Every day we highlight the best film on TV to make choosing a film to watch on television even easier. A number of good films are being broadcast again this week, including our favorite of the week, the acclaimed war film Braveheart (1995).
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Today, Paramount Network airs horror films The Ring (2002) from. A mysterious videotape kills everyone who watches it. Every time the victim watches the tape, the phone rings to tell them they only have a week to live. Young journalist Rachel investigates these events, but after she and her son watch the tape, it becomes a race against time to find out why the tape is killing everyone and how to stop it.
Meryl Streep stars on screen on Tuesday The Post (2017). In 1971, The New York Times has access to secret documents about the Vietnam War. However, the government uses the Justice Department to stop distribution of the newspapers, arguing that it violates national security laws. Immediately afterwards, the Washington Post has access to similar documents, but they decide to go against the government and publish the papers against the wishes of their lawyers and investors. The film can also be seen via Pathé Thuis.
It’s Wednesday Scream (1996) aired. A teenage girl becomes the target of a killer who stalked and murdered one of her classmates. A news journalist (who insists that the man who raped and murdered Campbell’s mother a year earlier is innocent) is determined to uncover the truth. Campbell’s friend becomes the prime suspect…
It’s Thursday’s turn Léon (1994). After her father, stepmother, stepsister and brother are murdered by her father’s employers, the 12-year-old daughter of a despicable drug dealer finds refuge in the apartment of a professional hitman. At her request, he teaches her the methods of his work so she can take revenge on the corrupt DEA agent who ruined her life.
The father of twelve-year-old Mathilda is involved in drug practices. One day he and the other family members are killed by the corrupt police officer Norman Stansfield.
It’s Friday The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019). Zak (Zack Gottsagen) has Down syndrome and has only one dream: to become a professional wrestler. When he runs away from the nursing home one day, he wants nothing more than to make that dream come true. He soon meets Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), who is also on the run.
Saturday is celebrated with The Fifth Element (1997). Life is monotonous for ex-marine Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis): he drives a flying taxi and eats take-out food every day from the same Chinese restaurant, which delivers directly to his window. But Korben doesn’t know that a great alien evil has teamed up with Zorg and threatens to destroy Earth.
The week ends with Braveheart (1995), which was directed and produced by Mel Gibson, who also starred. The film, based on the life of Scottish hero William Wallace, won five Oscars, including Best Film and Best Director.
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Beeld: Still ‘The Ring’ via TMDb