6 December 2016  | 
TVGuide.co.uk ranks The Greatest TV Shows Ever
Film Aliens
Lone survivor Ripley is rescued in deep space decades after an alien creature wiped out her ship's entire crew. She is recruited to accompany a military expedition to a colony on the planet where she first encountered the monster, only to find the aliens have been reproducing and there are now hordes of them. James Cameron's sci-fi thriller sequel, with Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen
381 Votes
Next On Syfy 9:00pm Mon 12 Dec
Film Field of Dreams
A farmer hears a mysterious voice inspiring him to mark out a baseball diamond in a cornfield - which, to his surprise, is visited by the ghost of the star player of the 1919 Chicago White Sox team, whose career was cut short by scandal. It later dawns on him the pitch has a greater purpose - to give people who have sacrificed important parts of their lives a second chance. Fantasy, starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster and James Earl Jones
236 Votes
Next On Film4 5:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Film The Fall
A 1920s stuntman is hospitalised when an accident costs him the use of his legs. He befriends a girl with a broken arm in the same ward by telling her a series of tall tales - while persuading her to steal morphine for him. But as she gets engrossed in his stories, fiction and reality start to overlap. Fantasy drama, starring Lee Pace and Catinca Untaru
396 Votes
Next On Syfy 11:30pm Sun 11 Dec
Film The Ipcress File
An intelligence agent investigating the kidnap and brainwashing of Britain's most renowned scientists unpicks a complex chain of connections and high-level intrigue, while detecting evidence of double-dealing and counter-espionage. Spy thriller based on Len Deighton's novel, starring Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson and Nigel Green
67 Votes
Next On BBC4 9:00pm Wed 7 Dec
Film Dracula: Dead and Loving It
An accident-prone Transylvanian vampire and his insane henchman travel to Victorian London. The bumbling bloodsucker tries to prey on his neighbour's daughters, but an eccentric scientist is on hand to stop him. Mel Brooks' horror spoof, starring Leslie Nielsen, Lysette Anthony, Amy Yasbeck and Peter MacNicol
80 Votes
Next On Sony Channel 7:05pm Sat 10 Dec
Film Alien
Crew members of a cargo spacecraft answer a distress call from a derelict alien vessel. However, their mission of mercy has fatal repercussions when a deadly, seemingly indestructible monster gets on board their ship and starts killing them one by one. Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror, starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm and John Hurt
322 Votes
Next On Syfy 9:00pm Fri 9 Dec
Next On Syfy 9:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Columbo: The Bye-Bye Sky-High IQ Murder Case
An accountant who has a reputation as being one of the brightest men in the world realises he has to kill a fellow genius to cover up his illegal activities. He puts his remarkable intelligence to the task of covering up every possible clue that could lead back to him - but has not counted on the equally sharp mind of slovenly sleuth Columbo. Crime drama, with Peter Falk and Theodore Bikel
47 Votes
Next On 5USA 1:10pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Two dim-witted teenagers with dreams of rock stardom seem doomed to fail a school history project, unaware the future of the human race depends on their success. A time traveller is given the job of making sure they pass the test by sending them on a series of adventures in the past. Comedy, starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin
93 Votes
Next On ITV4 8:10pm Sun 11 Dec
Next On ITV4 9:15pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Miracle on 34th Street
When a popular New York department store Santa Claus is placed in an asylum for claiming to be the genuine article, a crusading city lawyer takes on the case, determined to prove the man's sanity. Christmas drama, starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, Natalie Wood, John Payne, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall and William Frawley
168 Votes
Next On Film4 11:00am Sat 10 Dec
Film The Polar Express
A boy begins to doubt whether Father Christmas really exists as he waits for the sound of sleigh bells on Christmas Eve. But he and hundreds of other lucky children receive a shock when a magical steam engine arrives in the night to take them to the North Pole and meet the man himself. Robert Zemeckis' animated adventure, based on Chris Van Allsburg's book, features the voices of Tom Hanks, Leslie Zemeckis and Eddie Deezen
175 Votes
Next On ITV2 3:30pm Sun 11 Dec
Next On ITV2 4:35pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Control
Biopic of Ian Curtis, the troubled lead singer of Joy Division, who took his own life at the age of 23. As the band rise to success in the post-punk era of the late 1970s, Curtis struggles with the pressures of fame, a failing marriage, uncontrollable epilepsy and an affair with a Belgian journalist. Based on the book Touching from a Distance by Curtis' wife Deborah, and starring Sam Riley and Samantha Morton
56 Votes
Next On AMC 11:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Columbo: Fade in to Murder
An actor who plays a detective on a soap opera is being blackmailed by his ex-lover, who is also his producer. Convinced that playing a sleuth makes him clever enough to get away with murder, he kills her and frames her husband - but has reckoned without the intervention of the crumpled cop. Crime drama, with Peter Falk and William Shatner
18 Votes
Next On 5USA 4:20pm Sun 11 Dec
Film The Train
