Film Four & Film Four +1: 15-01-2012.

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The captain of an American destroyer in the South Atlantic is still recovering from the sinking of his previous vessel. He tries to outwit a cunning German U-boat commander, but comes to respect the courage of his enemy. However, his crew fears he is not up to the challenge of defeating his opponent. Second World War thriller, starring Robert Mitchum, Curt Jurgens, Theodore Bikel and David HedisonFilm/War

13:00Rat Race[SUB AD]
A casino magnate approaches a group of no-hopers with the offer of $2million to whoever retrieves the sum from a locker in a train station in New Mexico, prompting a madcap cross-continent dash. Meanwhile, the casino owner's high-rolling gambler friends place bets on which of the bumbling contestants will win. Comedy, with Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Bates, Seth Green and Cuba Gooding JrFilm/Comedy

15:10The War of the Worlds[SUB HD]
A meteor strike in southern California turns out to contain a deadly alien war machine that wipes out anything in its path. This machine is only the vanguard of a mass invasion of aliens from Mars, who are intent on wiping out the human race and claiming Earth for themselves. Sci-fi drama, updating HG Wells' novel to a 20th-century setting, starring Gene Barry, Ann Robinson and Les TremayneFilm/Science Fiction

16:50The Family Stone[SUB AD HD]
A New York career woman struggles to make the right impression on her bohemian future in-laws when they meet her over Christmas. She decides to call on her younger sister for some advice and support, but matters take a turn for the worse when her fiance becomes besotted by the gorgeous girl. Comedy drama, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Dermot Mulroney, Diane Keaton, Craig T Nelson and Claire DanesFilm/Comedy

18:50Made in America[SUB]
A black teenager who discovers she was conceived through artificial insemination asks her mother to track down the biological father. However, her parent is horrified to find that because of a mix-up in the sperm bank the donor is a brash second-hand car salesman - and white - with little inclination to take on the responsibilities of parenthood. Romantic comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Nia Long and Will SmithFilm/Comedy

21:00He's Just Not That Into You[SUB AD HD]
Various Baltimore residents contend with romantic difficulties and misunderstandings. Unlucky-in-love Gigi seeks advice from a cynical yet kindly bartender, while her co-worker is unaware her husband is having an affair. Romantic comedy, starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Justin Long, Jennifer Connelly, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Connolly and Drew BarrymoreFilm/General Movie/Drama/Comedy

23:30Chain Reaction[SUB AD HD]
Two scientists devise a revolutionary process to produce energy from water - but instead of receiving professional acclaim, their work is subject to hi-tech sabotage. The pair are then framed for the murder of their mentor and forced to go on the run to clear their names. Action thriller, starring Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Morgan Freeman, Fred Ward and Brian CoxFilm/Detective/Thriller

01:30Little Sparrows[SUB]
Three sisters, each going through their own personal problems, learn their mother has cancer just as they prepare for a Christmas family gathering. The sad news forces them to think about their own lives, as they come to terms with the realisation that this is the last time they will all be together. Drama, with Nicola Bartlett and Nina DeasleyFilm/General Movie/Drama