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Highlights for each day of the week

Monday, Sept. 30
Citizen Kane
No better film will air this week than Orson Welles’s thinly veiled fictional portrait of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. (1941) 11:15 p.m., TCM

Tuesday, Oct. 1
Full Metal Jacket
Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam War film ranks among the genre’s best, thanks to its cinematic sweep and the performance of former Marine R. Lee Ermey. (1987) 8 p.m., IFC

Wednesday, Oct. 2
Witness
Harrison Ford flirted with an Oscar with his turn as a detective who goes undercover in Amish country to protect a boy who witnessed a murder. (1985) 4:25 p.m., Encore

Thursday, Oct. 3
War of the Worlds
Director Steven Spielberg renewed his infatuation with space invaders when he made this underrated popcorn spectacle based on a classic tale of alien attack. (2005) 7:25 a.m., Cinemax

Friday, Oct. 4
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
All films about criminal masterminds owe a debt to this German classic, about a hypnotist hatching dastardly deeds in an asylum. Fritz Lang directs. (1933) 11:15 p.m., TCM

Saturday, Oct. 5
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Director Wes Anderson found his milieu with this stop-motion children’s movie based on a Roald Dahl story. George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and Bill Murray lend their voices. (2009) 6:15 p.m., Sundance

Sunday, Oct. 6
Babe
This tender fable about a piglet who yearns to herd sheep appeals, in equal measure, to kids and adults. (1995) 9:10 a.m., Movieplex

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