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I was thinking that there are a fair decent amount movies and documentaries on Free TV. Most people probably miss a lot of what's on due to the free-to-air TV guide being a bit tricky to navigate. So I'm creating a 'heads-up' thread to let everyone know when something worth watching will be on Free TV.

 

Feel free to add to this thread when you see a movie or documentary, as the more people contributing, the less likely something will be missed. I usually scan through the TV guide daily, so I should be able to update this regularly.

 

I think it will be best to limit this thread to just movies and documentaries. If we start including TV shows, it might become a bit hard to follow. But it might work depending how this thread goes.

 

I'm not including Foxtel movies in this thread because; A, I don't have Foxtel anymore, B, there are far too many movie channels to check.

 

I don't know how time zones will affect people in different states. I'm in SA, so it's Central Standard Time. I guess if someone lists a movie, check half an hour or an hour beforehand just in case.

 

 

We can use this as a template.

 

Title

Date

Time

Channel

Movie/Documentary

Notes (imdb/wiki link, synopsis, movie poster, etc)

 

 

Kumaré

27/01/2013

9:30pm

ABC2

Documentary

 

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Kumar%C3%A9

A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all.

 

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Futureworld

31/01/2013

3:50pm

7TWO

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Futureworld

Two reporters, Tracy and Chuck, get a message from a third one who discovered something about "Futureworld" and becomes killed before he could tell anyone about it. They visit Futureworld to find out what he knew.

 

215px-Futureworld_movie_poster.jpg

 

 

The Shawshank Redemption

31/01/2013

9:30pm

Nine Digital

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia....hank_Redemption

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

 

220px-ShawshankRedemptionMoviePoster.jpg

 

 

District 9

31/01/2013

9:30pm

GO!

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/District_9

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

 

220px-District_nine_ver2.jpg

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The Hurt Locker

04/02/2013

9:00pm

GO!

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hurt_Locker

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

 

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A lot of movies on tonight.

 

 

Brewster's Millions

08/02/2013

8:30pm

7Mate

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster's_Millions_(1985_film)

A minor league baseball player has to waste $30m in 30 days in order to inherit $300m; however he's not allowed to tell anyone about the $300m deal.

 

220px-Brewsters_millions.jpg

 

 

Terminator Salvation

08/02/2013

9:30pm

Nine Digital

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia....nator_Salvation

After Skynet has destroyed much of humanity in a nuclear holocaust, a group of survivors led by John Connor struggles to keep the machines from finishing the job.

 

220px-Terminator-salvation-poster.jpg

 

 

Red Dawn

08/02/2013

9:30pm

GO!

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dawn

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

 

220px-Red_dawn.jpg

 

 

Fearless

08/02/2013

10:50pm

GEM

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia....less_(1993_film)

A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.

 

220px-Fearless_ver1.jpg

 

 

Enter the Dragon

09/02/2013

12:30am

Nine Digital

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia....nter_the_Dragon

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

 

215px-Enter_the_dragon.jpg

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John Q

15/02/2013

8:30pm

GEM

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Q

A down-on-his luck father, whose insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant, takes the hospital's emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to perform the operation.

 

220px-John_Q_film_poster.jpg

 

 

Constantine

15/02/2013

9:00pm

GO!

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia....nstantine_(film)

Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine, who has literally been to hell and back.

 

220px-Constantine_poster.jpg

 

 

Cool Hand Luke

15/02/2013

11:00pm

GEM

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia..../Cool_Hand_Luke

A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison.

 

215px-Cool_Hand_Luke_Poster.gif

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The Terminator

23/02/2013

9:30pm

GO!

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Terminator

An robotic assassin from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to eliminate a waitress, whose son will grow up and lead humanity in a war against machines.

 

220px-Terminator1984movieposter.jpg

 

 

Desperado

23/02/2013

9:40pm

7mate

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desperado_(film)

A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

 

Desperado1.jpg

 

 

Bonnie and Clyde

23/02/2013

11:30pm

GEM

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_and_Clyde_(film)

A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.

