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The best films to watch on TV this week.

March 13, 2023
The best films to watch on TV this week.

Discovering a timeless gem on TV is unbeatable! But finding it can be a challenge-live-live. Fear not, for we’ve got you covered. Get ready to watch the best films on this week. From the beloved childhood classic Matilda to the heart-pumping 90s action blockbuster Speed, our list has it all. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy a week filled with cinematic awesomeness!

Bandits (Film4) – On Monday 13 March at 23:00 GMT

Starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett, this crime comedy-drama-live follows two escaped convicts, Joe Blake and Terry Collins, as they embark on a series of bank robberies to fund their lavish lifestyle. However, when they cross paths with the anxious Kate Wheeler, they realize that three’s a crowd. The film truly shines when Willis and Thornton exchange witty banter, both actors delighting in their increasingly absurd hairpieces. This hilarious and engaging ride promises non-stop laughs and unforgettable moments, making it a must-watch for anyone seeking a good time at the movies.

Speed (ITV4) – On Tuesday 14 March at 23:00 GMT

This electrifying, top-tier entertainment features Keanu Reeves as an action hero and Sandra Bullock as they find themselves trapped on a packed Los Angeles bus that has been rigged to detonate if its speed drops below 20 miles per hour by the crazed extortionist, Dennis Hopper. Without a hitch, director Jan De Bont’s “Die Hard on a Bus” shifts into high gear following a suspenseful opening, propelling the audience into a thrilling, action-packed journey of expertly shot sequences, heart-stopping excitement, and daring stunts. Completely audacious, excessive, and thoroughly thrilling, this exhilarating ride will have you longing for your couch to come with seat belts.

X-Men: Apocalypse (Film4) – On Wednesday 15 March at 20:20 GMT

Featuring an all-star cast including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Oscar Isaac, this fantasy film takes place in 1983 as Charles Xavier opens his school for gifted youngsters and Mystique, who possesses the power of metamorphosis, is busy rescuing persecuted mutants. However, the arrival of the “first mutant,” Apocalypse, threatens to upend their peaceful existence as he seeks to rid the Earth of human domination. With the help of a new generation of mutants, including Cyclops, Nightcrawler, and Jean Grey, our heroes must face off against Apocalypse and his minions, including Magneto. This epic adventure promises to be a visual spectacle, featuring stunning special effects and heart-pounding action, making it a must-watch for any fan of the genre.

Hampstead (Film4) – On Thursday 16 March at 20:55 GMT

Starring Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson, this heartwarming comedy-drama-live tells the story of homeless man Donald, who has created a beautiful home on the grounds of a disused Hampstead hospital, only to face eviction. When local widow Emily learns of his plight, she steps in to help him. Set against the backdrop of the affluent London district, this socially conscious film shows how a tired American widow puts aside her own financial troubles to fight for the rights of a cantankerous recluse whose home on Hampstead Heath is under threat from developers. This charming and poignant film is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a feel-good story about the power of human kindness and the importance of standing up for what’s right.

Terminator: Dark Fate (Film4) – On Friday 17 March at 23:00 GMT

Starring Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, this science-fiction action thriller takes place after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day seemingly averted the apocalypse. However, when John Connor, humanity’s savior, is once again targeted for assassination by a time-traveling T-800 cyborg, his mother Sarah is thrust back into the fight for Earth’s future as a new artificial intelligence gains sentience. The return of original director James Cameron as producer and co-writer makes this the must-see sixth installment in the Terminator franchise, promising breathtaking action sequences and mind-bending plot twists that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Matilda (ITV2) – On Saturday 18 March at 20:10 GMT

Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved book and directed by and starring Danny DeVito alongside Mara Wilson, this comic fantasy film is a must-see for all ages. The story follows Matilda, a young girl with a love for reading whose parents refuse to send her to school until she is enrolled in the merciless Miss Trunchbull’s Crunchem Hall. There, she discovers her unique talents and learns to stand up against the monstrous portrayal of adults who view children as mere accessories. DeVito’s exceptional direction captures the dark and comical style typical of Dahl’s stories and cleverly shot most of the film from a child’s perspective. Wilson delivers a brilliant performance as the lead character of Matilda, while Pam Ferris steals the show as the fearsome headmistress Miss Trunchbull. With a talented cast, exceptional direction, and a heartwarming message about the power of standing up for oneself, this classic entertainment for children is not to be missed.

Yes Man (ITV2) – On Saturday 18 March at 20:55 GMT

Experience the hilarious and heartwarming journey of Jim Carrey’s character as he breaks out of his negative shell and embraces life to the fullest by saying “yes” to every opportunity that comes his way. Based on the real-life experiment of saying “yes” to everything, this movie is a comedic take on the idea, with Carrey delivering a delightful performance. From learning Korean to meeting an internet bride, the story takes you on a wild and unpredictable ride. The charming Zooey Deschanel also stars in this romantic comedy, and the quirky Rhys Darby provides a standout performance. Don’t miss out on this feel-good movie that reminds us to take risks and say “yes” to life.

There’s Something About Mary (ITV2) – On Saturday 18 March at 23:00 GMT

Audiences will enjoy this romantic comedy film as it offers a hilarious and twisted take on the classic love story. Starring Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, and Ben Stiller, the film follows Stiller’s character, Ted Stroehmann, as he hires a private investigator to locate his high school crush, Mary Jensen, played by Diaz. However, things quickly go awry as the private investigator’s information turns out to be unreliable, leading to a series of outrageous and cringe-worthy mishaps. Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the film features their signature bad-taste humor, which adds to the wickedly funny Hollywood smash. With gags that may not be suitable for younger audiences, the film is a perfect pick for anyone seeking a hilarious and unconventional take on the romantic comedy genre.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (E4) – On Saturday 18 March at 20:25 GMT

Audiences should watch this action-adventure movie for the thrilling quest of Indiana Jones to find his missing father and the ancient religious artifact. Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, and Denholm Elliott, this movie is a redemption of the Indiana Jones franchise. The addition of Connery’s portrayal of Indy’s crotchety dad adds a wonderful new twist to the adventure, and the banter between him and Harrison Ford is snappy. The quest for the Holy Grail is a grand affair, and the movie features the usual epic action scenes delivered with panache by director Steven Spielberg. This movie is a must-watch for all adventure and action movie fans.

I, Robot (Film4) – On Saturday 18 March at 20:20 GMT

I, Robot is a must-watch sci-fi action-thriller movie starring Will Smith that takes place in a future world where robots have become an integral part of society. The film’s fast-paced storyline follows Detective Del Spooner as he investigates the mysterious death of a leading scientist, which leads him to uncover a conspiracy that threatens humanity’s existence. Director Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City) creates a visually stunning world, and Smith’s humor adds a refreshing balance to the film’s serious tone. The movie’s standout performance is by Alan Tudyk, who voices the robot Sonny with great skill, giving the character depth and emotion. With an exciting plot full of twists and turns, I, Robot is a thrilling ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

This week is an exciting time for movie enthusiasts as there is a wide array of exceptional films airing on TV. From classic drama-lives to thrilling action-packed adventures, there is something for everyone to enjoy. These films not only entertain us but also transport us to different worlds and inspire us with their compelling stories and characters.

So, grab some popcorn, cozy up on the couch, and indulge in these cinematic masterpieces. With such a fantastic selection of movies on TV this week, there’s never been a better time to sit back and enjoy the magic of cinema from the comfort of your own home. Keep an eye on our TV guide, for exact time schedules and more information on where and how to watch your favourite movies on

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