Dakota Fanning and Tom Cruise star in Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi-action film, ‘War of the Worlds.’

Tom Cruise is determined to take whatever means necessary to protect his children, no matter what obstacles he may face along the way. His strong-will and resolve is dramatically increase after extraterrestrials invade Earth and devastate cities with war machines. The actor’s struggle to keep his family safe is highlighted in the 2005 sci-fi movie, ‘War of the Worlds.’

The Academy Award-nominated drama is loosely based on the 1898 similarly-titled novel by H. G. Well. The film was written by Josh Friedman and David Koepp, and directed by Steven Spielberg. In addition to Cruise, the feature also stars Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto and Tim Robbins.

‘War of the Worlds’ is set to air on the BBC One channel today on Filmon TV. (Note that the BBC One channel is only available to viewers in the UK, or international users who have a paid subscription.) The film will be streamed from 5:45pm-7:30pm local time. It can be watched live, or recorded and watched at a later time.

The BBC One channel is notable for offering something of value for everyone with a range of high-quality, popular programming for a modern UK audience. The channel was named Channel of the Year at the 2007 Broadcast Awards. FilmOn is a popular streaming service that enables viewers to watch live and recorded UK and international television shows, movies and music videos in a variety of genres, including news, sports, drama, comedy, horror, lifestyle, shopping, pop, EDM and blues.

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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