This Week’s Movie Menu: Films to check out and watch all over again

Looking for a movie to watch this weekend?

Take a look at what’s available on television broadcast and cable stations.

You can check out something you missed or something you savor. Because many movies are definitely re-watchable.

Here’s what is showing.


Friday, July 21


You Can Count on Me —

You Can Count On Me (2000)

Laura Linney was Oscar nominated for her meaningful turn as a sister who wants to believe in the best her brother can be. But it’s not easy.

8 p.m. Flix


The Birdcage (1996)

Nathan Lane is a joy as a man who discovers what it means to be a father in this delightful Mike Nichols’ adaptation of the classic French comedy, La Cage Aux Folles.

8 p.m. POP


Rear Window (1954)

James Stewart and Grace Kelly heat the screen as well-intentioned New Yorkers who think something funny may be happening in a nearby apartment. A classic Hitchcock thriller.

8 p.m. TCM


Easy A (2010)

Oscar-winner Emma Stone captures our hearts as a high school student who wants to be popular. And is willing to try just about everything to get there.

9:14 p.m. Bravo


Saturday, July 22


Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron —

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

Tommy Lee Jones was Oscar nominated for his devastating portrayal of a father trying to find the truth behind his son’s death during an unpopular war. Charlize Theron costars.

10:45 a.m. Sundance


The Paper Chase (1973)

John Houseman won a well-deserved Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his interpretation of a crusty Harvard law professor who lives by the rules. And the grades.

1:05 p.m. FXM


The Lion in Winter (1968)

Katharine Hepburn won her third Oscar (and second in a row) for taking us on a wild journey King Henry II’s England in this film adaptation of the Broadway play.

12 noon TCM


All About Eve (1950)

Bette Davis should have won her third Oscar for her complex portrayal of an aging Broadway actress in this classic comedy from Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Anne Baxter costars.

8 p.m. TCM


Sunday, July 23


Spencer Tracey in Inherit The Wind —

Inherit the Wind (1960)

Spencer Tracy was Oscar nominated for his striking look at a lawyer involved in a classic courtroom battle over how to teach evolution. Based on the Scopes trials of 1925.

11:45 a.m. TCM


Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Forget the remake as you savor the original. This highly original animated film – with a music score that matches the best of Broadway – is a visual sight to behold.

7:25 p.m. Freeform