Oliver Stone’s anti-war movie Platoon (Wednesday, 8.20pm, Action) remains as powerful as it did when first released in 1986, winning the Oscar the following year for best picture. Charlie Sheen is an enlisted soldier trying to hold on to his sense of idealism as the war corrupts the ethics of those around him. Stone, an infantryman himself for 14 months in 1967 and 1968, was determined to capture on film the authenticity of his own experiences. Charles Walters’s great musical High Society (Wednesday, 10.15pm, TCM) from 1956 might contain no spectacular musical production numbers with lots of dancing, but the singing and the songs work brilliantly and Cole Porter’s music is one of the best scores of the period. A big selling point was that it was the first time the era’s most popular singers — Crosby and Sinatra — had appeared in a film together. Stuart Rosenberg’s Cool Hand Luke, (Friday, 8.55am, TCM) from 1967 is not only one of the great prison movies but it stars Paul Newman, the “Mr Cool” of the sixties, in one of his most powerful performances, as Lucas Jackson who most certainly will not submit to any sort of internment, with Oscar-winner George Kennedy.