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onday, May 25
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Henry Fonda stars in this entertaining, if less than historically accurate, war epic. It’s the first of six films in a Memorial Day marathon hosted by Sen. John McCain. 8:15 a.m., AMC

Tuesday
Little Fish (2005)
Cate Blanchett stars in this Australian drama as a heroin addict struggling to escape her past. She’s excellent, as are co-stars Sam Neill and Hugo Weaving. 4:45 p.m., IFC
 
Wednesday
Nobody Knows (2004)
Abandoned in their apartment by their mother, four children try to survive on their own. The award-winning Japanese drama was inspired by a real incident. 4:05 p.m., IFC
 
Thursday
The American President (1995)
The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin wrote this romantic ­comedy about a widowed president who falls for a lobbyist. Michael Douglas and Annette Bening star. 8 p.m., Cinemax

Friday
The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
Orson Welles directed and starred with then-wife Rita Hayworth in this visually ­dazzling mystery-adventure, capped by a memorable finale in a hall of mirrors. 2 p.m., TCM

Saturday
The Searchers (1956)
Regarded by many as the ­greatest Western ever made, John Ford’s epic follows an implacable Civil War vet’s hunt for his kidnapped niece. John Wayne stars. 12:30 p.m., AMC

Sunday
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Matt Damon was nominated for a Golden Globe for his turn as Patricia Highsmith’s charming psychopath. With Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, and enticing Italian locations. 10 p.m., TMC

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