As the Allies look set to liberate Paris from the Nazi forces, the Germans resolve to take all they can from the city - and plot to transport national treasures back to Berlin. However, bold French Resistance forces vow to stop them, enlisting the help of a train inspector along the way. Second World War adventure, starring Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau and Michel Simon
24 Votes
Next On Film4 3:35pm Thu 8 Dec
Film Dial M for Murder
A former tennis champion suspects his wife is having an affair, so he hatches a plan to have her killed and inherit her fortune. He succeeds in blackmailing a disgraced former soldier into murdering her and making it look like a burglary. However, the plan backfires when the intended victim kills the would-be assassin. Alfred Hitchcock's thriller, starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings and John Williams
26 Votes
Next On BBC2 London 2:10pm Sun 11 Dec
Film The Count of Monte Cristo
A sailor is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, but escapes and goes in search of a lost treasure hoard. He uses the loot to create a new identity for himself as a nobleman so he can seek out those who betrayed him and get his revenge. Swashbuckling adventure based on Alexandre Dumas' novel, starring Richard Chamberlain, Tony Curtis, Trevor Howard and Donald Pleasence
54 Votes
Next On London Live 3:50pm Sat 10 Dec
Next On London Live 2:00pm Wed 7 Dec
Film Senna
Documentary about the life of Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, examining his achievements on the track over a 10-year period that saw him crowned world champion three times, until his death in a crash during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Featuring rare footage from the F1 archives and contributions from fellow racing stars including Alain Prost and Jackie Stewart
91 Votes
Next On ITV London 11:25pm Sat 10 Dec
Next On ITV London +1 12:25am Sun 11 Dec
Film Christmas Confession
Premiere. When a struggling actress returns to her hometown for Christmas, a holiday romance makes her realise the life she left behind may be better than the one she has started in New York. Romantic drama, starring Sarah Lancaster, Jessica Harmon and Garry Chalk
42 Votes
Next On Channel 5 3:15pm Thu 8 Dec
Next On Channel 5 +1 4:15pm Thu 8 Dec
Film Fly Away Home
A 13-year-old girl finds an abandoned nest of goose eggs and raises the chicks when they hatch. As winter approaches, the birds need to fly south, so she and her inventor father construct a light aircraft to lead the way. Family adventure, starring Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany and Terry Kinney
44 Votes
Next On Sony Channel 4:45pm Sat 10 Dec
Film A Grandpa for Christmas
An elderly actor who is happiest with his own company unexpectedly ends up having to care for his grand-daughter over Christmas when her mother is hospitalised in a car crash. Although the pair find it hard to get along at first, they eventually bond while working on a school pageant. Family comedy, starring Ernest Borgnine, Juliette Goglia and Katherine Helmond
46 Votes
Next On 5STAR 9:45am Mon 12 Dec
Next On 5STAR 10:50am Mon 12 Dec
Film Les Miserables
51 Votes
Next On ITV3 3:30pm Sun 11 Dec
Next On ITV3 4:40pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Step Brothers
Brennan and Dale are two 40-year-old men who have never flown the nest. All that changes when Brennan's mother marries Dale's father, and the spoiled sons are forced to share a room. They take an instant dislike to each other, but when their long-suffering parents finally insist they find jobs, they learn to work together. Comedy, with Will Ferrell, John C Reilly, Mary Steenburgen and Richard Jenkins
76 Votes
Next On CHRISTMAS GOLD 10:30pm Sat 10 Dec
Next On CHRISTMAS GOLD 9:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Erin Brockovich
A single mother desperate for work pleads her way into a routine administrative job at a law firm. It is not long before she stumbles across mislaid documents about a case brought against a corporation for poisoning the residents of a small town by contaminating their water supply. Realising something is amiss, she begins her own investigation. Fact-based drama, with Julia Roberts in an Oscar-winning role, alongside Albert Finney and Aaron Eckhart
94 Votes
Next On Sony Channel 9:00pm Fri 9 Dec
Film Jingle All the Way
A workaholic father tries to make up for his perpetual absence from home by promising to buy his son a hugely popular action figure for Christmas - little realising every other father in town has the same idea. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Jake Lloyd, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad and Phil Hartman
131 Votes
Next On Channel 4 4:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Next On Channel 4 + 1 5:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Twice Upon a Christmas
Santa's good daughter prepares to give up her immortal life for love, but does not count on the scheming of her evil sister, who is planning to turn their homeland into a massive gambling resort. Festive drama sequel, starring Kathy Ireland, John Dye and Arturo Gill
29 Votes
Next On CBS Drama 6:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Brick
A tough high-school loner investigates his girlfriend's disappearance, only to get drawn into a world of crime and corruption when he finds and conceals her body. He begins searching for the meaning behind her cryptic final phone call to him - leading to a conflict with shadowy drug dealer `the Pin'. Mystery drama, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emilie de Ravin, Lukas Haas and Nora Zehetner
60 Votes
Next On Viceland 9:30pm Sat 10 Dec
