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Movies on TV this week: ‘In the Heat of the Night’ on Cinemax; ‘Schindler’s List’ on TMC

Sidney Poiter and Rod Steiger in the movie "In the Heat of the Night"
Sidney Poiter and Rod Steiger in the 1967 classic “In the Heat of the Night” on Cinemax.
(Academy of Motion Pictures)

Movies on TV for the entire week, Dec. 12 - 18 in interactive PDF format for easy downloading and printing

Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z

FOUR STAR FILMS

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Top rated movies and made-for-TV films airing the week of the week of Dec 12 - 18, 2021

American Beauty (1999) TMC Thur. 12:05 p.m.

Anastasia (1956) TCM Wed. 7 p.m.

A Christmas Story (1983) TNT Sat. 7:30 p.m.

Dances With Wolves (1990) TMC Tues. 8 p.m.

Dead Man Walking (1995) EPIX Mon. 11:15 p.m.

Driving Miss Daisy (1989) POP Mon. 8 p.m.

Forrest Gump (1994) Paramount Mon. 7 p.m. Paramount Tues. 1 a.m. VH1 Fri. 1 p.m. VH1 Fri. 9:30 p.m.

Goodbye Again (1961) TCM Thur. Noon

The Heiress (1949) TCM Mon. 9:30 p.m.

In the Heat of the Night (1967) Cinemax Sat. 11:07 p.m.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) USA Wed. 8 p.m.

Jaws (1975) Sundance Sat. 8 p.m. Sundance Sat. 11 p.m.

L.A. Confidential (1997) Showtime Fri. 10:30 a.m.

Milk (2008) TMC Thur. 9:55 a.m.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Freeform Sun. 12:20 p.m.

North by Northwest (1959) TCM Mon. 7 p.m.

Out of the Past (1947) TCM Mon. 1:15 p.m.

Platoon (1986) Ovation Fri. 9 p.m.

Pulp Fiction (1994) BET Wed. 2:30 p.m.

Schindler’s List (1993) TMC Sun. 8 p.m. TMC Wed. 1 a.m. Showtime Fri. 2:30 a.m.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Paramount Fri. 7 p.m.

Stagecoach (1939) TCM Mon. 5 p.m.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) TNT Sun. 7:53 a.m.

The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927) TCM Tues. 10:15 p.m.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) BBC America Wed. 2 a.m.

The Terminator (1984) Ovation Sat. 1:30 p.m.

The Thing (1982) Encore Thur. 11:50 a.m.

Titanic (1997) VH1 Sat. 1 a.m. VH1 Sat. 7 p.m.

Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z

BRAVO, IFC & SUNDANCE IN PRIMETIME

Bravo, IFC & Sundance in primetime, airing the week of the week of Dec 12 - 18, 2021

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) ★★ IFC Sun. Noon IFC Fri. 2 p.m. IFC Sat. 3 a.m.

Avatar (2009) ★★★ IFC Tues. 5 p.m. IFC Tues. 8:45 p.m.

Bad Boys (1995) ★★ BBC America Fri. 5:30 p.m. BBC America Sat. Noon IFC Sat. 5:15 p.m.

Bad Boys II (2003) ★★ Sundance Sun. 2 p.m. BBC America Fri. 8 p.m. BBC America Sat. 2:30 a.m. IFC Sat. 8 p.m.

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) ★★ E! Tues. Noon E! Tues. 2:15 p.m. E! Tues. 4:30 p.m. E! Tues. 6:45 p.m. Bravo Tues. 10:30 p.m. Bravo Wed. 1 a.m.

The Big Chill (1983) ★★★ IFC Sun. 7 a.m.

Black Knight (2001) ★★ IFC Sat. 1 p.m.

Burlesque (2010) ★★ IFC Wed. 1:45 p.m.

Die Hard (1988) ★★★ Bravo Fri. 3:35 p.m. Bravo Fri. 6:40 p.m.

Die Hard 2 (1990) ★★★ Bravo Fri. 7 a.m. Bravo Fri. 9:45 p.m.

Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995) ★★★ Bravo Fri. 9:45 a.m. Bravo Sat. 12:30 p.m.

Enemy of the State (1998) ★★★ Sundance Sun. 5 p.m.

G.I. Jane (1997) ★★★ Sundance Sun. 8 p.m. Sundance Mon. 1:10 a.m.

