Movie Menu: Death Becomes Her, Cool Hand Luke, Steel Magnolias, Twister, Braveheart and more

When the weather is cold, and the days are short, watching a movie can be a great way to enjoy a weekend.

Take a look at what’s showing this weekend on broadcast and cable television.

Friday, Jan. 26

Death Becomes Her (1992)

Meryl Streep reveals her humorous side in this wacky comedy about people who refuse to age. Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis costar. But this is Meryl’s movie.

6:05 p.m. Flix


Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Paul Newman was an Oscar nominee, and George Kennedy an Oscar winner, for this timeless drama about a nonconformist’s view of the world from inside a prison.

5 p.m. TCM

Saturday, Jan. 27

Steel Magnolias (1989)

Oscar winners Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts light the screen in this movie version of Robert Harling’s heart-warming drama.

12 noon, Lifetime

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Johnny Depp was a surprise Oscar nominee for sharing his musical talents in this movie adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical. From director Tim Burton.

3:55 p.m., Flix

Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton in Twister.

Twister (1996)

Helen Hunt and the late Bill Paxton roam the Oklahoma and Texas prairie in search of tornadoes in this thriller about bad weather. Lois Smith shines as Hunt’s helpful aunt.

7:30 p.m., USA


Sunday, Jan. 28

All the King’s Men (1949)

Broderick Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge won Oscars for their cynical portrayals of corruption in politics in this Best Picture winner based on Robert Penn Warren’s novel.

12 noon, TCM

Star! (1968)

Julie Andrews demonstrates why she is a star for the ages in this beautifully crafted musical biography of Gertrude Lawrence. A forgotten musical that deserves to be remembered.

12:05 p.m., FXM

Braveheart (1995)

Mel Gibson won an Oscar for directing this epic tale of Sir William Wallace of Scotland and his crusade against King Edward I of England.

4 p.m. and 8 p.m., BBC

The Odd Couple (1968)

Jack Lemmon brings his patented panic to this movie adaptation of the Neil Simon Broadway comedy. Walter Matthau costars as his somewhat exasperated roommate.

6 p.m., TCM

The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

James Stewart and Henry Fonda prove they still have what it takes to create an entertaining Western in this comedy about inheriting a bordello. Shirley Jones costars.

8 p.m., TCM