With the film What Children Do reminding us of the layers of relationships in a family, the films on television this weekend look at the dynamics people share as they share parts of their lives.
Take a look at what’s showing on broadcast and cable stations.
Friday, May 19
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
All this father wants to do is spend time with his children. But his ex-wife forces him to drastic and entertaining measures. Robin Williams shines in a family comedy with heart.
5:30 p.m. FreFM
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
All this lady wants to do is get her work done and go home to her son. But a politician is smitten with her and won’t let her go no matter the impact on his career.
8 p.m. Fox
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
All this man wants to do is serve his time and return to his life. But his temper gets in the way when he sees flaws in the establishment’s approach. Paul Newman stars.
8 p.m. TCM
Saturday, May 20
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
All these people want is to win the big prize from the candy company. But the man behind the controls has more complicated ideas in mind. Johnny Depp stars.
9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., WGN
All these passengers want is to enjoy their time at sea and get to America to resume their lives. But that’s not destined to occur in this popular Oscar winner.
12 noon and 7:30 p.m. CMT
The Parent Trap (1961)
All these twin girls want to do is enjoy their experiences at summer camp. But when they discover each other they hatch more complicated plots. Hayley Mills stars.
4:30 p.m., 12 noon Sunday, CMT
You Can Count On Me (2000)
All this young woman wants to do is sort through the complexities in her relationships. But when her brother makes a surprise visit her life gets even busier.
6:05 p.m. Flix
Sunday, May 21
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
All this lady wants to do is enjoy the fun in relationships without any complications. But when a mysterious writer moves into her building all bets are off. Audrey Hepburn stars.
3:45 p.m. TCM
Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)
All this couple wants to do is celebrate what they experience together. But the complexities of the world they share interrupt the feelings they develop. Jennifer Jones stars.
8 p.m. TCM
Thelma & Louise (1991)
All these friends want to do is escape the boredom they experience. But they don’t realize the price they may have to pay. Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis star.
9 p.m. POP