Movie stars of today and yesterday fill home movie screens this weekend.
Check out what’s available on cable and broadcast stations.
Saturday, July 8
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Robert Redford reminds us what a fragile environment we share in this meaningful tale of a man’s search for himself as he wanders the wilderness. Sydney Pollack directed.
10:30 a.m. AMC
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Henry Fonda should have won an Oscar for his original portrayal of a man trying to hold his family together during the Great Depression. But James Stewart won (for the wrong film).
12 noon TCM
It’s Complicated (2009)
Meryl Streep tickles the funny bone as a divorced woman who rediscovers why she loved her ex-husband in the first place. Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin offer moral support.
2:30 p.m. E
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Grace Kelly and Cary Grant shine in a rare comedy from director Alfred Hitchcock about a retired jewel thief who may be returning to the business. The Riviera scenery is breathtaking.
2:40 p.m. Flix
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar for her spontaneous take on a young woman trying to figure out what love is all about. But Bradley Cooper is the star of the film.
5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. BBC
Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant bring movie star quality to this crime caper from director Stanley Donen. But little known Walter Matthau walks away with the movie.
4:30 p.m. Flix
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John have a great time pretending to be high school students in this adaptation of the Broadway musical. But Stockard Channing steals the show.
6:40 p.m., Saturday, Freeform
3:35 p.m., Sunday, Freeform
Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar for singing her way through this movie adaptation of the Broadway hit. She makes us wish there were more movie musicals to be made.
8 p.m. BET
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Meryl Streep is at her most commanding as a highly successful business woman who loses touch with what it takes to create a career. Anne Hathaway and Stanley Tucci join the fun.
9:20 p.m., Saturday, Freeform
6:15 p.m., Sunday, Freeform
Sunday, July 9
Ordinary People (1980)
Robert Redford won a Best Director Oscar for this sterling exploration of the secrets and lies of an upper middle class family reacting to tragedy. The movie was named Best Picture.
2 p.m. Flix