Film Stargate: Continuum
The SG-1 team returns to Earth to find a malevolent alien has altered history so the organisation was never created - leaving the planet vulnerable to invasion. Movie spin-off from the sci-fi series, starring Ben Browder, Michael Shanks and Amanda Tapping
74 Votes
Next On Sky 1 12:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Kingpin
A former 10-pin bowling champion prodigy turns conman and hits the bottle when an accident leads to the loss of his hand. To revive his flagging fortunes, he goes all out to persuade a gifted Amish man to take up the sport professionally so he can cash in on his prize-winnings. Comedy from the Farrelly brothers, starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel and Bill Murray
76 Votes
Next On Channel 4 12:05am Sun 11 Dec
Next On Channel 4 + 1 1:05am Sun 11 Dec
Film Superman
A fledgling superhero crash-lands on Earth after evacuation from his home planet and is taken in by an elderly couple who raise him as their own. But with adolescence comes a greater understanding of his superhuman powers, leading to his rebirth as a crusader for justice and defender of the American way of life. Comic-strip adventure, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder and Marlon Brando
102 Votes
Next On ITV4 3:50pm Sat 10 Dec
Next On ITV4 5:15pm Sat 10 Dec
Next On ITV4 3:30pm Sun 11 Dec
Next On ITV4 4:50pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Peter Pan
The adventures of the boy who never grows old, as he whisks Wendy Darling and her brothers away to the magical world of Neverland - where they come face to face with fearsome Captain Hook. Adaptation of JM Barrie's fantasy novel, starring Jeremy Sumpter, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Jason Isaacs and Lynn Redgrave
130 Votes
Next On ITV2 4:40pm Sat 10 Dec
Next On ITV2 5:45pm Sat 10 Dec
Film The Big Sky
Two frontiersmen guide a party of fur traders through territory occupied by a hostile Blackfoot tribe. The leader of the party intends to win the trust of the tribe by returning a missing princess to her people, but rival traders and conflict within the group threaten the expedition. Western, starring Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin and Elizabeth Threatt
10 Votes
Next On BBC2 London 6:25am Sat 10 Dec
Film Columbo: Murder by the Book
An author of mystery novels kills his former writing partner so he can claim sole credit for their collaborations, and tries to appear innocent by offering to help Columbo solve the crime. Detective drama, directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Peter Falk, Jack Cassidy, Rosemary Forsyth and Barbara Colby
27 Votes
Next On 5USA 2:35pm Sat 10 Dec
Film Watchmen
At the height of the Cold War, former superheroes driven into retirement by public outcry are confronted with the murder of one of their number. As they face the possibility of a conspiracy to eliminate them, they must contend with a world edging closer to the brink of nuclear war. Sci-fi drama, based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel, starring Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman and Billy Crudup
111 Votes
Next On Syfy 10:00pm Sat 10 Dec
Next On Syfy 10:00pm Wed 7 Dec
Film Buffy the Vampire Slayer
A high-school student discovers she is the latest in a long line of superhuman warriors, destined to protect the human race against vampires. As she hones her fighting skills with the aid of an occult expert, an ancient bloodsucker plans an attack on her high-school. Comedy horror that inspired the TV series, starring Kristy Swanson, Rutger Hauer and Donald Sutherland
712 Votes
Next On Syfy 12:00pm Sat 10 Dec
Film The 300 Spartans
The ruler of the Persian empire vows to expand his realm by conquering Greece. The king of Sparta steps forward to defend his homeland and the other kingdoms of Greece, but when he is betrayed by a political council, he finds himself without an army and must fend off the vast invading army with a mere 300 warriors. Historical drama, starring Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson and Diane Baker
19 Votes
Next On Film4 11:00am Thu 8 Dec
Film Jesse Stone: No Remorse
The chief of police has been suspended from the force, and finds it harder than ever to control his drinking problem as a result. His old friend Captain Healy offers salvation by asking him to come to Boston and help solve a series of murders, but the investigation leads to a confrontation with the city's most dangerous crime boss. Detective thriller, starring Tom Selleck and Kathy Baker
19 Votes
Next On 5USA 7:10pm Sat 10 Dec
Next On 5USA 8:20pm Sat 10 Dec
Film Columbo: Dagger of the Mind
A London theatre producer discovers his actress wife is having an affair with her co-star in their latest production. To avoid exposure, the pair murder him and make it look as if his death was an accident. Meanwhile, Columbo is in the city to pick up some tips from Scotland Yard, and sets about uncovering the truth. Crime drama, with Peter Falk, Honor Blackman, Richard Basehart and Wilfrid Hyde White
21 Votes
Next On ITV3 9:35am Sat 10 Dec
Film Build My Gallows High
A former private eye working in a petrol station receives a message from a gambler demanding a meeting. As he heads to the encounter, he relates the tale of how he was once hired to find the gambler's runaway girlfriend, and how that case had left the client holding a deadly grudge. Film noir, starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas and Rhonda Fleming
26 Votes
Next On BBC2 London 8:25am Sat 10 Dec
Film Warrior
