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Friday, May 26
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
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