Here are the 7 best movies on TV this evening
Our selection this evening includes two picks with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of over 95%.
We should add as a disclaimer that both of those acclaimed movies are on the box at 10pm or after this evening.
Good news for the night owls among you, but there are few flicks on earlier in the evening that should keep most people happy.
Now You See Me – Film4 – 6.50pm
With its cast – Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine and more – and its premise – magicians pulling off large-scale heists in full view of watching audiences while being chased by the FBI and Interpol - this could have been better than it is.
It’s still very decent fare, mind and the running time of just under two hours flies by.
Miami Vice – Sky Atlantic – 9pm
Sure it’s over the top and the plot is a little bit all over the place, but director Michael Mann and stars Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx combine to deliver a perfectly watchable action flick.
Blended – Comedy Central – 9pm
The third collaboration between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore after The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates and, in all honesty, probably their worst.
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear – SyFy – 9pm
As movie titles go, it doesn’t exactly generate maximum interest, but if you’re willing to park any cynicism at the door, it’s a bit of fun and features a host of actors you’ve probably seen on famous TV shows, including Noah Wyle (ER) and Kyle MacLachlan (Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives).
Birth of the Dragon – Film4 – 9pm
There have been plenty of excellent depictions of Bruce Lee on the big screen, but this, sadly, is not one of them.
Based on the clash between a young Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man in the mid-1960s, martial arts fanatics might enjoy it but it’s probably best avoided besides.
In The Line of Fire – ITV4 – 10pm
Classic early ‘90s thriller about an attempt to assassinate the US President, starring Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich and Rene Russo.
The Babadook – SyFy – 11pm
Don’t take our word for it, this 2014 Australian horror flick has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so it’s worth staying up for.