Two estranged brothers are drawn to enter a mixed martial arts tournament, one a military veteran looking for a way to escape his troubled past, the other a struggling teacher who needs the prize money to support his family. As they progress through the contest, both emerge as likely winners - putting them on course to face each other in the final. Drama, with Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy and Nick Nolte
31 Votes
Next On Spike 11:00pm Mon 12 Dec
Film Girl, Interrupted
A would-be writer in the 1960s is committed to an exclusive psychiatric ward by her parents after attempting suicide, but the move seems to cause more problems than it solves. Fact-based drama, starring Winona Ryder and an Oscar-winning Angelina Jolie alongside Clea Duvall, Brittany Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg and Vanessa Redgrave
35 Votes
Next On TLC 10:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Next On TLC 9:00pm Sat 10 Dec
Film The Firm
Harvard law graduate Mitch is headhunted to work for a prestigious law firm, despite his wife's warnings that it is too good to be true. After two of his colleagues are murdered, Mitch is approached by the FBI and informed the company is controlled by the Mafia - leaving him in a deadly predicament. Thriller, adapted from the novel by John Grisham, starring Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Holly Hunter
59 Votes
Next On Sony Channel 9:00pm Thu 8 Dec
Film Assassins
Hitman Robert Rath is planning to quit his lethal profession, especially when he is stalked by a ruthless younger assassin who has no qualms about killing innocent bystanders. But as Rath takes on his last assignment, he decides to protect his intended target after his rival comes gunning for her. Thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas and Julianne Moore
103 Votes
Next On ITV4 11:45pm Sat 10 Dec
Next On ITV4 12:55am Sun 11 Dec
Next On ITV4 9:00pm Thu 8 Dec
Next On ITV4 10:10pm Thu 8 Dec
Film Clear and Present Danger
A CIA analyst gets caught up in the Colombian drug trade while trying to track down terrorists responsible for the murder of a close friend of the US president - but his investigations point to illegal activity and corruption at the very top of government. Action thriller, based on Tom Clancy's novel, with Harrison Ford reprising his role from Patriot Games alongside Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer and James Earl Jones
143 Votes
Next On Film4 6:15pm Thu 8 Dec
Film American Pie
Four teenage boys make a solemn pact to lose their virginity before the high-school prom, and though their antics cause them huge embarrassment and public humiliation, the friends also learn about love and affection in their relations with the opposite sex. Coming-of-age comedy, starring Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan, Mena Suvari, Seann William Scott and Eugene Levy
265 Votes
Next On ITV2 9:00pm Tue 6 Dec
Next On ITV2 10:10pm Tue 6 Dec
Film A Very Married Christmas
A man sinks into depression when he discovers his wife is having an affair - and wants a divorce. However, not one to be beaten, he takes a job as an in-store Santa in an effort to cheer himself up. But the new position proves educational in more ways than one. Seasonal fantasy, starring Joe Mantegna, Jean Smart, Kari Matchett and Charles Durning
7 Votes
Next On CBS Drama 2:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Serena
A couple move to North Carolina during the Great Depression to set up a logging empire. While their business proves successful, various revelations create tension between them and ruthless ambition drives both to violent and destructive ends. Period drama based on the novel by Ron Rash, starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Rhys Ifans
11 Votes
Next On Channel 4 1:00am Sat 10 Dec
Next On Channel 4 + 1 2:00am Sat 10 Dec
Film The Christmas Secret
A woman loses her job, her home and a valuable family heirloom in rapid succession, and faces losing her children to her ex-husband. Things start to look up when she gets a job in a bakery, as she falls for a co-worker and learns a family secret that gives her a new perspective on life. Drama based on Donna Vanliere's novel, starring Bethany Joy Lenz and John Reardon
12 Votes
Next On Christmas 24 11:00pm Tue 6 Dec
Next On Christmas 24 1:00pm Mon 12 Dec
Next On Christmas 24 7:00am Sat 10 Dec
Film Men in Black 3
An alien criminal escapes from a prison on the moon and goes back in time on a mission of revenge, changing the course of history. Agent J of the top-secret Earth defence organisation follows him back to 1969, and joins forces with a younger version of his mentor Agent K to set things right. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Will Smith, Josh Brolin and Tommy Lee Jones
12 Votes
Next On Film4 9:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Ten Wanted Men
A law-abiding Arizona rancher runs into trouble when he unwittingly makes an enemy of a neighbouring landowner, who resents him for having befriended and comforted his abused mistress. The jealous man then recruits nine gunmen in a bid to drive his rival out of the territory. Western, starring Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Donna Martell and Jocelyn Brando
16 Votes
Next On Spike 3:20pm Mon 12 Dec
Film Tower Block
The last remaining residents of a soon-to-be-demolished tower block prepare to leave, only to find all the ways out of the building have been cut off and a mysterious sniper is watching their every move, waiting to gun them down. They find that not only is the building booby-trapped with deadly devices, but also that some of their number are not as innocent as they seem. Thriller, starring Sheridan Smith, Jack O'Connell, Russell Tovey and Ralph Brown
43 Votes
Next On 5STAR 12:10am Sun 11 Dec
Next On 5STAR 1:20am Sun 11 Dec
