Here are the 7 best movies on the telly today 1 year ago

Here are the 7 best movies on the telly today

Yesterday, we parade. Today, we rest.

While you spend the rest of your day focused on the terrible mistakes you made over the weekend, why not enjoy a movie or two to pass the time?

You could head to the cinema and check out one of the new releases (all of which we review right here), or you could stay couch-bound and watch one of these instead:


(500) Days Of Summer - Comedy Central Extra - 9.00pm

We follow Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel back and forwards through the highs and lows of their one-and-a-bit year long relationship in a smart take-down of the rom-com, as we get to see the cuteness of the meeting, combined with the sting of the break-up.

Downfall - FilmFour - 9.00pm

Set almost solely in the Nazi bunkers during the final days of World War II, we see Hitler and his high-ranking supporters prepare for the end, from the perspective of Traudl Junge, his final secretary.

The Blind Side - RTE One - 9.30pm

A big ol' weepie, and the movie that landed Sandra Bullock her Oscar. The movie tells the story of Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Rocky II - ITV4 - 10.15pm

The one with the Apollo Creed rematch. This was before Mr. T and Hulk Hogan and Russia and all of those got involved.

Timecop - Syfy - 11.00pm

Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a time-travelling cop who is sent back and forth in time to stop a maniacal politician from changing the future forever.

Blazing Saddles - TCM - 11.00pm

Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little star in what is considered to be one of the greatest comedies of all time, as a corrupt politician places a black sheriff in charge of a small town in order to ruin it, but the whole plan soon backfires when it turns out he is super good at his job.

Starred Up - FilmFour - 12.05am

Jack O'Connell stars in this searing drama about a young man sent to prison for a series of violent crimes, only to discover he will be serving time alongside his distant father, played by the incredible Ben Mendelsohn. Not an easy watch.