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Another great week of films on television – including The Social Network which was called the ‘best movie of the decade’ by Quentin Tarantino! Also on the list is Drive, Stand By Me, and Selma (which has 99% Rotten Tomatoes).

X2

Monday at 18:25 on Film4

20th Century Fox

2003 ‧ Action/Sci-fi ‧ 2h 14m

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7.4/10 IMDb 85% Rotten Tomatoes 68% Metacritic

Nightcrawler, a mutant, tries to murder the president of the United States. Meanwhile, when William Stryker attacks Professor X’s school, his mutant students team up to thwart his evil plans.

Stand By Me

Monday at 21:00 on Sony Movies Classic

Columbia Pictures

1986 ‧ Adventure/Drama ‧ 1h 29m

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8.1/10 IMDb 91% Rotten Tomatoes 75% Metacritic

Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern are four friends who decide to hike to find the corpse of Ray Brower, a local teenager, who was hit by a train while plucking blueberries in the wild.

Logan

Monday at 21:00 on Film4

20th Century Fox

2017 ‧ Action/Sci-fi ‧ 2h 21m

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8.1/10 IMDb 93% Rotten Tomatoes 4.3/5 Amazon.co.uk

Logan comes out of retirement to escort a young mutant named Laura to a safe place. He meets with other mutants, who run from an evil corporation that has been experimenting with them, along the way.

Stoker

Monday at 23:45 on Film4

Fox Searchlight Pictures

2013 ‧ Thriller/Horror ‧ 1h 39m

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6.8/10 IMDb 70% Rotten Tomatoes 58% Metacritic

After the untimely death of her father, India and her mother are left alone in their estate. Soon, the arrival of her uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, is followed by unexpected developments.

White House Down

Tuesday at 21:00 on 5Star

Sony Pictures Releasing

2013 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 2h 17m

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6.4/10 IMDb 51% Rotten Tomatoes 4.5/5 Amazon.co.uk

A Capitol policeman leaps into action to save his daughter and protect the American president from a group of terrorists who have seized the White House.

Drive

Tuesday at 21:00 on Sony Movies

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.

Patti Cake$

Tuesday at 23:20 on Film4

Fox Searchlight Pictures

2017 ‧ Drama/Music ‧ 1h 49m

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6.8/10 IMDb 84% Rotten Tomatoes 67% Metacritic

Bored with her life in her New Jersey hometown, Patricia Dombrowski decides to follow her idol and become a rapper. Along with her friend, grandmother and a musician, she tries to overcome obstacles.

The Handmaiden

Wednesday at 01:50 on Channel 4

CJ Entertainment

2016 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 2h 48m

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8.1/10 IMDb 95% Rotten Tomatoes

With help from an orphaned pickpocket (Kim Tae-ri), a Korean con man (Ha Jung-woo) devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman (Kim Min-hee) out of her inheritance.

The Social Network

Wednesday at 21:00 on Sony Movies

Sony Pictures Releasing

2010 ‧ Drama/History ‧ 2h 1m

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7.7/10 IMDb 96% Rotten Tomatoes 95% Metacritic

Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site, Facebook, with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin. But soon, a string of lies tears their relationship apart even as Facebook connects people.

Lucy

Wednesday at 21:00 on Film4

Universal Pictures

2014 ‧ Thriller/Action ‧ 1h 30m

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6.4/10 IMDb 67% Rotten Tomatoes 61% Metacritic

Lucy is a 2014 French science fiction action film written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by his wife Virginie Besson-Silla for his company EuropaCorp. The film was shot in Taipei, Paris, and New York City. It stars Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, and Amr Waked.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Wednesday at 22:45 on Film4

Universal Pictures

2016 ‧ Comedy/Mockumentary ‧ 1h 27m

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6.7/10 IMDb 79% Rotten Tomatoes 4.6/5 Amazon.co.uk

Conner, Owen and Lawrence become famous after launching their rap album. But Connor abandons the band to form a solo career and is forced to see his celebrity status crash after the project fails.

Unbroken

Thursday at 21:00 on Film4

Universal Pictures

2014 ‧ War/Drama ‧ 2h 17m

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7.2/10 IMDb 51% Rotten Tomatoes 59% Metacritic

Louis Zamperini, a US Olympic track record holder, pulls himself through a plane crash in the Second World War only to be left at the mercy of nature and eventually caged up as a prisoner of war.

