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Highlights for each day of the week

Monday, Dec. 16
Rushmore
A precocious teen is undone by his infatuation with a teacher in this cult comedy classic from director Wes Anderson. Bill Murray plays the boy’s unlikely romantic rival. (1998) 8:20 p.m., Cinemax

Tuesday, Dec. 17
Holiday Affair
Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh star in a Christmas romance ignited when Mitchum’s character empties his pockets to buy a toy train for a boy he doesn’t know.(1949) 8 p.m., TCM

Wednesday, Dec. 18
Alien
The first and best film in this terror-in-space franchise was a breakout for Sigourney Weaver, and for the creepy aliens designed by Swiss artist H.R. Giger.(1979) 7:30 p.m., Sundance

Thursday, Dec. 19
Falling Down
Michael Douglas plays a mad-as-hell everyman who goes on a shooting rampage in this eerily prescient Clinton-era drama. (1993) 12:20 p.m., Cinemax

Friday, Dec. 20
National Lampoon’s Animal House
“Bluto” Blutarsky (John Belushi) and the misfits of Delta Tau Chi fraternity do battle with Dean Wormer in the dean of all frat comedies. (1978) 3 p.m., AMC

Saturday, Dec. 21
Marie Antoinette
Kirsten Dunst plays France’s most profligate queen in Sofia Coppola’s hipper-than-hip take on the indulgences of Versailles.(2006) 8 p.m., Sundance

Sunday, Dec. 22
The Shop Around the Corner
Margaret Sullavan and Jimmy Stewart play gift-store clerks who don’t realize they’ve fallen in love in this timeless romantic comedy. (1940) 8 p.m., TCM

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