Here are the 13 best movies that are on the TV this weekend
A baker's dozen worth of reasons not to go out into the wind and rain this Saturday and Sunday.
Between the snow forecast by Met Eireann and the flooding warnings by the RSA, you don't need too many excuses to stay on the couch and catch up on some great movies, should you already be totally binged out on all of your new favourite shows on Netflix / Amazon / Now TV, etc.
To that end, we've picked out 6 great movies on Saturday and 7 great movies on Sunday to enjoy, and they're all on your TV throughout the days. Enjoy!
Waveriders - RTE One - 15.15
Cillian Murphy narrates this incredibly documentary that tells the untold story of the surfing pioneers all linked to Ireland and incorporates an unexpected twist that spins the story across the globe to Hawaii, California and back again.
Clip via WaveRidersTheFilm
Unstoppable - Film 4 - 19.05
Denzel Washington and Chris Pine team up on this true story of a train that is running without any drivers, without any breaks, without any way of slowing it down, and filled to the brim with dangerous materials.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - Channel 4 - 21.00
The fifth in the M:I series sees Tom Cruise meet his match in Rebecca Ferguson, a double (or is that triple?) agent who may or may not be a part of the super evil Syndicate. This is also the one that starts with the Cruiser hanging off the outside of a plane as it takes off.
Inglorious Basterds - RTE Two - 21.20
Tarantino gets Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and, uhm, the guy who plays Austin Powers to combine their skills to bring down Hitler and the entire Nazi empire. It doesn't exactly follow the rules of history, if you catch our drift.
Haywire - TV3 - 22.30
Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh gets an incredible cast - Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas - to play support to the incredibly kick-ass Gina Carano in this revenge action thriller. There is also an extended chase scene on the streets of Dublin, FYI.
Clip via HaywireMovie
The Missing - RTE One - 00.20
Set in the late 19th century, this sees Cate Blanchett forced to reunite with her estranged father, played by Tommy Lee Jones, in order to track down her kidnapped daughter who has been taken by Apache Indians. A very dark, very weird, very enjoyable thriller.
Death Becomes Her - UTV - 14.40
Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn play dueling Hollywood has-beens who are given a new lease of life thanks to an elixir that will keep them alive forever. Bruce Willis is the put-upon plastic surgeon caught between them. An immensely dark comedy that is still endlessly quotable to this day. "NOW a warning?!?!"
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers - ITV2 - 18.30
The middle instalment of the still-brilliant trilogy contains perhaps the best war scene of the lot: The Battle Of Helms Deep. That alone is reason enough to watch this movie (again).
The Adjustment Bureau - ITV4 - 18.55
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt are two lovers on the run from fate, when they discover that greater forces than they could possibly comprehend are ensuring that they can never end up together. A love story sci-fi that will give your brain and your heart a bit of a workout.
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Life Of Pi - E4 - 20.00
We went into detail as to why this movie deserves your love. Read all about that here.
Chicago - ITV3 - 22.00
One of the better musical adaptations around, mainly because it involves the shady business of murder, show business and how the two end up intwined in this story of a bone-fide star (Catherine Zeta-Jones), the young upstart looking to take her place (Renee Zellweger) and the lawyer looking to make money from the both of them (Richard Gere). If 'When You're Good To Mama' doesn't get your toe-tapping, get your pulse checked.
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Inside Man - ITV4 - 23.20
A bank robbery, but not as we know it. Denzel Washington and a pre-fame Chiwetel Ejifor are investigating this bank job with a difference, and Clive Owen is the man on the inside calling all of the shots. We know from the start they're be a twist coming (because there has to be), but quite how he pulls it off should come as a surprise to everyone who hasn't seen the movie before. And even if you have, it is cool to watch them lay the breadcrumbs out in the lead up to the reveal.
Killing Them Softly - Channel 4 - 00.00
Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scott McNairy, Richard Jenkins and Ben Mendelsohn star in Andrew Dominik's (Chopper, The Assassination Of Jesse James) story of hitmen, the mafia, and how capitalism in the wrong hands to lead to some very bad things. Yup, it is dark, but in the best possible way.
Clip via JoBlo Movie Trailers