Here are the 13 best movies that are on the TV this weekend 3 years ago

Here are the 13 best movies that are on the TV this weekend

We've got your Friday, Saturday AND Sunday viewing sorted out for you.

There is a pretty solid weekend of new movie releases in the cinema, and you're not sure which of those you want to see, then check out our reviews of them right here:


For those who are looking to sit in, however, there is also a pretty full line-up of movies to enjoy from the comfort of your couch at home.


Lucy - Film 4 - 21.00

Scar-Jo stars in this absolutely bonkers sci-fi-action movie about a woman who takes some mind altering drugs that slowly, but surely, turns her into some kind of super-human. An insanely fun movie, as long as you don't try to take any of it too seriously.

Tropic Thunder - RTE2 - 22.00

Ben Stiller, Jack Black and (in a very risky character move) Robert Downey Jr star as actors in a war movie, who don't realise they've wandered into the middle of a very real civil war. Also features a scene stealing Tom Cruise as a constantly angry Hollywood producer.


We're The Millers - RTE One - 00.00 (Friday night into Saturday morning)

Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudekis, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter are all forced to play a happily family on a holiday to Mexico, when they actually need to smuggle drugs across the border or a drug-lord will have them all killed. Decent adult-skewed comedy with more than a few laughs.


22 Jump Street - ITV2 - 21.00

One of the few great comedy sequels sees Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill reunited for the "bigger and better" case, as this time they head to college instead of high school. Ice Cube continues to steal every single scene he's in as the all-too-angry police chief.


Inside Man - Sky One - 22.00

Denzel Washington and Chiwetel Ejiofor are trying to figure out where all the money from a bank robbery went, especially since nobody was ever found to have left the vault. Clive Owen is brilliant as the too-cool-for-school robber, and Jodie Foster is the woman behind the scenes, trying to keep a lid on things. The twist ending is still impressive all these years later.

The Talented Mr Ripley - BBC Two - 22.30

Matt Damon plays a nice guy psychopath, who develops a fixation on popular party boy Jude Law after being tasked to bring him back home. Also features incredible performances by Gwyenth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and the late, great Phillip Seymour Hoffman.


About Time - Channel 4 - 23.10

Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams are the adorable couple attempting to make their love survive everything life throws at them, including the fact that Gleeson can actually go back in time and redo scenarios that didn't play out right the first time. Bring the hankies, cos this is an absolute sob-fest.

Troll Hunter - Film 4 - 00.50 (technically the early hours of Sunday morning)

This dark Norwegian fantasy is one half Blair Witch Project, one half King Kong, as a group of student documentary makers stumble across a man who has been hired to keep trolls out of the public eye, by hunting them and killing them before they make it to populated area. A total hidden gem worth staying up for.



Never Been Kissed - Channel 4 - 14.35

Drew Barrymore plays the baby-faced journalist who is sent to high-school to pose as a student and report back on modern high-school culture. However, she was never popular in high-school the first time around, and this time she is developing a crush on one of her teachers. As rom-coms go, this is one of the better ones.

The Proposal - BBC One - 16.20

Sandra Bullock is the boss from hell, and Ryan Reynolds is her put-upon personal assistant. When she finds out she may be deported back to Canada, and lose her powerful job, she convinces him to pose as her husband. But while they initially hate each other, wouldn't you know it, they slowly start to fall for each other.

This Means War - E4 - 22.00

Reece Witherspoon is the woman torn between two best friends, played by Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. However, the normal one-up-man'ship goes further than usual, as Pine and Hardy are actually two highly trained CIA agents, and they start putting that training to good use against each other.

Source Code - ITV4 - 22.00

Jake Gyllenhaal is recruited by the government to try out a very sci-fi test, as he may the only one who can give information on a train bombing that killed hundreds of people, but is only the beginning of a dangerous terrorist's reign of attacks on America. A proper brain-bender.

The Family Stone - TV3 - 22.30

A little late to the party, considering it is very much a Christmas movie, but the all-star cast including Sarah Jessica Parker, Dermot Mulroney, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Luke Wilson, Craig T Nelson and Claire Danes sell the story of a family torn apart and then forced back together in the wake of some tragic news. Once again, the hankies will be necessary.