St. Vincent

Thursday at 23:45 on Film4

The Weinstein Company

2014 ‧ Comedy/Drama ‧ 1h 43m

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7.2/10 IMDb 77% Rotten Tomatoes 4.5/5 Amazon.co.uk

Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a struggling single woman, moves to Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Having to work very long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of Vincent (Bill Murray), a bawdy misanthrope next door. Vincent takes Oliver along on his trips to the race track, strip club and dive bar, and an unlikely friendship is born. The man is a mentor to the boy in his hedonistic way, and Oliver sees the good in Vincent that no one else can.

Mother’s Day

Friday at 18:45 on Film4

Open Road Films

2016 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 1h 58m

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5.7/10 IMDb 8% Rotten Tomatoes 18% Metacritic

The lives of four mothers, who are dealing with personal issues in their own way, intertwine over a week leading to Mother’s Day.

Face/Off

Friday at 21:00 on Sony Movies

Buena Vista International

1997 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 2h 20m

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7.3/10 IMDb 92% Rotten Tomatoes 82% Metacritic

Sean Archer, an FBI Agent, undergoes plastic surgery in order to impersonate and get hold of his son’s killer and his arch-enemy, Castor Troy. Trouble brews when Castor begins impersonating Sean.

Happy Death Day

Friday at 21:00 on Film4

Universal Pictures

2017 ‧ Horror/Comedy ‧ 1h 36m

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6.5/10 IMDb 71% Rotten Tomatoes 4.3/5 Amazon.co.uk

College student Theresa Gelbman continues to relive the day when she was killed to discover the identity of her murderer.

War of the Worlds

Friday at 22:45 on BBC One

Paramount Pictures

2005 ‧ Sci-fi/Action ‧ 1h 58m

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6.5/10 IMDb 75% Rotten Tomatoes 73% Metacritic

Ray Ferrier, a dockworker, is ready to spend a weekend together with his children. However, an alien tripod descends on Earth threatening to wipe out humanity.

The Shallows

Friday at 22:50 on Film4

Sony Pictures Releasing

2016 ‧ Thriller/Horror ‧ 1h 27m

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6.3/10 IMDb 78% Rotten Tomatoes 59% Metacritic

Nancy travels to a secluded beach following the death of her mother. While surfing, she gets attacked by a great white shark, which leaves her stranded on a rock 200 yards from the shore.

Selma

Friday at 23:20 on BBC Two

Pathé

2014 ‧ Drama/Historical drama ‧ 2h 8m

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7.5/10 IMDb 99% Rotten Tomatoes 81% Metacritic

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

How to Train Your Dragon

Sunday at 15:05 on Film4

Paramount Pictures

2010 ‧ Animation/Family ‧ 1h 38m

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8.1/10 IMDb 99% Rotten Tomatoes 75% Metacritic

Hiccup, a Viking, must kill a dragon to mark his passage into manhood and be initiated into his tribe. However, he ends up doing the exact opposite by befriending a deadly Night Fury.

Evolution

Saturday at 16:55 on Film4

DreamWorks Pictures

2001 ‧ Sci-fi/Comedy ‧ 1h 42m

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6.1/10 IMDb 43% Rotten Tomatoes 3/5 Empire

When a meteor crashes on Earth, it brings with it single-celled organisms which evolve rapidly. However, four professionals stumble upon these aliens and must stop their growth to avoid an invasion.

Dirty Grandpa

Saturday at 21:00 on Film4

Lionsgate

2016 ‧ Comedy ‧ 1h 49m

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5.9/10 IMDb 11% Rotten Tomatoes 21% Metacritic

Uptight lawyer Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss’s controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at his firm. Tricked by his grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro), Jason finds himself driving the foulmouthed old man to Daytona Beach, Fla., for a wild spring break that includes frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke. While Jason worries about the upcoming wedding, Dick tries to show his grandson how to live life to the fullest.

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

Sunday at 01:00 on Film4

Relativity Media

2014 ‧ Horror/Drama ‧ 1h 38m

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4.8/10IMDb 23% Rotten Tomatoes 3.7/5 Amazon.co.uk

During World War II, the London bombings force schoolteachers Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) and Jean Hogg (Helen McCrory) to evacuate a group of children to Crythin Gifford. When the refugees take shelter at Eel Marsh House, Eve soon comes to realize that they are not alone. The longer they remain there, the more the house’s evil spirit threatens the children. With the help of a pilot (Jeremy Irvine), Eve tries to protect the children and uncover the truth behind the Woman in Black.

The Imitation Game

Sunday at 18:45 on Film4

The Weinstein Company

2014 ‧ War/Drama ‧ 1h 54m

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8/10 IMDb 90% Rotten Tomatoes 73% Metacritic

Alan Turing, a British mathematician, joins the cryptography team to decipher the German enigma code. With the help of his fellow mathematicians, he builds a machine to crack the codes.

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