Film Death Wish V: The Face of Death
A former vigilante tries to settle down and start a new life under an assumed name with his fashion designer fiancee, who is being menaced by gangsters. When the thugs disfigure and ultimately murder her and the police are helpless to act, he breaks out his guns one more time. Thriller sequel, with Charles Bronson, Lesley-Anne Down, Robert Joy and Michael Parks
84 Votes
Next On ITV4 12:10am Thu 8 Dec
Next On ITV4 1:15am Thu 8 Dec
Next On ITV4 10:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Next On ITV4 11:05pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Into the Wild
Sean Penn's fact-based drama, based on the true story of Chris McCandless, who decided to abandon the trappings of modern life in favour of living in the wilderness. Giving away all his money and possessions, he embarked on a journey across America, intending to settle in the wilds of Alaska. However, he proved ill-prepared for the challenges he would have to face. Starring Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden and William Hurt
108 Votes
Next On AMC 9:00pm Sat 10 Dec
Film King Kong
Maverick film-maker Carl Denham and his cast and crew board a ship bound for a mysterious island - but when they arrive, a giant gorilla carries off their leading lady, Ann Darrow. As the crew makes its way through the teeming jungle to find her, the director concocts a dangerous scheme to capture the great ape and take it back to New York. Peter Jackson's remake of the fantasy adventure, starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody and Andy Serkis, in a dual role as the ship's cook and motion-captured creature
356 Votes
Next On Syfy 5:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Falling for Christmas
A champion figure skater suffers an injury that threatens her career, and goes to a rehabilitation centre for treatment. While convalescing, she falls in love with an ice fisherman, who teaches her that there is more to life than winning. Romantic drama, starring Leah Renee and Michael Teigen
4 Votes
Next On Christmas 24 11:00am Thu 8 Dec
Film Finding Christmas
Two men, one from a small town, the other from New York, arrange to swap houses for Christmas. While romance blossoms between the city slicker and his host's divorced sister, his country conterpart falls for his assistant. Romantic drama, starring Tricia Helfer, Mark Lutz, JT Hodges and Cristina Rosato
4 Votes
Next On Christmas 24 7:00am Wed 7 Dec
Film Fatherland
Political thriller set in a fictional 1960s where Hitler has won the Second World War. An American journalist and an SS detective uncover information which could topple the Third Reich - just as President Kennedy is preparing to restore diplomatic relations with Germany. Starring Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Jean Marsh, Peter Vaughan and Michael Kitchen
7 Votes
Next On Sky Atlantic 1:15am Fri 9 Dec
Film Society
The wealthy parents of an unsuspecting college boy metamorphose into gruesome monsters who feast on a grisly diet of poor people. Horror, starring Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez and Evan Richards
8 Votes
Next On Horror Channel 12:40am Sat 10 Dec
Film The Iceman
A Mob henchman becomes one of the criminal underworld's most notorious contract killers, responsible for the deaths of over 100 men. He conceals his activities behind the normal facade of an all-American family man for years, keeping his wife and daughters in the dark about his deadly profession. Fact-based crime drama, starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder and Chris Evans
9 Votes
Next On Channel 4 12:50am Mon 12 Dec
Next On Channel 4 + 1 1:50am Mon 12 Dec
Film Mulholland Drive
An actress arrives home to find a mysterious woman in her room who is suffering from amnesia. She sets out with the stranger to discover how she got there - but the trail quickly leads to intrigue, blackmail and murder. David Lynch's drama, starring Naomi Watts, Justin Theroux, Laura Harring and Robert Forster
10 Votes
Next On Viceland 11:00pm Fri 9 Dec
Film Man Without a Star
A wandering cowboy and his naive travelling partner are hired by an ambitious ranch owner, who wishes to expand her territory at the cost of her struggling neighbours. The drifter sympathises with the plight of the other farmers, but disapproves of the methods they intend to use to mark their territory. King Vidor's Western, starring Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, William Campbell, Richard Boone and Claire Trevor
11 Votes
Next On Film4 1:05pm Fri 9 Dec
Film Columbo: Murder Under Glass
The crumpled detective applies his well-honed instincts to a case of blackmail and murder in the world of haute cuisine when a restaurant owner is found dead after throwing a renowned food critic off his premises. Crime drama from The Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme, starring Peter Falk, Louis Jourdan, Shera Danese and Richard Dysart
11 Votes
Next On 5USA 2:45pm Sun 11 Dec
Film A Christmas Tree Miracle
David George loses his high-paying job and soon he and his family are also deprived of the luxuries of their privileged suburban lives as they ignore the severity of the situation and continue to live beyond their means. Eventually they are left with nothing and nowhere to turn, until they are taken in by an eccentric Christmas tree farmer. Family drama, starring Kevin Sizemore, Claudia Esposito and Terry Kiser
12 Votes
Next On Sony Channel 3:00pm Wed 7 Dec
Film The Nun's Story
An independent-minded woman enters a convent and develops a gift for medicine, while struggling to curb her rebellious nature. She is sent to the Congo to assist a doctor in his work, but suffers a crisis of faith at the outbreak of the Second World War. Drama, based on Kathryn C Hulme's novel, starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Peggy Ashcroft, Dean Jagger and Mildred Dunnock
