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 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 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
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