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Movies on TV this week

Highlights for each day of the week

Monday, July 27
The House of Mirth (2000)
Gillian Anderson powerfully portrays a socialite who falls prey to financial indiscretions and pride in early 20th-century New York. From Edith Wharton’s novel. 4:05 p.m., Flix

Tuesday
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
This lavish remake of the ­classic 1937 swashbuckler stars Stewart Granger in dual roles: the king of mythical Ruritania and the look-alike who poses as him to save the throne. 8 p.m., TCM

Wednesday
Platoon (1986)
Director Oliver Stone’s gritty ­soldier’s-eye view of the Vietnam War won four Oscars, including Best Picture. Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe star. 8 p.m., IFC

Thursday
While the City Sleeps (1956)
Fritz Lang directed this gritty film noir about newspapermen vying to catch a “Lipstick Killer” stalking the city’s women. With Dana Andrews and Rhonda Fleming. 4 p.m., TCM

Friday
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
George Stevens directed this film version of the Pulitzer Prize–winning play. It won three Oscars, including Best Supporting Actress for Shelley Winters. Millie Perkins plays the title role. 8 p.m., FMC

Saturday
Appaloosa (2008)
Ed Harris both directs and stars in this old-school Western about two lawmen hired to defend a town from a ruthless rancher. With Viggo Mortensen and Jeremy Irons. 8 p.m., HBO

Sunday
Get Shorty (1995)
In Elmore Leonard’s darkly comic take on Hollywood, John Travolta stars as a mobster hawking a screenplay. Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito co-star. 6 p.m., AMC

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