Action? Comedy? Musical? Thriller? Documentary? Allow us to do the hard work and choose a movie for you…
Films to watch this week
With so many ace movies on the box this week, selecting one to watch feels like a task of epic proportions. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Whether you’re looking for laughs, thrills, intrigue, big explosions or aliens, we’ve come up with a simple way to help you pick a flick.
All you have to do is play the video below and click to stop it at a random point. Once you’ve got a film title, scroll down the page to learn more about the movie. Alternatively, just read on to discover the great films you can catch on the box this week.
All that’s left to do then is grab the popcorn, get comfy on the sofa and prepare to be entertained!
1. Hunt For The Wilderpeople
Tuesday 5 March, 9pm, Film4/HD (CH 428/429)
A rebellious young boy (Julian Dennison) and his foster uncle (Sam Neill) head into the New Zealand bush for an unforgettable – and absolutely hilarious – adventure in this off-beat comedy drama from Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll be utterly charmed!
Thursday 7 March, 11.15pm, Film4/HD (CH 428/429)
Behind every genius is someone who helps that genius flourish. This compelling documentary film profiles Leon Vitali, the English actor who gave up his career to work as Stanley Kubrick’s assistant for more than two decades until the director’s death in 1999. Featuring previously unseen photos, video footage and more, it’s an absorbing, revealing look at how a cinematic giant went about his craft.
3. The Killing
Friday 8 March, 1.05am, Film4/HD (CH 428/429)
A veteran crook plans to pull off one last heist – stealing $2 million from a racetrack. But when one of his accomplices blabs about the plan, things start to get messy. Real messy. One of the earliest feature films directed by Stanley Kubrick, this tense and gritty crime caper is packed with raw thrills from start to finish.
Friday 8 March, 9pm, Film4/HD (CH 428/429)
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon stars as the titular paranormal investigators in Paul Feig’s brilliant 2016 reboot of the classic 1980s smash hit. When ghosts invade Manhattan, the team don their proton packs and prepare for a showdown that will have huge consequences for the rest of the world.
5. Independence Day: Resurgence
Saturday 2 March, 8pm, Channel 4/HD (CH 104/141)
They’re baaaaaack! Twenty years after Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith helped stop an alien invasion, a new intergalactic menace descends on Earth to wreak havoc. Can the planet (with the assistance of Pullman and Goldblum once more, plus Liam Hemsworth) fight back a second time, or is this one space war too far? Strap yourself in and watch Roland Emmerich’s spectacular blockbuster to find out.
6. Sing Street
Sunday 3 March, 12.15am, Channel 4/HD (CH 104/141)
Finely scripted drama? Check. Big laughs? Check. Amazing soundtrack featuring some of the best tunes of the 1980s? Check. This cinematic smash, which centres around a boy in mid-80s Dublin who forms a band to win over a girl, was a hit with critics – and it’s easy to see why. With a big heart and bags of personality, it hits all the right notes.
7. No Escape
Saturday 9 March, 12.40am, Channel 4/HD (CH 104/142)
Owen Wilson ditches the laughs for edge-of-the-seat action in this fast-paced thriller that also stars Pierce Brosnan. Having moved from the US to start a new life in south-east Asia, a father (Wilson) and his family find themselves caught in the crossfire of a bloody and violent rebellion. With danger left, right and centre, they must scramble to find safe shelter, before it’s too late.
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