M-Net Movies Presents a Tom Cruise Pop-Up Channel!

10 March 2020
Cruise will control our DStv remotes from 20 March.
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M-Net’s second pop-up channel for the year, M-Net Movies Presents Tom Cruise, is taking over channel 109 from 20 March. As a special celebration to a magnificent cinematic career that has spanned four decades, DStv Premium audiences can enjoy almost every Tom Cruise film ever made – with thirty-eight movies featuring the Golden Globe-winning megastar as a leading man or supporting actor. The earliest film in this Tom Cruise movie anthology curated by M-Net Movies is Taps from 1981 and the freshest addition is 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

Cruise has carved out one of the most diverse and successful careers Hollywood has produced. Following his breakout performances in the teen comedy Risky Business and as a testosterone-driven fighter pilot in Top Gun, blockbusters came thick and fast, such as Rain ManA Few Good MenJerry McGuire, and the wildly successful Mission: Impossible series, to name just a handful. He has never been typecast; he can do it all.

The M-Net Movies Presents Tom Cruise Pop-Up Channel will start at 12:00 on weekends and will close around midnight. During the week, however, the Cruise films will be scheduled between 14:00 and midnight. With a variety of films on the channel, viewers can look forward to seeing the different types of Tom Cruise: Sporty Tom, Action Tom, Serious Tom, Sci-fi/Fantasy Tom, and Sexy Tom.

Fans of The Mission: Impossible franchise also have to take note that these action-packed movies will be spread out over the first two weekends in primetime on channel 109 and will start at 20:00 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. But on the last day of the pop-up on Sunday 05 April,  there is a thrill-a-minute treat for viewers with back-to-back screenings of all the Mission: Impossible films. This movie marathon kicks off at 05:35 with Mission: Impossible and ends with Mission: Impossible – Fallout at 15:55.

“To date, M-Net Movies has entertained audiences with sixteen extremely popular pop-up channels and we predict that this one will be another winner,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard.  “Tom Cruise is all the rage in 2020 and the channel leads up to the much-anticipated Maverick, a sequel to Top Gun, a film that raised the bar in the action film genre by several notches.”

Maverick will hit the big screen 34 years after the original, which was the No. 1 box office earner of 1986!

Remember, you can also enjoy these from your TV, laptop, tablet, or cell phone on Dstv Now or DStv Catch Up.
The titles will also be available on DStv CatchUp Plus via connected decoders for DStv Premium viewers.

Join the conversation using the hashtag #MMoviesTomCruise.

The films on the M-Net Movies Present Tom Cruise Pop-Up channel 109 include:

Sporty Tom
The Color Of Money, Days Of Thunder, All The Right Moves

Sexy Tom
Rock Of Ages, Cocktail, Eyes Wide Shut, Vanilla Sky, Risky Business, Jerry Maguire

Serious Tom
Born on the Fourth Of July, The FirmRain Man, A Few Good Men, The Last Samurai, Valkyrie, Lions For Lambs, Taps, Far And Away, Magnolia

LegendOblivionMinority Report, War of the Worlds, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Edge Of Tomorrow

Action Tom
Mission: Impossible, Mission: Impossible II, Mission: Impossible III, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Knight and Day, Collateral, Jack Reacher, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Knight and Day, Top Gun.

The M-Net Movies Presents Tom Cruise Pop-Up Channel titles:
Legend PG
Rock of Ages 13SL
The Color Of Money 13NL
Born on the Fourth of July 16VSNL
Mission: Impossible PG13VL
Mission: Impossible II 13V
Mission: Impossible III 13VL
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 13VL
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 13V
Mission: Impossible - Fallout 13VL
The Firm 13VSL
Knight and Day 13VL
Oblivion PG13VL
Collateral 16VL
Far and Away 13V
Magnolia 18SL
Cocktail 13SNL
Rain Man 13SL
Top Gun PG13VL
A Few Good Men 13VL
Jack Reacher 13VL
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 13VL
The Last Samurai 16VL
Jerry Maguire 16SNL
Minority Report 13VSL
Eyes Wide Shut R18SNL
Valkyrie 16V
All the Right Moves 13SNL
War of the Worlds PG13VL
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles 16VN
Days of Thunder PG13VL
Lions for Lambs 16VL
The Mummy 16V
Edge of Tomorrow PG13VL
Vanilla Sky 16VSNL
Tropic Thunder 16VL
Risky Business 16SNL