EDITORIAL: The Best Films to Ever Show on TV

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The Best Films To Ever Show On TV

Watching movies has always been an experience that’s best shared with others. You can watch it with your family or friends, and even while you’re watching alone, you’re sharing this experience with the characters you see on screen. These days, you don’t have to travel all the way to a movie house or rent out tapes as many TV channels show reruns of some of the best films that you can watch with your loved ones in the comfort of your own home.

To know about films and movies that will be shown on TV, OnTVTonight is a guide that you can check. Among different genres of entertainment, here are some of the films that top the list, which you can check out when you’re having a movie marathon:

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame was released earlier this year, but it has gone over the mark of other top grossing movies in the past years. With a whopping ticket sales of $1.2 billion on its opening weekend, Avengers: Endgame is possibly the most successful Marvel movie so far, in which it follows what happened after the disastrous events caused by Thanos’ snap from the previous movie, Avengers: Infinity War. This movie was much-awaited by Marvel fans and movie enthusiasts alike, and definitely didn’t disappoint its viewers with its flawless CGI, amazing plot, and the magnificent execution of the actors. 


One of Martin Scorsese’s movies released in 2011, Hugo has proven to be different from other Scorsese movies that usually revolve around crime, money, and gangsters. Hugo was based on the novel by Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The movie is about a young orphan who lives alone in the Gare Montparnasse railway station in Paris in the 1930s. His job inside the railway station is to oil and maintain the station’s clock but, for him, his job is to protect an automaton and notebook left by his father, who unfortunately, died on a museum fire. In discovering the truth of whether Hugo’s father really left him a message, the story begins to unfold its mystery with the help of a toy shop owner and his granddaughter. In the hands of an excellent director like Scorsese, Hugo deserves to be named as one of the best films in terms of story and technical aspects. 

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As one of the most mysterious films of all time, Vertigo, released in 1958, remains as the symbol of the art of mystery and thrill in entertainment even until today. The movie revolves around Scottie, an ex-police officer experiencing vertigo from a traumatic crime chase, was hired to stop his friend’s wife from committing suicide. While doing his job, he inexplicably fell in love with this woman. Weird and unanticipated events start to unravel due to his strange obsessions, and these events marked director Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece. 

The Godfather 

Regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, depicts the story of an Italian mafia family in New York, set in the late 1940s, just after the Second World War. This film won three Oscars in 1972 and has been nominated in seven other categories. Because of its compelling plot, excellent direction, and superb performances, The Godfather is revered to be a classic and continues to serve as a standard that holds the bar for many crime films that have been created and will be created.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Quite ahead of its time, the movie 2001:A Space Odyssey, released in 1958, featured the peak of technology through a leap in space. The mystery and excitement brought about by this movie, along with its revolutionary plot, caught the attention of its audience. A Space Odyssey is about a mysterious space mission involving a group of astronauts led by Dr. Dave Bowman, who experienced a tragic journey through space when their ship’s computer system started to fail. Together, they faced a battle against their greatest mechanical works, which were otherwise created to help them. While it took years to make, the film successfully brought science fiction to film, considering that advanced CGI, cinematography, and movie instruments were still very limited during the time of its release. 


Being one of the best films is not just about a single element, but rather a combination of various factors that can affect the viewers’ perceptions, and even emotions. These films prove that a great movie experience doesn’t have to be something fancy and expensive, but sharing these movies with your loved ones can make it memorable and relatable.