This Week’s Movie Menu: Turbulent scenes in forecast for TV screens

Summer is in full force at the movies! And, at home, too!

Take a look at what’s showing this weekend on broadcast and cable television.


Friday, June 23


Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton in Twister —

Twister (1996)

Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton take a ride across Oklahoma and Texas in search of tornadoes in a thriller about weather, relationships and the storms they bring. Be aware of a flying cow.

7:30 p.m., Friday, CMT

12 noon, Saturday, CMT


Rome Adventure (1962)

Suzanne Pleshette and Troy Donahue explore the sights of Rome and the realities of romance in this well-photographed soap opera. Angie Dickinson and Rosanno Brazzi join.

8 p.m. TCM


Saturday, June 24


Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic —

Titanic (1997)

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio pursue romance on the high seas in this Oscar winner about a big boat that hits a big iceberg and faces big challenges. James Cameron directed.

1:30 p.m. CMT


12 Years a Slave (2013)

One man’s fight for freedom, fairness and family highlights this well-deserving Oscar winner that reminds us how hard men will fight when they know what they need.

2 p.m. AMC


Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Tom Hanks heads an ensemble cast, including Matt Damon, in Steven Spielberg’s moving tribute to heroism on and after D-Day. The director won a well-deserved Academy Award.

5 p.m. AMC

11:30 a.m. Sunday


Forrest Gump (1994)

Tom Hanks makes us believe in the goodness of people in a fantasy that keeps itself grounded in real life. Sally Field is at her moving best as his mother.

7 p.m. VH1

3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday


Rear Window (1954)

James Stewart and Grace Kelly wonder what the neighbors may be up to in this classic thriller from director Alfred Hitchcock. The film is, simply, perfect.

8 p.m. TCM


Sunday, June 25


Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson in Magnificent Obsession —

Magnificent Obsession (1954)

Jane Wyman was Oscar nominated for her moving portrayal of a woman who learns to see the best in people despite the worst of circumstances. Based on the Fannie Hurst novel.

4 p.m. TCM


Places in the Heart (1984)

Sally Field won her second Oscar for making us believe in the power, persistence and passion of a young widow in Texas. Robert Benton delivers an ultimate expression of hope.

6 p.m. TCM