Here are the 5 best movies on TV tonight 1 week ago

Here are the 5 best movies on TV tonight

The weekend is here. Time to relax and enjoy yourselves!

Friday is a good day for a movie.

You could head to the cinema, maybe? The new drama Wild Rose is very good, but on the other hand, the newly rebooted Hellboy movie is very NOT good.

If you insist on staying couch-adjacent but still want a movie, then maybe one of these will do it for you instead:

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - E4 - 8.00pm

The second one. The best one. The action was fantastic, the stakes were brilliantly set-up, and the hugely impressive cast really was giving it their all.

American Pie - ITV2 - 8.00pm

The first one. The best one. There is that bit with the pie, that bit with the flute, and pretty much everything that Stifler said. All that in mind, it does seem like the era of the "Raunchy Comedy" has come along a long way since this. But it is probably fair to say that Superbad wouldn't exist without American Pie leading the way.

Sin City - Syfy - 8.00pm

An all-star cast in a mostly black-and-white (except when it is being red. Or yellow.) series of interconnected tales of revenge set in a hyper-stylised take on Las Vegas. Still stands out as one of the best and most faithful graphic novel adaptations of all time.

The Shawshank Redemption - Virgin Media One - 9.00pm

Consistently named one of, if not THE, greatest movies of all time. If you haven't seen this powerful prison drama based on Stephen King's bestseller, then there is no excuse not to check it out tonight.

Solace - FilmFour - 10.05pm

This is not a good film, but it should be watched out of curiosity, because it apparently began life as the sequel to the Brad Pitt/Morgan Freeman serial killer thriller Se7en. Here, Anthony Hopkins takes on the Freeman role of an aging detective, hunting another serial killer (here played by Colin Farrell), except Hopkins has telepathy in this one. Yeah, we can see why the sequel didn't happen...