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Monday, April 22NetworkLong before Bill O’Reilly and Keith Olbermann, Howard Beale was the original “mad as hell” newsman. Everything about Sidney Lumet’s mid-1970s media satire now looks prescient. (1976) 2:45 p.m., IFC

Tuesday, April 23Fort ApacheJohn Wayne and Henry Fonda headline this dark John Ford Western about a bloody post–Civil War clash between the Apaches and the U.S. Army.(1948) 1:45 p.m., TCM

Wednesday, April 24PhiladelphiaTom Hanks won his first Oscar playing a lawyer with AIDS who takes his old firm to court over his firing. Jonathan Demme directs.(1993) 8 p.m., Movieplex

Thursday, April 25Kingdom of HeavenRidley Scott’s Crusades-era epic isn’t in the same class as his Best Picture–winning Gladiator, but it does have that film’s way with a fight scene. Orlando Bloom stars. (2005) Noon, AMC

Friday, April 26The NaturalCelebrate the return of baseball with this scoreboard-shattering classic starring Robert Redford as a middle-aged rookie with a bat called “Wonderboy.” (1984) 8 p.m., Sundance

Saturday, April 27GiantJames Dean, Rock Hudson, and Elizabeth Taylor star in an epic tale about big oil and bigger romantic rivalries in Texas ranch country.(1956) 8 p.m., TCM

Sunday, April 28War HorseSteven Spielberg’s lush film, based on Michael Morpurgo’s children’s novel, follows a spirited horse into the meat grinder of World War I. (2011) Noon, The Movie Channel

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