The Best Movies on Freeview Next Week

Posted June 29, 2018 - Blog Posts,News and Blog

From sci-fi and rom-com to cowboys and hobbits, Freeview has a great choice of movies showing this week.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
ITVBe (Freeview Channel 26)
Friday 29 June at 9pm

Renee Zellweger returns to role of Bridget Jones, and at last she’s found love with the dashing Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). Or has she? On a skiing trip, their romance goes downhill when Bridget discovers Mark’s attraction to his stunning assistant.

 



The Cassandra Crossing
Talking Pictures (Freeview Channel 81)
Friday 29 June at 10:50pm

There you are, quite happily travelling across Europe on a luxury train when suddenly you’re infected with a deadly plague planted by a group of terrorists. But if the disease isn’t to spread further, the military authorities must consider the unthinkable. The stellar cast includes Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen and Ava Gardner.



The Full Monty

BBC One
Friday 29 June at 11:25pm

Despite its themes of unemployment, depression and family breakdowns, this evergreen story of steelworkers turned strippers delivers plenty of laughs. Starring Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy and Tom Wilkinson.

 



Ride Along
Film4
Saturday 30 June at 6:50pm

This hilarious buddy movie stars Ice Cube as a no-nonsense Atlanta cop who puts his video-gaming brother-in-law-to-be (Kevin Hart) to the test by taking him out on patrol to face the mean streets. Insanity ensues when the pair fall foul of the city’s mysterious crime king.



Anybody’s Nightmare

True Entertainment (Freeview Channel 61)
Saturday 30 June at 7pm

Based on a true story, this movie stars the great Patricia Routledge as a woman wrongly convicted of the murder of her elderly aunt.

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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

BBC Two
Saturday 30 June at 11:05pm

Ian Dury was a great musician, a talented wordsmith and a force of nature. Childhood polio left him with a fierce determination to live life on his own terms and to champion disabled people. This biopic stars Andy Serkis, who spent months walking with a heavy calliper attached to his leg in order to deliver a true-to-life portrait of a rock and roll legend.



The Final Programme

Talking Pictures (Freeview Channel 81)
Saturday 30 June at 11:20pm

Based on the Michael Moorcock novel, this movie introduces us to Jerry Cornelius – hipster, urban adventurer and all-round anti-hero. In the aftermath of a nuclear war, scientists race to create the perfect human. It’s life, but not as we know it.



The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

ITV2
Sunday 1 July at 5:45pm

Dwarfs, giants, goblins – something for everyone in this first episode of Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy set in Middle Earth. Bilbo the hobbit is tricked into making a hazardous journey to the Lonely Mountain. Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.





She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Movies4Men (Freeview Channel 48)
Sunday 1 July at 6:55pm

John Wayne stars in this classic Western as a maverick US Cavalry officer acting alone to prevent a full-scale war. The movie was the second of John Ford’s Cavalry trilogy (the others were Fort Apache and Rio Grande) and won an Oscar for its sweeping cinematography.



The Siege

5Spike (Freeview Channel 31)
Sunday 1 July at 9pm

Denzel Washington stars in this action thriller about an FBI agent on the trail of terrorists who are waging a bombing campaign on New York City. With the city in a state of panic, his investigation is thrown into disarray as martial law is declared and troops move in.



Fantastic Four

Film4
Monday 2 July at 7:05pm

Based on the Marvel comic, this superhero adventure follows four young misfits whose journey to an alien universe gifts them with strange powers: Reed can stretch like rubber, Susan can become invisible, Johnny can become a human torch and Ben has superhuman strength.



Ted

E4
Monday 2 July at 9pm

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane does the talking, while an animated teddy bear does the walking. Mark Wahlberg’s beloved teddy has come to life but his girlfriend (Mila Kunis) isn’t best pleased by Ted’s foul-mouthed outbursts. Finally, she delivers an ultimatum: it’s her or the bear!




Best of the rest

There’s also some great movies to watch on-demand:

 

Oasis: Supersonic
Watch now on BBC iPlayer

The story of the Manchester brothers who rose from a council estate to become one of the biggest bands in the world.

 

Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death
Watch now on BBC iPlayer

A classic “who-doughnut” movie brings our favourite inventor and his loveable canine companion back together.


 

 

 

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