A week of ups and down with the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the whole tax fiasco in the UK parliament, the sad passing of Girls Aloud and the tennis sensation Emma Raducanu making history. What is this week going to bring? Well one thing is for certain, it will bring you these movies to enjoy at home.
Stay safe, look after yourself and have a great week.
WHEN A STRANGER CALLS (15)
Starring: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Ron O’Neal, Rachel Roberts
A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again. Superb 70s thriller that grabs from the first minutes. Strong threat, violence, bloody images.
THE KILLING FIELDS (15)
Starring: Dr. Haing S. Ngor, Sam Waterston, Julian Sands, John Malkovich, Spalding Gray, Craig T. Nelson
A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot’s bloody ‘Year Zero’ cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million ‘undesirable’ civilians. Brilliant yet tough fact-based drama. Strong war horror, violence and language.
Starring: George MacKay, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Mays, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth
Action, War, Drama
April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap. Sam Mendes brilliant war drama. Strong injury detail, language.
MALCOLM X (15)
Starring: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Delroy Lindo, Al Freeman Jr., Albert Hall, Angela Bassett
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. Spike Lee’s telling of the infamous leader. Strong language, violence and drug use.
Starring: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Allison Janney, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon
A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network. Three strong female leads in this riveting drama. Strong language and sexual references.
Starring: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Yuh-jung Youn, Will Patton
A Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas. Gentle Oscar-winning Korean drama. Rude gesture, suicide references. Subtitled.
WALK THE LINE (12)
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Dallas Roberts
Biopic, Drama. Music
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash’s life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Oscar-winning biopic. Strong language and drug use.
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (15)
Starring: Colin Firth, Taron Edgerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine, Soufia Boutella
Action, Adventure, Comedy
A spy organisation recruits a promising street kid into the agency’s training program, while a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Strong bloody violence, strong language and strong sexual references.
MOVIES ON TERRESTRIAL TV
SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER
PASSPORT TO PIMLICO (U)
7.20pm Talking Pictures TV
Starring: Stanley Holloway, Margaret Rutherford, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Hermione Baddeley
Residents of a part of London declare independence when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a “Passport to Pimlico”. Tremendous Ealing comedy. Black and white.
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (15)
Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Terry Crews, Kate Berlant, Omari Hardwick, Jermaine Fowler
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed. Bizarre yet brilliant comedy drama. Very strong language, strong sex, drug misuse.
MONDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
THE UNTOUCHABLES (15)
Starring: Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Charles Martin Smith, Andy Garcia
During the era of Prohibition in the United States, Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone and, because of rampant corruption, assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him. Brian DePalma’s first-rate gangster thriller. Strong violence and strong language.
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (15)
1.20am Great Movies Classic
Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. Wickedly funny comedy horror with amazing special effects. Strong language, bloody violence and gore, nudity and sex.
TUESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER
DRAG ME TO HELL (15)
Starring: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, David Paymer
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. Underrated horror from the director of Spider-Man and Evil Dead. Strong horror, language and violence.
THE LOVE WITCH (15)
Starring: Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Laura Waddell, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Jared Sanford
Comedy, Horror, Romance
A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences. Bizarre cult favourite. Strong sex, sexualised nudity, violence, bloody images, language.
WEDNESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER
WILD ROSE (15)
Starring: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo, Jamie Sives, James Harkness, Ashley Shelton
Comedy, Drama, Music
A troubled young Glaswegian woman dreams of becoming a Nashville country star. Outstanding British drama with a superb performance from Jessie Buckley. Very strong language, strong sex.
THE BEGUILED (15)
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Kristen Dunst, Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence
Drama, Thriller, War
The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. Decent remake of the Clint Eastwood classic by Sofia Coppola. Brief strong sex.
THURSDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (15)
10.35pm BBC Four
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow,, Joseph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Geoffrey Rush, Rupert Everett
The world’s greatest ever playwright, William Shakespeare, is young, out of ideas and short of cash, but meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. Oscar-winning comedy drama. Sexual reference and nudity.
LORD OF THE FLIES (PG)
1.10am Talking Pictures TV
Starring: James Aubrey, Hugh Edwards, Tom Chapin, Tom Gaman, Roger Elwin, Roger Allen
Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Schoolboys marooned on a Pacific island create their own savage civilization. Peter Brooks’ gripping adaptation of the classic book. Mild language and violence. Black and white.
FRIDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith
A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavyweight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. Oscar-winning classic drama. Moderate violence, mouthed strong language, domestic abuse.
THE GRADUATE (12)
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, William Daniels, Katharine Ross, Elizabeth Wilson, Murray Hamilton
Comedy, Drama, Romance
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. Classic 60s satire with a star turn from Dustin Hoffman. Moderate sex references, infrequent brief nudity.
SATURDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
Starring: Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, Forest Whitaker, John C. McGinley, Francesco Quinn, Kevin Dillon
Chris Taylor, a neophyte recruit in Vietnam, finds himself caught in a battle of wills between two sergeants, one good and the other evil. A shrewd examination of the brutality of war and the duality of man in conflict. Oliver Stone’s powerful Oscar-winner.
Starring: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Kaitlyn Dever, John Krasinski, Samira Wiley
Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds. Underrated drama from Kathryn Bigalow. Strong threat, violence, language.