Thanks to broadcast and standard cable stations, we can see all kinds of discoveries at the movies this weekend. Take a look at what’s showing.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Robin Williams discovers what it really means to be a father in a comedy of heart, substance and caring. Sally Field costars as the wife/ex wife who tries to get in the way.
Friday, October 7, 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 8, 1:30 p.m.; CMT
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and a host of senior citizens discover what age can become when it no longer defines how people live. An uplifting tale of seniors who learn how to connect.
Friday, October 7, 8:45 p.m., FXM
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Diane Keaton discovers that romance after a certain age can have its ups and downs. With Jack Nicholson as a man who doesn’t want to admit how much time has passed.
Saturday, October 8, 9 a.m., USA
Apollo 13 (1998)
Tom Hanks discovers that telling “Houston” he has a problem can be millions of miles away from actually getting the problem solved. Ron Howard’s film still inspires.
Saturday, October 8, 2 p.m., Sundance
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Tom Cruise discovers how challenging it can be to delay Cuba Gooding’s request to “show me the money”. Look for Renee Zellweger in her first big role.
Saturday, October 8, 4:30 p.m., POP
Air Force One (1997)
Harrison Ford discovers that it can be more difficult to get from Point A to Point B than to serve as President of the United States. The finale still thrills.
Saturday, October 8, 5 p.m.; Sunday, October 9, 1:30 p.m.; Sundance
Mission Impossible (1996)
Tom Cruise discovers how complicated life can become when a man wears too many masks. This adaptation of the television show started a franchise that still goes on.
Saturday, October 8, 5:30 p.m., IFC
Murphy’s Romance (1985)
Sally Field discovers that, when it comes to love, age is simply a matter of the heart. James Garner nabbed his only Oscar nomination for playing a pharmacist with style.
Saturday, October 8, 8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies
The Heiress (1949)
Olivia de Havilland discovers that living with her father in the restricted community of New York City society can get in the way of finding true love. The actress won her second Oscar.
Sunday, October 9, 12 noon, Turner Classic Movies
Sunday in New York (1964)
Jane Fonda discovers that visiting her brother in Manhattan in the early 1960s can lead to surprise, romance and important life lessons. Based on the Broadway comedy.
Saturday, October 9, 4 p.m., Turner Classic Movies