Friday, 1 July 2011

Weekend TV Top 10: 01-07-2011

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. Bite The Bullet (1975). Director: Richard Brooks. Starring: Gene Hackman, James Coburn and Candice Bergen.
TCM - Friday - 18:50.

2. A Kiss Before Dying (1956). Director: Gerd Oswald. Starring: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward and Mary Astor.
TCM - Friday - 22:50.

3. King Solomon's Mines (1950). Director: Compton Bennett. Starring: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger and Richard Carlson.
TCM - Saturday - 09:05.

4. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977). Director: Steven SPielberg. Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Melinda Dillon and Teri Garr.
M-Net Action - Saturday - 14:00.

5. Swingers (1996). Director: Doug Liman. Starring: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, Patrick Van Hom, Alex Desert and Heather Graham.
M-Net Stars - Saturday - 18:00.

6. Up (2009). Director: Pete Docter. Starring (Voice Cast): Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nengai and Bob Peterson.
M-Net Movies 2 - Saturday - 18:40.

7. Rocknrolla (2008). Director: Guy Rirhcie. Starring: Toby Kebbell, Mark Strong, Tom Wilkinson, Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba and Thandie Newton.
M-Net Movies 2 - Saturday - 22:30.

8. Adventureland (2009). Director: Greg Mottola. Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Martin Starr, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig.
M-Net Movies 2 - Sunday - 12:05.

9. Spy Kids (2001). Director: Robert Rodriguez. Starring: Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Alan Cumming, Teri Hatcher, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Robert Patrick and Tony Shalhoub.
M-Net Stars - Sunday - 21:30.

10. Waltz With Bashir (2008). Director: Ari Folman. Starring: Ari Folman and Ron Ben-Yishai.
M-Net Movies 2 - Sunday - 21:40.

Which one of these films are you keen on seeing?

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