Here are the 17 best movies on the TV from right now until Sunday night 3 years ago

Here are the 17 best movies on the TV from right now until Sunday night

Have you seen outside? Don't go outside. Stay inside and watch movies instead.

This is actually a really good weekend for the cinema, so once the weather picks up, we do recommend you check something out on the big screen, as we've reviewed the new releases in the latest episode of The Big Reviewski, which you can listen to right here:


However, it is best to wait for the weather to pick up a little bit, and Storm Emma is as good a reason as any to make a couch fort and watch one or two or all seventeen of the following.

A lot of them are on at the same time, so some DVR'ing might be necessary, and some of them are on after midnight, so lots there for you night-owls!


The Outlaw Josey Wales - ITV4 - 21:00

Directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, he went full dark-cowboy with this one, as he watches his wife and child get mercilessly gunned down by a Unionist army leader. He attempts to make a new life for himself in Texas, but the bounty on his head is too great for him to continue to run forever.

Immortals - Syfy - 21:00


Henry Cavill plays the almost permanently topless hero in Ancient Greece for this visually astounding epic which features a power-hungry Mickey Rourke in full-on evil mode, and a great supporting cast including Luke Evans, Friedo Pinto, Kellan Lutz, Stephen Dorff, Isobel Lucas, and John Hurt.


Gladiator - Film 4 - 21:00

Russell Crowe in the sand-and-sandals epic, playing a former army general turned warrior who fights for nasty Emperor Joaquin Phoenix's entertainment. Kind of single-handedly reheated the whole old-school epic sub-genre.

Prevenge - Film 4 - 00:00


Alice Lowe writes, directs and stars in this pitch-black horror-comedy about a pregnant woman driven to homicide by her unborn child. Or she was just a homicidal manic to begin with and the pregnancy just brought it out in her. You decide.

The Squid & The Whale - RTE One - 00:00

Jesse Eisenberg plays the son of bitterly divorcing parents (Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney), who finds himself forced to take sides when one of them begins to become more successful than the other. A painfully awkward but still brilliantly funny comedy.

Blades Of Glory - BBC One - 00:05


Will Ferrell plays the disgraced figure skater who has a chance at redemption at couples figure skating, but it will involve burying the axe with his nemesis, played by Napoleon Dynamite's Jon Heder.

30 Days Of Night - Channel 4 - 00:05

Vampires arrive at an isolated Alaskan town just as it is plunged into a month of darkness. With no means of escape or contacting the outside world, they must find a way to survive the violent onslaught until light returns to fend them off.

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night - Film 4 - 02:00


A black-and-white Iranian vampire western. Probably one of the best movies you've never heard of, let alone seen.


10 Cloverfield Lane - Channel 4 - 21:00

The sorta-sequel to the found-footage monster-movie sees Mary Elizabeth Winstead waking up in a bomb shelter, and John Goodman telling her that the world outside has come to an end. But is he more dangerous that whatever is lurking out there?

Hannibal - Sky One - 22:00

Anthony Hopkins returns for this follow-up to The Silence Of The Lambs, but Jodie Foster is replaced by Julianne Moore as Agent Starling, who finds a clue to the cannibal's whereabouts years after he missing.

Double Jeopardy - Film 4 - 22:50

Ashley Judd is wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of her husband, but upon release she discovers that he isn't dead at all, but he had set her up. She goes on the run to hunt him down, while Tommy Lee Jones chases her down before she actually does kill him. Entertaining trash of the highest order.

Predator - Channel 4 - 23:00


The Help - BBC Two - 23:20

Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney and Sissy Spacek are among the amazing cast, telling the story of one woman who interviews all of the help in her neighbourhood, and they've all got amazing stories to tell.


Captain America: The First Avenger - E4 - 18:30

While it doesn't quite match up to The Winter Soldier or Civil War, it is great to see how Steve Rogers aka Captain America came to be, and Chris Evans is absolutely perfect casting in the role.

Fast & Furious 6 - Film 4 - 21:00

Aka the one with the endless airport runway.

Chocolat - ITV3 - 22:00

Juliette Binoche plays a chocolatier who travels from town to town, tempting locals with her delicious treats. This time, she ends up staying for a bit longer when she gets to know a small town's locals, including Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss and Johnny Depp.

Bachelorette - ITV2 - 00:50

Take Bridesmaids and make it about 150% darker (thanks to a lot of drug and sex scenes), and then put Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, James Marsden and Adam Scott in the cast.