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Free films on Freesat this week

This week our line-up of films tackles important subject matters, celebrates love and there's even a couple musical picks lined up. There’s really something for every mood this week, so why not plan ahead? Record your favourite films from this list so you’ve always got something ready for you to watch when the mood strikes.

THIS WEEK

Shaun of the Dead 

Monday 19th October, ITV4, 9pm  

Shaun of the Dead


The classic zombie mock of Dawn of the Dead, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star in Shaun of the Dead. It’s the killing zombies then popping off to the Winchester for a pint and a pack of crisps for us. 


X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) 

Tuesday 20th October, E4, 9pm

X Men the last stand


When a cure for mutants threatens their existence, they become divided, causing Jean to transform into her dark persona Phoenix, an incredibly powerful and uncontrollable mutant. 


Been So Long

Tuesday 20th October, Film4, 9pm  

Been so long


PREMIERE: The 2018 Netflix film based on the musical of the same name follows a dedicated single mother (Michaela Coel) who meets a charming, but troubled stranger (Arinze Kene).  


Hidden Figures

Thursday 22nd October, Film4, 9pm  

Hidden Figures


When three female African-American mathematicians play a crucial role in helping astronaut John Glenn on his journey into orbit, the last thing they need in this highly stressful job is the racial and gender discrimination they receive by their colleagues.  


Get on Up

Friday 23rd October, Channel 4, 11.30pm  

Get on Up


A rags to riches story, this biographical musical drama follows James Brown, played by the late Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), digging deep into the years of his life and what he had achieved. The film takes us back to his past, and shows us how important music was to the late singer.  


Sleeping with the Enemy

Friday 23rd October, Sony Movies, 9pm  

Sleeping with the enemy


A Friday night must-see, Sleeping with the Enemy is a suspenseful, thrilling watch. Starring Julia Roberts and Patrick BerginSleeping with the Enemy covers the incredibly important topic of domestic abuse, where Laura (Roberts) is forced to completely change her looks and her identity in order to escape her dangerous husband.  


Apostasy

Saturday 24th October, BBC Two, 10pm 

Apostasy


Apostasy follows Jehovah’s Witnesses Alex, Luisa and their mother, who are incredibly devoted to their religion, and it unites them, but when Luisa begins to question certain things about their devotion, her sins leave the whole family fearing God’s wrath.  


A Star is Born

Saturday 24th October, BBC Two, 1.10pm 

A Star is Born


One of the many remakes of this classic tales, the 1954 version of A Star is Born stars Judy Garland, and follows the same storyline of a drunken actor named Norman, who discovers Esther acting. They develop a bond, but as her career takes off, his has the opposite effect.  


Moonlight

Saturday 24th October, Channel 4, 11.20pm  

Moonlight


The Oscar-winning Moonlight follows Chrion, a young African-American boy who looks for guidance in his life from drug dealer Juan. Juan may be in a bad business, but he teaches Chiron that he can choose his own path in life. The coming of age story shows him grow older in Miami, with the lessons he has been taught begin to shape his life.  


Loving

Sunday 25th October, BBC Two, 10pm  

Loving


An interracial couple in 1958 are arrested and removed from their home state of Virginia, but Richard and Mildred Loving are determined to turn their lives around and get back to their roots, and they take their story to the Supreme Court.   

 


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