While there are so many streaming sites that boast a seemingly endless collection of movies, isn't it great when you stumble across an absolute classic whilst browsing the TV guide?


If you're wondering where to find some of the best films, both old and new, on the terrestrial channels this week, then we've got you sorted with our picks for the next seven days.

And this time out, we have another varied list for you, with everything from horror classic The Exorcist to Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr Fox – so there really is something for everyone.


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With so many amazing films airing, we've compiled a list of the best flicks for you to choose from below.

Friday 29th September

The Furies - 12:55pm, Film4

Western starring Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Huston. New Mexico, 1889. Autocratic cattle baron TC Jeffords rules everything and everyone on his land except for his strong-willed daughter Vance. When he returns to his ranch, The Furies, with a second wife-to-be, Vance's fears for her position as his rightful heir lead her on a tragic course of action. Read our full review

Let Him Go - 9pm, Film4

Retired sheriff George Blackledge and his horse trainer wife Margaret live on a ranch in 1960s Montana, with their son James, his wife Lorna and their son Jimmy. A freak riding accident takes James' life, and the Blackledges watch helplessly as Lorna eventually marries Donnie, who communicates with his fists. Without warning, Donnie spirits Lorna and three-year-old Jimmy away to his family home in North Dakota. Crime drama, starring Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Kayli Carter. Read our full review

Sherlock Holmes - 9pm, 5 Star

Period mystery thriller, directed by Guy Ritchie, starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr John Watson think they have seen the back of serial killer Lord Blackwood. But when the evil occultist apparently comes back from the dead, they are once again drawn into a dangerous game. Read our full review

His House - 12:05am, BBC Two

Horror starring Wunmi Mosaku and Sope Dìrísù. A married couple flee South Sudan and are granted probational asylum in the UK. They tackle racism, bureaucracy and survivors' guilt as they try to adapt to their new life, but the biggest challenge of all is their dilapidated council house - which is home to a malevolent spirit that won't leave them alone. Read our full review

Saturday 30th September

Superman II - 12:50pm, 5 Star

Fantasy adventure starring Christopher Reeve and Gene Hackman. Superman takes to the air again to fight evil in Metropolis. This time he not only has to do battle with three villains from his own planet, but must also deal with the increasingly suspicious Lois Lane, who has a hunch that Clark Kent and Superman are one and the same person. Read our full review

Lilies of the Field – 1:30pm, BBC Two

Drama starring Sidney Poitier. With nothing better to do, and hoping to get paid, travelling handyman Homer Smith helps out five German-speaking nuns on their small Arizona farm. However, they hope he can be beguiled into undertaking a much bigger task for them. Read our full review

Boiling Point - 9pm, Film4

Stephen Graham in Boiling Point
Stephen Graham in Boiling Point

A chef's life descends into chaos during one night at his fancy London restaurant. Director Philip Barantini's drama, starring Stephen Graham, Lauryn Ajufo and Jason Flemyng. Read our full review

The Witches of Eastwick – 12am, BBC One

Comedy drama starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer. Nothing ever happens in the sleepy New England town of Eastwick. But that's about to change when three bored, independent women make a wish for a dynamic man to enter their lives. So when the charismatic and mysterious Daryl Van Horne arrives on the scene, they find themselves happily taken in by his charms, but then strange things start to happen. Read our full review

The Spy Who Dumped Me - 12:20am, Channel 4

Action comedy starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon. When Audrey's boyfriend dumps her on her 30th birthday, she and best friend Morgan resolve to burn all of his belongings. However, it turns out that Audrey's ex is a CIA agent and, when he returns to her apartment to retrieve an important item, Audrey and Morgan are plunged into the thick of a high-stakes international incident. Read our full review

Sunday 1st October

The Million Pound Note - 12:40pm, Drama

Mark Twain's classic satire, starring Gregory Peck. In a wager, a penniless American in Edwardian London is given a £1 million note that he must keep intact for a month. Read our full review

The Fugitive - 1:30pm, Channel 5

Thriller starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. Despite protesting his innocence, Richard Kimble is sentenced to death for the murder of his wife. En route to prison, he is caught up in a disastrous escape attempt, and finds himself on the run. In order to clear his name, he must find the mysterious one-armed man with whom he struggled on the night of the murder, but the law is hot on his trail. Read our full review

The Mask of Zorro - 1:30pm, Channel 4

Swashbuckling action adventure starring Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins. Twenty years after his last appearance, legendary hero Zorro returns to battle Don Rafael Montero, now the self-styled ruler of mid-19th-century California. But is this the original "Robin Hood of Mexico" or a younger incarnation who now defends the rights of peasants? Read our full review

Early Man - 3:30pm, BBC One

Young Dug's sheltered life with his Stone Age tribe is shattered by bronze-mining invaders led by greedy Lord Nooth. To win his home back, desperate Dug gambles on challenging these more sophisticated folk in a contest they love, but he only knows from rock paintings - football. Director Nick Park's animated adventure, with the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Timothy Spall, Rob Brydon, Miriam Margolyes and Johnny Vegas. Read our full review

Ali & Ava - 10:30pm, BBC Two

Drama starring Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook. Amiable, music-loving landlord Ali lives in Bradford where his marriage is coming to a painful end. By chance, he meets widowed teaching assistant Ava and the two get close. But their own insecurities and family opposition threaten to stand in the way of their burgeoning relationship. Read our full review

Monday 2nd October

Duel - 3pm, Legend

Thriller starring Dennis Weaver. Travelling salesman David Mann is used to driving long distances, but on an isolated stretch of road he encounters a smoke-spewing tanker truck whose sole purpose seems to be to crush him and his car under its gigantic wheels. Read our full review

