Movies on TV

Highlights for each day of the week

Wednesday, Dec. 26

Two Mules for Sister Sara

The star wattage of Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine carries this comic Western about a cowboy and a suspect nun who help Mexican revolutionaries battle French occupiers. (1970) 9:30 a.m., AMC

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Saturday, Dec. 29

Big Miracle

Inspired by actual events, this family drama follows an international effort to free three gray whales trapped in ice. Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski star. (2012) 8 p.m., HBO

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Rififi

A half-hour sequence with no dialogue or music is the centerpiece of director Jules Dassin’s classic film about a Paris jewelry heist. (1954) Midnight, TCM

Thursday, Jan. 3

Ali

Will Smith garnered a Best Actor Oscar nod for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali at the peak of the fighter’s controversial career. (2001) 11 p.m., Starz

Sunday, Jan. 6

Under the Tuscan Sun

Actually, it’s Diane Lane who shines in this romantic comedy—as a divorcée who gets a free ticket to Tuscany and a new lease on life. (2003) 9 p.m., Starz

Tuesday, Jan. 8

Troy

Brad Pitt makes a brawny Achilles in this action epic about the Trojan War. With Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Peter O’Toole, and Diane Kruger. (2004) 7:15 p.m., Cinemax

Saturday, Jan. 12

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

John Huston’s classic portrait of gold and greed in the mountains of Mexico, starring Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt, and the director’s father, Walter Huston. (1948) 5:30 p.m., TCM

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