Easter film guide: The best movies to watch on TV from 'Dune' to 'No Time To Die'

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The best movies on TV over Easter weekend include Dune, No Time To Die and Paw Patrol The Movie. (Warner Bros./MGM/Paramount)
The best movies on TV over Easter weekend include Dune, No Time To Die and Paw Patrol The Movie. (Warner Bros./MGM/Paramount)

With most of Britain bracing itself for a much-needed four day weekend, broadcasters and streaming platforms are rolling out some amazing movies to keep the nation entertained over Easter.

Bank holidays have always been a great time for catching a movie on the sofa and this Easter is no different.

There's something for everyone across the UK channels and streaming platforms starting on Good Friday with the launch of all the James Bond films on Prime Video, right through to Easter Monday with Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast airing on BBC One while the roast potatoes are crisping up in the oven just in time for an Easter feast.

Read more: The best TV to watch over Easter weekend

These are the best movies coming to UK TV over Easter weekend.

The best movies to stream over Easter weekend

Dune (Sky Cinema)

(L-r) Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac and Stephen McKinley Henderson in Dune (Warner Bros.)
(L-r) Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac and Stephen McKinley Henderson in Dune (Warner Bros.)

Denis Villeneuve's Oscar-winning sci-fi adaptation Dune makes its UK streaming debut on NOW (with a Sky Cinema Membership) just in time for Easter weekend.

Read more: New on Sky Cinema in April

No Time To Die (Prime Video)

No Time To Die hits UK cinemas on 30 September (MGM/Universal Pictures/EON)
No Time To Die saw Bond reteaming with Moneypenny and Q to track down another villain. (MGM/Universal Pictures/EON)

Daniel Craig's James Bond swan song No Time To Die will also make its streaming debut on Easter weekend via Prime Video, claiming 007's rightful place as the king of Bank Holiday weekend.

Read more: New on Prime Video in April

James Bond (Prime Video)

Actor Roger Moore and actress Barbara Bach on the set of
Actor Roger Moore and actress Barbara Bach on the set of "The Spy Who Love Me". (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Joining No Time To Die on Prime Video for a limited time is every other canonical Bond film from 1962's Dr No, right up to 2015's Spectre. May we suggested 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me starring Sir Roger Moore for that ultimate Bank Holiday vibe?

Read more: Bond films returning to the cinema for 60th anniversary

For fans of bootleg Bond, Sean Connery's unofficial return as 007 in 1983's Never Say Never Again is on ITV4 on Easter Sunday.

Le Mans 66 (Disney+)

Matt Damon and Christian Bale in <i>Le Mans 66</i> (20th Century Fox)
Matt Damon and Christian Bale in Le Mans 66 (20th Century Fox)

James Mangold delivers the ultimate dad movie with this period racing drama starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon. Le Mans 66 tells the story of Ford's attempt to overthrow Ferrari's stranglehold on motor racing in the 1960s, and it was nominated for Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars.

Speed (Disney+)

Keanu Reeves in 'Speed'. (20th Century Studios)
Keanu Reeves in 'Speed'. (20th Century Studios)

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock star in Jan De Bont's high concept 90s thriller which has only improved with air, and hits Disney's streaming platform on Friday.

Read more: New on Disney+ in April

The Young Victoria (Disney+)

Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend as Victoria and Albert in The Young Victoria (Momentum)
Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend as Victoria and Albert in The Young Victoria. (Momentum)

Directed by Big Little Lies' Jean-Marc Vallée and written by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes, this lavish and surprisingly steamy period drama was a breakthrough role for Emily Blunt in the title role. The Young Victoria is another Disney+ addition for the Easter weekend.

PAW Patrol: The Movie (Sky Cinema from 16 April)

The PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City from their rival, Humdinger. (Paramount Pictures)
The PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City from their rival, Humdinger. (Paramount Pictures)

Should the little ones need entertaining, the feature length Paw Patrol adventure will be streaming on NOW from Saturday and all you need is a Sky Cinema Membership. Check NOW for latest deals.

The best movies on UK TV on Good Friday, 15 April

Miles Teller and JK Simmons in a still from Whiplash (Sony Pictures)
Miles Teller and JK Simmons in a still from Whiplash (Sony Pictures)

2pm Matilda (ITV)

3:20pm Carry On Doctor (ITV3) NB: ITV3 has a full schedule of Carry On films throughout Easter weekend. Check listings for details.

5:40pm Back To The Future (ITV2)

9pm Whiplash (BBC Three)

The best movies on UK TV on Easter Saturday, 16 April

Jason And The Argonauts is famous for its impressive stop motion VFX. (FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images)
Jason And The Argonauts is famous for its impressive stop motion VFX. (FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images)

9:50am Jason and the Argonauts (Channel 4)

4:20pm Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Film 4)

5:55pm Johnny English Reborn (ITV2)

6:35pm Grease (Film 4)

1978:  Australian singer and actor Olivia Newton-John and American actor John Travolta dance in a crowded high school gym in a still from the film, 'Grease,' directed by Randal Kleiser.  (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images)
Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta dance in Grease directed by Randal Kleiser. (Paramount Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images)

8pm Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (ITV2)

9:25pm Captain Marvel (Channel 4)

12:45am Mandy (Film 4)

The best movies on UK TV on Easter Sunday, 17 April

Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton in a scene from the film 'Where Eagles Dare', 1968. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton in a scene from the film 'Where Eagles Dare', 1968. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)

1:05pm Where Eagles Dare (ITV4)

2:45pm Sonic The Hedgehog (E4)

3:25pm E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (ITV2)

Henry Thomas on the set of
Henry Thomas on the set of "E.T.". (Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

4:10pm Never Say Never Again (ITV4)

5:45pm The Lion King (BBC One)

11:45pm Mandibles (Film 4)

The best movies on UK TV on Easter Monday, 18 April

American actor Steve McQueen (1930 - 1980) as Captain Virgil 'The Cooler King' Hilts in World War II drama 'The Great Escape', 1963. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Steve McQueen as Captain Virgil 'The Cooler King' Hilts in World War II drama 'The Great Escape', 1963. (Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

11:55am Playmobil: The Movie (CITV)

2:30pm Beauty and the Beast (BBC One)

3:35pm The Great Escape (Film 4)

6:35pm Spider-Man (ITV2)

9:00pm Airplane! (ITV4)

Watch a trailer for Playmobil: The Movie

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