Philadelphia - 6:35pm, Great Movies

Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington in Philadelphia

Drama starring Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Jason Robards. Andrew Beckett's career at a prestigious law firm appears to be taking off. But Beckett hasn't revealed to his employers that he is gay or that he is HIV positive. When Beckett is suddenly sacked after falling ill, he contacts lawyer Joe Miller in a bid to sue the company for wrongful dismissal. Read our full review

The Exorcist - 10:40pm, BBC One

Classic horror starring Ellen Burstyn and Max von Sydow. Successful actress Chris MacNeil and her 12-year-old daughter Regan (Linda Blair) live comfortably in Georgetown, Washington. When Regan suddenly begins to exhibit unusual symptoms for which medical science can offer no explanation, her distraught mother is forced to consider that the girl may be possessed by the Devil. Read our full review

Tuesday 3rd October

The Ten Commandments - 1:50pm, Film4

Egyptian prince Moses discovers his real roots are Hebrew after being banished from the land by his jealous half-brother. He returns from exile on a quest to free his people from enslavement by the new pharaoh, and warns of terrifying consequences if the ruler fails to let his people go. Cecil B DeMille's biblical epic, starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Edward G Robinson and Anne Baxter. Read our full review

Operation Valkyrie - 5:20pm, Great Action

Second World War drama based on a true story, starring Sebastian Koch. German army colonel Claus von Stauffenberg has distinguished himself in the service of his country, but has become disillusioned by the war. Joining with those of a similar disposition, he finds himself at the forefront of the plot to kill Adolf Hitler. Read our full review

The Place Beyond the Pines - 11:15pm, BBC Two

Crime drama starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Dane DeHaan and Emory Cohen. Motorcycle stunt rider Luke discovers he has a son, and turns to robbing banks to support his new family. But ambitious cop Avery Cross is determined to bring him to book, and their actions will rebound on both their families in the years to come. Read our full review

Wednesday 4th October

Only the Brave - 6:20pm, Film4

Disaster drama based on a true story, starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges. An Arizona fire crew works to qualify as "hotshots": elite forest firefighters trained to battle the most dangerous blazes. As members of the team struggle to balance their professional successes with the increasing toll on their personal lives, they face their biggest challenge yet: the sprawling Yarnell Hill wildfire. Read our full review

A Time to Kill - 9pm, Film4

Thriller based on John Grisham's bestselling novel, starring Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L Jackson, Sandra Bullock and Kevin Spacey. Carl Lee Hailey, a black Mississippi factory worker, shoots the two racist thugs who brutally assaulted his ten-year-old daughter. When white lawyer Jake Brigance takes on Hailey's case, long-standing tensions in the small town of Clanton come to the surface. Read our full review

Alien - 10:40pm, BBC One

Sigourney Weaver stars in Alien (1979)
Sigourney Weaver stars in Alien (1979) SEAC

Sci-fi horror thriller starring Sigourney Weaver. On its way back to Earth at the end of a routine voyage, the spacecraft Nostromo picks up signals from a nearby planet. When three of the crew go to investigate, one of them is attacked by a mysterious creature that emerges from a repository of eggs. Read our full review

Thursday 5th October

Canyon Passage - 12:15pm, 5 Action

Western starring Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy and Susan Hayward. Oregon, 1854: a bank manager's addiction to gambling and his habit of using customers' money to pay off his debts lead to murder. Read our full review

Fantastic Mr Fox - 5:05pm, Film4

Animated comedy adventure featuring the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray. Following the birth of their son, Mr Fox agrees to keep his word to his wife that his wild days are behind him. But when the family moves to a new home overlooking the farms of Boggis, Bunce and Bean, Mr Fox is tempted to resume his old poaching ways. Read our full review

Two Way Strech - 5:40pm, Talking Pictures TV

Comedy starring Peter Sellers as the leader of a gang planning a daring diamond robbery for which they have the perfect alibi - they are all in jail. Under their prison's easy-going regime, they are able to receive visits from an outside accomplice who disguises himself as a vicar. But the seemingly foolproof plan is jeopardised by the sudden arrival of a tough new warder. Read our full review

Friday 6th October

Mission: Impossible – Fallout - 9pm, Film4

Action spy thriller starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson and Henry Cavill. Ethan Hunt is sent to Berlin to buy three stolen plutonium cores before a terrorist group can get a hold of them. But after a hostage crisis leads to the failure of the mission, Hunt is targeted by a CIA assassin who could derail the IMF for good. Read our full review

A Quiet Place - 9pm, E4

Horror thriller starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. After blind insectoid monsters with super-sensitive hearing wipe out most of humanity, a family of survivors adapts to living in silence. But with a new baby on the way, their noiseless way of life is about to become a lot more difficult... Read our full review

Official Secrets - 11:05pm, BBC Two

Fact-based drama about the publication of a leaked GCHQ memo in the run-up to the Iraq war. The film reveals the devastating consequences for whistleblower Katharine Gun, who was put on trial for breaching the Official Secrets Act, and the journalists who were determined to unmask a conspiracy. Keira Knightley and Matt Smith star. Read our full review

Deadpool 2 - 11:05pm, Channel 4

Fantasy action adventure starring Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin. In the wake of a personal tragedy, Deadpool joins forces with a couple of fellow mutants, Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead. They come to the aid of an unstable pyrokinetic orphan who is being targeted by Cable, a cybernetic soldier from the future, but is Deadpool really up to the task? Read our full review

If you have Netflix, we have rounded up the best movies on Netflix and the best series on Netflix to watch now - and Disney Plus viewers can check out our best movies on Disney Plus guide. Got Prime Video? We also have the best movies on Amazon Prime.

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