Friday, 27 May 2011

Weekend TV Top 10: 27-05-2011

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. Grand Prix (1966). Director: John Frankenheimer. Starring: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand and Toshiro Mifune.
TCM - Friday - 18:15.

2. Sex And The City (2008). Director: Michael Patrick King. Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, Jennifer Hudson and Candice Bergen.
M-Net Movies 2 - Friday - 21:40.

3. Richard III (1995). Director: Richard Loncraine. Starring: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr. and Dominic West.
M-Net Stars - Saturday - 09:30.

4. Sleepless In Seattle (1993). Director: Nora Ephron. Starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
M-Net Stars - Saturday - 11:35.

5. The Lovely Bones (2009). Director: Peter Jackson. Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci and Michael Imperioli.
M-Net Movies 1 and M-Net Movies 1 HD - Saturday - 12:05.

6. Cry Freedom (1987). Director: Richard Attenborough. Starring: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton and Kevin McNally.
M-Net Stars - Sauturday - 21:30.

7. Sherlock Holmes (2009). Director: Guy Ritchie. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams and Mark Strong.
M-Net Movies 1 and M-Net Movies 1 HD - Sunday - 12:10.

8. Pocahontas (1995). Directors: Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg. Starring: (voice cast) Irene Bedard and Mel Gibson.
M-Net Movies 1 and M-Net Movies 1 HD - Sunday - 18:00.

9. Shutter Island (2010). Director: Martin Scorcese. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo and Michelle Williams.
M-Net and M-Net HD - Sunday - 20:05.

10. Inglourious Basterds (2009). Director: Quentin Tarantino. Starring: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Bruhl, Til Schweiger and Melanie Laurent.
M-Net Movies 1 and M-Net Movies 1 HD - Sunday - 22:50.

Which one of these films are you keen on seeing?

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