Top Nine Movies to Watch Free Open This Weekend (May 21-23): 'Mad Max: Fury Road', 'Life of Brian' and More

A new weekend is coming and that in Espinof is equivalent to, among other things, a review of the best cinema that can be seen on Spanish free-to-air television of national scope. Today are nine selected films, but at the end of the article you will find a brief additional selection of titles that I had already recommended in the previous four months, a period that I will shortly extend to six. I also remind you that it is a personal selection where those titles that are not seen or have too forgotten do not enter.

Friday May 21

‘Star Trek’

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JJ Abrams revitalized this mythical universe with a reboot that knew how to take advantage of blockbusters’ own patterns to build an interesting and entertaining story that was also able to enhance its more visual aspect. And that by getting a film accessible to all audiences without renouncing its mythology.

22:00 and DMAX

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One of the best horror movies that Spanish cinema has given us. Bigas Luna was never so inspired as in this proposal, which also twists the limits between fiction and reality about a dangerous murderer who collects the eyes of his victims. A rarity in our country that is worth recovering.

0:05 at 2

Saturday May 22

’50 first dates’


A remarkable romantic comedy that is greatly benefited by the undeniable chemistry between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. There is no lack of certain excesses typical of his cinema, but in general terms it is a more content proposal than usual that knows how to amuse the viewer but also reach the heart.

18:10 at Four

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‘¡Rompe Ralph!’


Disney animation plunged into the world of video games in a movie with two well-differentiated halves. The first full of winks for the gamer public and the second an adventure and something else in the line that one would expect from the studio. They both work very well.

21:20 on Disney Channel

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‘The Day of the Beast’


An indisputable modern classic. Álex de la Iglesia already pointed out good manners with ‘Mutant Action’, but it was here that he conquered the public with a satanic comedy that keeps all its charm intact and that also served to launch Santiago Segura’s career.

1:25 and Paramount

Sunday May 23

‘Life of Brian’

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One of the best comedies of all time. As simple as that. If you haven’t seen this movie in which the Monty Pythons brilliantly mocked religion, it will take some time to fix it. And I remind the rest that it is never a bad time to see it again.

15:55 in Paramount

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‘The knights of the square table (and their crazy followers)’


The other great Moty Python comedy, so much so that for a while I even preferred it to ‘The Life of Brian’. Perspective view is a bit more uneven, something that more than makes up for with a deluge of memorable gags.

17:55 in Paramount

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Perhaps the most unanswerable action movie of the past decade. It is incredible how George Miller manages to fully squeeze a simple story to offer us an orgy of violence and spectacle that keeps you hypnotized throughout his footage

22:00 at Neox

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‘Suicidal route’


Clint Eastwood knows how to give the necessary vigor and spectacularity to a story in itself simple enough to turn it into a great entertainment that highlights the work of its cast, led by Eastwood himself.

22:25 at Thirteen

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Every week there are films that deserve to be on the list but that I had recently recommended and left out so as not to end up talking about the same titles over and over again. the laziness of programmers. However, you may be interested to know that they are also broadcast this weekend:

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