Films on TV Today, Sunday 16 September

Spend the afternoon in front of The Fifth Element and Steel Magnolias before an evening of Rain Man, Hope and Glory, Desperado and Swingers


The Fifth Element – 2:45pm, Channel 5


Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich and Gary Oldman star in this futuristic adventure. The world faces destruction by an unstoppable evil, but a can New York taxi driver’s discovery of a mysterious woman save the planet from its fate?

Steel Magnolias – 4:40pm, 5*

A star-studded cast of Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts star as a close-knitted group of women supporting one another through life’s joys and disappointments.

Hope and Glory – 9:00pm, Yesterday

John Boorman’s Oscar-winning semi-autobiographical drama about a young boy sent out of London during the WWII Blitz who discovers a new friend in his eccentric and playful grandfather.

Rain Man – 9:00pm, ITV3

Another Oscar-winner starring Tom Cruise as yuppie car dealer Charlie Babbitt who discovers his late father, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman), has left his fortune to an autistic older brother he never knew he had.

Desperado – 11:00pm, Channel 5

Robert Rodriguez’s action thriller starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Quentin Tarentino about a mysterious musician who seeks revenge on the drugs baron who killed his girlfriend.

Swingers – 11:40pm, Sky Movies Showcase


Hilarious comedy featuring the superb double-act of Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn. When struggling actor Mike’s girlfriend breaks up with him, his friend Trent forces him back onto the Hollywood singles scene to help him win back his self-esteem.