This Week's Guide to Must-Watch Free TV -- Dec 31, 2021
Your TV Guide to the Week - Dec 31st, 2021
Heaven Is for Real
Length: 1hr 39min
Mood: Biography, Drama, Family
Director: Randall Wallace
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum
When their young son Colton enters the hospital with a life-threatening illness, devastated parents Todd and Sonja Burpo don't know if he'll make it out of the operating room alive. But in what Colton's doctors credit as "a miracle," he survives - with an incredible story that seems to confirm the existence of heaven. Later, despite Colton's accurate and intimate revelations about people he has never encountered, skeptics hastily dismiss any possibility that the young boy's fantastical claims could be true. Meanwhile, his astonished parents seek meaning in the alleged miracle that has turned their once-peaceful lives completely upside-down.
Length: 1hr 28min
Mood: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Director: Steve Barron
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin
An alien couple with cone-shaped heads from the planet "Remulak" is mistakingly ditched on earth. While waiting to be recalled to their mother planet, they start a family and have a little daughter. They try to adapt to earth customs by living in middle-class suburbia. Meanwhile, their daughter grows up to be a teenager who has difficulties fitting in with her peers or accepting the fact that at some point, she has to return to "Remulak" with the rest of the family.
Silver Linings Playbook
Length: 2hr 2min
Mood: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: David O. Russell
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Marked for Death
Length: 1hr 33mins
Mood: Drama, Action, Crime
Director: Dwight H. Little
Starring: Steven Seagal, Joanna Pacula, Keith David
Chicago DEA agent John Hatcher has just returned from Colombia, where his partner was killed in the line of duty by a drug dealer who has since been taken down. As a result of his partner's death, John has decided to retire, but his retirement may not be permanent. When a Jamaican drug posse targets him and his family for murder, John is out to hunt down and take them down.
Length: 1hr 32min
Mood: Comedy, Drama, Action
Director: John Bonito
Starring: John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Robert Patrick
John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged, against his will, from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when a group of murderous diamond thieves on the run led by a merciless criminal named Rome has kidnapped his wife and John goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission.
Length: 1hr 42min
Mood: Drama, Action, Thriller
Director: Richard Donner
Starring: Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse
Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long..
Length: 1hr 39min
Mood: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: Dominic Sena
Starring: John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry
A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him.
Mood: Mystery, Drama, Crime
Creator: Jon Bokenkamp
Starring: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff
A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.