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Monday, Nov. 17
The Sea Inside (2004)
Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) portrays a quadriplegic poet battling for the legal right to assisted suicide in this fact-based drama, which won a Best Foreign Film Oscar. 9 p.m., IFC
 
Tuesday
Top Hat (1935)
To the tunes of Irving Berlin, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance “Cheek to Cheek” across art deco sets in this dazzling (and quite funny) musical. 11:30 p.m., TCM

Wednesday
The Last Wave (1978)
An Australian lawyer defending Aborigines in a murder case is haunted by visions of apocalypse. Richard Chamberlain stars in the dream-like drama from director Peter Weir. 11:05 p.m., IFC

Thursday
Man Push Cart (2005)
This low-key drama follows an immigrant who has gone from singing star in Pakistan to New York City street vendor. 7 p.m., Sundance

Friday
Babel (2006)
In this ensemble drama, nominated for seven Oscars, a tragic mishap in Morocco intertwines the lives of various people around the world. With Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. 8 p.m., TMC

Saturday
Since You Went Away (1944)
A wife struggles on the home front without her husband in this World War II drama, best known for a train-station scene in which Jennifer Jones bids Robert Walker farewell. Claudette Colbert stars. 10:30 p.m., TCM
 
Sunday
Courage Under Fire (1996)
A Pentagon probe of a female soldier’s heroism has unexpected results in this film, set during the 1991 Gulf War. Starring Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan. 3 p.m., Cinemax

 

 

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