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With the weekend beckoning we have rounded up five films for your watchlist, all available for free on Freeview Play. From musicals, rom coms, to some classic horror - there is something for everyone.

The Greatest Showman, All 4

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If you are in need of a boost, it might just be time for The Greatest Showman and its magic. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams shine in this Golden-Globe-winning, toe-tapping smash hit musical about the life and times of P.T. Barnum, the creator of the circus. 

Man Up, BBC iPlayer

Montage of images of a couple in a photo booth holding signs that say 'Wrong Date' and 'Right Place'

 

A romantic comedy about taking chances, making decisions and rolling with the consequences, starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell. Nancy, 34 years old and single, is travelling across London to toast another ten years of her parents' magical marriage. She runs into a 40-year-old divorcee, Jack, who mistakes her for his blind date. Nancy decides to go with it and starts the most chaotic journey of her life.

The Babadook, BBC iPlayer

Scary hand drawn image of a other wordly monster leaning over a child's bed

 

If you want to get in the Halloween space of mind and rom coms just aren’t for you then the horror film Babadook might be just the ticket. Released in 2014, Babadook has a fierce reputation, it tells the story of a single mother plagued by her husband’s violent death battling with her son’s fears of monsters, who discovers a sinister presence all around her. 

Pulp Fiction, UKTV Play

Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction

 

Arguably one of the greatest cult movies of all time, Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning black comedy about a shady group of LA lowlifes is available now. Starring John Travolta and Uma Thurman. 

Force Majeure, All 4

A bearded white man stands in front of a wall of ice, ski sticks in hand.

 

A darkly comic and oddly gripping Swedish drama. A man's selfish reaction to the danger posed by an avalanche causes cracks in his marriage and relationships with his children. Force Majeure was even remade for American audiences earlier this year, with the release of ‘Downhill’, featuring Will Ferrell. However, as is so often the case, it is nothing on the original. 

There’s over 20,000 hours of on demand content available for free on Freeview Play, head over to Channel 100 on your Freeview Play device to find more of our recommendations. 

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