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This week on UK TV: Here are the top 8 must-watch movies!

March 20, 2023
This week on UK TV: Here are the top 8 must-watch movies!

Movie lovers are in for a treat this week (March 20 to 26, 2023) with a diverse selection of remarkable films airing on television. There’s nothing like stumbling upon a magnificent movie while flicking through TV channels, but the quest to find something to watch can be daunting. With this week’s amazing lineup, you can kick back, unwind, and relax by watching an awe-inspiring film, every day of the week!

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (E4) – On Monday 20th March at 00:05 GMT.

If you’re a fan of great action flicks, then John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a must-watch film. Starring Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, and Laurence Fishburne, this movie takes the action-packed series to new heights.

In this third installment, we find John Wick on the run with a bounty on his head, making him the target of the world’s top assassins. But this time around, he finds an old friend in Casablanca who may be able to help. From gun battles to kinetic fights involving books, horses, and knives, this movie delivers adrenaline-pumping action at every turn.

The movie also boasts an impressive cast of cameos, including Anjelica Huston, Jerome Flynn, and Laurence Fishburne, and Halle Berry who steals the show as Sofia, the boss of the Casablanca Continental. If you’re looking for a thrilling ride filled with incredible action and a star-studded cast, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum should definitely be at the top of your watchlist.

Bride Wars (Film4) – On Tuesday 21st March at 21:15 GMT.

Looking for a movie that will have you laughing out loud? Look no further than Bride Wars, starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson.

This comedy follows best friends Emma and Liv as they navigate a wedding planning disaster that lands them both at the Plaza Hotel on the same day. With neither willing to give up their dream wedding venue, the two engage in a series of hilarious attempts to sabotage one another’s big day.

Hathaway and Hudson deliver standout performances as the feuding best friends, with their natural chemistry bringing a sense of authenticity to their on-screen relationship. Director Gary Winick creates an entertaining atmosphere that keeps the audience engaged and amused throughout the whole film. If you’re looking for a light-hearted comedy with plenty of laughs and a fantastic cast, Bride Wars is the movie for you.

Titanic (Film4) – On Wednesday 22nd March at 23:00 GMT.

Looking for a cinematic masterpiece that will take your breath away? Look no further than Titanic, James Cameron’s Oscar-winning blockbuster starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Set against the backdrop of the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912, this epic romance follows the story of penniless artist Jack Dawson and socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater, who fall in love despite the social barriers that separate them. The film’s stunning visuals and iconic scenes, including Jack and Rose’s famous “I’m flying” moment, have become legendary in the world of cinema.

Titanic is also an incredibly emotional film, exploring themes of love, loss, and sacrifice. With its unforgettable performances by DiCaprio and Winslet, Titanic has cemented itself as an absolute classic of the 90s, and one of the best films ever made. If you’re looking for a movie that will transport you to another time and place, and leave you with a lasting impression, Titanic is the film for you. Get ready to laugh, cry, and fall in love all over again with this timeless masterpiece.

Victoria & Abdul (BBC Four) – On Thursday 23rd March at 23:00 GMT.

If you’re a fan of biographical period drama-lives, you won’t want to miss Victoria & Abdul. Starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal, this film tells the little-known true story of the unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria and a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. With an open-hearted attitude that contrasts with the rest of the royal household’s outright hostility, Victoria’s relationship with Abdul perplexes the establishment and changes the way she views the world.

Dench’s performance is outstanding as she portrays Victoria’s vulnerability and unbeatable spirit. With sharp humor and genuine emotion, this fascinating movie emerges from the shadows of history, making it a must-watch for any fan of historical drama-lives.

The film delves deep into the cultural and racial prejudices of the time, highlighting the challenge-live-lives faced by Abdul as he navigates the treacherous waters of the British royal court. The movie’s excellent cast and meticulous attention to detail make it a must-watch for history enthusiasts and fans of period drama-lives alike. Victoria & Abdul is a fascinating insight into a little-known chapter of Queen Victoria’s reign and is sure to leave a lasting impression on viewers.

The Peanut Butter Falcon (BBC Three) – On Friday 24th March at 23:00 GMT.

If you’re in the mood for an uplifting and heartwarming film, then The Peanut Butter Falcon is a must-watch. This charming coming-of-age road movie follows Zak, a young man with Down’s syndrome, who dreams of becoming a professional wrestler. With the help of his unlikely friend Tyler, played by Shia LaBeouf, they embark on an adventurous journey down the Mississippi river towards a wrestling school in Florida, with a sympathetic care assistant hot on their trail.

What makes this movie particularly special is that the lead actor, Zack Gottsagen, has Down’s syndrome in real life. The directors specifically created the film to showcase his talents as an actor, and his performance is absolutely captivating. Alongside him, LaBeouf delivers one of his best performances as the rough-around-the-edges but ultimately caring Tyler.

The film’s beautiful cinematography of the American South, and its touching message about friendship and chasing your dreams, make it an absolute delight to watch. So if you’re looking for a feel-good film that will leave you with a smile on your face, don’t miss The Peanut Butter Falcon.

Rocketman (Film4) – On Saturday 25th March at 23:00 GMT.

If you’re a fan of biopics or the legendary Elton John, then Rocketman is a must-watch. This Golden Globe-winning film tells the incredible story of Elton John’s rise to fame, from his days as a young boy to becoming one of the world’s biggest pop stars.

Taron Egerton delivers a captivating performance as Elton, bringing to life the singer’s struggles with addiction, relationships, and the music industry. The film also features some incredible musical numbers that are sure to leave you singing along and tapping your feet. Director Dexter Fletcher masterfully blends Elton’s hits with the story, creating a unique and exhilarating experience that is not to be missed.

With an impressive supporting cast including Jamie Bell and Richard Madden, Rocketman is a cinematic journey that is both honest and satisfying. Rocketman offers a candid look at the life of a music icon and is sure to leave you entertained, inspired, and moved.

Erin Brockovich (Great! Movies) – On Saturday 25th March at 23:00 GMT.

Erin Brockovich is a powerful biographical drama-live that will leave you speechless. Julia Roberts delivers a sensational performance in her role as the spirited heroine, which earned her an Oscar for Best Actress.

The story follows the unemployed single mother as she intimidates her lawyer, Ed Masry, into giving her a job after losing a lawsuit. Soon she discovers that a power company has been dumping toxic waste and poisoning the residents of a small town. Masry’s firm takes up the case, making Brockovich the unlikely hero in one of corporate America’s biggest-ever lawsuits.

This true story is emotionally rich, with a perfectly pitched script that makes the film compelling throughout. If you’re a fan of true story drama-lives with powerful performances, you definitely need to watch Erin Brockovich.

Game Night (BBC One) – On Sunday 26th March at 00:35 GMT.

Game Night is a hilarious and thrilling black comedy that promises to leave you entertained and guessing until the very end. Starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, the movie follows a group of friends whose game night takes a wild and unexpected turn when they become embroiled in a real-life murder mystery.

With witty one-liners and a talented cast, the film is a perfect blend of slapstick humor and suspenseful action that will keep you on your toes. While some of the twists and turns may be a little overwhelming, the movie never fails to deliver the laughs and the thrills. If you’re looking for a fun and entertaining movie to watch with your friends or family, Game Night is definitely worth your time.

Whether you’re a fan of classic romance, comedy, or adrenaline-pumping action, there’s a movie to suit your tastes. So, get ready to relax on the couch with some popcorn and lose yourself in these cinematic gems. With such an impressive lineup of movies on TV this week, there’s no better opportunity to appreciate the enchantment of the big screen from the coziness of your own home.

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