Ghost (1990) ★★★ IFC Wed. 10:45 a.m.

Godzilla (2014) ★★ IFC Tues. 11:15 a.m. IFC Wed. 3:30 a.m.

Grease (1978) ★★★ IFC Wed. 4:30 p.m. AMC Sat. 2 a.m.

Jaws (1975) ★★★★ Sundance Sat. 8 p.m. Sundance Sat. 11 p.m.

Jaws the Revenge (1987) ★ Sundance Sat. 1:15 p.m.

Jaws 3 (1983) ★ Sundance Sat. 3:15 p.m.

Jaws 2 (1978) ★★ Sundance Sat. 5:30 p.m. Sundance Sun. 2 a.m.

The Karate Kid Part II (1986) ★★ BBC America Wed. 9 a.m. BBC America Thur. 3 a.m. IFC Sat. 7:30 a.m. IFC Sun. 2:30 a.m.

The Karate Kid (1984) ★★★ BBC America Wed. 2 p.m. BBC America Thur. Noon IFC Sat. 10 a.m. IFC Sat. 11:30 p.m.

Live Free or Die Hard (2007) ★★★ Bravo Thur. 11:15 p.m. Bravo Fri. 12:35 p.m.

The Mist (2007) ★★ IFC Tues. 8:30 a.m.

Mr. Deeds (2002) ★ IFC Sun. 4 p.m.

One of Ours (2021) Sundance Sun. 11 p.m.

Police Academy (1984) ★★ IFC Fri. 6:30 p.m. IFC Fri. 10:45 p.m.

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) ★★ IFC Fri. 8:45 p.m. IFC Sat. 1 a.m. IFC Sat. 3:15 p.m.

Prometheus (2012) ★★ IFC Tues. 2 p.m. IFC Wed. 12:30 p.m.

The Proposal (2009) ★★ Bravo Sat. 7 p.m. Bravo Sat. 9:30 p.m.

Road Trip (2000) ★★ IFC Sun. 2 p.m.

S.W.A.T. (2003) ★★ Sundance Sun. 11:30 a.m. BBC America Thur. 1 p.m. BBC America Fri. 6 a.m.

Silent House (2011) ★★ IFC Tues. 6:30 a.m.

Stripes (1981) ★★ IFC Sun. 9:30 a.m. IFC Fri. 4 p.m.

Three Amigos! (1986) ★★ IFC Fri. 11:30 a.m. IFC Sat. 5 a.m.

Up in Smoke (1978) ★★ IFC Fri. 9:30 a.m. IFC Sun. 5 a.m.

Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z

BOX OFFICE HITS

Movies that scored big at the box office, airing the week of the week of Dec 12 - 18, 2021

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) ★★ EPIX Fri. 8 p.m.

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) ★★ IFC Sun. Noon IFC Fri. 2 p.m. IFC Sat. 3 a.m.

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) ★★★ TBS Sun. Noon TBS Sun. 10 p.m.

American Beauty (1999) ★★★★ TMC Thur. 12:05 p.m.

American Pie 2 (2001) ★★ TMC Tues. 1:05 a.m. TMC Sat. 2 a.m.

Annie (1982) ★★ AMC Thur. 2:30 a.m. AMC Thur. 9 a.m.

Apollo 13 (1995) ★★★ BBC America Mon. 5 p.m. BBC America Tues. 2 a.m. Showtime Wed. 10:30 a.m.

Armageddon (1998) ★★ BBC America Mon. 8 p.m. BBC America Tues. 3:30 p.m.

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) ★★ BET Sat. 10:25 p.m.

Back to School (1986) ★★★ EPIX Fri. 4:25 p.m.

Bad Boys II (2003) ★★ Sundance Sun. 2 p.m. BBC America Fri. 8 p.m. BBC America Sat. 2:30 a.m. IFC Sat. 8 p.m.

Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★ VH1 Thur. 8 p.m.

The Big Chill (1983) ★★★ IFC Sun. 7 a.m.

The Blues Brothers (1980) ★★★ Showtime Wed. 3 p.m. Showtime Thur. 4:45 a.m.

The Bourne Supremacy (2004) ★★★ HBO Mon. 7:05 p.m.

Braveheart (1995) ★★★ Encore Fri. 1:08 a.m. Encore Fri. 2:28 p.m.

