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Highlights for each day of the week

Monday, Aug. 15
The Phantom of the Opera
The silent classic about a deformed maniac haunting the Paris opera house, featuring Lon Chaney’s splendid acting and a makeup job he devised himself. A National Film Registry selection. (1925) 10 p.m., TCM

Wednesday, Aug. 17
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
As a ruthless desert despot, Tina Turner adds spice to the Mad Max series and its post­apocalyptic landscape. Mel Gibson reprises the title role. (1985) 8 p.m., AMC

Friday, Aug. 19
The Gazebo
A TV writer resorts to murder to stop a blackmailer, but then discovers he has killed the wrong person. This black comedy features a first-rate Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds. (1959) 8 p.m., TCM

Saturday, Aug. 20
Unstoppable
A far-fetched but entertaining thriller, in which a railroad veteran and a young peer race to stop a runaway train loaded with volatile chemicals. Denzel Washington stars. (2010) 8 p.m., HBO

Sunday, Aug. 21
Soul Food
A Sunday dinner tradition binds a Chicago African-American family in this warm ensemble drama, which spawned a TV series. With Vanessa Williams and Vivica A. Fox. (1997) 8 p.m., FMC

Thursday, Aug. 25
Fast Food Nation
Eric Schlosser’s best-selling exposé of the fast-food industry becomes an ensemble comedy-drama directed by Richard Linklater (School of Rock). (2006) 2:35 p.m., Cinemax

Friday, Aug. 26
Jurassic Park
Computer graphics brought dinosaurs back to life in Steven Spielberg’s hit adaptation of Michael Crichton’s sci-fi thriller, launching a film trend that continues today. (1993) 8 p.m., AMC

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