Friday, 20 May 2011

Weekend TV Top 10: 20-05-2011

Hello and welcome to our weekly Friday afternoon series where we highlight the best films to watch on TV during the weekend from Friday evening till Sunday night. See what those films are after the jump.
This top ten list is by order of appearance rather than ranking and therefore the number 1 film is not necessarily better than the number 10 film and vice versa. It is also skewed favourably towards classic films and South African/African films as well as films that play during normal waking hours and films that we haven't recommended before.

1. Shaft (2000). Director: John Singleton. Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Jeffrey Wright and Christian Bale.
M-Net Action - Friday - 20:00.

2. Fame (1980). Director: Alan Parker. Starring: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri and Laura Dean.
TCM - Friday - 21:00.

3. Dune (1984). Director: David Lynch. Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis, Everett McGill, Sting and Max von Sydow.
M-Net Action - Friday - 10:00.

4. Ben Hur (1959). Director: William Wyler. Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd and Hugh Griffith.
TCM - Saturday - 14:00.

5. Tropic Thunder (2008). Director: Ben Stiller. Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.
M-Net and M-Net HD - Saturday - 20:30.

6. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Director: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote.
TCM - Saturday - 21:00.

7. Whatever Works (2009). Director: Woody Allen. Starring: Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Henry Cavill, Patricia Clarkson, Ed Begley Jr. and Michael McKean.
M-Net Movies 1 and M-Net Movies 1 HD - Sunday - 10:30.

8. Country Of My Skull (2004). Director: John Boorman. Starring: Samuel L. Jackson and Juliette Binoche.
Mzansi Magic - Sunday - 14:00.

9. Gangs Of New York (2002). Director: Martin Scorcese. Starring: Leonardo Di Caprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz.
Mzansi Magic - Sunday - 20:00.

10. Precious (2009). Director: Lee Daniels. Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz and Sherri Shepherd.

Which one of these films are you keen on seeing?

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