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The Best Films on Freeview TV This Week

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Searching through TV schedules can be a formidable task sometimes. We’ve picked some of the best films on TV this week so you can easily plan your movie nights.

There’s so many great films this week including horror, comedy, drama, and classics. This week we recommend The Shape of Water, Locke, La La Land, and Freaks of Nature – enjoy!

Murder on the Orient Express

March 22nd 2021 – 9:00pm – Film4

On TV this week: Murder on the Orient Express (2017) starring Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, William Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp (c) 20th Century Fox.

After a murder takes place on a train journey, a detective decides to investigate and find the culprit amongst the passengers aboard. In the process, he also learns the true identity of the victim.

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Lord of The Flies

March 22nd 2021 – 9:50pm – Talking Pictures TV

On TV this week: Lord of the Flies (1963) starring James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Tom Gaman (c) British Lion.

Shipwrecked on an island, thirty castaway schoolboys eventually create their own savage civilization, despite the few rational boys who attempt to prevent that.


Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

March 22nd 2021 – 11:15pm – Film4

On TV this week: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, & Christina Applegate (c) Paramount Pictures.

A celebrated news anchor from San Diego, post getting fired by his boss, is hired by New York’s first 24-hour news channel where he takes the channel by storm through his new style of news coverage.

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Rush Hour

March 23rd 2021 – 10:30pm – ITV4

On TV this week: Rush Hour (1998) starring Jackie Chan & Chris Tucker (c) New Line Cinema.

When a Chinese consul’s young daughter is kidnapped, Hong Kong Detective Lee must team up with Carter, a loud-mouthed LA detective. Distinctive work styles and cultural differences pose hiccups.


Scream

March 23rd 2021 – 11:05pm – 5Star

On TV this week: Scream (1996) starring David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, & Matthew Lillard (c) Dimension Films

A year after Sidney’s mom is murdered, more murders start to occur. She begins to suspect if these murders are related and tries to find the killer as everyone seems to be a suspect.


Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

March 23rd 2021 – 11:40pm – Film4

On TV this week: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2003) starring Vince Vaughn & Ben Stiller (c) 20th Century Fox

An average guy is out to save his gym by participating in a dodgeball championship. His debts along with his misfit friends prove to be quite a headache.


Sapphire

March 24th 2021 – 9:05pm – Talking Pictures TV

On TV this week: Sapphire (1959) starring Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, & Michael Craig (c) Rank Film Distributors.

A pregnant college student named Sapphire Robbins is murdered in London’s Hampstead Heath. When police superintendent Robert Hazard discovers that the victim was a light-skinned black woman passing as white, it upends his initial assumptions.


Freaks Of Nature

March 25th 2021 – 9:00pm – Horror Channel

On TV this week: Freaks of Nature (2015) starring Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Fadem, Joan Cusack, & Bob Odenkirk (c) Sony Pictures Releasing.

Vampires, humans and zombies used to get along in Dillford, but then something unexpected arrived and now it’s humans vs vampires vs zombies in all-out mortal combat. It’s up to three teenagers to try to get things back to ‘normal’.


The Medusa Touch

March 25th 2021 – 10:00pm – Talking Pictures TV

On TV this week: The Medusa Touch (1978) starring Richard Burton, Lino Ventura, Lee Remick, & Harry Andrews (c) ITC.

A French detective in London reconstructs the life of a man lying in hospital with severe injuries with the help of journals and a psychiatrist. He realises that the man had powerful telekinetic abilities.


The Shape of Water

March 26th 2021 – 9:00pm – Film4

On TV this week: The Shape of Water (2017) starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, & Richard Jenkins (c) Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Elisa, a lonely janitor, stumbles upon an amphibious creature that is held captive in a secret research facility. She then develops a unique relationship with the creature.


Locke

March 26th 2021 – 1:35am – Channel 4

On TV this week: Locke (2013) starring Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, & Andrew Scott (c) A24.

The life of a successful construction manager, Ivan Locke, takes a dramatic turn as he comes to know through a phone call that a woman with whom he had a one-night stand is in labour.


Prometheus

March 26th 2021 – 9:00pm – Sony Movies

On TV this week: Prometheus (2012) starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, & Idris Elba (c) 20th Century Fox.

After a clue to mankind’s origins is discovered, explorers are sent to the darkest corner of the universe. Their different expectations take a toll on them when they find something unimaginable.


Carrie

March 26th 2021 – 9:00pm – 5Star

On TV this week: Carrie (2013) starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, & Julianne Moore (c) Sony Pictures Releasing.

Carrie, an awkward teenager protected by fanatical mother, becomes the butt of all jokes in school. When the pranks of her classmates go out of hand, she unleashes her telekinetic powers.


La La Land

March 26th 2021 – 11:35pm – BBC One

On TV this week: La La Land (2016) starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (c) Lionsgate.

Sebastian and Mia are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.


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