There’s a lot to enjoy in movies on television this weekend with several films featuring Oscar winners. Take a look at what’s showing on broadcast and cable stations!
Friday, May 5
Legally Blonde (2001)
Before Reese Witherspoon went serious in Walk the Line – and won an Oscar – she delighted audiences as a young woman with more on her mind than anyone could guess.
5:58 p.m. WE
Fried Green Tomatoes (1990)
After Jessica Tandy took command of the screen in Driving Miss Daisy – and won an Oscar – she was again nominated for another turn as a sweet and sincere senior citizen.
8 p.m. POP
The Sugarland Express (1974)
After Goldie Hawn tickled the nation’s funny bone in Cactus Flower – and won an Oscar – she went dramatic in Steven Spielberg’s first movie for the big screen.
8 p.m. TCM
Saturday, May 6
This magical movie adaptation of the Broadway hit musical won the Oscar for Best Picture. Catherine Zeta-Jones was named Best Supporting Actress.
10:05 a.m. and 8 p.m. Flix
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
This first of many animated features from Walt Disney won special recognition at the Academy Awards: one large Oscar and seven miniatures.
12:35 p.m. FreFm
Jurassic Park (1993)
The same year that Steven Spielberg won his first Oscar for directing Schindler’s List, he entertained millions with this roller coaster ride through a most unusual amusement park.
4 p.m. AMC
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
A year after directing the Oscar-winning An American in Paris, director Vincente Minnelli returned with this stinging look at the egos behind the movie screen.
8 p.m. TCM
Sunday, May 7
The Trouble With Harry (1955)
Many years before she would win an Oscar for Terms of Endearment, Shirley MacLaine started her movie career with this thriller from director Alfred Hitchcock.
This modern-day tribute to great movie epics about the Roman Empire was a surprise Oscar winner as Best Actor. Russell Crowe was named Best Actor.
4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. BBC
The Children’s Hour (1961)
Oscar winners Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday) and Shirley MacLaine (Terms of Endearment) star in this film version of Lillian Hellman’s play of deception, denial and deceit.
6 p.m. TCM