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Friday, May 26


Twister (1996)

The late Bill Paxton is at his most endearing as a man trying to balance romance and tornadoes in the weather-beaten plains of Oklahoma and Texas. Helen Hunt costars.

5:30 p.m. AMC


The School of Rock (2003)

Jack Black shines as an unconventional teacher who uses his love for music to inspire his students. Joan Cusack joins the fun as a school administrator with different ideas.

8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, Bravo


Easy A (2010)

Oscar winner Emma Stone delights as a free-thinking student who decides to do what it takes to be popular at her new high school. But it’s not that easy. Patricia Clarkson costars.

8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, E


Forrest Gump (1994)

Tom Hanks won his second Oscar (in a row) for his magical creation of a man with an uncanny ability to touch everyone he meets. Sally Field costars in this Best Picture winner.

8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, MTV


Saturday, May 27


Secretariat (2010)

Diane Lane stars as a woman determined to take her favorite horse all the way to the Triple Crown in this drama from Disney. Have a handkerchief handy.

12 noon and 6 p.m. CMT


Apocalypse Now (1979)

Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen traverse intense emotional terrain in this modern-day adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Francis Ford Coppola directs.

10:30 a.m. Sundance


Captain Phillips (2013)

Tom Hanks should have been an Oscar nominee for his daring take on an unlikely hero defending his cargo ship against a band of sea pirates. Catherine Keener costars.

5 p.m. FXM


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Brad Pitt scores as a man who ages in reverse in this magical tale of life, family, disappointment and hope. Cate Blanchett costars in a film that captures the spirit of life.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, WGN


Mister Roberts (1955)

Henry Fonda and James Cagney bring this Broadway hit about a battleship in World Wart II to the screen. Jack Lemmon won his first Oscar as the daffy Ensign Pulver.

10:30 p.m. TCM


Sunday, May 28


The Godfather (1972)

Marlon Brando won his second Oscar (but refused to accept) for his striking performance as the ultimate patriarch of a most intriguing family. Al Pacino costars.

1 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. AMC