Every day we highlight the best movie on TV to make choosing a movie to watch on TV even easier. Also this week some good movies are aired again, with our favorite of the week, the true Oscar winner The Theory of Everything (2014).
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Today on Net 5 you watch science fiction thriller Contagion (2011). Shortly after returning from a business trip to Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff dies of what appears to be a flu or some other type of infection. Her young son dies later the same day. However, her husband Mitch seems immune. Thus begins the spread of a deadly infection. As the contagion spreads to millions of people around the world, the social order begins to collapse as people panic.
Four-time Oscar winner The Shape of Water (2017) can be seen on Tuesday. Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is a taciturn, isolated woman who works as a cleaner at a hidden high-security government lab in Baltimore in 1962. Her life is changed forever when she discovers the lab’s secret secret: a mysterious creature from South America who lives in a water tank lives. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new boyfriend, she soon learns that his fate, and even his very survival, lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.
Watch the trailer for The Shape of Water here:
Wednesday you watch Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler in Law Abiding Citizen (2009). Ten years after his wife and daughter are brutally murdered, a man returns to demand justice from the assistant district attorney who handled the case against their killers. His vengeance threatens not only the man who replaced mercy for justice, but also the system and the city that made it so.
Veronica will air the Oscar-nominated action film Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) on Thursday, starring Harrison Ford. An archeology professor named Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) searches the jungles of South America for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets a death trap, but miraculously escapes. Then Jones hears from museum curator Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which may hold the key to human existence. Jones must travel to vast places like Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Rene Belloq (Paul Freeman) and a band of Nazis to reach it.
Friday can be seen on One In Bruges (2008). Irish hitmen Ken and Ray are sent to medieval Bruges for Christmas by London mobster Harry Waters after a job gone wrong at a London church. Ray messes up. While Ken enjoys the historic city, Ray feels completely bored and misses his home. Ray meets petty drug dealer and con artist Chloë, who sells drugs to the cast and crew of a film being shot in Bruges, and has an incident with a Canadian tourist and later Chloë’s boyfriend. Meanwhile, Harry, who has a strict code of principles, gives Ken special assignments.
The true Oscar winner The Theory of Everything (2014) will be broadcast on Saturday. In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking falls in love with his classmate Jane. At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease. Nevertheless, he embarks on an ambitious study of time, of which, according to his doctor, he has little left.
Watch the trailer for The Theory of Everything here:
RTL7 closes the week with the mysterious crime film The Usual Suspects (1995). After a truck hijacking in New York, five criminals are arrested and brought together for questioning. Since none of them are guilty, they plan revenge against the police. The operation goes well, but then the influence of a legendary mastermind criminal named Keyser Söze is felt. It becomes clear that each of them once wronged Söze and now has to pay back. But who is Keyser Söze anyway?
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Beeld: Still ‘Contagion’ via TMDb