The Breakfast Club (1985) ★★★ CMT Sun. 3:30 p.m. CMT Sun. 9:13 p.m. Paramount Thur. 7 p.m. Paramount Thur. 11:30 p.m. POP Fri. 10:20 p.m. POP Sat. 5:30 p.m.

Bull Durham (1988) ★★★ MLB Sun. 6 p.m.

Caddyshack (1980) ★★ AMC Sun. 11 a.m. AMC Fri. 12:30 p.m. AMC Fri. 2 p.m.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) ★★★ AMC Fri. 9 a.m.

City Slickers (1991) ★★★ Showtime Sat. 7:30 a.m.

Clear and Present Danger (1994) ★★★ Ovation Mon. 6:30 p.m. Ovation Tues. 4 p.m. Ovation Sat. 8 p.m.

Cleopatra (1963) ★★★ TCM Thur. 8:30 p.m.

Coming to America (1988) ★★★ VH1 Sun. 4 p.m. VH1 Sun. 11:30 p.m. Paramount Tues. 10 p.m.

Con Air (1997) ★★ EPIX Sun. 10:40 a.m.

Dances With Wolves (1990) ★★★★ TMC Tues. 8 p.m.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) ★★★ HBO Sun. 2:10 p.m.

Dave (1993) ★★★ POP Sat. 2:30 a.m. POP Sat. 10 a.m.

Deep Impact (1998) ★★ BBC America Mon. 11:30 p.m. BBC America Tues. 1 p.m.

Despicable Me (2010) ★★★ Nickelodeon Sun. 6 p.m. Nickelodeon Mon. 4 p.m. Nickelodeon Fri. 5 p.m. Nickelodeon Sat. 3 p.m.

Despicable Me 2 (2013) ★★★ Nickelodeon Sat. 5 p.m.

Die Hard (1988) ★★★ Bravo Fri. 3:35 p.m. Bravo Fri. 6:40 p.m.

Dirty Dancing (1987) ★★★ VH1 Fri. 7 p.m. VH1 Sat. 4:35 p.m.

Driving Miss Daisy (1989) ★★★★ POP Mon. 8 p.m.

Elf (2003) ★★★ Starz Sat. 7:36 a.m. Starz Sat. 4:42 p.m.

Enemy of the State (1998) ★★★ Sundance Sun. 5 p.m.

Fast Five (2011) ★★ TNT Wed. 2:30 p.m.

Fatal Attraction (1987) ★★★ Cinemax Tues. 8:19 a.m. Cinemax Sat. 12:24 p.m.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) ★★★ CMT Sun. 1 p.m. Paramount Thur. 9 p.m. Paramount Fri. 1:30 a.m. POP Fri. 8 p.m. POP Sat. 3:05 p.m.

Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★ MLB Fri. 6 p.m.

First Blood (1982) ★★★ BBC America Thur. 6 p.m. BBC America Fri. 1:45 a.m.

The First Wives Club (1996) ★★★ Encore Fri. 9:14 a.m. Encore Fri. 7:14 p.m.

Fletch (1985) ★★ Encore Thur. 1:42 p.m.

Footloose (1984) ★★ Encore Wed. 5:32 p.m.

Forrest Gump (1994) ★★★★ Paramount Mon. 7 p.m. Paramount Tues. 1 a.m. VH1 Fri. 1 p.m. VH1 Fri. 9:30 p.m.

Friday the 13th (1980) ★★ EPIX Fri. 1:50 a.m.

Furious 7 (2015) ★★★ KVEA Sat. 3 p.m.

Ghost (1990) ★★★ IFC Wed. 10:45 a.m.

The Goonies (1985) ★★★ Syfy Tues. 10 p.m. Syfy Wed. 7:30 p.m.

Grease (1978) ★★★ IFC Wed. 4:30 p.m. AMC Sat. 2 a.m.

Gremlins (1984) ★★★ AMC Sat. 12:30 p.m. AMC Sun. 2 a.m.

Groundhog Day (1993) ★★★ Encore Fri. 7:31 a.m.

Grown Ups (2010) ★ E! Sun. 4:30 p.m. E! Sun. 9:30 p.m.

Hannibal (2001) ★★ Starz Mon. 10:58 p.m. Starz Tues. 4:15 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) ★★★ Syfy Sat. 2:03 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) ★★★ Syfy Sat. 9 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) ★★★ Syfy Sat. 6 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) ★★★ Syfy Sat. 10:30 a.m.

