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Why not curl up on the sofa, indulge in your favourite takeaway and watch a movie this weekend.Lets face it – there’s nothing better to do.

Here’s our top picks for films to watch this weekend, whether you want a new release of a classic comfort film



Shakespeare in Love BBC1 11:35pm

The 1999 Academy award winner for best picture a love affair between William Shakespeare played by Joseph Fiennes and Viola de Lesseps played by Gwyneth Paltrow.

Nightcrawler BBC2 11:20pm

A psychologically thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Louis Bloom, a delinquent struggling to find work stumbles into work as crime journalist, who ends up blurring the line between participant and observer.

Pain & Gain Film 4  11:00pm

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Mackie based on a true story, this American crime comedy sees friends kidnap a wealthy business man with a disastrous funny result.


Independence Day: Resurgence Channel 4 6.45pm

20 years after he first Independence day invasion, there is a new threat to mankind. Featuring Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldbum.

Liar Liar ITV 6:20pm

Jim Carrey plays a man who cannot le for 24 hours because of his son’s birthday wish.

Skyfall ITV2 8pm

Daniel Craig plays James Bond after MI6 comes under attack Bond must find and destroy the threat no matter what the costs will be.

Shrek the Third E4 7.10pm 

The third Shrek movie featuring Mike Meyers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy.


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Streaming services


Malcom & Marie

Starring Zendaya and John David Washington. The relationship between a director and his girlfriend is tested after coming home from a movie premiere and waiting for critics’ verdicts.

Mean Girls

A new addition to the streaming site is this cult teen comedy. Cady Heron, played by Lindsay Lohan, moves to a new school and tries to navigate her way through high school cliques.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Leonardo DiCaprio plays the real life Jordan Belford, a stock broker rising to the high life before falling into life of crime.


Bukky Bakray plays a teenager who, after being abandoned by her single mother, struggles to take care of herself and her little brother.


Ben Stiller plays an oblivious fashion model struggling in his career who gets brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The Truman Show

The psychological comedy drama starring Jim Carrey as a man who finds out his whole life is a reality TV show.


Directed by Jonah Hill, the film follows Stevie, a thirteen year old boy, in Los Angeles in summer mid-90s, who has a troubled home life and meets some older skateboarding friends.


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Amazon Prime

Forest Gump

Winning best picture and best actor in a leading role at the Academy Awards, Tom Hanks plays Forrest Gump. The film follows his life throughout historical events and his relationship with his childhood sweetheart.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

A mother determined to solve her daughter’s murder challenges the local authorities. Featuring Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell winning the the Academy Award for best actress and best supporting actor respectively.

The Proposal

A romantic comedy with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds were a boss forces her young assistant to marry her so she can avoid being deported from the US to Canada.

The Matrix

Featuring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss, this dystopian film is set in a future where people are unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality.


Nikki Blonsky plays Tracy Turnblad, a teenager in 1960s Baltimore who lands place on a local TV dance show and fights for integration. Featuring an all-star cast of Zac Efron, Queen Latifah and John Travolta.


Two soldiers in WW1 are assigned to deliver a message to stop 1,600 men from walking into a deadly trap in enemy territory.


Set in New York, a group strip club employees join together and start to steal money from their wealthy Wall Street clients. Starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez and Julia Stiles.

With so many options, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you kick back infant of the TV this weekend.

By Danielle Grant