musical ‧ 2h 28m

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7.9/10 IMDb 84% Rotten Tomatoes 60% Metacritic

After his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) — collectively known as the “Blues Brothers.” Jake’s first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting their old band back together. However, after playing several gigs and making a few enemies, including the police, the brothers face daunting odds to deliver the money on time.

Don’t Breathe

Saturday at 23:10 on Film4

Sony Pictures Releasing

2016 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 28m

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7.1/10 IMDb 88% Rotten Tomatoes 3/5C ommon Sense Media

Three delinquents break into the house of Norman, a Gulf War veteran who is blind, to steal his money. However, much to their horror, they discover that Norman is not as defenceless as he seems.

Shrek the Third

Sunday at 16:45 on Film4

Paramount Pictures

2007 ‧ Animation/Comedy ‧ 1h 33m

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6.1/10 IMDb 41% Rotten Tomatoes 4.7/5 Amazon.co.uk

After Shrek’s father-in-law King Harold becomes sick, Shrek is the next in line to take over. However, he tries to make Artie the king and takes help from Donkey and Puss in Boots.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Sunday at 18:35 on Film4

Fox Searchlight Pictures

2015 ‧ Drama/Comedy ‧ 2h 2m

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6.6/10 IMDb 65% Rotten Tomatoes 4.4/5 Amazon.co.uk

Since The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full with its existing long-term residents, co-owners Muriel and Sonny make plans for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel while he prepares for his wedding.

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