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The Best Films on Freeview TV This Week

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Every week we sniff out some of the best films coming up on Freeview and this week might be one of the most exciting yet! This week is full of family favourites (just in time for Easter), some hidden gems and some cult classics!

This week I recommend The Nice Guys, BlacKkKlansman, & Train to Busan. Also don’t miss Bumblebee, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Sound of Music.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

March 29th 2021 – 9:00pm – Film4

On TV this week: The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) starring Ryan Reynolds & Samuel L. Jackson (c) Summit Entertainment.

Michael Bryce, a protection agent, is tasked with protecting Darius Kincaid, one of the world’s most famous assassins. The two must then set aside their differences to tackle several dangerous events.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

March 29th 2021 – 11:20pm – Film4

On TV this week: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) starring Sam Neill & Julian Dennison (c) Piki Films.

A boy (Julian Dennison) and his foster father (Sam Neill) become the subjects of a manhunt after they get stranded in the New Zealand wilderness.


Bumblebee

March 30th 2021 – 9:00pm – Film4

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On TV this week: Bumblebee (2018) starring Hailee Steinfeld & John Cena (c) Paramount Pictures.

During the Cybertron Civil War, Optimus Prime sends Autobot scout B-127 to Earth to form a base where they can regroup. Later, the scout befriends a girl named Charlie, who names him Bumblebee.


Sense and Sensibility 

March 31st 2021 – 10:25pm – Channel 5

On TV this week: Sense and Sensibility (1995) starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, & Hugh Grant (c) Sony Pictures Releasing.

After the death of their father, three young girls find themselves in abject poverty. The responsibility to provide for the family lands on the oldest sisters, who are also dealing with heartbreaks.


The Nice Guys

April 1st 2021 – 9:00pm – Film4

On TV this week: The Nice Guys (2016) starring Russell Crowe & Ryan Gosling (c) Warner Bros. Pictures.

Amelia, a girl in hiding, hires Healy to put March, a detective seeking her, in his place. After two hitmen try to get Healy to reveal her whereabouts, he concernedly pairs with March to find her.


Four Lions

April 1st 2021 – 11:15pm – Film4

On TV this week: Four Lions (2010) starring Riz Ahmed, Kayvan Novak, Nigel Lindsay, & Arsher Ali (c) Optimum Releasing.

A group of young Muslim men living in Sheffield decide to wage jihad, and they hatch an inept plan to become suicide bombers. Omar (Riz Ahmed) and Waj (Kayvan Novak) have a brief, disastrous run at a Pakistan training camp, while Faisal (Adeel Akhtar) works on an unlikely scheme to train birds to carry bombs. Their ill-conceived plan culminates at the London Marathon with their bumbling attempts to disrupt the event while dressed in outlandish costumes.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

April 2nd 2021 – 2:55pm – ITV2

On TV this week: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, & Emma Watson (c) Warner Bros. Pictures.

Harry Potter, an eleven-year-old orphan, discovers that he is a wizard and is invited to study at Hogwarts. Even as he escapes a dreary life and enters a world of magic, he finds trouble awaiting him.


The Sound of Music

April 2nd 2021 – 5:45pm – BBC One

On TV this week: The Sound of Music (1965) starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Richard Haydn (c) 20th Century Fox.

A tuneful, heart-warming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world’s best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.


Bridesmaids

April 2nd 2021 – 9:00pm – ITV2

On TV this week: Bridesmaids (2011) starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, and Wendi McLendon-Covey (c) Universal Pictures.

Annie, a jobless chef, is asked by her best friend, Lillian, to be her maid of honour. Issues evolve when she ruins the wedding events in a rage due to her conflicts with one of the bridesmaids.


Overlord

April 2nd 2021 – 10:45pm – Film4

On TV this week: Overlord (2018) starring Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, & Mathilde Ollivier (c) Paramount Pictures

Towards the end of World War II, American paratroopers set out to destroy a German radio tower. Soon enough, things take a murky turn when they come across a vicious secret.


Wonder Woman

April 3rd 2021 – 8:00pm – ITV2

On TV this week: Wonder Woman (2017) starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, & Danny Huston (c) Warner Bros. Pictures.

Princess Diana of an all-female Amazonian race rescues US pilot Steve. Upon learning of a war, she ventures into the world of men to stop Ares, the god of war, from destroying mankind.


BlacKkKlansman

April 3rd 2021 – 9:00pm – Channel 4

On TV this week: BlacKkKlansman (2018) starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, & Topher Grace (c) Focus Features

Ron Stallworth, an African-American detective, embarks on a mission to infiltrate his town’s chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist hate group.


Train to Busan

April 4th 2021 – 1:10am – Film4

On TV this week: Train to Busan (2016) starring Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi, & Kim Su-an (c) Next Entertainment World.

Seok-woo and his daughter are on a train to Busan on the latter’s birthday to see his wife. However, the journey turns into a nightmare when they are trapped amidst a zombie outbreak in South Korea.


Kingsman: The Golden Circle

April 4th 2021 – 9:00pm – Film4

On TV this week: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, & Mark Strong (c) 20th Century Fox.

After the enemies blow up their headquarters, the surviving agents of Kingsman band together with their American counterpart to take down a ruthless drug cartel.


The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot

April 4th 2021 – 11:45pm – Film4

On TV this week: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot (2018) starring Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner, & Caitlin FitzGerald (c) Eagle Films.

Calvin Barr, a World War II veteran, hunts down the mythical Bigfoot to save humanity from a virus that it threatens to unleash.


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