23 Votes
Next On ITV3 6:35am Sat 10 Dec
Next On ITV3 7:40am Sat 10 Dec
Film Hard Target
A woman searching for her missing father hires an out-of-work merchant sailor to guide her through the streets of New Orleans, where his martial arts skills are greatly tested in a series of encounters with sadistic hunters of human prey. John Woo's action thriller, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Yancy Butler, Lance Henriksen and Wilford Brimley
125 Votes
Next On Universal Channel 9:00pm Sat 10 Dec
Film Wish Upon a Christmas
An executive is sent to turn around the fortunes of a struggling ornament business, but to the dismay of the employees, her plan involves mass redundancies just before Christmas. She has a change of heart after falling for the owner, and tries to find a way to put things back on track. Romantic drama, starring Larisa Oleynik and Aaron Ashmore
2 Votes
Next On Christmas 24 9:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Film The 12 Gifts of Christmas
When an uptight executive hires an unemployed artist as his personal Christmas shopper, he soon discovers that giving gifts is more about the thought than the money spent. Comedy, starring Katrina Law and Aaron O'Connell
3 Votes
Next On Channel 5 11:45am Fri 9 Dec
Next On Channel 5 +1 12:45pm Fri 9 Dec
Film True Lives
6 Votes
Next On Community Channel 7:30am Wed 7 Dec
Next On Community Channel 7:00am Fri 9 Dec
Next On Community Channel 2:00pm Sat 10 Dec
Next On Community Channel 2:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Queen
Premiere. A Delhi girl from a traditional family is devastated to be stood up by her fiance on her wedding day for being too conservative. But the dumped bride has always dreamed of visiting Europe, so she persuades her parents to let her embark alone on what was supposed to be her honeymoon. In Paris, she meets a free-spirited woman who teaches her to shed her outdated inhibitions. Indian comedy drama, starring Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon, Jeffrey Ho, Mish Boyko and Joseph Guitobh. In Hindi with English subtitles
6 Votes
Next On Channel 4 1:30am Fri 9 Dec
Next On Channel 4 + 1 2:30am Fri 9 Dec
Film Detective Story
A moralistic New York cop is determined to ensure the conviction of an illegal abortionist implicated in the deaths of several women. However, his obsession leads him to lose control, and he is disturbed to discover his own wife was once one of the doctor's patients - a secret she had kept from him. Police drama, starring Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker and William Bendix
8 Votes
Next On Film4 11:00am Fri 9 Dec
Film Hawk the Slayer
A brave hero rounds up a group of mismatched do-gooders and enters into battle against his evil brother for the right to wield their father's all-powerful sword. Fantasy adventure, starring John Terry, Jack Palance, Bernard Bresslaw and Morgan Sheppard
10 Votes
Next On London Live 2:00pm Thu 8 Dec
Film A Christmas Wish
A widowed father struggles to support his children during the Great Depression. Determined they will get to enjoy Christmas, he brings home a dollar in loose change and divides it between them, so they can buy each other presents. The search for gifts teaches the youngsters a series of valuable lessons. Drama based on Gale Sears' novel, starring Brian Krause and Nancy Stafford
11 Votes
Next On Sony Channel 3:00pm Thu 8 Dec
Film The Wackiest Ship in the Army
A naval officer is given the command of an old sailing ship to undertake a very important mission - to transport an Australian agent into enemy waters so he can spy on the Japanese. However, he finds the ship is falling apart at the seams and is manned by a crew that does not know how to sail her. Second World War comedy, with Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, John Lund, Chips Rafferty and Tom Tully
13 Votes
Next On Film4 2:20pm Wed 7 Dec
Next On Film4 4:55pm Mon 12 Dec
Film Dear Santa
A selfish woman finds a girl's letter to Santa asking for a new wife for her widowed father, so decides to track the family down with the intention of seducing the man in question. She finds him working at a soup kitchen and offers her own services as a volunteer, learning a few lessons about caring for others along the way. Romantic comedy, starring Amy Acker and David Haydn-Jones
16 Votes
Next On 5STAR 5:00pm Mon 12 Dec
Next On 5STAR 6:10pm Mon 12 Dec
Film Asylum
A psychiatrist interviews four patients in a mental hospital, and hears the terrifying stories of the events that led to them being committed, involving revenge from beyond their grave, a suit with disturbing qualities, a deadly sibling rivalry and all-too lifelike toys. Horror anthology, starring Robert Powell, Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland and Charlotte Rampling
18 Votes
Next On Horror Channel 11:00pm Wed 7 Dec
Film Columbo: By Dawn's Early Light
The commandant of a military academy is outraged by the chairman of the board's plans to admit female cadets, so he stages a fatal accident involving a ceremonial cannon. However, Columbo is not fooled by the deception and sets out to expose the truth. Crime drama, starring Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Tom Simcox and Mark Wheeler
21 Votes
Next On ITV3 1:20pm Sun 11 Dec
Film The Little Vampire
An American youngster living in a small town in Scotland falls foul of bullies - but just as he despairs of ever making some new pals, he meets a family of friendly vampires that needs his help to become mortal again. Children's adventure, starring Richard E Grant, Jonathan Lipnicki, Jim Carter and Alice Krige