Home Alone (1990) ★★★ FX Sun. 5:30 p.m. FX Sun. 10:30 p.m. Freeform Mon. 6 p.m. Freeform Tues. 3:30 p.m. Freeform Thur. 6 p.m. Freeform Fri. Noon FX Sat. 3 p.m. FX Sat. 8 p.m.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) ★★ FX Sun. 8 p.m. FX Mon. 1 a.m. Freeform Mon. 8:30 p.m. Freeform Tues. 6 p.m. Freeform Thur. 8:30 p.m. Freeform Fri. 2:30 p.m. FX Sat. 5:30 p.m. FX Sat. 10:30 p.m.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) ★★ FX Sun. 3 p.m.

I Am Legend (2007) ★★★ TBS Sat. 1:10 a.m. KVEA Sat. 1 p.m.

Independence Day (1996) ★★★ HBO Mon. 9:35 a.m.

Iron Man 3 (2013) ★★★ Encore Sun. 6:46 p.m.

Jaws (1975) ★★★★ Sundance Sat. 8 p.m. Sundance Sat. 11 p.m.

Jaws 2 (1978) ★★ Sundance Sat. 5:30 p.m. Sundance Sun. 2 a.m.

Jerry Maguire (1996) ★★★ Encore Thur. 7:13 a.m. Encore Thur. 9 p.m.

Jurassic Park (1993) ★★★ HBO Tues. 5:50 p.m.

Jurassic Park III (2001) ★★ HBO Wed. 3:20 p.m.

The Karate Kid Part II (1986) ★★ BBC America Wed. 9 a.m. BBC America Thur. 3 a.m. IFC Sat. 7:30 a.m. IFC Sun. 2:30 a.m.

The Karate Kid (1984) ★★★ BBC America Wed. 2 p.m. BBC America Thur. Noon IFC Sat. 10 a.m. IFC Sat. 11:30 p.m.

Kindergarten Cop (1990) ★★ TMC Tues. 8:05 a.m.

The Last of the Mohicans (1992) ★★★ TMC Tues. 11:05 p.m.

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) ★★★ BBC America Sun. 5 p.m. BBC America Mon. 3:30 a.m.

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) ★★★ BBC America Sun. 2:30 p.m. BBC America Mon. 1 a.m.

Liar Liar (1997) ★★ Starz Tues. 7:30 p.m.

Lincoln (2012) ★★★ Cinemax Thur. 6 a.m.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012) ★★ KVEA Sat. 7 p.m.

The Mask (1994) ★★★ Syfy Tues. 8 p.m. Syfy Wed. 5:30 p.m.

Meet the Fockers (2004) ★★ E! Sun. Noon

Meet the Parents (2000) ★★★ E! Sun. 9:30 a.m.

Men in Black (1997) ★★★ VH1 Wed. 5:30 p.m. VH1 Thur. 12:30 p.m.

Men in Black II (2002) ★★ VH1 Wed. 3:30 p.m. VH1 Wed. 8 p.m.

Misery (1990) ★★★ Cinemax Sun. 6:11 p.m. Cinemax Sat. 2:25 a.m.

Mission: Impossible (1996) ★★ FX Mon. 8:30 a.m.

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) ★★★ FX Mon. 11 a.m. FX Tues. 7 a.m.

Mr. Deeds (2002) ★ IFC Sun. 4 p.m.

Mr. Mom (1983) ★★ AMC Sun. 8:39 a.m.

The Mummy (1999) ★★ HBO Fri. 3:45 a.m.

National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) ★★ AMC Sun. 5 p.m. AMC Sun. 11:30 p.m. AMC Wed. 4 p.m.

The Natural (1984) ★★★ Showtime Mon. 7:50 a.m.

The Nutty Professor (1996) ★★★ BET Sat. 6 p.m.

The Patriot (2000) ★★★ BBC America Thur. 8 p.m. BBC America Fri. 2 p.m.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) ★★★ AMC Fri. 4 p.m. AMC Sat. 8:30 a.m.

Platoon (1986) ★★★★ Ovation Fri. 9 p.m.

The Polar Express (2004) ★★★ AMC Mon. 8 p.m. AMC Tues. 6 p.m. AMC Fri. 8 p.m. AMC Sat. 5 p.m.

Police Academy (1984) ★★ IFC Fri. 6:30 p.m. IFC Fri. 10:45 p.m.

