Here are the 7 best movies on TV this evening 6 months ago

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.

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Good news for the night owls among you, but there are few flicks on earlier in the evening that should keep most people happy.

Here goes…

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.

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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

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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.

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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.