27 Votes
Next On Syfy 1:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Jackie Chan's The Forbidden Kingdom
An American teenager obsessed with kung fu movies is sent back in time to ancient China, where he joins the battle to free the imprisoned Monkey King. The only problem is he has no martial arts skills of his own, and will need the assistance of two legendary warriors to become the hero he needs to be. Martial arts adventure, starring Jet Li and Jackie Chan. Edited for violence and language
30 Votes
Next On Channel 5 7:10pm Sun 11 Dec
Next On Channel 5 +1 8:10pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Carry On Cleo
A captured Briton is mistaken for a heroic swordsman and promoted to the Roman Royal Guard, with orders to protect Julius Caesar. But the last thing he and the fated emperor expect is an assassination attempt from within Caesar's own circle of friends. Comedy, starring Amanda Barrie, Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Kenneth Connor, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey and Joan Sims
87 Votes
Next On ITV3 12:05am Sat 10 Dec
Next On ITV3 1:15am Sat 10 Dec
Film X-Men
Super-powered outsiders Rogue and Wolverine find themselves at a school for mutants which is run by a benevolent psychic professor. While there, they agree to join others with similar gifts to take on a superhuman mutant terrorist faction intent on establishing dominance over mankind. Sci-fi comic-book adventure, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin and Halle Berry
122 Votes
Next On Syfy 7:50pm Sat 10 Dec
Film Hannibal
Fugitive serial killer Dr Hannibal Lecter has gone into hiding as an academic in Italy, but a disfigured victim is determined to find him and inflict a gruesome revenge. FBI agent Clarice Starling is once again drawn into the doctor's deadly orbit as she finds herself being used as bait for the avenger's trap. Ridley Scott's thriller sequel, starring Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman and Ray Liotta
216 Votes
Next On 5STAR 11:20pm Wed 7 Dec
Next On 5STAR 12:25am Thu 8 Dec
Film A Prince for Christmas
Premiere. In an effort to escape his upcoming arranged marriage, a European prince travels to America incognito over Christmas, where he meets a charming waitress. Festive romance, starring Viva Bianca and Kirk Barker
3 Votes
Next On Channel 5 3:35pm Sun 11 Dec
Next On Channel 5 +1 4:35pm Sun 11 Dec
Next On Christmas 24 3:00pm Mon 12 Dec
Film Christmas Land
A successful businesswoman leaves her life in New York behind after she inherits a Christmas-themed village and Christmas tree farm in the countryside from her late grandmother, where she meets the charming lawyer handling the estate. Festive romance, starring Nikki Deloach and Luke MacFarlane
3 Votes
Next On Christmas 24 7:00pm Sat 10 Dec
Film Once Upon A Holiday
When a princess escapes her entourage and explores New York over Christmas, she meets a young man who shows her his side of the city. Romantic drama, starring Tara Wilson and Sunita Prasad
4 Votes
Next On Christmas 24 3:00pm Thu 8 Dec
Film The Last Stand
Disgraced narcotics cop Ray Owens retires into a quiet life as sheriff of a small town on the Mexican border. He gets the chance to prove his worth as a law enforcer when a drug lord escapes from prison and tries to flee the country - with his escape route taking him through Ray's jurisdiction. Action thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Knoxville and Forest Whitaker
7 Votes
Next On Channel 5 11:25pm Sun 11 Dec
Next On Channel 5 +1 12:25am Mon 12 Dec
Film Prick Up Your Ears
Biopic of controversial 1960s playwright Joe Orton. The budding writer forms a close romantic and creative relationship with Kenneth Halliwell, an older man with literary ambitions of his own. However, as the sexually promiscuous Orton's talent blossoms, Halliwell becomes increasingly consumed with jealousy and professional frustration that drive him to fatal ends. Starring Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina
7 Votes
Next On London Live 10:00pm Sat 10 Dec
Film The Anomaly
A traumatised former soldier wakes up in a strange place with no memory of how he got there, and immediately finds his life is in danger. As he goes on the run, he finds more sections of his memory being erased and discovers a sinister conspiracy. Sci-fi thriller, directed by and starring Noel Clarke, with Ian Somerhalder and Brian Cox
8 Votes
Next On Film4 11:35pm Sat 10 Dec
Film The Christmas Apprentice
A holding company employee is sent to a quiet Vermont town to close down a local clothing firm. As she evaluates the business, she comes to realise how much the company means to the community and falls in love with the CEO, leaving her determined to find a way to save it from liquidation. Comedy, starring Abigail Hawk and Chevy Chase
19 Votes
Next On Christmas 24 11:00am Wed 7 Dec
Next On Christmas 24 1:00pm Sat 10 Dec
Film Olympus Has Fallen
A secret service operative is dismissed from duty after a tragic accident. As he prepares to leave his assignment, terrorists take control of the White House and hold the president hostage. The agent is trapped in the building, and uses his inside knowledge to rescue the head of state. Action thriller, starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman
20 Votes
Next On 5STAR 10:15pm Wed 7 Dec
Next On 5STAR 9:00pm Wed 7 Dec
Film The Long Ships
A Viking warrior steals a ship and leads his crew in search of a legendary bell, rumoured to be three times the size of a man and made of solid gold. But they have reckoned without the ambition of the king of the Moors, who captures the Vikings and intends to use them to find the prize for himself. Adventure, starring Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Rosanna Schiaffino, Russ Tamblyn and Lionel Jeffries