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) ★★ IFC Fri. 8:45 p.m. IFC Sat. 1 a.m. IFC Sat. 3:15 p.m.

Pulp Fiction (1994) ★★★★ BET Wed. 2:30 p.m.

Red Dawn (1984) ★★ Encore Sat. 1:04 p.m. Encore Sat. 9 p.m.

Road to Perdition (2002) ★★★ EPIX Tues. 4 p.m.

The Rock (1996) ★★★ BBC America Tues. 7 p.m. BBC America Tues. 11 p.m.

S.W.A.T. (2003) ★★ Sundance Sun. 11:30 a.m. BBC America Thur. 1 p.m. BBC America Fri. 6 a.m.

The Santa Clause 2 (2002) ★★ Freeform Sun. 7:25 p.m. Freeform Mon. 1:30 p.m. Freeform Wed. 3:45 p.m. Freeform Fri. 7:20 p.m. Freeform Sat. 3:05 p.m.

The Santa Clause (1994) ★★★ Freeform Sun. 5:15 p.m. Freeform Mon. 11:30 a.m. Freeform Wed. 1:35 p.m. Freeform Fri. 5:10 p.m. Freeform Sat. 12:55 p.m.

Scarface (1983) ★★★ Showtime Tues. 12:30 p.m.

Scary Movie (2000) ★★★ Showtime Mon. Noon

Schindler’s List (1993) ★★★★ TMC Sun. 8 p.m. TMC Wed. 1 a.m. Showtime Fri. 2:30 a.m.

Scooby-Doo (2002) ★★ TOON Fri. 7 p.m. TOON Sat. 5 p.m.

Scrooged (1988) ★★★ AMC Tues. 10:15 p.m. AMC Wed. Noon AMC Fri. 6 p.m. AMC Sat. Noon AMC Sat. 3 p.m.

The Secret of My Success (1987) ★★ Encore Thur. 7:06 p.m.

Shrek (2001) ★★★ Nickelodeon Thur. 9 p.m. Nickelodeon Fri. 1 p.m.

Skyfall (2012) ★★★ EPIX Tues. 8 p.m. EPIX Wed. 9:10 a.m.

Space Jam (1996) ★★ Syfy Sun. 11:30 a.m.

Spider-Man (2002) ★★★ USA Fri. 5:30 p.m. USA Sat. 2:30 p.m.

Spider-Man 3 (2007) ★★ USA Fri. 10:55 p.m.

Spider-Man 2 (2004) ★★★ USA Fri. 8 p.m. USA Sat. 5:05 p.m.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) ★★★ EPIX Sat. 4:15 p.m.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) ★★★ EPIX Sat. 6:10 p.m.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) ★★★ EPIX Sat. 8 p.m.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) ★★★ TNT Sun. 1:40 p.m. TNT Sun. 11:03 p.m. TBS Sun. 1 a.m.

Stripes (1981) ★★ IFC Sun. 9:30 a.m. IFC Fri. 4 p.m.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) ★★★★ BBC America Wed. 2 a.m.

The Terminator (1984) ★★★★ Ovation Sat. 1:30 p.m.

Throw Momma From the Train (1987) ★★★ KCOP Sat. 4 p.m.

Titanic (1997) ★★★★ VH1 Sat. 1 a.m. VH1 Sat. 7 p.m.

Trading Places (1983) ★★★ Encore Sun. 8 a.m. Encore Sun. 10:46 p.m.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) ★★ Syfy Sun. 8 p.m. Syfy Mon. 4:30 p.m.

Twilight (2008) ★★ MTV Sun. 10 a.m.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) ★★ MTV Sun. 6:50 p.m.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) ★★ MTV Sun. 9:25 p.m.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) ★★ MTV Sun. 3:55 p.m.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) ★★ MTV Sun. 12:55 p.m.

Urban Cowboy (1980) ★★★ Encore Sat. 3:45 a.m.

Waterworld (1995) ★★ Encore Sun. 4:27 p.m. Encore Wed. 11:15 p.m.

The Witches of Eastwick (1987) ★★★ Cinemax Sun. 8 p.m. Cinemax Wed. 6 p.m. Cinemax Sat. 4:01 p.m.

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Movies on TV this week: December 12: ‘In the Heat of the Night’ on Cinemax; ‘Schindler’s List’ on TMC and Showtime; ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on USA

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