Need something to watch? Here are some of the best movies on TV this Sunday 1 year ago

Need something to watch? Here are some of the best movies on TV this Sunday

We're now going through that weird in-between stage that happens from Christmas Day until New Year's Eve.

What day is it? What time is it? Can someone please pass the tin of Celebrations?


Thankfully, there is one thing that we know: there's going to be a whole lot of movies on the telly today that will keep us entertained.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 12.45pm on More4

Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamoured old man and many other doting admirers.

Monsters University, 1.55pm on BBC One


A look at the relationship between Mike Wazowski and James P. "Sully" Sullivan during their days at Monsters University, when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Space Jam, 2.05pm on ITV2

In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

Edward Scissorhands, 2.10pm on C4

A scientist builds an animated human being -- the gentle Edward -- but dies before he can finish assembling him, leaving the young man with scissor blades instead of hands. Loving suburban saleswoman Peg discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls for Peg's teen daughter. However, despite his kindness and artistic talent, Edward's hands make him an outcast.

Despicable Me, 2.35pm on UTV

When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

Mrs Doubtfire, 3.25pm on RTÉ One


After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

The Sound of Music, 3.45pm on BBC One

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Jurassic World, 4.40pm on UTV

A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.


Harriet the Spy, 5pm on TG4

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But the tables are turned when her friends find her secret notebook. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business?

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 5.50pm on RTÉ 2

In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

You've Got Mail, 6.40pm on Comedy Central

Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.

Avengers: Infinity War, 9pm on RTÉ 2

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Jack Reacher, 9pm on VM1

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Billy Elliot, 9pm on BBC Four

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Gremlins, 10pm on Sky One

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

The Silence of the Lambs, 10.40pm on UTV

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Singin' in the Rain, 10.45pm on BBC Four

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Spider-Man: Homecoming, 0.10am on BBC One

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.