20 Votes
Next On Spike 6:30pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Red River
Conflict grows between a tough Texan rancher and his Civil War veteran foster son during a 1,000 mile cattle drive to Missouri. The older man's uncompromising methods and unyielding outlook lead his workers to mutiny - and the son ends up siding with the rebellious ranch hands against his father. Howard Hawks' Western, starring John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru and Coleen Gray
21 Votes
Next On Spike 2:25pm Sat 10 Dec
Film The Weather Man
A popular Chicago TV weatherman's future looks bright when he is invited to audition for a national morning chat show and relocate to New York. However, the outlook for his personal life is somewhat bleaker as he tries to cope with an ailing father, a difficult divorce and his stroppy children. Comedy drama, directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine and Hope Davis
31 Votes
Next On AMC 11:15pm Thu 8 Dec
Film Mrs Miracle 2: Miracle in Manhattan
The kindly Mrs Merkle takes a job in the toy section of a financially struggling department store. She helps the downtrodden manager to enjoy a happy Christmas for once by making a success of the business and assisting him in his quest to find love. Family drama sequel, starring Doris Roberts, Eric Johnson, Jewel Staite and Lauren Holly. Includes 5 News at 4.30pm
31 Votes
Next On Channel 5 3:30pm Sat 10 Dec
Next On Channel 5 +1 4:30pm Sat 10 Dec
Film Short Circuit 2
Manic mechanoid Johnny Five meets an old friend in New York City and embarks on a fact-finding tour - but ends up entangled in a series of escapades culminating in a bank robbery. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb and Jack Weston, with the voice of Tim Blaney
41 Votes
Next On Film4 1:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Film Love Happens
A self-help guru goes on a lecture tour after his wife's death, offering advice on how to cope with grief. However, when he falls in love he begins to realise he has yet to confront his own loss, while the object of his affection has a troubled past of her own to deal with. Romantic drama, starring Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston and Martin Sheen
41 Votes
Next On Film4 2:50pm Sat 10 Dec
Film Triangle
The survivors of a boating disaster in the Bermuda Triangle swim to an abandoned cruise ship and set about exploring it - but one of the group becomes convinced she has been there before. As she tries to make sense of things, a masked killer begins picking them off. Horror, starring Melissa George and Liam Hemsworth
48 Votes
Next On Horror Channel 9:00pm Mon 12 Dec
Film Nativity!
A primary school teacher is given the job of directing a nativity play and is determined to outdo a rival from a nearby private school. When he dishonestly claims his ex-girlfriend is a Hollywood producer and is coming to see the show with an eye on making a film, he finds himself becoming a local celebrity. Comedy, starring Martin Freeman and Ashley Jensen
56 Votes
Next On BBC2 London 5:00pm Sat 10 Dec
Film The Best of Benny Hill
Compilation of the comedian's sketches from episodes of his television series between 1969 and 1972. Featuring appearances by Nicholas Parsons, Jenny Lee Wright, Rita Webb, Patricia Hayes, Bob Todd, Henry McGee and Connie Georges
62 Votes
Next On More4 11:30am Mon 12 Dec
Film Paul
An alien held captive in a top-secret American military base escapes and hides out in the van of two English comic-book geeks on a tour of UFO hotspots. The wisecracking extraterrestrial enlists the duo's help in getting back to his spaceship, but they are soon pursued by government agents and unwittingly become kidnappers. Sci-fi comedy, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, with the voice of Seth Rogen
65 Votes
Next On Channel 4 10:00pm Sat 10 Dec
Next On Channel 4 + 1 11:00pm Sat 10 Dec
Film Shakespeare in Love
The Elizabethan dramatist suffers from writer's block while working on his new play, and to make matters worse creditors are about to close down the theatre. But when a noblewoman disguises herself as a man to fulfil her dream of appearing on stage, the Bard becomes enchanted by her and is inspired to pen the most famous love story of all time. Comedy, with Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Ben Affleck, Geoffrey Rush, Martin Clunes and Tom Wilkinson
65 Votes
Next On CHRISTMAS GOLD 6:30pm Sun 11 Dec
Film The Shadow
A masked hero uses his mysterious mental powers to fight evil and faces his deadliest enemy in the shape of a descendant of warlord Genghis Khan, whose formidable psychic abilities are a match for his adversary's and who is bent on annihilating New York with a nuclear device. Superhero adventure set in the 1930s, starring Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellen and Tim Curry
90 Votes
Next On Syfy 8:00pm Thu 8 Dec
Next On Syfy 5:40pm Sat 10 Dec
Film The Mask
A timid bank clerk stumbles on an ancient mask, which endows whoever wears it with untold superhuman powers, unbridled self-confidence and an irresistible charm for the ladies. Unfortunately, he earns the enmity of a local gangster for daring to flirt with his girlfriend - and when the crook gets wind of the artefact's existence, he covets the power for himself. Comic-book comedy, with Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert and Peter Greene
146 Votes
Next On ITV2 8:00pm Sun 11 Dec
Next On ITV2 9:05pm Sun 11 Dec


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