 

220px-Bonnie_and_Clyde.JPG

 

 

The Omega Man

24/02/2013

12:30am

GO!

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Omega_Man

Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race.

 

220px-The-Omega-Man-Poster.jpg

Edited by steveP

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Yep, I Am Legend was a loose remake. It's sort of a zombie apocalyptic story, but it focuses more on being the only known survivor instead of being about zombies. And the zombies are very dated. Still an interesting watch.

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Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

02/03/2013

2:00pm

GEM

Documentary

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat,_Sick_and_Nearly_Dead

An inspiring film that chronicles Joe's personal mission to regain his health. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body's ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days.

 

Fat%2C_Sick_and_Nearly_Dead_%28film%29.jpg

 

 

I was also about to list The Wild Bunch tonight on GEM at 11pm. I just checked the guide to confirm the time and it has disappeared. What the f**k GEM, what the f**k. It's one of the best Westerns ever, so keep an eye open if it comes back.

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Sick fat and nearly dead is a great story.

It actually inspired me to go on a 3 week fruit and veg fast. I am pretty healthy, not over weight or anything, but wanted to do a cleanse. The first 5 days were hard, but after that it was amazing how healthy and good I felt on the inside.

Well worth a look.

 

Another one to watch is called "Food Matters"

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Subsribed! Great thread much appreciated

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The Taking of Pelham 123

08/03/2013

10:30pm

Nine Digital

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia...._123_(2009_film)

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

 

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V for Vendetta

18/03/2013

9:30pm

GO!

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia...._Vendetta_(film)

A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally.

 

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The Expendables

19/03/2013

9:45pm

Nine Digital

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia....bles_(2010_film)

A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.

 

220px-Expendablesposter.jpg

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The Departed

20/03/2013

9:30pm

GO!

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Departed

An undercover state cop who infiltrated a Mafia clan and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.

 

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12 Monkeys

22/03/2013

9:30pm

7Mate

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Monkeys

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

 

220px-Twelve_monkeysmp.jpg

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Love the Beast

25/03/2013

9:00pm

GO!

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_the_Beast

What if you were a Hollywood movie star with an obsession for cars and racing? You would probably read every script with even the tiniest link to the subject matter, in the hope that you could tell a great car story of the likes of "Grand Prix", "Le Mans" or "Mad Max". Then one day you happened to open your garage door and sitting there, right in front of you, was the film you had been searching for. This is what happened to Eric Bana and this time around, the co-star is his very own Ford GT Falcon Coupe- THE BEAST.

 

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Pineapple Express

29/03/2013

9:10pm

GO!

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia....e_Express_(film)

A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witness his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

 

220px-Pineapple_Express_Poster.jpg

 

 

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

29/03/2013

9:30pm

ONE

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia....al_Intelligence

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

 

220px-AI_Poster.jpg

 

 

The Godfather

29/03/2013

9:30pm

ABC2

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia....i/The_Godfather

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

 

215px-Godfather_ver1.jpg

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Papillon

02/04/2013

9:45pm

7TWO

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia..../Papillon_(film)

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

 

220px-Papillon_ver1.jpg

 

 

Porky's

02/04/2013

10:30pm

GO!

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porky's

Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to help a buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.

 

220px-Porkys.jpg

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Mad Max

29/04/2013

9:30pm

GO!

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Max

A vengeful Australian policeman sets out to avenge his partner, his wife and his son whom were murdered by a motorcycle gang in retaliation for the death of their leader.

 

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The Silence of the Lambs

30/04/2013

9:30pm

GEM

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia....the_Lambs_(film)

A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

 

220px-The_Silence_of_the_Lambs_poster.jpg

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Sin City

03/05/2013

9:30pm

GO!

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin_City_(film)

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

 

220px-Sincitypostercast.jpg

 

 

Dirty Harry

03/05/2013

11:00pm

GEM

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Harry

When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.

 

225px-Dirty_harry.jpg

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Seven

07/05/2013

10:00pm

GEM

Movie

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_(film)

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.

 

220px-Seven_%28movie%29_poster.jpg

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